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

A Christmas message from the editors and publishers of Greenbarrel.com

By Stewart Dalby Some of you might remember that I began last year’s Christmas message saying that 2017 had been a year of mixed fortunes for Greenbarrel. In February 2017 our original website Greenbarrel.org crashed. Various attempts made to resuscitate it failed. The three founders of Greenbarrel myself, Barney Smith and Julian Singer spent from [...]

By | 2018-12-22T09:58:43+00:00 December 21st, 2018|External|Comments Off on A Christmas message from the editors and publishers of Greenbarrel.com

Katowice climate talks run short of time

The global climate is heading fast for crisis. Image by Ankit Gupta on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net by Alex Kirby The annual UN global warming conference is over. Despite some progress, the Katowice climate talks show political action still lags far behind the science. LONDON, 17 December, 2018 − By tradition, United Nations conferences on [...]

By | 2018-12-18T20:41:21+00:00 December 18th, 2018|External|Comments Off on Katowice climate talks run short of time

UK’s dream is now its nuclear nightmare

Sellafield: Its plutonium is now classed as “an asset of zero value”. Image: By Simon Ledingham,                                           via Wikimedia  This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net By Paul Brown Nobody knows what to do with [...]

By | 2018-12-14T21:46:47+00:00 December 14th, 2018|External|Comments Off on UK’s dream is now its nuclear nightmare

Biofuel land grab will slash nature’s space

  This article first appeared on Climate News Network.net by Alex Kirby Growing enough greenery to provide cleaner fuel and slow climate change will need a biofuel land grab: a 10 to 30-fold rise in land devoted to green crops. LONDON, 21 November, 2018 − Replacing fossil fuels with alternatives derived from some natural sources may [...]

By | 2018-11-22T12:41:53+00:00 November 21st, 2018|External|Comments Off on Biofuel land grab will slash nature’s space

Forest carbon storage puzzles scientists

 Forests store carbon – but how effectively is unclear. Image by Manuel Meurisse on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network by Tim Radford How forest carbon storage affects climate change is a vital part of scientists’ calculations. But fresh uncertainties keep on sprouting. LONDON, 6 November, 2018 – Two new studies have just made one of the [...]

By | 2018-11-08T12:24:57+00:00 November 8th, 2018|External|Comments Off on Forest carbon storage puzzles scientists

Renewable energy ousts diesel for islanders

Norway’s Froan Island – in urgent need of reliable energy. Image: By Carl Dons/NTNU UB, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net By Paul Brown Hydrogen power and renewable energy offer hope to islanders and others in remote communities who now have to rely on fossil fuels. Thanks to a project combining [...]

By | 2018-11-01T12:40:05+00:00 October 31st, 2018|External|Comments Off on Renewable energy ousts diesel for islanders

Weakened hurricanes may be wind farm bonus

Weakened hurricanes may be wind farm bonus Offshore wind farms can help to tame hurricanes. Image: By Oliver Mann on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net By Alex Kirby US scientists have identified yet another wonder of that icon of renewable energy, the offshore wind farm: they may result in weakened hurricanes. Turbines in the right [...]

By | 2018-10-25T16:56:41+00:00 October 24th, 2018|External|Comments Off on Weakened hurricanes may be wind farm bonus

UK nuclear industry has a sinking feeling

This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net A British nuclear-armed submarine: Sustained by the civilian industry. Image: By bodgerbrooks, via Wikimedia Commons By Paul Brown Officially the UK nuclear industry is going ahead with building a new generation of power stations. But it can’t find anyone to pay for them. The future of the UK [...]

By | 2018-10-19T08:17:50+00:00 October 18th, 2018|External|Comments Off on UK nuclear industry has a sinking feeling