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Innovative Battery Design: More Energy and Less Environmental Impact

A new electrolyte design for lithium metal batteries could significantly boost the range of electric vehicles.

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Cranfield and LIPTON Teas and Infusions Begin Advanced Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience Field Trials

Cranfield University is partnering with LIPTON Teas and Infusions, the world’s largest tea group, to begin field trials testing climate change mitigation and resilience practices.

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Marine Development Should Account for Social Impacts on Coastal Communities

Marine development in the UK and internationally is not currently sufficiently considering the wide range of social impacts for coastal communities, a new report finds.

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How Climate Change is Affecting Where Species Live

As the climate warms, many species are on the move, raising new challenges for policy-makers around the world.

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Treasures Beneath the Ocean Floor? Seawater Plays Role in Gold Formation

Understanding how gold forms is crucial for knowing where to find it and how to extract it sustainably.

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Norway Should Lead the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Norway’s coastline is littered with plastics from around the world. 

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Cool Roofs Are Best at Beating Cities’ Heat

Painting roofs white or covering them with a reflective coating would be more effective at cooling cities like London than vegetation-covered “green roofs,” street-level vegetation or solar panels, finds a new study led by UCL researchers.

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True Scale of Carbon Impact From Long-Distance Travel Revealed

The reality of the climate impact of long-distance passenger travel has been revealed in new research from the University of Leeds.

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UChicago Prof. Shirley Meng’s Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion Creates World’s First Anode-Free Sodium Solid-State Battery – A Breakthrough in Inexpensive, Clean, Fast-Charging Batteries

UChicago Pritzker Molecular Engineering Prof. Y. Shirley Meng’s Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion has created the world’s first anode-free sodium solid-state battery.

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Early-Onset El Niño Means Warmer Winters in East Asia, and Vice Versa

Analyzing 100 different climate simulations over the past 61 years to find how El Niño determines warm or cold winters in Japan.

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