All eyes at next month’s COP26 climate conference will be on governments’ willingness to back up their rhetoric on cutting greenhouse gas emissions with solid, verifiable commitments. Yet no matter what the politicians deliver, getting the job done will rest largely on the shoulders of the world’s business leaders. Business has undeniably helped fuel the
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Although the Atlantic hurricane season doesn’t technically finish until November 30, experts say the chances of another tropical storm forming shortly are slim. There is currently just one name remaining on the list of storm names for 2021, after a hectic pace during hurricane season’s peak. Wanda. Is it possible that that name will go unnoticed?
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Courtesy of RMI.By Ryan Shea & Russell Mendell Through the Justice40 Initiative, President Biden has made clear that bringing clean energy benefits to marginalized and low-income communities is a priority. Right now, low-income households experience up to three times higher energy burden (the percent of household income spent on energy costs) than high-income households. Rooftop solar is one of
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CAREER COLUMN 15 October 2021 How I wrote a pop-science book Much of John Tregoning’s pandemic year was spent writing a book about infectious disease. Now that it’s out, what has he learnt? John Tregoning 0 John Tregoning John Tregoning is a reader in respiratory infections in the Department of Infectious Disease, Imperial College London,
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Sarah Ostrowski was convinced to finally get vaccinated after reading numerous stories on Reddit’s r/HermanCainAward of unvaccinated people dying from Covid-19. Courtesy of Sarah Ostrowski For most of the pandemic, Sarah Ostrowski went to her full-time gas station job in Indiana, accepting the risk of being unvaccinated. Many times a day she interacted with customers
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The growing supply of environmental, social and governance-related exchange-traded funds won’t be enough to meaningfully mitigate broad issues such as climate change, Van Eck Associates’ CEO says. “ESG is good as a coherent investment approach on a fund-by-fund basis to make a difference and it’s good signaling, but to put it in perspective, it’s not
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This video was sponsored by DataCamp. Sign up to DataCamp and support SciShow using this link: https://bit.ly/3h4ZsGz It’s virtually impossible to tell where a meteorite comes from, but in 2018, scientists were able to pull a feat of forensic astronomy and do just that. Host: Reid Reimers SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow
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Download PDF When it comes to preserving the cherished memories of the vacation where he’ll propose to his girlfriend, Ryan Burkeman doesn’t play cheap. Somewhere in the lines of the itemized receipt from his travel agent — signed off on by the happy couple — is the cost of an extra airline ticket: first class,
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WASHINGTON — An Atlas 5 successfully a launched NASA spacecraft Oct. 16 on a mission to study distant asteroids that may hold clues to the early history of the solar system. The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 401 rocket lifted off on schedule from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 5:34 a.m.
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This week’s run time is 37:56. WEEK IN REVIEW (2:30) FEATURES What’s in store for COP 26 (16:30) James Murray, editor in chief of BusinessGreen, offers a preview of developments we might expect from the highly anticipated summit starting Oct. 31 in Glasgow, Scotland. Tips for being ‘climate positive’ (27:40) Sustainable business strategist David Jaber
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Amanda Kolker. Photo by Amy Griffin, NREL From Iceland to Alaska to France, NREL geoscientist Amanda Kolker has studied geothermal energy all around the world. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in geology, Kolker went to study volcano and glacier interactions in Iceland but was quickly distracted by Iceland’s vast geothermal energy systems. As an earth scientist,
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Industrial fishing might have disrupted some of the chemical flows in the ocean as much as human-induced climate change has1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will be finalised during
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Offshore wind has significant potential to bring abundant, renewable power into homes and businesses in coastal communities. But wind power plant operators need solid information about conditions, such as wind speeds at various times of day, to confidently make sound investments in technology and wind plant locations. Such is the case for California, which is
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Dell Technologies Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Michael Dell has published a new book, “Play Nice But Win.” The autobiography examines Dell’s tactics to go private in 2013. He doesn’t mince words about his feelings for octogenarian activist investor Carl Icahn, who battled him for control of his company, calling him “a circus clown” that
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Two years ago we were very excited about the announcement of water on Mars, but some new research challenges that idea. And one of our most successful exoplanet finding tools has discovered another one, this time pretty close to home! SciShow Finds: https://scishowfinds.com ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo
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After detecting probable gasoline traces in the city’s tap water, officials in Canada’s northernmost capital have declared a municipal state of emergency. Residents of Iqaluit, the Arctic territory of Nunavut’s capital, have been advised not to consume, boil, or cook with the city’s water. Public Health Warning pic.twitter.com/3hdvDvzWfl — Government of Nunavut (@GOVofNUNAVUT) October 12,
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Veterinarians from the Animal Medical Center in New York City debunk 15 of the most common myths about training and owning dogs. MORE DEBUNKED: Pathologists Debunk 13 Coronavirus Myths Pediatricians Debunk 16 Baby Myths Myth Marathon: Experts Debunk 95 Health Myths —————————————————— #Dogs #Myths #ScienceInsider Science Insider tells you all you need to know about
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After the devastating mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, snakes quickly developed a taste for a bountiful array of creatures — helping to give rise to the nearly 4,000 modern-day snake species1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00
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QINGDAO, China — The global chip shortage could persist for another two to three years before ending, the President of Hisense, one of China’s largest TV and household goods makers, told CNBC. Industries from consumer electronics companies to automakers are dealing with a shortage of semiconductors. This has led to shortage of products such as
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EV manufacturer ElectraMeccanica has officially begun customer deliveries of its flagship SOLO EV. The three-wheeled one-seat electric vehicle has been on our radar for quite some time, and ElectraMeccanica has worked for years to reach this point of scaled production and deliveries. ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp. ($SOLO) is an EV designer and manufacturer based in Vancouver, BC,
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With the COP26 conference in Glasgow coming up soon, many climate and environmental  groups are urging nations to accelerate the transition to renewable energy. A new report from Wärtsilä entitled Front Loading New Zero argues that nations can adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned. It says significant cost reductions can be achieved by
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