Cattle and other livestock are responsible for a seventh of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, while transport accounts for roughly a fifth (Credit: Getty Images) A hefty slice of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the smelly bodily functions of livestock. Can tinkering with the microbes in their guts help to
This month, officials in Los Angeles, California, are expected to approve a deal that would make solar power cheaper than ever while also addressing its chief flaw—its dependence on sunshine. The deal calls for a huge solar farm backed up by one of the world’s largest batteries. It would provide 7%
Matt Hinsta/Flickr., CC BY-NC-ND The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: it’s predicted thataround two thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the demand for energy to cool buildings will triple.
Dr Milka Sokolović: “We waste a third of the food globally produced, half of which at the consumption level. At the same time, 2 billion of us are malnourished, 815 million chronically hungry.” [Shutterstock] The function of food packaging has traditionally been limited to passive protection from external influences, but
In March, 55% of Portugal’s renewable energy came from its many dams. [Shutterstock] Increasing renewable energy capacity is one of the key pillars of the Energy Union and in the month of March, Portugal was regularly able to meet 100% of its energy needs predominantly through hydro and wind power.