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Coronavirus: Chancellor Rishi Sunak sets aside £3bn for green jobs as part of economic recovery

作者:admin 2020-07-07

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is setting aside £3bn to create green jobs as part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.The money includes £1bn towards the decarbonisation of public buildings like schools and hospitals - many of which are 阅读全文

Baby turtles thrive on tourist-free Thai beaches and bright orange baby monkeys 'living happily' in parks

作者:admin 2020-07-06

In the inky darkness, a tiny body wiggles in the sand.It's 1am and the team and I are gathered around a small bamboo fence on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Samui. Inside the enclosure is a nest of 85 eggs from the critically endangered Hawk 阅读全文

Norilsk: The city built by gulag prisoners where Russia guards its Arctic secrets

作者:admin 2020-07-04

The drive from Norilsk airport to the city takes you past mile after mile of crumbling, Soviet-era factories.It looks like an endless, rusting scrapyard - a jumble of pipes, industrial junk and frost-bitten brickwork. If you were looking for an indus 阅读全文

Coronavirus: Government urged to fulfil £9bn pledge to decarbonise UK homes after outbreak

作者:admin 2020-07-02

The government needs to decarbonise UK homes if it is serious about a green building programme after the coronavirus outbreak, climate change campaigners have said.The UK is thought to have the most energy inefficient housing stock in western Europe, 阅读全文

Scientists investigate how Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32,000 years

作者:admin 2020-07-02

Scientists are investigating how an Arctic plant was brought back to life after 32,000 years. The silene stenophylla, a plant with white flowers native to Siberia, was revived from 32,000-year-old seeds by Russian scientists. They were found co 阅读全文

'Not what the doctor ordered': Microplastics found in fruit and veg

作者:admin 2020-06-27

Microplastics have been discovered in fruits and vegetables, with apples and carrots found to be the most contaminated, studies show.Campaigners have called for an urgent investigation into the tiny pieces of plastic following the results of the rese 阅读全文

Farmers call for green trade policy to help tackle climate change

作者:admin 2020-06-21

The government should be pursuing a green trade policy in the wake of COVID-19 and Brexit, if it is serious about tackling climate change, according to the National Farmers' Union.The union's deputy president Stuart Roberts told Sky News that the gre 阅读全文

Green 'flash' number plates to encourage the switching to electric cars and avoid congestion charges

作者:admin 2020-06-21

Drivers of zero-emission cars are to have a green "flash" added to the left hand side of their number plates to show they are eligible to by-pass congestion zone charges or secure cheaper parking.The change, which will be introduced in the Autumn, is 阅读全文

Portugal: 'Europe's dumping ground' suspends waste imports over landfill concerns

作者:admin 2020-06-21

Portugal, which traditionally takes in large amounts of rubbish from other countries including the UK because of its low waste management fees, has suspended imports to protect its own landfill capacity. The COVID-19 crisis has led to more domestic w 阅读全文

Coronavirus: Effects of lockdown could see UK carbon emissions drop by 11% this year

作者:admin 2020-06-11

The effects of lockdown are on course to reduce emissions this year by nearly four times the UK's target for becoming carbon neutral by 2050.Analysis shared with Sky News shows that if we progress in a linear way, carbon emissions will reduce by 11% 阅读全文