Medio ambiente

Medio ambiente

AP Moller-Maersk sets the pace on decarbonisation
19/01/2022 - LAST week, container shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk committed itself to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of its initial 2050 ambition.
Pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage
19/01/2022 - To cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within a decade, the Biden administration's goal, the U.S. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage.
Machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air: Inventor of direct air capture technology explains
19/01/2022 - Two centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth's...
'Throwaway economy' thwarting climate goals: report
19/01/2022 - Countries are neglecting the massive impact of the "throwaway" economy on planet-warming emissions, according to research published Wednesday that calculated more than half a trillion tonnes of...
Selective membrane may cycle dual-ion batteries closer to reality
19/01/2022 - Lithium-ion batteries are relatively safe, long-lasting, fast charging and better for the environment than non-rechargeable batteries—right? Not quite. The rocking-chair mechanism that allows for...
ExxonMobil targets 'net zero' emissions at operations by 2050
18/01/2022 - ExxonMobil pledged Tuesday to reach "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 2050, but stopped short of extending the promise to products it sells throughout the global economy.
Safe planetary boundary for pollutants, including plastics, exceeded, researchers say
18/01/2022 - For the first time, an international team of researchers has assessed the impact on the stability of the Earth system of the cocktail of synthetic chemicals and other "novel entities" flooding the...
Tesla is rolling out software ‘fix’ to heat pump issue in cold weather, but some think it’s a hardware problem
17/01/2022 - Elon Musk announced that Tesla is starting to roll out a new over-the-air software update that includes a ‘fix’ to a heat pump issue that has been plaguing Tesla vehicles in...
New method uses waste to clean arsenic from lake contaminated by gold mine
17/01/2022 - Arsenic has been leaching into the lake from tailings at the abandoned Long Lake Gold Mine, which operated intermittently until 1937 and produced approximately 200,000 metric tons of tailings,...
MOBILE CHARGING STATIONS WITH FUEL-CELL GENERATORS FOR ELECTRIC-DRIVE VEHICLES
16/01/2022 - Presented are mobile charging stations for recharging electrified vehicles, methods for making/using such mobile charging stations, and parking facilities equipped with such mobile charging...
Dispositif de balai d’essuie-glace et système de balai d’essuie-glace
16/01/2022 - TITRE: Dispositif de balai d’essuie-glace et système de balai d’essuie-glace Dispositif de balai d’essuie-glace comportant une unité de déflecteurs (12) ayant un élément déflecteur...
Garbage and recyclables pile up as omicron takes its toll
16/01/2022 - The omicron variant is sickening so many sanitation workers around the U.S. that some cities have had to delay or suspend garbage or recycling pickup, angering residents shocked that governments...
Copper-based chemicals may be contributing to ozone depletion
16/01/2022 - Copper released into the environment from fungicides, brake pads, antifouling paints on boats and other sources may be contributing significantly to stratospheric ozone depletion, according to a new...
Photon recycling: The key to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells
16/01/2022 - Scientists from TU Dresden, in cooperation with researchers at Seoul National University (SNU) and Korea University (KU), demonstrated the role of the re-use of photons (known as 'photon recycling')...
Electric vehicle direct current charging system with a transformer capable of outputting a voltage of 1250 volts
13/01/2022 - La présente invention se rapporte à un système de charge combiné comporte une sortie d’un transformateur de distribution triphasé pouvant produire une tension de ligne de 1250 volts et un...
Brunswick CEO Dave Foulkes talks autonomy, electrification, and the democratization of boating
13/01/2022 - Brunswick CEO Dave Foulkes is an interesting guy: one of that rare breed of executives with a technical background that allows him to see the road ahead with a clarity that someone with a— less...
Reducing air pollution: Policies that pay off
13/01/2022 - Reducing fine particle mortality in a conurbation by two-thirds could be achieved at a cost that is much lower than the value of the societal and economic benefits obtained, according to a study by a...
Thaw of permafrost has vast impact on built environment
13/01/2022 - Permafrost has a central role in the sustainable development of the Arctic region. The thaw of permafrost is set to damage buildings and roads, leading to tens of billions of euros in additional...
North Pole solar eclipse excited auroras on the other side of the world
13/01/2022 - A solar eclipse over the Arctic created changes in auroras in both of Earth's hemispheres due to connections through the planet's magnetic field, according to a new study. The new work could help...
How robots and bubbles could soon help clean up underwater litter
13/01/2022 - Many people love to visit the seaside, whether to enjoy the physical benefits of an exhilarating swim or simply to relax on the beach and catch some sun. But these simple, life-affirming pleasures...
Does water scarcity influence manufacturing firms to reduce toxic emissions?
12/01/2022 - It is well known that manufacturing operations can affect the environment, but hardly any research explores whether the natural environment shapes manufacturing operations. Specifically, we...