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.
The world today is getting steadily older—mature, settled adults over the age of 30 are now half the population and growing. And the world is getting steadily richer—about half the world is now middle class or richer.
Microsoft CEO announced recently that not only does the company plan to be carbon negative by 2030, but if it succeeds, the move will effectively cancel out its lifetime CO2 emissions by 2050.
Researchers have assessed a range of possible scenarios regarding the rate of climate change in 173 African cities for the years 2030, 2060 and 2090. Their results show that a third of African city-dwellers could be affected by deadly heat waves in 2090.
Taiwan aims to be completely free of plastic bags and all single-use plastic items, such as utensils and beverage cups, by 2030. Starting this year, chain restaurants will be restricted from giving straws to customers for in-store use.
Online giant plans to reach half of all shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The new initiative is called ‘Shipment Zero’.
Bristol has certainly pioneered a name for itself as a center for all things green. Now Bristol's city council has declared a climate emergency and promised to target complete carbon neutrality for the city by 2030.
Scientists this week released a conceptual design report for a next-generation particle accelerator in China, which would serve as a “Higgs boson factory,” as its proponents have called it.
Mayors from 19 American cities have formed a coalition to push green energy initiatives in their cities and make all buildings net-zero by 2050.
By the end of this year, Sweden will have added enough capacity to reach its 2030 target of 18 terawatt hours of new renewable energy output 12 years early.