Coin-sized pioneers are the highest vascular plants ever found, living at more than 6100 metres above sea level on India’s dizzying Himalayan peaks… Read the rest
The city of Aarhus will supply fresh water using only energy created from its household wastewater and sewage – but will others be able to do the same?… Read the rest
A highly ambitious and controversial project to link up the nation’s rivers in a single inter-connected system is ready to start, even as environmental concerns are mounting… Read the rest
Tomorrow, the nation is expected to announce a move to phase out coal and switch to renewable energy, becoming the first to outlaw the fossil fuel… Read the rest
Habitat loss, farming and climate change are behind the loss of wild pollinators, which are crucial to three quarters of the world’s crops… Read the rest
Early moon geology recreated in the lab suggests water was there to begin with, not added later by comets… Read the rest
Tests of controversial geoengineering methods, especially poorly researched options such as radiation management, must begin in earnest, says Matthew Watson… Read the rest
Pulling samples from the Chicxulub crater shows that the impact caused rocks to move like liquid and form pores in which life could flourish… Read the rest
Even if Russia and the US keep their fingers off the nuclear button, a small-scale nuclear conflict is well capable of trashing the planet… Read the rest
The US’s latest weather satellite, due to launch 19 November, will be the first to watch lightning continuously, as well as monitor the sun and space weather… Read the rest
Epic geoengineering megaprojects have saved us from warming, but now we can’t stop or we’ll unleash a catastrophe… Read the rest
This is an idea I’ve heard suggested but had never seen anyone try to implement: environmentally-friendly events.
Most events are so wasteful (all those drink stirrers, those plastic cups and plates, and those conference lanyards, tote bags, etc.) that it seemed like an obvious idea.
From the site:
dvGreen designs sustainable events without sacrificing style. We show our clients that they can reduce their ecological footprint while still throwing a beautiful party – one that just happens to be Green. By featuring organic food, flowers, and table linens; tree-free paper invitations; donating or composting leftover food; purchasing carbon offsets, and more, dvGreen creates incredible events that you can be proud of forever.