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Japan's electric vehicle transition by 2035 may be insufficient to combat the climate crisis, but there are solutions Japan must simultaneously move to extend vehicle longevity, invest in a cleaner energy mix, and decarbonize the supply chain to reach their climate goals 2024.02.07
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Sika Deer Overpopulation Endangers Beech Forests in Southern Kyushu, Japan A new study reveals how soil erosion caused by sika deer foraging reduces the growth of the beech trees. 2024.01.26
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Machine learning method speeds up discovery of green energy materials Researchers ditch “trial and error” and turn to machine learning to identify two uniquely structured proton-conducting oxides – a key material needed in hydrogen fuel cells. 2024.01.18
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Investigating the role of greener plastics for Japan’s carbon neutral goals Japan’s plastic problem is a huge barrier to carbon neutrality. Could bioplastics and recycled plastics be the answer? 2023.09.26
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16 strange new parasitoid wasp species discovered in Vietnam A field survey in Vietnam searching for Loboscelidia, a rare group of parasitoid wasps, has increased the total known number of species worldwide by 30% and uncovered their unique egg-burying behavior. 2023.09.19
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Do investors incorporate financial materiality of environmental information in their risk evaluation? Evaluating a company’s environmental performance based on financial materiality provides a better perspective for investors to understand the environmental risk involved. 2023.07.07
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How old is that microplastic? A new way to estimate the age of microplastics in the upper ocean Researchers develop a method to estimate the age of microplastics in the ocean, and find that offshore microplastics can range from 1 to 3 years old while nearshore microplastics can range from 0 to 5 years old 2023.05.15
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Sustainable development in Africa shaped by subnational administrative capabilities Rapid economic growth in Africa is raising concerns over the sustainability of its development. Through effective evaluation with the inclusive wealth index, regional inequalities of natural resources, produced and human capital are elucidated. 2023.04.06
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The spillover effects of rising energy prices following 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine 2023.02.03
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Scientists count electric charges in a single catalyst nanoparticle down to the electron Tenfold improvement in the sensitivity of electron holography reveals the net charge in a single platinum nanoparticle with a precision of just one electron, providing fundamental information for developing future catalysts 2022.10.14
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A little strain goes a long way in reducing fuel cell performance Small changes in crystal structure at the interface between materials in ceramic fuel cells linked to drastic changes in conductivity that must be overcome to improve performance 2022.09.09
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Digging through patents to make mining greener Researchers identify R&D strategies for greener tech in the mining sector 2022.08.24
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Listening to the people results in a more sustainable future energy system Energy plan for 2050 based on consumer preferences and future demographics of the US population includes 50% more electricity derived from renewable sources than current projections 2022.07.29
Research ResultsPhysics & ChemistryEnvironment & Sustainability
For long plant life, the secret is in DNA repair Researchers find high copy number of DNA repair genes in long-lived trees 2022.03.31
Research ResultsEnvironment & Sustainability
Visible ocean plastics just the tip of the iceberg Simulations find the majority of ocean plastics may be on the seafloor or otherwise difficult to monitor, with vastly more plastic waste likely trapped on land 2022.03.18
Research ResultsTechnologyEnvironment & Sustainability
Getting more power from renewable-based microgrids Novel and low-cost control scheme that increases power extracted from local renewable sources could help accelerate utilization of renewable energy in buildings 2022.01.31
Research ResultsEnvironment & Sustainability
Twenty-four trillion pieces of microplastics in the ocean and counting Researchers publish most detailed dataset to date for assessing the amount of microplastics in the world's oceans and their effects on marine life 2021.10.27
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Low-cost, continuous seismic monitoring system to support emission reduction efforts New system enables closer monitoring of underground activity in geothermal reservoirs and sequestered carbon dioxide for improved safety and efficiency 2021.10.08
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In the race to reduce car emissions, don't forget longevity Extending car lifetime and first-owner possession length can reduce overall emissions more than accelerating replacement according to new study 2021.09.24
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Ushering in a new age of urban energy efficiency with smart buildings Buildings utilizing artificial intelligence promise to reduce energy consumption through better control and optimization 2021.04.06
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