New UK Coal-Free Power Record Set at Over 76 Hours

Just days after setting a new record of just shy of 55 hours without coal power, the UK’s electricity grid this afternoon completed another record coal-free run of over 76 hours. Coal units restarted generation midway through this afternoon, bringing to an end a record 76 hours and 10 minutes …

New York City Will Ban Automobiles From Central Park This Summer

Central Park in New York City is the most visited outdoor space in the United States. 40 million people a year flock to Central Park to partake of its charms. First established in 1857, it was designed by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1858. By …

Report: Carbon Pricing Now Covers Up to a Quarter of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The adoption of carbon pricing policies around the world is accelerating and now covers between 20 and 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE). However, the French think tank warned that while the reach of emissions markets are increasing rapidly, carbon prices …

Catholic Institutions Mark Earth Day with Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledge

The global divestment movement gained a religious following today with the announcement that 35 Catholic institutions have pledged to remove fossil fuels from their investment holdings. Humanitarian organisation Caritas Internationalis, three leading Catholic banks with balance sheets totalling around €7.5bn, several dioceses and an international coalition of Catholic institutions have …

Great Britain Goes 55 Hours Without Using Coal

In a Tweet posted on Thursday, the UK’s electricity and gas owner National Grid confirmed that Great Britain had gone over 48 hours without any coal electricity generation, which was further confirmed to play out to be nearly 55 hours in total. The National Grid Control Room Twitter account keeps …

A Moss Can Naturally Clean Harmful Arsenic From Water

If you happen to be thirsty in the woods, there are a lot of things you can stick in your canteen to help clean up your drinking water. There are chlorine pills and filters. And now scientists have identified a certain kind of moss that could do it, too. The …