In Germany, the future government is targeting 80% renewable energies by 2030

Two technicians maintain an Enercon E92 wind turbine in Bernsdorf, Germany on Monday, November 15, 2021. JAN WOITAS / AP It was one of the most anticipated questions of the roadmap of the next government presented in Berlin on Wednesday November 24: how would Germany accelerate its laborious transition to zero carbon? Would the three … Read more

“The forest is our future”: faced with job cuts, ONF employees demand “a real debate in the Assembly”

A member of the National Forestry Office (ONF) shows a plate number on a fir tree in a forest near Dabo, in eastern France, February 3, 2021. PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP “The forest can save us if we preserve it” : Hundreds of employees of the National Forestry Office (ONF) demonstrated Thursday, November 25 to … Read more

How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars

Journal Reference: Zhen Q. Wang, Heng Song, Edward J. Koleski, Noritaka Hara, Dae Sung Park, Gaurav Kumar, Yejin Min, Paul J. Dauenhauer, Michelle C. Y. Chang. A dual cellular–heterogeneous catalyst strategy for the production of olefins from glucose. Nature Chemistry, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41557-021-00820-0 But that’s exactly what scientists have done. In a forthcoming study in … Read more

Shaping a sustainable future for a common plastic

Journal Reference: Chao Liang, Ulises R. Gracida-Alvarez, Ethan T. Gallant, Paul A. Gillis, Yuri A. Marques, Graham P. Abramo, Troy R. Hawkins, Jennifer B. Dunn. Material Flows of Polyurethane in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology, 2021; 55 (20): 14215 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03654 Polyurethane is one of the world’s most widely used plastic materials, but … Read more

In Chile, the Constituent Assembly writes the country’s future

A meeting of the members of the Chilean Constituent Assembly open to civil society, on November 17, 2021, in Santiago. CRISTOBAL OLIVARES FOR “THE WORLD” This Wednesday, November 17, under the moldings of the hemicycle welcoming the Constituent Assembly, within the former Congress of Santiago, an unusual silence: its 155 elected representatives are on the … Read more

Manchester United sinks again at Watford (4-1), an emergency meeting organized to discuss Solskjaer’s future

End clap for Solskjaer? A crisis meeting of Manchester United management is to be held on Saturday evening to decide the fate of the Norwegian coach, the English press said after this new game completely failed against the Hornets, 17th before this meeting. It’s hard not to believe that the players gave up on him … Read more

Groundwater in California’s Central Valley may be unable to recover from past and future droughts

Groundwater in California’s Central Valley may be unable to recover from past and future droughts – NovLink Home Mash G Groundwater in California’s Central Valley may be unable to recover from past and future droughts We would like to thank the writer of this short article for this incredible content Groundwater in California’s Central Valley … Read more

Solar energy with an’ ironclad future’

Journal Reference: Mariia Becker, Vanessa Wyss, Catherine E. Housecroft, Edwin C. Constable. The influence of alkyl chains on the performance of DSCs employing iron(ii) N-heterocyclic carbene sensitizers. Dalton Transactions, 2021; DOI: 10.1039/d1dt03252f Sensitizers are intensely coloured compounds that absorb light and convert its energy into electricity by releasing electrons and “injecting” them into the semiconductor. … Read more

“This is the future Didier Drogba”: Sébastien Haller, the footballer who makes Côte d’Ivoire dream

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Ivorian footballer Sébastien Haller, in Frankfurt, in May 2019. ARNE DEDERT / AFP “We are going to … Read more

The ethics of digital technology in the food sector – the future of data sharing

Journal Reference: Naomi Jacobs, Steve Brewer, Peter J. Craigon, Jeremy Frey, Anabel Gutierrez, Samantha Kanza, Louise Manning, Samuel Munday, Simon Pearson, Justin Sacks. Considering the ethical implications of digital collaboration in the Food Sector. Patterns, 2021; 2 (11): 100335 DOI: 10.1016/j.patter.2021.100335 But how much extra energy would be used powering such a system? And what … Read more