Why you should turn off your camera during Zoom meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

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Concept for a hybrid-electric plane may reduce aviation’s air pollution problem

Proposed design could reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 95 percent, a new study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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First lockdown's effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals

Exaggerating how much lockdown improved air quality could allow us to underestimate the scale of the air pollution problem.

William Bloss, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~7 min

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We may have caused 2 degrees of warming already

Although we've already created the emissions, researchers predict enough damage is done to cause 2 degrees Celsius increase in global warming.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~5 min

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Coffee: here's the carbon cost of your daily cup – and how to make it climate-friendly

The process that brought you your morning latte could have produced half a kilogram of CO₂.

Carmen Nab, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, UCL • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~5 min

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The daily grind: how to cut carbon emissions from coffee by 77%

The process that brought you your morning latte could have produced half a kilogram of CO₂.

Carmen Nab, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, UCL • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~5 min

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Aerosols from pollution, desert storms, and forest fires may intensify thunderstorms

Researchers identify a mechanism by which small particles in the atmosphere can generate more frequent thunderstorms.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 31, 2020 ~7 min

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Carbon emissions from ride hailing are worse than we knew

New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.

U. Oregon • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less role of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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