Startup spins out plant-based alternative to PVC in vinyl records

Though streaming accounts for most of our music consumption, sales of vinyl records have been on the rise for a few years now. But the plastic used to create them is bad news for the enviro-conscious listener. A UK startup is hoping to change that by p… Continue reading Startup spins out plant-based alternative to PVC in vinyl records

Measuring Trees Via Satellite Actually Takes A Great Deal of Field Work

Figuring out what the Earth’s climate is going to do at any given point is a difficult task. To know how it will react to given events, you need to …read more Continue reading Measuring Trees Via Satellite Actually Takes A Great Deal of Field Work

Scientists grow beef cells in rice to make new protein-rich space food

In a move that will make some stomachs growl and others turn, Korean scientists have taken muscle and fat stem cells from cows and transplanted them into grains of rice. The end result is a new, high-protein food that should be cheap, environmentally f… Continue reading Scientists grow beef cells in rice to make new protein-rich space food

Sustainable process turns sewage sludge into high-value activated carbon

Researchers have developed a simplified, sustainable method of converting sewage sludge from wastewater treatment into high-value activated carbon that can be used in a wide range of industrial and residential applications.Continue ReadingCategory: Mat… Continue reading Sustainable process turns sewage sludge into high-value activated carbon

Avocado robot swings from trees to gather canopy data

Swiss researchers are working on an environmental monitoring robot named Avocado that’s been inspired by abseiling spiders. The fruit-shaped bot uses a winch and rotors to lower itself through the canopy and gather data on life in the treetops.Continue… Continue reading Avocado robot swings from trees to gather canopy data

Shy sea lion and orangutan operation lead Nature Photo Contest wins

A brand new photography competition has released its first ever batch of winners and finalists, and there are some truly stunning images in the mix. A portrait of a playful sea lion has taken the top gong in the inaugural Nature Photography Contest, wh… Continue reading Shy sea lion and orangutan operation lead Nature Photo Contest wins

Best photos of 2023: Animals, aurorae and amazing landscapes

Every year, countless stunning images are submitted to a variety of photography competitions around the world, and 2023 was no exception. From cosmic structures light-years wide to microscopic marvels and everything in between, here are some of this year’s most awe-inspiring images.

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Powerful planet: Environmental Photographer of the Year 2023 winners

In its fifth year, the Environmental Photographer of the Year contest has once again dished up images of Earth that are as stunning as they are challenging.Continue ReadingCategory: Photography, TechnologyTags: Environment, Drone photography, Photo Sto… Continue reading Powerful planet: Environmental Photographer of the Year 2023 winners

Ultra-white ceramic cools buildings with record-high 99.6% reflectivity

Scientists in Hong Kong have demonstrated a new ultra-white ceramic material that can drastically cool buildings by reflecting sunlight and heat at record highs. The beetle-inspired material gets its ability from its nanostructure, stays tough to the e… Continue reading Ultra-white ceramic cools buildings with record-high 99.6% reflectivity

Airbus to launch new low-carbon ocean fleet featuring Flettner rotors

Mentioning Airbus doesn’t usually bring the image of sea vessels to mind, but the aerospace giant has announced that it plans to replace its charter fleet that carries components across the ocean with greener, more efficient ships starting in 2026.Cont… Continue reading Airbus to launch new low-carbon ocean fleet featuring Flettner rotors