University science researchers have developed a new method they say has the potential to revolutionise the search for, design and production of new materials.
A chance find of a type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research could have big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint, and could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during the wastewater clean-up of nitrogen.
Most businesses are unaware that their bottom lines depend on soil, let alone of the huge risks they face from its degradation, sustainability expert Dr Jessica Davies from Lancaster University writes in a comment piece in a recent edition of Nature.
Flower-rich habitats are key to maintaining the vital pollination services of bumblebees, results from a large DNA study of wild bumblebee populations has revelaed, and this will help farmers and policy makers manage the countryside more effectively to provide for these vital but declining pollinators.
Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, the UK's largest car manufacturer, has sealed an agreement with EDF Energy to buy all its electricity from renewable sources up to March 2020.
The weekly bin collection may get dumped in history because a waste firm and university have won Government backing for a self-contained Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU) that could potentially make every home a micro-power plant, save families up to 15% on fuel bills and solve waste management problem at source.
Missed opportunities and silence on green topics has been a common theme from the responses we've received about the Government's Budget 2017.
Targets for certain waterlife like mayfly larvae and shrimps to be present in Hampshire rivers are being set jointly by the Environment Agency and a fish conservation charity, and it is a move that could inspire river management nationwide.
Air pollution benefits bacteria that cause respiratory infections and lessens the effectiveness of antibiotic treatments, University of Leicester researchers have discovered.
A trial in a village near the Yorkshire town of Barnsley will link 40 home batteries and be the first to study how clusters of batteries linked to solar panels can reduce peak solar output onto the network. This will allow more solar homes to be connected to existing infrastructure, reducing their pressure on the national grid.