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04 12 2021 | 14:43

The average person’s daily choices can still make a big difference in fighting climate change – and getting governments and utilities to tackle it, too

The average American’s everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning appliances on or off, to commuting, to paying utility bills. The connections between those acts…

04 12 2021 | 09:12

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China. China, the world’s top carbon emitter, has for the…

04 12 2021 | 08:24

Op - The World Bank must be repurposed to focus on climate – or net zero is a pipe dream

It’s time to repurpose the World Bank to tackle the most important global challenge of our time, writes Promising carbon emissions cuts is easy, but actually getting to net zero will be immensely…

30 11 2021 | 09:36

Why the oil industry’s pivot to carbon capture and storage – while it keeps on drilling – isn’t a climate change solution

After decades of sowing doubt about climate change and its causes, the fossil fuel industry is now shifting to a new strategy: presenting itself as the source of solutions. This repositioning…

30 11 2021 | 09:29

Why are poorer countries bearing the brunt of climate crisis?

Low-income nations are more exposed to environmental hazards and pollution and have a harder time recovering from the impacts of climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

30 11 2021 | 09:27

Australia declares La Niña phenomenon has begun

Australia has said a La Niña event has developed for a second consecutive year, meaning there is a greater risk locally of floods and cyclones. Last time the weather phenomenon contributed to "once…

30 11 2021 | 09:18

Protect Cop26 climate progress from being undermined by trade rules, UK ministers told

Exclusive: Demand for ‘climate waiver’ to free countries from fear of litigation over emission cuts Climate agreements reached in Glasgow this month could come under legal attack from polluting…

30 11 2021 | 09:01

‘Adapt or die’ says Environment Agency in urgent report

The Environment Agency is urging society to invest in adaptation to climate change, rather than living with the costs of inaction. The Environment Agency is urging society to invest in adaptation to…

30 11 2021 | 09:00

'Magical’ Coral Spawning Is Sign of Hope for Great Barrier Reef

The news is full of dire warnings about the future and current health of the Great Barrier Reef, but the World Heritage Site is not dead yet. Scientists on Tuesday night recorded videos of corals …

28 11 2021 | 08:54

Activists take court action against Boris Johnson over climate crisis

Three people claim government is breaching right to life and family life by not doing what is needed to prevent disaster Three young people are taking legal action against the prime minister,…

28 11 2021 | 08:50

Artworks to highlight air pollution’s role in death of London girl

Breathe: 2022 by Dryden Goodwin will pay tribute to Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah of Lewisham Public artwork that pays homage to Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, whose exposure to air pollution contributed to her …

28 11 2021 | 08:46

Americans support climate change policies, especially those that give them incentives and clean up the energy supply

As the Biden administration tries to build support for new climate and energy policies, a set of studies offers some insights that could help them appeal to the widest audience.

28 11 2021 | 08:38

Our photos and emails are silently releasing tonnes of carbon, new report says

aking so many unwanted photos and automatically backing them up is filling up data servers and contributing 355,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the IET says The amount of storage necessary…

28 11 2021 | 08:22

British people more concerned about climate change than the pandemic, poll shows

Concern for climate change at highest level since records began Climate change is the biggest issue of concern for the British public, a new poll has found, scoring higher than the pandemic, Brexit…

28 11 2021 | 08:20

Climate change causing albatross divorce, says study

When relationships end it might be because the spark has disappeared, or maybe you just can't make time for one another. But can climate change cause break-ups? It might do, according to a new…

28 11 2021 | 08:18

More U.S. Residents Than Ever Before Understand Climate Crisis is Real and Dangerous

People in the U.S. are taking the climate crisis more seriously than ever before, a new survey indicates.

28 11 2021 | 08:09

Germany's Scholz seals deal to end Merkel era

Olaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for Germany's transition to a green economy, under a deal to end 16 years of government led by Angela Merkel. Almost two months after…

28 11 2021 | 08:07

Boston Mayor Wu Divests City Funds From Fossil Fuels

"This is a wonderful, wonderful place to start," said environmentalist Bill McKibben. In her first major policy action, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance on Monday to divest public funds…

28 11 2021 | 08:05

From Great Salt Lake to ‘Puddle’: How the Climate Crisis and Water Diversions Are Harming an Icon

In July, the water levels of Utah's iconic Great Salt Lake fell to a record low.

28 11 2021 | 08:05

Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country…