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  • Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

    Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway0

    Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the UK the figure is 33%, and the country has made virtually no progress in reducing emissions from transport. In many countries, they’re actually increasing. Electric vehicles are often hailed

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  • Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don’t all buildings have them?

    Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don’t all buildings have them?0

    Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world. More and more private companies and city authorities are investing in green roofs, drawn to their wide-ranging benefits which include savings on energy costs, mitigating the risk from floods, creating habitats for urban wildlife, tackling

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  • Green Tea Could Hold the Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance

    Green Tea Could Hold the Key to Reducing Antibiotic Resistance0

    Scientists at the University of Surrey have discovered that a natural antioxidant commonly found in green tea can help eliminate antibiotic resistant bacteria. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology, found that epigallocatechin (EGCG) can restore the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas

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