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Ancient global warming puzzle solved

Added: 14 Jan 2020

Scientists from Cardiff University have shed new light on the Earth’s climate behaviour during the …

E.coli engineered to consume CO2

Added: 28 Nov 2019

Synthetic biologists have engineered an autotrophic form of bacteria.

Ethiopian ponds too extreme even for microbes

Added: 25 Nov 2019

European biologists have confirmed the one place on Earth where conditions are too extreme for life…

Ultra-fine particles linked to brain cancer

Added: 14 Nov 2019

Air pollution nanoparticles have been linked to brain cancer for the first time.

Wellcome leads genome-mapping project

Added: 8 Nov 2019

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is among 10 organisations that are part of a project to map genomes o…

11,000 scientists declare climate emergency

Added: 6 Nov 2019

More than 11,000 scientist signatories support new a paper warning of “untold human suffering” that…

UK government withdraws fracking support

Added: 4 Nov 2019

The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…

Wellcome Trust on the hunt for best public engagement

Added: 16 Oct 2019

The Wellcome Trust has launched an initiative to find the best examples of public engagement projec…

Deep Carbon Observatory quantifies carbon emissions

Added: 8 Oct 2019

Humanity’s annual carbon emissions are between 40 to 100 times greater than all volcanic emissions,…

AMR threat found in urban beaches

Added: 2 Oct 2019

An Australian study has found elevated levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ABR) in public beac…

SERC experiments show CO2 stunts wetlands

Added: 27 Sep 2019

While CO2 is essential for plant growth, excessive CO2 in the atmosphere is stunting growth in mars…

PM reintroduces graduate visa

Added: 18 Sep 2019

A new work visa introduced by Boris Johnson’s government will allow international science students …

eDNA project launches first sampling event

Added: 12 Sep 2019

An international environmental DNA project that uses citizen science to monitor waterways has start…

Scalable membrane could filter greenhouse gases

Added: 11 Sep 2019

A new membrane filtration could be used to separate greenhouse gases from waste emissions on an ind…

$5.8M for renewable photocatalytic converter

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Houston-based plasmonics company Syzygy has raised $5.8 million to develop its eco-friendly photoca…

Scaled-down reactor turns greenhouse gas into fuel

Added: 4 Sep 2019

A newly-developed reactor containing a 2D catalyst is able to covert atmospheric CO2 into pure liqu…

Drought-resistant cereal gene isolated

Added: 2 Sep 2019

Plant scientists have identified a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley that could lea…

Porous rocks support prebiotic evolution theory

Added: 7 Aug 2019

The water-air interface found at pores in volcanic rocks could have been the location of the chemic…

Ozone smog will get worse with climate change

Added: 25 Jul 2019

Rising temperatures due to climate change will increase concentrations of ozone in the air to dange…

Algal biofuels face diverse pathogens

Added: 24 Jul 2019

DNA analysis of a predatory bacterium has revealed a much higher level of genetic diversity than pr…