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Winter warm spells see an increase in duration and frequency in UK temperature records
Warm winter spells have increased in frequency and duration two- to three times over since 1878, according to scientists led by the University of Warwick. (2020-05-06)
Chilean scientists warn environmental costs of water roads
The interdisciplinary analysis presented this in Nature Sustaintability by researchers from four Chilean universities, recommends a global analysis in the design of these projects, reconciling the growing demand for water supply with the health of freshwater and marine ecosystems. (2020-05-02)
Learn from past to protect oceans
History holds valuable lessons -- and stark warnings -- about how to manage fisheries and other ocean resources, a new study says. (2020-04-24)
Big data reveals we're running out of time to save environment and ourselves
The paper, 'Opportunities for big data in conservation and sustainability', published today in Nature Communications, said increased computing speeds and data storage had grown the volume of big data in the last 40 years, but the planet was still facing serious decline. (2020-04-24)
North pole will be ice-free in summer
Summer Arctic sea-ice is predicted to disappear before 2050, resulting in devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem. (2020-04-21)
International team develops new model to improve accuracy of storm surge analysis
A new international study published this week in the journal Nature Communications, applied a novel statistical method that -- for the first time -- captures the important interactions between tides and storm surges. (2020-04-21)
North pole soon to be ice free in summer
The Arctic Ocean in summer will very likely be ice free before 2050, at least temporally. (2020-04-20)
Volcanic CO2 emissions helped trigger Triassic climate change
A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing species. (2020-04-14)
Unsustainable food systems: Can we reverse current trends?
As rural masses migrate to urban areas, populations grow, and people work toward better living standards, global food system sustainability pays a high price, according to a new scientific analysis spanning low- to high-income countries. (2020-04-03)
How horses can save the permafrost
Permafrost soils in the Arctic are thawing. In Russia, experiments are now being conducted in which herds of horses, bison and reindeer are being used to combat this effect. (2020-03-17)
Palm oil must be made more sustainable while replacements are made scalable, Bath engineers warn
Efforts to create synthetic replacements for palm oil are still likely to take several years, so immediate attention should be focused on making the existing production process more sustainable, researchers at the University of Bath's Centre for Integrated Bioprocessing Research (CIBR) and Centre for Sustainable Circular Technologies (CSCT) have found. (2020-03-10)
Is your coffee contributing to malaria risk?
Researchers at the University of Sydney and University of São Paulo, Brazil, estimate 20% of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including: coffee, timber, soybean, cocoa, wood products, palm oil, tobacco, beef and cotton. (2020-03-09)
Report provides road map to improve response to legionnaires' disease outbreaks and conserve water
A new policy report, Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers - Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes, published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes a standardized yet flexible template for cooling tower registries that are designed to improve health outcomes, address disparity in affected populations, and increase water and energy efficiency. (2020-03-09)
New study finds inaccuracies in arsenic test kits in Bangladesh
Researchers at the University of Michigan have raised serious concerns with the performance of some arsenic test kits commonly used in Bangladesh to monitor water contamination. (2020-03-04)
New lithium batteries from used cell phones
Research from the University of Cordoba (Spain) and San Luis University (Argentina) was able to reuse graphite from cell phones to manufacture environmentally friendly batteries. (2020-03-03)
'Digital disruption' a game-changer for climate: Future Earth report
The climate crisis requires strategic engagement of 4 powerful 'digital disruptors' to shift systems and mindsets obstructing adequate responses. (2020-03-02)
Two NE tree species can be used in new sustainable building material
Two tree species native to the Northeast have been found to be structurally sound for use in cross-laminated timber (CLT) - a revolutionary new type of building material with sought-after sustainability characteristics, according to research by a University of Massachusetts Amherst timber engineer. (2020-02-27)
Research identifies barriers to development of seawater electrolysis technologies
Researchers at the University Of Liverpool, in collaboration with NUI Galway and TU Berlin, have identified the key technological and scientific challenges of producing hydrogen through seawater electrolysis. (2020-02-19)
Fighting climate change at the sink: A guide to greener dishwashing
If you're an environmentally conscious consumer, you've probably heard that today's highly efficient dishwashers use less energy and water than traditional hand-washing techniques. (2020-02-12)
Lack of transparency in urban sustainability rankings
UPV/EHU researchers have looked at the quality and good methodological practices employed and published in 21 rankings, indexes and similar tools used for classifying and monitoring urban sustainability. (2020-02-10)
East African fish in need of recovery
A study of East African coral reefs has uncovered an unfolding calamity for the region: plummeting fish populations due to overfishing, which in turn could produce widespread food insecurity. (2020-02-06)
New research shows sustainability can be a selling point for new ingredients
The first UK consumer study on the use of Bambara Groundnut as an ingredient in products has shown that sharing information on its sustainable features increased consumers' positive emotional connection to food. (2020-01-30)
A sustainable alternative to crude oil
A research team from the Fraunhofer Society and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) led by chemist Volker Sieber has developed a new polyamide family which can be produced from a byproduct of cellulose production -- a successful example for a more sustainable economy with bio-based materials. (2020-01-27)
The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified
Human pressure on the world's ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. (2020-01-24)
Principles for a green chemistry future
A team led by researchers from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies recently authored a paper featured in Science that outlines how green chemistry is essential for a sustainable future. (2020-01-24)
Sustainability strategies more successful when managers believe in them
New research from Cass Business School has found that business sustainability strategies can succeed alongside mainstream competitive strategies when managers believe in them. (2020-01-22)
A model ecosystem fish story
Have I got a fish story for you. Any angler beginning a yarn like that usually ends up spinning a tall tale, an exaggeration or bald-faced lie. (2020-01-21)
Native Americans did not make large-scale changes to environment prior to European contact
Contrary to long-held beliefs, humans did not make major changes to the landscape prior to European colonization, according to new research conducted in New England featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-01-20)
Life Cycle Assessment pinpoints 'sustainability hotspots' in bio-chemical production
New research concerning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals challenges and opportunities in bio-chemical production. (2020-01-14)
Better science through peer review
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. (2020-01-08)
Shutdown of coal-fired plants in US saves lives and improves crop yields
The decommissioning of coal-fired power plants in the continental United States has reduced nearby pollution and its negative impacts on human health and crop yields, according to a new University of California San Diego study. (2020-01-06)
All global sustainability is local
Groundbreaking ways to quantify progress towards sustainable development goals find sustainability, like politics, is local. (2020-01-01)
Conservation's hidden costs take bite out of benefits
Scientists show that even popular conservation programs can harbor hidden costs, often for vulnerable populations. (2019-12-19)
Transformative change can save humans and nature
Human impacts on life on Earth are unprecedented, requiring transformative action to address root economic, social and technological causes. (2019-12-12)
Recommendations for responding to the Fridays for Future movement
The level of public concern about climate change has risen significantly in recent years. (2019-12-11)
Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity -- a global overview
The rapid expansion of cities around the world is having an enormous impact on biodiversity. (2019-12-09)
District-level, real-time crime centers can help police cut crime levels
Police commanders often make decisions largely ad-hoc, based on whatever they hear about. (2019-12-04)
Water management grows farm profits
A study investigates effects of irrigation management on yield and profit. (2019-12-04)
Study calls for improved sanitation and the environmental management of pharmaceuticals
Failure to ensure the environmental sustainability of growing patient access to medicines in developing economies could increase the risk of adverse environmental impacts, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. (2019-12-03)
A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe
A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. (2019-11-25)
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