Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

7 December 2023

Cigarette butt pollution costs $26 billion worldwide and “toxic” marine damage

Cigarette butt pollution costs governments worldwide $26 billion (24 billion euros) to manage, a new study published in Tobacco Control journal has estimated. The figure, adjusted […]
28 November 2023

Over 70,000 Europeans killed by heatwaves in 2022, according to new study

The summer of 2022 and its extreme heatwaves may have caused over 70,000 premature excess deaths across Europe, researchers say. More deaths than previously thought The […]
20 November 2023

Kazakhstan plans to double its GDP by 2029

Kazakhstan is looking to diversify its economy from traditional exports of gas and oil and foreign investment will be crucial in achieving that goal, Prime Minister […]
20 November 2023

EU to stop shipping plastic waste to poor countries from 2026

On 17 November, EU Member States reached a critical agreement to no longer ship plastic waste to countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and […]
20 November 2023

Solar-powered “arificial leaf” can both clean dirty water and turn it into fuel, say researchers

Scientists have found a way to purify dirty water and generate hydrogen fuel at the same time. The new device, dubbed an “artificial leaf”, can not […]
17 November 2023

Greenland’s glaciers melting five times faster over last two decades

Greenland’s glaciers have melted five times faster in the last two decades than ever before, say scientists. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Arizona State […]
14 November 2023

2023 hottest year on record and 2024 likely to be worse, say scientists

The global mean temperature for 2023 is set to be the highest ever registered, after record temperatures month on month between January and October. Billions of […]
13 November 2023

Popular Chilean glacier is now closed to tourists due to the risk of thinning ice

A well-known destination glacier in Chilean Patagonia is now closed to tourists due to the risk of “catastrophic” falls of ice and disintegration. The Exploradores (Explorers) glacier is located in […]
9 November 2023

Global heating faster than predicted, warns scientist who sounded climate alarm in the 80s

Global temperatures are accelerating at rapid speed and will pass a major milestone this decade, research by the former NASA scientist James Hansen reveals, raising the […]
8 November 2023

Oman’s mangrove restoration to capture tons of carbon and generate $150 million in carbon credits

Oman’s government has been restoring mangroves at rapid speed, a valuable natural resource for their crucial role in the global environmental ecosystem but also for their […]
8 November 2023

Did you know that geothermal energy has been powering France since the 1960s?

France has a long history of utilizing geothermal energy for heating and electricity generation. The country has been investing in installed geothermal heating plants to harness […]
2 November 2023

Which European countries have the highest and lowest energy prices in 2023?

The Netherlands has the most expensive gas and electricity in Europe, while Hungary enjoys the lowest energy prices in the bloc, according to new data from […]
27 October 2023

Eco-dating encounters are popping up in New York City

In New York, there’s a new dating methodology in town and its philosophy is simple: meet like-minded people – as long as by like-minded, you mean […]
25 October 2023

Demand for fossil fuels “far too high” to stay below 1.5°C warming, warns IEA

The latest global assessment of the world’s energy systems announced by the International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday keeps pushing for increased ambitions in the renewables front […]
25 October 2023

European Commission unveils plan to support European wind power industry

The wind power industry is set to regain grip as the European Commission unveiled yesterday 15 immediate actions, under its wind energy package, to secure domestic […]
23 October 2023

Is dumping iron in the ocean a good idea to slash CO2 levels?

Scientists are aware that iron in the ocean can play a role in reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) through a process called iron fertilization. In 1988, […]