National lab uses magnets to extract lithium, potentially helping with shortage of key battery material.
The world needs vast quantities of lithium to meet demand for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage. And the United States is way behind China in securing a supply of this rare metal.
Petrochemicals are linked to diverse health problems from infertility to cancer, and now they’re building up in pregnant women.
For years, researchers have warned that chemical pollutants tied to fossil fuels have become so pervasive that they would be impossible for anyone to avoid.
Air pollution cuts in North America and Europe helped to increase tropical Atlantic hurricane activity, and may do the same in the western Pacific as Asia cuts emissions.
Ample research shows how surging greenhouse gas concentrations intensify deadly storms, droughts and heat waves, but cutting them, along with other industrial pollution emissions, will also affect global weather.