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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

Space

Astronomers identify 24 possible superhabitable worlds

Are there worlds out there – orbiting distant stars – even better suited for life than Earth? Might they be older, larger, warmer, wetter and with longer-living stars? Now astronomers have identified 24 possible superhabitable worlds.

Space

Astronomers identify 24 possible superhabitable worlds

Are there worlds out there – orbiting distant stars – even better suited for life than Earth? Might they be older, larger, warmer, wetter and with longer-living stars? Now astronomers have identified 24 possible superhabitable worlds.

Astronomers identify 24 possible superhabitable worlds

Are there worlds out there – orbiting distant stars – even better suited for life than Earth? Might they be older, larger, warmer, wetter and with longer-living stars? Now astronomers have identified 24 possible superhabitable worlds.

Canada is Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags, Straws, and Cutlery Next Year

Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans, harming wildlife, and generating microplastics in the water we use and drink. That’s why the Canadian government is promising to ban single-use plastics in 2021.  Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9% of which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics […]

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Professor Simon Pollard awarded OBE for services to the environment

(Cranfield University) Professor Simon Pollard DSc FREng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honor’s list 2020 for services to environmental risk management.

New species of aquatic mice discovered, cousins of one of the world’s rarest mammals

Scientists have discovered two new species of ‘stilt mice,’ semi-aquatic African rodents with extra-long feet that they stand up on like a kangaroo. The mice wade in streams and dip their whiskers onto the water’s surface to detect bugs to eat. The researchers also helped clarify these rodents’ family tree, which includes a genus that’s only ever been collected once, 93 years ago.

Scientists reconstruct beetles from the Cretaceous

An international research team has examined four newly found specimens of the Mysteriomorphidae beetle using computer tomography and has been able to reconstruct them. The results allow to draw conclusions about the evolution of the species during the Cretaceous period.

Double jeopardy for ecologically rare birds and terrestrial mammals

Common assumptions notwithstanding, rare species can play unique and essential ecological roles. After studying two, scientists have demonstrated that, though these species are found on all continents, they are more threatened by human pressures than ecologically common species and will also be more impacted by future climate change. Thus they are in double jeopardy. The researchers’ findings show that conservation programmes must account for the ecological rarity of species.