A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas.
How can I reduce my carbon footprint? As sustainability researchers, we regularly field this question, from friends and family but also journalists.
Cold War nuclear tests did change the weather in the 1960s. The Earth did not catch fire, but a hard rain did begin to fall.
The world is again undergoing an oil shock. Prices, already on a downward trend, have collapsed 30% in less than a week, bringing the total fall to nearly 50% since highs in early January.
Tropical forests matter to each and every one of us. They suck colossal quantities of carbon out of the atmosphere, providing a crucial brake on the rate of climate change.
Climate change so far has meant more vigorous forest growth as greenhouse gases rise. The tropical forests may soon change that.
Northeastern British Columbia has been a major centre of conventional oil and gas production since the 1960s. More recently, the shale gas sector has also targeted the region.
Sea levels may threaten coastal cities sooner than expected, scientists say, as ice loss speeds up and Antarctic temperatures rise.
Methane levels in ancient air samples indicate that scientists have vastly underestimated how much of the greenhouse gas humans emit into the atmosphere via fossil fuels.
Lustier plant growth as greenhouse gases climb should counter global heating and atmospheric carbon build-up.
Economists obviously see the growth of a national economy as good news – but what is it doing to the Earth?
The lead author said that one positive implication of the research is "if we can reduce our emissions, it's going to have more of an impact.
One of the earliest climate model predictions of how human-made climate change would affect our planet showed that the Arctic would warm about two to three times more than the global average.
How much does our use of air travel contribute to the problem of climate change? And is it more damaging that it is being created higher in our atmosphere?
On July 7, 1919, a group of U.S. military members dedicated Zero Milestone – the point from which all road distances in the country would be measured – just south of the White House lawn in Washington, D.C. The next morning, they helped to define the future of the nation.
The annual World Economic Forum in Davos brought together representatives from government and business to deliberate how to solve the worsening climate and ecological crisis.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that businesses are racing ahead in the green transition.
Global emissions for 2019 are predicted to hit 36.8 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂), setting yet another all-time record.
Lakes and ponds are the final resting place for many of the Earth’s plants. Rivers collect much of the planet’s dead organic matter, transporting it to rest in calmer waters.
UN Report Reveals Projected Fossil Fuel Production Is Dangerously Out of Step With Global Climate Goals
Governments are planning to produce about 50% more fossil fuels by 2030 than would be consistent with a 2°C pathway and 120% more than would be consistent with a 1.5°C pathway.
The largest oil and gas producer, Saudi Aramco, is due to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company.
Tropical forest damage is bad enough. New thinking suggests it could prove far more ruinous in terms of the climate crisis.
Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent.