ADAPTATION

Wildfires Can Poison Drinking Water – Here's How Communities Can Be Better Prepared

Wildfires Can Poison Drinking Water – Here's How Communities Can Be Better Prepared

Andrew J. Whelton and Caitlin R. Proctor, Purdue University
Hope Springs Eternal For Species Facing Extinction
Hope Springs Eternal For Species Facing Extinction
by Alex Kirby
Extinction is for ever, but not inevitable. Some threatened species are now surprising survivors.…
This Supermoon Has A Twist – Expect Flooding, But A Lunar Cycle Is Masking Effects Of Sea Level Rise
This Supermoon Has A Twist – Expect Flooding, But A Lunar Cycle Is Masking…
by Brian McNoldy, University of Miami
A “super full moon” is coming, and coastal cities like Miami know that means one thing: a…
A New Long-range Tropical Cyclone Outlook Is Set To Reduce Disaster Risk For Pacific Island Communities
A New Long-range Tropical Cyclone Outlook Is Set To Reduce Disaster Risk…
by Andrew Magee et al
Tropical cyclones are among the most destructive weather systems on Earth, and the Southwest…
Climate Change Threatens Coffee – But We’ve Found A Delicious Wild Species That Could Help Save Your Morning Brew
Climate Change Threatens Coffee – But We’ve Found A Delicious Wild Species…
by Aaron P Davis, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The world loves coffee. More precisely, it loves arabica coffee. From the smell of its freshly…

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IMPACT

Changes In The Weather: El Niño and La Niña Explained
Changes In The Weather: El Niño and La Niña Explained
by Jaci Brown, CSIRO
We wait in anticipation of droughts and floods when El Niño and La Niña are forecast but what are…
Mammals Face An Uncertain Future As Global Temperatures Rise
Mammals Face An Uncertain Future As Global Temperatures Rise
by Maria Paniw, and Rob Salguero-Gómez
Even with fires, droughts and floods regularly in the news, it’s difficult to comprehend the human…
Longer And More Frequent Droughts Are Hitting The Western US
Longer And More Frequent Droughts Are Hitting The Western US
by Rose Brandt, University of Arizona
Against the backdrop of steadily warming temperatures and decreasing annual rainfall totals,…
Global Farming Feels The Impacts Of Global Heating
Global Farming Feels The Impacts Of Global Heating
by Tim Radford
Global heating has already set back farming around the world, and wiped out seven years of steady…

POLITICS

Why Sustainability Rankings Don't Always Identify Sustainable Companies
Why Sustainability Rankings Don't Always Identify Sustainable Companies
by Rumina Dhalla and Felix Arndt, University of Guelph
As consumers and investors, we often look at environmental, social and governance (ESG) rankings to…
How To Stop Psychopaths and Narcissists From Winning Positions of Power
How To Stop Psychopaths and Narcissists From Winning Positions of Power
by Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University
In the past, this was mostly due to hereditary systems which assigned power to kings and lords and…
How Children Are Taking European States To Court Over The Climate Crisis – And Changing The Law
How Children Are Taking European States To Court Over The Climate Crisis –…
by Aoife Daly, University College Cork et al
Even before Greta Thunberg launched her school strike for climate at age 15, youth activists have…
If 80% Of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don't They Vote Like It?
If 80% Of Australians Care About Climate Action, Why Don't They Vote Like…
by Rebecca Colvin and Frank Jotzo, Australian National University
Poll after poll suggests a large majority of Australians cares about climate change. Yet in recent…

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Small Nuclear Power Plants No Use In Climate Crisis
Small Nuclear Power Plants No Use In Climate Crisis
by Paul Brown
Governments are investing in a new range of small nuclear power…
5 Reasons Green Growth Won’t Save The Planet
5 Reasons Green Growth Won’t Save The Planet
by Oliver Taherzadeh and Benedict Probst
Green growth has emerged as the dominant narrative for tackling…
The Amazon's Tallest Tree Just Got 50% Taller – And Scientists Don't Know How
The Amazon's Tallest Tree Just Got 50% Taller – and…
by Tobias Jackson and Sami Rifai
Sometimes even the largest natural wonders can remain hidden from…
Fewer Crops Are Feeding More People Worldwide
Fewer Crops Are Feeding More People Worldwide
by Karl Zimmerer, Pennsylvania State University
The wide array of crop types is an example of agrobiodiversity – a…
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Cockamanie Climate Change Claims
by Paul Beckwith
Sunlight warms Earth's surface. Heat radiates up and is trapped by…
Climate Change Means We Can't Keep Living And Working In Glass Houses
Climate Change Means We Can't Keep Living and Working In…
by David Coley
How do we go about designing buildings today for tomorrow’s weather?…
Climate’s Role In Armed Conflict Will Likely Increase
Climate’s Role In Armed Conflict Will Likely Increase
by Devon Ryan
Intensifying climate change will increase the future risk of violent…
Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range of applications including electric vehicles, computers and consumer electronics.
Utilities Are Investing In Big Batteries Instead Of…
by Jeremiah Johnson and Joseph F. DeCarolis
Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a…

EVIDENCE

2,000 Years Of Records Show It's Getting Hotter, Faster
2,000 Years Of Records Show It's Getting Hotter, Faster
by Ben Henley, The University of Melbourne
New reconstructions of Earth’s temperature over the past 2,000 years, published today in Nature…
UK Land Now Stores 7% More Carbon Than 300 Years Ago And What That Means For The Environment
UK Land Now Stores 7% More Carbon Than 300 Years Ago And What That Means…
by Victoria Janes-Bassett and Jess Davies, Lancaster University
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C and avoiding the worst effects of climate change will take more…
Why Rising Carbon Emissions Might Not Make The Earth Uninhabitable
Why Rising Carbon Emissions Might Not Make The Earth Uninhabitable
by Laura Revell, University of Canterbury
Even with all humanity’s carbon emissions to date, there’s a lot less carbon dioxide in Earth’s…
Emissions Of Methane Are Rising Dangerously
Emissions Of Methane Are Rising Dangerously
by Pep Canadell, CSIRO; et al
Fossil fuels and agriculture are driving a dangerous acceleration in methane emissions, at a rate…

WEATHER

Why Expect New Zealand's Temperature To Get Warmer

Why Expect New Zealand's Temperature To Get Warmer

James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington
How Scientists Are Improving Forecasts Of Dangerous Polar Lows
Arctic Storms: How Scientists Are Improving Forecasts Of Dangerous Polar…
by Marta Moreno Ibáñez, Université du Québec
Polar lows are particularly challenging to forecast due to their small size and short lifetime, and…
How Climate Change Could Be Making Flooding Rains Worse
How Climate Change Could Be Making Flooding Rains Worse
by Joelle Gergis, Australian National University
Over the past three years, I’ve been working on the forthcoming report by the United Nations’…
Floods Leave A Legacy Of Mental Health Problems And Disadvantaged People Are Often Hardest Hit
Floods Leave A Legacy Of Mental Health Problems And Disadvantaged People…
by Sabrina Pit, Western Sydney University
Yet again, large swathes of New South Wales are underwater. A week of solid rain has led to floods…
Wild Weather: Tornadoes, Thunderstorms and Their Clean Up
Wild Weather: Tornadoes, Thunderstorms and Their Clean Up
by Jennifer Weeks
Springtime in the U.S. is frequently a season for thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes. These…

SOLUTIONS

Farming Without Disturbing Soil Could Cut Agriculture's Climate Impact By 30%
Farming Without Disturbing Soil Could Cut Agriculture's Climate Impact By…
by Sacha Mooney, University of Nottingham et al
Perhaps because there are no chimney stacks belching smoke, the contribution of the world’s farms…
How Restoring Peat Bogs Could Slow Climate Change
How Restoring Peat Bogs Could Slow Climate Change
by Ian D. Rotherham, Sheffield Hallam University
Bogs, mires, fens and marshes – just their names seem to conjure myth and mystery. Though today,…
Greenhouse Gas Levels Surge Despite Slow Economy
Greenhouse Gas Levels Surge Despite Slow Economy
by Kieran Cooke
The global economy has been hard hit by the Covid pandemic. But greenhouse gas levels have…
A Rich World’s Demands Fell E Poorer World’s Forests
A Rich World’s Demands Fell The Poorer World’s Forests
by Tim Radford
The tropical forests maintain global climate and nurture the riches of nature. The rich world’s…

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UK Court Urged To Respect 1.5°c Climate Limit
UK Court Urged To Respect 1.5°c Climate Limit
by Alex Kirby
The UK faces growing pressure not to expand Heathrow airport but to…
UK Land Now Stores 7% More Carbon Than 300 Years Ago And What That Means For The Environment
UK Land Now Stores 7% More Carbon Than 300 Years Ago And…
by Victoria Janes-Bassett and Jess Davies, Lancaster University
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C and avoiding the worst effects of…
Why Rising Carbon Emissions Might Not Make The Earth Uninhabitable
Why Rising Carbon Emissions Might Not Make The Earth…
by Laura Revell, University of Canterbury
Even with all humanity’s carbon emissions to date, there’s a lot less…
Competition Heats Up In The Melting Arctic, And The Us Isn't Prepared To Counter Russia
Competition Heats Up In The Melting Arctic, And The US…
by Rockford Weitz, Tufts University
For decades, the frozen Arctic was little more than a footnote in…
How Methane-eating Bacteria Could Be A Game Changer For Curbing Greenhouse Gases
How Methane-eating Bacteria Could Be A Game Changer For…
by Luke Jeffrey, Southern Cross University
Trees are the Earth’s lungs – it’s well understood they drawdown and…
A Macrogrid Moves Electricity From Areas That Make It To Areas That Need It
A Macrogrid Moves Electricity From Areas That Make It To…
by James D. McCalley, Iowa State University
Many kinds of extreme events can disrupt electricity service,…
Plants Thrive In A Complex World By Communicating, Sharing Resources And Transforming Their Environments
Plants Thrive In A Complex World By Communicating, Sharing…
by Beronda L. Montgomery, Michigan State University
As a species, humans are wired to collaborate. That’s why lockdowns…
UK Refugees Gain Hope From Latin American Example
UK Refugees Gain Hope From Latin American Example
by Beth Scholfield Lott
The UK’s new plan to control immigration has alarmed human rights…

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