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Research finds direct link between traffic pollution and chronic liver disease

A research team has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer.

Research finds direct link between traffic pollution and chronic liver disease

Satellite study calculates number of trees on Earth at over 3 trillion
(Wed 02/09)
A new satellite study has calculated that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, around 422 trees for every person, although the number is believed to have dropped by 46 percent since the start of human civilisat... Read more

Fair trade logo triggers shoppers' brains to pay more, study finds
(Thu 27/08)
Products labelled with a Fair Trade logo trigger prospective buyers to delve deeper into their pockets, according to the findings of a new study. ... Read more

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LED discovery promises more sustainable and efficient lighting
(Wed 19/08)
Researchers have announced a scientific breakthrough that will reduce the cost of energy-efficient LED lighting and help slash the world's electricity consumption. ... Read more

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Scientists develop new technology to make wind energy even cheaper
(Thu 13/08)
Engineers from the University of Sheffield have developed a novel technique to predict when bearings inside wind turbines will fail which could make wind energy even cheaper.... Read more



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Research finds direct link between traffic pollution and chronic liver disease
(Wed 02/09)
A research team has discovered that exposure to air pollution has a direct adverse health effect on the liver and causes liver fibrosis, an illness associated with metabolic disease and liver cancer.

Satellite study calculates number of trees on Earth at over 3 trillion
(Wed 02/09)
A new satellite study has calculated that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, around 422 trees for every person, although the number is believed to have dropped by 46 percent since the start of human civilisat

Fair trade logo triggers shoppers' brains to pay more, study finds
(Thu 27/08)
Products labelled with a Fair Trade logo trigger prospective buyers to delve deeper into their pockets, according to the findings of a new study.

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LED discovery promises more sustainable and efficient lighting
(Wed 19/08)
Researchers have announced a scientific breakthrough that will reduce the cost of energy-efficient LED lighting and help slash the world's electricity consumption.

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Scientists develop new technology to make wind energy even cheaper
(Thu 13/08)
Engineers from the University of Sheffield have developed a novel technique to predict when bearings inside wind turbines will fail which could make wind energy even cheaper.

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Study finds flowers can pose a grave danger to bees
(Wed 05/08)
Despite their beauty, flowers can pose a grave danger to bees by providing a platform of parasites to visiting bees, a team of researchers has determined.

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Prince of Wales delivers project to show value of renewable heating
(Thu 30/07)
When HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, personally brokered a £45million deal to secure the 2,000 acre Dumfries House Estate in Scotland, the idea was to create a sustainable business to help regenerate the local

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Organic farming gets a healthy eating boost from science
(Tue 28/07)
The booming organic produce industry could soon have a new way to ensure the safety of fresh fruits after a breakthrough discovery.

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Mangroves help protect coastal areas against sea level rise
(Thu 23/07)
Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.

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Marine litter is damaging human health and well-being, study finds
(Wed 15/07)
Marine litter can undermine the psychological benefits of coastal environments, a study has shown.

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Geo-engineering is no option for near-term climate policy, study warns
(Wed 15/07)
Greenhouse gas removal by recapturing carbon dioxide or reflecting sunlight cannot be relied on to reduce climate change impacts within the next decades, concludes an EU-wide analysis

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Study finds shale gas can be worse for the climate than burning coal
(Tue 07/07)
Drilling for shale gas is releasing so much potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere it should now be considered more damaging to the environment than burning coal, a new study reveals.

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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.