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Sep 26, 2021

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Asset Visibility | Dragos

Sep 25, 2021: This article from Dragos contains insights regarding the increasing, and persistent risks from cyber threats to the electric industry. I agree with Dragos, these risks are real and the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) are growing in sophistication, making it more challenging to detect bad behavior, as was experienced with the stealthy Solarwinds attack. It is true that the Dragos..

Google Warns of a New Way Hackers Can Make Malware Undetectable on Windows

Sep 25, 2021: Energy Central has been at the forefront of helping Energy Companies become aware of the risks that exist by implicitly trusting digital signatures alone, as recommended by some Energy industry guidance, to establish the trustworthiness of signed software.  The article linked below provides further proof that digitally signed software does not guarantee trustworthiness of software. A..

Heat pumps: What are the alternatives to gas boilers?

Sep 25, 2021: Heat pumps?   http://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/21/is-hydrogen-the-solution-to-net-zero-home-heating https://www.charleyrattan.com/renewable-heat-from-wind-turbines/…

Study finds more microplastic in baby poop than in adult

Sep 24, 2021: In a recent study published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science and Technology Letters, scientists found 10 times more microplastic in babies' feces than in adults'.

3deluxe's first zero-carbon super-yacht sold as an NFT

Sep 24, 2021: If you've been trying to figure out how to spend that pesky $500 million, here's the answer. This zero-carbon super-yacht made a huge splash, pun intended, at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Take a trip to explore natural beauty on the San Juan Islands

Sep 24, 2021: As I pick my way between the crazily-shaped logs, to the water of South Beach on San Juan Island, it's a driftwood lover's dream come true. Some pieces are propped up to make primitive shelters.

Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation

Sep 24, 2021: In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S. will reduce by 14% compared to 2020 levels. This is due to the extreme drought conditions affecting western states.

Honeybee swarm kills 63 African penguins

Sep 24, 2021: Sixty-three endangered African penguins were the victims of a tragic attack last week. The culprits: a swarm of Cape honey bees.

Uranium Stocks in the News: Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) Revaluates Its Athabasca Basin Uranium Projects

Sep 24, 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia - September 24, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire, MiningSectorStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com) Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News - Defense Metals Corp. (TSX-V: DEFN / OTCQB: DFMTF/ FSE:35D) is pleased to announce that in light of renewed and sustained uranium interest which has driven uranium spot prices to multi-year highs, it has commenced an updated internal technical review of its Athabasca Basin uranium project holdings.

A new solid-state battery surprises the researchers who created it

Sep 23, 2021: Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery. The initial rounds of tests show that the new battery is safe, long lasting, and energy dense. It holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.

US and China make big climate pledges at UN General Assembly

Sep 23, 2021: Two of the world's largest economies — and by far the largest carbon contributors — have committed to stop financing the climate crisis. On Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the U.S. and China pledged to cut off financing for activities that fuel the climate crisis.

McDonalds Happy Meal toys to get more sustainable by 2025

Sep 23, 2021: Young activists know that today's plastic toys are tomorrow's non-recyclable waste. In response, McDonald’s is making its Happy Meal toys more sustainable.

Massive greenhouse wins award for sustainable design

Sep 23, 2021: The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College already holds several design awards, including the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Jury Winner for Architecture + New Technology. After several years of planning and construction, it is nearly complete.

This apple factory turned artist ranch is a budding community

Sep 23, 2021: This is the story of how a decommissioned apple processing facility became a modern rural retreat. Created by Best Practice Architecture, Cloud Ranch is an amazing combination of the old and the new.

Observation of energy-difference conservation in optical domain

Sep 23, 2021: A research team proposes an efficient experimental platform for non-Hermitian physics research.

A new method for removing lead from drinking water

Sep 23, 2021: Engineers designed a relatively low-cost, energy-efficient approach to treating water contaminated with heavy metals such as lead.

Morgenfarm proposes vertical farms to replace Berlins Autobahn

Sep 23, 2021: Morgenfarm offers a utopian vision for Berlin’s infrastructure where toxic fumes are replaced by green space and healthy vegetables.

Solar Stocks Update - Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Announces Partnership with SVG to Expand Nationwide Contractor Network

Sep 23, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - September 23, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Solar stock news from Investorideas.com Newswire and RenewableEnergyStocks.com - Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), an integrated, single-source solar power and roofing systems installation company, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Storm Ventures Group ("SVG") and SVG University to educate contractors within the SVG network on the benefits of adding solar to their service offering via USA Solar Networks, a member of the SIRC family of companies.

Metals / Green Energy Stock News: Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) Revaluates Its Athabasca Basin Uranium Projects

Sep 23, 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia - September 23, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire, MiningSectorStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com) Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News - Defense Metals Corp. (TSX-V: DEFN / OTCQB: DFMTF/ FSE:35D) is pleased to announce that in light of renewed and sustained uranium interest which has driven uranium spot prices to multi-year highs, it has commenced an updated internal technical review of its Athabasca Basin uranium project holdings.

Officials worry COP26 climate conference is at "high risk of failure"

Sep 22, 2021: The highly anticipated U.N. climate conference COP26 is at "high risk of failure," according to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Planned to take place this November in Glasgow, COP26 intends to bring together global leaders to address the climate crisis.

Low-Carbon Energy Firm Develops Low-Cost Electrolyzer to Produce Hydrogen for Zero-Emission Boilers

Sep 22, 2021: September 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Research Capital Corp. mentioned in a recent presentation that Jericho Energy Ventures Inc. has developed a next generation hydrogen-based boiler that combines pure hydrogen and pure oxygen to generate heat, hot water, and high temperature steam through a zero-emission, closed-loop process.

Wind energy can deliver vital slash to global warming

Sep 22, 2021: Implementing advance wind energy scenarios could achieve a reduction in global warming atmospheric average temperatures of 0.3 to 0.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, according to new research.

Extreme heat pushes Biden administration to pursue worker protections

Sep 22, 2021: President Biden has directed labor officials to draft laws that will protect workers under extreme heat conditions. The directive comes months after a hot summer, in which several workers were reported dead due to extreme heat.

Climate clock ticks out shame for rich nations

Sep 22, 2021: Activists in New York are trying to shame rich countries into keeping an expensive promise to the Global South. A new version of a digital "climate clock" displayed in Union Square shows a climate-action timeline along with an amount rich countries still owe.

Off-grid design helps rebuild school structures lost in fire

Sep 22, 2021: Frederick Fisher & Partners recently completed a project at the Ojai Valley School’s Upper Campus in Ojai, California, replacing structures previously lost to the Thomas Fire in 2017.

These shipping container tiny homes provide for the unhoused

Sep 22, 2021: The pandemic showed us all how close anyone can come to having nothing. Many people are much closer to losing everything than they even want to know. Monarch Village, created by Studio 804, offers a shelter solution to meet the needs of unhoused people and families.

deVere joins financial powerhouses as founding member of major new Net Zero initiative

Sep 22, 2021: September 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) deVere Group has joined global financial powerhouses in becoming a founding member of a new international alliance that will help accelerate the transition to a net zero financial system.

Metals / Green Energy Stock Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) Reports Drills 215 Metres Carbonatite - the longest carbonatite interval ever drilled on the Project

Sep 22, 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia - September 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire, MiningSectorStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com) Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News- Defense Metals Corp. ("Defense Metals") (TSX-V: DEFN / OTCQB: DFMTF/ FSE:35D), is pleased to provide an update with respect to its ongoing Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (REE) deposit resource expansion and delineation diamond drill program.

Renewable Energy Stock News - Solar Integrated Roofing (OTC: $SIRC) Announces Partnership with SVG to Expand Nationwide Contractor Network

Sep 22, 2021: EL CAJON, CA - September 22, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Solar stock news from Investorideas.com Newswire and RenewableEnergyStocks.com - Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC: SIRC), an integrated, single-source solar power and roofing systems installation company, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Storm Ventures Group ("SVG") and SVG University to educate contractors within the SVG network on the benefits of adding solar to their service offering via USA Solar Networks, a member of the SIRC family of companies.

Carbon fibers electrical measurements pave way for lightning strike protection technologies

Sep 21, 2021: Carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite structures are important in several industries, yet the electrical behavior of a composite is challenging to measure or predict because of the electrical conductivity of constituent carbon fibers and the composite's complex hierarchical microstructure. Researchers report a direct measurement of the transverse electrical resistivity of a single carbon fiber. The researchers combined a precise sample preparation with a technique called the van der Pauw method to accomplish this challenging measurement.

Engineering researchers develop new explanation for formation of vortices in 2D superfluid

Sep 21, 2021: Researchers have new insight about the formation of vortices in a type of quantum fluid, work that could help our comprehension of the physics mystery of how vortex clusters form and provide valuable understanding into the atmospheric swirling motion on planets such as Earth and Jupiter.

The City One is a compact, community-focused electric car

Sep 21, 2021: If less is more, then The City One is more car than you’ve ever seen before! This car is small, efficient, eye-catching, tough, and yeah — it’s electric.

Air Company wins first place in NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge

Sep 21, 2021: A technology, engineering and design-based company in New York has secured first place in NASA’s CO2 Conversion Challenge with a project that converts CO2 into sugars to create new resources on Mars.

City of Telosa enlists Bjarke Ingels Group for urban utopia

Sep 21, 2021: A plan for the world’s most sustainable city has been designed and is expected to welcome its first residents by 2030. Proposed for construction in an undecided desert location in the United States, the city of Telosa is estimated to cost $400 billion and accommodate a population of 5 million.

Limiting the impacts of technology materials for the low carbon transition

Sep 21, 2021: Researchers have demonstrated how a detailed 'cradle to grave' evaluation at the outset of new metal mining explorations can greatly mitigate against negative environmental impacts.

Coral reef capacity has declined by 50% since the 1950s

Sep 21, 2021: A recent study published by One Earth has revealed the troubled state of coral reefs globally and their impact on the ecosystem. The researchers established that the coral reefs' capacity to offer ecological services relied upon by humans has declined by 50% since the 1950s.

What causes zombie plants?

Sep 21, 2021: Parasitic bacteria can teach us a lot, according to scientists who have just discovered a manipulation mechanism used by the bacteria to slow down plant aging. Their insights might lead to new ways to protect food crops from disease.

Metals / Green Energy Stock News - Defense Metals (TSX-V: $DEFN.V) (OTCQB: $DFMTF) Drills 215 Metres Carbonatite in First Hole At Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Deposit

Sep 21, 2021: Vancouver, British Columbia - September 21, 2021 (Investorideas.com Newswire, MiningSectorStocks.com and RenewableEnergyStocks.com) Mining / Metals / Green Energy Stock News- Defense Metals Corp. ("Defense Metals") (TSX-V: DEFN / OTCQB: DFMTF/ FSE:35D), is pleased to provide an update with respect to its ongoing Wicheeda Rare Earth Element (REE) deposit resource expansion and delineation diamond drill program.

Failing to curb emissions puts Earth on "catastrophic pathway"

Sep 20, 2021: The world will face catastrophic weather events unless governments take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions. This is according to a new report released by the United Nation last Friday. The report reviewed all the commitments submitted by the Paris Climate accord signatories and found that the globe would experience a 16% rise in greenhouse gasses by 2030 compared to 2010 levels.Scientists have warned that the world would be inhabitable if governments will not stop greenhouse gas emissions and...

Wind tech jobs are one of the fastest growing in America

Sep 20, 2021: Are you mechanically inclined? Do you enjoy climbing tall ladders and yearn to join the green economy? If so, consider retraining and switching to the fastest-growing job in the U.S. — wind turbine technician.

Zip around the city with CAKE's new electric moped, the Makka

Sep 20, 2021: With this new electric moped, reducing your carbon footprint is a piece of CAKE.

Proposal for worlds largest timber structure offers possibilities

Sep 20, 2021: All over the world, unique projects are being developed to mitigate carbon emissions. One such project comes from Anders Berensson Architects in Sweden. The firm's bold proposal is for Bank of Norrland, the world's largest timber structure.

OFS furniture is eco-driven from tree to delivery

Sep 17, 2021: Based out of Huntingburg, IN, with multiple showrooms around the country, furniture manufacturer OFS sets the bar high for sustainable production, protecting the environment and setting an example for other companies.