54 Mil Tons of Electronics Waste in 2019

A shocking 53.6 million metric tons of electronic waste were discarded last year, a new UN-backed report has revealed. It's equivalent to 350 cruise ships which could create a line 125 km long. 

2019 was Europe's warmest year on record

Europe is heating faster than the global average. Data from the EU's Copernicus Climate Service shows that 11 of the 12 warmest years on record on the continent have occurred since 2000. 

The Species We Lost in 2019

Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world's largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year. According to many experts, the sixth mass extinction is currently taking place.

Australia had its hottest and driest year on record

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has released its annual climate statement for 2019, and found that last year was both the hottest and driest on record for the continent.

Zero carbon electricity in the UK surpassing fossil fuels in 2019

2019 was the cleanest year on record for Britain as, for the first time, the amount of zero carbon power surpassed fossil fuel generation for a full twelve months.

Arctic Temperatures in 2019 Second Warmest Ever Recorded

The NOAA report found that the average North Pole temperature from October 2018 to September 2019 was 1.9 degrees Celsius higher than the 1981-2010 average. Scientists have dubbed the warming phenomenon Arctic amplification.

July 2019 was hottest month on record for the planet

Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat in July, as temperatures soared to new heights in the hottest month ever recorded. The record warmth also shrank Arctic and Antarctic sea ice to historic lows.

These are the 20 happiest countries

The World Happiness Report 2019, which ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be, has just been released at the United Nations. Finland, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Netherlands are the top 5.

What you can see in space in 2019

This year, space fans will be treated to two lunar mission, the Apollo 11 anniversary, some lunar and solar eclipses, and brand-new spacecrafts heading for the ISS.

Blue Origin aims to fly humans late in 2019

Unlike some previous test missions, Wednesday's New Shepard flight followed the same profile that space tourists will take. But The company has yet to begin selling tickets for the six-person capsule.

2019 Will Be Year Of The Vegan

No longer a counter-culture, 'vegan' is now a word we see and hear everywhere - in shops and restaurants, in people's conversations on the streets, and in newspapers and magazines. It's not hype or a short-term trend.

Dominica to Implement The World's Most Comprehensive Plastic Bans

By January 2019, Dominica, home to 70,000 people, plans to fully ban all common plastic and styrofoam single-use food containers.

Boeing calls 2019 Starliner vehicle crew launch “realistic”

Boeing will target the end of this year (or early 2019) for an uncrewed orbital flight test of its Starliner vehicle.

Blue Origin Will Begin Selling Suborbital Tickets in 2019

However, eager spacegoers may want to reconsider rushing to fly. So far, Blue Origin has only flown its New Shepard vehicles eight times with its first launch in April 2015 proving testy.

First 3D-printed concrete housing project

The first 3D-printed concrete house in the world is to be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands this year. It will be a single-storey house and it's expected to be ready for occupation in the first half of 2019.