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An electric vehicle in a charging point. Electric vehicle motors: the next big thing, according to Dr Peter Harrop

Electric vehicle motors: the next big thing, according to Dr Peter Harrop

Dr Peter Harrop, the chairman at IDTechEx, explains the rapid technology updates for electric vehicle motors, including agricultural vehicles and motorcycles. EV motors have lasted...
Stormwater retention practices: woody shrubs to the rescue

Stormwater retention practices: woody shrubs to the rescue

Professor Nina Bassuk discusses stormwater and bioswales and introduces her new guide for professionals seeking to create successful planted stormwater retention practices. A healthy ecosystem...
Antarctic animals: could climate change help species such as jellyfish?

Antarctic animals: could climate change help species such as jellyfish?

A study of Antarctic animals shows that while climate change affects many species such as the humpback whale and emperor penguin negatively, some open-water...
Studying urbanisation to improve tiger conservation

Studying urbanisation to improve tiger conservation

Scientists have studied the demographic transition and urbanisation to better understand the future of tiger conservation in Asia. The analysis of human population scenarios and its...
What happens when Emperor penguins make their first journey to sea

What happens when Emperor penguins make their first journey to sea

The chicks of Emperor Penguins hatch in the harsh environment of Antarctica. Researchers have revealed the effects of climate change on their journey. New research...
Sustainable development: Finnish companies will design an area in Nepal

Sustainable development: Finnish companies will design an area in Nepal

Finnish companies are collaborating to design a new urban area in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, in accordance with sustainable development principles. Rapid population growth and...
Climate change mitigation with boreal forests and wood-based products

Climate change mitigation with boreal forests and wood-based products

Dr Antti Kilpeläinen and Professor Heli Peltola explain how boreal forests and forestry play a crucial role in climate change mitigation. Boreal forests and forestry...
The plastic impact: How long does it take for plastic straws to degrade?

Single use plastic: How long does it take for plastic straws to biodegrade?

A recent study by packaging supplier Rajapack has revealed how long it takes for popular plastic products such as plastic straws to biodegrade and tips...
The role of city gardens in pollinator conservation

The role of city gardens in pollinator conservation

A new research collaboration has revealed that city gardens can play an important role in pollinator conservation. The research, carried out by scientists at the...
The new mathematical model to save endangered species

The new mathematical model to save endangered species

From the blue whale to the Bengal tiger, there are many endangered species that share the risk of extinction. A new mathematical model could...

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