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Deforestation in Tropical Countries Linked to European Diets in New Study

One-sixth of the carbon footprint of the average diet in the European Union can be directly linked to deforestation in tropical countries, according to a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The study, due to be published in the May 2019 edition of the journal Global …

Sweden ‘Leading the Way Towards a Low Carbon Future’

Sweden has the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all member countries that are part of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It is also the second lowest carbon intensive economy and is a “global leader” in building a low carbon future, according to IEA’s latest …

‘Mosquito-Borne Diseases Will Spread as the Planet Heats Up’

Climate change means the entire planet could be at risk from mosquito-borne tropical diseases by the end of the century. That’s according to a new study from PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, which suggests the regions in which mosquitoes carrying harmful viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever can …

Pink and Green Are the Colours of Love!

Sabac is located in the north of northeastern Serbia, and it covers an area of 795 square kilometres inhabited by around 130 thousand people. Its citizens speak proudly about towns’ past – significant uprising battles, the first primary school in the country after Turkish rule, the flourishing economy of the …

IEA: Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record High in 2018

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions hit a new record last year, with an increase of 1.7% globally. That was a result of higher energy consumption, which grew by 2.3% – nearly twice the average rate of growth since 2010, according to latest figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA). …

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New €400m ‘Fossil Free’ District Heating Networks Planned for Amsterdam

A new €400 million (£347m) investment programme for district heating networks aimed at providing “fossil free” heating and hot water in Amsterdam has been announced. It is a provisional joint investment between Swedish power company Vattenfall and waste processing firm AEB Amsterdam over the next three years. People in Amsterdam …

Electric Buses Will Soon Be Picking Up Passengers in Ecuador

Electric buses will soon be picking up passengers in Ecuador after 20 of the low carbon vehicles were delivered to the city of Guayaquil. Technology giant BYD has worked with private bus operator Saucinc on the project – it previously introduced an electric taxi fleet to the country in 2017. …