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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…

30 of the Most Impactful Climate Change Quotes

Climate Change Quotes The impact that world leaders, celebrities, scientists and other high-profile individuals can have by speaking out about climate issues on a global scale is huge. With the rise of social media, influencers now have an even bigger platform and a captive audience to express their views. Here is a selection of some of the best climate change quotes from:…

15 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Best Quotes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a 29-year old American politician and activist. She is a Progressive Democrat and is the youngest Congresswoman ever, after being elected to represent New York 14th District on 6th November 2018. Often referred to as AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the rising star of American politics, leading the line for movements such as the Green…

Engineering enzymes to turn plant waste into sustainable products

What’s Going On Here? A paper published by the University of Portsmouth has revealed a new family of enzymes that can turn plant waste into useful widely-popular products such as nylon, plastic and chemicals. What Does This Mean? The work comes from the very same scientist who brought us the plastic eating enzymes back in 2018. Examples of plant waste are: wood, forest residues (such as…

29 of Greta Thunberg’s Best Quotes

Who is Greta Thunberg? Greta Thunberg is a 17-year old climate activist from Sweden. A school girl with autism, standing at less than 5ft, she started the ‘School Strike for Climate’ protests. Over the past 6 months, she has become a global superstar of the climate change movement. Promoting #fridaysforfuture alongside millions of school children (and now adults) across the globe to…