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 […]

How to keep the lights on without burning the planet

How to keep the lights on without burning the planet

Ditching fossil fuels to go 100 per cent renewable is a dream within reach – thanks to new tech that keep things humming even when wind and sun aren’t there Roberto Cigna By Peter Fairley TO STAND any chance of halting runaway climate change, we need to squelch carbon emissions down to near zero by […]

Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem

Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem

Stephen Wilkes/Gallery Stock By Aisling Irwin BY NOW, it is just a question of which heart-rending image you choose. There is the hawksbill turtle struggling to free itself from a plastic bag. The sea of polystyrene trash floating over a Caribbean nature reserve. Or the sperm whale washed ashore in Spain, its stomach filled with […]

In “Huge Win for Pollinators, People and the Planet,” EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

In “Huge Win for Pollinators, People and the Planet,” EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides

The European Union on Friday voted to ban agricultural pesticides that are harmful to bees and which scientists have warned could have a broader impact on the global food chain. (Photo: Dejan Hudoletnjak / Flickr) Faced with mounting scientific evidence that bee-poisoning neonicotinoids, or neonics, could cause an “ecological armageddon,” European regulators on Friday approved a “groundbreaking” and “historic” […]