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A record 45 million people across southern Africa are in need of in urgent need of food aid, the UN has said. The situation is expected to get even worse as the annual cyclone season begins.
As a wake up call to the possible effects of global warming, London-based multidisciplinary design studio Superflux has created “Mitigation of Shock, Singapore,” an immersive exhibition
Working under a legal principle known as the public trust doctrine, which can be used to compel the government to preserve natural resources for public use
The bushfires ravaging Australia are a clear sign of what is to come around the world if temperatures are allowed to rise to dangerous levels, according to scientists.
Mansour Rajeb is wrapping a plastic protective sheet around the branch of a date palm in his oasis near the village of Bchelli, in southern Tunisia.
Bill McKibben is an indefatigable climate activist and an implacable foe of the fossil fuel industry.
Vanguard, the world’s second largest asset manager, has refused to sign up to a group of major investors demanding that polluters respond to the climate crisis
Dominion Energy has partnered with local Virginia school districts to begin replacing diesel buses with 100% electric school buses in phases.
Pleasantly called natural gas and sold to many as a better solution, a good transition fuel, natural gas has been dominating new US electricity capacity alongside
Climate pollution in the US is up under Donald Trump and threatens to undermine international efforts to stall the crisis, especially if he wins re-election this year and secures a second term in the White House.
Thwaites glacier, a vast river of ice the size of Great Britain, holds enough frozen water that were it to collapse, the world’s oceans would rise by more than 60cm.
Brian Roberts, associate director of science at the consortium, said, “there are so many opportunities you lose if you just pack up and leave.”
Thousands of koalas have been badly injured by the bush fires in Australia to the point where hospitals are overflowing.
As the area burned across Australia this fire season pushes beyond five million hectares, an area larger than many countries, stories of destruction have become depressingly familiar.
If tropical forests are to be protected, these kinds of financial incentives are imperative.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, aviation is not only undergoing its third revolution, with electricity this time, but history was made on Tuesday, December 10, in Vancouver, Canada, when Harbour Air took off in a seaplane using electricity.
A small village in Morocco, Id Mjahdi, has become the first village on the entire continent of Africa to become completely powered by the warm rays of the sun.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the trade group for manufacturers of light bulbs, has said that government requirements for greater bulb efficiency are unnecessary.
Life in South Sudan continues to be a struggle. After being hit by drought and then severe flooding, the Nile basin country now faces widespread food insecurity.
Fourteen oil and gas companies are funding a website that attacks scientists and undermines their work.
The 2019 Guardian and Observer climate emergency charity appeal, aimed at planting trees and protecting forests and woodlands, has raised more than £250,000 in less than a fortnight.
UK banks and insurers will be forced to reveal how exposed they are to the climate crisis and how they would respond to the effects of a temperature rise of up to 4C under the Bank of England’s first climate stress tests.
A group of ship owners have announced plans for a $5bn (£3.8bn) fund to design zero-emissions vessels.
It is so hot, birds are abandoning the sky. Hours after Australia set a record for its warmest day across the continent, with even hotter temperatures in the near forecast
Bloomberg has reported that President Trump “helped nix” — or pretty much killed — any hope of the EV tax credit extension that we were hoping would pass for 2020.
Climate change has reduced Australian farms’ average annual profitability by 22%, or around $18,600 per farm, in the past two decades, according to the agriculture department.
Josie Douglas sits on a verandah overlooking a ridge of red rocks and earth, scrubby with saltbush and spinifex near the centre of Alice Springs.It’s late afternoon and only 31C – a reprieve from a run of days in the high 30s and 40s.
AiAnother scientific article is out on the health effects of air pollution, and this one exposes both the long and the short of it. The comprehensive study proves what numerous other studies and common sense told us: air pollution hurts us.
An internal investigation found that high pressure had caused the well’s casing, or internal lining, to fail, Mr. Norton said. After working with Ohio regulators on safety improvements, he said, the well is now in service.
“It’ll keep you up at night to worry about the weather,” said Tyler Holmes, 35, who intends to take over part of the farm from her father, Harvey Morrow.
I’ve been at the climate summit in Madrid for the past two weeks.
The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal.
But there was no diplomatic consensus on even that. The final declaration was notable for what counts as exceptionally weak diplomatic language
Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis
One of the most striking findings in the Australian National University’s Australian Election Study –
Almost everything serious about achieving deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions — like developing new technologies to eliminate them in the manufacture of steel and plastics, or switching to electric aircraft that yield no emissions
Arizona has not enjoyed the warmest relationship with renewable energy.
That, however, did not happen. In the lawsuit against the company, filed last year that it had fully considered the risks of climate change regulation and it had factored those risks into its business operations.”
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s.
Each year, about 300 million tons of waste plastic are produced, according to UNEP.
Prior to the COP21 climate conference in Paris in 2015, Greenpeace Southeast Asia and several Filipino communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan petitioned the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines to investigate the human rights impacts of climate change
Mr. Macron accused Mr. Bolsonaro of lying to world leaders about Brazil’s commitment to preserving the environment.
An ornithologist cradles a nuthatch in his hand as the low December sun throws the stark winter canopy of trees into relief.
UK Tesla Model 3 & Other EV 3-Year Total Cost of Ownership Analysis Shows EVs Much Cheaper than Fossil Competitors
We’ve published numerous analyses of our own on the total cost of ownership of the Tesla Model 3 and Volkswagen ID.3 compared to top gasoline competitors.
Climate change and nutrient pollution are driving the oxygen from our oceans, and threatening many species of fish.
From disbelief to dread: the dismal new routine of life in Sydney's smoke haze | Charlotte Wood | Australia news
Here’s the dismal new routine of life in inner-city Sydney.I get up around 7am, sniffing Sometimes even through closed windows you can smell how bad it is
Leading scientists have expressed concern about the lack of focus on the climate crisis as bushfires rage across New South Wales and Queensland, saying it should be a “wake-up call” for the government.
Despite widespread agreement among the world’s scientists that we are living through a climate emergency requiring profound economic and social change, the United States government is failing to act.
Kristalina Georgieva is very keen to talk about the research one of her International Monetary Fund economists is doing.
On any day, between 10,000 and 30,000 bushfires burn around the planet.
A new Rocky Mountain Institute report released the end of October, Breakthrough Batteries Powering the Era of Clean Electrification, continues to confirm that clean electrification of transport technology is advancing at an impressive rate.
The world’s use of coal-fired electricity is on track for its biggest annual fall on record this year after more than four decades of near-uninterrupted growth that has stoked the global climate crisis.
Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases once again reached new highs in 2018.
The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.
“We’re on the front line of what is happening with sea-level rise,” Mr. Smyth said. “It has now changed how we live life down here. We haven’t come to grips with where we are and where we’re headed. It’s not an isolated problem — it’s happening more and more.”