Entries by aza

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise. […]

Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

The citizens of four major European countries think the impacts of climate change such as severe floods and storms are already affecting them, according to a major new polling study. The research dispels the idea that global warming is widely seen as a future problem, and also shows strong support for action to tackle global […]

Barcelona to ban old cars from roads to tackle air pollution

Barcelona will ban cars that are older than 20 years from the roads during the week to cut traffic emissions by 30% over 15 years. The measure – a joint initiative between the city council, the Catalan government and other metropolitan bodies – will come into force on 1 January 2019 and will cover Barcelona […]

Arid Zone Afforestation – Safe Tree

Safe Tree is an innovate, environmentally friendly, tree planting system. It is the result of long research and experiments on plants behaviour, under the conditions we created, and with the materials we selected and processed for this purpose. Safe Tree is applied via different methods in the following two areas: Areas where periods of rainfall […]

Marshall Islands first to ratify global HFC greenhouse gas pact

The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean became the first nation on Tuesday to ratify a 2016 accord to cut the use of powerful factory-made greenhouse gases, saying the survival of the nation was at risk from climate change. The parliament of the Marshall Islands, with a population of 53,000 vulnerable to rising sea levels […]

Microplastics in Oceans Outnumber Stars in Our Galaxy by 500 Times

The United Nations is “declaring war“ on the biggest sources of planetary pollution—ocean plastic. On Thursday, the intergovernmental organization’s environment program (UNEP) launched its #CleanSeas campaign at the World Ocean Summit hosted by The Economist in Bali, Indonesia. The unprecedented global initiative urges governments and businesses to take measures to eliminate microplastics from cosmetics and […]

90 Percent of New Power in Europe From Renewables

Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels. But industry leaders said they were worried about the lack of political support beyond 2020, when binding EU renewable energy targets end. Of the 24.5GW of new […]