Monthly Archives: March 2020

Electric vehicles are now up to 70% less polluting than petrol cars

What’s Going On Here? A new study published in Nature: Sustainability shows that electric vehicles (EVs) produce up to 70% less CO2 than their petrol counterparts, across their entire life-cycle. What Does This Mean? Whilst this may seem obvious to us curious.readers, in recent years there have been many detractors claiming that ‘the production of electricity and their manufacture outweighs the environmental benefits.’ Scientists from…

For all you eco-conscious bookworms…

What’s Going On Here? Surprise surprise…the greenest way to read is by borrowing books from libraries, sharing them with friends and donating those you’ve already read! What Does This Mean? With all this time on our hands (don’t worry I won’t be mentioning the C word), I’m sure a lot of us are intending to read more. Indeed, what better time to…

Not just daffodils in Wales…The Welsh National Forest

What’s Going On Here? So we need to plant more trees, and Wales have gone and done it – commissioning a National Forest that will run the full length of the country! What Does This Mean? The Welsh First Minister announced an initial £15m fund for the woodland, which is designed to protect nature whilst also boosting tourism by creating a ‘connected ecological network’…

Study confirms the richest are responsible for the majority of emissions

What’s Going On Here? A new study published by Nature Energy has confirmed the significant disparity of energy usage between the rich and the poor. What Does This Mean? A study by the University of Leeds combined data from the European Union and World Bank to calculate the difference in energy footprints between 86 countries. It identified that the wealthiest tenth of people globally consume approximately…

Women Most Vulnerable in Climate Chaos

What’s Going On Here? As International Women’s Day is marked this month, women are being celebrated for the incredible impact they have had in the fight against climate chaos. But attention has also been drawn to the fact that women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change. What Does This Mean? International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a time to…

Coronavirus puts the spotlight on “Ghost Plane” mal-practice

What’s Going On Here? 😢 Just last week airlines were being forced to waste thousands of gallons of fuel flying empty ‘ghost’ planes in order to keep flight slots during the coronavirus outbreak. 😍 Thankfully pressure on the regulators has put a hold to the madness! What Does This Mean? In order for airline companies to use an airport, they need to own a “slot pair”…

Fuelling the Climate Crisis

What’s Going On Here? Sometimes good news comes from the most unexpected of places. So it was this week with a report leaked from JP Morgan that acknowledged, in no uncertain terms, the threat posed by climate change: “we cannot rule out catastrophic outcomes where human life as we know it is threatened” JPM’s economists warned their shareholders. What Does This Mean? Feel like…

The STAGgering truth about Stag and Hen Dos

What’s Going On Here? New research has found that stag and hen dos account for a huge proportion of flights for young people in the UK! What Does This Mean? Research carried out by the environmental charity Hubbub that surveyed of 2,000 people found that half of all flights taken by men aged 20-45 were for stag-dos, and a third for women of the…