Solar too expensive? In future you could buy power from your neighbour’s roof
Green Energy

Solar too expensive? In future you could buy power from your neighbour’s roof

The ability to transport electricity long distances transformed the way we live, bringing cheap energy to people’s homes.But technological advances are causing ruptures in the traditional power grid and changing the way energy is produced and shared.Microgrids and smart energy systems are predicted to be the next big thing in electricity supply — allowing us…

The beef industry wants you to think that it has a ‘minimal’ environmental impact (it does not)
Environmental News

The beef industry wants you to think that it has a ‘minimal’ environmental impact (it does not)

It’s been well reported that plant-based diets are better for the environment, because growing plants produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than raising livestock, as well as requiring less water and land use overall. But all the research out there can be a bit confusing—such as, for example, a recently published white paper that lauds the…

First evidence that Antarctica’s thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea
Nature & Science

First evidence that Antarctica’s thinning ice shelves are causing more ice to move from the land into the sea

A detailed view of changes in ice flow around the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers, due to thinning ice shelves. Pine Island Glacier is at the top right, with changes seen almost 100 miles inland. Credit: Northumbria University Researchers have produced the first physics-based quantifiable evidence that thinning ice shelves in Antarctica are causing more…

As Climate Warnings Grow Dire, Energy Companies Face A ‘New Frontier Of Threats’
Green Energy

As Climate Warnings Grow Dire, Energy Companies Face A ‘New Frontier Of Threats’

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Leo DiCaprio Claps Back at Brazil President Accusing Him of Funding Amazon Fires
Environmental News

Leo DiCaprio Claps Back at Brazil President Accusing Him of Funding Amazon Fires

(via Theo Wargo/Getty Images For Global Citizen) Leonardo DiCaprio has played a lot of characters—from teen heartthrob to leading man. But rarely has he played the victim. Until now. The actor and environmentalist on Saturday responded to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s false accusations that DiCaprio funded fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest. In a…