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Opponents know least about the science but believe they know the most, surveys find
The most extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least about science but believe they know the most, researchers have found.
The findings from public surveys in the US, France and Germany suggest that rather than being a barrier to the possession of strongly held views, ignorance of the matter at hand might better be described as a fuel.Continue reading...
Experts hope cities can provide sanctuary for pollinators as rural populations decline
Allotments, weedy corners and fancy gardens are all urban havens for bees and other pollinators, a study has found.
The widespread decline of bees resulting from the loss of wild areas and pesticide use has caused great concern in recent years, but towns and cities have been suggested as potential sanctuaries.Continue reading...
Government has astonishing record of fighting demands to meet legal obligations
Air pollution was until recently regarded as a problem mainly for those whose health was already compromised or vulnerable in some way: the very old, the very young, and those with existing respiratory problems such as asthma. Thanks to groundbreaking research in the last few years, we now know the problem goes much further, to the root of human health: air pollution has been linked to miscarriage, dementia, heart disease and lower intelligence.
There is scarcely an aspect of human health that is not affected by the silent insinuation of this invisible killer into our lungs, our blood, our brains and every other organ.Continue reading...
UK proposals include new regulations on farmers, wood-burning stoves and diesel cars
The government has set out new plans on air pollution that ministers say go beyond existing EU rules, with a pledge to improve air quality nationwide to the standards the World Health Organization (WH0) recommends.
Farmers will be subject to air quality regulations for the first time to cut their growing contribution to pollution, under the government plans set out on Monday, while diesel vehicle drivers and owners of wood-burning stoves will also face restrictions.Continue reading...
First instalment of three-part series looking back at what the past year of energy policy turmoil has meant for the National Electricity Market (NEM).
The post National Electricity Market year in review: Wholesale electricity prices appeared first on RenewEconomy.
A new regulation has highlighted that consumers who used comparison sites typically paid 5-12% more than the lowest possible offer.
Reach Solar's 900MW Yarrabee Solar Farm, approved for construction in NSW Riverina, will have capacity to power a city nearly twice the size of Newcastle.
The post NSW waves through 900MW solar farm for construction in Riverina appeared first on RenewEconomy.
The first of its kind, this integrating technology means that consumers can now tell their Google Assistant to start and stop charging of their electric vehicle.
The post SolarEdge teams with Google to integrate automated EV Charging appeared first on RenewEconomy.
New research reveals the United States sits on the precipice of what could be a monumental solar boom set to play out over the next five years.
Solar's record-breaking 2018 is expected to continue into 2019, with forecasts of another 3GW-plus to be added in utility-scale solar alone, putting solar PV on track to deliver 10% of NEM demand by 2020.
The post Booming solar market triples in 2018, set to deliver “Hazelwood + Liddell” by 2020 appeared first on RenewEconomy.