Posts Tagged ‘energyandenvironment’

Net-zero living: How your day will look in a carbon-neutral world | New Scientist

September 18, 2021

Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

July 1, 2021

PET + polyethylene – 1 & 2 – are easiest to deal w/ mechanically rest are harder, so a chemical solution.

Microplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful?

June 3, 2021

worrisome for those committed to plastics

Those who worry about CO2 should worry about methane, too | The Economist

April 29, 2021

They’re Among the World’s Oldest Living Things. The Climate Crisis Is Killing Them. – The New York Times

January 3, 2021 redwood, joshua tree, sequoia

The Roman Republic Was Teetering. Then a Volcano Erupted 6,000 Miles Away. – The New York Times

July 7, 2020

A radiative cooling structural material | Science

April 19, 2020


A stronger, cooler wood

One good way to reduce the amount of cooling a building needs is to make sure it reflects away infrared radiation. Passive radiative cooling materials are engineered to do this extremely well. Li et al. engineered a wood through delignification and re-pressing to create a mechanically strong material that also cools passively. They modeled the cooling savings of their wood for 16 different U.S. cities, which suggested savings between 20 and 50%. Cooling wood would be of particular value in hot and dry climates.

interesting material for anti-insulation

Сurrent weather and forecast – OpenWeatherMap

February 22, 2020

CO emissions

February 16, 2020

NYC doesn’t look that great either—add-more-layers/overlays?cosc,17.289,99.356,3

January 2020 was Earth’s hottest January on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

February 13, 2020