Salt marsh plants may signal carbon capture capacity

Coastal wetlands like seagrass meadows, mangroves, and salt marshes play vital roles along the shoreline, from providing a buffer against storm surges, to providing...

Future of perovskite solar cells shines a little brighter

A novel way of synthesizing an essential powder is key to raising the efficiency of perovskite solar cells, say researchers.

Producing hydrogen using less energy

The way in which a compound inspired by nature produces hydrogen has now been described in detail. These findings are the foundation for the...

The humidity of flowers acts as an invisible attractor for bumblebees

As well as bright colors and subtle scents, flowers possess many invisible ways of attracting their pollinators, and a new study shows that bumblebees...

Worrying insights into the chemicals in plastics

ETH researchers examined chemicals in plastics worldwide. They found an unexpectedly high number of substances of potential concern intentionally used in everyday plastic products....

Analysing volcanoes to predict their awakening

A team has reviewed the literature on the internal and external mechanisms that lead to a volcanic eruption. Analyzing the thermo-mechanics of deep volcanic...

No northern escape route for Florida’s coral reefs

Warming seas are driving many species of marine life to shift their geographic ranges out of the tropics to higher latitudes where the water...

Aviation’s contribution to cutting climate change likely to be small

Although the emissions targets for aviation are in line with the overall goals of the Paris Agreement, there is a high likelihood that the...

Butterflies regularly cross the Sahara in longest-known insect migration

Wetter conditions in Sub-Saharan and North Africa at certain times of year can result in hundreds of times more Painted Lady butterflies making the...

Modeling a circular economy for electronic waste

New research develops a framework to understand the choices an electronic waste recycler has to make and the role that digital fraud prevention could...

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