Retailers face higher costs without HFC phase-out, says Environmental Investigation Agency

European retailers face severe financial repercussions if they do not transition to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free cooling technology, the Environmental Investigation Agency warned today. The EU F-Gas Regulation, brought into law in 2015, legislates for the rapid, stepped phasing out of the use HFCs, which are potent greenhouse gases. From 2018 HFC supplies will be slashed by 48Continue reading “Retailers face higher costs without HFC phase-out, says Environmental Investigation Agency”

Trump’s climate decision dangerous for the US and the world

President Trump tweeted late on Wednesday evening that be will be announcing his decision on whether or not the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement today at 8PM Irish time. Unfortunately, and as expected, he announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Agreement which aims to limit global average temperature toContinue reading “Trump’s climate decision dangerous for the US and the world”

Scientists warn increasing ocean temperatures could destroy world’s coral reefs within decades

New research published in the journal PeerJ, reports that strict conservation and protection measures has failed to halt the destruction of coral reefs in the Hawaiin Islands, with 90% of Hawaiian coral reefs suffering bleaching in 2014 and 2015. Widespread bleaching of coral reefs, whereby corals expel crucial algae living symbiotically within their tissues, is aContinue reading “Scientists warn increasing ocean temperatures could destroy world’s coral reefs within decades”

How biogeochemical cycles regulate global climate – Prof Richard Pancost

Professor Richard Pancosts inaugural lecture as Director of the Cabot Institute in Bristol. An excellent insight into how biogeochemical cycles effect and regulate global climate, both present and in the past. He provides an excellent description of how we can use information, particularly through analysing organic biomarkers, garnered from the past geological record (millions ofContinue reading “How biogeochemical cycles regulate global climate – Prof Richard Pancost”