Conservationists call for three-mile coastal fishing limit in Scotland
Conservation

Conservationists call for three-mile coastal fishing limit in Scotland

Marine conservation campaigners have called for trawlers to be banned from fishing within three miles of Scotland’s shoreline to help depleted fish stocks and seabeds to recover. The Our Seas coalition, which includes angling bodies, ecotourism firms, scallop divers, coastal communities and salmon conservation boards, believe a ban on inshore fishing would also help prevent…

Heartbreak, triumph, wonder: The decade’s 5 most popular photos
Nature News

Heartbreak, triumph, wonder: The decade’s 5 most popular photos

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Bio-coal: A renewable and massively producible fuel from lignocellulosic biomass
Renewable Energy

Bio-coal: A renewable and massively producible fuel from lignocellulosic biomass

AbstractDevelopment of renewable energy is essential to mitigating the fossil fuel shortage and climate change issues. Here, we propose to produce a new type of energy, bio-coal, via a fast pyrolysis coupled with atmospheric distillation process. The high heating values of the as-prepared bio-coals from the representative biomass are within 25.4 to 28.2 MJ kg−1,…

Reporters from around the world get a look at Mars 2020 mission rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nature & Science

Reporters from around the world get a look at Mars 2020 mission rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Mars 2020 mission rover is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in July.But excitement is already starting to build for NASA’s $2.5-billion project, which will continue to explore the potential for life on the Red Planet.On Friday, more than 50 journalists from around the world donned protective suits, hoods and booties before…