Month: August 2020

Influx of renewables sees coal power plants run well below capacity, increasing chance of closures

Influx of renewables sees coal power plants run well below capacity, increasing chance of closures

Coal power plants in New South Wales are running less than 60% of the time due to an influx of..

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide

Glacial lakes have grown rapidly around the world in recent decades, according to satellite images that reveal the impact of..

Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study

Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study

Only one in 10 of the world’s electric utility companies are prioritising investment in clean renewable energy over growing their..

Involve local groups in protecting biodiversity, conservationists urge

Involve local groups in protecting biodiversity, conservationists urge

The worldwide effort to combat critical levels of biodiversity loss will fail without far greater involvement from local communities, according..

Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled after Covid disruption

Hundreds of thousands of chickens to be culled after Covid disruption

At least 400,000 chickens are being culled in the UK as Covid-19 infections disrupt slaughterhouse routines. About 300,000 birds are..

How helpful is the term ‘climate refugee’?

How helpful is the term ‘climate refugee’?

“You think migration is a challenge to Europe today because of extremism,” John Kerry told a conference in Alaska in..

Price of single-use plastic bags in England to double to 10p

Price of single-use plastic bags in England to double to 10p

The government is to double the charge for single-use plastic carrier bags in England from 5p to 10p and end..

UK carbon emissions from electricity hit record low in lockdown – report

UK carbon emissions from electricity hit record low in lockdown – report

Carbon emissions from Britain’s electricity system plunged by more than a third during the coronavirus lockdown after renewable energy played..

Birds are keeping me sane in lockdown. When this is over, we must do more to protect them | Suzy Freeman-Greene

Birds are keeping me sane in lockdown. When this is over, we must do more to protect them | Suzy Freeman-Greene

The nankeen kestrel hovered over a patch of saltmarsh, eyes down, wings slowly flapping. After a minute or so, it..

If democracy looks doomed, Extinction Rebellion may have an answer | John Harris

If democracy looks doomed, Extinction Rebellion may have an answer | John Harris

The timing is impeccable. In the midst of political ferment across the world, and with anxiety about the coming winter..