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26 07 2021 | 12:20

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany

Deluge raises fears human-caused disruption is making extreme weather even worse than predicted. The intensity and scale of the floods in Germany this week have shocked climate scientists, who did…

26 07 2021 | 11:53

Beware summer! As climate crisis deepens, attitudes to season shift

Season now has a health warning and people may lose associations of joy, relaxation and celebration Jonathan Watts @jonathanwatts Sat 24 Jul 2021 08.00 BST  

26 07 2021 | 10:21

The Other Clean Nuclear Energy

And the dirty secret to why it isn’t used Nuclear energy has a bad name these days. Whilst it can provide us with carbon-neutral energy the toxic byproducts and potential risk each reactor poses…

26 07 2021 | 09:14

US seeks cooperation with China on climate but not at any price

Climate envoy John Kerry has rejected notion that Beijing could buy US silence on human rights as price of cooperation on climate

24 07 2021 | 11:27

One million football fields and the entire Grand Canyon: This is how big US and Canada wildfires are

Around 1.2 million acres of land burning by end of last week. Wildfires have been raging across large swathes of the US as the western part of the country continues to grapple with crippling …

24 07 2021 | 10:40

Death Valley hits 130 degrees, nearly breaking heat record

Death Valley is more than earning its morbid name this weekend, as temperatures in the California desert reached a near-record-breaking 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 degrees Celsius), according to…

23 07 2021 | 09:15

Global investors are moving away from the massive climate-related risks associated with fossil fuels

Top debt and equity investors committed over $300 billion in 2020 into building renewable energy capacity Despite the economic disruption from COVID-19, top global debt and equity investors are…

23 07 2021 | 09:06

Amid Record Heat, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson Dismisses Climate Change as 'Bullsh*t'

Amid a deadly northwestern heatwave that scientists have described as "the most extreme" in recorded history, footage uncovered by CNN shows Republican Sen.

17 07 2021 | 13:48

Record-breaking temperatures mean we must change the way we talk about the climate emergency

New normal. Record-breaking. Unprecedented. In recent days, as Western Canada and the United States have been broiling under a climate-fuelled heat crisis, all sorts of superlatives have been used…

17 07 2021 | 13:40

Simultaneous triple threat: Global warming, air pollution and COVID-19

Vital signs – Temperature check: Never before did I even think that this planet of ours would be affected by the three simultaneous threats of global warming, air pollution and COVID-19, any one of…

17 07 2021 | 13:20

Clean energy is the future – so why are some investors still supporting the dying fossil fuel economy?

Institutional forces continue to prop up the fossil fuel economy, while both the market and public opinion are leaving it behind. This is as foolish as it is dangerous, writes Tom Steyer As far as…

17 07 2021 | 13:07

Climate change: 'No more excuses' at COP26 climate summit - poor nations

More than 100 developing countries have set out their key negotiating demands ahead of the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow. These include funding for poorer nations to fight and adapt to climate…

17 07 2021 | 12:34

Russia Made Trump President — And It’s the Worst Scandal in American History

Now We Know the Truth About Trump and Russia. And It’s Even Worse Than We Thought. Now we know. And the truth, my friends, is even more sinister, perhaps, than the theory.

17 07 2021 | 11:54

Nitrous oxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, is on the rise from ocean dead zones

In October 2019, I set sail with a team of scientists aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Vessel John P. Tully in the northeast Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Vancouver Island. Battling rough seas and…

17 07 2021 | 11:44

Reforesting Europe would increase rainfall – new research

“Plant more trees” is often the first idea that comes to mind when we think about how to prevent further climate change or at least adapt to its impacts. There are good reasons for this. Multiple…

15 07 2021 | 09:59

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’

Reducing global heating could save millions of people from mosquito-borne diseases, study finds More than 8 billion people could be at risk of malaria and dengue fever by 2080 if greenhouse gas…

15 07 2021 | 09:35

Even if Bolsonaro leaves power, deforestation in Brazil will be hard to stop

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon made global headlines in 2019, thanks to massive wildfires and the election of anti-environmentalist president Jair Bolsonaro. Brazilians took to the streets …

13 07 2021 | 10:01

UN sets out Paris-style plan to cut extinction rate by factor of 10

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’. Eliminating plastic pollution, reducing pesticide use by two-thirds,…

12 07 2021 | 14:54

Taxpayers have spent at least $23B on pipeline subsidies and supports since 2018: report.

As calls to end government subsidies of fossil fuels grow in intensity, a new report finds that Canadian governments have allocated billions of taxpayer dollars to building and expanding new…

12 07 2021 | 14:45

UK’s climate targets will cost less than battling Covid, says OBR

But watchdog warns government that costs will double if it delays action to cut emissions The UK’s climate targets will cost the government less over the next 30 years than the price of battling the…