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EPA methane rules need flexibility, balance to achieve lower emissions
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EPA methane rules need flexibility, balance to achieve lower emissions

Bernard L. Weinstein writes about the EPA’s methane rules in The Hill. “Companies would not be prohibited from using technologies other than OGI, but under the rule, they would be required to follow up with a blanket OGI survey anyway. Because of cost duplication, this requirement would discourage oil and gas producers from adopting potentially more...

Shopify, startup Running Tide tout ocean carbon removal breakthrough
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Shopify, startup Running Tide tout ocean carbon removal breakthrough

"By sinking the biomass buoys into the ocean, Running Tide and Shopify claim that they have stored the CO2 embodied in the materials for thousands of years — instead of letting it decompose or be burned on land, where it would wind up in the atmosphere more quickly. According to Running Tide, the formula used to calculate the total amount of sequestered carbon reflects the weight of the sunk wood and the amount of limestone dissolved (observed via cameras), which removes carbon and also combats ocean acidification."

‘Forever chemicals’ are eternal no more thanks to a pollution destroying device from Tacoma startup
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‘Forever chemicals’ are eternal no more thanks to a pollution destroying device from Tacoma startup

"The startup’s weapon of PFAS destruction incorporates technology from the University of Washington and the Colorado School of Mines. It annihilates the pollutants in a device that can reach high pressure and temperature — hitting 570 degrees Fahrenheit. To that they add lye — an ingredient in soap — to create a caustic environment. The conditions dismantle the PFAS, breaking off the compound at its head, chopping up its spine of carbon molecules, and lopping off the fluoride molecules that run along the backbone."

California’s Misguided Electric Vehicle Policies
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California’s Misguided Electric Vehicle Policies

“If California’s elected officials are serious about transitioning to EVs by 2035, more EV chargers will be needed. The best way and most consumer-friendly way to get more EV chargers is to work with the private market to get more private capital invested in charging. But, to do that, the state should stop approving utility companies that want to increase the bills of their customers to cover the cost of EV charging.”

An Electrifying Improvement in Copper Conductivity
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An Electrifying Improvement in Copper Conductivity

"When the research team added 18 parts per million of graphene to electrical-grade copper, the temperature coefficient of resistance decreased by 11 percent without decreasing electrical conductivity at room temperature. This is relevant for the manufacturing of electric vehicle motors, where an 11 percent increase in electrical conductivity of copper wire winding translates into 1 percent gain in motor efficiency."

5 Things To Know About Hurricanes And Climate Change After The Vice Presidential Debate
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5 Things To Know About Hurricanes And Climate Change After The Vice Presidential Debate

"In summary, the consensus on climate change and hurricanes is that we will likely have fewer of them, but when they occur, they will be stronger (on average). There also may be changes in their forward speed, rainfall production, and latitudinal extent. I encourage the public, media, and policymakers to discuss hurricane - climate change connections properly."

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development

“Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced over $27 million in funding for 12 projects that will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are recyclable-by-design. As part of DOE’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, these projects will also help improve existing recycling processes that break plastics into chemical building blocks, which can then be used to make new products.”

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