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Trees' boost to human health valued at $7 billion-a-year, study finds

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

Trees' boost to human health valued at $7 billion-a-year, study finds
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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 ... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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. ... Read more

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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... Read more



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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

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Low cost foundations could cut wind energy costs by 10% over next decade
(Wed 11/06)
The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake installation trials o

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Genetic study helps protect mainland Europe from grey squirrel invasion
(Thu 05/06)
The first genotyping of grey squirrels sampled from Italy and the UK shows a direct link between their genetic diversity and their ability to invade new environments.

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New £9.5m unit strengthens UK's world-leading position on marine energy
(Thu 05/06)
The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has hailed the opening today of a new marine energy test centre at the University of Edinburgh as another positive example of t

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Could the deadly funnel web spider hold the key to saving bees?
(Wed 04/06)
A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees - despite being highly toxic to a number of key insect pests.

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Deep sea fish remove 1 million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK waters
(Wed 04/06)
Deep sea fish remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters every year, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

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Scientists announce major carbon capture breakthrough
(Tue 03/06)
Scientists have created an Earth-friendly way to separate carbon dioxide from natural gas at wellheads in a major breakthrough for carbon capture technology.

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Reducing emissions is the primary way to fight climate change, study finds
(Sun 01/06)
Climate engineering is unlikely to provide an effective or practical solution to slowing global warming, according to a new study.