Light-emitting cement

Light-emitting cement By Sustainability Matters Dr José Carlos Rubio, from Mexico’s University of San Nicolas Hidalgo, has created a light-emitting cement that has a life span of 100 years. By absorbing solar energy and returning it to the environment, Dr Rubio … Continued

Mine strikes gold with a reliable alternative to diesel

Mine strikes gold with a reliable alternative to diesel By Sustainability Matters Staff Traditionally, remote industries such as mining have relied on diesel generator facilities to power their infrastructure. However, environmental and economic concerns over this reliance on fossil fuels … Continued

Company reduces more than half of Denmark’s CO2

Company reduces more than half of Denmark’s CO2 By Sustainable Brands The energy sector accounts for around one-third of global CO2 emissions. Thus, countries’ urgent need to combat climate change is strongly related to energy companies’ ability to change from … Continued

Victory for Youth in Federal Climate Case

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Victory for Youth in Federal Climate Case FEDERAL COURT AFFIRMS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KIDS AND DENIES MOTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY IN YOUTH’S LANDMARK CLIMATE CHANGE CASE Today, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin of the federal District Court in … Continued

Scrapping Hinkley for Renewable Alternatives

Scrapping Hinkley for renewable alternatives Solar and wind would generate the equivalent power to Hinkley over the plant’s planned lifetime for £40bn less, says analysis comparing future costs. Scrapping plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset and building … Continued

World Bank Invest in Climate Change projects

World Bank Invest in Climate Change projects The world’s biggest provider of public finance to developing countries will refocus its financing efforts towards tackling climate change, group said the World Bank has made a “fundamental shift” in its role of … Continued

Renewable Energy Investments: New World Record Set

Renewable Energy Investments: Major Milestones Reached Coal and gas-fired generation attracted less than half as much capacity investment as renewables last year; Renewables added more to global energy generation capacity than all other technologies combined; For first time, developing world … Continued

Weaving a Tapestry of Hope for Climate Change

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Weaving a tapestry of hope for Climate Change Dr. Janet Goodall & Dr. Sylvia Earle Amid the milieu of fierce deliberation and uncertainty that defined much of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in late 2015, primatologist, conservationist, … Continued

Dutch Government Ordered to Cut Carbon Emissions

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Dutch government ordered to cut carbon emissions A court in The Hague has ordered the Dutch government to cut its emissions by at least 25% within five years, in a landmark ruling expected to cause ripples around the world. To … Continued

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