Growing number of mobile phones are being thrown away, rather than recycled 

Studies have found that most people don’t recycle their electronic devices. New research from the international waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) forum shows that around 5.3 billion mobile phones will be... Read more »

Red Cross warns that failing to prepare for future heatwaves could cause more deaths 

Deadly heat waves have become more common in recent years. It’s estimated that around 480,000 people die from extreme heat every year globally.  The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent... Read more »

New study reveals the impact pollution has on life expectancy 

According to a shocking new study, the global population will lose 17 billion years of life because of air pollution. The researchers found that nearly all of the world’s population are now... Read more »

President Biden invokes Defense Production Act to expand clean energy manufacturing 

Earlier this week, President Biden announced that he is invoking the Defense Production Act to boost the manufacturing of essential technologies for decarbonization, like solar panels, heat pumps, insulation, electrolyzers, fuel cells,... Read more »

How to save money on energy bills: 10 tips for cutting the cost of gas and electric 

Energy prices have skyrocketed in the last year. Since demand has picked up following the end of COVID-19 lockdowns, wholesale gas prices have risen by more than 300%.  Here are some of... Read more »

How climate change could affect seasonal allergies 

A new study has found that allergy season could become longer and more intense due to climate change. This is because higher temperatures are linked to more pollen.  The study, which was... Read more »

Starbucks speeds up its efforts to eliminate single-use plastics 

Coffee chain Starbucks has announced that it’s moving away from single-use plastics and piloting a reusable cup scheme.  The company, which has pledged to become more sustainable in a number of ways,... Read more »

EU requires integrated implementation of rules to truly become a single market

According to a new report by the European Commission, more work still needs to be done to ensure that the rules upholding the bloc’s single market are fully implemented on the ground.... Read more »

Reducing vehicle emissions could reduce air pollution-related deaths 

Numerous reports have recently highlighted the health risks of air pollution, including a recent study by the WHO which shows that 90% of people now breathe high levels of pollutants.  This can... Read more »

Toyota announces $35 billion investment for electric vehicles 

At the international climate talks in Glasgow last month, six major automakers and 30 national governments pledged to start phasing out gas-powered vehicles by the year 2040, with the end goal of... Read more »