Europe’s new nuclear plants hit more snags

The Sizewell nuclear plant on England’s east coast: Marked for expansion? Image: By Barry Hughes, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website By Paul Brown Plans for two new nuclear plants in Western Europe have met more setbacks Two new nuclear plants, one in Finland and the other in France, [...]

By | 2019-04-23T19:40:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|External|Comments Off on Europe’s new nuclear plants hit more snags

CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Fossil fuel burning is pushing CO2 levels ever higher. Image: By Tony Webster, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website by Tim Radford The modern world is about to pass a temperature peak dating back for millions of years – because CO2 levels have already passed an ancient record.. LONDON, [...]

By | 2019-04-09T10:29:38+00:00 April 9th, 2019|External, Features|Comments Off on CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Worse tropical winds will kill more trees

In 2017 Hurricane Maria stripped the trees of their leaves. Image: By US Fish & Wildlife Service SE Region, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on Climate News Network.Net by Tim Radford More greenhouse gases mean worse tropical winds and fiercer storms. That could mean more forest damage . . . and more greenhouse gas [...]

By | 2019-04-02T12:48:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|External|Comments Off on Worse tropical winds will kill more trees

Cocoa fuel combats climate change

Cocoa pods: Where chocolate starts its journey. Image: By Karunakar Rayker from India,          via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network website by Kieran Cooke If you like chocolate you’ll love this: the same tree that provides your indulgent treat is helping to slow climate change, thanks to [...]

By | 2019-03-27T10:48:08+00:00 March 26th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Cocoa fuel combats climate change

Off-the-shelf nuclear reactors seek buyers

Small reactors power many icebreakers (like the lead vessel, seen here at the North Pole). Image: Via Wikipedia Commons (public domain) This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website by Paul Brown The nuclear industry’s fierce fight for survival is leading several countries to develop smaller, off-the-shelf nuclear reactors. As costs escalate, several countries [...]

By | 2019-03-12T10:47:13+00:00 March 12th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Off-the-shelf nuclear reactors seek buyers

For offshore wind turbines size matters

  Offshore wind power’s future looks bright. Image: By Cassie Boca on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net by Paul Brown As turbines grow in size and costs tumble, offshore wind turbines, both floating and fixed to the seabed, have vast potential. Offshore wind power is set to become one of the world’s largest electricity producers [...]

By | 2019-03-07T14:21:33+00:00 March 7th, 2019|EQTEC, External|Comments Off on For offshore wind turbines size matters

Energy from greenhouse gases is possible

  Nature can save the world’s cargo vessels a fortune. Image: By Stephen Crowley on Unsplash   This article first appeared on the Climate News Network. net website by Tim Radford Laboratories can make energy from greenhouse gases, power smartphones with their own radiation, and cut shipping costs naturally. And each could become reality. Researchers have found ways to [...]

By | 2019-02-12T14:58:18+00:00 February 12th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Energy from greenhouse gases is possible

Battery boom aids climate change battle

Arsenal FC’s battery-powered London home. Image: By Ronnie Macdonald, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on Climate News Network. Net By Paul Brown The fastest-expanding industrial sector on the planet is now electricity storage − a battery boom which heralds an end to the need for fossil fuels. Billions of dollars are being invested worldwide [...]

By | 2019-01-23T11:52:02+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|External|Comments Off on Battery boom aids climate change battle

Swedes top climate change resisters’ league

Ouarzazate, the world’s largest solar power plant, in Morocco. Image: By Marc Lacoste, via Wikimedia Commons   This article first appeared on Climate News Network.net  by Kieran Cooke There are countries that are in earnest about the way humans are overheating the planet, the climate change resisters; and there are others that give what is one [...]

By | 2019-01-16T09:35:57+00:00 January 16th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Swedes top climate change resisters’ league

Tell us more on palm oil sources, say buyers

This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website By Alex KIrfby A British study says consumers must be able to make sustainable choices more easily on products containing palm oil. − Companies selling products which contain palm oil need to be upfront about where it comes from, so as to relieve consumers of [...]

By | 2019-01-14T10:04:41+00:00 January 9th, 2019|External|Comments Off on Tell us more on palm oil sources, say buyers