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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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