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Saturday 16 December 2017
16 December 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Community Energy

Ground-breaking community scheme for Isle of Wight

Utility giant SSE is to power a groundbreaking community energy scheme on the Isle of Wight that will enable islanders to reduce energy costs and invest in sustainable community projects.

Climate Change

Satellite captures Arctic sea ice at record low

Arctic sea ice has reached its lowest ever recorded extent confirming fears that man-made global warming is having a major impact on the polar region. According to scientists from NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the amount is the smallest size ever observed in the three decades since consistent satellite observations of the polar cap commenced.

Research

Scientists produce H2, a renewable energy source

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have produced hydrogen, H2, a renewable energy source, from water using an inexpensive catalyst under industrially relevant conditions (using pH neutral water, surrounded by atmospheric oxygen, O2, and at room temperature).

Research

Progress on cheaper, more sustainable solar roof panel

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21, 2012 — With enough sunlight falling on home roofs to supply at least half of America's electricity, scientists have described advances toward the less-expensive solar energy technology needed to roof many of those homes with shingles that generate electricity.

Climate Change

Experts issue direst yet climate change warning

The American Meteorological Society has given its direst warning yet of the dangers of climate change. The Society warns of widespread melting of snow and ice, fast rising sea levels of nearly one metre and rising temperatures bringing abnormal variations of weather in the decades to come.

Research

Team finds clue to polar ice shelf break-up

Results published by a team of polar scientists from Britain, Australia and France adds a new dimension to our understanding of Antarctic Peninsula climate change and the likely causes of the break-up of its ice shelves.

Research

Drastic action needed to save marine species

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Many marine species will be harmed or won't survive if the levels of carbon dioxide continue to increase. Current protection policies and management practices are unlikely to be enough to save them. Unconventional, non-passive methods to conserve marine ecosystems need to be considered if various marine species are to survive.

Research

Evidence of link between extreme weather and global warming

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20, 2012 — New scientific analysis strengthens the view that record-breaking summer heat, crop-withering drought and other extreme weather events in recent years do result from human activity and global warming, Nobel Laureate Mario J. Molina, Ph.D., has warned.