New tech aims to drive down costs of hydrogen fuel

Journal Reference: Malek Y. S. Ibrahim, Jeffrey A. Bennett, Milad Abolhasani. Continuous Room‐Temperature Hydrogen Release from Liquid Organic Carriers in a Photocatalytic Packed‐Bed Flow Reactor. ChemSusChem, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/cssc.202200733 “Hydrogen is widely viewed as a sustainable energy source for transportation, but there are some technical obstacles that need to be overcome before it can be … Read more

Vagus nerve stimulation lowers costs of care for children with uncontrolled epilepsy

Journal Reference: Lu Zhang, Matt Hall, Sandi K. Lam. Hospital costs associated with vagus nerve stimulation and medical treatment in pediatric patients with refractory epilepsy. Epilepsia, 2022; DOI: 10.1111/epi.17208 A new study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the journal Epilepsiaexamined a population of pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. For these … Read more

Excess sugar consumption costs Canada’s health-care system $5 billion each 12 months, study finds

Journal Reference: Siyuan Liu, Lalani L. Munasinghe, Katerina Maximova, Jennifer P. Taylor, Arto Ohinmaa, Paul J. Veugelers. The economic burden of excessive sugar consumption in Canada: should the scope of preventive action be broadened? Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2022; DOI: 10.17269/s41997-022-00615-x They peg the economic burden of excessive sugar consumption in Canada at $5 … Read more

Closing in on the carbon costs of wildfires

Journal Reference: Simon P. K. Bowring, Matthew W. Jones, Philippe Ciais, Bertrand Guenet, Samuel Abiven. Pyrogenic carbon decomposition critical to resolving fire’s role in the Earth system. Nature Geoscience, 2022; 15 (2): 135 DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00892-0 The findings, published in Nature Geoscience, suggest that there is far stronger potential for cycles of fire and recovery to … Read more

Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade

Journal Reference: Pedro Cardoso, Kofi Amponsah-Mensah, João P. Barreiros, Jamie Bouhuys, Hubert Cheung, Alisa Davies, Sabrina Kumschick, Stuart J. Longhorn, Carlos A. Martínez-Muñoz, Thais Q. Morcatty, Gretchen Peters, William J. Ripple, Emmanuel Rivera-Téllez, Oliver C. Stringham, Adam Toomes, Patricia Tricorache, Caroline S. Fukushima. Scientists’ warning to humanity on illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade. Biological Conservation, … Read more

Climate change could lead to power outages, higher power costs on west coast of US

Journal References: Joy Hill, Jordan Kern, David E. Rupp, Nathalie Voisin, Gregory Characklis. The Effects of Climate Change on Interregional Electricity Market Dynamics on the U.S. West Coast. Earth’s Future, 2021; 9 (12) DOI: 10.1029/2021EF002400 Jacob Wessel, Jordan D. Kern, Nathalie Voisin, Konstantinos Oikonomou, Jannik Haas. Technology Pathways Could Help Drive the U.S. West Coast … Read more