#environment

We can't save the world with electric cars

Going electric does not solve our problems, it only deepens them. As engineers, we must say the opinion of the professionals in the industry is contrary to the mainstream, and for good reason, Zsolt Horváth and Tamás Ignácz write.

#cars #energy #environment

Deep in the Wilderness, the World’s Largest Beaver Dam Endures

The largest beaver dam on Earth was discovered via satellite imagery in 2007, and since then only one person has trekked into the Canadian wild to see it. It’s a half-mile long and has created a 17-acre lake in the northern forest — a testament to the beaver’s resilience.

#animals #environment #canada

State bans see increase in national abortions, decrease in reproductive care

The fall of Roe v. Wade has had its predictable consequences, a year out: not a reduction in overall abortion rates, but a reduction in the quality of reproductive healthcare. Told you so.

#america #health #law #environment

Human impact on Earth's tilt leaves researchers 'surprised and concerned'

Groundwater extracted for irrigation and other human activities displaced 2,150 gigatons of water between 1993 and 2010.

#environment #science

Norway Aims to Open Arctic Waters to Deep-Sea Mining

Norway may soon open waters in the Arctic and sub-Arctic to sea floor mining. The growing demand for important minerals, including copper and nickel, may require this new type of mining, the Norwegian government says.

#environment #business

The Idea of Recycling Plastic is Mostly Greenwashing

A good round-up of recent reveals and what we can do about it.

#environment #ethics

Why libertarian cities fail

Freedom-loving libertarians who build communities under the assumption that natural resources are unlimited discover, to their dismay, that this isn't so.

#environment #politics

Recycling plastic is practically impossible — and the problem is getting worse

#environment #disaster

Rainwater everywhere on Earth unsafe to drink due to ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

#environment #health #science

Giant Rodents 'Invaded' a Wealthy Gated Community. What Happened Next is a Lesson for Cities in the Climate Change Era

#animals #cities #environment

“Elephant in the room”: Clean energy’s need for unsustainable minerals

#energy #environment

South America's 'lithium fields' reveal the dark side of our electric future

#energy #environment

Newfound type of storm is a 1,000-km-wide puddle in the sky

#cool #environment #science

Ten Million a Year

If the pandemic so terrified us that billions of us retreated into panicked cocoons for months, what can explain or justify our blindness and indifference towards the ten million lives ended each year by the repeated inhalation of smog?

Like I said many times before: We chose to be terrified by the pandemic. It was a choice.

#environment #pandemic #health

La montagne de déchets électroniques pèsera cette année plus que la Muraille de Chine

"As of this year, the mountain of electronic waste will weigh more than the Great Wall of China."

#tech #environment

The miracle of the commons

Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight

#environment #economics

Better air is the easiest way not to die

#environment #health

How Mayo Is Being Used to Save Sea Turtles

#food #animals #environment

Study supports link between traffic-related air pollution and mental disorders

#environment #health

The ecological impact of fences

#animals #environment #architecture

400.000 décès prématurés en raison de la pollution de l’air

#environment #health #disaster

Working off-grid efficiently

#tech #environment

Florida mosquitoes: 750 million genetically modified insects to be released

#animals #environment #science

Air pollution is much worse than we thought

Ditching fossil fuels would pay for itself through clean air alone.

#environment #health

The scary real-life town that inspired the Silent Hill movie

#cities #games #environment

An 88 percent decline in large freshwater animals

#animals #environment #disaster

Houston’s Highway Mega-Plan: An Environmental Justice Disaster

#cars #environment #disaster

Tesla alerte le gouvernement américain sur la pénurie à venir de métaux pour la voiture électrique

#cars #energy #environment #business #america

New Eiffel Tower Park Plan: More Trees, Fewer Cars

The most famous space in the city is set to get a pedestrian-friendly redesign that will create the city’s largest garden by 2024.

#cities #environment

Study: Pollution from coal power plants weakens the Asian Monsoon

#energy #environment

Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving

#cars #energy #environment

Mayor of Paris remains committed to the struggle to reclaim her city from the car: Hume

Anne Hidalgo admits her traffic plan is “radical,” but makes no apologies.

#cities #environment

Researchers: Tibetan Glacial Melt Threatens Billions

#climate #environment

The Real "No-Go Zone" of France: A Forbidden No Man's Land Poisoned by War

#france #war #environment

Our obsession with green lawns drives me nuts, and it's killing the environment

#cities #environment

Why Boston Has the Best Tasting Tap Water in the Nation

#america #cities #environment

Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia

#africa #environment #tech

Robot army 'to help alleviate future floods'

#environment #engineering #robots

Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

#youth #environment #law

Moscow’s Protected Landscapes

My home town, Moscow, has earned its reputation for abandoned industrial zones, flashy business districts and traffic jams. Visitors are often surprised to discover that it is also a green city.

#cities #environment