The Elephant

A resource for journalists, politicians, policy makers, activists and citizens interested in climate change and the environmental emergency

Source: The BBC


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Giant redwoods: World’s largest trees 'thriving in UK'

  2024-03-13 in The BBC

A survey of giant redwoods growing in the UK reveals the trees are doing well - and growing fast.

  Tagged under: Trees


When wind turbine blades get old what's next?

  2024-03-12 in The BBC

As more wind farms are decommissioned ways need to be found to dispose of their tough turbine blades.

  Tagged under: Recycling | Wind Power


New gas power plants needed to bolster energy supply, PM says

  2024-03-12 in The BBC

Critics say a commitment to build new, gas-fired power stations would threaten climate pledges.

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Committee on Climate Change UK | UK Politics


Teddington: Water samples to be taken after concerns of possible sewage

  2024-03-10 in The BBC

Residents near Teddington Lock said they saw what looked like "brown lumps of porridge" in the water.

  Tagged under: UK | Water Resources


Coastal erosion: Expert says moving all cliff homes is unthinkable

  2024-03-10 in The BBC

Some people think the way to combat coastal erosion might be not to move - but to move their house.

  Tagged under: UK | Sea Level


Mass die-offs among farmed salmon on the rise around the world

  2024-03-08 in The BBC

Warmer seas and greater reliance on technology are linked to hundreds of millions of farmed salmon deaths.

  Tagged under: Salmon | Fish


Somerset Levels farming may become 'unsustainable' due to floods

  2024-03-08 in The BBC

Alan Franks' family has been in dairy farming since the 1950s but he now fears for his business.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | UK | Agriculture | Flooding


Great Barrier Reef: New mass bleaching event hits World Heritage site

  2024-03-08 in The BBC

The world's biggest coral system had seen only two mass bleaching events before 2016.

  Tagged under: Great Barrier Reef


BP: New boss Murray Auchincloss gets £8m pay packet in 2023

  2024-03-08 in The BBC

The new boss of BP was paid a little over £8m last year, the company revealed on Friday.

  Tagged under: BP


More climate records fall in world's warmest February

  2024-03-07 in The BBC

It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Extreme Heat | Climate Data


Haiti violence: Haiti gangs demand PM resign after mass jailbreak

  2024-03-03 in The BBC

A state of emergency is declared after armed gangs stormed a major prison, freeing thousands of inmates.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Caribbean


Millions of store chickens suffer burns from excrement

  2024-02-29 in The BBC

A BBC investigation finds about one third of chickens sold in some UK supermarkets have "hock burn".


Thames Water told to find extra cash itself

  2024-02-28 in The BBC

It follows reports the firm has lobbied the regulator to allow it to raise bills by 40% and face lower fines.


Fire truck drives through raging Texas wildfire

  2024-02-28 (or before) in The BBC

Flames tower above the road as thick smoke rises, in footage filmed by a local fire department.

  Tagged under: Texas


Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought

  2024-02-28 in The BBC

As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought


Drax: UK power station still burning rare forest wood

  2024-02-28 in The BBC

Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees - BBC finds.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Forests | Canada | Trees | Biomass


Drone footage shows Chile forest fire devastation

  2024-02-28 (or before) in The BBC

At least 112 people have been killed in Chile's Valparaiso region.

  Tagged under: Trees


Climate change: 'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting

  2024-02-27 in The BBC

Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.

  Tagged under: Ice Melting


Why South Korean women aren't having babies

  2024-02-27 in The BBC

South Korea has spent billions to reverse its low birth rate, but some say it isn't listening to young women’s needs.

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Rise in endangered bird species numbers after Warwick trial

  2024-02-26 in The BBC

There is a rise in birds such as skylarks returning to the fields, the council says.


Whale song mystery solved by scientists

  2024-02-22 in The BBC

Scientists deduce how whales sing under the sea, and why they can be drowned out by noisy ships.

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins


BBC Four - Beautiful Minds, Series 1, James Lovelock

  2024-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

How scientist James Lovelock came to see the Earth as a holistic, self-regulating system.


Council votes to end Holderness nuclear waste talks

  2024-02-21 in The BBC

Councillors voted to halt discussions over plans to bury the radioactive waste underground.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Walkers forced to trespass onto open access countryside

  2024-02-19 in The BBC

Right to roam campaigners say hundreds of "open country" locations are inaccessible to the public.


'Zombie Fires' burning at an alarming rate in Canada

  2024-02-17 in The BBC

Canada's wildfire season is not over, with dozens of winter fires still burning beneath the soil.


Migrating species crucial to planet under threat, says UN

  2024-02-12 in The BBC

Human activity is leaving some migratory species like green turtles facing extinction, a UN report says.


Electric cars: Lords urge action on 'misinformation' in press

  2024-02-06 in The BBC

The Lords Climate Change Committee called on the government to push back against mistruths on range and cost.

  Tagged under: Cars


Toxic run-off from roads not monitored, BBC finds

  2024-02-02 in The BBC

River flowing past the famous white 'Bake Off' tent is among those polluted by chemicals and tyre particles.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Exmouth sea swimmer sues water firm over sewage spills

  2024-01-31 in The BBC

Jo Bateman says she is being denied swimming which benefits her physical and mental health.

  Tagged under: Health


Weather record for warmest January set in Scottish Highlands

  2024-01-28 in The BBC

An unseasonal 19.6C is recorded at Kinlochewe, according to provisional figures from the Met Office.


Plymouth: Medics lead die-in protest over fossil fuels

  2024-01-27 in The BBC

Medics demonstrate "to highlight the terrible impact of the climate emergency on people's health".

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Health


River Cleddau group forms to stop 'ecological disaster'

  2024-01-26 in The BBC

The Cleddau Project group says its aim is to restore the river and stop its "irreversible decline".

  Tagged under: Rivers


Hinkley C: UK nuclear plant price tag could rocket by a third

  2024-01-23 in The BBC

EDF says final costs could soar by about a third as it faces a delayed completion date.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Climate change: London is underprepared for extreme weather

  2024-01-17 in The BBC

The capital is at risk from rising sea levels, flooding, heat, drought and wildfires, a report says.

  Tagged under: Drought | Sea Level | Wildfires


Flood defence policy flawed, say MPs

  2024-01-17 in The BBC

Cross-party committee says government has not built enough new flood defences or properly maintained the old ones.


A23a: Spectacular arches, caves as monster iceberg decays

  2024-01-16 (or before) in The BBC

The world's biggest iceberg, A23a, is experiencing rapid decay as it moves through the Southern Ocean.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Pothole reports hit a five-year high in 2023

  2024-01-15 in The BBC

Climate change will worsen potholes but scientists hope new technology will help make them a thing of the past.


Is seabed mining an economic necessity or a hazard?

  2024-01-15 (or before) in The BBC

As deep-sea miners seek international go-ahead, opponents say the environmental impact is too high.


Arctic blast: Record-breaking cold weather forecast for many states

  2024-01-12 in The BBC

Nearly every state is on watch for dangerous, freezing cold: "We call it life-threatening for a reason."

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Canada | USA


Public rights of way blocked in 32,000 places

  2024-01-12 (or before) in The BBC

Local councils are struggling to clear blockages and obstructions across the public footpath network.


UK government plans further nuclear power expansion

  2024-01-11 (or before) in The BBC

It is hoped a new plant could quadruple supplies by 2050 but industry warned progress can be slow.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


New material found by AI could reduce lithium use in batteries

  2024-01-10 (or before) in The BBC

Microsoft said AI and supercomputing were used to synthesise an entirely new material.

  Tagged under: Lithium


Storm Henk-hit farmers call for stronger river defences

  2024-01-04 (or before) in The BBC

Thousands of acres of crops and productive farmland are under water thanks to Storm Henk's flooding.

  Tagged under: UK | Flooding | Storms. Hurricanes and Tornados | Extreme Rainfall | Farming | Adaptation | Rivers


Dangerous high surf pummels California coast

  2023-12-29 (or before) in The BBC

Officials warn residents to stay out of the water, but the big waves are attracting some daring surfers.


Storm Gerrit: Stalybridge tornado 'was a whirlwind of madness'

  2023-12-28 in The BBC

A tree crashed into another woman's bathroom during the tornado near Manchester in Storm Gerrit.


Climate change: Seasonal shifts causing 'chaos' for UK nature

  2023-12-27 in The BBC

Climate change is upsetting the regular rhythm of the seasons, making plants and wildlife more susceptible to disease.

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Wasted wind power adds £40 to household energy bills, says think tank

  2023-12-19 in The BBC

When it is very windy the grid cannot handle the extra power generated, says Carbon Tracker.

  Tagged under: Wind Power | Electricity Grid


Theddlethorpe nuclear waste site: Informed decision needed, says council

  2023-12-14 in The BBC

A public vote on plans for a nuclear waste site in Theddlethorpe is not due to be held until 2027.


Could there be a gold rush for buried hydrogen?

  2023-12-12 in The BBC

Many see hydrogen as the green fuel of the future so underground deposits of the gas could be valuable.


Massive Attack to play huge 2024 show on Bristol Downs

  2023-12-05 in The BBC

The show in the band's home city will be 100% powered by battery and solar power, organisers say.


The Climate Tipping Points - 3. Cascading - BBC Sounds

  2023-12-04 (or before) in The BBC

Will tipping points in the Amazon and in cloud formation accelerate climate change?

  Tagged under: Tipping Points


  2023-12-04 (or before) in The BBC


COP28: UN climate talks go big on ending fossil fuels

  2023-12-03 (or before) in The BBC

Countries and companies pledge more renewables and emissions cuts but critics say the measures fall short.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


  2023-12-02 (or before) in The BBC


UAE planned to use COP28 climate talks to make oil deals

  2023-11-27 in The BBC

Leaked documents show how the COP28 host planned to use its role to strike fossil fuel business deals.

  Tagged under: COP28


Climate protest: More than 100 arrested at world's largest coal port

  2023-11-27 in The BBC

Protesters say the 30-hour blockade stopped over half a million tonnes of coal from leaving Australia.


The Climate Question - Why are climate scientists receiving abuse? - BBC Sounds

  2023-11-25 (or before) in The BBC

Meet the climate scientists who are receiving abuse for their research.


Labour denies abandoning £28bn green pledge

  2023-11-25 in The BBC

Labour says it plans to 'ramp up' investment in its green plan, but the policy has already been watered down.


Rat plague spreads to Australia's fishing towns

  2023-11-23 in The BBC

With more wet weather expected for Queensland, some people believe the worst is yet to come.

  Tagged under: Fish


Brazil records its hottest ever temperature

  2023-11-21 in The BBC

The town of Araçuaí in the country's southeast hit a high of 44.8C (112.6F) on Sunday.

  Tagged under: South America | Brazil


Just Stop Oil: Rishi Sunak defends 'severe' jail sentences

  2023-11-21 (or before) in The BBC

One activist was jailed for two years and another for three after scaling Dartford Crossing bridge.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Activism


Brazil: Health warnings as country gripped by 'unbearable' heatwave

  2023-11-15 in The BBC

More than a hundred million people are thought to have been affected by the extreme weather.

  Tagged under: Health


UK forests face 'catastrophic ecosystem collapse'

  2023-11-09 (or before) in The BBC

A mass die-off of trees could happen in the next 50 years unless action is taken, warn experts.

  Tagged under: Collapse | Trees


Moment cars swept away down street in Italy

  2023-11-03 (or before) in The BBC

Storm Ciarán brought the heaviest rain to hit Tuscany in 50 years, with more forecast for the weekend.

  Tagged under: Cars


Hurricane Otis: Dozens killed in Mexico's Guerrero state

  2023-10-27 (or before) in The BBC

More than two dozen people were killed as the powerful storm swept through Guerrero, officials say.

  Tagged under: Mexico


Torquay developer frustrated by anti-pollution rules

  2023-10-24 in The BBC

The government said the rules date back to when the UK was in the EU, but plans to scrap them were defeated.


Seven dead after 'super fog' causes huge pile-up in New Orleans

  2023-10-24 in The BBC

Dense fog caused a pile-up of more than 150 vehicles near New Orleans, killing seven and wounding 25.

  Tagged under: Louisiana


  2023-10-22 (or before) in The BBC


River Wye: Judicial review granted over agricultural pollution

  2023-10-20 in The BBC

Campaign group River Action argues guidance to the Environment Agency is preventing prosecutions.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Welsh Water admits illegally spilling sewage for years

  2023-10-19 (or before) in The BBC

The company released untreated sewage at dozens of sites, including near a bottlenose dolphin habitat.

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins


UK's nuclear fusion site ends experiments after 40 years

  2023-10-13 in The BBC

The JET laboratory, the focus of European fusion experiments for decades, carries out its last test.


The 1975 at the London O2: Will carbon-removed shows change gigs?

  2023-10-13 (or before) in The BBC

The O2 Arena are trailing carbon removed gigs - will they become more common across the industry?


Warning AI industry could use as much energy as the Netherlands

  2023-10-10 in The BBC

A new study looks at the environmental impact of artificial intelligence if current trends continue.


Pressure on nature threatens many flowering plants with extinction

  2023-10-10 in The BBC

Almost half the world's known flowering plants could be threatened by extinction, scientists warn.


Flooding risk remains high in parts of Scotland despite rain easing

  2023-10-08 (or before) in The BBC

River levels are continuing to rise and the ground is saturated, increasing the risk of flooding.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Warmest September on record as 'gobsmacking' data shocks scientists

  2023-10-07 (or before) in The BBC

This year is on track to be the warmest on record after September temperatures alarm scientists.


World breaches key 1.5C warming mark for record number of days

  2023-10-07 (or before) in The BBC

The BBC finds that there have been a record number of days in 2023 that breached the 1.5C temperature limit.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Amber rain warning extended for north and east of Scotland

  2023-10-06 in The BBC

It now goes to 14:00 on Sunday for parts of Angus, Perth and Kinross, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highland.

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall


UK weather: 26C for parts of UK - but heavy rain warning for Scotland

  2023-10-06 in The BBC

An amber rain warning is in place for Scotland, while warm weather is forecast in other parts of the UK.


Tenerife: Evacuations as fire flares up again in high temperatures - BBC News

  2023-10-06 (or before) in The BBC

Efforts are under way to extinguish a blaze that first ravaged part of the island in August.


Learning toxic algae lessons for Lough Neagh from across the pond - BBC News

  2023-10-05 (or before) in The BBC

Lake Erie in North America is known to have algae blooms that cover an area the size of New York City.


Climate change: Pope Francis warns world 'may be nearing breaking point' - BBC News

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The BBC

Pope Francis criticises attempts to deny or gloss over the issue in a new intervention.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pope Francis


Sheffield City Council write apology to tree campaigners - BBC News

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The BBC

Sheffield's Streets Ahead programme aimed to fell 17,500 street trees, leading to sustained protest.

  Tagged under: Trees


UK sees joint warmest September on record - BBC Weather

  2023-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

Temperatures through September were well above average following a heatwave early in the month.


Big Oil v the World - Series 1: 3. Delay

  2023-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

How the 2010s became another lost decade in the fight against climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rishi Sunak: Cars, boilers and net zero - key takeaways from PM's speech - BBC News

  2023-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

The PM announces changes to his green approach, but says 2050 net zero targets will still be met.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero | Cars


Swiss glaciers get 10% smaller in two years - BBC News

  2023-09-28 (or before) in The BBC

The ice fields have lost as much volume in two years as they did in three decades from 1960 to 1990.


Government to delay new environmental building rules - BBC News

  2023-09-27 (or before) in The BBC

Environmentalists say delaying the implementation of new biodiversity rules is "a hammer blow for nature".


Rosebank oil field given go-ahead by regulators - BBC News

  2023-09-27 (or before) in The BBC

The controversial development west of Shetland is estimated to contain 300 million barrels of oil.


Electric car rules could cost carmakers billions - BBC News

  2023-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

New Brexit trade rules could push up the price of electric cars, manufacturers warn.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars


Rishi Sunak delays petrol car ban in major shift on green policies - BBC News

  2023-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

The prime minister claims the changes will support "hard-pressed families" but opponents accuse him of "selling out".

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak


Richest oil states should pay climate tax, says Gordon Brown - BBC News

  2023-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

The former Labour PM wants the wealthiest oil producers to help poorer nations tackle climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The People v Climate Change

  2023-09-22 (or before) in The BBC

Meet the ordinary Brits who will help decide how Britain solves the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UK migratory birds 'in freefall' over climate change - BBC News

  2023-09-21 (or before) in The BBC

Bird lovers will see a very different pattern of species in the future, scientists warn.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Fears over stone curlew habitat could halt 5,000 Norfolk homes plan - BBC News

  2023-09-19 (or before) in The BBC

Councils say locations earmarked for new homes may no longer be suitable.


Rishi Sunak considers weakening key green policies - BBC News

  2023-09-19 (or before) in The BBC

Plans could include delaying a ban on sales of new petrol cars and the phasing out of gas boilers.

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Cars


Climate change: UN calls for radical changes to stem warming - BBC News

  2023-09-18 (or before) in The BBC

A review of action on climate since the Paris agreement calls for an end to fossil fuels without carbon capture.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


What is GDP and how is it measured? - BBC News

  2023-09-17 (or before) in The BBC

A basic guide to how the economy is measured and why that calculation matters.

  Tagged under: GDP | Economic Growth


Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts - BBC News

  2023-09-17 (or before) in The BBC

Missing winter sea ice signals changes that could be a "disaster for the world", scientists say.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Ice Melting


'Whitest ever' paint reflects 98% of sunlight - BBC News

  2023-09-17 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers hope their "ultra-white" paint can save energy by reflecting sunlight from buildings.


How the fentanyl crisis' fourth wave has hit every corner of the US - BBC News

  2023-09-17 (or before) in The BBC

The epidemic's staggering scale and infiltration of communities is laid bare in a new study.


Chinese electric cars will reduce UK emissions but what about rivals here? - BBC News

  2023-09-16 (or before) in The BBC

Chinese car imports will help the UK hit its net zero goal but could damage its own car industry.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars


Hong Kong and southern China battle widespread flooding from record rains - BBC News

  2023-09-09 (or before) in The BBC

Streets and subway stations in Hong Kong are underwater, while many flights in Guangdong are suspended.


Inside the horror of Europe's biggest wildfire

  2023-09-09 (or before) in The BBC

The story of a world turned to ash by a forest fire that burned for weeks in northern Greece.

  Tagged under: Trees


Greek floods: PM Mitsotakis warns of very unequal battle with nature - BBC News

  2023-09-09 (or before) in The BBC

Rescuers try to reach hundreds of people trapped by floods in Greece where 10 people have died.


Watch: Damage caused by torrential rain in Greece

  2023-09-09 (or before) in The BBC

Over a dozen people are known to have died since Storm Daniel hit Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria.


Derbyshire solar panel protester defiant despite court threat - BBC News

  2023-09-09 (or before) in The BBC

Mary Smail installed 16 panels on the back of her house in Derbyshire to highlight climate policies.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy


Climate records tumble, leaving Earth in uncharted territory - scientists - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

A series of records on temperature, ocean heat, and Antarctic sea ice are "unprecedented", some scientists say.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic


UK offshore wind auction set to flop - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

An auction to develop a raft of new offshore wind projects is expected to draw little interest.

  Tagged under: Wind Power


Watch: The 'urgent' issue facing UK energy supply

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

A new report claims the UK needs to build more energy infrastructure and warns that failure to do so may lead to higher bills.


Africa proposes global carbon taxes to fight climate change - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

Despite suffering some of the worst impacts of climate change, the continent only gets 12% of financing.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts


Has Australia cleaned up its act on climate? - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

Elected last year, PM Anthony Albanese vowed to haul his laggard nation from the "naughty corner".


Sand dredging devastating ocean floor, UN warns - BBC News

  2023-09-06 (or before) in The BBC

Around six billion tonnes of sand is dredged from the world's oceans every year, a new report says.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Water firms illegally spilled sewage on dry days - data suggests - BBC News

  2023-09-05 (or before) in The BBC

Three major companies released sewage on dry days in breach of their permits - BBC investigation.


Torrential rain in Spain causes major flooding - BBC News

  2023-09-03 (or before) in The BBC

A football match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla was called off as a red alert was issued in the capital.

  Tagged under: Spain


The extreme summer weather that scorched and soaked the world - BBC News

  2023-09-02 (or before) in The BBC

A look back at the heatwaves, wildfires, tropical storms and other major weather events around the world during the summer of 2023 and how they may relate to climate change due to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Heatwaves | Wildfires


RSPB boss apologises after charity calls ministers 'liars' - BBC News

  2023-08-31 (or before) in The BBC

The conservation charity's boss says the "framing" of its social media post was "inappropriate".


Lynmouth swim race cancelled due to sewage release - BBC News

  2023-08-30 (or before) in The BBC

Organisers of an annual swim race in Devon cancel event due to fears of swimmers falling ill.


Children have right to clean environment - report - BBC News

  2023-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

The UN says countries must act urgently to protect children from the harmful effects of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


China’s summer of climate destruction - BBC News

  2023-08-28 (or before) in The BBC

China sees both extreme heat and devastating floods, including in areas where flooding was unheard of.


P&O Britannia cruise ship crashes during Mallorca storms - BBC News

  2023-08-27 (or before) in The BBC

A small number of people are being cared for onboard after sustaining minor injuries, P&O says.


Shock after sewage releases at Cornish tourist spot Harlyn Bay - BBC News

  2023-08-23 (or before) in The BBC

Swimmers and villagers call for more to be done after a series of sewage releases at a beauty spot.


Anglian Water bills to rise to pay for infrastructure - BBC News

  2023-08-23 (or before) in The BBC

The East of England is "seriously water-stressed" and its biggest water firm is working on upgrades.


Canada wildfires: At least 30,000 households in British Columbia told to evacuate - BBC News

  2023-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

Officials restrict travel to Kelowna, a lakeside city of 132,000 people where smoke hangs on the water.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Canada wildfires: Residents scramble to flee fires in Kelowna and Yellowknife - BBC News

  2023-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

A fast-moving fire in Kelowna, British Columbia forces escaping locals to jump into the local lake.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Canada wildfires: British Columbia declares emergency as 15,000 homes told to evacuate - BBC News

  2023-08-19 (or before) in The BBC

About 15,000 households are told to evacuate in British Columbia, with an emergency declared.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


The numbers behind Canada’s worst wildfires season - BBC News

  2023-08-19 (or before) in The BBC

This has been the worst wildfire season in Canada's history, as shown in these maps and charts.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Hurricane Hilary weakens but could still be deadly - US - BBC News

  2023-08-18 (or before) in The BBC

The storm is expected to hit Mexico's Pacific coast and then move towards southern California.

  Tagged under: Mexico | California


Canada wildfire: Evacuees flee Yellowknife as fire nears northern city - BBC News

  2023-08-17 (or before) in The BBC

Thousands of residents crowded roads and airports as a wildfire threatens the city's outskirts.


Floods Slovenia's 'worst-ever natural disaster'

  2023-08-16 (or before) in The BBC

The extreme flooding in Slovenia has caused millions of dollars worth of damage and killed at least three people.


Floodwaters send mobile home crashing into bridge

  2023-08-16 (or before) in The BBC

Several caravans are seen floating down the Hemsila river in Norway before being crushed.

  Tagged under: Rivers


Watch: Raging fires edge toward Italian airport runways

  2023-08-15 (or before) in The BBC

Palermo’s airport was shut down overnight as wildfires burned around its perimeter.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


River Wye: Pollution not caused by farming, says NFU - BBC News

  2023-08-15 (or before) in The BBC

The river's status is downgraded to "unfavourable" due to poultry farming concerns.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Burning mangrove trees for a living: 'I'd quit tomorrow if I could' - BBC News

  2023-08-15 (or before) in The BBC

Indonesia's mangrove forests are being felled to make charcoal - locals say they have to make a living.

  Tagged under: Trees | Indonesia


Severe summer storms sweep across northern Italy

  2023-08-15 (or before) in The BBC

Hailstorms and heavy rain leaves a trail of damage across the countries northern regions.


When a 'fire hurricane' hit, Maui's warning sirens never sounded - BBC News

  2023-08-14 (or before) in The BBC

Lahaina residents tell the BBC they had no official warning before "fire hurricane" engulfed their town.


Theddlethorpe nuclear site: Public to vote by 2027 - BBC News

  2023-08-13 (or before) in The BBC

Council leaders say they want residents to have their say within the next four years to end uncertainty.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


China floods: The families torn apart by 'huge, furious waves' - BBC News

  2023-08-12 (or before) in The BBC

Survivors recall seeing their relatives disappear in muddy torrents spawned by incessant rains.


Hawaii wildfires burn historic town of Lahaina to the ground - BBC News

  2023-08-10 (or before) in The BBC

Six people are dead and thousands are displaced as fires rage on Maui and the Big Island.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Typhoon Doksuri: Alarming pictures show floods in China, Philippines - BBC News

  2023-08-06 (or before) in The BBC

The volume of rain over the past week has broken a 140-year-old record in China.


Ocean heat record broken, with grim implications for the planet - BBC News

  2023-08-04 (or before) in The BBC

The oceans are a vital regulator for the climate and our weather but are rapidly heating up.

  Tagged under: Oceans


Wet weather hitting critical harvest time, say farmers - BBC News

  2023-08-02 (or before) in The BBC

The BBC meets young farmers who say conditions have been a huge source of worry at a make-or-break time.

  Tagged under: Farming


The truth about heat pumps and the power needed to run them - BBC News

  2023-08-01 (or before) in The BBC

Climate editor Justin Rowlatt on the challenge of how to warm the UK's homes - but not the planet.


HS2: Rail link rated 'unachievable' by infrastructure watchdog - BBC News

  2023-07-31 (or before) in The BBC

An infrastructure watchdog gives the project a "red" warning, raising issues over budgets and schedules.

  Tagged under: Trains


Heatwave: How hot is too hot for the human body? - BBC News

  2023-07-30 (or before) in The BBC

James Gallagher spends the day in the heat lab to see what summer heatwaves do to the body.

  Tagged under: Health | Heatwaves


Extraordinary photos of July's extreme weather - BBC News

  2023-07-29 (or before) in The BBC

It is a summer of extremes. Burning temperatures followed by raging fires. Wild storms and torrential rain. And a run of broken climate records.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


False claims that heatwave is bogus spread online - BBC News

  2023-07-28 (or before) in The BBC

Weather forecasters wrongly accused of using misleading data to "drive fear".


Climate change threat 'existential' says Joe Biden, as world faces hottest July - BBC News

  2023-07-27 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers believe this month will be the hottest ever recorded - even with several days to go.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden


How desperate US prisoners try to escape deadly heat - BBC News

  2023-07-25 (or before) in The BBC

With no air con, a former prisoner describes lying in toilet water to survive brutal heat.


Greece fires: Warning Rhodes fires could worsen as thousands flee homes and hotels - BBC News

  2023-07-22 (or before) in The BBC

Greece's fire service apologised for "a mess", but said the situation could worsen due to the weather.


World will miss 1.5C warming limit - top UK expert - BBC News

  2023-07-20 (or before) in The BBC

Former head of the UN climate science body told the BBC's Today programme he was very pessimistic.


Scotland misses greenhouse gas emissions target - BBC News

  2023-07-16 (or before) in The BBC

It is the eighth time in 12 years that the Scottish government has missed its legally binding target.


Excessive heat: Why this summer has been so hot - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Experts are predicting that the developing El Niño is likely to make 2023 the world's hottest year.

  Tagged under: Predictions


US refuses climate reparations for developing nations - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Climate envoy John Kerry made the remarks before he travels to China to discuss climate change issues.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu declares state of emergency over food - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

The president plans to provide protection to farmers targeted by notorious kidnapping gangs.

  Tagged under: Farming | Nigeria | Africa


New pesticides 'may have risks for bees' - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Attempts to find a new generation of pesticides to replace neonicotinoids have been dealt a potential blow.

  Tagged under: Bees


Thames Water: Warnings London may face water rationing 'imminently' - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

A leading environmentalist tells City Hall streams that provide London with water are drying up.


Russia alarmed by large fall in bee populations - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Pesticides are blamed for Russia's mass bee deaths, while French honey production is also down.

  Tagged under: Bees | Russia | France


Nigerian kidnap gangs drive big-time Nigerian farmers away - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Some of those key to boosting agricultural output in Africa's most-populous nation have given up.

  Tagged under: Farming | Nigeria | Africa


Northstowe: The broken-promise new town built 'with no heart' - BBC News

  2023-07-12 (or before) in The BBC

Northstowe will be the UK's biggest new town since the development of Milton Keynes in the 1960s.


The Anthropocene: Canadian lake mud 'symbolic of human changes to Earth' - BBC News

  2023-07-12 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists want to use sediments in Crawford Lake as a signifier for a new epoch in geological time.


Hail batters Spain creating icy urban scenes

  2023-07-08 (or before) in The BBC

Storms in the country are battering areas in the north and south, with hail days after a heatwave.

  Tagged under: Spain


Oil giant Shell warns cutting production 'dangerous' - BBC News

  2023-07-06 (or before) in The BBC

The world's need for fossil fuels is "desperate", Shell's chief executive told the BBC.

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


Californian winemakers are learning firefighting techniques - BBC News

  2023-07-06 (or before) in The BBC

Winemakers in the Napa Valley are having to battle wildfires affecting vineyards and wineries.

  Tagged under: California | Wildfires


UK weather: hottest June since records began - Met Office - BBC News

  2023-07-03 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists found evidence that climate change made the warmer weather last month more likely.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Protests: Police powers to stop new tactics come into effect - BBC News

  2023-07-03 (or before) in The BBC

Transport network disruption and tunnelling targeted under measures for police in England and Wales.


The climate change-denying TikTok post that won't go away - BBC News

  2023-06-30 (or before) in The BBC

The firm is struggling to stop climate misinformation spreading on its platform, BBC investigation finds.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


Climate Change Committee says UK no longer a world leader - BBC News

  2023-06-28 (or before) in The BBC

The UK's statutory climate body criticises the government for backing new oil and gas projects.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UK could be starved of energy, says North Sea boss - BBC News

  2023-06-27 (or before) in The BBC

Labour's plan to end North Sea exploration and the government's tax policy both come under fire.


Climate change: Deforestation surges despite pledges - BBC News

  2023-06-27 (or before) in The BBC

Data shows that cutting down tropical forests increased by 10% in 2022, despite promises made at COP26.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Deforestation | Climate Change | Trees


Thames Water boss quits after sewage spills - BBC News

  2023-06-27 (or before) in The BBC

Sarah Bentley steps down weeks after giving up her bonus over the company's poor performance.


Water supply fears prompt first housing objections - BBC News

  2023-06-26 (or before) in The BBC

The Environment Agency objects to thousands of new homes because of "significant risk" of harm.

  Tagged under: Housing


Rules on pollution blocking housebuilding, says minister - BBC News

  2023-06-24 (or before) in The BBC

Wastewater regulations are stalling new homes development in parts of England, says Baroness Scott.


Barbados PM fights for shake-up of global climate finance - BBC News

  2023-06-22 (or before) in The BBC

At a climate summit in Paris, Barbados's prime minister wants to raise billions for poor nations.

  Tagged under: Caribbean | Finance


Switzerland referendum: Voters back carbon cuts as glaciers melt - BBC News

  2023-06-19 (or before) in The BBC

A new law will require less dependence on imported oil and gas and more use of renewable sources.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy


Thousands of fish wash up on Texas coast

  2023-06-13 (or before) in The BBC

Experts in the region say it is due to a depletion of oxygen after high water temperatures.

  Tagged under: Fish | Texas


El Niño planet-warming weather phase has begun - BBC News

  2023-06-09 (or before) in The BBC

Storms, droughts and record high temperatures lie ahead as US scientists confirm El Niño has arrived.

  Tagged under: Drought


Canada wildfires: US East Coast sees worst air quality in years - BBC News

  2023-06-08 (or before) in The BBC

US President Joe Biden says the dense cloak of smoke is a "stark reminder" of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden | Wildfires


Shell adverts banned over misleading clean energy claims - BBC News

  2023-06-07 (or before) in The BBC

They failed to mention Shell's more polluting activities, the advertising watchdog rules.

  Tagged under: Shell


Apocalyptic wildfire video captures driver's near miss

  2023-06-07 (or before) in The BBC

The Canadian city of Halifax declares a state of local emergency after a wildfire causes evacuations.


Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia pledges output cuts - BBC News

  2023-06-05 (or before) in The BBC

Other oil-producing countries also agreed to continued cuts in production to try to shore up prices.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Women's Institute pollution campaign a 'clarion call' - BBC News

  2023-06-04 (or before) in The BBC

The initiative was sparked by Herefordshire member Christy Crouch and approved by members.

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Challenge to stop solar panels becoming a 'waste mountain' - BBC News

  2023-06-04 (or before) in The BBC

A French factory is pioneering recycling of solar units as experts warn of a waste mountain by 2050.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | France


Aras Amiri highlights jailed Iran environmentalists' plight - BBC News

  2023-06-01 (or before) in The BBC

A former prisoner held for years in the same jail as the group tells the BBC of their plight.

  Tagged under: Middle East | Iran


Using pig fat as green jet fuel will hurt planet, experts warn - BBC News

  2023-05-31 (or before) in The BBC

Animal by-products being used for aviation fuel could increase demand for palm oil, experts fear.


COP28: Government defends oil boss Jaber to head talks - BBC News

  2023-05-28 (or before) in The BBC

Government minister pushes back against EU and US calls for removal of Sultan al-Jaber as head of COP28.

  Tagged under: COP28


German police raid climate activists who blocked traffic - BBC News

  2023-05-26 (or before) in The BBC

It follows fierce debate about whether such groups can legally be defined as criminal organisations.

  Tagged under: Activism


France bans short-haul flights to cut carbon emissions - BBC News

  2023-05-24 (or before) in The BBC

All domestic air routes are stopped where the same journey could be made by train in under 2.5 hours.

  Tagged under: France | Trains


Why car parks are the hottest space in solar power - BBC News

  2023-05-23 (or before) in The BBC

Car parks are a good place for solar panels, providing shade and electricity where it is needed.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity


Devon and Cornwall farmers to be paid to store water on their land - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

A South West Water project aims to reduce demand on the mains supply during droughts.

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming


Can ‘enhanced rock weathering’ help combat climate change? - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

'Enhanced rock weathering' uses tiny volcanic rocks to capture the greenhouse gas carbon from the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Kuenssberg: Why 'boomer' Schwarzenegger won't wait to tackle climate change - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

The actor and ex-governor tells Laura Kuenssberg politicians must move faster to preserve the planet.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Which European nations are winning the heat pump race? - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

Nordic countries are way ahead when it comes to installing energy efficient heat pump systems.


BBC World Service - Science In Action, Return of the Wildfires

  2023-05-20 (or before) in The BBC

The record-breaking heat behind the destructive North American wildfires

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Sewage spills: Water bills set to rise to pay for £10bn upgrade - BBC News

  2023-05-18 (or before) in The BBC

Water companies apologise for sewage spills in England, but critics say customers should not foot the bill.


Bus £2 fare cap extended to end of October - BBC News

  2023-05-17 (or before) in The BBC

The decision is the second time the government has extended the cap for bus operators in England.


Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time - BBC News

  2023-05-17 (or before) in The BBC

The world is likely to hit 1.5C of warming within the next five years because of rising carbon emissions.


Renewable energy projects worth billions stuck on hold - BBC News

  2023-05-11 (or before) in The BBC

Major UK renewable energy projects being delayed by more than 10 years as grid reaches capacity.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid


Swiss village of Brienz told to flee imminent monster rockslide - BBC News

  2023-05-10 (or before) in The BBC

The people of Brienz are threatened by two million cubic metres of rock and have to leave by Friday.


Mid Suffolk: How did the Green Party win over Tory hearts? - BBC News

  2023-05-08 (or before) in The BBC

Voters explain why they voted for the Green Party, which secured a historic victory in a Tory area.


Climate change: Vietnam records highest-ever temperature of 44.1C - BBC News

  2023-05-08 (or before) in The BBC

One farmer said the fierce heat meant people had to finish work by 10 o'clock in the morning.

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


Climate: Last chance to save nature, Wales campaigners say - BBC News

  2023-05-03 (or before) in The BBC

Wales is "one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world", politicians are told.


Yorkshire Dales tree plan to recreate long-lost forest - BBC News

  2023-04-26 (or before) in The BBC

Hundreds of thousands of trees will be planted to recreate long-lost woodlands, a charity says.

  Tagged under: Trees


Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms scientists - BBC News

  2023-04-25 (or before) in The BBC

There’s growing concern that the oceans are heating up quickly – and scientists are unsure of the implications.

  Tagged under: Oceans


How 'rewiggling' Swindale Beck brought its fish back - BBC News

  2023-04-25 (or before) in The BBC

How re-wiggling artificially straightened rivers can give nature a boost.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Accelerating melt of ice sheets now 'unmistakable' - BBC News

  2023-04-20 (or before) in The BBC

Greenland and Antarctica are increasing their contribution to the annual rise in global sea levels.

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Biodiversity targets may be slipping out of reach - study - BBC News

  2023-04-19 (or before) in The BBC

Ambitious targets to halt the decline in nature may already be slipping out of reach, research suggests.


Toxic fire from US recycling plant could burn for days

  2023-04-18 (or before) in The BBC

An inferno in Richmond, Indiana, has raised health concerns and sparked evacuation orders.

  Tagged under: Health


Welsh Water boss defends pollution record and six-figure salary - BBC News

  2023-04-18 (or before) in The BBC

The head of Welsh Water has defended the company's record on pollution and his six-figure salary.


Air pollution causes harm at all stages of life - report - BBC News

  2023-04-18 (or before) in The BBC

The study found exposure to certain particles can lead to miscarriages and stunt children's growth.

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Greener flights will cost more, says industry - BBC News

  2023-04-17 (or before) in The BBC

Demand for air travel will be hit as decarbonisation drives up ticket prices, says industry.

  Tagged under: Air Travel | Decarbonisation


The 'ninjas' fighting climate change denial on Twitter - BBC News

  2023-04-17 (or before) in The BBC

A secretive group of internet vigilantes has vowed to cleanse Twitter of false information about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Big Green Money Show - Birds, Bees and Business - Why Nature Matters (With The Wildlife Trusts and Landsec) - BBC Sounds

  2023-04-15 (or before) in The BBC

Deborah's barefoot walk, The Wildlife Trusts and one of the country's biggest landlords

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees


South Florida endures 'life threatening' floods

  2023-04-14 (or before) in The BBC

Record flooding has impacted airports and roads across southern Florida.

  Tagged under: Florida


Article removed: North Sea oil spills exceed safe level - activists - BBC News

  2023-04-13 (or before) in The BBC

Data and satellite images show oil spills over five years that threaten species like orca whales.

  Tagged under: Activism | Whales and Dolphins | Sea Level


Cyclone Ilsa: Powerful storm hits Western Australia - BBC News

  2023-04-13 (or before) in The BBC

Alerts remain in place in the north of the state as the storm tracks inland.


BBC climate change interview breached broadcasting standards - BBC News

  2023-04-05 (or before) in The BBC

The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Hartlepool EDF nuclear reactor shut down after fault - BBC News

  2023-04-04 (or before) in The BBC

EDF says residents should not see any impact to their power after the reactor was shut down.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Climate change: Catalonia in grip of worst drought in decades - BBC News

  2023-04-04 (or before) in The BBC

Water levels at a reservoir in the northern Spanish region have fallen below 10% of its capacity.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Climate Change


Sewage-dumping water companies face unlimited fines - BBC News

  2023-04-01 (or before) in The BBC

Ministers in England want to "make polluters pay" after more than 300,000 spills in waterways last year.


Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate - BBC News

  2023-03-31 (or before) in The BBC

Why experts say cutting contrails costs less than $1bn a year but may be worth so much more.


Antarctic ocean currents heading for collapse - report - BBC News

  2023-03-30 (or before) in The BBC

Melting ice could trigger a disastrous chain reaction, a new Australian study warns

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Collapse


Climate change: Summer 2022 smashed dozens of UK records - BBC News

  2023-03-29 (or before) in The BBC

Half of the UK’s oldest weather stations set new records in the July heatwave.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: England not ready for impact - BBC News

  2023-03-29 (or before) in The BBC

The government's advisers urge a "step change" in climate adaptation policy to avoid an increased risk to life.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Menindee: Australia begins mass fish death clean-up - BBC News

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The BBC

Authorities are working out what to do with millions of rotting fish and reassuring the public about water quality.

  Tagged under: Fish


UN climate report: Scientists release 'survival guide' to avert climate disaster - BBC News

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The BBC

Technology is providing solutions but the climate forecast is worsening, scientists say in major report.


What is climate change? A really simple guide - BBC News

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The BBC

World temperatures are rising because of human activity, threatening every aspect of human life.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Menindee: Millions of dead fish wash up near Australian town - BBC News

  2023-03-19 (or before) in The BBC

"Just imagine leaving a fish in your kitchen to rot" said one resident, describing the smell.

  Tagged under: Fish


Britishvolt site: More time given for gigafactory to be built - BBC News

  2023-03-16 (or before) in The BBC

Northumberland County Council has given the new owners more time to complete the project near Blyth.


Vote to be held on eradicating all Uist estate's deer - BBC News

  2023-03-16 (or before) in The BBC

A call for a cull in South Uist follows concerns about the spread of Lyme disease from infected deer ticks.


World's first octopus farm proposals alarm scientists - BBC News

  2023-03-16 (or before) in The BBC

Methods used on the Spanish farm would be "cruel" to such intelligent animals say experts, as details emerge.

  Tagged under: Spain


Willow Project: US government approves Alaska oil and gas development - BBC News

  2023-03-13 (or before) in The BBC

President Biden approves an $8bn oil drilling project, in a move that has angered climate activists.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Alaska | Activism


Aramco: Saudi state-owned oil giant sees record profit of $161bn - BBC News

  2023-03-12 (or before) in The BBC

After a year when petrol prices soared, the Saudi firm announces a best-ever set of figures.

  Tagged under: Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Hemsby: Work to demolish at-risk cliff-top homes starts - BBC News

  2023-03-11 (or before) in The BBC

The owner of the first home to be flattened says her hopes and dreams have been destroyed.


Climate change: New idea for sucking up CO2 from air shows promise - BBC News

  2023-03-09 (or before) in The BBC

A new way of removing carbon from the air is up to three times more effective than current technology.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rochford: Child protection referral lodged after oak tree loss - BBC News

  2023-03-03 (or before) in The BBC

Children are at risk from extra pollution after a 100-year-old tree's removal, a councillor says.

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Airlines sue Dutch government over flight cuts - BBC News

  2023-03-03 (or before) in The BBC

The government cited noise pollution and climate concerns in its decision to restrict flights.


Green Party co-founder: the environmental battle is lost

  2023-03-02 (or before) in The BBC

Michael Benfield believes it is now "too late" to save the planet from climate catastrophe.


East of England faces drought, says water firm - BBC News

  2023-03-01 (or before) in The BBC

Anglian Water says more rain is needed if underground supplies are to be replenished.

  Tagged under: Drought


'Real and imminent' extinction risk to whales - BBC News

  2023-02-20 (or before) in The BBC

A letter signed by hundreds of scientists calls for global action to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises.

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins


Ohio town reflects on chemical train derailment aftermath - BBC News

  2023-02-17 (or before) in The BBC

Residents of this close-knit community fear the railroad disaster has changed their lives forever.

  Tagged under: Trains


BP scales back climate targets as profits hit record - BBC News

  2023-02-07 (or before) in The BBC

It is the latest energy giant to report record annual profits after oil and gas prices soared last year.

  Tagged under: BP


Colorado River: US states fail to reach deal on cutting water use - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

More than 40 million people in seven Western states rely on the drought-stricken Colorado River.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | Colorado State


Energy bills pushed up by electricity charge, research shows - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

The price energy suppliers pay for electricity is linked to the price of gas-fired generation.

  Tagged under: Electricity


Green projects are boosting UK growth - CBI report - BBC News

  2023-02-01 (or before) in The BBC

Projects aimed at lowering carbon emissions are boosting growth in poorer parts of the country.


Bristol Airport expansion granted at High Court - BBC News

  2023-01-31 (or before) in The BBC

Protesters had challenged the decision to allow the airport to expand.


Nigeria floods: Songs and testimonies from a drowning world - BBC News

  2023-01-29 (or before) in The BBC

Portraits of communities devastated by the worst recorded floods in Nigeria.

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Africa


Royal Opera House's controversial BP sponsorship ends after 33 years - BBC News

  2023-01-26 (or before) in The BBC

There had been protests about the oil giant's 33-year sponsorship of the London venue.

  Tagged under: BP


Can the UK Afford Net Zero?

  2023-01-23 (or before) in The BBC

Justin Rowlatt explores the debate around the cost of tackling climate change, or not.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Florida manatees are dying at alarming rate

  2023-01-21 (or before) in The BBC

A sea grass shortage has resulted in an influx of manatee deaths, who rely on the food to survive.

  Tagged under: Florida


Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train? - BBC News

  2023-01-20 (or before) in The BBC

How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trains


Climate change: Invest in technology that removes CO2 - report - BBC News

  2023-01-19 (or before) in The BBC

Emission cuts must be accompanied by greater efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere a new report says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


COP28: Why has an oil boss been chosen to head climate summit? - BBC News

  2023-01-14 (or before) in The BBC

The UAE has named state oil company chief Sultan Al Jaber as president of the UN climate conference.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Middle East


Net zero: Climate action delay will hurt economy, Tory MP’s review says - BBC News

  2023-01-13 (or before) in The BBC

The government is urged to take 25 actions by 2025 and phase out gas boilers within a decade.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


ExxonMobil: Oil giant predicted climate change in 1970s - scientists - BBC News

  2023-01-13 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers claim to put a number on what Exxon knew about temperature rise as early as the 1970s.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Predictions | Climate Change


Climate change: Europe and polar regions bear brunt of warming in 2022 - BBC News

  2023-01-11 (or before) in The BBC

Last year was the world's fifth warmest year with Europe enduring its hottest summer on record

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Canada: Ambassador tells EU that deforestation rules 'burdensome' - BBC News

  2022-12-04 (or before) in The BBC

The EU regulation aims to limit the trade of products linked to deforestation worldwide.

  Tagged under: Deforestation


Bristol GP was 'prepared to risk career' for climate protest - BBC News

  2022-11-24 (or before) in The BBC

Health workers acquitted of breaching public order say they would do it again to avert a crisis.

  Tagged under: Health


Cottingham: Europe's biggest battery storage system switched on - BBC News

  2022-11-22 (or before) in The BBC

The facility in Cottingham begins operating four months early to help ease UK winter power fears.

  Tagged under: Batteries


Oil pollution: Investigation reveals Egypt’s 'super coral' at risk - BBC News

  2022-11-16 (or before) in The BBC

A climate-change resistant Red Sea reef is being flooded with toxic wastewater, leaked documents show.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


Climate change: Dimming Earth, mustard shortages and other odd side-effects - BBC News

  2022-11-12 (or before) in The BBC

Changes to our planet's shine is just one of the stranger side effects of rising temperatures.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Air pollution: Uncovering the dirty secret behind BP’s bumper profits - BBC News

  2022-11-12 (or before) in The BBC

How the BBC uncovered gas flaring in an Iraqi oil field, where locals are showing a high rate of cancer.

  Tagged under: BP


Net zero sceptics set to meet climate adviser reviewing target - BBC News

  2022-11-07 (or before) in The BBC

Tory MPs who want the emissions goal rethought are pushing for more UK oil and gas production.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


How solar farms in space might beam electricity to Earth - BBC News

  2022-11-04 (or before) in The BBC

The UK government is supporting projects to put solar panels in space and beam energy back to Earth.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Electricity


COP27: Prioritise climate or face catastrophe - UN chief - BBC News

  2022-10-26 (or before) in The BBC

The UN Secretary General speaks to the BBC ahead of a major climate conference in Egypt, known as COP27.

  Tagged under: COP27


HSBC climate change adverts banned by UK watchdog - BBC News

  2022-10-19 (or before) in The BBC

The regulator said two of the bank's posters “omitted material information and were therefore misleading".

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Sunderland Airshow axed over climate change - BBC News

  2022-10-19 (or before) in The BBC

Sunderland Council says it has no plans to run the event again as it aims to become carbon neutral.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Solar energy firms struggle as demand goes through the roof - BBC News

  2022-10-13 (or before) in The BBC

Installers say they are struggling to deal with the number of inquiries sparked by the energy crisis.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy


Wildlife abandons 'Europe's Amazon' nature reserve - BBC News

  2022-10-09 (or before) in The BBC

Forest fires ignited by Russian shelling have devastated Ukraine's Drevlyansky reserve.

  Tagged under: Shell | Amazon Rainforest | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Russia | Trees


Tens of thousands of salmon found dead in Canada

  2022-10-08 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers in British Columbia discovered a shocking sight when they walked to the creek.

  Tagged under: Salmon


Energy use advice campaign pulled as No 10 objects - BBC News

  2022-10-07 (or before) in The BBC

A minister denies a full plan was blocked by Liz Truss's office and insists energy supplies are secure.


UK defies climate warnings with new oil and gas licences - BBC News

  2022-10-07 (or before) in The BBC

More than 100 licences are expected to be granted for new fossil fuel exploration in the North Sea.


Pakistan floods: 'It’s like fighting a war with no end' - BBC News

  2022-10-04 (or before) in The BBC

Pakistan's worst floods in years have left millions homeless and lacking clean drinking water.


Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada - BBC News

  2022-10-03 (or before) in The BBC

The owner of the UK's biggest power station, Drax, is cutting down key forests in Canada.

  Tagged under: Trees


Cleethorpes: 'State of emergency' urged over sewage - BBC News

  2022-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

Labour councillors call for more to be done about water quality in North East Lincolnshire.


Revealed: Huge gas flaring emissions never reported - BBC News

  2022-09-29 (or before) in The BBC

BBC investigation finds oil companies not declaring millions of tonnes of cancer-linked emissions.


Earthquake levels set for review to allow fracking - BBC News

  2022-09-22 (or before) in The BBC

A report on the risk of fracking-linked earthquakes is due as ministers seek to boost energy supplies.

  Tagged under: Fracking


Climate change threatens health and survival of urban trees - BBC News

  2022-09-20 (or before) in The BBC

Oaks, maples and chestnuts found in cities are among over 1,000 tree species that are flagged at risk.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Trees


Switching to renewable energy could save trillions - study - BBC News

  2022-09-13 (or before) in The BBC

New report says falling cost of renewable energy makes switch from fossil fuels cheapest option.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Germans say goodbye to summer of €9 travel tickets - BBC News

  2022-09-09 (or before) in The BBC

The tickets, aimed at helping the public with increasing prices, have been hailed a major success.

  Tagged under: Germany


Spain's olive oil producers devastated by worst ever drought - BBC News

  2022-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

Spain's olive oil industry is in danger after being hit by chronic water shortages.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought


Strictest targets pledged to tackle England sewage discharges - BBC News

  2022-08-27 (or before) in The BBC

But the Liberal Democrats call the plans a "cruel joke" pointing to higher bills for consumers.


Google 'airbrushes' out emissions from flying, BBC reveals - BBC News

  2022-08-26 (or before) in The BBC

Passengers could now underestimate their flights' emissions by nearly half using the Google tool, BBC reveals.


Dugong: Animal that inspired mermaid tales extinct in China - BBC News

  2022-08-24 (or before) in The BBC

The dugong, a relative of the fabled manatee, has been declared functionally extinct in the region.

  Tagged under: China


Australian firm drills in Zimbabwe for oil and gas

  2022-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

Zimbabwe's first gas production could be led by a new well being drilled in the north of the country.

  Tagged under: Zimbabwe


UK drought: Why do the trees think it's autumn already? - BBC News

  2022-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

Experts say the unusual weather has triggered a 'false autumn' as trees struggle to cope with drought.

  Tagged under: Drought | Trees


Islanders forced from their homes to the mainland

  2022-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

Magdalena Martínez tells the BBC how she feels about leaving the island she grew up on.


Sewage: Sussex beaches closed after wastewater discharge - BBC News

  2022-08-20 (or before) in The BBC

Southern Water says it is investigating the cause of a power outage which caused the release.


Loire Valley: Intense European heatwave parches France's 'garden' - BBC News

  2022-08-14 (or before) in The BBC

The Loire Valley is key to French farming, but it is being devastated by a fourth heatwave this year.

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | France


France drought: Parched towns left short of drinking water - BBC News

  2022-08-06 (or before) in The BBC

Trucks are supplying many parched French towns with drinking water after an exceptionally dry July.

  Tagged under: Drought | France


Pollution: 'Forever chemicals' in rainwater exceed safe levels - BBC News

  2022-08-05 (or before) in The BBC

From Antarctica to Tibet, long-lasting chemicals in rainwater are well above US safety guidelines.

  Tagged under: Antarctic


California wildfire: McKinney Fire spreads rapidly in north of state - BBC News

  2022-08-01 (or before) in The BBC

Thunderstorms and erratic winds could complicate the US state's largest fire so far this year.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | California


The Great Salt Lake is running out of water

  2022-07-30 (or before) in The BBC

This July, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere reached its lowest level ever recorded.


Kentucky: At least 25 dead in worst Appalachia floods for years - BBC News

  2022-07-30 (or before) in The BBC

Rainfall in the region was "virtually unprecedented", a state geologist says.

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall


The Art of Cutting Carbon

  2022-07-27 (or before) in The BBC

Roger Harrabin reports on British artists working to highlight carbon usage.


The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change - BBC News

  2022-07-24 (or before) in The BBC

Thirty years ago, a bold plan was hatched to persuade people that climate change was not a problem.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Big Oil v the World

  2022-07-23 (or before) in The BBC

2022 is set to be a year of unprecedented climate chaos - but how did we get here?


Heatwave: More evacuations as Mediterranean wildfires spread - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Wildfires force France to evacuate some 16,000 people, as Spain, Croatia and Greece are also hit.

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires | Heatwaves | France


Maine energy: How one hydropower project sparked a $100m 'hoohah' - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

A proposal to send hydropower from Canada to the US was cancelled after significant pushback.


Several arrests at protest over dying Iranian lake - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Once the world's second largest salt lake, farming and drought have reduced Lake Urmia to a trickle.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Middle East | Iran


Iran water: What's causing the shortages? - BBC News

  2022-07-17 (or before) in The BBC

Iranian officials have warned of historic drought while experts blame years of poor water management.

  Tagged under: Drought | Iran


New greenfield housing still designed around cars, report finds - BBC News

  2022-07-11 (or before) in The BBC

Services such as shops, schools and doctors are often almost impossible to reach on foot or by bike

  Tagged under: Housing | Cars


Italians wait for rain where longest river runs dry - BBC News

  2022-07-10 (or before) in The BBC

Farmers in the north fear for the future as the River Po runs dry in the worst drought in 70 years.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Rivers


Amazon Rainforest: Highest deforestation rate in six years - BBC News

  2022-07-10 (or before) in The BBC

Nearly 4,000 square kilometres of land have been cleared this year, Brazil's space agency reports.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane - BBC News

  2022-07-07 (or before) in The BBC

UK scientists say the threat of sudden methane release from the melting Arctic is a "planetary emergency" requiring urgent intervention.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Methane


HSBC banker quits after 'nut job' climate speech - BBC News

  2022-07-07 (or before) in The BBC

Stuart Kirk says his position became 'unsustainable' after he was suspended by the bank in May.


Australia floods: Unfounded cloud seeding claims spread online - BBC News

  2022-07-07 (or before) in The BBC

False suggestions that Sydney floods were linked to weather manipulation reach thousands online.


Minister turns down Herefordshire Council’s Wye protection bid - BBC News

  2022-07-06 (or before) in The BBC

Councillors had voted to back bringing in a zone placing tighter restrictions on pollution sources.


Drought emergency declared in northern Italy - BBC News

  2022-07-05 (or before) in The BBC

The drought is threatening more than 30% of Italy's farm produce, an agricultural union warns.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought


Cumbria coal mine: Steel expert claims little demand for coal - BBC News

  2022-06-20 (or before) in The BBC

Woodhouse Colliery in Whitehaven would supply coal for steel production not for energy.

  Tagged under: Coal


The Climate Tipping Points - 5. Society - BBC Sounds

  2022-06-15 (or before) in The BBC

Justin Rowlatt asks if human society could itself be on the cusp of its own tipping point?

  Tagged under: Tipping Points


BBC Sounds - The Climate Tipping Points - Available Episodes

  2022-06-06 (or before) in The BBC

Listen to the latest episodes of The Climate Tipping Points on BBC Sounds

  Tagged under: Tipping Points


Shell's Jackdaw gas field given go-ahead by regulators - BBC News

  2022-06-05 (or before) in The BBC

Shell says the field east of Aberdeen has the potential to produce 6.5% of Britain's gas output.

  Tagged under: Shell


Drought-stricken US warned of looming 'dead pool' - BBC News

  2022-06-05 (or before) in The BBC

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland lie idle because farmers can't get enough water to grow crops.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought


The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'

  2022-05-28 (or before) in The BBC

Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete


Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and who's fighting it? - BBC News

  2022-05-23 (or before) in The BBC

Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves - BBC News

  2022-05-18 (or before) in The BBC

A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change


The new jet set - why private plane usage has soared - BBC News

  2022-05-16 (or before) in The BBC

The pandemic led to more people using private jets, but is the increase set to continue?


Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit - BBC News

  2022-05-10 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target - report - BBC News

  2022-05-10 (or before) in The BBC

Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Anglian Water fined £18k after sewage flooded river in Yaxley - BBC News

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The BBC

At least 60 fish died when two pumps failed and raw sewage entered the waterway.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Plymouth seagrass project switch after low yield - BBC News

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The BBC

Only 6% of seagrass seeds have germinated since they were dropped on the seabed in 2021.


Climate change: IPCC scientists say it's 'now or never' to limit warming - BBC News

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The BBC

Staving off the worst impacts of climate change is possible, say scientists, but immediate action is needed.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Arctic Circle sees 'highest-ever' recorded temperatures - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

Temperatures are believed to have hit 38C (100F) in one Siberian town after a persistent heatwave.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia


Arctic oil exploration: Potential riches and problems - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

With current oil reserves coping with increased pressure from emerging markets in China and India, the Arctic and its seas are seen as being of crucial importance.

  Tagged under: Arctic


Who owns the Arctic and should they drill for oil and gas? - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

Environmental campaigners are taking Norway to court over drilling in the Arctic.

  Tagged under: Arctic


Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The animals at risk from Alaska oil drilling - BBC News

  2022-04-29 (or before) in The BBC

As Donald Trump pushes forward with plans for drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, what is at stake?

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska


Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers - BBC News

  2022-04-28 (or before) in The BBC

The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Shell reconsiders its exit from oil field off Shetland - BBC News

  2022-03-23 (or before) in The BBC

The oil giant is looking again at the Cambo oil field in the Atlantic, as crude prices rise.

  Tagged under: Shell


Climate change: IPCC scientists to examine carbon removal in key report - BBC News

  2022-03-21 (or before) in The BBC

There's likely to be a new emphasis on technology to suck CO2 from the air in IPCC report on mitigation.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming - BBC News

  2022-03-16 (or before) in The BBC

It's the most powerful greenhouse gas you've never heard of, and levels in the atmosphere are soaring.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Fracking: Deadlock over plan to seal up wells - BBC News

  2022-03-15 (or before) in The BBC

The UK's only two shale gas wells are set to be put permanently out of use at the end of June.

  Tagged under: Fracking


Ukraine war: UK to discuss oil stability with Saudi Arabia - BBC News

  2022-03-14 (or before) in The BBC

UK petrol prices reach record highs, but there are objections to the move after 81 men were executed in Saudi Arabia.

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Unite against climate change - Ukraine scientist - BBC News

  2022-03-07 (or before) in The BBC

A leading climate expert says the Ukraine invasion is closing the window of opportunity to curb global warming.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


Wildfires may slow recovery of ozone layer - study - BBC News

  2022-03-01 (or before) in The BBC

Smoke from Australian wildfires affects the layer that shields the Earth from harmful UV rays.

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Eight dead as Australian floods break records

  2022-02-28 (or before) in The BBC

Residents were trapped on rooftops as floodwaters rose much quicker than expected.


Biggest power plant in coal-reliant Australia to close early - BBC News

  2022-02-25 (or before) in The BBC

It has been forced shut by the growth in renewables, but Australia remains heavily invested in coal.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal


Neom: What's the green truth behind a planned eco-city in the Saudi desert? - BBC News

  2022-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

Saudi Arabia - one of the world's biggest oil producers - says it's pivoting to green energy. But will reality live up to the rhetoric?

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Petrópolis: More than 120 still missing in Brazil flood-hit city - BBC News

  2022-02-20 (or before) in The BBC

At least 171 deaths are confirmed five days after huge mudslides in Petrópolis.

  Tagged under: Brazil


Sons of Neptune: Scarborough sewage rebels head for the big screen - BBC News

  2022-02-15 (or before) in The BBC

A film is being made about how a group of swimmers caused outrage and even took on the government.


Two green freeports to be established in Scotland - BBC News

  2022-02-14 (or before) in The BBC

The Scottish and UK governments agree the deal as Boris Johnson makes a visit to Scotland.


Amazon deforestation: Record high destruction of trees in January - BBC News

  2022-02-12 (or before) in The BBC

An area of trees more than seven times the size of Manhattan, New York was destroyed.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Trees


How the humble battery can help save the world - BBC Ideas

  2022-02-07 (or before) in The BBC

  Tagged under: Batteries


Climate change: Top companies exaggerating their progress - study - BBC News

  2022-02-07 (or before) in The BBC

Companies including Google, Amazon and Ikea are not meeting their own green targets, a report finds.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change


Climate change: Satellites map huge methane plumes from oil and gas - BBC News

  2022-02-05 (or before) in The BBC

Plugging methane leaks from oil and gas fields could be an easy win in curbing climate change.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


Great Barrier Reef: Australia pledges A$1bn but draws renewed climate criticism - BBC News

  2022-01-28 (or before) in The BBC

New funding for the Great Barrier Reef will improve water quality but not address its central threat.

  Tagged under: Great Barrier Reef


Guest blog: Five climate stories that moved people - and the ones we still need to tell

  2022-01-26 (or before) in The BBC


'Surreal' January wildfire shuts California highway - BBC News

  2022-01-25 (or before) in The BBC

An unseasonal blaze rages in the Monterey County, forcing evacuations and the closure of Highway 1.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | California


'Chemical cocktail’ polluting English rivers - MPs warn - BBC News

  2022-01-19 (or before) in The BBC

Tyres and wet wipes are soiling rivers but the biggest polluters are farms and water companies.

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


Sewage regularly dumped illegally in England and Wales rivers - BBC News

  2022-01-19 (or before) in The BBC

Analysis suggests seven water companies illegally dumped sewage thousands of times between 2017 and 2021.

  Tagged under: Rivers


The 'green' row over the UK's largest renewable power plant - BBC News

  2022-01-16 (or before) in The BBC

The UK's wood-burning Drax power plant hopes to expand but faces questions on its green credentials.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy


Brazil rains: Minas Gerais hit by deadly landslides and floods - BBC News

  2022-01-12 (or before) in The BBC

Landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains have killed at least 15 people in Minas Gerais.

  Tagged under: Brazil


Tories call on Treasury to fund green energy plans - BBC News

  2022-01-08 (or before) in The BBC

The Conservative Environment Network says removing charges from consumer bills would help cut costs.


The Spark - Karen Stenner and the authoritarian predisposition - BBC Sounds

  2022-01-02 (or before) in The BBC

Helen Lewis meets people offering radical solutions to the big problems of our times.


Marine wildlife warning as UK whale sightings rise - BBC News

  2021-12-31 (or before) in The BBC

Experts say human activities are disrupting marine wildlife such as orcas, whales and dolphins.

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife


The teenagers suing 33 countries

  2021-12-30 (or before) in The BBC

To ensure the promises of COP26 are kept, young campaigners are putting their faith in the courts.

  Tagged under: COP26


Climate change: Storm clouds gather after COP26 - BBC News

  2021-12-29 (or before) in The BBC

Is the progress made in Glasgow in jeopardy from a rising tide of challenges in the year ahead?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change: Hurricanes to expand into more populated regions - BBC News

  2021-12-29 (or before) in The BBC

A warmer world will see tropical cyclones occur in regions near New York, Boston, Beijing and Tokyo.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Huge toll of extreme weather disasters in 2021 - BBC News

  2021-12-28 (or before) in The BBC

Floods and storms connected to rising temperatures have had a huge impact on people worldwide.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


US snowstorms: California and other western states battered - BBC News

  2021-12-28 (or before) in The BBC

Almost 30in (76cm) of snow fall in parts of northern California and Nevada over 24 hours.

  Tagged under: California


Calls for 'reasoned debate' over oil and gas future - BBC News

  2021-12-25 (or before) in The BBC

Business leaders write an open letter to politicians, warning them against creating a "hostile investment environment".


Climate change: Small army of volunteers keeping deniers off Wikipedia - BBC News

  2021-12-24 (or before) in The BBC

A group of editors is working tirelessly to keep bad climate info off the user-generated encyclopaedia.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity - BBC News

  2021-12-22 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Predictions | Climate Change


'Green' hydrogen hub proposed for Inverness - BBC News

  2021-12-20 (or before) in The BBC

The facility is planned for a former gas holder site in the city.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen


Arctic heat record is like Mediterranean, says UN - BBC News

  2021-12-14 (or before) in The BBC

The highest temperature recorded in the region last year - 38C (100F) - is officially confirmed.

  Tagged under: Arctic


Thwaites: Antarctic glacier heading for dramatic change - BBC News

  2021-12-14 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists say a section at the front of Thwaites Glacier could soon "shatter like a car windscreen".

  Tagged under: Antarctic


More than 70 killed in Kentucky's worst ever tornadoes - BBC News

  2021-12-11 (or before) in The BBC

The governor says the number of victims could rise above 100, in the deadliest event in state history.


Cambo oil field development off Shetland to be paused - BBC News

  2021-12-10 (or before) in The BBC

Siccar Point Energy's decision to pause the project off Shetland comes a week after Shell pulled out.

  Tagged under: Shell


Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal? - BBC News

  2021-12-06 (or before) in The BBC

The Fukushima disaster turned Japan away from nuclear. A new energy source may help it quit coal.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Coal | Climate Change | Japan


COP26: UK 'nowhere near' meeting targets agreed at Glasgow climate summit - BBC News

  2021-12-02 (or before) in The BBC

Ministers are told they must agree tougher policies to get the UK on track to meet goals set at COP26.

  Tagged under: COP26


Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years - BBC News

  2021-11-19 (or before) in The BBC

The figures come after Brazil promised to end the practice by 2030 during the COP climate summit.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial - BBC News

  2021-11-18 (or before) in The BBC

The climate claims that went viral – and what you need to know about them.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Seven ways to curb climate change - BBC News

  2021-11-14 (or before) in The BBC

What are the practical things countries need to do in order to tackle climate change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'...and Action!' How media can address climate change in countries most affected

  2021-11-14 (or before) in The BBC

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Facebook fails to flag denial, study finds - BBC News

  2021-11-04 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers tracked thousands of posts denying climate change - and only 8% were marked as misinformation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


Climate change: Carbon emissions show rapid rebound after Covid dip - BBC News

  2021-11-04 (or before) in The BBC

Global carbon emissions are set to get back close to the levels they were at before Covid.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Pope urges 'radical' climate response in exclusive BBC message - BBC News

  2021-10-29 (or before) in The BBC

In an exclusive message recorded for the BBC, Pope Francis addresses world leaders ahead of COP26.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Pope Francis


Net zero announcement: Obstacles facing the UK government's plans - BBC News

  2021-10-28 (or before) in The BBC

Potential hazards for ministers include sceptical Tory MPs and voters worried about rising bills.

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Climate change: Europe's extreme rains made more likely by humans - BBC News

  2021-10-26 (or before) in The BBC

Heavy rainfall that led to deadly floods in Germany and Belgium was influenced by human induced warming.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change


Catania: Two dead as rare storm floods streets of Sicilian city - BBC News

  2021-10-26 (or before) in The BBC

The mayor orders people to stay at home as floods engulf the streets of Catania in southern Italy.


Recycling plastics does not work, says Boris Johnson - BBC News

  2021-10-25 (or before) in The BBC

The Recycling Association responds by saying Boris Johnson has "completely lost the plastic plot".


Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023 - BBC News

  2021-10-25 (or before) in The BBC

A key pledge on climate funding has still not been met, and the money is not sure to be there before 2023.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why plastic recycling is so confusing - BBC News

  2021-10-25 (or before) in The BBC

England is recycling more plastic than ever - but for this to continue, the system needs to change.


Climate change: How technology is helping cities tackle climate disasters - BBC News

  2021-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Cities are under threat from floods, forest fires and other disasters - how is tech helping with emergency responses?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees


BBC World Service - Trending, The Denial Files, 1. The 'd-words' v the planet

  2021-10-23 (or before) in The BBC

Could disinformation and denial sabotage the fight to prevent runaway climate change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


Environment Bill: MPs reject tougher air quality target - BBC News

  2021-10-20 (or before) in The BBC

Ministers say the Environment Bill shows global leadership, but critics accuse them of "inaction".


Tim Crosland explains why he disclosed the Heathrow judgement.

  2021-10-18 (or before) in The BBC

The qualified barrister and climate change activist spoke to the BBC's Dominic Casciani before heading into court.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Earthshot Prize: Costa Rica wins £1m from William's Earthshot prize - BBC News

  2021-10-18 (or before) in The BBC

Two friends growing coral and the country of Costa Rica are among five winners receiving £1m each.

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs


Prince Charles and His Battle for Our Planet

  2021-10-12 (or before) in The BBC

Prince Charles reveals his sympathy for climate activists.

  Tagged under: Activism


Prince Charles: I understand climate activists' anger - BBC News

  2021-10-11 (or before) in The BBC

The Prince of Wales tells the BBC he sympathises with protesters - but any action must be constructive.

  Tagged under: Activism


Huntington Beach: California oil spill sparks concern for wildlife - BBC News

  2021-10-05 (or before) in The BBC

The spill has been described by one official as a potential ecological disaster.

  Tagged under: Wildlife | California


Climate change: Youth have 'every right to be angry' says UK PM - BBC News

  2021-10-01 (or before) in The BBC

Boris Johnson says leaders' "reckless actions" created the climate crisis and now is the time to act.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


BBC unveils coverage plans for COP26 climate change conference

  2021-09-30 (or before) in The BBC

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


COP26: What was agreed at the Glasgow climate conference? - BBC News

  2021-09-28 (or before) in The BBC

A crucial climate change summit has been held in the UK which could change our lives.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


BBC Sounds - The Jump - Available Episodes

  2021-09-28 (or before) in The BBC

Listen to the latest episodes of The Jump on BBC Sounds


COP26: Australia PM undecided on attending crucial climate summit - BBC News

  2021-09-28 (or before) in The BBC

The coal-supporting nation has faced increasing pressure to commit to a net zero emissions target.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Net Zero


Climate change: Whisper it cautiously... there's been progress in run up to COP26 - BBC News

  2021-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Can green energy power Africa's future? - BBC News

  2021-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

Energy access is a big issue for businesses in Africa, but can the continent go green as well?

  Tagged under: Africa


Carbon emitters 'failing to disclose climate risks' - BBC News

  2021-09-17 (or before) in The BBC

In a study of more than 100 company accounts, 80% of audits didn't assess climate risk.


Mother wins court case over Staffordshire landfill site emissions - BBC News

  2021-09-16 (or before) in The BBC

Rebecca Currie says her son's breathing difficulties have been made worse by landfill emissions.


Climate change: Vulnerable nations call for 'emergency pact' - BBC News

  2021-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

The countries at greatest risk say all nations must take bigger steps to avoid climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Big increase in weather disasters over the past five decades - BBC News

  2021-09-02 (or before) in The BBC

Floods, storms and extreme events increase five-fold but the number of people dying in them fell.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine

  2021-08-24 in The BBC

The country is on the brink of experiencing the world's first "climate change famine", the UN says.

  Tagged under: Africa | Madagascar


Images show decline of California's 'life source'

  2021-08-17 (or before) in The BBC

Justin Sullivan has been following California's second-largest reservoir's falling water levels.

  Tagged under: California


Why whales in Alaska have been so happy - BBC News

  2021-08-11 (or before) in The BBC

What will happen to Alaska's whales when tourism returns to waters stilled by Covid?

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins | Alaska


Farm pesticides killing more bees - study - BBC News

  2021-08-08 (or before) in The BBC

Commercial formulas containing multiple chemicals should require their own licences, researchers say.

  Tagged under: Farming | Bees


Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts - BBC News

  2021-07-23 (or before) in The BBC

US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Briefing Room - COP26: Floods, Fire, and the Future - BBC Sounds

  2021-07-22 (or before) in The BBC

Can COP26 help tackle climate change and save us from droughts, wildfires and floods?

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | COP26 | Climate Change


Ros Atkins on… the North America heat waves

  2021-07-18 (or before) in The BBC

Ros Atkins explains the link between climate change and recent heat waves in the US and Canada.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Korindo: Korean palm oil giant stripped of sustainability status - BBC News

  2021-07-16 (or before) in The BBC

A BBC investigation found Korindo had been buying and burning swathes of Asia's largest rainforests.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Sustainability


US heatwave: Wildfires rage in western states as temperatures soar - BBC News

  2021-07-11 (or before) in The BBC

Tributes are paid to two firefighters who died in a plane crash while responding to a blaze in Arizona.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves


US heatwave: California and Nevada brace for record-breaking temperatures - BBC News

  2021-07-11 (or before) in The BBC

California's Death Valley matches what may be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | California


Climate change: Why action still ignites debate in Australia - BBC News

  2021-07-01 (or before) in The BBC

Climate change has ended political careers in Australia and action over it remains widely debated.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why racing pigeons are disappearing

  2021-06-25 (or before) in The BBC

An increasing number of racing pigeons are going missing, and the phenomenon has been partly blamed on unpredictable weather.


Impacts of climate change - Climate change - Eduqas - GCSE Geography Revision - Eduqas - BBC Bitesize

  2021-06-21 (or before) in The BBC

Learn about and revise climate change and its effects on the UK and the rest of the world with GCSE Bitesize Geography (Eduqas)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Mast Upgrade: UK experiment could sweep aside fusion hurdle - BBC News

  2021-06-18 (or before) in The BBC

Results from a UK experiment could help clear a hurdle to achieving commercial fusion power.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


UK warned it is unprepared for climate chaos - BBC News

  2021-06-16 (or before) in The BBC

Homes need to be more resilient and the government is in a worse position than five years ago, report says.


Mind-boggling magnets could unlock plentiful power - BBC News

  2021-05-17 (or before) in The BBC

Powerful magnets are bringing abundant, pollution-free electricity a step closer.

  Tagged under: Electricity


China and US pledge climate change commitment - BBC News

  2021-04-18 (or before) in The BBC

The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem' - BBC News

  2021-04-13 (or before) in The BBC

The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Is Netflix's Seaspiracy film right about fishing damaging oceans? - BBC News

  2021-04-09 (or before) in The BBC

Are the activities of the fishing industry destroying the world's oceans as a new film suggests?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Mustard gas among toxic waste in Wales' old landfill sites - BBC News

  2021-04-06 (or before) in The BBC

Environmental campaigners dub the 1,572 locations across Wales "ticking time bombs".


UK seeks to drill more oil and gas from North Sea - BBC News

  2021-03-24 (or before) in The BBC

More oil and gas wells are to be drilled in the North Sea, the UK government announces.


Government has no climate change plan - MPs - BBC News

  2021-03-06 (or before) in The BBC

Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California - BBC News

  2021-03-04 (or before) in The BBC

See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | California


Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation' - BBC News

  2021-03-01 (or before) in The BBC

Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

  Tagged under: Coal


Amazon rainforest plots sold via Facebook Marketplace ads - BBC News

  2021-02-26 (or before) in The BBC

Protected land reserved for Brazil's indigenous communities is being traded on the social network.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


Extinction: Freshwater fish in 'catastrophic' decline - BBC News

  2021-02-23 (or before) in The BBC

Numbers are plunging due to pollution, unsustainable fishing and the draining of rivers.

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Climate change is a threat to our security - Boris Johnson - BBC News

  2021-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

David Attenborough and activist Nisreen Elsaim address a UN session chaired by Boris Johnson.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough | Activism


Bill Gates: Solving Covid easy compared with climate - BBC News

  2021-02-15 (or before) in The BBC

Solving global warming would be “the most amazing thing humanity has done”, says the billionaire.


'Hedge trimmer' fish facing global extinction - BBC News

  2021-02-12 (or before) in The BBC

These extraordinary fish, which are a type of ray, are vanishing in many countries due to overfishing.

  Tagged under: Fish


Prosperity comes at 'devastating' cost to nature

  2021-02-02 in The BBC

Landmark review calls for fundamental change in our approach to economics to stem nature loss.

  Tagged under: Economics


Why I'm feeling hopeful about the environment in 2021 - BBC News

  2021-01-04 (or before) in The BBC

The BBC's Tom Heap explores exciting emissions-saving ideas that could help save the planet.


China biodegradable plastics 'failing to solve pollution crisis' - BBC News

  2020-12-27 (or before) in The BBC

China's increase in biodegradables is outpacing its ability to degrade plastic, warns Greenpeace.

  Tagged under: China | Greenpeace


BBC Sounds

  2020-12-03 (or before) in The BBC

Listen without limits, with BBC Sounds. Catch the latest music tracks, discover binge-worthy podcasts, or listen to radio shows – all whenever you want


Humans waging 'suicidal war' on nature - UN chief Antonio Guterres - BBC News

  2020-12-02 (or before) in The BBC

Secretary General Antonio Guterres says our "war" on the natural world will come back to haunt us.


Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated' - BBC News

  2020-10-28 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists put new numbers on Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment' - BBC News

  2020-09-23 (or before) in The BBC

We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough


Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for 'swift' action on climate change - BBC News

  2020-09-21 (or before) in The BBC

Covid-19 provides an opportunity to "reset" the economy for a more sustainable future, he says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How the oil industry made us doubt climate change - BBC News

  2020-09-20 (or before) in The BBC

Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn - BBC News

  2020-09-10 (or before) in The BBC

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Amazon fires: Are they worse this year than before? - BBC News

  2020-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

Blazes are continuing to rage in the Amazon rainforest, despite the Brazilian president's fire ban.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power - BBC News

  2020-07-27 (or before) in The BBC

Afghan poppy farmers have embraced solar power to irrigate their crops, leading to a heroin boom.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy


Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target - BBC News

  2020-07-09 (or before) in The BBC

The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Clean energy future 'is vital' - UN chief - BBC News

  2020-07-09 (or before) in The BBC

The UN Secretary-General tells a meeting that it is "vital" the world moves towards clean energy.


Chilcot: Why we cover our ears to the facts - BBC News

  2020-06-12 (or before) in The BBC

Do people moderate their views when presented with overwhelming evidence to the contrary? Not necessarily, writes Matthew Syed.


Nature crisis: New global extinction target proposed - BBC News

  2020-06-12 (or before) in The BBC

With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.


Georgia: Chaos engulfs voting in White House battleground - BBC News

  2020-06-10 (or before) in The BBC

Atlanta's mayor said the new voting machines did not work, but state officials blamed user error.


Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels - BBC News

  2020-06-09 (or before) in The BBC

On Wednesday, Britain will mark two months without burning any coal to generate power.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Amazon under threat: Fires, loggers and now virus - BBC News

  2020-05-29 (or before) in The BBC

How the loss of the Amazon goes beyond deforestation - and what the nine countries that share this natural resource are doing to protect it.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest


Climate change and coronavirus: Five charts about the biggest carbon crash - BBC News

  2020-05-06 (or before) in The BBC

How the global pandemic is limiting carbon emissions and what this will mean for climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years - BBC News

  2020-03-26 (or before) in The BBC

The third such event in five years prompts scientists to renew urgent warnings about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Great Barrier Reef


Grace gravity mission captures Greenland ice loss - BBC News

  2020-03-26 (or before) in The BBC

The US-German Grace satellites saw Greenland shed 600 billion tonnes of ice by the end of summer last year.


Help needed to rescue UK's old rainfall records - BBC News

  2020-03-26 (or before) in The BBC

Pre-1960s handwritten rain gauge data can inform drought and flood planning, but only if digitised.

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Drought


Meet Extinction Rebellion's 'top cop'

  2020-03-03 (or before) in The BBC

Former chief superintendent Rob Cooper says he had been looking forward to a quiet retirement.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion


The UK’s first climate change refugees?

  2020-03-02 (or before) in The BBC

Fairbourne is the first community set to be decommissioned due to rising sea levels.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Myles Allen on understanding climate change

  2020-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

The physicist behind net zero. Prof Myles Allen talks to Jim Al-Khalili.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate change: Can Finland be carbon-neutral in 15 years?

  2020-01-29 (or before) in The BBC

Finland has pledged to be carbon-neutral by 2035 - that’s twice as fast as the UK Government target. But to achieve this, they will have to make big changes, particularly in the peat industry, which currently provides energy, heating and jobs. Can the Finns turn an ambitious plan into reality?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rewilding


Word of Mouth - Communicating Climate Change - BBC Sounds

  2020-01-22 (or before) in The BBC

Michael Rosen talks to George Marshall about how best to communicate climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Margaret Thatcher: How PM legitimised green concerns - BBC News

  2020-01-18 (or before) in The BBC

Why Margaret Thatcher did more than any major politician of her time to legitimise environmental concerns.


Climate change: Oceans running out of oxygen as temperatures rise - BBC News

  2019-12-07 in The BBC

A warmer world means oceans are able to hold less dissolved oxygen, which is bad news for many fish.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Fish


Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations again break records - BBC News

  2019-11-25 (or before) in The BBC

The World Meteorological Organization says the levels of warming gases continue to reach new highs.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


On Your Farm - Carbon Counting - BBC Sounds

  2019-11-24 (or before) in The BBC

How much does the carbon footprint of a Cumbrian family farm contribute to climate change?

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


Venice floods: Climate change behind highest tide in 50 years, says mayor - BBC News

  2019-11-13 (or before) in The BBC

A state of disaster is declared as the Italian city is hit with a high tide of more than 1.87m.

  Tagged under: Italy | Flooding | Climate Change


Storm Franklin: How do flood prevention schemes work? - BBC News

  2019-11-09 (or before) in The BBC

Flooding from Storm Franklin has caused evacuations in some parts of the UK.


Climate change: Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns - BBC News

  2019-11-09 (or before) in The BBC

António Guterres says Asian countries must use greener energy sources to tackle the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


Australia bushfires: Three dead and thousands forced from homes - BBC News

  2019-11-09 (or before) in The BBC

More than 100 blazes burn across New South Wales and Queensland, amid warnings of more to come.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Australia | Bushfires


England flooding: Woman dies after being swept away in Derbyshire - BBC News

  2019-11-08 (or before) in The BBC

Stranded residents are rescued from their homes after parts of England are deluged with heavy rain.


Electric cars: Best and worst places to charge your car - BBC News

  2019-11-02 (or before) in The BBC

London and Scotland are the best places to find charging points, while Yorkshire is the worst.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars


Climate change: Thousands invited to join citizens' assembly - BBC News

  2019-11-02 (or before) in The BBC

The MPs' initiative will look at what members of the public can do to reduce CO2.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate policies 'will transform UK landscape' - BBC News

  2019-11-01 (or before) in The BBC

Britain's countryside could be transformed by policies to combat climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Royal Shakespeare Company ends BP partnership after student protest - BBC News

  2019-10-31 (or before) in The BBC

The theatre company says it "cannot ignore" the "strength of feeling" against its sponsorship deal.

  Tagged under: BP


Paris climate pullout: The worst is yet to come - BBC News

  2019-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Withdrawing from Paris has galvanised the rest of the world - but the full impact has yet to be felt.


Paris Agreement: Trump confirms US will leave climate accord - BBC News

  2019-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Donald Trump says Paris deal would "punish the American people" as he hails US fossil fuel boom.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump


Climate change: 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact - BBC News

  2019-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

President Trump's actions are restricting global efforts to cut carbon, a study suggests.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


Five effects of US pullout from Paris climate deal - BBC News

  2019-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

What will the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement mean for the rest of the world?


Climate change: Report warns of growing impact on US life - BBC News

  2019-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Climate change could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and damage health, a major report warns.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Why is the Paris climate agreement important for COP26? - BBC News

  2019-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Nations are under pressure to improve on environmental commitments made six years ago in Paris.

  Tagged under: United Nations | Climate Change | The Paris Agreement | COP26


Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer - BBC News

  2019-10-12 (or before) in The BBC

The experts tell us that small, easy changes alone will not be enough to combat climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Introduce frequent flyer levy to fight emissions, government told - BBC News

  2019-09-27 (or before) in The BBC

The Committee on Climate Change says the extra tax would help curb the growing demand for air travel.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Air Travel


Climate change: Scientists to report on ocean 'emergency' caused by warming - BBC News

  2019-09-24 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers from around the world meet to finalise a study on the impact of warming on oceans and icy regions.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change


Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks - BBC News

  2019-09-22 (or before) in The BBC

A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says - BBC News

  2019-09-16 (or before) in The BBC

The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The 1975: Greta Thunberg writes climate essay for new album - BBC News

  2019-07-25 (or before) in The BBC

The Swedish activist has recorded a spoken-word essay for the opening track on the band's new album.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism


Electric cars 'will not solve transport problem,' report warns - BBC News

  2019-07-05 (or before) in The BBC

Car use will still need to be curbed, even when all vehicles use clean electricity, a report warns.

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity


Chennai water crisis: City's reservoirs run dry - BBC News

  2019-06-19 (or before) in The BBC

Chennai's severe water shortage has forced restaurants to shut and the city to scramble for solutions.

  Tagged under: India


Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction' - BBC News

  2019-05-06 (or before) in The BBC

A compelling UN assessment shows the full picture of humanity's devastating impact on biodiversity and nature.


UK Parliament declares climate change emergency

  2019-05-01 in The BBC

The Welsh and Scottish governments have also declared an emergency - along with dozens of towns and cities.


Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help - BBC News

  2019-04-19 (or before) in The BBC

We look at how hot the world has got and what can we can all do to tackle global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Ryanair one of Europe's top polluters, EU data suggests - BBC News

  2019-04-02 (or before) in The BBC

It is the first time a company not running a coal-fired power plant has come near the top of the ranking.

  Tagged under: Air Travel | Coal | European Union


Sustainable students: How easy is it to be more environmentally-friendly? - BBC News

  2019-04-01 (or before) in The BBC

A student house is challenged to live in a more environmentally-friendly way. How did they get on?


Climate change: Is nuclear power the answer? - BBC News

  2019-01-22 (or before) in The BBC

How green is nuclear power and what are the other options?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali - BBC News

  2019-01-22 (or before) in The BBC

Climate change is aggravating the conflict in Mali and making it harder to survive. writes Lyse Doucet.

  Tagged under: Africa | Global Warming | Conflict | Climate Change | Mali


Climate change: LED lights making dent in UK energy demand - BBC News

  2019-01-03 (or before) in The BBC

Energy efficiency is more important in the battle against climate change than wind and solar power, research shows

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change


Climate change food calculator: What's your diet's carbon footprint? - BBC News

  2018-12-16 (or before) in The BBC

Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report - BBC News

  2018-12-09 (or before) in The BBC

A major climate conference in Poland has failed to adopt a key report after a dispute over a form of words.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Sir David Attenborough: Climate change 'our greatest threat' - BBC News

  2018-12-02 (or before) in The BBC

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough says climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough


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