The global electric vehicles market is anticipated to reach USD 912 billion by 2026 according to a new study published by Polaris Market Research.Electric vehicles are one of the fastest growing mode of transport which have adopted smart technologies.It constitutes of electric buses, cars, trucks, and electric bikes.Some of the actions undertaken in 2018 by the federal and state regulators in this regard include Evolve NY (an electric vehicle expansion initiative in New York), funding opportunities for advanced electric vehicle projects by the U.S. Department of Energy, and rebate programs for EV charging stations in Ohio, U.S. Oil dependence benefits, climate change, and clean air are the most crucial factors for different governments across the world to promote the electric vehicles among consumers.Get sample copy of this report @ https://www.polarismarketresearch.com/industry-analysis/electric-vehicles-ev-market/request-for-sample Asia is the most popular region for the growth of electronic vehicles with China as the most significant global player.Other Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan along with China have been major battery providers.
The global meat substitutes market size is projected to reach USD 8.15 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period.One of the important factors boosting the growth of the market is the propitious aspect of plant-based products, counted as healthier, sustainable, and eco-friendly.Moreover, the increasing number of vegans around the world will aid in market expansion.In 2019 there were 600,000 vegans, or 1.2% of the population; 276,000 (0.5%) in 2016; and 150,000 (0.3%) in 2014.As per the report, published by Fortune Business Insights, titled “Meat Substitutes Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Source (Soy-based Ingredients, Wheat-based Ingredients, Textured Vegetable Proteins, and Other grain-based Ingredients), Distribution Channel (Mass Merchandisers, Specialty Stores, Online Retail, Other Retail Channels, and Foodservice), and Regional Forecasts, 2019 – 2026” the market stood at USD 4,340.5 million in 2018.It is put together after vast research followed by profound analysis to help companies, stakeholders, financers and potential investors.According to the United Nations report, the world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, from 7.7 billion currently to 9.7 billion in 2050.The increasing worry about climate change will contribute positively to the meat substitutes market share.
By purchasing an industrial ice maker, every business can save money on its heating and cooling costs.With warmer temperatures due to climate change, more businesses than ever before are watching their heating bills.Using commercial-grade ice makers can save a great deal of money on these costs, particularly during the summer months when many of these products are used.The savings go even further when the manufacturer produces enough ice to keep several of these items on hand at once.A good ice maker should be able to produce large volumes of ice each hour or so.Most models allow the user to adjust the temperature, so they can make sure that everyone in the workplace gets a good icy treat.They will want to make sure that there is ample space in the area to hold the machine.It will also need to fit the dimensions of the area where it will be placed, so it cannot be stuck in a corner.Once the company has decided on which industrial ice maker to buy, they need to figure out how the machine is going to be installed.
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As per science, it is fundamental that we meet this objective no later than 2050 in the event that we are to give ourselves the possibility of restricting a worldwide temperature alteration to moderately safe levels.The truth of this objective is a necessity to decrease discharges by 7.6% consistently somewhere in the range of 2020 and 2030.In 2020, it very well might be conceivable we will approach with outflows anticipated to fall between 4-7% yet under the deplorable conditions of a worldwide pandemic.This places into obvious alleviation the size of progress required.THE MEANING OF NET ZERO With no ideal opportunity to lose in restricting an unnatural climate change, there is a developing agreement between environment specialists who have been working with terms like "carbon lack of bias", "net-zero discharges" for quite a while.Set forth plainly, Net zero is a state where we add no gradual ozone-depleting substances to the climate.Accordingly, a powerful procedure for Net Zero is one that is very much educated regarding your business needs, partner inputs, and the dangers and openings that environmental change postures to your remarkable business.Senior administration should be ready, in a perfect world driving forward the target.
Earth Day is later this week, and brands have a lot planned to mark the holiday: campaigns highlighting sustainability initiatives, new commitments to lower emissions and donations to organizations working to preserve forests and natural areas. To get a sense of how consumers are likely to respond to those initiatives, Adweek partnered with Harris Poll...
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Cuomo and his former bro-in-law RFK Jr. pushed to close the Indian Point nuclear power plant. New York now has to burn more fossil fuels for energy.
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(Iowa State University) A new publication offers a comprehensive guide to help plant scientists communicate their work to the world. An Iowa State University scientist who contributed to the multi-institutional effort says it's critical that plant scientists emphasize outreach to make sure plant science is able to meet the demands of climate change and population growth.
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Google Earth gives users a new look at a changing planet, Facebook tests new business discovery features and Autodesk acquires Upchain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 15, 2021. The big story: Google Earth gets an update Google is describing this as Google Earth’s biggest update since 2017, though there’s really just one major […]
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has created a $200 million fund to invest in forestry projects to help remove carbon from the atmosphere while also generating financial returns for its investors, the company said Thursday. The Restore Fund will invest in forest properties that are managed to increase carbon removal and produce timber. The goal is to remove 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere. Apple said last year it wants to eliminate its contributions to climate change and become carbon neutral by 2030. The company says it will directly eliminate 75 percent of emissions from its supply chain and products by 2030, and the Restore Fund will help address the other 25 percent of its emissions. Apple’s partners in the Restore Fund... Continue reading…
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Photo Illustration by Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook announced today that it exceeded one of its biggest environmental goals: it managed to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 94 percent in 2020. It had previously pledged to cut planet-heating emissions by 75 percent. The company said that it had also achieved its goal of “net zero emissions” — not putting any more emissions into the atmosphere than it can take out. Facebook also announced that it had achieved another goal: it now purchases enough renewable energy to cover 100 percent of its global operations, which includes its offices and data centers. But that doesn’t mean that all of its operations are actually powered by renewables like solar and wind energy — at least not yet. Renewable energy to cover 100 percent of its... Continue reading…
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IoT in Agriculture Market-OverviewThe primary need to control operation factors optimizing the use of water and pesticides is anticipated to promote the IoT in Agriculture market Size 2020.A potential of USD 34.88 Billion with a CAGR of 13.6% approx is forecasted by 2025.The need to lessen water usage and greenhouse gas emissions is likely to push the growth of the IoT in the agriculture market share.The demand to increase the crop yields while curtailing the cost of production is estimated to raise the demand for the IoT in the agriculture market in the coming period.Segmental Analysis The segmental insight into the IoT in the agriculture market has been conducted based on application, component, and region.Based on the applications, the IoT in the agriculture market has been segmented into precision crop farming, indoor farming, livestock monitoring, aquaculture, water supply management, integrated pest management, and others.The US shows the way for market development in the North American region as it has elevated digitalization in the agricultural sector, and it is anticipated that just about 80% of farmers employ smart farming technology.The intense weather conditions owing to climate change have caused loss of arable land and have subsequently given rise to elevated adoption of IoT for escalating the volume and quality of the crop yield.Competitive AnalysisThe currency inflow is estimated to be restricted in the upcoming period, which may create further problems for the overall market growth.
The social media giant says that since 2020, all its operations have been supported by 100% renewable energy.
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Facebook is marking Earth Day by providing several ways for people to see credible information about and get involved in climate change, as well as revealing that its global operations are now 100% supported by renewable energy. The social network said in a Newsroom post Thursday that it ran an on-Facebook survey in more than...
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Global Agricultural Fumigant Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2027  Market OverviewAgricultural Fumigant Market will reach an estimated valuation of USD 1475.5 million by 2027, while registering this growth at a rate of 5.10% for the forecast period of 2020 to 2027.Emerging requirements for crop protection techniques and post-harvest practices are the factors driving the growth of the market.Agricultural fumigants fall under restricted use category of pesticides and can be used by authorised applicators, number of soil fumigating techniques such as non-trapped bedded, tarped broadcast application, drip tubing and more and based on types of pests, soil and crops.Phosphine is most important product and dominates the agricultural fumigants market, used in closed warehouses to protect the harvest crops from insects and other pest attack.Advancements in the storage technology and changes in farming practices act as a driver, moreover the increase in the insect population due to the climate change act as a driver for the agricultural fumigants.Details included are organization overview, company financials, revenue generated, Industry potential, investment in research and development, new Agricultural Fumigant Market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance.The above data points provided are only related to the company’s focus related to Agricultural Fumigant Market.Major Industry PlayersThe major players covered in the agricultural fumigant market report are BASF, Syngenta, DOW, FMC Corporation, UPL Limited, Degesch Corporation, Nufarm, AMVAC Chemical Corporation, Lanxess, Chemtura Corporation, among other domestic and global players.
How is the shift to remote and hybrid work affecting B2B marketers? Which trends will endure in the post-pandemic marketing landscape? The dramatic shift to hybrid and remote work that has been brought about by the pandemic is set to forever alter the way B2B marketers and the organizations they work for and with do business. Let’s take a look at some of these changes, and the trends that are likely to permanently affect B2B marketers, and I’ll offer my own perspective coming from a long-term background in remote work. Flexibility: Remote & Hybrid Options May Come Permanent On Monday, March 23, 2007 I started my life of working remotely — a process I wrote about last year as the pandemic first began forcing much of the workforce into unfamiliar remote work situations. In “Day 4,777: Remote Work Tips From 13+ Years As A Distance Marketer,” I looked at how B2B marketers can thrive in the new era of remote work, and offered a variety of tips I’ve picked up during my time as a remote worker. Since then a great deal has changed in the world. I’m up to 5,106 days of working remotely, and what was once a tiny segment of the workforce has over the past year grown to encompass a massive swath of workers worldwide, including those working in the B2B marketing industry. Leaders at organizations worldwide have shifted from what had been seen as a temporary emergency move to remote work, to implementing permanent and fundamental changes involving remote and hybrid work variations. [bctt tweet="“It’s a very interesting time for the history of work, not even just the history of remote work. I think fundamentally work is going to change, and it’s never going back to the way it was before.” — Liam McIvor Martin @vtamethodman" username="toprank"] A Convergence of Forces is Driving Remote Worker Relocation Options This hybrid and remote work sea change has also had far-reaching and sometimes unforeseen implications. Workers in major metropolitan centers have come to realize that they’re no longer necessarily required to be tethered to a particular work location, and not just within their city, as growing numbers of professionals are leaving cities such as San Francisco and New York for locations that are a world away — and not only in size and cost-of-living. This week CNN’s John D. Sutter explored the phenomenon from a climate change perspective, in “As people flee climate change on the coasts, this Midwest city is trying to become a safe haven,” another factor that has coincided with the pandemic to fuel a new era of remote and hybrid work options. The safe haven city Sutter’s piece focuses on is Duluth, Minnesota — which happens to be my home of the past 26 years. The city of 86,000, a few hours north of Minneapolis, is where I’ve worked remotely for some 14 years now. My wife Julie and I live next door to Duluth mayor Emily Larson, who shared with Sutter that, “We are known as the San Francisco of the North. I'll let you decide if you think that's true.” Most who visit Duluth do indeed see more than physical similarities with San Francisco — the hills of Duluth line the vast waters of Lake Superior — and I have technology industry friends who have moved here from both San Francisco and New York, thanks to burgeoning remote work opportunities. The convergence of the pandemic and ongoing climate change create a scenario where more B2B workers than ever now have opportunities to consider living wherever they wish, and as we learn more about the ramifications of widespread remote and hybrid work, many are seeing more positive elements to the shift than negative ones. B2B marketers and the organizations they work for and with will increasingly need to address these urgent hybrid and remote work changes, whether it’s in attracting and keeping talent, how we communicate with one another, or in the very stories brands are telling in their marketing efforts. The Ensuing Hybrid Work Disruption A recent study by one of the world’s biggest employers, Microsoft, has tackled many of these issues, with the March release of “The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work – Are We Ready?” Some of the fascinating take-aways from the Microsoft report, gathered from data in 31 counties and more than 30,000 people, along with more than a trillion anonymous signals from its Microsoft 365 and LinkedIn* products, include the following: 40 percent of the workforce has considered leaving their employer over the past year 73 percent of workers want to continue having flexible remote work options 65 percent crave spending additional in-person time with their teams 66 percent of business decision makers are considering redesigned physical work-spaces to better suit hybrid work 46 percent have said their employer doesn’t provide help with remote work expenses 67 percent want more in-person work or collaboration after the pandemic Time spent in meetings has more than doubled Team chat messaging has increased by 45 percent 1 in 5 have met their colleagues’ pets or family members virtually over the past year 39 percent say they’re now more likely to be their full and authentic selves at work Remote job postings on LinkedIn have climbed by more than five times 46 percent of remote workers plan to move to a new location this year On this last point, Karin Kimbrough, chief economist at LinkedIn, noted in the Microsoft report that, “This shift is likely to stick, and it’s good for democratizing access to opportunity,” Kimbrough said. “Companies in major cities can hire talent from underrepresented groups that may not have the means or desire to move to a big city. And in smaller cities, companies will now have access to talent that may have a different set of skills than they had before,” she added. B2B Marketers Rethink Hybrid & Remote Work The shift to hybrid, flexible, and remote work options is an active and ongoing process to be certain, however significant movement has already been made. The genie of rethinking work fundamentals has been set in motion, and can’t ever be put back in its bottle. New studies highlighting shifting perspectives on remote and hybrid work are publishing frequently, such as a recent WeWork and Workplace Intelligence report which found that 64 percent of employees said they were willing to pay for access to office space to support hybrid work, and that 75 percent would forgo at least one job benefit or perk in order to have the freedom to choose their work environment. A Gartner survey showed that some 80 percent of business leaders plan to allow remote work once the pandemic has ended. How B2B marketers react to these changes is likely to be crucial to thriving among increased post-pandemic competition. We hope that this brief glimpse into a few of the remote and hybrid work changes that are already taking place, and others likely to be implemented in the years to come, will help inform your own marketing efforts. To dig even deeper into remote work issues, be sure to watch our Break Free B2B Marketing video interview episode featuring Liam McIvor Martin, co-founder of Time Doctor and Staff.com: Break Free B2B Marketing: Liam McIvor Martin of Time Doctor on The Revolutionary Power of Remote Work. Contact us today to find out why brands from SAP, LinkedIn, and Adobe to IBM, Dell, Cherwell Software, monday.com and more have chosen TopRank Marketing, and also check out our careers page including remote and hybrid positions. *LinkedIn is a TopRank Marketing client. The post Hybrid & Remote Work Trends That Will Alter The Future Of B2B Marketing appeared first on B2B Marketing Blog - TopRank®.
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Hydrogen is capturing the attention of governments and private sector players, fueled by new tech, global green energy legislation, and post-pandemic “green recovery” schemes.
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Nothing fills some of us with more anticipatory dread than having to talk to someone new. We figure we’ll have nothing in common with the person. We’ll bumble through the conversation like Hugh Grant in a ’90s rom-com or say something that could be perceived as offensive, especially if the person seems outwardly different from us (a different generation, religion, socioeconomic status or education level, for instance). The fear is commonplace, according to Juliana Schroeder, an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business whose research explores how people make social inferences about others. Many assume they’ll be ill-equipped to chat up the person sitting next to them at a dinner party, at a networking function or on public transportation, she told HuffPost. “Many of us think we’ll run out of things to say more quickly than we actually do, and that makes us misestimate the hedonic trajectory of the conversation,” Schroeder said. (That’s a PhD way of saying how enjoyable the conversation will be over time.)When it comes to conversations with strangers, Schroeder knows her stuff. A 2014 study she co-authored used bus and train interactions to understand why people routinely ignore each other rather than look for common ground. (A crowded bus is filled with people from all walks of life, so it’s a particularly good place to study interactions.)“We tested several possible psychological reasons for why people believe that talking to strangers will be unpleasant and found the most evidence for two reasons: concerns about social rejection and pluralistic ignorance,” she said.In the study, pluralistic ignorance is defined as the belief that others are less interested in connecting with us than we are in connecting with them. “Everyone in our experiments said they would be more willing to talk than they thought others would be willing to talk,” Schroeder said. When it came to social rejection, most participants in the study believed that more than 50% of the people they approached would refuse to talk to them, but actually less than 5% of participants said that this happened to them.“The fear of being socially rejected appears to be outsized,” Schroeder said. “People think that others don’t want to talk because they aren’t talking ― instead, others are wearing their headphones or playing with their phones. But just because they are doing that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be interested in talking.” Jeanne Martinet, author of “Mingling With the Enemy: A Social Survival Guide for Our Divided Era,” thinks that the majority of people have what she refers to as “minglephobia” ― a fear of talking to strangers at social gatherings.“The unknown is always scary, but I think when it comes to talking to new people we are either afraid of looking foolish ― that we will say something stupid or be completely tongue-tied ― or are afraid of getting stuck in a conversation we’d rather not be in,” she told HuffPost.The truth is, talking to people we don’t know can be as “invigorating and mind-expanding as traveling to far-off places is,” Martinet said.Still, we’re working against strong evolutionary impulses. As humans, we have an evolutionary drive to form cohesive social groups, self-identify, then stick to those groups. Social tribalism, as it’s called, can play out in our political affiliations, religion, place of residence and social status.This sense of tribalism affects our social health and adds to a growing divisiveness among Americans. Making the effort to talk to people outside your bubble ― people who don’t look like you or worship like you, or watch the same news channel as you ― is a way to bridge the divide. “We need to reach outward rather than retreating inward,” Martinet said. “The best kind of socialising doesn’t just lead to meeting new people, it leads to hearing different ideas and getting new information, hopefully forming new relationships.”Still a little anxious about chatting up a stranger? Below, Martinet and other experts share their best advice for talking to someone you seemingly have nothing in common with. Go into the conversation assuming the other person will be interesting. Check your assumptions about how similar you may or may not be at the door, said Georgie Nightingall, the founder of Trigger Conversations, an organisation that offers events and training to help people create more meaningful conversations.“Adopt a mindset that everyone is interesting and it is up to you to find out in what way,” she said. “This way your mind will be primed for discovery and curiosity.” Going into a conversation with that kind of openness ― and making a goal of finding out in what way someone is interesting ― can be a game-changer.So, too, is understanding that you don’t have to have anything in common with someone to relate to them or find them interesting. You just need to be curious and have a desire to understand how the other person has experienced life, Nightingall said. “I don’t have to like their favourite hobby, for instance, to talk about it,” she said. “I can see it as an opportunity to learn about what they like about it.”Become a great listener. As a business entrepreneur in her early 30s, Dianna Booher began consulting for senior executives twice her age. During the day, Booher would lead two-day executive retreats and workshops. The evenings and all the social events she was required to go to were a different story. Her thought process walking into all those social gatherings was always, “What could I possibly have to offer that would intrigue?” “I knew these executives had much more business expertise and international travel experience than I did at that point in my life,” said Booher, who’s the author of “Communicate With Confidence.” “In my mind, everything I considered saying seemed mundane, simplistic and ‘beneath’ their level of interest.” Eventually she learned the trick to establishing a quick rapport: She didn’t need to supply fascinating conversation; she just needed to be a good listener. (It’s true; a 2017 Harvard Business School study found that asking questions, particularly follow-up questions, is the key to mastering small talk.)“Most people love to talk about themselves ― so let them,” Booher said. “Ahead of any potential uncomfortable situation, prepare some general questions. Then ask away.”Listen carefully, show interest and ask intelligent follow-up questions, she said: “The person will walk away thinking you are the best conversationalist they’ve ever met!” Come armed with a cheat sheet of good generic questions. If question-asking really is the cornerstone of smooth conversation, cut yourself some slack and have some generic questions at the ready, said Debra Fine, the author of “The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills ― and Leave a Positive Impression.”“The worst time to come up with something to talk about is when there is nothing to talk about,” she said.Consider questions about hot topics in the news, a new trend you saw on TikTok, the holidays or pandemic life.You could also use the open-ended “what keeps you busy” prompt, Fine said. For instance:What keeps you busy outside of work?What keeps you busy outside of your kids?What keeps you busy outside of this class?Fine said to remember to ask some follow-up questions or encouraging statements, too. Things like: “I see what you mean.”“That sounds like fun”“What happened next?”“Give me an example of what you mean by that ...”Don’t be afraid to share something deeper about your personal life. It’s been proved that emotional self-disclosure can increase intimacy: You share something that occurred in your personal life ― even something that made you feel vulnerable ― and the other person feels a greater sense of connection. If you want someone else to share the “real” them and go beyond surface-level small talk, you may have to go first with self-disclosure, Nightingall said. “Sharing something that is meaningful to you ― who you really are, your thoughts, feelings and experiences ― can open the door and invite someone else to be their authentic self,” she said.What you share doesn’t have to be something embarrassing from your past or some slip-up you made the other day. When meeting someone new, you can self-disclose even if all they ask you is, “How are you?”“When someone asks that, I always share something meaningful about what I have been up to today, how I am feeling or what I am thinking,” Nightingall said. “It helps others become curious about me, and it invites others to reciprocate.”Prepare for the worst case scenario. If you do find yourself butting heads with someone with different views than yours, especially on a controversial issue, remember that it’s usually more valuable to make a connection with a person than it is to try to prove that you’re right. That’s certainly true if it’s a workplace conversation. If you’re wholly at odds, Martinet recommended “side-stepping” away from the subject that ran the conversation aground.“In other words, rather than having a violent argument with someone who ispassionately on the opposite side of an issue like climate change, youcan side-step to talking about the worst snowstorms you both remember asa child, or the fact that people who live in rainy climates end upgetting fewer wrinkles,” she said.Sometimes you’ll have to take several side-steps before you can continue forward productively, she said. But go into the conversation expecting good things. Prepare for the worst ― especially if you’re someone who relishes feeling prepared ― but go into the conversation expecting the best. Research has shown that talking to new people is a big mood booster, even if we fear going into the conversation initially, Schroeder said.“Our study showed that the average person who talks to a stranger reports a happier mood,” she said. “People who were randomly assigned to talk to a stranger reported feeling happier afterwards compared to people assigned to do whatever they want ― which usually involves not talking to a stranger.”We’ve all been there: Somehow, you’ve found yourself in a conversation with a person you have nothing in common with, someone who intimidates you or someone who won’t stop complaining. These kinds of interactions can be uncomfortable, to say the least. Our HuffPost series How to Talk to Just About Anyone will help you navigate these conversations and others. Go here for all the latest.Related...The Signs Your Conscientious Nature At Work Is Getting ToxicOpinion: We Need A National Day Of MourningWhy Insomnia And Burnout May Increase Your Covid Risk
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Air France planes parked at Roissy Airport in Paris | Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images French lawmakers have voted to ban domestic flights on routes that could be taken in a train ride in less than two-and-a-half hours, Reuters reported. The vote late Saturday comes as part of France’s larger climate bill, which seeks to reduce its 1990-level carbon emissions by 40 percent over the next decade. Last week, France’s government said it would contribute 4 billion euros ($4.7 billion) to recapitalize airline Air France-KLM. The airline warned it is expecting an operating loss of 1.3 billion euros when it reports its first-quarter earnings next month. The airline industry is reeling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a sharp reduction in global travel over the past year. “We know that aviation is a... Continue reading…
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New research describes the unknowns in our knowledge of solar geoengineering.
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(Oregon State University) Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change.
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