The electricity needed to power new EV hitting
2019-03-21 10:10:00

The electricity needed to power new EV hitting

The US market for electric vehicles is broadening out now, beyond California. For several years the Golden State took about half of all US sales of EV; but in 2018 that share dropped from 50% to 43.6%


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Loss of work productivity in a warming world
2018-10-30 11:40:49

Loss of work productivity in a warming world

In recent years, surveys based on social-science studies have been well applied to quantify the impact of heat stress on the work capacity. However, previous surveys were mainly for developed countries

Oslo leads the way in ‘Breathe Life’ campaign for cleaner cities in climate change era
2018-10-26 16:45:09

Oslo leads the way in ‘Breathe Life’ campaign for cleaner cities in climate change era

Norway’s capital Oslo is paving a fossil-free, electrified, path in its push toward improving air quality, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced

UN resolution paves way for mass use of driverless cars
2018-10-24 15:35:23

UN resolution paves way for mass use of driverless cars

A resolution to ensure the safe use of automated vehicles was passed at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Global Forum on Road Traffic Safety in Geneva

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits
2018-10-17 12:35:41

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

Manila, Philippines – Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced

Cutting-edge tech a ‘double-edged sword for developing countries’: UN report
2018-10-12 10:30:41

Cutting-edge tech a ‘double-edged sword for developing countries’: UN report

The over-riding message of the report is that appropriate, effective policies are essential, if so-called “frontier technologies” are to change the world for the better, helping us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Disasters: UN report shows climate change causing ‘dramatic rise’ in economic losses
2018-10-11 13:25:10

Disasters: UN report shows climate change causing ‘dramatic rise’ in economic losses

Climate-related and geophysical disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis have killed 1.3 million people over the last 20 years and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless or in need of emergency assistance