Cloudprime running shoes will incorporate captured-carbon-based foam

Although there are now a number of systems that capture carbon emissions from smokestacks, many people may still wonder – what is that captured carbon used for? Well, Swiss company On is making shoes out of the stuff.

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Ocean Cleanup study states Pacific Garbage Patch is mostly fishing gear

Marine plastic pollution is a big problem, as exemplified by the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. According to a study conducted by the Ocean Cleanup project and Wageningen University, most of the plastic in that patch comes from the fishing industry.

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Greenland ice melt has already locked in 10 inches of sea level rise

Glaciologists studying the seasonal growth and loss of the Greenland Ice Sheet have concluded that even if we stopped burning fossil fuels today, it would shed enough mass to cause global sea levels to rise by almost a foot, at a minimum.

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AI-enabled fish gate filters invasive salmon out of Norwegian waterways

After being introduced to Russia's White Sea, non-native Pacific salmon have since spread along Norway's coastline and into its rivers. In an effort to control their numbers, an AI-enabled fish-identifying gate has been placed on a Norwegian river.

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World’s oldest ice core could stretch back 5 million years

One of the best ways to analyze Earth's past climate is with samples drilled from deep ice cores. Now, scientists have dated what may be the world’s oldest ice core, with some sections potentially preserving samples as old as 5 million years.

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Wind turbine fitted with recyclable blades starts generating electricity

Siemens Gamesa has developed a fully recyclable blade that can be used to create new products when its wind-catching days are done, and it's just been installed on a turbine at a commercial wind farm in the North Sea.

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“Aspirin” for plants could help crops survive climate change

A compound called salicylic acid is naturally produced when plants encounter things like drought and heat, and a new study demonstrates how this process might be leveraged to protect crops in the face of rising global temperatures.

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Study finds plastics in more than half of small land mammals sampled

Scientists studying plastic pollution in the UK have turned their eye to small land mammals and found traces of the material in more than half the species sampled, with a seemingly equal distribution across locations and even dietary habits.

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Light-activated fish-shaped robot soaks up microplastics from the water

Scientists have come up with a novel cleanup solution for microplastic pollution that takes its cues from nature, in the form of a fish-like robot that can move through the water and soak up small plastic fragments as it goes.

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Scientists discover polar bears adapting to live largely on glacier slush

Scientists have discovered a genetically distinct subpopulation of polar bears that has adapted to survive on glacier slush instead of sea ice for large parts of the year, boding well for adaptability of the species.

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