World’s Coral Reefs Reaching The Point Of No Return

The vast majority of the world’s coral reefs are now reaching the point of no return — the point at which it wouldn’t even theoretically be possible to save them from disappearing completely (some argue that this point has long since been passed, it should be noted). A new study published in the journal Science, …

Huge China Reforestation Campaign Kicks Into High Gear

If you want a feel-good story about a country that takes climate change seriously and is willing to take significant steps to protect the environment, China is a good place to start. Long the poster child for poisonous air, foul waterways, and coal-fired power plants, the country declared a war on pollution back in 2014, …

How the World’s First Floating City Could Restore the Environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year. Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to live, but they could also potentially help coral reefs recover and provide a habitat for marine life, …

France Bans All Fossil Fuel Extraction & Fracking

This is a story that leaves people scratching their heads. The French parliament has passed a new law banning fossil fuel extraction within its borders, or in any of its territories, by 2040. That includes fracking or any other forms of shale gas extraction. The new legislation is in line with president Macron’s stated goal …

Diesel Car Market Share Fell To 41.4% In October In Europe, Lowest Level In...

The fall of the diesel car in Europe is continuing at pace, with a market share of just 41.4% achieved in October 2017, owing to a 9.9% year-on-year decline in sales volume. That’s based on the most recent figures from JATO Dynamics. The 41.4% market share figure represents the low point for diesel car sales …

Northern Red Sea Could Be Unique Global Warming Refuge for Coral

Lying at the northern tip of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba might be able sustain its coral population for another 100 to 150 years, despite global warming, new research predicts. Scientists from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the University of Essex and Al-Azhar University believe that a stretch of …

India’s Coal Imports From North America Tripled Year On Year In October

Imports of coal from North America have risen rapidly in recent times in India, on the back of a regional ban on the use of petroleum coke and a domestic coal shortage, according to recent reports. Relying on shipping data compiled by Thomson Reuters, it appears that India’s imports of coal from North America have …