‘Mars settlement could use mini-nuclear reactor and dust-proof solar’

CEO of Mars One Bas Lansdorp said energy infrastructure on Mars must be relatively light, long-lasting and powerful

Walmart diverted 78% of its waste from landfill in last financial year

The retailer also sourced 28% of its energy from renewable sources

Heathrow’s plastic cup pollution to make an early landing

It hopes to standardise and recycle 100% of its single-use coffee cups by the end of 2018

Ukraine gets €53m energy efficiency boost

The IFC, a member of the World Bank, will manage the funding from the EU and Germany

Boston Tea Party ‘first’ to ban plastic coffee cups

It will only sell hot drinks in reusable cups from 1st June 2018

‘Almost all EEA member nations have climate strategy but around half lack solid action plan’

Common challenges include gaps in climate data, integrating quantitative and qualitative information and trying to compare diverse risks across different sectors

Capturing clean water from air causes a splash

A new device will help relieve water-starved areas across the world, starting with a refugee camp based in Lebanon

Banking giant commits $200bn in sustainable financing

Wells Fargo will provide half of the funding for projects that directly support the low carbon transition

Northern Ireland’s renewables sector calls for green action plan

It suggests a number of new goals, inlcuding a target for 70% renewable electricity by 2030

MPs launch inquiry into sustainable seas

The Environmental Audit Committee is seeking views on topics, including the forms of pollution and climate change impacts