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Future Hurricanes Could Hit European Shores

Hurricane Ophelia caused damage and deaths in Ireland and impacted upon the UK. Was it the harbinger of heavier intensity storms to cause havoc across Europe? Normally tropical storms peter out before they come all the way to the European shores. However ominously recent Hurricane Ophelia was much stronger than storms usually are when it […]

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Lovely, Tasty Plastic – the film A Plastic Ocean

The documentary A Plastic Ocean shows how plastic is contaminating the oceans, the sea-creatures there, and us, as we eat them. In this feature-length documentary a team of film-makers and scientists travel the world, seeing shocking sights of how we are destroying fish, whales, seabirds, and other wildlife with billions of tons of toxic plastic. […]

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Greening the Blockchain

2017 was the year of Bitcoin: the cryptocurrency hit new highs, reaching over $4000, with other alt-coins shooting up in value in its wake, and nations, large organisations and banks starting to look at it seriously. Essentially cryptocurrencies are two intermingled technologies: the financial tokens – that is the digital “coins”, and the backing distributed-ledger […]

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Al Gore Makes Follow-up to ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Sequel to famous environmental film to debut at Sundance festival in January 2017 An Inconvenient Truth was a ground-breaking Oscar-winning documentary on climate change released in 2006. Next year, former Vice President Al Gore will be showing the follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, […]

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Population Growth Means More Emissions

The least-discussed factor in climate change and resource depletion On average we currently need 1.5 Earths to sustain our consumption of resources. That’s the global average and in developed countries like the UK we probably need around three. This is clearly unsustainable, but it gets worse. We will need more Earths as the population grows, […]

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Michael Schmidt wins Photographic Prix Pictet

Global green photography prize awarded for series on food German Photographer Michael Schmidt has won the prestigious Prix Pictet for his series of images Lebensmittel (which means foodstuff) about the food industry. The Prix Pictet is the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photography applied to confront the […]

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Earth Day – Power to the People

Poor Sundarbans region of India gets access to clean solar power for the first time The Sundarbans in the East of India is a unique region of the world – where the sea encroaches on the land over thousands of kilometres and life, including the amazing mangrove tree, has adapted to its unusual life on […]

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Solar Roadways Develops Prototype

Ingenious Project to Create Power from Roads Moves Forward Scott and Julie Brusaw are a husband and wife team who have a vision to create self-powering roadways, which generate electricity through solar panels built into them, and then use this to run information displays, or heat the roadway to melt snow, for example. The modules […]

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Climate Change Latest Report Warns of Dangers

The impacts of global warming are likely to be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” a major report by the UN has warned Sobering analysis from the IPCC, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has warned that the effects of global warming are likely to be “severe, pervasive and irreversible” in their latest report, issued today. […]

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Is This What Climate Change Looks Like?

Extensive flooding in UK presages weather to come Over the past few weeks exceptional rain has hit various parts of Britain, including Devon and Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, and the Thames Valley west of London, resulting in the flooding of thousands of properties. Across the world, unusual storms have also hit Ireland, Indonesia has suffered violent […]

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