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How buildings can cut 80% of their carbon emissions by 2050

A new model suggests that reaching this target will require the installation of highly energy-efficient building technologies, new operational approaches, and electrification of building systems that consume fossil fuels directly, alongside increases in the share of electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

15 Aug 2019 Joule

Medication in the environment affects feeding behavior of fish

It is disturbing that psychoactive drugs affect vital life processes in aquatic wildlife.

7 Aug 2019 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

High lead concentrations in wildlife in the Amazon

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Universitat Central de Catalunya/Universitat de Vic detected high lead concentrations in wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon, originated in the lead ammunition and the oil industry. The study has been published in Nature Sustainability.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Sustainability

In the future, this electricity-free tech could help cool buildings in metropolitan areas

Engineers report advancements in radiative cooling in a new study in Nature Sustainability

5 Aug 2019 Nature Sustainability

Seaweed sinks deep, taking carbon with it

Seaweed, or macroalgae, form the most extensive and productive vegetated coastal habitats.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Geoscience

Plants use more water in soils leached by acid rain, West Virginia forest study shows

Intensified vegetation water use under acid deposition.

31 Jul 2019 Science Advances

Cutting pollution won’t cause global warming spike, study finds

Fears that efforts to reduce air pollution could dramatically speed up the process of global warming have been allayed with the publication of a landmark new study.

31 Jul 2019 Nature

Magnetic ‘springs’ break down marine microplastic pollution

Using tiny coil-shaped carbon-based magnets, researchers in Australia have developed a new approach to purging water sources of the microplastics.

31 Jul 2019 Matter

Chaos theory produces map for predicting paths of particles emitted into the atmosphere

Combining wind data with the fractal-like behavior that air particles take on in the atmosphere provides a way for determining how pollutants and volcanic ash will travel.

16 Jul 2019 Chaos

Hundreds of sharks and rays tangled in plastic

Hundreds of sharks and rays have become tangled in plastic waste in the world's oceans, new research shows.

4 Jul 2019 Endangered Species Research

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