Climate resilience strategies in urban, rural areas
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by Laura B.
21h ago
Read the full story from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Local decision-makers looking for ways to reduce the impact of heat waves on their communities have a valuable new capability at their disposal: a new study on vegetation resilience. Scientists completed a study of how well vegetation survived extreme heat events in both urban and rural ..read more
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What are Invasive Species? activity guide
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by Laura B.
21h ago
Download the activity guide. Wherever you are in the country, there are plants that have evolved to survive under the given growing conditions, and chances are, there are some that have moved in more recently. Native plants grow naturally in a region and have developed a healthy relationship with the other plants and animals in ..read more
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CompuCycle expansion in Houston further separates mixed plastic from recycled electronics
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by Laura B.
21h ago
Read the full story at Waste Dive. CompuCycle, a Houston-based IT asset management and company, has expanded its plastics recycling capabilities to further process e-scrap plastics. It’s a move meant to attract customers from a wider array of end markets for the plastic, particularly original equipment manufacturers. The company recently added a 10,000-square-foot expansion to its recycling ..read more
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Engineers create dissolving circuit boards that can be recycled over and over again
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by Laura B.
23h ago
Read the full story in Anthropocene Magazine. Inside the phone or computer you are reading this story on is a fiberglass board bearing all the circuit chips, wires and other electronic components that make the device work. And every year, hundreds of thousands of tons of these printed circuit boards (PCBs) get dumped in landfills ..read more
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As climate change amplifies urban flooding, here’s how communities can become ‘sponge cities’
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by Laura B.
23h ago
by Franco Montalto, Drexel University “When it rains, it pours” once was a metaphor for bad things happening in clusters. Now it’s becoming a statement of fact about rainfall in a changing climate. Across the continental U.S., intense single-day precipitation events are growing more frequent, fueled by warming air that can hold increasing levels of ..read more
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Why is breaking down plant material for biofuels so slow?
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by Laura B.
23h ago
Read the full story from Penn State. Tracking individual enzymes during the breakdown of cellulose for biofuel production has revealed how several roadblocks slow this process when using plant material that might otherwise go to waste. The research may lead to new ways to improve the breakdown process and make the non-edible parts of plants ..read more
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Inside ESG standards and frameworks
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by Laura B.
23h ago
Read the full trendline at ESG Dive ..read more
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Scientists explore nature’s promise in combating plastic waste
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by Laura B.
23h ago
Read the full story at Monga Bay. Since 1950, humanity has produced more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic. Most has ended up in landfills or the environment. Now, scientists are working on biological solutions to address the plastic pollution crisis at every stage of the material’s life cycle. Innovative new filters built from ..read more
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This environmental victory may reinforce injustices in Black communities
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by Laura B.
23h ago
Read the full story at Capital B. While virtually every environmental group across the nation celebrated the Biden administration’s historic steps to lower pollution last month, John Beard sat patiently.  After years of advocacy and hundreds of scientific studies, the federal government designated two “forever chemicals” as hazardous substances. This move makes it easier to ..read more
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Human activity is making it harder for scientists to interpret oceans’ past
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by Laura B.
23h ago
Read the full story from the Florida Museum of Natural History. New research shows human activity is significantly altering the ways in which marine organisms are preserved, with lasting effects that can both improve and impair the fossil record ..read more
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