Climate

Steve April 20, 2020

Read time: 6 mins By Amy Westervelt, Drilled News. Originally published by Drilled News. For a long time, the story went that the tobacco industry cooked up disinformation and then spread it to the fossil fuel guys, the chemical industry, pharma, you name it. But one thing that became incredibly clear when we began digging […]

Steve April 20, 2020

For 20 years, even before the movement had a name, Hilton Kelley was fighting for environmental justice in his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas. The Gulf Coast city of 55,000 is home to a disproportionately high number of industrial polluters in relation to its population, as well as to the largest oil refinery in the country.…

Steve April 20, 2020

The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead. Parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans all hit the record books for warmth last month, according to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information. The high…

Steve April 20, 2020

On 13 March, a group of teenagers filed a climate-change case before the constitutional court of South Korea. The country ranks as the sixth-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, per capita, in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The plaintiffs claimed that their rights had been violated by their government. The case is one of…

Steve April 20, 2020

On 13 March, a group of teenagers filed a climate-change case before the constitutional court of South Korea. The country ranks as the sixth-largest emitter of carbon dioxide, per capita, in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The plaintiffs claimed that their rights had been violated by their government. The case is one of…

Steve April 20, 2020

At the time the Eurasian ice sheet covered much of Scandinavia The melting of the Eurasian ice sheet around 14,000 years ago lifted global sea levels by about eight metres, according to new research published Monday that highlights the risks of today’s rapid ice cap melt. Earth’s last Glacial Maximum period began around 33,000 years…

Steve April 20, 2020

A round-up of the support countries are extending to aviation, coal, oil and gas businesses as demand is hit by the Covid-19 pandemic Across the world, carbon-intensive industries are lining up for state aid as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer the global economy. With people staying at home to slow the spread of the […]

Steve April 20, 2020

Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta join call by 13 other nations to put the European Green Deal at the heart of the economic response to Covid-19 Most climate and environment ministers in the 27-nation EU now back a call to put the European Green Deal at the heart of a post-coronavirus recovery after Ireland, Slovakia, […]

Steve April 19, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images A new material developed by scientists could give a significant boost to a new generation of hydrogen-powered cars. Like a bath sponge, the product is able to hold and release large quantities of the gas at lower pressure and cost.Containing billions of tiny pores, a single gram of the new aluminium-based…

Steve April 19, 2020

Coronavirus Disrupts Climate Change Demonstrations Planned For Earth Day Climate change activists had planned protests for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But amid the pandemic, they’ll be virtual. Many want responses to economic collapse to also tackle climate change. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Fifty years ago this week, the planet celebrated its very first Earth…

Steve April 19, 2020

A week after one of the biggest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history, more tornadoes are likely again on Sunday. The bullseye will be over some of the same areas of the Deep South that were hard hit during last weekend’s Easter outbreak.NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has outlined an area of enhanced risk in Louisiana, Mississippi,…

Steve April 18, 2020

Read time: 6 mins Oil companies have long been aware that their products cause global warming and the impacts, including from rising seas, could be catastrophic. From a scientist who warned executives in 1959 that New York could be submerged, to a confidential 1988 Shell report that raised the possibility of abandoning inundated low-lying areas, the industry […]