Dutch court orders Shell to cut carbon emissions 45% by 2030

Ruling on a suit filed by the Netherlands branch of Friends of the Earth,  a court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45 % before the decade is over.

Gothenburg, Sweden develops world's first zero-emissions zone

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world’s first large-scale zero-emissions city zone.  If the initiative works as proposed, Gothenburg Green City Zone will implement 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030.

UK to be powered entirely by offshore wind turbines

U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. The U.K. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy.

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Even if governments around the world meet their ambitious global commitments, worldwide annual emissions to rivers, lakes and oceans could be as much as 53 million metric tones by the year 2030.

Apple Promises to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

Apple will be carbon neutral across its entire supply chain, including the manufacturing of computers, iPhones, and everything else. They also plan 100 percent recycled material for all of their devices. 

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.

Our World Is Mostly Middle Class and Largely Old

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's Plan to Reverse Its Lifetime CO2 Emissions

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.

TESS is finding hundreds of exoplanets

TESS is likely to find between 10,000 and 15,000 exoplanet candidates by 2025. By 2030, the European Space Agency’s GAIA and PLATO missions are expected to find another 20,000-35,000 planets. 

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.

Extreme heat to hit one third of the African urban population

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 Plans on Banning all Wasteful Disposables by 2030

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.

Amazon aims to make 50% of its shipments carbon-neutral

Online giant plans to reach half of all shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The new initiative is called ‘Shipment Zero’.

Eating your veggies, even in space

Norwegian researchers are developing the self-contained planters that will allow astronauts to grow food in space. They have just completed an experiment that involved growing lettuce for space.

Bristol, England, aims for carbon neutrality by 2030

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.