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Addressing Our Worldwide Issues With Mother Nature

  Addressing Our Worldwide Issues With Mother Nature By Carolyn Hansen As humans, we have a tendency towards complacency. We get comfortable in our routines and habits and begin ignoring signs and signals that something in our personal lives is off-balance and requires attention. It may be our health, our finances, our social life, our home life, our business, or…

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Using Fog to Suppress Dust: An Effective but Affordable Approach to Dust Control

OSAKA, Japan — Fog systems to improve the work environment and control air pollution in coal storage yards and steel mills H. IKEUCHI & CO., LTD., a leading manufacturer of industrial spray nozzles, headquartered in Japan, has begun full-scale sales of effective but affordable dust suppression systems that capture airborne dust particles and suppress dust from becoming airborne. This is achieved by…

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U.S. high-tide flooding breaks records

high-tide flooding

Damaging flooding is predicted to be common along most coasts by 2030 Coastal communities across the U.S. saw record-setting high-tide flooding last year, forcing residents to deal with flooded shorelines, streets, and basements — a trend that is expected to continue into 2022 and beyond without improved flood defenses, according to a new NOAA report. High waters are affecting coastal…

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WHO and UN partners’ compendium of 500 actions aims to reduce diseases from environmental factors and save lives

  Almost 25% of deaths worldwide could be prevented if the actions in the compendium were fully implemented Friday, 3 September 2021 – WHO, UNDP, UNEP and UNICEF have partnered to create a new compendium of 500 actions aimed at reducing death and diseases driven by environmental risk factors, the first such resource to unite this expertise from across the…

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AWE Industries Develops Water Solution to Address California’s Water Crisis

California Water Crisis

  Technology Uses Wind to Provide Water with No Negative Environmental Impact LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Given the current water crisis in California and impact that it has on municipalities, farmland, and developers, people are looking for answers. AWE Industries has the solution. Based on years of development and testing, AWE (Atmospheric Water Extractor) Industries has developed a system capable of producing…

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Helping farmers to reduce GHGs and improve resiliency to climate change

Climate

SHERBROOKE, QC – Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, launched a call for proposals for the On-Farm Climate Action Fund, a new fund under Agricultural Climate Solutions. Starting this year and until 2024, the $200-million Fund will provide direct support to farmers to adopt beneficial management practices that store carbon and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in three target…

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NASA at Your Table: Where Food Meets Methane

Methane Emission

Methane Emissions Today, human sources are responsible for 60% of global methane emissions, coming primarily  from the burning of fossil fuels, decomposition in landfills and the agriculture sector. Nearly a quarter of methane emissions can be attributed to agriculture, much of which is from raising livestock. Rice cultivation and food waste are also important sources of agricultural methane, as nearly a third of…

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Pacific Quest Partners with Cool Effect for Reduced Carbon Footprint.

HILO, Hawaii — Paicific Quest has partnered with Cool Effect to offset a carbon footprint of over 200 tonnes annually. Cool Effect is a 501c non-profit organization that partners with private and public entities, including 3M, American Airlines, and Sales Force, to offset operational carbon emissions. Cool Effect funds novel emission reduction projects around the world, and provides a transparent, measureable and efficient operation–with 90%…

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Seeing the Sun in a New Light

Innovative observations of the solar corona could improve space weather forecasts Using a NOAA telescope in a novel way, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) working in NCEI captured the first-ever images of dynamics in the sun’s elusive middle corona. The observations, from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) on NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite, reveal how the middle corona…

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