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Bitcoin ventures into ‘teradollar’ territory
Bitcoin ventures into ‘teradollar’ territory
Bitcoin’s market capitalization passed the USD 1 trillion mark last month, after a whopping 500% year-on-year bounce, although prices quickly pulled back.
08-03-2021 | Stunning statistics
The stunning statistics of sustainable investing
The stunning statistics of sustainable investing
The progress that sustainable investment has made in recent years has been stunning.
24-02-2021 | Stunning statistics
Amazon smashes Italy on R&D
Amazon smashes Italy on R&D
US tech giant Amazon single-handedly spent more on research and development (R&D) than Italy in 2019, and even more so in 2020.
23-02-2021 | Stunning statistics
Why human production needs to go on a diet
Why human production needs to go on a diet
The weight of man-made objects on Earth now exceeds the mass of all living things, new research reveals.
13-01-2021 | Stunning statistics
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
The world’s two largest solar energy parks have come online – with enough generating capacity to power a major city.
03-11-2020 | Stunning statistics
Why the global population is unsustainable… because it is falling
Why the global population is unsustainable… because it is falling
A lower world population is great for sustainability, right?
15-09-2020 | Stunning statistics
Notes from a small island - how King Coal was dethroned in Britain
Notes from a small island - how King Coal was dethroned in Britain
Take a bow, Britain!
15-07-2020 | Stunning statistics
Don’t tell JR, but Texas has ‘Gone with the Wind’
Don’t tell JR, but Texas has ‘Gone with the Wind’
Those of a certain age may recall Dallas, a 1980s US soap opera about a dysfunctional oil-rich family headed by the scheming JR Ewing.
02-06-2020 | Stunning statistics
The city with that sinking feeling
The city with that sinking feeling
If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.
01-05-2020 | Stunning statistics
Is oil-rich Norway paying the price?
Is oil-rich Norway paying the price?
Sustainability is often full of contradictions, as can be seen in the case of an oil-rich country which is warming faster than others – Norway.
23-03-2020 | Stunning statistics
Short-haul flights are the worst offenders for CO2
Short-haul flights are the worst offenders for CO2
Domestic and other short-haul flights are the most carbon-intensive form of travel, figures show.
20-02-2020 | Stunning statistics
A trillion trees could stabilize global warming
A trillion trees could stabilize global warming
Planting a trillion trees would be enough to stop global warming from escalating, studies have found.
17-01-2020 | Stunning statistics
Global warming accelerates as emissions hit new records
Global warming accelerates as emissions hit new records
Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are higher than ever before, two new studies have found.
16-12-2019 | Stunning statistics
A message in 100 million bottles
A message in 100 million bottles
A campaign to cut plastic waste is on track to save 100 million bottles from being thrown away.
14-11-2019 | Stunning statistics
Climate change threatens 1.1 meter sea level rise
Climate change threatens 1.1 meter sea level rise
Sea levels will rise by over a meter before 2100 unless climate change is tackled, a new report warns.
24-10-2019 | Stunning statistics
Greenland loses 11 billion tons of ice in one day
Greenland loses 11 billion tons of ice in one day
The scale of global warming has been laid bare by the effect of the summer’s heatwave on the Arctic.
03-09-2019 | Stunning statistics
The Great Wall of Africa is taking shape
The Great Wall of Africa is taking shape
A giant wall of trees that is being built across Africa is making a huge contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
17-06-2019 | Stunning statistics
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now at a level last seen in prehistoric times, new research shows.
06-05-2019 | Stunning statistics
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
How many people do you think die from snake bites?
11-03-2019 | Stunning statistics
UK hotel runs on battery power
UK hotel runs on battery power
A battery the size of a delivery truck is being used to power a UK hotel, cutting its carbon footprint while saving money.
21-01-2019 | Stunning statistics
The drone that can plant millions of trees
The drone that can plant millions of trees
A drone that can carpet bomb 100,000 tree seeds a day may solve the issue of deforestation in remote areas.
03-01-2019 | Stunning statistics
Climate change growth could be worth USD 26 trillion
Climate change growth could be worth USD 26 trillion
Investing to limit climate change could add USD 26 trillion to the global economy, a new report says.
01-11-2018 | Stunning statistics
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
China’s vertical forest - 10,000 tons of CO2
An old Chinese proverb says: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second best time is now.
02-01-2018 | Stunning statistics
Beware the demographic death spiral
Beware the demographic death spiral
Every month we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
24-05-2017 | Stunning statistics
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