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Global Warming. Renewable Energy.

Power to the people must include the people: Renewable energy solutions for off-grid communities

The millions of people throughout the world living off the electrical grids have a starkly different idea of what a technological marvel looks like. For people desperate for electricity, a reliable and …
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Environment

A life-inspired system that dynamically adjusts to its environment

Researchers have developed a synthetic system that responds to environmental changes in the same way as living organisms, using a feedback loop to maintain its internal conditions. This not only keeps …
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Environment

Land-use change for healthy New Zealanders and a healthy environment

Changing what we farm, and where, could provide all New Zealanders with a healthy diet with benefits to our water, climate, and the national economy, finds new research from two National Science Challenges.
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Environment

Examining previously unknown molecular mechanisms for environmental adaptation in plants

The Plant Physiology and Biochemistry research team at the University of Konstanz has discovered previously unknown molecular mechanisms by which plants adapt to their environment—important basic knowledge …
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Climate Change Global Warming.

Ottawa rolls out CAN$1.6 bn plan to adapt to climate change

The Canadian government on Thursday unveiled a CAN$1.6 billion (US$1.2 billion) plan to help the country deal with the looming dangers of a warming world, such as floods, wildfires and extreme heat.
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Climate Change Global Warming.

In the UK, concern about climate change grows

Nearly half of the UK population (46%) are ‘very’ or ‘extremely worried’ about climate change, according to a new briefing released by the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) at …
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Environment

Study finds you should keep your cats inside for the sake of their health and the surrounding environment

The next time you crack your backdoor to let your cat outside for its daily adventure, you may want to think again. For a cat, the outdoors is filled with undesirable potential. Like the risks of catching …
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Environment

Study shows superbugs in the environment rarely transfer over to humans: Hospitals are more risky than farms

An international team of scientists investigating transmission of a deadly drug resistant bacteria that rivals MRSA, has found that while the bugs are found in livestock, pets and the wider environment, …