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How to beat UK ban on onshore wind... build turbines under bridges

A European research team has calculated that installing wind turbines under some of the biggest bridges on the road network could produce cost-efficient, low carbon electricity.

How to beat UK ban on onshore wind... build turbines under bridges
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Scientists develop new formula to improve CO2 monitoring from space
(Mon 15/06)
How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a UCL-led team of scientists. ... Read more

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Energy efficiency schemes ease the strain on low-income families, study finds
(Wed 10/06)
A new study has examined how energy efficiency upgrades support low-income families who bear the brunt of high-energy costs and poor thermal comfort from poorly maintained buildings. ... Read more

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NASA releases detailed set of global climate change forecasts
(Tue 09/06)
NASA has released new forecasts to show how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change before the end of the century because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere.... Read more

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How upgrading your mobile phone is bad for the environment
(Mon 08/06)
A new research study has called for an overhaul of the way mobile devices are manufactured and contracted, in order to stop the harmful effects on the environment caused by current business models.... Read more



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How to beat UK ban on onshore wind... build turbines under bridges
(Thu 02/07)
A European research team has calculated that installing wind turbines under some of the biggest bridges on the road network could produce cost-efficient, low carbon electricity.

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Scientists develop new formula to improve CO2 monitoring from space
(Mon 15/06)
How light of different colours is absorbed by carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be accurately predicted using new calculations developed by a UCL-led team of scientists.

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Energy efficiency schemes ease the strain on low-income families, study finds
(Wed 10/06)
A new study has examined how energy efficiency upgrades support low-income families who bear the brunt of high-energy costs and poor thermal comfort from poorly maintained buildings.

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NASA releases detailed set of global climate change forecasts
(Tue 09/06)
NASA has released new forecasts to show how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change before the end of the century because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere.

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How upgrading your mobile phone is bad for the environment
(Mon 08/06)
A new research study has called for an overhaul of the way mobile devices are manufactured and contracted, in order to stop the harmful effects on the environment caused by current business models.

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Ladybird colour warns predators of toxicity levels, study finds
(Fri 05/06)
For one of Britain's best-loved and colourful group of insects, ladybirds, the brightness of their colour reveals the extent of their toxicity to predators, according to new research undertaken at the Universities of Ex

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Study finds 3-D printed airline parts could save cash and carbon
(Tue 02/06)
The airline industry could save millions of pounds and reduce its impact on the environment by manufacturing metal aircraft parts with 3-D printing to save a significant amount of fuel, materials and other resources.

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Roadside air can be more charged than under high-voltage power lines
(Thu 28/05)
Living beside a busy road is worse for your health than living under high-voltage power lines after a new study found more charged particles in urban environments come from motor vehicle emissions than any other source.

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Energy-saving discovery extends smartphone battery life by a third
(Tue 26/05)
Scientists have developed new technology that makes smartphone batteries last up to 30 percent longer from a single charge.

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Breastfeeding protects babies from environmental pollution harm
(Fri 22/05)
Babies that are breastfed are provided with a natural protection from the harmful effects of air pollution, a new study has found.

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Extreme weather across UK and US linked to warming Arctic
(Wed 20/05)
New evidence has linked the ongoing warming of the Arctic region with severe weather in countries including the UK and US.

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Cycling earns society a cash benefit when compared to motoring
(Tue 12/05)
It is six times more expensive for society to travel by car instead of cycling, according to the first study to put a price on car use compared to the bicycle.

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Pumpkins could be the answer to the food v biofuel crop dilemma
(Sat 09/05)
As concern remains over the need to convert millions of acres of crop land to meet the ever-increasing biofuel demand, a new study has found pumpkins could provide the answer to sharing between food and fuel.

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Study finds fracking chemicals in drinking water 3km from drilling site leak
(Tue 05/05)
Chemicals used to drill for shale gas were found in the drinking water of homes up to 3km from the site of a fracking site leak, according to new analysis from a team of scientists.

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Exposure to traffic pollution in first year of life increases risk of allergies
(Mon 04/05)
Exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests, a new study has found.