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Why animal ethics matters for tackling climate change

ph. Olga Rudchenko/Shutterstock Jack Marley, The Conversation The world’s oldest animal welfare charity, Britain’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), is under fire from non-human rights activists Animal Rising. A food-labelling scheme, RSPCA Assured, marks meat and dairy from farms subject to annual inspections by trained officials. On more

Sustainable Futures: AI’s Impact on Environmental Conservation

In the modern landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as one of the most potent and revolutionary tools, with applications spanning medicine, economics, security, and natural resource management. One of the most promising and critical areas is environmental conservation. The growing threat of climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem degradation demands innovative solutions,

Renewable Resources and Green Engineering: A Synergistic Approach

As the global community faces the dual challenges of climate change and resource depletion, the quest for sustainable solutions has led to an innovative intertwining of renewable resources and green engineering, a synergistic approach that promises not only to mitigate environmental impacts but also to revolutionise the very paradigms of industrial design and

Engineering for a Green Planet: Strategies and Solutions

In an era defined by climatic vicissitudes and the consequential societal demands for sustainability, the onus has decidedly shifted towards engineering solutions that promise not merely amelioration but transformation. Amidst rising global temperatures and increasingly erratic weather patterns, engineers worldwide are pivoting towards strategies that integrate sustainability with technological innovation, thus redefining the

Why Germany ditched nuclear before coal – and why it won’t go back

Trevelyan Wing, University of Cambridge One year ago, Germany took its last three nuclear power stations offline. When it comes to energy, few events have baffled outsiders more. In the face of climate change, calls to expedite the transition away from fossil fuels, and an energy crisis precipitated by Russia’s 2022 invasion of

Uncovering the ripple effects of the climate crisis

No roads lead to Iquitos, a Peruvian port city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest and reachable only by river. The city’s diverse communities and ways of living – including fishing and farming – were what drew Heidi Mendoza. She’s a researcher who leads field work there on the human toll of climate change.