Great Britain Goes 55 Hours Without Using Coal

In a Tweet posted on Thursday, the UK’s electricity and gas owner National Grid confirmed that Great Britain had gone over 48 hours without any coal electricity generation, which was further confirmed to play out to be nearly 55 hours in total. The National Grid Control Room Twitter account keeps …

Activists Call on Red Sox to Go 100 Percent Renewable

On April 10, Massachusetts environmental groups launched a campaign asking the state’s beloved Red Sox baseball team to “go green,” an Environment Massachusetts press release reported. In their joint “Sox Go Green” campaign, Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG Students are specifically calling on the team to source 100 percent of the …

Bentley Motors Starts Work on UK’s Largest Solar Car Port

Bentley Motors has started work on what will be the UK’s biggest solar carport at its factory headquarters in Crewe, as part of the luxury carmaker’s plan to boost its green power production. Over the next six months Bentley will install 10,000 solar panels over its car park at the …

EPA Moves to Relax US Vehicle Emission Standards

Scott Pruitt, the head of the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA), has revealed plans to roll back emissions standards for vehicles in a move that could impact the country’s transport emissions for decades to come. In a statement released yesterday Pruitt said the Obama administration had set vehicle emissions standards …

Research Finds Extreme Temperature Fluctuations Linked To Increased Rates Of Heart Attacks

Temperatures along the East Coast began fluctuating wildly last month, from winter-like cold one day — which is normal for February — to summer-like hot the next day — which is anything but. This is a portentous harbinger of global climate change, and an irksome turn of events, as it forced people to switch their clothes, …

Plastic Free and Carbon neutral: Manchester Maps Out Bold Green Vision

Mayor Andy Burnham used the city’s first Green Manchester Summit yesterday to unveil a raft of new environmental goals, which could cement the region’s position as one of the world’s leading green business and clean tech hubs. Under the broad pledge to ensure Greater Manchester achieves ‘carbon neutral’ status by …

Flooding and Heavy Rains Rise 50 Per Cent Worldwide in a Decade, Figures Show

Global floods and extreme rainfall events have surged by more than 50 per cent this decade, and are now occurring at a rate four times higher than in 1980, according to a new report. Other extreme climatological events such as storms, droughts and heatwaves have increased by more than a …