Hidden carbon footprints on the books could be the next dodgy mortgage.
There’s an ambitious plan underway to save the Northern White Rhino.
An army of drones deployed to fight a crop-devouring pest in a southern area of China has recorded a mortality rate of as high as 98%, according to the manufacturer.
If planting more trees can replenish forests and remove carbon dioxidefrom the atmosphere, then could we also repopulate the Arctic with ice?That’s a question posed by a team of Indonesian designers with an eye-catching response to the climate crisis: iceberg-making submarines.
Europeans can massively expand low-cost solar generation just by tapping the space over their heads.
That’s the conclusion of researchers who used satellite imagery, electricity prices and lending data to assess the untapped energy potential of Europe’s buildings. Rooftop area three times the size Luxembourg is available and could economically supply almost a quarter of the bloc’s power, according to a paper published in Elsevier’s October edition of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.
“‘We Should Be Retreating Already From the Coastline,’ Scientist Suggests After Finding Warm Waters Below Greenland”
Most people who’ve been jabbed by a needle know the drill: First the pierce, then the sharp, searing pain and an urge to pull away, or at least wince. While the exact circuitry behind this nearly universal reaction is not fully understood, scientists may have just found an important piece of the puzzle: a previously unknown sensory organ inside the skin.
Cover crops increasingly used to help survive floods, drought
And the plantings also pull greenhouse gases from the air
Massive layers of ice cover some of the continent’s rich copper deposits. Uncovering those minerals threatens to hasten their demise.
Environmentally conscious consumers aren’t just fretting about what they eat. Some are starting to shun clothes and other products made from animal hides and are opting instead for synthetic and natural alternatives. Collectively these have become known as vegan leather. Even Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. will offer a “fully vegan” car. These alternatives to leather are often cheaper. The question for consumers is: Are they better for the planet?