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Viewpoint: Where are the cheap electric cars?

Viewpoint: Where are the cheap electric cars?

By Jeremy Williams If I had a pound for every time someone tells me they can’t afford an electric car, I could buy myself a very nice bike. It’s a recurring theme – EVs are all very well, but they’re too expensive for us ordinary folks. I guess I have no choice but to continue driving my diesel SUV. There […]

It will become even harder to be a heavy polluting motorist in Paris

It will become even harder to be a heavy polluting motorist in Paris

Uncategorized By Anders Lorenzen In a referendum in the French capital, Paris, it’s citizens today (Sunday 4th of February) voted in favor of mandating large SUVs to pay three times what they pay now for parking fees. It’s the latest move taken in Paris to tackle pollution, ease congestion and become a more pedestrian and bike-friendly city. The referendum, less […]

Analysis: The surprising connection between eco-anxiety and loneliness

Analysis: The surprising connection between eco-anxiety and loneliness

By James Arnott and Shannon Stirone Recent research shows that the unfolding crises in climate change and social isolation may actually be connected. The climate crisis isn’t just altering our physical environments. It could even be transforming our minds and how we connect to each other. Many people are experiencing escalating anxiety levels about the potential for extreme weather events […]

Viewpoint: A breakthrough in sustainable aviation fuel?

Viewpoint: A breakthrough in sustainable aviation fuel?

By Jeremy Williams Today Virgin Atlantic flew one of their planes from London to New York on 100% sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF. It’s a world first – so far SAF has only been used as a percentage in a fuel mix. This will be the first time that a commercial airliner has taken on nothing but biofuels, and it […]

We Earthlings: Contact Lens Pollution

We Earthlings: Contact Lens Pollution

Each year between 1.8-3.36 billion contacts are flushed down the drain. You might not think that something so small could be a problem, but those contacts become microplastics that contaminate our water. Don’t contribute to plastic pollution, always dispose of your contacts properly. You can recycle your contacts through recycling programs. Print or share We Earthling posters to inspire others […]

Book review: No More Fossils, by Dominic Boyer

Book review: No More Fossils, by Dominic Boyer

By Jeremy Williams Forerunners is a series of short books from the University of Minnesota Press, where authors can offer “thought-in-process scholarship, where intense analysis, questioning, and speculation take the lead.” No More Fossils is part of that series, probing the ‘fossil’ aspect of the term fossil fuels. What is a fossil? How do they form, and what sorts of […]

Green Earth Book Awards 2023 Winners

Green Earth Book Awards 2023 Winners

Children’s books about the environment don’t often get the kind of mainstream attention as fantasies and literary fiction. The Nature Generation’s annual Green Earth Book Awards help generate some of that valuable book buzz for environmental-themed books aimed at young people. The books they honor inspire youth to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment – […]

Earth911 Inspiration: Ordinary Situations

Earth911 Inspiration: Ordinary Situations

Our daily decisions add up to an immense impact on the world we live in. When you change your daily decisions, you can inspire others to think about nature and act to restore it. Today’s quote comes from German Romantic writer Jean Paul Richter, “Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.” Earth911 […]

We Earthlings: The Water Cost of Silk

We Earthlings: The Water Cost of Silk

One yard of silk requires 2,542 gallons of water. A gown takes eight to 10 yards of fabric — that’s up to 26,420 gallons of water you’re wearing depending on the cut of your dress. It’s wonderful to have a special gown of your own, but be aware the environmental cost of your choice. Givw your gown a second life […]