Renewable Energy: Common Myths Debunked

Critics of renewable energy often cite two reasons for why they think a transition from fossil fuels will take half a century. Firstly, that sources of renewable energy are too intermittent to be reliable and secondly, that governments cannot bear the costs of switching entire economies to clean energy. It’s …

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Agricultural Policy Needs To Secure Stronger Environmental Improvements for Water in Europe

Agricultural management practices should be based on agroecological principles, organic farming and nature-based solutions, the EEA report ‘Water and agriculture; towards sustainable solutions,’ says. To achieve this, more ambitious measures to promote sustainable agriculture are needed in the upcoming EU common agricultural policy 2021-2027. Recent EEA studies have shown that …

A Ten Step Plan to Save Our Seas

The year 2050 has been predicted by some to be a bleak year for the ocean. Experts say that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in the sea, or perhaps only plastic left. Others say 90 percent of our coral reefs may be dead, waves of mass marine extinction may be unleashed, and …

Helping Small Go Big: Mainstreaming What Happens in the Margins

With only a decade of action left for the sustainable development agenda, UNDP is looking beyond business as usual, to find new ways to learn from the margins, and to look into radically new approaches that fit the complexity of development challenges. One of those new approaches is learning from women and men who have solved problems through ingenuity and …

British Hills Could Soon Be Generating Electricity. Here’s How

Hillsides are hidden sources of power just waiting to be unlocked, according to a British renewable energy company. RheEnergise has developed a way to use hills as ‘batteries’ that create and store electricity for use when needed. Instead of using water, RheEnergise has invented a fluid which is two and half …

Glacier Collapse in India a Worrying Sign of What’s to Come

A deadly flood in northern India, sparked by a cratering glacier, was not an isolated incident but the result of a rapidly warming planet, say experts. They warn the disaster, which has left over 140 feared dead, is a precursor of what is to come unless drastic measures are taken …

Make Charles Darwin Proud: Save the Galapagos From Your Living Room

The Galapagos Islands, off the west coast of Ecuador, are among the most important bastions of nature on our planet. The diversity of life here–hammerhead sharks, Galapagos penguins and blue-footed boobies among them–prompted Charles Darwin 150 years ago to craft his theory on the origin and evolution of species. It …