Archive | May 2019

“JPMorgan Says This $720 Billion Area Is Only Getting Started”

Emerging markets are catching up with developed ones in the growing arena of environmental, social and governance investing, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The active and systematic asset management universe for ESG has grown about 10% from the end of last year to $720 billion as of the first quarter, JPMorgan estimated in a report Thursday led by global research chair Joyce Chang. The firm said it’s now favoring emerging-market stocks tied to the sector versus developed-country counterparts because the two sides should converge.Yo

“How Apis Mellifera Became the Honey Industry’s Favorite Bee”

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There are thousands of bee species, but there are only seven major species of honeybees. From those seven, beekeepers have largely chosen Apis mellifera, often called the European or Western honeybee, for its unparalleled ability to produce honey, and to be deployed by the millions to pollinate crops.You’ve reached your free article limit.

“Rise in global sea levels could have ‘profound consequences'”

Ice sheet

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.

“Exxon predicted in 1982 exactly how high global carbon emissions would be today”

The concentration of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere reached an unprecedented level this month. Researchers at the fossil fuel giant Exxon saw it coming decades ago.

“Germany’s First ‘Electric’ Highway Charges Trucks as They Drive”

A Scania hybrid truck travels along the electric highway on the A5 in Darmstadt.

Germany has opened the first stretch of a so-called electric highway that will connect hybrid trucks to overhead wires, allowing them to recharge while traveling on the country’s main transportation arteries.Yo

“Extinct species of bird came back from the dead, scientists find”

The white-throated rail colonized the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean -- twice.

The extremely rare process is known as iterative evolution — the repeated evolution of a species from the same ancestor at different times in history.

“U.K. Poised to Back Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Target for 2050”

The U.K. government is preparing to announce plans to slash fossil fuel emissions to zero by 2050, an effort to fight climate change that would change the way Britons heat their homes and the cars they drive, officials familiar with the situation said.

An announcement embracing the so-called net zero emissions target is likely in the next two months, according to the officials, who declined to be named discussing plans that haven’t yet been finalized.You’ve

“$2.5 trillion ‘Holy Grail’ found? Breakthrough discovery could lead to 100 percent recyclable plastics, scientists say”

Unlike conventional plastics, the monomers of PDK plastic could be recovered and freed from any compounded additives simply by dunking the material in a highly acidic solution. (Credit: Peter Christensen et al./Berkeley Lab)

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans may have a $2.5 trillion impact, negatively affecting “almost all marine ecosystem services,” including areas such as fisheries, recreation and heritage. But a breakthrough from scientists at Berkeley Lab could be the solution the planet needs for this eye-opening problem – recyclable plastics.

“Off the Coast of Portugal, the Earth’s Crust Might Be Peeling in Two”

The peeling is likely driven by a water-absorbing layer in the middle of the tectonic plate, according to National Geographic. This layer might have undergone a geological process called serpentinization, in which water that seeps in through cracks causes a layer to transform into soft green minerals. Now, this transformed layer might be causing enough weakness in the plate for the bottom layer to peel away from the top layer. That peeling could lead to deep fractures that trigger a tiny subduction zone, National Geographic reported.