pollution

batteriesBattery made directly from power plant captured carbon dioxide

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MIT has made a battery partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is currently highly challenging, this battery could continuously convert carbon dioxide into a …

environmentFirst Ocean Cleanup System will begin operations in a few weeks and sixty systems will remove 50% of ocean plastic within 5 years

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After six months of assembly, the System 001 Ocean Cleanup system is officially complete. The cleanup system will start to be towed in two days by the Maersk Launcher. The system (floater, skirt and stabilizers) were transferred into the lagoon …

europeSwedrop Disposable Stormwater filter

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Purifying stormwater, at the source, in the stormwater drain, is the most elegant solution to a growing problem for communities and property. Swedrop is a disposable filter which floats in the standing water of the stormwater drain. The filter extracts …

materialsHarmful plastic straw bans versus actual ocean cleanup technology

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Banning plastic straws and plastic bags are justified to as part of a solution to plastic in the oceans and reduction of landfill. Even advocates admit that these regulations will not solve the ocean problem. Straw bans are intended as …

chinaChina putting controlling financial risk, reducing poverty and curbing pollution over GDP growth

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China is willing to accept some weakness in GDP growth to focus on making strides in the next three years around three priorities. The priorities are * controlling financial risk * reducing poverty * curbing pollution China will clean-up of …

agricultureChina spending $100 billion to start addressing severe water pollution

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China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with a projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan (US$100.2 billion). The projects were devised as part of a 2015 action plan to treat and prevent water …

deathsLancet report indicates 9 million pollution deaths per year and $4.6 trillion per year in damage

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For decades, pollution and its harmful effects on people’s health, the environment, and the planet have been neglected both by Governments and the international development agenda. Yet, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world …

brazilFifth generation russian sub will combine strategic nuclear and multi-purpose qualities

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The fifth-generation Husky-class nuclear-powered submarine will be maximally standardized to combine the qualities of multi-purpose and strategic nuclear submarines said Alexei Rakhmanov, President of the United Ship-building Corporation. The new submarine, according to Rakhamov, “will be distinguished by its weapons,” …

canadaSuccessful Development of a High-Temperature Superconducting Magnet for Next-Generation Flywheels

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The Railway Technical Research Institute (hereinafter called “RTRI”) and Furukawa Electric have been the first in the world to succeed at the development of a high-temperature superconducting magnet for large flywheels, using the second generation high-temperature superconducting wires manufactured by …

broad groupBrian Wang interviewed by Motherboard for nuclear fusion energy article

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Brian Wang was interviewed by Sam Roudman of Motherboard for an article on nuclear fusion. Amongst the most secretive and best-financed is Tri-Alpha energy. They’ve released nothing more than a Powerpoint, but have raised somewhere over $140 million from the …