M& S drops cauliflower ‘steak’ amid ridicule from clients

Costing doubled the price of a whole veggie and shrouded in layers of plastic, clean eating product fails to make the cut Marks& Spencer has withdrawn its” cauliflower steak” product from marketing after it was ridiculed by customers for its “excessive” plastic packaging and inflated cost. The sliced cauliflower, which comes in plastic packaging with…

‘We’re doomed’: Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86 -year-old social scientist says accepting the impending aim of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it ” We’re doomed ,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in.” The outcome is demise, and it’s…

You have to see these pigeons with tiny knapsacks. They’re air quality superheroes.

There’s a new flying weapon in the fight against air pollution. Not drones . Or satellites . But pigeons. Pigeons with itty-bittybackpacks . These winged heroes are part of the Pigeon Air Patrol. Pigeon Air Patrol is an alliance between tech company Plume Labs and marketing and technology agencyDigitasLBi. For three days in March, they’re…

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done

No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet departments are headed by people opposed to their core missions, the judiciary is being transformed at an unprecedented pace, and thanks to the new tax cut, even the sacred cows of Medicare and Social Security are now in line for legislative…

Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists fighting back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, author, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inaction brought us precisely here The first 100 days of…

Chernobyl nuclear disaster: Ukraine marks 30 th anniversary

Series of events held to commemorate the misfortune, which remains the worst nuclear accident in history Ukraine is marking the 30 th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the disadvantage of the secretive Soviet system. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test…

Republicans fail to repeal methane regulations for drilling on public lands

Vote on Obama-era rule to reduce emissions from oil and gas drilling on federal land fails 51 -4 9 as three Republican senators defect A Republican move to undo restriction on emission reductions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, has suffered an unexpected defeat in the Senate. A bill to repeal a Department of Interior…

Climate change is wiping out the baobab, Africa’s’ tree of life’ | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

The trees are a scientific wonder, once capable of living for thousands of years, but now becoming endangered species, says former president of Mauritius and biodiversity scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Morondava in Madagascar, the skyline in Senegal and Kruger national park all have something in common. These places are home to some of the largest trees…

Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin …

From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may only change the way we run our lives Bitcoin The five Blockchain: so much bigger than bitcoin … From voting to healthcare, music to energy production, blockchain may merely change the route we run our lives Ian Tucker Sun 28 Jan 2018 02. 00 EST…

‘Lava haze’ and ‘vog’: toxic volcanic gases inspire health fears in Hawaii

Potentially deadly plumes of volcanic gas and particles are polluting the Big Island in the wake of recent eruptions Three dozen tourists were gathered at the Wailoa Sampan Basin Harbor in Hilo, Hawaii, hoping to get a glimpse of the lava that they’d seen on the news for weeks. But because Hawaii Volcanoes national park-…