U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Is Drilling Us Towards Climate Disaster

As the 116th Congress commences, in the wake of dire reports from climate scientists, the debate over U.S. climate policies has taken a welcome turn towards bold solutions. Spurred on by grassroots pressure from Indigenous communities, the youth-led Sunrise Movement and communities from coast to coast fighting fossil fuel infrastructure, Capitol Hill is alive once again with policy …

UK Clothing Goes Green with a Wardrobe Full of Emissions Savings

WRAP says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 has helped generate an 11.9% reduction in the carbon footprint per tonne of garments. UK clothing is going green with a wide range of environmental improvements over the last six years. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 …

New Jersey to Ban Wild Animals in Circuses

Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill banning the use of elephants, tigers and other wild and exotic animals in circus acts that travel through the state. Known as “Nosey’s Law,” the bill is designed to protect animals in traveling circus acts from being exploited and abused. …

Ozone Layer Finally Healing After Damage Caused by Aerosols, UN Says

The ozone layer is showing signs of continuing recovery from man-made damage and is likely to heal fully by 2060, new evidence shows. The measures taken to repair the damage will also have an important beneficial effect on climate change, as some of the gases that caused the ozone layer …

Emissions Dip When Freight Ships Use Chips

Chip fat and other vegetable oils could be used to replace polluting fuels used to power freight vessels. Chip fat and other vegetable oils could soon be used to replace the polluting fuels used to power cargo ships. That’s according to low carbon sea freight programme GoodShipping, which has supplied a …

Project in the Making: “Cadastre of Mining Waste”

A total of 250 abandoned mining waste sites in the Republic of Serbia were monitored as  part of the project Cadastre of Mining Waste of the Republic of Serbia, carried out by the Ministry of Mining and Energy in co‐operation with the EU Delegation in Serbia and implemented by the …

From Harmful Ambrosia over Pellets to a Warm Home

The large family home belonging to Rade Vujic from Sitnes near Srpac in Republika Srpska is probably the only building in the entire area that is being heated by combustion of a nearly indestructible weed – ambrosia. Rade came up with the idea to build his pellet production system when …