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Oil from BP spill has officially entered the food chain

Researchers in Louisiana have found carbon from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the feathers and digestive tracts of seaside sparrows, proving for the first time that oil from the disastrous 2010 spill has entered the food chain. The

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How smart cities are creating a greener future

Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water

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Kids, go nag your parents about saving energy

In a new study in Nature Energy, researchers at Stanford University found that teaching Girl Scouts in California about energy-saving practices could make them — and their parents — behave better at home. That is, when it comes to turning

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A 1.5C vs 2C world

Half a degree makes a very big difference when judging how different parts of the world will feel the effects of climate change. This is the conclusion from the first study to compare and contrast the consequences of 1.5C world

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Shell’s decommissioning plans another Brent Spar PR disaster?

Shell is preparing to start the decommissioning of its four gigantic oil platforms in the famous Brent field in the Scottish part of the North Sea – a huge undertaking. Unfortunately, write Professor Alex Russell of the Oil Industry Finance

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The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town

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Offshore wind could replace Hinkley in UK at same cost

Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’s the assessment of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (Bnef) following

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Overshoot Day 2016: the responsibility of our generation

by Fabio Feldmann Since the 1950’s, humanity has reached unprecedented consumption patterns, providing undeniable material progress. It is hard to imagine that at the time of our parents and grandparents, cities coexisted with trams and trains and cars were relatively

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The Paris Agreement for climate change

The 21th Conference of Parties (COP 21) of the UN gathered 195 countries to negotiate and finalize the first global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Understand the importance of this agreement and how everyone can participate.

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40.000km without fuel around the world: a first for energy

«We have now just watched our shared dream unveil, becoming a reality. It’s with great emotion that I write this last blog to report on the Round-the-World solar flights. Emotions, tears, relief, exhilaration is what we are all feeling right

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