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How Buildings Contribute to Urban Heating during Heat Waves

A bottom-up approach quantifies the contributions of human-caused heating from building energy The Science Previous research has found that heat waves and urban heat island effects reinforce each other’s effects. These heat islands are concentrations of buildings, paved areas, and other surfaces that absorb and retain heat. Emissions of heat from buildings are an important part of this heat island…

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Avatar Against Food Waste

A digital twin for citrus fruits Newswise — On the way from the place of production to the consumer’s plate, about one third of all food worldwide spoils. One reason is unfavorable storage conditions along production and supply chains, including suboptimal storage at home. Researchers at Empa’s Biomimetical Membranes and Textiles laboratory in St. Gallen have been working for some…

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Washington Wine Country Adds Rocky Reach American Viticulture Area

ORONDO, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Rocky Pond Estate Winery, the Washington producer crafting wines from their breathtaking sustainably farmed riverside and lakeside vineyards in the Columbia River Valley, recently received good news when their Flagship Double D Vineyard and Rocky Reach Estate Vineyard received approval by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Rocky Reach will be Washington’s twentieth AVA. “We are extremely…

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ZEGAMA, 30,000 PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS SUPPORTING THE WORLD’S BEST TRAIL RUNNERS

29 MAY 2022, Start 9am, 42 KM, 2,736 M elevation gain ZEGAMA, Spain /PRNewswire/ — After being cancelled for two years due to Covid, Zegama, the most mythical of mountain marathons, is back. Whilst the best trail runners on the planet gathered in the Basque Country to compete over 42 kilometres and 2,700 metres of elevation gain, 30,000 hugely excited Basque supporters were encouraging them from the…

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