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Stand aside, science, we can solve this in any old kitchen

Thursday - Forget the laboratory - substances to solve some environmental problems can be easily created in a kitchen, new research shows.

Nobel winner made battery discovery at Exxon

11 Oct 19 - Stanley Whittingham, the Nobel Prize recipient cited for making the "first functional lithium battery," came to his discovery in the 1970s as a research scientist at Exxon.

Insects might be trained to protect our crops

27 Sep 19 - Certain wasps and flies which lay their eggs in specific species such as aphids could be a sustainable form of pest control.

Govt puts faith (and $10m) into smart cows

17 Sep 19 - The Government is putting $10 million into breeding cows that produce more milk and fewer greenhouse gases and can withstand heat.

How healthcare can affect global climate crisis

13 Sep 19 - Healthcare workers backing zero carbon emissions say chemicals used increasingly to anaesthetise patients are potent greenhouse gases.

Bronze Age, Iron Age ... now it's welcome to the Plastic Age

6 Sep 19 - Plastic pollution is being deposited into the fossil record, research has found, with contamination increasing exponentially since 1945.

Weird and wonderful ways nature is changing fashion

2 Sep 19 - From mushrooms to cow manure, the fashion industry is trying to find new materials to make clothing more sustainable.

It's not all down to the Industrial Revolution

30 Aug 19 - Humans have been putting themselves ahead of the state of the planet for at least 4000 years, scientists say.

Burp-free cow food almost ready for market

15 Aug 19 - A seaweed that can cut livestock methane emissions is almost ready for commercial production, scientists say.

Heat-trapping gases soar to new levels

15 Aug 19 - Last year was the fourth-warmest since the 1800s and sea levels the highest on record, a new study finds.

Fracking pushes up methane count, says research

15 Aug 19 - Fracking is probably the reason atmospheric methane is rising, with the United States shale gas industry behind a third of the increase in global greenhouses gas emissions over the past decade, new...

Media too soft on contrarians, says study

14 Aug 19 - Journalists should give less space to climate contrarians, and scientists should assert their authority in the face of claims that climate-change science isnít settled, researchers say.

New world means new look at GM, say experts

13 Aug 19 - New Zealand needs to reconsider gene-editing technology in light of climate change, says the co-chair of a Royal Society expert panel on the issue.

Protein diet would free up land, say scientists

9 Aug 19 - Americans could feed themselves on half the amount of land used now if they switched from meat to protein-conserving plants, scientists say.

No room now for doubt, say climate scientists

25 Jul 19 - Extensive historical data shows recent extreme warming is unprecedented in past 2000 years.

Roaches could soon become too tough for pesticides

5 Jul 19 - Cockroaches have become harder to kill and could soon be almost impossible to control using pesticides alone.

Glue could be simple solution to a sticky carbon problem

4 Jul 19 - Epoxy resins can be a key ingredient in making effective carbon-capture materials Ė and they have been staring us in the face for more than 70 years.

Scientists claim methane breakthrough

28 Jun 19 - Scientists are claiming a breakthrough in the quest to cut methane emissions from animals.

It's all about microbes, say scientists

19 Jun 19 - Humansí ability to survive and adapt to the changing climate might come down to microbes.

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