Reducing Wind Turbine Wakes Could Save Wind Farms Millions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 21:15:23 +0000

Researchers Are Collecting the Most Comprehensive Data on How Winds Move Through Wind Power Plants To Help Design More Efficient Plants and Reduce Wind Energy Costs “Windmills,” Bob Kerr said, “don’t eat.” Through years of drought, Kerr, an Oklahoma cattle rancher and wheat farmer, watched the ponds on his farmland disappear into caked earth. Without […]

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EU Commission “Suppresses Its Own Science” By Allowing Gas In Taxonomy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 08:00:25 +0000

T&E says gas must be removed from green investments list after expert group finds EU decision is not science based.

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New Paper Shows: “A Win on Climate is a Win for Health”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 02:05:33 +0000

From ramping up clean electricity to eliminating food waste. From designing cities for walking and biking to preserving ecosystems. Projects that lead to a low-carbon society and limit climate change will have more and greater benefits for health than previously realized. Courtesy of University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI). By Ann Grauvogl Those are […]

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Lockdown Drove Pollution Changes Between — Even Within — Cities

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:57:59 +0000

New method allows researchers to measure levels of NO2 on a finer scale, revealing disparities in exposure during COVID Originally published on Washington University in St. Louis. By Brandie Jefferson  During COVID-19 lockdowns, the internet was flooded with images from Delhi to Los Angeles, showing mountains typically hidden behind smog or clear blue skies where they […]

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Scientists Recommend System of Checkpoints to Help Guide Climate Engineering Research

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:59:21 +0000

The following news release was issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It describes an opinion piece appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that outlines a framework for assessing and guiding research on “marine cloud brightening” — a proposed method to reflect sunlight away from Earth to mitigate […]

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U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Expected to Increase in 2022 & 2023

Credit to Author: U.S. Energy Information Administration| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 03:10:20 +0000

In our latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, we forecast that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will increase in both 2022 and 2023 but remain below 2019 levels. In 2020, U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions decreased by 11% as energy use declined during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the U.S. economy began to return to pre-COVID […]

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When Graphene Speaks, Scientists Can Now Listen

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:23:24 +0000

Brothers in Rice lab find audio from graphene production contains valuable data Originally published on Rice University, Rice News. By Mike Williams It may be true that seeing is believing, but sometimes hearing can be better. Case in point: Two brothers in a Rice University laboratory heard something unusual while making graphene. Ultimately, they determined […]

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Pioneering Refrigerant Work Delivers Big Gains in Carbon Footprint Reduction

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 23:25:34 +0000

Originally published by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. When Brian Fricke walks into a supermarket, evidence of his scientific achievement is all around in the refrigerated cases housing the fresh fruits and vegetables. As an Oak Ridge National Laboratory building equipment researcher, Fricke has a long history of making sure that produce is kept fresh in an […]

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10 Significant Water Power Accomplishments From 2021

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:50:54 +0000

NREL Experts Are Advancing Marine Energy and Hydropower To Help Build a 100% Clean Energy Future Over the last year, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers worked hard to advance water power, a clean, carbon-pollution-free energy source. From surging oceans to rushing rivers, flowing waters are a constant and bountiful source of renewable energy. Today, […]

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Meet the Environmental Scientist Who Wants to Decolonize Conservation

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 21:00:35 +0000

Indigenous communities “are seen as research subjects rather than researchers.” Originally published on Nexus Media. By Kate Wheeling Jessica Hernandez found her way to conservation science and environmental justice through her grandmother — and her knowledge about the natural world, accumulated over generations. Maria de Jesus, a member of southern Mexico’s Zapotec community, showed her granddaughter […]

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