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Going greener offshore

Pei Cheng Chua at the University of Stavanger (UiS) has developed new and better environment-friendly chemicals for use in oil and gas production. The 32-year-old from Malaysia defended her PhD thesis on studies of new classes ...

dateApr 04, 2013 in Environment
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Making 'the cloud' greener

As the world becomes increasingly digital, demand for data centres is booming - and so too is their energy consumption. Data centres worldwide - many of them providing 'cloud' storage and services - produce around half the ...

dateMar 28, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Europe's natural habitats under threat

Climate change, intensive farming and urban sprawl - are putting Europe's parkland and biological diversity under increasing pressure. The natural environment can only take so much pressure, before it becomes spoiled, and ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Valuing nature is not enough

Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of a new concept—ecosystem services—to describe the multitude of resources supplied to us ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Environment
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