Denmark critically assesses the impact of Nord Stream 2 for the environment

WNM | Oct 4, 2019 at 8:07 PM

Denmark has finished the public consultations of the environmental assessment of Nord Stream 2. The companies involved hope for a fast decision. But a spokesman of the Danish Energy Agency told The World News Monitor that the regulator will run a thorough assessment of the impact of the pipeline.

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time

WNM | Oct 4, 2019 at 12:52 AM

The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, announces today that its latest ocean cleanup prototype system – System 001/B – is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris.

Researchers from Sweden and Slovenia develop new concept for more sustainable batteries

WNM | Oct 3, 2019 at 12:12 AM

A new concept for an aluminium battery has twice the energy density as previous versions, is made of abundant materials, and could lead to reduced production costs and environmental impact. The idea has potential for large scale applications, including storage of solar and wind energy, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, think.