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Roaches could soon become too tough for pesticides

5 Jul 19 - Cockroaches have become harder to kill and could soon be almost impossible to control using pesticides alone.

Glue could be simple solution to a sticky carbon problem

4 Jul 19 - Epoxy resins can be a key ingredient in making effective carbon-capture materials – and they have been staring us in the face for more than 70 years.

Scientists claim methane breakthrough

28 Jun 19 - Scientists are claiming a breakthrough in the quest to cut methane emissions from animals.

It's all about microbes, say scientists

19 Jun 19 - Humans’ ability to survive and adapt to the changing climate might come down to microbes.

A weekly walk in the woods works wonders for the soul

17 Jun 19 - A dose of nature of just two hours a week is associated with better health and psychological wellbeing, scientists say.

Loss of plants will make a world of difference

11 Jun 19 - Up to a million species might go extinct due to human activity. We all know the mammals in trouble, but how many of us could name an endangered plant?

SNOW BUSINESS: Could flakes be a source of clean energy?

5 Jun 19 - Two scientists have developed a device that captures the electrical charge from falling snow.

Well-managed soils make better carbon stores

4 Jun 19 - Soils could store more carbon if they were managed better, scientists say.

Sky-spy will map all carbon emissions

31 May 19 - Europe is readying a new fleet of satellites that will monitor CO2 emissions at every point on earth, creating the first worldwide system to independently track polluters.

Humans held responsible for climate twists

27 May 19 - Researchers have found that greenhouse gases and pollution have almost singlehandedly shaped 20th century climate.

Turning methane into CO2 could help the fight

23 May 19 - Researchers have come up with a new technique to clean the atmosphere of the second-most powerful greenhouse gas people produce - methane.

New wonder material could change electronics

2 May 19 - A material with the potential to revolutionise a wide range of technologies was discovered by accident.

DNA expert new EPA chief scientist

Professor Mike Bunce

23 Apr 19 - An expert in DNA is the Environmental Protection Authority’s new chief scientist.

New studies show it could be even hotter than we thought

18 Apr 19 - Global climate models developed for the UN are running hotter than they have in the past. Soon the world could be, too.

Super plants the key, says leading biologist

Dr Joanne Chory

17 Apr 19 - Dr Joanne Chory hopes that genetic modifications to enhance plants’ natural carbon-fixing traits could play a key role – but knows that time is short, for her and the planet.

EYES ON ICE: Anchored science ship will go with the floe

15 Apr 19 - In September, the giant German polar research vessel Polarstern will set off from Tromsø in Norway on a remarkable voyage.

Scientists invent 'transparent wood' for new building material

5 Apr 19 - Researchers say they have given timber a makeover to produce a material that is not only sturdy, but also transparent and able to store and release heat.

Ancient ‘Snowball Earth’ thawed out in a flash

4 Apr 19 - Scientists have found that a final Snowball Earth thawing event likely ended in a flash about 635 million years ago - a geologically fast event that might have implications for today’s human-driven...

Drones make it easier to monitor environment

26 Mar 19 - Conservationists, researchers and volunteers are findng new technology in the form of drones is making their jobs a whole lot easier.

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