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A logo on storage silos at the Total SE Grandpuits oil refinery in Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois, France, on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Cyril Marcilhacy | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Investors in French oil giant Total on Friday backed the company’s strategy at its annual shareholder meeting, including plans to tackle the climate emergency, according to
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Tesla has issued a voluntary recall on some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built over the last three years due to brake caliper bolts potentially not being secured properly. Like other automakers, Tesla will sometimes detect potential manufacturing mistakes and proactively recall potentially affected vehicles in order to make sure that they are up
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Courtesy of NRDC.By Sujatha Bergen & Susan Casey-Lefkowitz  President Biden is set to release his first detailed budget proposal. This blueprint for government spending is an enormous opportunity to eliminate handouts to the fossil fuel industry through the new American Jobs Plan and Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Here’s what the budget should eliminate: loopholes in
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Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, US, said in a recent paper that they have developed an “effective, low-cost therapeutic intervention” to block the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Syrian hamsters. The therapy, called the Pittsburgh inhalable Nanobody 21 (PiN-21), could provide a needle-free alternative to monoclonal antibodies for treating early
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WASHINGTON — The bipartisan leadership of the House Science Committee has asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate NASA’s cybersecurity activities amid growing concerns about hacking of government computer systems. In a May 27 letter, the top Democrats and Republicans of the committee requested the GAO investigate the “cybersecurity risks to the sensitive data” associated
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In this article EQNR-NO SGRE-ES This photo shows wind turbine parts at a port in Ostend, Belgium. Philippe Clément/Arterra | Universal Images Group | Getty Images European ports will require new infrastructure and significant investment over the next few years to cope with the growth of the region’s offshore wind sector, according to a new
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In this article SWI Annette Riedl | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The Russian hackers thought to be behind the catastrophic SolarWinds attack last year have launched another major cyberattack, Microsoft warned Thursday. Microsoft said in a blog post that the hacking group, known as Nobelium, had targeted over 150 organizations worldwide in the last
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The economic foundations of today’s food and agricultural systems continue to be dominated by a singular focus on productivity and increased yields. This has distorted what is valued in assessments of how food is produced, sourced, processed, traded, sold and eaten. Moreover, it has led to the mass production of commodity crops and the proliferation
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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With variable renewable energy (VRE) expected to become a much larger share of the global energy mix, storage solutions are needed beyond short-duration timescales, such as standard commercial batteries, which are suitable for covering hourly differences in net load. A Nature Energy “News & Views” article by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) research engineer Omar J. Guerra
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NEWS 28 May 2021 Palaeontologists hope Biden will restore protections on fossil-rich US lands Trump’s shrinking of Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante reserves may be reversed — ensuring archaeological and fossil treasures are preserved for study. Freda Kreier Freda Kreier View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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A small study suggested that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine could be used to treat COVID-19, but it was later shown to be ineffective.Credit: George Frey/AFP via Getty A prominent French microbiologist has filed a criminal complaint against a world-renowned research-integrity specialist after she publicly flagged concerns about his published work, including papers suggesting that the
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Here’s an “incredible good news story for America” that’s getting attention all the way up to the White House. Remember how the nation mobilized seemingly overnight for the Allied Powers 80 years ago? It’s time to hustle again, but now it’s in order to combat the climate crisis and slash carbon emissions in half by about 2030.
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Hank addresses a highly requested topic – liquid fluoride thorium reactors – and tells us how LFTR might be the future of energy in … China? Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/nuclear-power-entrepreneurs-push-thorium-as-a-fuel/2011/12/15/gIQALTinPR_story.html http://theweek.com/article/index/213611/could-thorium-make-nuclear-power-safe
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Australian mouse plague is currently dominating in the grain-growing regions and rural communities of eastern Australia. For several months, mice have been everywhere, from destroying crops and electrical wires in buildings to lurking around households and even Australian hospital beds, biting patients and infesting drinking water supplies across western New South Wales (NSW). This dystopian
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Two forward-thinking and impact-focused startups, BuffaloGrid and Techfugees, have joined forces to launch the Knowledge Is Freedom campaign to bring free education and energy to over a million refugees living in camps worldwide. BuffaloGrid is a startup that makes phone charging and digital content available to people in locations that are not connected to the
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Members of the environmental group MilieuDefensie celebrate the verdict of the Dutch environmental organisation’s case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc, outside the Palace of Justice courthouse in The Hague, Netherlands, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Some of the world’s largest corporate emitters have suffered a series
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Severe thunderstorms erupted once more on Wednesday afternoon, continuing what has been an active weather pattern for the Central states in the final week of May. (Photo : Getty Images) Following Monday’s tornadoes, which included a huge and hazardous one that caused damage and an injury in Kansas, the area was spared from severe thunderstorms
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Demand flexibility offers high value in supporting a highly electrified, renewables-based U.S. power system, according to the sixth and final report in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL’s) Electrification Futures Study (EFS), Operational Analysis of U.S. Power Systems with Increased Electrification and Demand-Side Flexibility. The EFS was launched in 2017 to explore the potential impacts of
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In this article NVDA Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang wearing his usual leather jacket. Getty In February, as cryptocurrency prices spiked, Nvidia released new cards specifically for mining crypto. They can’t power a computer monitor, but they can generate valuable ether coins. On Wednesday, the company provided an update on how its cryptocurrency (CMP) cards are
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How to make the best of a challenging year? While the lasting impacts of COVID on industry may take years to accurately assess, one thing we can see right now is how the pandemic has focused the textile industry’s attention on sustainability. Globally, with both the COP26 on Climate Change and COP15 on Biological Diversity
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Listen to the latest science news, with Benjamin Thompson and Shamini Bundell. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 In this episode: 00:46 A vaccine candidate for an important livestock disease African animal trypanosomiasis is a parasitic disease that kills millions of cattle each year, affecting livelihoods and causing significant economic costs
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