Archive for March 16th, 2017:

Low carbon drive ‘cuts household bills’

Image copyright PA Britain’s low carbon energy revolution is actually saving money for households, a report says. Households make a net saving of £11 a month, according to analysis from the Committee on Climate Change. It calculates that subsidies to wind and solar are adding £9 a month to the average bill, but that rules

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Flower-rich habitat boosts survival for bumblebees

Image copyright Claire Carvell Image caption The common carder bee foraging on red clover At this time of year, bumblebee queens are a familiar sight foraging on spring flowers. After spending the winter hibernating, they need to build up vital energy stores before laying their eggs. According to the largest study of its kind, access

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China’s ‘airpocalypse’ linked to Arctic sea ice loss

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Air pollution that lingered over eastern China in 2013 is being linked to changes in Arctic sea ice The air pollution that lingered over eastern China for nearly a month in 2013 has been linked to the loss of Arctic sea ice the previous autumn. A study says the

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