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Harnessing the power of algae for real green energy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:26:35 +0000

Cambridge researchers say their new algae-powered fuel cell is cheaper than existing plant and algal models, self-repairing, self-replicating, biodegradable and much more sustainable, as David Doyle reports.

Cape Town is running out of water

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:13:29 +0000

One of the world's iconic tourist destinations could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations. David Doyle reports.

Screen-printed paper could pinpoint toxic water in developing world

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:53:32 +0000

A small square of paper, screen-printed with carbon electrodes, could be used to test water for toxic compounds in the developing world. It's being developed at the UK's University of Bath. Amy Pollock reports.

Warmer temperatures at Great Barrier Reef causing sea turtles to be born female

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:32:12 +0000

Rising temperatures in Australia's northern Great Barrier Reef are causing the vast majority of Green Turtles born to be female, a new study has found.

Cheetah tracking tech hopes to cut animal inbreeding

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 12:26:20 +0000

Researcher Larissa Slaney, from Heriot-Watt University, is developing a technique to monitor inbreeding among cheetahs using just their paw prints. Matthew Stock reports.

Dane hopes to create unsaturated fat ice cream

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:45:47 +0000

University of Copenhagen researcher Merete Bøgelund Munk wants to produce the Holy Grail of ice cream - making the delicious frozen food with unsaturated fat. She showed Jim Drury her research.

MIT researchers invent device to save water-stressed plants

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:20:31 +0000

A sensor printed on plants' leaves allows them to tell owners when they need water or if they've had too much, helping to predict drought. Roselle Chen reports.

Heavy rain triggers floodings in Northern Italy

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:47:30 +0000

People living in northern Italy have had to evacuate their homes after rivers in the region flooded their banks. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

California wildfire rages, threatens communities

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:47:18 +0000

Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline. Nathan Frandino reports.

Berlin zoo welcomes baby polar bear

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:15:11 +0000

Berlin's Tierpark zoo welcomed a tiny cub on Thursday after a cub born there last March died of complications from a liver inflammation.