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“Adidas joins the fight against plastic “

The global sportswear maker said Monday that it has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024.


“Fear of humans influences behavior of predators, rodents”

When the presence of humans is palpable, pumas and medium-sized carnivores keep a lower profile, according to a new study. The research suggests the change in predator behavior allows rodents to take a more brazen approach to foraging.

“Feeding 10 Billion People Will Require Genetically Modified Food “

Like it or not, genetic modification is going to be an important tool to feed the planet’s growing population.

If we want to feed 10 billion people by 2050, in a world beset by rising temperatures and scarcer water supplies, we will need to dramatically change the way we produce food. Increased public investment in technologies like genetic engineering is a vital piece of that, according to a report published Wednesday by the World Resources Institute.

“Fossil Fuels Are Far Less Efficient Than Previously Thought”

Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. In fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study. 

Oil, coal and natural gas have generally returned energy at a ratio of 25:1, meaning that for every barrel of oil used in production, 25 barrels have been made. But that measurement, called energy return on investment (EROI), has traditionally been taken when fossil fuels are removed from the ground, and fails to account for energy used during the refining process. 

“U.K. Is Behind on Efforts to Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution”

The U.K. has fallen behind on its promises to slash emissions and fight climate change despite claims it’s leading major industrialized nations in its fight to slow global warming.

That’s the conclusion of the Committee on Climate Change, the government’s official adviser on environmental policies, which suggests ministers need to take much more dramatic action to meet their own promises.Yo

“Two Big U.K. Utilities Pledge to Adopt All-Electric Fleets”

Two of Britain’s six biggest utilities pledged to switch their entire vehicle fleet to run on electricity by 2030, adding momentum to the shift away from traditional engine technology.

Centrica Plc operates the third-biggest company owned fleet in the U.K., with 15,000 cars and vans. SSE Plc has 3,500 vehicles and also said it will install charging points for its employees to use, according to a statement released by the two through the The Climate Group, a non-profit group helping detail and coordinating environmental policies.You’ve reached your free article limit.

“U.K. Weighs Mandatory Climate Reporting in Green Finance Push”

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The U.K. said it’s considering rules that force companies to disclose the risks they have related to climate change as part of a broader push to boost investment for green priorities.

The Treasury also called on the financial services industry to take the lead in stimulating investment for cleaning up energy and infrastructure in support of the government’s measures to rein in climate change. 

“Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion”

A greener way to dress.

There’s a clash brewing in the fashion industry — between consumers’ pocket books and consciences. Shoppers have embraced fast fashion, from the rise of Zara and H&M to brands such as Boohoo, regularly updating their wardrobes quickly and cheaply. Yet increasingly, they don’t want to damage the planet by doing so and the fashion industry can be rough on the environment. Now apparel makers for all budgets are committing to making fashion more sustainable. Is green the new black?

” A new species of ‘cat fox’ may be prowling a French island”

There may be a fascinating new species of a fox-like cat, or a cat-like fox, prowling the island of Corsica and yep, it’s already cranky and hates your guts.