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UN warns hunger crisis in southern Africa 'on scale we've not seen before'
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.
Immersive, dystopian exhibit shows what life could be like post-climate change
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
Children and Teen's Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed by U.S. Court
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
Australia fires are harbinger of planet’s future, say scientists
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.
'The dates are drying': profits shrivel for farmers as the heat rises in Tunisia
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 Organizing Protests Against Banks That Fund Fossil Fuel Industry
Bill McKibben is an indefatigable climate activist and an implacable foe of the fossil fuel industry.
Vanguard refuses to sign up to climate crisis commitment
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
Largest Electric School Bus Program In United States Launching In Virginia
Dominion Energy has partnered with local Virginia school districts to begin replacing diesel buses with 100% electric school buses in phases.
Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From "Natural" Gas
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
How bad can the climate crisis get if Trump wins again?
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.
The Guardian view on an ice-sheet collapse: threatening the world’s coasts
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.
Marine Labs on the Water’s Edge Are Threatened by Climate Change
Brian Roberts, associate director of science at the consortium, said, “there are so many opportunities you lose if you just pack up and leave.”
Burned Koalas Are Overflowing Australian Hospitals
Thousands of koalas have been badly injured by the bush fires in Australia to the point where hospitals are overflowing.
Why Australia’s monster 2019 bushfires are unprecedented
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.
How to Help Brazilian Farmers Save the Amazon
If tropical forests are to be protected, these kinds of financial incentives are imperative.
Harbour Air Makes Aviation History With 1st Electric Seaplane Flight
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.
Id Mjahdi Is Africa's First Fully Solar-Powered Village
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.
Trump Administration Blocks Energy Efficiency Rule for Light Bulbs
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the trade group for manufacturers of light bulbs, has said that government requirements for greater bulb efficiency are unnecessary.
Famine Risk Increases in South Sudan as Floods Ravage Harvests
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.
Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial
Fourteen oil and gas companies are funding a website that attacks scientists and undermines their work.
Guardian and Observer appeal for trees raises £250,000 in fortnight
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 to be tested on climate crisis response plans
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.
$5bn fund unveiled for climate-friendly shipping
A group of ship owners have announced plans for a $5bn (£3.8bn) fund to design zero-emissions vessels.
Australia Records Its Hottest Day. At Least for Now.
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
Trump Kills The EV Tax Credit Extension
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 cut Australian farm profits by 22% a year over past 20 years, report says
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.
Too hot for humans? First Nations people fear becoming Australia's first climate refugees
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.
Another Study Shows: Air Pollution Hurts Us — A Lot
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.
A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought
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.
Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico Chile
“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.
Australia took a match to UN climate talks as back home the country burned
I’ve been at the climate summit in Madrid for the past two weeks.
COP25: Longest climate talks end with compromise deal
The longest United Nations climate talks on record have finally ended in Madrid with a compromise deal.
U.N. Climate Talks End With Few Commitments and a ‘Lost’ Opportunity
But there was no diplomatic consensus on even that. The final declaration was notable for what counts as exceptionally weak diplomatic language
Richer nations accused of stalling progress on climate crisis
Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis
Australia’s democracy has faceplanted and Labor is staring down some disturbing truths
One of the most striking findings in the Australian National University’s Australian Election Study –
We Have Climate Leaders. Now We Need Followers.
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
University Of Arizona To Transition To 100% Renewable Electricity By 2022
Arizona has not enjoyed the warmest relationship with renewable energy.
New York Loses Climate Change Fraud Case Against Exxon Mobil
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.”
Climate change: Greenland ice melt 'is accelerating'
Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s.
Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials
Each year, about 300 million tons of waste plastic are produced, according to UNEP.
Philippine Study Shows Evidence Of "Criminal Intent" By Oil Majors
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
France to Partner with Brazil States on Amazon, Bypassing Bolsonaro
Mr. Macron accused Mr. Bolsonaro of lying to world leaders about Brazil’s commitment to preserving the environment.
Felling this forest would be like knocking down a cathedral
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.
Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise
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 condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia 'literally burns'
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.
Jane Fonda: We Have to Live Like We’re in a Climate Emergency. Because We Are.
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.
Tackling climate crisis is what we should be doing, says new IMF boss
Kristalina Georgieva is very keen to talk about the research one of her International Monetary Fund economists is doing.
Countries are burning from Siberia to Australia: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet
On any day, between 10,000 and 30,000 bushfires burn around the planet.
Batteries Are Breaking Through
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.
Global use of coal-fired electricity set for biggest fall this year
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.
Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records
Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases once again reached new highs in 2018.
Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high, UN reports
The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.
82 Days Underwater: The Tide Is High, but They’re Holding On
“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.”

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