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Between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, Peru's coastal region relies on surface water from the Andes for drinking water, industry and animal and crop farming. This region, which includes the 12 million residents of Lima is often overwhelmed...
A report released by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) goes into that question in considerable detail. The Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) digs into the growth rates of various energy sources, the flows of clean...
New York state lawmakers passed one of the world's most ambitious laws aimed at countering climate change, under which fossil fuel power plants and gasoline cars will be phased out by 2050. The new law, known as the Climate Leadership...
Delphinariums and dolphin shows have been popular attractions around the world. However, increasing concerns have been voiced related to the well-being of dolphins which live in captivity. Dolphins are trained under conditions of constant food deprivation. They undergo invasive...
A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy identifies geothermal energy — in which heat from beneath the Earth’s surface is used to generate electricity — as an underdeveloped source of power. The report, titled GeoVision, found that there’s “enormous...
If you visited Amsterdam in the last couple of years, you were most likely (89% to be exact) one of these two types of tourists. The first type is the tourist, who went there with one, maximum two ideas in...
Ecuador's Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies' entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for oil exploration activities. After two weeks of deliberations, a criminal court in Puyo, central Ecuador, accepted a...
A team of scientists has written to the Committee of Climate Change warning that if the UK’s 31.5 million cars are replaced by electric vehicles by 2050, as is currently planned by the Government, this will require almost twice...
It's not the first time. In the late-1990s, agriculture company Monsanto began developing wheat genetically modified to resist the company’s Roundup weed killer. Monsanto ended the project in 2004, and to this day, no one is allowed to sell genetically modified...
The Canadian government has announced it will ban single-use plastics as soon as 2021. According to the CBC‘s government source, things like straws, drink stirrers, plates, cutlery and balloon sticks are on the lengthy list of items that will be...