Environment

Aviation’s flight towards low emissions only fuels the crisis

As aviation hurtles towards electric planes, a zero-emission plane looks far off As a report claims that airlines are struggling to control …

For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot

It’s not just the megarich: increased spending power leads us all to inflict environmental damage. It’s time for a radical plan It …

A rising tide: ‘overtourism’ and the curse of the cruise ships

In Kotor and Dubrovnik large cruise ships dock regularly throughout the season, depositing thousands of people each day into the tourist hotspots …

Google signs up to $2bn wind and solar investment

Tech giant’s push for greener energy prompts biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history Google’s chief executive has revealed plans for the …

Making carbon-neutral clothes out of algae: the designers taking on fast fashion – video

The fashion industry is a fossil-fuel-guzzling operation as many of our clothes are made from petroleum-based textiles such as polyester. Even natural …

Charts: America’s Political Divide, 1994–2017

Original animation from Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (October 2017). Charts: America’s Political Divide, From 1994–2017 Politics can be a hot button …

Visualizing the Scale of Plastic Bottle Waste Against Major Landmarks

View the original interactive visualization at Reuters Graphics. Visualizing the Scale of Plastic Bottle Waste By the time you’re finished reading this …

New windfarms will not cost billpayers after subsidies hit record low

Cost of supporting offshore turbines drops to less than market price for electricity The UK’s next wave of offshore windfarms will generate …