Month: March 2018

Shocking eco-news can be a wake-up call

March 21, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to see the positive in environmental news. Like this article from the BBC: Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066] Jan Stejskal, an official at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan had lived until 2009 puts it as clearly as anyone could: “His death is a […]

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Researchers discover wood-based fire-resistant material

March 15, 2018

Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a wood-based material that outperforms almost all other heat insulators and costs about $7 a metre to manufacture. “Nanowood” is created by stripping away all the filler material in wood, leaving just the fibres. This is achieved by exposing wood to sodium hydroxide, sodium sulphite and hydrogen […]

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Positive Earth news: electric supercar does 250mph

March 13, 2018

0-60 in 1.85 seconds. No one’s gonna be rude about electric cars again   You won’t be able to kick sand in it’s face. It will be in a neighbouring country before you’ve even filled your bucket with sand. Not to mention a top speed of 258 mph – no idea what I’d do with […]

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L’Oréal aims to be carbon neutral by 2019

March 6, 2018

  Great to hear some positive environmental news from the cosmetics industry. L’Oréal USA has announced it plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities by using renewable natural gas (RNG). The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar […]

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Positive Earth News – welcome to “Project Earth”

March 6, 2018

Lego to use plant-based plastics, and other eco-positive news This blog is about positive change. Even though our environmental situation is not good we live in the perfect times for change. If anything proves this it’s the speed at which the #metoo campaign has taken off and toppled a fair few famous people off their […]

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