Month: April 2021

One of the hallmarks of working in sustainable finance is seeing that every decision you make has an impact, sometimes years into the future when that original decision feels like a distant memory. It’s that realization that drives some fundamental questions throughout sustainable finance. What does it mean to have a 30-year mortgage in a
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Tapping the geothermal energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface as a way to generate renewable power is one of the new visions for the future that’s captured the attention of environmentalists and oil and gas engineers alike. That’s because it’s not only a way to generate power that doesn’t rely on greenhouse gas emitting hydrocarbons,
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Amy Maxmen spent eight months investigating how exploitation, poverty and discrimination drove COVID-19 in rural America. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3 For more than a century, public health researchers have demonstrated how poverty and discrimination drive disease, and the coronavirus pandemic has only reinforced this. In a Coronapod special, Nature
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Does the universe itself have an edge? And where does this ultimate boundary lie? Stream Full Episodes of How the Universe Works: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-the-universe-works/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Bacteriophage viruses — seen attacking an E. coli cell in this computer illustration — can have exotic chemistries in their DNA.Credit: Maurizio De Angelis/Science Photo Library ‘Alien’ genomes can be found on Earth. Some viruses that infect bacteria use an alternative genetic alphabet that’s distinct from the code used by nearly all other organisms —
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By: Hannah Pell The potential impact of a work of art is by no means limited by or related to its size. Whether an intricate mural spanning the side of a building or sculpture carved on the tip of a pencil, the art of all scales is significant and meaningful to us, and the principles
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Minding the diary: the Svalbard ptarmigan relies on its internal clock to know when it’s mating season. Credit: Vincent Legrand/AGAMI Photo Agency/Alamy Physiology 29 April 2021 The world’s northernmost bird is a clock-watcher Ptarmigan that live far above the Arctic Circle generate circadian rhythms, despite summer’s eternal sunshine. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share
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R.I.P. Madefire, a startup that recruited high-profile artists to reinvent comics for new formats and platforms. An announcement on the Madefire website states the company entered into “an assignment of benefit for creditors” (explained as “a state-level insolvency proceeding similar to bankruptcy”) earlier this month, which was then reported this morning in The Beat. As
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TAMPA, Fla. — Maxar Technologies has appointed Chris Johnson as senior vice president of space programs delivery (SPD), overseeing spacecraft and robotic systems from design to distribution. Johnson has spent more than 20 years at Boeing, where he was most recently president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. At Boeing, Maxar said he was responsible for strategy,
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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House space subcommittee says he is working to secure funding for NASA as part of what could be a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package proposed by the White House. Speaking at a Washington Space Business Roundtable webinar April 28, Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), named earlier this year to lead the House
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DigitalOcean has emailed customers warning of a data breach involving customers’ billing data, TechCrunch has learned. The cloud infrastructure giant told customers in an email on Wednesday, obtained by TechCrunch, that it has “confirmed an unauthorized exposure of details associated with the billing profile on your DigitalOcean account.” The company said the person “gained access
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WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched another set of Starlink satellites April 28, its first since the FCC approved a modification that allows the company to operate more satellites in lower orbits. The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 11:44 p.m. Eastern. The rocket’s
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According to Oregon State University academics, socially fair strategies to reduce the world’s human population have an enormous capacity for advancing justice and trying to mitigate climate change. (Photo : Pixabay) William Ripple and Christopher Wolf of the Oregon State University College of Forestry mention in a paper published this week in Sustainability Science that
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If businesses are going to meet their increasingly aggressive targets for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their operations, they’re going to have to have an accurate picture of just what those emissions look like. To get that picture, companies are increasingly turning to businesses like Sweep, which announced its commercial launch today. The
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There’s a helpful concept we use to help understand what distance from a given star you might expect to find planets with liquid water on their surface – liquid water being essential for life as we know it. It’s called the habitable zone. Every star has a habitable zone, but where that zone lies is
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by Allison Kubo Hutchison Approximately 20 million years ago, prehistoric horses grazed on the flat grasslands and the now extinct bear-dog dug burrows for their young throughout the lands we now call Oregon and Washington. But below the ground, there was an eruption brewing that would shape over 81,000 square miles (200,000 square kilometers) reaching
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In 2016, Ivorian e-commerce startup Afrikrea started as a marketplace for African-based and inspired clothing, accessories, arts, and crafts. Over the past five years, Afrikrea has served more than 7,000 sellers from 47 African countries and buyers from 170 countries. Per the company’s data, it records more than 500,000 visits monthly, with the majority of
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