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Watch: Recycled cotton becomes new fabric

A lot of us recycle our old textiles, but few of us know that they are very difficult to re-use, and often end up in landfills anyway. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that converts cotton into sugar,…

The missing trillions

Establishing the true cost of the planet's energy and transport systemsCredit: University of Sussex The hidden social, environmental and health costs of the world's energy and transport sectors is equal to more than a quarter of the…

Rare bee found after 100 years

Rainforest degradation, wildfire reducing speciesCredit: James Dorey Photography A widespread field search for a rare Australian native bee not recorded for almost a century has found it's been there all along - but is probably…