Up to 31 percent of plastic exported for recycling not recycled at all.
Trade relations between Africa and Asia, especially China, increase the prosperity of African countries, according to newly founded Kiel Institute China Initiative.
With widespread, sustained declines in fertility, the world population will likely peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 — about 2 billion lower than some previous estimates, according to a study.
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.
Environmental destruction may make pandemics more likely and less manageable, research suggests.
A research team has developed an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.
Soil erosion results in a loss of fertile soil, reduces agricultural productivity and therefore threatens the food supply for the world’s population.
Genomic analysis reveals that many animal species are potentially susceptible to infection by the coronavirus. They include a number of endangered and threatened species, notably apes and old world primates.
After two years characterised by low loss of mass in 2017 and 2018, the ice sheet is now heading toward increasing mass losses. The five years with the greatest losses all occurred in the last decade.
The anthropogenic warming of the planet will probably have a much greater impact on worldwide production and prosperity than has been quantified by previous model studies.