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Plastic is fantastic, but recycling is no magic

Plastic has been unbeaten for decades as the top packaging material. Plastic materials are lightweight, flexible and durable, and can easily undergo a plethora of recycling processes without being irreversibly damaged. Why then, do substantial amounts of unused plastic material end up going to waste? Plastic... click to read more

  • Olivier A. Kirchhoffer | PhD Student at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 345
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Apr 9, 2021
Diversity may save wines from climate change

Today's climate change is dramatically reshaping environments and threatening society, countless animal and plant species, and sustainable agriculture. Scientists foresee that global warming is going to bring unpleasant outcomes, such as reductions in crops' yield and quality. Today's farmers need a way to adapt to... click to read more

  • Ignacio Morales-Castilla | Distinguished Researcher Beatriz Galindo at Global Change Ecology and Evolution Group, Department of Life Sciences, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
  • Elizabeth M. Wolkovich | Professor at Forest & Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Views 413
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 26, 2021
Could COVID-19 decide our climate future?

In early 2020, the world suddenly fell quiet as measures were put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. No more traffic jams — the clear roads and skies and cleaner air were a brief silver lining. But has the pandemic really been making an... click to read more

  • Piers M. Forster | Professor; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Deborah Z. Rosen | Science and Policy Manager for the EU Horizon 2020 CONSTRAIN project at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Views 591
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 10, 2021
Too hot to stay cool: dangerously accelerating glaciers’ melt in New Zealand

Glaciers, popularly thought of as rivers of ice, are "sentinels" of climate change — stable and persisting over centuries, they slowly respond to environmental changes. So, measuring fluctuations in glaciers provides a great way to estimate the long-term effect of changing climate. Diminishing or even... click to read more

  • Jonathan L. Carrivick | Lecturer at School of Geography and water@leeds, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Jenna L. Sutherland | Lecturer at School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK
Views 444
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 24, 2021
Activating social tipping dynamics for a global decarbonization by 2050

Social sciences in the second part of the 20th century and early 21st century were predominantly occupied with gradual change processes. Most statistical models used to analyze socio-economic data assume change occurs gradually - in a linear manner. Recent months have demonstrated that we might... click to read more

  • Ilona M. Otto | Research Associate at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
Views 473
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 23, 2021