‘Millions of People Could Miss out on Benefits of EVs’

A new report suggests a poorly handled deployment risks exacerbating social divides across the UK Millions of people could miss out on the environmental, health and financial benefits offered by electric vehicles (EVs). That’s according to a new report, published by think-tank Localis and commissioned by ScottishPower, which suggests a major rethink …

600+ Environmental Groups Urge Congress to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

On Thursday more than 600 environmental groups called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pursue ambitious climate legislation that matches the scale and urgency of the climate crisis. The groups’ letter calls for a thoughtful phaseout of fossil fuel production, a transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, complete decarbonization of the transportation …

Environmental Storytelling Can Help Spread Big Ideas for Saving the Planet

Tackling climate change will require huge changes in society. Decarbonizing energy, restoring habitat and making food supply sustainable are all critical, but methods for motivating these actions have typically taken the wrong approach—by highlighting the urgency of the issues and the disastrous consequences of failing to act. Research increasingly suggests that trying to …

Could Wrapping Presents Get Us in a Sticky Situation?

UK waste collection firm Business Waste suggests sticky tape can pose a real environmental hazard. Could wrapping presents put the environment in a sticky situation? UK waste collection firm Business Waste claims sales of sticky tape soar in the lead up to Christmas, with as many as six million rolls …

World’s First Lab-Grown Steak Revealed – but the Taste Needs Work

Nascent industry aims to reduce environmental impact of beef production. The first steak grown from cells in the lab and not requiring the slaughter of a cow has been produced in Israel. The meat is not the finished article: the prototype costs $50 for a small strip, and the taste needs …

‘Only 16 Countries’ Emissions Targets Match Their Paris Agreement Pledges’

A new study shows these nations’ domestic policies do not live up to their nationally determined contributions. Only 16 countries have domestic greenhouse gas reduction targets clearly matching their Paris Agreement commitments. That’s according to a new analysis from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the …

Great Lakes ‘at Risk’ from Plan to Replace Aging Enbridge Pipelines, Environmentalists Argue

The state of Michigan and Canadian pipeline company Enbridge announced a deal Wednesday to replace controversial aging pipelines that environmental groups worried put Lakes Michigan and Huron at risk for an oil spill, The Detroit Free Press reported. Under the new plan, the existing 65-year-old pipelines, which are part of Enbridge’s Line 5 carrying oil and …