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Asteroid brought water to planet Earth, report suggests
(Wed 28/04)
The first-ever discovery of ice and organic molecules on an asteroid may hold clues to the origins of Earth's oceans and life 4 billion years ago.

US Navy reveals microbial fuel cell that uses bugs to create power
(Mon 19/04)
The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to this week highlight its microbial fuel cell, a device that has the potential to revolutionise naval energy use by converting decomposed marine organisms into electricity.

Composting green waste saves as much CO2 as energy recovery
(Thu 15/04)
Recycling green waste as compost could match the environmental benefits of converting it into renewable energy, in terms of CO2 savings, according to new German research.

Energy crops are damaging the environment, says study
(Mon 05/04)
Biomass crops are adversely impacting soil and environmental quality.

Ice sheet melt identified as trigger of Big Freeze
(Thu 01/04)
The main cause of a rapid global cooling period, known as the Big Freeze or Younger Dryas - which occurred nearly 13,000 years ago - has been identified thanks to the help of an academic at the University of Sheffield.

"Evil twin" of global warming threatens world's oceans, scientists warn
(Tue 30/03)
The rise in human emissions of carbon dioxide is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the world’s oceans, international marine scientists warned today.

Cheap, zero-carbon energy generated from air bags on seabed
(Tue 23/03)
A breakthrough has been hailed in the elusive search for a zero-carbon, renewable energy which is cost-competitive with fossil fuel generated sources.

Fortnightly bin collections are a “grave health danger”, says study
(Mon 22/03)
Dangerous levels of potentially lethal bacteria has been found in the UK's wheelie bins, according to a newly published university study.

Investigation reveals private jets are exempt from carbon passenger tax
(Sat 20/03)
A new untaxed perk for carbon-busting private jet travel in the UK has been revealed by new research by the Campaign for Better Transport.

Study into consumer attitudes to plug-in electric vehicles launched
(Fri 19/03)
A research project which aims to forecast and characterize in detail the future consumer market for plug-in electric vehicles has been launched.

UK university spearheads vital global soil research
(Mon 15/02)
A new multi-million pound University of Sheffield-based study looks set to tackle the problem of global soil degradation, which is threatening the environment, biodiversity and poses a major risk to global food security

Roofs painted white can reduce climate change effect by a third
(Mon 01/02)
Painting the roofs of buildings white has the potential to significantly cool cities and mitigate the impacts of global warming, a new study claims.

Trial of platinum-free fuel cell system powers up
(Wed 13/01)
ACAL Energy, the developer of affordable and reliable fuel cell systems, is leading a collaborative project to build the world’s first installed system using FlowCath fuel cell technology in a practical application.

UK scientists scoop top award for biofuel breakthrough
(Thu 07/01)
A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield have scooped an international award in recognition of their work on an innovative device which will make the production of alternative biofuels more energy efficient.

Green telematics is key to tackling vehicle emissions, says study
(Thu 07/01)
Although emissions from new vehicles have decreased by 13 percent in the last decade, old cars continue to be heavy polluters.











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