Nature is widely adapted to the current climate, making it harder to adjust to a new one.
While plastic waste is an issue, its prominence in the general public’s concern for the environment is overshadowing greater threats.
Researchers have developed an innovative method to make advanced coating materials for “smart” sub-ambient radiative cooling in large-scale building applications.
Researchers develop an efficient, low-energy method for upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into valuable molecules that can be repurposed for further use.
New research is uncovering the importance of small predatory species in shaping ecosystems and managing threatened populations.
Czech researchers developed self-propelled microrobots that decompose complex solid pollutants, such as single use and disposable textile fibers.
Whilst large-scale volcanic activity has been responsible for huge temperature rises millions of years ago, human-made climate change is happening at a far faster rate.
Unless growth in plastic production and use is halted, a fundamental transformation of the plastic economy to a framework based on recycling is essential.
Researchers have increased the efficiency of compressed air cars with the aid of phase change materials for heat recovery, making them a viable carbon-free alternative for future passenger cars.
Spread of the giant Asian hornet (Vespa mandarinia) in the USA threatens honeybee colonies, and new analysis assesses the possible impact.