EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

A recent article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of...

Defrosting surfaces in seconds

Researchers have developed a way to remove ice and frost from surfaces extremely efficiently, using less than 1% of the energy and less than...

Metallic nanoparticles light up another path towards eco-friendly catalysts

Scientists have produced subnano-sized metallic particles that are very effective as catalysts for the oxidation of hydrocarbons. These catalysts can be as much as...

The little duck that could: Study finds endangered Hawaiian duck endures

New research has found that the genetic diversity of the koloa is high, and conservation efforts on the island of Kauai have been successful.

‘We’re sleepwalking into a mass extinction’ say scientists

Species that live in symbiosis with others, which often occur in the most delicately balanced and threatened marine ecosystems such as coral reefs, are...

Melting Arctic sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals

Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that could threaten marine mammals in the North...

‘Fire inversions’ lock smoke in valleys

There's an atmospheric feedback loop, says an atmospheric scientist, that can lock smoke in valleys in much the same way that temperature inversions lock...

Breathing? Thank volcanoes, tectonics and bacteria

A new study suggests Earth's first burst of oxygen was added by a spate of volcanic eruptions brought about by tectonics. In addition to...

New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events

New data show that extreme weather events have become more frequent over the past 36 years, with a significant uptick in floods and other...

Which climates are best for passive cooling technologies?

Researchers recently set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal balance of power plants and surfaces, but quickly realized that they would...

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