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Immunity boosting foods could be good for our health and for the planet, research reveals

Searches for ‘immunity boosting foods’ rose by 350 per cent at the start of the pandemic as people sought out ways to stay healthy. And it turns out some of the most frequently recommended health foods may also be good…

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‘Victory for the planet’: South African court revokes Shell’s oil and gas exploration rights 

A South African court has banned Shell from searching for fossil fuels along the country’s Wild Coast, a decision hailed by campaigners as a “massive victory” for the planet. Last year, petroleum giant Shell announced that it would start searching…

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Biden to boost biotech to tackle cancer, climate change

President Joe Biden today will sign an executive order to bolster the bioengineering industry, creating an initiative that will support both his Cancer Moonshot initiative to reduce mortality and the administration’s goal to tackle climate change. Biden believes that boosting…

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Why the Rush to Mine Lithium Could Dry Up the High Andes

What environmental price should the world be willing to pay for the metals needed to switch to electric vehicles? The question is being asked urgently in South America where there are growing fears that what is good for the global…

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World’s first zero emission ferry sets sails between Marseille and Corsica

Your next trip to Corsica could be kinder on the environment thanks to a new ‘zero particle’ ferry connecting Marseille and Ajaccio. In an industry first, the ferry’s fine-particle filtration system can capture 99 per cent of sulphur oxides and…

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Hawaii closes its last coal power plant: Are its renewable replacements ready for the switch?

The last bits of ash and greenhouse gases from Hawai’i’s only remaining coal-fired power plant slipped into the environment this week when the state’s dirtiest source of electricity burned its final pieces of fuel. The last coal shipment arrived in…

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How Plants Can Help Clean Up Our Polluted Environment

We live in a world where pollution has become an everyday problem. One of the best ways to combat pollution is to use plants. Plants can help clean up our air, water, and soil. They do this by absorbing pollutants…

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Solar power helped the EU avoid €29 billion in gas imports this summer

Solar power accounted for 12.2 per cent of the European Union’s electricity generated this summer – the highest share on record, according to a new report. This power would have cost as much as €29 billion had it come from…

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Rarest sea turtle on the planet hatches in Louisiana for the first time in 75 years

After being dismissed as unviable for sea turtle life decades ago, the Chandeleur Islands, off the coast of New Orleans, Louisiana, have seen the world’s most endangered turtles hatch again. A local restoration agency was surveying birds when crew members…

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