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There are 25 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Sustainability".

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1. On the road to resilience in Ethiopia

It's time to rethink roads. In the vital fields of flood prevention and water supply, they offer incredible potential to enhance and enrich the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

Tags: Farming, Hazards, Poverty, Sustainability, Water, Weather
2. NERC and M&S - The science of sustainable retail

Dr Claire Quinn's job is to help ensure UK food and clothing retailer Marks & Spencer gets access to the scientific knowledge it needs. Tom Marshall finds out how her knowledge exchange Fellowship has been an enlightening experience on both sides.

Tags: Ecology, Farming, Sustainability, UK
3. Renewed interest

The UK's rich marine renewable energy resources are driving an exciting area of innovation. Paul Bell explains how understanding the potential environment consequences will be critical to the success of the industry.

Tags: Environmental change, Oceans, Sustainability, Technology
4. Heather could be UK energy source

Harvesting energy from heather could cut greenhouse gas emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to new research.

Tags: Climate, Farming, Mapping, Natural resources, Plants, Sustainability, UK
5. Spider venom offers pesticide hope for bees

A new pesticide, created using spider venom and natural chemicals from snowdrop plants, appears to be harmless to honeybees, a new study has concluded.

Tags: Bees, Farming, Hazards, Insects, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK
6. Mission to 'Mars'

Some scientists may dream of the chance to pursue their research on another planet. That opportunity isn't a reality just yet, but PhD student Michaela Musilova got the next best thing - a simulated mission to Mars.

Tags: Microbes, Space, Sustainability
7. Soil doctors

A collaboration between scientists and food suppliers is improving how we manage one of the most crucial ingredients for growing vegetables. Sue Nelson met Karl Ritz, Robert Simmons and Guy Thallon outside Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, to find out about Soil for Life.

Tags: Ecology, Farming, Fungi, Natural resources, Soils, Sustainability
8. New planes could cut aviation carbon emissions

Policies that encourage airlines to replace the old planes in their fleet with newer models could lead to substantial cuts in aviation carbon emissions, according to new research.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Atmosphere, Climate, Environmental change, Pollution, Sustainability, Technology
9. Water treatment could be carbon neutral

Carbon dioxide released by some wastewater treatment plants could be recycled at the same time as enhancing the production of renewable energy in the form of natural gas, say scientists.

Tags: Conservation, Earth system, Ecology, Environmental change, Food, Microbes, Natural resources, Pollution, Sustainability, Technology, UK
10. Fixing broken ecosystems

The world's growing population is increasing demand for resources like food and clean water - but more people means more waste, and that's having a direct impact on those resources. But all is not lost: Jags Pandhal and colleagues describe a new technique for cleaning up ecosystems that has knock-on economic benefits too.

Tags: Natural resources, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Sustainability, Technology, Water

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