Business & Economics
Canadian Science Publishing announced that, as of January 1, 2022, the Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems is now called Drone Systems and Applications. The journal was renamed to eliminate the use of “unmanned”, a term that is neither gender-neutral nor gender-inclusive.
Even though clinical trials haven’t shown it works against COVID-19, doctors continue to prescribe ivermectin – and a new study suggests health insurers are heavily subsidizing the cost of those prescriptions.
Researchers from the University of Delaware are joining forces with colleagues at the University of Kansas and Pittsburg State University to develop new molecules that can be used to make a new generation of environmentally friendly plastics.
- National Science Foundation
Living under the shadow of impending inevitable climate change has led to an increased interest in “nature-based solutions” (NbS) that are environmentally sustainable, cost-effective solutions that address societal and economic challenges effectively and flexibly. But NbS can only be applied if they are backed by strong research and policy. This is especially true in Asia, where research on NbS is scarce. A new study identifies the governance issues behind promoting NbS in Asia.
- Politics and Governance
Advancing Equity in Utility Regulation, a new report published by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), makes a unifying case that utilities, regulators, and stakeholders need to prioritize energy equity in the deployment of clean energy technologies and resources.
- DOE/US Department of Energy
Sean Kennedy, a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, found that climate adaptation by cocoa farmers in Indonesia has made them more vulnerable to economic and climatic risks.
- Annals of the American Association of Geographers