Forests are widely recognized as important carbon sinks, or ecosystems capable of capturing and storing large amounts of carbon dioxide, and can serve as a cost-effective strategy for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
Reforestation a powerful weapon against climate change
Goa, a lush, popular tourist spot on India's western coast, has seen weeks of protests against three infrastructure projects. Locals fear the works will damage the state's biodiversity and turn it into a coal hub, reports freelance journalist Dielle D'Souza.
Battle to save biodiversity hotspot in India
Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) that function as high-performance power sources for renewable applications, such as electric vehicles and consumer electronics, require electrodes that deliver high energy density without compromising cell lifetimes.
Improving battery performance, cell lifetime for renewable energy applications
Although the ground beneath our feet feels solid and reassuring (most of the time), nothing in this Universe lasts forever.
Our Solar System going to totally disintegrate sooner than we thought
A hummingbird sanctuary on the outskirts of Colombia’s capital Bogota is providing a picturesque respite from the noise and stresses of big city living.
Hummingbird sanctuary provides respite from stresses of Colombia’s Bogota city life
There is going to be a gap of several years in our ability to measure the thickness of ice at the top and bottom of the world, scientists are warning.
Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap
The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for small deposits of alluvial gold in Peru's Amazon has dramatically altered the landscape and increased the risk of mercury exposure for indigenous communities and wildlife, a new study shows.
Mine ponds increase risk of mercury exposure for indigenous communities and wildlife
A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Earth 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at center of our galaxy than we thought
A computerized system that advises doctors on the best treatment to give a patient is among the artificial intelligence (AI) projects that have been awarded £20m by the British government.
AI 'doctor's assistant' among projects given £20m

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