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Mount Everest

Plant life around Mount Everest is expanding

Using NASA satellite data, researchers have discovered that plant life in the region around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayas, is expanding. Using satellite data,...
Recycling

ÉEQ to stress importance of corporate recycling

Researchers in Québec, Canada, are drawing attention to the need to increase corporate responsibility with regards to recycling. As part of the public consultations on...
clean energy

Possible increase in Asia-Pacific clean energy market

New research into renewable energy trends suggest clean energy revenues from the Asia-Pacific region are forecast to grow at a CAGR of 27.5%. Technological advancements...
Energy

How apps are changing the face of energy consumption

Apps may be the next facilitator of energy education, but the challenge is to make them functional and easy to use for the masses. From...
ice age

Researchers discover evidence of an ‘unknown ice age’

After studying rocks in Scotland, geologists have found evidence of a previously unknown ice age, shedding new light on the evolution of the Earth. Researchers...
Marine fuel

The EU have capped sulphur content of marine fuels

The legal maximum sulphur content of marine fuels has been reduced to 0.5%, from 3.5%, reducing air pollution and protecting the environment. Sulphur Oxide (SOx)...
Bioplastics

Biomaterials company to invest €9m into bioplastics

Stora Enso is investing €9m to build an experimental plant for enabling the production of biobased plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. This pilot plant...
Oil rig

Is African fracking to receive an injection of investment?

Namibia, Nigeria and Angola have been named the top three hot spots for oil companies. But, how do corruption and environmental factors affect the...
ice river

 Studies show global ice loss is set to increase

A new study has estimated the extent of the Earth’s river ice loss as the planet becomes hotter, due to climate warming. Over 50% of...
animal rescued

Wild animal sanctuary rescued 204 animals in 2019

Colorado's Wild Animal Sanctuary had a record number of animals rescued in 2019, with 204 animals being saved from abuse, neglect or unsuitable housing. With...

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