Reshaping the plastic lifecycle into a circle

New research gives a bird's-eye view of the scale of plastic creation globally, tracing where it's produced, where it ends up, and its environmental...

Reduced meat diet has many advantages

Which diet is better: moderately reduce meat consumption and eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products or eating more fish and seafood? Or even...

Strong winds power electric fields in the upper atmosphere

Using observations from NASA's ICON mission, scientists presented the first direct measurements of Earth's long-theorized dynamo on the edge of space: a wind-driven electrical...

Climate change is making one of the world’s strongest currents flow faster

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), the only ocean current that circumnavigates the planet, is speeding up. For the first time, scientists are able to...

Research pushes auto industry closer to clean cars powered by direct ethanol fuel cells

Alternative-energy research is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells.

Why we must avoid temperature overshoot

A new international study shows how near-term mitigation can help to prevent an overshoot in global temperatures, thereby reducing climate risks and bringing long-term...

Sun is likely an unaccounted source of the Earth’s water

Curtin University researchers have helped unravel the enduring mystery of the origins of the Earth's water, finding the Sun to be a surprising likely...

Recycling of tectonic plates a key driver of Earth’s oxygen budget

A new study has identified serpentinite -- a green rock that looks a bit like snakeskin and holds fluids in its mineral structures --...

Tracking down microplastics in Antarctica

Microplastics are everywhere, even in the most remote places. Where do these tiny pieces of plastic come from? Researchers have shown that it takes...

Snow monkeys go fishing to survive harsh Japanese winters

Snow monkeys living in one of the world's coldest regions survive by 'going fishing' -- scooping live animals, including brown trout, out of Japanese...

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Barcelona to ban old cars from roads to tackle air pollution.

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Museums as catalysts for change

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The U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people.

The Maple Ridge Wind Farm in Upstate New York. (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News)The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according...