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8th May 2021

New 3D printing process uses wood waste

Desktop Metal has become the first manufacturer to upcycle wood waste into 3D printing for the creation of custom and luxury wood products.

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6th May 2021

New extraction method could revolutionise mining

A new process that involves drilling electrodes directly into an ore body could lead to a more sustainable mining industry, without the need to remove huge volumes of surface soil and overburden.

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4th May 2021

EPA plans to phase down hydrofluorocarbons

The United States has joined other countries in committing to a phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons, which could prevent an additional 0.5°C of global warming by 2100.

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29th April 2021

Electric vehicles could number 230 million worldwide by 2030

The International Energy Agency has published a report showing that, despite the pandemic, growth in electric vehicle sales has remained strong and will likely continue to boom in the coming decade.

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19th April 2021

Ultra-white paint cools surfaces by 10°C

Researchers have demonstrated the whitest ever paint formulation, which reflects up to 98.1% of sunlight and could reduce the need for energy-hungry air conditioners.

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12th April 2021

Largest increase in methane emissions since records began

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports the largest annual increase in methane emissions since records began, with a rise of 14.7 parts per billion (ppb) in 2020.

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1st April 2021

Concentrated solar to provide carbon-free energy for mining

Rio Tinto, the world's second largest metals and mining corporation, has announced a partnership with Heliogen to explore the use of a breakthrough solar technology for mining operations in California.

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29th March 2021

Autonomous hives could save bee populations

With bees in decline globally, one Israeli company has developed a technological solution that could restore their populations.

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