Environment

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Scientists have developed a packaging-free, instantly dissolvable milk capsule that you can drop straight into your hot beverage, making them easier to use than the conventional little cartons we’re all used to, and reducing waste along the way. They’re essentially like sugar cubes but for milk, and the team behind them says they’re produced along
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This article has been sponsored by Griffith University for their new Bachelor of Social Science – find out more here. Kevin Rudd described global warming as “the greatest moral challenge of our generation”, but this is too simple. It’s the greatest economic, political, social, cultural, environmental, and scientific challenge of our time.   A silver bullet won’t
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An expedition has been launched to help solve the mysteries of Zealandia, an underwater continent to the east of Australia. The drill ship JOIDES Resolution is visiting Townsville today before a two-month expedition that is part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).   The expedition led by The Australian National University will also look
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Scientists have created an inexpensive material that removes a highly toxic industrial pollutant from water. The filtration material is made by turning a naturally occurring sugar molecule into a polymer and it performs much better than our current filtration technology at dealing with one big contamination problem.   Industrial pollutants cause major issues for communities
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As a country with a huge demand for electricity, India is wise to step up its renewable energy game. The country recently announced plans to shut down more than 30 of its coal mines and is steadily veering away from coal-fired plants, so naturally, it needs an alternative. As the country works to develop its renewable energy sources, perhaps its biggest achievement yet
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The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has proposed a plan to make cows more resistant to the temperature increase caused by global warming. The proposal has received a three-year, US$733,000 federal grant. The scientists’ plan aims to retain the quality meat cows provide while increasing the efficiency of the process in spite of a changing climate.
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A planet devastated by climate change may seem like a distant future. But Earth is already experiencing effects today. Globally, the mean rate of sea level rise increased 50 percent in the last two decades. In 2017, temperatures have already reached their highest levels in history in some areas, from California to Vietnam. And the past three years were the hottest on record.
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While the famous Antarctic “ozone hole” is finally beginning to heal, 30 years after it was first discovered, scientists have just identified a new threat to its recovery. A study, just out Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, suggests that a common industrial chemical called dichloromethane – which has the power to destroy ozone –