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We're letting down humanity, says climate scientist

Wednesday - As the climate emergency becomes ever more acute, scientists need to alter the way they approach it – or face being part of the problem.

Ozone hole smallest since 80s, thanks to the wonky weather

Wednesday - Wonky weather has given us the smallest Antarctic ozone hole on record since the 1980s, according to NASA.

Stand aside, science, we can solve this in any old kitchen

17 Oct 19 - Forget the laboratory - substances to solve some environmental problems can be easily created in a kitchen, new research shows.

Nobel winner made battery discovery at Exxon

11 Oct 19 - Stanley Whittingham, the Nobel Prize recipient cited for making the "first functional lithium battery," came to his discovery in the 1970s as a research scientist at Exxon.

Insects might be trained to protect our crops

27 Sep 19 - Certain wasps and flies which lay their eggs in specific species such as aphids could be a sustainable form of pest control.

Govt puts faith (and $10m) into smart cows

17 Sep 19 - The Government is putting $10 million into breeding cows that produce more milk and fewer greenhouse gases and can withstand heat.

How healthcare can affect global climate crisis

13 Sep 19 - Healthcare workers backing zero carbon emissions say chemicals used increasingly to anaesthetise patients are potent greenhouse gases.


Bronze Age, Iron Age ... now it's welcome to the Plastic Age

6 Sep 19 - Plastic pollution is being deposited into the fossil record, research has found, with contamination increasing exponentially since 1945.

Weird and wonderful ways nature is changing fashion

2 Sep 19 - From mushrooms to cow manure, the fashion industry is trying to find new materials to make clothing more sustainable.

It's not all down to the Industrial Revolution

30 Aug 19 - Humans have been putting themselves ahead of the state of the planet for at least 4000 years, scientists say.

Burp-free cow food almost ready for market

15 Aug 19 - A seaweed that can cut livestock methane emissions is almost ready for commercial production, scientists say.

Heat-trapping gases soar to new levels

15 Aug 19 - Last year was the fourth-warmest since the 1800s and sea levels the highest on record, a new study finds.

Fracking pushes up methane count, says research

15 Aug 19 - Fracking is probably the reason atmospheric methane is rising, with the United States shale gas industry behind a third of the increase in global greenhouses gas emissions over the past decade, new...

Media too soft on contrarians, says study

14 Aug 19 - Journalists should give less space to climate contrarians, and scientists should assert their authority in the face of claims that climate-change science isn’t settled, researchers say.

New world means new look at GM, say experts

13 Aug 19 - New Zealand needs to reconsider gene-editing technology in light of climate change, says the co-chair of a Royal Society expert panel on the issue.

Protein diet would free up land, say scientists

9 Aug 19 - Americans could feed themselves on half the amount of land used now if they switched from meat to protein-conserving plants, scientists say.

No room now for doubt, say climate scientists

25 Jul 19 - Extensive historical data shows recent extreme warming is unprecedented in past 2000 years.

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.


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