Chernobyl Goes Solar

Chernobyl in Ukraine is infamous for having been the site of a nuclear disaster in what was then the Soviet Union. For the past 30-odd years, since the catastrophic meltdown at the local plant in 1986, the area has been deemed unfit for human habitation. That has led to a …

London ‘Among Cities Sinking into the Sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding. London is among the cities sinking into the oceans as climate change raises global sea levels. That’s according to a new report from Christian Aid, which says Houston, Jakarta, Lagos and Shanghai are other coastal settlements set to become …

Valuable Wetlands Are Disappearing 3 Times Faster Than Forests, New Study Warns

Wetlands around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate. New research shows that these valuable ecosystems are vanishing at a rate three times that of forests. Unless significant changes are made, the disappearance of wetlands could cause severe damage around the globe. The Global Wetland Outlook, which was completed …

Air Pollution Fears Fuel Fight Against New London Cruise Ship Terminal

The River Thames has become a ‘wild west’ unbound by new laws to clean up the city’s roads, say campaigners. A huge new cruise ship terminal planned for the River Thames would lead to a surge in dangerous levels of air pollution in the heart of the capital with unknown …

France Moves to Reshape Infrastructure and Promote Bicycle Transportation

France plans to launch a major endeavor to triple the amount of cyclists on its streets within the next seven years. The action will include building better bike lanes, providing financial incentives for commuters to switch to bicycle transportation and cracking down on bike theft. The plan was announced by …