Upper Grindelwald Glacier and Schreckhorn (FAU/Christian Sommer)

Glaciers in the European Alps are dwindling

WNM | Oct 23, 2020 at 7:07 AM

Models suggest a potential loss of most glacial areas by the end of this century. 17 percent of the entire volume of the ice has been lost since the start of the new millennium.

Jeans (Jason Leung on Unsplash)

Recycling of cotton clothing made possible

WNM | Oct 20, 2020 at 6:15 AM

Clothing made of cotton is usually incinerated or it ends up in the landfill. Now it can be recycled several times to contribute to greater sustainability in fashion.

Climate protection can be made socially acceptable – study

WNM | Oct 19, 2020 at 9:37 AM

Climate and energy policies often fall short of delivering positive social outcomes, such as individual wellbeing, a fair distribution of wealth, and community cohesion. This is not in the nature of things, but can be avoided, as shown in an elaborate study.

Nitrous oxide emissions pose an increasing climate threat – study

WNM | Oct 14, 2020 at 9:42 AM

The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the production of food worldwide is increasing atmospheric concentrations of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide that remains in the atmosphere for more than 100 years.

Tires (Magda Ehlers from Pexels)

MIT chemists make tough plastics recyclable

WNM | Oct 12, 2020 at 6:51 AM

Chemists have developed a way to modify thermoset plastics with a chemical linker that makes it much easier to recycle them, but still allows them to retain their mechanical strength.