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EVs: Are They Worth It?

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Sometimes we get asked how sustainable an electric car really is in comparison with a petrol or diesel vehicle. From an environmental point of view, we only see the positives in electric vehicles: they emit far fewer harmful carbon emissions... Read full article

The Smart Export Guarantee

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The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is scheduled to close to new applicants on March 31st 2019, meaning the financial incentive for property owners& community groups to install renewable energy technologies in their homes & commercial properties will disappear.... Read full article

The Cosmic Census

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Star Count 2019, organised by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), gives people the opportunity to become citizen scientists by taking part in a cosmic census that will help to map our dark skies.... Read full article

Solar Powered Google

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Google has signed a long-term contract to buy 10MW of solar power generated from a solar array in Tainan, a city in southern Taiwan, in its first-ever Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in Asia.... Read full article

A New use for Drones

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A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests. The findings of the study, ‘A view from above: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles'...... Read full article

A Devolution Revolution

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Social divides in communities could be deepened with millions of people set to miss out on the environmental and financial benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), a new report by Localis has found. ... Read full article

Students, Who's Sharing Your Campus?

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The Mammal Society is the nation’s only charity with an interest in all UK mammals. In association with the youth nature network A Focus on Nature, it is looking for teams of students from universities across the UK to take part in surveying...... Read full article

Our Nation's Top Discoveries

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Building houses with plastic bottles, cutting waste by using reusable coffee cups made from recycled chewing gum and creating new varieties of rice to support farmers in developing countries – these are just some of the breakthroughs...... Read full article

Powerless to Tackle Plastic?

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Supermarkets generate 800,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year and, following Greenpeace’s publication of the most wasteful supermarkets, all eyes are on the industry to reform its approach to plastic use.... Read full article

Finding the Lost Lectures

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The British public is to locate 31 missing episodes of the first science show ever to be broadcast on UK national tv. People across the country are being urged to search the long-forgotten contents of dusty attics or little-used store cupboards...... Read full article

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