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March 27, 2022
KTU researchers have a method for recycling wind turbine blades

Wind turbine blades have a finite lifespan and are hard to recycle, researchers at KTU think they have the solution.

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February 2, 2022
Robots and bubbles - Tech to clean up underwater trash

We need to stop filling rivers and oceans with more trash, but also to clean up the rubbish already there.

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January 26, 2022
New battery technology could be calcium based

We are running out of lithium fast, and future batteries could have a lot more in common with milk and kitchen foil.

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January 12, 2022
Old solutions can make high-tech buildings climate friendlier

Technology has made many buildings less climate-friendly, but we can look back in time for simple solutions.

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December 7, 2021
The sustainable 'innovations' from Popular Science's list

Popular Science publishes a list of the 100 greatest innovations of the year, and we've pulled out the 16 most sustainable.

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November 23, 2021
Could we use sugar-loving microbes to power future cars

It sounds like alchemy for the climate-crisis age, but researchers have been successful at turning glucose into olefins.

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October 29, 2021
Sustainable coffee grown (in a lab) in Finland

Coffee farming is highly resource intensive and leads to deforestation, but there are solutions to that. Could lab grown coffee be a viable option?

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October 15, 2021
A carbon removal industry is coming – but there are problems

Sucking all of the excess carbon out of the air seems like a simple and wonderful solution, but it's not that easy at all.

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October 12, 2021
To save forests, researchers are connecting trees to Twitter

Sensor equipped trees can gather huge amounts of data, and they are taking to Twitter to share it with the world.

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October 7, 2021
Tallinn has big hydrogen bus plans for the next few years

Tallinn has big plans for hydrogen powered buses in the city, as part of the commitment to make public transport emission free by 2035.

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October 1, 2021
Our 'earthshine' is getting dimmer - This is why it matters

Our earthshine is getting dimmer, and the bad news is that it is a potentially a very bad thing for climate change.

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August 10, 2021
The race to build more electric cars should not rely on seabed mining

As the electric car industry demands more rare minerals for battery production, this is why we shouldn't mine them from the seabed.

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July 22, 2021
Should we worry about the climate effects of the space tourism industry?

As the race to get tourists into space gets hotter, is anyone actually paying attention to the potential climate effects of the industry.

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June 22, 2021
Using bacteria to recycle precious metals from EV batteries

As the world demand for batteries grows, we need to use better ways to recover the precious metals used to make them.

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June 8, 2021
Painting buildings with super white paint can cool them by nearly 5ºC

White surfaces have a cooling effect on the planet, and painting buildings with whiter-than-white paint cools them dramatically.

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June 5, 2021
Breaking Boundaries with David Attenborough and Johan Rockström

The new documentary explores how human activity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept it stable for 10,000 years.

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June 3, 2021
How tree bark and compost can turn into plane wings and trash bags

Trees, crops and organic waste can be transformed into plastics used to make everything from rubbish bags to plane wings.

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May 3, 2021
Ocean microplastics are now ending up in the atmosphere

A new study shows that large amounts of ocean microplastics are being emitted in to the atmosphere.

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April 26, 2021
Charting the rise in global greenhouse gases

Numbers can be hard to visualise. These charts make the recent huge rise in greenhouse gases worryingly clear.

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April 8, 2021
How spinach can send emails and could warn us about climate change

The humble spinach plant, together with some smart nanotech and an infared camera, can detect environmental changes (and explosives).

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April 3, 2021
Could giant sea kelp be the next big source for biofuel?

As demand for biofuels increases, research shows that giant kelp could offer a far more sustainable option than soybeans or corn.

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March 27, 2021
Welcome to the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

2021 marks the official start of what could be a pivotal decade for the worlds’ oceans, with a massive UN backed program.

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March 13, 2021
How 'smart windows' can reduce the need for power-hungry air con

How to take the humble window, combine it with a bit of clever nanotechnology, and hugely reduce the need for energy munching air conditioning.

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March 5, 2021
Research shows the huge number of fish eating plastic

A new study shows that the amount of plastic consumed by marine fish is huge and continuing to increase rapidly.

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March 5, 2021
CFC levels drop and ozone layer recovery gets back on track

After China took decisive action to end illegal CFC production the ozone layer has got back to slowly healing.

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March 4, 2021
The danger of relying on high-tech networks in a warming world

As extreme weather and natural disasters increase across the world due to climate change, how much should we rely on high-tech networks?

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February 27, 2021
The huge environmental cost of Bitcoin

Tesla just bought $1.5 billon or Bitcoin, pushing it's value to a new record high, but it also has a huge environmental cost.

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February 19, 2021
Researching animal sentience - How does it feel to be a bee?

The Baltics love bees, but how much do we really understand them? New research is trying to understand animal sentience.

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February 13, 2021
Less-harmful road salts, based on natural antifreeze from fish

As the Baltics are covered in snow and ice, could we replace harmful road salts using antifreeze compounds naturally produced by fish

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