Polar bears, burning forests, and billowing smokestacks are the most common stock images to accompany articles about climate change. But the scope of the crisis is much broader and more nuanced than cute Arctic creatures or doomsday hellscapes. Two efforts introduced at the recent TED Countdown conference on the environment seeks to improve the pool […]
[SAnews.gov.za] The Maloti — Drakensberg range in the Free State has been earmarked for a research project aimed at understanding the ecological drivers of range-expanding plant species at high altitudes.
Carbon dioxide emissions have dominated discussions about climate change, but reducing the amount of methane released into the atmosphere can also make an impact. Later this month, the world’s largest gathering devoted to climate change, COP26, will convene in Glasgow where world leaders are expected to discuss carbon dioxide emissions and methane emissions from oil […]
Africa: The Carbon-Burning Model of Development is a Dead End – UN Secretary-General #AfricaClimateCrisis
[allAfrica] As the build-up and the stakes for the global climate talks intensify, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has once again called for serious and solid commitments and coordinated climate action to avoid ‘a one way ticket to disaster’.
Historical analysis finds no precedent for the rate of coal, gas power decline needed to limit climate change to 1.5C
Limiting climate change to the 1.5°C target set by the Paris Climate Agreement will likely require coal and gas power use to decline at rates that are unprecedented for any large country, an analysis of decadal episodes of fossil fuel decline in 105 countries between 1960 and 2018 shows. Furthermore, the findings, published October 22 […]
Climate change impacts on freshwater systems can lower nutrition and increase toxicity at the base of the food web, according to research from Dartmouth College and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The research, published in Scientific Reports, focused on the effects of warming water temperatures and browning—a discoloration of water caused by increased dissolved organic […]
New study from Brattle Group and Oracle shows utility customer action can be twice as impactful as current clean energy supply policies in reducing greenhouse gas emissions In the race to meet aggressive decarbonization and net-zero carbon goals and regulations, a new study shows that utilities cannot afford to just focus on clean energy supply investments. The […]
BREAKING: Ahead of COP26 US, EU, Japan, Canada, Australia, Turkey, and others join UK in ending export credit support for most polluting projects The global campaign to phase out unabated coal power received a major boost ahead of the start of the COP26 Climate Summit next week, after a coalition of many of the world’s […]
Prime minister Narendra Modi has big plans for palm oil cultivation. But the experience of farmers in Mizoram does not bode well
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In summary After nine months of student advocacy, Cal State University officials announced they would pull $162 million in investments from the fossil fuel industry, joining a growing movement. Ethan Quaranta seeks out nature when he needs to heal. He picked up that habit on annual family trips to Lake Almanor, where his great-grandmother grew […]