“Vehicle-to-Grid” Initiatives Could Be the Key to More Grid Efficiency

Environmental engineers are developing innovative solutions to energy-related emissions. Many countries are decarbonizing their power grids using renewable technologies. One challenge with solar and wind power is their low storage rates. Panels and turbines produce electricity on-site, delivering it directly to consumers. As energy professionals begin building emission-free grids, they must explore different storage options.…

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Geothermal Could Solve the Lithium Shortage

Global sustainability efforts are influencing national regulations. Post-industrial nations, like the U.S., have been busy establishing emission-reduction policies. Industries can shrink their carbon footprints and get ahead of regulations by adopting renewable energy sources. Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries support individual and industrial transitions away from fossil fuels. Residents and business owners are adopting lithium-powered devices to…

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Methane levels are growing dangerously fast

Nature (February 2022): “Methane levels are growing dangerously fast,” says Euan Nisbet, an Earth scientist at Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham, UK. The emissions, which seem to have accelerated in the past few years, are a major threat to the world’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5–2 °C over pre-industrial temperatures, he…

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A Single Battery Charge Enough to Travel 1200 KM

Model S prototype ‘set a new benchmark for the entire automotive industry’ Independent: A Tesla vehicle equipped with a next-generation battery was able to travel more than 1,200km (750 miles) on a single charge. The first road test of the Gemini battery, developed by Detroit-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE), achieved nearly double the typical range that…

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Underwater Volcano Explodes, waves flood island of Tonga

(CNN)A tsunami has hit Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu, and reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air.Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud and shockwaves spreading from the eruption. The…

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Denver: Late-season Wildfires, Tens of thousands evacuated, hundreds of homes destroyed

Related videos https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=denver+wildifire CBS News: DENVER — Winds driving fast-moving fires that forced tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes outside Denver have died down and  predicted snow has started to fall on the area, officials said during a news conference Friday. The hurricane-force winds had gusted up to 105 mph Thursday as fires engulfed parts…

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Antarctica and Paris Goals: Risks of Massive Sea-level Rise

Recent published research shows the danger of massive, potentially irreversible, global sea-level rise within the next couple of centuries should temperatures overshoot 2°C. Perhaps most sobering, this loss may become rapid and permanent, with no halt in ice loss even should CO2 concentrations return t pre-industrial levels; and rates approaching 5 cm/year by 2150, and…

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