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.
Continue reading... Match ID: 1 Score: 30.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 15.00 climate change, 15.00 carbon
Study finds returns must repay four times the payoff from clean energy investment to justify escalating risk
Coal financing costs have surged over the last decade as investors demand returns four times as high as the payoff required from renewable energy projects to justify the risk of investing in fossil fuels, as the world moves towards cleaner energy sources.
A University of Oxford study found that over the same period the cost of investing in renewable energy sources, such as windfarms and solar arrays, has tumbled as the clean energy technologies prove they can be cost-effective and lucrative investments.
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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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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 qualifiers: 28.57 air pollution
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.
Continue reading... Match ID: 7 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.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: 0 days qualifiers: 15.00 climate change
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 qualifiers: 15.00 climate change
Tesla owners can now see how much solar or coal is powering their EVs Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:02:28 +0000 Tesla owners can now see exactly what kind of energy is powering their electric vehicles. TezLab, a free app that’s like a Fitbit for a Tesla vehicle, pushed out a new feature this week that shows the energy mix — breaking down the exact types and percentages of fossil fuels and renewable energy — coming […] Match ID: 11 Score: 15.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 15.00 carbon
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.
Continue reading... Match ID: 12 Score: 15.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 15.00 climate change
Match ID: 13 Score: 15.00 source: theintercept.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 15.00 toxic
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: 14 Score: 12.86 source: www.eurekalert.org age: 3 days qualifiers: 12.86 toxic
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: 15 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: 16 Score: 12.86 source: www.wired.com age: 3 days qualifiers: 12.86 climate change
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: 23 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: 24 Score: 4.29 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 304 days qualifiers: 2.14 climate change, 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: 27 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: 28 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 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: 32 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 25 days qualifiers: 2.14 toxic
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: 36 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 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: 39 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 215 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: 40 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 226 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: 42 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 249 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: 43 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 263 days qualifiers: 2.14 carbon
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: 45 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 296 days qualifiers: 2.14 carbon
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: 47 Score: 2.14 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 338 days qualifiers: 2.14 carbon
NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Gladys Berejiklian says next Mad Max movie will be filmed in Sydney. Follow all the latest news and updates live
A fourth Royal Perth Hospital staff member has gone into self-quarantine after removing a surgical mask prematurely while leaving the room of a Covid-19 positive patient, AAP reports.
“The breach (that) occurred yesterday afternoon was immediately detected and relevant processes enacted to ensure the safety of other staff, patients and the community,” East Metropolitan Health Service chief executive Liz MacLeod said on Monday.
South Australia has reported six new cases of Covid-19, all overseas-acquired by people in medi-hotels (what SA calls hotel quarantine).
Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the N501Y mutant Covid strain was detected in the Asian financial hub for the first time, authorities said in a statement late on Sunday.
The three countries would be classified as “extremely high risk” after there had been multiple imported cases carrying the strain into Hong Kong in the past 14 days, the government said.
The city reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 29 of which were imported, marking the highest daily toll since March 15. Hong Kong has recorded over 11,600 cases in total and 209 deaths.
Hong Kong authorities have been urging residents to get vaccinated for coronavirus with only around 9% of Hong Kong’s 7.5 million residents vaccinated so far.
The government last week widened the city’s vaccine scheme to include those aged between 16 to 29 years old for the first time, as they aim to boost lacklustre demand for inoculations amongst residents.
Airlines impacted by Hong Kong’s ban on travellers from India, Pakistan and the Philippines include carriers such as Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Vistara and Cebu Pacific.
The immune response needed to protect people against reinfection with the coronavirus will be explored in a new human challenge trial, researchers have revealed.
Human challenge trials involve deliberately exposing healthy people to a disease-causing organism in a carefully controlled manner, and have proved valuable in understanding and tackling myriad conditions from malaria to tuberculosis and gonorrhoea.
With journeys to distant corners of the globe still on hold, our writers are gearing up to hike, climb, camp, and swim on home turf
When we were kids it was always UK holidays, usually under canvas, and always recalled with affection. I have no problem giving up foreign travel for a while, although I do miss the sheer scale and biodiversity of distant wildernesses and worry about the communities who invested hope, and effort, in tourism as a way of holding off the oilmen, gold prospectors and road diggers. I’m praying they hang on. We will return!
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Australia opens travel bubble with New Zealand Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:15:42 GMT The world's first major travel bubble set up in the Covid pandemic allows quarantine-free visits. Match ID: 4 Score: 35.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
Continue reading... Match ID: 7 Score: 35.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
Gett inks deal with Curb Mobility to bring yellow cabs to its enterprise-focused on-demand ride-hailing app Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:30:17 +0000 Gett, the ride-hailing startup that has been carving out a niche for itself in a crowded and competitive market for on-demand transportation by focusing on enterprise accounts and connecting people with rides in some 1,500 cities leveraging a number of third-party fleets, is adding another partner today as it continues to double down on its […] Match ID: 8 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
For Observer Food Monthly’s 20th anniversary, the TV presenter and cook recalls baking cakes for her GCSEs 20 years ago – and the worst thing about cooking at home in a pandemic
In 2015, Nadiya Hussain’s life changed completely after she won the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. She remains the most popular winner in the show’s history. “I mean, how do you even measure that?” she says, from her home in Milton Keynes. “That makes me feel weird and awkward, because we’re all just doing what we love.” Now 36, she has presented several cooking and travel shows and has written cookbooks, children’s books and a novel. She also baked the Queen an orange drizzle cake for her 90th birthday celebrations.
You must still have been at school 20 years ago. I was 16, so I’d just left high school. Big year. I was studying for my GCSEs. Oh, man, that seems such a long time ago.
Continue reading... Match ID: 10 Score: 35.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
Match ID: 11 Score: 35.00 source: theintercept.com age: 0 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
Outdoor startups see supercharged growth during COVID-19 era Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:15:45 +0000 After months of shelter-in-place orders, widespread shutdowns and physical distancing, outdoors became the only location for safe socializing. Match ID: 12 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 1 day qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
Data scientists: Bring the narrative to the forefront Fri, 16 Apr 2021 18:50:12 +0000 Data alone doesn’t spur innovation — rather, it’s data-driven storytelling that helps uncover hidden trends, powers personalization, and streamlines processes. Match ID: 13 Score: 35.00 source: feedproxy.google.com age: 2 days qualifiers: 35.00 travel(|ing)
Match ID: 17 Score: 25.00 source: theintercept.com age: 4 days qualifiers: 25.00 travel(|ing)
D.I.Y. Fixes for Your Broken Dreams Tue, 13 Apr 2021 18:00:00 +0000 Did you want to be famous for some reason? Earn a shit ton of money? Travel the world? Match ID: 18 Score: 20.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 5 days qualifiers: 20.00 travel(|ing)
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: 20 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 10 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Here's What You Need to Know About China's Mars Rover Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:00:00 GMT Tianwen-1 is expected to attempt a difficult Martian landing in May; if it survives, expect to hear much more Match ID: 22 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 20 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 25 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 100 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Japan Prepares to Welcome Home Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Sun, 06 Dec 2020 21:02:00 GMT Return of the space probe launched six years ago could help answer the question of how life began on Earth Match ID: 28 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 133 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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: 32 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 173 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars Wed, 25 Mar 2020 16:13:00 GMT China’s 2020 HX-1 Mars mission will draw on previous lunar explorations and human spaceflights Match ID: 33 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 389 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Spacety Has Big Plans for Small Satellites Wed, 19 Feb 2020 14:00:00 GMT Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches Match ID: 35 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 424 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Building an Orbiting Internet Just for Satellites Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:00:00 GMT Kepler Communications’ CubeSat routers will keep other satellites in constant contact with the ground Match ID: 38 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 451 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
Startup Tries to Revive Interest in Aerospike Rocket Engines Wed, 18 Dec 2019 17:55:00 GMT NextAero, an advanced manufacturing startup in Australia, is 3D printing aerospike engines for satellite launch vehicles Match ID: 42 Score: 5.00 source: spectrum.ieee.org age: 487 days qualifiers: 5.00 travel(|ing)
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