Wildfires in the surrounding areas are likely the reason behind the bizarre phenomenon.July 23, 2020Reminiscent of a horror movie where a big black gloopy river of sludge moves towards you in a haunting manner, residents of Pima County in Arizona witnessed a similar terrifying event on July 15th.A jet-black river of sludge in fact flooded through a riverbed in the U.
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If it works, Na-ion batteries could be mass-produced out of cheap and abundant sodium.June 01, 2020Despite the fact that clean energy solutions are a necessity, the reliance on cobalt mining from war-torn countries, and the relatively high price and rarity of both lithium and cobalt, is a stain on their sustainability record.
Scientists have just found its location with a first-of-its-kind study.June 03, 2020There is at least one atmospheric region on Earth that has been unchanged by human-related activities, and a research group from Colorado State Univeristy (CSU) has found where it& 39;s located.This first-of-its-kind study measured the bioaerosol composition of the Southern Ocean, near Antarctica, and found that it has the cleanest air on Earth.
The Australian company Lithium Australia is behind the revolutionary project.June 04, 2020An Australian company has managed to close the loop on the energy-metal cycle as they recover zinc and manganese from spent batteries, using the metal dust to create a micro-nutrient supplement for plant fertilizers.
It& 39;s deployed its new tech in Finland via one of the country& 39;s mobile operators, Elisa.June 05, 2020In what Nokia claims to be a world-first, the company has deployed its 5G liquid cooling base station technology in Finland via Elisa, a local mobile operator. The tech is meant to reduce power consumption and lower CO2 emissions.
The invention may one day solve the problem of intermittency.June 05, 2020ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRYWe have all heard of the problem of solar power: it& 39;s intermittency. What happens when the sun does not shine? Now, researchers may have come up with a new solution for that.It& 39;s a device dubbed the “shadow-effect energy generator& 34; and it can generate electricity even when part of it is in the dark.
Russia had announced it has stopped the spread of the petroleum products that caused its arctic rivers to run red.June 04, 2020EDIT:Russia has successfully contained the massive diesel spill that made its Arctic rivers run red, a spokeswoman for the emergencies ministry told AFP on Friday.& 34;We have stopped the spread of the petroleum products,& 34; the spokeswoman said.
There& 39;s a ban in Italy on using & 34;agricultural land& 34; for installations such as photovoltaic systems that include reservoirs.June 11, 2020There& 39;s a fight that could go round and round in circles happening in Italy between solar energy installers and developers, and agricultural farmers.
This process could give the world breathing space as it changes towards a greener economy.June 11, 2020New ways of going green and closing the loop are being talked about every day, and now, a team of scientists from Australia has developed a method that can convert harmful carbon dioxide into materials such as fuel and plastics.
The study reveals that the pesky particles are in all our water sources and even in the atmosphere.June 12, 2020We already knew that microplastic pollution can be found everywhere from our bottled water to the remotest corners of the world so it should really be no surprise to hear that it rains down on us.
Having more trees in Philadelphia could prevent between 271 and 400 premature deaths per year.June 18, 2020We all love trees. They provide shade and shelter and reduce CO2 emissions but did you know they could also help people live longer? The first city-wide health impact assessment of the effects of tree canopies on premature mortality in Philadelphia has been released and it found some pretty interesting results.
The controversial study created huge controversy amongst peers.June 22, 2020It& 39;s been largely accepted that big forests around the world, such as the Amazon in Brazil and the boreal forests in Russia, create rain.Russian theorist, Anastassia Makarieva of the Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, has proposed a controversial theory that forests also produce wind.
That& 39;s about twice the size of Australia.June 22, 2020We& 39;re one step closer to better understanding our planet.An impressive collaboration that is working towards mapping out the entire ocean floor has triumphantly managed to carry out one-fifth of its mission. The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Projectannounced on Sunday, World Hydrography Day no less, that it has mapped out an area roughly double the size of Australia.
Leather is a tale as old as time: It is part of a booming $80 billion industry, making it one of the most traded products with serious moral legitimacy issues. Problematic for its cruel use of animals and harsh chemicals that severely harm the environment, this past decade has prompted a collective need to lead ethical lives in light of the Space Age.
A two-year-long Finnish study has found that windmill infrasound is not responsible for any health side effects.June 23, 2020We have all heard the stories. Wind turbines cause noise and that noise can be responsible for everything from nausea and headaches to tinnitus and cardiovascular problems. Yet, time and time again studies have proven these theories wrong.
The project called CRYObattery is expected to enter commercial operation in 2022.June 24, 2020The world’s first-ever commercial liquid-air energy storage facility will begin construction this year. The 50MW/250MWh facility will be based in Greater Manchester, England.RELATED: NEW YORK PLEDGES $260M TOWARDS 1500MW ENERGY STORAGE PLAN CRYObatteryIt is being built by technology company Highview Power.
Once completed, the electricity interconnector will allow the UK and Norway to take turns providing each other green energy.June 27, 2020Construction of the longest subsea power cable in the world, that will connect the UK and Norwegian electricity grids, has now passed the halfway point. The cable is now well on its way to helping power Norway’s and the UK& 39;s zero-carbon hydro energy.
The new technology has a variety of applications including in electronic devices, buildings and vehicles.June 28, 2020Today, most solar panels are made of expensive rare-earth elements like indium and gallium, or highly toxic metals like cadmium. Eco-friendly options exist made of Cu, Zn, Sn but they are impractical as they are not very efficient.
The longest lightning bolt tore across Brazil and the longest-lasting took place in Argentina.June 26, 2020Lightning bolts are usually impressive to watch, as they zip and zap across the dark skies overhead in a mesmerizing dance.Now, the U.N.& 39;s weather agency, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially disclosed that the record for the longest megaflash lightning bolt was across a whopping 435 miles (700 km) in Brazil.
Russian mining giant, Norilsk Nickel, admitted that waste & 34;violations& 34; happened at its Arctic plant and that it had suspended the responsible personnel.June 29, 2020Russian mining giant, Norilsk Nickel, that was under fire last month for a huge Arctic diesel spill, said on Sunday that it had suspended personnel involved in pumping large amounts of wastewater into local tundra.
The marine plastic recovery vessel has pulled 103 tons of trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by itself.July 03, 2020History has been made once again by Ocean Voyages Institute this week. The Hawaiian crew has removed 103 tons of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is the largest accumulation of ocean plastic in the world, located between Hawaii and California.