Louise Boyle

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27 04 2024 | 06:36

Do the people care about the climate crisis? These voters say yes - but the polls do not

The majority of Americans have experienced extreme weather events in the last five years — but the climate crisis still lags behind inflation, healthcare, immigration and jobs when it comes to voter…

10 05 2022 | 08:45

The Catch-22 of the US military’s climate plans

In response to the devastating wildfires which engulfed California in summer 2020, the United States Air Force sprung into action. Four massive military C-130 Hercules aircraft were deployed to dump…

17 03 2022 | 14:54

Pilot scheme to trial electric vehicles as home generators for California’s rolling blackouts

The first tests involving vehicle-to-home charging will begin later this year in California.   A pilot scheme is trialling the use of electric vehicles (EVs) as generators for Californian homes…

17 03 2022 | 14:11

‘We need to build arks’: Author William deBuys on climate resilience lessons from the ‘attic of the world’

Writer and lifelong conservationist tells The Independent what a six-week trek to some of the most remote villages on Earth taught him about facing the climate crisis head on. After decades spent…

17 03 2022 | 13:52

Biden says renewables – not Russia – is the only solution to gas pump price woes

The habitually-late President Joe Biden delivered news on Tuesday worth waiting for: the United States is banning all imports of Russian oil and gas following its invasion of Ukraine.

14 02 2022 | 07:32

A 1970s paper predicted societal collapse in 2040 - here’s what the analyst who confirmed it says now

Her Harvard thesis offers a bleak outlook on the course of civilization but sustainability expert Gaya Herrington tells Louise Boyle that the worst-case scenario is not inevitable.

29 01 2022 | 08:59

Winter-less Olympics? 20 out of 21 cities that hosted Games could soon be too hot for events

Average February daytime temperature in host cities has jumped from 0.4C at events in the 1920s–1950s, to 6.3C this century On a rapidly-heating planet is there a future for a global event whose…

27 01 2022 | 08:24

No, the Tonga volcano won’t buy back time from the climate crisis

Three of Tonga’s smaller islands suffered severe damage from tsunami waves and communications remain limited after the eruption around 40 miles north of the capital Nuku’alofa The full picture of…

11 01 2022 | 08:57

2021 was the planet’s fifth-hottest year on record as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise

The seven hottest years on record were the last seven – by a clear margin, scientists say Scientists have revealed that 2021 was the fifth-hottest year on record, as emissions of greenhouse gases…

11 01 2021 | 14:37

Cities around world will see humidity fall due to climate crisis, study finds.

Heat stress, water scarcity, air pollution and energy insecurity are problems felt more acutely in dense urban areas Cities across the world will see a near-universal drop in humidity by the end of…

09 12 2020 | 12:06

The stolen climate crisis babies: US politician jailed for selling children of mothers desperate to escape environmental catastrophe.

The Marshall Islands sit barely six feet above sea level in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and its people are among the most vulnerable in the world to the complex consequences of climate change,…

20 11 2020 | 17:33

The frenzied final power moves of the Trump administration could change our planet forever.

There’s a much-memed scene from Nineties action masterpiece, Desperado — Antonio Banderas’ El Mariachi and Salma Hayek's Carolina striding off as the backdrop ignites into a grenade-fueled fireball…

19 11 2020 | 08:42

Biden launches transition teams of Obama alum, tech execs and activists to tackle environmental rollbacks – but Trump team refuses to work with them.

The White House has instructed senior department officials to rebuff overtures from the Biden team to get the transition process underway while Mr Trump refuses to concede, writes Louise Boyle

02 11 2020 | 07:04

What are Biden's plans to fight climate change and does he support the Green New Deal?

Joe Biden winning the election could have a significant impact on the climate crisis and give the world a fighting chance of keeping global temperatures in check, scientists say.

25 10 2020 | 11:19

How the climate crisis is affecting wildfires around the world.

This year has seen wildfires of unprecedented scale, from California and the Amazon rainforest to remote corners of the Arctic. 

10 10 2020 | 09:07

VP debate: Mike Pence refuses to say climate change is an 'existential threat'.

Mr Pence also claimed that Mr Biden would ban fracking which Senator Harris strongly refuted Mike Pence refused to say that climate change is an existential threat and repeated Donald Trump’s claim…