From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2

From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2

From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2 Vodka, jet fuel, protein… according to a new clutch of carbon-to-value startups, these are just some of the things that can be manufactured from thin air In a warehouse laboratory in Berkeley, California, Nicholas Flanders stands in front of a …

How to have yourself a very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

How to have yourself a very merry, eco-friendly Christmas

How to have yourself a very merry, eco-friendly Christmas Less is more this festive season, as many consumers are putting the environment before price Christmas is coming, but this year there should be less wrapping paper and food going in the bin, as consumers plan to be more environmentally friendly. …

Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains

Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains

Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains Our planet’s geology shaped life on Earth. But now scientists reveal it worked the other way around too The mighty forces that created our planet’s mountains in ancient days got some unexpected help, scientists have discovered. Their research shows …

A gray wolf’s epic journey ends in death on a California highway

A gray wolf’s epic journey ends in death on a California highway

A gray wolf’s epic journey ends in death on a California highway OR-93 traveled further south than any wolf had in a hundred years. Even after death, he continues to inspire The young gray wolf who took experts and enthusiasts on a thousand-mile journey across California died last month, ending …

‘One size fits all’: how water-sharing rule changes threaten Hunter Valley farms

‘One size fits all’: how water-sharing rule changes threaten Hunter Valley farms

‘One size fits all’: how water-sharing rule changes threaten Hunter Valley farms Locals say a cease to pump rule that’s based on salinity levels in one spot is arbitrary and denies the historical use of rivers Sign up for the Rural Network email newsletter Join the Rural Network group on …

Environmental activists challenge ‘unlawful’ UK fossil fuel plan in high court

Environmental activists challenge ‘unlawful’ UK fossil fuel plan in high court

Environmental activists challenge ‘unlawful’ UK fossil fuel plan in high court Climate campaigners claim the government is giving billions of pounds in subsidies to oil and gas producers Environmental campaigners will this week ask the high court to rule that the government’s fossil fuel strategy is unlawful, in a case …

Why some of your favorite podcasts are filled with oil company ads

Why some of your favorite podcasts are filled with oil company ads

Why some of your favorite podcasts are filled with oil company ads Exxon and other fossil fuel companies are running podcast ads that suggest they are taking aggressive climate action. Climate experts call them greenwashing If you’re a regular listener of the New York Times podcast The Daily, you would …

Real or fake: which Christmas tree is most sustainable?

Real or fake: which Christmas tree is most sustainable?

Real or fake: which Christmas tree is most sustainable? This year Britons will buy 8m real trees, but there are other options that might be better for the environment It’s the annual dilemma. Do you buy an artificial tree that will give years of service, or do you stick with …

Why climate-change gardening means breaking all the rules

Why climate-change gardening means breaking all the rules

Why climate-change gardening means breaking all the rules Manage your soil and your planting with global heating in mind and you’ll not only save time and effort, but have a healthier plot Early in 2010, I moved from a home with a small, tidy back garden in Brighton to a …

Young country diary: I still love the clatter dove that sprays me with leaves | Priyanka

Young country diary: I still love the clatter dove that sprays me with leaves | Priyanka

Young country diary: I still love the clatter dove that sprays me with leaves Botanic Garden, Cambridge: The birdlife seems bold here, and the glasshouse is a hot and stuffy paradise Wandering around with the breeze gently brushing my face, the fluffy clouds above me colouring the sky with soft …