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    Germany Can Meet Its Energy Needs With Earlier Coal Exit, Report Finds

    Germany Can Meet Its Energy Needs With Earlier Coal Exit, Report Finds

    Germany is in the midst of a debate about when it will stop using coal. While the current coalition government under Social Democrat Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to phase out the highly polluting fossil fuel by 2030, states in the country’s east want to maintain an earlier, less ambitious target of 2038. Now, a report […]

    Australia Supermarkets Ordered to Dump More Than 5,000 Tons of Plastics Gathered for Recycling

    Australia Supermarkets Ordered to Dump More Than 5,000 Tons of Plastics Gathered for Recycling

    Supermarkets Woolworths and Coles have been ordered by the New South Wales (NSW) Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to dispose of more than 5,732 tons of recycled soft plastics currently sitting in more than a dozen warehouses across NSW. The concern is that they’re being dangerously stored since the collapse of recycling organization REDcycle — a […]

    Berkeley National Lab Unveils Easier, Less Expensive Battery Recycling Method

    Berkeley National Lab Unveils Easier, Less Expensive Battery Recycling Method

    Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have revealed a new battery material, which they call the Quick-Release Binder, to make battery recycling easier and more affordable. While lithium-ion battery use is expected to grow elevenfold from 2020 to 2030, materials in these batteries, like lithium, cobalt and nickel, are in increasingly limited supply, […]

    Cloudburst Management Comes to New York City 

    Cloudburst Management Comes to New York City 

    This past month, reports flooded in of the deluge of rain hitting California. Californians were faced with dire situations, and at least 22 lives were lost. In all, over 30 trillion gallons of water fell in the state, according to a student scientist. But in a state with an unyielding drought, the majority of that […]

    Western Wildfires Destroyed 246% More Homes and Buildings Over the Past Decade – Fire Scientists Explain What’s Changing

    Western Wildfires Destroyed 246% More Homes and Buildings Over the Past Decade – Fire Scientists Explain What’s Changing

    It can be tempting to think that the recent wildfire disasters in communities across the West were unlucky, one-off events, but evidence is accumulating that points to a trend.

    In a new study, we found a 246% increase in the number of homes and structures destroyed by wildfires in the contiguous Western U.S. between the past two decades, 1999-2009 and 2010-2020.

    Satellite Detects Methane Cloud 4.6 Miles Long Over Wyoming

    Satellite Detects Methane Cloud 4.6 Miles Long Over Wyoming

    A satellite detected a 4.6-mile-long cloud of methane over Wyoming containing far more gas than the operator of the gas plant from which it likely originated told regulators it released. Bloomberg reports Tallgrass Energy’s Douglas Gas Plant told regulators it accidentally vented 2.1 metric tons of methane over five separate releases on December 6 and […]