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What went right in June!

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

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June 2023 was pretty awesome

This is all fantastic and positive news. The link providing full details for each headline is included at the end of the post.

Global emissions appear to be flattening

The planet appears to have taken a step back from the CO2 precipice. According to analysis by Climate Brink, CO2 emissions are no longer following the worst case scenario of runaway, year-on-year growth.

Glacial mud could be a glorious new climate ally

'Mud, glorious mudthere’s nothing quite like it for cooling the blood' or so the song goes. Now scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, say that mud could help cool the planet, too.

Wonderwoods Vertical Forest in Utrecht

A vertical forest taking shape in Utrecht

At 110m it is just over five metres short of the tallest tree in the world. However, the greenery-clad walls of the Wonderwoods Vertical Forest – a new office and residential tower block in Utrecht, Netherlands – will equate to an impressive one hectare (2.5 acres) of woodland.

Arab woman makes space history

The first female Arab astronaut in history returned safely to Earth this week after a 10-day, out-of-this-world mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

New hope for the fight against Alzheimer’s

A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s could now be a step closer after scientists identified a brain cell which appears to have a lead role in the development of the disease.

Survey pouring cold water on the myths about heat pumps

Britons are hot for heat pumps, according to a recent survey. The results show that the vast majority of new owners – more than 80 per cent – are as satisfied, or more satisfied, with their home heating after making the switch.

The Ukrainian firm creating mushroom ‘polystyrene’

Could fungi be the sustainable future of packaging? If a Ukrainian start-up has anything to do with it, it will be.

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