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Train-mounted sensors are a cost-effective way to monitor emissions over an entire city — ScienceDaily

Research-grade air quality sensors are costly — around $40,000. For cities trying to monitor their greenhouse gas emissions, the cost may limit the number of sensors they can install and the data they can collect. Unless. . . Since 2014, the University of Utah has maintained research-grade suites of air quality instruments installed on light […]

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Starving polar bear: Photographer shares “soul-crushing” video of dying polar bear walking on iceless land

Wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen recently documented a tragic scene on Baffin Island, Canada — a polar bear dying of starvation. Nicklen, who is the co-founder of Sea Legacy, shared the heartbreaking video with his followers on Instagram.   The video shows the polar bear struggling to walk and visibly suffering. The animal’s fur appears to […]

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A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

WASHINGTON — An ambitious plan by Eastern states for a regional cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks got off to a slow start Monday after just three states — Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island — plus Washington, D.C., formally agreed to adopt it. The program’s backers had originally aimed for broader participation and […]

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Plastic is blowing in the wind — ScienceDaily

As the plastic in our oceans breaks up into smaller and smaller bits without breaking down chemically, the resulting microplastics are becoming a serious ecological problem. A new study at the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a troubling aspect of microplastics — defined as particles smaller than 5 mm across. They are swept up into […]

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What We’re Looking Forward To in 2021

Book Entry: The business of basketball Jonathan A. Knee is a professor of professional practice at Columbia Business School and a senior adviser at Evercore. His next book, “The Platform Delusion: Who Wins and Who Loses in the Age of Tech Titans,” is due to be released in September. He recently wrote about Silicon Valley […]

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