Laura Crews: Living with climate change in a year of fire and ice

Is this what it is to live with climate change? To carry on as normal even though nothing is normal?
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Fossil fuel industry levy should pay for bushfire impact, climate action group report says

Former emergency leaders, climate scientists, doctors and community members are calling on the Federal Government to impose a levy on the fossil fuel industry for a climate disaster fund to help pay for the impact of natural disasters.


Sea levels could soar 13 feet if the East Antarctic Ice Sheet melts

Evidence of an ancient glacial retreat has suggested similar ice loss from the region in modern times could lead to a huge sea level rise.


On climate, it's Biden's green revolution versus Trump's war on red tape

The U.S. presidential election pits a politician who plans to tie the country's economic recovery to tackling climate change against another determined to remove as many regulatory hurdles to oil, gas and coal production as possible.


Global warming is melting our sense of time

Climate change isn’t just a brutal form of time travel to both the future and pre-human past, it is discombobulating to our very sense of linear time.

Climate change, rainforests, volcanoes and carbon dioxide explored in Costa Rica

An expedition to steamy northwestern Costa Rica searches for clues to climate change and how carbon dioxide seeping from a volcano might affect trees in the tropical jungle.

Coronavirus Scotland: Glasgow COP26 climate change conference postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

Organisers confirmed the November climate summit had been cancelled for this year as the Covid-19 crisis continues to devastate nations across the globe.


Manas Ranjan Senapati: Water key to mitigating climate change effects

One of the most effective ways to protect children in the face of climate change is to safeguard their access to safe water and sanitation.


Combatting climate change starts at the personal level

Every person has a stake in fighting climate change, says Kevin Hall of Fresno. The reason is simple: If we don’t change our ways, we are doomed.

Climate change threatens Afghanistan's crumbling heritage

After bearing the brunt of jihadist dynamite and looting by thieves, the archaeological treasures of Afghanistan's Bamiyan province are facing a new and possibly more daunting threat: climate change.

Australia's Prime Minister defends climate change policies as firefighters continue to battle deadly fires

Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia made the most of cooler weather on Sunday to access badly burnt towns and contain blazes before the expected return of hotter conditions at the end of the week.


Climate change worst-case scenario now looks unrealistic

Global energy use patterns suggest some baseline assumptions about warming are too high. What remains is still a stiff challenge to humanity.

Cities, cars, and climate change: 8 issues that will define the 2020s

The 2020s will be just as, if not more, uncertain than the previous 10 years, with many of the same issues at the forefront. But the time for putting off hard choices may be at an end.


Forget the log cabin. Wood buildings are climbing skyward — with pluses for the planet

"Mass timber” construction is gaining ground, although not all environmentalists agree on its potential for slowing climate change.

Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal

Researchers say that carbon dioxide emissions this year have risen slightly, despite a drop in the use of coal.

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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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