Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows

Researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and also create shading and insulation. It's all made possible by a...

A fossil fuel technology that doesn’t pollute

Engineers are developing technologies that have the potential to economically convert fossil fuels and biomass into useful products including electricity without emitting carbon dioxide...

Higher environmental impact from cookstove emissions

Millions of Asian families use cookstoves and often fuel them with cheap biofuels to prepare food. But the smoke emitted from these cookstoves has...

A changing climate, changing wine

A new study suggests that, though vineyards might be able to counteract some of the effects of climate change by planting lesser-known grape varieties,...

Invasive tree species: Call for action to tackle threat to a global biodiversity hotspot

An invasive Australian tree is now posing a serious threat to a global diversity 'hotspot' in the natural forests of Jamaica's Blue and John...

Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution

A new technology, speed breeding, allows plants to be grown more rapidly. The technology produced wheat, from seed-to-seed in 8 weeks.

Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2ºC

New research predicts a significantly drier world if global warming reaches 2ºC. Over a quarter of the world's land could become significantly drier and...

Curbing climate change

Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it, according...

Streams can be sensors

Scientists have shown that streams can be key health indicators of a region's landscape, but the way they're being monitored can be improved.

The Caribbean is stressed out

Forty percent of the world's 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team of marine biologists just released 25 years of...

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