Category: Environment

Electric Cars Fuel Food – Electric Cars ‘Could Help Feed The World By Reducing Pollution’

By Simona Kitanovska Electric cars could help feed the world – by reducing pollution, according to new research. Gases spewed out by traffic reduce crop productivity. Scientists used satellite images to reveal the phenomenon for the first time. Lead author Professor David Lobell of Stanford University, California, said: “Nitrogen oxides are invisible to humans. “But

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Anim4rt Utilizes NFTs To Safeguard The Rainforest, Expand Interactions With Nature

By Jonathan Hobbs An NFT, a digital asset that represents real-world objects, such as art or music, is becoming all the rage. Now, an NFT (non-fungible token) initiative called Anim4rt is devoting its efforts to the protection of wild animals and the environments in which they live. Every piece is distinct. The Anim4rt team has

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NASA Satellite Captures Images Of ‘Sharkcano’ Eruption

By AccuWeather A volcanic eruption typically threatens the local environment and the land-bound animals within it. A recent situation in the Pacific Ocean, however, was anything but typical. On May 17, the Twitter account for the NASA Earth Observatory shared details of underwater eruptions occurring a few days earlier at the Kavachi Volcano, near the

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Eco-Crisis: Critical Climate Indicators Climb To Alarming Levels

By Adriana Navarro Four key climate indicators set new records in 2021, underscoring the importance to curb emissions from human activity. The United Nations criticized “humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption” despite sustainable technology being readily available for governments and cheaper to use than fossil fuels.” Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, ocean heat and ocean

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New Tech Will Jolt The Battery Industry

By Charles Epstein The future of battery technology means new propulsion systems and power generators will become more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cheaper. The world’s largest battery makers are pursuing these goals in China, South Korea, Europe and the U.S. Developed nations are accelerating these non-carbon developments as they move from fossil fuels and toward new

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Climate Irony: Cleaner Air Linked To Increase In Atlantic Hurricanes 

By Allison Finch Reducing air pollution has important health benefits — but it can also have an unusual impact on the environment. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), recently published in the journal Science Advances, examined how particulate air pollution, or aerosols, and climate change have affected tropical cyclones over

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Dream Achieved: NASA Astronaut Jessica Watkins Boards The International Space Station

By John Murphy NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins made history last month when she became the first Black woman to live and work on the International Space Station. Late last year, NASA announced Watkins would be assigned to the SpaceX Crew-4 mission to space. She was first selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2017. On

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Stormy Weather: ‘Twister’ Used TOTO, A 1970s Technology, To Probe The Power Of Tornadoes

By Chaffin Mitchell The blockbuster movie “Twister” influenced a generation of professional storm chasers and sparked curiosity about meteorology when it was released May 10, 1996. “Twister” is set in rural Oklahoma and focuses on a TV meteorologist who gets roped into chasing storms. Co-stars Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play a married couple on

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Charged Up: Batteries May Be Key To Saving The Planet

By Moshiel Biton The battery is our new eco-friend. Whether powering electric vehicles (EVs), drones or power tools, keeping count of steps via fitness trackers or storing unimaginable amounts of energy, one common factor bringing all these elements together: the battery. An object we use daily is saving the planet and being more eco-conscious. From

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