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by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Jun 4th, 2022 at 06:27:08 PM EST
by Cat on Sun Jun 5th, 2022 at 10:43:43 PM EST
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Lofty et al., "Microplastics removal from a primary settler tank in a wastewater treatment plant and estimations of contamination onto European agricultural land via sewage sludge recycling", Environmental Pollution, Vol 304, 1 July 2022
by Cat on Sat Jun 11th, 2022 at 06:51:34 PM EST
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First Herring Catch Arrived

Yearly race to bring the first herring catch to Scheveningen harbor ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 14th, 2022 at 05:40:56 PM EST
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Get your weather forecast early.

Back in 2014, TV channel TF1 produced this "2050 weather report", to alert on what the warmer climate would look like by the middle of the century.

Well, 2050 actually called 28 years early:

by Bernard (bernard) on Sat Jun 18th, 2022 at 03:09:15 PM EST
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is great news for the planet.

Bitcoin price crashes through production cost
One hopes that it will stay there.
Iran closes down crypto factories
The price of electricity is low, but it is scarce.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 01:21:45 PM EST
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Russian oligarch financial distress and panicky manipulation will probably cause Bitcoin to surge again.
by asdf on Tue Jun 21st, 2022 at 02:58:56 PM EST
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Jérôme à Paris | There will be no new nuclear power plants in the West, 23 May
I am not anti-nuclear. I believe I wrote a pretty strong endorsement of France's nuclear build up in the 80s (and wider energy policies at that time). And yet I will argue here that while there might - barely! - be a case to extend the life of existing nuclear plants, there is no such argument to build new nuclear plants, and I will go even further and say that such plants will certainly not be built in Europe, other than, maybe, a handful, that will be incredibly late and incredibly expensive and will widely end up being seen as the Northern equivalent of white elephants. ...
by Cat on Sun Jun 26th, 2022 at 02:13:43 AM EST
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While I respect Jérôme's expertise, and his views, I think there is a factor he is neglecting (not his sector) the emergence of hydrogen as the dominant freight transport fuel (and in other industrial roles) in coming decades.
Large-scale electrolysis plants to produce hydrogen will need to adapt their production according to the availability of electricity (because hydrogen is stored energy); this means they are highly compatible with the intermittence of renewables, BUT also that they would produce more optimally on baseload. So new nuclear may well be back on the table.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Jun 27th, 2022 at 05:27:47 PM EST
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The thing is that if you looked only in the US you'd have to conclude that there won't be any new trains in the west, because they are ruinously expensive. But at least half the European countries still have the institutional knowledge of how to lay down tracks. Nuclear is similar, except as far as I can tell no one in the west still knows how to do it routinely. And if you start from an insufficient institutional basis you'll get McKinsey'd to death. But that is true about everything.
by generic on Tue Jun 28th, 2022 at 08:30:02 AM EST
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... Lijian Zhao got jokes
by Cat on Wed Jun 29th, 2022 at 05:33:17 PM EST
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NATURE: First there were sneezing hamsters, now sneezing cats.

A team in Thailand reports the first solid evidence of a pet cat infecting a person with SARS-CoV-2 -- adding felines to the list of animals that can transmit the virus to people.



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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jun 30th, 2022 at 01:09:36 PM EST
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