Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

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Study refines filters for greener natural gas

Scientists have mapped out the best materials for either carbon dioxide capture or balancing carbon capture with methane selectivity.

New study calls for US solar policy reform

Researchers suggest reforming US solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new report.

A ‘carbon law’ offers pathway to halve emissions every decade

On the eve of this year's Earth hour (March 25), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly...

Climate change and an ‘overlooked’ nutrient: Silica

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Weedkiller chemical (glyphosate) safety standards need urgent review

The safety standards for glyphosate -- a chemical widely used in common weed-killers -- may be failing to protect public and environmental health, suggest...

Corals die as global warming collides with local weather in the South China Sea

In the South China Sea, a 2°C rise in the sea surface temperature in June 2015 was amplified to produce a 6°C rise on...

The Anthropocene: Scientists respond to criticisms of a new geological epoch

'Irreversible' changes to the Earth provide striking evidence of new epoch, experts suggest.

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When air pollution is bad, know how to protect yourself

There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth...

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