Thursday, May 19, 2022

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Scientists grow plants in lunar soil for the first time

“Not only is it pleasing for us to have plants around us, especially as we venture to new destinations in space, but they could provide supplemental nutrition to our diets and enable future human exploration."

Climate change isn’t just making cyclones worse, it’s making the floods they cause worse...

Amphan Mark II need not be as destructive as we’ve projected if the world’s governments act now to meet Paris agreement climate goals.

More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef impacted by sixth mass bleaching event

"Although bleaching is becoming more and more frequent, this is not normal and we should not accept that this is the way things are. We need to break the norms that are breaking our reef.”

Climate-driven drought has risen 29% this century, will create 216 mn. refugees by 2050:...

“If global warming reaches 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, as has been predicted, drought losses could be five times higher than they are today, with the largest increase in drought losses projected in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic regions of Europe.”

Let’s put more effort into investigating and prosecuting environmental crimes

Uncovering environmental harms and crimes, and holding those responsible accountable, has never received enough priority. We need to correct that problem.

These anti-solar policies are threatening U.S. clean energy goals

Here are some policies that in recent months have threatened to hold up or halt the solar sector’s rise.

Plants: Up to 80% of food and 98% of oxygen, endangered

“At no other point in modern history has humanity faced such an array of familiar and unfamiliar risks and hazards, interacting in a hyper-connected and rapidly changing world."

20 million acres of U.S. cropland may be contaminated by PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

“The EPA could today require treatment plants to test sludge for PFAS and warn farmers that they may be contaminating fields, but it has refused to do so.”