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Government needs own Plan A to make sustainable clothing more fashionable

- Growing alarm at environmentally unsustainable clothing consumption can only be addressed by more government support for retailers and their customers, a University of Leeds academic has argued.

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Getting into hot water: Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species

- Hot water could be the answer to stopping aquatic invasive species from “hitchhiking” around Britain on anglers’ and canoeists’ kit, according to a new study.

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New funding to transform food security research

- The University of Leeds will be driving innovation in food security after a new multi-million pound research grant was awarded by government.

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Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

- The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

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Epoch-defining study pinpoints when humans came to dominate planet Earth

- The human-dominated geological epoch known as the Anthropocene probably began around the year 1610, according to new research published today in Nature.

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New ozone-destroying gases on the rise

- Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.

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