"pristine" fresh air in a unique location

The Southern Ocean, an area south of 40 degrees latitude, has been identified as one place on Earth where the air has not been contaminated. The air of it is free of aerosols resulting from human activities.

California passes landmark rule for zero-emission trucks

California, U.S. has passed a landmark rule requiring all truck manufacturers to sell more electric trucks starting in 2024. This rule comes amid efforts to reverse climate change’s effects in America.

Britain hits a new record going two months coal-free

For the first time in over a hundred years, Britain has gone for a record two months without using coal energy. This new milestone is due in part to the coronavirus pandemic and investment in renewable energy. 

How COVID-19 could speed up smart-city visionі

Authorities all over the world are wondering whether the pre-COVID-19 traffic madness will return to their cities or if there's an alternative that can make them healthier, greener and a lot smarter than previously.

This electric aircraft could jump-start the future of flight

A U.S. company sends the largest zero-emissions airplane yet on its first flight. These electric commercial aircraft will enable the offering of flying services of people and packages in a way previously not possible.

MIT moves towards sustainable artificial intelligence

Current artificial intelligence (AI) technology is powerful, but often relies on high energy consumption. U.S. researchers have devised a solution that reduces the AI model training’s carbon footprint.

Generation Z and the rise of a new fashion

Generation Z understand the importance of sustainability, durability, and ethics, and want these reflected in the clothes they buy. Fashion for them is not about specific brand names and more about reflecting a personal identity.

Cities are transforming as electric bike sales skyrocket

Bicycles are the ideal mode of transportation as cities emerge from quarantine. Returning to a car-dominated city after the pandemic lockdown is ‘out of the question’.

A Membrane That Separates CO2 From Other Gases

Scientists have developed a new type of self-assembling silver membrane that could be used to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions before they have a chance to spread in the atmosphere.

The EU Wants to Cut Pesticide Use by 2030 to Save Bees

While the EU previously banned neonicotinoids — insecticides that target the central nervous system — in 2018, many other pesticides still pose a serious threat to Europe’s bee population.

Researchers engineer photosynthetic bacteria to produce hydrogen

Engineering a version of photosynthesis that might be useful for fuel production is challenging. Now, german researchers have rearranged some photosynthetic proteins to make bacteria emit hydrogen when exposed to light.

UK pilot project mixes "green" hydrogen with natural gas

A pilot project at Keele University is pumping out a mix of 80 percent natural gas and 20 percent hydrogen made by electrolysis in a shipping container sized unit.

Pakistan's virus-idled workers hired to plant trees

Since Pakistan locked down to try to stem the spread of COVID-19, unemployed day laborers have been given new jobs as "jungle workers", planting saplings as part of the country's 10 Billion Tree Tsunami programme.

Sweden and Austria close their last coal plants

Europe just gained its second and third coal-free countries. Sweden and Austria have both shut their last coal-fired plants in late April, joining Belgium in going coal-free in favor of renewable energy sources.

People are realizing how badly they need nature

Coronavirus is forcing people to reevaluate natural outdoor spaces for the first time in decades. Ideally, this pandemic experience will lead planners in urban areas to redesign for more natural green spaces.