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The Race To Develop Plastic-Eating Bacteria
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The Race To Develop Plastic-Eating Bacteria

Scott Carpenter of Forbes writes about the scientific race to develop plastic-eating enzymes. “The bacteria, Ideonella sakaiensis, was only able to eat a particular kind of plastic called PET, from which bottles are commonly made, and it could not do so nearly fast enough to mitigate the tens of millions of tons of plastic waste that enter...

Climate Catalysts: Fantastic Fungi
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Climate Catalysts: Fantastic Fungi

"Amazingly, scientists have discovered that by inoculating the soil with the right species of fungi, plants growing in that soil become stronger and more resilient and can actually grow more quickly as well."

Congress Debates Infrastructure but Ignores the Interstates
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Congress Debates Infrastructure but Ignores the Interstates

"Infrastructure investors, who have financed $27 billion in new U.S. highway, bridge and tunnel projects in recent years, would jump at the chance to invest in projects like rebuilding existing interstate highways. These investors include public pension funds, insurance companies and funds that specialize in infrastructure."

Why The Green Transition Can’t Happen Without Natural Gas
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Why The Green Transition Can’t Happen Without Natural Gas

Just as natural gas has competed with coal as the prime fuel for electricity in the last decades, renewables are putting pressure on the blue, clean-burning source of energy. The competition is fierce and will likely get worse. Yet, it is still too early to discount gas.

Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries
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Startup Claims Breakthrough in Long-Duration Batteries

"Form is preparing to soon be in production of the 'kind of battery you need to fully retire thermal assets like coal and natural gas' power plants, said the company’s chief executive, Mateo Jaramillo, who developed Tesla Inc.’s Powerwall battery and worked on some of its earliest automotive powertrains."

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