Business & Economics
Penn State has been awarded a $3.4 million contract from the REMADE Institute, a public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy, to fund research targeting the inefficient methods currently used to process and upcycle mixed plastic waste. The project is one of 22 projects recently funded by REMADE. The project will receive $1.7 million in federal funds with an additional $1.7 million in cost-share by the project partners.
- REMADE Institute, U.S. Department of Energy
Rates of cervical cancer screening have dropped in the U.S., with screening rates lowest among Asian and Hispanic women, as well as women who live in rural areas, don’t have insurance, or identify as LGBQ+, according to researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
- JAMA Network Open
A new collaboration bringing together academic and commercial expertise will develop technology to enable more dynamic management of warehouse operations, to help firms meet the surge in online shopping and cope with demand for ever faster deliveries and strains on the global supply chain.
- UK Research and Innovation
Researchers of the University of Malaga have conducted an unprecedented study whereby they evidence the benefits of ammonium –one of the most abundant forms of inorganic nitrogen available in soils– for the development of the roots of a specific conifer: the pine.
- Plant Cell & Environment
Climate change will force 45 per cent of the fish stocks that cross through two or more exclusive economic zones to shift significantly from their historical habitats and migration paths by 2100, a challenge that may lead to international conflict, according to a new UBC study.
- Global Change Biology
A new analysis suggests that risk aversion also plays an important role in why power plants purchase coal primarily from long-term contracts. The analysis proposes that plant-level risk aversion arises because regulators are less likely to incorporate high input cost realizations into the output price they set for utilities; price-regulated utilities respond to this practice by taking costly actions to reduce the variance of their input costs.
- Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
- John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at Stanford University