In December the French government passed a law banning supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The law requires stores there to donate unwanted food to charities or food banks.
It was during that blizzard that the Smith family was traveling from the Whitetail ski resort back to their hotel about 20 miles away when dad Perry spotted a white, pink mass by the side of the road in the freezing cold snow.
The restart of the Large Hadron Collider is now under way, with protons circling the machine’s 27km tunnel for the first time since 2013.
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-32160755
In 2005, England introduced incentives to farmers to plant more bee-friendly flowers on their land. Similar incentives also exist in the E.U. These agri-environmental schemes have been shown to attract bees a provide them with a good source of food, but the new paper shows for the first time that they are also associated with increased populations.
The Latin American country hasn’t had to use fossil fuels at all so far in 2015, due to heavy rains that have kept hydroelectric power plants going strong. Wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal energy have also helped power the country this year.
Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/03/21/3636823/costa-rica-renewables/
An Asian songbird long thought to be extinct has been rediscovered. … Finding species thought to be extinct is not that common.
Read more: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/05/jerdons-babbler-bird-rediscovered-not-extinct-myanmar-burma?cmpid=tp-ptnr-thinkprogress
The bags, which have solar panels attached to the sides, can be charged while the students walk to school, or play outside, Saha explained to the Hindustan Times. Salaam Balak Trust, an Indian NGO, agreed to partner with her, and so far, about 30 to 40 bags have been given to children free-of-charge, with the help of funding from Cheil India, The Better India reported.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/light-bag-india_n_6656444.html
“One thing we hadn’t realised but that an experienced beekeeper pointed out to us is that it’s going to mean a lot to people keeping bees in an urban situation in their neighbourhood because most of the time bees take off and mind their own business, but they get upset and sting people when you open them up and disturb them. With our design the bees are busy at the front of the hive while we drain honey out of the back, making it much safer.”
Read more: http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/food-news/backyard-beehive-invention-allows-honey-on-tap-20150223-13lu72.html
Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK. The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31682529
As part of its first major retrofit in 30 years, two custom-designed wind turbines have started generating power for the Eiffel Tower. Located above the World Heritage Site’s second level, about 400 feet off the ground, the sculptural wind turbines are now producing 10,000 kWh of electricity annually, equivalent to the power used by the commercial areas of the Eiffel Tower’s first floor.
Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/02/24/3626338/eiffel-tower-gets-wind-turbines-installed/