Wednesday, October 16, 2019
deforestation

Plants Could Remove Six Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions – If We Protect Them

The results show trees and plants could remove six years of current emissions by 2100, but only if no further deforestation occurs.
Autonomous robotsvideo

Autonomous Robots Enter Fields to Collect Precise Soil Samples, Help Farmers Improve Yields, Reduce...

Collecting precise soil samples is essential for farmers because a small amount of soil determines the amount of nutrients needed for acres...
microplastics

Biodegradable Alternative to Replace Microplastics in Cosmetics and Toiletries

Plastic microbeads were banned from shower gels and toothpaste in the UK last year, but could still be hiding in your suncream...
climate change

Doubling Down

Over the recent decade, total human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, nearly doubled and could double again in the...
climate change

Wild Geese Take Climate Action

Migratory animals are actively adjusting their traditions to climate change, new research has found. An international team of researchers...
carbon neutral

‘Reverse Fridges’ and Insulated Walls – How to Make a House Carbon Neutral

‘The overall goal is to develop a market for net zero-carbon homes,’ said Gabby Mallett from the National Energy Foundation (NEF) in...
Marine heatwaves

Marine Heatwaves a Bigger Threat to Coral Reefs Than Previously Thought, Scientists Find

Marine heatwaves are a much bigger threat to coral reefs than previously thought, research revealing a previously unrecognized impact of climate change on...
Wastewater

Researchers Develop Better Method to Remove Toxic Dyes From Wastewater

From health care to fracking and beyond, the ability to clean wastewater is vital in many fields. A team of Texas Tech University researchers...
Flame Retardant

New Process Discovered to Completely Degrade Flame Retardant in the Environment

A team of environmental scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and China has for the first time used a dynamic, two-step...
contaminated water

Freshening up Contaminated Water

Nitrate is a troublesome groundwater contaminant that is mainly caused by fertilizer runoff on farmlands. Many wells in agricultural regions exceed the...
Human-Robot

Study to Examine Human-Robot Collaboration to Reduce Recycling ‘Bottleneck’

Last year China announced that it would reject almost all recyclables imported from other countries due in part to the amount of...
methane detection

Researchers Develop Affordable, Less-Intensive Methane Detection Protocol

A new testing protocol that uses existing, affordable water chemistry tests can help scientists and regulators detect sites showing evidence of new...
Orangutans

Orangutans Hold the Key to Human Speech

New research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and Indianapolis Zoo, shows that great apes can control their voice in...
pollinators

Road Verges Provide Refuge for Pollinators

With many pollinator species in decline, the University of Exeter study shows verges can provide food and a home for pollinators such...
turtle populations

New Study Could Reset How Scientists View Sex Determination in Painted Turtle Populations

A new study from Iowa State University scientists could flip the established framework for how scientists believe geography influences sex determination in...
Microplasticsvideo

Microplastics: Not Just an Ocean Problem

From the infamous “garbage patch” islands of floating plastic to the guts of fish and bellies of birds, plastics of all sizes are ubiquitous and...
African forest elephant

African Forest Elephant Helps Increase Biomass and Carbon Storage

The African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), an endangered species, is often referred to as a “gardener” in recognition of its role as...
autonomous underwater vehicle

Robot Cameras Reveal Secret Lives of Basking Sharks in UK Marine Conservation First

he ground-breaking technology is set to reveal the secret lives of the world’s second largest fish - a species that little is...
desalination

Fair Compare of Desalination Puts Heat on Energy Sources

A novel way to assess the efficiency of rival desalination technologies could help to guide new developments to deliver potable water supplies...
plant genes

Genes That First Enabled Plants to Grow Leaves Identified by Scientists

The genes that first enabled plants to grow shoots and conquer the land have been identified by University of Bristol researchers. The...