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Tag Archives: Environment

Microplastics Littering Arctic Waters

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Trillions of microplastics are littering the world’s oceans and are now finding themselves stuck in the Arctic (NYT). A recent study, published in Science Advances, shows a major ocean current is carrying these microplastics from the North Atlantic and leaving them in the Greenland and Barents seas (NYT). According to the study, only one-third of […]

UCF Vamping Up Solar Grid

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A team of five faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF) were awarded $2 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative (SI 1). UCF was one of 13 schools chosen for the project to explore different aspects of a solar grid expansion (OP). […]

Trump Continues to Cast Shadow Over Climate Summit

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A litany of world leaders at the ongoing climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, have criticized U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for his proposed stances on climate policy. French President Francois Hollande warned inaction would be “disastrous for future generations” and “dangerous for peace,” emphasizing that U.S. participation in the agreement was “irreversible” (Reuters 1). United Nations […]

British Supreme Court Rules Air Pollution Standards Subpar

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A ruling from the British Supreme Court earlier this week deemed the United Kingdom’s air pollution reduction efforts as inadequate. Last year, the Supreme Court ordered the government to develop an air pollution management plan that complied with European Union regulations. The EU standards, known as the Air Quality Directive, required member states work to […]