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April-June 2021 (ONE)

In questo numero sono presenti i seguenti articoli:

Greta – A star in a galaxy of young climate activists (ONE Team)

In 2019 the world was awed when Greta Thunberg emerged as a global activist against climate change. She was named “Time Person of the Year...

Lost in transition (ONE Editor)

Green new deal, just transition fund, circular economy, carbon free, biofuels, eco-friendly, fair trade, organic, recycling, renewable, resilience, sustainability, zero-whatever (from emission to waste). The...

A cold reminder (Toby Lockwood (ONE Team))

As February’s bout of extreme cold weather left millions of Texans without power for days, it seemed all the more jarring in a state famed...

Cagliari Port Silo (ONE Team)

At the time of writing, the Cagliari silo is under demolition. Built-in 1973, the grain silo has been an iconic landmark of Sardinia’s primary town...

Green ammonia, what else? (Alice Masili (ONE team))

Everyone looks to green hydrogen as the new frontier of fuels. But its storage and long-distance transport are still open challenges. Ammonia is an emerging...

South African Nuclear energy chief pleads for energy-mix (Kester Kenn Klomegah)

The power industry in South Africa is faced with huge challenges. Knox Msebenzi, Managing Director of the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA), discusses the...

Obsession with GDP, disregard of nature leading towards ecosystem collapse: report (Common Dreams)

“Securing nature is investing in our self-preservation.” A new report out Tuesday from the U.K. government framing the natural environment as “our most precious asset”...

The open burning of waste poses grave health risks to millions (Sustainability Times)

We’re generating more waste than at any other time in history what with a greatly increased global population, rampant consumerism and the wanton use of...

Floating solar panels on 1% of reservoirs ‘could double’ Africa’s hydropower capacity (Carbon Brief)

Solar panels floating on the lakes formed by Africa’s hydropower dams could be a major new source of power, according to a new study. If...

Life-saving drinking water disinfectants have a “dark side” (Ensia)

Disinfecting drinking water against spathogen is necessary, but by-products from the process are a ubiquitous — and likely growing — problem across the U.S. Solutions...

Biden’s Keystone XL death sentence requires Canada’s oil sector to innovate (The Conversation)

In one of his first acts of office, U.S. President Joe Biden has issued an executive order that effectively kills the Keystone XL pipeline project. The...

We need to radically reimagine the way we travel and commute (DiEM25)

Let’s start with a fact: electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the environment than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. We should focus on promoting electric vehicles...

How waste CO2 is helping to turn renewable energy into liquid fuel (European Commission)

Methanol can be made from CO2 captured from industrial sources, combined with hydrogen split out of water using surplus renewable energy. And the resulting fuel...