The Environmental Footprint Of Electric Versus Fossil Cars Explained

The Environmental Footprint Of Electric Versus Fossil Cars explained

There is a lot of discussion on the benefits of electric cars versus fossil fuel cars in the context of lithium mining. Please can you tell me which one weighs in better on the environmental impact in terms of global warming and why?

How Major Cities Are Trying To Keep People Walking And Cycling

How Major Cities Are Trying To Keep People Walking And Cycling

COVID-19 has radically changed our travel habits in just a matter of weeks. Walking and cycling are up, as people enjoy their daily exercise or take essential journeys they might otherwise have made by public transport.

Carbon Pricing May Be Overrated, If History Is Any Indication

Carbon Pricing May Be Overrated, If History Is Any Indication

A common demand in discussions about climate change is to respect the science. This is appropriate. We should all be paying close attention to the urgent and terrifying conclusions being published by climate scientists.

How To Design A Forest Fit To Heal The Planet

How To Design A Forest Fit To Heal The Planet
Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way of sucking heat-absorbing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and restoring the degraded natural world

Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist

Technologies To Manage Climate Change Already Exist
When it comes to tackling climate change the UK is still taking baby steps. A lot more needs to be done – and fast – to hit the 2050 net zero carbon emission targets, which involves offsetting any emissions by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere.

What Is Carbon Capture And Storage?

What Is Carbon Capture And Storage?
The Energy Technologies Institute recently reported that without carbon capture and storage (CCS), the cost of reaching the UK’s climate change targets will double from around £30 billion per year in 2050. So how does it work?

A 100% Renewable Grid Is Within Reach But Needs Government Funding

A 100% Renewable Grid Is Within Reach But Needs Government Funding
In a speech to the National Press Club, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared that the key requirements for Australia’s electricity system are that it should be affordable, reliable, and able to help meet national emissions-reduction targets.

How Coal Mines Can Be Closed Without Destroying Livelihoods

How Coal Mines Can Be Closed Without Destroying Livelihoods
Countries across the globe are trying to wind down coal production. While this will help in the battle against climate change, those communities that have specialised in coal mining may see their local job market decline or be eliminated entirely.

Could Future Buildings Be Made With Bone and Eggshells?

Could Future Buildings Be Made With Bone and Eggshells?
As the world grapples with climate change, we urgently need to find ways of reducing our CO₂ emissions. Sectors which rely heavily on fossil fuels, such as energy and aviation, are commonly held to be the worst offenders.

Three Steps to Cut Your Carbon Footprint 60% Today

Not all carbon is created equal. Writer Jackson Carpenter argues that the power to stop climate change rests on recognizing different kinds of carbon – a shift in perspective that allows us to change

Why Don't We Have Electric Aircraft?

Why Don't We Have Electric Aircraft?
Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see them any time soon?

Vegan Food's Sustainability Claims Need To Give The Full Picture

Vegan Food's Sustainability Claims Need To Give The Full Picture
The IPCC special report, Climate Change and Land, released last night, has found a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the “land”: largely farming, food production, land clearing and deforestation.

How To Change The World And Solve Global Problems With Cash Prizes

How To Change The World And Solve Global Problems With Cash Prizes|
Challenge prizes – which offer a cash incentive to those working to solve a particular problem – are becoming a force for change by allowing entrepreneurs and innovators, often overlooked by existing grant and procurement systems, to develop solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Wicked Problems and How To Solve Them


Wicked problems are issues so complex and dependent on so many factors that it is hard to grasp what exactly the problem is, or how to tackle it.

Are Shared E-scooters Good For The Planet?

Are Shared E-scooters Good For The Planet?
Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share companies promote them as an environmentally friendly choice that reduces dependence on cars.

How Rejuvenating Nature Could Help Fight Climate Change

Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as forests and wetlands. This could absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help biodiversity thrive.

How Planting Trees Can Improve Water Quality

How Planting Trees Can Improve Water Quality
New research offers a hard link between reforestation of marginal, degraded, or abandoned agricultural land and significant benefits in water quality.

Want Citizens To Care About Climate Change?

Want Citizens To Care About Climate Change?

Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious damage to life and property

Green Bonds Are Taking Off – and Could Help Save The Planet

Green Bonds Are Taking Off – And Could Help Save The Planet

The “tragedy of the horizons,” a term coined by Canada’s Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been haunting the financial sector ever since climate change began posing serious threats to the planet.

Why Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer To The Climate Crisis

Why Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer To The Climate Crisis

In November 2018, the Woolsey Fire scorched nearly 100,000 acres of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, destroying forests, fields and more than 1,500 structures, and forcing the evacuation of nearly 300,000 people over 14 days.

The Carbon Tax That Would Leave Households Better Off

The Carbon Tax That Would Leave Households Better Off

Today, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for Australians that offers a practical solution to the twin problems of climate change and energy affordability.

How To Pay For A Green New Deal

How To Pay For A Green New Deal

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the U.S. economy away from its reliance on carbon.

The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet

The Climate Solution Right Under Our Feet

The ideas behind regenerative farming are simple and ancient. The way to stop climate change might be buried in 300 square feet of earth in the Venice neighborhood of Los ­Angeles, amid kale and potatoes.

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