Famous fashion brand to stop using animal fur

Major Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana announced that it will stop using animal fur in its products. The firm said it will transition to eco-friendly faux fur options.

Roundup of 8 Positive environmental stories from 2021

From limiting oil and gas exploration, via lab grown meat to End Deforestation project - these are the headlines of 2021.

Campaigners in South Africa halt Shell's oil exploration

Local campaigners have blocked Shell from exploring oil on South Africa’s eastern coastline. In a battle pitting the oil company against the community, the court ruled that Shell halt its seismic tests.

Scientists develop biodegradable food packaging

Say goodbye to plastic packaging. Scientists are testing a new biodegradable food packaging material that kills microbes that contaminate foods.

Hornsea 2: First Power Achieved at World's Largest

The first power on Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK was achieved recently. When fully operational, Hornsea 2’s 165 8 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines will be capable of generating 1.32 GW of clean electricity.

A 'Digital Twin' of Earth to Fight Climate Change

Nvidia is building what it calls “the world’s most powerful AI supercomputer dedicated to predicting climate change. The system will be called Earth-2.

A Solar Farm the Size of 1,000 Football Stadiums Is Going Up in U.S

The Mammoth Solar farm will be built in a rural area of Indiana about 80 miles south-east of Chicago. Distributed throughout that space will be 2,850,000 solar panels, which will generate 1.65 gigawatts of electricity.

110 countries pledge to end deforestation by 2030

Signatories include heavily forested nations, such as Brazil, Canada, Russia, the U.S., the U.K., Indonesia, China and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

7 countries vow to end new oil and gas exploration

Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Greenland, Ireland, Sweden, Wales and Quebec are bravely taking the lead in a commitment to stop exploring for and producing oil and gas.

Renewables can power the world, according to new study

A recent study has found that renewables can meet most of the world’s energy needs. Even the most industrialized countries that need a heavy power supply can rely on renewable energy, specifically wind and solar.  

Cleanup device removes 20,000 pounds of ocean plastic

A new device successfully hauled 20,000 pounds of trash out of the Pacific Ocean last week. This technology could potentially help clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Three California cities win $1M each to attain carbon neutrality

Los Angeles, Irvine and Petaluma have won $1 million each to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Leaded gasoline finally phased out worldwide

Leaded gasoline is no longer used anywhere in the world, according to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). Algeria, the last country left using leaded gasoline, finished its stockpile in July.

World's biggest clean energy project to power Singapore from Australia

A colossal US$22-billion infrastructure project will send Australian sunshine more than 5,000 km to Singapore, via high-voltage undersea cables. 

Artificial intelligence to reveal climate-change tipping points

Researchers are developing artificial intelligence that could assess climate change tipping points. The deep learning algorithm could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.