Environment

Bin liners to takeaway containers – ideas to solve your plastic conundrums

Bin liners to takeaway containers – ideas to solve your plastic conundrums

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Plastic has become an environmental disaster. Microplastic pollution has been found in our waterways, fish stocks, salt, tap water and even the air we breathe. Reducing our reliance on plastic by refusing it wherever possible has never been more important, especially as Australia’s recycling system is in crisis. Yet there are conundrums that continue to…
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America’s best scientists stood up to the Trump administration | John Abraham

America's best scientists stood up to the Trump administration | John Abraham

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Anyone who has read this column over the past five years knows that I tend to be unfettered in my criticism of people who lie and distort climate science to further their political ideologies. At the same time, I believe that the majority of climate sceptics are not willfully wishing to damage this precious Earth…
GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

GM plant tech boosts malaria drug yield

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Image copyright Ying Liu / Xinhua Image caption Artemisia annua usually makes only small amounts of the drug in its leaves Scientists have modified a plant's genetic sequence to make it produce high levels of a key malaria drug, potentially helping meet the large global demand.The team identified genes involved in making artemisinin, altering their…
Fancy a French farm for free?

Fancy a French farm for free?

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How to revive drowsy bees

How to revive drowsy bees

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A vet gives advice on how to assist dehydrated bumblebees emerging from hibernation.