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'We're losing the race': UN secretary general calls climate change an 'emergency'
The UN secretary general says that he is counting on public pressure to compel governments to take much stronger action against what he calls the climate change “emergency”.
BBC Briefing on energy: how do I use it?
Our dual needs to save the planet and power our modern lives have thrown a spotlight on the way we produce and use energy.
Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules
Opponents of the move noted that weakening California’s authority on emissions is directly at odds with the administration’s position on other vital issues — such as gun restrictions and abortion laws — that individual states have the right to set their own rules.
Fighting climate crisis by avoiding meat ignores poor countries' needs
A “one-size-fits-all” solution to addressing the climate crisis through our diets could be unhelpful, as how we eat affects the environment in different ways depending on where we live and how our food is sourced, according to a new report.
UN launches drive to suck back carbon and reverse climate change
A new effort to rally governments and corporations behind technologies that suck greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to help stave off disastrous global heating will be launched at the United Nations on Tuesday.
3 Ways Tesla Is Transforming What It Means To Be A Car
This is a new one and it may seem innocuous. It may just seem like another fun entertainment feature in a Tesla. However, I think it’s going to prove to be more than that.
Climate Strike N.Y.C.: 1.1 Million Can Skip School for Protest
Larger crowds, mostly of high school students, have demonstrated with her on two recent Fridays at the United Nations.
How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’
As they travel, the parrs, or young freshwater salmon, undergo a profound transformation called smoltification, becoming smolts able to thrive in saltwater.
Fijian prime minister calls on Australia to be far more ambitious on climate
The Fijian prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has called on Australia to be “far more ambitious” in reducing greenhouse gases, linking the climate crisis to extreme weather events in the Pacific including drought and bushfires in Australia.
Like a sunburn on your lungs: how does the climate crisis impact health?
The climate crisis is making people sicker – worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease.
The world has a third pole – and it's melting quickly
Many moons ago in Tibet, the Second Buddha transformed a fierce nyen (a malevolent mountain demon) into a neri (the holiest protective warrior god) called Khawa Karpo, whotook up residence in the sacred mountain bearing his name. Khawa Karpo is the tallest of the Meili mountain range
How Sunday lunch at nan’s led to a vegan’s battle against the climate crisis
In 1991, 17-year-old Alex Lockwood was flipping through the Guardian Weekend magazine in his family’s car, en route to a family Sunday roast, when he spotted an image that changed his life. A harpooned whale, its body bloodied and lifeless, drew him to a feature about its killing.
Indian Hydro Power Generator Floats 2 Gigawatt Solar Tender
India’s largest hydro power generation company has issued one of the largest-ever solar power tenders in the country’s history.
Tesla Announces Simple Pricing On Commercial Solar, $1.01/Watt
Yesterday, Elon announced California customers can now order commercial sizes of solar power in 5 minutes at Tesla.com/bigsolar.
After Dorian, disease is next threat on shattered Bahamian island
Disease outbreaks could drive up the death toll of one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, which stands at 50, but which is expected to increase
Lib Dems set out radical agenda for tackling climate emergency
Citizens’ assemblies will decide what action should be taken on the climate crisis, the Treasury’s ability to stymie green measures will be neutralised and the Green Investment Bank will be revived under proposals set to be key planks of the Liberal Democrats’ general election bid.
Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense
At the Republican Party’s recent state convention near Palm Springs, Brad Parscale, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, said, “the Trumps will be a dynasty that will last for decades.
Shane Warne urges cricket to be proactive about climate crisis dangers
Shane Warne has called for cricket to be “proactive, not reactive” about the dangers the sport faces due to the climate crisis, after being shocked by a report that called on the authorities to act now against “humanity’s most pressing challenge”.
Brazil environment minister to meet US climate denier group before UN summit
Brazil’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, will meet a rightwing US advocacy group that denies climate change, just four days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world
It was the summer of 1994. A few days earlier, he had collected a generous haul, 20 buckets of the thin-shelled, cold-water clams, which burrow a foot deep into the sand along a 13-mile stretch of beach near Barra del Chuy,
Pollutionwatch: how skilful driving can reduce toxic fumes
Local authorities are encouraging people not to leave their cars idling as tests show we can reduce air pollution by changing the way we drive.
Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruption
Five environmental activists have been arrested over plans to fly drones near Heathrow Airport on Friday.
Gucci goes carbon neutral in bid to tackle climate crisis
As the fashion industry continues to address its role in the climate crisis, Italy’s most valuable luxury brand has said it has become an entirely carbon neutral company.
World 'losing battle against deforestation'
A historic global agreement aimed at halting deforestation has failed, according to a report.
Australian natural disasters minister's complete about face: 'I believe in climate science'
Australia’s minister responsible for drought and natural disasters, David Littleproud, now says he accepts the science on manmade climate change, and “[I] always have”.
Gucci Vies to Be Even Greener
Its new initiative has been possible because of data collected from more than 1,000 suppliers across five continents for the company’s annual Environmental Profit and Loss statement, which aims to improve analysis of the company’s environmental footprint and study where it can become more efficient.
LA & 8Minute Solar Ink Lowest Cost Solar Plus Storage Deal In US History
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has signed a groundbreaking 25-year power purchase agreement with 8Minute Solar.
Why NOAA Matters
Congress could decide to renew the program, of course. Abigail Ross Hopper, chief executive of the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade group, said she was “cautiously optimistic” that the tax credit would be extended.
Climate Denialist to Depart White House National Security Council
“There’s nobody in the White House to pick up where Will left off, except the president.”
The Plight Of Florida’s Turtles Tells A Troubling Story About Climate Destruction
The state's freshwater turtles are struggling as pollution, climate change and over-extraction of water threatens their fragile home.
How Your Leftovers Are Feeding Climate Damage
Your food waste footprint is bigger than you think. Here's how to minimize your climate impact. (And, no, composting is not the answer.)
Scott Morrison won't attend UN climate summit despite being in the US
Scott Morrison will not attend the UN climate action summit despite him being in America to visit the Trump administration at the time – deploying the foreign minister, Marise Payne, and the Australian ambassador for the environment, Patrick Suckling, instead.
False statements about climate change trip people up
Respondents in survey couldn’t always tell climate facts from falsehoods — even when they were sure they were right.
This is a worst-possible wildfire scenario for Southern California
Every year, climate change makes a “catastrophic” fire like this one more and more likely.
I'm a conservative Republican. Climate change is real
It's time to stop denying a crisis that our constituents are already seeing every day.
Climate activists on trial in Paris for stealing Macron portraits
Eight protesters are to go on trial in Paris on Wednesday for stealing official portraits of the French president, Emmanuel Macron, from public buildings as part of a protest over climate change.
COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020
A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow.
Canada Tries a Forceful Message for Flood Victims: Live Someplace Else
By most accounts, Canada’s experiment began in the summer of 2013, when floods in southern Alberta caused more than 7.5 billion Canadian dollars, or about $5.7 billion, in damage, the most expensive disaster in the country’s history at the time.
How Vladimir Putin’s Regime Uses the Climate Crisis to Get Rich
The Russian president and his business allies are exploiting the warming Arctic to amass natural resources, wealth, and power
Canada's Environment Minister Catherine McKenna gets security detail
Facing "vocal sexism and hateful comments," Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has said she now sometimes needs a security detail. Climate change promises to be a key issue in Canada's October election.
Diesel cars emit more air pollution on hot days, study says
Emissions from diesel cars – even newer and supposedly cleaner models – increase on hot days, a new study has found, raising questions over how cities suffering from air pollution can deal with urban heat islands and the climate crisis.
The plight of Hurricane Dorian evacuees offers a frightening vision of 'climate apartheid'
This week started out like most weeks for Donald Trump: a Monday morning spent sending a flurry of unhinged tweets then a quick break to indulge in some offline racism.
UK farms plan for going 'carbon neutral'
The farm union NFU has launched a plan to make British agriculture carbon neutral in two decades.
Climate Change Is Reducing The Beach Area At Ballena Marine National Park, Costa Rica
Vicente Vargas, 54-years-old, has witnessed the constantly changing sea in the area currently occupied by Ballena Marine National Park. This park is located four hours away from San José, Costa Rica’s capital city.
The Auto Rule Rollback That Nobody Wants, Except Trump
By reaching an agreement with California, the auto companies want to avoid a situation in which the Trump administration requires one thing, and California (with the dozen or so states that usually follow it) requires another.
Angry Schwarzenegger condemns Trump for wrecking clean-air standards
Arnold Schwarznegger has condemned Donald Trump over his unprecedented rollback of environmental protections, particularly his move against California’s regulation of automobile emissions.
Australia launches emergency relocation of fish as largest river system faces collapse
Faced with a looming ferocious summer with little rain forecast, the New South Wales government has embarked on a Noah’s Ark type operation to move native fish from the Lower Darling
Like nothing we've seen: Queensland bushfires tear through rainforest
Queensland’s former fire commissioner says an erratic bushfire front that climbed into the state’s subtropical rainforest and razed the 86-year-old Binna Burra Lodge is “like nothing we’ve ever seen before”.
Australia Bushfires Arrive Early, Destroying Historic Lodge in ‘Omen’ of Future
On Monday, fire officials in Queensland and New South Wales identified dozens of bushfires still burning across both states.
It’ll be a little apocalyptic: Spanish theatre troupe to take to high seas
Five hundred years after Ferdinand Magellan and his pan-European crew sailed, starved and mutinied their way around the world, a Spanish theatre company best known for its innovative and often provocative performances is paying homage to the long-dead explorers with a voyage of its own.
Energy Transition Startups Shake Up The Business World
The shift to a low-carbon future is turning the economy inside out.
Marine heatwave hits Pacific, raising fears of a new hot blob
The ocean off the western coast of North America is five degrees Fahrenheit hotter than usual after warming at an unusually rapid rate, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa).
For Pope Francis, a Perfect Moment for an Unsettling Warning on the Environment
“In the wild, they need at least three hectares for each group,” Diary Rafalimanana, a guide at the lemur reserve, said as he watched a cramped family. Across the river behind them, villagers planted sweet potatoes, fished for tilapia and did what they could to get by.
It's all gone: shattered Bahamas counts cost of Hurricane Dorian's destruction
As Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by Hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through her head: “I will not die like this.”
Yang Would Spend $3 Trillion On Residential Solar, But The Same Money Could Decarbonize The Grid Entirely
Andrew Yang’s climate platform is misguided. While I like Yang’s basic income Freedom Dividend, and he has many good, if underfunded, planks in his climate platform, his biggest expenditure has a poor climate benefits-to-cost ratio and a few of his approaches to climate change are dangerously wrong.


Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea
Ocean at the Door: New Homes and the Rising Sea
by Climate Central
Recent housing growth rates are faster in ten-year flood-risk zones in a third of all coastal states. This report was…
French wines show hot dry years are now normal
French Wines Show Hot Dry Years Are Now Normal
by Tim Radford
Records have begun to topple for the world’s finest tipple. French wines can now count 664 years of vintage information…
How Many Americans Believe In Climate Change?
How Many Americans Believe In Climate Change?
by Matthew Houser
Indiana certainly doesn’t look like a state that’s ready to confront climate change. Its former governor, Vice…
Climate Change Underlies Europe’s Rapid Warming
Climate Change Underlies Europe’s Rapid Warming
by Tim Radford
From the edge of the Arctic to almost the Tropic of Cancer, Europe’s rapid warming is evidenced by hotter summers − and…
Canadians In Every Riding Support Climate Action
Canadians In Every Riding Support Climate Action
by Matto Mildenberger and Erick Lachapelle
Canada is gearing up for a big election this fall and climate policy will likely be at the centre of debate.
Why Focusing On Cutting Emissions Alone Won't Halt Ecological Decline
Why Focusing On Cutting Emissions Alone Won't Halt Ecological Decline
by Ian Boyd
Reaching net zero emissions has become the focal point of government efforts to halt climate and ecological breakdown.
Cheap, Tough And Green: Why Aren't More Buildings Made Of Rammed Earth?
Cheap, Tough And Green: Why Aren't More Buildings Made Of Rammed Earth?
by Daniela Ciancio
It’s fair to say that rammed earth, as a construction technique, has stood the test of time.
Why Food Production Must Double Idea By 2050 Is Inaccurate
Why Food Production Must Double Idea By 2050 Is Inaccurate
by Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State
“Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population,” is a popular idea, but an inaccurate one,…


How To Build A City Fit For 50℃ Heatwaves
How To Build A City Fit For 50℃ Heatwaves
by Adrian Pitts
The Persian Gulf is already one of the hottest parts of the world, but by the end of the century increasing heat…
Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change?
by Real Engineering
Is terraforming the Sahara of the solutions to Stop Climate Change? We'll explore this idea in this video.
Hope And Mourning In The Anthropocene: Understanding Ecological Grief
Hope And Mourning In The Anthropocene: Understanding Ecological Grief
by Neville Ellis and Ashlee Cunsolo
We are living in a time of extraordinary ecological loss. Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions…
Healthy, Happy And Tropical – World's Fastest-growing Cities Demand Our Attention
Healthy, Happy And Tropical – World's Fastest-growing Cities Demand Our Attention
by Karine Dupré, et al
What does it take to be a happy and healthy city? In any city, myriad factors go into the mix – and of course we are…
The Government Is Right To Fund Energy Storage: A 100% Renewable Grid Is Within Reach
The Government Is Right To Fund Energy Storage: A 100% Renewable Grid Is Within Reach
by Andrew Blakers, et al
In a speech to the National Press Club yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared that the key requirements…
Allergens Are On The Rise In Canada's Urban Centres
by CBC News: The National
Canadians across the country say their allergies are getting worse.
High-tech Weather Forecasting Aims To Bring New Hope To Indian Farmers Facing The Devastation Of Climate Change
High-tech Weather Forecasting Aims To Bring New Hope To Indian Farmers Facing The Devastation Of Climate Change
by Sam Relph
The world’s largest network of automated weather stations, created to predict droughts and floods, is helping tackle…
Regenerative Agriculture Can Make Farmers Stewards Of The Land Again
Regenerative Agriculture Can Make Farmers Stewards Of The Land Again
by Stephanie Anderson
For years, “sustainable” has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture.