Dürr builds high automation paint shop for Ford in Mexico

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It makes clever use of local climatic conditions, targets modern technology, the latest digital solutions, and high painting quality. The system allows for paint separation without the use of water or chemicals.

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US DOI report highlights impacts of climate change on Western water resources

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Projected median temperature change in °F (of 112 climate projections) over the Western United States, 2070–2099 relative to 1950–1979. The US Department of the Interior released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control, and fish and wildlife in the western United States. SECURE Water Act Report. Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Water

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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Our environmental track record and continual efforts to help our customers build more sustainable communities played a major role in our decision to use renewable diesel in our fleet.

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Hyundai Motor and Kia collaborate with Next Hydrogen to develop advanced alkaline water electrolysis system

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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada-based Next Hydrogen Corporation, a specialist in water electrolysis technology and a subsidiary of Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc., Under the agreement, the companies will jointly develop an alkaline water electrolysis system and its related stack for the purpose of generating green hydrogen economically and exploring new business opportunities and technological applications.

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Can Earth's Digital Twins Help Us Navigate the Climate Crisis?

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Powerful climate models have helped dispel any uncertainty about the scale of the climate crisis the world faces. But these models are large global simulations that can't tell us much about how climate change will impact our daily lives or how to respond at a local level. Now chipmaker Nvidia has committed to building the world's most powerful supercomputer dedicated to modeling climate change. Climate change Digital twin Machine learning Modeling

Protected: Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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HYBRIT JV planning to begin building demo plant for fossil-free steel in 2023

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The choice of location will have a major impact on future competitiveness and climate benefits. We want to build the plant in Norrbotten. The byproduct of using fossil-free electricity and hydrogen in steelmaking, instead of coke and coal, will be water instead of carbon dioxide.

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Tesla submits its application to build batteries at Giga Berlin

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Tesla has officially submitted amended application documents to build electric vehicle battery cells at its German production plant, Giga Berlin. Tesla also outlined a r eduction in planned water consumption at the plant.

Manhattan Beach, The South Bay’s Greenest City

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The Creative Greenius says you can now expect a bold United States policy on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a rapid shift away from carbon-based fuels to renewables and a science-based approach to water policy and other critical resources. It’s all coming eight years later than it should, but the Climate Change Calvary has now arrived and they’re riding hard and fast. The drought is causing the city to push water conservation and discuss possible penalties.

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Changes in Climate and Water Availability Adding Stress and Costs to Global Electricity Sector

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Nearly all electric utilities claim climate change is threatening power outages, higher costs and changes in usage as demand for power grows in response to new requirements such as electric vehicles, increased cooling during warmer summer months and rapid urbanization, according to a new Acclimatise global report, backed by IBM. However, less than a third claimed to undertake any financial or quantified evaluation to the impact of climate change on their business.

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Geely invests in Carbon Recycling Intl.; vehicles fueled by methanol from CO2, water and renewable energy

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This investment will build on our existing methanol technology, facilitating even more valuable solutions and helping to propel this part of our business in China. Geely’s CRI investment and work with renewable methanol is similar to the approach Audi is taking with its own e-fuels projects—producing very low carbon liquid or gaseous fuels using only renewable energy, water and CO 2. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) China Climate Change Fuels Methanol

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EU researchers develop innovative energy-efficient climate control system for electric vehicles; XERIC

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EU-funded researchers have developed an innovative climate control system (CCS) that extends the range of electric vehicles while enhancing passenger comfort. Whereas a traditional CCS condenses water, the XERIC system removes water using an innovative and highly compact three-fluid-combined membrane contactor (3F-CMC), which works simultaneously with air plus a desiccant solution and a refrigerant.

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UMD-led study: road salts and other human sources are threatening world’s freshwater supplies

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Kaushal and his team named these cascading effects of introduced salts Freshwater Salinization Syndrome, and it can poison drinking water and cause negative effects on human health, agriculture, infrastructure, wildlife and the stability of ecosystems.

Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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I have seen the future and it looks like a solar-powered greenhouse, a solar-powered pump driving aquaponics, a non-toxic termite treatment for buildings, students growing their own fruits and vegetables on their high school campus irrigated by captured rainwater, and other sustainable practices paid for by grants from corporations with no strings attached. Aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in water) becomes aquaponics when combined.

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Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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Ann Livingston is the Sustainability Coordinator of the county and the woman in charge of their Climate Smart program. They’re already seeing tangible impacts from climate change in Boulder County and the need to cut emissions and use more renewable energy is taken seriously. And she won high praise for the Climate Smart program’s practice of requiring participants to sign a utility bill release so their utility bill’s can be tracked to judge effectiveness.

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US-China Clean Energy Research Center issues $12.5M solicitation to address the energy-water nexus; $50M effort in all

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million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) ( DE-FOA-0001285 ) for a new technical track under the US-China Clean Energy Research Center ( CERC ) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use. The solicitation calls for the formation of a US-based consortium to work with Chinese counterparts to bolster collaborative efforts to help ensure energy, water, and environmental security and combat climate change. term threat of climate change.

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NSF announces $55M toward national research priorities; intersection of food, energy and water systems

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 11 awards totaling $55 million aimed at building research capacity to develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems and to address fundamental questions about the brain. RII Track-2 builds national research strength by initiating collaborations across institutions in two or more EPSCoR jurisdictions. Research at the nexus of food, energy and water.

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Researchers Predict Permafrost Thaw Will Intensify Climate Change More Quickly Than Previously Thought; Melting of Greenland Icesheet Could Drive More Water Than Previously Thought to North American Northeast

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A separate study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), which is being published 29 May in Geophysical Research Letters , concluded that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet this century may drive more water than previously thought toward the already threatened coastlines of New York, Boston, Halifax, and other cities in the northeastern United States and Canada. This would reduce the accumulation of deep, dense water.

KLM, SkyNRG and SHV Energy announce project to build European plant for sustainable aviation fuel: DSL-1

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The facility will run on sustainable hydrogen, which is produced using water and wind energy. The board includes representatives from WWF International, the European Climate Foundation, Solidaridad Network and the University of Groningen. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed itself for a 10-year period to the development and purchase of 75,000 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel a year. KLM is the first airline in the world to invest in sustainable aviation fuel on this scale.

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Nouryon, Tata Steel, Port of Amsterdam to study feasibility of largest green H2 cluster in Europe; 100 MW water electrolysis facility

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The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy—e.g., As a first step, the parties will study the feasibility of a 100 megawatt water electrolysis facility to produce up to 15,000 tons of hydrogen per year as well as oxygen at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden site, near Amsterdam. This partnership builds on our existing initiatives to support the development of a sustainable chemical industry.

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The Curious Case of the Torrance Enivornmental Commission

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And if you’re not an environmentalist in this era of climate crisis, then you have no business being appointed to the Environmental Quality and Energy Saving Commission. If you’re counting on this group to have the perspective, energy or sense of urgency necessary to provide the service the citizens of Torrance need in this time of climate crisis then you’re in trouble. It was obvious she didn’t know the difference between weather and climate.

2009 150

NRC releases report on potential for climate change to pose or to alter security risks for the US over next decade

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A schematic model showing the links between climate events and outcomes of national security concern, highlighting the roles of exposure and vulnerability. The National Research Council of the US has released a report examining the potential for climate change to pose or to alter security risks for the United States over the next ten years. Core features of the climate change situation are known with confidence. Climate change is a global and a long-term phenomenon.

NRC report: US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard need to begin now to prepare for effects of climate change in the Arctic

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In response to the measured and projected effects of climate change, US naval forces—i.e., In response to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the National Research Council appointed a committee operating under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to study the national security implications of climate change for US naval forces. The committee found that even the most moderate current trends in climate, if continued, will present new national security challenges.

Report: sustainable batteries represent the best prospect for meeting Paris climate goals; requires $550B investment over 10 years

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Advances in the production, use and reuse of batteries mean that the technology could become the most significant intervention to keep global warming within the limits set by the Paris Agreement on climate change between now and 2030, according to a new report commissioned by the Global Battery Alliance, a public-private partnership led by the World Economic Forum.

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EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan sees likely increase in tropospheric ozone, with more difficulty in attaining NAAQS in many areas

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Among the many climate-related vulnerabilities that can impact its mission, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites a likely increase in tropospheric ozone pollution as potentially making it more difficult to attain National Ambient Air Quality Standards ( NAAQS ) in many areas with existing ozone problems. The analysis comes in a draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan that the agency has released for public comment. —Draft Climate Change Adaptation plan.

State Department issues Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline: climate change impacts

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The document is a detailed draft technical review of potential environmental impacts associated with the segment of the pipeline in the US, including: impacts from construction, impacts from potential spills, impacts related to climate change, and economic impacts. Aside from the potential construction and spill impacts of the pipeline, the scope of the climate change impacts have become the most contentious and politicized issue surrounding the pipeline.

Cutting Non-CO2 Pollutants Can Delay Abrupt Climate Change; The Fast Action Climate Agenda

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A “fast-action” climate agenda including reducing non-CO 2 climate change agents such as black carbon soot, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), as well as expanding bio-sequestration through biochar production, can forestall fast-approaching abrupt climate changes, according to Nobel Laureate Dr. Mario Molina (Chemistry, 1995) and co-authors in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Climate policy.

Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change. Expanding the Better Buildings Challenge. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change. Providing a toolkit for climate resilience.

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New method details contributions of climate change & natural variability to rapid Arctic ice loss

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The study, from the University of Washington, the University of California Santa Barbara and federal scientists, is published in Nature Climate Change. The paper builds on previous work by Ding and other UW scientists that found changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean have in recent decades created a “hot spot” over Greenland and the Canadian Arctic that has boosted warming in that region.

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Obama and Trudeau put majority of US and Canadian Arctic water off-limits to offshore oil and gas leasing

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US President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau jointly announced sweeping restrictions to offshore oil and gas leasing in the US and Canadian Arctic waters. Obama designated the vast majority of US waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas as indefinitely off limits to offshore oil and gas leasing. It’s uncharted waters.”.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

And what’s working for the Greenius and Mrs. Greenius will work for the rest of America, even the little brain people who aren’t sure if climate change is man-made or not and probably even the Stepford brainwashed pod people who think Al Gore is a bad man. Somehow when they look in the mirror they don’t see the people who are the most responsible for the climate crisis we are now in, but the rest of us see them for who they really are.

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Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

Southern California Edison introduces clean energy proposal to meet state’s climate, air quality goals; >7M EVs (24%) by 2030

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Southern California Edison has proposed an integrated strategic framework for the state of California to meet its ambitious climate and air quality goals. The approach builds upon existing state programs by identifying cost-effective actions to increase clean energy in the electric system and to leverage that clean electricity in the transportation and building sectors to achieve needed emissions reductions.

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President Obama establishes Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, issues executive order

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President Obama today established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The President signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to take a series of steps to make it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to extreme weather and prepare for other impacts of climate change.

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Audi opens power-to-gas facility in Werlte/Emsland; e-gas from water, green electricity and CO2

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Water and oxygen are the only by-products. In return, this plant supplies the highly concentrated CO 2 required as a basic building block for the e-gas. Driving with Audi e-gas is climate-neutral, since the CO 2 generated when the vehicle is driven had been bound previously during the production of the e-gas. At this facility, microorganisms use water (brackish, salt or wastewater) sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce high-purity fuels. Audi’s e-gas plant.

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

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The projects span the globe and the unexplored branches of the tree of life, and promise to yield a better understanding of the interplay between climate, ecosystem and organism. The development of these genetic resources will enable scientists to identify genes that contribute to a number of traits that are essential to develop efficient biomass production including increased stress tolerance, water and nitrogen use efficiency and biomass production.

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Cal Energy Commission adopts report outlining how state transforming transportation system to meet climate goals

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The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals.

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Report: Plastics industry will release more GHGs than coal plants in the US by 2030

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The New Coal: Plastics and Climate Change analyzes data from ten stages of plastics production, usage, and disposal and finds that the US plastics industry is releasing at least 232 million tons of greenhouse gases each year—the equivalent of 116 average-sized coal-fired power plants. This report represents the floor, not the ceiling, of the US plastics industry’s climate impact. Plastics in the Water degrade into GHGs.

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Solar Cycle Linked to Global Climate

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Establishing a key link between the solar cycle and global climate, research led by scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., These results are striking in that they point to a scientifically feasible series of events that link the 11-year solar cycle with ENSO, the tropical Pacific phenomenon that so strongly influences climate variability around the world.

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California ARB and NOAA Collaborating in $20M Research on Interaction of Air Pollution and Climate Change; One Atmosphere Approach

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Schematic diagram of the trade-offs between the implications for regional air quality and global climate change of new policies for management of the atmosphere. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are collaborating in the $20-million CalNex research project to examine the nexus between air pollution and climate change. CalNex 2010 - An Air Quality and Climate Change Field Study in California in 2010.

Five Canadian and developing country teams awarded total of C$12.5M to study climate change adaptation

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million) under the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC). million over five years to study how best to protect people, communities and vital economic sectors, like agriculture and tourism, that are most at risk from the effects of climate change. Their projects and respective team leads are: Coastal Cities at Risk: Building Adaptive Capacity for Managing Climate Change in Coastal Megacities.

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

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change. It’s putting solar thermal hot water systems on the roofs of housing developments for homeless veterans. The latest news on global warming could not be worse.

Alcoa outlines technology roadmap to decarbonize aluminum industry

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The technology also retains all the water from the original feedstock. The process reduces water consumption by up to 35%. These cells are designed to be used as a ‘drop-in’ replacement to retrofit existing smelters or build new ones and can be scaled to other sizes as needed. Climate Change Emissions Manufacturing Market Background MaterialsAlcoa Corp. outlined a technology roadmap to support its vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future.