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‘Recycle Your Electricals’ Campaign Diverts 1,000 Computers to Those in Need, So Far

In a drive to soak up some of the 527 million small electrical items owned by UK homes, many of which would be thrown in the trash, a new campaign to repair, recycle, or ethically scrap electricals is underway in Glasgow. The Recycle your Electricals campaign is utilizing local resources like mend and repair stores, […]

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Are UK Officials Finally Getting Cold Feet About Net Zero?

There are press reports of growing tension between the UK treasury and the government over its Net Zero agenda. According to the Mail on Sunday, chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘balked’ at the estimated cost of £1.4 trillion. The Sun then claimed…

Net-Zero Will Cripple British Households As Costs Get Slipped Into Energy Bills

In recent weeks, ministers and officials have announced that UK households and businesses will have to fund many of the government’s Net-Zero plans via their energy bills and cost of living. Currently, UK consumers are funding renewable energy investors to…

The Only Way to Stop Global Warming – Modern Diplomacy

One way exists to stop global warming, but the mutual feedback cycles that are now accelerating global warming might already have achieved enough speed of increasing temperature so as to prevent even that one way from working, and therefore the…

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Ten Unusual Places Where Researchers Have Found Microplastics

Any plastic piece that’s less than five millimeters in length is known as microplastic. To better understand how tiny these pieces are, a grain of rice is a little larger. It’s about the size of a pencil eraser.Microplastics come from plastic that’s not recycled and breaks down. Small fragments chip or flake off as the […]

Investing in a sustainable future for our coastal economy

(UK Research and Innovation) The UK marine economy is worth £48 billion with strong growth in renewable energy and aquaculture. However, the marine environment is under pressure from the triple ocean crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Researchers will investigate how to strengthen the marine economy while protecting ecosystems and communities.

Recycling

Get Back to the Basics: Know How Recycling Works To Make It Effective

Recycling goes back farther than you might think. In the 1800s, collectors were known as “ragmen.” They would go from home to home looking to purchase people’s old rags. The ragmen sold those rags to industries that turned them into paper.At the same time, workers at local garbage sites would sort through the trash that […]

No More Pricks: Scientists Are Rolling Out First-of-its-Kind Blood Sugar Test for Pain-Free Delivery to Diabetics

A world-first, pain-free diabetes test could soon be in the hands of consumers following $6.3 million in funding to establish the first manufacturing facility for the device. Funded by the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative, the world-class facility will help transition two decades of lab research to retail shelves to benefit more than 460 million […]

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EU, China Unveil Sweeping Plans to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions – The Wall Street Journal

The European Union and China presented sweeping plans to limit greenhouse-gas emissions that will increase costs for industry and consumers, though they drew criticism from environmentalists as not going far enough to slow climate change. The moves, while both long…

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EU’s green deal plans launched with ‘make-or-break decade’ warning

The EU executive has unveiled sweeping proposals to tackle global heating, warning of “a make-or-break decade” in the fight against the climate and nature crises. The dozen draft laws, spanning tighter curbs on industrial pollution, higher renewable energy targets, and…

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