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Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch

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1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
https://www.midcolumbialibraries.org/

December 2019

How does Carbon Capture Work?

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch, 1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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The world is undergoing a renewable energy revolution, though renewables cannot provide enough power for a fully carbon-free energy economy. The burning of fossil fuels will continue for the next two decades to meet our (still growing) energy demands, releasing gigatons of CO2 into the environment. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (ICPP) has concluded that the removal of 20 gigatons of CO2 per year from the atmosphere by the year 2050 will limit catastrophic warming by the year 2100.…

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February 2020

Electric Cars in 2050: Are we Ready?

February 11 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch, 1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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Transportation accounts for about 30% of the greenhouse gas emission. For a cleaner future, electrification of transportation is a must. It is projected that by 2050, up to 75% of the new car sales will be electric cars. But, is the nation’s electric grid ready? In this talk I will discuss our initial findings about the nation’s electric grid’s preparedness to host the electrification of the transportation. This talk will discuss the intricacies of the co-evolution of both the transportation…

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April 2020

Soils are Alive!

April 14 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick Branch, 1620 S Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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Soils are teeming with billions of microorganisms. Invisible to us, these microorganisms silently work to maintain soil health by breaking down organic matter and recycling nutrients in our environment. Microorganisms also support soil structure and promote plant growth and respond to changing environmental conditions, and in turn impact the overall ecosystem health. The spatial scales at which these interactions occur range from small nanometer scale to large-global scale. Discover who these microorganism are, what they do, why we need microorganisms…

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