Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
US got a record-breaking 40% of its energy from carbon-free sources in 2022, report reveals
Carbon-free sources supplied over 40 per cent of the US’s total energy output in 2022, a new report reveals. This is an all-time high.
UK emissions fall 3.4% in 2022 as coal use drops to lowest level since 1757
Emissions from coal and gas fell in 2022, due to strong growth in clean energy, above-average temperatures and record-high fossil fuel prices suppressing demand.
What Could Go Right? Europe’s supercharged green transition
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sprung forward Europe’s decarbonization process.
Mobilising Assam’s ‘hargila army’: how 10,000 women saved India’s rarest stork
Greater adjutants, reviled as bad omens, were endangered until Indian conservationist Purnima Devi Barman transformed attitudes to the bird – and gave thousands of women a new identity.
New French law will blanket parking lots with solar panels
The measure could add 10 nuclear power plants’ worth of solar panels atop parking lots.
New ‘invisible’ solar panels in Ancient Pompeii imitate Roman terracotta tiles
Ancient Roman ruins at Pompeii have been fitted with invisible solar panels, in a move that will contribute to the archaeological site's sustainability efforts and cut costs.
Human waste could help tackle a global shortage of fertilizer
Tests on cabbage plants suggest fertilizers derived from human urine and feces are safe and could help bring down food prices.
Rare rhinos dodge poachers in world’s top reserve for first time since 1977
No rhinos were poached last year in the world's largest reserve for the endangered great one-horned rhinoceros, India's Assam state, in what authorities said was the first time since 1977.
What Could Go Right? The ozone layer bounces back
Full recovery predicted as early as 2035 for some parts of the world
US government approves use of world’s first vaccine for honeybees
Hopes of a new weapon against diseases that routinely ravage colonies that are relied upon for food pollination.
‘Fuah!’ sure: the vegan foie gras selling out across Spain
The plant-based pate has exceeded the Spanish startup’s expectations as orders fly in.