Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched
2019-01-15 16:25:36

Just 5% of Earth's landscape is untouched

Humans have a greater influence on the world's landscape than previously thought, according to a comprehensive new high-resolution analysis of human modification of the planet


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Global commission describes New geopolitical power dynamics created by renewables
2019-01-14 16:25:32

Global commission describes New geopolitical power dynamics created by renewables

Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation says the new energy age will reshape relations between states and regions bringing "A New World" of power, security, energy independence

End of hard coal mining sets example for successful structural change
2018-12-28 10:10:53

End of hard coal mining sets example for successful structural change

On 21. December 2018 the mining of hard coal officially comes to an end in Germany. The closing of the last mine in the Ruhr region marks the end of 200 years of mining the fossil fuel that made Germany’s industrialisation possible

UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface
2018-12-27 14:55:51

UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface

Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launching a new online portal developed

COP24 addresses climate change displacement ahead of crunch migration meeting
2018-12-10 13:35:58

COP24 addresses climate change displacement ahead of crunch migration meeting

As hundreds of decision-makers are gathering in Marrakech to agree new standards for global migration, the United Nations climate change conference ‘COP24’ is looking at concrete ways to help countries

Colonizing other planets could trigger war on Earth
2018-12-04 16:05:52

Colonizing other planets could trigger war on Earth

Plans for the exploration and even colonization of other planets are very much in the air, and getting to Mars in particular has become a billionaire's hobby lately. Elon Musk would like to establish a human colony on Mars in a matter of decades

CO2 emissions on the rise for first time in four years, UN agency warns
2018-11-29 14:10:39

CO2 emissions on the rise for first time in four years, UN agency warns

A new report released on Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose again during 2017 after a three year hiatus, highlighting the imperative for countries to deliver