Climate change: carbon labels and clever menu design can cut the impact of dining – new study
More people cutting back on meat would be good news for the planet, but humans have ingrained habits that are tricky to change. Fortunately, a growing body of research suggests that making changes to the places where we all pick what to eat – such as supermarket aisles, takeaway apps and restaurant menus – can […]
Climate breakdown: even if we miss the 1.5°C target we must still fight to prevent every single increment of warming
aappp/shutterstock Is it game over for our attempts to avert dangerous climate change? For millions of people in India and Pakistan the answer is clearly yes as they continue to suffer from a record-breaking spring heatwave that is testing the limits of human survivability. As global emissions continue, such extreme weather will become more likely. […]
Young Indian farmers are turning to an ancient crop to fight water stress and climate change
Thana Ram / shutterstock India is facing a water and food crisis, exacerbated by extreme climate cycles such as the current heatwave during which temperatures well above 40℃ have been commonplace. With 1.4 billion people to feed, and such heatwaves set to become more common, the country clearly needs more sustainable agriculture. In Punjab, a […]
Electric car supplies are running out – and could drastically slow down the journey to net-zero
Shutterstock/ALDECA studio The road map to replacing old fashioned carbon emitting cars with electric vehicles is well developed – at least in theory. All the major car makers (and even some of the smaller ones) are publicly committed to electric. But actually buying a new electric car? That’s another matter entirely. Volkswagen, the largest car […]
Wildfires in Russia: Will war in Ukraine limit firefighting response?
The fire season has started early in Siberia, as drought and strong winds fuel blazes in its carbon-rich peat forests. But with Russian forces fighting in Ukraine, this year’s emergency response could suffer.
South Africa uses insect army to tackle invasive plant species
Can planthoppers help fight the spread of water hyacinth in the country’s waterways?