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Plant invasion triggered ice ages

They may have looked more like a green carpet than a forest but the first land plants really did change the world. New research led by scientists from Oxford University and Exeter University has shown that the invasion of the land by plants in the Ordovician Period (488-443 million years ago) cooled the climate and […] … learn more→

From mine to wine: creative uses for old holes in the ground

Is it possible to have an ice-skating rink in an old mine? Or perhaps a wine and cheese cellar in a mine shaft? Or even a swimming pool in a processing plant? It isn’t just possible – it can be environmentally, socially and economically friendly too. Restoring the environment In Australia, mining companies must rehabilitate […] … learn more→