UK Climate Change

New Footage Reveals Crack In Antarctica Is Now As Wide As The Shard Is High

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

Aerial footage of a vast rift in an Antarctic ice shelf has revealed how perilously close it is to calving. Just 20km of ice holds together the Larsen...

Scientists Claim To Have Created A 'Vaccine' Against Fake News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Tech

If there’s one topic that has dominated 2016, it’s fake news. Whether it’s the ocean of fake news stories that appeared during the US election o...

7 Products You Can Buy To Kick Start Your Sustainable 2017

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK

Ikea has announced that it has achieved zero waste to landfill in the UK for the first time, marking a milestone in sustainability for the furniture f...

Ikea Issues Half A Billion Pound Blow To UK Government Over Renewables

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK

Ikea has said it won’t spend a single penny of its mammoth £524m (€600m) green fund in Britain until the government makes it easier to invest in ...

Why Madrid Banned Cars With Even-Number Registration Plates

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Tech

Cars with even-number registration plates will be banned in Madrid today (29 December) as pollution soars to dangerous levels in the Spanish capital. ...

Aerosols Could Alleviate Global Warming And Cool The Planet

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech

For years, scientists have warned that aerosols seriously damage the ozone layer, but a new study suggests they could in fact alleviate climate change...

Norwegian Reindeer Are Shrinking Due To Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

Reindeer on a group of Norwegian islands are shrinking, as climate change cuts off their food supply, scientists have warned. Rising temperatures in t...

North Sea Warming Isn't All Bad News (Unless You're Cod)

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

The North Sea is warming up, which is having an interesting impact on our fish and seafood consumption. On the one hand, according to scientists, the ...

Methane Levels Have Spiked A Worrying Amount And No One Is Sure Why

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech

Methane gas emissions are growing faster now than at any time in the last two decades, threatening efforts to limit global warming to two degrees cels...

Scientists Predict Dire News For Polar Bears

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Rapidly melting Arctic sea ice is endangering the polar bear population, new research shows. It is set to fall by nearly a third over the next four de...

Google Will Be Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy From 2017

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech

Google has announced its data centres and offices will be powered entirely by renewable energy from 2017, setting the pace for the tech industry. The ...

Four Major Cities Are Set To Ban All Diesel Vehicles By 2025

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Tech

Diesel cars and trucks will be banned in Paris, Madrid, Athens and Mexico City by 2025 as part of a groundbreaking initiative to curb pollution. At a ...

Military Experts Warn Climate Change Will Create An 'Epic' Humanitarian Crisis

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech

Climate change could prompt a “humanitarian crisis of epic proportions”. That’s according to military experts, who have warned that global warmi...

Great Barrier Reef Suffers Worst Coral Bleaching Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The Great Barrier Reef has suffered the worst coral bleaching in history, as global warming imperils the vast organism’s future. Higher water temper...

Carbon Dioxide Can Be Turned Into Rock In Two Years, Hundreds Faster Than Expected

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the few things which unites environmentalists and the fossil fuel industry. For environmentalists, it’s ...

Hollande Urges Trump To Respect The Paris Climate Agreement

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech

French President Francois Hollande has urged Donald Trump, US president-elect, to respect America’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Duri...

More Than 60,000 Reindeer Starved To Death After Global Warming Cut Off Food Supply

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech

Tens of thousands of Siberian reindeer are the latest casualties of global warming, according to new study. Temperature rises have imperilled the bree...

Solar-Powered Pipe Can Turn Saltwater Into Fresh Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech

Water shortages have plagued California for years, and they show no signs of abating. With the global temperature rising rapidly, climate scientists h...

This Terrifying Stat Will Silence Any Climate Change Sceptic

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

The five years from 2011-2015 are the warmest on record and 2016 is set to be even warmer still, the World Meteorological Organisation has warned. A n...

Climate Change Means England's Iconic White Cliffs Are At Risk Of Disappearing

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

England’s iconic white cliffs are at risk of disappearing if action isn’t taken to protect them, scientists have warned. A new study reveals the E...

Paris Agreement Won't Stop Us Breaking Crucial Global Warming Limit, Warns UN

Press Association and Oscar Williams | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech

The planet is set to pass the crucial 2C global warming limit, even if pledges outlined in the Paris Agreement are implemented, the UN has warned. A r...

300 Million Children Breathe Highly Toxic Air, UNICEF Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Tech

About 300 million children globally are growing up in areas of extreme air pollution, according to a new UNICEF report. In South East Asia, 220 millio...

What Wartime Thrift Can Teach Us About Fashion Sustainability

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Style
Wayne Hemingway

sustainable fashion.jpg The museum's latest exhibition Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style looks at the creative and thrifty responses to clothes rationing during the Second World War. Not only were the clothes of this time a triumph in colour, creativity and durability, there are some real lessons we can learn from the era where make do and mend was a necessity.

More Than 90% Of The Global Population Is Exposed To Unsafe Levels Of Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech

Nine out of ten people globally (92%) are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO...

Is It Really Take Off Time For Climate Action In The Aviation Sector?

James Lees | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Tech
James Lees

The uncomfortable truth is that governments across the world will need to face the fact that aviation can't have unlimited growth and will need to look at ways of managing demand to sustainable levels.