Urban Fish Ponds: Low-Tech Sewage Treatment for Towns and Cities

In the mid 20th century, whole cities’ sewage systems safely and successfully used fish to treat and purify their water. Waste-fed fish ponds are a low-tech, cheap, and sustainable alternative to deal with our own shit — and to obtain high protein food in the process. In countries like Vietnam, …

How To Keep Europeans Healthy and Safe in a Changing Climate?

The briefing ’Responding to the health risks of climate change in Europe’ highlights key health impacts from climate change as well as opportunities to reduce climate-related health risks through adaptation policies aligned with mitigation actions. The briefing is a joint effort of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate …

Inauguration of Photo Exhibition “Natura 2000 in the frame”

The project “EU for Natura 2000 in Serbia” organized in collaboration with the Energy Portal a photo contest  “Natura 2000 in the frame” from September 14th to November 27th 2020. Out of more than 1,500 received photographs, 3 winning and 31 best semi-finalist photographs were selected, and will be displayed …

This Flying AI Robot Can Pick Fruit – Preventing Waste in the Process

It’s getting harder to find fruit pickers to harvest the world’s orchards. COVID-19 travel restrictions have prevented seasonal workers crossing borders, so some farmers are turning to AI drones to pick their crops. Even before the pandemic, growers were finding it increasingly hard to recruit people for picking. In July …

British Hills Could Soon Be Generating Electricity. Here’s How

Hillsides are hidden sources of power just waiting to be unlocked, according to a British renewable energy company. RheEnergise has developed a way to use hills as ‘batteries’ that create and store electricity for use when needed. Instead of using water, RheEnergise has invented a fluid which is two and half …

2020 Ties With 2016 as World’s Hottest Year on Record

Last year tied with 2016 as the world’s warmest year on record, rounding off the hottest decade globally as the impacts of climate change intensified, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said. After an exceptionally warm winter and autumn in Europe, the continent experienced its hottest year on record …

European Union Approves World’s Largest Green Stimulus

On Friday, EU lawmakers agreed to provide a €672 billion recovery fund boost for the EU economy. How green is it? Fairly green — 37 percent of the funding has to go to projects that help the climate. Unfortunately, there’s also support in there for “alternative fuels” — which includes …