Orkney’s renewable energy to fuel foreign needs

The tough climate of the North Atlantic is an ideal proving ground for Orkney’s renewable energy boom. This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net By Paul Brown A surplus of electricity from renewable sources is a luxury that many communities in a world threatened by climate change might wish for. This is the happy situation [...]

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UK’s ‘really shocking’ climate record is damned

The UK's upland peat moors should be re-wetted urgently, the CCC says, to stop them drying out and releasing their carbon. Image: By Richard Webb / Peat Law Burn, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Alex Kirby Britain, host of November’s UN talks, COP-b26, is pilloried by its own advisers for [...]

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Advert ban tries to wean the Dutch off fossil fuels

How do you wean the Dutch off fossil fuels? Well, you could always start by banning advertisements that promote them. This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork,net website By Alex Kirby Three days ago Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, “Venice of the North” (and destination of many travellers who appreciate a little something extra with [...]

By |2021-06-22T15:36:57+00:00June 22nd, 2021|External|Comments Off on Advert ban tries to wean the Dutch off fossil fuels

Global heating causes 1 in 3 heat-related deaths

 serviceman undergoes treatment for heat exhaustion. Sometimes that’s going to fail. Image: By US Air Force (public domain), via Wikimedia Commons ­­­­This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Tim Radford In a heatwave, global warming driven by fossil fuels becomes an act of self-harm. It causes 1 in 3 heat-related deaths. [...]

By |2021-06-16T08:49:16+00:00June 17th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Global heating causes 1 in 3 heat-related deaths

Nuclear industry’s propaganda war rages on

Nuclear industry’s propaganda war rages on ­­­­­­Several governments have now acknowledged how their civil and military nuclear programmes are linked. Image: By Steve Harvey on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Paul Brown With renewable energy expanding fast, the nuclear industry’s propaganda war still claims it helps to combat climate change. To maintain the assertion [...]

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Cool homes and hot water are there on the cheap

 Xiulin Ruan, a Purdue University professor of mechanical engineering, with his lab’s sample of the whitest paint on record. Image: By Purdue University/Jared Pike This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Tim Radford Would you like cool homes and hot water without paying to power them? They’re already working in the laboratory. It sounds [...]

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Frequent flyers should pay more to save the climate

Thai Airways first class cabin: It’s the rich that fly most and do most damage to the climate. Image: By Richard Moross, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net  website   By Paul Brown Wealthy frequent flyers who take several holidays a year should pay higher taxes each time they fly, a British charity [...]

By |2021-04-15T09:53:36+00:00April 14th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Frequent flyers should pay more to save the climate

City motorists in UK buy most off-road cars

SUVs, designed for off-road transport, can tempt road-users too. Image: By Collins Lesulie on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Alex Kirby Most UK buyers of off-road cars designed for rural use are urban motorists, worsening city congestion and air pollution.
 − Three-quarters of all sports utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in the UK are bought by [...]

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The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

Coal miners’ memorial, Greymouth, New Zealand. Image: By Bernard Spragg (public domain), via Wikimedia CommonsImage: This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website  by Tim Radford In air pollution terms alone, the price of coal is huge. The true price of energy in almost any fossil form is colossal. - Does anyone think fossil fuels should be more expensive? [...]

By |2021-03-18T17:37:02+00:00March 16th, 2021|External|Comments Off on The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

Cutting carbon emissions: Berliners have a word for it. Image: By Etienne Girardet on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Tim Radford Global shutdown during Covid-19 has forced down carbon emissions. But no inadvertent pause can replace global resolve. Five years after a planet-wide vow to reduce carbon emissions, it happened. In 2020, the world’s [...]

By |2021-03-11T10:55:40+00:00March 11th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough
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