It could be that interest in Cecil will continue to wane. On the other hand, the outrage could reflect a shift in values that could increase public support for wildlife conservation.
Burning wood pellets for heat and electricity might actually be increasing carbon emissions and may endanger forest biodiversity.
New, mass-timber engineering could transform the twenty-first-century city from a carbon source into a carbon sink
It may come as no surprise that people who’ve taken psychedelic drugs tend to feel a certain connection with nature. After all, psychedelics and Earth Mother-loving hippie culture share a certain heritage. Yet a new study adds an intriguing wrinkle to the stereotype: maybe it’s not just a hippie thing. Maybe there’s something about the drugs that, regardless of one’s predispositions, nurtures a love of nature and a change in one’s environmental behaviors. Maybe there’s a lesson in there.
Whether a switch to 100% renewable power around the world will happen will ultimately depend on political and public will. Nonetheless, small regional pushes towards renewables are already taking place.
A U.K. study finds that shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity based on its environmental, economic and social sustainability, ranking seventh out of nine different energy sources. Coal was the worst option, while wind and solar ranked the best.
Illegal fishing is getting harder, thanks to public surveillance from space
A new low-cost, biodegradable battery is made of paper and fueled by bacteria. It could be the ultimate sustainable solution for powering small electronic devices.
Small changes to flight routes could deliver big climate savings
Temperature and precipitation patterns shifted an average of 3.7 kilometers per decade during the 20th century, and 3.4% of Earth’s surface has entered a novel climate regime.