32 Fashion Brands Sign Sustainability Fashion Pact

The Pact is a set of guidelines and suggestions, including initiatives such as eliminating single-use plastic, reducing micro-pollution from synthetic materials, coming up with designs using old clothes and finding ways to recycle.

Ireland to plant 440 million trees by 2040

This drastic action proposal is part of Ireland’s commitment to combat climate change and protect the country from the potentially devastating effects of global warming. Ireland plans to be a zero carbon emissions country by 2050.

Germany to ban use of glyphosate from 2023

Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then.

New Study Finds Dangerous Plastics in Children

Studies have found that microplastics are in the human food chain. Recently Plastic by-products have been discovered in blood and urine samples of young children. They were found in 97% to 100% of the test cases. 

Colossal flying dinosaur species discovered in Canada

Called the "frozen dragon of the north," a new species of flying dinosaur, Cryodrakon boreas, has been discovered in Canada. The pterosaur is thought to have had the wingspan of a small airplane.

Water Discovered in the Atmosphere of an Exoplanet

Astronomers using the Hubble space telescope have discovered water in the atmosphere of an exoplanet in its star’s habitable zone. The water was detected as vapour in the atmosphere. The planet is called K2-18b.

Asteroid collision in space 466 mil years ago boosted life on Earth

Largest documented asteroid breakup in the asteroid belt during the past two billion years caused enormous amounts of dust to spread through the solar system. The blocking effect of this dust lead to cooler temperatures which in turn  caused diversification.

Unusual new mineral discovered inside a diamond

Canadian student has discovered a new and curious mineral inside a diamond unearthed from a mine in South Africa. The mineral—named goldschmidtite has an unusual chemical signature for a mineral from Earth's mantle.

The benefits of investing in zero-carbon cities

A new report shows low carbon measures in cities could reduce urban emissions by nearly 90 percent and support 87 million jobs worldwide by 2030.

Death of vaping: These countries have banned e-cigarettes

India has become the latest country to join the bandwagon of nations around the world that have banned the use and sale of e-cigarettes. In total 21 countries have already banned them.

Wind meets Denmark's 100% power demand on Sep 15

The strong winds spurred production from wind turbines and helped supply 130% of the country's electricity demand from midnight to midnight last Sunday. The excess power was sold abroad.

What Does Ethical AI Look Like?

There’s a strong global convergence towards five ethical principles, including transparency, justice and fairness, non-maleficence, responsibility, and privacy. 

Association between soft drink consumption and mortality

A large European study in 10 countries found that participants who drank two or more glasses of sugar-sweetened or artificially sweetened soft drinks drinks per day had a higher risk of all-cause mortality.

No single gene associated with being gay

A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded there is no single "gay gene" and that it's effectively impossible to predict an individual's sexual behaviour from their genome.

Climate change: we need to Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt

The analysis was carried out by the Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science. The report says it is an urgent moral obligation of richer countries to invest in adaptation measures that will benefit the world.