Study shows human-induced climate change is affecting hurricane severity

Read the full story from Stony Brook University.

A study that analyzed the entire 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season — in conjunction with human activity that affects climate change — found that hourly hurricane rainfall totals were up to 10 percent higher compared to hurricanes that took place in the pre-industrial (1850) era. Led by Kevin A. Reed, an associate professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University, the study findings, which are published in Nature Communications, are another indicator of the effect of climate change on rainfall totals.

Walmart launches Circular Connector

Read the full story at Drug Store News.

Circular Connector is an online tool that is intended to bridge the gap between companies searching for more sustainable packaging ideas and those that offer them.

An examination of sustainable adhesives

Read the full story at Azo Materials.

Growing global environmental concerns and the desire to limit the dependency on non-renewable mineral resources has stimulated the development of cost-effective and renewable adhesives as alternatives to conventional glues, sealants, and other bonding compounds.

Making food production more sustainable — what does it mean?

Read the full story in Forbes.

There is conclusive science that shows that excessive tillage, leaving the soil bare (instead of using cover crops) and excessive use of nitrogen and other fertilizers are creating a lot of emissions. Here, we come to a natural question—can these emissions be avoided in the first place?

How a breakthrough in geothermal could change our energy grid

Read the video transcript at Grist.

Newberry Volcano — the largest volcano in the Pacific Northwest — is the site of an experiment that’s aiming for a breakthrough in geothermal energy. 

Using data science to uncover the work of women in science

Read the full story in Smithsonian Magazine.

Scientists’ personal papers often offer key insights into a scientist’s goals and character. Without them, digital curator Dr. Elizabeth Harmon must act as a detective.

Sustainability in the meat industry: a top theme at IFFA 2022

Read the full story at Meat Management.

Sustainability is a catalyst for change and innovation in the meat industry. The industry is responding with technological innovations, but also with fundamental corporate commitments to sustainable solutions.

Organic Valley launches program to reach carbon neutrality without carbon offsets

Read the full story at Dairy Reporter.

During a panel of climate experts, farmers, and food brands at Natural Products Expo West, US dairy company Organic Valley announced the launch of a program to reach carbon neutrality through a new carbon insetting program.

Scientists estimate invasive insects will kill 1.4 million US street trees by 2050

Read the full story from the British Ecological Society.

A new study estimates that over the next 30 years, 1.4 million street trees will be killed by invasive insects, costing over 900 million dollars to replace.

As the US rushes after the minerals for the energy transition, a 150-year-old law allows mining companies free rein on public lands

Read the full story at Inside Climate News.

The Mining Law of 1872 lets miners pay no royalties for the precious minerals they dig from federal land and requires no restraints on their activities.