The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is holding an online event on September 24 to mark World Maritime Day. The UN agency established the event to draw attention to the importance of maritime culture, maritime environment security and shipping safety.
New analysis of refuse left outside the city walls of Pompeii suggests that the ancient Romans may have invented recycling. Archaeologists believe that the Romans regularly sorted and reused materials such as broken tiles, amphorae and lumps of mortar and plaster.
Energy efficiency can play a vital role in economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. More efficient use of energy could generate an untapped source of fuel, larger than fossil and renewable energy sources combined.
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise awareness and to encourage action to protect the environment. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s event is the first digital World Environment Day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the disadvantages of city life. Dense populations, polluted air and a heavy reliance on public transportation are among the conditions allowing the current pandemic to spread.
Many experts around the world are contemplating a “hydrogen society” as a complete and sustainable alternative to our fossil fuel-based economies. IEC has published a key standard that will help those wishing to make a transition to this clean alternative to fossil fuel.
Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global capacity, thanks to gains in solar and wind energy in 2018. In 2018, 171 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity worldwide bringing total capacity to 2 351 GW in total, as noted in the IRENA Renewable Capacity Statistics report.