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19th May 2018

1,000 drones to provide real-time global coverage of the world's oceans

By 2022, a California-based company plans to deploy a vast fleet of autonomous marine vehicles, with the aim of exponentially improving data on the world's oceans.

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11th May 2018

All new homes in California will have solar power from 2020

California has passed building codes requiring all new homes to be fitted with solar power from 2020. It is the first state in the USA to enact such a law.

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26th April 2018

Majority of atoll islands could be uninhabitable by mid-21st century

Rapid sea level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources on low-lying atoll islands in such a way that most could be uninhabitable in just a few decades.

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25th April 2018

Scientists create innovative new 'green' concrete using graphene

A new greener, stronger and more durable concrete made using the wonder-material graphene could revolutionise the construction industry.

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20th April 2018

Cow may be largest land mammal on Earth by 2200

Extinctions of the largest species on each continent have led to a downgrading of maximum body size over time. If this trend continues, the largest terrestrial mammal in 200 years will be the domestic cow, according to a new study.

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13th April 2018

Centuries' worth of rare-earth metals found in Japanese waters

Researchers in Japan, writing in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, describe finding centuries' worth of rare-earth metals in deep sea mud located near the island of Minami-Tori-shima.

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6th April 2018

Maritime transport could be almost fully decarbonised by 2035

Deployment of all currently known technologies could make it possible to almost completely decarbonise maritime shipping by 2035, according to a new report.

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29th March 2018

Solar megaproject to boost global capacity by 200GW

A solar power development with 200 gigawatts of capacity, 100 times larger than anything else to date, may become a reality by 2030.

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