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Cooking stoves in developing nations linked to pneumonia - study
(Tue 15/11)
In many developing nations around the world, cooking is primarily done over a wood-burning fire pit.

Coronation Street-style eco house in academic link-up with India
(Tue 15/11)
A new partnership between the University of Salford and the India Green Building Council (IGBC) has been signed ahead of the University’s second conference on energy conservation in construction, Retrofit 2017.

Global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, NOAA study finds
(Wed 09/11)
NOAA’s updated Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), which measures the direct climate influence of many greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, shows a continued steady upward trend that began with the Indu

Scientists flushed with success after "sprinkle-power" breakthrough
(Tue 08/11)
Scientists have published the world's first research paper on work that tested the viability of urine as a potential fuel for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) in order to directly produce electricity.

Cycling to work could save the economy billions, study finds
(Wed 02/11)
Cutting out short car journeys and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a new study.

Strawberries help reduce harm from alcohol, study finds
(Wed 26/10)
In an experiment on rats, European researchers have proved that eating strawberries reduces the harm that alcohol can cause to the stomach mucous membrane, reports our affiliate

Research goes back in time to show global warming is unique
(Fri 21/10)
A researcher has gone 20,000 years back in time to the last Ice Age to show current rising temperatures have never occurred at both ends of the Earth before.

NASA study finds Antarctic ozone hole measures 10 million square miles
(Thu 20/10)
The Antarctic ozone hole, which develops during every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on September the 12th this year and stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on recor

Life on Earth started 100 million years earlier than thought
(Wed 19/10)
New research has revealed the first evidence that oxygen-breathing bacteria occupied and thrived on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought.

New project to investigate effects of climate change on allergies
(Mon 17/10)
A new study by an international team of scientists including the University of East Anglia (UEA) will assess the future impact of global warming on allergic diseases.

Future forests may soak up more CO2 than previously believed
(Thu 13/10)
North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated.

Study calculates economic value of transforming cow manure to energy
(Thu 13/10)
Studies have estimated that converting manure from the 95 million animal units in the United States would produce renewable energy equal to 8 billion gallons of gasoline, or 1% of the total energy consumption in the nati

Polar mission to explore and record the edge of life on Earth
(Wed 12/10)
Next week a British engineering team heads off to Antarctica for the first stage of an ambitious scientific mission to collect water and sediment samples from a lake buried beneath three kilometers of solid ice

Arctic Sea ice has reduced by a third, NASA study confirms
(Tue 04/10)
A NASA study has found the extent of Arctic Sea ice is down 2 million square kilometres on its annual average.

Rising CO2 levels at end of Ice Age not tied to Pacific Ocean
(Mon 03/10)
At the end of the last Ice Age, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rose rapidly as the planet warmed; scientists have long hypothesized that the source was CO2 released from the deep ocean.

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