Ozone hole recovery will probably be delayed by banned gas from China

The recovery of the ozone hole over Antarctica is likely to be delayed by the illegal production of an ozone-destroying gas in China, according to the first assessment of the banned chemical’s impact. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2227968-ozone-hole-recovery-will-probably-be-delayed-by-banned-gas-from-china/#ixzz6Bka66uEH In the worst case, the recovery will be delayed by around 18 years if production of trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), used to […]

What is the UN’s COP25 climate summit, and why does it matter?

What is the COP25 climate summit? The Conference of the Parties – United Nations jargon for the annual meeting of nearly 200 countries to discuss international action on climate change. Around 25,000 people are expected to descend on the talks, which start today. By Adam Vaughan Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2225171-what-is-the-uns-cop25-climate-summit-and-why-does-it-matter/#ixzz6BkZ3CUZB Where is it happening? There has been a […]

Smoke from Australia’s bushfires has spread to South America

Smoke particles from bushfires in Australia have reached South America, in a striking illustration of the intensity of the unprecedented blazes. By Adam Vaughan Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2223677-smoke-from-australias-bushfires-has-spread-to-south-america/#ixzz6BkYLNuIn Satellites show atmospheric pollution created by the fires across New South Wales and Queensland has travelled more than 10,000 kilometres to Chile and Argentina. Researchers at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather […]

Worsening bushfires cause Australia to declare state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared in Australia over escalating wildfires. David Elliott, the New South Wales minister for police and emergency services said the country faced what “could be the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen”. By Ruby Prosser Scully Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2223061-worsening-bushfires-cause-australia-to-declare-state-of-emergency/#ixzz6BkX3vWqV So far, at least three people have died, 100 […]

Tiny artificial sunflowers could be used to harvest solar energy

Solar panels could be made from rows of tiny artificial sunflowers, which automatically bend towards light. By Layal Liverpool www.newscientist.com Each artificial sunflower, known as a SunBOT, consists of a stem made of a material that reacts to light and an energy harvesting “flower” at the top, which is made from a standard light-absorbing material commonly used […]

Fridges made from twisty materials could be better for the environment

Twisting materials could power more efficient and environmentally friendly fridges. By Donna Lu www.newscientist.com Ray Baughman at the University of Texas, Dallas, and his colleagues have developed a cooling method that results from materials being twisted and untwisted. They twisted nickel titanium wires and found that releasing twist resulted in a cooling effect. Other common materials […]

World Initiative Development Charity Innovations | WIDCI

The creation of an international structure was initiated. VEROS FP World Initiative Development Charity Innovations | WIDCI is an organization aimed at creating, supporting and implementing innovative solutions in the field of charity. World Initiative Development Charity Innovations | WIDCI is an international community uniting large IT companies using innovative technologies (blockchain) to support the […]

Can ‘nests’ and eco bikes reduce the environmental impact of parcel delivery in cities?

Cities are testing new systems to reduce the pollution and congestion caused by of the final leg of a package’s journey from warehouse to door https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/04/can-nests-and-eco-bikes-reduce-the-environmental-impact-of-parcel-delivery-in-cities- The cube truck sidled up to a row of parked cars on a busy Montreal street and threw on its hazard lights, blocking a lane of traffic. The driver […]

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