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Elsevier,

International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 137, May 2020, 102393

User perceptions and emotions are pivotal to complement designers’ criteria when creating effective smart everyday objects to promote pro-environmental behaviour change. Winning the Elsevier Atlas Award in February 2020, this article develops and tests a framework to deploy pro-environmental campaigns in workplaces based on smart devices, advancing SDGs 12 and 13.
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Materials Today Sustainability, 27 February 2020, 100032

Solar energy is an attractive clean energy source but storage and transportation is often a problem. Solar-light-driven water splitting provides a promising way to store and utilise abundant solar energy in the form of gaseous hydrogen. High temperature-promoted photocatalytic water splitting systems, described in this article, could open up a new direction for innovation in this field, furthering SDG 7 and 9.
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Materials Today Physics, Vol 8, 2019, Pages 25-33.

Furthering SDG 7, this paper suggests a new way of preparing n-type Mg3Sb2-based Zintl compounds with high thermoelectric performance. It demonstrates that a large amount of extra Mg is not needed to achieve high ZT as long as Mg vacancies are suppressed and carrier concentration is properly optimized.
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Journal of Clinical Densitometry, Volume 22, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 453-471.

This conference summary presents world bone experts’ most current consensus positions for appropriate practice regarding densitometric monitoring of bone health, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry machine cross-calibration, care of bone in instance of spinal cord injury, periprosthetic and orthopedic bone health, transgender medicine, and pediatric bone health. The article furthers SDG 3.
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Results in Chemistry, Volume 2, January 2020, 100017

The abundance of residual colors in the effluents discharged from textiles, tanneries, dyeing, food processing and numerous other industries across the globe, currently poses a grave threat to global environmental sustainability. Polymer enhanced ultrafiltration (PEUF) can be a cost effective and energy-efficient membrane separation process in the treatment of wastewater. This article supports SDGs 6, 12 and 14.
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Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Volume 46, Issue 4, July 2019, Pages 409-420.

This paper looks at a number of ways that veterinary anaesthetists can reduce their environmental impact, including by minimizing release of halogenated anaesthetics (which are potent greenhouse gases). This relates to SDGs 12 and 13.
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Animal Feed Science and Technology, Volume 259, January 2020, 114294

Nitrate and lipids have been recognized as effective dietary additives to reduce enteric methane (CH4) production. The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of nitrate and canola oil, alone or in combination, on enteric CH4, volatile fatty acid (VFA) concentrations, digesta kinetics and outflow of DM and microbial non-ammonia nitrogen (MicNAN) from the rumen of cattle. The article contributes to SDG 13.
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Livestock Science, Volume 231, January 2020, 103888

Impacts of rearing goats for milk production are analysed and more environmentally-friendly options are suggested to further SDGs 12 and 13.
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European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 179, 1 October 2019, Pages 765-778.

This article details new approaches to optimise the development of new trypanocidal drugs in the treatment of neglected parasitic diseases of poverty that afflict millions of people in most developing countries. It supports SDGs 1 and 3.
Elsevier,

Metabolism, Vol 101, 2019, 153988

A systematic review to investigate the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes for people with metabolic syndrome. The results indicate that Health services should consider implementing lifestyle-intervention programs for people with metabolic syndrome to improve outcomes and prevent progression to chronic disease supporting SDGs 3 and 4.

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