environment

Farmers Don’t Have Enough Water. Can AI Help?

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur contributors are their own. For the fourth time in 10 years, farmers I know in California are facing a harsh reality — they won’t see a drop of water from federal government reserves to supplement the little bit they’ll get from Mother Nature. Water allocations have become a hot-button issue throughout …

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What Is La Nina? It Could Mean Bigger Hurricanes This Year

View of the Pedro de Tela beach during heavy winds caused by Eta Hurricane in 2020. photo: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP (Getty Images) Hurricane season is just on the horizon, and this year rising temperatures are headed toward a “La Niña” effect that could cause bigger and stronger tropical storms in the Atlantic. the annual hurricane season …

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Biden Admin Announces $3.5 Billion To Remove Carbon Dioxide

The federal government is banking big on the idea of ​​a climate change “undo” button. On Thursday, the US Department of Energy declared its official intent to fund $3.5 billion in carbon dioxide removal via direct air capture. This announcement signals the Biden administration’s aim to pour billions of dollars into developing, building, and maintaining …

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EU plans renewables expansion, says coal needed a little while longer

A wind turbine and coal in Lower Saxony, Germany. The EU’s desire to wean itself off Russian hydrocarbons means it will need to find fossil fuels from other parts of the world to plug supply gaps. Mia Bucher | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The European Commission has fleshed out details of a plan to …

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Oceans reached record heat, acidity in 2021: UN report

A diver inspects transplanted coral near Dibba Port in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020. Christopher Pike | Reuters Oceans reached their hottest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday, marking a major consequence of climate change from human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The findings were part of …

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Govt urged to rethink cutting cartons from kerbside recycling

There’s concern the Government’s making a massive misstep by planning to exclude certain cartons from all kerbside recycling. Liquid paperboard (LPB), also known as TetraPak, is used for the likes of alternative milks, juice and liquid stock. It’s currently only able to be put in kerbside recycling bins if you live in Auckland, but even …

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First Street Foundation scores wildfire risk for every home in America

Laguna Niguel, California May 11, 2022- Firefighters battle a brush fire at Coronado Pointe in Laguna Niguel Wednesday. Wally Skalij | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Raging New Mexico and California wildfires may offer an ominous outlook for a growing swath of America, and not just in the West. Wildfire risk is increasing, likely …

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US, Europe to improve food chains after India bans wheat exports

PARIS — The United States and the European Union are looking at how to improve food supply chains with export restrictions from India and other nations accentuating global problems, the EU’s trade chief told CNBC. G-7 foreign ministers warned over the weekend that the war in Ukraine is increasing the risk of a global hunger …

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How Amazon, American Airlines and Subaru burn waste to make energy

In northern California’s Stanislaus County, next to a landfill, there’s a company managing waste in a very different way: by burning trash instead of burying it. The energy recovery facility run by New Jersey-based Covanta harnesses steam to make enough electricity to power 18,000 homes in the area. A portion of the waste comes from …

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This Eco-Friendly Spray Makes Paper Act Like Plastic

Plastic pollution is at a crisis. Not only is it wreaking havoc on the world’s oceans, but it’s also creating a public health dilemma that we’re only just beginning to grapple with. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that we find alternatives to plastic, for the sake of the entire planet. Interestingly enough, that alternative …

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