Switzerland could generate more energy out of used wood

Switzerland is not fully exploiting a significant source of clean energy: 173,000 tonnes of used wood could be re-used producing valuable heat and power...

New research on Northern Lights will improve satellite navigation accuracy

Researchers have gained new insights into the mechanisms of the Northern Lights, providing an opportunity to develop better satellite technology that can negate outages...

Door and window locks are less carbon-costly and more effective than burglar alarms and...

A new study, which estimates the carbon footprint of burglary prevention measures, has found that the best options from both an environmental and security...

Boaty McBoatface submersible prepares to dive into the abyss on first Antarctic mission

Boaty McBoatface is joining ocean scientists on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known...

Environmentally friendly, almost electricity-free solar cooling

Demand and the need for cooling are growing as the effects of climate change intensify. An emission-free, solar-powered chiller has now been developed by...

CRUST adds new layer of defense against earthquakes, tsunamis

The first computer model to simulate the whole chain of events triggered by offshore mega subduction earthquakes could reduce losses to life and property...

Vicious circle of drought and forest loss in the Amazon

Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons...

Scientists map seawater threat to California Central Coast aquifers

Using Earth-imaging technologies, scientists have studied the intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along the California coast.

New Bedford Harbor identified as major source of airborne PCBs

Sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs, from the bottom of the New Bedford Harbor is the number one source of airborne PCBs in...

Effects of weather variability on maple syrup production studied

Some farmers in the United States and Canada have noticed that the quantity and quality of their maple syrup is changing with climate variability....

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