News tagged with sustainability

Electricity generated from gravity

Mexican entrepreneurs developed a system capable of using the vehicular flow to generate electric energy. This development has the potentiality to produce sufficient electricity to power up a household through ...

Nov 29, 2013
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Recycling orbital satellites

No matter how painstakingly we choose the materials to build satellites, once a mission is over they are just so much junk. But what if one day they could be recycled in space for future missions โ€“ perhaps ...

Nov 25, 2013
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'Saving our fish' needs more than a ban on discarding

Banning the practice of throwing unmarketable or over-quota fish back into the sea is just one of the measures needed to deliver sustainable fisheries according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Nov 10, 2013
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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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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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Seeing more than carbon for the trees

'Best practice' carbon farming that considers more than just the carbon in trees is needed if the full benefits of trees in the landscape are to be realised by farmers, landholders, and the community.

Sep 24, 2013
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