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01 12 2020 | 11:59

Climate crisis making autumn leaves fall earlier, study finds.

Report suggests tree growth will not store nearly as much carbon as scientists hoped. Global heating appears to be making trees drop their leaves earlier, according to new research, confounding the…

01 12 2020 | 11:55

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study.

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reason. People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Cooling La Niña may not save Great Barrier Reef from mass coral bleaching, experts warn.

With the world 1C warmer, modelling shows there is still a risk of corals bleaching from heat stress this summer. A global weather phenomenon that would typically keep ocean temperatures lower…

01 12 2020 | 11:50

Alternative Frameworks for Biden-Harris Africa & Climate Policies

Two issues of the Washington, DC-based AfricaFocus Bulletin present several views on why the incoming administration should adopt policies on Africa and the climate crises that differ from past…

01 12 2020 | 11:45

Rapid Intensification and Number of Storms Make 2020 a Record Hurricane Season.

As we reach the official end of hurricane season, 2020 will be one for the record books. Looking back at these long, surprising, sometimes downright crazy past six months (seven if you count when the…

01 12 2020 | 11:29

Ghost Forests: There’s Nothing Scarier Than Climate Change

A striking window into the future All along the mid

01 12 2020 | 11:28

6 Grassroots Activists Win 'Green Nobel Prize'.

Six grassroots environmental activists will receive the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in a virtual ceremony this year. Dubbed the "Green Nobel Prize," this award is given annually to…

01 12 2020 | 11:13

Swiss electorate to vote in referendum on corporate environmental and human rights responsibilities.

Dick Marty, co-chairman of the initiative committee, explains:  “Our initiative aims to be obvious. Having to take responsibility for one's actions is a fundamental principle of our society and of…

30 11 2020 | 10:11


Co-creating India's mitigation pathways

30 11 2020 | 09:25

Climate Dialogues Set to Increase Momentum for Greater Climate Ambition - 23/11/ - 4/12/2020

UN Climate Change News - An important series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (23 November to 4 December), are set to kick off next week, designed to maintain critical momentum in the…

30 11 2020 | 09:15

President of the Marshall Islands calls on Governments to submit NDCs

At the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2020, David Kabua, President of the Marshall Islands has called on governments around the world to submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) ahead of…

30 11 2020 | 07:37

Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?

Planting trees helps, but what are other ways? Nature has equipped Earth with several giant "sponges," or carbon sinks, that can help humans battle climate change. These natural sponges, as well as…

30 11 2020 | 07:32

Climate crisis: Arctic sea ice freezing at latest date on record.

Slow formation of ice north of Siberia comes after record-breaking heatwave earlier this year It is mid-November and the Arctic has already been plunged into 24-hour darkness for the winter, but two…

30 11 2020 | 07:26

Secondhand clothing sales are booming – and may help solve the sustainability crisis in the fashion industry.

A massive force is reshaping the fashion industry: secondhand clothing. According to a new report, the U.S. secondhand clothing market is projected to more than triple in value in the next 10 years…

30 11 2020 | 07:22

How war threatens Ethiopia's struggle against worst locust swarm in 25 years.

As surveillance and spraying operations cease due to conflict, there are fears the existing food crisis could worsen. They marched over grassy plateaux and down craggy hillsides, beating the earth…

29 11 2020 | 07:48

Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – report.

Huge road, energy and mining projects driving into heart of world’s remaining forests. Infrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and…

29 11 2020 | 07:12

Bank of England needs more powers to decarbonise economy, say experts.

Academics call for urgent changes to Bank’s mandate to help UK hit carbon zero target. Urgent reforms of the Bank of England are needed to help decarbonise the financial system and boost green…

28 11 2020 | 08:17

A youth group helped Biden win. Now they want him to fix climate crisis.

The Sunrise Movement helped reach 3.5m voters in swing states and are determined to hold the president-elect to his promises. Joe Biden will have to navigate a path for the most ambitious climate…

28 11 2020 | 08:14

Red Cross: 'No Vaccine for Climate Change'.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerable the world is to a truly global catastrophe. But another, bigger, catastrophe has been building for many decades, and humanity is still lagging far…

28 11 2020 | 08:10

Scorching Tucson bucks US trend to put climate justice at centre of plans.

Key goals include powering city buildings on renewables and curbing urban sprawl. It was another scorching summer this year in Tucson, Arizona, the second hottest city in the United States, where…