Hitting Toughest Climate Target Will Save World $30tn in Damages, Analysis Shows

Achieving the toughest climate change target set in the global Paris agreement will save the world about $30tn in damages, far more than the costs of cutting carbon emissions, according to a new economic analysis. Most nations, representing 90% of global population, would benefit economically from keeping global warming to …

Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect You Against Air Pollution Health Risks?

Air pollution is a serious and growing public health concern. Ninety-five percent of the Earth’s population breathes unsafe air, and scientists are discovering more and more health risks associated with doing so. However, since the solution to air pollution depends on political decisions and technological innovation, it is hard for …

Electric Buses Put the Big Hurt on Fossil Fuel Companies

Change is a funny thing. You can’t see it, hear it, feel it, or taste it, but one day you look around and suddenly, there it is. Isbrand Ho, managing director for BYD in Europe, tells Bloomberg he was laughed out of the room at a conference in Belgium 7 …

Rural Africa Could Be Powered Using Genetically Modified Algae

Fuel cells powered by living algae that are five times more efficient than current models, have been designed by scientists at the University of Cambridge. It is thought they could one day be used to provide electricity to places where there is no existing electrical grid system, such as parts …

Soil Management: Key to Fighting Climate Change?

  An important tool for mitigating climate change may lie beneath our feet—soil management could increase our ability to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, a new study shows. A paper published last week in the journal Scientific Reports estimates that by altering land use practices, the top layer of …

Coal Has Been Largely Banned In China’s Taiyuan (Capital Of Shanxi)

The capital city of China’s Shanxi province, Taiyuan, has now largely banned the sale, use, and transport of coal in a bid to reduce local air pollution problems, according to the country’s state news agency, Xinhua. The word “largely” was used because the ban doesn’t affect the province’s large steel …