Biden urges countries to slash methane emissions 30% – here's why it's crucial for protecting climate and health, and how it can pay for itself

A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.

Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Sciences, Duke University • conversation
yesterday ~10 min

Biden, EU urge 30% methane emissions cuts – a move crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself

A large amount of methane emissions come from natural gas infrastructure and landfills – all problems companies know how to fix.

Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Sciences, Duke University • conversation
yesterday ~9 min

Mangrove forests: Photography winners show beauty of ecosystems

The Mangrove Photography Award winners show unique ecosystems above and below the waterline.

bbcnews
Sept. 15, 2021 ~5 min

Massive numbers of new COVID–19 infections, not vaccines, are the main driver of new coronavirus variants

When the coronavirus copies itself, there is a chance its RNA will mutate. But new variants must jump from one host to another, and the more infections there are, the better chance this will happen.

Lee Harrison, Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Sept. 9, 2021 ~8 min

Climate change: ditch 90% of world's coal and 60% of oil and gas to limit warming to 1.5°C – experts

Our new study reveals how tight the world’s remaining carbon budget is.

Steve Pye, Associate Professor in Energy Systems, UCL • conversation
Sept. 8, 2021 ~6 min

Why people resist disaster preparedness spending

Some people may oppose disaster preparedness spending because it "only seems worthwhile to those personally affected by extreme weather events."

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 7, 2021 ~9 min

Can burying power lines protect storm-wracked electric grids? Not always

Hurricane Ida left the entire city of New Orleans in the dark and renewed discussion of burying power lines. But there’s no way to completely protect the grid, above ground or below.

Theodore J. Kury, Director of Energy Studies, University of Florida • conversation
Sept. 3, 2021 ~9 min

Dance and movement therapy holds promise for treating anxiety and depression, as well as deeper psychological wounds

The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.

Lana Ruvolo Grasser, Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Fellow, Wayne State University • conversation
Sept. 3, 2021 ~10 min

One-in-three trees face extinction in wild, says new report

Experts say 17,500 tree species are at risk around the world, including magnolias, oaks and maples.

bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2021 ~3 min

Making the case for hydrogen in a zero-carbon economy

Analyzing California’s power system, MITEI researchers show that hydrogen-generated electricity is a cost-competitive candidate for backing up wind and solar.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Aug. 31, 2021 ~9 min

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