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Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:28:23 +0000

The EPA inspector general found that Bill Wehrum, who ran the agency’s office of Air and Radiation, buried data about cancer risks from ethylene oxide pollution.

The post Chemical Industry Lobbyist in Trump EPA Suppressed Evidence of Cancer Risk appeared first on The Intercept.


Match ID: 0 Score: 55.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 40.00 air pollution, 15.00 toxic

Joe Biden to reveal US emissions pledge in key climate crisis moment
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:00:24 GMT

President will also call on major economies to join him in bold action at virtual summit of 40 world leaders

Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in bold action to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years.

The US president has made the climate emergency one of his administration’s top priorities, and stated that clean growth must be the route for the US to rebound from the coronavirus crisis.

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Match ID: 1 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

‘A great deception’: oil giants taken to task over ‘greenwash’ ads
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:01:22 GMT

ClientEarth calls for tobacco-like health warnings on advertisements from fossil fuel firms

Some of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies have used advertising to “greenwash” their ongoing contribution to the climate crisis, according to files published by the environmental lawyers ClientEarth. They describe the practice as “a great deception”.

The files compare the adverts produced by ExxonMobil, Aramco, Chevron, Shell, Equinor and others with the companies’ operations and products, overall climate impact and progress toward climate-safe business models.

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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

The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 20:00:15 GMT

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

There are an estimated 1.4bn cars on the world’s roads today. Around 78m new cars are sold every year. To head off the worst effects of climate change, every single one will need to go electric eventually.

Whether it rolls off a production line in Fremont, California, or comes together in a vast megafactory in Qinghai, China, a colossal amount of human effort must go into building the components and obtaining their base minerals. In each car, for instance, there is roughly a kilogram of magnet providing the motion needed to fire engines and electrify windows. Roughly 30% of this material is made up of rare earth material known as neodymium and praseodymium (NdPr).

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Match ID: 3 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon

AI pinpoints local pollution hotspots using satellite images
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have developed a method that uses machine learning, satellite imagery and weather data to autonomously find hotspots of heavy air pollution, city block by city block. The technique could be a boon for finding and mitigating sources of hazardous aerosols, studying the effects of air pollution on human health, and making better informed, socially just public policy decisions.
Match ID: 4 Score: 28.57 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 4 days
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This Engineer Has Made Rural Electrification in Kenya Her Mission
Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:00:00 GMT
The IEEE Smart Village director is also helping telehealth centers solve Internet connectivity challenges
Match ID: 5 Score: 17.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 6 days
qualifiers: 17.14 air pollution

Reddit, Pinterest & Alibaba Among World’s Highest Carbon Emissions Websites
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Germany’s surging Greens step up election race to succeed Merkel
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:47:02 GMT

Robert Habeck or Annalena Baerbock will be named as party’s candidate for chancellorship

Five months before national elections, a Green party that once styled itself as the rebel of German politics is finding itself in an unusually respectable position.

The party’s standing in the polls – in second place at 21-23% of the vote – means it will on Monday, for the first time in its 41-year history, nominate a candidate for chancellor. Furthermore, that candidate will have a realistic chance of filling the top job in German politics by the end of the year.

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Match ID: 7 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 11:00:44 +0000
Chamise is kind of a crystal ball for understanding how badly California might burn.
Match ID: 8 Score: 15.00 source: arstechnica.com age: 0 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

China and US pledge climate change commitment
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 08:16:01 GMT
The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.
Match ID: 9 Score: 15.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 1 day
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
Match ID: 10 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day
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Cop26 preparations to intensify after compromise on virtual talks
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:19:10 GMT

Governments to hold three-week virtual meeting next month before climate summit in November

Preparations for vital UN climate talks to take place this year in Glasgow are set to intensify next month, after nations compromised over how to conduct virtual negotiations ahead of the summit.

The climate talks, called Cop26, are set for November after being postponed for a year owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The summit is viewed as one of the last chances to put the world on track to fulfil the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and tackle the climate emergency.

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Match ID: 11 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days
qualifiers: 15.00 climate change

The New Mexico Spring
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:52 +0000

How progressives took power in the state's Democratic Party.

The post The New Mexico Spring appeared first on The Intercept.


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CNIO researchers explain the toxicity of USP7 inhibitors, under development for cancer treatment
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)) The researchers have discovered that USP7 inhibitors -under development by several pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of cancer- trigger a premature activation of cell cycle proteins, leading to uncontrolled cancer cell division and death.* The paper rejects the premise that the therapeutic efficacy of these inhibitors is due to their effects on activating the tumor suppressor protein P53, as currently accepted by the international scientific community. These results extend the potential use of USP7 inhibitors to a wider range of patients.
Match ID: 13 Score: 12.86 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
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A new guide for communicating plant science
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:00:00 EDT
(Iowa State University) A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it's critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.
Match ID: 14 Score: 12.86 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 climate change

Google Earth Now Shows You Our Planet’s Slow Deterioration
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
A new time-lapse video feature in Google Earth lets users see how humans have reshaped the globe over the decades.
Match ID: 15 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 climate change

How to Prevent Batteries From Exploding? Nanoparticles, Says Startup
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT
Nanom has developed a process it says can make any battery material safer and more efficient
Match ID: 16 Score: 12.86 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 3 days
qualifiers: 12.86 toxic

No More Halfsies on Climate
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 23:00:00 +0000
A storied P.R. agency is playing with fire.
Match ID: 17 Score: 10.71 source: www.newyorker.com age: 4 days
qualifiers: 10.71 climate change

Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 18:29:35 +0000

A new study of indoor dust found PFAS and other toxics that can lead to infertility, diabetes, obesity, abnormal fetal growth, and cancers.

The post Indoor Dust Contains PFAS and Other Toxic Chemicals appeared first on The Intercept.


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World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem'
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 02:49:51 GMT
The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.
Match ID: 19 Score: 6.43 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 6 days
qualifiers: 6.43 climate change

Solar-to-Hydrogen Tech Sees "Remarkable" Efficiency Jump
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 18:23:00 GMT
Researchers in Japan reported a 100-fold improvement in their solar energy conversion method
Match ID: 20 Score: 5.71 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 9 days
qualifiers: 5.71 air pollution

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: 21 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 152 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: 22 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 173 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: 23 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 304 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: 24 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 355 days
qualifiers: 2.14 toxic, 2.14 carbon

Ingenuity’s Chief Pilot Explains How to Fly a Helicopter on Mars
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:24:00 GMT
Simulation is the secret to flying a helicopter on Mars
Match ID: 25 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT
Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light
Match ID: 26 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

A Theory of (Almost) Everything
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 18:30:00 GMT
A new book analyzes the seven grand transitions that have formed the modern world
Match ID: 27 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 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: 28 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 13 days
qualifiers: 2.14 carbon

Science cuts could see experts leave UK, warns Nobel laureate
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 11:53:10 GMT
Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse also says science is crucial for dealing with climate change.
Match ID: 29 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 18 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

Bangladesh at 50: Why climate change could destroy my ancestral home
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:12:51 GMT
As Bangladesh turns 50, a UK-Bangladeshi reflects on how climate change affects his parents' country.
Match ID: 30 Score: 2.14 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 24 days
qualifiers: 2.14 climate change

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: 31 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 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: 32 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 60 days
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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: 33 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 62 days
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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: 34 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 80 days
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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: 35 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days
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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: 36 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 186 days
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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: 37 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days
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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: 38 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 days
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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: 39 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 226 days
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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: 40 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 242 days
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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: 41 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 249 days
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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: 42 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 263 days
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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
Match ID: 43 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 292 days
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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: 44 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 296 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: 45 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 325 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
Match ID: 46 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 338 days
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4 Missions Will Search the Martian Atmosphere and Soil for Signs of Life
Sat, 04 Jan 2020 20:00:00 GMT
ExoMars 2020, Mars 2020, HX-1, and Hope will look for biology’s signature
Match ID: 47 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 470 days
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4 Products That Make Sense to Manufacture in Orbit
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 15:00:00 GMT
Organs and fiber optic cables will justify the “made in space” label
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