Europe’s Forests Are Booming and Here’s Why

Around the world, forests are shrinking due to deforestation, urban development and climate change, but in Europe that trend has been reversed. Large areas of the continent have seen a forest boom that means today more than two-fifths of Europe is tree-covered. Between 1990 and 2015, the area covered by …

Germany Installs Cables over a Highway to Power Hybrid Trucks

A stretch of a prominent Germany highway just got a high-tech upgrade: overhead power lines — like the ones you only see over rail tracks — that can power hybrid trucks. The German government announced that a 6-mile (10 km) stretch of the autobahn got the upgrade, a test that …

US Defense Operations ‘Create More Emissions Than Sweden’

The defense operations of the US create more greenhouse gas emissions than Sweden and Portugal. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study published by Brown University in Rhode Island, which states the Pentagon, which oversees the US military, was responsible for producing approximately 59 million metric tonnes of greenhouse …

European Day of Parks

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It is marked on 24th of May. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set …

Doconomy Launches Credit Card with a Carbon-Emission Spending Limit

Swedish fintech company Doconomy has launched a credit card that tracks the carbon dioxide emissions of purchases, and caps the climate impact of users’ spending. The DO Black credit card directly connects our consumption to the impact it has on the planet, in a bid to encourage us to actively …

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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 …