On the origins of environmental bullshit

Author: David Schlosberg
Date: 25.07.17
I grew up in the Long Island suburbs of New York and have vivid memories of running behind the “fog trucks”. These trucks went through the neighbourhoods spraying DDT for mosquito control until it was banned in 1972. I didn’t know it until much later, but that experience, and exposure, wa...

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...

Regional home and business owners driving Australia’s solar energy boom

Author: Angela Lavoipierre
Source: ABC News
Date: 23rd March 2017
When you think of solar, you probably think of vast fields of black panels at large-scale solar farms, producing enormous quantities of power. But Australia's real solar engine, at least for the time being, is a much more humble sight. It is small collections of solar panels on ordinary homes and ...

Solar switch for one of Australia’s biggest companies funded by community

Author: Ursula Malone
Source: ABC News
Date: 22nd December 2016
Mum and dad investors are using their savings to fund a half-a-million-dollar solar energy project at the Wesfarmers-owned Blackwoods distribution depot at Canning Vale in Western Australia. Blackwood is the country's largest distributor of industrial and safety supplies and its Canning Vale depot ...

India unveils the world’s largest solar power plant

Author: Al Jazeera News
Date: 30th November 2016
The country is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year. Images have been released showing the sheer size of a new solar power plant in southern India. The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq km. This makes it the large...

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...