Other Climate News
At the end of July, 40% of the 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf, located on the north-western edge of Ellesmere Island, calved into the sea.Canada’s last fully intact ice shelf was no more.
A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events
Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking a heavy human and economic toll
A few things happened around that time that might have made prospective home buyers more worried about climate risk, Dr. Keys said. An international report the previous year highlighted the risks of extreme weather events. After that report came out, Google searches in Florida for “sea level rise”…
“We were getting a little nervous,” he said. So on July 30, they removed the last remaining equipment from the ice.
California energy officials said extreme heat fueled by climate change, and poor planning, led to the state’s rolling blackouts in mid-August.
A second term could set Trumpism in concrete.In the middle of a devastating pandemic, recurring nationwide protests and a bitter presidential election
California is a state that burns. Like epic snowstorms in Tahoe, fog in San Francisco, and the dry heat of Palm Springs, wildfires are a natural feature of California’s climate — and like all of those, wildfire is changing because of global warming.
Forty years ago a public inquiry was held into a plan to build a forklift truck factory on the flood plain of the River Ouzel in Bedfordshire;experts were called in to assess the increased risk to nearby properties if the project went ahead.
Obama’s initiative would have reduced power sector emissions by a third. Under Trump’s plan, they’d fall by less than 1 percent.
A federal court on Thursday struck down an Obama-era regulation targeting methane leaks from drilling on public lands, arguing that it went beyond the scope of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which promulgated the rule.
The latest greenhouse gas emissions data released on Friday were a mixture of some good news combined with the sorrow of how far we have to go and how much time we have wasted.
In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about coronavirus spreading in shelters.
Britain’s most powerful business leaders have called on Boris Johnson to set out economic recovery plans that align with the UK’s climate goals to help rebuild a resilient UK economy in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
If state and local governments could figure out how to better protect their residents from disasters, the logic went, then the country could avoid spending billions of dollars each year rebuilding homes and cities just to watch them crumble again in the next storm.
More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment.
Fierce fires that have lain dormant for months are igniting once again across the Arctic region.
A study of seafloor ripples suggests that ice shelves can retreat six miles per year, a quantum increase over today’s rates.
Solar energy has fallen in cost faster than experts predicted. How did electricity from photovoltaic panels get so cheap?
The Cop26 negotiations in Glasgow, UK, are likely to be held a full year later than planned, to allow time to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control
Temperatures in some California cities this week broke decades-old records.
The Covid-19 recession will bring fiscal stimulus on a massive scale.There are high hopes that the recovery will be green but it could be an uphill struggle
Forests across the world are transforming as the Earth heats up and as more frequent and severe droughts, wildfires and disease outbreaks destroy trees.
Hungry bumblebees have a trick up their sleeve. Hungry bumblebees can coax plants into flowering and making pollen up to a month earlier than usual by punching holes in their leaves.
Everest is once again visible from Kathmandu, after decades shrouded in pollution.
Global environmental disasters are forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, their countries, and everything they know
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed that the town of Konark go the complete route to renewable, sustainable energy — 100% solar energy. That’s fitting since the Konark Sun Temple is located there.
Business, unions and green groups call for sustainable Covid-19 recovery with clean energy transition | Australia news
A cross-society collection of groups – representing business, the energy industry, property owners, unions, major investors, disadvantaged people and the environment – have banded together to warn that Australia’s prosperity depends on eradicating greenhouse gas emissions.
A new study finds that carbon dioxide emissions fell as much as 17 percent, but the annual 5 percent projected for this year won’t have a long-term climate effect.
These studies are not going to make you feel better about the pandemic’s effects on warming.
Peak snow mass has fallen 46 billion tonnes per decade in non-alpine regions of North America
With a total capacity of 4GW, offshore wind power hubs in the North and Baltic Seas are to help the country cut emissions by 70% in the next decade
Near-real-time data on carbon emissions reveal the sectors, countries and events that had the most impact, but it is unclear how long the dip will last.
Australia’s oil and gas producers have warned against the Morrison government underwriting a massive expansion of the domestic industry, saying the country does not have a gas shortage and intervention could reduce supply and raise prices.
Researchers thought Covid-19 might displace climate change as a threat in the American mind. It hasn’t, according to a new survey.
“The political moment is now” to address the climate risks posed by the aviation industry, analysts, insiders and campaigners say, as governments across the world weigh up bailouts for airlines grounded by the coronavirus pandemic.
About a month ago, many people I know on the political left were brimming with the belief that the Covid-19 crisis opened the way for a watershed conversation about deep social change.
One analyst says oil, gas and coal were the biggest pension contributors for 30 years, but now are the worst performing sector—and there are no signs of improvement.
The battle over how to spend recovery funds — to quickly restore the old economy or invest in a greener one — will define the post-pandemic world.
Before the pandemic struck, Sara Blazey made the same three-hour commute to work, three days a week, for the better part of 12 years
Bucking GOP elders, they’ve drafted the American Climate Contract as the right’s response to the Green New Deal.
A new material developed, by scientists could give a significant boost to a new generation of hydrogen-powered cars.
According to the latest pre-COVID estimate, the US industrial sector churns out 13 quadrillion BTU in waste heat every year and only recaptures about 3 quadrillion of it.
Can the world’s greatest coral reef system be rescued from the rapid march of the climate crisis?
As processing plants close, farmers and ranchers must keep their cows, pigs and chickens on feedlots or ranches for longer.
Warmer temperatures and shifting storm tracks are drying up vast stretches of land in North and South America.
Port Arthur, Texas, is a case in point: disproportionately hit by hurricanes, fossil-fuel pollution and now, the coronavirus.
The coronavirus outbreak has provoked a string of unsettling sights, such as the sudden widespread use of masks, huttered businesses and deserted streets.
Polluting industries around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic to gain billions of dollars in bailouts and to weaken and delay environmental protections.
The Bank of England has been accused of failing to live up to its tough talk on the climate crisis after it revealed it would buy debt from oil companies as part of its coronavirus stimulus programme.
A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists.
“I love the focus on soil moisture,” Dr. Udall said of the new study. “People underappreciate how important soil moisture is.”
Scientists have carried out a trial of prototype cloud brightening equipment on the Great Barrier Reef they hope could be scaled up to shade and cool corals and protect them from bleaching caused by rising global temperatures.
Proper disposal of the high-voltage batteries in hybrids and EVs is a huge part of the sustainability equation, and finding ways to re-use and recycle them is a great way to make sure our favorite green cars stay green.
The renewable energy transition sure makes for some strange bedfellows these days.