Archive for April 10th, 2017:

Why graphene could be the solution to drinkable water

The BBC’s Pallab Ghosh has been finding out about a filter made from graphene that can turn salt water into drinking water. It could have a significant impact for millions of people who struggle to find clean water. Article source:

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef damaged

Scientists from the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies say mass coral bleaching has damaged the World Heritage site for two years in a row. The latest damage is concentrated in the middle section, whereas last year’s bleaching hit mainly the north and experts are worried that the coral might not

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Damage to Great Barrier Reef ‘unprecedented’

Image copyright ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Image caption Bleaching occurs when warmer temperatures drive out colour-giving algae Unprecedented coral bleaching in consecutive years has damaged two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, aerial surveys have shown. The bleaching – or loss of algae – affects a 1,500km (900 miles) stretch of the

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