Renewable energy expands in the UK, leads to lower emissions, lower costs

Renewable energy is expanding fast in the United Kingdom, slashing carbon emissions and electricity costs across the board, according to recently published government figures. Carbon emissions from UK electricity production dropped by more than a third during the coronavirus lockdown, as the expansion of renewables continues. The carbon intensity of the energy grid reached 21 […]

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Back from the brink, baby Burmese roofed turtles make their debut

Once considered extinct, the Burmese roofed turtle was brought back from the brink by an ambitious conservation program. The captive population is now approaching 1,000 turtles, and the species appears to be in little danger of biological extinction. Scientists have now published descriptions and photos of the hatchlings of this little-known river turtle. Once considered […]

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Children in greener urban areas have a higher IQ and fewer behavioral issues

Children living in urban areas with a higher percentage of green space have higher intelligence and fewer behavioral problems, according to a new study. The findings bring yet another piece of evidence regarding the importance of green areas for children’s cognitive development. A group of researchers from Belgium assessed the intelligence of over 600 children […]

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