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A new study on how ocean currents transport floating marine debris is helping to explain how garbage patches form in the world’s oceans.

With over 75% of litter items collected on Australian beaches being plastic, anyone can see that this isn’t good for the environment.

A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods.

Seven small planets whose surfaces could harbour liquid water have been spotted around a nearby dwarf star. If such a configuration is common in planetary systems, our Galaxy could be teeming with Earth-like planets.

Edible drones filled with food, water or medicine could soon become indispensable in humanitarian emergencies by delivering live-saving supplies to remote areas hit by natural disasters or conflict

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NZIU, Kenya, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon.

A young Tanzanian entrepreneur is turning the country's mounting plastic waste into "lumber" to help meet demand for housing in its growing cities, in an effort to reduce depletion of forests.

Five researchers have been named winners of the 2017 Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for their research in engineering, innovation and technolog

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured meta material — an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature — to act as a kind

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