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Cooling Tower Air Purifier Curbs Airborne Bacteria – Environment

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(NewsUSA) – Contaminated air from the cooling towers that top most large buildings is not a new problem, but the focus on clean air in outdoor as well as indoor spaces has new urgency in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Cooling towers often use local water sources for......

Outsmarting Squirrels at The Birdfeeder, The Natural Way – Environment

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(NewsUSA) – Covid-19 caused us all to spend much more time at home, reconnecting with a welcomed resurgence of simple pleasures and fundamental pursuits, which were nearly lost in our frenzied day-to-day lives, prior to the pandemic. Board games, puzzles and baking bread became the new norm and an interest......

ESG will create financial bubbles just like crypto, banking body CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Financial bubbles will form as investors scramble to make deals in the sustainability space, according to Tim Adams, the president and CEO of the Institute of International Finance. Speaking during a panel at CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum on Thursday, Adams......

Scientists turn durian waste into bandages — and the internet has questions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A durian’s soft, yellow flesh inside its thorny green husk seen at a shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mohd Rasfan | AFP | Getty Images Some love it, while others loathe it. Durians are banned on all public transportation in......

Getting the Waste Out of Beauty Salons and Spas – Infographic

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(NewsUSA) – Remember the pile of hair on the salon floor when you finally got your first real haircut after coronavirus restrictions were eased? Even in normal times, the beauty industry creates more than 877 pounds of waste every single minute when you combine all the hair clippings, color tubes,......

Carbon offsets are imperfect but necessary and the market needs to grow fast, says B of A exec

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bruce Forster | Stone | Getty Images Companies and governments are racing to release pledges and commitments to decarbonize. Those goals mean the markets for carbon offsets need to get massively bigger and more standardized very quickly. So says Karen......

U.S. government agency in charge of financial stability weighs in on climate change risks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens as U.S. President Joe Biden holds a meeting with business leaders and CEOs about the debt limit at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Treasury Department’s......

The Future of Manufacturing is Local – Business

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(NewsUSA) – Ongoing news reports of global supply chain challenges highlight the need for improvements and changes in the manufacturing infrastructure. A report by McKinsey & Company describes sustainable infrastructure as “resilient to climate change, socially inclusive, technologically advanced, productive, and flexible.” What do these kinds of changes mean for......

What to expect as Education Department gets ready to resume student loan payments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images In March 2020, the U.S. Department of Education offered the millions of Americans with student loans the option of pressing the pause button......

Tesla delivered 241,300 vehicles in the third quarter, topping expectations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tesla delivered 241,300 electric vehicles during the third quarter of 2021, the company reported Saturday. The quarter’s deliveries topped expectations. Analysts predicted that Tesla would deliver around 220,900 electric cars during this period, according to estimates compiled by StreetAccount as of......

Why California is shutting down its last nuclear plant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California on March 17, 2011. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images California is......

El Salvador just started mining bitcoin with volcanoes for the first time ever – and they’ve already made $269

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here El Salvador has mined 0.00599179 bitcoin, or about $269, with power harnessed from a volcano. President Nayib Bukele – who has banked his political future on a nationwide bitcoin experiment – tweeted early Friday morning that this is the country’s......

Nobel Peace Prize: Is this Greta Thunberg’s year?

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By Nora Buli, Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced just three weeks before world leaders gather for a climate summit that scientists say could determine the future of the planet, one reason why prize watchers say this could be the year of Greta Thunberg.......

Microsoft climate head says planting trees won’t be enough to remove CO2 from the air

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Charred trunks are seen on a tract of Amazon jungle, that was recently burned by loggers and farmers, in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. Ueslei Marcelino | Reuters The current race to address carbon emissions is driving companies to......

UK energy titan SSE says low wind, driest conditions in 70 years hit renewable generation

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A wind turbine photographed in, Camelford, Cornwall, at sunset. Ashley Cooper | Corbis | Getty Images Energy giant SSE said that its renewable assets produced 32% less power than expected between April 1 and September 22 thanks to historically dry......

‘We need to talk to China,’ Europe’s climate chief says ahead of COP26

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — International leaders need to talk to China and convince the nation to implement concrete steps toward de-carbonization, the EU’s climate chief told CNBC Tuesday ahead the COP26 climate summit in November. China announced earlier this month that it......

Amazon just revealed its first home robot — here’s what it’s like to use it

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amazon Astro home robot Todd Haselton | CNBC Amazon announced its long-rumored $999 Astro home robot on Tuesday. I had a chance to check it out in a demo with Amazon last week and wanted to share a few thoughts......

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