Archive for August, 2012

Plenty more fish…?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

At current rates of decline, scientists predict our seas could be empty of fish within 40 years. With a billion people eating fish as their primary source of animal protein and 200 million people depending on fishing as their only source of livelihood, that would mean a humanitarian disaster. Reporting for Earthrise from Scotland’s first [...]

Solar Shipping: first solar circumnavigation

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

One giant container ship emits roughly the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50million cars. Shipping is one of the most polluting and fastest growing industries. Time for solar shipping even… Hybrid shipping. Reporting from Planet Solar – the first solar circumnavigation of the earth…

Enviro-alchemy: turning plastics into fuel

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

We live in the Age of Plastic – producing more plastic in the last ten years than we did in the whole of the last century … and as plastics takes 100s of years to degrade so every single piece we have not recycled, still exists. How do you get rid of non-recyclable plastics? Turn [...]