New online tool to help residents reduce the impact of traffic-related air pollution

Researchers have released a new online tool to help schools, hospitals and residents understand and reduce the impact of traffic-related air pollution.

Artificial intelligence may be set to reveal climate-change tipping points

Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against...

Over 120 scientific experts’ global ocean report shows unprecedented climate change impact, as Arctic...

Arctic ice levels logged in the last two years have reached record lows, whilst per decade have -- on average since 1979 to 2020...

How a city’s design creates congestion

City planners predict that as more people move into urban areas, traffic jams will get worse. That's why sustainability experts propose a new way...

Metals supercharge promising method to bury harmful carbon dioxide under the sea

Researchers have found a way to supercharge the formation of carbon dioxide-based crystal structures that could someday store billions of tons of carbon under...

Desert teamwork explains global pattern of co-operation in birds

A new study from the Kalahari Desert finds that teamwork allows birds to cope with brutally unpredictable environments.

Wind energy can deliver vital slash to global warming

Implementing advance wind energy scenarios could achieve a reduction in global warming atmospheric average temperatures of 0.3 to 0.8 degrees Celsius by the end...

Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Using oxygen stable isotope analysis of tooth enamel from animals butchered by humans at the site of Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria, researchers show that...

Researchers mimic how water and wind create complex shapes in nature

Researchers have found a way to mimic the natural processes that create complex shapes and landscapes with the help of a vibrating plate and...

Continental growth is not a continuous process

The continents, a specific feature of our planet, still hold many secrets. Using chemical data on sedimentary rocks compiled from the scientific literature from...

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