Seaweed plaguing Mexico’s beaches ‘could provide energy opportunity’

University of Exeter scientists say Sargassum seaweed can be turned into biofuel and high-quality, low-cost fertiliser through a process called hydrothermal liquefaction

Are extreme weather events making spiders more aggressive?

Scientists found more aggressive spiders fared better and were more likely to survive extreme weather conditions and pass on their traits to new generations

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Avocado stones could help save the world… but how?!

A Mexican company is using the large seeds to create biodegradable polymers

Americas installed almost 12GW of wind capacity in 2018

That’s a 12% rise from the previous year, taking the total capacity to 135GW

Mexico’s streetlights to go green – not that Mexico!

The small town in Maine, US, aims to replace its existing lamps with energy-efficient LED fixtures

Scotland to hire experts in key markets to drive energy exports

The US, Mexico, India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have been identified as having significant growth opportunities in oil and gas

Climate change ‘could cause suicide rates to soar by 2050’

Researchers say global warming could result in 40,000 additional suicides across Mexico and the US

Mexico’s President-elect promises to ban fracking

Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the country would no longer use the method to extract oil and gas supplies

Japan, US and Mexico team up to banish climate change

Influential figures from business, regional government, higher education and civil society will lead the initiative

UK commits £21.5m for carbon capture and storage

It is part of an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to invest in new ways of reducing the cost of the technology so it can be commercially viable