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 …

German Energy Secretary Backs Forest Clearance to Build Coal Mine

Controversial plans to chop down a German forest to build a vast coal mine should proceed because Germany needs the polluting fuel to keep the lights on, according to the chief of the country’s state secretary for energy. Dozens of treehouses built and occupied by campaigners for years have been recently cleared by …

Blenheim Palace Goes Green with 100% Renewable Deal

The UNESCO World Heritage site will now be supplied with clean electricity from Good Energy. Good Energy is to provide Blenheim Palace with 100% renewable power under the terms of a new deal. The UNESCO World Heritage site says the move is part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its carbon …

Environmental Campaign Floods Uk Royal Mail with Empty Potato Chip Bags

The U.K. postal service has implored its public to stop mailing empty potato chip bags addressed without an envelope after a surge in chip bag mailings was encountered by its courier offices. The mailings are part of an environmental campaign urging the most popular brand of British crisps, Walkers, to …