Climate

Steve May 7, 2020

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events Not so long ago, the International Energy Agency predicted India’s coal demand would more than double by 2040. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, coal generators were already struggling financially, with solar power proving to be […]

Steve May 7, 2020

Renewable energy sources are proving resilient in the Covid-19 crisis, while analysts say coal power capacity could peak this decade Travel restrictions to halt the spread of coronavirus are speeding the switch from coal to renewable energy in India. The world’s second largest coal consumer has seen its energy demand collapse by nearly 30% during […]

Steve May 7, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could a post-pandemic economic recovery provide countries with the chance to accelerate towards cleaner energy? The former governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has added his voice to calls for industrialised nations to invest in a greener economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. He shared his comments in…

Steve May 7, 2020

The drought-ridden Puzhal reservoir on the outskirts of Chennai, India in June 2019 Photo: Getty ImagesEl Niño is one of the most familiar climate patterns on Earth. Pools of water in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean become abnormal warm, triggering changes in global weather patterns.Thanks to the climate crisis, El Niño may have some competition.…

Steve May 7, 2020

Comment: Making old buildings more energy efficient is an obvious target for public investment to stimulate EU economies after Covid-19 and meet climate goals In the space of a few months, Covid-19 has changed the debate around large scale government intervention. The need for a significant stimulus to prevent a protracted economic downturn arrives at […]

Steve May 7, 2020

Read time: 6 mins By Emily Holden, The Guardian. This story was originally published by The Guardian, and is republished here as part of the Covering Climate Now partnership to strengthen the media’s focus on the climate crisis. U.S. fossil fuel companies have taken at least $50 million in taxpayer money they probably won’t have to pay […]

Steve May 6, 2020

Climate change is altering the living conditions of many species, and the common disease-carrying mosquito Aedes aegypti is no exception. A new study modeling the impact of rising temperatures on suitable habitats for these insects has found such regions are expanding at a steady rate, with the scientists warning the mosquitoes could become common in…

Steve May 6, 2020

Read time: 4 mins Colorado is moving ahead with a plan to get nearly 1 million electric vehicles (EV) on its roads by 2030 and, for the first time, has adopted a long-term goal of transitioning to 100 percent electric and zero-emission vehicles. Tags:  clean transportation Colorado electric vehicles Electrification Coalition Read More

Steve May 6, 2020

Read time: 5 mins On Tuesday, May 5, several Democratic members of the House Natural Resources Committee hosted a virtual discussion calling out how far the Trump administration has gone to cater to fossil fuel interests during the COVID-19 crisis and how that favoritism affects average Americans.  Tags:  coronavirus COVID-19 fossil fuel industry House Natural Resources Committee Trump Administration Read More

Steve May 6, 2020

By Michael Le Page Cutribbon wrasse (Stethojulis interrupta) enjoyed the warmer watersReiji Masuda/Kyoto University Tropical fish and other species were able to colonise a small coastal area in the Sea of Japan thanks to discharges from a nearby nuclear power plant. The findings suggest global warming will drastically alter marine ecosystems around the temperate areas…

Steve May 6, 2020

Changes in temperature and salinity of the Southern Ocean between 1982 and 2011. Credit: Haumann et al, AGU Adv 2020 Climate and marine scientists are observing pervasive warming of the ocean and land surfaces across the globe. Since the middle of the 19th century, the average global temperature recorded on the land surface has risen…

Steve May 6, 2020

A decade ago, the waters off the Otomi Peninsula in the Sea of Japan, were a tepid haven. Schools of sapphire damselfish flitted above herds of long-spined urchins. The site was a hot spot of tropical biodiversity far from the equator, thanks to warm water exhaust from a nearby nuclear power plant. But when the […]