food waste

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

Vast quantities of fresh produce grown in the US are left in the field to rot, fed to livestock or hauled directly from the field to landfill, because of unrealistic and unyielding cosmetic standards, according… Read More

ttip negotiations

TTIP proposal casts doubt on G20 climate pledge, leaked EU draft shows

The EU’s draft text for a trade and sustainable development chapter also appears to draw an equivalence between the need to prevent trade distortions and the fight against #climate change.   The leak will provide… Read More

oil industry

Threatened oil industry rethinks climate stance – POLITICO

Facing the increasing likelihood of a Hillary Clinton presidency, growing attacks from liberals and its own divides over a potential carbon tax, the oil industry is rethinking its political strategy on climate change.   The… Read More

The Battery Miracle Will Transform Both Transportation And Power Generation | ThinkProgress

Low-cost, high-performance electric batteries are a game changer for the two key clean energy sectors: power generation and transportation. They enable much greater adoption and penetration of both renewable energy and electric vehicles — not… Read More

CLIMATE

Epicenter of Obliteration – Arctic Ice

by Robert Hunziker “Obliteration” is intentionally Machiavellian, and over-reaching, but the hard truth is that obliteration (extinction) could really, truly happen, assuming certain things happen, or not, depending…. In such case, in order to gain… Read More

uk solar crisis

More than half of jobs in UK solar industry lost in wake of subsidy cuts

This month the Solar Cloth Company became the latest to be put into administration, following the liquidation and 170 job losses at Solarlec two weeks ago.   The Solar Trade Association (STA), which represents the… Read More

Rainy U.K. Gets More Power From Solar Than Coal For The First Time In Over A Century | ThinkProgress

This is not a passing fad. Last fall, the U.K. announced it would phase out all of its coal-fired power plants by 2025. According to the most recent data, the electricity sector accounts for nearly… Read More