Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. The chances of succeeding at the first attempt to build a solar airplane capable of flying around the world were judged to be slim, so a more rudimentary prototype, HB-SIA, was first constructed. Lessons […]
Recent figures show that as a country we are wasting 1bn worth of food a year as growers, producers and retailers. That’s 400,000 tons of food which is equivalent to 950 million meals (figures obtained by Sky News) In an unprecedented move, Tesco will publish the amount of food wasted within their UK operations. Their […]
Have you ever wondered if there is such a thing as a sustainable diet? You may have seen Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on television talking about his fight for sustainable fish www.fishfight.net/ but what other foods can we eat to maintain a sustainable diet? What is a sustainable diet? The United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation (UN FAO) defines sustainable diets […]
The worldwide Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It’s a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Freecycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. Our goal is to […]
A new report from the California Department of Public Health finds 36 percent of public schools in the state have pesticides of public health concern applied within a quarter mile of the school. Persistent and toxic pesticides like chlorpyrifos, methyl bromide and malathion are among the pesticides found to be applied near schools. The report […]
The AP’s analysis reveals alarming figures. For instance, the average rate of deaths per 100,000 people in North Dakota drilling areas grew by an average of 148 percent from 2009 to 2013, compared to the previous five years. For the rest of the state, that measure fell by 1 percent in the same time frame.
Every Easter, in the UK alone, we produce over 3,000 tonnes of waste caused by the packaging of our Easter Eggs. Read on for some simple tips of having a Greener Easter.
The Carbon Map A great App developed for the World Bank’s “Apps for Climate” competition by Duncan Clark and Robin Houston, the software display a wide range of climate data as cartograms – maps that distort to reflect datasets, including consumption, extraction of carbon, historic, present day carbon emissions, emissions per capita, population and levels […]
The collective efforts of a series of headline grabbing think tank reports critical of renewables in the UK bear all the hall marks of USA style “false front” organisations at work
The socialised costs of the environmental and health impacts of fossil fuel use are rarely mentioned in the debate about renewable energy subsidies – and they are surprisingly high.