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A new wool and rice straw blended upholstery fabric, which has been developed by a Wellington company, goes into commercial production next year with the potential to create significant demand for New Zealand crossbred wool, while helping solve a massive air pollution problem in China. The Formary is a Wellington ... keep reading
This article is from the Environmental News Service. Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries ... keep reading
This article by Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi comes from The Conversation- Australia. Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Figshare. These small plastic fragments, mostly ... keep reading
This article is from Jaymi Heimbuch, originally from Treehugger. So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like... well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the ... keep reading
More electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting Australia’s roads, and more public charging stations are being installed to support them. What is missing, however, is an Australian standard or even a recommendation for charging connectors – the plug that joins the car to the charging station. W hen we started Australia ... keep reading
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finalizes its latest climate-assessment report, a News Feature in Nature explains that since the panel’s last report in 2007, researchers have greatly improved their understanding of the factors that contribute to rising sea levels. The article is part of a special ... keep reading
Building on the earlier agreement between President Xi Jinping and President Obama at their summit in Sunnyland in June, the US and China agreed today to open formal negotiations on the details of an amendment to phase down the super greenhouse gasses HFCs under the Montreal Protocol. HFCs are the ... keep reading
Commenting on Monday’s ruling by a federal judge in Anchorage that Shell’s oil spill plans for drilling in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi seas don’t violate environmental laws, Greenpeace International Arctic campaigner Ben Ayliffe said: "Even a cursory glance at Shell’s oil spill response plans shows ... keep reading
WaterBean is a water-purifying filter that fits into any water bottle turning tap water into clean drinking water. Designed by Japan-based package-designing entrepreneur Graeme Glen, the filter not only removes the impurities found in ordinary tap water but also improves your daily health by giving you the added minerals your ... keep reading
My name is Param Jaggi. I am 19 years old. And yes, I’m crazy enough to think I can change the world. When I was 12 my biology teacher told me the following true—yet inconvenient—reality of life that shook me up: “We can live for weeks without ... keep reading
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