Wind, water and solar sources − the renewable energy trio − could meet almost all the needs of our power-hungry society in 30 years.
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Global heating could bring “untold suffering” for humans. It could also mean less fresh water and less rice, though tasting more of arsenic.
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One atomic power station heads gradually towards closure, another prepares to open. Northern Europe may yet see a revived nuclear Baltic.
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15 January, 2019 – Two thirds of the world worries about water for at least a month annually. One successful source of salt-free drinkable water leaves a bitter aftertaste.
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27 April, 2018 – Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the ice can only hold these indestructible pollutants for so long.
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30 October,2017 – The electric bus and other vehicles could have been running in London over a century ago, if fraudsters had not stifled clean urban transport at birth.
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25 May, 2017 – One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.
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13 December, 2016 – First attempt to measure the volume of stuff created by humankind reveals that it is at least 100,000 times heavier than the global human population.
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5 January, 2017 – A sharp increase in the predicted global number of EVs prompts Brazil to rev up its promotion of low-carbon biofuels.
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14 December, 2016 – Sales of electric vehicles in China are picking up speed, but there are lots of obstacles on the road ahead.
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