Nature Sustainability

(The TQCC of Nature Sustainability is 33. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Effective uptake of submicrometre plastics by crop plants via a crack-entry mode708
The short-term impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on urban air pollution in China470
Organic wastewater treatment by a single-atom catalyst and electrolytically produced H2O2394
A strong, biodegradable and recyclable lignocellulosic bioplastic339
Selective electrocatalytic synthesis of urea with nitrate and carbon dioxide333
A non-flammable hydrous organic electrolyte for sustainable zinc batteries332
Surface-substituted Prussian blue analogue cathode for sustainable potassium-ion batteries329
Techno-economic assessment of low-temperature carbon dioxide electrolysis294
Circular economy strategies for electric vehicle batteries reduce reliance on raw materials277
A scoping review on incentives for adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and their outcomes267
Selective recovery of precious metals through photocatalysis223
Mapping the forest disturbance regimes of Europe212
Six modes of co-production for sustainability211
Direct electrosynthesis of methylamine from carbon dioxide and nitrate208
Rethinking wastewater risks and monitoring in light of the COVID-19 pandemic206
High performance polyester reverse osmosis desalination membrane with chlorine resistance198
An inshore–offshore sorting system revealed from global classification of ocean litter198
A pluralistic and integrated approach to action-oriented knowledge for sustainability184
Harvesting waste heat with flexible Bi2Te3 thermoelectric thin film182
Solar-driven reforming of solid waste for a sustainable future179
Biodiversity and the challenge of pluralism179
Growing environmental footprint of plastics driven by coal combustion179
Massive soybean expansion in South America since 2000 and implications for conservation178
Air pollution reduction and climate co-benefits in China’s industries176
Increasing dependence of lowland populations on mountain water resources175
LiMnO2 cathode stabilized by interfacial orbital ordering for sustainable lithium-ion batteries172
Long-term increased grain yield and soil fertility from intercropping161
Current and projected global extent of marine built structures160
Impacts of international trade on global sustainable development160
A highly efficient triboelectric negative air ion generator158
Global carbon inequality over 1990–2019158
Selective extraction of uranium from seawater with biofouling-resistant polymeric peptide157
Ultrafast seawater desalination with covalent organic framework membranes155
Solar-trackable super-wicking black metal panel for photothermal water sanitation152
A large but transient carbon sink from urbanization and rural depopulation in China152
Economic footprint of California wildfires in 2018150
Floating macrolitter leaked from Europe into the ocean149
Selective photocatalytic oxidation of methane by quantum-sized bismuth vanadate148
A sunlight-responsive metal–organic framework system for sustainable water desalination146
Understanding intercalation chemistry for sustainable aqueous zinc–manganese dioxide batteries145
Microbial deterioration and sustainable conservation of stone monuments and buildings144
A seaweed aquaculture imperative to meet global sustainability targets144
Sustainable high-strength macrofibres extracted from natural bamboo141
Scientific evidence on the political impact of the Sustainable Development Goals141
Decoupling livestock and crop production at the household level in China139
Impacts of poverty alleviation on national and global carbon emissions136
Bioinspired hierarchical porous membrane for efficient uranium extraction from seawater136
Impacts of transportation network companies on urban mobility133
Unprecedented health costs of smoke-related PM2.5 from the 2019–20 Australian megafires132
Assessing health and environmental impacts of solvents for producing perovskite solar cells132
China’s future food demand and its implications for trade and environment132
Gaps and opportunities in nitrogen pollution policies around the world129
Ecological restoration impact on total terrestrial water storage128
Rebound in China’s coastal wetlands following conservation and restoration127
Graphene oxide nanofiltration membranes for desalination under realistic conditions127
The social shortfall and ecological overshoot of nations125
Preventing lead leakage with built-in resin layers for sustainable perovskite solar cells124
Best practices for solar water production technologies124
Increasing decision relevance of ecosystem service science121
Carbon-efficient carbon dioxide electrolysers120
Decoupling of SDGs followed by re-coupling as sustainable development progresses120
All-temperature zinc batteries with high-entropy aqueous electrolyte116
Nature inequity and higher COVID-19 case rates in less-green neighbourhoods in the United States114
The carbon opportunity cost of animal-sourced food production on land113
Higher yields and more biodiversity on smaller farms112
Challenges to the sustainability of deep-seabed mining112
Acute riverine microplastic contamination due to avoidable releases of untreated wastewater108
Cooling for sustainable development107
Proactive conservation to prevent habitat losses to agricultural expansion104
Leather-like material biofabrication using fungi103
The natural capital framework for sustainably efficient and equitable decision making100
High-entropy single-atom activated carbon catalysts for sustainable oxygen electrocatalysis99
Future socio-ecosystem productivity threatened by compound drought–heatwave events99
Life cycle assessment of recycling strategies for perovskite photovoltaic modules98
Sustainable lead management in halide perovskite solar cells98
Seeing COVID-19 through an urban lens95
Mapping the irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems94
Coloured low-emissivity films for building envelopes for year-round energy savings94
A scoping review of interventions for crop postharvest loss reduction in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia93
An evaluation of the sustainability of the Olympic Games90
Embodied greenhouse gas emissions from building China’s large-scale power transmission infrastructure89
Charging sustainable batteries87
Bundling innovations to transform agri-food systems87
Low-value wood for sustainable high-performance structural materials85
Climate change extremes and photovoltaic power output84
Neonicotinoids and decline in bird biodiversity in the United States83
A global analysis of the social and environmental outcomes of community forests83
Persistent CO2 photocatalysis for solar fuels in the dark83
Implementing the material footprint to measure progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 8 and 1282
Sustainable polyethylene fabrics with engineered moisture transport for passive cooling81
Sustainable agrifood systems for a post-growth world80
Adding forests to the water–energy–food nexus79
Towards circular plastics within planetary boundaries77
Natural infrastructure in sustaining global urban freshwater ecosystem services77
Sustainable upcycling of spent LiCoO2 to an ultra-stable battery cathode at high voltage77
Chloride electrolyte enabled practical zinc metal battery with a near-unity Coulombic efficiency77
Impacts of urban expansion on natural habitats in global drylands76
Negative to positive shifts in diversity effects on soil nitrogen over time74
The global divide in data-driven farming73
Hydroplastic polymers as eco-friendly hydrosetting plastics73
Quantifying the human cost of global warming73
Insights from early COVID-19 responses about promoting sustainable action73
Limited effects of tree planting on forest canopy cover and rural livelihoods in Northern India72
Reduced deforestation and degradation in Indigenous Lands pan-tropically71
Scientific evidence for ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction70
The importance of resource security for poverty eradication70
Sensing as the key to battery lifetime and sustainability70
The land–energy–water nexus of global bioenergy potentials from abandoned cropland67
A scoping review of market links between value chain actors and small-scale producers in developing regions66
Energy transition minerals and their intersection with land-connected peoples65
The human–environment nexus and vegetation–rainfall sensitivity in tropical drylands64
Social value shift in favour of biodiversity conservation in the United States63
Influence of land tenure interventions on human well-being and environmental outcomes62
Effect of strengthened standards on Chinese ironmaking and steelmaking emissions62
Criteria pollutant impacts of volatile chemical products informed by near-field modelling62
On-device lead-absorbing tapes for sustainable perovskite solar cells62
Reduced ecosystem services of desert plants from ground-mounted solar energy development60
Assessing placement bias of the global river gauge network60
Hydrotropic solubilization of zinc acetates for sustainable aqueous battery electrolytes60
The environmental footprint of global food production60
Energy and water co-benefits from covering canals with solar panels60
Long-term evidence for ecological intensification as a pathway to sustainable agriculture59
Identifying management actions that promote sustainable fisheries58
Environmental benefits and household costs of clean heating options in northern China58
Meeting global challenges with regenerative agriculture producing food and energy58
Conference demographics and footprint changed by virtual platforms57
Limited climate benefits of global recycling of pulp and paper57
Potential and limitations of digital twins to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals57
Upward expansion and acceleration of forest clearance in the mountains of Southeast Asia57
Topologically protected oxygen redox in a layered manganese oxide cathode for sustainable batteries56
Carbon analytics for net-zero emissions sustainable cities56
Pathways to net-zero emissions from aviation56
Evaluating alternatives to plastic microbeads in cosmetics55
Impact of the Russia–Ukraine armed conflict on water resources and water infrastructure55
Phosphorus for Sustainable Development Goal target of doubling smallholder productivity54
Doubling of annual forest carbon loss over the tropics during the early twenty-first century54
The value of car ownership and use in the United States53
Reconciling well-being and resilience for sustainable development53
Green solvent for perovskite solar cell production53
Pathways to sustaining tuna-dependent Pacific Island economies during climate change52
Applying the food–energy–water nexus concept at the local scale52
The value of China’s ban on wildlife trade and consumption52
A green and efficient technology to recover rare earth elements from weathering crusts52
Dynamic electrochromism for all-season radiative thermoregulation52
Criticality analysis of a country’s transport network via an agent-based supply chain model51
Imagining transformative biodiversity futures51
Transboundary cooperation a potential route to sustainable development in the Indus basin50
Benefit of woodland and other natural environments for adolescents’ cognition and mental health50
Increased personal protective equipment litter as a result of COVID-19 measures50
The contributions of resilience to reshaping sustainable development49
Performance of large-scale irrigation projects in sub-Saharan Africa49
Use and non-use value of nature and the social cost of carbon49
Earth system justice needed to identify and live within Earth system boundaries49
Climate co-benefits of air quality and clean energy policy in India48
Improving biodiversity protection through artificial intelligence48
Towards a unified understanding of human–nature interactions48
The value of US coral reefs for flood risk reduction48
Safeguarding migratory fish via strategic planning of future small hydropower in Brazil47
Institutional navigation for polycentric sustainability governance47
Depolymerization of polyesters by a binuclear catalyst for plastic recycling47
A scalable high-porosity wood for sound absorption and thermal insulation47
Rational design of perfluorocarbon-free oleophobic textiles46
Impact of palm oil sustainability certification on village well-being and poverty in Indonesia46
Water and sanitation for all in a pandemic46
Sustained productivity and agronomic potential of perennial rice46
Losses and lifetimes of metals in the economy46
A global model to forecast coastal hardening and mitigate associated socioecological risks46
The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability45
Global assessment of innovative solutions to tackle marine litter45
Atomically dispersed bimetallic Fe–Co electrocatalysts for green production of ammonia43
Distributional impacts of carbon pricing in developing Asia43
An all-weather radiative human body cooling textile42
Impact of local and landscape complexity on the stability of field-level pest control42
Personal carbon allowances revisited42
Polymeric membranes with aligned zeolite nanosheets for sustainable energy storage41
Spatial assessment of tap-water safety in China41
Household contributions to and impacts from air pollution in India41
A global review of ecological fiscal transfers41
Toxicological assessment of potable reuse and conventional drinking waters40
Global bioenergy with carbon capture and storage potential is largely constrained by sustainable irrigation40
Public health impacts of an imminent Red Sea oil spill39
Modifying national accounts for sustainable ocean development39
Fostering a climate-smart intensification for oil palm38
Benefits and gaps in area-based management tools for the ocean Sustainable Development Goal38
Plastic and plants38
Harnessing infrared solar energy with plasmonic energy upconversion37
Food system resilience to phosphorus shortages on a telecoupled planet37
Best practices for electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide36
Socio-demographic factors shaping the future global health burden from air pollution36
Global mapping of urban nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation36
Achieving sustainability of greenhouses by integrating stable semi-transparent organic photovoltaics36
Meta-analysis of oyster impacts on coastal biogeochemistry36
Technology assessment of solar disinfection for drinking water treatment36
Greener and higher conversion of esterification via interfacial photothermal catalysis35
Sea-level rise from land subsidence in major coastal cities35
The expansion of tree plantations across tropical biomes35
Vulnerability to collapse of coral reef ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean34
Re-evaluating effectiveness of vehicle emission control programmes targeting high-emitters34
Increasing material efficiencies of buildings to address the global sand crisis34
Urban water crises driven by elites’ unsustainable consumption34
Economic efficiency and targeting of the African Great Green Wall34
Possible negative consequences of a wildlife trade ban33
Risk science offers an integrated approach to resilience33
Protected area personnel and ranger numbers are insufficient to deliver global expectations33
Land-based implications of early climate actions without global net-negative emissions33
Mineral security essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals33