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As Climate Changes, Hurricanes Get Wetter

The Gulf Coast is being inundated with rain and preparing for possible landfall of a tropical storm. A study of recent hurricanes found that climate change increased rainfall by up to 9 percent....

As Climate Changes, Hurricanes Get Wetter

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Hurricanes may pack more of a punch due to climate change, scientists say Climate scientists fear man-made global warming will spawn stronger hurricanes, packing heavier rainfall, higher storm surge and greater winds.        ...
07:39 2019-06-01

Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1 | Carolina leads series, 2-0: Clanging Metal May Haunt Islanders After Another Home Loss to Hurricanes The Islanders, who hit the post or crossbar four times in the third period, will try to overcome a 2-0 deficit as the Eastern Conference semifinal series heads to North Carolina....
18:39 2019-05-21

'It's getting warmer, wetter, wilder': the Arctic town heating faster than anywhere In the world’s northernmost town, temperatures have risen by 4C, devastating homes, wildlife and even the cemetery. Will the rest of the planet heed its warning? Continue reading......
15:13 2019-07-01

The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history Getty Images Hurricane season starts June 1 and runs through November 30. The six deadliest hurricanes in US history each claimed more than 1,000 lives. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. June 1 marked the start of hurricane season, the six-month period in which strong storms form...
00:26 2019-06-14

Hurricanes buy out Marleau; return to Sharks possible The Carolina Hurricanes bought out the final year of forward Patrick Marleau's contract on Wednesday, making the 39-year-old an unrestricted free agent when the signing period begins Monday....
05:13 2019-06-28

The Gathering Storm Over How Hurricanes Are Measured Call anything a Category 5 storm, disaster or crisis and immediately it sounds awful. The label owes much of its weight to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which is cited routinely (if rarely by its full name) during the Atlantic hurricane season. But a number of destructive storms have unde...
00:52 2019-07-13

Here are the deadliest and costliest hurricanes to hit the US mainland Between early June and late November, coastal locations from Texas to Maine are vulnerable to the wrath of hurricanes that can cause vast destruction....
21:39 2019-06-30

Hurricanes acquire G Reimer in trade with Panthers The Carolina Hurricanes acquired goaltender James Reimer from the Florida Panthers on Sunday in exchange for goalie Scott Darling and a sixth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft....
01:26 2019-07-01

Hurricanes sign C Dzingel to two-year deal Free agent center Ryan Dzingel agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, general manager Don Waddell announced Friday....
20:39 2019-07-12

Hurricanes re-sign G Nedeljkovic to 2-year deal RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal Friday. It is a two-way deal for the 2019-20 season, paying Nedeljkovic $725,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level with a $125,00...
20:52 2019-06-28

Hurricanes buy out remainder of F Patrick Marleau’s contract RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have bought out the remainder of Patrick Marleau’s contract less than a week after acquiring him in a trade. The team announced the decision Thursday. Toronto sent the 39-year-old forward to Carolina on Saturday seeking salary-cap relief in a deal t...
01:52 2019-06-28

| Blues implode to hand Hurricanes victory A second-string Hurricanes side showed their depth in overturning a 19-point half-time deficit to beat the Blues in their all-New Zealand Super Rugby derby in Wellington....
13:26 2019-06-15

Hurricanes acquire Reimer in swap of goalies with Panthers The Carolina Hurricanes have swapped goalies by acquiring James Reimer in a trade with the Florida Panthers. Florida acquired goalie Scott Darling and immediately placed him on waivers with the intention to buy out the remaining two years of his contract. The Panthers also acquired a sixth-round pic...
22:39 2019-06-30

El Niño forecast to continue through the summer, could knock down hurricanes El Niño is forecast to continue through the summer and possibly into the fall, federal forecasters announced, which could weaken the Atlantic hurricane season.       ...
20:39 2019-06-13

Leafs deal Marleau to Hurricanes, free cap space The Maple Leafs have freed up cap space by trading Patrick Marleau and draft picks to the Hurricanes. Carolina is expected to buy out the final year of his contract....
22:26 2019-06-22

Courtney hired as basketball assistant by Miami Hurricanes CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Bill Courtney has been hired as assistant basketball coach at the University of Miami, where he’ll be reunited with coach Jim Larranaga. Courtney also worked on Larranaga’s staff at Bowling Green in 1996-97 and at George Mason in 1997-2005. Courtney spent the pa...
00:39 2019-06-13

Islanders Give Up Only One Goal to Hurricanes: The Winning One in Overtime After losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Islanders’ goalie, Robin Lehner, acknowledged that “small margins” make the difference, a theme for his team all season....
17:39 2019-05-22

Tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes: What does home insurance cover after a disaster? How well will your homeowners or renter’s insurance hold up in a tornado or other natural disaster? The answer largely depends on the storm.        ...
00:00 2019-05-31

4 ways to make sure your pet survives tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes and other disasters Preparing for the worst can help you keep your pets with you, keep them healthy, and maximize the chances of reunification if they must be left behind.        ...
15:26 2019-05-21

On Pro Hockey: Islanders Give Up Only One Goal to Hurricanes: The Winning One in Overtime After losing to the Carolina Hurricanes, the Islanders’ goalie, Robin Lehner, acknowledged that “small margins” make the difference, a theme for his team all season....
18:39 2019-05-21

Keep guard up against hurricanes in 2019, as risk remains potent: forecaster The Canadian Hurricane Centre has created a fresh smart phone app, and recommends people begin tracking storms as soon as they start and then monitor for shifts in direction and intensity....
02:52 2019-05-24

Clanging Metal May Haunt Islanders After Another Home Loss to Hurricanes The Islanders, who hit the post or crossbar four times in the third period, will try to overcome a 2-0 deficit as the Eastern Conference semifinal series heads to North Carolina....
17:39 2019-05-22

Canadiens' offer sheet to Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho has hefty signing bonuses The Montreal Canadiens made an offer sheet to Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho that would pay him $21 million over the first year.       ...
01:00 2019-07-02

We must mobilise for the climate emergency like we do in wartime. Where is the climate minister? | Ian Dunlop and David Spratt Unfortunately, much scientific knowledge produced for climate policymaking is conservative and reticentThe second Morrison ministry contains no one with nominal responsibility for “climate” in any sense, despite the fact that it is the greatest threat facing the country. Angus Taylor, who spent much...
09:26 2019-06-03

'Historic moment' for indigenous people at climate talks, new climate leader says Climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa has just been elected to head the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform in climate talks. She says indigenous people now finally have a voice to tackle the climate crisis....
04:39 2019-06-28

Teen climate activist urges leaders to admit climate crisis BERLIN — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg called on world leaders Tuesday to acknowledge the seriousness of global warming and that not enough is being done to curb it. Speaking at a conference in the Austrian capital, Vienna, Thunberg suggested it was wrong to portray the worldwide shift nec...
01:13 2019-05-29

Guardian tells staff to use ‘climate crisis’ instead of ‘climate change’ Britain’s Guardian newspaper is officially changing its language concerning climate change, opting to call it instead “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown.” Editor-in-chief Katharine Viner advised the staff in an email Friday that the phrase “climate change” should be avoided because it “so...
14:33 2019-05-21

Climate action: Can we change the climate from the grassroots up? The past couple of years will likely go down in history as the ones when climate change really hit. Maybe also, however, as the ones in which people started to hit back. DW looks at some civil society victories....
15:26 2019-06-13

Should We Be Calling Climate Change a 'Climate Crisis'? How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting as the ramifications of unchecked carbon pollution become ever clearer. The Guardian sped that shift along last week, when it updated its style guide to encourage reporters to refer to climate change as a “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” a...
03:13 2019-05-22

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' Atlantic hurricane season The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with 4 to 8 hurricanes expected to form.        ...
18:52 2019-05-23

July hurricanes 'do happen': A look at past notable storms in the month Through prime Atlantic hurricane season is during August and September, July storms aren't unheard of.        ...
23:13 2019-07-10

Forecasters predict up to 8 hurricanes in 'near-normal' 2019 Atlantic hurricane season The federal government predicts a near-normal hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin, with 4 to 8 hurricanes expected to form.        ...
19:52 2019-05-23

What's in a name? Here's how naming hurricanes works A tropical storm formed Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, and is expected to hit the Louisiana coast on Saturday. Its name is Barry.        ...
01:13 2019-07-12

Five most over-the-top climate warnings While there is a broad scientific consensus that man’s activity is playing a role in warming the planet, critics say the effects have been blown out of all proportion by alarmists....
23:26 2019-05-28

The DNC Won't Take Climate Change Seriously He may be an underdog, but 2020 presidential candidate and Washington governor Jay Inslee is deadly serious about climate change. The Democratic National Committee, however, is ignoring Inslee’s extremely valid request to make climate change a major campaign topic by hosting a debate focused entirel...
07:39 2019-06-06

This Is the Only Way to Tackle the Climate Emergency At this point in human history we have three choices: to die, to survive or to thrive. From the wildfires in the U.S., coral die-back in the tropics and the deadly hurricanes battering small islands, the signs are crystal clear: climate devastation is already here. The world’s poorest people ...
20:13 2019-06-14

Climate Vigilantism Is Your Future, Whether You Like It Or Not If governments won't do anything, expect more and more people to take the environment into their own hands. Drew Magary on the rise of the climate vigilantes....
23:39 2019-06-04

Why is Europe so divided on climate Like almost every week in the past year, Greta Thunberg was protesting in front of the Swedish parliament on Friday. Is it a specific day of the week? Like almost every Friday for the past year?‏...
04:00 2019-07-07

Joe Biden's Climate Plan Actually Has Teeth Joe Biden’s energy advisor made waves (and not in a good way) last month by saying the former vice president was working on a “middle ground” climate policy. On Tuesday, the Democratic presidential hopeful put out his plan, and it shows that the middle of the road has been pulled pretty far to the l...
19:13 2019-06-04

EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years....
01:13 2019-06-20

Could geoengineering really help us solve the climate crisis? With increasing public concern over climate change, interest is turning to geoengineering again. Is it time to take a serious look at engineering our climate?...
15:00 2019-05-21

Are cruise ships climate killers? The sea cruise industry is booming, and yet protests are growing: Critics claim these floating hotel complexes not only pollute the environment, but also bring cities to the brink of collapse. Here's a fact check....
19:00 2019-06-21

Update on Our 2020 Climate Summit On Friday, The New Republic published an an offensive, homophobic attack on Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg. The article was swiftly condemned for being inappropriate, and it was taken down from the site Saturday. In light of these events, The New Republic is withdrawing its participation from o...
23:26 2019-07-13

How do you write a play about the climate crisis? As part of a new initiative, playwright Bess Wohl was tasked with writing a play about climate crisis, a daunting proposition that’s morphed into the off-Broadway drama ContinuityTime. Comedic timing. The freezing of time. How much time humanity has left before certain catastrophe.In Continuity, the...
09:52 2019-05-24

Climate change is an emergency we can solve The UK parliament has declared a “climate emergency”. Urgent action is absolutely necessary, but it needs to be carried out with calm hope, not panicked despair...
19:39 2019-05-21

The five: genetic fixes for the climate crisis Scientists are discovering innovative ways to help the natural world adapt to environmental changeLast week, scientists from the University of Texas identified a gene in a species of coral that is activated when coral becomes heat stressed. Warmer waters as a result of climate change often cause str...
09:26 2019-07-14

Meltdown: the climate crisis – in pictures MELTDOWN – a visualisation of climate change has opened at Natural History Museum of Vienna. Created by the climate crisis charity Project Pressure, the exhibition on vanishing glaciers uses art to inspire action and behavioural change. Unlike wildfires, flooding and other weather events, the retrea...
19:13 2019-06-19

How Do You Talk to Children About Climate Change? The key is understanding what climate change is. “A lot of people, when they talk to children, are processing their own anxiety and fears,” a psychologist said....
18:52 2019-06-27

Finally, a Climate Change Documentary That Will Get You Excited to Fix It Whether the audience is policy wonks, nature lovers, or environmental activists, documentaries on climate change still feel like a niche thing in 2019. Which is what makes Ice on Fire, the climate documentary co-produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that debuted Tuesday night on HBO, so refresh...
23:26 2019-06-12

Climate research on the high, warming seas On a voyage from Antarctica to the German port of Bremerhaven, a team of scientists and students are hoping to gain a better understanding of rising temperatures in the depths of the open ocean....
18:52 2019-06-28

What do the European Parliament results mean for climate change? Green parties have made gains in the European Parliament and may become coalition partners. But newly-elected populists are likely to fight climate action...
20:00 2019-05-28

Climate change a threat to tourism in Spain Climate change is hitting Spain harder than most other European nations. Drinking water is scarce and beaches are receding. There's a danger that tourism in the country will suffer a major setback in the decades to come....
14:39 2019-06-20

UK citizens’ assembly on climate emergency announced MPs launch assembly plan but environmental activists say its conclusions must be bindingA citizens’ assembly on the climate emergency will take place this autumn to explore the fastest and fairest ways to end the UK’s carbon emissions.Six House of Commons select committees announced the assembly on ...
16:52 2019-06-20

Climate change is likely to take a back seat at the G-20 summit. Here’s why. Experts say Trump's climate skepticism, coupled with his readiness to start trade wars, has caused world leaders to carefully avoid running afoul of Washington....
18:52 2019-06-27

Schoolchildren go on strike across world over climate crisis Hundreds of thousands walk out of lessons in 110 countries demanding urgent action Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the world have gone on strike in protest at the escalating climate crisis. Students from 1,800 towns and cities in more than 110 countries stretching from India to Austra...
20:52 2019-05-24

Germany's 'climate cabinet' delays action again The special committee met in Berlin to discuss future climate action after the issue featured prominently in Sunday's EU elections. But critics say the government is dragging its feet on an urgent topic....
05:13 2019-05-30

More U.S. firms making changes in response to climate concerns A survey found that two-thirds of corporate decision-makers who are aware of grave climate-change reports have reviewed or changed their energy management strategies....
12:26 2019-06-15

Heat wave outside has little impact on UN climate talks U.N. talks on tackling climate change made limited progress over the past 10 days, with several issues still unresolved ahead of three key meetings later this year, officials said Thursday...
00:52 2019-06-28

EU climate goals ditched as Warsaw and Budapest dig in Poland and Hungary said they will put their own economies first after rejecting an EU bid for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. All very well, but the latest episode in their battle with Brussels will affect us all....
04:39 2019-06-28

Pensions must do right thing on climate change, says minister Call for support for schemes moving people’s money from fossil fuels into renewablesPension schemes should be supported for moving people’s money out of fossil fuels and into renewables because the financial risks from the climate crisis are “too important to ignore”, a government minister will say ...
09:26 2019-06-03

Jay Inslee is putting climate on the 2020 agenda Jay Inslee is succeeding in raising the profile of climate change, if not in gaining traction in the Democratic presidential primary. Climate change has matched or overtaken healthcare and jobs in some polls as a top issue for Democratic voters, a trend for which Democrats give Inslee at least some ...
07:26 2019-06-21

Europe's heatwave consistent with climate change, more to come: U.N. This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and would mean that 2015-2019 would be the world's hottest five-year period on record, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday....
12:39 2019-06-28

E.U. Leaders Fail to Strengthen Climate Target A proposal to reduce the 28-country bloc's net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 failed when eastern countries that are heavily dependant on coal raised objections....
00:52 2019-06-21

It turns out planes are even worse for the climate than we thought Aeroplane contrails have a larger warming effect than all the CO2 emitted by planes that has accumulated in the atmosphere since the first ever flight...
19:26 2019-06-27

Keeping cool in the face of climate change As global temperatures reach record highs, providing cooling systems which are effective, sustainable and which do not harm the environment is increasingly essential for everyday life. That’s according to Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative ...
15:39 2019-06-30

UN chief warns Paris climate goals still not enough U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has taken his message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy...
17:39 2019-06-30

Opinion: Russia frozen on climate change Vladimir Putin has talked about global warming's toll as Siberia's Irkutsk region struggles to recover from floods. But there's a simple reason why Russia won't get behind climate protection policies, says Andrey Gurkov....
19:52 2019-07-06

BP shareholders overwhelmingly adopt climate resolution BP shareholders overwhelmingly approved a climate resolution on Tuesday backed by investors and the oil and gas company which calls for it to meet the 2015 Paris climate agreement....
19:01 2019-05-21

EPA's top auto regulator to head climate office Chris Grundler, the head of the EPA's transportation office who oversaw the rollout of some of the agency's most important rules, including greenhouse gas standards for light-duty vehicles, as well as probes of Volkswagen Group and Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions, is switching roles with Sarah Dunham...
00:52 2019-06-07

As the World Heats Up, the Climate for News Is Changing, Too Rival newsrooms are joining together to meet a crisis years in the making. But there is disagreement among some journalists on how to play the story....
12:00 2019-07-08

Godzilla: from radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero Ever since Godzilla first rampaged across cinema screens 65 years ago, film critics have seen the reptilian anti-hero as a symbol of the fears gnawing away in the deepest recesses of movie-goers' minds....
18:26 2019-06-04

Climate emergency: New hope, or just empty words? Spurred on by the Fridays for Future movement, more and more cities around the world are declaring a climate emergency — in recent weeks, it's been almost a daily occurrence. Is this a sign of real change?...
20:00 2019-07-09

David Attenborough on climate change: 'We cannot be radical enough' David Attenborough says the UK must take radical action to meet its climate change targets, but politicians must make efforts to keep the public on side too...
21:52 2019-07-09

U.S. Democratic lawmakers declare climate emergency Democratic lawmakers, including six presidential candidates, on Tuesday unveiled a Congressional resolution declaring a climate change emergency to spur "sweeping reforms" to stem a dangerous rise in global temperatures....
22:52 2019-07-09

Jay Inslee Is Actually Taking the Climate Refugee Crisis Seriously In a future where storms are more powerful and entire communities are destroyed, people are going to need somewhere to go. They’re gonna need new homes—and a leader willing to let them in....
20:39 2019-06-06

Bill Nye says world needs to respond to climate change like it did with D-Day Bill Nye, host of "Bill Nye the Science Guy," suggested that the world could join together and fight climate change like it came together to battle the Nazis during WWII....
20:26 2019-06-06

German voters see climate as biggest EU challenge Voters in Germany want their elected representatives in Europe to tackle the environment more than any other issue. In a new survey spanning eight countries, migration was seen as the most pressing challenge overall....
14:39 2019-05-21

US philanthropists vow to raise millions for climate activists Fund donates £500,000 to grassroots Extinction Rebellion and other groups, with promise of more to come A group of wealthy US philanthropists and investors have donated almost half a million pounds to support the grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion and school strike groups – with the promise of...
09:26 2019-07-12

Why We’re Challenging the 2020 Democrats to a Climate Summit It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: The first round of Democratic presidential debates failed the planet. In a combined 240 minutes of discussion—at an event held in city poised to sink into the ocean—the moderators devoted a combined 15 minutes of airtime to the biggest existential threa...
21:13 2019-07-11

How to Talk to Your Friends and Family About the Climate Crisis Climate change is real, it’s happening, and everybody knows it. But sometimes it’s hard to bring it up in conversation, because we’re afraid the discussion will have a political aftertaste. Fortunately, chatting with friends and family is a small way you can help the issue, and it doesn’t have to be...
04:13 2019-07-13

Trump mothballs climate skeptic panel The White House won’t proceed anytime soon with creating a panel to challenge climate change science, indefinitely postponing the controversial proposal until after the 2020 election....
00:26 2019-07-11

EU top court throws out citizens' climate suit The European Court of Justice ruled that individuals cannot sue the EU over inaction in the climate crisis. Lawyers for the "People's Climate Case" have vowed to appeal the decision....
21:39 2019-05-22

Europe's Heatwave Consistent With Climate Change, More To Come: UN This year is on track to be among the hottest ever and would mean that 2015-2019 would be the world's hottest five-year period on record, the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization (WMO)......
14:52 2019-06-28

How the climate crisis will change your plate in 2050 In her new book, Amanda Little explores what it will take to continue feeding 7.5 billion people in the worldWhen Amanda Little was on tour to promote her 2010 book Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy, she discovered something unusual. Despite the book’s focus on fossil fuels,...
10:52 2019-07-01

80M jobs could be lost by 2030 due to climate change: UN A temperature rise of 1.5C by the end of century could lead to a 2.2 per cent drop in working hours - equal to 80 million full-time jobs - costing the global economy US$2.4 trillion....
22:39 2019-07-01

The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice A top secret US nuke installation in Greenland was supposed to end with 600 missiles aimed at the USSR. Instead it opened the door to a huge breakthrough in climate research....
14:13 2019-06-12

EU's Juncker cautions against ramping up climate goals The outgoing European Union chief executive said on Tuesday the bloc should focus on meeting its 2030 existing targets before ramping up long-term climate ambitions....
06:26 2019-06-12

Bananas are at risk of extinction thanks to climate change Bananas as we know them could become extinct due to numerous factors like climate change, insect infestations, poor soil quality and plant pathogens. The most popular banana subgroup, the Cavendish banana, is in danger and its demise could change our diets forever. Nicolas Roux, a scientist at Biove...
20:26 2019-07-02

Youngest-ever EU lawmaker takes up the climate challenge Twenty-one-year-old Kira Peter-Hansen from Denmark is the youngest MEP ever to sit in the European Parliament. She tells DW that tackling climate change and cutting down on red tape will be her top priorities....
14:13 2019-07-14

UK to put climate crisis and environment at the heart of overseas aid Government will spend £193m on directly tackling climate-related issues in first initiativeThe UK will have an “ethical” development policy that puts the climate emergency and environmental protection at the heart of overseas aid, with more than £190m to be spent directly on climate-related issues i...
16:26 2019-07-03

Oregon House approves progressive climate policy The Oregon House has approved an economywide cap-and trade-program. The program would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution “allowances” for each ton of carbon industries plan to emit. Only the state’s largest polluters would be targeted. Lawmak...
17:00 2019-06-18

Companies lag in climate-related disclosures: G20 Task Force Companies are failing to disclose sufficient detail about how exposed they are to the potential risks of climate change, a global task force said in a report on Wednesday....
14:26 2019-06-05

Fish and chips could be off the menu by 2050 due to climate change Fish and chips could be off the menu due to global warming, a study warns. Scientists say larger marine species including cod and haddock face being wiped out as rising temperatures reduce oxygen levels in the oceans. Analysis of crustaceans found in Antarctic waters found that they got smaller in s...
23:39 2019-06-17

EU nations receive mixed scorecard on climate goals The European Union urged its member states on Tuesday to accelerate efforts to meet their 2030 climate goals after a review showed them falling short in some areas as the bloc's leaders prepare to debate going carbon-neutral by 2050....
23:01 2019-06-18

See How Climate Change Has Affected Your Area With 'Warming Stripes' The earth has been warming for decades, but year-to-year changes are hard to watch in real time. Was this winter really less snowy than usual? Now there’s a handy way to see how your area’s average yearly temperature has varied over time....
19:01 2019-06-18

National climate emergency declared by House of Commons The motion describes climate change as a "real and urgent crisis, driven by human activity, that impacts the environment, biodiversity, Canadian's health and the Canadian economy." ...
17:39 2019-06-18

| Fleck years: Stalled progress … in insufferable climate Rob Houwing runs the rule over the now-ended Robbie Fleck years in charge of the Stormers. Yes, he laboured … but also in the face of humungous hazards....
13:26 2019-06-18

Joe Biden Got Caught Plagiarizing His Climate Change Plan Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign came to an abrupt end well before the first primary due to a plagiarism scandal. Thirty years later, his 2020 campaign is facing similar charges, in what his campaign says was a mistake of improper citations....
01:13 2019-06-05

G20: Theresa May urges countries to raise climate ambitions Prime minister calls on others to embrace UK’s net zero emissions target to tackle crisisTheresa May has urged countries to be more ambitious in tackling the climate crisis after Donald Trump reiterated his determination to ditch the Paris accord.The prime minister led a session on the environment a...
11:39 2019-06-29

They Sued the Government Over Climate Change. A Key Day in Court Has Arrived. A federal appeals court will hear a closely watched lawsuit brought by young people to compel the federal government to take action on climate change...
21:26 2019-06-04

Germany pushes climate change as security risk Floods, drought and mass migration: all factors why Germany has made the UN's response to climate change its priority at the Security Council. But political roadblocks at home and abroad could complicate action....
21:39 2019-06-04

EU Commission finds national climate plans insufficient The EU executive has said national plans for renewables and energy efficiency fell short of the bloc's goals. The deficiency may undermine its ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels....
19:52 2019-06-18

Scotland urged to invest in nuclear to hit climate goals Massive increase in low-carbon energy needed to hit goal of net zero by 2045, inquiry saysScotland should consider new nuclear power stations, investing in hydrogen and installing many more windfarms to meet its climate goals, an expert inquiry has concluded.The inquiry by the Royal Society of Edinb...
21:52 2019-06-17

Progressive climate policy poised to pass in Oregon SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming. Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy. They say ...
07:00 2019-06-17

This is a $15 trillion opportunity for farmers to fight climate change Indigo Agriculture launched the Terraton Initiative on Wednesday. It gives farmers financial incentives to implement regenerative practices that remove carbon from the atmosphere....
12:52 2019-06-13

Mistrust hampers food industry's climate ambitions Mistrust of scientists and farmers is slowing adoption of technologies needed to fight climate change while feeding a growing world population, senior food industry figures said on Tuesday....
06:26 2019-06-12

San Francisco Fed Wants to Reward Banks for Climate-Change Loans The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco says banks can get extra credit for making loans that help communities adapt to climate change and prepare for future natural disasters....
21:52 2019-06-17

U.N. Head: Climate Change Can Prove the Value of Collective Action As the head of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres works to solve the world’s thorniest issues from humanitarian crises to international terrorism knowing that the nature of these conflicts prevents any definitive resolution. But climate change is different, he tells ...
13:26 2019-06-13

Radiohead Is Selling Its 'Hacked' Archives In the Name of Climate Change If you hate climate change but love Radiohead, man do I have a two-for-one deal for you. The band has released 18 hours of OK Computer-era recordings it says were being held for ransom after band member Thom Yorke’s minidisc archive was stolen. The band is donating the proceeds from the sale over th...
00:39 2019-06-12

Radiohead to release stolen music for climate campaigners Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up, the band will release it in aid of environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion....
21:13 2019-06-11

Coal-state Dem slams Bloomberg over climate initiative Centrist Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Monday blasted former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to shut down all coal plants in the U.S. in 11 years -- saying it would “devastate” communities in his state. ...
18:39 2019-06-11

Climate protesters block cruise ship in Kiel Police called in the special forces to deal with climate protesters in the northern German port of Kiel. About 50 people blocked the departure of the vessel, saying that "cruises kill climate."...
05:26 2019-06-10

Tesco CEO not ready to check out in tough UK retail climate The boss of Tesco said he had unfinished business at Britain's biggest retailer after its quarterly sales growth slowed in a subdued grocery market under a cloud from poor early summer weather....
14:52 2019-06-13

France’s Macron to promote climate effort at G-7 summit PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron wants an August summit of the Group of Seven advanced economies to take concrete initiatives on climate change despite divergences with the United States on the issue. Macron said that President Donald Trump’s presence at the G-7 summit of Biarritz...
13:52 2019-06-07

Activists to ramp up pressure on companies over climate during AGM season Companies face hostile shareholders as Westpac acknowledges a ‘variance’ with Business Council of AustraliaActivist groups are stepping up their efforts to lobby Australia’s biggest companies on climate policy as the corporate sector prepares for the annual general meeting season.Some of Australia’s...
02:13 2019-06-14

'Cartoons for Future': Artists react to the climate crisis Building on the "Fridays for Future" demonstrations, an exhibition in Dortmund shows 100 cartoons by international artists commenting on the climate emergency....
14:39 2019-06-07

Climate Change Is Our Generation's Chernobyl Moment to Tell the Truth HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries has reinvigorated our collective fascination with the 1986 nuclear disaster that may have in part contributed to the Soviet Union unraveling. Read more......
21:52 2019-06-06

Boris Johnson challenged by Labour over climate science Rebecca Long-Bailey questions how much authority the government has on issueBoris Johnson has been challenged by Labour to clearly disavow his previous denial of climate science, after several other Conservative leadership hopefuls said they accepted the reality of the climate emergency.A dividing l...
03:26 2019-06-06

Biden hammered over climate plan plagiarism accusations Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming under fire over fresh plagiarism allegations after his presidential campaign was forced to update its climate platform amid complaints that the team lifted lines from at least five outside sources without proper credit....
17:52 2019-06-05

More dogs are getting sick as climate changes pushes diseases into new parts of the US From heartworms to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever to Lyme disease, climate change means more dogs are getting sick.        ...
18:39 2019-06-15

Climate activists convicted for removing Macron portrait Six French environmental activists have been convicted of theft for removing an official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron to protest his climate change policies....
16:00 2019-06-12

What oil companies knew: the great climate cover-up - podcast Oil firms are said to have known for decades of the link between burning fossil fuels and climate breakdown. Author Bill McKibben describes how industry lobbying created a 30-year barrier to tackling the crisis. Plus: John Stewart on his campaign to stop the third runway at HeathrowBefore 1988, clim...
04:39 2019-06-19

High and dry: Alpine resorts grapple with climate change The prospect of searing heatwaves driving holidaymakers to cool mountains and children asking grandparents about their memories of snow is focusing minds in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change....
11:39 2019-07-16

One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns Developing countries must prepare now for profound impact, disaster representative saysClimate crisis disasters are happening at the rate of one a week, though most draw little international attention and work is urgently needed to prepare developing countries for the profound impacts, the UN has wa...
14:26 2019-07-07

Forest the size of the US could stop climate change - study Planting an area the size of the US with trees would be the most effective way to combat change, according to a study published in the journal Science....
09:13 2019-07-05

Enough of the climate nightmare. It’s time to paint the dream | Ed Miliband A new approach must connect the climate crisis with inequality to offer a compelling and attractive way forward for societyLet’s talk about the dream, not just the nightmare. Imagine the cities and towns of the future: clean, green, with decent air quality, hospitable to walking and cycling, powered...
02:13 2019-07-05

Arctic mission will trap scientists in ice to study climate Scientists plan to sail the RV Polarstern into the Arctic Ocean, anchor it to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them, effectively trapping themselves in the vast sheet of white that forms over the North Pole each winter....
20:39 2019-07-04

Lord of the Rain: one man's fight against climate catastrophe – video Doyte lives in South Omo, Ethiopia, one of the most remote areas in the world and hard hit by the climate crisis. As Lord of the Rain, it’s Doyte’s job to summon the rains, but for five years they haven’t come. Ethiopia’s economy is booming, fuelled by green power and climate-resilient policies. But...
10:13 2019-07-04

We could breed climate-friendly cows that belch less methane Livestock are responsible for 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions but it turns out that we could breed cows with gut bacteria that produce less methane...
22:00 2019-07-03

Booming LNG industry could be as bad for climate as coal, experts warn Liquefied natural gas developments on a collision course with Paris agreement, Global Energy Monitor saysThe booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry will play at least as big a role as new coal investments in bringing on a climate crisis if all planned projects go ahead, US-based energy analyst...
00:13 2019-07-03

Climate change added 7F to Europe’s heatwave: study “Climate change is no longer an abstract increase in global mean temperature, but a difference you can feel when you step outside in a heatwave,” said Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Senior Researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute....
23:26 2019-07-02

Climate change made Europe heatwave five times more likely Climate change made last week’s record-breaking European heatwave at least five times more likely to happen, according to a leading group of scientists....
16:39 2019-07-02

Firms must document climate impact on profits, Treasury says Companies will be asked to reveal how extreme weather could jeopardise financesBritain’s leading companies, investment funds and pension schemes must show by 2022 how the climate emergency could jeopardise their finances, under government plans to boost the UK’s green credentials.Firms must document...
07:52 2019-07-02

U.S. remains outlier as G20 split over tackling climate change After much wrangling, the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday agreed to disagree on fighting climate change, with the United States dissenting from a commitment to carry out the 2015 Paris climate change agreement....
14:26 2019-06-29

Merkel successor AKK calls for German 'climate consensus' The top Christian Democrat wants Bundestag parties to come to a climate consensus. In an interview with German media, CDU boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer also had stern words for coalition partners the Social Democrats....
14:00 2019-07-08

'We cannot be radical enough': Attenborough on climate crisis action – video The naturalist David Attenborough appears before a parliament select committee to discuss environmental policy with MPs. He says the government’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions for the UK by 2050 is not necessarily the best approach. ‘The question is: what is practically possible? How can w...
23:00 2019-07-09

AOC and Bernie Sanders Are Asking Congress to Declare a Climate Emergency Governments declaring climate emergencies are all the rage these days. On Tuesday, a resolution slated to be introduced in Congress aims to get the U.S. as a whole to join the growing number of towns, states, and countries recognizing that yes, climate change is an emergency.Read more......
23:52 2019-07-09

Climate activists disrupt London concrete plant Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames....
11:13 2019-07-16

Gove: 'Time running out' to tackle climate change A warning of infertile soil, oceans full of plastic, contaminated water and severe weather - unless climate change is tackled - is being issued by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove....
06:00 2019-07-16

Climate hawks fear Tom Steyer's presidential run could backfire Environmentalists are not enthusiastic about California billionaire Tom Steyer’s late entrance into the presidential race and worry his campaign could backfire....
09:13 2019-07-13

Phoenix could feel more like Baghdad by 2050, a new climate study says Scientists projected temperatures ahead 30 years then compared major cities with conditions from today. The upshot: The heat is moving north.        ...
16:52 2019-07-12

AOC’s top aide admits Green New Deal about the economy, not climate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff recently admitted that the Green New Deal was not conceived as an effort to deal with climate change, but instead a “how-do-you-change-the-entire economy thing” -- a remark likely to fuel Republican claims that the deal is nothing more than a thinly vei...
16:13 2019-07-12

By 2050, London's climate will be as warm as Barcelona's, says new study An estimated 77% of the world's cities are going to face dramatic changes in climate conditions by 2050, a new study says. A fifth will face conditions so extreme they don't exist anywhere on earth yet....
10:39 2019-07-11

Cologne becomes first big German city to declare climate emergency Cologne has become the first German city with a population of more than a million people to join the declaration movement. More than 700 cities around the world have recognized the urgency of the climate crisis....
16:26 2019-07-10

Powell May Face More Questions on Fed's Approach to Climate Change Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s views on interest rates and the economy should be the main focus as he testifies before Congress this week, but he also may field questions on what the central bank is doing to address climate change risks....
14:00 2019-07-10

UK is going backwards on climate change action, advisers warn The Committee on Committee Climate Change says UK is not preparing adequately for global warming impacts or meeting the challenge of its carbon emission targets...
09:13 2019-07-10

Most big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals - report Only one in eight of the world's most-polluting companies are on track to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with global temperature goals, a study funded by investors with $14 trillion under management found on Wednesday....
08:00 2019-07-10

Most big CO2 emitting firms not on track for climate goals -report Only one in eight of the world's most-polluting companies are on track to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with global temperature goals, a study funded by investors with $14 trillion under management found on Wednesday....
01:26 2019-07-10

France and the US clash over climate change at heated G20 summit World leaders at the G20 summit are at odds over how to tackle climate change - with France threatening to veto any final communique if the US waters down the language....
08:26 2019-06-29

Climate change a major topic at Democratic debates The second batch of Democratic presidential hopefuls have had their shot at their views on tackling the United States' most pressing issues, including climate change....
19:13 2019-06-28

Polish schoolgirl takes climate fight to parliament A teenager started her summer holidays by campaigning in front of Poland's parliament on Friday in a bid to get politicians to act on climate change before an election later this year....
18:26 2019-06-28

Teachers want climate crisis training, poll shows Survey says teachers feel ill-equipped to educate pupils, as school strikes continueA growing number of teachers want their pupils to learn more about the climate crisis and are calling for environmental training so they can prepare children for a rapidly changing world, according to a poll.The find...
11:39 2019-06-21

Thousands expected at climate rally in western Germany Students from over a dozen European countries are expected to take part in a demonstration Friday urging governments to take bolder action against climate change...
10:52 2019-06-21

Climate protesters interrupt speech by UK finance minister Climate change protesters briefly interrupted a high-profile speech by British Finance Minister Philip Hammond to leaders of the country's financial services industry on Thursday....
23:26 2019-06-20

The role of the business sector in tackling the climate crisis We can't reach the Paris Agreement climate goals without business on board. Some companies are taking action, but big polluters are lagging behind. It's a major topic at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany....
18:26 2019-06-20

Climate of guilt: Flight shaming takes off Sweden Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand and her family board the first of many trains on a vacation around northern Europe. They are part of a growing movement that’s shunning air travel because it produces high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. (June 20)        ...
13:13 2019-06-20

Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some NYKOPING, Sweden (AP) — A small but growing number of travelers in Europe and North America are shunning planes because of the high levels of greenhouse gas emissions they produce. The trend has spawned the term “flight shame” in Sweden, where teenage activist Greta Thunberg and unpreced...
12:52 2019-06-20

Trump’s U.N. nominee breaks with the president on climate change Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, has investments in the fossil fuel industry and promised to recuse herself from negotiations involving coal....
01:39 2019-06-20

Canada's Climate Emergency Declaration Is Just Empty Words On Monday, Canada’s Liberal Party voted en masse to declare a climate emergency in the House of Commons. Then on Tuesday, the Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion that, when completed, will pump 590,000 barrels of highly-polluting tar sands oil from Al...
00:52 2019-06-20

Climate change is having a devastating effect on vital organisms you can’t see Mankind is responsible for dramatic changes to Earths’ climate that may well spell doom for our continued existence on this planet. Scientists have proven it time and time again, and there’s absolutely heaps of evidence to support the claims, but the focus of environmental movements is o...
00:52 2019-06-20

New York to pass most progressive climate crisis plan in US Program projects state would produce 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040New York state would launch the most progressive policy in the US to combat the climate crisis and one of the most ambitious in the world under a new plan devised by state legislators.The program projects that...
20:26 2019-06-19

Trump’s UN envoy nominee defends climate record WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations is defending her record on climate change, saying it is a “real risk to our planet” that must be addressed. Kelly Knight Craft tells the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesd...
17:00 2019-06-19

More and More Countries Agree on This Climate Change Goal. But Will It Work? As lawmakers around the world debate how best to fight climate change, one goal is rapidly becoming standard: net-zero emissions by 2050. That means that greenhouse gases would be dramatically reduced — most likely by using a combination of switching from coal and gas to wind and solar, becomi...
21:26 2019-06-21

Thousands join climate protests in western Germany HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Thousands have joined climate protests in the western German village of Hochneukirch near one of the country’s biggest lignite coal mines. Saturday’s rally comes two days after European Union leaders failed to agree upon a plan to make the bloc’s econom...
12:52 2019-06-22

Climate change protesters arrested outside New York Times NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 70 climate change protesters were arrested after they blocked traffic outside the New York Times building. The protesters from the group Extinction Rebellion hung banners on the skyscraper in midtown Manhattan on Saturday and on the outside of the Port Authority Bus Termin...
03:26 2019-06-23

Japan aims for ‘harmony’ at G-20. Is it sidestepping climate change? Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to show leadership on climate change, but critics say he’s just try to smooth over differences between the United States and other countries....
15:26 2019-06-28

Protest at Oregon Capitol as climate bill stalls Hundreds of people rallied Thursday at the Statehouse in Oregon to show support for Republican Senators who walked out to block a climate change bill. (June 27)        ...
10:26 2019-06-28

Extinction Rebellion highlight climate emergency at Glastonbury Campaigners joined by indigenous people who have led fight against global heatingNearly 2,000 festival-goers have joined climate change campaigners Extinction Rebellion to stage a procession across the Glastonbury site, paying tribute to indigenous people who have led the fight against global heatin...
23:13 2019-06-27

The climate costs of a plastic planet | Carroll Muffett Every stage of the plastic lifecycle releases harmful carbon emissions into the atmosphere, contributing to global heatingUpset about the plastic crisis? Stop trying so hardPlastics are among the most ubiquitous materials in our economy, our lives, and our environment. They are also among the most p...
21:13 2019-06-27

Why I’m climate striking against Fox News on Friday | Alexandria Villaseñor The news media is society’s alarm clock – it needs to wake us upThis past Saturday, I was among hundreds of activists with the group Extinction Rebellion NYC who protested outside the New York Times headquarters in midtown Manhattan to demand better coverage of the climate crisis. Protesters lay dow...
21:13 2019-06-27

Climate impacts of airplane contrails could triple by 2050 Under certain conditions, airplane contrails become contrail cirrus, icy clouds that trap the sun's heat and warms the planet. New research suggests the climate impact of airplane contrails could triple by 2050....
20:26 2019-06-27

Green activists say climate got buried in Democratic debate Climate activists said they will extend a protest outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters on Thursday to demand global warming gets more attention in the party’s debates, after the issue received just seven minutes in the first two-hour face-off between Democratic White House hopefuls...
20:26 2019-06-27

Won't bow to international pressure on climate change: Prakash Javadekar Holding developed world responsible for much of the effects of climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday asserted India will not bow down to any international pressure on the issue......
20:00 2019-06-27

Why Oregon Republicans Vanished Over a Climate Change Vote Republican lawmakers left the Oregon State Capitol last week to prevent a vote on a climate change bill they oppose. As the police pursue them and the Democrats wait, the bill hangs in the balance....
19:00 2019-06-27

Pence dodges saying climate change is threat to the country WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence won’t say whether climate change is a threat to the United States. On Sunday the vice president sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Tapper pointed to an assessment made by the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats in January tha...
00:26 2019-06-24

Germany: Climate activists end coal blockade in Garzweiler Climate protesters have left the Garzweiler coal mine a day after around 1,000 activists broke through police lines and occupied the site. They were highlighting what they say is Germany's inaction on climate change....
21:52 2019-06-23

E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules The new measure will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges. If upheld in court, it could tie the hands of future presidents on global warming....
16:26 2019-06-19

Trump Administration Joins Climate Change in War Against Earth It’s no secret that the Trump administration is actively antagonistic toward the reality of climate change. But according to a New York Times story published on Monday, the government isn’t just preparing to stand by as the worst of climate catastrophe comes to fruition—it’s going to actively make t...
17:39 2019-05-28

Climate activists call for action in Latin America Climate change activists in Latin America rallied for action on global warming Friday, heeding a call by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to hold demonstrations across the world....
20:52 2019-05-24

Scotland faces climate 'apocalypse' without action to cut emissions Natural heritage chief warns of flooded and deserted towns, dead forests and polluted riversThe head of Scotland’s nature conservation agency has warned the country faces an “apocalyse” of flooded towns, dead forests and polluted rivers unless urgent action is taken to cut CO2 emissions.Francesca Os...
15:13 2019-05-31

German political parties go green for EU 'climate election' Environmentalism and climate protection are top priorities for voters going into the European elections. But Germany's political establishment faces roadblocks in convincing voters they've turned over a green leaf....
16:13 2019-05-24

Advocates aim for 1.5 million students in 2nd 'Global Climate Strike' Hundreds of thousands of students around the world are expected to take part in a global event Friday to draw attention to the fight against climate change....
16:00 2019-05-24

Send us your questions for climate activist Greta Thunberg Got a question for the Swedish 16-year-old who started a youth climate revolution? Here’s your chance to ask her...On 20 August 2018, Greta Thunberg, then aged 15, did not attend her first day back at school after the summer holidays. Instead, she made a sign that read “School strike for climate cha...
15:26 2019-05-24

The psychology behind climate inaction: How to beat the 'doom barrier' Despite the urgency of a 'climate emergency' we're nowhere near fulfilling the Paris agreement. Why are we so reluctant to act? Climate psychologist Per Espen Stoknes says we need to move away from pointing blame....
13:26 2019-05-24

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Concerns about climate change have prompted mass protests across Europe for the past year and are expected to draw tens of thousands onto the streets again Friday. For the first time, the issue is predicted to have a significant impact on this week’s elections for the ...
10:26 2019-05-24

Venus may have had a climate suitable for life billions of years ago Nowadays, Venus is sweltering with no liquid water on its surface. But billions of years ago it may have had an ocean and a relatively pleasant climate...
14:33 2019-05-21

Jay Inslee Is Running on Climate Change. The Issue Is Catching On, So Why Isn’t He? The Washington governor has long been a leading voice on climate change. He believes he will gain prominence as more voters learn of his record and proposals....
18:13 2019-05-24

In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule Senators voted 51 to 49 to block a measure that would have undone a regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land....
16:39 2019-05-21

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Cutting emissions, one bog at a time Farmers and entrepreneurs in rural eastern Europe are helping to tackle climate change while boosting their livelihoods as a result of regenerating ancient wetland peat bogs....
23:13 2019-05-21

Older People Are Contributing to Climate Change, and Suffering From It Growing numbers of seniors are using more energy. They also are most likely to suffer in extreme weather, which has become more common as the planet warms....
22:13 2019-05-24

Greenpeace Gives Joe Biden a D- on Climate Change Report Card Joe Biden got a D-minus on a climate change report card ranking Democratic presidential candidates released Thursday by the liberal environmental group Greenpeace. Biden, the Democratic front runner, has yet to release a detailed plan on how he will combat climate change. But the scorecard evaluated...
18:52 2019-05-30

Climate Change Is Bringing Epic Flooding to the Midwest We often focus on coastal cities when we talk about rising waters, but massive rainfall in the middle of the US has put millions at risk, harming the nation’s ability to produce food....
05:00 2019-05-25

Brazil's mangroves on the front line of climate change Fishermen like Jose da Cruz have made their living for decades hunting for crabs among Brazil's vast coastal mangrove forests, dense thickets of twisted plants in deep black mud that grow where fresh-water rivers meet the brackish Atlantic Ocean....
14:26 2019-05-28

Climate activists on trial for taking down Macron portraits Across France, activists have been taking down portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his “inaction” to fight climate change...
14:13 2019-05-28

Climate activists are on trial for taking down Macron portraits BOURG-EN-BRESSE, France — Across France, activists have been taking down official portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to protest what they consider his “inaction” against climate change. Now they face up to 10 years in prison. The first of several trials targeting the activists opened Tuesday in ...
21:13 2019-05-29

Hundreds of puffins are starving to death because of climate change Hundreds of dead seabirds have washed up on an Alaskan island – all apparently starved to death because the warming waters they forage from contain less food...
21:26 2019-05-29

Gullah-Geechee Community: Hear Us On Climate Change ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C.–Ed Atkins Jr., 68, is proud of his family tradition. He’s a third-generation fisherman and owner of Atkins Live Baits and Local Oysters, which was started by his mother and father. But Atkins is worried that the effect of climate change on the waters are hurting not only his ...
21:52 2019-05-29

If Australia and Europe fail to act on climate they risk their future Election results indicate a blow for efforts to fight climate change. Everyone should be clear that is in no one’s long-term environmental or economic interest...
00:52 2019-05-28

Climate crisis may be a factor in tufted puffins die-off, study says Researchers believe 3,150 to 8,500 birds starved in Bering Sea due to loss of prey speciesThe death of thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea may have been partly caused by the climate breakdown, according to a study.Between 3,150 and 8,500 seabirds died over a four-month period from October ...
22:26 2019-05-29

Author of dystopian climate crisis novel is 'deeply optimistic' John Lanchester tells Hay audience that we have ‘a moral obligation’ not to despairPeople have “a moral obligation” to be optimistic about the climate crisis because the alternative would be to despair and allow the worst to happen, the novelist John Lanchester has said. Lanchester’s new book is a d...
00:13 2019-05-28

Riesling wine, holding out between pesticides and climate change Climate change, new pests and diseases are threatening Riesling wine. Warmer temperatures are forcing winemakers to increase the use of plant protection methods, namely pesticides....
18:00 2019-05-27

United Nations Says 80 Countries May Ramp Up Climate Pledges The countries may increase their climate goals, but the United Nations says that to avert extreme warming, an “exponential increase in ambition” is needed....
23:13 2019-05-28

Climate protesters rally as Europe votes on parliament BERLIN — Protesters — many of them too young to vote — took to the streets Friday across the European Union to demand tougher action against global warming as the 28-nation bloc elects a new parliament. From Portugal to Finland, from Italy to Britain, students followed the call of Swedis...
07:00 2019-05-25

BP accepts climate change move - but protesters are sceptical In a deal heralded as a "turning point" for the fossil fuels industry, oil giant BP has accepted that its plans for the future must now embrace the terms of the Paris climate change agreement....
21:52 2019-05-21

Destruction of nature is as big a threat to humanity as climate change A million species are threatened by human activity, but it's not too late to save what's left of our planet's biodiversity, says a major new UN report...
19:39 2019-05-21

The compelling tale of how climate change denial came to grip the US The Drilled podcast reveals how money and politics in the US beat science to create climate change denial – and how the nation could rewrite its future...
15:39 2019-05-21

Octopuses may go blind from climate change, study warns Plastic pollution and climate change may be significantly altering the level of oxygen on our planet. Now a new study dives into the impact it could have on marine life, including squids, crabs and octopuses – blindness....
15:26 2019-05-21

Meet the athletes taking action on climate change Basketball, ice climbing, swimming and surfing — professional athletes are using their popularity to shed light on climate change and encourage others to do more to protect our environment....
14:39 2019-05-21

Climate change means nearly all glaciers in the Alps may disappear A study of what will happen to glaciers in the Alps under various climate scenarios suggests they will almost completely disappear if we keep pumping out carbon dioxide...
15:00 2019-05-21

Arrests at protest over New York Times' 'unacceptable' climate coverage Protesters block avenue between Port Authority and NYTExtinction Rebellion calls for better coverage of climate crisisA climate change protest orchestrated by the Extinction Rebellion activist group briefly blocked Eighth Avenue in New York on Saturday afternoon, between the Port Authority transit h...
21:26 2019-06-22

Climate protesters storm open-pit mine in western Germany Hundreds of climate change activists broke through a police cordon and stormed into one of Germany’s biggest lignite coal mines Saturday, two days after European Union leaders failed to agree on a plan to make the bloc’s economy carbon neutral by 2050...
18:39 2019-06-22

The Guardian view on the climate emergency: a dangerous paralysis | Editorial The closer the prospect of disaster becomes, the less the government manages to doThe difference between speed limits and speed cameras is that speed cameras work. They arouse fear and frustration, but they are in the end obeyed. Speed limits, on the other hand, are generally treated as moralistic e...
21:13 2019-07-10

Greens seek to leverage EU wins to push climate agenda Surfing a global wave of climate activism to their strongest showing yet in European Union elections, Europe's Greens on Sunday readied to press their demands on climate and trade in Brussels....
04:13 2019-05-27

A British Politician Grabbed a Climate Protester by the Neck and It’s Dividing the U.K. A video showing a U.K. Member of Parliament aggressively grabbing a female climate protester by the neck and marching her out of a banquet dinner is dividing the country. The footage, filmed by TV news cameras on Thursday night and widely shared on social media, shows Mark Field, who is also a minis...
18:26 2019-06-21

Florida appoints first chief science officer to take on climate crisis Tom Frazer plans to make water quality a priority in new role created by Republican governor Ron DeSantisTo say Dr Tom Frazer faces a daunting workload as he begins his new job as Florida’s first chief science officer would be an underestimation. From the increasing risk of ever stronger Atlantic hu...
09:52 2019-05-28

Blocked EU fails on climate pledge, despite increasing public pressure Paralyzed by internal divisions and unable to agree on the bloc's direction, EU leaders have failed to agree on tougher climate targets. But can they afford to ignore the growing climate protest movement?...
13:13 2019-06-21

Sydney to Declare a Climate Emergency in Face of National Inaction The mayor said it was important that Australia’s largest city, which has already made ambitious pledges to reduce greenhouse emissions, raise its voice in a global demand for action....
11:52 2019-06-21

UN agency: higher education bodies back ‘climate emergency’ The U.N. environment agency says networks and organizations representing more than 7,000 institutions of higher and further education around the world have signed a letter declaring “a climate emergency” and committing to tackle it...
01:13 2019-07-11

Global heating: London to have climate similar to Barcelona by 2050 Nearly 80% of cities to undergo dramatic and potentially disastrous changes, study findsLondon will have a similar climate in three decades’ time to that of Barcelona today, according to research – but if that seems enticing, a warning: the change could be accompanied by severe drought.Madrid will f...
21:13 2019-07-10

70 people were arrested at a climate protest outside The New York Times offices Seventy people were arrested outside of The New York Times building in Manhattan on Saturday, according to a New York Police Department spokesman, during a protest to call attention to the way news outlets cover the climate crisis....
11:39 2019-06-23

70 activists arrested at climate change rally outside NY Times building Seventy environmental protesters were arrested Saturday outside The New York Times building in Midtown, police said. The demonstrators, from the activist group Extinction Rebellion NYC, first gathered at Bryant Park at around noon and then marched through Times Square before setting up on Eighth Ave...
13:52 2019-06-23

'Are a cow's farts the worst for the planet?' Children's climate questions answered What are young people most worried about? We put their queries to the expertsEwoenam Tetteh and Faith Otasowie, both 15, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex Continue reading......
11:26 2019-06-29

Dutch PM says China has stuck to climate goals despite economy, trade war China has stuck to its climate change goals even with a slowing economy - the world's second largest - and a trade war with the United States, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday....
19:13 2019-06-27

David Attenborough says it's 'extraordinary' climate deniers are in power in Australia Celebrated naturalist’s most vivid impression of human impact on the planet is Great Barrier Reef bleachingDavid Attenborough has highlighted Australia as an “extraordinary” example of a country where people in power remained climate change deniers despite the country facing some of the worst effect...
10:26 2019-07-10

Guardian spurs media outlets to consider stronger climate language Use of terms ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’ prompts reviews in other newsroomsWhy the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment The Guardian’s decision to alter its style guide to better convey the environmental crises unfolding around the world has prompted some other m...
20:52 2019-05-24

Denmark’s New Prime Minister Vows to Tackle Climate Change Mette Frederiksen, leader of the center-left Social Democrats, will head a minority government that pledged a 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030....
18:39 2019-06-27

Ambitious Climate Plans Might Need a Radical Legislative One: Ending the Filibuster Even if Democrats win the White House and the Senate in 2020, effectively combating climate change might require the elimination of the Senate filibuster....
12:13 2019-07-10

Front-runner in Brazil’s election wants to pull out of climate treaty The far-right winner of the first round of Brazil's presidential election wants to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and cut down the Amazon rainforest...
15:00 2019-05-21

Oregon Republican lawmakers continue climate bill boycott SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate was again unable to conduct business because of a Republican boycott of the Legislature over major climate change legislation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Senate President Peter Courtney announced a lack of quorum Sunday. Republicans fled the Capitol last we...
23:13 2019-06-23

Mike Pence repeatedly refuses to say climate crisis is a threat to US Trump VP resists direct questioning in CNN interviewEPA moved this week to roll back Obama Clean Power PlanAt the end of a week in which the Trump administration rolled back Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, Mike Pence declined repeated invitations to say the human-induced climate crisis is a threat ...
22:13 2019-06-23

Kids Strike Around the World to Raise the Alarm on Climate Change More than a million young people are expected to walk the streets Friday in an international protest demanding action on climate change. The latest climate strike is live, with hundreds of thousands of students already having walked out of school in places like New Zealand, India, South Africa, Nige...
22:26 2019-05-24

High-stakes bid to stop climate bill hits 2nd day in Oregon SALEM, Ore. (AP) — GOP senators are preparing to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day to block a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind nationwide. Gov. Kate Brown has deployed the state police to round up 12 Republican senators who fled the Legislature — and in some c...
06:52 2019-06-21

Greenpeace activists target chancellor's speech in climate protest Protesters wearing sashes reading ‘climate emergency’ disrupt Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech Dozens of Greenpeace activists interrupted the chancellor’s Mansion House speech on Thursday night as they sought to draw attention to the climate crisis.A group, most dressed all in red and wearing s...
23:39 2019-06-20

EPA finalizes Trump administration’s coal-friendly climate plan Today, the EPA finalized the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) plan, effectively rolling back Obama-era policies to address climate change. The Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) set national goals for reducing carbon di......
01:52 2019-06-20

Youth wing urges German far right to change tack on climate The Berlin youth wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany is urging party leaders to stop denying that man-made pollution contributes to climate change....
14:39 2019-05-28

Schwarzenegger teams up with activist Greta Thunberg at climate summit A top climate summit organized by Arnold Schwarzenegger's environmental organization has opened in Vienna. Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg spoke at the opening of a failure by the leaders in attendance to act....
16:13 2019-05-28

Climate change can pose big risks to real estate investments Climate changes pose big risks to real estate investments. The good news for REIT investors is that environmental, social and corporate governance-focused products are growing at a rapid clip....
17:26 2019-05-28

Trump’s Nominee for U.N. Envoy Appears to Differ With Him on Saudis and Climate At her confirmation hearing, Kelly Knight Craft suggested that she would be tougher than President Trump on Saudi Arabia and that climate change is a threat....
23:26 2019-06-19

Germany: Aachen hosts 'Fridays for Future' climate rally Thousands of students have gathered in the German city to urge immediate action against climate change. Activists have also started marching to block one of Germany's largest open coal mines nearby....
13:13 2019-06-21

New York nears passage of aggressive law to fight climate change New York state lawmakers could pass as early as Wednesday one of the nation's most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050....
20:26 2019-06-19

Retreating Swiss glacier spurred May's new 2050 climate goal British Prime Minister Theresa May said her surprise at the rapid retreat of a glacier she knew from years of walking holidays in the Swiss Alps had strengthened her resolve to commit Britain to a new target of net zero carbon by 2050....
16:13 2019-06-19

Two-thirds of Britons want faster action on climate, poll finds Research suggests support for urgent measures to tackle crisis is becoming mainstreamNearly 70% of British people want urgent political action to tackle climate change and protect the natural environment, according to research by a coalition of green charities.Theresa May, in one of her last acts as...
07:26 2019-06-19

Canada approves a pipeline expansion the day after declaring a ‘climate emergency’ Caught between environmental and economic concerns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said it will push ahead with the $5.5 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline project....
03:39 2019-06-19

Trump U.N. pick Craft says climate change a threat to planet U.S. President Donald Trump's pick to be United Nations ambassador acknowledged on Wednesday that climate change is a threat and pledged to recuse herself from any U.N. talks on the issue involving coal because her husband is a coal billionaire....
02:13 2019-06-20

New York lawmakers pass aggressive law to fight climate change New York state lawmakers passed early Thursday one of the nation's most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050....
09:52 2019-06-20

Climate activists disrupt British cities with 'summer uprising' Environmental activists sought to sow chaos in five British cities on Monday in a bid to force the government to act to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm....
17:00 2019-07-15

Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Hungary....
23:26 2019-06-20

Kenya's first coal plant construction paused in climate victory Owners failed to assess environmental and community concerns, court rules, while US ambassador wades into debate in support of coal powerKenya has been urged to halt construction of the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, until an assessment is made of its environm...
12:13 2019-07-11

British parliament to hold Citizens' Assembly on climate crisis British lawmakers will hold a Citizens' Assembly to gather views on how to meet its newly-strengthened emissions targets, parliament announced on Thursday, in response to growing public unease over the climate crisis....
19:13 2019-06-20

Climate activists find warmer reception at shareholder meetings Climate activists found companies more receptive to steps like cutting emissions or buying clean power this year, a new tally of shareholder resolutions shows, a trend proponents said undercuts the case for proxy rule changes sought by business groups....
20:39 2019-07-11

Highlights: EU leaders meet to hammer out deal on climate, top jobs The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years....
19:13 2019-06-20

Is Netflix bad for the environment? How streaming video contributes to climate change Driving an electric car, choosing train travel or using less plastic — we know there are many things we can do to be less of a burden on the world's environment. But would you be willing to give up on streaming video?...
23:26 2019-07-11

Climate action: 4 shifts the UN chief encourages Governments to make Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “nature does not negotiate” and emphasized four key measures that Governments should prioritize in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050....
14:52 2019-05-21

Can artificial intelligence in the energy sector help solve the climate crisis? Artificial intelligence conjures fears of job loss and privacy concerns — not to mention sci-fi dystopias. But machine learning can also help us save energy and make renewables better....
14:39 2019-05-21

In Greta Thunberg's footsteps: the climate kids fighting for their future A keen reader of graphic novels, nine-year-old Zayne Cowie has a bookshelf laden with tales of the struggles of imaginary superheroes. Now, a real-life role model has inspired him to join a battle for his own planet's future....
13:52 2019-06-20

German environment minister: No more 'soapbox speeches' on climate protection The Fridays for Future youth movement has piled on the pressure; in Germany, politicians are debating a carbon tax. DW spoke with Environment Minister Svenja Schulze about whether climate protection efforts are enough....
14:52 2019-07-13

EU issues 'green' investment guide to help combat climate change The European Commission sought to boost the flow of private money to tackle climate change on Tuesday by publishing guidelines on what qualifies as environmentally friendly investment, in a move welcomed by the financial industry....
23:01 2019-06-18

Climate activists disrupt London biggest concrete supplier Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames....
11:39 2019-07-16

BP faces climate protests at investor meeting, Shell gets boost Activists disrupted BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting "this is a crime scene" in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas group, while rival Royal Dutch Shell got some rare praise from investors on its emissions policies....
19:01 2019-05-21

Climate crisis made Europe's heat wave 'at least' five times more likely Last week's record-shattering heat wave across Europe was at made at least five times more likely because of climate change, a group of European scientists said Tuesday....
20:00 2019-07-02

Climate change probably added 4C to Europe's June heatwave: study Man-made climate change probably made last month's European heatwave, in which southern France experienced a national record 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit), 4C (7F) hotter than it would otherwise have been, scientists said on Tuesday....
16:26 2019-07-02

Climate change made European heatwave at least five times likelier Searing heat shows crisis is ‘here and now’, say scientists, and worse than predictedThe record-breaking heatwave that struck France and other European nations in June was made at least five – and possibly 100 – times more likely by the climate crisis, scientists have calculated. Such heatwaves are ...
15:52 2019-07-02

British companies, pension funds may have to report climate risks British public companies and pension funds may have to publish by 2022 what risks their businesses face from climate change under a new so-called green finance strategy....
15:26 2019-07-02

UK-led cancer and climate trials at risk as British researchers become liability Projects headed by UK universities have fallen sharply since Brexit voteBritish researchers say they are being shut out of bids for major European research partnerships, or asked to keep a low profile, because of fears that the threat of a no-deal Brexit could contaminate chances of success.An analy...
09:26 2019-07-02

'People are in danger': the prisoners feeling the effects of US climate crisis A majority of Texas prisons have no air conditioning and no plans are in place to deal with global heating trendsRodney Adams had a job hauling luggage for airlines before bereavements and a back injury took their toll and he was convicted of drink driving in 2012. Just two days after his arrival at...
09:13 2019-07-02

French police probed over rough break-up of climate demo French prosecutors said on Monday they had opened a preliminary investigation after police used riot shields and pepper spray to clear scores of climate activists blocking a bridge over the Seine in Paris last week....
22:52 2019-07-01

French police face probe over tear gas at climate protests The French interior minister has ordered an investigation into why police used tear gas on climate protesters. A widely shared video shows protesters being sprayed with tear gas after refusing to move from the bridge....
22:39 2019-07-01

French police criticised for using pepper spray on climate protesters Video showing police removing seated demonstrators in Paris causes outrage on social mediaFrance’s interior minister has asked the Paris police chief to explain a controversial riot police operation to remove climate activists from a bridge, after a video of officers using pepper spray and dragging ...
17:39 2019-07-01

What if we covered the climate crisis like we did the start of the second world war? | Bill Moyers In the war, the purpose of journalism was to awaken the world to the catastrophe looming ahead of it. We must approach our climate crisis the same wayToday marks the official launch of Covering Climate Now, a project co-sponsored by The Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation. Joined by The Guardi...
21:13 2019-05-22

Trump Denounces Paris Climate Accord, Says, "Will Defend The Environment" US President Donald Trump on Monday once again denounced the "unfair, ineffective, and very, very expensive" Paris climate accord, during a speech on "America's environmental leadership."...
05:52 2019-07-09

Nuclear power is helping to drive the climate crisis | Letters Linda Rogers says the CBI has its head in the sand over nuclear reactors and Iain Climie wants politicians prepared to fund action to combat the climate emergencyHas the Confederation of British Industry got its head in the sand, or in the record levels of carbon-intensive concrete just poured at th...
00:13 2019-07-03

Rapid results in on climate change and the European heat wave Enlarge / How the warmest three-day averages from June rank—the darkest red area set new records. (credit: van Oldenborgh et al.) Much of Europe—and particularly France—has been sweating through an incredible heat wave in recent days, with temperature records falling left and right. Despite it bei...
09:13 2019-07-03

Britain to host critical UN climate crisis summit at end of 2020 Gathering aimed at keeping global heating close to 1.5C will be most significant since ParisThe UK is to host a critical global summit on the climate crisis at the end of 2020, at which the world’s 190 nations must commit to deep cuts in emissions.It will be the most significant UN climate summit si...
21:26 2019-06-18

How a climate of outrage persecuted 2 women who refused to take down Brett Kavanaugh In what was one of the most brutal Supreme Court confirmations in American history, Brett Kavanaugh was accused of the attempted sexual assault of a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Christine Blasey Ford, when he was 17. The hearings in September 2018 became a circus, as both sides told their stories. Meanwh...
17:52 2019-07-06

Climate mistake reveals Earth warmed more than we thought last century Early weather stations only covered 20 per cent of the globe, causing them to underestimate how much our greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the climate...
15:13 2019-07-05

Planting a Trillion Trees May Be the Best Way to Fight Climate Change, Study Says (WASHINGTON) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there’s enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there’s enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million squa...
22:26 2019-07-04

Climate activists disrupt five British cities with 'summer uprising' Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species....
19:26 2019-07-15

Governments and firms in 28 countries sued over climate crisis – report More than 1,300 legal actions over global heating brought since 1990, say researchersClimate action lawsuits against governments and corporations have spread across 28 countries, according to a new analysis.The study reveals that more than 1,300 legal actions concerning climate change have been brou...
10:13 2019-07-04

Swiss police detain dozens of climate protesters outside bank Activists were carried away after blocking off the entrance to Credit Suisse, one of the biggest banks in Switzerland. The arrests come as student launched a five-day climate change protest in the German city of Cologne....
14:00 2019-07-08

Mission in the Arctic will trap scientists in ice to study climate change Scientists plan to sail the ship into the Arctic Ocean, anchor it to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them, effectively trapping themselves in the vast white mass that forms over the North Pole each winter....
05:13 2019-07-04

Climate Change Denialists No Longer See Automakers As Allies: Report Most Americans accept the established science that the planet on which we live is rapidly warming due to human activity. Some Americans do not. A still smaller yet influential group of Americans have been actively fighting any and all efforts to address the climate crisis, either because they believ...
01:13 2019-07-04

In Somalia, the climate emergency is already here. The world cannot ignore it | Mustapha Tahir Increasingly severe and frequent droughts are threatening the lives of millions of Somalis. But international support is lackingThe climate emergency is wreaking havoc across the world, and it is the poorest countries that bear the brunt of the crisis. In Somalia, where I am acting country director ...
15:26 2019-07-08

Trump touts environmental record despite slashing climate regulations In a White House speech, the president claimed clean air and water has been a priority but voters disapprove of his climate crisis handling Donald Trump has proclaimed America to be an environmental leader, despite moving to gut dozens of rules meant to safeguard clean air and water and rescinding e...
23:26 2019-07-08

How Republican senators killed Oregon’s climate crisis bill After legislators fled the state, rightwing groups pledged their support and protesters demonstrated outside the state houseOregon politics has been thrown into chaos for more than a week after Republican legislators fled the state and took refuge in neighboring Idaho. As police were ordered to brin...
08:39 2019-06-29

Intentional Forest Fires Shaped Forests in the USA More than Climate Change New research suggests that the Eastern United States’ forests have been transformed more by Native American intentional forest fires in the past than by current climate change.  ...
09:00 2019-05-23

GOP senators in Oregon to return to Capitol after avoiding climate bill After more than a week of avoiding the state Capitol in a successful effort to avoid a vote on a controversial climate change bill, Republican senators in Oregon are expected to return and vote on a slate of pending legislation....
01:26 2019-06-29

Britain needs more nuclear power, electric chargers for climate goal - CBI Britain needs more nuclear power plants, electric vehicle charging sites and carbon capture and storage projects to meet its new climate target, the Confederation of British Industry said on Friday....
01:39 2019-06-28

School climate strikes expected to be largest yet – live coverage Students around the world are walking out of lessons in order to demand politicians take urgent action on climate changeAre you taking part? Share your photos, videos and experiences 10.06am BST Fridays For Future Rojava!!!! Around 50 people joined the action today in Qamislo, Syria! #FridaysForFutu...
11:13 2019-05-24

G20 Members At Odds Over Climate Change For Summit Meeting: Report G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combatting climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against European opposition, according to......
00:13 2019-06-28

Molly Scott Cato: ‘It’s the wealthy who are causing climate change’ The Green party MEP for the south-west on why social justice is key to making the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050Molly Scott Cato can hardly contain herself. Having spent more than 30 years as an activist in the ecology and the sustainability movement, the Green MEP for the south-west...
21:00 2019-07-09

G20 countries triple coal power subsidies despite climate crisis Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuelsG20 countries have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants in recent years, despite the urgent need to cut the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis.The bloc of major economies pledged a decade ...
23:13 2019-06-27

Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast Ex-US vice-president says only big solutions can offset impact of systemic shifts and avert disasterAl Gore has said the global economy requires a fundamental upgrade to become more sustainable in order for the world to survive an environmental crisis and widening social divides.The environmentalist...
23:13 2019-06-27

Climate crisis, tree planting and new left economics | Letters Scotland’s major environment and conservation bodies call for legislation to tackle the climate emergency. Plus letters from Penelope Maclachlan, Charles Young, Dr Joseph Hanlon and Neil BlackshawScotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has acknowledged that our planet faces a climate emergency. ...
23:13 2019-06-27

Young protesters at DNC headquarters demand debate on climate crisis DNC has declined to hold a climate-specific debate even as Democratic voters rank rising temperatures as a top priorityDozens of young climate protesters crowded outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC on Tuesday, demanding a debate focused on the crisis as presidenti...
23:13 2019-06-27

Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists call “river piracy.”...
16:39 2019-05-21

The case for a special Democratic climate debate | Kate Aronoff Housing, immigration, health – there’s no policy area that won’t be touched by the climate crisis. The Democratic candidates should embrace the challengeTwenty candidates – ten candidates per night – will take the stage during this week’s two-part Democratic primary debates. Each debate will last tw...
21:13 2019-06-27

AOC called out by meteorologist after linking DC tornado warning to climate change Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took to social media on Thursday during a tornado warning in Washington, D.C., and swiftly tried to connect it to climate change -- prompting one meteorologist to call her out for not knowing "the difference between weather and climate." ...
15:39 2019-05-24

Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation? Some advocates of global climate action think the pact would be stronger if the United States simply left, rather than remaining in and demanding big changes....
16:39 2019-05-21

UN expert warns of ‘climate apartheid’ which will divide rich and poor A United Nations Human Rights Council report has warned that a potential "climate apartheid" could fracture the global population, splitting the planet between the wealthy and the rest of the world who will be "left to suffer."...
02:26 2019-06-28

Climate activists clash with French police at Paris bridge French police used riot shields and pepper spray to clear scores of climate activists blocking a bridge over the Seine in Paris on Friday, as the city sweltered under a record-breaking heatwave that many blame on global warming....
20:01 2019-06-28

Republicans aren’t just climate deniers. They deny the extinction crisis, too Republican officials and their industry benefactors are sowing doubt about the wildlife extinction crisis that threatens as many as one million speciesMaybe you’ve read King Lear and remember this famous line: “‘Tis the time’s plague when madmen lead the blind.” The words were written more than 400 ...
12:13 2019-05-23

'I feel empowered and scared': pupils speak before climate strike We asked children around the world to tell us why they will be taking part in Friday’s climate strikes. Here’s what they saidI’m taking part on Friday because adults, and especially politicians, have not done enough to save our future. We have to get them to listen to us and believe what scientists ...
15:26 2019-05-23

German Fridays for Future climate activists block parliament Some 500 students symbolically blocked exits as legislators wrapped up their final legislative session before the summer recess. Last week, 40,000 protested against coal in the western city of Aachen....
18:52 2019-06-28

US Pressuring G20 Allies To Tone Down Climate Change Language: Official Washington is pressuring allies at the G20 to reject strong climate change language in the meeting's final statement, despite furious opposition from EU countries, a French presidential source said......
16:13 2019-06-28

‘We need everyone’: Greta Thunberg calls on adults to join climate strikes A general strike globally on 20 September could be a ‘turning point in our history’, say young activistsRead the call to action by Greta Thunberg and other youth climate strikersGreta Thunberg and leading youth strikers for climate action from across the world have called for all adults to join a gl...
19:13 2019-05-23

John Delaney splits with Democrats with 'real' climate plan Presidential candidate John Delaney released a $4 trillion plan Thursday to fight climate change that calls for a carbon tax, contrasting himself with follow Democrats who have not endorsed carbon pricing....
22:52 2019-05-23

Sarasin cuts Shell stake, criticizing its climate strategy London-based asset manager Sarasin & Partners has sold nearly 20% of its holdings in Royal Dutch Shell, saying the oil and gas company's spending plans are out of synch with international targets to battle climate change....
18:52 2019-07-09

The Debates Showed America Still Doesn’t Know How to Talk About Climate Change If you want to understand just how badly climate change was handled in the Democratic debates, start by looking at a good answer on another subject. When former HUD Secretary Julián Castro was asked about immigration during the first night of this week’s debates, he went full force, giv...
11:13 2019-06-28

Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world They’re too young to vote, but schoolchildren across the globe are taking matters into their own handsIn May, for the second time this year, more than 1.5 million young people in more than 125 countries walked out of schools, colleges and universities in the biggest day of global climate action ever...
09:26 2019-06-28

Children step up global calls to fight climate change Thousands of young activists in Australia and New Zealand launched a global protest on Friday demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change....
06:52 2019-05-24

G20 members at odds over climate change for summit meeting: sources G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combatting climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against European opposition, according to sources and drafts of the text....
20:26 2019-06-27

Standard Bank shareholders vote down climate-risk resolution Standard Bank shareholders on Thursday voted down a resolution that would have required the South African lender to report climate risk in its activities, although they passed another forcing it to disclose its coal financing policies....
17:26 2019-05-30

Exxon holders reject separate CEO-chairman, climate resolutions Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders on Wednesday rejected a proposal that would have split the chief executive officer and board chairman roles at the largest publicly traded oil producer....
23:52 2019-05-29

Nectar swaps BP for Esso amid criticism by climate campaigners UK petrol station loyalty shifts as Nectar card is criticised for encouraging fossil fuel useA major UK consumer loyalty programme has been criticised by environmental campaigners for making Esso – whose parent company ExxonMobil has been under fire for its track record on climate change – its new f...
10:26 2019-06-01

Civilization could crumble by 2050 if we don’t stop climate change now, new paper says It seems every week there’s a scary new report about how man-made climate change is going to cause the collapse of the world’s ice sheets, result in the extinction of up to 1 million animal species and — if that wasn’t bad enough — make our beer very, very expensive. This week, a n...
18:52 2019-06-05

Where do 2020 Democrats stand on the Green New Deal, climate change? Since the February release of controversial Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders', I-Vt., Green New Deal, many 2020 presidential candidates have released their own proposals to tackle the issue of climate change....
14:39 2019-06-08

Joe Biden releases $5T climate change plan that goes 'well beyond' Obama agenda Joe Biden released a $5 trillion “clean energy revolution” plan Tuesday to combat climate change, which he said is the greatest challenge facing the United States and world....
16:26 2019-06-04

Climate change helping 'make world less peaceful', report says Climate change is helping to make the world less peaceful by causing conflicts or making them worse by affecting livelihoods, security and resources, a study has said....
07:00 2019-06-12

Hopes for climate progress falter with coal still king across Asia A depressing picture of global power generation has coal still firmly on top. And in a vicious cycle, the very heatwaves and winter freezes high carbon emissions cause seem to be increasing themThe world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is preparing to leave fossil fuels behind. Last week, Norway’s p...
18:00 2019-06-15

Spain honors research of plants' role against climate change A Spanish foundation says two prominent biologists working separately on how plants can help fight climate change have won Spain's Princess of Asturias award for scientific research....
13:52 2019-06-05

Exclusive: U.N. chief calls on EU to raise 2030 climate goal to 55% U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the European Union to aim for a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, far more than the bloc's current target for a 40% reduction....
19:13 2019-06-15

Spain honors research of plants’ role against climate change MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation says two prominent biologists working separately on how plants can help fight climate change have won Spain’s Princess of Asturias award for scientific research. Studies on plant biology by Joanne Chory, a researcher with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute i...
13:52 2019-06-05

The musicians helping make climate change a cultural movement Pop stars like Lil Dicky and Grimes are using their music and their huge followings to gain vital coverage of climate change. This rise in social media-driven activism shows that a tipping point has been reached in popular culture...
12:52 2019-06-17

Police arrest 70 climate change protesters outside New York Times Police arrested 70 environmental protesters outside the New York Times headquarters who laid down in the street and climbed onto the building to demand the newspaper start referring to climate change as a climate emergency, police and media reports said....
03:52 2019-06-23

Experts hold climate talks in Bonn as pressure to act grows BERLIN (AP) — Experts are meeting in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing pressure for governments to act faster against global warming. Diplomats meeting in the western city of Bonn starting Monday will focus on resolving issues that couldn’t be agreed upon at last Dec...
14:13 2019-06-17

Exxon shareholders reject resolutions on climate and separating CEO: chairman Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders on Wednesday rejected a proposal to split the chief executive officer and board chairman roles that some had promoted to protest a decision to strike an unrelated climate change resolution from the ballot....
00:26 2019-05-30

Eight reasons Trump's 'clean climate' claims fail to stack up President told Prince Charles US has ‘among the cleanest climates there are’. Here’s a reminder of some facts he may have overlookedDonald Trump believes the US has a “clean climate”, telling the interviewer Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he had informed Prince Charles in a 90-minut...
20:13 2019-06-05

Development banks' climate funding at all-time high in 2018 Climate projects won record financing from the world's big development banks last year, with funds committed up 60% since the 2015 Paris climate accord to curb global warming emissions, a report published on Thursday said....
18:52 2019-06-13

Young Americans’ lawsuit on climate change faces big hurdle PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forward. Three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
11:39 2019-06-04

'Tame the nightmare': U.S. writer McKibben pushes climate strike Bill McKibben, a U.S. author and leading figure in global climate activism, has challenged adults to join a youth-led general strike in September, saying bold action may yet prevent civilization being cut off "at the knees."...
11:26 2019-06-14

Climate change risk should be part of monetary policy: ECB's Villeroy Central banks should take into account climate change risks not only as part of ensuring financial stability but also when setting monetary policy, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday....
18:52 2019-06-13

U.S. EPA top career auto official moving to head climate office The top career official at the Environmental Protection Agency in charge of the office overseeing vehicle emissions and biofuel standards will swap roles at the agency on Aug. 4, an EPA spokesman said on Thursday....
00:39 2019-06-07

Climate change is our World War III. It needs a bold response | Joseph Stiglitz Critics of the Green New Deal ask if we can afford it. But we can’t afford not to: our civilisation is at stakeAdvocates of the Green New Deal say there is great urgency in dealing with climate change and highlight the scale and scope of what is required to combat it. They are right. They use the te...
12:39 2019-06-04

Europe's seas to lose almost a third of life due to climate change: report Europe's waters are expected to lose 30% of their already vulnerable ocean life due to further warming, says a new study. Combined with overfishing, that loss can threaten livelihood and food security in coastal nations....
20:26 2019-06-11

Climate crisis: Alaska is melting and it’s likely to accelerate global heating The state has just had its warmest spring on record, causing permafrost to thaw and dramatically reshaping some areasA city in western Alaska has lost a huge stretch of riverbank to erosion that may turn it into an island, amid renewed warnings from scientists over the havoc triggered by the acceler...
09:52 2019-06-14

Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action Addressing energy leaders, pope warns of ‘catastrophic’ effects of global heatingPope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “a brutal act of injustice toward the poor and futu...
22:13 2019-06-14

World's biggest firms foresee a $1 trillion climate cost hit More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, according to a report published on Tuesday....
15:52 2019-06-04

NDP reveals climate plan to ease transition to green economy The measures proposed range from subsidies for the purchase of electric vehicles to easier access to employment insurance for workers in industries threatened by the move away from fossil fuels....
02:39 2019-06-01

Joy Behar: Curing cancer 'much more difficult' without fixing climate change Add cancer to the long list of things that progressives say is a result of climate change. During Wednesday's "View," co-host Joy Behar warned that without attempts to halt climate change and pollution, it would be very difficult to cure cancer....
19:52 2019-06-12

Thirsty koalas need bowls of water to survive increasingly hot climate Koalas were once thought to get all the hydration they needed from eucalyptus leaves, but artifical water stations might be necessary for their survival in a warming climate...
20:39 2019-06-05

Ireland to unveil bold plan to tackle climate emergency Action to curb greenhouse gases and move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050Ireland is preparing to unveil an ambitious plan to tackle the climate emergency by weaning the state, businesses, farms and households off fossil fuels.The government is due to publish a long-awaited report on Monday ...
17:13 2019-06-17

Climate crisis seriously damaging human health, report finds National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental healthA report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly serious impacts expected in future.Scorching heatwaves a...
20:13 2019-06-03

This Striking Climate Change Visualization Is Now Customizable for Any Place on Earth When University of Reading climate scientist released his warming stripes visualization for the globe last year, people freaked (in a good way). The minimalist graphic stripped out unnecessary clutter and told the story of global warming in blue and red stripes. Read more......
22:13 2019-06-17

Ocasio-Cortez uses viral weatherman to mock GOP on climate change Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used the Ohio weatherman who berated his audience for griping about breaking into a broadcast of “The Bachelorette” for a tornado warning to slam Republicans for their stand on climate change. “This guy reminds me of every climate scientist warning peo...
16:01 2019-05-29

Want to stop climate change? Jared Diamond says nations need therapy In his new book Upheaval, polymath Jared Diamond says nations need a special kind of therapy to solve big problems like climate change, Brexit and nuclear proliferation...
15:39 2019-06-08

Factbox: Companies spot big risks and opportunities in climate crisis More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies have forecast that climate change could soon cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, according to a report published by British-based charity CDP on Tuesday....
10:00 2019-06-04

Climate change lawsuit against US government faces major hurdle PORTLAND, Ore. — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say US energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forward. Three judges from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ...
23:26 2019-06-04

Reality check: Declaring a climate emergency sends a message but does little The symbolic vote came just hours before the government is set to announce its decision on whether to let the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proceed....
21:26 2019-06-18

Joe Biden’s $5 Trillion Climate Proposal: Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate proposal that he says would lead the U.S. to net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. Biden’s plan calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years, with the rest of the investments coming from th...
19:13 2019-06-04

Denmark Faces an Election Fueled by Anger on Climate and Immigration The campaign has underlined the divide between those who fear environmental change will destroy the planet and those who fear immigration will destroy the country....
20:39 2019-06-04

World's biggest firms foresee $1 trillion climate cost hit More than 200 of the world's largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, with much of the pain due in the next five years, according to a report published on Tuesday....
07:13 2019-06-04

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years....
07:13 2019-06-04

Climate scientists partner with McKinsey to push companies to self-regulate Leading climate science institute Woods Hole Research Center is taking its first run at directly influencing corporate behavior on climate change through a collaboration with global consulting powerhouse McKinsey & Co, Woods Hole told Reuters....
19:52 2019-06-04

Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film As you may have heard, celebrities have been using their clout to get out the message on climate change -- inviting the question, frequently, as to whether they're a hindrance or a help to that cause....
22:00 2019-06-11

Joe Biden unveils $5 trillion plan for climate change 'revolution' Democratic 2020 hopeful Joe Biden unveiled details of his plan to fight climate change, which would cost $5 trillion, produce net-zero emissions and institute an entirely clean energy economy within 30 years....
05:13 2019-06-05

Biden’s new climate change plan copied passages from other sources An ambitious climate change plan released by former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday was amended soon after it was released because a few passages did not correctly credit sources for the information. The president of a “progressive cellphone company” in California highlighted two instances of la...
10:26 2019-06-05

Emails: Trump aide consulting climate-change rejecters WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official is turning to advisers from a climate change-rejecting think tank for help crafting his challenges to mainstream science on global warming. The Environmental Defense Fund obtained the emails of National Security Council adviser Will...
10:52 2019-06-14

The Latest: Oregon House approves progressive climate policy SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on Oregon’s cap and trade proposal (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Oregon House has approved an economywide cap-and trade-program. The program would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution “allowances” for each ton o...
10:13 2019-06-18

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming....
00:52 2019-06-18

Albania president cancels elections, citing tense climate TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s president has canceled upcoming municipal elections, citing the need to reduce political tensions in the country. President Ilir Meta said he acted because “the actual circumstances do not provide necessary conditions for true, democratic, representative ...
00:00 2019-06-09

The Latest: Trump says Prince Charles talked climate change LONDON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain (all times local): 7:20 a.m. President Donald Trump says Prince Charles bent his ear on climate change, though he did not say what impact it had. Trump says he had planned on a 15-minute chat with Charles as part of his...
08:39 2019-06-05

US court weighs if climate change violates children’s rights PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In a courtroom packed with environmental activists, federal judges wrestled Tuesday with whether climate change violates the constitutional rights of young people who have sued the U.S. government over the use of fossil fuels. A Justice Department attorney warned three judges f...
06:26 2019-06-05

Ex-chief scientist fears for UK climate plan if Boris Johnson is PM Prof David King says would-be PM oversaw ‘devastating’ cuts in efforts to tackle crisisProf David King, the former chief scientist, has expressed alarm at the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming prime minister because the Tory MP oversaw “devastating” cuts in efforts to tackle the climate crisis when...
14:13 2019-06-18

Boaty McBoatface makes major climate change discovery Boaty McBoatface has made more of a name for itself. In its maiden mission, the yellow submarine aboard the research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough made a major discovery about how climate change causes sea levels to rise, the Telegraph reports. The robotic submersible was named Boaty McBoatface,...
15:13 2019-06-18

Buttigieg urges end to 'endless' U.S. war, return to Iran, climate deals Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday urged a stop to the "endless war" that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and a return to the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate accord scrapped by Republican President Donald Trump....
23:52 2019-06-11

Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules Exclusive: if Trump Tower and other sites do not cut emissions, Trump Organization will owe $2.1m a year from 2030Donald Trump’s reluctance to address climate change is set to cost his business empire millions of dollars in fines levied by New York City due to the amount of pollution emitted by Trum...
05:39 2019-05-22

UN chief warns of ‘grave climate emergency,’ says Paris Agreement goals not enough He lauded the Paris climate accord, but says even if its promises are fully met, the world still faces what he describes as a catastrophic three-degree temperature rise by the end of the century....
20:52 2019-06-30

'The planet is on fire': Bill Nye driven to F-bomb rant by climate change The beloved science educator and children’s show host appeared on Last Week Tonight to help explain carbon-pricingBill Nye is done messing around. Look out, because while you might not typically associate angry talk with the normally-mild-mannered “Science Guy” Nye, when it comes to the threat of gl...
05:39 2019-05-22

Much shorter working weeks needed to tackle climate crisis – study UK workers must move to nine-hour week if carbon levels do not change, says thinktankPeople across Europe will need to work drastically fewer hours to avoid disastrous climate heating unless there is a radical decarbonising of the economy, according to a study.The research, from thinktank Autonomy, ...
15:39 2019-05-22

Radical Climate Change Experiment in the Amazon Hits Political Turbulence When speaking to David Lapola it is hard not to feel both his excitement and frustration. On the one hand, the biologist from the University of Campinas in Brazil is about to oversee the launch of a pioneering trial deep in the Amazon to see how its trees could respond to increased carbon dioxide in...
18:39 2019-06-11

Central banks' key policy goals are under threat from climate change, warns UBS Central banks around the world must proactively fight climate change in their own investment portfolios in order to safeguard their key priorities, according to research....
14:00 2019-07-02

Protesters target Amazon in France calling for action on climate change Several hundred environmental activists protested outside Amazon's headquarters in Paris and at two of its regional distribution centers in France on Tuesday as part of stepped-up climate change demonstrations....
15:26 2019-07-02

Climate hawk Republicans are wrong to look to carbon tax as Green New Deal alternative Some Republicans have seized on the idea that a carbon tax could serve as a free market alternative to sweeping environmental regulations and reforms such as those in the Green New Deal. This is troubling: If enough Republicans are beguiled into striking a deal with Democrats who favor restrictions ...
02:52 2019-07-02

China's climate 'ambition' pledge could lead to tougher CO2 targets: experts A new pledge by China to show "the highest possible ambition" in the fight against climate change could see the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter introduce new and more stringent carbon targets next year, according to experts and policy advisors....
15:26 2019-07-02

Democratic debate: candidates fail to grasp centrality of climate crisis The 10 candidates on stage in Miami accurately conveyed the urgency of global heating but missed chances to show how it underlies all key political issuesThe second night of the first Democratic 2020 presidential debates on Thursday demonstrated just how far the US political system still is from con...
13:39 2019-06-28

A Peace Corps for Climate Change Is Among the Most Popular Green New Deal Policies Americans want to get to work saving the planet from catastrophic climate change. Presidential candidate Jay Inslee’s idea of forming a Climate Conservation Corps—akin to the Peace Corps and Americorps—is among the most popular climate policies associated with the Green New Deal.Read more......
20:00 2019-06-07

Pacific leaders urge Scott Morrison to act on climate emergency following election win Samoan and Fijian leaders say Australia must take leading role in climate battlePacific leaders have congratulated Scott Morrison on his surprise election victory but have urged him to do more to fight the climate crisis, which poses an existential threat to the region.“[Australia] has been lagging ...
05:39 2019-05-22

UN and African Union in ‘common battle’ for development and climate change financing UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a “quantum leap” in funding for development and climate change for Africa, speaking to journalists on Monday, following the plenary meeting of the latest United Nations-African Union (AU) Conference, which took place in New York....
14:52 2019-05-21

Republicans give platform to climate science deniers while planet burns GOP members used a House hearing on endangered species to peddle the line that more carbon in the atmosphere is a good thingThe climate crisis has become a top issue among Democrats running for president. But many Republican lawmakers are still resistant to the science showing global heating is a se...
03:13 2019-05-23

Amazon workers push Bezos to act on climate crisis: 'We're missing leadership' At a shareholder meeting Wednesday, the CEO refused to address workers demanding the company overhaul its climate policyAmazon’s chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, refused to address employees demanding the company take action on the climate crisis at its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday.Ab...
03:13 2019-05-23

No, climate action can't be separated from social justice | Julian Brave NoiseCat Elites who divorce climate policy from social justice are almost as out of touch as those who deny climate science altogetherIf you set aside Republicans’ obsession with cow farts, perhaps the most prevalent criticism of the Green New Deal is its emphasis on social justice. Critics contend that the ...
09:52 2019-06-11

Theresa May discusses climate crisis and Russia in her final G20 summit – video The prime minister held her final G20 news conference on Saturday, and said she had confronted Vladimir Putin over the Salisbury poisonings last year. May also spoke about Britain's efforts to tackle the climate crisis, urging other countries to follow suit after Donald Trump reiterated his determin...
16:13 2019-06-29

G20 summit: Trump halts more China tariffs, disagrees with most on climate change President Donald Trump agreed to halt more China tariffs after the G20 summit in Japan, but disagreed with the rest of the group on climate change fight....
17:26 2019-06-29

City of Port Moody takes bold strides toward climate action Acting Mayor Meghan Lahti and Coun. Amy Lubik want to declare a climate emergency in the city, something that Lubik says is necessary with the geographical build of Port Moody....
23:00 2019-06-10

United States remains outlier as G20 split over tackling climate change After much wrangling, the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday agreed to disagree on fighting climate change, with the United States dissenting from a commitment to carry out the 2015 Paris climate......
19:00 2019-06-29

This video game reveals how prehistoric people tackled climate change How will climate change remake our world in the 21st century? Will we be able to adapt and survive? As with many things, the past is a good guide for the future. Humans have experienced climate changes in the past that have transformed their environment – studying their response could tell us someth...
20:39 2019-06-29

Erratic weather boosts energy demand, denting climate goals: BP Extreme temperatures around the globe drove a sharp acceleration in energy demand and carbon emissions last year, oil giant BP said on Tuesday, issuing a stark warning that the world risks losing the battle against climate change....
16:26 2019-06-11

Even as Floods Worsen With Climate Change, Fewer People Insure Against Disaster The Midwest floods have highlighted a gap in disaster readiness: Fewer Americans are buying flood insurance, even as climate change increases their risk....
14:26 2019-06-08

Ex-Fox News reporter Carl Cameron and a climate change activist take on Drudge A climate change activist and a former Fox News reporter are teaming up on a website designed to combat “disinformation” spread by right-leaning media, focusing especially on climate change....
07:13 2019-07-01

Climate crisis more politically polarizing than abortion for US voters, study finds Democrats ranked global heating as the third most important issue on their list, while Republican voters ranked it last in a Yale poll Surging concern among Americans about an overheating planet has done little to shift a political polarization that has now reached a stunning extreme: climate breakd...
09:26 2019-05-22

Oregon Republican senators return to Capitol after scuttling climate bill Senate Republicans in Oregon will return to the Capitol in Salem on Saturday, nine days after they departed in a successful bid to scuttle a vote on climate change legislation that opened a bitter partisan divide....
02:13 2019-06-29

Indiana Jones of climate science: the professor who escaped a 70ft crevasse After filming himself as he clambered out with a pickax, John All has resumed his Himalayan missionOne spring morning in 2014, before breakfast or even coffee, John All, 49, a Mount Everest climber and then a professor at Western Kentucky University, was walking near his tent on a remote Himalayan p...
05:39 2019-05-22

UPDATE 1-Climate activists disrupt London biggest concrete supplier Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion on Tuesday disrupted London Concrete, the British capital's biggest supplier of ready-mixed concrete which supplies a major road tunnel project under the River Thames....
11:13 2019-07-16

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21:00 2019-07-10

Donald Trump tells Prince Charles US is 'clean' on climate change President defends record on climate during 90-minute conversation with princePrince Charles spent 75 minutes longer than scheduled trying to convince Donald Trump of the dangers of climate change, but the president still insisted the US was “clean” and blamed other nations for the crisis.Trump told ...
11:00 2019-06-05

David Attenborough warns climate change may bring social unrest Naturalist David Attenborough told British lawmakers on Tuesday it would be essential to stick to a new target to decarbonize the economy, warning that failure to tackle climate change could lead to massive social unrest....
15:52 2019-07-10

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15:00 2019-05-21

World’s biggest investor accused of dragging feet on climate crisis BlackRock, which controls $6.5tn in assets, urged to use its influence on planet’s biggest pollutersWhen a letter from BlackRock’s founder and chief executive, Larry Fink, landed in inboxes in January saying that the world’s biggest investor would no longer invest in companies that are not compliant...
15:26 2019-05-21

Joe Biden's team alters climate policy plan after plagiarism allegations Some passages appeared to borrow from others without citationBiden campaign says citations were ‘inadvertently’ left out Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has amended his climate policy plan hours after it was released on Tuesday because a handful of passages did not credit some of the so...
18:26 2019-06-05

Gore lectures Australians on climate change in taxpayer-subsidized conference Former Vice President Al Gore is in Australia hosting a project to combat climate change -- a push that is being subsidized by local taxpayers to the tune of $100,000 amid a dispute over a controversial coal mine....
18:52 2019-06-05

British naturalist warns climate change may bring social unrest Naturalist David Attenborough told British lawmakers on Tuesday it would be essential to stick to a new target to decarbonize the economy, warning that failure to tackle climate change could lead to massive social unrest....
18:52 2019-07-09

Limiting climate change would prevent thousands of heat-related deaths in U.S. Deadly summer heat will get worse as the globe warms, so putting the brakes on climate change by reducing carbon emissions will literally be a lifesaver for thousands of Americans, a new study suggests.        ...
23:39 2019-06-05

Antarctica team to search world's oldest ice for climate change clues Scientists are setting out to drill for the world’s oldest ice, in a bid to shed light on a dramatic tipping point in the world’s climate 900,000 years ago...
15:00 2019-05-21

The Federal Government Is Still Trying to Kill Young Activists' Climate Change Lawsuit Climate change, which may actually end us all much sooner than anticipated, will nevertheless have the biggest adverse effect on the generation of kids growing up now. So obviously, the federal government is trying to disappear a lawsuit filed by a group of young activists who say the administration...
06:26 2019-06-05

True cost of cheap food is health and climate crises, says commission Radical change needed to make UK food and farming system sustainable within 10 yearsThe true cost of cheap, unhealthy food is a spiralling public health crisis and environmental destruction, according to a high-level commission. It said the UK’s food and farming system must be radically transformed ...
08:52 2019-07-16

Von der Leyen pledges social and climate reforms ahead of crunch EU vote The European Union's nominee to head its executive Commission proffered economic, environmental and social reforms in a bid for support from a lukewarm EU parliament in a confirmation vote taking place on Tuesday....
23:13 2019-07-15

World hunger continues to rise due to conflict, climate change, says UN report Conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are leaving more people without enough to eat, a UN report warning of starvation and famine says. Most of the world's chronic hungry live in Asia and Africa....
18:13 2019-07-15

Millions of Bangladeshi children at risk from climate crisis, warns UNICEF More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report. ...
14:39 2019-05-21

Biden unveils $1.7 trillion climate plan to end U.S. carbon emissions by 2050 Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that would pour $1.7 trillion of investment into achieving 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050, in part using revenues from reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts....
19:26 2019-06-04

Storm Barry's threat to New Orleans heightened by climate change: scientists Tropical Storm Barry, which is expected to flood New Orleans and threaten lives along the Mississippi River, is being fueled by warmth in the Gulf of Mexico that was likely exacerbated by climate change, scientists said on Friday....
20:26 2019-07-12

Donald Trump and Theresa May discuss climate change, Huawei and trade US president Donald Trump is on his first state visit to the UK. Amid the ceremony and speeches, he discussed cybersecurity with UK Prime Minister Theresa May...
17:39 2019-06-04

Climate policy: German advisers recommend CO2 pricing as 'central instrument' A council of economic experts advising the government says the German government should put a price on CO2 emissions. It would be 'economically efficient' and should be a key part of climate policy, advisers say....
13:26 2019-07-12

‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day Marking International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September....
14:52 2019-05-21

Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad The elimination of the Office of International Climate and Technology is another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on global warming policy....
17:39 2019-05-21

Environment groups say Canadian oil industry asks will result in ‘climate chaos’ Several of Canada's leading environment groups say election demands from Canada's oil industry earlier this week are a direct attack on the future health and prosperity of Canadians....
01:39 2019-06-06

Calculation Shows We Could Add a U.S.-Sized Forest to the Planet to Fight Climate Change Trees are good for all sorts of things, like providing shade for picnics and habitat for animals. But they’re also a huge part of the efforts to combat climate change by sucking carbon dioxide out of the air.Read more......
22:13 2019-07-04

Economic Survey Warns Of Climate Change's Effects On Water Resources The Economic Survey presented to parliament today by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recognises the big challenge posed by climate change on India's farm sector and water resources. Groundwater......
14:13 2019-07-04

Biden unveils climate plan, raising corporate taxes to pay for investment Former Vice President Joe Biden released a plan on Tuesday to address climate change that included reversing Trump administration corporate tax cuts to help fund investment needed to achieve 100% clean energy and net-zero emissions by 2050....
13:13 2019-06-04

Countries failing on climate face 'Green political muscle': OECD Politicians who fail to act on climate change will pay the price electorally, the head of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a climate speech on Wednesday, criticizing some governments for going the wrong way....
18:52 2019-07-03

Vital global climate monitoring scheme axed on remote UK island For 40 years US and UK teams have been monitoring concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane on Ascension Island, but that operation is under threat...
22:13 2019-06-06