Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019

Global carbon emissions boosted by soaring natural gas use are set to hit record levels in 2019 despite a decline in coal consumption and a string of countries declaring a climate emergency, researchers said Wednesday.

Prospecting for gold just got a lot easier

Looking for gold? Every good explorer knows there's no silver bullet in finding an ore deposit, but a University of South Australia researcher is hoping to change all that.

Why you should stop buying new clothes

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, producing 20% of global wastewater and 10% of global carbon emissions—and it's estimated that by 2050 this will have increased to 25%. A staggering ...

'Demon oil' on the defensive over climate change

At the dawn of an era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, driven by human impact on the planet, the energy industry's four-yearly gathering was forced onto the defensive on climate change.

First Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch

A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending Earth observation data back to Earth. Dubbed ɸ-Sat, or PhiSat, ...

Study offers new insights on impacts of crop trading in China

Feeding the world's growing population is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. This challenge is particularly pressing in China, which has 22% of the world's population but only 7% of the global cropland. Synthetic ...

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