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When seen from above, it looks like a brush of beige swirled across the dark blue waters of the Sea of Marmara. Up close, it resembles a creamy, gelatinous blanket of quicksand. Now scientists are warning that the substance, known as sea snot, is on the rise as a result of global heating.
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President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.
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Joseph Kelly has an easy fix to climate crisis — and he’ll take down anyone who tries to stop him from selling it to you.
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Michelin says its goal of “achieving 40% sustainable materials (of renewable or recycled origin) by 2030 and 100% by 2050” is one step closer to reality. The French tire giant has successfully tested a plastic recycling technology by French biochemistry company Carbios that can be used in tire production.
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Two-thirds of financial advisers are investing more of their clients’ money in dedicated ESG fund propositions compared to this time last year, according to research from FE fundinfo.
The 2021 Financial Adviser Survey found that just 1% are choosing to invest less in ESG options.
And the driving force behind the change seems to be coming from the clients.
Last year, interest in ESG strategies came from a combination of investor demand and institutional sales pressure.
This year, however, 73% of advisers report that their clients are more interested in ESG investing compared with 2020.
And the rising demand shows little indication of slowing, with 76% of advisers believing that their clients will have more than a quarter of their portfolios invested in environmental, social and governance strategies within the next five years.
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Regulations on decontaminating former meth labs vary across federal and state governments.
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The largest geothermal energy system implemented at the university so far went online in April, at the Campus Instructional Facility (CIF) ahead of its opening this coming fall. The CIF system is the fifth geothermal installation at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and can provide 135 tons of heating and/or cooling, twice as much as the next most recent geothermal installation on campus property.
Located at the southeast corner of Springfield Avenue and Wright Street in Urbana, the $75M CIF is a state-of-the-art 122,000 gross square foot facility that will support The Grainger College of Engineering’s transformative learning and teaching environments. The geothermal system comprises 40 vertical borehole exchange loops in the adjacent Bardeen Quadrangle and has enough capacity to handle the energy needed for approximately 30 American homes.
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It’s been 17 years since we last heard the sound of the Brood X cicada. Any day now, trillions of them will emerge out of the ground in parts of the eastern and Midwestern United States. It’s a wonder of nature that we get to witness once every 17 years.
Now, cicadas and Brood X have been an inspiration to researchers well beyond the world of entomology. Below, we’ve got three stories on the remarkable things humankind has learned from these insects.