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Oct 7, 2022

How limitless green energy would change the world

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability

Limitless renewable energy would offer tantalising benefits: emissions-free heating, greener fertiliser and electric transport. But overcoming the obstacles will not be easy.

Oct 7, 2022

Musk: Tesla Semi truck coming in December, first deliveries to Pepsi

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

As if Elon Musk’s week couldn’t be more eventful, the Tesla (TSLA) CEO gave the automotive world more news to chew on.

In a tweet last night, Musk said Tesla has begun production of its long-awaited electric Tesla Semi truck, and that deliveries to Pepsi (PEP) would begin on December 1st. In a follow-up tweet, Musk said the semi would have 500 miles of range and would be “super fun to drive.”

Oct 6, 2022

Engineers created a safe micro-nuclear reactor that fits in the back of a truck

Posted by in categories: climatology, nuclear energy, sustainability

The new system uses molten salts instead of traditional fuel rods.

The world is rethinking nuclear power plants in the face of climate change. Your average plant produces 8,000 times more power than fossil fuels and is environmentally friendly. There’s one massive caveat, though, in the form of nuclear disasters, such as the 1986 Chernobyl incident and the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

Now, professor Matthew Memmott and colleagues from Bingham Young University (BYU) announced that they designed a new molten salt micro-reactor system that allows for safer nuclear energy production. As per a press release, it may also solve a number of other key issues related to nuclear energy production.

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Oct 6, 2022

Taiwan is turning unused metro stations into vertical farms

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The 40-square-meter hydroponic farm cultivates lettuce under LED lighting without using pesticides.

In an effort to provide passengers with amenities beyond transportation, Taiwan has chosen an unusual location for vertical farming, an underground metro station.

Nanjing Fuxing station in Taipei cultivates vegetables in a technologically advanced setting that assures precisely controlled humidity, temperatures, and other elements promoted as a method of cultivating unpolluted and healthy plants, Taiwan News reported on Wednesday.

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Oct 6, 2022

Former Apple Car Executive’s Battery Startup Plans $1.6 Billion Factory in Michigan

Posted by in categories: employment, energy, sustainability, transportation

Our Next Energy Inc., an electric-car battery startup involving several former leaders of Apple secretive car project, is planning to invest $1.6 billion into a factory in Michigan to make enough battery cells for about 200,000 EVs annually.

The state of Michigan on Wednesday approved a $200 million grant for the project that promises to create 2,112 new jobs once the facility in Van Buren Township, about 10 miles west of the Detroit airport, is fully operational by the end of 2027. The company must create and maintain the jobs or face a clawback of the funds.

Oct 6, 2022

United Nations General Assembly 77 — SRI Workshop 26092022

Posted by in categories: space travel, sustainability

A workshop at UN General Assembly, organized in collaboration with the SRI Partner ACES Worldwide.
• Vidvus Beldavs-Energy Compacts — Implementation of Space Agenda 2030 — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=758
• Henk Rogers — The Hawaii — Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (Hi-SEAS) — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=1152
• Adriano V. Autino — How to make the 2030 SDGs sustainable — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=1781
• Kiran Gautam — Space science technology and sustainable civilian development — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=2481
• Pascale Ehrenfreund — Space exploration, an international endeavour — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=2955
• Agata Kptpdziejczyk — Analog missions for sustainable civilian development — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=3572
• Armin Wedler — AI-powered vehicles for humanitarian help deployment — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=4405
• Ioana-Roxana Perrier — Training the future space sceintists, engingineers and explorers — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=5461
• Serena Crotti — Space on Earth — Design of a trasnportable base for Space mission simulations on Earth — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=6333
• Bernard Foing — Space4All Researchers, Astronauts and Entrepreneurs — https://youtu.be/XQVHVkn3CiM?t=8738

Oct 5, 2022

A new process can make plastics more environmentally friendly

Posted by in categories: chemistry, sustainability

An upcycling method changes the most widely produced plastic into the second most widely produced plastic, making it more sustainable.

A new technique has been developed by scientists that transforms polyethylene (PE), the most widely produced plastic, into polypropylene (PP), the second most produced plastic.

Upcycling plastic efficiently to eliminate waste

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Oct 5, 2022

The “Pore Space” Race Has Begun

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

The energy industry is looking to carbon capture and sequestration to mitigate climate change. That means finding lots of pore space.

They will need thousands of these underground sites to store tens of millions of tons of CO2 to help mitigate climate change.

Oct 5, 2022

As winters warm, nutrient pollution threatens 40 percent of US

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

Scientists are ringing alarm bells about a significant new threat to U.S. water quality: as winters warm due to climate change, they are unleashing large amounts of nutrient pollution into lakes, rivers, and streams.

The first-of-its-kind national study finds that previously frozen nutrient pollution—unlocked by rising and rainfall—is putting at risk in 40% of the contiguous U.S., including over 40 states.

Nutrient runoff into rivers and lakes—from phosphorus and nitrogen in fertilizers, manure, , and more—has affected quality for decades. However, most research on nutrient runoff in snowy climates has focused on the growing season. Historically, and a continuous snowpack froze nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous in place until the watershed thawed in the spring, when plants could help absorb excess nutrients.

Oct 4, 2022

Can hi-tech fish farming replace traditional agriculture?

Posted by in categories: food, sustainability

Biologist Roni Hochman Sussman explains how aquaculture could become the most sustainable and efficient way of feeding the globe’s rapidly increasing population.

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