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The Washington Post
– Sep 23, 10:23 AM
Few coastal zones in the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast have remained untouched. Nearly 90 percent of these U.S. shores have been under a tropical storm or hurricane advisory in 2020 with a record 9 storms making landfall (tied with 1916).
Bill PugsleyAs of Sept. 23, with more than two months left in hurricane season, the Atlantic had already spit out 23 named storms — roughly double its long-term average for an entire season.
Global governments and major polluters must take urgent action to develop technologies which can capture and store carbon emissions or it will be “virtually impossible” for the world to meet its climate targets, according to the…
Bill PugsleyThe alliance plans to trial new technology to capture and store carbon emissions from the factory and power plant flues and also hopes to use carbon capture while breaking down natural gas to create hydrogen
Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg Wind and solar power are the main focus in the fight against climate change, but there are sources of greenhouse gases they can't clean up. Manufacturing steel, cement and chemicals has traditionally required…
A team of researchers from Canada, Iran and the U.S. has found that the frequency of combined droughts and heatwaves has increased substantially in the western U.S. over the past half-century. In their paper published in the journal Science…
SARS-CoV-2 is found in feces, but in almost all cases, it does not appear to be infectious. The virus has been found on toilet surfaces in patient rooms, but it is not clear whether it got there by contact or by deposition of aerosols. Virus can…
Bill PugsleyGermicidal ultraviolet light (gUV, also UVC) is an effective technology to use to supplement ventilation-especially for increasing effective air change rates in spaces that are heavily occupied and have potential for unsuspected infectious persons inside.
Global annual greenhouse gas emissions have grown 41% since 1990, and they are still climbing. While emissions dipped notably in 2016, recent data suggests that carbon dioxide emissions rose each year since then. Where are these emissions coming…
Bill PugsleyEmissions continue to climb, accelerating the #climatecrisis. But where are these emissions coming from and who is most responsible?