Regreening The Earth Could Lower Carbon Levels As Much As Ending Use Of Fossil...

There’s a new study out spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy and published in the Proceedings Of The National Academy of Sciences which presents a series of 20 steps that can be taken to naturally mitigate the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Taken together, the effect on carbon levels would be equivalent to stopping …

Palm Oil Free Certification Programme Launches in UK and Australia

A major new certification programme has launched with a view to validating consumer goods products that make no use of palm oil. Unveiled to coincide with this week’s World Orang-utan Day, the new labelling scheme is now in operation in Australia and the UK following approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), IP …

Hive Energy Gets Green Light for Subsidy-Free 40MW Solar Park

Hive Energy has announced plans to develop a 40MW subsidy-free solar park in Hampshire after securing planning permission from the local council. The renewable energy developer announced yesterday that Test Valley Borough Council has given the green light for the project to go ahead at Woodlington Farm near Romsey, with construction expected to finish next …

Artificial Reefs Could Help Save Our Oceans

The Smithsonian Institution calls coralline algae “the unsung architects of coral reefs.” These pink-colored seaweed, with a skeletal structure that resembles honeycomb, live in harmony with coral. They strengthen the corals’ foundation by growing over and between gaps in coral reefs, essentially gluing sections of coral together. They provide a surface for baby corals to …

London Bridge Rail Upgrade Delivers 113 Per Cent Biodiversity Boost

A multi-billion pound rail upgrade project might not be the most obvious place to look for biodiversity benefits, but according to Network Rail the high profile overhaul of London Bridge has led to a massive boost in biodiversity levels in the surrounding area. The company announced yesterday that the Bermondsey Dive Under part of the …

Indonesia Pledges $1 Billion Annually to Tackle Ocean Pollution Problem

Indonesia unloads more plastic into the oceans than any other country, except China. But now the country plans to invest $1 billion every year to reduce ocean pollution 70 percent by 2025. Indonesia will spend the entire sum on tackling plastic pollution and other waste dumped in the ocean. According to the World Bank, each …

China’s First Vertical Forest is Rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers. The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air-cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees …