Lighthouse Eco

Striving for a sustainable Lifestyle

Month: February 2022

People flee to rooftops as ‘weather bomb’ submerges Australian towns

Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate as heavy rains smashed Australia’s east coast on Monday.

Tesco to stop selling baby wipes that contain plastic in first for UK supermarkets

Retailer is also Britain’s biggest seller of wet wipes, with customers purchasing 75m packs a year

Climate change is intensifying Earth’s water cycle at twice the predicted rate, research shows

Rising temperatures pushing much more freshwater towards poles than climate models previously estimated

Polestar partners with suppliers to develop climate-neutral car

Swedish electric carmaker Polestar said on Wednesday it has partnered with suppliers including Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen and Swedish steelmaker SSAB to speed up the development of a car entirely free of carbon emissions.

Innovative Project Is Growing Crops Beneath Solar Panels in Kenya

Scientists working in Kenya are trialing an innovative way to “harvest the sun twice.”

Storm helps Poland hit wind energy record: 30% of power

Deadly high winds that struck Northern Europe last week generated a record level of wind energy for Poland.

75% of people want single-use plastics banned, global survey finds

Three in four people worldwide want single-use plastics to be banned as soon as possible.

Transgenic glowing fish invades Brazilian streams

Aquarium curiosity appears to be thriving after escape from fish farms and may threaten local biodiversity.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is a Jobs-Killer

The industry is wildly fudging the numbers to make itself look like a major job creator. We shouldn’t be fooled.

Nearly half of US bald eagles suffer lead poisoning

America’s national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the U.S. showing signs of chronic lead exposure, according to a study published Thursday.