River Thames home to 138 seal pups, finds annual count!
The steel industry is investigating ways to make steel that don't involve coal: https://about.bnef.com/blog/hydrogen-solve-steels-climate-test-hobble-coal/
Given that coke is a critical ingredient today, if hydrogen can be used to replace it then steel production can become a lot less impactful.
30 min prog with some good news items e.g. takeaway getting rid of plastic, rewilding projects: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000863f/inside-out-west-02092019
This device can tell you whether an item is recyclable:
Carbon pricing market is picking up and getting more regulation - which in turn means it really starts to work in changing behaviours!
10 signs of climate progress form 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=SLNruOqmnNo
Costa Rica's plans to become carbon neutral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAZxYONrYd8
Incredible President of Bhutan on his country's pledge to remain carbon negative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=7Lc_dlVrg5M
Civil societies at the forefront of protecting forestry in Ghana. Community efforts will lead to positive results. The old system of a few watchdogs has been infective. This will go a long way to prevent rampant illegal logging & bring some sanity. However these efforts should be combined with educational actives to empower local communities on why it matters!
The more eyes the better.
Blockchain for supply chain, a “catalyst for change”
Amazon to purchase more renewable energy & and transition to EVs
Google doesn’t want to be left behind.
Clean energy for data centers -
Encouraging snippets about secondhand clothing revolution in UK on this radio programme presented by Mary Portas: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008hwd
If there was ever a clever way to start influencing over consumption habits, it is this - stop using public spaces to advertise stuff we don’t have to convince us we need it, and start advertising things that matter - values, kindness, relationships and connections. Starting with cats but think of the potential of this idea?!!! https://metro.co.uk/2016/09/12/every-advert-in-a-london-underground-station-has-been-replaced-with-cat-photos-6123655/
UK roadsides on verge of becoming wildlife corridors, say experts
New guidelines could save councils money and lead to 400bn more wildflowers
Looks like it costs £20k for a smaller station platform. I'm sure there's an environmentally-minded philanthropist could fund these?
@JessT perhaps it might not be the worst idea to find someone from marketing / advertising who might be happy to help work out what could go onto those posters on a station and we could look for funding ?
@Marina not my field at all! Do you or @Roxy know anyone? I really could see this happening...
Could be adverts only for super sustainable products, tips for sustainable living or perhaps cartoons that persuade people to act?!
New electric vehicle charging station in Maryland.
Rolls-Royce Looks to Develop the World’s Fastest Electric Plane
The inaugural flight is planned for 2020. The plane reaches a top speed of roughly 300 mph.
Courtesy of the ACCEL project: Accelerating of Electrification of Flight.
World's largest wind turbines to be built off Yorkshire coast
Biggest offshore windfarm in North Sea will generate electricity for 4.5m homes
Positive news from UK councils that is also providing examples for local businesses
BBC News - Fight climate change. Think global. Act local (council)
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