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city sustainably

People living in cities are less likely to live sustainably

Research shows that people who live in built up areas are less likely to take actions that benefit the environment and that developing urban...
UK Farming

The fall of our currents could mean the end of UK farming

New research suggests the crop production in the UK is set to drop drastically if climate change triggers the collapse of the vital ocean’s...
Chemistry carbon footprint

Reducing the carbon footprint of the chemical industry

Engineers at Rice University, Texas, have developed a light powered nanoparticle that can minimise the carbon footprint within the chemical industry. The particle, discovered by...
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...

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