Month: September 2020

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown

World leaders are preparing to join a key summit on biodiversity being hosted in New York amid mounting evidence that..

Many fossil fuel workers like me want to transition to renewables – but we need support | Matt Craigan

Many fossil fuel workers like me want to transition to renewables – but we need support | Matt Craigan

Oil and gas is one of the main industries in Aberdeen where I grew up, and it was inevitable that..

All eyes on China: what to look out for at the UN biodiversity summit

All eyes on China: what to look out for at the UN biodiversity summit

The year 2020 was meant to be a super year for nature and biodiversity, according to the UN. But with..

Robots and magnetic soap: scientists rethink oil spill clean-ups

Robots and magnetic soap: scientists rethink oil spill clean-ups

Special sponges, magnetic soap and autonomous robots are among the latest wave of inventions aimed at tackling oil spills. Incidents..

New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster

New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster

A super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before has been created by scientists and could be used..

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown

Humans have made the oceans more stable, and the result will be more extreme weather and the acceleration of climate..

Coalition calls for new laws to end sewage discharges into UK waters

Coalition calls for new laws to end sewage discharges into UK waters

A coalition of river and sea organisations is calling for targets for water companies to reduce sewage discharges to be..

Support UK farmers to meet climate targets, ministers told

Support UK farmers to meet climate targets, ministers told

Farmers need more support from the government to plant the trees necessary to meet the UK’s climate targets, ministers have..

‘We’ve crossed a threshold’:  has industrial farming contributed to Ireland’s water crisis?

‘We’ve crossed a threshold’: has industrial farming contributed to Ireland’s water crisis?

When Barry Curtin was a young boy, he would cycle alone along the River Bride in search of a soft..

Why we need media reporting guidelines for road safety

Why we need media reporting guidelines for road safety

There’s a problem with how we talk about our roads. From news reports on “accidents” to who gets blamed for..