fter their lifecycle, EV batteries should ideally end up in recycling. However, lithium-ion batteries are difficult to safely discard, especially in comparison to lead-acid batteries used in fossil fuel vehicles. Why is this the case?
While climate change had the 'strongest total effect', rare species of bumblebees were affected equally by changes in land use. Unchecked or excessive use of pesticides and fertilisers also play an important role in habitat loss for colonies.
Protected areas are aimed at preserving the rapidly declining resources and diversity of the planet. A new study found that protected areas reduced deforestation by 72% on the whole.
Storms and subsequent flooding events across Europe, are expected to occur 14 times more frequently by the end of the century, if significant changes are not implemented.
Plastic pollution is no breaking news. We may now be at a point of no return.
Environmental policies are often met with resistance or reluctance from businesses who'd be expected to employ them. This is usually due to the assumption that such policies, while they may be for the long-term or 'greater good', spell bad for business. This may not be true. In fact, some policies may prove to be beneficial for businesses implementing them.
Is the SARS-CoV-2 somehow related to climate change? New research has studied evidence that suggests that climate change over the years, especially in southern China and adjacent southern areas, could have played a part in the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus, which has slowed down the world since 2020.