The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitoes

Research group Target Malaria is testing gene drives on malarial mosquitoes in laboratories Environmental campaigner Liz O’Neill doesn’t mince her words about gene drives – the next generation of genetic modification (GM) technology. “It is extremely worrying,” says the director of the UK anti-GM pressure group, GM Freeze. “To release something that has been specifically … Read more

6 books about the climate crisis that offer hope

bleaching coral, floods, bushfire, biodiversity decline and extinction – as we witness the effects of climate change, amid a stream of reports warning of the cost of government inaction, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. How to counter the glow? We asked six environmental experts to each nominate a book about the climate crisis that … Read more

Red states make up half of the Top 10 states for clean energy

Environmentalism, climate change action and the like are terms usually associated with liberal politics in the US That association might lead one to believe that blue states have a leg up on implementing earth-friendly technologies and practices, but that’s not always the case. In fact, the most recent report from American Clean Power shows the … Read more

Renewables Remain ‘Cheap’ Despite Supply Chain Chaos

With the energy transition in full swing, new energy research provider BloombergNEF estimates that the global will transition require ~$173 trillion in energy supply and infrastructure investment over the next three decades, with renewable energy expected to provide 85% of our energy needs by 2050. BNEF projects that by 2030, consumption of lithium and nickel … Read more

DOE announces carbon capture funding to kickstart climate industry

Direct air carbon removal projects are like giant vacuum cleaners that suck planet-warming carbon dioxide out of the air and lock it away. They use chemicals to remove the gas from the air and store it in rocks deep underground or put it to use in materials like concrete. Nature can do this on its … Read more

Oregon businesses intent on destroying Earth

Oregonians should know and hold accountable those who joined the campaign to undermine the viability of our planet for future generations. If global warming and its climate-change consequences continue unchecked, they are likely to destroy our natural ecosystem (forests, woodlands, grasslands, deserts, etc.) by the end of the century, along with our agriculture, forestry and … Read more

The case of the disappearing deer – and how a new corridor could save it | conservation

It is twilight in Las Horquetas valley in Patagonia’s northern Aysén region. Several cars have pulled over beneath sandy cliffs on a wide paved road. Just meters away, three deer graze unperturbed in the glow of the car lights. The Patagonian huemul (Hippocamelus bisulcus)or South Andean deer, is the most endangered hoofed animal in South … Read more

Accidental discovery that scallops love ‘disco’ lights leads to new fishing technique | Environment

An unusual technique for catching scallops that was stumbled upon accidentally by scientists could potentially reduce some of the damage caused to our seabeds by fishing. The marine scientist Dr Rob Enever and his team at Fishtek Marine, a fisheries consultancy based in Devon, designed small underwater “potlights” to help protect fish stocks by replacing … Read more