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14th June 2018

Dramatic increase in Antarctic ice loss

Since 2012, the rate of ice loss from Antarctica has nearly tripled, according to a study funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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9th June 2018

Large-scale capture of CO2 shown to be feasible and affordable

A professor at Harvard has published the first viable solution for commercialising large-scale carbon capture technology at relatively low cost, which could help in reversing climate change.

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8th June 2018

Prototype fusion reactor achieves key milestone

Tokamak Energy, one of the world’s leading private fusion energy ventures, this week announced that it has achieved plasma temperatures of more than 15 million degrees Celsius, hotter than the centre of the Sun.

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4th June 2018

EU: 60% boost in funding for environmental and climate projects

The European Commission has proposed a 60% increase in funding for environmental and climate action programmes from 2021-2027.

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3rd June 2018

Mountain gorilla numbers exceed 1,000

Numbers of critically endangered mountain gorillas are on the up, following conservation efforts in Africa, but threats to this iconic species persist.

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27th May 2018

CRISPR-edited rice plants increase grain yield by up to 31%

Scientists from China and the USA report the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to develop a variety of rice producing 25-31% more grain than traditional breeding methods.

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