It was investigated whether switching off workstations after core working hours can relevantly lower energy consumption considering both ecological and economical aspects.
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Kathleen Navarro, Working in Smoke: Wildfire Impacts on the Health of Firefighters and Outdoor Workers and Mitigation Strategies, Clinics in Chest Medicine, Volume 41, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 763-769

Wildfire smoke can contain carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, particulate matter (PM), acrolein, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Unlike structural firefighters, wildland firefighters do not wear any respiratory protection, as there is no respirator currently available that meets specifications recommended by the National Fire Protection Association. This article advances SDGs 3 and 13.
Elsevier, International Journal of Gastronomy and Food Science, Volume 22, December 2020
When studying perceptions of eating insects among new consumer groups, the focus is often on factors that make people avoid novel foods.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration has been increasing in the last two decades and, as a major greenhouse gas, it has been linked to global warming and climate changes. Capture and conversion of CO2 into fuels and chemicals offer opportunities to mitigate the increasing CO2 buildup, while simultaneously adding value to CO2. The main limitation in CO2 conversion is its high thermodynamic stability, thus requiring catalysts and energy input to drive the transformation. In this article, the authors discuss specific reaction pathways, mainly via catalytic hydrogenation and tandem processes for CO2 conversion in hydrocarbons, olefins, aromatics, and alcohols, contributing to SDGs 9 and 13.
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Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 26, December 2020

Among the major pollutants in the atmosphere, carbon oxides are the result of multiple factors, mainly due to human activities. Nowadays, the decrease in carbon oxides emissions represents a pressing challenge necessary to limit their harmful effects on the climate change. As a result, numerous strategies dedicated to the environmental preservation are currently under study and, among these, all that kind of technologies that produce power from renewable sources offer promising solutions. In this article, the Power-to-Gas technology is investigated, advancing SDGs 7, 9 and 13.
Chitosan provides films with additional antioxidant and/or antimicrobial features. Blending with other biopolymers is a simple and cost-effective route to improvement.Chitosan-based films may replace fossil-based packaging for some applications.Future research on chitosan-based films and sustainable materials, in general, should include biodegradability among the targeted parameters.
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Trends in Food Science and Technology, Volume 106, December 2020

Research to reduce the land volume and carbon consumption needed for traditional farming.
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Food Quality and Preference, Volume 86, December 2020, 103997

Advancing SDGs 2, 12 and 13, this article explores targeted interventions to reduce meat consumption for a more sustainable planet.
This book chapter advances SDGs 3, 13, and 15 by explaining how particulate matter in our atmosphere can have a range of negative effects on the body when inhaled, emphasising the need to assess and improve air quality.
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30th November 2020

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources for a food-secure future. In support of this year's theme - 'Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity' - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of over 60 journal articles to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy soil ecosystems.

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