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11 08 2020 | 06:51

India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields.

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population. Over the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a…

11 08 2020 | 06:08

Coronavirus: Disposable face masks creating new plastic pollution crisis, experts warn.

UK volunteers have seen a "massive" rise in the amount of single use masks discarded on beaches, high streets, canals and rivers. Single use personal protective equipment (PPE) is significantly…

11 08 2020 | 06:06

Oil spill off Mauritius is visible from space.

The Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is on the brink of an environmental catastrophe after a bulk carrier struck a coral reef off its coast in late July, an accident that has led to a large…

10 08 2020 | 08:02

Incorporating solar harvesting into the side of buildings could enhance energy sustainability.

Research demonstrates the potential of a solar unit that can hang on the outside of a structure. If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy…

10 08 2020 | 08:00

General Motors and EVgo Commit to Much Larger EV Fast Charger Network.

General Motors (GM) continues its push towards an all-electric, zero emissions future with theannouncement last Friday of the company’s partnership with EVgo. Together, the companies say they will…

10 08 2020 | 07:53

In tackling the global climate crisis, doom and optimism are both dangerous traps.

Overheated polemics won’t solve this emergency – and the apocalypse is a needlessly high bar for action.

10 08 2020 | 07:52

Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy.

The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future. From deep-rooted racism to the Covid-19 pandemic, from…

10 08 2020 | 07:51

Pandemic takes toll on funding for low-carbon innovation.

“Recovery plans rooted in the energy transition represent a far-sighted investment.” So claims Irena, the International Renewable Energy Agency. It says too that for every million dollars invested…

10 08 2020 | 07:42

BP enjoys share bounce after unveiling plans to shift away from fossil fuels.

Despite reporting one of its worst quarterly results on record BP shares closed up 6.5%. BP has won guarded praise from climate emergency campaigners and a hefty share price bounce by unveiling new…

10 08 2020 | 07:27

Project to transform understanding of effects of climate change on mental health.

A team of researchers, designers, policy experts and educators at two of Imperial’s Global Institutesare transforming our understanding of how the challenges affecting our planet also affect our…

10 08 2020 | 07:20

Warming climate may bring more West Nile outbreaks to Southern California.

As climate change heats up the weather in Southern California, coastal populations from San Diego to Santa Barbara may face an increased risk of contracting West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne…

10 08 2020 | 07:17

Climate explained: could electric car batteries feed power back into the grid?

Why can’t I use the battery from my electric car to export solar power to the grid when I don’t need it? Technically it is possible. You could charge your electric vehicle (EV) with solar…

10 08 2020 | 07:16

What can you do to fight the climate crisis?

Individual acts alone won’t stop the climate crisis, but there are things we can do. We asked experts what they do in their daily lives to make a difference. As the climate crisis intensifies,…

10 08 2020 | 07:11

Your iPhone is a Demonstration of the Importance of Embodied Carbon.

It matters so much more than operating emissions. If we are truly going to get a handle on climate change and carbon emissions then we have to deal with the issue of embodied carbon, or what I…

10 08 2020 | 06:50

Kenya: As wildebeest migrate, COVID-19 keeps tourists at bay.

In Kenya's Maasai Mara game reserve, livelihoods are suffering as coronavirus guts tourism. Maasai Mara, Kenya - You have to wake up at dawn to catch the sun rising while having breakfast in the…

10 08 2020 | 06:45

New research links Asia's air pollution with heavy economic impacts, thousands of premature deaths.

BANGKOK: For Bangkok’s “Spiderman Team”, dangling on ropes and rappelling down the city’s tallest buildings is just one of the risky parts of their job. High above the choked streets, on many days…

07 08 2020 | 09:46

World's three hottest Julys happened in the last five years.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Last month was the world’s third-hottest July on record, new data show — the latest milestone in a global warming trend that has seen the three hottest Julys within the last five…

07 08 2020 | 09:15

Two Canadian ice caps have completely vanished from the Arctic, NASA imagery shows

Scientists gave the caps 5 years to live in a 2017 study. Climate change killed them in record time. On frosty Ellesmere Island, where Arctic Canada butts up against the northwestern edge of…

06 08 2020 | 08:04

Physicists: 90% Chance of Human Society Collapsing Within Decades.

Deforestation coupled with the rampant destruction of natural resources will soon have devastating effects on the future of society as we know it, according to two theoretical physicists who study…

06 08 2020 | 07:32

'There’s still a choice': New Zealand's melting glaciers show the human fingerprints of climate change.

New research has found extreme melting of the country’s glaciers in 2018 was at least ten times more likely due to human-caused global heating Twice a year, glaciologist Lauren Vargo and her…