Long lost iguana ‘born again’ on Galapagos Island after nearly two centuries of extinction

A lost species of iguana has been ‘born again’ on the Galápagos Islands for the first time in nearly 200 years. The Galápagos Island land iguana was last spotted on Santiago Island more than 187 years ago. Ecologists determined that…

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Cheetahs are being reintroduced to India after 70 years of extinction

In India, cheetahs have been extinct for over half a century. Next week, however, the big cats will finally return to the country. An ambitious conservation project aims to relocate a group of cheetahs from South Africa and Namibia to…

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This paper battery with a water switch could curb the environmental impact of single-use electronics

Researchers have developed a paper battery with a water switch that could be used to power single-use disposable electronics. The team at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) tested the paper battery by attaching two of…

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These tiny cardboard homes could be the future of sustainable Dutch living

Rotterdam, home to Europe’s largest port, has a space problem. The whole of the Netherlands, in fact, is pretty small and as its cities continue to boom, urban planners are grappling with how to expand them. One company, Wikkelboat, has…

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France could make it legal to use cooking oil as fuel in bid to battle cost of living crisis

We’ve all heard stories about cooking oil being used to power diesel engines. And although you may know someone who does it in secret, it’s been illegal in France until now. Last week France’s parliament voted on a €20 billion…

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Environmental defenders celebrate a ‘huge’ win for ‘unique’ Tasmanian rainforest

Environmentalists who took legal action to prevent a toxic waste dump in an ancient pocket of Tasmania’s Tarkine rainforest are celebrating a federal court win. The Bob Brown Foundation is a Tasmanian NGO which promotes the protection of the Australian…

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Surprise climate deal could be the ‘most significant’ in US history, says Joe Biden

An unexpected deal reached by Senate Democrats would be the most ambitious action ever taken by the United States to address global warming. It could help President Joe Biden come close to meeting his pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions…

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Berlin’s Tegel airport to be transformed into environmentally friendly 10,000 person community

Ever wanted to live in an airport? In the 2004 movie ‘Terminal’, protagonist Viktor Navorski – played by Tom Hanks – does just that. Eco-conscious German property hunters now have the chance to do the same, albeit in far more…

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What are heat resistant plants and how can they help prevent a food crisis?

A research team at US and Chinese universities say they have discovered a way to help plants survive extreme heat. With agricultural crops around the world threatened by rising temperatures, this research could help plants resist climate change. If the…

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UK energy bills to drop next year thanks to record-breaking investment in renewables

It’s been eclipsed by the Prime Minster’s resignation, but the UK government made a significant green energy announcement today. Britain’s latest round of awards to renewable energy suppliers gave contracts to solar, wind and tidal projects capable of generating a…

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