A historic climate agreement in Denmark will quadruple the country’s total offshore wind energy capacity by 2030 – allowing it to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of 7.7 million European homes.
Working as a scout leader in Mukono, Uganda, Badru Kyewalyanga noticed a dire deforestation crisis from people constantly cutting down trees to get firewood – and he decided to do something about it.
A “doomsday” vault in the Arctic preserving plants that could feed a growing population threatened by climate impacts has received 60,000 new seed samples from international donors – including Britain’s Prince Charles and a Native American group.
As part of Ethiopia’s plan to build a green climate-resistant economy, the country is on a mission to plant five billion trees this year – and 20 billion seedlings by 2024!
Humans have heavily influenced the world’s ecosystem – especially in cities and agricultural areas. But a team of international researchers have now found that around half of Earth’s ice-free land is still virtually unaffected by humans, sparking hope for conservationists.
Sixteen years ago, all the waste in Ljubljana, Slovenia ended up in a landfill, costing money and resources. But then a new plan took hold, and now Ljubljana is known as the first European capital to devote its time and effort to going zero-waste.
The carbon footprint of each traditional pair of sneakers is equivalent burning a gallon and a half of gasoline. But the shoe-manufacturing industry has been working hard the past few years to create eco-friendly alternatives that make us both look and feel good!
A German team has been working on ways to provide Kenya and Uganda with affordable prosthetic legs which are much needed in the two countries – using recycled plastic to help solve two problems at once.
An energy storage company is building the world’s largest liquid air battery, due to be operational in 2022, that could store renewable energy for weeks with the ability to power up to 200,000 homes for five hours.
The European commission is upping its game in tackling the global biodiversity crisis, with plans to plant 3 billion trees in the EU by 2030 and to “strictly protect” its ancient forests.