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This Is Why You Don’t Take Money From Oil Companies For Your Schools

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When Chevron, or Phillips 66, or ExxonMobil or E&B oil companies give schools and nonprofits funding money they do it for one reason only.

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U Toronto study measures GDI emissions in urban near-road environment

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A study of emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles in an urban near-road environment in Toronto over a wide range of weather conditions (February 2014 to January 2015) found that—other than for NO x and CO—the GDI engines had elevated emissions compared to the Toronto fleet. —Zimmerman et al. Resources.

2016 26

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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The latest news on global warming could not be worse. “ Civilization is at risk ,” they warned. But no one is listening.

Saint Jean Carbon building a high performance lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material

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Saint Jean Carbon Inc., a carbon science company engaged in the design and build of energy storage carbon materials, and a battery manufacturing partner will build a high-powered full-scale lithium-ion battery with recycled/upcycled material from an electric car power pack and upcycled anode material from Saint Jean Carbon.

2016 41

Ford’s first mass-produced carbon fiber wheels

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Carbon Revolution first began delivering composite wheels in 2004 for Formula SAE campaigns. Fuel Efficiency Materials Weight reduction

Fraunhofer researchers develop carbon nanotube thin film heater for EVs

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The heating concept is based on a film that is coated with a very thin layer of conductive carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Fraunhofer IPA.

2015 30

LowCVP 2014 Low Carbon Champions award winners revealed

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Winners of the annual LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards were announced last night at a packed gala dinner hosted by Cenex LCV in Milton Keynes.

2014 24

Argonne researchers developing multifunctional farm landscapes balancing economy, bioenergy and environment

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In collaboration with the farming community of the Indian Creek Watershed in central Illinois, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are finding ways to meet three agrarian land management objectives simultaneously: maximizing a farmer’s production; growing feedstock for bioenergy; and protecting the environment. Resources.

DOE Joint Genome Institute approves 41 projects for 2012 Community Sequencing Program; climate, environment and bioenergy feedstocks

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The Dangl team seeks to apply the genetic and genomic information toward applications in bioenergy and carbon cycling research. Additionally, the microbes in this environment may offer insight into bioremediation applications for cold ecosystems. Microbial ecology and genomics of carbon-storing bacteria in rhizosphere soils.

Black carbon is a much larger cause of climate change than previously assessed; about twice previous estimates, and 2/3 the effect of CO2

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Schematic overview of the primary black-carbon emission sources and the processes that control. Black carbon emissions and abundance.

New safety test environment for high-speed flywheels for energy storage systems; new high-speed imaging techniques

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FlySafe test environment. The FlySafe project is investigating the potential failure mechanisms and behaviors of high-speed flywheel systems.

Study finds automobile tires are a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes to the environment

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A new study by researchers from Stockholm University concludes that automobile tires may be a potential previously unknown source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes—a type of high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)—to the environment. 35% reinforcing agents/fillers such as carbon black or silica; and 15?20%

Hanyang/BMW team develops high-energy density Li-ion battery with carbon-nanotube-Si composite anode and NCM concentration gradient cathode

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report on their work is published in the RSC journal Energy & Environmental Science. Energy density of different LIBs. Lee et al. Click to enlarge.

2016 35

New inventory of black carbon emissions from China finds 2007 levels higher than previously reported

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The paper by researchers from Peking University and Environment Canada appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. 2050).

2007 20

EV use helping to drive ‘One Tonne Life’ target

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Volvo c30 carbon emissions cut electric car environment Lindell On Tonne Life useMore than half way through the experimental One Tonne Life project and the Lindell family has already reduced their emissions by a staggering 64 per cent. The house features state-of-the-art insulation and ventilation [.].

2011 30

Huntington Ingalls delivers 900-ton carbon composite deckhouse for new destroyer

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The deckhouse, according to the company, is one of the largest carbon composite structures yet built. The deckhouse and hangar take full advantage of the properties of carbon fiber materials and balsa wood cores. When cured, the composite structure is as strong as steel but requires little maintenance and is very lightweight. Brief

Carbon Core of next-gen BMW 7 Series helps reduce sedan’s weight by up to 130 kg; remote control parking

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At its heart is a body structure with a Carbon Core based on the transfer of technology from the development of the BMW i models. Carbon cores.

2015 43

SEI study outlines risks to global low-carbon technology push

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A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) finds that recent progress in developing and deploying low carbon technology is fragile, and advises that policy support must be stabilized globally to maintain momentum. Great strides have been taken in the industrial development of low-carbon technologies. Resources.

NSF and JST launch joint program Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society; focus on energy and environment

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Conceptual sketch of future metabolomics challenges and opportunities from May 2010 NSF-JST workshop on metabolomics. Click to enlarge. Resources.

MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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In that work, the carbon structures were more complex but only had about 70% void space. Energy Environ. Source: Mitchell et al.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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Besides all the damage to Hermosa’s health, environment, safety and quality of life the drilling for oil in their 1.4

2013 21

Al Muratsuchi Votes To Kill Community Choice Then Finds Out He Was Duped & Calls Me To Apologize

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This political primary season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. What could I say? Very few other elected officials have the balls to do so.

EPA report to Congress finds a strong scientific and technical foundation for mitigating black carbon emissions

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—Report to Congress on Black Carbon. Report to Congress on Black Carbon. Black carbon Climate Change Emissions Policy

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Skeleton Technologies introduces SkelCap Series ultracapacitors with very high power and energy densities; carbide-derived carbons

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The basis behind the new generation of ultracapacitor devices is Skeleton’s patented carbide-derived carbon (CDC) SkeletonC material, which enables the modification of pore size and structure at the single nanometer level. Carbides are compounds composed of carbon and a less electronegative element (e.g., silicon carbide, SiC).

2012 23

Carbon-offset insurance company criticised over ‘misleading’ ad

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Industry regulator, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints that that a TV and internet advertising campaign proclaiming that the insurance company could ‘offset 100 per cent’ of its customers’ cars carbon emissions could not be substantiated. Parent company.

2009 19

OSU team demonstrates Coal-Direct Chemical Looping for more efficient and low carbon coal heat release

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An Ohio State University team has demonstrated the successful operation of Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL)—which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide is separated and can be recycled or sequestered for storage.

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Peking University team develops method for modeling historical global black carbon emissions from motor vehicles with reduced uncertainty

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Researchers at Peking University have developed a new methodology to model black carbon (BC) emissions from diesel and gasoline motor vehicles. Black carbon is a key short-lived climate change forcer ( earlier post ) and motor vehicles are important sources of BC in the environment. Black carbon EmissionsClick to enlarge.

2006 13

U Mich poll finds support for carbon tax grows when revenue fuels renewable energy

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A carbon tax with revenues used to fund renewable energy programs gained support from 60 percent of Americans, according to a University of Michigan poll. The survey also found: A revenue-neutral carbon tax, in which all tax revenue would be returned to the public as a rebate check, received 58% support. Brief

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3D porous germanium-carbon composite particles as ultra-high rate anode for Li-ion batteries

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A team from Chonnam National University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a 3D nanoarchitecture of germanium (Ge) coated with carbon (3D-Ge/C) for use as ultra-high rate anodes for Li-ion batteries. Energy Environ. The 3D-Ge/C shows excellent cyclability: almost 86.8% —Ngo et al.

Carbon capture and storage could increase emissions

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There has been much criticism of the government’s recent decision to pull the funding on the Longannet carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland, but according to a new study from the European Environment Agency (EEA), the technology behind such schemes could actually cause the emissions of some pollutants to increase.

Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. That’s What Happens When YOU’RE the Jackass driving 140 Miles An Hour Totally Toasted. So be it.

South Bay Parents Welcome Mexican Drug Cartel Funding For Local Schools’ DARE Program

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Volkswagen and Audi launch sustainability programs for US introduction of e-Golf BEV and A3 e-tron PHEV; carbon offsets with 3Degrees and solar energy

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These begin with an investment in carbon reduction projects via a partnership with 3Degrees to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution and from the estimated emissions produced from keeping the vehicle charged through the initial 36,000 miles of its life. 3Degrees and carbon offsets. Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Environment Canada study finds vehicle exhaust a significant source of isocyanic acid; suggests consideration of new emission standard

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Researchers at Environment Canada have found that vehicle exhaust is a significant source of isocyanic acid (HNCO), a toxic gaseous acid that is a product of various forms of combustion and a potential health concern. HNCO and its aqueous anion isocyanate (CNO ? —Wentzell et al. In the reported study, Wentzell et al. functional group.

Québec gives green light to carbon market; linkage with California

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By adopting this regulatory amendment, Québec has taken a major step in pursuing the deployment of further action within the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) to create an extensive carbon market in North America. —Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Yves-François Blanchet. states join the market.

Free Earth Day Movie Friday, April 22, in Manhattan Beach

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From my great friends, Carolyn Miller and Transition South Bay L.A. and Sona Kalapura and the green city of Manhattan Beach.

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Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

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carbon producers climate change environment Environmental Politics fossil fuels Sustainability extreme weather floods global warming Hell and High Water Jackass Joe Romm record temperatures Ryan Dunn wildfiresYou Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. So he’s got that going for him now. So be it. Why put a harsh on your mellow?

Harmonizing Low Carbon Fuel Standards

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—Low Carbon Fuel Standard 2011 Program Review Report. The California LCFS regulation, which went in to effect on 15 April 2010, targets a reduction of the carbon intensity (CI), on a full-fuel lifecycle basis, of transportation fuels (measured in gCO 2 e/MJ) used in California by an average of 10% by the year 2020. Oregon.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . Maddening.

Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

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You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. . Maddening.