10 Worst-Case Climate Predictions if We Don’t Keep Global Temperatures Under 1.5 Degrees Celsius

The summer of 2018 was intense: deadly wildfires, persistent drought, killer floods and record-breaking heat. Although scientists exercise great care before linking individual weather events to climate change, the rise in global temperatures caused by human activities has been found to increase the severity, likelihood and duration of such conditions. Globally, 2018 is on …

Get Charged in Slavija Square!

On the 1st of March 2018, the doors of the Hilton Belgrade hotel were officially opened to the guests of the Serbian capital. Within the Slavija hotel, there is a modern public garage adapted to the European standards. Four underground floors include 282 parking spaces and two chargers for electric …

Global Coal Generation ‘Plunging into Death Spiral’

Global coal generation is plunging into a ‘death spiral’. That’s the verdict from environmental think-tank Carbon Tracker, which has published a new report suggesting 42% of the world’s operating coal fleets are already unprofitable due to high fuel costs. It expects a combination of renewable energy costs, air pollution regulation …

Hydropower Can ‘Drive up CO2 Emissions’

Climate change is driven by CO2 emissions and so non-emitting energy sources such as hydropower are seen as much preferred alternatives to coal-fired power plants. Yet hydropower dams, too, can drive up CO2 emissions significantly during times of drought when they cannot operate efficiently or at all, explains a team …

Electric Car Batteries Will Come Cheaper and Charge Faster

Electric vehicles continue to be rather pricey for which their batteries are largely to blame. Encouragingly, though, in a win-win-win for electric car owners and prospective owners, developers are working on batteries that cost less, last longer and charge faster. A case in point is 24M, an American startup, that says it is developing breakthrough …

With Only 74 Left, New Protections Announced for Iconic Killer Whales

With only 74 remaining in the wild, time is running out to save southern resident killer whales, especially after two died this summer. This week, the Canadian government announced a slew of measures to save the critically endangered species. The $61.5 million (US$50 million) initiative will address three key threats …

EU Parliament Backs Ban on Single-Use Plastics

The throwaway plastics to be banned from 2021 include straws, cutlery, plates, balloon sticks and cotton buds The proposals also call for at least a 25% reduction by 2025 in the use of burger and sandwich boxes and food containers for fruits, vegetables, desserts and ice creams EU states would …