Activists fear time is running out to save what they call Europe’s last major “wild river” Cutting into craggy mountains, meandering through plains and eventually hitting Albania’s shimmering Adriatic, the Vjosa river’s untouched landscapes are a national treasure, but one that is under imminent threat. Activists feel that time is […]

Credit: Shutterstock Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in the leading scientific journal Nature. The analysis suggests that, to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage […]

Dr Greg Brittles, Tokamak Energy TOKAMAK ENERGY Dr Greg Brittles’ eyes gleam with excitement when he explains the project he is working on. “It’s every engineer’s dream really, to have a project that’s technically challenging, which requires you to develop new technology and solutions to hard problems, but that are […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Diatoms are tiny unicellular plants—no bigger than half a millimeter—which inhabit the surface water of the world’s oceans where sunlight penetration is plenty. Despite their modest size, they are one of the world’s most powerful resources for removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. They currently […]

A 3D digital image of Labna, an ancient Maya structure in the Puuc region. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Proyecto Arqueológico Regional de Bolonchén) By shooting billions of lasers at the ground, scientists have uncovered evidence of a sophisticated civilization left by the ancient Maya who lived in the northern Yucatán Peninsula […]

Only profound changes in the way society produces, distributes and consumes almost everything—starting with energy—can forestall potentially catastrophic changes, Nobel laureates said in a joint statement The failure to halt climate change, the destruction of nature and other intertwined global crises poses an existential risk to humanity, ten Nobel laureates […]