Nature - Environment

Publisher Correction: Recycling lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles

Nature.com - 11 hours 4 min ago

Nature, Published online: 21 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1862-3

Publisher Correction: Recycling lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:18
Research is at an early stage but scientists said it had huge potential for destroying cancers.

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 09:28
One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025.

Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:52
High pressure at Heathrow Airport reaches 1,049.6 millibars - a record for the UK's capital.

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:06
The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:03
But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.

Malaysia returns 42 containers of 'illegal' plastic waste to UK

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 07:05
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.

Plankton phenomenon lights up bay

BBC Sciences - Environment - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 06:55
Bioluminescent algae in Jervis Bay, Australia, glows in a captivating night time display.

New virus surging in Asia rattles scientists

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00129-x

Chinese officials reported more than 100 new infections and South Korea confirmed its first case.

Paris taught me how to do what is necessary to combat climate change

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00112-6

To the world leaders mustering in Davos: set your minds to reaching net-zero emissions, and you can forge the future we need.

Ozone-depleting gases might have driven extreme Arctic warming

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00108-2

The far north is heating up twice as fast as the global average.

Dualities and non-Abelian mechanics

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-1932-6

Dualities—mathematical mappings between different systems—can act as hidden symmetries that enable materials design beyond that suggested by crystallographic space groups.

A bone bed reveals mass death of herd of giant ground sloths

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00118-0

Fossils hint that families of the hulking animals could have gathered at an Ice Age waterhole.

The single-cell pathology landscape of breast cancer

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1876-x

A single-cell, spatially resolved analysis of breast cancer demonstrates the heterogeneity of tumour and stroma tissue and provides a more-detailed method of patient classification than the current histology-based system.

Daily briefing: US court quashes children’s climate lawsuit

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00142-0

Young people must pursue climate fight with politicians, not through the courts, says ruling. Plus, a call to create contagious climate optimism and US research struggles for clarity over embryo-like structures.

Leveraging change: the power of peer pressure

Nature.com - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 20 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00111-7

Social context affects how we act on issues such as climate change. Policymakers ignore it at their peril, a book argues. By Thomas Dietz.

More precious than gold: Why the metal palladium is soaring

BBC Sciences - Environment - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 21:05
The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.

China's struggle to move away from coal

BBC Sciences - Environment - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 17:16
China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green.

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre

BBC Sciences - Environment - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 08:41
The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch.

New virus in China requires international control effort

Nature.com - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 January 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00135-z

New virus in China requires international control effort