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How organic animal farms increase the numbers of birds in agricultural environments

The proximity of organic animal farms has increased the numbers of birds in agricultural environments, a study in Finland found. The University of Helsinki study analysed...
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The economic and environmental benefits of eco friendly flood schemes

University of Stirling is leading a project to explore the economic and environmental benefits of eco friendly flood schemes. The £467,000 project will study eco...
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Green chemistry: how ECHA can help European industry to use safer chemicals

Bjorn Hansen, the Executive Director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), spoke to SciTech Europa about how the agency is working to help European...
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Recycled phosphorus fertilizer could be made from dairy wastewater and aluminium water treatment residue

Researchers are working on a method to make phosphorus fertilizer from dairy wastewater, to combat a potential future phosphorus shortage. Plants require nutrients, particularly nitrogen and...
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Smart Villages and transition: climate change action as a driver for community-led innovation

Eamon O’Hara, Executive Director of ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability, discusses climate action as a driver for...
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Renewable energy research: the new potassium-oxygen battery for clean energy storage

A more efficient and reliable potassium-oxygen battery for clean energy storage has been built. Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a...
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The latest electric vehicles analysis: which car manufacturers are in great danger?

According to IDTechEx, the future of electric vehicles is coming early. The new report analyses which car manufacturers are in great danger, and which...
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Solar batteries: the success story of a hybrid energy device

The ‘SolaBat’ research project has created a hybrid energy device using an organic solar cell and advanced rechargeable battery. The Internet of Things (IoT) is currently...
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Climate change is causing UK frogs to be affected by a severe infectious disease...

Climate change has increased the spread and severity of an infectious disease in UK frogs caused by Ranavirus. The study is from ZSL's Institute of Zoology, UCL and Queen...

Smart villages and social innovation: the SIMRA project

Bill Slee, an Associate of the Rural Development Company and an Emeritus Fellow of the James Hutton Institute, discusses the urban origins of smart...

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