What should we expect from COP26?

What should we expect from COP26?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, is taking place in late October and early November. Here’s what you need to know. Forget Glastonbury, Coachella, or even the Olympics, everyone knows what the biggest event of the year is - COP26. It may be less flashy than the...

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Ocean acidification is a major threat to coastal marine life

Ocean acidification is a major threat to coastal marine life

Scientists believed marine ecosystems could adapt to warming waters. However, ocean acidification of seas is posing another threat to this process. Here at Thred, we’ve showcased several projects which have been designed to deal with one of the ocean’s biggest man-made problems – plastic pollution. Lately though, scientists have been seriously concerned about one of the ocean’s natural processes, particularly its ability to absorb carbon dioxide, or greenhouse gases. The vast blue...

By London, UK
The Amazon is now releasing more CO2 than it can absorb

The Amazon is now releasing more CO2 than it can absorb

A new study has discovered that the rainforest is producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, a concerning sign for our fight against climate change. As though we didn’t already have enough to worry about in our ongoing quest to save the planet, scientists have just confirmed that the Amazon is now emitting more CO2 than it’s able to absorb. This, of course, has raised alarm bells...

By London, UK
Is wind catching the future of renewable energy?

Is wind catching the future of renewable energy?

A start-up in Norway has invented a multi-turbine technology that could help to radically alter how we use wind energy, making it more resourceful and efficient. What’s 1000ft tall and could power the population of Cannes? In the last few decades more and more attention, investment, and time has been poured into developing sources of renewable energy in order to replace the burning of harmful fossil fuels. Now, with the...

By Oxford, UK
UN outlines Paris-style plan to drastically cut extinction rates

UN outlines Paris-style plan to drastically cut extinction rates

Today, human activity has brought extinction rates 100 times above natural baselines. Ahead of the Kunming Biodiversity Conference in October, the UN is drafting up a Paris-style plan to finally address the issue in a big way. Faced with the prospect of Earth’s sixth mass extinction and losses of over 500 land species, the UN is finally drafting together a dedicated list of global biodiversity goals for 2030. Much like the...

By London, UK