Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

Illegal Chinese refrigerator factories are selling banned CFCs

A billboard advertises refrigerators from a local factory on a street in Xingfu, ChinaDescription:Gilles Sabrie/The New York Times/Redux/Eyevine By Michael Le Page Last month it was revealed that someone somewhere was illegally manufacturing a banned ozone-destroying chemical. Now it appears that small factories in China are the source. According to investigators at the non-profit Environmental […]

Capitalism broke the planet. Here’s how it’s going to fix things

Capitalism broke the planet. Here’s how it’s going to fix things

The environment and high finance are strange bedfellows – but a new movement is raising billions to fight climate change. A breakthrough – or green hogwash? Chris Knorr/Getty; Gioele Calvanese/EyeEm/Getty By Fred Pearce A MID-LIFE crisis brought Sean Kidney his epiphany. “My father died and I had a stroke,” he says. “It was a wake-up […]

Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology: Bobby the whale and Attenborough

Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology: Bobby the whale and Attenborough

Bobby the fin whale presides over the reopening of Cambridge University’s zoology museum – with David Attenborough putting the final specimen in place The mortal remains of Bobby the fin whale, who beached at Pevensey Bay in Sussex in 1865 By Graham Lawton Typical. You wait years for an enormous whale skeleton to be hung in the […]

Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

Cocaine in the water makes eels hyperactive and damages muscles

Eels became hyperactive after time in water containing cocaineimageBROKER/Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Marshall Eels exposed to low levels of cocaine in their water become hyperactive and suffer muscle damage. The eels may struggle to complete their migrations as a result. The finding adds to the growing evidence that drugs in fresh water can cause […]

The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought

The first Americans had pet dogs 1000 years earlier than thought

Dogs have a long history in the AmericasPathara Buranadilok / Getty By Andy Coghlan Dogs were living as companions to the early settlers of North America over 10,000 years ago. Angela Perri of Durham University, UK and her American colleagues have re-examined the remains of three ancient dog skeletons, which had previously been excavated. Two […]

Wild animals are turning nocturnal to keep away from humans

Wild animals are turning nocturnal to keep away from humans

Lions are increasingly active at night in areas where people are presentNational Geographic Creative / Alamy Stock Photo Once great monsters ruled the planet, and mammals cowered in the shadows and came out only at night. Now monsters once again rule the planet, and mammals are reverting to the nocturnal habits of their distant ancestors. […]

EU will limit the use of palm oil as car fuel but won’t stop it

[unable tends obtain full-text content]In the uk are going to make only minor customizations to “renewable” energy products that are really boosting constitution gasoline smoke and pushing deforestation New Investigator how to Our planet fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim to showcase news from various Alternative News Outlets to expand the […]

Alarm as ice loss from Antarctica triples in the past five years

Alarm as ice loss from Antarctica triples in the past five years

Crevasses near the grounding line of Pine Island Glacier, AntarcticaIan Joughin, University of Washington By Michael Le Page The forecasts they are a-changin’. In 2007, the official view was that there would be no net ice loss from Antarctica over the next century. By 2012, it was clear that Antarctic was already losing ice. And […]

Why tidal power won’t solve the world’s renewable energy needs

Why tidal power won’t solve the world’s renewable energy needs

There are widespread calls for the UK government not to abandon a trailblazing tidal power project, but this energy source is no green panacea Artist’s impression of the Swansea tidal power project By Hans van Haren The fate of a pioneering £1.3 billion proposal to build a tidal power lagoon on the UK coast at […]

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

Darwin’s warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores – all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all By Penny Sarchet NEARLY 4 billion years ago, the first life appeared on our planet. It would have looked unlike any life as we know it today, more […]