Peter Gleick: The future has arrived. These explosive fires are our climate change wakeup call

Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a reality
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Global methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record

Between 2000 and 2017, levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane barrelled up toward amounts that could lead to 3-4°C of warming before the end of this century, researchers at Stanford University have found.


Coronavirus is buying time on climate change. Will we make use of it?

Carbon emissions appear to be plateauing amid the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, making dire scenarios less likely. But limiting warming will still require steep emission cuts.

Joe Biden weighs new climate proposals, despite GOP attacks

In battleground states such as Pennsylvania, Republicans are portraying the presumptive Democratic nominee as a threat to the oil and gas industry.

Angela Merkel’s scientific background could save Germany

The chancellor’s rigor in collating information, her honesty in stating what is not yet known, and her composure are paying off.

How environmental movement plans to leverage the coronavirus pandemic

One hopeful development arising from the coronavirus pandemic: Global air quality is improving dramatically as the outbreak sends many countries into lockdown, climate scientists say.


An ambitious year for climate action is a big year for women’s empowerment

This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.

Plastic Pollution

Totes amaze: Anya Hindmarch on her 'plastic bag' and eco-fashion

The fashion designer's famous bag inspired the world to say 'no' to plastic. Her new one takes direct action.


U.K. moves to require pensions to disclose climate change plans

British pension funds may soon need to explain how they are fighting climate change under a global framework as the U.K. aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

Carbon tax waiver may pose risk to renewables in India

The waiver is an attempt to help finance pollution curbing equipment and alleviate significant debt levels in the power industry.

Global warming leads to rise in red deer population

A new study has said that Scotland's red deer are altering their birthing patterns in order to adapt to global warming.


Inside the mission to create an army of Greta Thunbergs

Melanie Harwood is an education entrepreneur and self-styled 'disruptor', who has partnered with the United Nations to educate teachers about climate change.


Climategate 10 years on: what lessons have we learned?

A series of leaked emails was leapt on by climate-change deniers to discredit the data, but their efforts may have only slowed the search for solutions

Future returns: Investing to drive climate action

The effect climate change is having on the planet is apparent in melting glaciers, persistent droughts, and fiercer storms.


Arwa Mahdawi: The plight of Hurricane Dorian evacuees offers a frightening vision of 'climate apartheid'

When 119 Bahamian evacuees were thrown off a ferry to Florida, was it an admin error or linked to President Trump’s comments about hurricane survivors?
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

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

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.

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.

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