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Study calls for IPCC reports to be more "inclusive and accessible"

Two Cambridge-based experts are calling for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to collaborate with those working on the ground to make its reports more accessible.

Study calls for IPCC reports to be more
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Labour Party conference told fracking can be greener than solar power
(Mon 22/09)
Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts,... Read more

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Study reveals how fracking contaminates drinking-water wells
(Mon 15/09)
A new study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.... Read more

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Research team makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research
(Tue 19/08)
The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.... Read more

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Genetically engineered fruit flies could save crops, study finds
(Wed 13/08)
Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove to be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control according to scientists at the University of East Anglia and Oxford Insect ... Read more



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Study calls for IPCC reports to be more "inclusive and accessible"
(Thu 25/09)
Two Cambridge-based experts are calling for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to collaborate with those working on the ground to make its reports more accessible.

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Labour Party conference told fracking can be greener than solar power
(Mon 22/09)
Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts,

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Study reveals how fracking contaminates drinking-water wells
(Mon 15/09)
A new study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.

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Research team makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research
(Tue 19/08)
The University of Waterloo has unveiled a new satellite image of Antarctica, and the imagery will help scientists all over the world gain new insight into the effects of climate change.

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Genetically engineered fruit flies could save crops, study finds
(Wed 13/08)
Releasing genetically engineered fruit flies into the wild could prove to be a cheap, effective and environmentally friendly way of pest control according to scientists at the University of East Anglia and Oxford Insect

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Scientists transform landfill gas into clean burning hydrogen fuel
(Tue 12/08)
A new technique that transforms foul-smelling, air-polluting landfill gas could lead to the development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. The advance would con

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Boeing works with airline to turn tobacco plant into sustainable jet fuel
(Thu 07/08)
Plane-maker Boeing has teamed up with South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG to develop a new programme to transform the tobacco plant into sustainable aviation biofuel.

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Trees' boost to human health valued at $7 billion-a-year, study finds
(Sun 27/07)
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 in

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Carbon Trust awards cash to cut offshore wind costs by up to £100m-a-year
(Wed 16/07)
Following an international competition the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has awarded contracts to three cable manufacturers to help commercialise the development of 66kV offshore wind farm intra-array

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Scientists develop technology to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel
(Mon 14/07)
Researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.

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Record levels of solar UV radiation measured in South America
(Tue 08/07)
The highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth's surface has been measured by an international team of researchers.

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Fresh fears surface over groundwater contamination from fracking
(Wed 25/06)
The oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could potentially contribute more pollutants to groundwater than past research has suggested, according to a new study in ACS' journal Enviro

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Natural resources worth more than $40 trillion must be accounted for
(Wed 25/06)
Governments and companies must do more to account for their impact and dependence on the natural environment, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.

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Health threat from fracking chemicals is worse than first feared
(Mon 23/06)
Many chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing can disrupt the human body's hormone system which can lead to infertility, cancer and birth defects, a new study has found.

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Clinical trial finds broccoli sprout drink boosts body's detox of air pollutants
(Mon 16/06)
A clinical trial involving nearly 300 Chinese men and women residing in one of China’s most polluted regions found that daily consumption of a half cup of broccoli sprout beverage produced rapid, significant and sustai