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Ancient Romans provide lesson in making low-carbon concrete

No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for

Ancient Romans provide lesson in making low-carbon concrete
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Energy efficient homes linked to increased risk of asthma, study warns
(Thu 11/12)
The drive for energy efficient homes could be increasing the risk of asthma, according to the findings of a new study.... Read more

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Abandoned oil and gas wells can be 'super-emitters' of greenhouse gas
(Tue 09/12)
Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.... Read more

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Wind farms do not affect property values, new study finds
(Tue 09/12)
Wind turbine developments have no effect on property values of nearby homes and farms, according to new research from the University of Guelph.... Read more

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Switching old coal-fired power plants for natural gas will add to climate damage
(Mon 08/12)
Replacing old coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants could cause climate damage to actually increase over the next decades, unless their methane leakage rates are very low and the new power plants are very e... Read more



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Ancient Romans provide lesson in making low-carbon concrete
(Tue 16/12)
No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for

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Energy efficient homes linked to increased risk of asthma, study warns
(Thu 11/12)
The drive for energy efficient homes could be increasing the risk of asthma, according to the findings of a new study.

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Abandoned oil and gas wells can be 'super-emitters' of greenhouse gas
(Tue 09/12)
Researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth's atmosphere.

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Wind farms do not affect property values, new study finds
(Tue 09/12)
Wind turbine developments have no effect on property values of nearby homes and farms, according to new research from the University of Guelph.

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Switching old coal-fired power plants for natural gas will add to climate damage
(Mon 08/12)
Replacing old coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants could cause climate damage to actually increase over the next decades, unless their methane leakage rates are very low and the new power plants are very e

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Researchers in world first to convert sunlight to energy with over 40% efficiency
(Mon 08/12)
UNSW Australia's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported.

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Calculating the climate damage caused by carbon emissions
(Thu 04/12)
The Social Cost of Carbon puts a dollar value on the climate damages per ton of CO2 released, and is used by - among others -policymakers to help determine the costs and benefits of climate policies.

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Scientists develop reusable paper that won't cost the Earth
(Tue 02/12)
Newspapers could soon be printed on rewritable paper after scientists made a breakthrough discovery that allows paper to not just be recycled but actually reused.

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Toxic waste from olive oil production turned into electricity
(Mon 01/12)
The Nordic leading fuel cell technology company PowerCell has announced a technology developing project to convert toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity.

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Mining can damage fish habitats miles downstream, study shows
(Wed 26/11)
Anglers across the nation wondering why luck at their favourite fishing spot seems to have dried up may have a surprising culprit: a mine miles away, even in a different state.

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Geoengineering the climate is "no quick fix" for global warming
(Wed 26/11)
The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first studies on geoengineering.

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Scientists discover how the environment can trigger disease in humans
(Tue 25/11)
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exp

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Study finds restored quarry transformed into a haven for insect life
(Fri 21/11)
A new study has revealed how a sand and gravel quarry in Cambridgeshire has become a haven for insect life, and is now home to a number of rare species.

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Study finds small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming
(Tue 18/11)
The recent slowdown of global warming may be explained by a new scientific discovery that found small volcanic eruptions eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought.

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Global warming will trigger more lightning strikes, study warns
(Fri 14/11)
As the world gets hotter, lightning strikes will increase by about 12% for every 1 degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, according to the results of a new study.