environment

Marks & Spencer to stop displaying knickers and bras on hangers

Marks & Spencer is to stop displaying knickers and bras on hangers to cut down on plastic waste. The supermarket said it is exploring methods to cut the number that end up in landfill sites every year. Other plans include displaying items on tables in stores to reduce the number of hangers needed. The change …

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How bacteria with a taste for plastic could be the key to fighting pollution

“It’s almost like the plastic pollution is getting the bacteria’s appetite going,” said Dr Andrew Tanentzap of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences, senior author of the research. “The bacteria use the plastic as food first, because it’s easy to break down, and then they’re more able to break down some of the …

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Concerns raised about stability of electricity supply due to Brexit and government policies

The commission for regulating electricity warned the risk to security of supply of power in Ireland was “acute” amid [fears of] significant outages and collateral damage to government policy on climate change. The latest risk register for the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) scored challenges to supply at five out of five for impact, …

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Climate change driving catastrophic weather events

Increasingly chaotic weather around the world can be attributed to climate change, a top NIWA scientist says. Dr Sam Dean, NIWA’s principal climate scientist, told Q + A’s Jack Tame on Sunday that extreme weather events have been intensified by the changing climate. “The risk is double what it would’ve been without climate change and …

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People Reckon ‘The Simulation’ Is Malfunctioning After Seeing Near Perfectly Cut Cloud

People have questioned if the simulation is real after a perfect clear-cut square cloud sat in the sky. Clouds come in all shapes, sizes, colors and movements, however rarely do they ever come in such a perfect shape. A Twitter user by the name ‘General glizzy‘ posted the photo of the astonishing cloud in Memphis, …

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The reintroduction of wild bison marks a new era for British conservation

It’s hoped they’ll soon start breeding, with calves possibly as early as next spring, but they aren’t just here for the sake of bringing back bison. They’ve also got a job to do. How well they perform will be closely monitored and compared with what soon-to-arrive longhorn cattle can do in a separate area of …

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How climate change is making extreme weather a regular occurrence

Torrential rains in Japan, record-breaking heatwaves in Europe, and recurring droughts in the western US. For the second year in a row the start of summer in the northern hemisphere has been marked by extreme weather. To what extent is global warming to blame? In France, a particularly intense heatwave is set to start on …

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