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Locals worry wind and solar will gobble up forests and farms

Massachusetts has installed solar panels faster than almost any other state as it seeks to reduce its carbon emissions. But some activists say the state's transition to renewable energy has come at a cost......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 4th, 2021

Dust storms and valley fever in the American West

Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health—and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 46 min. ago

"Molecular glue" makes perovskite solar cells dramatically more reliable over time

A research team from Brown University has made a major step toward improving the long-term reliability of perovskite solar cells, an emerging clean energy technology. In a study to be published on Friday, May 7 in the journal Science, the team demons.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Space weather is difficult to predict—with only an hour to prevent disasters on Earth

Recent developments at the forefront of astronomy allow us to observe that planets orbiting other stars have weather. Indeed, we have known that other planets in our own solar system have weather, in many cases more extreme than our own......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

CAP-XX Supercaps Selected by Jack for First Windshield Breakage Detection IoT Device

CAP-XX’s supercaps enable Jack to be self-powered by solar light, storing solar energy and then delivering high burst power needed for the device’s advanced BLE data communications. The Jack device uses piezoelectric sensors to detect windshield.....»»

Category: cloudSource:  techienewsukRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

ESG Stock News- Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Announces Closing of Balance LLC Acquisition

Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC) announce the closing of its acquisition of Balance, LLC, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTCMKTS:SIRC) EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.....»»

Category: cloudSource:  techienewsukRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

People May Have Used Fire to Clear Forests More Than 80,000 Years Ago

Bushland around northern Lake Malawi in Africa might be the legacy of people burning forests tens of thousands of years earlier -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

New ant species named in recognition of gender diversity

A newly discovered miniature trap jaw ant from the evergreen tropical forests of Ecuador bears the curious Latin name Strumigenys ayersthey, among hundreds, which are also named in honor of people, but end with -ae (after females) and -i (after males.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

EVs Will Drive A Lithium Supply Crunch

Analysts warn that rising battery demand will constrain supplies, though there's plenty left to mine A carbon-free future will require many millions of batteries, both to drive electric vehicles and to store wind and solar power on the grid. To.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

“Agricomb” is the perfect tool for measuring gases from cow burps

More precise measurements could help boost yields and enable design of cleaner farms Enlarge / It's a myth that cows fart methane; they actually burp out the greenhouse gas. Agriculture now has a new tool for measuring that methane, which could.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

Locals worry wind and solar will gobble up forests and farms

Massachusetts has installed solar panels faster than almost any other state as it seeks to reduce its carbon emissions. But some activists say the state's transition to renewable energy has come at a cost......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Mangroves and seagrasses absorb microplastics

Mangroves and seagrasses grow in many places along the coasts of the world, and these 'blue forests' constitute an important environment for a large number of animals. Here, juvenile fish can hide until they are big enough to take care of themselves;.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Solar development: Super bloom or super bust for desert species?

Throughout the history of the West, human actions have often rushed the desert—and their actions backfired. In the 1920s, the Colorado River Compact notoriously overallocated water still used today by several western states because water measuremen.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Sol Donum Startup Reimagines Energy Storage

Vulcan Energy System: Portable Industrial-Strength Clean Power Launching on Indiegogo, the Portable Vulcan System Provides All-Weather Clean Energy for Backup Power, Reducing Grid Dependency and Improving Solar Efficiency HAYMARKET, VA, UNITED STATES.....»»

Category: cloudSource:  techienewsukRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Why Not Turn Airports Into Giant Solar Farms?

Airports have vast swaths of empty land and rooftops. But it’s not so easy as just covering everything with solar panels......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Plants" big worry: Missing the demand because of chip crisis

Industry leaders see the shortage having a severe impact on their own roles and their business overall, an Automotive News survey finds......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

Climate law jeopardizes freedoms, German court rules—but not how you think

Don’t punt on emissions reductions after 2030, top court said. Enlarge / Wind turbines spin as steam rises from the cooling towers of the Jäenschwalde coal-fired power plant in the distance. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Germany’s to.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

New structural details about the specific arrangement of atoms in conjugated polymers

Advanced X-ray techniques have revealed new structural details about the specific arrangement of atoms in conjugated polymers, an important class of materials that are used in LEDs, organic solar cells, transistors, sensors and thermoelectric power d.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Latest observations by MUSER help clarify solar eruptions

Prof. Yan Yihua and his research team from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) recently released detailed results of observations by the new generation solar radio telescope—Mingantu Spectral Radio Heli.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

Researchers develop compact on-chip device for detecting electric-field waveforms with attosecond time resolution

Understanding how light waves oscillate in time as they interact with materials is essential to understanding light-driven energy transfer in materials, such as solar cells or plants. Due to the fantastically high speeds at which light waves oscillat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

As concerns rise over forest carbon offsets, Pachama’s verified offset marketplace gets $15 million

Restoring and preserving the world’s forests has long been considered one of the easiest, lowest cost, and simplest ways to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. It’s by far the most popular method for corporations look.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021