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Could we refreeze the Arctic?

While the Arctic is supposed to be a climate-regulating system, several scientific analysis warns us that over the last 30 years it has warmed three times faster, at a rate of 0.81ºC per decade, significantly superior to the global average of 0.23ºC. Now, a team of graduates and undergraduate students from the University of Bangor […]

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Seagrass, a key to restore the oceans

A research team from University of Virginia is running the largest seagrass restoration project in the world, in the coastal bays of Virginia. The two-decade-long project is a “blueprint for restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems,” according to a 2020 research paper, and proof that marine habitats can be brought back to life in a way that […]

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What if cows could decompose plastic?

For years we have seen cows being “accused” of contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer through the methane they release during their digestive process. Now, the same system seems to be able to provide clues for solving the plastic waste problem.

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The solution to the environmental crisis: CO2

Trees, soils, and oceans store carbon dioxide, but human activity produces five times more than nature can support. Now, without the Amazon, the situation tends to get worse.
To stabilize the climate by 2050 the world will have to do more than just stop greenhouse gas emissions: we need to consume CO2.

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Will we finally stop drinking microplastics?

In 2019 a study by the University of Newcastle, Australia, showed us that, on average, we ingest 5 grams of plastic per week, the equivalent of a credit card.
A contamination caused by microplastics — plastic particles smaller than 5 mm — that are showing up in food, drinking water and even the air we breathe. According to the study, people around the world ingest an average of 2.000 microplastics per week.

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