UK Climate Change

France Plans To Completely Ban All Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Tech

France looks set to completely ban the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of a major push to meet its climate change targets. Its ...

Paris 1.5°C Warming Limit Could Be Broken In A Decade

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have warned that the 1.5°C global warming limit negotiated in the Paris climate agreement could be broken as soon as 2026. New research su...

Germany's Renewable Sources Supply 85% Of Energy For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech

Germany set a new clean energy record on 30 April as renewable sources generated 85% of the country’s electricity. Breezy, sunny weather in the nort...

Charges On Diesel Cars In 2019? What About Today?

Sophie Power | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Power

More recently, the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan made the news with a proposed charge on diesel cars, coaches, buses and taxis, something that has continued to be reported across the media. It is our view that this alone will not change the headlines on air pollution in the long term.

A Vast Canadian River Vanished In Just Four Days

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Tech

A vast river vanished in just four days after the glacier it flowed from retreated due to climate change. The Slims River in Canda is the first in mod...

Thousands Of Underground Gas Bubbles In Siberia Are Just Waiting To Explode

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

Something strange is happening in Siberia. Scientists keep coming across patches of ground that are randomly rising up and wobbling like jelly under f...

If We Don't Stop Global Warming, The Great Barrier Reef Will Die Out

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have warned that there’s only one way to save the Great Barrier Reef from extinction: stopping global warming. New analysis shows that co...

Boaty McBoatface Is About To Begin Its Very First Mission

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Tech

Boaty McBoatface will embark on its first expedition this week as it travels to some of the deepest and coldest waters on Earth. The little yellow sub...

Securing A Low Carbon Future

Ian Larive | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ian Larive

Most recently, the UK signed up to a pledge to keep global temperature increases well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels as part of the Paris Agreement. To deliver on this promise, a diverse energy mix that includes renewables, and in particular solar and wind, will be needed.

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...