How swarm intelligence and AI prevent future energy blackouts

The energy transition does not just change the energy generation technologies we use, but also requires the power grids to be updated. Swarm intelligence and AI are the latest tools.

Green parks have economic value too

A new framework developed by the University of Waterloo researchers demonstrates the significant economic health savings and benefits from investments in green parks.

New method to calculate biodiversity footprint for corporations

Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä have developed a method for corporations to calculate their biodiversity footprint. The outcome of the study will be a method freely available to all companies and organizations for the assessment of their impact on nature.

EU ban on harmful chemicals is failing, NGOs warned

Exactly a year ago, the European Commission announced it would rapidly ban thousands of the most notorious harmful chemicals still found in consumer products and contributing to growing human infertility, serious illnesses and environmental harms. So far, little has changed.

Cost vs Conscience: the Dilemma Dividing Sustainable Travel in 2023

Insights gathered from more than 33,000 travelers across 35 countries and territories highlights a dilemma. People feel potentially forced to choose between cutting costs and being more mindful about making more sustainable travel choices. At a time of general global uncertainty, traveling more sustainably continues to be front of mind for travelers.

Electric roads pave the way for smaller car batteries

If an electric car charges while driving, the size of the battery can be reduced by up to 70 percent, and the load on the power grid can be spread out over the day.

How our addiction to harmful plastics slowly chokes us

Plastics are a threat to the planet and to almost all forms of life on it. We already know that plastic waste is a problem and that chemicals in plastics threaten our health. The recent Minderoo report shows the full impact of the threats of harmful plastics.

Seaweed Innovation Challenge wants to reach more consumers for seaweed products

For many consumers seaweed is still relatively unknown as a daily product. But many are positively surprised when they hear seaweed can replace plastic packaging or improve the quality and taste of their food. Seaweed innovators already have these solutions, but find it difficult to reach consumers. That might change with the Seaweed Innovation Challenge starting on March 6th.

Dutch dump plastic clothing waste in Kenia – investigation

The Netherlands is dumping a million items of junk plastic clothing waste in Kenya every year that are too dirty or damaged to be reused, creating serious health and environmental problems for vulnerable communities.

Are lithium-air batteries the new super powerbank? New developments say yes

Lithium-air batteries have a lot of potential for powering the future. These batteries are lighter and more powerful than traditional lithium-ion batteries, making them ideal for use in electric vehicles or other technology that requires a lot of power.