Day: November 20, 2019

Quebecers get top cabinet spots as environmentalists accuse Trudeau of caving to western pressure | CBC News

Quebecers will occupy some of the most prominent positions in the new Liberal cabinet, including foreign affairs and justice, but environmentalists in the province say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caved to pressure from Western Canada by giving a minor post to one of their key allies.Liberal MP Steven Guilbeault arrives for the swearing-in ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. (Adrian…

Company claims breakthrough in concentrating the Sun’s rays

Hot hot hot — Company’s tech could allow sunlight to power industrial processes. John Timmer – Nov 19, 2019 8:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Heliogen’s demonstration facility.The explosion of solar energy capacity has been driven almost entirely by the plunging cost of photovoltaic hardware. That has made the situation difficult for an alternate technology known…

New research into badger dispersal could minimize bovine tuberculosis spread

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Zoology researchers from Trinity, working with the Department of Agriculture, Food and The Marine (DAFM) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), have unlocked the secrets of dispersing badgers. Their research, reported today, has major implications for implementing vaccination programs to limit the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). The findings…

Does The Green Economy Create More Jobs Than The Fossil Fuel Industry?

Does The Green Economy Create More Jobs Than The Fossil Fuel Industry? (arstechnica.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Saturday October 26, 2019 @01:34PM from the not-easy-being-green dept. “Whereas the fossil fuel industry employs about 900,000 people in the U.S., green economy jobs — those associated with non-oil energy — number about 9.5 million,” writes long-time Slashdot…

Earth’s winds have picked up again, after years of slowing

The wind picked up. After Earth’s average surface winds speeds steadily declined for three straight decades beginning in the late 1970s, new research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change illustrates the winds have now recovered. The results, which show winds fell and then increased due to natural fluctuations in both the atmosphere and…