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Are increases in Westerly winds weakening the Southern Ocean carbon sink?

Are increases in Westerly winds weakening the Southern Ocean carbon sink?

A new study of lake sediments from the sub-Antarctic reveals for the first time that increases in westerly winds are likely to reduce the...
New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves’ collapse

New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves’ collapse

An international team of scientists have successfully calculated the sea-level rise if two Antarctic ice shelves – the Larsen C and George VI –...
New generation magnetic anomaly map helps unveil Antarctica

New generation magnetic anomaly map helps unveil Antarctica

The most comprehensive magnetic anomaly map of Antarctica ever produced has been published, shedding new light on the structure and evolution of the Antarctic...
Researchers develop method to calculate the nitrogen footprint of university

Researchers develop method to calculate the nitrogen footprint of university

International researchers have developed the first tool to calculate the nitrogen footprint of an organisation, which could revolutionise sustainability. Similar to a carbon footprint, the...
Sustainable forestry should stay at the very core of the new CAP

Sustainable forestry should stay at the core of the new CAP

The European Parliament have said that recognition of the role of sustainable forestry by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will contribute to its common...
Can air quality be better monitored?

Can air quality be better monitored?

Could the air quality of megacities be monitored better – more accurately, and yet inexpensively? Finnish atmospheric scientists have found a way to get...
Scientists capture iceberg breaking away from a glacier in Greenland

Scientists capture iceberg breaking away from a glacier in Greenland

A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to...
Disrupting the hydrokinetic turbine industry

Disrupting the hydrokinetic turbine industry

DesignPro Renewables outlines the commercialisation of new hydrokinetic turbine technology. Rivers and estuaries are well distributed all over the world; tapping into these resources using...
Anthropogenic changes promote insect vectors of human diseases

Anthropogenic changes promote insect vectors of human diseases

Professor Timothy Schowalter explains how deforestation – and increased urbanisation, as well as land use change – has an effect on vectors of human diseases...
€8.2m investment in CorPower Ocean for wave power technology

€8.2m investment in CorPower Ocean for wave power technology

The innovative start-up CorPower Ocean has recently announced an investment of €8.2m from the Swedish Energy Agency to commercialise their wave power technology at...

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