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.

12 July 2023

Heat-related mortality in Europe is rising steadily

New research suggests that up to 61,000 people may have died due to 2022’s summer heat in what was the hottest summer season ever recorded. That’s […]
11 July 2023

World’s first offshore green hydrogen unit starts production in the Atlantic Ocean

The world’s first offshore green hydrogen unit has started production in the Atlantic Ocean. The company behind it is the hydrogen pioneer Lhyfe, which is present […]
10 July 2023

El Niño set to cause severe temperature spikes and major weather events in 2023, scientists warn

On Tuesday July 4th, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced that El Niño conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven […]
5 July 2023

More is needed to decarbonise Central Asia’s energy sector

As the effects of global warming are intensifying, one of the main sectors that has to urgently decarbonise is energy. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has […]
4 July 2023

Why do electrical storms happen in summer?

Summer storms are nothing new. A tense spell of hot and sultry weather broken by a sudden storm has long been the metaphorical stuff of poetry […]
30 June 2023

Origami-inspired portable solar panel to power travelers’ devices when off-grid

Sego Innovations, a Utah-based startup, has crowdfunded over €224,600 on Kickstarter for its latest invention, the portable solar power Sego Charger. 1. Sego Charger An innovative solution for power on […]
29 June 2023

Israel to cover all its new roofs with solar panels to offset for the lack of land

Israel is planning to install solar panels on all new non-residential buildings to help it meet renewable energy targets and the electricity demands of a fast-growing population. The country has favorable […]
28 June 2023

New York’s buildings are slowly sinking parts of the city

More than 8 million people live in New York City (NYC), which has been observed to be sinking 1–2 mm/year. 1. Low-lying geography While there are […]
28 June 2023

11 football fields of forest were lost per minute in 2022, new data shows

Tropical primary forests lost 10% more primary rainforest in 2022 than in 2021, according to new data from the University of Maryland and Global Forest Watch […]
21 June 2023

Has climate change become the new normal?

I am in Jyväskylä in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland, about 270 km north of Helsinki. It is the white night season; the days […]
20 June 2023

China unveils first converted hydrogen-powered train

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), the country’s largest railway vehicle and equipment manufacturer, said the new converted train —  Ningdong — is the world’s most […]
19 June 2023

Luxury cruises in Europe polluted more than 1 billion cars last year, study shows

Cruise ship pollution around ports is higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to a new study from Transport & Environment (T&E). Despite the introduction of the UN […]
16 June 2023

Aviation startup flies aircraft powered by hydrogen for 15 minutes

US-based startup Universal Hydrogen successfully tested its small aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells during 15 minutes at an altitude of 3,500 feet or roughly 1 […]
14 June 2023

Belgian company to store millions of litres of drinking water underground to prepare for droughts

In a move anticipating future drier summers, Belgian water company De Watergroep is planning to store millions of litres of drinking water underground.  1. Water storage […]
13 June 2023

Photocatalytic concrete could be the answer to clean up air pollution from roads

Recent research published in the KSCE Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering Research investigated the removal of toxic gases by using photocatalytic porous concrete. 1. Photocatalytic […]
12 June 2023

Urgency of green transition in the spotlight at the Astana International Forum

On June 8and 9, Kazakhstan’s capital assembled an impressive array of current and former government and industry leaders; policymakers; CEOs of multinational organizations; representatives from International […]