New voters want political parties to prioritize the environment, sports and entrepreneurship

New voters want political parties to prioritize the environment, sports and entrepreneurship

Early voters in Uttarakhand said that instead of making the usual pledges in every election, political parties should focus on other important factors like sanitation, sustainable development and promoting entrepreneurship. This assembly election will be very special in many ways for new voters. These voters would be the first generation born after the separation of … Read more

Coimbatore-based entrepreneur’s innovative machinery makes eco-friendly food containers

Coimbatore-based entrepreneur's innovative machinery makes eco-friendly food containers

The machine recycles rice bran, red chili stalks, tamarind seeds and peanut shells to create inventive and eco-friendly food containers. Recently, a video of a man demonstrating rice bran products went viral. In the video, posted to Twitter by Supriya Sahu, Tamil Nadu’s Principal Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Forests, the man holds up … Read more

The discovery of a “magical to see” underwater reef off the coast of Tahiti proves how little we know about the ocean

The discovery of a "magical to see" underwater reef off the coast of Tahiti proves how little we know about the ocean

Off the coast of Tahiti in November, 70m underwater, scientists made an incredible discovery: 3km of giant, pristine, rose-shaped corals blooming on the sea floor in what is known as the ” twilight zone” of the ocean. At this depth there is just enough light to sustain life, and below the ocean turns into a … Read more

Tax on parking: UK cities to impose levy on cars in bid to cut pollution | Environment

Councils across the UK are using radical strategies to cut the number of polluting vehicles on their streets in response to the climate emergency. Leicester city council hopes a new charge on workplace parking will improve air quality, fund public transport and encourage walking and cycling. The power to raise a “workplace parking levy” (WPL) … Read more

US and Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

US and Colorado reach proposed settlement in 2015 mine spill

DENVER (AP) — Colorado, the U.S. government and a gold mining company have agreed to resolve a longstanding dispute over who is responsible for continuing cleanup at a Superfund site that was created after a massive spill. of hazardous mining waste in 2015 that clogged rivers with a sickly yellow glow in three states and … Read more

Shell’s ‘Carbon Capture’ Plant Emitting More Pollutants That It’s Capturing

Shell's 'carbon capture' plant emits more pollutants than it captures

The Quest CCS facility in Alberta, CanadaPicture: Shell Massive oil companies will do anything to look like they are cutting emissions, as long as they aren’t actually cutting emissions and they can get taxpayers to pay for the efforts. Enter Royal Dutch Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture facility in Alberta, Canada, which has captured 5 million … Read more

Shell’s ‘carbon capture’ plant emits more pollutants than it captures

Shell's 'carbon capture' plant emits more pollutants than it captures

The Quest CCS facility in Alberta, CanadaPicture: Shell The big oil companies will do anything to give the impression that they are reducing emissions, as long as they are not actually reducing emissions and can make taxpayers pay for their efforts. Step inside Royal Dutch Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture facility in Alberta, Canada, which has … Read more

Rare and pristine coral reef discovered at unusual depth off Tahiti

Rare and pristine coral reef discovered at unusual depth off Tahiti

Deep in the South Pacific, scientists have explored a rare stretch of pristine rose-shaped coral off the coast of Tahiti. Key points: Scientists were shocked to discover that the reef does not appear to be affected by bleaching events The reef is deeper than most, it is the shallowest point at 35 meters below the … Read more

Time spent in nature is good for our mental health…but what about man-made nature?

A person's feet walk along a log on a leaf-strewn forest trail.

Take a moment and imagine yourself in nature, whether it’s a walk in a rainforest, a hike in the bush, a swim in the ocean or a moment of wonder in front of the animals and plants that surround us. Do you feel it? You might feel relaxed and less stressed by feeling in touch … Read more

Staff slam Environment Agency for ‘no longer deterring polluters’ | environmental agency

Staff at England’s Environment Agency say it has been cut to the point where they can’t do their job and the regulator is no longer a deterrent to polluters. Three EA officers described to the Guardian and Ends Report how they are increasingly unable to hold polluters to account or improve the environment as a … Read more