Category: Environment

Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris

Playground oasis could benefit students and city alike, but will making them public prove too controversial in a city on high alert?

Dirty coal: health fears of a town covered in dust from disused power station

Port Augusta residents fear their health will be at risk for a third straight summer due to the flawed rehabilitation of an ash dam.

Climate change: ‘Hothouse Earth’ risks even if CO2 emissions slashed

It may sound like the title of a low budget sci-fi movie, but for planetary scientists, "Hothouse Earth" is a deadly serious concept.

How to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics on Vacation | National Geographic

Cutting back on single-use plastics might be easier than you think. Here are four things travel writer, Marie McGrory, learned from a weeklong experiment in Belize.

Surrounded by Oil fields, an Alaska village fears for Its health

When the wind blows in from the vast oil operations, noses run and asthma flares up. Concerns about respiratory illness have risen as North Slope drilling spreads.

Set the Standard – ISO 14955 – Machine tools

A new series of ISO standards can help measure energy supplied and improve machine design and performance.

Powerful new weapon in the fight against climate change

Rising earth temperatures are causing chaos and we need to act now. A new International Standard helps governments and industry take action towards reducing the damage.

Elephants Hit by Trains in India Poses Challenge for Conservationists

Conservationists and railway officials struggle to find a solution to stop elephants from being hit by trains.

Can Cell Phones Help Save Rain Forests? This Tribe Thinks So

Rather than being tossed in the trash, these old cell phones are being used to help track signs of deforestation.

These are the Ocean’s Protected Areas – and we need more

The ocean faces many challenges, but has the extraordinary power to replenish when it is protected.

Climate Change Could Lead to Major Crop Failures in World’s Biggest Corn Regions

Two new studies looking at corn and vegetables warn of a rising risk of food shocks and malnutrition with unchecked global warming.

The Animals of Chernobyl

After the Chernobyl disaster humans haven't been allowed to live in the vicinity. That hasn't stopped animals and wildlife from moving into the radioactive area.

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