Climate Change

Nuclear energy and alternatives old and new | Letters

Let’s go for an expansive renewable energy system, backed up with energy efficiency and energy storage, says David Blackburn. Plus Mike Ellwood on the integral fast reactor, and John Barstow on the case for keeping coal as a backup Your article on Hinkley Point C outlines the rising costs, long delays and the mental health …

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Environment News – Just 10% Could Change the World!

Environment News – The Hunger Strike That Went Mostly Unnoticed / What a Difference Just 10% Could Make!     Some bite-sized pieces of news from the environment this week. 14 August, 2019 News snippets A London university is banning the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate …

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Environment News – You Can Be Killed For This

Environment News – “There’s No Doubt Left” | Yes, We CAN Change! |  Shooting Stars     Some bite-sized pieces of news from the environment this week. 7 August, 2019 News snippets   It’s a risky business, being an environmental defender. People wanting to protect their land, water or local wildlife often “offend” powerful people …

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How Coffee Producers Can Prepare For Unexpected Weather

In early July this year, Brazil’s coffee-producing regions were hit by frost. Coffee crops were in harvest, but it’s expected that the weather conditions will have some impact on next year’s production numbers. When frost hits, there’s little you can do to protect your crops. But there are ways to prepare for other unexpected weather …

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Environment News – Would You Buy Used Solar Panels? Bottled Drinks Solution?

Environment News – Greta Does It Again / Berkeley Leads the Way / Used Solar Panels     Some bite-sized pieces of news from the environment this week. 31 July, 2019 News snippets I’m probably showing my age here, but I remember the days when you bought a bottle (glass, of course!) of lemonade, and …

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Wasting Resources – We’re the Experts

  A river in Congo via WasteAid Sometimes, just sometimes, you read something that puts everything into perspective. So I’m going to share a excerpt from an email newsletter by a South African businessman and internet marketer, Peter Carruthers. (It’s from a few years ago, but it’s even more relevant today). Mostly, Peter writes about …

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Are We At The Breaking Point?

It’s said that every generation feels that the world is at a crossroads, and that it’s incumbent upon them to do the right thing about something, whether that something is abolition, women’s suffrage, civil rights, banning nuclear weapons, or any of a number of other crises of the moment. That’s what makes us think about …

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Meet the deadly new fungus (possibly) brought to you by climate change

In yet another reminder that many of the very serious consequences of climate change are happening NOW, scientists say global warming may have given rise to its first new fungal disease — a multidrug-resistant species called Candida auris. The deadly menace, which was first identified in 2009, isn’t your typical fungus. It’s been likened to …

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Environment News – Beautiful Cargo Ships? And, What You Least Expect ….

Environment News – Is This the Future of Cargo Ships? What the Big Banks Are Doing To Us. And, It’s Not What We Expect.     Some bite-sized pieces of news from the environment this week. 24 June, 2019 News snippets Banks provided almost $ 2 trillion to fossil fuel companies since the Paris Agreement …

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Sustainable Home Trends for 2019

These Are the Sustainable Home Trends That Are Dominating in 2019     This is a Guest Post by Derek Lotts   Sustainable living has become more important than ever in the era of extreme weather due to climate change. One way to deal with this problem is by introducing smart, greener and eco-friendlier living …

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