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Listen to the song of the Arctic unicorn (video)

Added: 27 May 2020

With the help of Inuit hunters, geophysicists recently recorded the various calls, buzzes, clicks a…

Will our climate bounce back as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown?

Added: 20 May 2020

Stanford research study envisions energy and environment landscape after COVID-19, pinpointing redu…

Return to work safely: Managing transmission in transport hubs

Added: 18 May 2020

Aerosol specialists – ANCON Medical – discuss innovation that could detect COVID-19 in high traffic…

Return to work safely: Environmental surface swabbing

Added: 18 May 2020

In light of the UK government’s request for employers to enable staff to safely return to work wher…

Rothamsted turn to harvesting coronavirus data

Sarah Lawton | Added: 13 May 2020

A group of researchers based at Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research instit…

Virtual conference on low-carbon lifestyle changes

Added: 7 May 2020

More than 500 researchers from all around the world will gather virtually tomorrow Wednesday May 6 …

Ice-free Arctic seas by 2050

Added: 24 Apr 2020

Arctic sea-ice simulations suggest ice-free summers before 2050 despite rapidly reduced carbon emis…

Small plankton bad for carbon sequestration

Added: 2 Apr 2020

A study of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic suggest their cells are smaller than expected ­­–­ m…

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The government has withdrawn its support of fracking in England until further scientific evidence i…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