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Nobel Peace Prize nomination for student climate campaigner Greta

Students worldwide are skipping class on Friday to take to the streets to protest their governments’ failure to take sufficient action against global warming. The coordinated ‘school strikes’, being held from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside […]

CSIR bats for green ‘biocoal’

Against the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call to the scientists to find a ‘concrete solution’ to deal with the problem of stubble burning, the country’s premier research agency, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has pitched in for conversion of paddy biomass into green ‘biocoal’ to be used in thermal power […]

UK targets surge in offshore wind power

Britain wants offshore wind farms to provide one third of the country’s electricity by 2030, the government announced Thursday, at a time when its nuclear energy ambitions are stumbling. Working with the private sector to take advantage of the island nation’s surrounding waters to power homes and businesses with increasing amounts of renewable energy, the […]