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Solidarity and strategy: the forgotten lessons of truly effective protest

  2024-03-14 in The Guardian

The long read: Organising is a kind of alchemy: it turns alienation into connection, despair into dedication, and oppression into strength

  Tagged under: Women and Children | Activism


Melt rate of Greenland ice sheet can predict summer weather in Europe, scientist says

  2024-03-14 in The Guardian

Location, extent and strength of recent freshwater events suggest an unusually warm and dry summer over southern Europe this year

  Tagged under: Europe | Science | Climate Data | Greenland | Ice Melting


Fossil fuel firms must plug methane leaks to meet climate targets, warns watchdog

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Spending to clean up their operations would be equivalent to only 5% of profits made last year, IEA estimates


UK plans to adapt to climate crisis ‘fall far short’ of what is required

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Government has no credible plan for effects of extreme weather, says Committee on Climate Change

  Tagged under: UK | UK Politics | Climate Change Adaption | Committee on Climate Change UK


Palette to paycheck: the Lagos gallery helping children make a living from their art

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

The Children’s Art Gallery supports young Nigerian artists from low-income families, helping them sell their work around the world and build a better life

  Tagged under: Women and Children | Nigeria | Africa


Dutton’s blast of radioactive rhetoric on nuclear power leaves facts in the dust | Temperature Check

  2024-03-13 in The Guardian

Coalition’s claim of cheap power and quickly built reactors is at odds with real world experience of other countries

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Australia


Radioactive waste, baby bottles and Spam: the deep ocean has become a dumping ground

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

The long read: The ocean’s depths are not some remote alien realm, but are in fact intimately entangled with every other part of the planet. We should treat them that way

  Tagged under: Plastic | Nuclear Power | Pollution | Oceans


Thames Water accused of ‘misleading’ customers over level of debt payments

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

Britain’s biggest water company said just 3p in every pound that appeared on bills went to its lenders

  Tagged under: UK | Water Resources | Finance


‘My dream is to buy a piece of land’: the ‘outsiders’ farming at the Amazon’s last frontiers

  2024-03-12 in The Guardian

Struggling to compete with large-scale landowners, smallholder farmers move ever deeper into Brazil’s disappearing forest

  Tagged under: Agriculture | Amazon Rainforest | Trees


Capacity crunch on National Grid is delaying new homes in UK by years

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Council leaders warn of ‘infrastructure crisis’ that will also affect green energy schemes and hinder growth

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid


Diplomats fear growing power of Iranian factions that want nuclear weapons

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Warnings that war in Gaza and Iran’s lack of cooperation on its nuclear programme are strengthening hand of hardliners

  Tagged under: Israel | Iran | Nuclear Power | Middle East | Africa


Europe unprepared for rapidly growing climate risks, report finds

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Dangers of wildfires, extreme weather and other factors outgrowing preparedness, European Environment Agency says

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | European Union | Europe | Climate Change Adaption


Film studio from Oscar-winning director aims to stir up ‘populist anger’ over climate crisis

  2024-03-09 in The Guardian

Yellow Dot Studios produces short-form videos to inform with ‘genuine, righteous anger’ and ‘laugh-out-loud comedy’

  Tagged under: Activism | Media


Rishi Sunak’s report finds low-traffic neighbourhoods work and are popular

  2024-03-08 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Downing Street initially buried study, which Tories had hoped would strengthen arguments against traffic-reducing measures

  Tagged under: Transport | UK Politics | Rishi Sunak


Oil industry has sought to block state backing for green tech since 1960s

  2024-03-08 in The Guardian

Research shows industry lobbying against support for solar panels and electric cars while enjoying subsidies itself

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lobbying | Oil Industry


Shuttered restaurants, burgers uneaten: why vegan products are being left on the shelf | Jennifer Yule

  2024-03-08 in The Guardian

Have the new vegans had enough of being called ‘soy boys’? I suspect the reason is far simpler, says marketing lecturer Jennifer Yule

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption


The Coalition wants nuclear power. Could it work – or would it be an economic and logistical disaster?

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

The prospect of Australia trying to build nuclear reactors at soon-to-be-closed coal plants raises many questions. Here’s what we know

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Australia


‘No drilling! No drilling!’: climate choir sings truth to power in Palace of Westminster

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

Voices of Climate Choir Movement fill St Stephen’s Hall in group’s most dramatic protest yet

  Tagged under: Activism


UK’s green power industry receives surprise £10bn pledge

  2024-03-07 in The Guardian

Potential investment by NatPower would create largest portfolio of battery storage projects in Britain

  Tagged under: UK | Renewable Energy | Wind Power


‘Explosive growth’ in petrochemical production poses risks to human health

  2024-03-06 in The Guardian

New report warns of deadly health risks from fossil fuel pollution, including alarming rise in neurodevelopmental issues

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Oil Industry | Pollution | Health


Higher temperatures force New England fishers off ice early: ‘Global warming is real’

  2024-03-06 in The Guardian

For generations, residents have hauled tiny fishing shacks on to frozen lakes, but milder winters are forcing them to quit early

  Tagged under: Fish | Climate Change Impacts | Ice Melting | USA | Fishing


On the brink: California’s luxe clifftop mansions in peril after record rain

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Homeowners in wealthy towns watching anxiously in face of heavy storms that have caused flash floods and coastal erosion

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Rainfall | California


Ice-free summers in Arctic possible within next decade, scientists say

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Home of polar bears, seals and walruses could be mostly water for months as early as 2035 due to fossil fuel emissions

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Arctic


The truth about nuclear energy: not everyone wants to know | Fiona Katauskas

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Is Peter Dutton listening?

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Financial toll of climate crisis hitting women harder, UN says

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Rural households led by women lose about 8% more income to heat stress than male-led families, data shows

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Women and Children


US banks abandon ‘bare minimum’ environmental standards project, alarming climate groups

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Citi, BofA, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo leave framework that assesses environmental, social and governance (ESG) financing

  Tagged under: ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Finance | USA | Banking


Fury after Exxon chief says public to blame for climate failures

  2024-03-04 in The Guardian

Darren Woods tells Fortune consumers not willing to pay for clean-energy transition, prompting backlash from climate experts

  Tagged under: Public Opinion | Net Zero | Exxon


We need to talk about water – and the fact that the world is running out of it | George Monbiot

  2024-03-04 in The Guardian

On a planet becoming hotter and drier by the year, governments are wilfully ignoring a looming crisis, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Collapse | Water Resources


John Kerry: US committed to tackling climate crisis despite fossil fuel growth

  2024-03-04 in The Guardian

Outgoing climate chief says he is ‘not ready’ to give up on 1.5C target he helped negotiate in Paris agreement

  Tagged under: The Paris Agreement | US Politics


How do civilisations collapse? Ask Lee Anderson | Stewart Lee

  2024-03-03 in The Guardian

The shameless smears against Sadiq Khan and the Conservatives’ mealy-mouthed refusal to reject them feel a lot like the start of the end of things

  Tagged under: Collapse


Ski resorts’ era of plentiful snow may be over due to climate crisis, study finds

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

US ski industry is losing billions as average season has become five to seven days shorter in past half century

  Tagged under: USA | Climate Change Impacts | Ice Melting


Gardens in England and Wales blooming four weeks early, says National Trust

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

Early flowering of magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons ‘a sign of how our seasons are shifting’


Government documents ‘blow gaping hole’ in its case for Cumbrian coalmine

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

Michael Gove said UK needed coal to make steel, but business department papers drafted around same time say it will not

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Killed in vast numbers’: horseshoe crabs under threat from overharvesting

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

The crabs’ blue blood is used to test vaccines, saving millions of lives – but there are synthetic alternatives

  Tagged under: Wildlife


WWF shelved report exposing River Wye pollution ‘to keep Tesco happy’

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

The wildlife charity allegedly dropped a study highlighting farm pollution linked to the supply chain of its former supermarket partner

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Rivers


A visual guide to the Texas wildfire

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

What has been the impact of the Smokehouse Creek fire in the Texas Panhandle, and what could happen now?

  Tagged under: Texas | Wildfires


Climate activists convicted of criminal damage after smashing glass door of JP Morgan

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Activitists had used hammers and chisels to cause ‘many thousands of pounds’ of damage to the bank’s offices in London

  Tagged under: Activism


Weatherwatch: how solar farms benefit bees and butterflies

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Research shows pollinating insects thrive in solar parks, particularly where a variety of plants are flourishing

  Tagged under: Insects


‘Huge tax breaks’: private equity prepares for a boon from Congress

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Billions in private equity and corporate taxes could be rolled back, along with what critics say is a sop for child tax credits

  Tagged under: US Politics


The disaster you could see from space: how a podcast went inside an eco catastrophe

  2024-03-01 in The Guardian

Nineteen dead, hundreds homeless and 700,000 taking legal action. Eco true-crime podcast Dead River delves into a Brazilian dam’s collapse – and how it’s led to the UK’s biggest ever class-action lawsuit

  Tagged under: Brazil | Collapse | Rivers


El Niño forecast to drive record heat from the Amazon to Alaska in 2024

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

Coastal areas facing ‘enormous and urgent climate crisis’ as event supercharges human-caused global heating, scientists say

  Tagged under: El Niño | South America | Alaska


US spends billions on roads rather than public transport in ‘climate time bomb’

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

New analysis finds money from Biden’s $1.2tn infrastructure bill has overwhelmingly been spent on widening highways for cars

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Cars


Risotto crisis: the fight to save Italy’s beloved dish from extinction

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

After drought devastated prized arborio and carnaroli harvests in the Po valley, new rice varieties offer a glimmer of hope. But none are yet suitable for use in the traditional recipe

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


‘A historic step’: G20 discusses plans for global minimum tax on billionaires

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

Leaders gather in Brazil to explore solutions to hypermobile super-rich avoiding tax

  Tagged under: Brazil


UK gives £600m backing to Jim Ratcliffe’s ‘carbon bomb’ petrochemical plant

  2024-02-29 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Ineos project in Antwerp will turbocharge plastic production on a scale not seen before in Europe


Alberta to ban renewables on ‘prime’ land and preserve ‘pristine viewscapes’

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Decision by premier Danielle Smith further pits Canadian province against environmental groups pushing green energy

  Tagged under: Canada | Renewable Energy


Ultra-processed food linked to 32 harmful effects to health, review finds

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

World’s largest review finds direct associations with higher risks of cancer, heart disease and early death

  Tagged under: Health


Thames Water lobbying government to let it increase bills by 40%

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

UK’s largest water company also calls for dividend payouts and lower fines for breaches to avoid taxpayer bailout


First Thing: Populism imperils fight against climate breakdown, says John Kerry

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

US climate chief hits out at ‘disinformation’ and ‘demagoguery’ by special interests to delay climate action. Plus, the lost 80s song baffling the internet

  Tagged under: Politics | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | US Politics


Shell must clean up pollution before it leaves Niger delta, report says

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Firm told it must take responsibility for toxic legacy of pollution and safe decommissioning of abandoned oil infrastructure

  Tagged under: Shell | Africa


European nations must end repression of peaceful climate protest, says UN expert

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Nations should be cutting emissions to meet Paris agreement, says Michel Forst after year-long inquiry

  Tagged under: Activism


‘A Trojan horse of legitimacy’: Shell launches a ‘climate tech’ startup advertising jobs in oil and gas

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Onward touts a vision of a ‘clean energy future’, but experts say ventures like this are part of fossil fuel firms’ greenwashing plan

  Tagged under: Shell


Aerial surveys of Great Barrier Reef ordered as flights show extensive coral bleaching

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Helicopter flights over almost 50 reefs off the Queensland coast found bleaching in the south was “fairly uniform”

  Tagged under: Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


Ministers could use loophole to water down carbon reduction commitments

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Climate committee urges government not to relax future targets after UK overachieved in 2018-22, in part thanks to lockdowns


‘Quite radical’: the feeling of exhaustion is key to tackling climate change, says author

  2024-02-28 in The Guardian

Exhausted of the Earth author Ajay Singh Chaudhary says how we feel and the state of the earth are connected


Microplastics found in every human placenta tested in study

  2024-02-27 in The Guardian

Scientists express concern over health impacts, with another study finding particles in arteries

  Tagged under: Health


Pumped up: will a Dutch startup’s plan to restore Arctic sea-ice work?

  2024-02-27 in The Guardian

As the Arctic warms, devastating the climate and ecosystems, an old idea used to create skating rinks could be deployed to restore melting ice caps, despite scepticism from some experts

  Tagged under: Geoengineering | Ice Melting | Arctic


Oxfordshire housing development ‘should be blocked due to failing sewage system’

  2024-02-27 in The Guardian

Environment Agency objects to plans for 1,450 new homes, saying Thames Water’s Oxford plant cannot cope with more demand

  Tagged under: Rivers


Scientists confirm first cases of bird flu on mainland Antarctica

  2024-02-26 in The Guardian

Fears for penguin colonies after the discovery of the highly contagious H5N1 virus in two dead skuas

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Abandoned pipelines could release poisons into North Sea, scientists warn

  2024-02-24 in The Guardian

Researchers say toxic chemicals pose a pollution risk as oil and gas companies are allowed to leave pipelines to rot

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Poisoned by chemicals’: citizen scientists prove River Avon is polluted

  2024-02-24 in The Guardian

Charity says the decline of invertebrates linked to chemicals in water while Environment Agency said Wiltshire river had not deteriorated

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Antarctica sea ice reaches alarming low for third year in a row

  2024-02-24 in The Guardian

The extent of ice floating around the continent has contracted to below 2m sq km for three years in a row, indicating an ‘abrupt critical transition’


‘Our yields are going to be appalling’: one of wettest winters in decades hits England’s farms

  2024-02-23 in The Guardian

Flooding top of agenda at NFU conference after extreme weather ruins thousands of acres of crops

  Tagged under: Farming


UK government can never accept idea nature has rights, delegate tells UN

  2024-02-22 in The Guardian

Dismissal of concept already recognised in UN declarations described as shameful, contradictory and undemocratic

  Tagged under: Wildlife


UK quits treaty that lets fossil fuel firms sue governments over climate policies

  2024-02-22 in The Guardian

Britain joins France, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands in withdrawing from charter it says ‘penalises’ shift to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | France


‘Safe’ air-quality levels in US, UK and EU still harmful for health, study says

  2024-02-21 in The Guardian

Even smallest amount of exposure to minute soot particles – known as PM2.5 – raises the risk of cardiovascular disease

  Tagged under: Health


‘The river has been destroyed’: expert says agriculture has overshadowed science in the Murray-Darling Basin

  2024-02-20 in The Guardian

An ecologist who spent 36 years with NSW Fisheries says scientists working for the government are ‘aghast’ at the state of the Darling River but can’t speak publicly

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers


Fears of more floods – and possibly tornadoes – as another storm hits California

  2024-02-19 in The Guardian

North sees strong winds while central coast at risk of ‘significant flooding’ as storm moves south toward Los Angeles

  Tagged under: California


‘Like the flip of a switch, it’s gone’: has the ecosystem of the UK’s largest lake collapsed?

  2024-02-19 in The Guardian

Lough Neagh’s flies were seen as a nuisance. Now their sudden disappearance is a startling omen for a lake that supplies 40% of Northern Ireland’s water

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Collapse


Very cool: trees stalling effects of global heating in eastern US, study finds

  2024-02-17 in The Guardian

Vast reforestation a major reason for ‘warming hole’ across parts of US where temperatures have flatlined or cooled

  Tagged under: Trees


Testing regime meant to stop toxic chemicals going into NSW landscape products gamed by suppliers

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Manufacturers retest contaminated soil fill until it ‘complies’ with regulations and can then be used at childcare centres, schools or parks


Weather tracker: Flash flooding in Oman and record temperatures in Western Australia

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Four people died after heavy rain in the Middle Eastern country, which is one of the driest in the world

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Extreme Rainfall | Extreme Weather | Middle East


Power struggle: fears for UK energy generation as green projects delayed

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Path to relying solely on green power appears long as series of problems collides with reality of keeping the lights on

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Be brave, stay positive, find your tribe: three climate activists explain how to get started

  2024-02-16 in The Guardian

Whether your idea of climate activism involves signing petitions, door-knocking or protesting, there are now groups for every demographic

  Tagged under: Activism


What will Spain look like when it runs out of water? Barcelona is giving us a glimpse | María Ramírez

  2024-02-15 in The Guardian

Angry farmers, worried tourism workers and unprepared politicians – Catalonia is on the frontline of a drought-stricken future, says Spanish journalist María Ramírez

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming


‘They lied’: plastics producers deceived public about recycling, report reveals

  2024-02-15 in The Guardian

Companies knew for decades recycling was not viable but promoted it regardless, Center for Climate Integrity study finds


Ill-judged tree planting in Africa threatens ecosystems, scientists warn

  2024-02-15 in The Guardian

Research reveals area size of France is under threat by restoration projects taking place in unsuitable landscapes

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees | Africa


‘It’s almost carbon-negative’: how hemp became a surprise building material

  2024-02-15 in The Guardian

Proponents of the material tout its non-toxic and mould, fire and infestation-resistant properties


The Guardian view on Europe’s rural revolt: sustainability is in farmers’ interests too | Editorial

  2024-02-14 in The Guardian

Editorial: The current wave of protests endangers environmental progress. But imaginative politics can get the green deal back on track

  Tagged under: Activism | Farming | Sustainability


‘A frenzy of bodies in the chamber of death’: Italian fishers fight to preserve an ancient tradition

  2024-02-14 in The Guardian

A sustainable technique for catching tuna that goes back thousands of years is on the verge of extinction in Italy – but not for a lack of fish

  Tagged under: Fishing | Fish | Wildlife


Amazon rainforest could reach ‘tipping point’ by 2050, scientists warn

  2024-02-14 in The Guardian

‘We need to respond now,’ says author of study that says crucial forest has already passed safe boundary and needs restoration

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees | Tipping Points


Climate experts sound alarm over thriving plant life at Greenland ice sheet

  2024-02-13 in The Guardian

Research shows there has been a near-quadrupling across Greenland of methane-producing wetlands

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Wetlands | Sea Level


Trinidad & Tobago says oil spill from mystery vessel is national emergency

  2024-02-12 in The Guardian

Upturned and largely submerged vessel of unknown origin is leaking hydrocarbon off south-west coast or Tobago


Revealed: the 1,200 big methane leaks from waste dumps trashing the planet

  2024-02-12 in The Guardian

The huge leaks of the potent greenhouse gas will doom climate targets, experts say, but stemming them would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: Argentina | Methane


‘It would be devastating’: inside Trump’s plan to destroy the EPA

  2024-02-09 in The Guardian

Trump has made campaign promises to toss crucial environmental regulations – including dismantling the federal body with the most power to tackle the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing ‘devastating’ tipping point, study finds

  2024-02-09 in The Guardian

Collapse in system of currents that helps regulate global climate would be at such speed that adaptation would be impossible

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse | Tipping Points


Children’s emergency mental health referrals in England soar by 53%

  2024-02-07 in The Guardian

NHS data exposing a ‘devastating explosion’ of mental illness should be a ‘wake-up call’ for the government, MPs and health leaders say

  Tagged under: Health | Women and Children


‘In a word, horrific’: Trump’s extreme anti-environment blueprint

  2024-02-06 in The Guardian

Allies and advisers have hinted at a more methodical second term: driving forward fossil fuel production, sidelining scientists and overturning rules

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics


World ‘not prepared’ for climate disasters after warmest ever January

  2024-02-06 in The Guardian

Effect of El Niño phenomenon combined with human-driven global heating is causing increasing alarm among scientists

  Tagged under: El Niño


Hurricanes becoming so strong that new category needed, study says

  2024-02-05 in The Guardian

Scientists propose new category 6 rating to classify ‘mega-hurricanes’, becoming more likely due to climate crisis


Experts lament ‘appalling decline’ in health of under-fives in UK

  2024-02-05 in The Guardian

Academy for Medical Sciences report highlights rising infant mortality, obesity and tooth decay

  Tagged under: Health | Women and Children


Should I worry about microplastics?

  2024-02-04 in The Guardian

These tiny particles are polluting the planet, including our bodies. How bad for us are they really?

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Health


‘The situation has become appalling’: fake scientific papers push research credibility to crisis point

  2024-02-03 in The Guardian

Last year, 10,000 sham papers had to be retracted by academic journals, but experts think this is just the tip of the iceberg


Forest fires in Chile cause multiple deaths and widespread destruction

  2024-02-03 in The Guardian

At least 46 people reported dead as dozens of fires sweep across central and southern regions, with Valparaíso worst affected

  Tagged under: South America | Wildfires | Trees


BP’s green agenda all at sea as sinking profits forecast renews fossil fuel call

  2024-02-03 in The Guardian

With gloomy financial results predicted, the company must weigh its net zero targets against demands for more oil and gas production

  Tagged under: Net Zero | BP


‘Odd’ Hinkley Point C salt marsh plan has Somerset locals up in arms

  2024-02-02 in The Guardian

Anger at EDF proposals to flood wildlife-rich farmland as ‘compensation’ for killing millions of fish at nuclear site

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Nuclear Power


Georgia senate passes bill curtailing charitable bail funds for protest groups

  2024-02-02 in The Guardian

Bill passed by Republican-dominated state senate may exacerbate deadly overcrowding in Fulton county jail

  Tagged under: US Politics


In a world built by plutocrats, the powerful are protected while vengeful laws silence their critics | George Monbiot

  2024-02-02 in The Guardian

In the UK and around the world, those who challenge rich corporations are being hounded and crushed with ever-more inventive penalties, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism


UK heatwave plan urgently needed to save lives, say MPs

  2024-01-31 in The Guardian

Nature-based solutions such as parks and ponds are recommended – as is giving heatwaves names

  Tagged under: Health | Heatwaves


Extraction of raw materials to rise by 60% by 2060, says UN report

  2024-01-31 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Report proposes action to reduce overall demand rather than simply increasing ‘green’ production


‘Unacceptable greenwashing’: Scottish farmed salmon should not be labelled organic, say charities

  2024-01-30 in The Guardian

Open letter calls for Soil Association certification to be removed from industry, amid concerns of negative environmental impact

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife


West of England coalmines to be mapped for renewable energy potential

  2024-01-30 in The Guardian

Regional mayor Dan Norris launches project to explore potential for former mines to produce low-carbon heat

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Geothermal Energy


First penguins die in Antarctic of deadly H5N1 bird flu strain

  2024-01-29 in The Guardian

With confirmed or suspected cases in two Antarctic penguin species, researchers fear highly contagious virus could rip through colonies

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health


More than 100,000 trees to be planted in Devon to boost Celtic rainforest

  2024-01-29 in The Guardian

National Trust says it hopes to establish 50 hectares across three sites close to surviving pockets of rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Trees


To get to net zero, we may have to sell off the UK’s future

  2024-01-27 in The Guardian

The cost of decarbonising is vast. Something like the privatisations of the 80s may be needed to raise enough funds

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Economics


‘The world is changing too fast for us’: organic farmers on urgency of French protests

  2024-01-26 in The Guardian

France taken by surprise by scale and fury of grassroots demonstrations amid crisis in organic sector

  Tagged under: Farming | France


Underground hydrogen discovery in France raises hopes for clean energy

  2024-01-25 in The Guardian

Deposit of natural hydrogen could be the largest ever found and enough to meet global demand for two years

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France


‘Hypocrisy’: Tata builds vast India furnace despite Port Talbot emissions claims

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Owner says shutting Welsh blast furnaces will cut emissions, but it is opening a new one in India


Questions over £22bn in UK billpayer cash handed to wood-burning firms

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Spending watchdog calls for biomass subsidy scheme to have tougher environmental requirements

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Electricity


EU fossil fuel CO2 emissions hit 60-year low

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Fossil emissions ‘finally back to 1960s levels’, say analysts, but they warn levels are still falling too slowly

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Devastating drought in Amazon result of climate crisis, study shows

  2024-01-24 in The Guardian

Extreme weather threatens world’s biggest carbon store as the rainforest is already close to tipping point

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Trees | Tipping Points


Louisiana court upholds air permits for petrochemical complex in Cancer Alley

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

Decision helps clear path for Formosa Plastics to build US’s largest petrochemical complex of its time

  Tagged under: Louisiana


Five examples of the UK’s crackdown on climate protesters

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

As UN expert says UK’s actions are chilling and regressive, we look at some of the cases

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Justice


Cookstove carbon offsets overstate climate benefit by 1,000%, study finds

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

Cookstove projects are one of the fastest-growing carbon offset schemes but research finds carbon benefits are vastly overstated

  Tagged under: Deforestation


Flash floods inundate homes in San Diego: ‘It’s never been that bad’

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

Torrential rain swept through a large part of the US on Monday, days after a cold spell

  Tagged under: California


The Guardian view on inequality and the super-rich: the status quo is unsustainable | Editorial

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

Editorial: Growing private wealth, combined with public austerity, is undermining the health of western democracies

  Tagged under: Health


UN expert condemns UK crackdown on environmental protest

  2024-01-23 in The Guardian

UN special rapporteur on environmental defenders says he is seriously concerned about ‘regressive new laws’

  Tagged under: Activism


Peer who praised rising temperatures appointed to climate crisis committee

  2024-01-22 in The Guardian

Labour says appointment of David Frost shows ‘wacky’ climate views no longer confined to Tory party fringes

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak


SUVs drive trend for new cars to grow 1cm wider in UK and EU every two years, says report

  2024-01-22 in The Guardian

Bigger cars more likely to kill people, release more toxic gas and are outgrowing design of cities

  Tagged under: Cars | France


Rishi Sunak facing renewed pressure over plans to ‘max out’ North Sea oil

  2024-01-21 in The Guardian

Dithering on renewable energy and insulation will leave people in Britain ‘colder and poorer’, campaigners warn

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Rishi Sunak | Insulation | Fossil Fuels


Arctic zombie viruses in Siberia could spark terrifying new pandemic, scientists warn

  2024-01-21 in The Guardian

Threat of outbreak from microbes trapped in permafrost for millennia raised by increased Siberian shipping activity

  Tagged under: Health | Russia


Northern Ireland ‘dirty corner of Europe’ due to lack of governance, say experts

  2024-01-19 in The Guardian

Campaigners say keeping higher EU standards post-Brexit will have little impact as existing rules are already being flouted


Brexit divergence from EU destroying UK’s vital environmental protections

  2024-01-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Britain is falling behind the bloc on almost every area of green regulation, analysis reveals

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Health | Trees


Frigid weather can make charging electric vehicles tough – here’s what you need to know

  2024-01-19 in The Guardian

Freezing temperatures across central US have cut electric vehicles’ range and left drivers facing long waits at charging stations

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars


What do angry farmers in Nevada and Germany have in common? They’re being exploited by the far right | George Monbiot

  2024-01-19 in The Guardian

Populists are taking advantage of agrarian protests sparked by genuine crises – and it all feels horribly familiar, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Farming


Carbon released by bottom trawling ‘too big to ignore’, says study

  2024-01-18 in The Guardian

Fishing nets churn up carbon from the sea floor, more than half of which will eventually be released into the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Fish


‘It’s the industry’s dirty secret’: why fashion’s oversupply problem is an environmental disaster

  2024-01-18 in The Guardian

As many as 40% of clothes made each year – 60bn garments – are not sold. Experts say tackling such obscene waste will require radical changes in production – and legislation

  Tagged under: Legislation


US climate scientist’s defamation case over online attacks finally comes to trial

  2024-01-17 in The Guardian

Michael Mann alleges, in lawsuit first brought in 2012, that attacks on his work by climate denialists amount to defamation


More than 160 elephants die in Zimbabwe, with many more at risk

  2024-01-17 in The Guardian

Drought in Hwange national park was the cause of most of the deaths, and wildlife experts fear the climate crisis could make such events look normal

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Drought | Zimbabwe | Africa


Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals

  2024-01-17 in The Guardian

Total is 20% higher than thought and may have implications for collapse of globally important north Atlantic ocean currents

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


Canadian man who claimed wildfires were a federal conspiracy admits arson

  2024-01-16 in The Guardian

The country saw record-breaking blazes during the summer and Brian Paré pleaded guilty to lighting more than a dozen fires

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Third of UK teenagers believe climate change exaggerated, report shows

  2024-01-16 in The Guardian

YouTube criticised for amplifying lies about the climate with disinformation videos watched by young people

  Tagged under: Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Disinformation and Misinformation


Azerbaijan appoints no women to 28-member Cop29 climate committee

  2024-01-15 in The Guardian

Campaigners condemn decision as regressive, saying ‘climate change affects whole world, not half of it’

  Tagged under: COP29 | Women and Children


‘Cheaper to save the world than destroy it’: why capitalism is going green

  2024-01-15 in The Guardian

Akshat Rathi argues that around the world economies are switching to clean technology as prices drop

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Capitalism | Cars


Human ‘behavioural crisis’ at root of climate breakdown, say scientists

  2024-01-13 in The Guardian

New paper claims unless demand for resources is reduced, many other innovations are just a sticking plaster

  Tagged under: Geoengineering


Mississippi quits child food program amid Republican ‘welfare state’ attack

  2024-01-13 in The Guardian

Critics condemn ‘cruelty’ of state opting out of federal program to feed children from low-income families during summer break

  Tagged under: US Politics | Women and Children


Norway to allow mining waste to be dumped in fjords

  2024-01-12 in The Guardian

Environmental campaigners say move will threaten marine life and put biodiversity at risk

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


US oil lobby launches eight-figure ad blitz amid record fossil fuel extraction

  2024-01-10 in The Guardian

Campaign pushes idea oil is ‘vital’ to global security and capitalizes on war in Gaza to escalate production, climate advocates say

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Ministers prioritised driving in England partly due to conspiracy theories

  2024-01-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Documents show shift in transport policy influenced by unfounded fears about loss of freedom of movement in ‘15-minute cities’

  Tagged under: Transport


‘We can’t pretend the ecological crisis is separate’: the economist thinking differently about climate breakdown

  2024-01-10 in The Guardian

James Meadway, once a Labour adviser and now a podcast host, says the separation between climate and economy has to end

  Tagged under: Economics | Economic Growth | Finance


Norway votes for deep-sea mining despite environmental concerns

  2024-01-09 in The Guardian

Parliament votes 80-20 in favour while scientists warn mining could devastate marine life

  Tagged under: Oceans


US supreme court rejects big oil’s bid to move Minnesota climate trial

  2024-01-08 in The Guardian

Court denies plea to move venue of 2020 lawsuit filed by state, putting Minnesota one step closer to putting industry on trial

  Tagged under: Shell


Global heating will pass 1.5C threshold this year, top ex-Nasa scientist says

  2024-01-08 in The Guardian

James Hansen says limit will be passed ‘for all practical purposes’ by May though other experts predict that will happen in 2030s

  Tagged under: Global Warming | IPCC | El Niño


Sellafield nuclear safety and security director to leave

  2024-01-08 in The Guardian

Multiple safety and cybersecurity failings at nuclear waste site were revealed by Guardian last month

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Jeremy Hunt’s net zero target claims criticised by climate advisers

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee tells chancellor issuing new oil and gas licenses is ‘inconsistent’ with government’s temperature goals

  Tagged under: Legislation | UK Politics | UK | Oil Industry | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Awash with fossil fuel money, African football is sowing the seeds of its own destruction | David Goldblatt

  2024-01-07 in The Guardian

As Afcon kicks off under an oil firm’s banner, it is a tragic irony that the climate crisis is making the game ever more unsafe to play outdoors

  Tagged under: Africa | Fossil Fuels


Climate and vaccine misinformation seemed worlds apart – but it turned out the Cranky Uncle was a universal figure

  2024-01-06 in The Guardian

A game that teaches people how to spot climate misinformation is now being rolled out – with the same cantankerous central character – to combat vaccine hesitancy in the developing world

  Tagged under: Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Disinformation and Misinformation | Health | Africa


What links Rishi Sunak, Javier Milei and Donald Trump? The shadowy network behind their policies | George Monbiot

  2024-01-06 in The Guardian

The Atlas Network’s dark-money junktanks are behind neoliberal policies around the world, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Argentina | Rishi Sunak


Chris Skidmore resigns Conservative whip over Sunak’s oil and gas licence plan

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

Former minister also resigns as an MP, which will trigger byelection in his Kingswood constituency

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


Cookies and candy are latest victims of climate crisis as sugar prices surge

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

Cost of sugar surges to highest level since 2011 after dry spell in India and drought in Thailand, and price hike has already filtered down to desserts

  Tagged under: Drought | El Niño | Brazil


  2024-01-05 (or before) in The Guardian


Labour accuses Sunak of being ‘asleep at the wheel’ over flood warnings

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

‘Significant’ impact of surface water and river flooding continues across England, as showers forecast for Friday

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | UK Politics | UK | Flooding | Rivers


Oil industry veteran to lead next round of Cop climate change summit

  2024-01-05 in The Guardian

Mukhtar Babayev is named president-in-waiting of UN climate summit to be held in November

  Tagged under: COP29 | COP28


Birds of prey in Africa experiencing population collapse, study finds

  2024-01-04 in The Guardian

Several species have vanished across swathes of the continent – and scientists say their disappearance holds unknown risks for humans

  Tagged under: Collapse | Birds | Africa | Wildlife


The race to destroy the toxic ‘forever chemicals’ polluting our world

  2024-01-04 in The Guardian

As countries work to ban more and more PFAS, focus is shifting to how to remove the ones already out there

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Deforestation effect of UK consumption unsustainable, say MPs

  2024-01-04 in The Guardian

Committee finds British consumers contributing particularly highly to destruction of world’s forests

  Tagged under: COP28 | Deforestation | Trees


Farnborough airport’s biggest critic silenced as expansion plans continue

  2024-01-03 in The Guardian

UK’s busiest private jet airfield announced plans to double weekend flights weeks after campaign group chair received injunction

  Tagged under: Air Travel


Hannah Ritchie: ‘Doomsday predictions are a dream for climate deniers’

  2024-01-02 in The Guardian

The environmental scientist, whose book Not the End of the World offers a data-based analysis of the climate crisis, on being informed and engaged without succumbing to despair


Weather tracker: Saudi Arabia hit by floods as temperature records broken in Canada

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

Heavy rain and hailstorms affect large parts of Gulf state while temperatures in some parts of Canada could be 20C above normal

  Tagged under: Saudi Arabia


Growing proportion of England’s flood defences in disrepair, analysis finds

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

Poor state of critical assets in many parts of country leaves thousands of homes and businesses more vulnerable to storms


Big five oil companies to reward shareholders with record payouts

  2024-01-01 in The Guardian

BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies to distribute more than $100bn despite public outrage

  Tagged under: Exxon | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell


Nelson Mandela taught me this: hope survives wherever people come together | Gordon Brown

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

Even amid the despair that haunts our world, good can come out of evil. We need to believe that, for the sake of our future, says former UK prime minister Gordon Brown


‘They’ve knocked down hundreds of trees’: concerns over Cornwall’s new anti-gridlock road

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

The infamous A30 summer bottleneck will go when dual carriageway opens in March, boosting the local tourism economy. But for some residents, the cost is too high

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid | Trees


‘Hope is a discipline’: youth climate case plaintiff on why he’s suing the US government

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

Nathan Baring of Alaska is part of a group of young activists suing the US, which they say ‘willfully ignored’ dangers of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Oregon | Fossil Fuels | Alaska | Activism


‘They attacked us. They displaced us’: grieving South Sudanese confront Swedish oil giant over their days of slaughter

  2023-12-31 in The Guardian

A historic trial, which will call on 61 witnesses worldwide, is expected to set a precedent for global corporations in foreign jurisdictions

  Tagged under: Middle East | Africa


Red alert in Antarctica: the year rapid, dramatic change hit climate scientists like a ‘punch in the guts’

  2023-12-30 in The Guardian

Study after study showed the breakdown of climate systems taking place much earlier than foreseen, with potentially catastrophic results


‘Jewel of Britain’s nature crown’: Plan to restore rainforest welcomed by campaigners

  2023-12-29 in The Guardian

Conservationists say government strategy to recover Britain’s degraded temperate rainforest is a good start but want a target to double the area by 2050

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Trees


World will look back at 2023 as year humanity exposed its inability to tackle climate crisis, scientists say

  2023-12-29 in The Guardian

Disastrous events included flash flooding in Africa and wildfires in Europe and North America

  Tagged under: COP28 | Wildfires | Africa


Eight people taken to hospital as waves up to 30ft high pound California coast

  2023-12-29 in The Guardian

Six million people under high surf warning as powerful storms sweep through California and Oregon

  Tagged under: California | Oregon


‘Act out of love not anger’: green trailblazer calls for unity in movement

  2023-12-29 in The Guardian

Satish Kumar, founder of ecological college in Devon, says a brighter future requires compassion and long-term thinking

  Tagged under: Wildlife


2023’s costliest climate disasters show poor lose out in ‘global postcode lottery’

  2023-12-27 in The Guardian

Countries less able to rebuild or who have contributed least to climate crisis suffer worst, research reveals

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


  2023-12-27 (or before) in The Guardian


Spanish minister hails deal to save Andalucía wetlands as a model for green transition

  2023-12-27 in The Guardian

€1.4bn deal to protect Doñana national park will diversify local economy and stop farmers using aquifers to irrigate fruit crops

  Tagged under: Spain | Wetlands


UK students launch Barclays ‘career boycott’ over bank’s climate policies

  2023-12-27 in The Guardian

Campaign at leading universities such as Oxbridge and UCL warns lender it will miss out on top talent if it finances fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Animal rights group urges halt to ‘monstrous’ Lincolnshire salmon farm

  2023-12-27 in The Guardian

Onshore farm that campaigners say would be UK’s biggest was given planning go-ahead without environmental check

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon


New breed of climate protesters vows to take fight to ‘cowards’ of US politics

  2023-12-26 in The Guardian

Climate Defiance, trying to make the climate crisis a top issue in 2024 election, isn’t afraid to anger ‘cowards’ and ‘criminals’

  Tagged under: US Politics


Do electric cars really produce fewer carbon emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles?

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

In part five of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we assess the greenwashing claims

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Cars


New plans for HS2 money will bring ‘higher fares and congestion for decades’

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Rail experts say predicted passenger congestion north of Birmingham will mean ticket price rises to reduce demand

  Tagged under: Trains


‘Christmas stink’: UK’s traditional festive swims face rising tide of sewage

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Lib Dem analysis finds 4,574 hours of sewage has been spilled in festive swimming spots in the last year

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘Could be the end’: Tasmanian red handfish to be removed from wild amid marine heatwaves fears

  2023-12-23 in The Guardian

Exemption under federal environment law to allow scientists to collect 25 of the critically endangered ‘walking fish’

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Heatwaves


A fridge but in reverse? The fascinating science of heat pumps – visualised

  2023-12-23 (or before) in The Guardian

Despite being more like a refrigerator than a gas boiler, this home heating technology could slash Britain’s emissions, and bills


Sir Stephen Lovegrove to chair Rolls-Royce-led nuclear consortium

  2023-12-22 in The Guardian

New role for former permanent secretary in energy department raises concerns over ‘revolving door’ between public and private

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Changing climate casts a shadow over the future of the Panama Canal – and global trade

  2023-12-22 in The Guardian

Facing a near unprecedented ‘rainfall deficit’, the Panama Canal has been forced to restrict the number of vessels passing through it


‘Zombie deer disease’ epidemic spreads in Yellowstone as scientists raise fears it may jump to humans

  2023-12-22 in The Guardian

Warnings that ‘slow-moving disaster’ in North America raises chances of fatal mad cow-type disease jumping species barrier

  Tagged under: Wildlife | USA | Health


  2023-12-21 (or before) in The Guardian

  Tagged under: Trees


Conservationists take UK to court for ‘illegally squandering’ fish stocks

  2023-12-21 in The Guardian

Blue Marine Foundation is challenging government for ignoring scientific advice on limits and giving a green light to overfishing

  Tagged under: Fish


Environmental campaigners filmed, threatened and harassed at Cop28

  2023-12-20 in The Guardian

Indigenous campaigners, human rights defenders and climate activists say they are being silenced by fear of reprisals

  Tagged under: Activism


Rare ‘industrial snowfall’ thought to be caused by pollution recorded in UK

  2023-12-20 in The Guardian

Phenomenon whereby moisture condenses around particles of pollution was noticed near Heathrow in January


Human-driven extinction of bird species twice as high as thought, study says

  2023-12-19 in The Guardian

About 12% of birds have died out as result of human activity in past 120,000 years, say scientists


  2023-12-18 (or before) in The Guardian


Australian military called in as far north Queensland devastated by floods

  2023-12-18 in The Guardian

Towns cut off leaving people without power and at risk from crocodiles after ex-tropical cyclone Jasper dumped 2m of rain


Forget Cop – local climate action can bring more tangible results | Letter

  2023-12-18 in The Guardian

Letter: Annette Gorst-Unsworth says she invests in community energy groups that are making a difference in her area

  Tagged under: COP28 | Solar Energy


Failure of Cop28 on fossil fuel phase-out is ‘devastating’, say scientists

  2023-12-14 in The Guardian

Climate experts say lack of unambiguous statement is ‘tragedy for the planet and our future’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


  2023-12-13 (or before) in The Guardian


Good Cop, bad Cop: what the Cop28 agreement says and what it means

  2023-12-13 in The Guardian

Some say the deal is historic, others that it is weak. We look closely at the text for the truth of the matter

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Rich countries are desperate to convince us their hollow Cop28 deal is a triumph. They’re lying | Asad Rehman

  2023-12-13 in The Guardian

The agreement on fossil fuel phase-out is full of loopholes, but those of us fighting for climate justice won’t give up, says Asad Rehman of War on Want

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice


Chris Packham calls for halt to ‘catastrophic’ expansion of Scottish salmon farms

  2023-12-11 in The Guardian

Broadcaster and RSPCA president says moratorium needed as mortality rates jump, while activists question charity’s role in certifying farms

  Tagged under: Fish | UK | Salmon | Activism


Quarter of world’s freshwater fish at risk of extinction, according to assessment

  2023-12-11 in The Guardian

Global heating, pollution, overfishing and falling water levels among factors hitting populations, finds IUCN red list study

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Trees


Cop28: China ‘would like to see agreement to substitute renewables for fossil fuels’

  2023-12-09 in The Guardian

But country’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, would not say whether it would support phase-out wording in climate deal

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Opec rails against fossil fuel phase-out at Cop28 in leaked letters

  2023-12-08 in The Guardian

Oil cartel warns ‘pressure may reach a tipping point’ and that ‘politically motivated campaigns put our prosperity’ at risk

  Tagged under: COP28 | Tipping Points


  2023-12-07 (or before) in The Guardian


‘Unprecedented mass coral bleaching’ expected in 2024, says expert

  2023-12-07 in The Guardian

2023 is first year of potential pair of El Niño years and since 1997, every instance of these pairs has led to mass coral mortality

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs | Wildlife | COP28 | El Niño | Caribbean


James Robertson obituary

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Writer, thinker and champion of green economics, monetary reform and new ways of looking at employment

  Tagged under: Economics


UK government is not prepared for climate disasters, says spending watchdog

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Cabinet Office does not have strategy to ensure resilience to extreme weather, says National Audit Office

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change Adaption | UK Politics


UK ministers ‘misled public’ when scrapping air quality regulations

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Documents show warnings that changes would weaken environmental protections were ignored


UK nuclear revelations: how bad could they get and could they affect the US and Europe?

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Key things to know about hacking, radioactive leaks and toxic workplace culture at Sellafield, Europe’s most hazardous nuclear site

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Tipping Points | El Niño


  2023-12-05 (or before) in The Guardian

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK likely to miss Paris climate targets by wide margin, analysis shows

  2023-12-05 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Under current policies, Britain could fall short of internationally agreed goal of 68% cut in emissions by 2030

  Tagged under: Finance


Warning: the UK government's hydrogen plan isn’t green at all, it’s another oil industry swindle | Kevin Anderson and Simon Oldridge

  2023-12-04 in The Guardian

A taxpayer-funded drive for ‘blue’ hydrogen is good news for fossil-fuel lobbyists, but bad news for the climate crisis, say climate academics Kevin Anderson and Simon Oldridge


Sellafield nuclear site hacked by groups linked to Russia and China

  2023-12-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Malware may still be present and potential effects have been covered up by staff, investigation reveals

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Russia


Sellafield: ‘bottomless pit of hell, money and despair’ at Europe’s most toxic nuclear site

  2023-12-04 in The Guardian

Described as a nuclear Narnia, the site is a source of economic support for Cumbria – and a longstanding international safety concern

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Greenhouse gas emissions soar – with China, US and India most at fault

  2023-12-03 in The Guardian

Satellite tracking data shows many countries and firms do not provide accurate figures

  Tagged under: COP28


Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels

  2023-12-03 in The Guardian

Exclusive: UAE’s Sultan Al Jaber says phase-out of coal, oil and gas would take world ‘back into caves’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Kamala Harris addresses Cop28 amid mixed reaction to US climate pledges

  2023-12-02 in The Guardian

US vice-president, deputising for Joe Biden, tells summit that world faces a ‘pivotal moment’ in the climate crisis

  Tagged under: COP28 | Joe Biden


‘Climate collapse in real time’: UN head António Guterres urges Cop28 to act

  2023-11-30 in The Guardian

World Meteorological Organization says 2023 will be hottest year on record, leaving ‘trail of devastation and despair’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Collapse | Wildfires


‘Support the blemished cherry’: NSW Christmas harvest hit by wild storms

  2023-11-30 in The Guardian

Hundreds of tonnes have been dumped in orchards in central-west of state after heavy rainfall split ripe fruit


‘Forever chemicals’ found in drinking water sources across England

  2023-11-28 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Experts ‘alarmed’ after potentially toxic chemicals detected in sources at 17 of England’s 18 water firms

  Tagged under: Water Resources | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Climate crisis and energy costs fuel £600 rise in UK household food bill, analysis finds

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Extreme weather contributing one-third of all food price inflation with worse to come in 2024, warn climate researchers

  Tagged under: Economics


UK spends more financing inequality in favour of rich than rest of Europe, report finds

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Inequalities of income, wealth and power cost UK £106.2bn a year compared with average developed OECD country

  Tagged under: Health | Economics


US oil and gas production set to break record in 2023 despite UN climate goals

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

United States projected to extract 12.9m barrels of crude oil per day as countries at Cop28 to push for agreed fossil fuels ‘phaseout’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Too little, too late: the desperate search for cod babies

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Historically, it was overfishing that hurt the much-prized fish – but now rising ocean temperatures are inhibiting the fish’s ability to produce codlings at all

  Tagged under: Fishing | Fish


Revealed: Saudi Arabia’s grand plan to ‘hook’ poor countries on oil

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Climate scientists say fossil fuel use needs to fall rapidly – but oil-rich kingdom is working to drive up demand

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia | Africa


The nature cure: how time outdoors transforms our memory, imagination and logic

  2023-11-27 in The Guardian

Without engaging with natural environments, our brains cease to work well. As the new field of environmental neuroscience proves, exposure to nature isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity

  Tagged under: Health | Trees


  2023-11-26 (or before) in The Guardian


Can UK’s ‘jet zero’ hopes take off with a plane fuelled by used cooking oil?

  2023-11-26 in The Guardian

Experts debate whether Tuesday’s transatlantic trip heralds a greener way to fly or a misguided stunt


  2023-11-24 (or before) in The Guardian


CO2 readings from Mauna Loa show failure to combat climate change

  2023-11-24 in The Guardian

Daily atmospheric carbon dioxide data from Hawaiian volcano more than double last decade’s annual average


World stands on frontline of disaster at Cop28, says UN climate chief

  2023-11-24 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Simon Stiell says leaders must ‘stop dawdling’ and act before crucial summit in Dubai

  Tagged under: COP28


Raw sewage discharged into Chichester harbour for over 1,200 hours in a month

  2023-11-23 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Southern Water outflows into protected wildlife site are an ‘assault on the environment’

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Toyota SUV adverts banned in UK on environmental grounds

  2023-11-22 in The Guardian

Advertising Standards Authority says Hilux poster and video condone driving that disregards ‘impact on nature’

  Tagged under: Cars


‘The river took it all’: Somalis wait for waters to recede as floods kill dozens

  2023-11-22 in The Guardian

Bilan reporters describe devastation across Somalia as ‘once-in-a-century’ floods hit a country reeling from a six-year drought

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Middle East | Africa


Billionaires are out of touch and much too powerful. The planet is in trouble | Rebecca Solnit

  2023-11-20 in The Guardian

The 1% aren’t just the biggest climate wreckers, they also greatly influence how the world responds to the crisis, says Guardian US columnist Rebecca Solnit


World facing ‘hellish’ 3C of climate heating, UN warns before Cop28

  2023-11-20 in The Guardian

‘We must start setting records on cutting emissions,’ UN boss says after temperature records obliterated in 2023

  Tagged under: COP28


‘There are no crops to celebrate’: climate crisis wipes out a way of life in Taiwan’s mountains

  2023-11-20 in The Guardian

Countless landslides in Nantou county are disrupting ancient agricultural traditions, leading some to wonder how much longer they can continue to cling to the steep slopes they call home


Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says

  2023-11-20 in The Guardian

‘Polluter elite’ are plundering the planet to point of destruction, says Oxfam after comprehensive study of climate inequality

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Suck carbon from the air? US facility launches novel climate solution

  2023-11-19 in The Guardian

Direct air capture is a reality in California with plant that pledges not to take investments from oil and gas


Work has conquered every day of the week. How do we remain human in a world that worships toil? | Justine Toh

  2023-11-19 in The Guardian

Left unchecked, work will rule your life. If we can’t entirely exorcise the work demon, we should, frankly, make it harder for it to do its thing

  Tagged under: Health


Cop28 host UAE breaking its own ban on routine gas flaring, data shows

  2023-11-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Fields run by climate summit host have burned gas near daily despite 20-year-old pledge, satellite monitoring reveals

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Microplastics found in clouds could affect weather and global temperatures

  2023-11-16 in The Guardian

Scientists in eastern China find 24 out of 28 water samples have plastic particles commonly seen in synthetic fibers and packaging

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics


US and China’s joint climate plan leaves key questions unanswered

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

The breakthrough has been welcomed by experts – but it lacks specific emissions cuts or a commitment to phase out fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden


Climate-heating gases reach record highs, UN reports

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

World Meteorological Organization sees ‘no end in sight to the rising trend’, largely driven by fossil fuel burning

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | COP28


The zero-hours life: Rose Atkinson on hunger, hell and hope in 20 years of precarious work

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

She is an artist, well educated and determined to earn a good living. But at times Atkinson has had just £17 a month for food and bills. She lays bare the reality of low-paid Britain

  Tagged under: Health


Flood protection plans for English homes cut by 40%

  2023-11-15 in The Guardian

Quarter of new flood defence projects will also not go ahead, NAO finds, as Environment Agency blames cuts on inflation


  2023-11-14 (or before) in The Guardian


Extreme drought in northern Italy mirrors climate in Ethiopia

  2023-11-14 in The Guardian

Research shows global heating creates ‘whiplash effect’ of erratic extremes – often in poorest countries

  Tagged under: Drought


UK to loosen post-Brexit chemical regulations further

  2023-11-14 in The Guardian

Experts warn UK’s regulations now lag behind those of the EU and that Britons will be exposed to more toxic chemicals as a result


‘Shocking and sad’: photographer’s project reveals wildlife lost to pollution in Yorkshire’s River Wharfe

  2023-11-11 in The Guardian

Mark Barrow returned to the site of an earlier shoot five years later and found aquatic life devastated by sewage

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Federal agency says it stopped measuring water pollution near ‘Cop City’

  2023-11-11 in The Guardian

Move is bad news for local environmental groups, whose motion to halt construction will be heard on 15 November


Approval of divisive Alaska oil project upheld in blow to US climate goals

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

Advocates warned of ‘tragic consequences’ should the project in a remote part of northern Alaska go ahead

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | Alaska


Thames Water pumped at least 72bn litres of sewage into Thames since 2020

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Lib Dems call for water companies to be more transparent with their data on sewage spills


Food, soil, water: how the extinction of insects would transform our planet

  2023-11-10 in The Guardian

A new study doubles the number of species at risk of extinction to 2m, driven by the latest data on insects. Losing these tiny creatures would have huge implications for life on Earth

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Rivers | Wildlife | Insects


After a record year of wildfires, will Canada ever be the same again?

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Unprecedented blazes tore through boreal forest unleashing vast carbon emissions in what may be a permanent change of state

  Tagged under: Trees


Shell sues Greenpeace for $2.1m in damages over fossil fuel protest in North Sea

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Energy firm’s lawsuit seeks indefinite block on protesters targeting its infrastructure

  Tagged under: Litigation | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace | Shell


Microplastic-eating plankton may be worsening crisis in oceans, say scientists

  2023-11-09 in The Guardian

Rotifers could be accelerating risk by splitting particles into thousands of potentially more dangerous nanoplastics

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Wildlife


Oil and gas ‘not the problem’ for climate, says UK’s net zero minister

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Campaigners call Graham Stuart’s comments ‘laughable’ and say Conservatives are weaponising climate action

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


‘Insanity’: petrostates planning huge expansion of fossil fuels, says UN report

  2023-11-08 in The Guardian

Plans by nations including Saudi Arabia, the US and UAE would blow climate targets and ‘throw humanity’s future into question’

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | Russia | Saudi Arabia


‘Everything is parched’: Amazon struggles with drought amid deforestation

  2023-11-06 in The Guardian

By now, the rivers should be full. But large-scale cattle farming, the climate crisis and weather events like El Niño mean Brazil is near the point of no return

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Cattle and Dairy Farming | El Niño | Brazil | Trees | Rivers


‘The children screamed for hours’: horrors of Hurricane Otis leave devastation for Acapulco’s poorest

  2023-11-04 in The Guardian

Mexico’s Pacific coast was battered by 165mph winds and torrential rain on 25 October. Thousands lost their homes and many now have too little food or water to survive

  Tagged under: Mexico | Women and Children


How a small airport in rural Colorado became a landing pad for the rich

  2023-11-04 in The Guardian

Private jet travel is booming – and community members living near airports say they are bearing the brunt

  Tagged under: Air Travel


UN to seek assurances UK will not renege on net zero pledge

  2023-11-03 in The Guardian

Concerns ahead of Cop28 climate summit that Rishi Sunak among leaders backsliding on green measures

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | COP28 | COP27 | COP26


In 2023 we’ve seen climate destruction in real time, yet rich countries are poised to do little at Cop28 | Saleemul Huq and Farhana Sultana

  2023-11-01 in The Guardian

As another big climate conference looms and global ‘loss and damage’ takes hold, we must keep pressure on the biggest emitters, write Farhana Sultana and the late Saleemul Huq

  Tagged under: COP28 | COP27


Claimants take UK government to court over inadequate climate adaptation

  2023-11-01 in The Guardian

Kevin Jordan, whose home is 5 metres from the cliff edge in Norfolk, says government’s shortcomings breach his human rights


‘For us, the Amazon isn’t a cause, it’s our home’: the riverside communities stranded by the climate crisis

  2023-10-31 in The Guardian

The historic drought in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has reduced the Rio Negro to a trickle and put at risk the livelihoods of remote Indigenous and riverside communities

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Rivers


Britons’ holidays abroad ‘could hit record’ in 2024 despite this year’s woes

  2023-10-31 in The Guardian

Inflation, wildfires and air traffic control chaos have not put people off travelling, Abta finds

  Tagged under: Air Travel | Wildfires


  2023-10-30 (or before) in The Guardian


UK backs suspension of deep-sea mining in environmental U-turn

  2023-10-30 in The Guardian

Thérèse Coffey says data will be gathered on impact of emerging industry and UK will not support licences in meantime

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Russian delegation stymies creation of Antarctic conservation area

  2023-10-29 in The Guardian

Efforts at major conference in Tasmania stall despite evidence that such areas would save crucial foraging and breeding grounds for Antarctic wildlife

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia


Billion-dollar prisons: why the US is pouring money into new construction

  2023-10-28 in The Guardian

Studies show incarceration does not improve public safety but ‘tough-on-crime’ Republicans are driving investment in prisons

  Tagged under: US Politics | Alabama


Tory environment select committee chair told to quit over ties to lobby group

  2023-10-28 in The Guardian

Campaigners call for Sir Robert Goodwill to resign as Guardian reveals he is also head of ‘destructive’ rural pressure group that backs trophy hunting


Hurricane Otis hits Mexico and continues with category 5 intensity

  2023-10-27 in The Guardian

Storm marks first time in recorded history eastern Pacific has had a hurricane remain at category 5 after making landfall

  Tagged under: Mexico


  2023-10-27 (or before) in The Guardian


Revealed: the industry figures behind ‘declaration of scientists’ backing meat eating

  2023-10-27 in The Guardian

Document used to target top EU officials over environmental and health policies but climate experts view it as propaganda

  Tagged under: Health | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation


Is crisis at Siemens Energy symptom of a wider wind power problem?

  2023-10-27 in The Guardian

Rising construction and financing costs are likely to require fresh policies from the UK and US

  Tagged under: Wind Power


UK regulator trying to block release of Shell North Sea documents

  2023-10-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: North Sea Transition Authority under fire for using lawyers to argue against publication of environmental impact

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Shell


Shell boss set to cut jobs from low-carbon division

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

Wael Sawan ready to axe 200 roles from division as part of plan to grow profits

  Tagged under: Shell


Fossil fuel firms spent millions on US lawmakers who sponsored anti-protest bills

  2023-10-25 in The Guardian

About 60% of oil and gas operations protected from protest due to money spent on lobbying, says Greenpeace USA report

  Tagged under: Exxon | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace


Earth’s ‘vital signs’ worse than at any time in human history, scientists warn

  2023-10-24 in The Guardian

Life on planet is in peril, say climate experts, as they call for a rapid and just transition to a sustainable future

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Wildfires | Science


Sunak faces further pressure over net zero U-turn after IEA warning

  2023-10-24 in The Guardian

Energy watchdog says countries risks fuelling climate crisis and damaging their economies by rowing back on green policies

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Rapid ice melt in west Antarctica now inevitable, research shows

  2023-10-23 in The Guardian

Sea level will be driven up no matter how much carbon emissions are cut, putting coastal cities in danger

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Heat pump grant boosted by 50% to improve slow take-up across England and Wales

  2023-10-22 in The Guardian

Extra £2,500 now available for low-carbon air source heat pumps to take installation cost below a gas boiler


Billions of Alaska snow crabs likely vanished due to warm ocean, study says

  2023-10-21 in The Guardian

The crabs starved to death en masse because the change in water temperature increased their caloric needs, according to the NOAA

  Tagged under: Fish | Oceans | Wildlife | Alaska


Storm Babet: ‘risk to life’ flood warnings issued for parts of England and Scotland

  2023-10-21 in The Guardian

Three severe flood alerts in place around River Derwent in Derbyshire as Environment Agency warns flooding could last until Tuesday

  Tagged under: Rivers


Hydrogen boiler push to continue despite verdict of UK watchdog

  2023-10-21 in The Guardian

Government and gas-focused industry body resist conclusion that heat pumps are ‘only viable’ option for heating UK homes


Ex-officials at UN farming body say work on methane emissions was censored

  2023-10-20 in The Guardian

Pressure from agriculture lobbies led to role of cattle in rising global temperatures being underplayed by FAO, claim sources

  Tagged under: Farming | Methane | Cattle and Dairy Farming


‘Everything out the faucet is salt’: Louisianans struggle as drinking water crisis persists

  2023-10-20 in The Guardian

New Orleans has avoided losing drinking water due to a saltwater ‘wedge’ traveling up the Mississippi River – but in Plaquemines parish, it has already happened

  Tagged under: Rivers | Louisiana


  2023-10-19 (or before) in The Guardian


Centre of deadly bird flu outbreaks shifts from Asia to Europe and Africa

  2023-10-19 in The Guardian

Increase of virus in wild birds is driving evolution and spread of new strains, researchers found

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Africa


As US wildfires pollute the skies, a loophole is obscuring the impact. Can it be fixed?

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Experts agree it’s time to change the Clean Air Act’s exceptional events rule – but offer different solutions.

  Tagged under: Health | Wildfires


Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

  2023-10-18 in The Guardian

Forest fires leave Manaus with second worst air quality in the world, while low river levels cut off communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Forest Fires | Rivers | El Niño | South America | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees


  2023-10-17 (or before) in The Guardian


UK infrastructure needs much more investment, say government advisers

  2023-10-17 in The Guardian

National Infrastructure Commission says public transport, home heating and water networks all in need of renewal

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Trains


Low income UK homes ‘should be given free heat pumps’ to meet climate targets – but hydrogen ruled out

  2023-10-17 in The Guardian

Advisers say government should cover cost of replacing gas boilers with pumps in more than 2m homes


Definitions changing in UK’s bid to meet climate finance target

  2023-10-17 in The Guardian

Andrew Mitchell, the development minister, said ‘clarifications’ would more accurately reflect spending

  Tagged under: Finance


EU to crack down further on microplastics after glitter ban

  2023-10-17 in The Guardian

The European Commission aims to cut plastic pellet pollution by 74% by the end of the decade

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics


  2023-10-15 (or before) in The Guardian


Human rights experts warn against European crackdown on climate protesters

  2023-10-12 in The Guardian

UK has led the way, with countries across the continent making mass arrests, passing draconian new laws and labelling activists as eco-terrorists

  Tagged under: Activism | France


Antarctica has lost 7.5tn tonnes of ice since 1997, scientists find

  2023-10-12 in The Guardian

Study finds more than 40% of ice shelves have shrunk, with millions of tonnes of freshwater entering ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans


Indigenous Amazonians urge Brazil to declare emergency over severe drought

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Drought and heatwave has killed fish in rivers as Indigenous umbrella group Apiam says villagers have no water, food or medicine

  Tagged under: Fish | Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Brazil | Trees | Rivers


Saltwater threat to Louisiana drinking water to grow across US, experts warn

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Louisiana residents face crisis as seawater penetrates low-lying Mississippi but scientists say other coastal cities likely to be affected over time

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers | Louisiana | Sea Level


Orangutan killings in Borneo likely still occurring in large numbers

  2023-10-10 in The Guardian

Despite it being taboo and illegal to kill critically endangered primate, 30% of villages have evidence of killing in ‘last five to 10 years’

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Dear Keir Starmer: here’s what you should know about Sunak’s attack on climate policy – he lied and lied | Fiona Harvey

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

He says costs will fall on the poor, but that’s a choice made by his government , says Fiona Harvey, an environment editor at the Guardian

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Rishi Sunak


Weather tracker: dry September in parts of Europe leaves rivers running low

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Concern as significantly lower level of the Rhine could have big impact on transportation

  Tagged under: Rivers


Microplastics detected in clouds hanging atop two Japanese mountains

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Findings regarding clouds above Mount Fuji and Mount Oyama highlight how microplastics are highly mobile

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Japan


Climate crisis costing $16m an hour in extreme weather damage, study estimates

  2023-10-09 in The Guardian

Analysis shows at least $2.8tn in damage from 2000 to 2019 through worsened storms, floods and heatwaves

  Tagged under: Drought | Heatwaves


At least 1,000 birds died from colliding with one Chicago building in one day

  2023-10-07 in The Guardian

McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, is largely covered with glass, making it a lethal obstacle for birds

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘Detached from reality’: anger as Rishi Sunak plans to restrict solar panels

  2023-10-07 in The Guardian

Climate campaigners dismiss government argument that move will improve food security

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Rishi Sunak


What’s worse than ‘gobsmackingly bananas’? You really don’t want to know | Fiona Katauskas

  2023-10-07 (or before) by in The Guardian

The climate’s changing and so is the terminology


Top grain traders ‘helped scupper’ ban on soya from deforested land

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Cargill and ADM led push to weaken new protections for threatened ecosystems in South America, report says

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | South America | Brazil | Trees


Britain’s pheasant shooting season has begun. And a year-round massacre makes it possible | George Monbiot

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Class politics is nowhere more visible than in the protected slaughter of game, with disastrous effects on our countryside, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Ministers ‘misrepresented’ UK climate advisory body, say scientists

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Government challenged to explain claim that UK will need 25% of energy to come from fossil fuels in 2050

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Eight of the world’s most amazing trees – from the Major Oak to the Lone Cypress

  2023-10-06 in The Guardian

Spectacular ancient trees stir deep feelings, as the felling of Sycamore Gap showed. Here are more noble specimens, including one whose survival is a deep-rooted puzzle

  Tagged under: California | Trees


The Tories say 15-minute cities are sinister. That’s nonsense – here’s the truth | Kate Soper and Martin Ryle

  2023-10-05 in The Guardian

Labour shows little sign of wanting to counter Rishi Sunak’s rhetoric about a divide between motorists and ‘woke’ spoilsports, say academic Kate Soper and writer Martin Ryle

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak


Hundreds of potentially toxic road runoff outfalls polluting England’s rivers

  2023-10-05 in The Guardian

Exclusive: No regulator is monitoring scale of impact of dangerous chemicals on wildlife or public health

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | Health


‘There won’t be anything left’: Florida teens battle city over plan to loosen wetland protections

  2023-10-05 in The Guardian

Youth environmentalists take on Republican-led city commission over proposal to hasten development in fragile wetlands

  Tagged under: Wetlands | US Politics | Florida


UK universities take £40m in fossil fuel funding since 2022

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

FoI requests show Shell and BP among firms giving funds to institutions which have pledged to divest

  Tagged under: Shell


Housebuilding companies saved billions from Tory delays to low-carbon rules

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Almost £40m given since 2010 as government delays to low-carbon regulations save builders and developers billions

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy


Pope urges rich world to make profound changes to tackle climate crisis

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

Francis also defends climate protesters and calls on governments to make Cop28 in Dubai a turning point

  Tagged under: COP28 | Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis


UK housebuilders save billions as government delays low-carbon rules

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

Housebuilders have little incentive to take steps by themselves. It’s no surprise they are so keen to wade into the political arena as major donors

  Tagged under: Housing


British diners warned off more fish types due to low populations in waters

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

Pollack from the Channel and dover sole from the Irish Sea among those to avoid, Good Fish Guide says

  Tagged under: Fish


‘Only the rich can bear this heat’: how Dhaka is battling extreme weather

  2023-10-03 in The Guardian

As high temperatures hit the poor hardest, climate change may undo years of development gains, says Asia’s first heat officer

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


Report claiming net zero will cost UK trillions retracted due to ‘factual errors’

  2023-10-02 in The Guardian

Rightwing thinktank Civitas mistakenly cost onshore wind power 10,000 times higher than reality and claimed bill would be £4.5tn

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Net Zero


Texas prisons are as hot as ovens. I’m being cooked like a rotisserie chicken

  2023-10-01 in The Guardian

Each year gets hotter but there’s still barely any air conditioning in the state’s prisons. I know what it’s like to be cooked alive

  Tagged under: Texas


Thousands of salmon escaped an Icelandic fish farm. The impact could be deadly

  2023-09-30 in The Guardian

Aquaculture is bringing jobs and money to rural regions, but a huge escape of farmed fish in August could devastate local salmon populations

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife


New York declares state of emergency amid heavy rainfall and flash flooding

  2023-09-29 in The Guardian

About 8.5 million people under flash flood warnings with 1-2in of rain an hour expected in Brooklyn and QueensNew York flooding – live updates


How a thinktank got the cost of net zero for the UK wildly wrong

  2023-09-29 in The Guardian

Civitas’s deeply flawed report was timed to follow the PM’s speech in which he called for an honest approach to the issue

  Tagged under: Net Zero


‘We are just getting started’: the plastic-eating bacteria that could change the world

  2023-09-28 in The Guardian

The long read: When a microbe was found munching on a plastic bottle in a rubbish dump, it promised a recycling revolution. Now scientists are attempting to turbocharge those powers in a bid to solve our waste crisis. But will it work?


Scientists on panel defending ultra-processed foods linked to food firms

  2023-09-28 in The Guardian

Exclusive: three out of five at briefing playing down concerns over UPFs have ties to makers of such foods

  Tagged under: Health


The Norwegian secret: how friluftsliv boosts health and happiness

  2023-09-27 in The Guardian

The idea of communing with nature is instilled from birth in Norway. I hiked through a rain-drenched forest to try it myself

  Tagged under: Health | Trees


Trudi Warner reveals the dark secret of English courts: juries do have the right to follow their consciences | Richard Vogler

  2023-09-27 in The Guardian

The solicitor general taking action against a climate protester for a sign she held outside a court raises a vital issue for criminal justice, says Richard Vogler, professor of comparative criminal law and justice

  Tagged under: Climate Justice


MPs vow to fight new plans to scrap pollution rules for housebuilders

  2023-09-27 in The Guardian

Campaigners and parliamentarians gear up to fight ‘reckless proposals’ on pollution from new developments

  Tagged under: Housing | Wildlife


‘Staggering’ green growth gives hope for 1.5C, says global energy chief

  2023-09-26 in The Guardian

IEA’s Fatih Birol says uptake of solar power and EVs is in line with net zero goal but rich countries must hasten their broader plans

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Electric Cars | EVs | Net Zero | Cars


Antarctic sea ice shrinks to lowest annual maximum level on record, data shows

  2023-09-26 in The Guardian

Scientists fear global heating may have shifted region into new era of disappearing ice with far-reaching consequences

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Weather tracker: South Africa hit by storms and unseasonably low temperatures

  2023-09-25 in The Guardian

Temperatures 10-15C below norm forecast in South Africa while risk of wildfires rises in Australia after unusual spring heatwaves

  Tagged under: South Africa | Africa | Heatwaves | Wildfires


How do we raise trillions of dollars to fight the climate crisis? The answer is staring us in the face | Gordon Brown

  2023-09-25 in The Guardian

The profits for oil and gas companies have reached truly staggering proportions. A simple levy could funnel money to the global south, says former UK prime minister Gordon Brown

  Tagged under: COP28


‘Watershed moment’: activists speak out about ‘Cop City’ conspiracy charges

  2023-09-25 in The Guardian

The same law used to charge Donald Trump is being wielded against protesters in a historic prosecution of 61 defendants

  Tagged under: Activism


‘Imagine Westminster under water’: stricter tests needed to see how City copes with climate disasters

  2023-09-24 in The Guardian

Sam Woods, head of the Bank’s financial stability watchdog, says lenders have only shown they can survive ‘slow burn’ changes to temperatures

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why Tories are using cars as a political dividing line in the UK

  2023-09-24 in The Guardian

Attempt to show Labour as ‘anti-motorist’ at forefront of Conservative pre-election campaign

  Tagged under: Cars


We are being poisoned every day, so why do we keep voting for more pollution? Ask a lobbyist | George Monbiot

  2023-09-22 in The Guardian

The dirty industries that dominate politics deceive us into accepting dangerous pollutants such as ammonia as part of life, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


Global push for clean hydrogen foiled by costs and lack of support, report finds

  2023-09-22 in The Guardian

IEA says firms are announcing more projects but waiting for government support before investing

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen


Brazil supreme court rules in favor of Indigenous land rights in historic win

  2023-09-21 in The Guardian

Court voted against agribusiness-backed attempt to prevent communities claiming land they did not physically occupy in 1988

  Tagged under: Brazil


Treated and untreated sewage greatest threat to river biodiversity, says study

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

More water company regulations and improvements at treatment plants needed to protect rivers, say authors

  Tagged under: Rivers


Severe plankton bloom off Thailand creates marine ‘dead zone’

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

Hundreds of mussel farm sites in Gulf of Thailand affected by regular blooms that scientists believe are exacerbated by climate crisis

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Elephants on the march across African borders as fatalities are on the rise

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

More carcasses found as animals roam long distances and clash with local people in search for water

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife | Zimbabwe


Humanity has ‘opened gates to hell’ by letting climate crisis worsen, UN secretary warns

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

António Guterres opened United Nations climate ambition summit with attack on wealthy countries and the fossil fuel industry

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Revealed: almost everyone in Europe is breathing toxic air

  2023-09-20 in The Guardian

Guardian investigation finds 98% of Europeans breathing highly damaging polluted air linked to 400,000 deaths a year

  Tagged under: Health | France


Climate action must respond to extreme weather driving health crisis, says WHO

  2023-09-19 in The Guardian

Melting ice caps and rising sea levels are urgent but people care more about the floods, wildfires and droughts that are here now, New York summit hears

  Tagged under: COP28 | Libya | Drought | Africa | Ice Melting | Sea Level | Health | Middle East | Wildfires


Revealed: top carbon offset projects may not cut planet-heating emissions

  2023-09-19 in The Guardian

Majority of offset projects that have sold the most carbon credits are ‘likely junk’, according to analysis by Corporate Accountability and the Guardian


Property over people? New York City’s $52bn plan to save itself from the sea

  2023-09-19 in The Guardian

A decade after Hurricane Sandy, critics of a federal plan that allocates billions to protect the region from rising waters are calling it a ‘failure of imagination’

  Tagged under: Oceans


Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

  2023-09-18 (or before) in The Guardian

Exclusive: Oil and gas majors are planning scores of vast projects that threaten to shatter the 1.5C climate goal. If governments do not act, these firms will continue to cash in as the world burns


London facing 45C days ‘in foreseeable future’, mayor Sadiq Khan warns

  2023-09-18 in The Guardian

Mayor says interim climate report paints a worrying picture of an underground Tube system that is not fit for purpose, and care homes and schools that are too hot


To grow the economy in a way that benefits people and the planet, politicians must think outside the box | Mariana Mazzucato

  2023-09-18 in The Guardian

We rely on too many old ideas. Governments must foster growth that is innovative and sustainable, says economist Mariana Mazzucato

  Tagged under: Economic Growth


Replacing Australia’s retiring coal power stations with small nuclear reactors could cost $387bn, analysis suggests

  2023-09-17 in The Guardian

The figure adds fuel to the growing political dispute over the pace and form of Australia’s energy transition

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


‘Monstrous’ sea lice and jellyfish invasions blighting Scottish salmon farms

  2023-09-16 in The Guardian

Vegan charity and its drones reveal that parasites are infesting fish reared for UK supermarkets

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife


‘People feel unprotected’: Greeks lose faith in state after Storm Daniel and a summer of wildfires

  2023-09-16 in The Guardian

Before the catastrophe in Libya, the cyclone brought devastation to Thessaly – and there are fears the climate crisis will bring more

  Tagged under: Libya | Wildfires


It’s a tragedy of modern plutocratic Britain: if you want to rise, follow the Piers Morgan playbook | George Monbiot

  2023-09-15 in The Guardian

In a rare moment of insight, the broadcaster articulated an undeniable truth: in the UK, the vastly wealthy hold the power, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


Young people to take 32 European countries to court over climate policies

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Claimants to argue lack of adequate action is breach of human rights, in largest climate legal action to date


New files shed light on ExxonMobil’s efforts to undermine climate science

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Executives privately sought to downplay link between fossil fuels and climate change despite public pronouncements, WSJ reports

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


Extreme weather events linked to increased child and forced marriages

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Researchers say families under stress unable to support daughters and look to marry them off

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Fossil fuel investment ‘very unwise economic risk’, says energy expert

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Fatih Birol, head of International Energy Agency, warns large-scale fossil fuel projects carry big financial risks

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Britain’s fish populations are in a ‘deeply troubling state’ – report

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

Species such as mackerel and North Sea cod have been overfished or have reached critically low populations

  Tagged under: Fish


In our blood: how the US allowed toxic chemicals to seep into our lives

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

Many people don’t know the health risks from chemicals in common household products

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Women and Children


Earth ‘well outside safe operating space for humanity’, scientists find

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

First complete ‘scientific health check’ shows most global systems beyond stable range in which modern civilisation emerged

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health


UK fails to ban 36 harmful pesticides outlawed for use in EU

  2023-09-13 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Britain becoming ‘toxic poster child of Europe’ and accuse ministers of breaking Brexit promise on standards


The world’s biggest carbon capture facility is being built in Texas. Will it work?

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

The plant will inject 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ground each year – but is it just greenwashing from big oil?

  Tagged under: Texas


Ministers may have broken law over sewage dumping in England, says watchdog

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Government may be letting firms discharge raw sewage more often than law allows, says Office for Environmental Protection

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘Disastrous beyond comprehension’: 10,000 missing after Libya floods

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Neighbourhoods washed away in port city of Derna, where two dams burst, with many bodies swept out to sea

  Tagged under: Libya | Africa | Middle East


World Bank spent billions of dollars backing fossil fuels in 2022, study finds

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Campaigners estimate about $3.7bn in trade finance was supplied to oil and gas projects despite bank’s green pledges

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels | Finance


US behind more than a third of global oil and gas expansion plans, report finds

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Study highlights conflict between Washington’s claims of climate leadership and its fossil fuel growth plans

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Russia | Iran | Washington State


How the illegal harvesting of giant trees in California shines a light on rural poverty

  2023-09-12 in The Guardian

Danny Garcia hoped to flee the life of poverty and crime that led him to poach wood from national park land. But the circle of violence was inescapable

  Tagged under: California | Trees


Greek PM under attack over handling of Storm Daniel disaster response

  2023-09-11 in The Guardian

Kyriakos Mitsotakis faces biggest crisis yet as residents ask where money for ‘immediate’ flood relief has gone


Heat pumps twice as efficient as fossil fuel systems in cold weather, study finds

  2023-09-11 in The Guardian

Doubts about whether heat pumps work well in subzero conditions shown to be unfounded, say researchers

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Red fire ant colonies found in Italy and could spread across Europe, says study

  2023-09-11 in The Guardian

Researchers identify 88 nests of destructive invasive non-native species near Syracuse in Sicily

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects


Small island nations take high-emitting countries to court to protect the ocean

  2023-09-10 in The Guardian

Countries threatened by rising sea levels are asking a tribunal to decide on responsibility for pollution of the marine environment

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Shell signals retreat from carbon offsetting

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Oil company is latest firm to act amid indications that carbon credits do nothing to mitigate global heating

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


‘A critical moment’: UN warns world will miss climate targets unless fossil fuels phased out

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Governments failing to cut emissions fast enough to meet Paris agreement goals and avoid disaster, major report says

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Deadly humid heatwaves to spread rapidly as climate warms – study

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

Small rise in global temperatures would affect hundreds of millions of people and could cause a sharp rise in deaths

  Tagged under: Texas | California | Heatwaves


The RSPB took on ministers and fell to earth. How it happened is a warning to us all | George Monbiot

  2023-09-08 in The Guardian

This is not just a story of a wildlife charity being bullied – it’s about the ugly truth of power dynamics in today’s Britain, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Wildlife


Antarctica warming much faster than models predicted in ‘deeply concerning’ sign for sea levels

  2023-09-07 in The Guardian

Study finds ‘direct evidence’ of polar amplification on continent as scientists warn of implications of ice loss

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


How hole in ozone layer affected summer rainfall in Tibet

  2023-09-07 in The Guardian

Study shows increase and decrease in rain linked to changes in ozone levels in upper atmosphere

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Major disruptor’: El Niño threatens the world’s rice supplies

  2023-09-07 in The Guardian

After India imposed an export ban on rice following destructive rains, prices have soared – now rising temperatures put crops across south-east Asia at risk

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | El Niño


African leaders call for debt relief to help tackle climate crisis

  2023-09-06 in The Guardian

Nairobi declaration, issued at first Africa Climate Summit, also includes call for global carbon taxes

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Finance


World meteorologists point to ‘vicious cycle’ of heatwaves and air pollution

  2023-09-06 in The Guardian

The climate crisis and soaring temperatures are worsening air quality, WMO says, with ‘knock-on effects’

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Former oil executive Mark McAllister lined up to be next Ofgem chair

  2023-09-06 in The Guardian

Government choice of energy regulator boss criticised as ‘putting the fox in charge of the hen house’

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate crisis could contribute to a global food shortage by 2050, US special envoy on food security warns

  2023-09-05 in The Guardian

Cary Fowler says world needs to produce 50-60% more food by middle of the century but global heating is expected to reduce yield rates


Texas fracking billionaire brothers fuel rightwing media with millions of dollars

  2023-09-05 in The Guardian

Farris and Dan Wilks’ deep pockets fund climate denialism education, conservative politicians and pro-fossil fuel projects

  Tagged under: Texas | Fracking | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Religion


Burning Man festival-goers trapped in desert as rain turns site to mud

  2023-09-03 in The Guardian

Tens of thousands of ‘burners’ urged to conserve food and water as rain and flash floods sweep Nevada


Plan for 55,000-acre utopia dreamed by Silicon Valley elites unveiled

  2023-09-02 in The Guardian

Flannery Associates, the California group behind the $800m effort, launched a website showcasing renderings

  Tagged under: Farming | California


The summer food went weird: searing heat reshapes US food production

  2023-09-02 in The Guardian

From wilting wheat to stressed pollinators, US farmers and fishermen see unexpected climate effects

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Climate Change | Fish | Food Production and Consumption


Typhoon Saola makes landfall in southern China as nearly 900,000 evacuated

  2023-09-02 in The Guardian

Storm hit overnight as business, transport and schools suspended in Hong Kong and Guangdong


‘A first in Paris’: city fumigates for tiger mosquitoes as tropical pests spread, bringing disease

  2023-09-01 in The Guardian

Parisian health authorities treat French capital for the first time as Zika and dengue-carrying tiger mosquitoes advance through northeastern Europe

  Tagged under: France | Health


Pressure grows on Clarence Thomas after more gifts from rightwing donor

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Disclosures detail more flights and stays with Harlan Crow as Democrats vow to investigate scandal ‘in which this court is enmired’

  Tagged under: US Politics


RSPB chief apologises after charity calls ministers ‘liars’ over green policy

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Beccy Speight says frustration at ‘weaker protections’ prompted charity’s criticism of Sunak, Gove and Coffey

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Wildlife


Ulez reveals a systemic problem with how UK government works – or rather, doesn’t | Martin Kettle

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Most people want cleaner air and a better NHS, but partisan politics gets in the way. To bridge the gap, we need citizens’ assemblies, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle


Hurricane Idalia leaves trail of floods and wreckage in south-eastern US

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Tropical storm moves into Atlantic but torrential rain and inland flooding still likely in North Carolina, officials warn

  Tagged under: Florida


Hurricane Idalia could become 2023’s costliest climate disaster for the US

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Analysts estimate the category 3 storm has already racked up a preliminary cost of $9.36bn, straining the insurance industry

  Tagged under: Insurance | Florida


Burning tires and bridges: US residents ‘shocked’ by firm’s bitcoin-mining plan

  2023-08-31 in The Guardian

Stronghold Digital Mining contends it is repurposing waste material, but those living near by are outraged by the proposal


Pope Francis to lay bare ‘terrible world war’ on nature in papal letter

  2023-08-30 in The Guardian

Follow-up to 2015 encyclical on climate crisis urges people to take side of ‘victims of environmental injustice’

  Tagged under: Religion | Pope Francis


After two climate-decimated harvests, southern peach farmers wonder how to regroup

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

Warmer winters, late freezes and wildly variable rainfall have formed a perfect storm to wreck the one of the region’s favorite fruits

  Tagged under: Farming


China continues coal spree despite climate goals

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

World’s biggest carbon emitter approving equivalent of two new coal plants a week, analysis shows

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Money down the drain: scandal of Kenya’s failed dams reveals a country drowning in debt

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

Kenya came out of the 2008 financial crisis in fine shape. Today, it is mired in ‘shocking corruption and debt dependency’. The tale of two ill-fated infrastructure projects explains why

  Tagged under: Finance


Europe floods: before and after footage as Austrian waterfall becomes a torrent – video

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

Brown water gushed from a waterfall in the Austrian town of Bad Gastein


Rishi Sunak took helicopter to housebuilding visit where he defended government’s ‘green credentials’ – as it happened

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

PM flew to Norwich for the event where it was announced the government scrapping of nutrient neutrality rules

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Housing


Too hot to handle: climate crisis report so secret Albanese government won’t even reveal date it was completed

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

Anthony Albanese continues to reject calls to make even a sanitised version of the assessment public


Greece wildfire declared largest ever recorded in EU

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

Eleven planes and helicopter from bloc sent to tackle fire that has burned more than 300 sq miles of land

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Big money is trashing trust in British politics. ‘Democracy vouchers’ could be the solution | Daniel Chandler

  2023-08-29 in The Guardian

The way our system is funded allows rich donors to buy influence, says economist and philosopher Daniel Chandler

  Tagged under: Finance


Environmental crisis looms as Murray cod virtually disappear from NSW Lower Darling

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

NSW Fisheries survey from May reveals attempts at repopulating river after 2018-19 drought appear to have failed

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | Rivers


‘Off-the-charts records’: has humanity finally broken the climate?

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

Extreme weather is ‘smacking us in the face’ with worse to come, but a ‘tiny window’ of hope remains, say leading climate scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Wildfires


England’s rivers at risk as Michael Gove rips up rules on new housing

  2023-08-28 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Announcement set to anger environmentalists, but builders say nutrient neutrality laws are exacerbating housing crisis

  Tagged under: Housing | Rivers


The Guardian view on hydrogen hype: it’s perhaps not as green as you think | Editorial

  2023-08-27 in The Guardian

Editorial: Low carbon emissions in Europe cannot come at the cost of environmental destruction abroad

  Tagged under: Hydrogen


How 19th-century pineapple plantations turned Maui into a tinderbox

  2023-08-27 in The Guardian

Land privatization and water depletion set the stage for the Lahaina fire 150 years ago. Now, land companies may benefit even more

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Growing number of countries consider making ecocide a crime

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

Mexico latest country where government is considering passing new laws to criminalise environmental destruction

  Tagged under: Mexico


In the battle to save the world’s forests, women are leading the resistance | Elif Shafak

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

From the Akbelen forest in Turkey to northern India to Brazil, rural women are standing up against the corporate chainsaw, says novelist Elif Shafak

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Brazil | Women and Children | Trees


Europe hits roadblocks in the race to switch to electric cars

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

Despite progress towards a 2045 zero-emission goal, the high price of EVs has created a headache for governments

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | EVs | Cars | France


South-east Australia marine heatwave forecast to be literally off the scale

  2023-08-26 in The Guardian

Patch of Tasman sea expected to warm over spring and summer to temperatures that risk significant losses to sea life

  Tagged under: Oceans


Indonesia’s tropical Eternity Glaciers could vanish within years, experts say

  2023-08-25 in The Guardian

El Niño weather pattern could accelerate melting, leading to sea level rise

  Tagged under: El Niño | Sea Level | Indonesia


Louisiana residents told to ‘get out now’ in face of sweeping wildfire

  2023-08-25 in The Guardian

Nearly 1,000 people in Merryville, in Beauregard parish close to Texas border, ordered to evacuate as Tiger Island fire burns nearby

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Texas | Wildfires


Carbon credit speculators could lose billions as offsets deemed ‘worthless’

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Many credits in the voluntary market going unused, with study finding some offsetting could make global heating worse


China bans Japanese seafood after Fukushima wastewater release

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Water containing radioactive tritium being pumped into Pacific via tunnel from Tepco plant, amid protests from China, South Korea and fishing communities

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Japan


Barcelona gives hats to homeless people as heatwave sweeps southern Europe

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Greek firefighters continue to battle wildfires and 17 areas of southern France remain on red alert

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires


Republican activist says party ‘deserves to lose’ if it fails to address climate crisis

  2023-08-24 in The Guardian

Benji Backer, executive chairman of conservative climate group, calls question on crisis in debate ‘historic’ but laments answers

  Tagged under: Activism


G20 poured more than $1tn into fossil fuel subsidies despite Cop26 pledges – report

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Public money still flowing into industry despite agreement to phase out ‘inefficient’ subsidies, thinktank says

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Tropical forests face ‘massive leaf death’ from global heating, study finds

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Some kinds of tree leaf could become too hot to be able to conduct photosynthesis, researchers warn

  Tagged under: Trees


‘It’s a beast’: landmark US climate law is too complex, environmental groups say

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Biden’s bill includes $60bn for environmental investments, but organizations that would benefit most face hurdles in accessing funding

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


Eels have vanished from critical parts of Somerset Levels, DNA tests show

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Experts shocked as analysis finds no traces of eel DNA in area once teeming with the endangered fish

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


Volcanoes and wildfires offset 20% of global heating over eight years

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Events that inject smoke and gas into high atmosphere help to cool planet but are no solution to climate crisis, says study

  Tagged under: Wildfires


UK academics urge Royal Society to condemn fossil fuel industry

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Letter signed by more than 1,200 leading figures calls for ‘unambiguous statement’ about climate crisis


Ministers accused of ‘environmental crime’ over South Downs oil drilling

  2023-08-23 in The Guardian

UK Oil and Gas says work is to resume at Avington site in national park after decision from Planning Inspectorate

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


I’ve spent 40 years in Antarctic research. Right now it’s facing a climate emergency so we must not put vital science on ice | Dana M Bergstrom for the Conversation

  2023-08-22 in The Guardian

Antarctica is experiencing disturbing changes – from missing winter sea ice to disintegrating ice shelves – and it’s almost certain things will get worse

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


Zero-degree line at record height above Switzerland as heat and fire hit Europe

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Weather balloon climbs to 5,300 metres before temperature falls to 0C amid late summer heatwave

  Tagged under: France


Anger is most powerful emotion by far for spurring climate action, study finds

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Link to climate activism is seven times stronger for anger than it is for hope, say Norwegian researchers

  Tagged under: Activism


Ecuadorians vote to halt oil drilling in biodiverse Amazonian national park

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Referendum result protecting Yasuní reserve will benefit huge range of species as well as ‘uncontacted’ Indigenous peoples

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Rich countries ‘trap’ poor nations into relying on fossil fuels

  2023-08-21 in The Guardian

Campaigners criticise ‘new form of colonialism’, where countries in the global south are forced to invest in fossil fuel projects to repay debts

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Montana’s landmark climate ruling: three key takeaways

  2023-08-20 in The Guardian

A judge last week ruled the young plaintiffs have the right to a clean environment – and experts say this changed the climate litigation landscape

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Fury as national health check of England’s waters faces six-year wait

  2023-08-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Assessment that used to happen annually will now take six years despite rising concerns

  Tagged under: Rivers | Health


‘Gigantic’ power of meat industry blocking green alternatives, study finds

  2023-08-18 in The Guardian

Analysis of EU and US shows livestock farmers receive about 1,000 times more public funding than plant-based and cultivated meat

  Tagged under: Farming


Maui wildfires expose rift over island’s tourism: ‘We’re more vulnerable than anyone admits’

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

The industry generates 80% of Maui county’s economic activity – but it risks devastating the island’s natural resources

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Fossil fuel firms move to dismiss climate lawsuit in Hawaii as Maui faces wildfires

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

In 2020, Honolulu officials had sued eight oil and gas companies over the steep costs of abating damages from extreme weather

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Sharp rise in Asian hornet sightings in UK causes alarm

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

Wildlife experts fear spread could devastate native bees, which the hornets dismember and eat

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects | Bees


Only genuinely clean hydrogen can help solve the climate crisis | Malcolm Turnbull

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

COP28 in Dubai needs to be the moment the world commits to producing hydrogen with near zero emissions by 2030

  Tagged under: COP28 | Hydrogen


Why was there no water to fight the fire in Maui? | Naomi Klein and Kapuaʻala Sproat

  2023-08-17 in The Guardian

Big corporations, golf courses and hotels have been taking water from locals for years. Now the fire may result in even more devastating water theft

  Tagged under: Capitalism | Wildfires


United Utilities fined £800,000 for taking 22bn litres of water from aquifer

  2023-08-16 in The Guardian

Company breached three-year rolling limit on abstraction licence at Fylde aquifer in 2018


Extreme water stress faced by countries home to quarter of world population

  2023-08-16 in The Guardian

Twenty-five countries are using 80% of their water supplies each year, research shows


Joe Manchin vows ‘unrelenting fight’ against US climate law he helped pass

  2023-08-16 in The Guardian

Democratic West Virginia senator calls the Inflation Reduction Act, hailed as ‘biggest step on climate crisis’, a ‘radical agenda’

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


Water companies are playing dirty over sewage. That’s why 20 million of us are taking them to court | Carolyn Roberts

  2023-08-15 in The Guardian

Our action on behalf of 20 million householders could be the start of desperately needed change in the water industry, says Carolyn Roberts, emeritus professor at Gresham College, London


Shortage of experts and low pay ‘major barriers to UK’s net zero future’

  2023-08-15 in The Guardian

Lack of funding and staff limit climate sector’s impact on conservation and net zero efforts, say workers

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Activism


Alarm at exodus of climate voices on Twitter after Musk takeover

  2023-08-15 in The Guardian

Half of regular green tweeters abandoned platform after its sale and cuts to moderation, analysis finds


‘Gamechanger’: judge rules in favor of young activists in US climate trial

  2023-08-14 in The Guardian

Sixteen young plaintiffs had alleged the Montana state government had violated their right to a healthy environment

  Tagged under: Activism | Health


Even in Greek towns razed by wildfires, people don’t blame the climate crisis. That must change | Christy Lefteri

  2023-08-14 in The Guardian

Many see climate breakdown as a problem of the future, but it’s here now. To move forward, we must understand our part in it, says author Christy Lefteri

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Global heating likely to hit world food supply before 1.5C, says UN expert

  2023-08-12 in The Guardian

Water scarcity threatening agriculture faster than expected, warns Cop15 desertification president

  Tagged under: Farming | Africa


Ecosystems near Texas-Mexico border ‘choking’ from efforts to stop migrants

  2023-08-11 in The Guardian

Greg Abbott, the state governor, has deployed fences, razor wires and buoys along the Rio Grande, demolishing the environment

  Tagged under: Rivers | Texas | Mexico


How to protest climate change nicely, with Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin | First Dog on the Moon

  2023-08-11 in The Guardian

We need a croc in every pool. An orca in every marina!

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Return of El Niño raises risk of hunger, drought and malaria, scientists warn

  2023-08-10 in The Guardian

Hot natural weather pattern will exacerbate heat-related dangers brought about by climate crisis

  Tagged under: Drought | El Niño


Theresa Villiers had £70,000 in Shell shares while environment secretary

  2023-08-10 in The Guardian

MP failed to reveal shares in oil company for more than five years despite disclosure rules

  Tagged under: Shell


Storms in US north-east leave two dead and lead to thousands of flight cancellations

  2023-08-08 in The Guardian

Tornado watches and warnings posted across 10 states from Tennessee to New York


X Corp accuses climate group of helping anti-hate researchers target Twitter

  2023-08-08 in The Guardian

Elon Musk firm alleges in lawsuit against Center for Countering Digital Hate that it got data help from European Climate Foundation


Firefighters battle blaze raging for fourth day in southern Portugal

  2023-08-08 in The Guardian

Wildfire that erupted in Odemira on Saturday has scorched thousands of hectares and forced evacuation of 1,400 people

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Climate-heating methane released from dozens of Australian fossil fuel sites, environmental group claims

  2023-08-08 in The Guardian

Energy giants reject Australian Conservation Foundation’s infrared video investigation which claims gas leaks and venting at dozens of mines and facilities

  Tagged under: Methane | Fossil Fuels


Is the climate crisis finally catching up with Antarctica? Finding the answer has never been more pressing | Andrew Meijers

  2023-08-07 in The Guardian

Our inability to confidently predict sea level rise between an extremely challenging two metres and a civilisation-ending 10 metres is an exemplar of the problem facing researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


Winter heatwave in Andes is sign of things to come, scientists warn

  2023-08-06 in The Guardian

Human-caused climate disruption and El Niño push temperature in mountains to 37C

  Tagged under: Chile | El Niño


Fifty-seven swimmers fall sick and get diarrhoea at world triathlon championship in Sunderland

  2023-08-05 in The Guardian

Athletes competing on stretch of UK coastline where reduced water quality at centre of dispute over sewage discharges


UK offshore wind at ‘tipping point’ as funding crisis threatens industry

  2023-08-05 in The Guardian

Industry figures warn climate crisis goals cannot be met unless government pumps more money into renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Tipping Points


‘It was hell but the owner said, you have to work’: dying from heat in Greece

  2023-08-04 in The Guardian

Greece relies on its tourism industry. But intense heatwaves, which have led to wildfires across the country, are making life a misery for thousands of staff who have to work outside – and killing some of them

  Tagged under: Health | Heatwaves | Wildfires


Fears of food inflation rise as UK harvests hit by cool, wet summer

  2023-08-04 in The Guardian

Farmers warn wheat, oilseed rape, potatoes and other crops have been affected after wettest July on record

  Tagged under: Farming


Anti-protest laws and culture wars weakening UK’s democracy, finds report

  2023-08-02 in The Guardian

Thinktanks say the check and balances of civil society such as judges and campaigners are under ‘political attack’ by ministers


Attack on energy network a major risk, UK register says for first time

  2023-08-02 in The Guardian

Cabinet Office assessment also upgrades likelihood of ‘catastrophic’ pandemic hitting the country

  Tagged under: Health


Erratic winds pose fresh threat to firefighters as rain helps with Mojave desert fire

  2023-08-01 in The Guardian

A brief downpour helped crews on the ground, but experts warn they could face unstable wind conditions that could blow fire back at them

  Tagged under: California | Wildfires


TechScape: Turns out there’s another problem with AI – its environmental toll

  2023-08-01 in The Guardian

AI uses huge amounts of electricity and water to work, and the problem is only going to get worse – what can be done? Plus, the wider TechScape

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Electricity


One man and his drone: ‘My hope is to shut down the coal industry’

  2023-07-31 in The Guardian

How a citizen vigilante in West Virginia uses his drone to uncover polluters who’d rather stay hidden

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


We bailed out the banks but we’re not prepared to bail out the planet | Larry Elliott

  2023-07-30 in The Guardian

US and UK must use financial firepower of the state to put economies on a saner course

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


Portugal’s bid to attract foreign money backfires as rental market goes ‘crazy’

  2023-07-29 in The Guardian

Government incentives and deregulation have brought digital nomads, Airbnbs and ‘golden visas’ – but steep housing costs for locals

  Tagged under: Housing


Rishi Sunak warned that Tories’ key green pledges are ‘unachievable’

  2023-07-29 in The Guardian

Whitehall watchdog gives red rating to set of measures aimed to bring net-zero goals, amid backlash over retreat on climate policy

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Colorado River has lost 10tn gallons of water since 2000 due to climate crisis

  2023-07-27 in The Guardian

Volume of water lost equal to Lake Mead, US’s largest reservoir, or enough water to fill around 15bn Olympic-sized pools, study finds

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River


‘Project 2025’: plan to dismantle US climate policy for next Republican president

  2023-07-27 in The Guardian

Rightwing groups penned a conservative wish list of proposals for the next conservative president to gut environmental protections


‘Like a blowtorch’: Mediterranean on fire as blazes spread across nine countries

  2023-07-26 in The Guardian

‘There is no magical defence mechanism,’ says Greek prime minister as fires burn in northern Africa and southern Europe

  Tagged under: Spain | Africa | Heatwaves


How do tech bros plan to ride out Armageddon? Living it up on private islands | Arwa Mahdawi

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

‘Effective altruist’ Sam Bankman-Fried supposedly wanted to buy the Pacific state of Nauru to build a doomsday bunker. Meanwhile, in the real world, quite a few other things need fixing, writes Arwa Mahdawi

  Tagged under: Prepping


Labour urged to work with Tories to counter ‘ignorant’ climate policy attacks

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

Tory former minister and chair of Climate Change Committee condemns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ attacks on Labour stance

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Gulf Stream could collapse as early as 2025, study suggests

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

A collapse would bring catastrophic climate impacts but scientists disagree over the new analysis

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


Storms and wildfires kill seven in Italy as extreme weather continues

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

Three people killed in Sicily fires and four in northern storms as hundreds forced to flee homes

  Tagged under: Wildfires


What frightens me about the climate crisis is we don’t know how bad things really are | Roger Harrabin

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

As the barrage of bad news from places like Greece continues, all we can be certain of is there are many surprises lying ahead, says analyst Roger Harrabin

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Wildfires


‘Nature is being destroyed’: Russia’s arms buildup in Barents Sea creating toxic legacy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Indigenous people and experts say Moscow’s military push and increased shipping and mining will destroy Arctic environment

  Tagged under: Arctic | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Russia


ClientEarth loses high court fight with Shell over climate strategy

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

Environmental law charity claims energy firm cannot achieve net zero goal with current transition plan

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


‘No one wants to be right about this’: climate scientists’ horror and exasperation as global predictions play out

  2023-07-24 in The Guardian

As the northern hemisphere burns, experts feel deep sadness – and resentment – while dreading what lies ahead this Australian summer

  Tagged under: Predictions | Fossil Fuels | El Niño | Heatwaves | Wildfires


We’ve caught the distraction disease – we do anything to avoid the problems we face | Torsten Bell

  2023-07-23 in The Guardian

Politicians aren’t the only ones to blame for a lack of focus on real issues, as culture war debates waste ever more of our time and energy


Extreme heat forces US airlines to limit passengers and fuel loads

  2023-07-23 in The Guardian

High temperatures reduce engine performance and the lift airplane wings are able to produce, leading some airlines to warn of delays

  Tagged under: Air Travel


‘What if everybody decided not to have children?’ The philosopher questioning humanity’s future

  2023-07-22 in The Guardian

Émile Torres has become a thorn in the side of the branch of moral philosophy that advocates prioritising our distant descendants. They explain the danger of utopian movements

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Rampant heatwaves threaten food security of entire planet, scientists warn

  2023-07-21 in The Guardian

After hottest day ever, researchers say global heating may mean future of crop failures on land and ‘silent dying’ in the oceans

  Tagged under: Oceans | Heatwaves


Have we reached peak fish?

  2023-07-21 in The Guardian

Humans are eating more seafood than ever, and we are removing fish from the ocean at a far greater rate than they can replenish. What can be done?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


An inconvenient truth: you can’t sell the green revolution to people who can’t afford it | Gaby Hinsliff

  2023-07-20 in The Guardian

In a cost of living crisis, heat pumps and electric cars are out of reach for most. Britain needs to fund a genuinely fair transition – and fast, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars


‘We are damned fools’: scientist who sounded climate alarm in 80s warns of worse to come

  2023-07-19 in The Guardian

James Hansen, who testified to Congress on global heating in 1988, says world is approaching a ‘new climate frontier’

  Tagged under: US Politics


‘Outrageous’: MEPs condemn pesticide companies for withholding toxicity data

  2023-07-19 in The Guardian

Bayer and Syngenta accused of breaching legal obligations and unethical behaviour over brain toxicity studies

  Tagged under: European Union


Longer heatwaves driven by ‘turbo-charged’ climate change, say scientists

  2023-07-17 in The Guardian

Record heat in Europe and the US is part of a pattern of more intense heatwaves made more likely by climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Heatwaves


Olive oil industry in crisis as Europe’s heatwave threatens another harvest

  2023-07-17 in The Guardian

World’s biggest olive producer, Spain, on course for second bad harvest in a row, raising fears of gaps on shelves and even higher prices

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming


Leaked UK government plan to protect against climate heat ‘very weak’

  2023-07-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Document ‘falls far short’ of what is needed to safeguard lives and livelihoods from heat, drought and storms, say experts

  Tagged under: Drought


Southern Europe braces for second heat storm in a week

  2023-07-16 in The Guardian

New system pushing into region from north Africa could lead to temperatures above record 48.8C

  Tagged under: Spain | Africa


‘Your heart races a bit’: US weather man threatened with death for mentioning climate crisis

  2023-07-16 in The Guardian

Chris Gloninger wove the reality of global heating into his forecasts in the conservative heartland of Iowa. Not everyone was receptive


Big oil quietly walks back on climate pledges as global heat records tumble

  2023-07-16 in The Guardian

Energy firms have made record profits by increasing production of oil and gas, far from their promises of rolling back emissions

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Florida rocked by home insurance crisis: ‘I may have to sell up and move’

  2023-07-15 in The Guardian

Soaring hurricane-cover premiums are bad news for the state’s homeowners – and Ron DeSantis is accused of dragging his feet

  Tagged under: Insurance | Florida


With our food systems on the verge of collapse, it’s the plutocrats v life on Earth | George Monbiot

  2023-07-15 in The Guardian

Climate breakdown and crop losses threaten our survival, but the ultra-rich find ever more creative ways to maintain the status quo, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Collapse


European heatwave to lead to 55mph gusts in UK, warns Met Office

  2023-07-14 in The Guardian

Sweltering temperatures in Europe directing low-pressure systems towards UK and yellow wind warning is in place


Phase down of fossil fuel inevitable and essential, says Cop28 president

  2023-07-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Sultan Al Jaber calls on world to up its renewable energy capacity and says oil and gas companies must be involved

  Tagged under: COP28 | Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Loophole lets farmers pollute England’s rivers with excess manure – report

  2023-07-13 in The Guardian

Investigation finds polluting farmers may not face action after breaking the rules

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


US Republicans oppose climate funding as millions suffer in extreme weather

  2023-07-13 in The Guardian

Nearly 90 million Americans are facing heat alerts this week, yet GOP members are wrangling over spending to reduce emissions

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


Plastic pollution on coral reefs gets worse the deeper you go, study finds

  2023-07-12 in The Guardian

Volume of debris in the unexplored twilight zone is an ‘emerging threat’ to reefs already stressed by climate crisis, say scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Coral Reefs


‘Cascading impacts’ warning as Farmers becomes latest insurer to quit Florida

  2023-07-12 in The Guardian

State’s efforts unable to persuade company to stay amid growing risk for carriers as climate crisis increases strength of storms

  Tagged under: Insurance | US Politics | Florida


‘Uncharted territory’: UN declares first week of July world’s hottest ever recorded

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Extreme temperatures break records as scientists warn El Niño is set to get worse

  Tagged under: El Niño


‘Heaviest rain ever’ causes deadly floods and landslides in Japan

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Mud engulfs houses and cars as island of Kyushu bears brunt of annual rainy season that is worsening with climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Japan


Proposed new UK oil and gas fields would provide at most three weeks of energy a year

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Experts and former ministers have also said the developments would not reduce energy prices in the UK

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Tomato crisis hits India as rain ravages crops and prices rise 400%

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

Consumers, farmers and even McDonald’s struggle in shortage blamed on irregular weather

  Tagged under: Farming


British political giving is increasingly dominated by the rich – it’s a system ripe for abuse | Peter Geoghegan

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

The next UK general election will be the most expensive ever, says Peter Geoghegan, author of Democracy for Sale


Drop carbon offsetting-based environmental claims, companies urged

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

New guidance says carbon credits should only be used to contribute to climate mitigation

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation


The big idea: why climate tribalism only helps the deniers

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

From nuclear power to electric vehicles, battles between activists risk getting in the way of reducing emissions

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Activism


UK should quit ‘climate-wrecking’ energy treaty, say official advisers

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee recommends leaving energy charter treaty, which critics say is ‘weaponised’ by fossil fuel firms

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


South-west braces for record-breaking heatwave up to 120F | First Thing

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

National Weather Service urges people to take precautions against ‘life-threatening heat conditions’. Plus, what is a TikTok ‘girl dinner’?


The planet warms, the world economy cools – the real global recession is ecological | Larry Elliott

  2023-07-09 in The Guardian

Governments focus on the climate when they have few other economic worries. That can no longer be the case

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Economics | Fossil Fuels


Climate scientist and politician Maisa Rojas: ‘You don’t only take decisions based on evidence and science’

  2023-07-08 in The Guardian

Chile’s new environment minister on reconciling green goals and the realities of government, and why she wants her developing country to be a global climate pioneer

  Tagged under: Chile


Disruptive protest helps rather than hinders activists’ cause, experts say

  2023-07-07 in The Guardian

Results contradict public view that disrupting events such as Wimbledon and Pride achieves nothing

  Tagged under: Activism


UN says climate change ‘out of control’ after likely hottest week on record

  2023-07-07 in The Guardian

After record breaking days on Monday and Tuesday, unofficial analysis shows the world may have seen its hottest seven days in a row

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Gatwick submits plans for second runway to double passenger numbers

  2023-07-06 in The Guardian

Airport says runway will generate £1bn for region but campaigners argue it will worsen pollution and emissions

  Tagged under: Air Travel


‘Revolutionary’ solar power cell innovations break key energy threshold

  2023-07-06 in The Guardian

Next generation cells surpass limits of today’s cells and will accelerate rollout of cheaper, more efficient solar power

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy


Ofwat boss denies water industry badly regulated as he predicts higher bills

  2023-07-05 in The Guardian

David Black says water firms’ debt is ‘their issue to sort out’ because regulator did not have powers to tackle problem until recently

  Tagged under: Predictions | Finance


Tuesday was world’s hottest day on record – breaking Monday’s record

  2023-07-05 in The Guardian

Average global temperature hits 17.18C and experts expect record to be broken again very soon


Oil lobbyists spend millions to stall California’s game-changing climate bill

  2023-07-05 in The Guardian

Bills would force large companies that do business in the state to report all emissions and crack down on bogus carbon offset claims

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | California


England’s water firms should pay to fix illegal discharges, high court to hear

  2023-07-04 in The Guardian

WildFish charity says £56bn plan to reduce sewage dumping from storm overflows is illegal because it expects customers to foot bill

  Tagged under: Rivers


Climate grief is real – and I cannot keep watching images of our dying planet | David Shearman

  2023-07-04 in The Guardian

Our leaders’ addiction to economic growth and its consumption of environmental resources has me paralysed with fear and solastalgia

  Tagged under: Economic Growth | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Revealed: UK plans to drop flagship £11.6bn climate pledge

  2023-07-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Disclosure provokes fury as Rishi Sunak accused of betraying populations vulnerable to global heating

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Finance


Improving soil could keep world within 1.5C heating target, research suggests

  2023-07-04 in The Guardian

Better farming techniques across the world could lead to storage of 31 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide a year, data shows

  Tagged under: Farming


Will El Niño on top of global heating create the perfect climate storm?

  2023-07-03 in The Guardian

Rising temperatures in north Atlantic and drop in Antarctic sea ice prompt fears of widespread damage from extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | El Niño


‘Stay out of the water’: what lurks below California’s zombie lake?

  2023-07-03 in The Guardian

Winter storms inundated an industrial agricultural area the size of Lake Tahoe, flooding fields, homes and electricity grids

  Tagged under: Electricity | California | Electricity Grid


Sunak U-turn on wind farms in England draws wrath of green Tories

  2023-07-02 in The Guardian

Prime minister under fire as government backtracks on plan for more onshore turbines to keep voters on side

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Rishi Sunak | Wind Power


UK airports say they can reach net zero and still expand. Is it just pie in the sky?

  2023-07-01 in The Guardian

Despite the Climate Change Committee’s warnings to stop growing capacity, Gatwick is gearing up for another try at a second runway

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Exclusive: UK water giants recruit top staff from regulator Ofwat

  2023-07-01 in The Guardian

Demands for an end to the ‘revolving door’ as ex-Ofwat directors are hired by key firms


Skin disease in orcas off North American coast concerns scientists

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

Lesions found on 99% of southern resident orcas studied on Pacific north-west coast

  Tagged under: Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Washington State


Punishment without trial: Britain's latest weapon in the war against dissent | George Monbiot

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

Companies are taking out devastating ‘civil injunctions’ against climate activists – and making them pay the costs, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism


UK to gain first lithium mine in Cornwall in boost to electric car industry

  2023-06-29 in The Guardian

British Lithium in joint venture with French mining company Imerys, aiming to extract 20,000 tonnes

  Tagged under: Lithium | Electric Cars | Cars


Heat dome’s scorching temperatures in Texas expected to expand across US

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Power use in the state reached a record high Tuesday and will continue to strain the grid as the heatwave moves north

  Tagged under: Texas | Electricity Grid | Florida | Alabama


Mounting debts and public anger could finally sink water companies in England and Wales

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Firms have loaded up debt to pay dividends and been fined millions for dumping raw sewage into rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Finance


Climate crisis linked to rising domestic violence in south Asia, study finds

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Increase of 1C in average annual temperature connected to more than 6% rise in physical and sexual domestic violence

  Tagged under: Women and Children


So what if fossil fuel lobbyists have to declare themselves at Cop28? That won’t curb their power| Amy Westervelt

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Oil and gas companies don’t just have a seat at the Cop table: they are in charge of the table, says climate journalist Amy Westervelt

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


Texas heatwave blamed for 13 deaths as scorching temperatures and smoke spread across US – as it happened

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

Detroit extends air quality alert through Thursday while evacuation orders in effect in Arizona as crews fight Diamond fire

  Tagged under: Texas | Wildfires


Heatwave in south and wildfire smoke in north buffet US from both sides

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

More than 80m Americans under air quality alerts while temperatures hit triple digits in south and south-west

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Solar helps Texas carry energy load as heatwave puts power grid to test

  2023-06-28 in The Guardian

State has managed to avoid rolling blackouts amid three-digit temperatures thanks to its supply of solar power, experts say

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Texas | Electricity Grid


Greenhouse gas emissions from global energy industry still rising – report

  2023-06-25 in The Guardian

Researchers say ‘urgent action’ needed as rise in renewables is eclipsed by increase in world’s total energy consumption

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


We don’t have to be overwhelmed by climate anxiety. Feel the pain, then act | Susie Orbach

  2023-06-25 in The Guardian

We might be scared and not know what to do. But as a new film reveals, that can help

  Tagged under: Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Record-breaking Texas heatwave enters third week as thousands lose power

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas also face scorching temperatures as heat dome settles over US south-west

  Tagged under: Louisiana | Texas | Fossil Fuels


New windfarm could be used to power North Sea oilfield

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

Electricity generated on Shetland could be used to fuel the proposed Rosebank field, instead of homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


When it comes to rich countries taking the environment seriously, I say: vive la France | George Monbiot

  2023-06-24 in The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron’s government is at least doing the bare minimum to avert the planetary crisis – and putting the UK to shame, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: France


Paris climate finance summit fails to deliver debt forgiveness plan

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

Countries in debt distress thrown financial lifeline but critics say measures fall short of what is needed

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


The sudden warming of Britain’s seas will tear through ocean life like a wildfire | Philip Hoare

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

What happens when the chill of our seas turns to a soupy stew? Fragile ecosystems will be destroyed and food sources for wildlife will disappear, says author Philip Hoare

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Sea Level


Texas governor signs bill rescinding water breaks as deadly heat grips state

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

Measure will nullify local ordinances that provide workers protection from devastating, triple-digit temperatures

  Tagged under: Texas


Senate examines role of ‘dark money’ in delaying climate action

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

The budget committee hearing looked into alleged misinformation from big oil that covered up ‘massive’ risks of the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


US honeybees suffer second deadliest season on record

  2023-06-23 in The Guardian

Nearly 50% of US bee colonies died off last year, although efforts have helped the overall bee population remain ‘relatively stable’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects


Loss of fossil fuel assets would not impoverish general public, study finds

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Research allays fears that rapid scaling back of production would hit people’s savings and pensions hard

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels


The climate crisis is this century’s biggest threat. We need a global finance pact that reflects the task ahead | Chris Bowen, Steven Guilbeault and James Shaw

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

As climate change ministers, we urge multilateral banks to come together to help vulnerable nations, who face cascading challenges

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Finance


C of E divests of fossil fuels as oil and gas firms ditch climate pledges

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Church pension and endowment funds shed holdings after U-turns by BP and Shell

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | BP | Shell | Religion


NSW push to stop climate protesters livestreaming on Facebook labelled ‘profoundly anti-democratic’

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Premier Chris Minns claims climate activists such as Blockade Australia are endangering lives by streaming protest actions

  Tagged under: Activism


Climate impact of shipping under growing scrutiny ahead of key meeting

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Court has been told states are legally responsible for tackling sector’s emissions as IMO talks loom

  Tagged under: Oceans


Ecological tipping points could occur much sooner than expected, study finds

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

Amazon rainforest and other ecosystems could collapse ‘very soon’, researchers warn

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Oceans | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Trees | Tipping Points


Climate campaigner takes Surrey oil drilling case to supreme court

  2023-06-21 in The Guardian

Sarah Finch’s challenge to plans to allow oil well hinges on wider environmental impact of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Nature at risk of breakdown if Cop15 pledges not met, world leaders warned

  2023-06-20 in The Guardian

Author of landmark UK review into the economic value of nature joins UN environment chief in calls for ‘action, not just words’ on biodiversity goals

  Tagged under: Economics | Wildlife


Canada is on fire, and big oil is the arsonist | Tzeporah Berman

  2023-06-20 in The Guardian

Governments need to represent us, not fossil-fuel profiteers. We need plans to phase out fossil fuel production and emissions

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Sheffield council issues apology over tree-felling scandal

  2023-06-20 in The Guardian

The city’s new Labour leader has accepted that some of the 17,500 trees cut down were healthy

  Tagged under: Health | Trees


‘Unheard of’ marine heatwave off UK and Irish coasts poses serious threat

  2023-06-19 in The Guardian

Sustained high temperatures over summer could trigger mass mortality of fish and oysters, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


EPA sued over reapproval of toxic herbicides using Agent Orange chemical

  2023-06-19 in The Guardian

Federal suit brought by public health groups alleges agency’s science shows human risks and harm to endangered species

  Tagged under: Health


How bad is wildfire smoke for your health? Here’s my view as a toxicologist | Christopher T Migliaccio

  2023-06-19 in The Guardian

Last week New York and Detroit were listed among the five most polluted cities in the world because of smoke from Canada. What does that mean?

  Tagged under: Health | Wildfires


No swimming, no surfing: how a summer of sewage is ruining the British seaside day out

  2023-06-18 in The Guardian

Red flags are going up on beaches from Scarborough to Whitstable as pollution levels soar and businesses are forced to close due to sewage discharges

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


Householders to receive money off bills for going green under Labour plans

  2023-06-17 in The Guardian

As set out by Ed Miliband, GB Energy’s renewable energy projects will create jobs, tackle energy bills and directly benefit local people

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


Water companies feel the heat as commercial bans loom in dry summer

  2023-06-17 in The Guardian

Suppliers may be forced to cut large-scale usage by businesses amid fears of a repeat of last year’s heatwave


Dramatic week in Montana climate trial as youngsters tell of toll on lives

  2023-06-17 in The Guardian

Youth plaintiffs accuse state officials of violating their right to a healthy environment in landmark case in Helena

  Tagged under: Health


From the oceans to ‘net zero’ targets, we’re in denial about the climate crisis | Adam Morton

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

The scientific consensus is we need to aim for negative emissions by phasing out fossil fuels, not just removing carbon from the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


The hard right and climate catastrophe are intimately linked. This is how | George Monbiot

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

As climate policy is weakened, extreme weather intensifies and more refugees are driven from their homes – and the cycle of hatred continues, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


Vast fossil fuel and farming subsidies causing ‘environmental havoc’

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

World Bank says subsidies costing as much as $23m a minute must be repurposed to fight climate crisis

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


US midwest braces for smoky skies as Canadian wildfires rage on

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

Air quality alerts issued in Minnesota and Wisconsin with winds expected to blow airborne pollution from Ontario blazes south

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Power companies quietly pushed $215m into US politics via dark money groups

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

Donations have helped utilities increase electricity prices, hinder solar schemes and helped elect sympathetic legislators

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | US Politics | Electricity


‘Drought is on the verge of becoming the next pandemic’

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

The long read: While the world becomes drier, profit and pollution are draining our resources. We have to change our approach

  Tagged under: Drought | Water Resources


US east coast cities warned to draft air quality plans similar to those in the west

  2023-06-15 in The Guardian

Current standards do not take into account particulates given off by blazes such as seen lately in Canada that affected the east coast

  Tagged under: Wildfires


River in ‘wettest place in England’ in Lake District almost completely dry

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Experts are warning of disastrous conditions for wildlife at upper River Derwent in Borrowdale

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers | Wildlife


Shell drops target to cut oil production as CEO aims for higher profits

  2023-06-14 in The Guardian

Wael Sawan prioritises shareholder payouts, setting out plan to keep oil production steady until 2030

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels


‘My life and my home’: young people start to testify at historic US climate trial

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

The plaintiffs note that Montana’s constitution pledges a healthy environment ‘for present and future generations’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Health


Greta Thunberg: not phasing out fossil fuels is ‘death sentence’ for world’s poor

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Climate activist says only ‘rapid and equitable’ phaseout will keep temperatures within 1.5C limit

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


As the ice melts, a perilous Russian threat is emerging in the Arctic | Barry Gardiner

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Putin is weakened and fears Nato encirclement. His militarisation of Russia’s northern border is intensifying, says Labour MP Barry Gardiner

  Tagged under: Arctic | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Turkmenistan moves towards plugging massive methane leaks

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

Central Asian country has the worst rate of climate-heating ‘super-emitter’ events in the world

  Tagged under: Methane


Exhausted crews battle Canadian wildfires as experts issue climate warning

  2023-06-10 in The Guardian

Global heating and human changes to the landscape have invited more destructive fires, making fire season worse

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


El Niño is coming. We must plan for the worst to protect Australia’s energy system | Dylan McConnell and Iain MacGill

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts increased temperatures and heatwaves this year, raising the prospect of blackouts – just as the electricity sector faces several other challenges

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Predictions | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | El Niño | Heatwaves


High levels of drugs found in sea off south England coast

  2023-06-09 in The Guardian

Study says marine life being harmed by prescription and recreational drugs in wastewater

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


The planet’s economist: has Kate Raworth found a model for sustainable living?

  2023-06-08 in The Guardian

The long read: Her hit book Doughnut Economics laid out a path to a greener, more equal society. But can she turn her ideas into meaningful change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


England raw sewage taskforce has only met once in last year, FoI request reveals

  2023-06-08 in The Guardian

Storm overflows group has been promoted by ministers as evidence they are taking issue seriously

  Tagged under: Rivers


Army of fake social media accounts defend UAE presidency of climate summit

  2023-06-08 in The Guardian

Sultan Al Jaber – Cop28 president and CEO of state oil firm – is ‘ally the climate movement needs’, posts say

  Tagged under: COP28 | Africa | Middle East


Insect decline a threat to fruit crops and food security, scientists warn MPs

  2023-06-07 in The Guardian

Poor pollination caused by destructive farming methods leads to loss of biodiversity and is a threat to food production, inquiry told

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects | Food Production and Consumption


‘Game changing’: spate of US lawsuits calls big oil to account for climate crisis

  2023-06-07 in The Guardian

Next week the first constitutional climate lawsuit goes to trial amid signs fossil fuel companies are facing accountability tests

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Fifa misled fans over ‘carbon-neutral Qatar World Cup’, regulator finds

  2023-06-07 in The Guardian

Fifa misled fans by claiming the Qatar World Cup would be carbon neutral, a Swiss regulator has ruled


Climate risks have made California uninsurable. When will we wake up? | Kate Aronoff

  2023-06-06 in The Guardian

State Farm will almost entirely stop issuing new policies in California – with climate-exacerbated wildfires and bad public policy a large reason why

  Tagged under: Farming | Insurance | California | Wildfires | Finance


Lord Deben backs Labour’s plan to halt new North Sea oil and gas drilling

  2023-06-06 in The Guardian

UK’s most senior climate adviser says policy is ‘right thing to do’ and criticises government’s stance


Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

  2023-06-06 in The Guardian

Ice-free summers inevitable even with sharp emissions cuts and likely to result in more extreme heatwaves and floods

  Tagged under: Arctic | Heatwaves


Countries must put aside national interests for climate crisis, UN says

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Simon Stiell tells conference in Bonn the world is at ‘tipping point’ and must fight together for common good

  Tagged under: COP28 | Tipping Points


Scottish fishers say marine protection plans will wreck coastal communities

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Outcry includes protest song comparing closure of inshore fishing grounds to Highland clearances

  Tagged under: Fish


Rich countries with high greenhouse gas emissions could pay $170tn in climate reparations

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Proposed compensation would be paid to developing countries that must transition away from fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Microplastics found in every sample of water taken during the Ocean Race

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Concentrations of plastics in round-the-world race through remote ocean environments found to be up to 18 times higher than during previous event in 2017-18

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans


Climate crisis: rich nations undermining work to help poor countries, research suggests

  2023-06-04 in The Guardian

Oxfam report says only $11.5bn (£9.2bn) of climate finance in 2020 devoted to helping vulnerable states

  Tagged under: COP28 | Finance


Universal basic income of £1,600 a month to be trialled in two places in England

  2023-06-04 in The Guardian

Scheme to run for two years and participants will be monitored to see what effect it has on mental and physical health

  Tagged under: Health


Thames Water accused of ‘flimsy PR stunt’ over bonus as boss’s pay swells

  2023-06-04 in The Guardian

Sarah Bentley lands £1.5m despite saying she would shun bonus amid criticism of water companies


The multinational companies that industrialised the Amazon rainforest

  2023-06-02 in The Guardian

Analysis shows handful of corporations extract tens of billions of dollars of raw materials a year – and their commitments to restoration vary greatly

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Farming | Wildlife | Brazil | Trees


Brazilian Amazon at risk of being taken over by mafia, ex-police chief warns

  2023-06-01 in The Guardian

Alexandre Saraiva gives alert on organised crime in region ahead of anniversary of killings of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


West Virginia governor Justice suggests coal empire lawsuit is political attack

  2023-05-31 in The Guardian

DoJ files lawsuit against companies linked to Jim Justice, also a Republican Senate candidate, seeking unpaid penalties of $7.6m

  Tagged under: US Politics


Rock ‘flour’ from Greenland can capture significant CO2, study shows

  2023-05-30 in The Guardian

Powder produced by ice sheets could be used to help tackle climate crisis when spread on farm fields


Heat pumps: more than 80% of households in Great Britain ‘satisfied with system’

  2023-05-30 in The Guardian

Exclusive: England, Scotland and Wales survey reports similar response to people with gas boilers


Steve Coogan, Paul Whitehouse and Lee Mack join Windermere pollution protest

  2023-05-29 in The Guardian

Comedians perform at Lake District event in campaign to highlight ‘national scandal’ of volume of sewage being pumped into lake


Experts call for ‘loss and damage’ fund for nature in developing world

  2023-05-29 in The Guardian

Rich nations should pay for biodiversity loss, which disproportionately affects poor countries, say scientists

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


Why the climate crisis is making our insects run for the hills

  2023-05-28 in The Guardian

Around the world, different species are shifting their habitats upwards, with potentially catastrophic results for our ecosystems

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects


DeSantis accused of ‘catastrophic’ climate approach after campaign launch

  2023-05-28 in The Guardian

Republican ‘trying to out-Trump Trump’ on climate, expert says, as governor says he rejects the ‘politicization of the weather’


More than 1,500 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protest in The Hague

  2023-05-27 in The Guardian

Several Dutch celebrities among protesters, including Game of Thrones actor Carice van Houten


Insurance giant halts sale of new home policies in California due to wildfires

  2023-05-27 in The Guardian

State Farm also cites inflation of construction costs in statement which comes after increasing wildfires in state

  Tagged under: Insurance | California | Wildfires


One in three GB News presenters cast doubt on climate science, study reveals

  2023-05-26 in The Guardian

Ten of broadcaster’s 31 hosts made on-air statements in 2022 rejecting or challenging scientific consensus


Toxins hidden in plastics are the industry’s dirty secret – recycling is not the answer | Charlotte Lloyd

  2023-05-25 in The Guardian

We need to know more about what goes into plastics and better regulation of how recycled products are used, says environmental chemistry lecturer Dr Charlotte Lloyd

  Tagged under: Health


Digging continues at controversial south Wales mine months after licence expires

  2023-05-25 in The Guardian

Despite record high prices for coal, operators claim they cannot afford to restore the site, a pretext for the licensing of the mine

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


German police stage nationwide raids against climate activists

  2023-05-24 in The Guardian

Raids targeting members of Letzte Generation are carried out at 15 properties in seven German states

  Tagged under: Activism


UK students pledge ‘career boycott’ of insurers over fossil fuels

  2023-05-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of students and graduates vow not to work for ‘climate wreckers that insure those responsible for the climate crisis’

  Tagged under: Activism | Insurance | Fossil Fuels


‘Worthless’: Chevron’s carbon offsets are mostly junk and some may harm, research says

  2023-05-24 in The Guardian

Exclusive: investigation finds energy giant’s efforts to offset its huge emissions rely on schemes with little impact

  Tagged under: Chevron


Recycling can release huge quantities of microplastics, study finds

  2023-05-23 in The Guardian

Scientists find high levels of microplastics in wastewater from unnamed UK plant – and in air surrounding facility

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics


Down the drain: how billions of pounds are sucked out of England’s water system

  2023-05-22 (or before) in The Guardian

Visualised: where does the money from your bills go?


Why rising sea levels pose existential threat to the Bahamas – extract

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

In her new book, Christina Gerhardt explains why the Caribbean island group faces such huge risks from climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Sea Level | Caribbean


University investment funds urge ‘bold action’ to stop new fossil fuel projects

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

Asset managers are told they have key role to play on climate in open letter on eve of Shell’s annual meeting

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Shell


Big polluters’ share prices fall after climate lawsuits, study finds

  2023-05-22 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Fossil fuel companies register drop in value after litigation or unfavourable judgments

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Litigation


Is it too late to halt deep-sea mining? Meet the activists trying to save the seabed

  2023-05-21 in The Guardian

If mining companies are given the go-ahead to exploit the ocean depths, the environmental cost will be devastating. As the clock ticks down to a crucial deadline in July, Michael Segalov reports

  Tagged under: Oceans | Activism


How solar farms took over the California desert: ‘An oasis has become a dead sea’

  2023-05-21 in The Guardian

Residents feel trapped and choked by dust, while experts warn environmental damage is ‘solving one problem by creating others’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | California


‘The whole thing stinks’: water firms to pay out £14.7bn in dividends as customers foot sewage costs

  2023-05-20 in The Guardian

With cost of cleanup to be passed on to bill payers, analysis shows they will also pay £624 more by 2030 to fund investor payouts

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘No one saw this level of devastation coming’: climate crisis worsens in Somalia

  2023-05-19 in The Guardian

Torrential rain, coming on top of the country’s worst drought in four decades, has forced 250,000 people to leave their homes

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Middle East


More than half of the world’s lakes have shrunk in past 30 years, study finds

  2023-05-19 in The Guardian

Lakes and reservoirs have lost 22 gigatonnes a year since 1992, driven by factors including global heating and human consumption


Tidal barrier proposal for Lincolnshire and Norfolk sets off wave of opposition

  2023-05-19 in The Guardian

Wildlife and environment groups condemn plan promising renewable energy for 600,000 homes

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Activism | Wildlife | Greenpeace | Tidal Energy


Top five US executives hoard $9bn tax-free for retirement as workers face limits

  2023-05-18 in The Guardian

At many of these companies a sizeable percentage of workers had no money in their 401(k)s, report finds


Global heating has likely made El Niños and La Niñas more ‘frequent and extreme’, new study shows

  2023-05-18 in The Guardian

Scientists say greenhouse gases have already affected climate patterns in the Pacific that could lead to more severe weather, floods and heatwaves

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | El Niño | Heatwaves


‘The city was underwater’: quarter of a million Somalis flee flooded homes

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

Climate crisis a key factor in flash flooding of Beledweyne as rains end drought and Shabelle River breaks its banks

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Rivers | Middle East


Harrowing lives of children sent to work in English mills revealed in first study of kind

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

Research on remains of 19th-century ‘pauper apprentices’ shows bodies riddled with disease, in study that resonates today

  Tagged under: Women and Children


World likely to breach 1.5C climate threshold by 2027, scientists warn

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

UN agency says El Niño and human-induced climate breakdown could combine to push temperatures into ‘uncharted territory’

  Tagged under: El Niño


Devastating floods in Italy claim lives and leave thousands homeless

  2023-05-17 in The Guardian

Twenty-one rivers burst their banks after heavy storms across country cause landslides and submerge villages

  Tagged under: Rivers


Flagship EU law to restore nature must not be derailed, warns environment chief

  2023-05-16 in The Guardian

Rejection of key legislation on pesticides and restoration of wildlife ‘would send a dangerous, negative signal to the world’

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Legislation


Adverts claiming products are carbon neutral by using offsetting face UK ban

  2023-05-15 in The Guardian

Advertising watchdog to begin stricter enforcement on use of terms such as ‘carbon neutral’ amid concerns over offsets

  Tagged under: Deforestation


Grid connection delays for low-carbon projects ‘unacceptable’, says Ofgem

  2023-05-15 in The Guardian

Watchdog’s chief writes to energy bosses as Grid sets out plan to cut waits by up to a decade

  Tagged under: Electricity Grid


Oceans have been absorbing the world’s extra heat. But there’s a huge payback

  2023-05-14 in The Guardian

Record sea surface temperatures suggest the Earth is headed for ‘uncharted territory’ in terms of sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


‘Sustainable’ pension funds accused of greenwashing over billions held in oil and gas firms

  2023-05-14 in The Guardian

Warning comes as UK watchdog set to tighten rules for asset managers given short-term targets

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate crisis deniers target scientists for vicious abuse on Musk’s Twitter

  2023-05-14 in The Guardian

Abusive, often violent tweets denying the climate emergency have become a barrage since Elon Musk acquired the platform, say UK experts


Svalbard: the Arctic islands where we can see the future of global heating

  2023-05-13 in The Guardian

The Norwegian archipelago is warming six times faster than the global average, with potentially disastrous results, especially for species such as the polar bear

  Tagged under: Arctic


Sunak food summit promises star guest and lots of rhubarb

  2023-05-13 in The Guardian

It’s hard to see the PM’s talks with farmers, store chiefs and the (rumoured) odd TV star producing concrete proposals

  Tagged under: Farming | Rishi Sunak


Canada: extreme ‘heat dome’ temperatures set to worsen wildfires

  2023-05-12 in The Guardian

System – extremely rare for this time of year – likely to fuel fires that have already displaced tens of thousands of residents

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Are New Zealand’s marine heatwaves a warning to the world?

  2023-05-12 (or before) in The Guardian

As seas around Aotearoa heat at an unparalleled rate, scientists are starting to understand what it might mean for marine ecosystems

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Impact of warmer seas on fish stocks leads to rise in pirate attacks

  2023-05-11 in The Guardian

Study of piracy hotspots in east Africa and South China Sea found that piracy increases when fish populations decline and vice versa

  Tagged under: Africa | Fish


Canada: images of felled ancient tree a ‘gut-punch’, old-growth experts say

  2023-05-11 in The Guardian

Shocking photos of chopped-down tree in western Canada highlights flaws in plan to protect forest from loggers, activists say

  Tagged under: Trees | Activism


Conflict and climate disasters combine to create record rise in displaced people

  2023-05-11 in The Guardian

Ukraine war and Pakistan’s ‘monsoon on steroids’ among events driving surge on ‘scale never seen before’ as 71m people displaced

  Tagged under: Conflict | Africa | Middle East


Microbes discovered that can digest plastics at low temperatures

  2023-05-10 in The Guardian

Scientists have found microbes that can do this at 15C, in a potential breakthrough for recycling


Italian oil firm Eni faces lawsuit alleging early knowledge of climate crisis

  2023-05-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Company accused of ‘lobbying and greenwashing’ for more fossil fuels despite knowing of risks

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Mind-boggling’ methane emissions from Turkmenistan revealed

  2023-05-09 in The Guardian

Leaks of potent greenhouse gas could be easily fixed, say experts, and would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: COP28 | Methane | Fossil Fuels


Alarm after lawyer who aided Trump’s 2020 election lie attacks campus voting

  2023-05-08 in The Guardian

Rightwing lawyer Cleta Mitchell faces criticism after comments to GOP donors urging new rules to make voting harder for students

  Tagged under: US Politics


Time to clean up the murky water business | Letters

  2023-05-08 in The Guardian

Letters: Bill Kingdom says the Environment Agency and Ofwat have failed to perform, Dr Richard JF Bewley suggests mutualisation and Richard Davies wonders what the difference is between fly-tippers and water companies


‘Lack of vision’: UK green energy projects in limbo as grid struggles to keep pace

  2023-05-08 in The Guardian

Clean electricity plans stuck for years because of ‘negligence’ by governments over modernising network, say renewable energy developers

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Vietnam records highest ever temperature of 44.1C

  2023-05-07 in The Guardian

Report comes after neighbouring countries also register unprecedented highs during April heatwave


April Mediterranean heatwave ‘almost impossible’ without climate crisis

  2023-05-05 in The Guardian

Extreme event would have been expected once in 40,000 years before global heating, scientists estimate

  Tagged under: Spain


Thousands forced to evacuate as wildfires ravage western Canada

  2023-05-05 in The Guardian

More than 13,000 people were ordered to leave parts of Alberta as 78 fires burned. Officials say the blazes are expected to intensify

  Tagged under: Wildfires


‘We feel more prepared’: Farne Islands face another season battling avian flu

  2023-05-04 in The Guardian

Hazmat suits have replaced tourists at the important UK sanctuary for breeding seabirds off coast of Northumberland

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Melting glaciers in Alps threaten biodiversity of invertebrates, says study

  2023-05-04 in The Guardian

Overlooked animals vital for alpine ecosystems might lose most of their habitat and disappear, research suggests

  Tagged under: Insects


French oil giant TotalEnergies sues Greenpeace over emissions report

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

Green group accused company of emitting more than it disclosed but TotalEnergies says report used dubious methodologies

  Tagged under: France | Activism | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Fungal attacks threaten global food supply, say experts

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

Climate crisis is exacerbating damage caused by crop-destroying fungi, risking ‘global health catastrophe’

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health


Inside big beef’s climate messaging machine: confuse, defend and downplay

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

A Masters of Beef Advocacy program teaches ‘scientific sounding’ arguments on cattle’s sustainability in an all-out public relations war

  Tagged under: Cattle and Dairy Farming | Sustainability


‘We’re tired of waiting’: the First Nation that unilaterally declared a marine protected area

  2023-05-03 in The Guardian

For 20 years, indigenous people of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais saw their coastal waters being depleted while the Canadian state dithered. Now they’ve taken matters into their own hands

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘Toxic trail of pollution’: states step up to curb the use of ‘forever chemicals’

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

Partisanship has thwarted Congress’s attempts to limit PFAS, but a patchwork of state laws is pushing for their phase-out

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Legislation | US Politics


Many Europeans want climate action – but less so if it changes their lifestyle, shows poll

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

Exclusive: YouGov survey in seven countries tested backing for government and individual action on crisis

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change | France


Green investment funds pushing money into fossil fuel firms, research finds

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

BlackRock and L&G among asset managers using funds with ESG label to invest in coal, oil and gas

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


Contempt for rules is shaking the foundations of British democracy | Rafael Behr

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

With its voter ID ruse and a bid to capture the civil service, the government is emulating US Republicans’ winner-takes-all populism, says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr


Suffering of gassed pigs laid bare in undercover footage from UK abattoir

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

Hidden camera at slaughterhouse appears to show ‘utterly inhumane’ use of CO2 to stun pigs before slaughter

  Tagged under: Farming


Does the UK really need to drill for more North Sea oil and gas?

  2023-05-01 in The Guardian

Ministers are weighing up a new gasfield but is more UK fossil fuel production necessary or desirable given its climate commitments?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Private jet sales likely to reach highest ever level this year, report says

  2023-05-01 in The Guardian

Global fleet has more than doubled in two decades, with more private flights made last year than ever before

  Tagged under: Air Travel


‘Not just a problem of science’: how the environmental crisis is also cultural

  2023-05-01 in The Guardian

An interrogative exhibition at the New-York Historical Society examines the social, cultural and civil rights impact of development and devastation


Seal’s mystery ability to tolerate toxic metal could aid medical research, say scientists

  2023-04-29 in The Guardian

The Juan Fernández fur seal, once thought extinct, can ingest cadmium without ill effects – though no one knows how

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


Firm releases almost 800kg of ‘forever chemical’ a year into Lancashire river

  2023-04-29 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Environment Agency finds ‘very persistent, mobile and toxic’ PFAS in effluent legally discharged near Wyre estuary

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Rivers


Dartford Bridge protester warned not to talk to media from prison, says partner

  2023-04-28 in The Guardian

Marcus Decker, who is serving long sentence for non-violent action last year, reprimanded by officials

  Tagged under: Activism


Revealed: most of EU delegation to crucial fishing talks made up of fishery lobbyists

  2023-04-26 in The Guardian

Europe accused of ‘neocolonialism’ for using vassal small island states to sway policy and continue ‘disgraceful plundering’ of distant waters

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Africa | Fish | Wildlife | Indonesia


Carbon dioxide removal: the tech that is polarising climate science

  2023-04-25 in The Guardian

For some, CDR is crucial to staying below 1.5C. Others say it should not even be on the table. Why is it so controversial?


‘Like a dam breaking’: experts hail decision to let US climate lawsuits advance

  2023-04-25 in The Guardian

Cities bringing climate litigation against oil majors welcome US supreme court’s decision to rebuff appeal to move cases to federal courts

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | Litigation


Catalonia’s farmers face threat of drought … and a plague of hungry rabbits

  2023-04-24 in The Guardian

With water reserves running low, Spanish farmers are also struggling to protect crops from thousands of rabbits starved of fresh grass

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming


Fears Natural England may lose powers amid row with Dartmoor farmers

  2023-04-24 in The Guardian

Tory MPs call for ministers, not watchdog, to make decisions on sites of special scientific interest

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife


China ramps up coal power despite carbon neutral pledges

  2023-04-24 in The Guardian

Local governments approved more coal power in first three months of 2023 than all of 2021

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Green colonialism’: Indigenous world leaders warn over west’s climate strategy

  2023-04-23 in The Guardian

UN summit in New York hears how resources needed for sustainable energy threaten Indigenous land and people

  Tagged under: Colonialism


The forecast looks grim as climate crisis knocks cricket for six

  2023-04-22 in The Guardian

From Oxford professors to Extinction Rebellion activists, those who love cricket are helping to tackle its climatic challenges

  Tagged under: Activism


Climate diplomacy is hopeless, says author of How to Blow Up a Pipeline

  2023-04-21 in The Guardian

Andreas Malm says he has no hope in ‘dominant classes’, and urges more radical approach to climate activism

  Tagged under: Activism


Sewage-soaked field stops creation of new woodland in Greater Manchester

  2023-04-21 in The Guardian

Plans to create green space cancelled because soil contamination levels pose risk to human health

  Tagged under: Health


How an Arctic snow school aims to respond to climate crisis with Inuit help

  2023-04-21 in The Guardian

Canadian project plans to strengthen understanding of Arctic environment by drawing on Indigenous knowledge

  Tagged under: Arctic


They cleaned up BP’s massive oil spill. Now they’re sick – and want justice

  2023-04-20 in The Guardian

Thirteen years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, documents shed light on the company’s response and ‘scorched earth’ legal tactics

  Tagged under: BP | Health


Down to Earth: The path to radically lower emissions tucked away inside the devastating IPCC report

  2023-04-20 in The Guardian

In this week’s newsletter: The world has no choice but to halve carbon output by 2030 – one chart shows the way forward

  Tagged under: IPCC


‘Frightening’: record-busting heat and drought hit Europe in 2022

  2023-04-20 in The Guardian

Continent set for further drought in 2023, scientists say, as unstoppable impacts of climate crisis mount

  Tagged under: Drought


‘Don’t fool yourself’: billions more needed to protect tropical forests, warns new report

  2023-04-19 in The Guardian

Money could come from carbon markets, donor countries and philanthropists, but radical action is also needed from legislators

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Trees


Severe heatwave engulfs Asia causing deaths and forcing schools to close

  2023-04-19 in The Guardian

Extreme temperatures described as ‘worst April heatwave in Asian history’ as records threatened in India, China, Thailand and Laos


‘They are despairing’: climate crisis weighs heavy on mental health of young Australians

  2023-04-19 in The Guardian

A survey shows anxiety about the environment is prominent among teenagers, including Ruby Bron who feels ‘helpless’ about the future

  Tagged under: Activism | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Volcanic microbe eats CO2 ‘astonishingly quickly’, say scientists

  2023-04-19 in The Guardian

Discovery of carbon-capturing organism in hot springs could lead to efficient way of absorbing climate-heating gas


Colorado River snaking through Grand Canyon most endangered US waterway – report

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

Unique ecosystem on the brink of collapse due to climate crisis and mismanagement, says conservation group American Rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Colorado River | California | Collapse


‘Without the ice cap, we cannot live’: the Andes community devastated by climate crisis

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

The Quelccaya glacier, high in the mountains of Peru, is shrinking at an alarming rate and the people who live in its shadow are struggling to maintain their livelihoods


UK company mining gold in Amazon on disputed land

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

London-listed Serabi Gold extracting gold without approval of Brazilian land registry and Indigenous communities

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees


Horticulturists turn to ‘desert gardens’ at UK flower shows amid climate crisis

  2023-04-18 in The Guardian

Hampton Court flower show to feature gardens using creative methods to mitigate against heatwaves

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Lords amendment to energy bill may stop new coalmines in England

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Change to bill says opening and licensing of new coalmines by the Coal Authority to be prohibited

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Protesters urge caution over St Ives climate trial amid chemical plans for bay

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Campaigners worry about scheme’s impact on marine ecosystem but Planetary Technologies says concerns misplaced

  Tagged under: Oceans


Fears for England’s frog and toad population after drought

  2023-04-17 in The Guardian

Conservationists blame changing weather patterns as low numbers of amphibians found across country

  Tagged under: Drought | Wildlife


Utah’s Great Salt Lake risked disappearing. Unprecedented weather is bringing it back

  2023-04-15 in The Guardian

The lake was at a record low before historic snowfall fueled its rise – along with violent runoff that is difficult to control

  Tagged under: Drought


High costs and uncertainties cast a chill over Britain’s heat pump market

  2023-04-15 in The Guardian

What can be done to boost sales of the green alternative to gas boilers?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy


Biden approves Alaska gas exports as critics condemn another ‘carbon bomb’

  2023-04-14 in The Guardian

Energy department gives green light to exports from liquefied natural gas (LNG) program, after Willow project approved last month

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Joe Biden | US Politics | Alaska


Global oil demand on course for record as China’s economy rebounds

  2023-04-14 in The Guardian

International Energy Agency’s expectation for 2023 is 2m bpd higher than last year’s figure

  Tagged under: BP


UK accused of ‘backward step’ for axing top climate diplomat role

  2023-04-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Previous holder says loss is ‘disappointing’ and damages UK’s ability to spur global climate action


UK bird numbers continue to crash as government poised to break own targets

  2023-04-13 in The Guardian

Data shows 48% of species declined between 2015 and 2020 with woodland birds faring worst

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Foot of rain causes severe flooding in South Florida in ‘1-in-1,000 year event’

  2023-04-13 in The Guardian

Forecasts predicted more rain on Thursday as Fort Lauderdale issues a state of emergency with flooding persisting in parts of city

  Tagged under: Predictions | Florida


‘It's a community coming together’: an army of volunteers fight to save their river – video

  2023-04-13 by in The Guardian

Angela Jones has spent her life swimming in the Rivers Wye and Usk. Five years ago she began to notice the impact of pollution and decided to fight back. Now an army of volunteers have come together to gather data and evidence, and bring about change, before it is too late

  Tagged under: Rivers


UK still well off track on pledge to cut methane emissions, study says

  2023-04-12 in The Guardian

Analysis suggests government policies would achieve reduction less than half target of 30% by 2030

  Tagged under: Methane


Road-building spree will derail UK’s net zero targets, warn campaigners

  2023-04-12 in The Guardian

Hybrid vehicle pollution and van traffic update adds 26 megatonnes of carbon emissions to Department for Transport decarbonisation plan

  Tagged under: Net Zero | Decarbonisation


‘Even in the realms of extreme, it’s extreme’: how UK music festivals are planning for freak weather

  2023-04-12 in The Guardian

Whether waterlogged from flooding or parched and prone to wildfires, festival sites are having to plan for every eventuality – and the costs are substantial

  Tagged under: Wildfires


US considers imposing Colorado River water cuts to western states

  2023-04-11 in The Guardian

Depending on the plan, either California would be the most affected, or Arizona and Nevada would be parched

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


Environmental defenders reel from Mexico and Central America attacks

  2023-04-10 in The Guardian

At least two dozen activists in Indigenous and rural areas murdered, disappeared and jailed in wave of attacks

  Tagged under: Activism | Mexico


Exxon’s new ‘advanced recycling’ plant raises environmental concerns

  2023-04-10 in The Guardian

Advocates warn plants like the latest addition to the Texas complex generate hazardous pollutants and provide cover for oil giants to produce new plastic products

  Tagged under: Exxon | Texas


Swimming pools of the rich driving city water crises, study says

  2023-04-10 in The Guardian

Pools and well-watered gardens at least as damaging as climate emergency or population growth

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa


UK insulation scheme would take 300 years to meet government targets, say critics

  2023-04-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: National Energy Action says progress on energy efficiency in the UK is too slow and not well targeted at fuel-poor households

  Tagged under: Insulation


Five Times Faster by Simon Sharpe review – a radical but realistic path to net zero emissions

  2023-04-09 in The Guardian

A former civil servant makes a persuasive case for dropping economy-wide emissions targets and focusing on tipping points where green technologies become affordable

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Net Zero | Tipping Points | Finance


‘Headed off the charts’: world’s ocean surface temperature hits record high

  2023-04-08 in The Guardian

Scientists warn of more marine heatwaves, leading to increased risk of extreme weather

  Tagged under: Oceans | El Niño | Heatwaves


Green groups sue to stop Ohio from leasing state parks for oil and gas drilling

  2023-04-07 in The Guardian

New law – condemned as ‘illegitimate giveaway to the oil and gas industry’ – requires state parks to be leased to interested parties


California: stunning shift as parched reservoirs replenished by storms

  2023-04-07 in The Guardian

Reservoirs whose water levels had plummeted during punishing drought have recovered – but officials warn of ‘weather whiplash’

  Tagged under: Drought | California


Cop28 president: world needs business mindset to tackle climate crisis

  2023-04-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Sultan Al Jaber aims to use UN talks to set out how private sector can limit greenhouse gas emissions

  Tagged under: COP28 | Fossil Fuels


‘Forever chemicals’ linked to infertility in women, study shows

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Those with higher levels of PFAS in their blood had 40% lower chance of conceiving within a year of trying

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health | Women and Children


Value of Australian lithium exports tipped to match thermal coal in five years

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Revenue from mining key metal used in EV batteries to triple by 2027-28 while thermal coal exports set to fall by more than 70%

  Tagged under: Lithium | Fossil Fuels


UK agency has backed billions’ worth of aviation deals since Paris agreement

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Government’s UKEF criticised for ‘locking us all into more carbon emissions for decades to come’ with assistance for the sector


Local groups denied access to reasons for refusal of English river bathing areas

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Campaigners aiming to clean up waterways lodge complaint after government rejects FoI requests for details why applications failed

  Tagged under: Rivers


Greenhouse gas emissions rose at ‘alarming’ rate last year, US data shows

  2023-04-06 in The Guardian

Noaa report shows rapid increase in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fossil Fuels


Mackerel loses sustainable status as overfishing puts species at risk

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Marine Conservation Society calls for better regulation of how north-east Atlantic mackerel is caught as stocks decline

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


Dark money groups push election denialism on US state officials

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Groups have created incubator of policies that would restrict ballot access and amplify election fraud claims

  Tagged under: US Politics


Ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres a day, far faster than feared, study finds

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Sediments from the last ice age provide a ‘warning from the past’ for Antarctica and sea level rise today, say scientists

  Tagged under: Oceans | Antarctic | Sea Level | Collapse


Experts call for stricter air pollution targets to tackle dementia risk

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Research links pollution to increased risk of dementia, even at levels below UK, US and EU air quality standards


Climate experts hit back at Australian politician’s bizarre theory about gravity’s role in global heating

  2023-04-05 in The Guardian

Gerard Rennick met with scorn, derision and plenty of corrections over viral tweet and claim that scientists are ‘cancelling gravity’


Thérèse Coffey accused of ‘throwing in the towel’ over sewage scandal

  2023-04-04 in The Guardian

At launch of cleaner water plan, minister says those who say they can end problem are ‘detached from reality’ or dishonest


‘Tornado alley’ is shifting farther into the US east, climate scientists warn

  2023-04-04 in The Guardian

Global heating has been seen as the cause for these damaging storms, which are expected to increase significantly this century


The perfect storm: the US city where rising sea levels and racism collide

  2023-04-04 in The Guardian

Cross-currents of denialism, boosterism, broken governance systems and deep-seated racism will meet with rapidly accelerating sea level rise

  Tagged under: Sea Level


Revealed: UAE plans huge oil and gas expansion as it hosts UN climate summit

  2023-04-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: UAE’s fossil fuel boss will be the president of Cop28, making a mockery of the summit, say campaigners

  Tagged under: COP28 | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East


Pacific trade deal ‘will make mockery of UK’s climate ambitions’

  2023-04-03 in The Guardian

CPTPP membership will result in more deforestation and endanger animal welfare, say campaigners

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Economics | Wildlife | Trees


England’s top beaches faced 8,500 hours of sewage dumping last year, study says

  2023-04-03 in The Guardian

Brighton beach among worst-hit, Lib Dem analysis shows, as pressure on environment secretary grows


Industrial heavyweights call for urgent action on cutting Australia’s emissions

  2023-04-03 in The Guardian

In joint statement companies say they are ‘ready to seize opportunity’ of decarbonisation and call on others to join them

  Tagged under: Decarbonisation


The big idea: will fusion power save us from the climate crisis?

  2023-04-03 in The Guardian

Recent breakthroughs have been wildly hyped – but there’s still reason to hope

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


Monster storm system leaves at least 26 dead through US south and midwest

  2023-04-02 in The Guardian

Tornadoes leave devastation across Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa and Oklahoma, including theatre roof that collapsed during concert

  Tagged under: Collapse


Harvard professor’s fossil fuel links under scrutiny over climate grant

  2023-04-01 in The Guardian

Colleagues and students query role of Jody Freeman, who won prestigious research grant despite sitting on ConocoPhillips board

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


New oilfield in the North Sea would blow the UK’s carbon budget

  2023-04-01 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Rosebank, with a potential yield of 500m barrels, would seriously undermine legal commitment to net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


‘Slipping through our fingers’: New Zealand scientists distraught at scale of glacier loss

  2023-03-31 in The Guardian

Research institute NIWA predicts many of country’s most important glaciers will be gone within the decade

  Tagged under: Predictions


Starmer accuses government of ‘turning Britain’s waterways into an open sewer’

  2023-03-31 in The Guardian

Lib Dems call for Thérèse Coffey to resign after raw discharges sent into English rivers 825 times a day last year

  Tagged under: Rivers


£3.5m of Tory donations linked to pollution and climate denial, says report

  2023-03-30 in The Guardian

Millions given to party and MPs last year came from entities linked to fossil fuels, high-polluting industries and climate denial

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Terrified for my future’: climate crisis takes heavy toll on young people’s mental health

  2023-03-30 in The Guardian

Young people in the UK tell how the emergency is affecting their psychological wellbeing and how they are coping

  Tagged under: Health


Hasty changes to Sunak’s climate strategy reveal a warring Tory party

  2023-03-30 in The Guardian

Major omissions and a last-minute refocus on energy security rather than net zero suggest a prime minister buffeted by internal factions

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Thousands of shellfish wash up dead on north-east England’s coast

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

Incident at Saltburn-by-the-Sea occurs in same area as number of die-offs reported in 2021 and 2022

  Tagged under: Wildlife


UK scientists urge Rishi Sunak to halt new oil and gas developments

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

Call comes on eve of revised net zero strategy that allows drilling in North Sea and boosts ‘unproven’ carbon capture

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


US puts Italy-sized chunk of Gulf of Mexico up for auction for oil drilling

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

In latest blow to Joe Biden’s reputation as the ‘climate president’, 73.3m acres of the gulf will be offered for fossil fuel extraction

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


The UK’s ‘green day’ has turned into a fossil fuel bonanza – dirty money powers the Sunak government | George Monbiot

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

In prioritising oil and gas over renewables, ministers are doing the bidding of the polluters, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


‘We’ve seen oiled birds’: fears for protected wetlands after Poole harbour spill

  2023-03-28 in The Guardian

RSPB sounds alarm over Arne peninsula, one of UK’s most heavily protected natural areas

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Wetlands


UK ‘strikingly unprepared’ for impacts of climate crisis

  2023-03-28 in The Guardian

Government’s official advisers point to ‘lost decade’ in efforts to protect lives and livelihoods

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Delays to landlord energy efficiency standards will cost England’s renters £1bn

  2023-03-27 in The Guardian

Delays mean private tenants in the 2.4m homes with an EPC rating below C will face years of high bills


Boris Johnson’s climate adviser backs Labour’s energy security strategy

  2023-03-27 in The Guardian

Exclusive: No 10 adviser Sam Richards lends support to drive for energy independence and planning reform

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Wind Power


Revised plans for HS2 Euston terminus would cost almost £5bn, says watchdog

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

NAO warns cost of station in London almost double initial budget and pause on work could push it higher

  Tagged under: Trains


Little progress made on energy efficiency in UK homes, report finds

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

National Infrastructure Commission accuses ministers of ‘prevarication’ over installation of heat pumps

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

  2023-03-26 in The Guardian

Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms

  Tagged under: Oceans | Cobalt | Wind Power | Electric Cars | Cars


Early wildfire in Spain’s Valencia region forces 1,500 villagers to evacuate

  2023-03-25 in The Guardian

Emergency services say they have contained spread of blaze that has scorched more than 4,000 hectares

  Tagged under: Spain | Wildfires


Ocean salmon fishing ban off California and Oregon as stocks plummet

  2023-03-24 in The Guardian

Adult fall-run Chinook salmon returned to California’s rivers in near record low numbers in 2022

  Tagged under: Oregon | Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | California


Top lawyers defy bar to declare they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters

  2023-03-24 in The Guardian

Six KCs among more than 120 mostly English lawyers to sign pledge not to act for fossil fuel interests

  Tagged under: Activism


New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide

  2023-03-22 in The Guardian

Authors of paper accepted for publication in Harvard Environmental Law Review argue firms are ‘killing members of the public at an accelerating rate’

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Older Americans protest against ‘dirty banks’ funding oil and gas projects

  2023-03-22 in The Guardian

Protesters cut up credit cards and march to Washington branches of JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Washington State


UN warns of ‘draining humanity’s lifeblood’ amid worsening water scarcity

  2023-03-22 in The Guardian

Secretary general urges countries to tackle ‘vampiric overconsumption’, water guzzling industries and climate crisis


Eight things the world must do to avoid the worst of climate change

  2023-03-21 in The Guardian

Latest IPCC report highlights key measures countries must take to avoid climate catastrophe

  Tagged under: Methane | IPCC | Climate Change Mitigation


Watchdog to block shareholder payouts if water companies in England and Wales miss targets

  2023-03-20 in The Guardian

Ofwat says new powers will be used if firms fail to reach performance and environmental goals


Weather tracker: sea surface temperatures hit record high

  2023-03-20 in The Guardian

Analysis shows record occurred after La Niña period, when temperatures across central and eastern Pacific tend to be cooler

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


‘We have money and power’: older Americans to blockade banks in climate protest

  2023-03-19 in The Guardian

Demonstrations at 90 sites are billed as first major action by older activists: ‘It’s not fair to ask 18-year-olds to solve this’

  Tagged under: Activism


Samoa PM urges world to save Pacific people from climate crisis obliteration

  2023-03-19 in The Guardian

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa pleads for action before landmark IPCC report is expected to issue ‘final warning’

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean


Big oil firms touted algae as climate solution. Now all have pulled funding

  2023-03-17 in The Guardian

Insiders aren’t surprised as ExxonMobil, the last remaining proponent of green algae biofuel, ends research

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Exxon


Global fresh water demand will outstrip supply by 40% by 2030, say experts

  2023-03-17 in The Guardian

Landmark report urges overhaul of wasteful water practices around world on eve of crucial UN summit


‘Hostile, authoritarian’ UK downgraded in civic freedoms index

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

Civicus Monitor cites hostility towards campaigners and charities, and clamp down on public protests


Biden administration sides with climate lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

DoJ brief argues that Colorado case against energy giants ExxonMobil and Suncor should be heard in state court instead of federal

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Colorado State


US banks are sacrificing poor communities to the climate crisis | Ben Jealous and Bill McKibben

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

It took decades to force banks to abandon racist redlining. We don’t have decades to avert catastrophic climate crisis

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


‘Phenomenal loophole’ in quotas could lead to massive overfishing

  2023-03-16 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Drastically weakened rules on how vessels document their catches of endangered species could endanger the marine ecosystem, confidential EU papers reveal

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


‘Historic moment’ for nature as Europe’s first wild river national park announced in Albania

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

A project with outdoor gear company Patagonia and NGOs will protect the Vjosa, one of the continent’s last free-flowing waterways

  Tagged under: Rivers


US allergy season starting earlier due to global temperature rising, scientists say

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Trend sees higher pollen levels and worsened allergy and asthma symptoms, though reduction in carbon emissions could reverse it

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level | Health


‘A disgrace’: more than 100 trees cut down in Plymouth despite local opposition

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Scores of trees destroyed in hours on Tuesday despite petition signed by 16,000 people

  Tagged under: Trees


Tents slashed and supplies destroyed: ‘Cop City’ activists describe police intimidation

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Police swarmed private property over the weekend, detaining activists and confiscating property; one person arrested, for a traffic ticket

  Tagged under: Activism


Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Wind Power | Insulation | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Climate activists must target power structures, not the public | Letters

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Letters: Dr Laura Thomas-Walters, Tim Williamson and Paul Chandler respond to Jack Shenker’s article which asked if the disruptive tactics of groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil are working

  Tagged under: Activism


Innovative heat tech could save England’s swimming pools from closure

  2023-03-14 in The Guardian

Twenty pools may be upgraded this year after startup uses energy from small data centre to heat water


Air pollution hindering mating of fruit flies by reducing output of male scent

  2023-03-14 in The Guardian

Study shows high ozone levels make males emit fewer pheromones to attract females, which may lead to population decline

  Tagged under: Insects


Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in toilet paper around the world

  2023-03-13 in The Guardian

Research finds waste flushed down toilets and sent to sewage plants probably responsible for significant source of water pollution

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


UK river levels already at record lows forecast to be ‘devastated’ by dry spring

  2023-03-13 in The Guardian

Campaigners say government and water companies have not done enough to conserve water supplies

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


As the disturbing scenes in Tunisia show, anti-migrant sentiments have gone global | Nesrine Malik

  2023-03-13 in The Guardian

President Saied is scapegoating his country’s small black migrant population to distract from political failings. Does this sound familiar, asks Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

  Tagged under: Africa | Middle East


Children face acute risk amid Malawi’s deadliest cholera outbreak

  2023-03-10 in The Guardian

The disease, which has killed 1,500 people since last March, has been aggravated by heavy rains and an overburdened health system

  Tagged under: Africa | Health | Women and Children


Former Tory minister who tried to sell off forests is given Natural England role

  2023-03-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Appointment of Dame Caroline Spelman to nature watchdog’s board sparks cronyism allegations

  Tagged under: Trees


Biggest carbon credit certifier to replace its rainforest offsets scheme

  2023-03-10 in The Guardian

Verra will phase out programme by mid-2025 after Guardian investigation found it was flawed

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


Norfolk Southern’s call to burn derailed train cars ‘jaw-dropping’, Senate hears

  2023-03-09 in The Guardian

Local official tells panel of chaotic response Ohio derailment and operator’s chief executive makes first appearance before Congress

  Tagged under: US Politics | Cars | Trains


Fossil fuels received £20bn more UK support than renewables since 2015

  2023-03-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: One-fifth of money given directly to fossil fuel industry was to support new extraction and mining

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


More than 170tn plastic particles afloat in oceans, say scientists

  2023-03-08 in The Guardian

‘Cleanup is futile’ if production continues at current rate, amid rapid rise in marine pollution

  Tagged under: Oceans


Smoke from Australian bushfires depleted ozone layer by up to 5% in 2020, study finds

  2023-03-08 in The Guardian

Lead researcher says destruction was similar to process of Antarctic ozone hole forming each spring ‘but at much warmer temperatures’

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Wildfires | Antarctic


Meat, dairy and rice production will bust 1.5C climate target, shows study

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Emissions from food system alone will drive the world past target, unless high-methane foods are tackled

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Meat Production | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Food Production and Consumption


Revealed: 1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Vast releases of gas, along with future ‘methane bombs’, represent huge threat – but curbing emissions would rapidly reduce global heating

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Tipping Points


The existential question for climate activists: have disruption tactics stopped working? | Jack Shenker

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

As XR shifts away from radical action and the UK government restricts the right to protest, the climate movement is asking tough questions, says author Jack Shenker

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism


Huge carbon footprint of chemicals in UK household products revealed

  2023-03-06 in The Guardian

Calls for ministers to help industry cut emissions from items including washing-up liquid and laundry tablets

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


High seas treaty: historic deal to protect international waters finally reached at UN

  2023-03-05 in The Guardian

After almost 20 years of talks, United Nations member states agree on legal framework for parts of the ocean outside national boundaries

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Plan to incinerate soil from Ohio train derailment is ‘horrifying’, says expert

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Soil is being sent to a nearby incinerator with a history of clean air violations, raising fears the chemicals will be redistributed

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Trains


‘Very precarious’: Europe faces growing water crisis as winter drought worsens

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Multiple governments warn of critical water shortages as heatwaves and lack of rain leave river systems depleted

  Tagged under: Spain | Heatwaves | Drought | France | Rivers


‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

With the continent holding enough ice to raise sea levels by many metres if it was to melt, polar scientists are scrambling for answers

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Sea Level


Revealed: cabinet ministers warned of legal action over UK’s failure to tackle climate crisis

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Senior civil servants have issued the warnings as government is way behind on net zero pledges, according leaked documents

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero


Overconsumption by the rich must be tackled, says acting UN biodiversity chief

  2023-03-02 in The Guardian

Wealthy countries and businesses should act now to ensure success of historic nature agreement signed at Cop15 in Montreal


Here’s the real reason the EPA doesn’t want to test for toxins in East Palestine | Stephen Lester

  2023-03-02 in The Guardian

The agency is familiar with dioxins, having researched its adverse effects and if they test the soil in East Palestine for it, they will find it

  Tagged under: Trains


Nearly half of English neighbourhoods ‘have less than 10% tree cover’

  2023-03-02 in The Guardian

Analysis for Friends of the Earth also finds lower-income areas have far fewer trees than wealthier ones

  Tagged under: Trees


Fossil fuel companies donated $700m to US universities over 10 years

  2023-03-01 in The Guardian

Funding at 27 universities can shift not just research agendas, but also policy in the direction the industry prefers, report says

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Driest February in England since 1993 signals drought ahead, say experts

  2023-03-01 in The Guardian

With little rain forecast for spring and reservoirs still not refilled, drought could be worse than last year

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought


Scientists prove clear link between deforestation and local drop in rainfall

  2023-03-01 in The Guardian

Study adds to fears Amazon is approaching tipping point after which it will not be able to generate its own rainfall

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Extreme Rainfall | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Africa | Trees | Indonesia | Tipping Points


Before the floods I thought climate change wasn’t my problem. Now, I’m not waiting for someone else to fix it | Ella Buckland

  2023-02-28 in The Guardian

A year on in Lismore, we can’t afford to forget the people who lost everything they loved – because next time it could be you

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Flooding


‘A war society doesn’t see’: the Brazilian force driving out mining gangs from Indigenous lands

  2023-02-28 in The Guardian

An elite unit is on a mission to expel the illegal miners who devastated Yanomami territory during Bolsonaro’s presidency

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Brazil


Lateral flow tests being prepared for UK outbreaks of avian flu

  2023-02-26 in The Guardian

After a girl in Cambodia died from H5N1, the UK Health Security Agency is on alert but says human-to-human transmission is rare

  Tagged under: Health


‘Be vigilant, hold your ground’: Erin Brockovich rallies Ohio town after train disaster

  2023-02-25 in The Guardian

Celebrated whistleblower and activist assures residents of East Palestine they are not alone, but also that a long road lies ahead

  Tagged under: Activism | Trains


Parts of US see earliest spring conditions on record: ‘Climate change playing out in real time’

  2023-02-24 in The Guardian

Parts of Texas, Arkansas, Ohio and Maryland, along with New York, are all recording their earliest spring conditions on record

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas


Ecosystem collapse ‘inevitable’ unless wildlife losses reversed

  2023-02-24 in The Guardian

Scientists studying the Permian-Triassic mass extinction find ecosystems can suddenly tip over

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Collapse


Recapturing excess heat could power most of Europe, say experts

  2023-02-23 in The Guardian

Preventing heat waste largely being ignored as solution to energy crisis, say environmental campaigners

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Revealed: scale of ‘forever chemical’ pollution across UK and Europe

  2023-02-23 in The Guardian

Major mapping project reveals PFAS have been found at high levels at thousands of sites

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Alarming toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in animals’ blood – study

  2023-02-22 in The Guardian

Analysis says hundreds of animals are contaminated with dangerous compounds linked to cancer and other health problems

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Boldly not going: zero-travel ‘touring’ play paves the way for eco theatre

  2023-02-21 in The Guardian

Using local creatives and actors, director Katie Mitchell’s A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction is a narrative response to the climate crisis and an experiment in sustainability

  Tagged under: Sustainability


The ‘silent victim’: Ukraine counts war’s cost for nature

  2023-02-20 in The Guardian

Investigations are under way in the hope this is the first conflict in which a full reckoning is made of environmental crimes

  Tagged under: Russia


Australia’s big emitters could cut CO2 by 90% by 2050 without offsets, report finds

  2023-02-20 in The Guardian

Report finds that supply chains for major industries, including iron and steel, could cut annual CO2 to 17m tonnes by mid-century


‘Greenwashing’ firms face steep new UK fines for misleading claims

  2023-02-19 in The Guardian

New legislation could see companies fined millions of pounds for making unproven environmental assertions to sell their products

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Legislation


Ohio senator condemns train operator and lobbyists over toxic derailment

  2023-02-19 in The Guardian

Democrat Sherrod Brown says derailment, which released toxic chemicals, was caused by Norfolk Southern

  Tagged under: US Politics | Trains


‘Not much time left’: Salt Lake City’s mayor on the Great Lake drying up

  2023-02-18 in The Guardian

Former environmental activist Erin Mendenhall leads a fast-growing city threatened by toxic dust from the lake’s shrinking water levels

  Tagged under: Activism


World risks descending into a climate ‘doom loop’, warn thinktanks

  2023-02-16 in The Guardian

Report says simply coping with escalating impacts of climate crisis could override tackling root cause

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


World Bank chief resigns after climate stance misstep

  2023-02-16 in The Guardian

David Malpass was criticised when he dodged question about fossil fuels’ link to climate crisis

  Tagged under: Economics | Fossil Fuels


Great Salt Lake’s retreat poses a major fear: poisonous dust clouds

  2023-02-16 in The Guardian

The largest salt lake in the western hemisphere risks ‘one of the worst environmental disasters’ as it faces the prospect of disappearing in just five years


Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections

  2023-02-15 in The Guardian

Unit led by Tal Hanan that boasts vast army of bots exposed by undercover reporters and leaked emails

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation


A third of companies linked to deforestation have no policy to end it

  2023-02-15 in The Guardian

Research by Global Canopy also finds many companies are not monitoring set commitments

  Tagged under: Deforestation | COP26 | Trees


‘Extreme situation’: Antarctic sea ice hits record low

  2023-02-15 in The Guardian

Sea ice helps protect glaciers and ice caps that would cause massive sea level rise when lost, scientists warn

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Antarctic | Sea Level


Rising seas threaten ‘mass exodus on a biblical scale’, UN chief warns

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

António Guterres calls for urgent action as climate-driven rise brings ‘torrent of trouble’ to almost a billion people

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


New Zealand minister decries climate crisis ‘lost decades’ in wake of Cyclone Gabrielle

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

James Shaw says country is entering ‘period of consequences’ for inaction over climate change as extreme weather wreaks havoc across the North Island

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Cyclone Gabrielle worst storm to hit New Zealand this century, says PM

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

National state of emergency invoked and thousands displaced as storm devastates large parts of North Island and minister says ‘this is climate change’

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


High court grants hearing on ‘weak’ plan to cut England sewage discharges

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

Good Law Project to argue government scheme will lead to raw sewage being discharged into waterways for decades

  Tagged under: Rivers


Cyclone Gabrielle: evacuations urged as ‘potentially devastating’ storm lashes New Zealand

  2023-02-13 in The Guardian

Thousands without power in North Island, red weather warnings issued for rain and wind, schools closed and flights cancelled in Auckland

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


NSW forests face uncertain future as ‘desperation’ builds over major parties’ inaction over logging

  2023-02-12 in The Guardian

With no clear commitments, the gap between community expectations and actions of state MPs will be a major election flashpoint

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Wildlife | Trees


Clive Palmer-owned company withdraws appeal against ruling that coalmine would worsen climate crisis

  2023-02-12 in The Guardian

Landmark decision from Queensland land court declared emissions from Waratah Coal project would limit the rights of future generations

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Climate breakdown could cause British apples to die out, warn experts

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Pippin and russet among varieties at threat from rising temperatures

  Tagged under: Farming


‘We create changemakers’: the new UK college dedicated to climate crisis

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Black Mountains College in Wales aims to prepare students for life during a planetary emergency

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Alarming levels of PFAS in Norwegian Arctic ice pose new risk to wildlife

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Oxford University-led study detects 26 types of PFAS compounds in ice around Svalbard, threatening downstream ecosystems

  Tagged under: Arctic | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Wildlife


Snowy Hydro: drilling confirmed halted on part of multibillion-dollar project after tunnel collapse

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Labor says the latest setback in the pumped hydro scheme, which had already been delayed to 2027, was inherited from the previous government

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Collapse


NatWest to end new business loans for oil and gas extraction

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Bank also plans to phase out similar lending for existing customers under its first climate transition plan

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Finance


Labor’s unlimited use of carbon offsets could lead to rise in emissions, report says

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Analysis says land-based carbon offsets lead to more fossil fuel mining and fail to deliver genuine emissions reductions

  Tagged under: Coal | Land Use | Fossil Fuels


UK must quit climate-harming energy charter treaty, experts say

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Secret international court system enables fossil fuel firms to sue governments for lost future profits

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Four dead seals test positive for bird flu in Scotland

  2023-02-10 in The Guardian

Experts warn of ‘step-change’ in avian flu spread as number of cases in mammals continues to grow globally

  Tagged under: Health


Shell directors personally sued over ‘flawed’ climate strategy

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

Claimants ClientEarth say the oil company’s plan puts the company at financial risk as the world transitions to clean energy

  Tagged under: Shell


Sylvia Earle: ‘We are on the brink – a million species may be lost’

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

We are a species that is superb at killing, says veteran oceanographer, who calls for us to stop treating fish like crops and give them the respect they deserve

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


‘Monster profits’ for energy giants reveal a self-destructive fossil fuel resurgence

  2023-02-09 in The Guardian

Last year’s combined $200bn profit for the ‘big five’ oil and gas companies brings little hope of driving down emissions

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


‘A national scandal’: how US climate funding could make water pollution worse

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

The Inflation Reduction Act was hailed for its climate funding – but some are concerned several provisions will worsen a growing environmental disaster

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


UK urged to sack Tony Abbott as trade adviser for joining climate sceptic group

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

Critics say former Australian PM’s membership of Global Warming Policy Foundation board could affect trade deals


‘They get the big picture’: the Swedish tech startup helping cities go green

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

Online tool used by more than 50 cities helps planners weigh costs against climate and social benefits

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Be warned: the next deadly pandemic is not inevitable, but all the elements are in place | George Monbiot

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

Bird flu is a mass killer, and mink farms are perfect for infection and transmission. They are a grave threat and must be banned, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Farming | Health


Major plug-in hybrid cars pollute more than official measures suggest

  2023-02-08 in The Guardian

BMW, Renault and Peugeot PHEVs all exceeded carbon dioxide output claimed in standard lab tests, on-road tests show

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars


Insulate Britain protester faces prison over contempt of court conviction

  2023-02-06 in The Guardian

David Nixon defied judge’s instruction not to cite climate crisis as motivation for causing public nuisance


Labor plan for nature repair market rehashes old proposal and risks failure, experts say

  2023-02-05 in The Guardian

Private sector is not seen to be ready to act as main buyer and draft is similarly worded to a Morrison-era bill

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Weather tracker: historic rainfall wreaks havoc in New Zealand

  2023-02-03 in The Guardian

Auckland has experienced its wettest January since records began, while temperatures plummet in southern US

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall


Pursuing economic growth will kill us all in the end | Letter

  2023-02-02 in The Guardian

Letters: I risked prison to stand up against an system that will lead to ecological and societal collapse – we must look for alternative economic models, writes Zoe Cohen

  Tagged under: Activism | GDP | Economics | Economic Growth | Collapse


Environmentalist Manuel Esteban Paez Terán’s death is part of a disturbing trend | Steven Donziger

  2023-02-02 in The Guardian

What happened in Atlanta is clearly part of a dangerous trend of US law enforcement attacking climate leaders

  Tagged under: Activism


Outrage as US government advances $8bn Alaska oil drilling plan

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

Interior department report recommends scaled-back version of ConocoPhillips’ Willow project despite Biden campaign pledge

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Alaska


Shell’s actual spending on renewables is fraction of what it claims, group alleges

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

Non-profit group Global Witness urges US regulator to investigate oil giant and potentially impose fines over apparent ‘mislabeling’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell


Jordan Peterson’s ‘zombie’ climate contrarianism follows a well-worn path | Temperature Check

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

The psychologist has turned his hand to exposing new audiences to old arguments from climate change deniers

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Exxon posts record $56bn profit for 2022 in historic high for western oil industry

  2023-01-31 in The Guardian

Company took home about $6.3m an hour last year as oil majors expected to break their own annual records

  Tagged under: Exxon


Peers deliver several blows to government’s anti-protest bill

  2023-01-30 in The Guardian

House of Lords votes against flagship public order bill on day when Extinction Rebellion protesters disrupted proceedings in chamber

  Tagged under: Activism


Earth is on track to exceed 1.5C warming in the next decade, study using AI finds

  2023-01-30 in The Guardian

Researchers found that exceeding the 2C increase has a 50% chance of happening by mid-century


UK climate minister received donations from fuel and aviation companies

  2023-01-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Graham Stuart received £12,000 towards campaign from fuel distributor and aviation consultant


Pepper spray for the school run? The weaponised SUV set to terrify America’s streets

  2023-01-25 in The Guardian

The extreme features of the Rezvani Vengeance – including electrified door handles and blinding strobe lights – are wholly in tune with lethal trends in the US market


‘All-natural’ Simply Tropical juice has high toxic PFAS levels, lawsuit alleges

  2023-01-25 in The Guardian

Coca-Cola claimed juice was healthy despite toxic ‘forever chemicals’ levels ‘hundreds of times’ above federal limits, suit says

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


France to take legal action over ‘nightmare’ plastic pellet spill

  2023-01-23 in The Guardian

Brittany beaches polluted by waves of beads believed to be from shipping containers lost in Atlantic

  Tagged under: France


Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges

  2023-01-23 in The Guardian

Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Look at how the 1% are doing right now, and tell me the system isn’t rigged | Nesrine Malik

  2023-01-23 in The Guardian

The world’s super-rich have amassed so much wealth since the pandemic that even a Tory minister can see something is amiss, says the Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik


Colombia announces halt on fossil fuel exploration for a greener economy

  2023-01-20 in The Guardian

The minister for mines, Irene Vélez, told world leaders the country will shift away from fossil fuels to begin a sustainable chapter

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Extreme heat could put 40% of land vertebrates in peril by end of century

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Study shows ‘disastrous consequences for wildlife’ if human-caused emissions push global temperatures up 4.4C

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Spate of natural disasters takes a toll on Australians’ mental health, survey finds

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Climate-induced extreme weather has damaged people and communities as much as buildings and land, researchers say

  Tagged under: Health


UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models ‘inconsistent with human survival’

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Criticism at Davos for big companies that, ‘like the tobacco industry’, ride roughshod over their own science

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels


‘Nowhere else to go’: forest communities of Alto Mayo, Peru, at centre of offsetting row

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

The Guardian visits the Peruvian Amazon as part of a continuing investigation into forest-based carbon offsetting

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Trees


Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest certifier are worthless, analysis shows

  2023-01-18 in The Guardian

Investigation into Verra carbon standard finds most are ‘phantom credits’ and may worsen global heating

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Shell | Rainforests | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


California’s rainstorm hell ‘among the most deadly disasters in our history’

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

The series of storms that have pummeled the state have killed at least 19 people and left swaths of land flooded

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Rivers | California


Let’s face reality. Fossil fuel interests have destroyed the Cops – we need something new | Bill McGuire

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

It beggars belief that the UN thought it a good idea to allow an authoritarian petro-state to host the already compromised summit, says Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of climate hazards

  Tagged under: COP28 | Africa | Middle East


Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site – podcast

  2023-01-16 by in The Guardian

Nothing is produced at Sellafield any more. But making safe what is left behind is an almost unimaginably expensive and complex task that requires us to think not on a human timescale, but a planetary one

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Call for new taxes on super-rich after 1% pocket two-thirds of all new wealth

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

$26tn of new wealth created since start of pandemic went to richest, Oxfam report reveals


Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

Scientists say phenomenon coupled with growing climate crisis likely to push global temperatures ‘off the chart’

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | El Niño


Without health there is no wealth. Why do so few governments understand this? | Tim Jackson

  2023-01-16 in The Guardian

Politicians are wrong to believe that we can only afford decent care in good economic times, says Tim Jackson of the University of Surrey

  Tagged under: Health


Salmon deaths on Scotland’s fish farms double – but are jellyfish to blame?

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

Marine farmers point finger at jellyfish swarms but campaigners call for boycott to curb ‘ever-worsening problem’ of overcrowding

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife


Nadhim Zahawi to pay millions in tax after dispute over family finances

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

Questions were raised over Tory chair’s use of offshore company to hold shares in polling firm YouGov

  Tagged under: Finance


Police in England and Wales to get new powers to shut down protests before disruption begins

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

Plans aimed at preventing tactics such as ‘slow marching’ part of Rishi Sunak’s public order crackdown

  Tagged under: Activism | Rishi Sunak


Mass crab die-off: scientists say ‘we weren’t questioned’ for crucial report

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

A review panel on the 2021 Teesside eco-disaster is due to send its findings to ministers this week, but evidence from academics may not be given full weight

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Summer holidays see people queuing to charge electric cars for first time in Australia

  2023-01-15 in The Guardian

‘I am not minimising the frustration … but this will allow us to do congestion modelling with real-life data to tell us where we should upgrade,’ Evie Networks boss says

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars


Bills to regulate toxic ‘forever chemicals’ died in Congress – with Republican help

  2023-01-13 in The Guardian

Lobbying industry flexed muscle to ensure bills that aimed to set stricter standards on PFAS compounds went nowhere

  Tagged under: US Politics | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Coastal residents fear ‘hideous’ seawalls will block waterfront views

  2023-01-13 in The Guardian

Aesthetics and social inequity are cause for concern as locals grapple with proposals to protect cities from climate change

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Sea Level


UK could face ‘banking crisis worse than 2008’ if City fails to prepare for fossil fuel collapse

  2023-01-12 in The Guardian

Report from climate activist groups says City is unprepared for potential collapse in value of fossil fuel assets

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Collapse | Activism


‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches

  2023-01-12 in The Guardian

Local government survey shows 26 councils have sites already spilling waste on to cliffs and into sea

  Tagged under: Oceans


Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows

  2023-01-11 in The Guardian

Seas dominate global weather patterns and the climate crisis is causing profound and damaging changes

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


‘Last nail in the coffin’: Utah’s Great Salt Lake on verge of collapse

  2023-01-10 in The Guardian

It’s lost 73% of its water and is unable to sustain some wildlife – and could soon negatively affect human health

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health | Collapse


Landmark decision on mega poultry farm could mean ‘life or death’ of River Wye

  2023-01-10 in The Guardian

Welsh government considers whether to block plan after experts say manure from intensive units is turning Wye into ‘pea soup’

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


The burning question about fungi: what happens to them in extreme heat?

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Scientists in Italy are testing the impact of fire and drought to learn how the changing climate affects underground fungal networks

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought


Net zero possible in 2040s, says outgoing UK climate business expert

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Countries that fear losing competitive edge could benefit from bolder climate policies, says Nigel Topping

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


‘Entrenched car culture’ leaves millions of Britons in transport poverty

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Study finds drivers spending up to a fifth of pre-tax income on running a car as lack of infrastructure deters people from cycling


A six-pack of sauvignon: could canned wine help save the planet?

  2023-01-09 in The Guardian

Wine poured – or sipped – from cans is gaining in popularity, and drastically reducing emissions from the industry

  Tagged under: France


Single-use plastic cutlery and plates to be banned in England

  2023-01-08 in The Guardian

‘A plastic fork can take 200 years to decompose’, said environment secretary Thérèse Coffey


Empty nests: why UK’s winter bird numbers are in sharp decline

  2023-01-08 in The Guardian

Fewer and fewer migrant species, which used to be seasonal fixtures, are flying to our shores as the climate crisis takes its toll on their habitat

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘This is no way to live’: Mississippians struggle with another water crisis

  2023-01-07 in The Guardian

Jackson is suffering from its third water outage in two years, but neighbors and family lend one another a helping hand


More than 100 writers sign letter in solidarity with jailed UK climate activists

  2023-01-06 in The Guardian

Ben Okri, Simon Schama, Helen Pankhurst and AL Kennedy among those saying they ‘stand with’ protesters

  Tagged under: Activism


Kimberley floods: 'the worst flooding Western Australia has ever seen' – video

  2023-01-06 in The Guardian

Concerns raised about difficulty accessing food and supplies with roads cut off 

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


‘Streams as toilets’: Thames Water’s real-time map shows scale of sewage dumps

  2023-01-05 in The Guardian

Data reveals hundreds of hours of discharges via storm overflows in some locations

  Tagged under: Rivers


UK government faces legal action against new coalmine in Cumbria

  2023-01-04 in The Guardian

Friends of the Earth says significant climate impacts not taken into account when go-ahead was given

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe

  2023-01-02 in The Guardian

At least eight countries experience record high temperatures of ‘almost unheard of’ heat, say meteorologists

  Tagged under: Spain | Extreme Weather | France


BP criticised over plan to spend billions more on fossil fuels than green energy

  2022-12-27 in The Guardian

Company’s oil and gas investments for 2023 will be as much as double those on renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Fossil Fuels


Reliance on hi-tech solutions to climate crisis perpetuates racism, says UN official

  2022-12-27 in The Guardian

Rapporteur Tendayi Achiume says projects are at expense of marginalised groups and Indigenous peoples

  Tagged under: COP27 | Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Cars


US fails to give money promised for developing countries to ease climate impacts

  2022-12-23 in The Guardian

Spending bill passed by Senate includes less than $1bn in climate assistance for poorer nations even though Biden promised $11.4bn

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


Death of thousands of wild birds from avian flu is ‘new Silent Spring’

  2022-12-23 in The Guardian

Expert warns impact of H5N1 virus across the world is on a scale akin to the devastation wreaked by the use of DDT pesticides in the 1950s and 1960s

  Tagged under: Health


Big oil is behind conspiracy to deceive public, first climate racketeering lawsuit says

  2022-12-20 in The Guardian

Lawyer in a civil lawsuit launched by towns in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico describes why it is using laws used to target mob bosses


Witness to paradise being lost: my year in the dying Amazon

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

In the past 12 months I have learned that the mass extermination of the Amazon is a climate catastrophe – and much more

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Wildfires | Trees


Conservative donors pour ‘dark money’ into case that could upend US voting law

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

Groups submitting amicus briefs to supreme court case in support of Republican lawmakers received $90m in anonymous donations

  Tagged under: US Politics


Watered down: why negotiators at Cop15 are barely mentioning the ocean

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

With only two instances of the word ‘ocean’ in the latest 5,000-word working agreement, delegates fear marine biodiversity is being sacrificed

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


Calls for tougher regulations as Queensland records highest rate of land clearing in country

  2022-12-16 in The Guardian

Conservation groups warn not enough is being done to protect ecosystems as state government data shows more than 400,000ha of land was cleared in 2019-20

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Trees


Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site

  2022-12-15 in The Guardian

The long read: Nothing is produced at Sellafield anymore. But making safe what is left behind is an almost unimaginably expensive and complex task that requires us to think not on a human timescale, but a planetary one

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


UK’s ‘peanuts’ pledge for land and ocean conservation faces criticism at Cop15

  2022-12-15 in The Guardian

Conservationists say amount is ‘nothing like what’s needed’ to achieve 30x30 target and address nature crisis

  Tagged under: Oceans


Gove’s defence of UK coalmine dismissed as ‘greenwashing nonsense’

  2022-12-13 in The Guardian

Head of offsetting standard rubbishes minister’s claim of Cumbrian mine’s carbon neutrality as ‘absurd’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Breakthrough in nuclear fusion could mean ‘near-limitless energy’

  2022-12-12 in The Guardian

Researchers managed to release more energy than they put in: a positive gain known as ignition

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


The US is a rogue state leading the world towards ecological collapse | George Monbiot

  2022-12-09 in The Guardian

It’s not just indifference. It’s an active, and deadly, cavalier attitude towards the lives of others: an example other nations follow, says the Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Collapse


Keystone pipeline leaks 14,000 barrels of oil into creek in biggest spill yet

  2022-12-09 in The Guardian

The leak occurred in Washington county, Kansas, with the affected segment being ‘isolated’ and the drip contained

  Tagged under: Washington State


UK’s first new coalmine for 30 years gets go-ahead in Cumbria

  2022-12-07 in The Guardian

Michael Gove greenlights £165m project that will produce estimated 400,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


The biodiversity crisis in numbers - a visual guide

  2022-12-06 in The Guardian

Nature is under threat as never before, but what does that actually mean? We explain what is at stake – and why action at Cop15 is more crucial than ever

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Argentina’s Cristina Fernández sentenced to six years in $1bn fraud case

  2022-12-06 in The Guardian

Vice-president and former president also given lifelong ban on holding public office after being found guilty

  Tagged under: Argentina


‘The Roding is sacred and has rights’: the hammer-wielding barrister fighting for London’s forgotten river

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

The unloved waterway that winds its way to the Thames has a staunch defender. Paul Powlesland has spent five years calling out polluters and keeping footpaths open – sometimes with the law, mostly with his bare hands

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Sunak’s government ‘going backwards’ on green economy, says CBI

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

Business bosses ‘confused and disappointed’ by PM’s lack of growth plan in face of recession

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Economics | Economic Growth


2,500 Caspian seals found dead along Russian coastline

  2022-12-05 in The Guardian

Deaths of endangered species probably happened a couple weeks ago, with the cause as yet unknown

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Russia


Jabal: the new drought-tolerant wheat scientists say can withstand extreme heat

  2022-12-04 in The Guardian

The variety is a cross between commercial and wild wheats – bred in a bid to develop crops that are more resilient to the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought


Airbus boss warns of delay in decarbonising airline industry

  2022-11-30 in The Guardian

Guillaume Faury expresses concern at pace of investment in facilities producing alternatives to fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


US justice department sues city of Jackson over water crisis

  2022-11-30 in The Guardian

City and Mississippi health department sign order agreeing to federal oversight of the failing water system

  Tagged under: Health


‘False solutions’: scepticism over Saudi carbon capture plan

  2022-11-19 in The Guardian

Kingdom’s Cop27 announcement of new storage hub part of pattern of delaying fossil fuel transition, experts say

  Tagged under: COP27 | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East | Saudi Arabia


‘It turns out that a sandstorm is not the same wherever it happens’

  2022-11-16 in The Guardian

Stark difference in experience of sandstorms in Cairo and Dubai raises questions as climate crisis deepens

  Tagged under: Africa | Middle East


Sunak’s growth fetish is a problem: he’s heading for the same budget trap as Truss | Tim Jackson

  2022-11-16 in The Guardian

The siren call of climate-burning expansion bewitches British politics. More of the same will emerge in the autumn statement, says Tim Jackson, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey

  Tagged under: COP27 | Rishi Sunak | Economics | Economic Growth


E-bike batteries have caused 200 fires in New York: ‘Everyone’s scared’

  2022-11-15 in The Guardian

Delivery workers grapple with danger after dozens injured in blazes that can spread quickly and suddenly

  Tagged under: Batteries


The British right’s hostility to climate action is deeply entrenched – and extremely dangerous | John Harris

  2022-11-13 in The Guardian

With voters increasingly fearful about fires, floods and extreme temperatures, can the Tories find a way back towards reality, asks Guardian columnist John Harris

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Replace animal farms with micro-organism tanks, say campaigners

  2022-11-12 in The Guardian

Advocates of plant-based protein say 75% of world’s farmland should be rewilded to reduce emissions

  Tagged under: COP27 | Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Rewilding


Climate carnage: whose job is it to save the planet? – documentary

  2022-11-11 (or before) in The Guardian

In a crucial year for the climate, award-winning Guardian environment editor Fiona Harvey reflects on 30 years of Cops and meets the politicians, activists and scientists asking who’s responsible for saving the planet

  Tagged under: Activism


How dash for African oil and gas could wipe out Congo basin tropical forests

  2022-11-10 in The Guardian

Third of Congo basin’s tropical forests are under threat from fossil fuel investments, undermining climate action, report warns

  Tagged under: COP27 | Congo | Rainforests | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Trees


Oil and gas greenhouse emissions ‘three times higher’ than producers claim

  2022-11-09 in The Guardian

Climate Trace reports half of 50 largest sources of greenhouse gas are oil and gas operations and many underreport their emissions

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases


Oil and gas firms planning ‘frightening’ fossil fuels growth, report finds

  2022-11-09 in The Guardian

Analysis released at Cop27 climate summit shows plans would thwart chances of keeping global heating to 1.5C

  Tagged under: COP27 | Fossil Fuels


World’s ‘most potent greenhouse gas’ escaped during work on UK windfarm

  2022-11-08 in The Guardian

More than 80 staff at £3bn Seagreen project, 27 km off Scotland’s Angus coastline, were forced to evacuate

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Wind Power


World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns

  2022-11-07 in The Guardian

The dramatic vanishing of polar ice sheets will cause catastrophic sea level rise that will threaten cities, according to a major new study

  Tagged under: Arctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


China taking ‘aggressive’ steps to gut Canada’s democracy, warns Trudeau

  2022-11-07 in The Guardian

The prime minister’s comments come after a news report that Beijing had funded a ‘clandestine network’ of candidates in 2019

  Tagged under: China


Forest regeneration that earned multimillion-dollar carbon credits resulted in fewer trees, analysis finds

  2022-11-06 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Claim by academics, including former integrity chair of Australia’s carbon credit scheme, raises further doubts about system

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


I predicted the 2008 crash – these are the global 'megathreats' I can see now | Nouriel Roubini

  2022-11-05 in The Guardian

Life as we know it is under threat, as short-term-thinking politicians ignore the signs that point to a dystopian future, says Nouriel Roubini

  Tagged under: Predictions | Economics


Fossil fuel burning once caused a mass extinction – now we’re risking another | George Monbiot

  2022-11-03 in The Guardian

The Devon coastline reveals that Earth was in a near-lifeless state for up to five million years after the last event, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


If we keep abusing nature it will collapse, taking us with it. We need a new mindset | Christina Figueres

  2022-11-02 in The Guardian

Humanity is faced with two doors. Door one leads to untold misery. We have no choice but to take door two, says UN diplomat Christiana Figueres

  Tagged under: COP27 | Collapse


Two-thirds of US money for fossil fuel pours into Africa despite climate goals

  2022-10-31 in The Guardian

Joe Biden will fly to Africa to attend the Cop27 talks in Egypt but the US funnels billions to dirty projects on the continent

  Tagged under: COP27 | Joe Biden | Africa


Britain faces £100m loss over drilling at biggest new oil field, says research

  2022-10-30 in The Guardian

Norwegian firm wants to develop Rosebank field in North Sea but Sunak’s tax break for fossil fuel producers could cost UK dear

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak


‘Monstrous’ east African oil project will emit vast amounts of carbon, data shows

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

Experts say crude oil pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania will produce 25 times host nations’ combined annual emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels


Carbon emissions from energy to peak in 2025 in ‘historic turning point’, says IEA

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

International Energy Agency says Ukraine invasion boosted state spending on clean energy and ‘will accelerate transition to renewables’

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Russia


Strip climate sceptic thinktank of charitable status, MPs urge

  2022-10-27 in The Guardian

Global Warming Policy Foundation is a lobbying organisation, says complaint submitted to Charity Commission


Mike Davis, prophetic writer on disaster and social unrest, dies aged 76

  2022-10-26 in The Guardian

Writer of over a dozen books and California’s ‘prophet of doom’ told the Guardian in August: ‘Despair is useless’

  Tagged under: California


Global health at mercy of fossil fuel addiction, warn scientists

  2022-10-25 in The Guardian

Reliance on oil and gas worsening climate impacts and compounding food, energy and cost of living crises

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Health


Two-thirds of cattle farms in north Devon cause river pollution

  2022-10-25 in The Guardian

Nearly nine in 10 farms inspected failed to comply with regulations, according to a report from the Environment Agency

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers | Cattle and Dairy Farming


Mark Carney denies big banks threatened to quit climate finance group

  2022-10-24 in The Guardian

Former BoE governor admits his net zero alliance weakened veto on coal investment because of ‘antitrust concerns’

  Tagged under: Coal | Net Zero | Finance


Global deforestation pledge will be missed without urgent action, say researchers

  2022-10-24 in The Guardian

Destruction of forests slowed in 2021 but not enough to meet 2030 commitment made by 145 countries

  Tagged under: Deforestation | COP26 | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Trees


Exposure to environmental toxins may be root of rise in neurological disorders

  2022-10-23 in The Guardian

Doctors warn exposure to omnipresent yet poorly understood chemicals such as microplastics could play a role in dementia

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Climate crisis poses ‘growing threat’ to health in UK, says expert

  2022-10-23 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Prof Dame Jenny Harries warns of dangers to food security, flooding and insect-borne diseases

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Insects | Health


France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty

  2022-10-21 in The Guardian

Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

  Tagged under: France | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Do we really care more about Van Gogh’s sunflowers than real ones? | George Monbiot

  2022-10-19 in The Guardian

The Just Stop Oil activists are accused of tactics that will stop people listening. But ‘respectable’ protest is roundly ignored, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Activism


Next pandemic may come from melting glaciers, new data shows

  2022-10-18 in The Guardian

Analysis of Arctic lake suggests viruses and bacteria locked in ice could reawaken and infect wildlife

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife | Ice Melting


Pesticide use around world almost doubles since 1990, report finds

  2022-10-18 in The Guardian

Agricultural chemicals drive falls of 30% in populations of field birds and butterflies, says Pesticide Atlas

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects | Insect Populations


Animal populations experience average decline of almost 70% since 1970, report reveals

  2022-10-12 in The Guardian

Huge scale of human-driven loss of species demands urgent action, say world’s leading scientists

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife


RSPB ‘not ruling out’ direct action to defend nature from government policy

  2022-10-10 in The Guardian

Beccy Speight says charity coalition plans to step up campaign against changes posing threat to wildlife

  Tagged under: Farming | Coal | Wildlife | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Roads-focused policy fuels UK’s ‘car addiction’, campaigners say

  2022-10-09 in The Guardian

Conservatives have shifted to refocus on the car amid warnings of air pollution risks


Greta Thunberg on the climate delusion: ‘We’ve been greenwashed out of our senses. It’s time to stand our ground’

  2022-10-08 in The Guardian

Governments may say they’re doing all they can to halt the climate crisis. Don’t fall for it – then we might still have time to turn things around

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Greenhouse Gases | Finance


European Commission aims to end secret system protecting fossil fuel holdings

  2022-10-08 in The Guardian

Proposal aims to reform energy charter treaty that protects multi-billion-pound investments in Europe

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


BHP proposal to extend Queensland coalmine until 2116 ‘delusional’, activists say

  2022-10-07 in The Guardian

Proposed expansion would cover about 4,000 hectares and involve clearing of habitat for the koala, greater glider and other threatened species

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Wildlife


Microplastics found in human breast milk for the first time

  2022-10-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Researchers concerned over potential health impacts of chemical contaminants on babies

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Health | Women and Children


UK risks ending Cop26 presidency in disarray over Truss climate policy

  2022-10-07 in The Guardian

Observers say cabinet rows and PM’s comments so far could undermine global consensus forged at Glasgow

  Tagged under: COP27 | COP26


Light fantastic: BP’s solar venture launches biggest UK project yet

  2022-10-06 in The Guardian

From solar farms to floating arrays, from Australia to Bedfordshire, Lightsource BP is ramping up its renewable energy push

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Greenhouse Gases | Solar Energy


‘Reckless’ coal firms plan climate-busting expansion, study finds

  2022-10-06 in The Guardian

Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and investors must stop funding it, say campaigners

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Rightwing thinktanks run this government. But first, they had to capture the BBC | George Monbiot

  2022-10-05 in The Guardian

Why are representatives of these shadily funded groups treated as impartial observers on news programmes? asks Guardian columnist George Monbiot


Rees-Mogg seeking to evade scrutiny of new fracking projects, email shows

  2022-10-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Note setting out business secretary’s views looks for ways to accelerate schemes, including streamlining HSE requirements

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Shell chief: governments may need to tax energy firms to help the poor

  2022-10-04 in The Guardian

Ben van Beurden also warns against EU moves to cap price of gas and electricity to protect consumers

  Tagged under: Shell | Electricity


Wax worm saliva rapidly breaks down plastic bags, scientists discover

  2022-10-04 in The Guardian

Its enzymes degrade polyethylene within hours at room temperature and could ‘revolutionise’ recycling

  Tagged under: Insects


Cop27 host Egypt warns UK not to backtrack from climate agenda

  2022-10-03 in The Guardian

Unusual diplomatic intervention prompted by fears over Liz Truss’s commitment to net zero

  Tagged under: COP27 | Africa | Net Zero | Middle East


Tory MPs dismiss critical RSPB campaign as ‘marketing strategy’

  2022-10-02 in The Guardian

Wildlife charities accused of trying to ‘upset people’ by urging members to condemn environment policies

  Tagged under: Wildlife


To understand the scale of the climate emergency, look at hurricanes | Peter Kalmus

  2022-10-01 in The Guardian

Climate breakdown is far more intense in 2022 than even many scientists expected, yet the world still isn’t treating this like a crisis

  Tagged under: Florida | Extreme Weather | Fossil Fuels


Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure | Phoebe Weston

  2022-10-01 in The Guardian

Ahead of the UN biodiversity conference, our reporter reflects on lessons of hope and change in three years reporting with the Guardian’s age of extinction team

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife


Ukraine, Brexit, Arab spring have one source – prices, says sociologist

  2022-09-30 in The Guardian

Following his 2022 book Price Wars, the sociologist and documentarian Rupert Russell speaks about how financial speculators have sown a new era of chaos

  Tagged under: Russia


European leaders blame sabotage as gas pours into Baltic from Nord Stream pipelines

  2022-09-27 in The Guardian

Ursula Von der Leyen warns of ‘strongest possible response’ to attacks on European energy infrastructure

  Tagged under: Russia


Hydrogen is unsuitable for home heating, review concludes

  2022-09-27 in The Guardian

Too many technical difficulties to overcome to make it a viable low-carbon heating fuel, say researchers

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen


UK environment laws under threat in ‘deregulatory free-for-all’

  2022-09-23 in The Guardian

Campaigners say revoking of post-Brexit protections amounts to legislative vandalism

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘The climate crisis is now’: haunting video spotlights California wildfires

  2022-09-23 in The Guardian

The release by a Greta Thunberg-inspired activist group was timed with the global climate strike protests launching Friday

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Wildfires | California


Rees-Mogg: ‘Britain must get every cubic inch of gas out of North Sea’

  2022-09-23 in The Guardian

Leaked video shows business secretary ‘greenwashing fossil fuels’ and putting ‘ideology before climate’, say critics

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Over 3m people in north of England ‘face social exclusion due to poor transport’

  2022-09-22 in The Guardian

Fifth of region’s population prevented from taking part in opportunities and communities around them, research finds


Fracking won’t work in UK says founder of fracking company Cuadrilla

  2022-09-21 in The Guardian

Chris Cornelius says geology is too challenging and government’s support is merely ‘soundbites’

  Tagged under: Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Senator Joe Manchin unveils bill that would expedite federal energy projects

  2022-09-21 in The Guardian

The centrist Democrat believes he has votes to pass the measure, which has met with resistance from the left

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


This nine-year-old was enslaved in the US. Her story could help stop a chemical plant

  2022-09-20 in The Guardian

The life stories of enslaved people are crucial to a legal battle over a Louisiana petrochemical facility that could triple residents’ exposure to carcinogens

  Tagged under: Activism | Louisiana


Energy-saving measures could boost UK economy by £7bn a year, study says

  2022-09-20 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Green home upgrades could also create 140,000 new jobs by 2030, analysis by Cambridge Econometric finds


As resistance grows to the fossil fuel regime, laws are springing up everywhere to suppress climate activists | Jeff Sparrow

  2022-09-18 in The Guardian

Along with subsidising big polluters, governments are setting in place repressive anti-protest laws to protect them

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


Biden talks up electric vehicle revolution – but is America ready to give up gas?

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

President appears at Detroit auto show, where EVs are this year’s stars – but the road to electrification promises to be a bumpy one

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars


Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

  2022-09-17 in The Guardian

Fury as ‘explosive’ documents reveal largest oil companies contradicted public statements and wished bedbugs upon critical activists

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Activism | Exxon | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Governments urged to act after oil giants accused of misleading public

  2022-09-16 in The Guardian

Documents suggest Shell and BP staff privately downplayed public commitments on climate crisis

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Fossil Fuels


Revealed: rightwing US lobbyists help craft slew of anti-protest fossil fuel bills

  2022-09-14 in The Guardian

Legislation drafted by Alec part of backlash against Indigenous communities and environmentalists opposing oil and gas projects

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Legislation | US Politics


World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’, says climate report

  2022-09-13 in The Guardian

Governments and businesses failing to change fast enough, says United in Science report, as weather gets increasingly extreme

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The UK needs better insulated homes to free us from Putin and the fossil fuel giants | Helena Bennett

  2022-09-13 in The Guardian

Government investment should be targeted at cutting bills by cutting waste. Until then we will remain dependent, says Helena Bennett of the Green Energy Alliance

  Tagged under: Housing | Vladimir Putin


It’s the thirstiest crop in the US south-west. Will the drought put alfalfa farmers out of business?

  2022-09-12 in The Guardian

Agriculture – mainly alfalfa – consumes 80% of the Colorado River’s dwindling water supply, prompting calls for conservation efforts. Read the other stories in our megadrought series

  Tagged under: Farming | Colorado River | Drought | Rivers | California


‘Transformational’: could America’s new green bank be a climate gamechanger?

  2022-09-11 in The Guardian

Long championed by climate activists, the green bank would provide funding to expand clean energy use across the US

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics | Activism


Bannon is not finished: his ‘precinct strategy’ could alter US elections for years

  2022-09-10 in The Guardian

One longtime Bannon watcher says it’s too early to count him out – even a prison term could enhance his status among the Maga crowd

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


‘Can’t afford to live’: California heatwave leaves older adults teetering on edge

  2022-09-10 in The Guardian

Extreme temperatures, especially in the state’s interiors, has left the vulnerable population reeling from the heat’s effects

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | California | Health


‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan

  2022-09-09 in The Guardian

Kohei Saito’s book Capital in the Anthropocene has become an unlikely hit among young people and is about to be translated into English

  Tagged under: Japan


World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Tipping Points


Oil and gas firms’ green investments fail to match promise of publicity – study

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell and TotalEnergies spend $750m a year burnishing climate credentials but only 12% of capital on low-carbon development

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Chevron | TotalEnergies | Fossil Fuels


China reports ‘most severe’ heatwave and third driest summer on record

  2022-09-07 in The Guardian

Average temperature in August was 1.2C higher than norm, which caused widespread drought

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Heatwaves | Drought | China


The Guardian view on the global food crisis: this is just the beginning | Editorial

  2022-09-07 in The Guardian

Editorial: Prices are soaring as climate shocks and the effects of war in Ukraine exacerbate structural problems

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin


‘Cucumber capital’ growers selling up as Brexit and energy crisis hits Britain’s vegetable industry

  2022-09-06 in The Guardian

A flawed government plan for workers adds to problems as growers apply to pull down 60 hectares of greenhouses

  Tagged under: Farming


Eustice defends ‘utter failure’ of efforts to cut raw sewage discharges in England

  2022-09-06 in The Guardian

Environment secretary responds to criticism of plan to stop ‘literal shit being pumped into rivers and seas’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Rivers


Burning forests for energy isn't 'renewable' – now the EU must admit it | Greta Thunberg and others

  2022-09-05 in The Guardian

The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change that, says Greta Thunberg and other environmental activists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Trees


The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse

  2022-09-04 in The Guardian

Tech billionaires are buying up luxurious bunkers to survive a societal collapse they helped create, but like everything they do, it has unintended consequences

  Tagged under: Prepping | Health | Collapse


New Zealand reports warmest and wettest winter on record

  2022-09-02 in The Guardian

It is the third straight year Aotearoa has broken the heat record, while sea surface temperatures were also the warmest ever

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


River pollution goes unchecked as testing in England falls to 10-year low

  2022-09-02 in The Guardian

Experts warn drop from 100,000 samples in 2012 to 41,519 last year means huge risk to water quality

  Tagged under: Rivers


Crab and lobster shells could be used to make renewable batteries

  2022-09-01 in The Guardian

Prototype designed using chemical in crustacean shells remains 99.7% efficient after about 400 hours

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Batteries


Carbon capture is not a solution to net zero emissions plans, report says

  2022-09-01 in The Guardian

The technology, put forward as part of the UK’s net zero strategy, could extend the life of fossil fuel infrastructure

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Conservationists seek judicial review of UK sewage discharge plan

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

Charity says strategy is unlawful and will allow storm overflows to dump raw sewage for next 28 years

  Tagged under: Rivers


Brutal heatwave scorches US west, sparking fires and health warnings

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

Several California cities broke heat records, rising as high as 112F in the LA suburbs, and blazes erupted as residents were forced to flee

  Tagged under: Oregon | Heatwaves | California | Health


Global fossil fuel subsidies almost doubled in 2021, analysis finds

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

Support amid huge industry profits is a ‘roadblock’ to tackling climate crisis, says International Energy Agency

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Mike Davis, California’s ‘prophet of doom’, on activism in a dying world: ‘Despair is useless’

  2022-08-31 in The Guardian

His warnings of ecological and social breakdown have proved accurate. But with months to live, Davis is anything but defeated

  Tagged under: Activism | California


Environmentalist Elizabeth Wathuti: ‘Perhaps I had something President Biden really needed to hear’

  2022-08-30 in The Guardian

Kenya’s rising climate star tells how her speech at Cop26 grabbed a world leader’s attention, and urges policymakers to go beyond mere pledges

  Tagged under: Activism | Joe Biden | COP26 | Africa | Sustainability


Major sea-level rise caused by melting of Greenland ice cap is ‘now inevitable’

  2022-08-29 in The Guardian

Loss will contribute a minimum rise of 27cm regardless of what climate action is taken, scientists discover

  Tagged under: Oceans | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Environment Agency tells staff to ignore pollution complaints, says ex-employee

  2022-08-29 in The Guardian

EA ‘shutting down’ calls from public about rivers, says former worker Helen Nightingale, leading waterways to deteriorate

  Tagged under: Rivers


‘It will benefit the powerful’: row over Brixham fish market levelling up plan

  2022-08-28 in The Guardian

Conservationists and smaller fishers say expansion scheme is ‘good for the big boys’ but will not benefit Devon port

  Tagged under: Fish


Liz Truss allowed farmers to pollute England’s rivers after ‘slashing red tape’, say campaigners

  2022-08-27 in The Guardian

Agricultural waste outstrips sewage as the main danger – and activists blame the ex-environment secretary’s cuts to farm inspections

  Tagged under: Farming | Activism | Fish | Rivers | Wildlife


UK science superpower claim is ‘bollocks’, says ex-vaccines chief

  2022-08-27 in The Guardian

Dame Kate Bingham aghast at civil service database changes that ‘will deter’ volunteers from signing up

  Tagged under: Health


‘It stinks’: Windermere plagued by blue-green algae as ‘toxic as cobra venom’

  2022-08-24 in The Guardian

Campaigners accused of ‘scaremongering’ despite tests of algal bloom in lake exceeding WHO guidelines


UK and US banks among biggest backers of Russian ‘carbon bombs’, data shows

  2022-08-24 in The Guardian

Ukrainian campaigners call for immediate end to investments, to cut funds to war and help avoid climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Anglo-French oil firm threatens Amazon reserve for isolated Indigenous people

  2022-08-23 in The Guardian

Perenco sues Peru government for repeal of law that offers recognition to proposed Napo-Tigre reserve

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Trees | France


China drought causes Yangtze to dry up, sparking shortage of hydropower

  2022-08-22 in The Guardian

Nationwide alert issued with south-west especially badly hit, as major companies forced to suspend work

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


Tree loss due to fire is worst in far northern latitudes, data shows

  2022-08-17 in The Guardian

Forests in Russia are most affected, as scientists warn of escape of huge quantities of buried carbon dioxide

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Russia | Trees


Ants can be better than pesticides for growing healthy crops, study finds

  2022-08-17 in The Guardian

Harnessing natural insect power can. with proper management, have higher efficacy than resorting to harmful chemicals

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Insects | Health


Major cities blighted by nitrogen dioxide pollution, research finds

  2022-08-17 in The Guardian

Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran have the highest levels of NO2 pollution, according to the research

  Tagged under: Russia | Health


UN member states meet in New York to hammer out high seas treaty

  2022-08-15 in The Guardian

World leaders urged to agree treaty to protect marine life after groups say planet’s last wilderness treated ‘recklessly’

  Tagged under: Oceans


‘What’s the alternative? To give up?’: Bella Lack, the new queen of green

  2022-08-14 in The Guardian

Bella Lack, a leading voice in the next generation of environmentalists, is on a mission to redefine activism. She talks about optimism, collective responsibility and finishing her A-levels

  Tagged under: Activism


England ‘failing to invest in water networks to avoid future droughts’

  2022-08-14 in The Guardian

Government policy amounts to ‘keeping fingers crossed’ rather than acting to adapt to changing climate, says infrastructure chief

  Tagged under: Drought


Drought in England could carry on into new year, experts warn

  2022-08-14 in The Guardian

Without lots of heavy rain in autumn and winter, water restrictions could be tightened even further

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought


UK industry’s heavy energy users fear enforced winter shutdowns

  2022-08-13 in The Guardian

With their bills already soaring, fuel-intensive firms are now on notice that they may have to cease operations

  Tagged under: Economics


Europe’s rivers run dry as scientists warn drought could be worst in 500 years

  2022-08-13 in The Guardian

Crops, power plants, barge traffic, industry and fish populations devastated by parched waterways

  Tagged under: Drought | Fish | Rivers


Risk of catastrophic megafloods has doubled in California, study finds

  2022-08-12 in The Guardian

Scientists concluded that a series of storms could dump enough rainfall to displace millions, causing over $1tn in losses

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Wildfires | Drought | California


As drought blights the UK, the Tories have their heads buried in the sand | Caroline Lucas

  2022-08-12 in The Guardian

England’s privatised water system is compounding the climate emergency. Instead of fixing it, the government has gone awol, says Green MP Caroline Lucas

  Tagged under: Drought


French PM sounds climate crisis alarm as ‘ogre-like’ wildfire rages

  2022-08-11 in The Guardian

Élisabeth Borne makes statement as more than 1,000 firefighters battle huge blaze south of Bordeaux

  Tagged under: Wildfires | France


Chaos after heat crashes computers at leading London hospitals

  2022-08-07 in The Guardian

Patient safety compromised during IT failure at Guy’s and St Thomas’

  Tagged under: Health


Revealed: BP’s ‘greenwashing’ social media ads as anger over fuel costs rose

  2022-08-06 in The Guardian

Oil company spent £800,000 on social media influence ads after Labour proposed windfall tax

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Wind Power


Twelve angry children: young jurors call adults to account for climate crisis in The Trials

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Dawn King’s new play at the Donmar imagines a reckoning for environmental chaos, presided over by the kids who inherit the mess. We join the writer and cast, including stars of Heartstopper, in rehearsal

  Tagged under: Activism | Women and Children


Sewage sleuths: the men who revealed the slow, dirty death of Welsh and English rivers

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

The long read: A tide of effluent, broken laws and ruthless cuts is devastating the nations’ waterways. An academic and a detective have dredged up the truth of how it was allowed to happen – but will anything be done?

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Global heating means almost every sea turtle in Florida now born female

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Rising temperatures have made beach sand so warm that eggs incubate above 31C and are overwhelmingly born female, experts say

  Tagged under: Florida


Revealed: how climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Guardian analysis shows human-caused global heating is driving more frequent and deadly disasters across the planet, in most comprehensive compilation to date

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases


Source of River Thames dries out ‘for first time’ during drought

  2022-08-04 in The Guardian

Head of the Thames is now more than 5 miles downstream as forecasters warn of further high temperatures to come

  Tagged under: Drought | Rivers


Record coral cover on parts of Great Barrier Reef, but global heating could jeopardise recovery

  2022-08-03 in The Guardian

Fast-growing species of branching and plate-like corals push cover up but are also the preferred prey for crown-of-thorns starfish

  Tagged under: Oceans | Great Barrier Reef


‘Grotesque greed’: immoral fossil fuel profits must be taxed, says UN chief

  2022-08-03 in The Guardian

António Guterres urges governments to introduce windfall levies and use money to support vulnerable people

  Tagged under: BP | Fossil Fuels


The world is ablaze and the oil industry just posted record profits. It’s us or them | Hamilton Nolan

  2022-08-02 in The Guardian

No single crisis, no matter how existential, will be enough to shut this machine down naturally. We must break it or it will break us

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Satellite images reveal shrinkage of Utah’s Great Salt Lake

  2022-08-02 in The Guardian

Striking new images show lake has lost nearly half of its surface area from the historical average

  Tagged under: Drought


‘Reality is scary’: climate culture war heats up for UK meteorologists

  2022-08-01 in The Guardian

TV forecasters have been targeted by climate deniers during recent extreme temperatures

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


UK farmers count cost as heatwave kills fruit and vegetable crops

  2022-08-01 in The Guardian

Fears of future threats to food security if more extreme heat caused by climate crisis hits production

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Food Production and Consumption


Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’

  2022-08-01 in The Guardian

Scientists say there are ample reasons to suspect global heating could lead to catastrophe

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


How much could insulating Britain save the average home?

  2022-08-01 (or before) in The Guardian

With gas prices rising again in October, insulation has become an urgent issue

  Tagged under: Insulation


Act now on water or face emergency queues on the streets, UK warned

  2022-07-31 in The Guardian

Hosepipe ban and compulsory water metering needed, say advisers, as nation braces for drought

  Tagged under: Drought


‘Soon the world will be unrecognisable’: is it still possible to prevent total climate meltdown?

  2022-07-30 in The Guardian

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


Leaked: US power companies secretly spending millions to protect profits and fight clean energy

  2022-07-27 in The Guardian

One industry consulting firm has influenced politics across Florida, Alabama and at least six other states

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Florida | Alabama


Disney VIP world tour will produce 6.2 tonnes of carbon for each guest

  2022-07-25 in The Guardian

Travellers on ‘bucket list adventure’ costing $110,000 will emit 20 times more than poor people do in a year


Climate emergency is a legacy of colonialism, says Greenpeace UK

  2022-07-21 in The Guardian

Report says global south has been ‘used as place to dump waste’ and that people of colour are suffering disproportionately

  Tagged under: Colonialism | Greenpeace


Destruction of nature as threatening as climate crisis, EU deputy warns

  2022-07-21 in The Guardian

European Commission’s Frans Timmermans says biodiversity situation is ‘really very, very scary’

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘The scale is hard to grasp’: avian flu wreaks devastation on seabirds

  2022-07-20 in The Guardian

Dozens of coastal sites in the UK closed to the public as H5N1 continues to sweep through wild bird populations across the world

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’

  2022-07-19 in The Guardian

Experts worried that extreme heatwaves in Europe happening quicker than expected, suggesting climate crisis worse than feared

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Spanish man filmed escaping wildfire treated for serious burns

  2022-07-19 in The Guardian

Man in 50s emerges from blaze with clothes burned to rags and flames flickering around him

  Tagged under: Spain | Extreme Weather | Wildfires


Britain is boiling – and the government wants to dramatically expand UK aviation | Leo Murray

  2022-07-19 in The Guardian

Its ‘jet zero’ strategy relies on the invention of pie in the sky technologies to tackle dangerous airline emissions, says Leo Murray of the climate charity Possible

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Court orders UK government to explain how net zero policies will reach targets

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

Green activists brought challenge, arguing climate change strategy did not spell out how carbon emissions cuts would be achieved

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Net Zero


State of the environment: shocking report shows how Australia’s land and wildlife are being destroyed

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

List of threatened species grows as ecosystems show signs of collapse due to climate crisis and habitat loss

  Tagged under: Coal | Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Collapse


Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

António Guterres tells governments ‘half of humanity is in danger zone’, as countries battle extreme heat

  Tagged under: Wildfires


As drought shrivels Lake Powell, millions face power crisis

  2022-07-13 in The Guardian

With water levels falling ‘lower than thought possible’ at Glen Canyon dam, energy production could halt as soon as July 2023

  Tagged under: Drought | Electricity


Sir Patrick Vallance gives emergency climate briefing to UK MPs

  2022-07-13 in The Guardian

Chief scientific adviser showed similar slides to those Boris Johnson said gave him ‘road to Damascus moment’ on climate


Cancer fears plague residents of US region polluted by ‘forever chemicals’

  2022-07-12 in The Guardian

Exposure to harmful PFAS remains almost impossible to escape – particularly for the people of the Cape Fear River basin

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Rivers


Small minority of UK parliamentarians attend emergency climate briefing

  2022-07-11 in The Guardian

Just 70 MPs and peers saw Sir Patrick Vallance showcase data that converted Boris Johnson to climate cause before Cop26

  Tagged under: COP26


Humans need to value nature as well as profits to survive, UN report finds

  2022-07-11 in The Guardian

Focus on market has led to climate crises, with spiritual, cultural and emotional benefits of nature ignored

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Weather tracker: La Niña and climate crisis behind recent Australia floods

  2022-07-08 in The Guardian

Warmer conditions around the western Pacific have led to torrential rain and burst rivers

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Rivers


‘All that’s needed is a spark’: why the US may be headed for a summer of mega-fire

  2022-07-07 in The Guardian

An explosive spring season has already burned more land than the 10-year average, with summers only expected to intensify

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Drought | Texas | California | Alaska


Plant-based meat by far the best climate investment, report finds

  2022-07-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Non-animal proteins can play critical role tackling climate crisis, says Boston Consulting Group

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases


It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet | George Monbiot

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

The US supreme court is helping to destroy our climate. But it was a much smaller decision, closer to home, that was the final straw for me, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Rivers | Wildlife | US Politics


Revealed: US water likely contains more ‘forever chemicals’ than EPA tests show

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

Guardian analysis of water samples taken in nine US locations shows test agency uses is likely missing significant levels of PFAS pollutants

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


‘Putin rubbing hands with glee’ after EU votes to class gas and nuclear as green

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

Parliament backs plan to classify some projects as clean power investments

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study

  2022-07-05 in The Guardian

Greenhouse gas has undergone rapid acceleration and scientists say it may be due to atmospheric changes

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change


Spain and Portugal suffering driest climate for 1,200 years, research shows

  2022-07-04 in The Guardian

Effects of human-caused global heating are blocking vital winter rains, with severe implications for farming and tourism

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought


Fossil fuel industry faces surge in climate lawsuits

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Number of climate-related lawsuits globally has doubled since 2015, with quarter filed in past two years

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


US supreme court rules against EPA and hobbles government power to limit harmful emissions

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Court sides with Republican states as ruling represents landmark moment in rightwing effort to dismantle ‘regulatory state’

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


UK government to scrap European law protecting special habitats

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Environment secretary George Eustice wants to amend Habitats Directive, which protects Natura 2000 sites

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industry

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Meat Production | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Food Production and Consumption


Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Whales and Dolphins | Cars


‘Condemning everyone alive’: outrage at US supreme court climate ruling

  2022-06-30 in The Guardian

Limiting the Environmental Protection Agency at a time when fossil fuel emissions need to be curbed is ‘devastating’

  Tagged under: Activism


EU countries reach climate crisis deal after late-night talks

  2022-06-29 in The Guardian

Environment ministers back phasing out fossil-fuel cars by 2035 and a €59bn fund to help ease cost burden of new policies on low income earners

  Tagged under: Cars


Cop15: lack of political leadership leaves crucial nature summit ‘in peril’, warn NGOs

  2022-06-28 in The Guardian

Nairobi biodiversity talks end in stalemate, prompting open letter to world leaders calling for action before Montreal conference

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife


Environment Agency faces legal battle over water removal in Norfolk Broads

  2022-06-27 in The Guardian

Tim and Geli Harris to take agency to high court over groundwater removal for farming near protected wetlands

  Tagged under: Farming | Wetlands


Chinese premier calls for more coal production as electricity demand soars

  2022-06-24 in The Guardian

Records for electricity usage broken in Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu after early summer heatwaves

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Coal | Electricity


Sunak urges banks to keep funding oil and gas firms after windfall tax

  2022-06-23 in The Guardian

Sector says £5bn energy profits levy will make investment in new projects and renewables more difficult

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Rishi Sunak


Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas

  2022-06-22 in The Guardian

Tiny self-propelled robo-fish can swim around, latch on to free-floating microplastics and fix itself if it gets damaged

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Fish


Europe and UK pour 17,000 tons of cooking oil into vehicles a day

  2022-06-21 in The Guardian

Analysis finds 58% of rapeseed oil in Europe is burned for fuel despite soaring prices and climate impact


Government retracts ‘unlawful’ pollution guidance for England’s farms

  2022-06-20 in The Guardian

Advice that allowed farmers to spread manures in a way that risked polluting waters has been changed by Defra

  Tagged under: Farming


‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving

  2022-06-20 in The Guardian

Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought

  Tagged under: Drought | Africa | Women and Children


Truthful climate reporting shifts viewpoints, but only briefly, study finds

  2022-06-20 in The Guardian

Researchers gauged responses to climate science versus scepticism and suggest facts bear repeating


The climate crisis is hitting the planet’s working classes the hardest and they know it | Jeff Sparrow

  2022-06-18 in The Guardian

The conservative commentariat could not be more wrong in dismissing global heating as a concern of only the ‘woke elite’


Only love can stop war: a call to the world from a Northern Cheyenne chief

  2022-06-17 in The Guardian

Our people’s teachings, connecting us to the land and the universe, have enabled us to survive genocide and can point the way to peace –146 years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn


Ford sued for allegedly dumping ‘toxic sludge’ on Ramapough Lenape land

  2022-06-17 in The Guardian

New Jersey accuses automobile company of contaminating water, soil, groundwater, vegetation, and air for decades


Thinktank that briefed against XR given $30k by ExxonMobil in 2017

  2022-06-15 in The Guardian

Report shows Policy Exchange, which called for criminalisation of climate group, previously received money from oil firm

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Exxon | Climate Justice


New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic

  2022-06-15 in The Guardian

Temperatures in the Barents Sea region are ‘off the scale’ and may affect extreme weather in the US and Europe

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Arctic


Over 100m Americans urged to stay indoors over extreme heat and humidity

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

Heatwave expected to settle over states from Gulf coast to Great Lakes and east to Carolinas with 100F temperatures in some cities

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


Methane leak at Russian mine could be largest ever discovered

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

About 90 tonnes of methane an hour were released from the Raspadskaya mine in January, data shows

  Tagged under: Methane | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Russia


India takes tough stand at climate talks as Delhi endures brutal heatwave

  2022-06-14 in The Guardian

As capital swelters, India urges rich countries to provide funds to help deal with effects of climate crisis

  Tagged under: COP27 | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


Plan to scrap Natural England will disrupt net zero targets, experts say

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Campaigners spotted proposal to absorb conservation watchdog into Defra buried in recent government consultation

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Plastitar: mix of tar and microplastics is new form of pollution, say scientists

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Researchers in Canary Islands coin term for new type of marine pollution they say could be leaking toxic chemicals into oceans

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Wildlife


As Phoenix swelters, the nights are even worse than the boiling days

  2022-06-13 in The Guardian

Temperature topped 110F on four consecutive days and has not fallen below 80F at night-time for the past week in the Arizona city, breaking several records

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves


EU regulators ‘dismissed evidence’ linking glyphosate to rodent tumours

  2022-06-09 in The Guardian

European Chemical Agency’s positive assessment for continued sale of substance is flawed, say environmental campaigners

  Tagged under: Health


Government failure to boost energy efficiency ‘inexplicable’, says IEA

  2022-06-08 in The Guardian

Saving energy is ‘utterly essential’ to cut bills, end reliance on Russian oil and gas and slash emissions says agency

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Are the dead shellfish littering our beaches evidence of a toxic waste cover-up? | George Monbiot

  2022-06-06 in The Guardian

Environmentalists fear a toxic disaster is occurring on the seabed, and the government denials seem less and less plausible, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Shell | Fish


‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

  2022-06-06 in The Guardian

New Zealand scientists ‘jumping up and down’ at find during investigation of climate-induced melt of ice shelf

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Rivers | Wildlife


‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria

  2022-06-03 in The Guardian

Rising frequency of storms due to climate crisis is causing more loss of life and more destruction, say experts

  Tagged under: Africa | Middle East | Saudi Arabia


Glyphosate weedkiller damages wild bee colonies, study reveals

  2022-06-02 in The Guardian

Most widely used pesticide in history harms critical ability of bumblebee to regulate nest temperature

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects


Current policies will bring ‘catastrophic’ climate breakdown, warn former UN leaders

  2022-06-02 in The Guardian

Three former UN climate heads say gap between government promises and actions will change environment irreversibly

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Record low wild salmon catch in Scotland alarms ecologists

  2022-06-01 in The Guardian

Calls for action as decline is seen as evidence of harm caused by climate crisis, pollution and fish farming

  Tagged under: Fish | Salmon | Wildlife


We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

  2022-06-01 in The Guardian

Katharine Hayhoe says the world is heading for dangers people have not seen in 10,000 years of civilisation

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


‘Consequences will be dire’: Chile’s water crisis is reaching breaking point

  2022-06-01 in The Guardian

Unprecedented drought makes water a national security issue as more than half of Chile’s 19 million population lived in area with ‘severe water scarcity’ by end of 2021

  Tagged under: Drought | Chile


Fishing industry still ‘bulldozing’ seabed in 90% of UK marine protected areas

  2022-05-31 in The Guardian

New data shows ‘mystifying’ lack of progress in post-Brexit pledge to curb bottom-trawling, two years after landmark legislation

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Legislation


G7 countries to stop funding fossil fuel development overseas

  2022-05-30 in The Guardian

Ministers from world’s biggest economies reach agreement that could shift estimated $33bn a year to clean energy sources

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Germany | France | Fossil Fuels | Japan


Sooty hands and damaged lungs: the toll of Nigeria’s illegal refineries

  2022-05-29 in The Guardian

A recent clampdown on illegal oil refineries in Rivers State was welcomed by campaigners alarmed at the mounting medical toll on those living in the area. But will it have a lasting impact?

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Africa | Rivers | Fossil Fuels


Microplastics in sewage: a toxic combination that is poisoning our land | George Monbiot

  2022-05-26 in The Guardian

Policy failure and a lack of enforcement have left our waterways and farmland vulnerable to ‘forever chemicals’, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Farming


Major New Zealand salmon producer shuts farms as warming waters cause mass die-offs

  2022-05-26 in The Guardian

Up to 42% of company’s fish have died in warm water areas this year, with CEO warning climate change is ‘faster than people think’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Salmon


People in US and UK face huge financial hit if fossil fuels lose value, study shows

  2022-05-26 in The Guardian

Strong climate action could wipe $756bn from individuals’ pension funds and other investments in rich countries

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

  2022-05-25 in The Guardian

Residents of Jacobabad say loss of trees and water facilities makes record-breaking temperatures unbearable

  Tagged under: Trees


Three arrested at Shell AGM as protesters chant ‘We will stop you’

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

Environmental activists accuse firm’s board of spending more on green ads than green technology

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Fossil Fuels


Ukraine invasion may be start of ‘third world war’, says George Soros

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

Veteran philanthropist tells World Economic Forum civilisation ‘may not survive’ what is coming

  Tagged under: Economics | Russia


Do not work for ‘climate wreckers’, UN head tells graduates

  2022-05-24 in The Guardian

António Guterres says young people should tackle climate crisis by using talent to deliver a renewable future

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels


Climate sceptic thinktank reported to charity commission over fossil fuel interest funding

  2022-05-23 in The Guardian

Global Warming Policy Foundation is lobby group not charity and brings no public good, say signatories

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Shell consultant quits, accusing firm of ‘extreme harms’ to environment

  2022-05-23 in The Guardian

Caroline Dennett tells staff in video she made decision because of ‘double-talk on climate’

  Tagged under: Shell


Sizewell C ‘may cost double government estimates and take five years longer to build’

  2022-05-22 in The Guardian

Research into costs of proposed Suffolk power station could further inflame debate over UK nuclear power

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis

  2022-05-21 in The Guardian

The Bank of England governor warned last week of ‘apocalyptic’ food price rises. Yet war in Ukraine, climate change and inflation are already taking their toll all over the world

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Economics | Famine


Peter Kalmus: ‘As a species, we’re on autopilot, not making the right decisions’

  2022-05-21 in The Guardian

The Nasa data scientist explains why inaction on the climate crisis pushed him to chain himself to an LA bank – and why trusting in the ‘people in charge’ is so dangerous

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


UK nuclear power stations’ decommissioning cost soars to £23.5bn

  2022-05-20 in The Guardian

Failures in government’s investment strategy mean taxpayer has contributed £10.7bn in just two years

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same | George Monbiot

  2022-05-19 in The Guardian

Massive food producers hold too much power – and the regulators scarcely understand what is happening. Sound familiar, asks Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Collapse


Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

  2022-05-19 in The Guardian

While alarm over wildfires, droughts, flooding and societal unrest is on the rise, not many of us talk about climate angst

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought


EU plans ‘massive’ increase in green energy to help end reliance on Russia

  2022-05-18 in The Guardian

European Commission says extra €210bn needed over next five years to pay for phasing out of Russian fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

  2022-05-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Nearly half existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ plan unrealistic and may make UK miss CO2 targets – report

  2022-05-16 in The Guardian

Ministers instead urged to focus on reducing flights and halting airport expansion to cut carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Air Travel


India bans all wheat exports over food security risk

  2022-05-14 in The Guardian

Move imposed with immediate effect in attempt to control prices after heatwave damages crops

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves


South Africa’s April floods made twice as likely by climate crisis, scientists say

  2022-05-13 in The Guardian

Brutal heatwave in India and Pakistan also certain to have been exacerbated by global heating, scientists say

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | South Africa | Africa


‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

Multibillion-dollar deal promising to lift country out of poverty may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners

  Tagged under: Exxon | Fossil Fuels | Caribbean


Environment tipping points fast approaching in UK, says watchdog

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

From fisheries collapse to dead rivers, official body urges government to urgently turn ambition into action

  Tagged under: Fish | Rivers | Wildlife | Collapse | Tipping Points


Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief

  2022-05-12 in The Guardian

Fatih Birol says ‘carbon bombs’, revealed in Guardian investigation, will not solve global energy crisis

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022

  2022-05-10 in The Guardian

Report reveals extent of sixth mass bleaching event with worst-affected reefs between Cape Tribulation and Whitsundays

  Tagged under: Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


John Kerry warns a long Ukraine war would threaten climate efforts

  2022-05-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: US presidential envoy says limiting global heating to 1.5C could be made harder by conflict

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


‘Record after record’: Brazil’s Amazon deforestation hits April high, nearly double previous peak

  2022-05-07 in The Guardian

Climate analysts are astounded by such a high reading during the rainy season, and is the third monthly record this year

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


Climate hunger striker expresses shock at being ignored by ministers

  2022-05-07 in The Guardian

Angus Rose starved himself for more than five weeks outside parliament until Green MP Caroline Lucas arranged compromise


The secret world beneath our feet is mind-blowing – and the key to our planet’s future

  2022-05-07 in The Guardian

Don’t dismiss soil: its unknowable wonders could ensure the survival of our species

  Tagged under: Farming


Flying insect numbers have plunged by 60% since 2004, GB survey finds

  2022-05-05 in The Guardian

Scientists behind survey of car number plates said drop was ‘terrifying’, as life on Earth depends on insects

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects


‘Canaries in the coalmine’: loss of birds signals changing planet

  2022-05-05 in The Guardian

Billions of birds are disappearing because of humanity’s impact on Earth, global review finds

  Tagged under: Coal | Wildlife


EU officials being trained to meditate to help fight climate crisis

  2022-05-04 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Early results from ‘applied mindfulness’ courses suggests they have helped overcome despair that little can be done

  Tagged under: Health


Sunak urged to issue green bonds with higher returns if climate goals missed

  2022-05-02 in The Guardian

Thinktank says following Chile’s example would give ministers greater incentive to meet targets

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Chile


‘We are living in hell’: Pakistan and India suffer extreme spring heatwaves

  2022-05-02 in The Guardian

April temperatures at unprecedented levels have led to critical water and electricity shortages

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Electricity


‘A worldwide public health threat’: Rob Bilott on his 20-year fight against forever chemicals

  2022-05-01 in The Guardian

Chemical companies hid their knowledge of the damage caused by PFAS for decades. With a new class-action lawsuit, Bilott intends to hold them accountable

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Is this the end for the traditional British watermill?

  2022-04-30 in The Guardian

Hundreds of mills could be converted to generate clean electricity – but the Environment Agency has just raised application fees by up to 790%

  Tagged under: Rivers | Electricity


‘Deep-sea gold rush’ for rare metals could cause irreversible harm

  2022-04-29 in The Guardian

Mining companies are planning to profit from the new industry, but environmental campaigners warn of disastrous consequences

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean


Global heating risks most cataclysmic extinction of marine life in 250m years

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

New research warns pressures of rising heat and loss of oxygen are reminiscent of ‘great dying’ that occurred about 250m years ago

  Tagged under: Oceans


‘Relentless’ destruction of rainforest continuing despite Cop26 pledge

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

Tropics lost 11.1m hectares of tree cover in 2021, including forest critical to limiting global heating and biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Congo | COP26 | Rainforests | Brazil | Africa | Wildlife | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees | Indonesia


‘Potentially devastating’: Climate crisis may fuel future pandemics

  2022-04-28 in The Guardian

‘Zoonotic spillovers’ expected to rise with at least 15,000 instances of viruses leaping between species over next 50 years


One in five reptiles faces extinction in what would be a ‘devastating’ blow

  2022-04-27 in The Guardian

Largest analysis to date on the state of the world’s reptiles warns of threat to ecosystems as more than 1,800 species fight to survive

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Seabed regulator accused of deciding deep sea’s future ‘behind closed doors’

  2022-04-01 in The Guardian

The ISA, obliged to frame industry rules by 2023, drops reporting service and is accused of lacking transparency in plans for mining

  Tagged under: Oceans | Pacific Ocean | Wildlife


Raw sewage discharged into English rivers 375,000 times by water firms

  2022-03-31 in The Guardian

Data from 2021 released at same time as government plan to stop 40% of untreated sewage releases by 2040

  Tagged under: Rivers


Wildfires will pose great socioeconomic risk in future, say researchers

  2022-03-22 in The Guardian

Chinese and American scientists say western and central Africa may be hit in future

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Africa


‘I don’t know how we’ll survive’: the farmers facing ruin in America’s ‘forever chemicals’ crisis

  2022-03-22 in The Guardian

Maine’s disaster from PFAS-contaminated produce is causing farms to close and farmers to face the loss of their livelihoods

  Tagged under: Farming | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Better use of groundwater could transform Africa, research says

  2022-03-21 in The Guardian

Studies ‘debunk the myth that Africa is running out of water’ but say resource needs to be better managed

  Tagged under: Africa


Microplastics found deep underground in UK waters

  2022-03-21 in The Guardian

Fears for water quality as swimmers discover invisible microfibres in samples 400 feet underground

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Rivers


Ukraine war threatens global heating goals, warns UN chief

  2022-03-21 in The Guardian

António Guterres says countries seeking alternatives to Russian energy may increase use of fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Russia


Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists

  2022-03-20 in The Guardian

Antarctic areas reach 40C above normal at same time as north pole regions hit 30C above usual levels

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Arctic | Antarctic


Tyre Extinguishers – deflating SUV tyres as a form of climate action

  2022-03-18 in The Guardian

UK activists fighting climate heating and pollution say public response more welcoming than expected

  Tagged under: Activism


Recycled plastic bottles leach more chemicals into drinks, review finds

  2022-03-18 in The Guardian

More chemicals being released by reused plastic could indicate need for ‘super clean’ recycling process


Great Barrier Reef hit by sixth mass bleaching event, leading coral scientist says

  2022-03-17 in The Guardian

Prof Terry Hughes says he believes bleaching is under way as the Australian government conducts monitoring flights over 2,300km reef

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


Legal eagles: how climate litigation is shaping ambitious cases for nature

  2022-03-16 in The Guardian

Environmental lawsuits are nothing new but now lawyers are turning their attention to cases that address the loss of biodiversity

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Litigation | Wetlands


A pro-fossil fuel Disney ride voiced by Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye? Yes, it existed

  2022-03-16 in The Guardian

Buckle up for the story of Ellen’s Energy Adventure – a ride whose sympathetic stance toward oil and coal is newly relevant

  Tagged under: Exxon | Coal | Fossil Fuels


‘So angry’: climate activists distraught after court reverses climate change 'duty of care' ruling

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

‘I’m devastated by today’s judgement’, says one of the students who brought the original case

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Climate Change


Manchin ‘very reluctant’ on electric cars in ominous sign for Biden’s climate fight

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Centrist Democrat, who holds key swing vote in US Senate, has poured scorn on the idea of phasing out gasoline and diesel cars

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Electric Cars | US Politics | Cars


Shell directors sued for ‘failing to prepare company for net zero’

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Environmental law organisation ClientEarth brings action and urges other shareholders to join

  Tagged under: Shell | Net Zero


Sussan Ley does not have duty of care to protect young from climate crisis, appeal court rules

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

Eight teenagers and a nun had previously won their case against the federal environment minister related to the expansion of a NSW coalmine

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Tories plan big expansion of wind farms ‘to protect national security’

  2022-03-13 in The Guardian

Planning rules to be relaxed so that renewables and nuclear power can boost energy independence after Ukraine invasion

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Wind Power | Russia


Nigel Farage’s hard-right faction won Brexit. Now net zero is in its sights | John Harris

  2022-03-13 in The Guardian

A small group of rightwing MPs are using questions about living costs to undermine climate action, says Guardian columnist John Harris

  Tagged under: Net Zero


‘Defining moment’: how can the US end its dependency on fossil fuels?

  2022-03-11 in The Guardian

Democrats hope climate measures in Build Back Better will be resurrected amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – but green groups want Biden to go even further

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Russia


UN ocean treaty is ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to protect the high seas

  2022-03-10 in The Guardian

Negotiators aim to agree on legal framework for protecting international waters that are key to ‘life as we know it’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Millions suffering in deadly pollution ‘sacrifice zones’, warns UN expert

  2022-03-10 in The Guardian

Businesses blamed for rise of toxic hotspots hitting poor communities hardest


‘They’re cooking them alive’: calls to ban ‘cruel’ killing methods on US farms

  2022-03-08 in The Guardian

Use of heat, steam and suffocating foam to slaughter sick animals is condemned as bird flu epidemic threatens poultry stocks

  Tagged under: Farming


Climate crisis: Amazon rainforest tipping point is looming, data shows

  2022-03-07 in The Guardian

Analysis of satellite observations show forest is losing stability with ‘profound’ global implications

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Tipping Points | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Trees


Corporate tree-planting drive in Scotland ‘risks widening rural inequality’

  2022-03-05 in The Guardian

Surge of estate sales to big firms has driven up prices and increased elitism of land ownership, says report

  Tagged under: Trees


We cling to our memory of the perfect summer – before flood, fire and plague. But the past is gone and we have to wake up | Brigid Delaney

  2022-03-03 in The Guardian

Signs of collapse are everywhere, and if we think it’s possible to return to ‘normal’, then we are deluded

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Extreme Weather | IPCC | Climate Change | Flooding | Collapse


Environment Agency downgrading 93% of prosecutions for serious pollution

  2022-03-02 in The Guardian

Exclusive: leaked internal report adds to concerns cutbacks have undermined England’s regulator

  Tagged under: Rivers


UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide

  2022-03-01 in The Guardian

Campaigners aghast as emergency exemption on use of thiamethoxam granted due to risk to sugar beet crop

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects


IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Report says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a liveable future is closing

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Deforestation emissions far higher than previously thought, study finds

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Carbon emissions from felling of tropical forest doubled in just two decades and are accelerating, research says

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


Bottom trawling triples in key marine protected area despite Brexit promise

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Analysis by the Marine Conservation Society shows dredging at England’s Dogger Bank site has increased despite government pledge to ban the practice

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


The rightwing US supreme court has climate change in its sights | Laurence H Tribe and Jeremy Lewin

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

The court is breaking with precedent, procedure and prudence to achieve the ultra-conservative majority’s policy preferences

  Tagged under: Climate Change


What did I just buy? I tried to use New York’s first NFT vending machine

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Could buying an NFT the way one buys a bag of Cheetos demystify the process?


Major flood warning issued for Brisbane after ‘rain bomb’ unleashes havoc on south-east Queensland and northern NSW

  2022-02-27 in The Guardian

Seventh person dies, with two more missing, and major flood warnings issued for Brisbane, Ipswich, Lismore and Grafton

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


This is how we defeat Putin and other petrostate autocrats | Bill McKibben

  2022-02-25 in The Guardian

After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Fossil Fuels | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Plastic packaging increases fresh food waste, study finds

  2022-02-24 in The Guardian

Research by sustainability charity Wrap debunks idea single-use plastic on fruit and veg helps prevent waste

  Tagged under: Sustainability


Innocent TV ad banned for claiming its drinks help environment

  2022-02-23 in The Guardian

Advertising watchdog demands company provides proof of its products’ green merits

  Tagged under: Activism


Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began

  2022-02-22 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Thousands of near-empty planes flown since March 2020, new figures reveal


Concern over Church of England pension board fossil fuel industry links

  2022-02-21 in The Guardian

Members’ links with energy companies prompt fears over church’s plans to end investments in high-carbon firms

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Passivhaus: how to insulate your home against soaring heating bills

  2022-02-19 in The Guardian

Properties are built or retrofitted to exacting ‘energy and comfort standard’ for maximum efficiency


‘We are afraid’: Erin Brockovich pollutant linked to global electric car boom

  2022-02-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Investigation uncovers evidence of contaminated air and water from one of Indonesia’s largest nickel mines

  Tagged under: Electric Cars | Cars | Indonesia


Harmful subsidies: why is the world still funding the destruction of nature?

  2022-02-17 in The Guardian

Government-financed support in sectors including agriculture, fossil fuels and water is incentivising the annihilation of the natural world. But reforming the system is politically fraught

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Trees | Finance


UK green economy has failed to grow since 2014, according to official data

  2022-02-17 in The Guardian

Office for National Statistics finds ‘no significant change’ in turnover and jobs in low-carbon and renewable energy sector

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy


Prepare for mass migration to cities in climate crisis, UK mayors warn

  2022-02-16 in The Guardian

Sadiq Khan and Marvin Rees call for action as major report launched during UN Migration Week


Constituents set up ‘Steve Baker Watch’ over MP’s climate stance

  2022-02-16 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Tory MP for Wycombe is trying to ‘wreck’ government plans for environment

  Tagged under: Activism


Narrabri mine expansion would make it dirtiest thermal coalmine in Australia, environmentalists say

  2022-02-14 in The Guardian

Whitehaven Coal’s underground expansion has been backed by New South Wales government

  Tagged under: Coal


Greta Thunberg condemns UK firm’s plans for iron mine on Sami land

  2022-02-11 in The Guardian

Beowulf Mining ‘hopeful’ for decision on mine in Sápmi despite opposition from activist, UN and Swedish church

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Wildlife


Architects call for mass insulation of England’s interwar suburbs

  2022-02-11 in The Guardian

RIBA says scheme targeting efficiency and heating of older 20th-century housing could cut emissions by 4%

  Tagged under: Insulation | Housing


Death and decimation: Whitby devastated by declining marine life

  2022-02-10 in The Guardian

Unprecedented levels of crabs, lobsters, coral and sea birds are dying on north-east coast

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife | Coral Reefs | Sea Level


Nuclear fusion heat record a ‘huge step’ in quest for new energy source

  2022-02-09 in The Guardian

Oxfordshire scientists’ feat raises hopes of using reactions that power sun for low-carbon energy

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion


‘Oil spills of our time’: experts sound alarm about plastic lost in cargo ship disasters

  2022-02-09 in The Guardian

Sri Lankan beaches buried in pellets only ‘tip of the iceberg’ of environmental harm after analysis of nurdles from burning ship

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Health


High levels of toxic chemicals found in Cambridgeshire water supply

  2022-02-08 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Cambridge Water admits a supply contained four times the regulatory limit and customers never told

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Rightwing lobby group Alec driving laws to blacklist companies that boycott the oil industry

  2022-02-08 in The Guardian

The American Legislative Exchange Council has drafted legislation modelled on efforts to block divestment from Israel

  Tagged under: Legislation


Low energy efficiency standards cost owners of new homes £234m last year

  2022-02-08 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Lib Dems analysis shows scrapped zero carbon standard would have saved owners £200 a year


Illegal strawberry farms threaten future of Spanish wetlands

  2022-02-08 in The Guardian

Opponents say proposed amnesty for illegal water tapping in Doñana national park threatens disaster for one of Europe’s green lungs

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | Wetlands


UK drops ‘absurd’ case against Greenpeace for dropping rocks in sea

  2022-02-07 in The Guardian

Judge rebukes Marine Management Organisation for prosecution over direct action to stop bottom trawling

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Fish | Wildlife | Greenpeace


New greenfield housing forcing people to use cars, report finds

  2022-02-07 in The Guardian

Research finds sites too often far from amenities without public transport, cycling links or even pavements

  Tagged under: Housing | Cars


How ‘super-enzymes’ that eat plastics could curb our waste problem

  2022-02-05 in The Guardian

Many micro-organisms have evolved chemical processes that enable them to digest plastics, potentially leading to a new form of recycling

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


North Sea Abigail oilfield plan approved despite climate goals

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

Cop26 experts said no new fossil fuel plans would be compatible with climate targets

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Extreme heat in oceans ‘passed point of no return’ in 2014

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

Formerly rare high temperatures now covering half of seas and devastating wildlife, study shows

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Wildlife


Illegal overfishing by Chinese trawlers leaves Sierra Leone locals ‘starving’

  2022-02-01 in The Guardian

As illegal industrial-scale fishing by foreign fleets pillages fish populations, despairing coastal communities say they feel powerless

  Tagged under: Africa | Fish | Wildlife


Australian regulator finds large-scale emissions misreporting by coalminer Peabody

  2022-01-30 in The Guardian

US giant agrees to hire auditors after calculation errors, poor record-keeping and inconsistent data collection discovered

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal


Green energy measures saving households £1,000 a year – analysis

  2022-01-28 in The Guardian

Savings come largely from efficient electrical appliances and boilers but insulation could halve future bills

  Tagged under: Insulation


‘Word salad of nonsense’: scientists denounce Jordan Peterson’s comments on climate models

  2022-01-27 in The Guardian

Speaking on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Peterson claimed the climate was too complex to be modelled accurately, which was quickly shot down by scientists


Low-carbon ambitions must not interfere with ‘normal life’, says Xi Jinping

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

President signals more cautious approach to climate crisis and says China must ‘overcome notion of rapid success’

  Tagged under: Economics


UK electric vehicle charging network is lagging behind, says Volkswagen

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

‘Charging anxiety’ may prevent the government from meeting its 2030 target for mass adoption of zero-emission cars

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Net Zero | Cars | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Carbon offsetting is not warding off environmental collapse – it’s accelerating it | George Monbiot

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Wealthy companies are using the facade of ‘nature-based solutions’ to enact a great carbon land grab, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Collapse


US to hold surprise plant inspections targeting pollution in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Environmental Protection Agency seeks to protect local community from sites suspected of air pollution violations

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana


Lawyers challenge water firm’s immunity over sewage discharge

  2022-01-26 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Campaigners fight decision that United Utilities cannot face private legal action for outflows of sewage into canal

  Tagged under: Rivers


McKinsey: fundamental transformation of global economy needed for net zero

  2022-01-25 in The Guardian

$9tn of annual investment required to avoid most catastrophic climate impacts, consultancy says

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


We can afford to reverse poverty and climate breakdown. What we can’t afford is the alternative | Kevin Watkins

  2022-01-24 in The Guardian

Our global finance system is failing to rise to the challenges we face. It’s time it was reimagined – and grounded in our shared humanity

  Tagged under: Economics | Finance


‘We’re basically starting from zero’: Restoring Finland’s river ecosystems

  2022-01-22 in The Guardian

Teams of rewilders are facing a huge task to encourage the return of wildlife after decades of damage by the forestry industry

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife | Rewilding | Trees


The smell of money: why locals think Peru’s billion-dollar fishmeal sector stinks

  2022-01-21 in The Guardian

Those living in the coastal city of Chimbote say the industry pollutes the air and water, makes their children sick and has put local fishers out of work

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Women and Children


Nanoplastic pollution found at both of Earth’s poles for first time

  2022-01-21 in The Guardian

Tiny particles including tyre dust found in ice cores stretching back 50 years, showing global plastic contamination

  Tagged under: Arctic | Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Antarctic


Staff blow whistle on Environment Agency that ‘no longer deters polluters’

  2022-01-20 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Officers say cuts and operational decisions have made England’s regulator ‘toothless’


Expanding national parks not enough to protect nature, say scientists

  2022-01-19 in The Guardian

‘Urgent’ coordinated action to tackle overconsumption, farming subsidies and the climate crisis also needed to halt biodiversity loss

  Tagged under: Oceans | Farming | Fish | Wildlife


Dumped fishing gear is killing marine life. Yet no governments seem to care | George Monbiot

  2022-01-19 in The Guardian

One Scottish trawlerman is so incensed by the dumping of nets he’s come to me – a longstanding critic of his industry – with evidence, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills

  2022-01-18 in The Guardian

The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife | Health


Chemical pollution has passed safe limit for humanity, say scientists

  2022-01-18 in The Guardian

Study calls for cap on production and release as pollution threatens global ecosystems upon which life depends

  Tagged under: Farming


This is what ‘cutting red tape’ gets you: rivers polluted without consequence | John Vidal

  2022-01-17 in The Guardian

England’s water is bad and getting worse, with regulators too poor or politically cowed to do anything about it, says former Guardian environment editor John Vidal

  Tagged under: Rivers


Here’s how to repay developing nations for colonialism – and fight the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò

  2022-01-14 in The Guardian

The IMF allots voting rights and emergency funds according to an outdated and unfair quota system established in 1944, before most colonies were free. Let’s change it

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Colonialism | Finance


Concerns for life in Western Australia’s Pilbara after 50.7C heat record matched

  2022-01-14 in The Guardian

The heatwave sweeping the vast region prompts calls for authorities to consider how to make it more sustainable

  Tagged under: Heatwaves


Londoners told to reduce physical activity on Friday due to pollution

  2022-01-13 in The Guardian

Government advises older people and those with lung or heart issues to avoid strenuous activity altogether


Plants at risk of extinction as climate crisis disrupts animal migration

  2022-01-13 in The Guardian

Heating and habitat loss drive birds and mammals to cooler areas where plants can not follow, study shows

  Tagged under: Birds


UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy

  2022-01-12 in The Guardian

ClientEarth and Friends of the Earth say strategy fails to include policies needed to ensure emissions cuts

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


How the speed of climate change is unbalancing the insect world

  2022-01-11 in The Guardian

The long read: The pace of global heating is forcing insect populations to move and adapt – and some aggressive species are thriving

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insects | Insect Populations


US emissions roared back last year after pandemic drop, figures show

  2022-01-10 in The Guardian

Planet-heating emissions rose by 6.2% compared to 2020, with rise largely down to increase in cars and trucks on the road

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Cars


We can't solve the climate crisis with a broken democracy | Mark Hertsgaard

  2022-01-10 in The Guardian

Defusing the climate emergency requires defusing threats to American democracy


Wild birds can be killed to protect game birds in England – new guidance

  2022-01-03 in The Guardian

Gamekeepers told certain species such as carrion crows and jackdaws can be shot as government updates definition of ‘livestock’

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Priti Patel vows to curb eco protests and asylum appeals in 2022

  2022-01-01 in The Guardian

Home secretary delivers legal wishlist in new year video message which opposition calls ‘slogans not solutions’


How the politics of prosecco explain what took the fizz out of the Democrats | Mark Blyth

  2021-12-31 in The Guardian

Joe Manchin torpedoed his own party’s key bill for the same reason interwar Italy protected the sparkling wine, says political economist Mark Blyth

  Tagged under: US Politics


Colorado winter wildfires destroy hundreds of homes as thousands flee

  2021-12-31 in The Guardian

Gusts of up to 105 mph whipped up flames, destroying hundreds of homes and prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency

  Tagged under: Colorado State | Wildfires


Wildfires sweep through Colorado destroying homes as tens of thousands evacuate – video report

  2021-12-31 in The Guardian

Two fast-moving wildfires driven by strong winds erupted in northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon, destroying close to 600 homes and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee

  Tagged under: Colorado State | Wildfires


In Australia’s climate wars, delay and deception are the new denial | Ketan Joshi

  2021-12-29 in The Guardian

Now that they can no longer pretend the climate crisis isn’t real, big emitters and their enablers are making all of the right noises – and taking none of the right actions

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


The Guardian view on climate activism: between obedience and resistance | Editorial

  2021-12-29 in The Guardian

Editorial: Non-violent civil disobedience remains a vital tool for protest, but its form is shifting

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Greta Thunberg | Activism | COP26 | Greenpeace


Alok Sharma: Cop26 must not become ‘bunch of meaningless promises’

  2021-12-29 in The Guardian

Climate summit president makes clear UK net zero agenda is responsibility of all government colleagues

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


Campaigners force Shell to halt oil exploration on South African coast

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Court instructs company to stop tests along Wild Coast after concerns raised about wildlife and lack of consultation

  Tagged under: Shell | South Africa | Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Greta Thunberg says it’s ‘strange’ Joe Biden is considered a climate leader

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Environmental activist criticises US president for expanding fossil fuel infrastructure

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Joe Biden


Britons think politicians’ hypocrisy will hamper tackling climate crisis

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

Net Zero Diaries focus group finds people sceptical about whether Cop26 commitments will stick

  Tagged under: COP26 | Net Zero


Telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet. But they will fight for justice | Amy Westervelt

  2021-12-28 in The Guardian

The climate emergency has clear themes with heroes and villains. Describing it this way is how to build a movement, says climate journalist Amy Westervelt

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice


Energy crisis: Kwasi Kwarteng’s talks with industry bosses bring no result

  2021-12-27 in The Guardian

Meeting follows calls for urgent intervention from CEOs to shield consumers from ‘enormous crisis’ in 2022


Plans in England for car chargers in all commercial car parks quietly rolled back

  2021-12-27 in The Guardian

Only new or refurbished commercial buildings should install charge points, the DfT says, citing fears over cost

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Bogs, banks and bubble barriers: five great projects to protect nature

  2021-12-26 in The Guardian

Across the world conservation groups, researchers and volunteers are working to combat the five key drivers of biodiversity loss identified by scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Why the collapse of Biden’s Build Back Better would be a major blow to the climate fight

  2021-12-22 in The Guardian

It would be almost impossible for the US to comply with its greenhouse gas reduction pledges without the $1.75tn package that Manchin refuses to support

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Collapse


Cleanup cost of Heathrow third runway doubles to £100bn, MPs told

  2021-12-22 in The Guardian

Price to offset runway’s carbon emissions has increased from £50bn since expansion approval in 2018

  Tagged under: Climate Change


No mountain high enough: study finds plastic in ‘clean’ air

  2021-12-21 in The Guardian

Microplastics from Africa and North America found airborne in French Pyrenees, 2,877 metres above sea level

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Africa | Sea Level | France


Great Barrier Reef could face another mass bleaching by end of January, forecast says

  2021-12-18 in The Guardian

Scientists are hoping La Niña conditions might yet stave off threat from predicted heat accumulation in northern and central reef

  Tagged under: Predictions | Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


Global demand for coal could hit all-time high in 2022

  2021-12-17 in The Guardian

Electricity from coal plants has risen by 9% this year to fuel economic recovery from Covid, says watchdog

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Electricity | Economics


Revealed: Biden administration was not legally bound to auction gulf drilling rights

  2021-12-13 in The Guardian

Justice department admits a previous ruling did not force the detonation of what environmentalists call ‘huge carbon bomb’

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice


Doubts over Coalition’s net zero target as report finds soil carbon emissions will increase as climate warms

  2021-12-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Rising temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns expected to increase losses and make it more difficult to identify net carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Net Zero


Concern over impact of Norfolk Boreas offshore windfarm on seabirds

  2021-12-09 in The Guardian

Project backed by Boris Johnson likely to get go-ahead but is on site that rare birds travel though, campaigners say

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power | Wildlife


‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN

  2021-12-07 in The Guardian

Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use

  Tagged under: Farming


Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules

  2021-12-02 in The Guardian

Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitution

  Tagged under: Trees


Republicans are quietly rigging election maps to ensure permanent rule | David Pepper

  2021-11-28 in The Guardian

The past decade in Ohio shows how bad it can get – and how quickly. Despite the state’s voters often swinging Democratic, 75% of its congressional delegates are Republican

  Tagged under: US Politics


Nobel-winning stock market theory used to help save coral reefs

  2021-11-28 in The Guardian

Portfolio selection rules on evaluating risk used to pick 50 reefs as ‘arks’ best able to survive climate crisis and revive coral elsewhere

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife | Coral Reefs


Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles

  2021-11-26 in The Guardian

EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars


‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry

  2021-11-25 in The Guardian

Chinese companies dominate mining, battery and manufacturing sectors, and amid human rights concerns, Europe and the US are struggling to keep pace

  Tagged under: Batteries | Congo | Africa | Electric Cars | Cars


Filthy business: who will stop Britain’s illegal waste-dumping mafia? | George Monbiot

  2021-11-24 in The Guardian

Mountains of illegal waste is piling up as the Environment Agency stands by, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


The £3 chicken: how much should we actually be paying for the nation’s favourite meat?

  2021-11-24 in The Guardian

Fifty years ago, a medium broiler cost the equivalent of £11 today. Now it is less than a latte or a pint of beer, raising serious ethical and environmental questions

  Tagged under: Farming


‘It’s as if we’re in Mad Max’: warnings for Amazon as goldmining dredges occupy river

  2021-11-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of illegal goldmining dredges converge in search of metal as one activist describes it as a ‘free-for-all’

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Rivers


Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador

  2021-11-23 in The Guardian

Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees


Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides

  2021-11-22 in The Guardian

Study shows reduced reproduction and other negative impacts on performance of species

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects


Rio Tinto’s past casts a shadow over Serbia’s hopes of a lithium revolution

  2021-11-19 in The Guardian

People in the Jadar valley fear environmental catastrophe as Europe presses for self-sufficiency in battery technology

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Electric Cars | Cars


Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope | Rebecca Solnit

  2021-11-18 in The Guardian

The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: It’s easy to despair at the climate crisis, or to decide it’s already too late – but it’s not. Here’s how to keep the fight alive


The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing

  2021-11-18 in The Guardian

Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Here’s our visual guide

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Readings | System Dynamics Self Study | Sloan School of Management | MIT OpenCourseWare

  2021-11-18 in The Guardian

This section contains information about readings for the course. Includes information on the courses textbooks, road maps, and other readings.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Rainforests | Greenhouse Gases | Russia | Trees


Mexican environmental campaigner missing after attack on villagers

  2021-11-16 in The Guardian

Irma Galindo Barrios, a member of the Mixtec people, was defending indigenous lands from illegal logging

  Tagged under: Mexico


Xi Jinping has made sure history is now officially on his side | Tony Saich

  2021-11-16 in The Guardian

Policy will now even more closely reflect Xi’s desires and ideology, says politics professor Tony Saich


Australian deputy PM mocks Alok Sharma’s emotional reaction at Cop26

  2021-11-15 in The Guardian

Barnaby Joyce takes a swipe at chair of the climate summit for trying to ‘shut down industries in other people’s countries’

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal


After the failure of Cop26, there is only one last hope for our survival | George Monbiot

  2021-11-14 in The Guardian

By mobilising just 25% of people, we can flip social attitudes towards the climate, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: COP26


What is ‘loss and damage’ and why is it critical for success at Cop26?

  2021-11-13 in The Guardian

Bitterly fought-over issue of compensation for poor countries could make or break ambitious climate deal

  Tagged under: COP26


Trade officials ‘taking a chainsaw’ to EU forest protection plans

  2021-11-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: leaked memo shows trade department raising concerns about environment colleagues’ draft law

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Trees


Cop26: world on track for disastrous heating of more than 2.4C, says key report

  2021-11-09 in The Guardian

Research from world’s top climate analysis coalition contrasts sharply with last week’s optimism

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal


Few willing to change lifestyle to save the planet, climate survey finds

  2021-11-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: poll of 10 countries including US, UK, France and Germany finds people prioritising measures that are already habits

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | France


Fossil fuels made our families rich. Now we want this industry to end | Aileen Getty and Rebecca Rockefeller Lambert

  2021-11-06 in The Guardian

Congress must help usher in a new energy age - a clean energy age with the same level of support that fossil fuels companies have received for over a century

  Tagged under: US Politics | Fossil Fuels


‘Dangerous blindspot’: why overlooking blue carbon could sink us

  2021-11-06 in The Guardian

Exceptional new findings show the huge potential of salt marshes for sucking up carbon. But is it too late for blue carbon to save the world?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees


Small cuts in air traffic would level off global heating caused by flying – study

  2021-11-04 in The Guardian

Annual cuts of 2.5% would keep aviation’s contribution to global warming at about 0.04C, research suggests

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Ammonia from farms behind 60% of UK particulate air pollution – study

  2021-11-04 in The Guardian

Problem is causing £8bn a year in health damage but can be tackled cost-effectively, say scientists

  Tagged under: Farming | Fossil Fuels | Health


Climate depression is real. And it is spreading fast among our youth | Peter Kalmus

  2021-11-04 in The Guardian

This is a crisis that cannot be solved by ‘positive messaging’. The only thing that will help is action from world leaders

  Tagged under: COP26 | Health


How the US supreme court could be a threat to climate action in the US | Daniel Epps

  2021-11-03 in The Guardian

The US constitutional system could pose a major obstacle to addressing catastrophic threats. A new set of cases shows why


Secretive court system poses threat to Paris climate deal, says whistleblower

  2021-11-03 in The Guardian

Treaty allows energy corporations to sue governments for billions over policies that could hurt their profits

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives

  2021-11-02 in The Guardian

UK, US and China among countries representing two-thirds of global economy to agree to push green energy and cars

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


‘Super polluters’: the top 10 publishers denying the climate crisis on Facebook

  2021-11-02 in The Guardian

Ten US-based and Russian state media outlets responsible for 69% of content on Facebook, finds Center for Countering Digital Hate

  Tagged under: Russia


The big idea: Is democracy up to the task of climate change?

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

As elected governments fall short on their pledges, some look approvingly to the authoritarian playbook. Are they right?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Justin Welby apologises for likening climate threat to Nazis

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

Archbishop of Canterbury said inaction would cause ‘genocide on infinitely greater scale’ than Holocaust

  Tagged under: COP26 | Religion


After 30 years of Cop, our ex-environment editor is now optimistic

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

The global hunger for change – evident as early as the Rio Earth summit in 1992 – is now insatiable

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The battle over a vast New York park: is this climate resilience or capitalism?

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

The city’s plan to rebuild Manhattan’s East River Park on higher ground has incited a dispute over ‘green gentrification’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rivers | Capitalism


We’re in uncharted territory for the world’s climate, UN says

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

Report sets out heatwaves, wildfires, droughts and floods that have wreaked havoc this year

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought | COP26


California’s landscapers to bear brunt of ban on gas-powered lawnmowers

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

The state’s move to electric off-road engines will cut noise and pollution – but some businesses are far from happy

  Tagged under: California


Prof Peter Stott: ‘Denialists question the cost of climate action … doing nothing costs far more’

  2021-10-30 in The Guardian

The veteran climate researcher, a Nobel peace prize winner, on the urgency of the UN climate conference in Glasgow

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction | George Monbiot

  2021-10-30 in The Guardian

Instead of focusing on ‘micro consumerist bollocks’ like ditching our plastic coffee cups, we must challenge the pursuit of wealth and level down, not up

  Tagged under: Oceans | Brazil | Capitalism


Australia’s 2050 net zero emissions plan relies on ‘gross manipulation’ of data, experts say

  2021-10-29 in The Guardian

Estimates for carbon dioxide storage in trees and soil go far beyond upper bounds of what peer-reviewed science suggests is possible

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Trees


Big oil CEOs just lied before Congress. It’s time they’re held accountable | Jamie Henn

  2021-10-29 in The Guardian

The top oil executives claim they never approved a disinformation campaign. That is simply not true

  Tagged under: US Politics | Disinformation and Misinformation | Fossil Fuels


World is failing to make changes needed to avoid climate breakdown, report finds

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

Pace of emissions reductions must be increased significantly to keep global heating to 1.5C

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


EU carbon border levy could sabotage climate goals, says thinktank

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

Requiring carbon certificates could lead African producers to sell in markets with lower standards

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Africa


Working at the World Bank, I can see how it is failing humanity on the climate crisis | Jake Hess

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

Scandals and backdoor support for fossil fuels blight an organisation that ought to be taking the lead at Cop26, says World Bank researcher Jake Hess

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Net zero is not enough – we need to build a nature-positive future | Frans Timmermans, Achim Steiner and Sandrine Dixson-Declève

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

To successfully emerge from Covid into a fairer, greener future we need to recognise nature as an essential piece of the puzzle

  Tagged under: COP26 | Wildlife | Net Zero


China’s new climate plan falls short of Cop26 global heating goal, experts say

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

World’s biggest carbon emitter makes little advance on targets set out in 2015 in announcement days before vital UN talks

  Tagged under: China | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases


The dirty dozen: meet America’s top climate villains

  2021-10-27 in The Guardian

Few are household names, yet these 12 enablers and profiteers have an unimaginable sway over the fate of humanity

  Tagged under: COP26


Tories received £1.3m from fossil fuel interests and climate sceptics since 2019

  2021-10-25 in The Guardian

Gifts and donations were from oil companies, petrostates and climate-sceptic thinktanks


China to cut fossil fuel use to below 20% by 2060

  2021-10-25 in The Guardian

Despite pushing ahead with dozens of new coal power plants, China has a new plan to increase wind and solar power in its march towards carbon neutrality

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wind Power


Joanna Lumley says wartime-style rationing could help solve climate crisis

  2021-10-25 in The Guardian

Actor proposes system under which people would have limited points to spend on holidays and luxury items


Sewage vote outcry prompts Tory MPs to defend decision on social media

  2021-10-25 in The Guardian

Conservative politicians release almost identical statements following anger over rejection of environment bill amendment


Climate crisis: economists ‘grossly undervalue young lives’, warns Stern

  2021-10-25 in The Guardian

Economists have failed to take account of ‘immense risks and potential loss of life’, says author of landmark review

  Tagged under: COP26 | Economics


Cop26: ‘World conflict and chaos’ could be the result of a summit failure

  2021-10-24 in The Guardian

Top climate official issues strong warning on effect of unchecked greenhouse gases ahead of summit

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Conflict


New trade deals ‘are unfair on farmers and won’t help emissions’

  2021-10-23 in The Guardian

Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee condemns New Zealand and Australia agreements as unworkable

  Tagged under: Farming | COP26 | Climate Change


There are no real climate leaders yet – who will step up at Cop26? | Greta Thunberg

  2021-10-21 in The Guardian

Like other rich nations, the UK is more talk than action on the climate crisis. Something needs to change in Glasgow, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Language used to describe the climate becoming more urgent, study finds

  2021-10-21 in The Guardian

Oxford English Dictionary found between 2018 and 2020 use of ‘climate crisis’ increased nearly 20-fold

  Tagged under: COP26


MPs urge pension schemes to cushion economic effects of UK’s net zero plan

  2021-10-20 in The Guardian

Cross-party group says regions could be devastated by a rapid switch to low-carbon technologies

  Tagged under: Net Zero


Drax dropped from index of green energy firms amid biomass doubts

  2021-10-19 in The Guardian

Doubts over sustainability of company’s wood-burning power plant mount within financial sector

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Sustainability


Treasury leak reveals rift between Johnson and Sunak over costs of zero-carbon economy

  2021-10-16 in The Guardian

With weeks to go before the Cop26 climate summit, documents show PM being warned about the risks of damage to the UK from green investment

  Tagged under: COP26 | Rishi Sunak


Indigenous tribes tried to block a car battery mine. But the courts stood in the way

  2021-10-15 in The Guardian

Legal setbacks in efforts to block a new lithium mine in Nevada’s Thacker Pass highlight how federal courts routinely fail to protect sacred lands

  Tagged under: Activism | Lithium | Batteries


The climate disaster is here – this is what the future looks like

  2021-10-14 (or before) in The Guardian

Earth is already becoming unlivable. Will governments act to stop this disaster from getting worse?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


‘Toilet of Europe’: Spain’s pig farms blamed for mass fish die-offs

  2021-10-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: pork industry’s role in pollution of one of Europe’s largest saltwater lagoons may be greater than publicly acknowledged, investigation reveals

  Tagged under: Spain | Farming | Fish | Wildlife


Halt destruction of nature or risk ‘dead planet’, leading businesses warn

  2021-10-11 in The Guardian

Exclusive: executives demand meaningful action to protect ecosystems as UN biodiversity summit opens


Lake District sewage could leave Windermere ‘ecologically dead’

  2021-10-08 in The Guardian

Campaigners say combination of waste from local plant as well as private septic tanks to blame

  Tagged under: Activism


Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds

  2021-10-06 in The Guardian

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Trashing the planet and hiding the money isn’t a perversion of capitalism. It is capitalism | George Monbiot

  2021-10-06 in The Guardian

Exploiting people, exploiting land, and keeping its ugly side secret. Its historical effects are all too recognisable in the Pandora papers now, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Capitalism


Queensland police refuse to remove traditional owners occupying Adani’s coalmine site

  2021-10-02 in The Guardian

Miner says group is ‘trespassing’ but police have acknowledged their cultural rights under human rights act

  Tagged under: Coal


Scott Morrison says Australia ‘really good at digging stuff up’ while announcing clean energy summit

  2021-09-25 in The Guardian

Morrison says after Quad meeting that there is a ‘deep appreciation’ about Australia’s role ‘providing critical minerals’

  Tagged under: Coal | Minerals


Fresh California wildfire prompts evacuations as forest blazes grow

  2021-09-24 in The Guardian

Fawn fire scorches more than 8.5 sq miles amid hot, dry and gusty conditions as smoke from forest raises air quality concerns

  Tagged under: Wildfires | California | Trees


Russia forest fire damage worst since records began, says Greenpeace

  2021-09-22 in The Guardian

Analysis shows over 18.16m hectares were destroyed in 2021, an absolute record since satellite monitoring began

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Arctic | Greenpeace | Russia | Trees


Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, data shows

  2021-09-21 in The Guardian

Figures from EU monitoring service for August are highest since it began measurements in 2003

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


Meeting Cop26 finance goals ‘going to be tough’, says Boris Johnson

  2021-09-20 in The Guardian

Prime minister estimates just 60% chance of securing $100bn in aid pledges before Glasgow conference

  Tagged under: COP26 | Finance


Waste from one bitcoin transaction ‘like binning two iPhones’

  2021-09-17 in The Guardian

Study highlights vast churn in computer hardware that the cryptocurrency incentivises


Environmentalists warn of close ties between oil and gas sector and UK’s North Sea regulator

  2021-09-17 in The Guardian

Members of Oil and Gas Authority hold shares in fossil fuel firms, raising conflict of interest concerns

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels | Activism | Greenpeace


Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds

  2021-09-16 in The Guardian

EPA data reveals that one of America’s biggest PFAS manufacturing plants is second largest polluter of highly damaging HCFC-22 gas

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals


Pollution on some new UK trains ‘13 times one of London’s busiest roads’

  2021-09-16 in The Guardian

Nitrogen dioxide levels far exceed average recorded on traffic-clogged Marylebone Road, according to a study

  Tagged under: Trains


Nearly all global farm subsidies harm people and planet – UN

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Almost 90% of the $540bn of support a year harms people’s health, the climate and drives inequality

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Health | Sustainability


Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Introduction of Glanville fritillary leads to emergence of three new species on to Baltic Sea island

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects


Most plans for new coal plants scrapped since Paris agreement

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Report by climate groups found more than three-quarters of projects were discarded after the deal was signed

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Fossil Fuels


‘No satisfactory explanation’: court blasts Keith Pitt over grant agreement with gas company

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Judge orders federal resources minister to explain his actions in case over Beetaloo Basin drilling and describes events as ‘not reflecting well’ on him

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Leaked EU anti-deforestation law omits fragile grasslands and wetlands

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Campaigners say draft regulation contains many loopholes, including exclusion of Cerrado and Pantanal

  Tagged under: Grasslands | Wetlands | Deforestation | European Union | Trees


Government failing to stop sewage discharge into English rivers, says charity

  2021-09-13 in The Guardian

Water companies let raw sewage into English waters more than 400,000 times in 2020, Environment Agency data reveals

  Tagged under: Rivers


Forget plans to lower emissions by 2050 – this is deadly procrastination | Peter Kalmus

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Fixating on ‘net zero’ means betting the future of life on Earth that someone will invent some kind of whiz-bang tech to draw down CO2

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


UK planning last-ditch China climate talks to break impasse before Cop26

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Crunch meeting of world leaders tabled for this month, with Xi key to success of climate summit

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Coal


P​rosecco protesters rise up against ‘ruthless expansion’ of Italian winemakers

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Locals say cypress trees have been lost and rivers polluted by pesticides and wastewater from wineries

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trees


HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite

  2021-09-10 in The Guardian

Campaigners are dismayed that so much of the clay slurry could have been lost during construction

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trains


World’s biggest machine capturing carbon from air turned on in Iceland

  2021-09-09 in The Guardian

Operators say the Orca plant can suck 4,000 tonnes of CO2 out of the air every year and inject it deep into the ground to be mineralised

  Tagged under: Carbon Capture and Storage


Disastrous season means UK shoppers could pay 50% more for pasta

  2021-09-09 in The Guardian

Price of durum wheat up by 90% after drought devastates harvest in Canada, one of the biggest producers

  Tagged under: Drought


Audit office blames UK government for botched £1.5bn green homes scheme

  2021-09-08 in The Guardian

Spending watchdog says home insulation drive was fatally rushed and missed chance to cut heating bills and create jobs

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Insulation | Housing


How much of the world’s oil needs to stay in the ground?

  2021-09-08 in The Guardian

Analysis shows future is bleak for fossil fuel industry with trillions of dollars of assets at stake

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Environmentalists vow to block woodchip export plan in NSW Hunter region

  2021-09-08 in The Guardian

Startup energy firm’s bid to send up to 60,000 tonnes of woodchips to Japan for burning in power plants condemned by conservation group

  Tagged under: Activism | Japan


Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis

  2021-09-07 in The Guardian

Archbishop of Canterbury, pope and leader of Orthodox church ask for people’s prayers ahead of Cop26

  Tagged under: COP26 | Religion | Pope Francis


Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

  2021-09-06 in The Guardian

Economic cost of climate crisis has cut 37% from global GDP this century, say researchers

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Economics | Economic Growth


Louisiana Shell refinery left spewing chemicals after Hurricane Ida

  2021-09-04 in The Guardian

Power outages from the storm have left air quality tracking systems out of commission, making public health concern hard to gauge

  Tagged under: Shell | Louisiana | Health


Revealed: how Tory politicians fought plans to tackle air pollution

  2021-09-04 in The Guardian

Guardian investigation finds 17 MPs, candidates or associations took out 50 ads criticising a clean air zone

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases


Why won’t US TV news say ‘climate change’? | Mark Hertsgaard

  2021-09-02 in The Guardian

It’s media malpractice not to mention that burning fossil fuels drives extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


14 dead in New York region amid ‘historic’ flooding caused by Ida remnants

  2021-09-02 in The Guardian

Extreme weather prompts first ever flash flood emergency warning for New York City from National Weather Service

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Opec member urges oil producers to focus more on renewable energy

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

Iraqi minister and International Energy Agency chief urge countries to move away from fossil fuel dependency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Middle East


Without help for oil-producing countries, net zero by 2050 is a distant dream | Ali Allawi and Fatih Birol

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

To meet climate targets and avoid economic collapse, countries such as Iraq need international support in the transition to clean energy, say Iraq’s deputy PM Ali Allawi and IEA executive director Fatih Birol

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Middle East | Collapse


Buried Queensland government report found Adani plan to protect black-throated finch was ‘superficial’

  2021-09-01 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Scientific panel finds Adani’s conservation aims for the endangered black-throated finch ‘do not meet the content requirements of an acceptable plan’

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘There’s no point in throwing away if you can fix it’: a day out with the recycling van

  2021-08-31 in The Guardian

‘Protest organisation’ that collects recyclable waste from thousands in Brighton sets sights on the future


Up to half of world’s wild tree species could be at risk of extinction

  2021-08-31 in The Guardian

Global study calls for urgent action to prevent ecosystem collapse, with farming the biggest cause of die-off

  Tagged under: Farming | Collapse | Trees


‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks

  2021-08-30 in The Guardian

The livelihoods of 1.5 million people are at risk as the lake’s occasional dry spells occur ever more frequently

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Africa | Fish | Wildlife | Sustainability


New ‘viral cocktail’ killing hares in UK and Ireland, scientist warns

  2021-08-27 in The Guardian

Public urged to report dying or dead animals as fears grow that form of myxomatosis has crossed over from rabbits

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told

  2021-08-26 in The Guardian

More than 60 NGOs call for spending rule change, saying people on frontline of climate crisis want greater access to reproductive healthcare

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Health | Women and Children | Finance


Spain bans fertilisers near saltwater lagoon after dead fish wash up

  2021-08-26 in The Guardian

Officials close eight beaches as residents complain of cloudy, green water that emits a foul smell

  Tagged under: Spain | Fish


LED streetlights decimating moth numbers in England

  2021-08-25 in The Guardian

‘Eco-friendly’ lights found to be worse than sodium ones – but both contribute to insect decline, says study

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects


‘How is it sustainable if only 1% can afford your food?’: the man on a quest to change farming

  2021-08-25 in The Guardian

Chris Newman, founder of Virginia-based Sylvanaqua Farms, on why feeding people needs to be at the heart of sustainable farming

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


From 1m trees to a tree graveyard: how Dubai’s conservation plans went awry

  2021-08-24 in The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of trees have died after costly real estate projects thwarted attempts to halt desertification

  Tagged under: Africa | Middle East | Trees


Attack of the giant rodents or class war? Argentina’s rich riled by new neighbors

  2021-08-22 in The Guardian

Hordes of capybaras have taken up residence at a gated community, sparking a debate on the environment and inequality

  Tagged under: Argentina | Wildlife


Wrong to label Extinction Rebellion as extremists, says Home Office adviser

  2021-08-21 in The Guardian

Peer at odds with Priti Patel over climate activists on eve of more protests

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism


The climate science behind wildfires: why are they getting worse? – video explainer

  2021-08-20 by in The Guardian

The Guardian's global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, explains the science behind why wildfires are getting worse and what we need to do to tackle the problem

  Tagged under: Wildfires | IPCC | Climate Change


Oil firms made ‘false claims’ on blue hydrogen costs, says ex-lobby boss

  2021-08-20 in The Guardian

Chris Jackson believes companies promoted ‘unsustainable’ fossil gas projects to access billions in taxpayer subsidies

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels


If children are to live with the climate crisis, we must green the curriculum | Meryl Batchelder

  2021-08-19 in The Guardian

Sustainability and the environment should be a thread running through every subject, says science teacher Meryl Batchelder

  Tagged under: Women and Children | Sustainability


Transport for the North boss calls for debate on raising cost of driving

  2021-08-17 in The Guardian

Martin Tugwell says UK government must look at whether to make car use pricier and public transport cheaper

  Tagged under: Trains


Germany ‘set for biggest rise in greenhouse gases for 30 years’

  2021-08-15 in The Guardian

Increase means country will slip back from goal of cutting emissions by 40% from 1990 levels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Germany


UK plan to replace fossil gas with blue hydrogen ‘may backfire’

  2021-08-12 in The Guardian

Academics warn ‘fugitive’ emissions from producing hydrogen could be 20% worse for climate than using gas

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels


‘The fire moved around it’: success story in Oregon fuels calls for prescribed burns

  2021-08-12 in The Guardian

Oregon’s Bootleg fire has offered new evidence that Indigenous techniques can change how megafires behave

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Climate Change


UK spending far more on polluting policies than green ones, says WWF

  2021-08-12 in The Guardian

Just £145m of budget went on environment with £40bn spent on emissions-increasing measures, says charity

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Rishi Sunak


Let’s say it without flinching: the fossil fuel industry is destroying our future | Simon Lewis

  2021-08-10 in The Guardian

Following the unequivocal IPCC climate report, we must all put pressure on governments to end the fossil fuel era, says environment scientist Simon Lewis

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Smoke from Siberia wildfires reaches north pole in historic first

  2021-08-09 in The Guardian

Occurrence is first since records began and comes as Russian weather officials warn blazes are worsening

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Arctic | Russia


Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet

  2021-08-09 in The Guardian

Report warns temperatures likely to rise by more than 1.5C bringing widespread extreme weather

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


HelpTurkey hashtag under investigation for ‘spreading fear’ about wildfires

  2021-08-08 in The Guardian

Stung by criticism of bungled response to devastating fires, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says criticism is orchestrated by foreign powers

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

  2021-08-06 in The Guardian

Exclusive: IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet

  Tagged under: Farming | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | IPCC | Climate Change


Last month was worst July for wildfires on record, say scientists

  2021-08-06 in The Guardian

Burning of land released 343 megatonnes of carbon, with wildfire season yet to peak in many areas

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Greenhouse Gases


Greece fires: 150 houses destroyed by wildfires as monks refuse to leave stricken island

  2021-08-05 in The Guardian

Villages on Evia are evacuated as blaze rages across the island, and fires also threaten suburbs of Athens and historic Olympia

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

  2021-08-05 in The Guardian

A shutdown would have devastating global impacts and must not be allowed to happen, researchers say

  Tagged under: Oceans | Collapse


Olympic athletes and volunteers in Tokyo ‘tortured’ by hottest Games ever

  2021-08-05 in The Guardian

Hottest Olympics in history will put pressure on organisers to rethink sport in light of climate crisis


Our leaders look climate change in the eyes, and shrug | Hamilton Nolan

  2021-08-04 in The Guardian

It is not good to be too pessimistic on the climate crisis. That said, it sure does seem like we’re screwed

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Reforestation hopes threaten global food security, Oxfam warns

  2021-08-03 in The Guardian

Over-reliance on tree-planting to offset carbon emissions could push food prices up 80% by 2050

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Trees


Prudential in talks to buy out and shut coal-fired plants in Asia

  2021-08-03 in The Guardian

Scheme with Asian Development Bank could help make big progress on climate goals, says insurer

  Tagged under: Insurance | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Climate crisis: Siberian heatwave led to new methane emissions, study says

  2021-08-02 in The Guardian

Leak of potent greenhouse gas is currently small but further research is urgently needed, say scientists

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia


Turkey appeals for help to fight wildfires as heatwave continues

  2021-08-02 in The Guardian

Wildfires break out across much of southern Europe, with temperature reaching 45C in Greece

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves


Arctic thriller’s film crew struggled to find true frozen waste

  2021-08-01 in The Guardian

Colin Farrell and his co-stars in the BBC’s North Water shocked at the loss of wilderness at the north pole from global heating

  Tagged under: Arctic


Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record

  2021-07-30 in The Guardian

Thousands of holidaymakers evacuated from Aegean Sea resorts as country fights more than 50 blazes

  Tagged under: Wildfires


Leading the charge! Can I make it from Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car?

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2030, and sales of electric vehicles are rising fast. But with drivers reliant on charging points how practical is the greener option? One writer finds out

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electric Cars | Greenhouse Gases | Hydrogen | Cars | Tesla


Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Ocean Acidification


Queen secretly lobbied Scottish ministers for climate law exemption

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

Monarch used secretive procedure to become only person in country not bound by a green energy rule

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | New Zealand | Climate Change | Collapse | Economics


Video shows salmon injured by unlivable water temperatures after heatwave

  2021-07-27 in The Guardian

A conservation group recorded the video after a heatwave in the Pacific north-west on a day when water temperatures breached 70F

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Washington State


The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

  2021-07-25 in The Guardian

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they perform

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects


Outrage as Italy faces multimillion pound damages to UK oil firm

  2021-07-25 in The Guardian

Secretive tribunals allow fossil fuel companies to sue governments for passing laws to protect environment

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


‘Honeybees are voracious’: is it time to put the brakes on the boom in beekeeping?

  2021-07-24 in The Guardian

The number of beehives in Britain’s cities is growing rapidly, putting pressure on native bees ‘that really need our help’, say scientists and experienced beekeepers

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects


US set for punishing temperatures as huge ‘heat dome’ to settle over country

  2021-07-24 in The Guardian

Heatwave to next week roast areas already gripped by severe drought, plunging reservoirs and wildfires

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Drought


Electric cars: UK government urged to prevent ‘charging deserts’

  2021-07-23 in The Guardian

Competition watchdog investigates dominance of one provider across motorway service stations

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Death toll rises and thousands flee homes as floods hit China

  2021-07-21 in The Guardian

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | China | Greenhouse Gases | Rivers | Greenpeace | Trains


‘Everything is on fire’: Siberia hit by unprecedented burning

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Locals fear for their health and property as smoke from raging forest fires shrouds an entire region of eastern Russia

  Tagged under: Forest Fires | Russia | Health | Trees


Emissions will hit record high by 2023 if green recovery fails, says IEA

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Worldwide energy body warns more must be done to help developing countries give up fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

  2021-07-19 in The Guardian

The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies – and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation

  Tagged under: Shell | Fossil Fuels | Legislation | US Politics


How data could save Earth from climate change

  2021-07-18 in The Guardian

Using a name inspired by Indonesian farmers, Subak will share information and fund hi-tech solutions to fight global heating

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Indonesia


The illusion of choice: five stats that expose America’s food monopoly crisis

  2021-07-18 in The Guardian

Here are some key findings of the investigation the Guardian published this week into America’s monopolized food system

  Tagged under: Farming


Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

  2021-07-16 in The Guardian

State is the first to enact a broad ban of PFAS compounds, which are found in everything from cosmetics to cookware

  Tagged under: PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Health


Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs

  2021-07-14 in The Guardian

Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Greenhouse Gases | Trees


Amazon rainforest ‘will collapse if Bolsonaro remains president’

  2021-07-14 in The Guardian

Brazilian academics and activists issue warning amid fresh assault on environmental protections

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Amazon Rainforest | Activism | Rainforests | Brazil | Collapse


American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warn

  2021-07-13 in The Guardian

Wildfires in several states are burning with worrying ferocity across a tinder-dry landscape

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Drought | California


UN sets out Paris-type plan to cut extinctions by factor of 10

  2021-07-12 in The Guardian

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife | Food Production and Consumption


Our climate change turning point is right here, right now | Rebecca Solnit

  2021-07-12 in The Guardian

People are dying. Aquatic animals are baking in their shells. Fruit is being cooked on the tree. It’s time to act

  Tagged under: Oregon | Shell | Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Washington State


How big oil keeps a grip on New Mexico – with the help of a major lobbyist

  2021-07-11 in The Guardian

Records show the firm FTI and its fossil fuel clients benefit from local government ties

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


UK food supply chain vulnerable to cyber-attack, expert warns

  2021-07-11 in The Guardian

‘Complacent reliance’ on overseas produce and computer ordering has put supply at risk

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish


Southern Water fined record £90m for deliberately pouring sewage into sea

  2021-07-09 in The Guardian

Privatised firm dumped billions of litres of raw sewage off north Kent and Hampshire coasts to avoid costs and penalties


Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey opposed plans to cut new home emissions

  2021-07-05 in The Guardian

Exclusive: firm also argued against heat pumps, which are proposed as a replacement for gas boilers

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Housing | Fossil Fuels


Only batteries have the power to save British carmaking

  2021-07-03 in The Guardian

Nissan’s ‘gigafactory’ in Sunderland must be the first of many sites if the UK is to compete in the electric vehicle era

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


BBC removes Bitesize page on climate change ‘benefits’ after backlash

  2021-07-02 in The Guardian

Study website made claims including warmer temperatures ‘could lead to healthier outdoor lifestyles’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Big oil and gas kept a dirty secret for decades. Now they may pay the price

  2021-06-30 in The Guardian

With an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the environmental devastation caused by fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Joe Biden blames climate crisis for deadly heatwave in western US and Canada

  2021-06-30 in The Guardian

Record-shattering temperatures linked to dozens of deaths, buckled roads, blackouts and wildfires

  Tagged under: Oregon | Joe Biden | Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Washington State


Miami condo collapse prompts questions over role of climate change

  2021-06-29 in The Guardian

Experts suggest vulnerability of south Florida to rising seas could lead to destabilization of further buildings

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Collapse


New climate science could cause wave of litigation against businesses – study

  2021-06-28 in The Guardian

Experts say scientific advances are making it easier to attribute the damages of climate breakdown to companies’ activities

  Tagged under: Litigation


Green groups’ fury at loophole in new North Sea oil test

  2021-06-26 in The Guardian

Projects that could produce more than 1.7bn barrels will not have to go through the government’s ‘checkpoint’, data reveals

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


12 arrested in raids on Extinction Rebellion sites in London

  2021-06-26 in The Guardian

Police seize equipment from three premises before what officers expect will be busy weekend of protests

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion


‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise

  2021-06-24 in The Guardian

Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level | Florida


Oil and gas donors gave over £400k to Tories before North Sea decision

  2021-06-24 in The Guardian

Exclusive: payments in past year came as government decided on licences for new fossil fuel sites

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


New oilfield in African wilderness threatens lives of 130,000 elephants

  2021-06-20 in The Guardian

Exploratory project in Botswana and Namibia is threat to ecosystems, local communities and wildlife, conservationists say

  Tagged under: Africa | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Namibia


Belgium’s climate failures violate human rights, court rules

  2021-06-18 in The Guardian

Judges say state’s failure to meet climate targets breaches civil law and human rights convention


‘Potentially the worst drought in 1,200 years’: scientists on the scorching US heatwave

  2021-06-18 in The Guardian

Researchers had long forewarned of this crisis and now they’re seeing their studies and models become real life

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Drought


UK failing to protect against climate dangers, advisers warn

  2021-06-16 in The Guardian

It is ‘absolutely illogical’ not to tackle the risks of heatwaves and power blackouts, says Climate Change Committee

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Trees


How are our cities going to look in a rapidly heating world? It won’t be long before 50C will be normal | James Bradley

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

Hot weather bakes in disadvantage. Regenerating natural and living ecosystems will help us all

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Housing | Wildlife | Trees


Plastic rafting: the invasive species hitching a ride on ocean litter

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

There is now so much ocean plastic that it has become a route for invasive species, threatening native animals with extinction

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


The rush to ‘go electric’ comes with a hidden cost: destructive lithium mining | Thea Riofrancos

  2021-06-14 in The Guardian

As the world moves towards electric cars and renewable grids, demand for lithium is wreaking havoc in northern Chile, says academic Thea Riofrancos

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Lithium | Chile | Electric Cars | Cars | Electricity Grid


‘We’re causing our own misery’: oceanographer Sylvia Earle on the need for sea conservation

  2021-06-12 in The Guardian

‘Queen of the Deep’ says it is not too late to reverse human-made damage to oceans and preserve biodiversity

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


All hot air: UK commits to climate action but not to new funding

  2021-06-12 in The Guardian

Boris Johnson announces £500m for ‘blue planet fund’, but pledge was contained in 2019 Conservative manifesto

  Tagged under: David Attenborough


António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

  2021-06-11 in The Guardian

UN secretary general says he’s concerned that the richest nations have pumped billions more into fossil fuels than clean energy since the pandemic

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate and nature crises: solve both or solve neither, say experts

  2021-06-10 in The Guardian

Restoring nature boosts biodiversity and ecosystems that can rapidly and cheaply absorb carbon emissions

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife


‘Sea snot’ covers Turkish coast, threatening fishing industry

  2021-06-05 in The Guardian

The mucilage blamed on pollution and warming is killing shellfish in the Sea of Marmara and alarming residents of Istanbul

  Tagged under: Shell | Fish


A journey down WA’s mighty Martuwarra, raging river and sacred ancestor

  2021-06-05 by Carly Earl in The Guardian

Traditional owners are standing together to protect the Fitzroy – a ‘beautiful, living water system’. Just watch out for the bird-sized spiders …

  Tagged under: Rivers


World leaders ‘ignoring’ role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

  2021-06-04 in The Guardian

Ending the destruction of nature to stop outbreaks at source is more effective and cheaper than responding to them, scientists say

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife


World’s soils ‘under great pressure’, says UN pollution report

  2021-06-04 in The Guardian

Soils provide 95% of all food but are damaged by industrial, farming, mining and urban pollution

  Tagged under: Farming


Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds

  2021-06-04 in The Guardian

Less ice means more global heating, a vicious cycle that also leaves the region open to new oil extraction

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Sea Level


Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists

  2021-06-03 in The Guardian

Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects

  Tagged under: Tipping Points


Hundreds of fishing fleets that go ‘dark’ suspected of illegal hunting, study finds

  2021-06-02 in The Guardian

Vessels primarily from China switch off their tracking beacons to evade detection while they engage in possible illegal fishing

  Tagged under: Argentina | China | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Wildlife


Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds

  2021-06-02 in The Guardian

Falling oxygen levels harming already struggling wildlife and drinking water supplies, say scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Banned pesticide blamed for killing bees may be approved for fish farms

  2021-05-27 in The Guardian

Government agency appears to support introduction of system which uses insecticide US termed an ‘environmental hazard’

  Tagged under: Farming | Fish | Wildlife | Bees | Insects


Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

  2021-05-27 in The Guardian

Eight teenagers, along with 86-year-old nun, launched case to prevent the approval of a massive coalmine

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Influential investor joins shareholder rebellion over Shell’s climate plan

  2021-05-24 in The Guardian

Legal & General Investment Management, Britain’s biggest fund manager, piles pressure on oil firm

  Tagged under: Shell | Greenhouse Gases


Sales of peat compost to gardeners to be banned from 2024

  2021-05-18 in The Guardian

Funding for restoration of peatlands and tripling of tree planting in England also announced

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trees


UK plastics sent for recycling in Turkey dumped and burned, Greenpeace finds

  2021-05-17 in The Guardian

Investigation reveals that ‘plastic waste coming from the UK to Turkey is an environmental threat, not an economic opportunity’

  Tagged under: Greenpeace


‘Catastrophic’: Sierra Leone sells rainforest for Chinese harbour

  2021-05-17 in The Guardian

Controversial deal with China would be disastrous for fishing and protected rainforest, say opponents

  Tagged under: China | Rainforests | Africa | Fish


Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study

  2021-05-17 in The Guardian

Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Sea Level


Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis

  2021-05-14 in The Guardian

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Africa | Food Production and Consumption


Bill seeks to make Louisiana ‘fossil fuel sanctuary’ in bid against Biden’s climate plans

  2021-05-09 in The Guardian

Republicans and Democrats are introducing bills to push against Biden’s new restrictions on oil and gas companies

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Louisiana | Fossil Fuels


Wyoming stands up for coal with threat to sue states that refuse to buy it

  2021-05-07 in The Guardian

Republican governor says measure sends message that Wyoming is ‘prepared to bring litigation to protect her interests’

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels | Litigation


How to spot the difference between a real climate policy and greenwashing guff | Damian Carrington

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Unless actions by governments and corporations cut emissions here and now, a dose of scepticism is in order, says Guardian environment editor Damian Carrington

  Tagged under: COP26 | Fossil Fuels


Germany to bring forward climate goals after constitutional court ruling

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Government proposes net zero deadline of 2045 instead of 2050, but critics demand actions not numbers

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Germany | Net Zero


Using hydrogen fuel risks locking in reliance on fossil fuels, researchers warn

  2021-05-06 in The Guardian

Electrification of cars and home boilers best choice to fight the climate crisis, say scientists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Fossil Fuels | Cars


Vital soil organisms being harmed by pesticides, study shows

  2021-05-04 in The Guardian

The tiny creatures are the ‘unsung heroes’ that keep soils healthy and underpin all life on land

  Tagged under: Farming | Health


‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier

  2021-05-02 in The Guardian

Worried researchers hold ceremony for Clark glacier to illustrate how climate crisis is eroding icepacks

  Tagged under: Oregon


Climate crisis: our children face wars over food and water, EU deputy warns

  2021-04-30 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Frans Timmermans says older people need to make sacrifices to protect the future

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Women and Children


‘Historic’ German ruling says climate goals not tough enough

  2021-04-29 in The Guardian

Judges order government to strengthen legislation before end of next year to protect future generations

  Tagged under: Germany | Fossil Fuels | Legislation


Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

  2021-04-28 in The Guardian

Expedition spent 24 days clearing 10 miles of shoreline in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, collecting 94,472lb marine debris

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Regulators missing pollution’s effect on marine life, study finds

  2021-04-27 in The Guardian

Chemicals and plastics, not just overfishing, threaten aquatic food chain with ‘disaster’, report warns

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


Mark Bittman’s warning: the true costs of our cheap food and the American diet

  2021-04-25 in The Guardian

From Mesopotamian irrigation to McDonalds, the bestselling food writer tells Oliver Milman that his new history of food is his most important work

  Tagged under: Farming


‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world

  2021-04-24 in The Guardian

Australian smarts and Chinese industrial might made solar power the cheapest power humanity has seen – and no one saw it coming

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy


Pipeline tells Black Memphis landowners: sell us the rights to your land or get sued

  2021-04-22 in The Guardian

The legal battle over Byhalia pipeline has become a flashpoint in the conversation about environmental justice and the right of energy companies to take private land

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Joe Biden’s billions won’t stop Bolsonaro destroying the Amazon rainforest | Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

  2021-04-22 in The Guardian

Money alone will not persuade Brazil’s government to stop deforestation, say former Brazilian environment ministers Marina Silva and Rubens Ricupero

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Joe Biden | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees


Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’

  2021-04-18 in The Guardian

Hydraulic pumps can collect a day’s worth of clams in minutes, but experts are concerned about how they affect the ecosystem

  Tagged under: Shell | Wildlife | California


‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees

  2021-04-16 in The Guardian

Forests cover 70% of the country, but many argue the Swedish model of replacing old-growth forests with monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Renewable Energy | Wildlife | Trees


The race for rare earth minerals: can Australia fuel the electric vehicle revolution?

  2021-04-16 in The Guardian

China dominates supply of the elusive metals, which are vital to modern technology, but finding new sources is becoming a global priority

  Tagged under: China | Greenhouse Gases | Minerals | Electric Cars | Cars


Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows

  2021-04-15 in The Guardian

New paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat into space, reducing need for air conditioning

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Pacheedaht First Nation chiefs in Canada tell anti-logging protesters to leave their lands

  2021-04-14 in The Guardian

Leaders condemn ‘unsolicited involvement by others in our territory’ as activists seek to protect old-growth trees

  Tagged under: Activism | Trees


UK’s native woodlands reaching crisis point, report warns

  2021-04-14 in The Guardian

Drive to plant more trees will count for little if existing woods are lost, says Woodland Trust

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees


Boris Johnson told to get grip of UK climate strategy before Cop26

  2021-04-12 in The Guardian

‘Worrisome’ policy decisions could undermine UK leadership and the talks themselves, say senior climate experts

  Tagged under: COP26 | Finance


Marine species increasingly can’t live at equator due to global heating

  2021-04-07 in The Guardian

Study suggests it is already too warm in tropics for some species to survive

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


Fire and flood: 'Whole areas of Australia will be uninsurable'

  2021-04-01 in The Guardian

Extreme weather events caused by the climate emergency are an existential threat to homeowners and industry alike

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Insurance


UK criticised for ignoring Paris climate goals in infrastructure decisions

  2021-03-30 in The Guardian

Exclusive: scientists write to ministers and supreme court over recent ruling in Heathrow case

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases


Green investing 'is definitely not going to work’, says ex-BlackRock executive

  2021-03-30 in The Guardian

Tariq Fancy once oversaw the start of the biggest effort to turn Wall Street ‘green’ – but now believes the climate crisis can never be solved by today’s free markets


Richard Mabey: 'Viruses and man-eating tigers and predatory Asian hornets are all part of nature'

  2021-03-27 in The Guardian

A pioneer of British nature writing, Richard Mabey has always been years ahead of his time. So how does he think the pandemic will change our relationship to the natural world?


'Dimming the sun': $100m geoengineering research programme proposed

  2021-03-25 in The Guardian

All options to fight climate crisis must be explored, says national academy, but critics fear side-effects

  Tagged under: Geoengineering


Scientists need to face both facts and feelings when dealing with the climate crisis | Kimberly Nicholas

  2021-03-24 in The Guardian

I was taught to use my head, not my heart. But acknowledging sadness at what is lost can help us safeguard the future, says professor of sustainability science Kimberly Nicholas

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Sea Level | Health | Sustainability


One of Earth’s giant carbon sinks may have been overestimated - study

  2021-03-24 in The Guardian

The potential of soils to slow climate change by soaking up carbon may be less than previously thought

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


'Never seen anything like it': locals watch helplessly as floodwaters rise across New South Wales

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

With the mid north coast of Australia facing a once-in-a-century flood, residents are bracing for the worst as the rain keeps falling

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Climate fight 'is undermined by social media's toxic reports'

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

Scientists warn that Nobel summit and long-term decisions to save the planet are at risk from targeted attacks online

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Pioneering rewilding project faces ‘catastrophe’ from plan for new houses

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

Storks, butterflies and turtle doves could all suffer at the Knepp estate in West Sussex

  Tagged under: Birds | Housing | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Rewilding


First microwave-powered home boiler could help cut emissions

  2021-03-16 in The Guardian

‘Drop-in’ replacement for gas boilers may help tackle the challenge of cutting climate emissions from home heating

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Good vibrations: bladeless turbines could bring wind power to your home

  2021-03-16 in The Guardian

‘Skybrators’ generate clean energy without environmental impact of large windfarms, say green pioneers

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Wind Power


Car industry lobbied UK government to delay ban on petrol and diesel cars

  2021-03-15 in The Guardian

Carmakers argued strongly against a ban earlier than 2040, in written submissions seen by the Guardian

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Climate crisis: recent European droughts 'worst in 2,000 years'

  2021-03-15 in The Guardian

Study of tree rings dating back to Roman empire concludes weather since 2014 has been extraordinary

  Tagged under: Drought


Beijing skies turn orange as sandstorm and pollution send readings off the scale

  2021-03-15 in The Guardian

Capital of China suffers ‘hazardous’ levels of air pollution with authorities issuing second-highest safety alert


'Kern runs on oil': as California confronts climate crisis, one county is ready to drill

  2021-03-12 in The Guardian

Kern county has approved the drilling of thousands of new wells despite opposition from farmers and activists

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Fossil Fuels | California


AI reveals 1,000 'dark discharges' of untreated sewage in England

  2021-03-12 in The Guardian

Paper says machine learning could prove crucial tool in efforts to improve quality of country’s rivers

  Tagged under: Rivers


Hawaii: flooding forces evacuations as officials warn 'this is climate change'

  2021-03-11 in The Guardian

Scientists say residents should expect to see more intense rainstorms more frequently as the planet warms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Major UK pension funds worth nearly £900bn commit to net zero

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Church of England, Lloyds and the National Grid among those pledging to meet 2050 target

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero | Electricity Grid


Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the world’s forests - and radically changing the environment before our eyes

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Trees


Tough new rules aim to make electrical goods last longer

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Government to force firms to make spare parts available and create products that are cheaper to run


Republicans new favorite study trashes Biden's climate plans – but who's behind it?

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

Wyoming representative Liz Cheney says the study proves Biden’s policies would destroy state economies. But it has the oil and gas industry’s fingerprints all over it

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


Retailers join calls for ‘urgent’ action to restrict harmful tuna fishing methods

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

‘Fish aggregating devices’ have been linked to depletion of yellowfin populations and increased bycatch in the Indian Ocean

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


It's unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our planet. Here's how we do it | Roland Geyer

  2021-03-09 in The Guardian

Twice before, humanity has mitigated severe global environmental threats. In both cases we did this not with ‘cap and trade’ systems, taxes, or offsets, but with bans

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


19 Australian ecosystems are collapsing. THEY ARE CRITICAL RIGHT NOW THIS SECOND IT’S REALLY HAPPENING! | First Dog on the Moon

  2021-03-08 in The Guardian

But despite all the extinctions (not the scientists the various flora and fauna) and the worsening everything they just won’t give up! Go scientists go!

  Tagged under: Wildlife


'It is the question of the century': will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse?

  2021-03-06 in The Guardian

Robots on coral reefs, vast barriers to hold back the glaciers, simulated volcanic eruptions to offset global heating ... Can technology repair the mess we have made? Elizabeth Kolbert is not convinced

  Tagged under: Coral Reefs


Eco-homes become hot property in UK's zero-carbon ‘paradigm shift’

  2021-03-06 in The Guardian

Smart, low-carbon homes were once the preserve of one-off grand designs – now there are up to 30,000 projects in the pipeline

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Housing


'Catastrophic': UK has lost 90% of seagrass meadows, study finds

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

Scientists say restoring the lush habitats would boost wildlife, protect coasts and store carbon

  Tagged under: Oceans | Wildlife


China's five-year plan for economy is crucial to meeting net zero by 2060

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

Imminent economic blueprint has implications for planet – and whether Paris agreement likely to be met

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Net Zero


Butterfly numbers plummeting in US west as climate crisis takes toll

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

The total number of butterflies west of the Rockies has fallen 1.6% a year since 1977, a study finds – ‘You extrapolate it and it’s crazy’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects


'Bee-killing' pesticide now will not be used on UK sugar beet fields

  2021-03-03 in The Guardian

Government gave emergency authorisation to a neonicotinoid earlier this year - but says chemical was not needed

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Bees | Insects


The climate crisis can't be solved by carbon accounting tricks | Simon Lewis

  2021-03-03 in The Guardian

Disaster looms if big finance is allowed to game the carbon offsetting markets to achieve ‘net zero’ emissions, says climate scientist and writer Simon Lewis

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero | Finance


Plug-in hybrid cars burn more fuel than tests record, says Which?

  2021-03-02 in The Guardian

Research suggests pollution from the vehicles could be worse than advertised

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chief

  2021-03-02 in The Guardian

Call comes at event hosted by UK government, which is under pressure over planned coalmine in Cumbria

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Fossil fuel cars make 'hundreds of times' more waste than electric cars

  2021-03-01 in The Guardian

Analysis by transport group says battery electric vehicles are superior to their petrol and diesel counterparts

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


A third of top UK firms' CO2 emissions not in line with global climate goals

  2021-03-01 in The Guardian

Analysis shows emissions from 31 FTSE 100 companies are well above what’s needed to hit Paris targets

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases


University of Tasmania clears scientists accused of research misconduct by logging industry

  2021-02-28 in The Guardian

Investigation followed researchers’ decision to retract paper that found logging made forests more flammable

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Trees


Atlantic Ocean circulation at weakest in a millennium, say scientists

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Decline in system underpinning Gulf Stream could lead to more extreme weather in Europe and higher sea levels on US east coast

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Sea Level


Republicans criticizing Haaland's nomination have ties to fossil fuels

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

The congresswoman has faced hostile questioning from senators during her confirmation for interior secretary. Some of them are personally invested in fossil fuels

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels


Airbus reveals planes sold in last two years will emit over 1bn tonnes of CO2

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Landmark emissions disclosures cover 22-year lifetime of 1,429 aircraft sold in 2019 and 2020

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Air Travel


SUVs and extra traffic cancelling out electric car gains in Britain

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Auditors say emissions down just 1% since 2011 and target of zero emissions by 2050 is a long way off

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species

  Tagged under: Health


Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

United Nations calls on all countries to have ‘concrete plans to phase out fossil fuels as fast as possible’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


'A cause for worry': Mexico's monarch butterflies drop by 26% in year

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Butterflies had bad year after four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging and extreme climate conditions

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects | Mexico | Trees


Fiercer, more frequent fires may reduce carbon capture by forests

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Global study shows blazes diminish forest density and tree size, making woods likely to sequester less carbon

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Greenhouse Gases | Forest Fires | Trees


UK's gas power plans risk derailing climate targets, thinktank says

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Household bills also likely to rise if 17 plants proposed are built, according to CarbonTracker report

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Who will clean up the 'billion-dollar mess' of abandoned US oilwells?

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

As oil companies go out of business, they are leaving a legacy of abandoned wells that leak huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane


UK councils still invest in fossil fuels despite declaring climate emergency

  2021-02-23 in The Guardian

Nearly £10bn worth of investments including in oil and gas made via pension funds in last financial year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels


Climate crisis hitting 'worst case scenarios', warns Environment Agency

  2021-02-23 in The Guardian

Sir James Bevan says extreme flooding in UK indicates urgent need for change if humanity is to survive

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | COP26 | Climate Change


Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us | Robert Reich

  2021-02-21 in The Guardian

The Lone Star State is aptly named. If you’re not part of the Republican oil elite with Cruz and Abbott, you’re on your own

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas | US Politics


How fires have spread to previously untouched parts of the world

  2021-02-19 (or before) by in The Guardian

Fires have always been a part of our natural world. But they’re moving to new ecosystems previously untouched by fire – and this is concerning scientists

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Wildfires | Brazil | California


Kevin Rudd says Australian politicians ‘frightened’ of ‘Murdoch media beast’ in Senate inquiry

  2021-02-19 in The Guardian

Former PM says his fear of the Murdoch empire persisted during his time in office and only subsided after he left


Human destruction of nature is 'senseless and suicidal', warns UN chief

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

UN report offers bedrock for hope for broken planet, says António Guterres

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels


Experts identify 'super-plant' that absorbs roadside air pollution

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

Bushy variety of cotoneaster works best in areas of heavy traffic, say researchers, while other plants can cool buildings or reduce flooding


Anger mounts over Texas power blackouts as cold maintains its grip

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

At least 20 people have died across the country as water pipes burst and lines wrap around grocery stores

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Texas


Call to tax international flights to raise climate funds for poor countries

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

Six experts say failure to reform climate finance risks undermining trust in Paris agreement

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Finance


Magnets, vacuums and tiny nets: the new fight against microplastics

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

Tiny plastics are turning up in the air, our drinking water and our placentas. Here’s how innovators are handling the crisis

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


River Action targets agri-businesses in campaign to stop pollution

  2021-02-18 in The Guardian

New group has written to Noble Foods near River Wye, where chemical runoffs are said to be causing serious damage

  Tagged under: Rivers | Trees


Oil firms should disclose carbon output, says BlackRock

  2021-02-17 in The Guardian

World’s biggest investor wants polluting industries to set targets to cut emissions and reach net zero

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster by Bill Gates review – why science isn't enough

  2021-02-17 in The Guardian

The co-founder of Microsoft looks to science and tech to end climate crisis ... but can nations cooperate?


'Put a big fat price on carbon': OECD chief bows out with climate rally cry

  2021-02-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Ángel Gurría says action on environmental crises must be defining focus of wealthy countries after Covid

  Tagged under: Economics


Revealed: Monsanto owner and US officials pressured Mexico to drop glyphosate ban

  2021-02-16 in The Guardian

Internal government emails show actions similar to those by Bayer and lobbyists to kill a proposed ban in Thailand in 2019

  Tagged under: Mexico


The life-altering effects heat is having on American children

  2021-02-16 in The Guardian

Global heating takes a disproportionate toll on Black and Latino children – and the danger begins before they are even born

  Tagged under: Women and Children


ISS updates proxy voting policy against directors who fail to address climate crisis

  2021-02-15 in The Guardian

Institution Shareholder Services issues advice to some of world’s biggest fund managers


Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’

  2021-02-15 in The Guardian

After putting $100m into Covid research, the billionaire is taking on the climate crisis. And first he has some bones to pick with his fellow campaigners...Read an exclusive extract from Gates’ new book

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Walmart selling beef from firm linked to Amazon deforestation

  2021-02-13 in The Guardian

Exclusive: US chains Walmart, Costco and Kroger selling Brazilian beef produced by JBS linked to destruction of Brazilian rainforest

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees


UK landfill tax seems to have incentivised fly-tipping, says watchdog

  2021-02-12 in The Guardian

Government is told it must find better ways to measure effects of environmental taxes

  Tagged under: Tipping Points


Revealed: no penalties issued under 'useless' English farm pollution laws

  2021-02-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Environment Agency has failed to prosecute or fine any of 243 documented violations since 2018

  Tagged under: Farming | Rivers


California's rainfall is at historic lows. That spells trouble for wildfires and farms

  2021-02-11 in The Guardian

Precipitation fills reservoirs, limits fire danger and feeds important crops. But the state has seen only 30% to 70% of what it would expect

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Rainfall | Wildfires | Drought | California


Queen's property manager and Treasury to get windfarm windfall of nearly £9bn

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

BP among the winners in auction of offshore seabed rights for next decade

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Wind Power


Australia's electric vehicle policy steers us to a future based on fossil fuels. It needs to be dumped | Simon Holmes à Court

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

Australia is way behind on vehicle electrification, but there are solutions to help us catch up

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Electric Cars | Fossil Fuels | Cars


Powering up: UK hills could be used as energy 'batteries'

  2021-02-08 in The Guardian

Engineers explore using gentle slopes rather than steep dams or mountains to store electricity

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries | Electricity


Rich countries must update financial vows to tackle climate crisis, says UN

  2021-02-04 in The Guardian

Patricia Espinosa says fulfilling $100bn-a-year promise must be top priority to support developing world

  Tagged under: COP26 | Finance


Court convicts French state for failure to address climate crisis

  2021-02-03 in The Guardian

State found guilty of ‘non-respect of its engagements’ aimed at fighting global warming

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | France | Greenpeace


How Biden is reversing Trump's assault on the environment

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

The new president is focusing on seven key areas to reverse a legacy of environmental destruction and climate denialism

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels


Economics' failure over destruction of nature presents ‘extreme risks’

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

New measures of success needed to avoid catastrophic breakdown, landmark review finds

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Economics | Wildlife


Economics of biodiversity review: what are the recommendations?

  2021-02-02 in The Guardian

Landmark report says GDP should be ditched as measure of wealth and nature valued to protect wildlife and humans

  Tagged under: Economics | Wildlife | Economic Growth


UK North Sea oil rigs release as much CO2 as coal-fired power station – study

  2021-02-01 in The Guardian

Rigs burn off enough unwanted gas to heat 1m homes, UK regulator said last year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’

  2021-01-27 in The Guardian

Biggest ever climate change survey finds two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Farming | Brazil | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Indonesia


China's new animal health rules alone won't stop zoonotic outbreaks, experts warn

  2021-01-26 in The Guardian

Enforcement of rules and boosting numbers of vets to help with inspections, quarantines and general animal health seen as critical

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health


Fury as long-awaited UK environment bill is delayed for third time

  2021-01-26 in The Guardian

Green campaigners attack further delay ‘to most important piece of legislation for decades’

  Tagged under: Activism | Legislation


French tech firm Schneider Electric tops global league of green firms

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Paris-based company worth €70bn now seen as world’s most sustainable company on Global 100 index

  Tagged under: France


Helping poorest tackle climate crisis will boost global growth, says IMF head

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Kristalina Georgieva says investing to create resilient economies is a ‘win-win-win-win’ scenario

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Economics | Economic Growth


Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Only a third of UK’s key fish populations are not overfished

  2021-01-22 in The Guardian

First post-Brexit audit finds of the top 10 UK stocks, only three are in ‘a healthy state’

  Tagged under: Fish | Health


Legal bid to stop UK building Europe's biggest gas power plant fails

  2021-01-21 in The Guardian

Plan has been approved despite environmental objections and criticism over climate leadership

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced

  2021-01-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: first factory production means recharging could soon be as fast as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles

  Tagged under: Batteries | Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption

  2021-01-13 in The Guardian

Sobering new report says world is failing to grasp the extent of threats posed by biodiversity loss and the climate crisis

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Greenhouse Gases | Wildlife | Trees


Turkey drought: Istanbul could run out of water in 45 days

  2021-01-13 in The Guardian

Water at critically low levels across Turkey after lack of rainfall leads to most severe drought in a decade

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Drought


Clothes washing linked to ‘pervasive’ plastic pollution in the Arctic

  2021-01-12 in The Guardian

Polyester fibres that injure marine life were found in sea water across region

  Tagged under: Arctic | Wildlife


Insect populations suffering death by 1,000 cuts, say scientists

  2021-01-11 in The Guardian

‘Frightening’ global decline is ‘tearing apart tapestry of life’, with climate crisis a critical concern

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects | Insect Populations


Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded

  2021-01-08 in The Guardian

Global heating continued unabated despite Covid lockdowns, with record Arctic wildfires and Atlantic tropical storms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Arctic | Fossil Fuels | El Niño


Could a deadly pig virus transform Germany’s fixation on 'cheap meat'?

  2021-01-07 in The Guardian

African swine fever and Covid outbreaks among workers have raised questions over mega farms for pork

  Tagged under: Farming | Germany | Africa


Severe climate-driven loss of native molluscs reported off Israel’s coast

  2021-01-06 in The Guardian

Mediterranean study finds subtidal populations of cockles, whelks and other species have collapsed by 90%

  Tagged under: Israel | Collapse


There’s a simple way to green the economy – and it involves cash prizes for all | Henry D Jacoby

  2021-01-05 in The Guardian

The ‘carbon dividend’ is so elegant that it seems too good to be true, says Henry D Jacoby, of MIT’s joint program on the science and policy of global change

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


WHO warns Covid-19 pandemic is 'not necessarily the big one'

  2020-12-29 in The Guardian

Experts tell end of year media briefing that virus is likely to become endemic and the world will have to learn to live with it

  Tagged under: Health


Fatal freshwater skin disease in dolphins linked to climate crisis

  2020-12-29 in The Guardian

Researchers report affected animals off the coasts of the US, South America and Australia

  Tagged under: Oceans | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife


Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

  2020-12-28 in The Guardian

Promising new studies suggest the long elusive technology may be capable of producing electricity for the grid by the end of the decade

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Nuclear Fusion | Electricity | Electricity Grid


Massachusetts city to post climate change warning stickers at gas stations

  2020-12-25 in The Guardian

Bright yellow stickers warn drivers burning of gasoline has ‘major consequences on human health and the environment’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Discovery of 'cryptic species' shows Earth is even more biologically diverse

  2020-12-25 in The Guardian

Excitement as DNA barcoding technique leads to unmasking of new species tempered with fear that some are already at risk of extinction

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects


Stop believing in fairytales: Australia’s coal industry doesn’t employ many people or pay its fair share of tax | Richard Denniss

  2020-12-23 in The Guardian

The evidence to the contrary comes from the Morrison government’s own data

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


Organic meat production just as bad for climate, study finds

  2020-12-23 in The Guardian

Analysis also found the lowest impact meat was still far more damaging than the worst plant foods

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Meat Production | Food Production and Consumption


‘Forever chemicals’ pollute water from Alaska to Florida

  2020-12-22 in The Guardian

Whichever state you are in, there could be harmful PFAS chemicals in water near you

  Tagged under: Florida | PFAS aka Forever Chemicals | Alaska


Trump loyalists aim to block Biden's goal to rejoin Iran and Paris agreements

  2020-12-22 in The Guardian

Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham urge Trump to submit Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate agreement to Senate to undercut future attempts to revive them

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | US Politics | Iran


'Zero return': government savaged over taxpayer grants to open up new gas basin in Australia

  2020-12-18 in The Guardian

Coalition funding for gas exploration in Northern Territory labelled a costly plan ‘for a climate catastrophe’

  Tagged under: Coal | Fossil Fuels


EU set to miss targets on sustainability after agreeing fishing quotas

  2020-12-17 in The Guardian

Member states blame uncertainty over Brexit as reason for breach of next year’s limits

  Tagged under: Fish | Sustainability


Mountain hares at risk as winter coats fail to camouflage in snowless Scottish Highlands

  2020-12-16 in The Guardian

Mountain hares in Scotland failing to adapt to climate change, leaving them more vulnerable to predators

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife


UK warned to prepare for risk of winter flooding

  2020-12-15 in The Guardian

Environment Agency urges people in flood zones to plan ahead as Met Office forecasts wet January and February


China is scaling up its weather modification programme – here's why we should be worried | Arwa Mahdawi

  2020-12-15 in The Guardian

Beijing is aiming to control rain and snow across half the country. But it is the reason it wants to do this that is really frightening, says Arwa Mahdawi

  Tagged under: China


Climate crisis: FTSE giants fail to disclose their carbon footprint

  2020-12-13 in The Guardian

BP, Glencore, Rolls-Royce, Just Eat and B&M among last eight firms yet to provide investors with information

  Tagged under: BP | Greenhouse Gases | Finance


UN secretary general urges all countries to declare climate emergencies

  2020-12-12 in The Guardian

António Guterres tells Climate Ambition Summit more must be done to hit net zero emissions

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Investor group makes net-zero carbon pledge to tackle climate crisis

  2020-12-11 in The Guardian

Managers commit to investing only in companies with net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Decomposing mink in Denmark 'may have contaminated groundwater'

  2020-12-10 in The Guardian

Nordic country culled 15 million mink after discovering mutated version of coronavirus


Greta Thunberg: 'We are speeding in the wrong direction' on climate crisis

  2020-12-10 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Climate striker speaks before UN event marking five years since the Paris accord

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg


Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for third year in a row

  2020-12-07 in The Guardian

Companies accused of “zero progress” on reducing plastic waste, with Coca-Cola ranked No 1 for most littered products

  Tagged under: Oceans


All hens and other farm birds to be kept inside in GB avian flu crackdown

  2020-12-04 in The Guardian

Eggs can continue to be labelled ‘free-range’ for 16 weeks and poultry meat for 12 weeks, says Defra

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife


Global soils underpin life but future looks ‘bleak’, warns UN report

  2020-12-04 in The Guardian

It takes thousands of years for soils to form, meaning protection is needed urgently, say scientists

  Tagged under: Farming


Undercover footage at French farm shows ‘deplorable’ conditions for pigs

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

The animals are supplied to frankfurter brand Herta and sold in supermarkets including Waitrose, which has pulled the products pending investigation

  Tagged under: Farming | France


Environment Agency slashes number of water pollution incident visits

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

Huge drop in number of visits during Covid crisis raises concerns polluters are breaking laws with impunity

  Tagged under: Rivers


Trump kick-starts oil drilling licence sales in Arctic refuge

  2020-12-03 in The Guardian

Fossil fuel extraction sell-off in pristine Alaskan wilderness set for 6 January, predating Biden inauguration by days

  Tagged under: Oceans | Joe Biden | Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Alaska


Aston Martin in row over 'sock puppet PR firm' pushing anti-electric vehicle study

  2020-12-02 in The Guardian

Report disputing green benefits of EVs attributed to company registered to wife of carmaker’s director

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | EVs | Cars


UK imported 1m tonnes of soya with deforestation risk in 2019

  2020-12-01 in The Guardian

New analysis finds 40% was brought in without sourcing checks from Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

  Tagged under: Argentina | Deforestation | Farming | Brazil | Trees


Escaped infected Danish mink could spread Covid in wild

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Scientists fear fur farm animals in wild could create ‘lasting’ Covid reservoir that could then spread back to humans

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Health


Bird flu fears grow after spate of mysterious UK swan deaths

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Virus causing ‘high levels of mortality’ in birds, with risk to chickens and other poultry

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife


Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reason

  Tagged under: Health | Women and Children


UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs

  2020-11-27 in The Guardian

Public accounts committee says ignorance, incompetence and weak oversight to blame

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


Climate crisis making autumn leaves fall earlier, study finds

  2020-11-26 in The Guardian

Report suggests tree growth will not store nearly as much carbon as scientists hoped

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Trees


‘Large-scale human rights violations’ taint Congo national park project

  2020-11-26 in The Guardian

Conservation groups proposing a protected area in the river basin accused of ignoring the interests of the Baka people

  Tagged under: Congo | Africa | Rivers | Trees


Revealed: UK supermarket and fast-food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

  2020-11-25 in The Guardian

Tesco, Lidl, Asda, McDonald’s and Nando’s all source chicken fed on soya from Cerrado tropical biome region

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Brazil | Trees


Revealed: Trump officials rush to mine desert haven native tribes consider holy

  2020-11-24 in The Guardian

Administration seeks to transfer ownership of Arizona area to mining company with ties to the destruction of an Aboriginal site

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


1% of farms operate 70% of world's farmland

  2020-11-24 in The Guardian

Researchers warn land inequality is rising with farmland increasingly dominated by a few major companies

  Tagged under: Farming


A destructive legacy: Trump bids for final hack at environmental protections

  2020-11-21 in The Guardian

Administration finishing off regulatory moves to lock in drilling, loosen wildlife protections and roll back pollution standards

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife


Half of child psychiatrists surveyed say patients have environment anxiety

  2020-11-20 in The Guardian

Research finds young people in England feel growing distress about the future of the planet

  Tagged under: Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


The 'market' won't save us from climate disaster. We must rethink our system | Robert S Devine

  2020-11-19 in The Guardian

Expecting the free market to fix global warming is like trying to pound nails with a saw

  Tagged under: Economics | Economic Growth | US Politics


The key areas of Boris Johnson's 'green industrial revolution'

  2020-11-17 in The Guardian

How can the objectives of the 10-point plan be achieved?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Trees


Hurricane Iota hits Nicaragua threatening catastrophic damage

  2020-11-17 in The Guardian

Storm hits Caribbean coast less than two weeks after Hurricane Eta carved a swathe of destruction

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Caribbean


Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis

  2020-11-15 in The Guardian

Evidence is not so much in the number of tropical storms the Atlantic has seen, but in their strength, intensity and rainfall

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall


Governments urged to go beyond net zero climate targets

  2020-11-13 in The Guardian

Leading scientists and campaigners say cutting emissions alone is not enough

  Tagged under: Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


Reaching UK net zero target cheaper than we thought, says climate adviser

  2020-11-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Chris Stark says cost is surprisingly low but criticises government for absence of a plan

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Net Zero


'Buddha would be green': Dalai Lama calls for urgent climate action

  2020-11-11 in The Guardian

Exclusive: The Dalai Lama warns of terrible consequences of climate inaction

  Tagged under: COP26


Natural England 'cut to the bone' and unable to protect wildlife, say staff

  2020-11-10 in The Guardian

Report warns of ‘yawning gap’ between government rhetoric on environment and reality of years of underfunding

  Tagged under: Wildlife


‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisis

  2020-11-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Leaders are happy to set targets for decades ahead, but flinch when immediate action is needed, she says

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg


Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

  2020-11-09 in The Guardian

Exclusive: analysis finds countries pouring money into fossil fuels to fight recession

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


US midwest storms in August were costliest in country’s history

  2020-11-06 in The Guardian

Derecho weather phenomenon caused over $7.5bn of damage, mainly devastating crops

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Global food production emissions 'would put Paris agreement out of reach'

  2020-11-05 in The Guardian

Study calls for more focus on farming and food waste, behind a third of greenhouse gas production

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Meat Production | Food Production and Consumption


Giant Antarctic iceberg on collision course with British territory of South Georgia

  2020-11-04 in The Guardian

Fears the 150km long A-68A iceberg, which broke away from Larsen C ice shelf in 2017, could disrupt wildlife and shipping routes

  Tagged under: Antarctic | Wildlife


Billionaire casino boss Sheldon Adelson splashes the cash in bid to help Trump

  2020-10-31 in The Guardian

The magnate, 87, is expected to have spent $250m this election cycle to support conservative causes, fundraisers say

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Protecting nature is vital to escape 'era of pandemics’ – report

  2020-10-29 in The Guardian

Halting destruction of wild places could slow frequency of deadly outbreaks, say scientists

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Arctic methane deposits 'starting to release', scientists say

  2020-10-27 in The Guardian

Exclusive: expedition says preliminary findings indicate that new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggered

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Russia


'Just like propaganda': the three men enabling Trump's voter fraud lies

  2020-10-26 in The Guardian

The hysteria over voter fraud has reached an alarming pitch – and this dangerous moment in US democracy wouldn’t be possible without the work of these men

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Donald Trump | US Politics


Revealed: the full extent of Trump’s ‘meat cleaver’ assault on US wilderness

  2020-10-26 (or before) in The Guardian

After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show – with more on the way

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Wildlife


The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?

  2020-10-26 (or before) in The Guardian

The region is unravelling faster than anyone could once have predicted. But there may still be time to act

  Tagged under: Arctic | Predictions | Climate Change | Ice Melting


Greta Thunberg accuses MEPs of 'surrender on climate and environment'

  2020-10-21 in The Guardian

European parliament votes to continue payments to farmers with no green conditions attached

  Tagged under: Farming | Greta Thunberg | European Union


Sahel region is 'canary in the coalmine' on climate, says UN official

  2020-10-19 in The Guardian

Mark Lowcock criticises ‘totally inadequate’ effort to help Sahel countries adapt to global heating

  Tagged under: Coal | Africa | Mali


Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition – report

  2020-10-19 in The Guardian

State of Nature in the EU survey finds only a quarter of species have good conservation status

  Tagged under: Farming | Birds | Fish | Wildlife | Trees


Rowan Williams urges UK universities to divest from fossil fuels

  2020-10-17 in The Guardian

Former archbishop says oil firm holdings not compatible with duty to next generation

  Tagged under: Activism | Fossil Fuels


Great Barrier Reef corals have more than halved in past 25 years, study shows

  2020-10-14 in The Guardian

Mass bleaching events triggered by record-breaking water temperatures have the most impact on coral depletion

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


Queensland transition to renewables would generate almost 10,000 jobs, analysis shows

  2020-10-14 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Sunshine and available land offer a ‘world-class’ opportunity, expert says

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Hydrogen | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wind Power


Mark Carney says banks should link executive pay to Paris climate goals

  2020-10-13 in The Guardian

Ex-Bank of England boss tells UN summit that boardroom pay link can help meet climate targets faster

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Finance


MPs reject attempts to strengthen post-Brexit fishing protections

  2020-10-13 in The Guardian

Fisheries bill amendments on sustainable quotas and banning of supertrawlers defeated

  Tagged under: Fish | Wildlife


This is my message to the western world – your civilisation is killing life on Earth | Nemonte Nenquimo

  2020-10-12 in The Guardian

We Indigenous people are fighting to save the Amazon, but the whole planet is in trouble because you do not respect it, says Indigenous campaigner Nemonte Nenquimo

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Trees


Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, analysis finds

  2020-10-12 in The Guardian

Trillions of dollars of GDP depend on biodiversity, according to Swiss Re report

  Tagged under: GDP | Insurance | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Collapse


HS2 may be guilty of 'wildlife crime' by felling trees illegally, say lawyers

  2020-10-10 in The Guardian

Reports of rare bat species in ancient woodland being cleared for high-speed rail line

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Trains | Trees


Trump's public lands chief refuses to leave his post despite judge's order

  2020-10-10 in The Guardian

William Perry Pendley says ‘I have the support of the president’ despite court ruling he is serving illegally as head of the Bureau of Land Management

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Campaign seeks 1bn people to save climate – one small step at a time

  2020-10-10 in The Guardian

Count Us In urges actions such as eating local, making clothes last or buying an electric car

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


People, not carbon emissions, should be at the heart of the west's climate action | Aruna Chandrasekhar

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

In focusing on targets, activists from rich countries risk putting metrics above the lives of vulnerable people, says Aruna Chandrasekhar, an independent journalist from India

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Greenhouse Gases


Revealed: 97% of UK marine protected areas subject to bottom-trawling

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

Vessels spent 200,000 hours in 2019 bottom trawling or dredging the seabed in protected areas set up to safeguard vital ecosystems

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Wildlife


'Total destruction': why fires are tearing across South America

  2020-10-09 in The Guardian

Wildfires, mostly caused by land clearing for cattle grazing and soya production, have set four nations ablaze

  Tagged under: Argentina | Deforestation | Wildfires | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Forest Fires | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees


Behind China’s ‘pork miracle’: how technology is transforming rural hog farming

  2020-10-08 in The Guardian

The long read: As Chinese demand for pork grows and grows, traditional small-scale farms are being replaced by vast, AI-assisted operations that feel more like smartphone factories than bucolic countryside havens

  Tagged under: Farming


Climate denial ads on Facebook seen by millions, report finds

  2020-10-08 in The Guardian

The ads included calling climate change a hoax and were paid for by conservative US groups

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah – study

  2020-10-05 in The Guardian

Climate crisis and logging is leading to shift from canopy rainforest to open grassland

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Trees


'This is the Everest of zero carbon' – inside York's green home revolution

  2020-10-04 in The Guardian

The city plans to build Britain’s biggest zero-carbon housing project, boasting 600 homes in car-free cycling paradises full of fruit trees and allotments. When will the rest of the UK catch up?

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Housing | Trees


Shadow chancellor calls on ministers to fulfil pledge on money laundering

  2020-10-03 in The Guardian

Introduce promised register for foreign owners of UK properties now, says Anneliese Dodds

  Tagged under: Housing


First new deep coalmine in UK for 30 years gets go ahead

  2020-10-02 in The Guardian

Planning permission granted to Cumbria project that will extract 2.7m tonnes of coal per year

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels


The US supreme court may soon become plutocracy's greatest defender | David Sirota

  2020-10-02 in The Guardian

An Amy Coney Barrett court will push the US to new levels of pro-business cronyism

  Tagged under: US Politics


40,000 trees face felling by National Trust after surge in ash dieback

  2020-10-02 in The Guardian

Woods that inspired Beatrix Potter and John Constable in danger after hot, dry spring speeds up disease

  Tagged under: Trees


Brazil's Amazon rainforest suffers worst fires in a decade

  2020-10-01 in The Guardian

Satellites record 61% rise in hotspots over September 2019 as scientist warns: ‘It could get worse if the drought continues’

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


Johnson's pledges on the environment are worthless. Worse is how cynical they are | George Monbiot

  2020-09-30 in The Guardian

At this year’s UN biodiversity summit, public anger cannot be extinguished, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


40% of world’s plant species at risk of extinction

  2020-09-29 in The Guardian

Race against time to save plants and fungi that underpin life on Earth, global study shows

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife


Record low number of British butterflies baffles scientists

  2020-09-28 in The Guardian

Annual Big Butterfly Count shows big falls in peacocks and small tortoiseshells

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects


New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster

  2020-09-28 in The Guardian

Breakthrough that builds on plastic-eating bugs first discovered by Japan in 2016 promises to enable full recycling

  Tagged under: Japan


World leaders pledge to halt Earth’s destruction ahead of UN summit

  2020-09-27 in The Guardian

France, Germany and UK among more than 60 countries promising to put wildlife and climate at heart of post-Covid recovery plans

  Tagged under: Bolsonaro | Germany | France | Wildlife


Schools in England told not to use material from anti-capitalist groups

  2020-09-27 in The Guardian

Idea categorised as ‘extreme political stance’ equivalent to endorsing illegal activity


Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off

  2020-09-21 in The Guardian

Elephants may have ingested toxins produced by bacteria found in waterholes

  Tagged under: Africa | Zimbabwe


Israel fish deaths linked to rapid warming of seas

  2020-09-21 in The Guardian

Bacterial infection alongside quick rise in marine temperature may have triggered mortality, suggests study

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Israel


World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

  2020-09-20 in The Guardian

Charity says world’s fast-shrinking carbon budget should be used to improve lot of poorest

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases


Device to curb microplastic emissions wins James Dyson award

  2020-09-17 in The Guardian

Tyre attachment designed by four students aims to reduce road transport pollution

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Greenhouse Gases


Shocking state of English rivers revealed as all of them fail pollution tests

  2020-09-17 in The Guardian

Data reveals just 14% of good ecological standard and none of good chemical standard

  Tagged under: Rivers


Extinction Rebellion is showing Britain what real democracy could look like | George Monbiot

  2020-09-16 in The Guardian

The protest movement’s call for meaningful participation highlights the failings of dysfunctional Westminster politics, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion


Climate crisis 233m years ago reshaped life on Earth, say scientists

  2020-09-16 in The Guardian

Volcanic eruptions drove global heating, causing mass extinctions and ushering in dinosaur era


World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

  2020-09-15 in The Guardian

‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Big bang theory: how blowing up a Transit van wiped out £1m of debt

  2020-09-15 in The Guardian

Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn filled a gold van with £1m in banknotes then blew it up. As their film Bank Job hits the screens, the art avengers explain how they took on toxic debt culture – and won

  Tagged under: Finance


Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

  2020-09-14 in The Guardian

Climate Action 100+ group put 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies on notice in latest campaign by shareholders

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


'Lost decade for nature' as UK fails on 17 of 20 UN biodiversity targets

  2020-09-13 in The Guardian

UK government said it failed on two-thirds of targets, but RSPB analysis is bleaker – and suggests UK is moving backwards in some areas

  Tagged under: Wildlife


The future has arrived. These explosive fires are our climate change wakeup call | Peter Gleick

  2020-09-11 in The Guardian

Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a reality

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change


Ami, the tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive

  2020-09-11 in The Guardian

Citroën’s ‘urban mobility object’ is classed as a light quadricyle and can be driven without a full licence

  Tagged under: France


'Superbugs' a far greater risk than Covid in Pacific, scientist warns

  2020-09-10 in The Guardian

Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest human health threat, bar none’, says Australian research director ahead of three-year study in Fiji

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Health


Humans exploiting and destroying nature on unprecedented scale – report

  2020-09-09 in The Guardian

Animal populations have plunged an average of 68% since 1970, as humanity pushes the planet’s life-support systems to the edge

  Tagged under: Wildlife


Joe Biden if president will push allies like Australia to do more on climate, adviser says

  2020-09-07 in The Guardian

Jake Sullivan says the former vice-president, if elected, won’t ‘pull any punches’ on what is a global problem

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | US Politics


Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule

  2020-09-07 in The Guardian

Report calls for more support if plan to plant 100m hectares of vegetation is to be realised

  Tagged under: Africa | Trees


'War on plastic' could strand oil industry's £300bn investment

  2020-09-04 in The Guardian

Major oil firms plan to grow plastic supply to counter impact of shift against fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Higher price of electric cars a concern for more than half of UK consumers

  2020-09-03 in The Guardian

Cost deterrent ‘risks UK being in slow lane’ in transition from fossil fuel vehicles, says car industry body

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Electric Cars | Cars


Literary figures join Extinction Rebellion campaign against thinktanks

  2020-09-02 in The Guardian

Margaret Atwood among authors supporting Writers Rebel group set to protest in London

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion


How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate

  2020-09-01 in The Guardian

Exclusive new emissions analysis shows how much more dangerous SUVs are for the climate than smaller vehicles, and how they have become part of our lives

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Microplastic pollution devastating soil species, study finds

  2020-09-01 in The Guardian

Researchers in China saw big reductions in organisms that play a crucial role in recycling carbon and nitrogen

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | China


Fresh controversy over Tony Abbott’s Brexit trade role

  2020-08-30 in The Guardian

Proposed UK envoy at odds with Boris Johnson’s assurances on environment and workers’ rights


Rampant destruction of forests ‘will unleash more pandemics’

  2020-08-30 in The Guardian

Researchers to tell UN that loss of biodiversity enables rapid spread of new diseases from animals to humans

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Trees


UN secretary general urges India to swiftly turn away from coal

  2020-08-28 in The Guardian

António Guterres tells country to stop building coal-fired power stations for sake of climate

  Tagged under: India | Coal | Fossil Fuels


Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse | Tom Philpott

  2020-08-26 in The Guardian

Our food supply comes from an environmentally unsustainable system that is going to unravel

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Collapse


'It's terrifying': can anyone stop China's vast armada of fishing boats?

  2020-08-25 in The Guardian

Ecuador stood up for the Galápagos, but other countries don’t stand a chance against the 17,000-strong distant-water fleet

  Tagged under: Pacific Ocean | Fish | Wildlife


Insurance giant Suncorp to end coverage and finance for oil and gas industry

  2020-08-21 in The Guardian

Suncorp’s decision to pull out of industry by 2025 puts it at odds with government push for gas-led recovery

  Tagged under: Insurance | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Revealed: how the gas industry is waging war against climate action

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

In a nationwide blitz, gas companies and their allies fight climate efforts that they consider an existential threat to their business

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


California wildfires: thousands evacuate as 'siege' of flames overwhelms state

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

Hundreds of fires, stoked by a searing heatwave, prompt governor to declare a state of emergency

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | California


Greenland ice sheet lost a record 1m tonnes of ice per minute in 2019

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

Climate-driven loss is likely to be the worst for centuries, and is pushing up sea levels

  Tagged under: Oceans | Sea Level


The revolving door between City banks and Westminster is distorting our economy | Simon Jenkins

  2020-08-20 in The Guardian

It cannot be right for the former chancellor to ‘advise’ an industry that massively overlaps with government, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

  Tagged under: Economics


Greta Thunberg: After two years of school strikes, the world is still in a state of climate crisis denial

  2020-08-19 in The Guardian

We can have as many meetings as we like, but the will to change is nowhere in sight, says climate activist Greta Thunberg, and others

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Environment Agency chief supports plan to weaken river pollution rules

  2020-08-19 in The Guardian

Campaigners say Sir James Bevan is trying to ‘rig system’ and cover up decades of failure

  Tagged under: Rivers


Plastic pollution in Atlantic at least 10 times worse than thought

  2020-08-18 in The Guardian

Scientists warn prevalence of plastic pollution may pose risks to human and ocean health

  Tagged under: Oceans | Health


Trump in final push to open up Alaska's Arctic refuge to oil and gas drilling

  2020-08-17 in The Guardian

Interior department to reportedly auction leases before year’s end as critics condemn plan to drill in America’s ‘last great wilderness’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Arctic | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Alaska


Microplastic particles now discoverable in human organs

  2020-08-17 in The Guardian

New technique expected to enable scientists to find accumulated microplastics in humans

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Health


Tessa Khan: ‘Litigation is a powerful tool in the environmental crisis’

  2020-08-16 in The Guardian

When a court in the Netherlands ruled its government’s actions unlawful, it inspired others to hold big polluters to account

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Litigation


Powerhouses: nanotechnology turns bricks into batteries

  2020-08-11 in The Guardian

Research could pave way for cheap supercapacitor storage of renewable energy

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Batteries


'Our dead are buried there': Ebo logging decree sparks anger in Cameroon

  2020-08-11 in The Guardian

Ebo forest is home to hundreds of rare species including Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees

  Tagged under: Nigeria | Africa | Wildlife | Trees


Big oil remembers 'friend' Trump with millions in campaign funds

  2020-08-09 in The Guardian

Donations to support the president’s re-election have flooded in from a fossil fuel industry that has enjoyed three years of energy deregulation and tax cuts

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels | US Politics


India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields

  2020-08-08 in The Guardian

Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Trees


Canadian ice shelf area bigger than Manhattan collapses due to rising temperatures

  2020-08-07 in The Guardian

Last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic lost more than 40% of its areas in two days at the end of July

  Tagged under: Arctic | Collapse


Think 'sanctions' will trouble China? Then you're stuck in the politics of the past | Ai Weiwei

  2020-08-06 in The Guardian

The complex history of how China and the US once embraced each other should inform how the current showdown is tackled, says artist and activist Ai Weiwei

  Tagged under: Economics | US Politics


Tesco urged to ditch meat company over alleged links to Amazon deforestation

  2020-08-05 in The Guardian

Responding to Greenpeace campaign to cut links to Brazilian meat giant JBS, supermarket calls on government to ensure all UK food is deforestation-free

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Greenpeace | Activism


New York unveils landmark antitrust bill that makes it easier to sue tech giants

  2020-08-05 in The Guardian

The legislation comes as a federal panel is investigating the market power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google

  Tagged under: Legislation | US Politics


US could become ‘safe haven’ for corporate abusers, activists warn

  2020-08-05 in The Guardian

Campaigners fear supreme court will reinterpret centuries-old law used by foreign victims of human rights violations

  Tagged under: Activism


Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

  2020-08-04 in The Guardian

The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics


With big rallies cancelled, young climate activists are adapting election tactics

  2020-08-03 in The Guardian

Phone banks, social media and friend-to-friend campaigning are the new focus ahead of this year’s US elections

  Tagged under: Activism | US Politics


Climate crisis exerting increasing impact on UK, says Met Office

  2020-07-30 in The Guardian

Extreme heat, less frost and snow, and trees coming into leaf earlier among signs in 2019

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Sea Level | Trees


Dutch city redraws its layout to prepare for global heating effects

  2020-07-29 in The Guardian

Measures include replacing 10% of Arnhem’s asphalt with grass to better cope with heat


World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France

  2020-07-28 in The Guardian

Project aims to show that clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scale

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Nuclear Fusion | France


Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

  2020-07-28 in The Guardian

The fleet, found just outside a protected zone, raises the prospect of damage to the marine ecosystem

  Tagged under: China | Fish


Revealed: new evidence links Brazil meat giant JBS to Amazon deforestation

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Photographs by employee appear to show company trucks being used to transport cattle from allegedly prohibited cattle farm

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees


Why Trump abandoning the climate fight puts the planet in even more danger – video explainer

  2020-07-27 by in The Guardian

The Guardian's enviroment reporters Emily Holden and Oliver Milman look at why Donald Trump wants to leave the agreement and whether the world can make a success of the deal without America's cooperation

  Tagged under: Donald Trump


Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Decline in species such as salmon harms entire ecosystems and livelihoods, say researchers

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish | Rivers | Salmon | Wildlife


How the global climate fight could be lost if Trump is re-elected

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

The US will officially exit the Paris accord one day after the 2020 US election and architects of that deal say the stakes could not be higher

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Wamberal beach erosion: seawall would deliver no net benefit, study finds

  2020-07-27 in The Guardian

Report raises concerns around seawalls’ cost and effectiveness as low pressure system to batter NSW coastline with high tides and huge waves

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Tech-enabled 'terror capitalism' is spreading worldwide. The surveillance regimes must be stopped

  2020-07-24 in The Guardian

Terror capitalism uses tools such as facial recognition to extract profits from marginalized people. Big tech and governments are collaborating

  Tagged under: Capitalism


'A critical situation': Bangladesh in crisis as monsoon floods follow super-cyclone

  2020-07-24 in The Guardian

Despite flood planning efforts hundreds have been killed and millions hit as third of land is submerged by non-stop rain

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Global heating: best and worst case scenarios less likely than thought

  2020-07-22 in The Guardian

Uncertainty over climate outcomes reduced but experts warn urgent reduction in CO2 levels is essential


First active leak of sea-bed methane discovered in Antarctica

  2020-07-21 in The Guardian

Researchers say potent climate-heating gas almost certainly escaping into atmosphere

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Antarctic


Greta Thunberg gives €1m award money to climate groups

  2020-07-21 in The Guardian

Influential climate campaigner says Gulbenkian rights award gave her ‘more money than I can begin to imagine’

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg


Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

  2020-07-20 in The Guardian

Melting Arctic sea ice could cause starvation and reproductive failure for many as early as 2040, scientists warn

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Wildlife | Ice Melting | Russia | Alaska


Negative emissions tech helps, but it's no magic bullet for the climate crisis | Tamsin Edwards

  2020-07-20 in The Guardian

Sprinkling rock dust on fields is no replacement for reducing emissions, says the academic Tamsin Edwards

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


Covid-19 impact on ethnic minorities linked to housing and air pollution

  2020-07-19 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Minority ethnic patients twice as likely to live in deprived environments and to be admitted to intensive care

  Tagged under: Housing


James Lovelock: 'The biosphere and I are both in the last 1% of our lives'

  2020-07-18 in The Guardian

On the eve of his 101st birthday, the father of the Gaia theory discusses Covid-19, extreme weather… and freezing hamsters


UN chief slams 'myths, delusions and falsehoods' around inequality

  2020-07-18 in The Guardian

António Guterres uses Mandela lecture to call for radical shake-up of IMF and World Bank in wake of coronavirus pandemic


Climate change made Siberian heatwave 600 times more likely – study

  2020-07-15 in The Guardian

Human fingerprint on record temperatures ‘has rarely, if ever, been clearer’

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Climate Change | Russia


Governments put 'green recovery' on the backburner

  2020-07-15 in The Guardian

G20 countries aim their pandemic bailout spending at fossil fuel industries, leaving Paris climate change targets in doubt

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Car tyres are major source of ocean microplastics – study

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

Wind-borne microplastics are a bigger source of ocean pollution than rivers, say scientists

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Rivers


Methane rises to highest level on record

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

Livestock farming and fossil fuels are main causes of rise in gas, which is 28 times more powerful than CO2 at trapping heat

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Farmers hatch plan to return area the size of Dorset to wild nature

  2020-07-14 in The Guardian

WildEast aims to convince farmers, councils and others across East Anglia to pledge land to wildlife

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife


Work begins in Lincolnshire on world's longest subsea power cable

  2020-07-13 in The Guardian

€2bn, 475-mile Viking Link cable will share renewable energy between UK and Denmark

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity Grid


CO2 in Earth's atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago

  2020-07-09 in The Guardian

Last time CO2 was at similar level temperatures were 3C to 4C hotter and sea levels were 20 metres higher

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Sea Level


Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air

  2020-07-08 in The Guardian

It may be best near-term way to remove CO2, say scientists, but cutting fossil fuel use remains critical

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

  2020-07-08 in The Guardian

Wildlife Trusts report also calls for expansion of projects such as flower-rich road verges and butterfly reintroductions

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects


Judge suspends Dakota Access pipeline over environmental concerns

  2020-07-06 in The Guardian

US district judge sides with Standing Rock Sioux tribe and says more extensive environmental review is required

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Dry tropical forests may be more at risk than wet rainforests, study says

  2020-07-03 in The Guardian

Areas with a drier climate have seen greater loss of biodiversity from global warming

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Africa | Trees


Government climate advisers running scared of change, says leading scientist

  2020-06-26 in The Guardian

Rapid transformation needed, Kevin Anderson says, particularly in lifestyles of rich

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


The Arctic heatwave: here's what we know | Tamsin Edwards

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

It’s 38°C in Siberia. The science may be complicated – but the need for action now couldn’t be clearer, says climate scientist Tamsin Edwards

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia


US climate activists charged with 'terrorizing' lobbyist over plastic pollution stunt

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh face up to 15 years in prison after delivering box of plastic pellets found as pollution

  Tagged under: Activism | Louisiana


‘Murder hornets’: race to protect North America's honeybees from giant invader

  2020-06-25 in The Guardian

Amateur beekeepers and scientists do ‘the whole CSI thing’ to stem the feared onslaught

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Bees | Insects


Why you should go animal-free: 18 arguments for eating meat debunked

  2020-06-19 in The Guardian

Unpalatable as it may be for those wedded to producing and eating meat, the environmental and health evidence for a plant-based diet is clear

  Tagged under: Farming | Health


Climate crisis: alarm at record-breaking heatwave in Siberia

  2020-06-17 in The Guardian

Unusually high temperatures in region linked to wildfires, oil spill and moth swarms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Heatwaves | Arctic | Russia


Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

  2020-06-17 in The Guardian

Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recovery

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Farming | Wildlife | Legislation | Health | Trees


Emissions from 13 dairy firms match those of entire UK, says report

  2020-06-15 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Milk giants’ climate impact rising and production caps needed, say researchers

  Tagged under: Farming | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Food Production and Consumption


Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows

  2020-06-13 in The Guardian

Modelling suggests climate is considerably more sensitive to carbon emissions than thought

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases


Climate crisis to blame for $67bn of Hurricane Harvey damage – study

  2020-06-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: new figure far higher than previous estimates of direct impact of global heating

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Caribbean


Supertrawlers ‘making a mockery’ of UK’s protected seas

  2020-06-11 in The Guardian

Vast vessels spent almost 3,000 hours fishing in officially protected areas in 2019

  Tagged under: Oceans | Fish


Covid-19 relief for fossil fuel industries risks green recovery plans

  2020-06-06 in The Guardian

Over $500bn is going to high-carbon industries undermining goals of Cop26 climate talks

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenpeace


Coronavirus is an ‘SOS signal for the human enterprise’

  2020-06-05 in The Guardian

UN environment chief and economist warn human wealth depends on nature’s health

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Health


Jane Goodall: humanity is finished if it fails to adapt after Covid-19

  2020-06-03 in The Guardian

Primatologist calls for overhaul of food habits to prevent a future pandemic

  Tagged under: Farming


'Disastrous at a time like this': the US Postal Service is on the brink of crisis

  2020-06-03 in The Guardian

The post office could be key to people voting during the pandemic but perverse financial rules and Trump’s hostility put that at risk

  Tagged under: Donald Trump


Climate crisis is making world’s forests shorter and younger – study

  2020-05-28 in The Guardian

Rising temperatures, natural disasters and deforestation taking heavy toll, say scientists

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Trees


Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network

  2020-05-27 in The Guardian

Honest Elections Project, part of network that pushed supreme court pick Brett Kavanaugh, is now focusing on voting restrictions

  Tagged under: US Politics


'The human fingerprint is everywhere': Met Office's alarming warning on climate

  2020-05-27 in The Guardian

Exclusively compiled data from centre’s supercomputer shows alarming climate trajectory


UK approval for biggest gas power station in Europe ruled legal

  2020-05-22 in The Guardian

High court rejects challenge after ministers overruled climate objections of planning officials


On coronavirus, men are calling all the shots. We're seeing why it matters | Gaby Hinsliff

  2020-05-22 in The Guardian

Women are naturally more cautious: would the government have made so many missteps over the lockdown if it was more inclusive, says the Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

  Tagged under: Women and Children


Bristol reveals plans to pedestrianise historic centre in Covid-19 revamp

  2020-05-21 in The Guardian

Mayor sees pandemic as chance to change travel habits and revitalise city

  Tagged under: Air Travel


'I don't want to be seen as a zealot': what MPs really think about the climate crisis

  2020-05-21 in The Guardian

The long read: In return for anonymity, MPs agreed to speak candidly about climate change. The difference between what they say in private and in public is striking – and shows us how we can make climate action central to post-pandemic politics

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green, say scientists

  2020-05-20 in The Guardian

Researchers map ‘beginning of new ecosystem’ as algae bloom across surface of melting snow

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


EU pledges to raise €20bn a year to boost biodiversity

  2020-05-20 in The Guardian

New strategy to protect nature includes far-reaching habitat protections, and restrictions on pesticide use – but campaigners warn enforcement is key

  Tagged under: European Union | Wildlife


Republicans devote $20m and 50,000 people to efforts to restrict voting

  2020-05-18 in The Guardian

The RNC is seeking people in 15 key states to serve as poll watchers and challenge the registration of voters they believe ineligible

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Could 'rogue electors' tilt the balance of the US election? | Lawrence Douglas

  2020-05-17 in The Guardian

The supreme court just debated how American presidents are actually chosen. Its decision will have powerful ramifications

  Tagged under: US Politics


Labour to plan green economic rescue from coronavirus crisis

  2020-05-17 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Ed Miliband calls for creation of ‘zero-carbon army’ for eco-friendly industries


The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

  2020-05-16 in The Guardian

Carlsberg and Coca-Cola back pioneering project to make ‘all-plant’ drinks bottles

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Steve Linick: State Department official investigating Pompeo is fired

  2020-05-16 in The Guardian

Latest move against independent executive branch watchdogs who have found fault with Trump administration

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Humans are not resources. Coronavirus shows why we must democratise work | Thomas Piketty and others

  2020-05-15 in The Guardian

Our health and lives cannot be ruled by market forces alone. Now thousands of scholars are calling for a way out of the crisis, say Chantal Mouffe, Thomas Piketty and many others

  Tagged under: Health


Green energy firms on track to deliver multibillion-pound windfarms

  2020-05-13 in The Guardian

Companies want to power greener economic recovery following Covid-19 pandemic

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Wind Power


US fossil fuel giants set for a coronavirus bailout bonanza

  2020-05-12 in The Guardian

Exclusive: oil, coal and fracking companies in line to benefit from $750bn bond scheme

  Tagged under: Coal | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


Coronavirus shows us it’s time to rethink everything. Let's start with education | George Monbiot

  2020-05-12 in The Guardian

The pandemic is a tough lesson in the workings of the natural world – and proves how vital a knowledge of ecology really is, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Women and Children


'It's all rigged': Trump foreshadows how he could undermine presidential election

  2020-05-12 in The Guardian

Trump accusations shed light on how he could use the Covid-19 pandemic to undermine the results of the November election

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics | California


Missouri Republicans on the verge of gutting gerrymandering reform

  2020-05-11 in The Guardian

Lawmakers are sending a new ballot proposal that would undo 2018 protections against manipulation of electoral maps


Trump dismantles environmental protections under cover of coronavirus

  2020-05-11 in The Guardian

Administration is weakening protections ahead of the election, making changes that could take years for a Democratic president to undo

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Britons want quality of life indicators to take priority over economy

  2020-05-10 in The Guardian

Polls finds majority would like ministers to prioritise health and wellbeing over GDP during coronavirus crisis

  Tagged under: GDP | Economics | Economic Growth | Health


Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds

  2020-05-08 in The Guardian

Scientists identify thousands of extreme events, suggesting stark warnings about global heating are already coming to pass

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Trump's 'juggernaut' re-election bid like the Death Star, campaign boss boasts

  2020-05-07 in The Guardian

Brad Parscale raises eyebrows with Star Wars comparison: ‘In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


'Promiscuous treatment of nature' will lead to more pandemics – scientists

  2020-05-07 in The Guardian

Habitat destruction forces wildlife into human environments, where new diseases flourish

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Wildlife | Greenpeace | Trees


How did Michael Moore become a hero to climate deniers and the far right? | George Monbiot

  2020-05-07 in The Guardian

The filmmaker’s latest venture is an excruciating mishmash of environment falsehoods, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot


Brazil using coronavirus to cover up assaults on Amazon, warn activists

  2020-05-06 in The Guardian

Fears Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘land grabbers decree’ may be pushed forwards after new rule allows land-grabbing on indigenous reserves

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Activism | Bolsonaro | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil


Greta Thunberg and children's group hit back at attempt to throw out climate case

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

Brazil, France and Germany say UN can’t hear complaint against five countries of flouting child rights to clean air

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Brazil | Germany | France | Women and Children


Conservation in crisis: ecotourism collapse threatens communities and wildlife

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

From Kenya to the Seychelles, coronavirus has dealt a devastating blow to efforts to protect endangered wildlife

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Collapse


One billion people will live in insufferable heat within 50 years – study

  2020-05-05 in The Guardian

Human cost of climate crisis will hit harder and sooner than previously believed, research reveals

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Fossil fuel firms linked to Trump get millions in coronavirus small business aid

  2020-05-01 in The Guardian

Revealed: Oil and mining firms – some with ties to Trump officials – taking advantage of funding, review shows

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Fossil Fuels


Covid-19 crisis will wipe out demand for fossil fuels, says IEA

  2020-04-30 in The Guardian

Renewable electricity may be only source to withstand biggest shock in 70 years

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Fossil Fuels | Electricity


Scientific advice recommending ban on fracking in Lake Eyre basin kept secret and ignored

  2020-04-29 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Queensland government blocked report’s public release after granting gas companies new exploration rights

  Tagged under: Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels


What if Covid-19 isn't our biggest threat?

  2020-04-26 in The Guardian

Experts who assess global peril saw a pandemic coming, but they have worse worries for humanity

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power


'We did it to ourselves': scientist says intrusion into nature led to pandemic

  2020-04-25 in The Guardian

Leading US biologist Thomas Lovejoy says to stop future outbreaks we need more respect for natural world

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife


There is no point talking to Trump. We need to talk past him | Jan Werner-Muller

  2020-04-25 in The Guardian

Governors, officials and Democrats should start proposing concrete plans to deal with the crisis. It’s time to build a ‘parallel polis’

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | US Politics


Weatherwatch: thousands in lockdown rescue rainfall records

  2020-04-24 in The Guardian

Climate scientists asked for volunteers to transcribe millions of UK rainfall measurements from 1820 to 1950. And they volunteered in their thousands!

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall


Church fund urges other ExxonMobil investors to sack board over climate

  2020-04-24 in The Guardian

Church Commissioners writes to fellow shareholders ahead of protest vote at oil giant’s AGM

  Tagged under: Exxon | Religion


UK voter ID plan disenfranchises the poor, appeal court told

  2020-04-23 in The Guardian

Activist argues trials were unlawful and denied hundreds of people right to vote

  Tagged under: Activism


'We can’t afford to wait': coronavirus could shut out droves of new US voters

  2020-04-23 in The Guardian

Covid-19 is severely curbing voter registration across the US – which could have huge consequences in November


Insect numbers down 25% since 1990, global study finds

  2020-04-23 in The Guardian

Scientists say insects are vital and the losses worrying, with accelerating declines in Europe called ‘shocking’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Insects


We can't let Trump roll back 50 years of environmental progress | Elizabeth Southerland

  2020-04-22 in The Guardian

I worked for the EPA for 33 years. We can’t let this administration obliterate half a century of environmental progress

  Tagged under: Donald Trump


Wealth tax rise could raise £174bn to tackle Covid-19, expert says

  2020-04-22 in The Guardian

UK taxes should be central to debate on paying for pandemic, suggests Richard Murphy

  Tagged under: Economics


Europe had hottest year on record in 2019, report shows

  2020-04-22 in The Guardian

Findings confirm 11 of the 12 warmest years in Europe occurred in past two decades

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather


Summer's bushfires released more carbon dioxide than Australia does in a year

  2020-04-21 in The Guardian

Devastating 2019-20 fires estimated to have released 830m tonnes of carbon dioxide, more than all bar five countries

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases


The coronavirus pandemic is a dress rehearsal for what awaits us if governments continue to ignore science | John Hewson

  2020-04-21 in The Guardian

Leaders have failed to listen to clear warnings and predictions, but the response to Covid-19 is an inspiring indication of what we’re capable of

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Predictions | US Politics


Ice-free Arctic summers now very likely even with climate action

  2020-04-21 in The Guardian

Scientists surprised by latest results but say carbon cuts remain vital to prevent ice loss becoming permanent

  Tagged under: Arctic | Greenhouse Gases


Oil prices dip below zero as producers forced to pay to dispose of excess

  2020-04-20 in The Guardian

US crude fell to negative value for first time in history as stockpiles overwhelmed storage facilities, before rebounding to just over $1 on Tuesday


Air pollution may be ‘key contributor’ to Covid-19 deaths – study

  2020-04-20 in The Guardian

Research shows almost 80% of deaths across four countries were in most polluted regions

  Tagged under: France


Nobel laureates condemn 'judicial harassment' of environmental lawyer

  2020-04-18 in The Guardian

Chevron’s treatment of Steven Donziger branded ‘an exceptionally bad case of intimidation’

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Chevron


Scientists confirm dramatic melting of Greenland ice sheet

  2020-04-15 in The Guardian

Study reveals loss largely due to high pressure zone not taken into account by climate models

  Tagged under: Arctic | Ice Melting


The Guardian view on the climate and coronavirus: global warnings | Editorial

  2020-04-12 in The Guardian

Editorial: Steep falls in emissions have been the pandemic’s immediate effect. But what’s needed is a green recovery

  Tagged under: Wildlife | US Politics


BlackRock to advise EU on environmental rules for banks

  2020-04-12 in The Guardian

Campaigners raise concerns over investor’s financial interests in fossil fuel companies

  Tagged under: Coal | European Union | Fossil Fuels


High winds kill thousands of migrating birds in 'disaster' over Greece

  2020-04-09 in The Guardian

Swallows and swifts on their annual flight from Africa to Europe have been found dead across Greece

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Africa | Wildlife


Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours

  2020-04-08 in The Guardian

Bacterial enzyme originally found in compost can be used to make high-quality new bottles


Amsterdam to embrace 'doughnut' model to mend post-coronavirus economy

  2020-04-08 by Daniel Boffey in The Guardian

Dutch officials and British economist to use guide to help city thrive in balance with planet

  Tagged under: Doughnut Economics | Economics | Covid-19 | Europe


New renewable energy capacity hit record levels in 2019

  2020-04-06 in The Guardian

Most new electricity was green and coronavirus bailouts must boost this further, says agency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Electricity


Great Barrier Reef's third mass bleaching in five years the most widespread yet

  2020-04-06 in The Guardian

Government’s chief marine scientist says he fears people will lose hope for the future of the reef but it is a clear signal for action

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


The secret life of plants: how they memorise, communicate, problem solve and socialise

  2020-04-05 in The Guardian

Stefano Mancuso studies what was once considered laughable – the intelligence and behaviour of plants. His work is contentious, he says, because it calls into question the superiority of humans


North Atlantic's capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

  2020-04-03 in The Guardian

Research into ocean’s plankton likely to lead to negative revision of global climate calculations

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases


'The losses could be profound': floods wreak havoc on wildlife

  2020-04-01 in The Guardian

As rivers and wildflower meadows struggle to recover from repeated extreme weather events, the ecosystems they support are collapsing

  Tagged under: Rivers | Wildlife


Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

  2020-04-01 in The Guardian

Analysts say the coronavirus and a savage price war means the oil and gas sector will never be the same again

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels


Climate crisis may have pushed world's tropica