As deforestation continues to diminish the number of trees, vital for absorbing carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels, scientists are looking for ways to replicate natural processes to reduce pollution levels.
$62.5bn is lost in 50 million tonnes of electrical and electronic waste annually, but new and available technology could lead to the process of dematerialisation, changing physical assets to electronic.
Super Bowl LIII is going green, with Budweiser pledging to offset 100% of Atlanta’s electricity use throughout Super Bowl week with renewable energy.
Developing the technologies that are expected to — and in many cases are already beginning to — shape the future, technology companies must do more to protect the earth and humanity from the problems they create, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba, has warned.
The government of the United Kingdom has unveiled a new Clear Air Strategy, setting a “bold new goal” to reduce pollution and grow clean energy use over the next decade.
A bio-plastics partnership has developed the chemistry behind a plant-based fire-suppressant building material that could have helped prevent the Grenfell disaster in London in June 2017.
The NASA Insight Lander has set a new solar power record – generating more than 4,500Wh of power in its first day on Mars – more than any lander or rover ever deployed by the US space agency.
Hungary has responded to the tightening of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), designed to reduce emissions and fight climate change, by setting itself the target of ending all coal use within the next decade.
After more than a decade of delays, the Olkiluoto 3 Nuclear Power Plant is in the final stages of being connected to the grid after completing hot functional tests earlier this year.
Spain has recently announced that it is seeking a switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050.
The integration of climate science and catastrophe modelling could benefit society, according to a new report by The Geneva Association.
Scotland currently generates a significant amount of electricity from renewable sources – around 60% of the country’s gross annual consumption in 2015, up from just 12% in 2000.
Off the coast of Orkney, a white cylinder containing 27.6 petabytes of computing storage rests on the seabed.
Put the H with the O and you get the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Hyundai Nexo, a car that cleans the air while it is being driven.
Researchers from the University of Singapore are tacking the global issue of plastic waste by converting plastic bottles into the world’s first PET aerogels.
Not long ago, peak oil referred to maximum oil production – the point at which the world’s oil fields could no longer keep pace with rising demand.
The idea of a car that a run entirely on water is, although appealing, the stuff of pseudoscience.
Streamed live from Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) has announced the 2018 winner of its fourth annual competition.
Cowboy, a Belgian electric bike startup, has closed a €10m Series A funding round, providing the financing to bring its innovative product to new European markets.
This World Energy Day, multinational energy provider Enel has announced that it is partnering with Norwegian cleantech company EnergyNest to explore thermal energy storage solutions.
On-going climate change is likely to result in a global beer shortage, according to an extensive international research project.
The Greek Island of Tilos is set to become the first Mediterranean island in the European Union to be autonomously powered by renewable energy, after the European Commission announced €12.5m in funding in a bid to increase the use of renewables across the continent.
The automotive industry’s growing commitment to the environment and investing in new technology is taking centre stage at the Paris Motor Show 2018, where a large host of manufacturers are showcasing their latest innovations in electric vehicles and autonomous cars.
Saudi Arabia has been forced to refute claims that the world’s biggest solar power project, which is being developed by Japanese technology giant SoftBank with backing from the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) is being shelved.
The biodegradable plastic industry is set to surge in the coming years, fuelled by rising concerns over ocean pollution and the consumer rejection of single-use plastics.
With plastic pollution becoming a pressing environmental catastrophe, the John Lewis Partnership called on entrepreneurs and anti-plastic start-ups to pitch ideas to reduce plastic waste.
Plans to electrify the United Kingdom’s transport network are well underway, a transformation that will be the backbone of smart city infrastructure.
Car manufacturers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW are under investigation by the European Commission for possible collusion on the development and roll-out of car emissions control systems.
Producing large amounts of carbon dioxide and toxic fumes when burnt, tires are a little-known source of pollution.
Researchers at St John’s College, University of Cambridge have developed a way of generating energy by harnessing the power of semi-artificial photosynthesis.