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The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?
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.
Climate change: Better warning systems needed for extreme weather
A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events
UN highlights dramatic global rise in extreme weather since 2020
Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years, taking a heavy human and economic toll
Florida Sees Signals of a Climate-Driven Housing Crisis
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”…
After a Year in the Ice, the Biggest-Ever Arctic Science Mission Ends
“We were getting a little nervous,” he said. So on July 30, they removed the last remaining equipment from the ice.
Climate Change Led To California’s Rolling Blackouts
California energy officials said extreme heat fueled by climate change, and poor planning, led to the state’s rolling blackouts in mid-August.
Can the world survive four more years of Donald Trump?
A second term could set Trumpism in concrete.In the middle of a devastating pandemic, recurring nationwide protests and a bitter presidential election
5 of California’s 6 Largest Fires on Record are Burning Now
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.
Weatherwatch: planners beware – rainfall that was rare is rare no longer
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.
Having Rolled Back Obama’s Centerpiece Climate Plan, Trump Defends a Vastly More Limited Approach
Obama’s initiative would have reduced power sector emissions by a third. Under Trump’s plan, they’d fall by less than 1 percent.
Court strikes down Obama-era rule targeting methane leaks from public lands drilling
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.
Yes, Australia's emissions are falling – but it's a hollow boast
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.
Hurricane Season Collides With Coronavirus, as Communities Plan For Dual Emergencies
In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about coronavirus spreading in shelters.
Top business leaders call on Boris Johnson to set out green recovery plan
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.
States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects
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.
Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders
More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment.
Dormant ‘zombie fires’ are burning in the Arctic again after ‘hiding underground for a year’
Fierce fires that have lain dormant for months are igniting once again across the Arctic region.
Antarctic Ocean Reveals New Signs of Rapid Melt of Ancient Ice, Clues About Future Sea Level Rise
A study of seafloor ripples suggests that ice shelves can retreat six miles per year, a quantum increase over today’s rates.
Plunging solar energy prices spell bright future for clean electricity
Solar energy has fallen in cost faster than experts predicted. How did electricity from photovoltaic panels get so cheap?
Next UN climate summit to be delayed to November 2021, UK hosts propose
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
A summer unlike any other: heatwaves and Covid-19 are a deadly combination | US news
Temperatures in some California cities this week broke decades-old records.
The coming recession is the best reason to step up the pace of renewables investment
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
Climate change is driving widespread forest death, creating shorter trees
Forests across the world are transforming as the Earth heats up and as more frequent and severe droughts, wildfires and disease outbreaks destroy trees.
Bees force plants to flower early by cutting holes in their leaves
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.
We now have the proof: greening the economy doesn't come at the price of prosperity
Everest is once again visible from Kathmandu, after decades shrouded in pollution.
Stranded by the Climate Crisis
Global environmental disasters are forcing thousands of people to flee their homes, their countries, and everything they know
100% Solarization of Konark Sun Temple & Town — Logical
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.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Plunge in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
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.
There’s a Lot Less Pollution But Climate Change Is Still Getting Worse
These studies are not going to make you feel better about the pandemic’s effects on warming.
Scientists show how much less snow we're getting due to climate change
Peak snow mass has fallen 46 billion tonnes per decade in non-alpine regions of North America
Denmark Proposes Two Huge Energy Islands To Meet 2030 Climate Target
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
How the coronavirus pandemic slashed carbon emissions — in five graphs
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 gas and electricity producers push back on government intervention
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.
Americans See Climate as a Concern, Even Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Researchers thought Covid-19 might displace climate change as a threat in the American mind. It hasn’t, according to a new survey.
Is the Covid-19 crisis the catalyst for greening the world's airlines? | Air transport
“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.
'Normal' life failed us. The coronavirus crisis gives us the chance to rethink a new economy
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.
Could New York’s Youth Finally Convince the State to Divest Its Pension of Fossil Fuels?
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.
Will the Coronavirus Crisis Trump the Climate Crisis?
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.
Transport after coronavirus: how will we fly, drive, commute and ride? | Australia news
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
Some Young Republicans Embrace a Slower, Gentler Brand of Climate Activism
Bucking GOP elders, they’ve drafted the American Climate Contract as the right’s response to the Green New Deal.
Climate change: 'Bath sponge' breakthrough could boost cleaner cars
A new material developed, by scientists could give a significant boost to a new generation of hydrogen-powered cars.
Wake Up! Supersonic Cold Spray Converts Waste Energy To Electricity
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.
Rebuild it, shade it, breed it: three tactics to buy time for the Great Barrier Reef
Can the world’s greatest coral reef system be rescued from the rapid march of the climate crisis?
The Meat Business, a Big Contributor to Climate Change, Faces Major Tests
As processing plants close, farmers and ranchers must keep their cows, pigs and chickens on feedlots or ranches for longer.
The Parched West is Heading Into a Global Warming-Fueled Megadrought That Could Last for Centuries
Warmer temperatures and shifting storm tracks are drying up vast stretches of land in North and South America.
Covid-19 and Climate Change Threats Compound in Minority Communities
Port Arthur, Texas, is a case in point: disproportionately hit by hurricanes, fossil-fuel pollution and now, the coronavirus.
'Huge environmental waste' as US airlines fly near-empty planes
The coronavirus outbreak has provoked a string of unsettling sights, such as the sudden widespread use of masks, huttered businesses and deserted streets.
'Coronavirus profiteers' condemned as polluters gain bailout billions
Polluting industries around the world are using the coronavirus pandemic to gain billions of dollars in bailouts and to weaken and delay environmental protections.
Bank of England 'failing climate' with Covid-19 stimulus programme
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.
Climate change: US megadrought 'already under way'
A drought, equal to the worst to have hit the western US in recorded history, is already under way, say scientists.
Southwest Drought Rivals Those of Centuries Ago, Thanks to Climate Change
“I love the focus on soil moisture,” Dr. Udall said of the new study. “People underappreciate how important soil moisture is.”
Scientists trial cloud brightening equipment to shade and cool Great Barrier Reef
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.
Honda is Giving Batteries from Old EVs a Second Life in Europe
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.
How Low Can Energy Storage Go? Lots and Lots Lower!
The renewable energy transition sure makes for some strange bedfellows these days.
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