“Obama designates first-ever Atlantic Ocean marine monument”


After making the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument the biggest fully protected ocean park anywhere on the planet, President Barack Obama said his action “allows us to save and study [this] fragile ecosystem threatened by climate change.”

“An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid”

The system uses new technology to send messages through national electricity cables to any appliances with a smart plug connected to the mains, asking it to adjust its energy use.


Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine to manage electricity use more smartly.

“Majority of potential UK fracking sites are rich in important wildlife”

Countryside near the village of Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire where a planning application by Third Energy to frack was recently approved


Scientists say that almost two-thirds of the areas that have been labelled as suitable for shale gas extraction have levels of biodiversity equal to or above the national average, according to a new analysis of records collected from across the country.

“Climate change: global deal reached to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons”

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A global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the battle to combat climate change is a “monumental step forward”, John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said.

“British public support for fracking sinks to lowest ever level”

Support for fracking has fallen from 58% in 2013 to 37.3%, while opposition has risen from 36.1% to 41% in a year.


The British public’s support for fracking has fallen sharply in the last year and is now at the lowest level ever, according to a long-running poll published as the industry gears up to begin drilling.

“Romania bans trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats”

A brown bear and her cub play on the road on the outskirts of Sinaia, north of Bucharest


Romania has banned all trophy hunting of brown bears, wolves, lynx and wild cats in a surprise decision that gives Europe’s largest population of large carnivores a reprieve from its most severe and immediate threat.

“TripAdvisor.com ends bookings to animal attractions”


Travel website TripAdvisor.com announced it will stop selling tickets for attractions involving physical contact with captive wild animals or endangered species.

“Green Energy Boom Picks Up Speed Even as Investment Stagnates”


Investors in wind and solar power are getting more capacity for their money as the cost of the technology tumbles, making alternatives to fossil fuel more competitive.

“Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it’s more likely than not”

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A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

“China’s ‘extinct’ dolphin may have returned to Yangtze river, say conservationists”

The baiji, believed to be one of the world’s oldest freshwater mammals, was declared extinct nearly a decade ago.


Chinese conservationists believe they may have caught a rare glimpse of a freshwater dolphin that was declared functionally extinct a decade ago having graced the Yangtze river for 20 million years.