Climate Change Skepticism Growing
The number of Americans who are worried about global warming—just 51 percent—has fallen to nearly the historic low reached in 1998, said a new Gallup poll released on Monday.\r\n
New public opinion data was gathered in Gallup's annual environmental poll: "In 2008, a year after former U.S. vice-president Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize, two-thirds of Americans were concerned about climate change. The rate of concern among Americans has fallen steadily since then to 60 percent in 2009 and 52 percent last year. The poll also found that for the first time since the late 1990s, a minority of Americans—49 percent—believe global warming has already begun to impact the planet, down sharply from more than six in 10 Americans three years ago."
A new study estimated the untapped potential of wind energy across Europe.
- A new report calculated how much electricity Europe could generate if it built onshore wind farms on all of its exploitable land.
- The results indicated that European onshore wind farms could supply the whole world with electricity from now until 2050.
- Wind farms come with a few complications, but the researchers noted that their study was meant to highlight the untapped potential of the renewable energy source in Europe.
French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- The French government initially invested in a rural solar roadway in 2016.
- French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
- Solar panel "paved" roadways are proving to be inefficient and too expensive.
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- Cats live in a quarter of Western households.
- Allergies to them are common and can be dangerous.
- A new approach targets the primary trouble-causing allergen.