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Buying Less Trumps “Buying Green” in Terms of Environmental Impact and Subjective Well-Being

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In addition to more substantial, large-scale economic and social change, alternative modes of consumption have long been indicated…
Interactive map shows nature’s contributions to people

3 days ago

Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a…
Nanoparticles may have bigger impact on the environment than previously thought

4 days ago

Over the last two decades, nanotechnology has improved many of the products we use every day from microelectronics…
ARS and U.S. Army Join Forces to Revitalize Soil with Paper

October 4, 2019

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is helping to arm the U.S. military with a solution to two major…
Rise of ‘eco-anxiety’ affecting more and more children

September 23, 2019

As millions of people around the world prepare to join young activists for global climate change action, a…
Transplanting poop may help koalas to avoid starvation

August 21, 2019

Koala bears are a symbol of Australian wildlife. In 2013 koala population grew rapidly, which is nice, but…
Species aren’t adapting fast enough to cope with climate change

August 5, 2019

Climate change is outpacing the ability of birds and other species to adapt to their changing environment. That’s…
Water Softeners and Their Environmental Impact

August 3, 2019

There is no argument that hard water causes problems. While not dangerous from a health perspective, hard water…
Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations

August 1, 2019

The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International…
Inside the UK’s Net Zero Goals for 2050

July 18, 2019

The year 1997’s Kyoto Protocol is probably the most memorable example of a global push for environmental emissions…
Rapid change in coral reefs prompts global calls for a rethink

June 10, 2019

Coral reef experts from around the world are calling for an urgent re-evaluation of our climate goals in…
Predilections of a destructive pest

May 29, 2019

By the chain link fence lining the southern border of The Woodlands Cemetery property, Benjamin Rohr attempts to avoid…
Protecting rare species can benefit human life

May 20, 2019

Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists. To…
New study could improve understanding of how rare species benefit human beings

May 20, 2019

Conservationists have long been committed to the preservation of rare plant and animal species — from California’s colossal…
The Automotive Industry – Greener by the day, thanks to technology

May 14, 2019

If we take a look in the past, the automotive industry hasn’t always been the cleanest. It is…
Human impact on droughts goes back 100 years

May 2, 2019

Observations and climate reconstructions using data from tree rings confirm that human activity was affecting the worldwide drought…
Using Synthetic Biology to fight Environmental Pollution: New insights into an old problem

March 14, 2019

Synthetic Biology (SYNBIO) is a well-established scientific field that offers solutions to a span of societal problems. One…
Bristol launches unique Master’s programme in Global Environmental Challenges

March 8, 2019

The University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment has launched an innovative new Master’s programme for student…
Understanding the rich social lives of animals benefits international conservation efforts

February 28, 2019

An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, from elephants and crows, to whales…
New study: How to save a seabird

February 22, 2019

In the 1990s, the endangered status of the short-tailed albatross catalyzed efforts to reduce the number of birds…
Blend of warmer water, chemical exposure influence gene expression across generations in a coastal fish

February 4, 2019

Warmer water temperatures, combined with low-level exposure to chemicals already known to be harmful to aquatic life, influence…
Adaptation and Reorganization

January 31, 2019

The good news: We are gaining the tools and expertise necessary to rehabilitate the oceans. The not-as-good news:…
Charcoal-like biochar improves soil hydration and enhances agricultural production while it curtails nutrient leaching, increases nitrogen available to plants and reduces the release of gas pollutants. Image credit: Ghasideh Pourhashem
Feds, states can help biochar live up to its soil-saving potential

January 14, 2019

Even though every dollar spent on soil improvement can save much more in environmental costs down the road,…
‘Environmentally friendly’ flame retardant could degrade into less safe compounds

January 10, 2019

To reduce the risk of fire, many everyday products –– from building materials to furniture to clothing ––…
Protecting proboscis monkeys from deforestation

January 7, 2019

A 10 year study of proboscis monkeys in Borneo has revealed that forest conversion to oil palm plantations…
Climate change research produced reasons for concern and hope in 2018

January 7, 2019

The past year brought multiple extreme events to the US, including devastating wildfires to California and deadly hurricanes on the…
Salmon may lose the ability to smell danger as carbon emissions rise

December 20, 2018

The ability to smell is critical for salmon. They depend on scent to avoid predators, sniff out prey…
UNH Partners with Seacoast Science Center to Help Diagnose Cause of Deaths of Marine Mammals

December 19, 2018

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at the University of New Hampshire has partnered with Seacoast Science Center…
Expert: ‘No single, one-size-fits-all solution’ to plastic waste problem

December 6, 2018

Governments, businesses and people around the world must play major roles in managing the rapidly growing plastics economy…
Trees for bees

December 5, 2018

Planting more hedgerows and trees could hold the key to helping UK bees thrive once again, a new…
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