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Improving energy efficiency of UK housing is crucial in the fight against climate change and soaring fuel prices

Stew Horne, Head of Policy at Energy Saving Trust, outlines the essential steps policymakers must prioritise for real energy security, from retrofitting to committing to long-term investment in efficiency.   The release of the British Energy Security Strategy in April this…

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Feature: Blenheim Estate’s approach to biodiversity

Roger File, COO and Property Director of Blenheim Strategic Partners, working in partnership with Blenheim Estates, shows how biodiversity targets can be met, as biodiversity net gain is set to become mandatory from November 2023.  Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is…

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Meet the Idiomysis Shrimp, the Social Butterfly of the Ocean

Recently, while looking at underwater macro photography, I stumbled across an adorable type of shrimp that I had never seen before. Their bulging eyes and tiny, colorful bodies were simply too cute to handle. I wanted to learn more. Surprisingly,…

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Why Do Cephalopods Use Ink?

When I think about cephalopods using their ink, I imagine a movie blockbuster with a lot of action and suspense. The hero is cornered, and if they cannot find a way out, then all the world will be doomed. What…

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Combating Plastic Pollution Crisis in California

Fewer plastics on our shelves? Check. Less plastic pollution in our ocean? Check. Dramatic increase in recyclability? Check. These statements could all become realities soon in the Golden State, and together, we can make it happen. Plastic Pollution Prevention and…

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Guitarfish Rock–Here’s Why

Here at Ocean Conservancy, we think that all marine wildlife rock. But there’s one animal in particular that I’ve been a superfan of ever since I laid eyes on it: the guitarfish. The name “guitarfish” applies to all rays in…

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National Parks Ban Single-Use Plastics

The natural world never ceases to surprise me. Years ago, I was on a plastics research expedition for Ocean Conservancy, and we landed on the shores of Katmai National Park in Alaska. Within just a few minutes of setting foot…

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Water harvesting gel works at low humidity levels

Researchers in the US have designed a sustainable polymer gel that can harvest large quantities of water from the surrounding air, even in low-humidity conditions. Created by Youhong Guo and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, the low-cost…

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Atmospheric helium levels are on the rise

Levels of helium-4 in the Earth’s atmosphere have been increasing since at least 1974, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, US that resolves a longstanding anomaly in atmospheric science. Study lead author Benjamin…

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