Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle

Month: January 2022

King crabs invade UK waters threatening native species

North Yorkshire fishers found pots heavy not with brown crab but with prized invader

Searching for the Future of Sunscreen

Scientists are sourcing new ultraviolet ray–blocking compounds from algae, seaweed, cyanobacteria, and other marine creatures with the hope of designing a more environmentally friendly sunscreen.

Samsung Austin Spilled 763,000 Gallons of Acid Waste Into Local Ecosystem

Austin City Council says “virtually no surviving aquatic life” in the affected waterways.

Storm Ana kills dozens in Malawi, Madagascar and Mozambique

Southern Africa has been hit by flooding that has left more than 70 dead across the region in the wake of Tropical Storm Ana.

America’s hottest city is nearly unlivable in summer. Can cooling technologies save it?

Phoenix’s new ‘heat tsar’ is betting on less asphalt, more green canopy and reflective surfaces to cool the sprawling heat island

Rihanna pledges $15 million to climate justice movement through her Clara Lionel foundation

Rihanna, who is from Barbados, said the large donation will go to 18 climate justice organisations carrying out work in seven Caribbean nations and the United States.

Formula E is back!

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship goes green once again this Friday and Saturday, 28 & 29 January in Diriyah, with the opening rounds of Season 8 from Saudi Arabia’s historic heartland and fans returning to the grandstands.

Meet Methuselah, the oldest living aquarium fish

Meet Methuselah, the fish that likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.

Norwegian Consumers Ditch Red Meat After Carbon Footprint Is Printed On Oda Grocery Receipts

Oda, one of Norway’s leading online grocers, has reported a drop in the number of orders for red meat. It comes as part of a wider acknowledgment that carbon-heavy product sales have fallen in general.

Documentary short: Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous Plants intimately details the biology, history and life of one of the worlds strangest plants: the Venus flytrap. Perfectly adapted to it’s region, which only spans a 70-mile radius in Southeastern North Carolina.

Climate Change Could Open Up ‘Rivers in The Sky’ Over East Asia

We know that the climate crisis is already having a profound effect on global weather systems, altering temperatures, rainfall, wind patterns, and more – and a new study predicts likely deluges over the mountainous parts of East Asia in the future.

Shell’s massive carbon capture facility in Canada emits far more than it captures

The “Quest” plant in Alberta, Canada, owned by oil giant Shell, has previously been touted as a “thriving example” of how CCS is working to significantly reduce carbon emissions.