Green Energy

The Antarctic Ozone Hole Will Recover (2015)

Earth  ID: 30602 Ozone is Earth’s natural sunscreen, shielding life from dangerous solar ultraviolet radiation. Human-produced chemicals in our atmosphere—such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), used for many years as refrigerants and in aerosol spray cans—have depleted the Earth’s ozone layer. Scientists first recognized the potential for harmful effects of CFCs on ozone in the early 1970s.…

Queen praises young climate activists for ‘sense of purpose’
Environmental News

Queen praises young climate activists for ‘sense of purpose’

Dec 26, 2019 — 7.10amLondon | The Queen says she’s been struck by the “sense of purpose” younger generations have shown in tackling issues like climate change.Her Christmas Day message follows a year that has seen young people inspired by activist Greta Thunberg to become environmental campaigners.Queen Elizabeth II in her annual Christmas broadcast at…

Africa’s women mean business
Nature News

Africa’s women mean business

There’s a lot of space in Namibia. The name “Namib″ actually means “vast space.″ It’s somewhere that having a car is a benefit and, just as much so, a mechanic you can trust. Sunny-Girl Hauwanga grew up around cars, and has worked hard to make them her livelihood. At Mina Auto Repair in Otjiwarongo, Namibia,…

The story of the world’s loneliest tree
Nature News

The story of the world’s loneliest tree

After seven decades of cuttings, failures, plant enzymes, a little coaxing, and a Māori blessing, one of the world’s rarest trees—which lives on a tiny island 40 miles off the northern edge of New Zealand—might lose its title. And that’s a good thing. A team of scientists and Ngāti Kuri, the regional Māori tribe, recently…