As large parts of California and the Pacific Northwest are beset by wildfires, the issue of climate change has taken on prominence in the national political conversation.
Historic wildfires are burning millions of acres and destroying homes in California, Oregon and Washington state, as officials brace for more fatalities and evacuations.
Global populations* of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds decline in less than half a century, due in large part to the very same environmental destruction which is contributing to the emergence of zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020, released today.
Unless we contain carbon, our food supply will be under threat. By 2050, US corn yields could decline by 30%
Many of our daily activities include water in some way or another. It may not seem like much when we spend an extra couple of minutes in the shower or leave the tap running when we brush our teeth but it all adds up. Reducing the amount of water that is being used each day […]
Forecasters are now calling for an increased chance of La Niña this autumn, which could enhance an already overly active hurricane season.
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The first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists.
Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
What would a more sustainable world powered by renewable energy look like? We have a better sense, thanks to a special collection of research from experts from around the globe. Collated by Stanford University, a collection of 47 peer-reviewed research papers by 91 authors analysed different scenarios to examine whether individual countries or entire regions could get […]
Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed a plan to eliminate carbon pollution from power plants by 2035, while calling for spending $2 trillion over four years on clean energy projects.
PARIS: The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has warned.
A type of algae that accelerates the effects of climate change has caused glaciers in Italy to turn pink. Scientists are investigating after pink ice appeared on parts of the Presena glacier in the Italian Alps.
World’s Biggest Liquid Air Battery – ‘The Climate Emission Killer’ – is Now Under Construction in England
One of the biggest challenges with widespread implementation of renewable energy is storage—but now in England, a trailblazing company is developing the world’s first liquid-air battery storage facility for renewable energy.
Report says 400m jobs could be created, and warns there will be ‘no jobs on a dead planet’ Tackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by 2030, according to a report published by the World Economic Forum.
Humanity will be “finished” if we fail to drastically change our food systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis, the prominent naturalist Jane Goodall has warned. She blamed the emergence of Covid-19 on the over-exploitation of the natural world, which has seen forests cut down, species made extinct and natural habitats destroyed. The coronavirus is […]
Nature therapy, also known as ecotherapy, is a term for healthcare treatments that focus on spending time outdoors and experiencing nature. Ecotherapy is part of a comprehensive plan of care to improve mental health under the guidance of a counselor.
A New Republic of the Heart addresses our global meta-crisis in all its aspects—environmental, economic, political, and cultural—from a breathtakingly all-encompassing perspective. Even more remarkably, it frames our global and societal crises and opportunities as challenges to us, now, personally—in terms that penetrate our usual abstractions and avoidance. In fact, our own future and the future of […]
Solar, wind and other renewable sources have toppled coal in energy generation in the United States for the first time in over 130 years, with the coronavirus pandemic accelerating a decline in coal that has profound implications for the climate crisis.