Day: November 13, 2019

UK consumers will expect EU standards in FTA

Ireland’s EU commissioner Phil Hogan has said British consumers will expect the UK to sign up to the EU’s labour, environmental and food standards as part of a free trade agreement for which he will be chief negotiator next year. Giving an upbeat prediction of how quickly the trade negotiations could be concluded, Mr Hogan,…

Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands

Climate|Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil LandsA male sage grouse outside of Rock Springs, Wyo. A significant amount of money has been spent on this iconic bird to stop it from becoming an endangered species.Credit…Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor, via Getty ImagesOct. 16, 2019Want climate news in your inbox? Sign…

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

Healthy (left) and infected (right) diatom Coscinodiscus granii: In the cell on the right, the parasitic oomycete Lagenisma coscinodisci has sucked all nutrients and modulated the algal metabolome to generate its own reproductive form, the sporangium. Credit: Marine Vallet, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Microalgae can form massive assemblages in oceans, attracting many opportunistic…

‘Garbage from China, India, Russia floats into LA’

PTI | Updated: Nov 13, 2019, 17:44 ISTHighlightsTerming climate change as a “very complex issue”, Trump said he considers himself to be, “in many ways, an environmentalist, believe it or not”He also said countries like China, India and Russia are doing “absolutely nothing” to clean up their smokestacksReuters photoNEW YORK: US President Donald Trump has…

Materiality: a new science fiction story for the Oslo Architecture Triennale about sustainable, green abundance

In my latest podcast (MP3), I read my short story “Materiality,” which was commissioned for Gross Ideas: Tales of Tomorrow’s Architecture, a book edited by Edwina Attlee, Phineas Harper and Maria Smith that is part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale. The editors pitched me on writing a story about sustainability and de-financialization in architecture, and…