On a military site in England, a Rolls-Royce AE-2100A gas turbine jet engine — used in regional aircraft all over the world — is undergoing flight tests using hydrogen fuel for the first time, reported BBC News. The tests are being conducted in partnership with airline easyJet. In the short term, the purpose of the […]
Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the property beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo buildings in the Daytona Beach area were deemed unsafe.
The 2022 World Cup kicked off Sunday with a match between host country Qatar and the national team of Ecuador. In the runup to the much-anticipated international sporting event, FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy agreed that the game would reduce or offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions.
One common tactic of renewable energy opponents is to emphasize the new technology’s environmental impact in a way that disguises the harm caused by what it is intended to replace. For example, wind power opponents often point to the turbines’ threat to birds. However, a 2012 study found that fossil fuel plants kill 35 times […]
Earlier this year, the UK began requiring cafés and restaurants with more than 250 employees to include the number of calories next to each dish on their menus, reported BBC Future. Mexican chain Wahaca was not a fan of the new requirement at first, but then took the extra menu labeling even further by adding […]
Could the City of Light ban the electric scooters that have become popular in cities around the world? Paris currently has three rental e-scooter companies whose licenses are set to expire in February, and concerns about safety, congestion and ultimate environmental impact mean those licenses may not be renewed. “If we don’t find an agreement […]
By Eric Hittinger, Eric Williams, Qing Mias, and Tiruwork B. Tibebu The planet is heating up as greenhouse gas emissions rise, contributing to extreme heat waves and once-unimaginable flooding. Yet despite the risks, countries’ policies are not on track to keep global warming in check. The problem isn’t a lack of technology. The International Energy […]
As the UK braces for the first full winter since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked a global energy crisis, it will have a little extra help. The largest battery storage system on the European continent went live in East Yorkshire on Monday, as Harmony Energy — the company behind the project — announced. “Battery energy […]