Urban air quality still remained four times higher than WHO recommended levels in cities during the first COVID-19 lockdown in China, despite substantial pollution reductions and the high costs of the measure.
New sustainable lead management could provide relief for toxicity of lead-based perovskite solar cells
Lead-based light absorbing materials contained in perovskite solar cells have been a major barrier for their commercialization. New sustainable lead management based on the surface-meditated lead adsorbents, allows the zero-lead emission in the entire process of lead-based perovskite solar cells.
Aquaculture has evolved into a major global food sector. Rapid growth necessitates an evidence and policy makeover fit for a doubling of output by 2050. A One Health approach, drawing on a broad expertise outside of traditional aquatic disciplines is now needed to realise it's full potential
Exploring a Modern-Day Commodity of Convenience: The Compostable Coffee Pod and its Environmental Impacts Based on a US University Setting
Intertidal zone is a transitional boundary between terrestrial and marine environments, while gathers intense human activities. Our study elucidates that profiles of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in intertidal zones can be used to index regional development status.
We show that flood defenses combining ‘green’ and ‘grey’ features are more beneficial than considered earlier. Beyond wave reduction, ‘green’ salt marshes can lower flood impacts simply by limiting breach size when ‘grey’ engineered structures fail and do so even more effective under sea-level rise
Beyond 'business-as-usual': using news media and satellites to connect drug trafficking to forest loss
Illicit activity- intentionally hidden behavior- is often left out of quantitative analyses of land changes like forest loss. Creative data approaches-like using news media as a proxy for drug trafficking- can overcome challenges and enable causal analysis.
Nanotechnology offers many potential, high impact solutions to advance agriculture sustainably, but at what cost? A sustainable solution will enhance performance with minimal environmental impact. Which nano-enabled agriculture solutions offer the greatest benefit at the lowest environmental cost?
By Chunjie Li and Wopke van der Werf.