Cycling faster can increase exposure to pollutants

Cycling faster can increase exposure to pollutants

So says Canadian engineer Alexander Bigazzi from the University of British Columbia. He used a series of equtions to calculate the speed that walkers, joggers or cyclists need to travel to minimise the pollution they breathe in. He applied these to a theoretical population of 10,000 people, both male and...

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‘Looking from Space at the Human Impact on Earth’, at the Gresham Lectures

‘Looking from Space at the Human Impact on Earth’, at the Gresham Lectures

The Gresham Lectures are free, open to the public and available online as recordings. They range from history to science, economics and philosophy. KCW Today went along to “Scratching the Surface? Looking from Space at Human Impact on Earth” by Carolyn Roberts, last October 13. “Who in here hasn’t seen...

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Asian hornet sighted in Gloucester

Asian hornet sighted in Gloucester

An Asian hornet has been sighted in the England for the first time. While the hornet is no greater threat to human, it poses a risk to honey bees The Asian hornet arrived in France in 2004 and is now common across large areas of Europe. The hornets eat honeybees...

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Fisheries expected to lose $10 billion by 2050 due to climate change

Fisheries expected to lose $10 billion by 2050 due to climate change

Global fisheries are expected to lose $10 billion by 2050 if climate change continues unchecked. Climate change impacts such as rising temperatures, changes in ocean salinity, acidity and oxygen levels are expected to result in decreased catches, according to research from the University of British Colombia’s Institute for the Oceans...

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Coffee could be extinct by 2080 due to climate change

Coffee could be extinct by 2080 due to climate change

The effects of climate change on coffee growing regions could render the plant extinct by 2080, according to researchers from The Climate Institute. Reportedly, climate change is already putting pressure on production from regions along the ‘bean belt’ as the global demand grows. Temperature rise and the increase of extreme...

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Prince Charles plants 90th Coronation Meadow in Green Park

Prince Charles plants 90th Coronation Meadow in Green Park

Prince Charles helps to plant The Queen’s Meadow in Green Park in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Prince Charles is a patron of the conservation charity Plantlife that has been raising awareness about the loss of wildflower meadows in the UK since the Queen’s coronation in 1953. In 2013...

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Sri Lanka leads the world in Mangrove conservation

Sri Lanka leads the world in Mangrove conservation

Sri Lankan Prime Minister names mangrove conservation essential in the fight against climate change, promising to protect all of Sri Lanka’s mangrove forests.   Last Tuesday saw National Mangrove Day and the opening of the world’s first mangrove museum in Sri Lanka as part of a push to raise the...

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Rise in UK carbon footprint

Rise in UK carbon footprint

The UK’s carbon footprint, determined by all the greenhouse gases generated by UK consumption, increased slightly between 2012 and 2013, says latest data.   The data gathered combined the emission of greenhouse gases produced from foreign imports consumed in the UK, with emissions produced by domestic manufacturing and household energy...

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A quarter of UK electricity now from renewable sources

A quarter of UK electricity now from renewable sources

In 2015 renewable energy provided 25% of the UK’s electricity, up from 20% the previous year, with gas displacing coal as the top contributor. Once considered the lifeblood of this country, for the first time coal is now marginally behind gas as the dominant source of electric energy in the UK,...

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Which one is the Green candidate?

At the London 2016 mayoral hustings organized in early March by The Green Alliance, Zac Goldsmith, Sadiq Khan, Caroline Pidgeon, and Sian Berry were all asked: “What the next mayor can do to improve our capital?”   Such was the level of agreement about their collective Green policies that, about...

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