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Iberdrola establishes a company focused on recycling wind turbine blades

Iberdrola establishes a company focused on recycling wind turbine blades

Wind turbine blades photographed on site in Denmark. The problem with what to do with blades when they are no longer needed is a headache for the industry. Jonathanfilskov-photo | Warehouse Getty Images The Spanish energy company Iberdrola has jointly established a company that will recycle components used in renewable energy installations, including wind turbine …

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Why haven't plastic-eating bacteria fixed the ocean yet?

Why haven’t plastic-eating bacteria fixed the ocean yet?

Researchers at the University of Texas have announced that they have created a plastic-eating enzyme that could keep billions of pounds of plastics out of landfills. If this sentence causes you déjà vu, you are not alone. Science news followers have seen similar exciting headlines over the years, from the Science Fair Project Isolates Plastic-Eating …

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With California's major cities failing to reduce water consumption, rural communities are already drained

With California’s major cities failing to reduce water consumption, rural communities are already drained

The eight-acre farm in West Goshen, California, which Biggs handed over to his son Ryan in the 1970s, is arid and fallow. His son and granddaughter carry water from sources to drink and take a shower. They go to town to do their laundry, says Biggs. In recent years, the family has moved from relying …

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The study found that reef fish that people find ugly are more likely to be endangered fish

There are a lot of fish in the sea, but according to the study, “ugly” fish also deserve love. Reef fish, which people rate as the most aesthetically pleasing, are also the ones that seem to need the least protection, while fish that are most likely to be “ugly” are the most endangered species, research …

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Drought conditions in Colorado are still slowly easing

Drought conditions in Colorado are still slowly easing

Drought plaguing the southwest continues, but Colorado has seen another week of small improvement, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The biggest improvements took place in the eastern half of the state, while the same delay has not yet been seen on the western slope. “Widespread favorable rainfall in …

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Water advocates "taken" by groundwater, drinking water after an oil spill

Water advocates “taken” by groundwater, drinking water after an oil spill

Thursday’s oil spill renewed concerns about water quality in Michigan. The new report found that Michigan’s groundwater quality is often overlooked and water advocates sound the alarm. The For Love of Water (FLOW) advocacy group says they are concerned about Thursday’s oil spill into the St. Mary’s River. FLOW CEO Liz Kirkwood says it’s a …

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Coral Reefs: Marine biologists hope offshore wind farms can provide the ocean with a safe haven

Coral Reefs: Marine biologists hope offshore wind farms can provide the ocean with a safe haven

Marine biologists have for the first time placed coral larvae at the base of offshore turbines in an effort to grow new reefs. If this approach is successful, wind farms in tropical waters could provide a safe haven for wildlife in the oceans. Life June 8, 2022 According to Corryn Wetzel For the first time, …

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