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Brewer’s yeast helps recover metals from e-waste
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Brewer’s yeast helps recover metals from e-waste

Brewer’s yeast helps recover metals from e-waste. Austrian researchers have found a way to selectively capture metals from a waste stream using spent brewer’s yeast, the same beer byproduct that goes into the food spread Marmite. In a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, the scientists explain that electronic waste is notoriously difficult to recycle because it’s...

Cherry Trees From Japan to Washington D.C. Are Blooming Earlier Due to Climate Change
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Cherry Trees From Japan to Washington D.C. Are Blooming Earlier Due to Climate Change

Cherry Trees From Japan to Washington D.C. Are Blooming Earlier Due to Climate Change. Iconic cherry trees in Japan and the U.S. are blossoming earlier as climate change brings warmer temperatures, upending a fixture of the spring calendar in major cities. No country is more associated with blossoming cherry trees, or sakura, than Japan, and tourists from overseas often...

Easter eggs costs rise as climate change hits crops
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Easter eggs costs rise as climate change hits crops

Easter eggs costs rise as climate change hits crops. You may have noticed that Easter eggs are more expensive this year. But did you know that climate change is one of the reasons? Most chocolate is made from cocoa grown in West Africa, but a humid heatwave has blasted the crops and massively cut yields....

Fruit Chaos Is Coming
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Fruit Chaos Is Coming

Climate change is threatening to turn sublime summer stone fruits disgusting, or rob us of their pleasures entirely. Summer, to me, is all about stone fruit: dark-purple plums, peaches you can smell from three feet away. But last summer, I struggled to find peaches at the farmers’ markets in New York City. A freak deep...

UN official says group moving on deep-sea mining regulations
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UN official says group moving on deep-sea mining regulations

A top U.N. regulator said Friday that mining of the world’s ocean floors should not move forward without rules in place, but that his agency cannot stop companies from trying to move ahead if countries can’t agree on a framework. Michael Lodge, secretary-general of the International Seabed Authority, told reporters at a news conference that...

Not just polar bears — climate change could push African rhinos to extinction
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Not just polar bears — climate change could push African rhinos to extinction

New research is ringing alarm bells about how climate change may impact one of Africa’s most iconic and vulnerable animals: the rhinoceros. “Climate change has the potential of wiping out all of them in the blink of an eye,” says Hlelowenkhosi Mamba, an Eswatini native and Fulbright scholar. Read more: news.mongabay.com Photo: news.mongabay.com