Monthly Archives: July 2019

Behind every climate emergency are two strong women

What’s Going On Here? With our planetโ€™s health in a state of emergency, itโ€™s hard to know the best thing to do, where to start and who to look to for guidance as a role model. So how about these two? Greta Thurnberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Two determined women, both under 30,ย fighting against the climate crisisย on behalf of all of us. What…

Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

What’s Going On Here? A paper published by the University of Portsmouth has revealed a new family of enzymes that can turn plant waste into useful widely-popular products such as nylon, plastic and chemicals. What Does This Mean? The work comes from the very same scientist who brought us the plastic eating enzymes back in 2018. Examples of plant waste are: wood, forest residues (such as…