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Antarctica’s seabed is leaking methane into the atmosphere

Antarctica’s seabed is leaking methane into the atmosphere

It’s a worrying sign for the climate emergency, but it does give us an unprecedented research opportunity in Antarctica. Methane leakage on the sea floor has been recorded in Antarctica for the first time ever. The seep was discovered in a 30ft deep site known as Cinder Cones in McMurdo Sound and was led by Andrew Thurber from Oregon State University. Methane isn’t being released in bubbles but instead is ‘coming...

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Gen Z in developing nations may never recover from this gap in schooling

Gen Z in developing nations may never recover from this gap in schooling

COVID-19 has stolen an education from the world’s poorest, as many will never get the chance to return to school. As Western nations debate the best way to re-open schools in a safe and sensible manner, Gen Z students in developing nations have faced an education interruption they’ll likely never recover from. In April, some 90% of school children across the world were plucked from their classrooms and sent home, where...

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Road microplastics are an unprecedented nightmare

Road microplastics are an unprecedented nightmare

New research shows that car tires are responsible for shedding around 100,000 metric tonnes of microplastic a year, the majority of which end up in the oceans. We’ve always known that cars were an environmentally inefficient method of travel, but a new study has put an emphatic exclamation point on the matter. Scientists have discovered that the friction caused by tires speeding across asphalt shreds plastic into microparticles on...

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KFC is rolling out lab-produced chicken nuggets

KFC is rolling out lab-produced chicken nuggets

As part of its ‘Meat of the Future’ campaign, KFC is developing laboratory-produced chicken nuggets to roll out in 2020. As the food industry vies for a more regenerative and sustainable future, fast food chains are being pressured to meet growing demands for animal alternatives. On that front, KFC are plotting something potentially ground-breaking for 2020. The fried chicken mecca is opening its chest of secret ingredients and seasonings to a...

By London, UK