Climate

Steve May 19, 2022

By Amy Westervelt, The Guardian. This story was originally published by the The Guardian and is part of “Climate Crimes,” a special series by The Guardian and Covering Climate Now focused on investigating how the fossil fuel industry contributed to the climate crisis and lied to the American public. Accused of misleading the public for decades […]

Steve May 19, 2022

Major car and airline companies are using adverts that greenwash their business while continuing to push highly polluting products that put the world’s climate goals at risk, DeSmog can reveal. A DeSmog investigation, commissioned by Greenpeace Netherlands, analysed more than a thousand Facebook and Instagram adverts placed by ten well-known European transport brands in the […]

Steve May 18, 2022

The Mexican diplomat is stepping down in July after six years in the top climate job. Female candidates from Africa and Asia are tipped to be best placed to succeed her Who is best suited to lead the world into delivering critical emission cuts this decade?  That’s the question being asked at the UN headquarters […]

Steve May 18, 2022

One million deaths. That is now roughly the toll of COVID-19 in the United States. And that official milestone is almost certainly an undercount. The World Health Organization’s data suggest that this country hit a million deaths early in the year. Whatever the precise dates and numbers, the crisis is enormous. The disease has taken […]

Steve May 18, 2022

Following a finance deal for South Africa to regenerate coal mining areas, western climate diplomats are discussing similar packages with Asian countries Wealthy countries are discussing part-funding a transition from coal to renewables in Indonesia and Vietnam, Cop26 president Alok Sharma has hinted. The UK, France, Germany, US and EU announced an $8.5 billion partnership […]

Steve May 17, 2022

Internal committee minutes show EU frustration with Japan’s protection of fossil fuel interests under the Energy Charter Treaty, as a decision deadline looms Several European countries are pushing for the EU to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) as Japan blocks green reforms, leaked diplomatic cables show. Coal, oil and gas companies have used the […]

Steve May 17, 2022

The Climate Overshoot Commission will explore controversial options to cope with global heating in excess of the 2C Paris limit Three former presidents, one former prime minister and six former ministers are among 16 leaders tasked with exploring options for reducing the risks of overshooting global temperature goals.  The Climate Overshoot Commission launched on Tuesday […]

Steve May 16, 2022

No one likes sitting at a red light. But signalized intersections aren’t just a minor nuisance for drivers; vehicles consume fuel and emit greenhouse gases while waiting for the light to change. What if motorists could time their trips so they arrive at the intersection when the light is green? While that might be just […]

Steve May 16, 2022

By Ayurella Horn-Muller (Climate Central ) and Andrew S. Lewis and Michael Sol Warren (NJ Spotlight News), with television segment by Brenda Flanagan (NJ Spotlight News) Read the Climate Central report, Future Flood Risk: Historic Sites in NJ. The Garden State’s history is starting to wash away. New Jersey as it exists today was built up over hundreds […]

Steve May 16, 2022

Officials have recorded 231 alleged environmental crimes since Russian troops invaded and are preparing to seek reparations Ukraine is building a legal case against Russia for alleged environmental crimes committed during its invasion of the country. Government officials are compiling a database, using open source information and satellite images, of environmental damages in the wake […]

Steve May 16, 2022

An eroding coast on the southern shore of Mobile Bay, Alabama. As the shoreline recedes, trees collapse, blocking access to the sandy beach by marine life. Credit: NASA/University of Alabama in Huntsville/Maury Estes Earth observations like those from NASA satellites are critical to understanding the threats of climate change to Earth’s ocean, according to a […]