‘Regulation needed to put UK’s heating on path to net-zero by 2050’

That’s the verdict from the Sustainable Energy Association, which has published a new report proposing a carbon intensity regulation should be implemented

Playing sounds of a healthy coral reef ‘can attract fish back to damaged areas’

That’s according to a new study led by the University of Exeter, which notes fish are able to assist in reef recovery

Forget green energy – low carbon power is going blue

Blue energy, which refers to the energy released when freshwater mixes with the ocean, could harness as much as 2TW of clean electricity

Irish 18-year-old invents way to remove microplastics from water

Fionn Ferreira from Cork has won the $50,000 top prize at the 2019 Google Science Fair in California

Marine plastic pollution
Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans ‘costs up to $2.5bn a year’

A new report suggests plastic pollution could be responsible for the benefit humans can gain from oceans falling by 5%

Squid
Scientists have an inkling squids could help cut plastic pollution

A new report suggests protein found in the sea creatures could significantly reduce the harmful effects of microplastics

The ocean
World’s seas ‘will change colour by 2100’

New research suggests global warming will cause oceans to become brighter shades of blue and green

Abundance closes £7m wave of investment for Orbital Marine Power

Around 2,300 investors provided an average of £3,000 each

Chance of El Niño developing by next February ‘as high as 80%’

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says it is not likely to be a strong event

Could floating solar panels be the key to clean energy in Singapore?

The nation’s Housing and Development Board says the technology would be well-suited to the land-scarce city-state