Enough talking, strive for a green future now

Norwegian wave power company Havkraft AS, alongside communications specialist Frequency AS, emphasise why now is the right time to commit to a greener future. We...

CO2 concentration is affecting the photosynthesis of peat-forming mosses

Scientists from Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have explored how a rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration is globally affecting the...

Substituting one food item per day can result in a more sustainable diet

According to a new study, people who consume beef could reduce the carbon footprint of their diet by as much as 48% to gain...

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Bioenergy sorghum root tackles issues with carbon dioxide and carbon

A study conducted at Texas A&M University shows that the annual crop can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide. Carbon and carbon dioxide The Earth’s atmosphere is experiencing an increased amount of carbon dioxide and a shortage of carbon in the soil. However,...

Bleached coral reefs continue to supply nutritious food for fisheries

A study led by Lancaster University finds that despite damage, bleached coral reefs are still supporting the ecosystems of diverse small-scale fisheries; the fish being caught are rich in micronutrients vital to the health of millions of people in...

A sustainable alternative to egg white protein production

Scientists discover a use for biotechnology in order to provide an alternative to egg white protein production that is more environmentally sustainable. Research by the Future Sustainable Food Systems research group at the University of Helsinki, together with VTT Technical...

Physiological role of planteose is promising for parasitic weed control

Scientists have uncovered the distribution and physiological role of planteose enzymatic hydrolysis of planteose: α-galactosidase (AGAL), which is promising regarding the molecular target for root parasitic weed control. Parasitic weed control Witchweed (or Striga) and broomrapes (or Orobanche and Phelipanche) are...

Machines developed that can separate 12 different types of plastic

Scientists have created technology to tell the difference between 12 different types of plastic and to separate them according to chemical composition. Different types of plastic In contrast to common perceptions, plastic is not just one material. Rather, it is a...

Surviving drought made easier by ancient Maya research

A study conducted by UC Riverside archaeologist Scott Fedick and plant physiologist Louis Santiago reveals highly drought resistant plants in Maya, which will be key in helping communities survive during a drought. Surviving drought in Maya Scientists have revealed through research...

Scientists develop food packaging that is both smart and sustainable

A team from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, have developed a food packaging that that is biodegradable, sustainable and kills microbes that are harmful to humans.  The food packaging  Professor Philip Demokritou, Adjunct Professor...

Recycled factory heat can benefit industries in sustainability movement

EU funded research is analysing recycled factory heat to create novel systems that recover waste heat and return it for reuse in industrial process lines. Industrial processes account for more than a fourth of Europe’s primary energy consumption, producing a...

Temperatures climb as mercury rises, impacting urban areas

Researchers have investigated the impacts on those who inhabit urban areas as mercury rising influences temperatures. Urban areas impacted For some urban areas in the US, summertime means up to six extra uncomfortable hours a day from the heat. The increased...

Giving waste value: Utilising biotechnology to convert food waste

Ingmar Høgøy, CEO of Greentech Innovators, explains how the company is using biotechnology to convert food waste into single cell protein and organic fertiliser.

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