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UK's first public carbon database for buildings launches

The UK’s first publically available embodied carbon database for buildings has been launched today.

UK's first public carbon database for buildings launches
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Sleeping babies are being exposed to harmful chemicals, study finds
(Wed 02/04)
Infants are being exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from cot mattresses while they sleep, according to the findings of a first-of-its-kind study.... Read more

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Research project probes safety of burning biomass fuel
(Wed 02/04)
The Gas Safety Trust (GST) has awarded a grant to Cranfield University to investigate the environmental and health impact of the current trend of an increasing use of biomass fuel for the production of heat and electrici... Read more

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NASA study finds Arctic melt is now 15 days longer than 30 years ago
(Tue 01/04)
The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is growing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to ... Read more

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Australian firm signs deal for marine energy testing at Wave Hub
(Tue 01/04)
Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy has signed up to secure the final berth at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility in Cornwall, to demonstrate its next generation wave technology.... Read more



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UK's first public carbon database for buildings launches
(Thu 10/04)
The UK’s first publically available embodied carbon database for buildings has been launched today.

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Sleeping babies are being exposed to harmful chemicals, study finds
(Wed 02/04)
Infants are being exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from cot mattresses while they sleep, according to the findings of a first-of-its-kind study.

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Research project probes safety of burning biomass fuel
(Wed 02/04)
The Gas Safety Trust (GST) has awarded a grant to Cranfield University to investigate the environmental and health impact of the current trend of an increasing use of biomass fuel for the production of heat and electrici

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NASA study finds Arctic melt is now 15 days longer than 30 years ago
(Tue 01/04)
The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is growing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the Arctic Ocean to absorb enough additional solar radiation in some places to

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Australian firm signs deal for marine energy testing at Wave Hub
(Tue 01/04)
Australian company Carnegie Wave Energy has signed up to secure the final berth at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility in Cornwall, to demonstrate its next generation wave technology.

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Dressing down in the office helps save the environment, says research
(Mon 31/03)
Casual office dress codes featuring hoodies and jeans could help the fight against climate change, according to leading academics at Lancaster University.

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US races ahead of targets to reduce air pollution, study finds
(Thu 27/03)
US efforts over the last 10 years to clear the air of dangerous particulate matter have been so successful that most urban areas have already attained the next benchmark, according to new research by Rice University.

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Coal power plant closure led to improved children's health
(Wed 26/03)
Unborn baby’s decreased exposure to air pollution is linked with future improved childhood developmental scores and higher levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key protein for brain development, accord

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Solar and wind power at heart of pioneering sponsored scholarship
(Fri 21/03)
The “enormous potential” of solar and wind power is being studied at Birkbeck, University of London, thanks to a PhD studentship funded by renewable electricity supplier Good Energy.

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Shale rock could be long-term home to nuclear waste, study finds
(Mon 17/03)
Shale, the source of the United States’ current natural gas boom, could also provide a long-term solution to store radioactive waste from nuclear power plants

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Honey could be key in fight against antibiotic resistant infections
(Sun 16/03)
Honey could provide a vital solution to the ever-increasing problem of bacterial resistance, according to a team of researchers.

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Pioneering solar-powered toilet to boost Third World sanitation
(Fri 14/03)
A revolutionary toilet fuelled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people around the world lacking safe and sustainable sanitation will be unveiled in India this month.

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Survey finds "cosmopolitan" nature is thriving in urban sprawls
(Wed 12/03)
The largest analysis to date of the effect of urbanization on bird and plant species diversity worldwide confirms that while human influences such as land cover are more important drivers of species diversity in cities t

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World's thinnest solar cells could turn windows into PV panels
(Mon 10/03)
Scientists have developed ultra-thin solar panels that could be attached to windows without blocking light and still generate electricity.

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Research finds four new man-made gases in the atmosphere
(Sun 09/03)
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have identified four new man-made gases in the atmosphere – all of which are contributing to the destruction of the ozone layer.