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Develop guidelines for sustainable space travel

In the early days of space travel, when only the governments of the United States and the Soviet Union were able to put an object into orbit, even the most outrageous futurists would have had difficulty believing that commercial units were doing so would start sixty satellites at the same time day. What used to seem like an infinite expanse …

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Seven steps to make a journey to scientific conferences more sustainable

Traveling by train can reduce the environmental impact of attending a conference. Wavebreak Media ltd / Alamy All scientists face pressure to give external seminars and attend conferences. This is especially important for early-career researchers because they can help them to find new positions, and add to their CVs. To do research effectively, scientists need to build networks and collaborations, …

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British Prince Harry supports the Sustainable Tourism Plan, Europe News & Top Stories

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) – British Prince Harry, criticized for using private jets himself, announced on Tuesday (3 September) a new tourism initiative to make global travel more sustainable. "Travalyst" aims to improve the conservation, environmental protection and economic development of the local community to help the travel industry become a force for good, Buckingham Palace said. It was provided by Booking.com, …

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Polymers jump through tires on the way to sustainable materials

Chemical engineer and biomolecular engineer Professor Charles Schroeder (left) and PhD student Yuecheng (Peter) Zhou investigate the flow dynamics of ring and linear polymer solutions in order to obtain clues as to how synthetically they are polymers interacting during processing. Picture credits: L. Brian Stauffer Recyclable plastics containing ring-shaped polymers can be key to the development of sustainable synthetic materials. …

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Moon Base and Gateway Part of a sustainable long-term human exploration plan

WASHINGTON – While NASA is working to develop a plan for an accelerated human return to the moon, a senior White House official emphasized the need for long-term sustainability, which would require both a gateway and a lunar base. An event at the National Academies here, marking the 50th anniversary of the Universities Space Research Association, Scott Pace, Executive Secretary …

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Samsung Electronics vows to use more environmentally sustainable packaging, including bioplastics and paper

YouTube is dedicated to the subject, but the environmental repercussions of all molded plastic trays, shrink wrap, and fiddly plastic cable ties can be higher than you think. Odds are, you're just going to throw it all in or out of your closet, making reuse unlikely. Samsung Electronics has decided to start replacing plastic in its packaging with more sustainable …

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