News

Latest articles

US natural history museum gala to honor Brazil's far-right president sparks outrage

Institution is ‘deeply concerned’ after being attacked for hosting event to honor Jair Bolsonaro who has rolled back environmental protections. »
12 April 2019, 21:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

‘We can talk about this’ – millennial Republicans take a methodical approach to climate change

Young Trump supporters are breaking with his environmental views and bringing scientific reality to their party. Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Fresh wave of youth climate action protests expected across Britain

Dozens of demonstrations due on Friday as report shows UK set to miss emissions targets. A fresh wave of youth strikes for climate action will hit towns and cities across the UK on Friday, as a government report revealed that the nation is set to miss its emissions targets. »
12 April 2019, 09:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

U.S. EPA chief defends big energy projects, says climate not top priority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil a proposal to speed state-level permitting decisions for energy infrastructure projects soon, the agency’s chief told Reuters on Thursday, blasting states that have blocked coal terminals and gas pipelines on environmental grounds. »
12 April 2019, 02:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Yukon warmest it has been in 13,600 years

A study uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada's north. A study confirms that recent climate warming in the central Yukon region has surpassed the warmest temperatures experienced in the previous 13,600 years, a finding that could have important implications in the context of current global warming trends. »
11 April 2019, 02:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Flying cars could help in the fight against climate change

Flying cars - known officially as vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs (pronounced "v-tolls") - may have a surprise benefit for the environment. »
10 April 2019, 22:40 - smh - Search similar - Email

Reducing greenhouse gases while balancing demand for meat

Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. But a new international study evaluates several strategies that could reduce these environmental effects. »
10 April 2019, 20:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Adaptation is the poor cousin of climate change policy | Rob Law

Local governments are feeling the impacts of climate change. What are the major parties doing to help? Announcing new climate change policies is something Australian politicians have learned to fear the most. Over the past decade, climate change politics has knocked off four prime ministers, and split political parties and allegiances apart at their core. »
10 April 2019, 06:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Mountain Glaciers Are Major Contributors to Rising Seas

They are as big a source of sea level rise as the Greenland Ice Sheet and larger than Antarctica -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
10 April 2019, 01:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Biodiversity: Climate key to abundance of life

Natural history museum paleontologists have succeeded in mapping historical biodiversity in unprecedented detail. For the first time, it is now possible to compare the impact of climate on global biodiversity in the distant past -- a result that paints a gloomy picture for the preservation of present-day species richness. »
10 April 2019, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Genetic breakthrough on tropical grass could help develop climate-friendly cattle farms

Researchers have shown that Brachiaria grass species can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cattle and increase productivity -- and breeding improved varieties can potentially augment the environmental and economic benefits. »
10 April 2019, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Former fire chiefs warn Australia unprepared for escalating climate threat

Major parties must recognise ‘national firefighting assets’ are needed to fight worsening natural disasters, say fire experts. More than 20 former fire and emergency chiefs from multiple states and territories say Australia is unprepared for worsening natural disasters from climate change and governments are putting lives at risk. »
9 April 2019, 21:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK parliament pension fund takes first step towards fossil fuel divestment

Exclusive: trustees reconsidering rules of investments to take account of climate change risk. Parliament’s pension fund trustees are to reconsider the rules of their investments to take account of the risk of climate change, in a first for MPs’ finances. »
9 April 2019, 14:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Alps 'will melt by 2100'

If emissions continue to rise at current rate, ice will have all but disappeared from Europe’s Alpine valleys by end of century. Two-thirds of the ice in the glaciers of the Alps is doomed to melt by the end of the century as climate change forces up temperatures, a study has found. »
9 April 2019, 14:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. »
9 April 2019, 01:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Weatherwatch: the new forests helping to clean our atmosphere

Carbon is being locked in young trees as a result of reforestation across the northern hemisphere. When measures designed to curb climate change have a beneficial effect and result in a greener planet, it is cheering. »
8 April 2019, 22:51 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The daily carbon count and further steps towards climate consciousness | Letters

Readers welcome the Guardian’s decision to publish the Mauna Loa global benchmark on atmospheric CO2 every day and suggest other measures to raise awareness At last, a newspaper prepared to publish CO2 emissions on a daily basis, though unfortunately on the weather page (Why our daily weather forecast now includes a carbon dioxide count, 5 April). »
8 April 2019, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change impacts peatland CO2 gas exchange primarily via moisture conditions

A new study suggests that peatland CO2 exchange is more strongly influenced by drying than warming as such, and that soil moisture may be critical to determining whether fen ecosystems are able to adapt to a changing climate. »
8 April 2019, 19:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Shell starts to offset some drivers' carbon with new trees

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will launch a program allowing customers at its petrol stations in the Netherlands to offset their carbon emissions by buying credits to support environmental projects, the group said on Monday. »
8 April 2019, 13:20 - reuters - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (7 April 2019)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
7 April 2019, 18:03 - climatiq - Search similar - Email
« Older news    More recent news »