Argonne-led study insights help to reduce degradation in fuel cells and extend lifetime

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The dissolution of platinum occurs at the atomic and molecular scale during exposure to the highly corrosive environment in fuel cells.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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The resulting changes in the size, composition and distribution of the world’s population have important consequences for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the globally agreed targets for improving economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment. The world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to a new United Nations report.

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New maps give Europeans close-up picture of air pollution from diffuse sources

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New online maps published by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in close cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre, allow citizens to pinpoint the main diffuse sources of air pollution, such as transport and aviation. High levels of ammonia emissions harm the environment by contributing to soil and freshwater acidification and eutrophication. Serbia started reporting to the E-PRTR in 2011.

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Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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Globally, a majority of those surveyed say that AVs will be easier, more comfortable safer, more relaxing, more economical, more enjoyable, and friendlier to the environment. Although there is widespread interest in autonomous vehicles (AVs), the US—one of the largest auto markets in the world—expresses higher levels of resistance than most nations, according to a new study by Ipsos, a leading global market research firm.

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