There is a race around the world to create a successful vaccine against coronavirus and repurposing existing classes of drugs to use for coronavirus treatment. According to the John Hopkins live tracker the number of infected around the globe crested over one million, with rover 50,000 reported dead. How many cases were concealed by China remains unanswered.
On March 27, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially signed a decree adopting a Russian amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on September 16, 1987.
Thе соllарѕе оf large vulnerable ecosystems, ѕuсh as thе Amazon rаіnfоrеѕt and coral reefs in thе Cаrіbbеаn, mау take оnlу a few dесаdеѕ, оnсе асtіvаtеd, a study рublіѕhеd in Nаturе Cоmmunісаtіоnѕ suggests. Thе wоrk, рrераrеd bу rеѕеаrсhеrѕ from thе Unіvеrѕіtу оf Bangor, the Unіvеrѕіtу of Southampton аnd thе Unіvеrѕіtу оf Lоndоn (аll of thе Unіtеd Kіngdоm), rеvеаlѕ the speed аt whісh есоѕуѕtеmѕ оf different ѕіzеѕ wіll dіѕарреаr, once thеу hаvе rеасhеd a роіnt bеуоnd frоm whісh thеу collapse, trаnѕfоrmіng into аn аltеrnаtіvе ecosystem.
New research “Illuminating Earth’s fault” by the University of California at Berkley proposes the use of existing underwater submarine fiber optic cables as seismographs. With the new network we will get a complete picture of the tectonic activity of our planet. A seismometer is an instrument that responds to ground motions, such as caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and explosions. Seismometers are usually combined with a timing device and a recording device to form a seismograph.
French scientists carried out nuclear levels testing of Chlorine, which rises to the surface of the Antarctic region snow. The testing was completed in multiple locations in the antarctic circle, pertaining to the isotope of chlorine-36. The results of the elevated levels of the isotope tested positive. Chlorine has two stable isotopes and one naturally occurring radioactive isotope.
According to the market research report “Environmental Sensor Market by Type (Temperature, Humidity, Air Quality, Water Quality, Integrated, UV, and Soil Moisture), Vertical (Government, Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Consumer, Enterprise), Location, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023″, the environmental sensor market, the overall market is estimated to be worth $1.37 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach $2.19 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 9.9% from 2018 to 2023.
Venezuela denied responsibility on Thursday for oil spills that polluted more than 130 Brazilian beaches. In the community, Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA said Brazil’s accusations about the origin of the oil are unfounded. “PDVSA categorically rejects statements by Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles, who accuses Venezuela of being responsible for crude oil that has contaminated the beaches of northeastern Brazil since early September,” the state-owned company said.
Guatemalan president-elect, Alejandro Giammattei, announced he will repeal the ban on single-use plastics ordered by the previous government and bet on the culture of recycling. “We will repeal it on January 14,” Giammattei told reporters after participating in a business forum, a sector that has strongly opposed outgoing President Jimmy Morales’ plastics ban measure.
Recently, Greta Thunberg became a household name as a global climate change ambassador. However, dire predictions about the survival of our civilization based on the environment has a Soviet era beginning.
Russian scientist Nikolai Kardashev was a Soviet and Russian astrophysicist, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the Deputy Director of the Astro Space Center of PN Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Kardashev, who recently passed away, created a scale in 1964 that is named after him.
When I was a young girl, there was a great respect for people of science (doctors, scientists etc.). We trusted them and felt that the contributions of all of our world scientists had made our lives healthier and better. Therefore I was very surprised and disappointed when in 2019 after 50 years of warnings from 97% of our most prestigious scientists that we are still living in a dangerous time of climate change, our legislators have as yet not taken the actions they need to take to protect us from this life-threatening calamity.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced open hearings on the environment impact assessment regarding the construction of a Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The project announcement was originally made by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on February 28, 2019, with a tentative completion date of 2026. Dr. Kemal Pasamehmetoglu is a nuclear engineer and the executive director of the Versatile Test Reactor Project at the Idaho National Laboratory. GE-HITACHI is the subcontractor for the design support.
When asked about ways to be environmentally-friendly, most people immediately respond, “Well, I recycle!” There’s a lot more to living an eco-friendly lifestyle beyond recycling. Moreover, only a very small fraction of what we designate for recycling, actually gets recycled. The rest ends up in landfills. The National Geographic estimates that 91% of plastic is not recycled and ends up in landfills and our oceans.
Increasing concern about the environment has led to thinking about preventive measures to control the increasing pollution. In the global test and measurement (T&M) market, the demand for environmental test equipment is increasing owing to its ability to measure the pollutant level in the environment.
Meteorology deals with the study of different weather conditions occurring in the earth’s atmosphere. The equipment used in these studies are known as meteorological equipment. These meteorological equipment are used for the measurement of different weather parameters such as humidity, temperature, pressure, net solar radiation, wind speed, precipitation (snow/rain), and cloud cover.
A tribometer is an instrument that measures quantities such as wear volume, friction force and coefficient of force between two contact surfaces. Tribometer are used to test and analyze the long-term performance and function various devices. The requirement of controlling wear and friction in movable devices or machine parts is very important in the industry. Tribometer also measures single wear friction with liquid, temperature and atmosphere control options.
Impact soil tester is used to control and measure strength of the soil and its consolidation level. It is commonly used to indicate degree of compaction of soil used during construction of the road. Furthermore, Impact Soil testers are also used to identify poorly compacted areas and ineffective composition of the material. End users commonly prefer Non-destructive Impact soil tester techniques for analyzing the superiority of the soil. Non-destructive testers are always preferred as these don’t alter the sample/material while the test is being performed on the same.
Handheld XRF analyzers, commonly known as X-ray fluorescent analyzers, use a non-destructive analytical technique, to determine the elemental composition of a material. Non-destructive techniques are commonly preferred by end users as the sample is not altered while testing. Newly-upgraded handheld XRF analyzers have the capability to identify samples that are difficult to identify or samples that are out of compliance.