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We Don’t Need a Jetsons Future, Just a Sustainable One
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 19:00:00 GMT
“Cozy futurism” reimagines tech for the greater good
Match ID: 0 Score: 70.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 40.00 air pollution, 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

Labour’s local successes show there’s a path forward – if the national party dares to take it | Andy Beckett
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:00:44 GMT

A Westminster leadership that often appears timid or lost should learn from bold, innovative municipal government

As Labour’s general election defeats have mounted, it’s become common to fear that the party will never hold office again. There are reasons to think that this pessimism is overdone: the volatility of our electoral system, the government’s accumulating problems, and the ageing voters whom it increasingly relies on.

But another reason not to despair quite yet is rarely introduced into the panicky debate about Labour’s future. Away from Westminster, in regions such as northern England where its crisis is supposed to be deepest, the party is still in office in lots of places, in both traditional local government institutions and new ones created by devolution. And rather than just clinging on, in a small but growing number of these places Labour is doing innovative and popular things with what power it still has.

Some of these islands of radicalism are relatively well known, such as “the Preston model”, a Labour council’s revival of the once-struggling Lancashire city by getting its main institutions to spend a lot more of their money locally. Other ambitious Labour administrations such as Salford, North Ayrshire and the North of Tyne combined authority are also beginning to attract attention beyond their localities, by pursuing expansive policies such as opening more public libraries, building large numbers of council homes and investing in new green businesses.

Meanwhile, already high-profile but previously quite cautious Labour mayors such as Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan have become bolder, particularly in their policies to reduce air pollution and improve public transport. Despite Labour’s sagging national popularity since 2017, in all these local strongholds its support has been resilient or even increased. Is this the beginning of something important – or just a few minor fightbacks by a declining party?

Sceptics about Labour’s prospects have plenty of reasons to think the latter. In centralised Britain, local government has been losing power and funding for decades, and particularly since 2010, as it has suffered the worst of Conservative austerity. And under Keir Starmer, Labour hasn’t been able – or willing – to use its local successes as evidence of its ability to run the country. A party that is damagingly short of national policies, and which recently launched a policy review to find some, appears largely uninterested in the promising experiments of its municipal wing. In statements by Starmer and his shadow ministers, the achievements of these innovators rarely feature.

This disconnect tells us important things about the state of the party, and also about our wider politics. Starmer’s vulnerable position as leader makes it risky for him to publicise the achievements of currently more effective local Labour politicians, such as the ambitious Burnham. Many of the party’s mayors and council leaders are also to the left of Starmer, or at least to the version of Starmer permitted by his centrist advisers. They are more interested in redistributing power and resources locally than in looking respectable for the Tory press, or trying to appease increasingly rightwing ex-Labour voters.

This boldness partly explains what happened to the many new ideas generated by the left during Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Some of that energy has either lingered in, or been transferred to, Britain’s town and city halls. Yet with Corbynism now increasingly treated by Labour as an aberration, its ideas – however successful they may be locally – appear to be largely off-limits to Starmer.

The municipal radicals seem undeterred. The leader of Preston council, Matthew Brown, and the mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett, have written occasional articles about what Labour nationally could learn from their work. But they also have a strong air of independence. In a recent book co-authored by Brown and the leftwing writer Rhian E Jones, Paint Your Town Red, which makes modern municipal socialism seem seductively achievable, there is a section titled “Solving problems from below without permission from above”. In some ways, these local leaders have seceded from mainstream politics, with its Westminster fixation. That may be their most radical step of all.

Yet they have also learned to exploit the Conservatives’ careless lawmaking. Brown and Jones argue that the new mayoralties and combined authorities, “cynically introduced” by the Tories since 2010 as an attempt to devolve the blame for austerity, have inadvertently “proved amenable” to leftwing politicians. The new structures have prompted them to form new regional alliances and to think afresh.

This picture of a kind of guerrilla government by the local left is very appealing in an era of Tory domination and general Labour toothlessness. But as a long-term strategy it may have limits. A similar but larger-scale leftwing experiment took place at the Greater London Council (GLC) between 1981 and 1986, during Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. The GLC had originally been created by the Tories to loosen Labour’s hold on the capital by extending London’s boundaries to include its more rightwing suburbs. Yet during the 80s a leftwing Labour administration led by Ken Livingstone took control, and found legislative loopholes that enabled it to increase and redirect the GLC’s spending in radical directions.

With little help from a cautious Labour leadership, rather like today’s, the GLC supported multiculturalism and minority rights in pioneering and eventually very influential ways. But its radicalism also so enraged and threatened the Conservatives that they abolished it. The current government is not yet suggesting that today’s leftwing mayoralties and councils be abolished. But days after Labour’s successes in this year’s mayoral elections, the Tories confirmed their plans to change the voting system for electing mayors, to the probable disadvantage of Labour candidates. Even more than Thatcher, this government is intolerant of rival centres of power.

For anyone wanting the city hall radicals to rescue Labour, there are also potential problems of scale. It’s relatively easy for bold politicians to win control locally in elections when turnouts tend to be low, and more politicised voters are influential. It’s also not that difficult to get a good press for shaking up a town from local newspapers that may welcome the excitement, and are often fairly neutral. But national politics, with its ferocious media bias towards Conservatism and fickle swing voters, is a different business.

Yet for Labour to recover nationally, and to remain usefully in power locally, closer cooperation between these two sides of the party may be one of the few viable strategies. Labour’s recent announcement that in government it “would ask public bodies to give more contracts to British businesses”, on the condition that those businesses improve their “social, environmental and labour” practices – both policies echoing parts of the Preston model – may be a sign that Starmer is finally beginning to pay attention to the municipal revolutions taking place under his nose. If not, the lives of those revolutions may be short and lonely.

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Match ID: 1 Score: 40.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 40.00 air pollution

COP26 will be most important summit ever, but the UK’s leadership is already falling short | Kate Blagojevic
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:00:52 GMT

From fossil fuels to carbon offsetting, the British government must practise what it preaches if it is to inspire others to step up

This summer alone has seen scorching heat domes smother parts of the US and Canada with record temperatures, and blistering heatwaves sweep across Pakistan. Torrential rain has caused devastating floods in China, as well as India, Germany, Belgium and Austria. And while fires are raging in Siberia, Madagascar is experiencing the world’s first famine caused solely by the climate crisis. Even here in the UK, the first extreme heat warnings were issued earlier this week.

New extreme-weather events linked to the climate crisis have become rolling news. Their destruction and death tolls are a daily reminder that the UK-hosted Cop26 this autumn isn’t just the most important climate conference ever held, but the most important international summit of all time.

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Match ID: 2 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

Electric cars: UK government urged to prevent ‘charging deserts’
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:43:54 GMT

Competition watchdog investigates dominance of one provider across motorway service stations

The UK’s competition authority has called for the government to intervene in the electric car charger market to prevent “charging deserts” and increase availability in locations outside London, which remain underserved.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) also said it had opened an investigation into the dominance of one provider, Electric Highway, in the fast-charging network at motorway service stations.

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Match ID: 3 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

100 days to Cop26: protesters urge Boris Johnson to take climate talks seriously
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 05:00:45 GMT

With 100 days to go to crucial UN crisis summit in Glasgow, PM is accused of lack of leadership

Protesters will fill London’s Parliament Square on Friday morning, calling on the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to make the climate crisis his top priority, as the UK prepares to host UN talks that will determine whether the world tips into environmental catastrophe this decade.

Giant alarm clocks will show time running out, while 100 protesters chant that Johnson and his chancellor, Rishi Sunak, are “missing in action” on the climate crisis.

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Match ID: 4 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

Airlines need to do more than plant trees to hit net zero, MPs told
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 14:37:45 GMT

Climate Change Committee head says firms must invest in ‘scaleable’ offsets such as carbon capture

The aviation industry must pay for costly carbon removal technologies rather than rely on using the planting of trees to claim they are reducing emissions, the head of the Climate Change Committee has said.

Chris Stark said aviation, unlike other transport sectors, was unlikely to meet targets for net zero by 2050. He said instead the industry had to use “scaleable” offsets that matched ongoing emissions into future decades, but that these should be used as a last resort after directly cutting emissions.

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Match ID: 5 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:28:46 GMT
US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.
Match ID: 6 Score: 30.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

Hungry Wild Pigs Are Worsening Climate Change
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:00:00 +0000
When the invasive swine root through soils around the world, they release as much carbon dioxide as a million cars. Good luck getting rid of them.
Match ID: 7 Score: 25.71 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 climate change, 12.86 carbon

World Heritage Committee agrees not to place Great Barrier Reef on ‘in danger’ list
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:37:40 GMT

Unesco says ‘the facts are the facts and the science is the science’ after its recommendation is ignored

The Great Barrier Reef will not be placed on a list of world heritage sites “in danger” after a global lobbying effort from Australia against the proposed listing.

The 21-country World Heritage Committee on Friday ignored a scientific assessment from the UN’s science and culture organisation, Unesco, that the reef was clearly in danger from climate change and so should be placed on the list.

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Match ID: 8 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

“We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:30:19 +0000

Many of the deaths in extreme heat events, like the record-breaking one in the Pacific Northwest, could be foreseen, a scientist told Congress.

The post “We Knew Who Was Going to Die”: Warnings About Lower-Income Heat Risk Went Unheeded appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 9 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Climate change, a coalmine and a town that needs jobs
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:28:50 GMT
In Cumbria, environmental concerns come into conflict with economic hopes.
Match ID: 10 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Aalto University) Researchers at Aalto University have used lignin, a natural polymer abundant in wood and other plant sources, to create a safe, low-cost and high-performing coating for use in construction. As there is a global urge to meet the rising sustainability standards, this new coating has great potential to protect wood, whose use in construction is continually increasing. The new coating is non-toxic, hydrofobic, it retains wood's breathability and natural roughness while being resistant to colour changes and abrasion.
Match ID: 11 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 toxic

Road planners able to ignore climate change, campaigners claim
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 23:47:35 GMT
Government guidelines mean road planners can effectively ignore climate change, campaigners say.
Match ID: 12 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Eight Months Later, a Vigilante Shooting Over a Trump Sign Divides Topeka
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:15:10 +0000

Two white men in Kansas shot into a car of Latino teenagers and went home. Almost a year later, neither shooter is in custody.

The post Eight Months Later, a Vigilante Shooting Over a Trump Sign Divides Topeka appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 13 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Minnesota Police Expected Pipeline Budget Boost to Fund New Weapons
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:00:40 +0000

The same cops tasked with policing resistance to pipelines anticipate financial benefits from oil companies moving into their areas.

The post Minnesota Police Expected Pipeline Budget Boost to Fund New Weapons appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 14 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

New tests can detect tiny but toxic particles of coal ash in soil
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Duke University) Duke University scientists have developed tests sensitive enough to detect and measure microscopic particles of coal ash in soil, even at concentrations so low and sizes so small that other tests would likely miss them. The four new tests complement tests previously developed at Duke to detect coal ash contamination in water and larger particles of coal ash in soil.
Match ID: 15 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 toxic

'Wrapping' anodes in 3D carbon nanosheets: The next big thing in li-ion battery technology
Thu, 22 Jul 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(National Korea Maritime and Ocean University) The lithium-ion battery is the future of sustainable energy technology, but drastic volume fluctuations in their anodes related to enhanced battery capacity raises a safety concern. Recently, researchers from the Republic of Korea have found that embedding manganese selenide anodes in a 3D carbon nanosheet matrix is an innovative, simple, and low-cost means of reducing drastic volume expansion while improving the energy density of these batteries.
Match ID: 16 Score: 15.00 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Can a Border Tax Help Slow a Borderless Crisis?
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 23:00:00 +0000
Unfettered free trade helped get us into the climate crisis. Perhaps there’s some poetic justice if restricting it can help with the solution.
Match ID: 17 Score: 15.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Prosecution
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:33:09 +0000

Phones belonging to top state health department officials were found with no text messages from January 2014 to October 2015.

The post Wiped Phones and the Battle for Evidence in Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Prosecution appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 18 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 toxic

Bill to Subsidize Sustainable Agriculture Is a “Prime Contender” for Reconciliation Package
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:18:35 +0000

The Growing Climate Solutions Act would help farmers and foresters participate in carbon credit markets. Its opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.

The post Bill to Subsidize Sustainable Agriculture Is a “Prime Contender” for Reconciliation Package appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 19 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Media Invited to Learn About NASA Mission to Study Intense Storms
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 11:40 EDT
NASA is inviting media to learn more about an upcoming airborne science campaign to study intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States, which will aid scientists in their understanding of how such storms affect Earth’s atmosphere and climate change.
Match ID: 20 Score: 15.00 source: www.nasa.gov age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

Solar-to-Hydrogen Water Splitter Outlasts Next Best Tech By 14x
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:03:00 GMT
Photochemical device can now operate for up to 100 days
Match ID: 21 Score: 15.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 1 day
qualifiers: 15.00 carbon

Making the Most of Toxic Masculinity Before It Dies Out
Wed, 21 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Accept the fact that every woman on earth wants you.
Match ID: 22 Score: 15.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 toxic

The Incredible Cynicism of GOP Support for #FreeBritney
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 10:00:23 +0000

Britney Spears's struggle is against patriarchal control and economic exploitation — which are core Republican values.

The post The Incredible Cynicism of GOP Support for #FreeBritney appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 23 Score: 12.86 source: theintercept.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 toxic

Tomorrow's Hydropower Begins With Retrofitting Today's Dams
Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT
Big dams that are as bad as fossil fuels can be turned green
Match ID: 24 Score: 10.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 carbon

Ros Atkins on… the North America heat waves
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:00:24 GMT
Ros Atkins explains the link between climate change and recent heat waves in the US and Canada.
Match ID: 25 Score: 6.43 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 6 days
qualifiers: 6.43 climate change

Video Friday: Fluidic Fingers
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 15:14:00 GMT
Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos
Match ID: 26 Score: 6.43 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 6 days
qualifiers: 6.43 climate change

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:36:23 GMT
Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.
Match ID: 27 Score: 4.29 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 7 days
qualifiers: 4.29 climate change

The Battery Revolution Is Just Getting Started
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:15:00 GMT
Many more fortunes will be made before the battery boom runs its course
Match ID: 28 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 7 days
qualifiers: 4.29 carbon

Climate change: Amazon regions emit more carbon than they absorb
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 15:04:59 GMT
Rising heat and deforestation cause eastern parts of the Amazon to become carbon sources, not sinks.
Match ID: 29 Score: 4.29 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 8 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

Russia, China, the U.S.: Who Will Win the Hypersonic Arms Race?
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT
When missiles fly beyond Mach 5, materials melt, airflow turns turbulent, and budgets enter the stratosphere
Match ID: 30 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 247 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic, 2.14 carbon

Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:00 GMT
A fleet of microsatellites will identify emitters of the gas, which is responsible for a quarter of global warming
Match ID: 31 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 269 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions
Thu, 18 Jun 2020 13:00:00 GMT
Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks
Match ID: 32 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 400 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 2.14 carbon

A Glass Nightmare: Cleaning Up the Cold War’s Nuclear Legacy at Hanford
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Scientists have spent three decades cleaning up the Hanford Site’s 177 giant tanks of radioactive sludge. And they’re just getting started
Match ID: 33 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic, 2.14 carbon

Climate change: 'No more excuses' at COP26 climate summit - poor nations
Thu, 15 Jul 2021 07:41:02 GMT
More than 100 developing countries set out key demands ahead of the climate summit in Glasgow.
Match ID: 34 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 8 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

NASA, ESA Partner in New Effort to Address Global Climate Change
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 11:58 EDT
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to observe Earth and its changing environment.
Match ID: 35 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 9 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

China Tries To Solve Its Rocket Debris Problem
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 13:34:00 GMT
Warnings aren't enough, but reusable rockets might be
Match ID: 36 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 29 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Climate change: How can you make your home eco-friendly?
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:04:06 GMT
There are many ways to reduce a property's environmental impact, says the Energy Saving Trust.
Match ID: 37 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 33 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

MOXIE Might Be the Most Exciting Thing Perseverance Has Brought to Mars
Fri, 28 May 2021 18:42:00 GMT
It might not be able to fly or drill or shoot lasers, but MOXIE is how humans are going to get to Mars and back
Match ID: 38 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 55 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

New NASA Earth System Observatory to Help Address, Mitigate Climate Change
Mon, 24 May 2021 14:41 EDT
NASA will design a new set of Earth-focused missions to provide key information to guide efforts related to climate change, disaster mitigation, fighting forest fires, and improving real-time agricultural processes.
Match ID: 39 Score: 2.14 source: www.nasa.gov age: 59 days
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Coming Home: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission to Begin Return from Deep Space
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:37:00 GMT
Robotic spacecraft begins its two-year voyage to bring back 300-gram soil sample from asteroid Bennu
Match ID: 40 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 77 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Wash less, help save the planet: how to reduce the environmental impact of your laundry
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:57:22 GMT

Caring for our clothes correctly and in turn extending their life reduces their impact on the planet, says Ana Santi

Sophie Slater puts her clothes in the freezer. Or sprays them with a vodka and water solution. “And I often hang my dresses or blouses up in the shower to steam and air if they’ve been worn a few times,” she says, listing alternative techniques to using a washing machine. As the founder of the slow fashion brand Birdsong London, Slater recommends washing clothes as little as possible.

It’s easy to see why. Caring for our clothes – where washing is the dominant process – accounts for 25% of each garment’s carbon footprint. Yet, research from the charity Wrap shows that by increasing the life of all clothing by nine months – wearing what we own for longer, rather than sending it to landfill or buying new items – would reduce the annual carbon, water and waste footprint of clothing by 20-30% in the UK.

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Match ID: 41 Score: 2.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 95 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Diamond-Based Quantum Accelerator Puts Qubits in a Server Rack
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 14:06:00 GMT
Its makers envision this device growing to 50+ qubits and fitting aboard satellites, autonomous vehicles
Match ID: 42 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 109 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Today's Cyberattacks Foreshadow Wars to Come
Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT
SolarWinds, the Florida water treatment hack, even Texas's grid outage: These are what threats to a nation's cybersecurity look like
Match ID: 43 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 121 days
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How NASA Designed a Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 22:32:00 GMT
The Perseverance rover's Mars Helicopter (Ingenuity) will take off, navigate, and land on Mars without human intervention
Match ID: 44 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 155 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Everything You Need to Know About NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:00:00 GMT
The space agency's latest rover will be arriving at Mars this week; here's what's going to happen
Match ID: 45 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 158 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Breakthrough Listen Is Searching a Million Stars for One Sign of Intelligent Life
Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:00:00 GMT
The world’s largest SETI effort is scanning the skies with AI
Match ID: 46 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 175 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Laundry against landfill: how green are your clothes-washing habits? – quiz
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:06:25 GMT

Doing the laundry has many environmental implications. Take this quiz to find out how eco-friendly your washing is

How much water does a washing machine use per wash during an average cycle?

5 litres.

20 litres.

50 litres.

How many items of used clothing go to landfill in the UK every year?

500 tonnes.

2,000 tonnes.

350,000 tonnes.

Once thrown away, the average polyester product is likely to survive for how many years in landfill?

25.

100.

200.

How many months of extra wear would it take to lower the carbon, water and waste footprint of the UK’s clothing by 20-30%?

9 months.

12 months.

18 months.

Most of the energy in a laundry cycle is used for …

Spinning the drum.

Heating the water.

Pumping and draining the water.

Awareness of our environmental impact is already creating change. So far, reducing washing temperatures, tumble drying less, and ironing less has reduced the carbon footprint of clothing by how much?

100,000 tonnes

500,000 tonnes.

700,000 tonnes.

Microfibres are the tiny synthetic fibres shed by your clothes in the wash. Just how small are they?

1 denier.

1 millimetre.

1 centimetre.

How many short microfibres can a fleece jacket shed in a single wash?

10,000.

250,000.

800,000.

How much carbon could a household save in a month by drying outside on a washing line instead of in a tumble dryer?

10kg.

25kg.

36kg.

Tumble drying not only takes a toll on the environment, but on your clothes too. Just 20 cycles of drying can reduce the strength of fabric by …

15%.

50%.

75%.

Dark clothes should be washed …

Inside out.

At a high temperature.

By hand.

How many new fashion items are bought each week in the UK?

10 million.

23 million.

38 million.

9 and above.

Excellent. You’re practically the Greta Thunberg of laundry.

0 and above.

Not great. Back to the drawing board. Or should that be the washing board?

5 and above.

There’s room for improvement. Why don’t you give it another spin?

Ecover is on a mission to liberate the value of our clothing by challenging the nation to wash wisely, wear longer and waste less. Find out more at ecover.com/laundryagainstlandfill

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Match ID: 47 Score: 2.14 source: www.theguardian.com age: 185 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Special Report: Top Tech 2021
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:00:00 GMT
After months of blood, toil, tears, and sweat, we can all expect a much better year
Match ID: 48 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 195 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

The Long Arm of NASA: The OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Gets Ready To Grab An Asteroid Sample
Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:09:00 GMT
Careful maneuvering will be required to recover material from the dawn of the solar system
Match ID: 49 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 281 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:30:00 GMT
Should crewed exploration of Venus come before we try to go to Mars?
Match ID: 50 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 310 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Hanford Has a Radioactive Capsule Problem
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:00:00 GMT
Researchers still don’t have a way to neutralize the former nuclear-weapons complex’s 1,936 capsules of radioactive cesium and strontium
Match ID: 51 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 310 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023
Fri, 04 Sep 2020 16:00:00 GMT
SkyDrive’s success in conducting a piloted eVTOL test indicates short-hop flights are close to commercial reality
Match ID: 52 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 321 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

With Ultralight Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Electric Airplanes Could Finally Take Off
Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:00:00 GMT
Oxis Energy’s design promises outstanding energy density, manufacturability, and safety
Match ID: 53 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 337 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

China Launches Beidou, Its Own Version of GPS
Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 GMT
China places the final Beidou navigation system satellite into orbit
Match ID: 54 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 344 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic

Sergey Brin's Revolutionary $19 Airship
Wed, 29 Jul 2020 21:27:00 GMT
Brin’s humanitarian airship company LTA is trying to reinvent airships for the 21st century
Match ID: 55 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 358 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

No Propeller? No Problem. This Blimp Flies on Buoyancy Alone
Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The Phoenix turns up-and-down motion into thrust
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NASA’s Next Mars Rover Will Carry a Tiny Helicopter
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT
The upcoming Perseverance mission will attempt the first powered flight on another planet
Match ID: 57 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 392 days
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Can Cargo-Carrying Drones Jump Over Air Freight’s Logistical Logjams?
Thu, 28 May 2020 15:00:00 GMT
Drone startup Sabrewing says its big vertical-takeoff flier would be quick to land, load, and take off again
Match ID: 58 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 421 days
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Plasma Jets May One Day Propel Aircraft
Fri, 15 May 2020 14:29:00 GMT
Plasma thrusters could help jet planes fly without fossil fuels
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