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Feeding seaweed to cows

Feeding seaweed to cows

A study this week found that feeding small amounts of seaweed to cows can drastically reduce their methane emissions, which is great news as far as the planet is concerned.

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Single use is better then reusable

Single use is better then reusable

A study has found that single use paper based packaging is more sustainable than multi-use containers use at fast food restaurant – the multi-use containers generating 2.7 times more CO2 over their lifecycle. As with most things sustainability the choices are not always clear – we all just need to

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Greenwashing activism

Greenwashing activism

News this week that Greenpeace protestors painted an Air France plane. The stunt was meant to raise awareness of “greenwashing” by companies. We thing it was a remarkable achievement with a paint roller that long!

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Electricity from Oranges

Electricity from Oranges

Great news from Seville this week as the city plans to put its waste oranges to good use. The oranges, which famously grow all over the city, are quite bitter and most usually go to waste. Now the authorities are collecting them and using the gases from the rotting fruits

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Zero Carbon 2030

Zero Carbon 2030

@zero_carbon2030 are a non-profit developing and Carbon Ratings app which will allow consumers to check the sustainability of companies and brands before making a purchase. On the show this week we discussed their approach and plans for future features. The app is available from the usual app stores now.

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CO2 of food delivery

CO2 of food delivery

Lockdown measures and COVID have seen a rise in food delivery. A recent study looked at types of food and which was the worst in terms of emissions from a delivery service.

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Decline in shark numbers

Decline in shark numbers

Far from being the deadly predators depicted in the movies, sharks are actually under threat from humans. It is we who have created a marked decline in their population over the last 50 years 😢

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Grey Squirrel Control

Grey Squirrel Control

Hot on the heels of last weeks story about “Planned Pigeonhood” we have another story about the UK government using contraceptives to control Grey Squirrel populations . . . .the unintended consequences of human involvement in the environment.

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Smart cycle helmet

Smart cycle helmet

If you’re into cycling this new helmet has it all . .. .lights, headphones and all powered by an innovative printed solar cells. We love seeing this sort of new technology which might help get more people cycling.

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