Methane produced by India’s livestock population, considered the world’s largest, can significantly raise global temperatures, says a new study designed to help predict climate change linked to greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions from farm animals. Results of the study carried out by the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University ofRead More →

Energy leaders in Davos were critical of trade intervention the US solar industry said could cause 23,000 job losses Donald Trump’s decision to place punitive tariffs on imported solar panels has drawn ire from the UN’s renewable energy chief. On the opening morning of the World Economic Forum in Davos,Read More →

In 2016, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro declared the opening of the Arco Minero, which sprawls in an east-to-west crescent across 112,000 square kilometers (43,243 square miles) mostly in Bolívar state, south of the Orinoco River and in the Venezuelan Amazon. Indigenous communities within the Arco Minero were given no sayRead More →

Yaguas National Park is located in the Loreto Region of northern Peru and covers more than 868,000 hectares of Amazonian rainforest – around the size of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. Peru’s newest national park is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds andRead More →

Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, replaced 8,000 petrol-powered taxis with electric vehicles in a single year. What did we learn? BYD electric taxi (Pic: Wikimedia Commons) Traditionally, Taiyuan has had little to distinguish itself from most other Chinese cities. As the capital city of Shanxi province in the north-east,Read More →