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German researchers compile world’s largest inventory of known plant species

(German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig) Researchers at Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) have compiled the world’s most comprehensive list of known plant species. It contains 1,315,562 names of vascular plants, thus extending the number by some 70,000 – equivalent to about 20%. The researchers have also succeeded in clarifying 181,000 hitherto unclear species names. The data set has now been published in Scientific Data. This marks the culmination of ten years of intensive research work.


Ineos signs hydrogen fuel cell deal for its off-road vehicle

Ineos and Korean carmaker Hyundai have agreed to work together on hydrogen fuel cells that will eventually power the British chemical company’s new off-road vehicles. They will collaborate on developing a reliable supply of hydrogen in Europe, as well as…


Pressure grows on Boris Johnson over UK carbon emissions plan

Boris Johnson is facing a fresh test of his green commitments as the UK prepares to submit its national plan on future carbon emissions, before crucial UN climate negotiations. Pressure is growing on the prime minister to come up with…

Indonesian wildfires a ‘fixable problem’

(University of Exeter) Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a “fixable problem”, according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the issue.


City of London buys into new Dorset solar farm to help power Square Mile

Thousands of solar panels in the Dorset countryside will soon power Britain’s historic financial centre under a new renewable energy deal struck by the City of London Corporation. The City’s governing body expects to save £3m by buying over half…