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October 28, 2020

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Healthcare as a Climate Solution

Although the link may not be obvious, healthcare and climate change -- two issues that pose major challenges around the world -- are in fact more connected than society may realize. So say ...

Mythbusting: Five Common Misperceptions Surrounding the Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Plastics

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it's easy to conclude that ...

Upcycling Polyethylene Plastic Waste Into Valuable Molecules

Researchers develop a one-pot, low temperature catalytic method to turn polyethylene polymers into alkylaromatic ...

A Renewable Solution to Keep Cool in a Warming World

Month-after-month, year-after-year, the world continues to experience record high temperatures. In response to this and exacerbated by a growing global population, it is expected that ...
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Energy System 2050: Solutions for the Energy Transition

To contribute to global climate protection, Germany has to rapidly and comprehensively minimize the use of fossil energy sources and to transform the energy system ...

Artificial Cyanobacterial Biofilm Can Sustain Green Ethylene Production for Over a Month

Ethylene is one of the most important and widely used organic chemicals. A research group has designed a thin-layer artificial biofilm with embedded cyanobacterial cell factories which were ...

Plastic Bags Could Be 'Eco-Friendlier' Than Paper and Cotton

Scientists have modeled the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of using different types of shopping bags and report that in cities like Singapore, single-use plastic bags (made from high-density ...

Clean and Clear: How Being More Transparent Over Resources Helps Cut Carbon Emissions

Countries that sign up to improved financial transparency over oil, gas, and mining revenues benefit from significant reductions in carbon emissions, a new study ...

Plastics Threat to South Pacific Seabirds Confirmed

Plastic gathered from remote corners of the South Pacific Ocean, including nesting areas of New Zealand albatrosses, has confirmed the global threat of plastic pollution to ...

Mental Accounting Is Impacting Sustainable Behavior

Human beings tend to create separate mental budget compartments where specific acts of consumption and payments are linked. This mechanism can be counter-productive when it comes to energy ...

Crayfish 'Trapping' Fails to Control Invasive Species

Despite being championed by a host of celebrity chefs, crayfish 'trapping' is not helping to control invasive American signal crayfish, according to new ...

Using Electric Current to Stabilize Low-Permeability Soils

Scientists have developed a new approach to stabilizing clay soils. The method involves using a battery-like system to apply electric current to carbonate and calcium ions in order to promote soil ...

To Protect Nature's Benefits, Focus on People

New paper calls for the consideration of people's diverse needs in order to develop effective nature-based policies and investments in ...

Planting Parasites: Unveiling Common Molecular Mechanisms of Parasitism and Grafting

Using the model Orobanchaceae parasitic plant Phtheirospermum japonicum, scientists have discerned the molecular mechanisms underlying plant parasitism and cross-species grafting, pinpointing one ...

Rising nitrous oxide emissions are jeopardizing the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, according to a major new study. The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide ...

New Findings Pave the Way to Environmentally Friendly Supercapacitors

Similar to batteries, supercapacitors are suitable for the repeated storage of electrical energy. Researchers have now presented a particularly safe and sustainable variant of such a ...

New Climate Model Helps Researchers Better Predict Water Needs

New research combines climate and land use projections to predict water availability, information that is crucial for the preparations of resource managers and land-use ...

World's Largest Collection of Moss Species

Researchers have established the world's largest collection of moss species for the peat industry and ...

Climate Change Responsible for Record Sea Temperature Levels

Global warming is driving an unprecedented rise in sea temperatures including in the Mediterranean, according to a major new ...

Chemical Innovation Stabilizes Best-Performing Perovskite Formulation

Researchers have successfully overcome a limiting problem with stabilizing the best-performing formulation of metal-halide perovskite films, a key player in a range of applications, including solar ...

Decent Living for All Does Not Have to Cost the Earth

A new study reveals that decent living standards could be provided to the entire global population of 10 billion that is expected to be reached by 2050, for less than 40% of today's global ...

Ecological Power Storage Battery Made of Vanillin

Researchers have found a way to convert the aromatic substance vanillin into a redox-active electrolyte material for liquid batteries. The technology is an important step towards ecologically ...

Satellite Imaging to Map Groundwater Use in California's Central Valley

Researchers report in a new study a way to improve groundwater monitoring by using a remote sensing technology (known as InSAR), in conjunction with climate and land cover data, to bridge gaps in the ...

Generating Renewable Hydrogen Fuel from the Sea

The power of the sun, wind and sea may soon combine to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel, according to researchers. The team integrated water purification technology into a new proof-of-concept ...

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