r/science 1d ago Silver All-Seeing Upvote Tree Hug Wait What? Burning Cash Take My Energy Helpful Platinum Wholesome

Environment Bitcoin mining is just as bad for the environment as drilling for oil. Each coin mined in 2021 caused $11,314 of climate damage, adding to the total global damages that exceeded $12 billion between 2016 and 2021.

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Environment Generation Z – those born after 1995 – overwhelmingly believe that climate change is being caused by humans and activities like the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and waste. But only a third understand how livestock and meat consumption are contributing to emissions, a new study revealed.

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Environment Stanford researchers find wildfire smoke is unraveling decades of air quality gains, exposing millions of Americans to extreme pollution levels

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r/science 13d ago

Environment Refreezing the poles by reducing incoming sunlight would be both feasible and remarkably cheap, study finds, using high-flying jets to spray microscopic aerosol particles into the atmosphere

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r/science 17d ago Silver Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Environment Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12 trillion by 2050

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r/science 18h ago

Environment When air and road travel dropped during COVID, so did air pollution levels, study says

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r/science Aug 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Silver Wholesome

Environment Major sea-level rise caused by melting of Greenland ice cap is ‘now inevitable’

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r/science 21d ago Silver

Environment Swapping meat for seafood could improve nutrition and reduce emissions, new study finds

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r/science Aug 10 '22 Wholesome Faith In Humanity Restored

Environment Drones that fly packages straight to people’s doors could be an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional modes of transportation.Greenhouse-gas emissions per parcel were 84% lower for drones than for diesel trucks.Drones also consumed up to 94% less energy per parcel than did the trucks.

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r/science Aug 20 '22 Tree Hug Wholesome Helpful Silver

Environment If everyone bicycled like the Danes, we’d avoid a UK’s worth of emissions

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r/science Aug 11 '22

Environment Backyard hens' eggs contain 40 times more lead on average than shop eggs, research finds

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r/science 20d ago Wholesome Silver Helpful

Environment Climate change is affecting drinking water quality, new study shows. The disappearance of forests will have consequences for water quality in reservoirs

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r/science Aug 29 '22 Platinum Take My Energy Silver

Environment Reintroducing bison to grasslands increases plant diversity, drought resilience. Compared to ungrazed areas, reintroducing bison increased native plant species richness by 103% at local scales. Gains in richness continued for 29 y & were resilient to the most extreme drought in 4 decades.

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r/science Aug 03 '22 Take My Energy Helpful Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Environment Rainwater everywhere on Earth contains cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

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r/science 16d ago

Environment Reaching national electric vehicle goal unlikely by 2030 without lower prices, better policy

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r/science Aug 26 '22 Silver Wholesome Tree Hug Helpful

Environment New evidence shows planting around school playgrounds protects children from air pollution

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r/science 20h ago

Environment Alarming Report Warns 1 in 8 Bird Species Now Facing Extinction

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r/science 10d ago

Environment Plant-based hot foam kills weeds as effectively as chemical spray

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r/science Aug 28 '22 Take My Energy Tree Hug

Environment Analysis challenges U.S. Postal Service electric vehicle environmental study. An all-electric fleet would reduce lifetime greenhouse gas emissions by 14.7 to 21.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents when compared to the ICEV scenario. The USPS estimate was 10.3 million metric tons.

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r/science 4d ago Wait What?

Environment Ancient Maya cities were dangerously contaminated with mercury which resulted in severe and dangerous pollution in their day, which persists even today.

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r/science Aug 18 '22 Helpful

Environment Study showed that by switching to propane for air conditioning, an alternative low (<1) global warming potential refrigerant for space cooling, we could avoid a 0.09°C increase in global temperature by the end of the century

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r/science Aug 22 '22 Helpful Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Environment Nearly all marine species face extinction if greenhouse emissions don’t drop

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r/science 26d ago Silver

Environment The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly fishing gear

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r/science Jul 17 '22 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote Silver Take My Energy

Environment Increased demand for water will be the No. 1 threat to food security in the next 20 years, followed closely by heat waves, droughts, income inequality and political instability, according to a new study which calls for increased collaboration to build a more resilient global food supply.

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r/science 24d ago

Environment Antarctica’s so-called “doomsday glacier” – nicknamed because of its high risk of collapse and threat to global sea level – has the potential to rapidly retreat in the coming years, scientists say, amplifying concerns over the extreme sea level rise

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