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25 02 2021 | 07:36

‘It's in our DNA’: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step.

President says the time is finally right for international agreement to tackle biodiversity loss and global heating. When it comes to the environment, few countries rival Costa Rica in terms of…

25 02 2021 | 07:24

'Global Dimming’ Was Caused by Human Pollution, Study Confirms.

In the late 1980s, scientists noticed something odd. Less of the sun's brightness was reaching Earth's surface, leaving us with a darker planet.

25 02 2021 | 07:14

A 10-Step Plan to Save Our Seas.

The year 2050 has been predicted by some to be a bleak year for the ocean. Experts say that by 2050 there may be more plastic than fish in the sea, or perhaps only plastic left.

25 02 2021 | 07:06

As Extreme Weather Events Increase, What Are the Risks to Wildlife?

A hailstorm in South Texas. Tornadoes in Tennessee. Wildfires across the West. A barrage of Gulf Coast hurricanes.

22 02 2021 | 14:55

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts.

1. The Plains states have a lot of wild weather. Why is this cold wave such a problem for utilities? The central U.S. has freezes, heat waves, windstorms, droughts and floods. All of these events…

21 02 2021 | 08:57

Greenhouse gas emissions from raw material production ‘doubled in 20 years’.

Greenhouse gas emissions from material production rose by 120 per cent from 1995 to 2015, research says. The production of raw materials such as steel and cement is having an increasingly large…

21 02 2021 | 08:05

'Put a big fat price on carbon': OECD chief bows out with climate rally cry.

Exclusive: Ángel Gurría says action on environmental crises must be defining focus of wealthy countries after Covid. The environment, climate change and the protection of nature must be the defining…

20 02 2021 | 07:13

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed.

The transformation of the US government’s stance on the environment is hugely significant. Now the global green recovery must start.

20 02 2021 | 06:52

The sustainable transition – Is ambition alone enough?

As vaccine roll-out continues to grow across Europe, it is time for national jurisdictions to look their long-term economic recovery. While businesses in the short-term will require funding to keep…

20 02 2021 | 06:44

To save the planet, we need a new type of growth.

Richard Murphy and Colin Hines on creating a programme of economic activity that improves social conditions and addresses the environmental crisis

18 02 2021 | 10:55

Ship Giant Maersk Bids Farewell to New, Fossil-Fuel Only Ships.

A century after the global shipping fleet ran largely on coal, the world’s largest shipping line is taking a historic step toward not using fossil fuels for propulsion.

18 02 2021 | 10:38

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates; The New Climate War by Michael E Mann – review.

Two eminent voices on the climate crisis present clear strategies for tackling emissions, deniers and doomsayers President Joe Biden has promised a new era of American leadership on global climate…

17 02 2021 | 09:22

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it's betting big on coal.

As the climate crisis worsens, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to buy nearly 2m tons of thermal coal from small producers. The men on the midnight shift smoked cigarettes and cracked jokes in the…

17 02 2021 | 09:09

What will the next decade bring? Here are 20 predictions from trend forecasters.

Like all predictions, these should be taken with a grain of salt ... At the beginning of every year, trend forecasters the world over put together expensive reports predicting what the future will…

17 02 2021 | 09:04

Are Forests Carbon Sinks or Carbon Sources?

Forests are an important asset in the fight against climate change. New research has found that they sequester around twice as much carbon dioxide as they emit, classifying them as a carbon sink.…

17 02 2021 | 08:59

To Build Trust, Businesses Must Reimagine Stakeholder Engagement.

In a society currently dominated by social injustice, economic crisis, disease, and rampant misinformation, global trust in leaders and institutions is quickly eroding. In a society currently…

17 02 2021 | 08:45

Top Economists Warn U.S. Against Underestimating Climate Damage.

A new paper argues that returning to estimates for the cost of carbon dioxide used in the Obama era would leave the U.S. far behind its Paris Agreement goals.

16 02 2021 | 11:22

How Protecting Wetlands Can Help the Climate.

Although wetlands cover less than 4% of the Earth's surface, 40% of all animal species live or reproduce in them. One-third of all organic matter on our planet is stored in places like the gigantic …

16 02 2021 | 11:21

Polar Vortex: Everything You Need to Know.

Let's not waste time. You will need: warm clothes, plenty of firewood and enough supplies (flour, yeast, toilet paper — the usual) to not have to leave the house for the next week or two.

16 02 2021 | 10:50

How Can Consumers Help Solve the Climate Crisis?

In 2015, Parties to the UNFCCC adopted the Paris Agreement, to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above…