Climate

Steve May 27, 2022

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events After nearly a decade of capture by climate deniers and delayers, Australia has a leader promising to get it out of the “naughty corner”. Anthony Albanese is ready to say sorry, hug a Pacific islander […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Campaigners described the G7 statement as a breakthrough, saying it would curb Japanese support for gas expansion in Asia and worldwide Japan has agreed to stop financing fossil fuel projects internationally by the end of 2022 and clean up its power system by 2035, under pressure from the rest of the G7. Following a three-day […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Cooler, higher locales may not be very welcoming to some hummingbirds trying to escape rising temperatures and other effects of climate change. Anna’s hummingbirds live no higher than about 2,600 meters above sea level. If the birds attempt to expand their range to include higher altitudes, they may struggle to fly well in the thinner […]

Steve May 26, 2022

The homes of three Italian climate activists were searched by the Italian police last week over their alleged involvement in March in a protest against fossil gas in Milan, Italy. The search warrant, shared with DeSmog by one of the activists, alleges that the activists spray painted and vandalized the side of a building, headquarters […]

Steve May 26, 2022

A well-connected public relations specialist who runs an anti-BBC pressure group and campaigned for a “hard” Brexit is working with climate science denial groups to oppose the UK’s net zero target, DeSmog can report. The finding sheds new light on a network of PR agencies, right-wing politicians and think-tanks working to drum up opposition to […]

Steve May 26, 2022

Polluting companies are using sanctions as a pretext to roll back climate regulation, while Russian scientists cannot share critical equipment and data As the European Union moves closer to an embargo deal on Russian oil, there is much talk about the impact of war-related sanctions on Europe’s energy transition and the world’s decarbonisation efforts. But […]

Steve May 25, 2022

Oregon gas utility NW Natural offered free activity booklets in English and Spanish to schools in its service territory last year. The booklets target kids as young as kindergarten with games and puzzles that position fossil gas as a clean source of energy. The utility claims the materials relate to safety, and as a result, […]

Steve May 25, 2022

In the unceasing battle against dust, humans possess a deep arsenal of weaponry, from microfiber cloths to feather dusters to vacuum cleaners. But new research suggests that none of that technology can compare to nature’s secret weapon — biological soil crusts. These biocrusts are thin, cohesive layers of soil, glued together by dirt-dwelling organisms, that […]

Steve May 24, 2022

Vanuatu is calling on the International Court of Justice to prepare a climate litigation toolkit, but first it needs a majority at the UN general assembly Pacific and Caribbean nations have joined Vanuatu in calling for an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on countries’ legal obligations to protect people from climate […]