Climate change

Diverse hunks of science information successfully reduce global warming denial. Scientific literacy in climate change education crucially facilitates acceptance. Directly addressing climate misinformation is useful in climate change cognition.
With successful reproduction and recruitment fundamental to the continued persistence of fish populations under future climate conditions, understanding the physiological mechanisms – including taxonomic and population variation – wherein high temperatures lead to reduced reproductive performance is crucial to identify and remediate any reproductive impairment caused by warming aquatic habitats. Future endocrine studies have an important role to play to that end, as understanding the hormone mechanisms that underlie reproductive inhibition at high temperature, as well as extending our understanding of those mechanisms to consider the potential ability for fish to acclimate either through prior developmental thermal experience or via transgenerational and epigenetic mechanisms (e.g., Veilleux et al., 2018), will be crucial for predicting how wild fish populations will be affected by climate warming. The results presented here and elsewhere for other species (e.g., Alix et al., 2020; Servili et al., 2020) have a crucial role to play by serving as a foundation to guide future research into how extreme warm temperatures predicted under future climate scenarios will impact fish reproduction.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

Hydrogen as a game changer to to reach UN SDG 7, ‘affordable and clean energy’ and a review of the policy framework for a hydrogen economy.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

Energy production and CO2 emissions are strictly connected. One of the most efficient and straightforward mitigations to the climate change is the conversion of CO2 into chemicals that may play the role of energy vectors in a carbon-based energy cycle. Contributing to SDGs 9 and 13, this article briefly illustrates and discusses the main findings that have paved the way of CO2 conversion to fuels or fuel precursors by electrochemical methods using redox catalysts that may find concrete applications.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 31, October 2021

Global warming and climate change caused by an ever-increasing accumulation of atmospheric CO2 are reaching alarming levels. In order to address this issue, significant research effort has been dedicated to the development of carbon capture processes for sequestration or utilization of CO2. This article reviews recent advances in electrochemically mediated CO2 capture and release, contributing to SDGs 9 and 13.
Transport is a major contributor to carbon emissions causing climate change. This paper explores how to achieve more sustainable land use and transport systems through using accessibility instruments for planning.
This study aimed to utilize the natural wind to create optimal natural ventilation to achieve thermal comfort of the indoor environment through the best layout and placement of residential blocks, creating proper distance between blocks and orienting blocks properly inside a residential complex site in a summery humid climate.
Sperm production and function are vulnerable to heat, and heatwave conditions are forecast to increase as our climate warms, so we examined these effects on female reproduction and mating behaviour in the flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, a promiscuous ectotherm model in which fertility is damaged by environmental warming. We tested whether polyandrous matings, or polyandrous sperm stores, protect females against reduced male fertility caused by heatwave conditions, and whether females flexibly adjust their remating behaviour to enable fertility rescue. We found that polyandry protected females against reduced male fertility: monogamous matings with males exposed to heatwave conditions halved female offspring production, but opportunities to mate with five of these males allowed normal female reproductive output.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 30, August 2021

Opportunities and challenges toward the electrocatalytic conversion of methane to methanol.
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