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 …

Air Pollution Causing Major Reduction in Intelligence, Study Suggests

Poisonous air estimated to cause premature deaths of 7 million people a year worldwide. In addition to having a deadly impact on people’s physical health, air pollution is now also believed to be responsible for a profound reduction in intelligence, a new study indicates. Chronic exposure to airborne particulate matter appears to …

We Have 12 years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe, Warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The authors …

Online Ivory Trade Perpetuated by Yahoo Japan, Weak Legislation

Yahoo Japan is the single biggest online platform for elephant ivory sales in Japan, according to a new TRAFFIC investigation, which recorded a staggering 4,414 ivory items plus 35 whole tusks for sale over a four-week period in June and July 2018. The latest findings were revealed Thursday in “System …

Warming Oceans Are Changing the World’s Rainfall

Global warming means truly global warming. The atmosphere, the oceans, and the ground are all warming. As a result, ice is melting, seas are rising, storms are getting more severe, and droughts are getting worse. But these things are not happening in isolation. The tricky thing about the climate is …

UK: Zero Emission Vehicles Could Be Given Green Number Plates

Clean cars, vans and taxis in the UK could be given green number plates under new government plans to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles. It is seeking views on providing the “badge of honour”, which are already used in countries like Canada, China and Norway for electric and hydrogen …

Solar to Become Europe’s Most Competitive Energy by 2030

Solar will become the continent’s most competitive source of energy by 2020. That’s the verdict from Sun Investment Group, which suggests the elimination of the Minimum Import Price (MIP) allowing solar modules to become up to 30% cheaper. It says the decision to lift trade tariffs on the import of …