For generations, Santa Claus’ home has been in the North Pole, which on any current map is clearly in Canada. That may change over the next decade, as scientists and politicians debate whether or not the shrinking ice caps on top of our planet are actually in Denmark, or Russia […]
Photo: Ingy The Wingy The future of offshore wind farms across the UK has been cast into doubt over the past few weeks,...
Photo by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources As policymakers around the world feverishly design measures to mitigate...
Photo by Sander van Dijk Australia’s major electricity utilities are trying to stop the rapid installation and use...
One of the best ways to increase recycling rates is to take the complication out of separating the recyclables you need to dispose of. Whether a depot has a catch-all bin that is later sorted by machines or workers, or a facility provides separate bins for plastics, cans, and paper […]Read more ›
Earlier this week, the air pollution in Harbin, China, was so bad it actually reduced visibility to less than 46 meters (50 yards). Imagine being unable to see the person walking in front of you, because of air pollution. Using the standard PM2.5 scale, the northeastern city had fine particulate […]Read more ›
The environment has once more come to the attention of the general public, in the wake of Australia’s recently held federal elections. The reason? The recently elected and incoming Coalition is expected to alter the course of the country’s Climate Change Strategy, which aimed to improve Australia’s level of carbon […]Read more ›
Late last month, the Guardian ran a lengthy expose revealing the cruelty of the dog meat trade in Vietnam and Thailand. While the inhumane treatment of the dogs involved is worth protesting (and outlawing), the subject also raises some uncomfortable questions for readers. Many people, particularly in the Western world, […]Read more ›
Ozone, water vapor, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide (CO2) are a group of gases called greenhouse gases. Their primary function is to make the earth habitable. Although CO2 has always been the most abundant greenhouse gas, it has become too plentiful in the earth’s atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution, contributing […]Read more ›
In Australia, a $500 rebate which the Coalition is offering to homeowners who install solar PV systems or solar hot water systems over the next ten years, may have been halved from the 2010 Direct Action policy but it could still potentially cause more harm than good for the solar […]Read more ›