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The levels of the heat-trapping gas called carbon dioxide have gradually risen and fallen during the past 800,000 years — that is, until recent decades, when carbon dioxide levels shot up far higher than in the past.
CleaEarlier this week, renewable energy advocates raised the alarm when it became clear that the new $2 trillion stimulus package will not shine so kindly upon wind, solar, and other clean tech.
True, there are may be some billionaires who imagine that denying the crisis will work to their financial advantage. Just before Trump made his terrifying call for reopening the nation by Easter
Government responses to climate breakdown and to the challenges of poverty and inequality must be changed permanently after the coronavirus has been dealt with
Everything is connected.It’s hard to imagine right now that, just weeks ago, the truism of ecological politics was treated as hippy nonsense by mainstream politics.
Early fallout includes canceled science missions and potential gaps in long-running climate records, while research budgets could take a hit in the long run.
The Dutch have mastered water for a millennium. Could their new approach save New Orleans?
While links between temperature, humidity and the spread of coronaviruses have been closely studied in recent weeks, a new study suggests something else could be enhancing the spread of COVID-19: Boston’s latitude.
Will any of the low-carbon behaviors that people have adopted persist after the crisis passes? Charles Duhigg, the author of “The Power of Habit” and a former New York Times reporter, said habits built over lifetimes are hard to shake.
The article based on the RSPB’s recent report (Tree plantations ‘do not help climate’ as timber not used over long term, 11 March) is an unhelpful contribution to the critical debate on land use in the context of the climate crisis.
Heartland Launches Website of Contrarian Climate Science Amid Struggles With Funding and Controversy
Dogged by layoffs, a problematic spokesperson and an investigation by European journalists, the climate skeptics’ institute returns to its old tactics.
A U.S. District Court judge in Alaska ruled against the Trump administration late Wednesday, sidelining its plans to open logging in part of the state’s Tongass National Forest.
Scientists have repeatedly said that global emissions must be reduced by half over the next decade in order to keep average temperatures from rising to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, from preindustrial levels.
Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants, a report has said.
Even by the standards of overpriced San Francisco, the Sea Cliff neighborhood is astronomically expensive.Nestled between two gorgeous parks and with what a realtor might describe as commanding views of the Golden Gate
British companies are expected to spend more than £12bn switching their fossil fuel vehicles for clean electric versions over the next two years.
Perhaps the most disquieting section is “Consequences of Climate Change,” which features “before and after” images of affected sites worldwide. An aerial photograph of Greenland in 2016 shows lakes and rivers that were not there in 2014 — that is how fast the ice is melting.
The Washington Post last year reported that a tenth of the planet has already warmed by at least 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the mid-to-late 19th century, including my county in southern New York as well as all of New York City.
A new legislative package on energy is working its way through the U.S. Senate. The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) is a compilation of dozens of energy bills that have passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, most with bipartisan support.
Tullow Oil may emerge as the latest casualty of the coronavirus this week as it prepares to lay bare the toll of a difficult year, amid growing investor concern for the oil industry in the months and years ahead.
France plans to put an “ecotax” on nearly all flights starting in 2020 and the Netherlands is preparing a similar policy. In November, nine countries asked the European Commission in November to tax the carbon dioxide emissions from airplanes.
This week a Liberal government set an ambitious 200% renewable energy target for 2040, a goal that foresees the creation of an extensive clean export industry.
Prosecutors in Harris County downgraded charges against a group of protesters to misdemeanors before a grand jury indictment Wednesday.
The US oil firm ExxonMobil met key European commission officials in an attempt to water down the European Green Deal in the weeks before it was agreed, according to a climate lobbying watchdog.
Conservative politicians have long declared there is no alternative to capitalism.Many of capitalism’s cruelties, from housing crises and crumbling public amenities to increasingly precarious forms of employment, are most visible in towns and cities.
How do you relate a unique custom like stroganina to a primarily American audience?
Something called the Arctic oscillation helped keep the polar vortex at bay. And then there’s climate change.
Yesterday, multiple news organizations reported that Bullock might be changing his mind and could soon announce that he would be running. He would be facing the incumbent, Steve Daines, a Republican and one of President Trump’s most eager supporters in Congress.
Tropical forests are taking up less carbon dioxide from the air, reducing their ability to act as “carbon sinks” and bringing closer the prospect of accelerating climate breakdown.
Those values were extremely high, and were 30 percent more likely to be that high now than before 1900. Put another way, the researchers said, such high values are about four times more likely now than they were before.
The hot and dry conditions that helped drive Australia’s bushfire crisis would be eight times more likely to happen if global heating reached 2C, according to new analysis.
The European Commission unveiled a “climate law” on Wednesday to make the EU’s 2050 net zero emissions target legally binding, but Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and NGOs said more urgent action was needed to beat the climate crisis.
Pollution, primarily from fossil fuels, was linked to more premature deaths than smoking, HIV/AIDS, malaria and even war, the researchers found.
Not a drop of rain fell in downtown San Francisco this February.
Boris Johnson should publicly declare climate deniers as wrong in order to secure the UK’s standing in vital UN climate talks this year, campaigners have urged, as climate deniers with links to the Tory party prepare for a new battle.
FosWhat is the line that shows that oil companies have gone too far? Perhaps this could be it
On Monday, the government did something remarkable.In the windiest country in Europe, it finally ended a five-year block on new onshore wind turbines.
Many parts of the world are likely to experience above-average temperatures over the next few months, even without a natural El Niño effect, according to weather experts.
The summer just finished was Australia’s second-hottest on record, with the temperature 1.88C above average, the Bureau of of Meteorology says.
In interviews, four current and former Interior Department officials said Mr. Goklany’s rise was abrupt and unexpected.
Every 2 seconds, climate change is forcing someone from their homes, according to data from Oxfam International.
Their idea? Build two dams across the North Sea — one 475 kilometers long from the north of Scotland to the west coast of Norway, and another one 160 kilometers long across the English Channel from southwest England to Brest on the western tip of France.
For the past six years, a major US oil and gas holding company has been collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Lab on new breakthrough perovskite solar cell research.
“That dichotomy is kind of dumb,” said Tom Sanzillo, finance director for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, who worked with the Beyond Coal Campaign.
Finance holds the key to tackling the climate crisis, the UK’s business secretary and the Bank of England governor have declared to warm applause from City grandees and international investors.
Businesses must improve how they disclose their impact on the environment or risk failing to meet climate targets, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, warned the City on Thursday.
The Great Barrier Reef is still at risk of a widespread outbreak of coral bleaching despite a cyclone to the far west helping to temporarily cool stressed corals, according to US and Australian science agencies.
A new study identifies fundamental changes in ocean circulation, with potentially dire effects on food supplies, sea level and weather in densely populated areas.
Since 2009, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have been working with the trucking industry to increase confidence in energy-efficient technologies and practices, as well as guiding fleets as they adopt disruptive new technologies.
In the Northeast, a coalition of state leaders has been working for several years to figure out a way to turn the corner and begin cutting transport emissions.
Mining giant Rio Tinto says it wants its globe-spanning operations to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will spend US$1bn over the next five years to reduce its carbon footprint.
The Army Corps’ headquarters did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “We can only speculate, but I think the tweet gives a clue as to the reason” for the suspension
In a new book, ‘The Future We Choose,’ two of the negotiators of the Paris climate agreement envision the future we could live in if the world comes together to fight climate change.
JP Morgan Chase is to end fossil fuel loans for Arctic oil drilling and phase out loans for coal mining under new climate initiatives.
The head of the Environment Agency has warned against building homes on the floodplain amid pressure on the government during the worst winter storms in years.