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Underwater Robots to Repair Coral Reefs

By Megan Treacy, TreeHugger Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland are developing underwater microrobots that could be sent in swarms to save coral reefs. The so-called coralbots would…

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Eagle Population Increasing in Scotland

Sea eagles were wiped out in Britain due to excessive hunting and egg collection. The last native pair reproduced in 1916, and then there were no more. They were Britain's largest bird of prey. In…

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Whisky-Powered Cars for Scotland

Researchers at Edinburgh Napier University have developed a chemical process using the two main by-products of whisky production to make butanol, which can be used to fuel vehicles. The two by-product…

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Floating Wind Farm Considered in Scotland

The Scottish government is investigating whether it's possible to build a large floating wind farm off their coast. First Minister Alex Salmond is leading the renewable energy investigation. He met wi…

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Female Osprey Raised 48 Chicks

A wild osprey in the the UK that has lived three times longer than the average lifespan for the species, has also raised 48 osprey chicks over the course of her life. The twenty five year-old raptor i…

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