This Is the Carbon Footprint of Your Internet Activity

Data centres processing and storing the world’s data already use around 1% of the electricity we generate, according to the IEA. Computing is expected to account for up to 8% of global power demand by 2030. The emissions associated with everyday computing could be surprisingly high. A stone’s throw from …

World Failing to Provide Kids with a Healthy Life and a Climate Fit for...

As climate and commercial threats intensify, WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission presses for radical rethink on child health No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, finds a landmark report released today by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. The …

Global Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Flattened in 2019, Following Two Years of Increases

Global emission trends Global energy-related CO2 emissions flattened in 2019 at around 33 gigatonnes (Gt), following two years of increases. This resulted mainly from a sharp decline in CO2 emissions from the power sector in advanced economies (Australia, Canada, Chile, European Union, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, …

World’s Consumption of Materials Hits Record 100bn Tonnes a Year

The amount of material consumed by humanity has passed 100bn tonnes every year, a report has revealed, but the proportion being recycled is falling. The climate and wildlife emergencies are driven by the unsustainable extraction of fossil fuels, metals, building materials and trees. The report’s authors warn that treating the …

Drought and Flood Cause Drop in Emissions

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have flatlined due to the effects of the drought, which has caused a large drop in carbon dioxide from the agriculture sector. The government’s quarterly greenhouse data for the year to June 2019, published on Friday, shows Australia’s emissions fell by 0.1% on the previous year …

Home Sweet Home

For thousands of years, people have used straw to build their homes. According to scientific knowledge, even African tribes from the Stone Age made houses of this material. The most significant advance in the mentioned type of construction was made in the mid 19th century when the inventors developed the …

Insecticide Blamed for the Deaths of 200 Native Birds in Australia

An insecticide is likely to be behind the deaths of almost 200 native birds in northeast Victoria, environment officials believe. After dead wedge-tailed eagles were found near Violet Town in August the state’s environment department found more – along with hawks and falcons – on a nearby property. They have …