The end of petrol cars could be just eight years away

Author: Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Source: The Age
Date: 15/05/2017
No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the fut...

Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels

Author: Michael Safi
Date: 10/05/2017
Wholesale solar power prices have reached another record low in India, faster than analysts predicted and further undercutting the price of fossil fuel-generated power in the country. The tumbling price of solar energy also increases the likelihood that India will meet – and by its own prediction...

Paul Allen’s High-Tech Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Animals

Author: Nikki Ekstein
Source: Bloomberg
Date: 10/05/2017
If he has his way, Paul Allen will cover 90,000 square miles of African territory with smart sensors and drones by the end of this year to bring hyper-connectivity to Africa’s most remote, wildlife-packed corners. It’s the biggest, tech-focused conservation project to date, a command-and-control...

Climate Change: A deadly threat to coral reefs

Author: Climate Council
Date: 12/04/2017
Intensifying climate change remains the biggest threat to coral reefs around the world, with rising sea surface temperatures driving widespread bleaching events, according to the Climate Council’s latest report. The report ‘Climate Change: A Deadly Threat to Coral Reefs’, shows worsening blea...

Memphis Meats reveals first lab-grown chicken

Author: Katherine Martinko
Source: Treehugger
Date: 15/03/17
It looks and tastes like regular fried chicken, but its production never ruffled a feather. Meat is a staple food for most people, and as they grow wealthier, they tend to eat more of it. Individuals may benefit from the densely packed nutrients in meat, but the planet not so much. Animals occupy a...