Image of the week

Cancer Research UK has joined forces with smart city business Strawberry Energy to launch a network of Smart Benches

 10th – 16th of July. London boroughs are trialing an innovative smart bench, powered by solar power. Photo credit: Strawberry Energy.

Deforestation Malaria

3rd – 9th of July. New research explores the link between deforestation and malaria. Photo credit: Shutterstock / Dudarev Mikhail.

An 8MW Vestas turbine stands in front of the smaller 3.6MW models at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. Photo credit: DONG Energy.

26th June – 02nd July. A 8MW Vestas turbine stands in front of the smaller 3.6MW models at the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm. In May, the first offshore wind power project to use Vestas giant new 8MW wind turbine started to generate power. Photo credit: DONG Energy.


A forest fire is seen near Bouca in central Portugal

19-25th of June. More than 1,000 firefighters struggled to contain intense forest fires which engulfed a large part of Portugal in flames last week. Described as ‘the worst national human tragedy in living memory’ by the country’s prime minister Antonio Costa. The fire took several days to control, with at least 64 people losing their lives. The forest fire is here seen near Bouca in central Portugal. Photo Credit: Reuters / Rafael Marchante.


12th-18th of June. Palm Fruit in Sumatra. Oil palm plantations have expanded rapidly over the past two decades in Indonesia, clearing large swathes of natural forest and critical peatland areas. Photo credit: John Novis.

U.S. President Trump refers to temperature change as he announces decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement at White House in Washington

5th – 11th of June. President Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.


29th of May – 04th of June. As Trump this week distanced himself further from global cooperation on fighting climate change, expect the US and global climate movement to mobilise even further. Just over a month ago 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Washington to protest his attack on Obama’s climate policies. Photo credit: majunznk via Flickr.


22nd -28th of May. As the Arctic ice continues to melt, we must approach the challenge with some hope. Photo credit: NASA / Kathryn Hansen.

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15th-21st of May. Does UK Prime Minister Theresa May understand the scale of London’s air pollution problem? Photo shows high air pollution over London in 2014. Photo credit: David Holt via Flickr.

Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, waves from his car as he leaves his home during the second round of the election, in Paris

8th-14th of May. The next President of France, Emmanuel Macron, waves from his car as he leaves his home during the second round of the election, in Paris, France. Photo credit: Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier.


1st-7th of May. The Yamal Peninsula in Russia could be a heaven for oil and gas companies. Photo credit:


Small-holder Oil Palm Worker Sumatra

24th – 30th April. Oil palm workers build a dam at the Dosan palm plantation. An innovative, independent small-holder approach to palm oil production has delivered social and economic benefits and helped protect the remaining forest. The Dosan community has committed to protecting its forests and moving to improved environmental management practices that include zero burning, no herbicide use and improved water management to maintain the peatland water system. Photo credit: John Novis.

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17th – 23rd of April. Underwater footage of the bleaching at the Mission Beach Reefs. Photo credit: Bette Willis.



10th – 16th of April. From ‘Book review: Images From a Warming Planet. Where has all the water gone. Lake Hume is the largest reservoir in Australia and was set up to provide irrigation water for farms further down the Murray Basin and drinking water for Adelaide. On the day this photograph was taken it was at 19.6% capacity. By the end of the summer of 2009 it dropped to 2.1 % capacity. Such impacts of the drought are likely to worsen as a result of climate change. The last time the water was anywhere near this road bridge was 10 years ago, rendering this no fishing sign, somewhat redundant. Photo credit Ashley Cooper.