Month: December 2021

This article was originally published on World Resources Institute. Existing and longstanding social and economic inequities result in climate change disproportionally endangering those least responsible for it. Globally, equitable climate action requires that the United States, as the biggest historical emitter of greenhouse gases, significantly cut domestic emissions while increasing its international finance commitments. Making
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WASHINGTON — NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has started the process of deploying the sunshield required to keep the spacecraft cold enough to operate, a process that is one of the riskiest aspects of the mission. NASA announced Dec. 28 the spacecraft controllers had started the multiday process of deploying the sunshield by lowering two
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Stockholm-headquartered Hexicon, which develops floating offshore wind farms and designs patented dual turbine floating wind power platforms, has formed a 50-50 joint venture with Bologna-based clean energy developer Avapa Energy to develop offshore floating wind farms for Italy. The new joint venture is called AvenHexicon, and it will identify sites for floating wind farms and
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This story was first published on Next City, a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities through journalism and events around the world. Gardeners in Chicago have a secret weapon in their quest to grow the juiciest tomatoes or the tallest sunflowers — other people’s poop. The Metropolitan
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WASHINGTON — Firefly Aerospace is pausing preparations for its next Alpha launch, originally scheduled for early 2022, after the government asked its largest shareholder to divest its stake for national security reasons. Noosphere Venture Partners, a fund run by Ukrainian-born investor Max Polyakov, said Dec. 29 that it will retain an investment banking firm to
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Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences, Adam McKay’s latest film, Don’t Look Up, has been Netflix’s #1 film worldwide. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) A Climate Change Metaphor The film is a deliberate metaphor for the climate issue. Two scientists, represented by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, strive to warn an uninterested public about
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This article was adapted from Climate Tech Weekly, a free newsletter focused on climate technologies. At this time last year, I was preparing for a low-key New Year’s Eve, feeling apprehensive yet optimistic about the prospects for climate tech in 2021. Since then, I have been disheartened by the firm grip the COVID-19 pandemic seems
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TAMPA, Fla. — The first ViaSat-3 broadband satellite is on track to launch in the first half of 2022 despite ongoing pandemic-related challenges, according to Viasat’s recently appointed chief operating officer Kevin Harkenrider. The high-throughput satellite’s Viasat-built payload has been integrated with a chassis provided by Boeing for tests that will continue into early next
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NATURE PODCAST 29 December 2021 Our podcast highlights of 2021 The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months. Shamini Bundell , Nick Howe , Dan Fox , Noah Baker & Benjamin Thompson Shamini Bundell View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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In this article INTC AAPL Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc/Handout via Reuters Apple‘s decision to ditch Intel paid off this year. The pivot allowed Apple to completely rethink the Mac, which had started to
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The rocket cargo project will explore the military utility, performance and cost of transporting cargo and people on commercial rockets WASHINGTON — Blue Origin has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. military to explore the possibility of someday using its rockets to transport cargo and people around the world. A cooperative research and development
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The European Union’s largest economy has a long history with das auto, for better and worse. Many foreign tourists in Germany have a speed-limit-free trip on the autobahn among their bucket list items, but even among Germans, car culture is strong. The home of the Porsche, Audi, and BMW was also the birthplace of the Volkswagen
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Ola’s S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters were supposed to revolutionize the electric scooter industry. But now many of the first owners to receive their new scooters are sharing worrying details about quality concerns. Ola’s electric scooters were unveiled with an industry-shaking combination of low cost and high performance. The scooters are capable of speeds
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Egypt has “digitally unwrapped” the mummy of famed Pharaoh Amenhotep I, revealing its secrets for the first time since it was discovered in 1881 without disturbing his funerary mask. Thanks to the advanced digital 3D imagery, researchers unearthed new mummification techniques used for the pharaoh whose rule dates back more than 1,500 BC. The research was
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SANTA FE, N.M. — The Federal Aviation Administration says it needs at least two more months to complete an environmental review of SpaceX Starship orbital launches from its Boca Chica, Texas, facility. The FAA said Dec. 28 that was unable to meet an original Dec. 31 deadline to complete an environmental assessment of plans by
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Waymo One is Alphabet’s Lyft/Uber competitor that’s live in Phoenix and currently undergoing testing in San Francisco. Waymo today announced a future EV for its US ride-hailing service that will be “rider-first” and have no steering wheel. Waymo today announced an OEM collaboration with Geely, a Chinese automotive company that has several subsidiary brands like
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HSBC, Walmart and CDP are teaming up to unlock more financing for Walmart suppliers. The catch? The suppliers must set validated science-based targets for emissions reductions and meet certain performance thresholds in ongoing ESG disclosures to reporting organization CDP. The supplier financing program is part of Walmart’s Project Gigaton, the company’s initiative to avoid 1
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