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Guilt, grief and anxiety as young people fear for climate’s future

Guilt, grief and anxiety as young people fear for climate’s future

Overwhelmed, sad, guilty are some of the emotions young people say they feel when they think of climate change and their concerns world leaders will fail to tackle it. Broadly referred to as climate anxiety, research has stacked up to measure its prevalence ahead of the U.N. talks in Glasgow, which begin at the end of the month to thrash out how to put the 2015 Paris Agreement on curbing climate change into effect.

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Regal Completes Merger With Rexnord PMC

Regal Completes Merger With Rexnord PMC

Regal Beloit Corporation, a global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of electric motors and controls, power generation products and power transmission components, today announced it has completed the merger with Rexnord Process and Motion Control (PMC) to become Regal Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RRX).

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How the Supply Chain Broke, and Why It Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon

How the Supply Chain Broke, and Why It Won’t Be Fixed Anytime Soon

Computer chips. Exercise equipment. Breakfast cereal. By now, you’ve probably heard: The world has run short of a great many products . In an era in which we’ve become accustomed to clicking and waiting for whatever we desire to arrive at our doors, we have experienced the shock of not being able to buy toilet paper , having to wait months for curtains, and needing to compromise on the color of our new cars

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Novanta buys Schneider Electric Motion for $115m

Novanta buys Schneider Electric Motion for $115m

Novanta, the US-based industrial conglomerate whose businesses include Celera Motion and ATI Industrial Automation, has bought US-based Schneider Electric Motion for $115m in cash and renamed it Novanta IMS. It specialises in brushless motors, integrated motor drives and electronic controls

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UK joins pledge to double motor system efficiencies by 2030

UK joins pledge to double motor system efficiencies by 2030

Ten countries, including the UK, have pledged to double the efficiency of their electric motor systems and those of three other technologies – air-conditioners, refrigerators and lighting – by 2030. The countries are members of an initiative called Sead (Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment) that promotes the production, purchasing and use of energy-efficient equipment worldwide.

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Desperate for Workers, Restaurants Turn to Robots

Desperate for Workers, Restaurants Turn to Robots

When Florida gave restaurants the green light to reopen indoor dining earlier this year, restaurateurs like Carlos Gazitua were euphoric. They hoped it would resuscitate their businesses, many of which were on life-support after the shutdown. But they quickly learned it was tough to coax workers back. […]

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Trio partner in new hull maintenance service

Trio partner in new hull maintenance service

Hull cleaning specialist HullWiper has joined forces with International Paint, a subsidiary of ship hull paint and performance coatings specialist AkzoNobel, and underwater drone ROV specialist Orobotix to provide ship owners and operators with comprehensive hull care support in a new partnership named Intertrac HullCare. 

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Siemens prepares separation of large drive business

Siemens prepares separation of large drive business

Siemens (SIEGn.DE) is preparing a separation of its large drive applications (LDA) business, the German engineering and technology company said on Monday, confirming media reports. The separation of the unit, which produces heavy-duty electrical drive systems for ships, mines and rolling mills, is the first step to a divestiture, Handelsblatt reported on Monday.

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Condition monitoring vital to proactive asset management

Recent research from 20 of the largest global metals manufacturers on leveraging maintenance as a path to profit, found that major metal manufacturers are adopting proactive maintenance systems that can proactively detect and isolate potential problems at their inception. This is essential to avoid the negative, and often irreversible, effects on production through unplanned events.

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Bring your experience, but not your costs or lack of standardisation to floating wind, oil majors told

Bring your experience, but not your costs or lack of standardisation to floating wind, oil majors told

Oil companies can bring technical expertise and their safety culture to floating wind, but cost and lack of standardisation might be an issue.

Oil companies will not revolutionise the floating wind industry, but they will bring experience, technical know-how and a focus on safety to the floating wind market, industry leaders told Reuters Events’ Offshore & Floating Wind Europe 2021 conference on 14 October 2021.

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Wind energy could cut global warming by up to 0.8 degrees C, says report

Wind energy could cut global warming by up to 0.8 degrees C, says report

According to a recent study, wind energy could play a more prominent role in averting the climate crisis than it does now. As the world aspires to the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, the study found that expanding the world’s wind energy generation capacity could reduce global warming by 0.3 to 0.8 degrees Celsius by 2100.

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