- New WWF report: 3 billion animals impacted by Australia’s bushfire crisisby Editorial Board on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 02:01
About a year after the unprecedented season of fires that hit Australia from June 2019 to February 2020, the toll is dramatic. But from the ashes of this devastating emergency WWF has launched the largest and most innovative nature regeneration program in Australian history. More than 15,000 fires – which burned mainly forests and woods The post New WWF report: 3 billion animals impacted by Australia’s bushfire crisis first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news from the environment.
- Transforming oil wells into batteries for the sun and windby Piera Vincenti on 18 Gennaio 2021 at 02:00
What happens when oil and gas wells run dry? The answer: little good.The owners, often smaller businesses that have acquired the wells from major producers at a discount when oil and gas output declines, might pay anywhere from $70,000 to $500,000 to safely cap them. The process involves filling the underground pipes with cement to The post Transforming oil wells into batteries for the sun and wind first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news from the environment.
- REWILD: a social and artistic project dedicated to Climate Changeby Editorial Board on 17 Gennaio 2021 at 02:00
REWILD is a social and artistic project dedicated to the themes of Climate Change which, over the course of a year, will tell a story divided into six chapters through as many artistic installations. Six different themes on which an artist or a group of artists will be asked each time to create their own The post REWILD: a social and artistic project dedicated to Climate Change first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news from the environment.
- Journey through the Tuscan dryers to discover the Mountain Breadby Claudia Luppi on 16 Gennaio 2021 at 02:01
The ancient tradition of drying chestnuts is still carried on with passion in the heart of Tuscany, where the dryers are at work to make what is also known as the Bread of the Mountain. The chestnut harvest starts in mid-October. From that moment on, we start making embers in the squeegee, which today as The post Journey through the Tuscan dryers to discover the Mountain Bread first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news from the environment.
- Why is this global auto company lagging to stop the worst of climate change?by Jiseok Kim on 24 Dicembre 2020 at 03:15
Hyundai Motor must revisit its plan and strengthen its EV plan if it truly wants to be a part of a sustainable future, which is the only future we can afford.
- Outrage after judgement in favour of the Norwegian oil stateby Greenpeace International on 22 Dicembre 2020 at 12:57
It is a disappointment but we are not deterred. We will now consider all possibilities to stop this harmful industry.
- Remembering Dorothy Stowe, 1920-2010by Rex Weyler on 21 Dicembre 2020 at 23:01
Dorothy Stowe would be 100 today. She passed away peacefully ten years ago in Vancouver, where she co-founded Greenpeace with her husband Irving and other Vancouver pacifists and ecologists.
- Our society is broken – it’s time to reimagine a new oneby Georgia Whitaker on 18 Dicembre 2020 at 11:09
Four climate justice activists share their visions for re-imagining tax, democratic ownership, stewarding nature and climate care.
- SLS: Nasa finds cause of ‘megarocket’ test shutdownon 20 Gennaio 2021 at 04:03
An issue with hydraulic systems led to the early shutdown of a test for Nasa’s new “megarocket”.
- Butterfly wings captured in slow motion footageon 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:01
Scientists, using a wind tunnel and high-speed cameras, have captured the butterfly’s flying skill.
- Coal mine go-ahead ‘undermines climate summit’on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 13:48
The UK’s push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.
- SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ engine test ends earlyon 17 Gennaio 2021 at 03:02
A critical engine test for Nasa’s new “megarocket” – the Space Launch System (SLS) – ends early.
- Court Voids a ‘Tortured’ Trump Climate Rollbackby Lisa Friedman on 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:40
The ruling strikes down weak rules for coal-burning power plants and gives the Biden administration a freer hand to impose tighter restrictions.
- A ‘Nerve Center’ for Climate in the Biden White Houseby Lisa Friedman on 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:07
Joseph R. Biden Jr. will bring with him the largest team of climate change experts ever assembled in the White House, and action on global warming is expected quickly.
- Supreme Court Case Could Limit Future Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Industryby John Schwartz on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 22:43
The court heard arguments on a technical legal question in a case that demands fossil fuel companies help pay for the costs of dealing with climate change.
- Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble.by Brad Plumer and Christopher Flavelle on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 01:33
A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.
- Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurton 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:43
Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to researchers who studied their effects.
- Unlocking ‘the shape of water’ in mechanisms of antibiotic resistanceon 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:43
Researchers captured and comparted hi-res images of ribosome structures from sensitive and resistant bacteria and report that a water molecule needed for antibiotic binding was not present in the ribosomes from the drug-resistant bugs.
- Exploration of toxic Tiger Rattlesnake venom advances use of genetic science techniqueson 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:43
A team of researchers has decoded the genome of the Tiger Rattlesnake, which has venom 40 times more toxic than that of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes, the largest venomous snake in North America.
- Constructing termite turrets without a blueprinton 20 Gennaio 2021 at 00:43
Following a series of studies on termite mound physiology and morphogenesis over the past decade, researchers have now developed a mathematical model to help explain how termites construct their intricate mounds.
- Shark tourism and conservation off South Africa – in picturesby Michelle Spatari/Agence France-Presse on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 19:01
Conservationists are strongly critical of the system used to prevent shark attacks off the beaches of KwaZulu-Natal, an area where sharks can be viewed by divers without cages Continue reading…
- The green cleaner: 15 natural ways to spruce up your home – from nettles to rainwaterby Emine Saner on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 11:47
Former Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle says we have been ‘brainwashed’ into believing we need harsh chemicals to clean our homes. Here’s how to take a more environmentally friendly approachIt was a filthy washing machine that prompted Nancy […]
- Biden to ‘hit ground running’ as he rejoins Paris climate accordsby Oliver Milman on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 10:00
President-elect to block Keystone XL pipeline among other swift environmental moves – but challenges lie aheadJoe Biden is set for a flurry of action to combat the climate crisis on his first day as US president by immediately rejoining the Paris […]
- Simple change to fishing gear saves thousands of birds in Namibiaby Chris Baraniuk on 19 Gennaio 2021 at 09:55
Birds that became tangled in baited lines appear to be scared off by coloured pipesA cheap and simple change to the equipment used by Namibian fishing boats is saving tens of thousands of vulnerable seabirds annually, researchers have estimated.Some […]