Monthly Archives: February 2018

First Fishing Footprint Mapped

What’s Going On Here? Across the globe, researchers have created the first automated snapshot of industrial fishing’s environmental impacts by tracking the movements of fishing vessels using emergency beacons on ships. And the impacts are BIIIG — bigger than scientists thought, according to a new study. What Does This Mean? Too much fishing that’s what, with 55% of the oceans being used for…

The Most Sustainable Winter Olympics Ever?

What’s Going On Here? The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics lasted just over 2 weeks and generated around 1.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. That’s more than Barbados produces in a year. So how were these the Olympics most sustainable Winter games ever? The answer: Carbon offsetting. What Does This Mean? Carbon offsetting allows people to invest in environmental projects around the world to…

Tesla of the skies: Easyjet Working on Cheap Electric Flights!

What’s Going On Here? Aviation giant Easyjet, have announced that they are partnering with European startup Wright Electric, aiming to create cheap electric flights by 2027. What Does This Mean? The year-old startup, Wright Electric, who have recently been funded by world-class technology incubator Y Combinator, is partnering alongside Easyjet with the dream to create the world’s first fully electric passenger aircraft. “Easyjet has had discussions…

Coral Bleaching Claimed as ‘Fake News’

What’s Going On Here? A British journalist, James Delingpole, has denounced to the world that news regarding bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef was “just a fake news lie designed to promote the climate alarmist agenda.” What Does This Mean? Reacting badly to an article in the Washington Post entitled “Humans are killing the Great Barrier Reef…” James Delingpole hit out at…

11 Million Acres of Park Created in Chile

What’s Going On Here? The Tompkins Foundation and the Chilean government combined forces to expand national parkland in Chile by over 11 million acres (4.45 million hectares). What Does It Mean? The Tompkins Foundation was set up by Kristine McDivitt Tompkins (former CEO of Patagonia clothing) and her late husband Doug McDivitt (co-founder of North Face and Espirit). During the 1990’s, the Tompkins Foundation…

Polar Ice Levels Reach Record Low

What’s Going On Here? Data from NASA, NOAA and the National Snow & Ice Data Center has confirmed that 2017 has set a new record for the lack of winter ice in both the Artic and Antartic. What Does This Mean? Since 1979, satellites have continuously been measuring the levels of sea ice at both the Artic and Antarctic. The image below…