Month: October 2019

A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently to capture renewable energy

Crystal structure and {MoTe}6 polyhedra showing the building blocks of each polymorph. a monoclinic 1T′-MoTe2 phase and b hexagonal 2H-MoTe2 phase. Credit: Nature Communications 10.1038/s41467-019-12831-0 A new method of extracting hydrogen from water more efficiently could help underpin the capture of renewable energy in the form of sustainable fuel, scientists say. In a new paper,…

Queensland urged to ditch coal for more renewables to meet UN commitments

Updated October 29, 2019 19:06:02 Queensland’s current carbon emissions would “virtually guarantee the extinction of most of the Great Barrier Reef” within 12 years if replicated worldwide, according to a new report. Key points:Climate Analytics predicts rapid renewable rollout will lower power costsIts report finds Queensland must abandon its reliance on coalThe state’s peak tourism…

CleanTechnica Exclusive: A case study into a technology that should be set aside until 2050, Carbon Engineering’s air-to-fuel fig leaf

Biofuels Published on October 28th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard October 28th, 2019 by Michael Barnard  This article originally appeared on the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation website. It’s being reprinted here as CleanTechnica releases the case study on Carbon Engineering’s air-to-fuel and enhanced oil recovery technology. Promoted by numerous attention-grabbing headlines of late, the technology called…

China’s ocean waste surges 27% in 2018: ministry

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China dumped a total of 200.7 million cubic meters of waste into its coastal waters in 2018, a 27% rise on the previous year and the highest level in at least a decade, the country’s environment ministry said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Workers clear garbage at the bank of Yangtze River in…

Morrison government announces pick for environmental law review

“I come…with a clean skin, a clean sheet of paper,” he said.”Probably the only preconceived view I have is that we have approximately 1100 pages of legislation…and another 400 pages of regulations,” he said. “The focus ought to be on outcomes – what are we trying to achieve.”A leadbeater’s possum at Victoria’s Healesville Sanctuary.Credit:Joe ArmaoFour experts…

Pressure on Ibiza’s sustainability: Is the party over?

Superstar DJs and world-famous clubs normally make the headlines about Ibiza.But every season puts more pressure on the island’s sustainability.How much longer can Ibiza cope this way?Amber Haque travels to San Antonio’s West End, and finds out about diversity in House music and the destruction threatening Ibiza’s natural beauty. You can watch the full documentary…