News tagged with sustainability

Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

Oct 25, 2013
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Unique chemistry in hydrogen catalysts

Making hydrogen easily and cheaply is a dream goal for clean, sustainable energy. Bacteria have been doing exactly that for billions of years, and now chemists at the University of California, Davis, and Stanford University ...

Oct 24, 2013
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Classification system proposed for green roofs

Green roofs (or living roofs) are becoming a growing trend in North America โ€“ and have been long established in Europe โ€“ for their value in conserving energy, improving air quality, managing storm water ...

Oct 22, 2013
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Amazonia at a crossroads

The Amazon rainforest faces an uncertain future โ€“ one that an international research network hopes to help steer towards sustainability.

Oct 17, 2013
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