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UK Climate Investments buys interest in Indian solar portfolio

© Reuters. UK Climate Investments buys interest in Indian solar portfolio<p>LONDON, June 8 (Reuters) -<p>* UK Climate Investments, a joint venture between …

Kamikatsu: The Japanese town working towards a zero-waste goal by 2020

If you think working out whether your rubbish should go into the recycling bin or not, spare a thought for the residents of the tiny Japanese town of …

Manchester set to get first zero-waste supermarket

The fight to stamp out single-use plastics in Greater Manchester has stepped up, as Key 103 can reveal the city will soon have its very first …

Earth just hit a terrifying milestone for the first time in more than 800,000 years — and it could be bad news for cities

AP<p><b>In April, for the first time in recorded history, the average monthly level of CO2 in the atmosphere exceeded 410 parts per million (ppm).</b>• <b><br>This</b> …

Connecticut OKs Bill Pledging Electoral Votes To National Popular-Vote Winner

Connecticut is poised to commit its electoral votes to whichever U.S. presidential candidate wins the nation's popular vote — regardless of who wins the state.<p>By embracing the plan, Connecticut's General Assembly gave new momentum to a push to change the way Americans elect their president.<p>Ten …

Electoral College

Your international vacation is a whole lot worse for the planet than we thought

Tourism is unquestionably beneficial to both economies and anyone seeking to visit new lands.<p>However, your international vacation has a serious dark …

Great Pacific Garbage Patch plastic removal system could become 'world's biggest piece of marine debris', critics say - Science News - ABC News

In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.<p>Boyan Slat's …

Climate Scientist Won’t Back Down Despite Threats, Harassment

• Michael Mann, creator of ‘hockey stick’ curve for greenhouse gases, says we now have to double sea rise projections.<br>• Sees California as ‘shining …

Climate Change

CO2 Levels Have Reached a Scary New Milestone, But You're Gonna Ignore It Anyway, Aren't You

The highest levels in 800,000 years.<p>Despite efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the level of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere hit a new …

This Scientist Says He's Invented a Water Bottle That Fully Decomposes in Just 3 Weeks

It's made out of secret materials.<p>A British scientist claims to have invented a plastic-free, single-use water bottle that can decompose within three …

Morocco is building a giant thermosolar farm in the Sahara Desert

An amazing transformation has taken place on the dunes below Morocco’s sun-blasted High Atlas mountains.<p>Against the yellow sand thousands of curved …

Electrify America to install ultra-fast chargers at 100+ Walmart stores

<b>Let's hope they are near the highways.</b><p>By the end of next year, Porsche will have installed 500 fast charging stations at its dealerships and …

Reducing single-use plastic, one Instagram post at a time

Sunday may be Earth Day, but the entire month of April has been Earth month for Charlottetown's Jesse Hitchcock. Her daily Instagram posts have shown …

Sustainability

Scientists create mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles

Mutants exist and they're helping to save the planet.<p>OK, not <i>those</i> kinds of mutants. But these are equally cool.<p>An international team of scientists has created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drink bottles, according to the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (the link …

James Comey’s Interview on ABC’s ‘20/20’: Annotated Excerpts

ABC News aired an hourlong interview on Sunday with James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director fired by President Trump last year. George Stephanopoulos, ABC’s chief anchor, interviewed Mr. Comey, who is promoting his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” for five hours in all. ABC published a complete transcript …

Donald Trump

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Comey’s rebuke of Trump cuts deep

The former FBI director does more than dish on Trump’s behavior — his book offers a full-throated indictment of Trump’s character.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey pillories President Donald Trump in his soon-to-be-released book, “A Higher Loyalty,” deriding him as a cruel and selfish liar who is …

Donald Trump

How One Country Is Restoring Its Damaged Ocean

Perpetual Planet<p>Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions.<p><i>UPDATE: In June 2018, UNESCO decided to remove the Belize Barrier Reef's designation as a World Heritage site in danger. The reef system had</i> …

Belize

Iceland to be first UK supermarket to cut palm oil from own-brand products

Iceland is to become the first major UK supermarket to pledge to remove palm oil from all its own-brand foods, in a bid to halt the ongoing destruction of tropical rainforests in south-east Asia.<p>The frozen food specialist will reveal on Tuesday that the controversial ingredient has already been …

A southern mayor from a deep-red state could be Democrats' answer to a big problem against Trump

In 1973, Mitch Landrieu, the 13-year-old son of the mayor of New Orleans, was publicly berated by a racist critical of his father's efforts to integrate the city.<p>"Your father is a n----- lover," Landrieu recounted the woman yelling at him on the steps of his school. "He is sending this city to …

New Orleans

The UK 5p plastic bag charge is doing wonders for European waters

The seabed has seen a 30% drop in plastic bags since European countries introduced a levy<p>A 5p charge on plastic bags at supermarkets may seem like a …

First Tesla solar roof customer installation is now up and running – feeding the grid and Powerwall

Last week, we reported on the first few customer installations of the new Tesla solar roof tiles, but the systems were unfortunately not up and running due to delays with the local electric utility.<p>Now one of those first customer installations is now connected to the grid and working.<p>We spoke with …

Germany's Cardinal Marx calls on Christians to engage with Muslims

The highest representative of the Catholic Church in Germany has urged reconciliation between Christians and Muslims. Cardinal Marx's remarks come as …

Religion

SDG 13: Climate Change

The Challenge<p>The Earth’s climate is changing, with severe consequences for our daily lives and the resilience of our countries. Climate change is …

Chomsky: 'The Republican Party Is the Most Dangerous Organization in Human History'

<i>* This interview originally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.</i><p><i>To help make sense of where we stand as an economy, as a</i> …

Middle-class

Oakland mayor strikes back at Trump

OAKLAND — A defiant Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf — a target of the White House and conservative pundits since she warned residents in late February of a recent impending ICE raid — pushed back hard Wednesday at fresh Trump administration attacks suggesting her actions allowed dangerous criminals to …

Chevron attorney admits humans play role in climate change

Rather than debating the facts of climate change, oil companies in the dock in California are questioning how long a climate consensus has existed. …

Helsinki unveils plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2035

Finland’s capital city has unveiled a new plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2035, accelerating the goal by 15 years. The plan, called Carbon Neutral …

Citizen science plays a role in coastal erosion battle

Citizen science in action: demonstration of how best to use a photo-monitoring point. Photo: Supplied.<p>Herron Point Photo-Monitoring Point. Photo: …

How an Indian Guru Aims to Clean the World's Most Polluted Rivers

With a nationwide campaign, yogi Sadhguru raises awareness about India's threatened waterways, from the Ganges to minor streams.<p>Half a year ago, one man set off on a 5,778-mile journey to sound the alarm about India's ailing rivers.<p>The country's waterways have drawn media attention for some time. …