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Recycling Greenhouse Gases with Biotechnology

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Biological production of acetone and isopropanol by gas fermentation captures more carbon than it releases. The Science Acetone and isopropanol are important chemicals for industry. They are used to produce materials from jet fuel to solvents to detergents to plastics. Currently, industry produces these two chemicals from petroleum using processes that release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Researchers have…

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Identifying Global Poverty From Space

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Newswise — Despite successes in reducing poverty globally in the last two decades, almost one billion people are still living without access to reliable and affordable electricity, which in turn negatively affects health and welfare, and impedes sustainable development. Knowing where these people are is crucial if aid and infrastructure are to reach them. A new IIASA-led study proposes a…

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SeaWorld Surpasses 40,000 Animal Rescues Underscoring the Ongoing Need to Help Sick, Injured and Orphaned Animals

Rescue and rehabilitation are a vital first step in species preservation Dozens of species, including many threatened and endangered animals, have been helped by SeaWorld since 1965 One of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world, SeaWorld has rescue and rehabilitation operations located at each of its three parks SeaWorld is a professionally accredited zoo and expertise from 50+…

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Toyota, NEEF and P2 Team Up on Pollinator Friendly Places Project

Partnership will enhance 26,000 acres of pollinator habitat over the next five years PLANO, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Pollinators put food on our tables. One out of every three bites we eat comes to us courtesy of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, flower flies, beetles and bats. Today, Toyota is donating $400,000 to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and the Pollinator Partnership…

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New earthquake assessments available to strengthen preparedness in Europe

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Newswise — During the 20th century, earthquakes in Europe accounted for more than 200,000 deaths and over 250 billion Euros in losses. Comprehensive earthquake hazard and risk assessments are crucial to reducing the effects of catastrophic earthquakes because earthquakes cannot be prevented nor precisely predicted. An international team of European seismologists, geologists, and engineers, with leading support of members from…

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Bryan Cranston Announced as Voice of New Yosemite Immersive Virtual Reality Experience

Oscar-Nominated Actor and Native Californian Joins Immersive Experience Celebrating Inspirational National Park NEW YORK  /PRNewswire/ —  CityLights, a leader in virtual reality specializing in bringing immersive cinematic storytelling to broader audiences, today announced that Oscar-nominated actor, Bryan Cranston, has signed on to voice its upcoming project, “Experience Yosemite.” Cranston, who is most known for his Golden Globe and Emmy winning performance…

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New Study Could Help Reduce Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers use knowledge-guided machine learning to boost accuracy of agricultural nitrous oxide predictions Newswise — MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL — A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has significantly improved the performance of numerical predictions for agricultural nitrous oxide emissions. The first-of-its-kind knowledge-guided machine learning model is 1,000 times faster than current systems and could significantly reduce…

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SeaWorld Celebrates World Penguin Day, Provides World-Class Animal Care to Nine Penguin Species

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SeaWorld is committed to penguin conservation as 13 of the 18 species are considered threatened or endangered The only location in the Western Hemisphere to house Emperor penguins is SeaWorld San Diego where guests can see them up close and learn more As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, SeaWorld participates in the Species Survival Plan…

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HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP AFFILIATES JOIN CLIMATE GROUP’S RE100, AIMING TO EXPAND RENEWABLES USAGE

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Four Hyundai Motor Group affiliates, including Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation, Hyundai Mobis and Hyundai Wia, to join RE100 initiatives The Group aims to transition to 100% renewable energy between 2040 and 2050 Other affiliates, including Hyundai Transys, Hyundai Kefico and Hyundai Partecs, agree with purpose and aim of RE100, aligning with the Group’s commitment  SEOUL – Hyundai Motor Group (the…

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Nuclear expert cautions against unfamiliar new nuclear age

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Newswise — High-tech advances in weapons technologies and a return of ‘great power nuclear politics’, risk the world ‘sleepwalking’ into a nuclear age vastly different from the established order of the Cold War, according to new research undertaken at the University of Leicester. Andrew Futter, Professor of International Politics at the University of Leicester, makes the warning in a research…

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