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Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

(Northumbria University ) The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry – A European Journal (7th January 2020) and is described by the editors of the journal as being of great significance.

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EMISSIONS: Rolls-Royce CEO: Aviation risks becoming climate ‘villain’

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC Chief Executive Officer Warren East warned that the aviation industry faces a damaging backlash from the public and regulators if it fails to step up efforts to slash carbon emissions.

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INSECTS: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. Is this another effect of a changing climate? Yes, researchers say (Climatewire, Jan. 15). An unprecedented food security crisis may be the result.

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ADAPTATION: U.S. mayors lament weakening federal climate policies

City leaders around the United States say climate change is causing increasing damage to their communities and is prompting them to take aggressive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.