Climate

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 […]

Steve May 16, 2022

The winner of this year’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is commercializing a new water desalination technology. Nona Desalination says it has developed a device capable of producing enough drinking water for 10 people at half the cost and with 1/10th the power of other water desalination devices. The device is roughly the size and weight […]

Steve May 16, 2022

In 2007, 22-year-old P. Ramesh’s groundnut farm was losing money. As was the norm in most of India (and still is), Ramesh was using a cocktail of pesticides and fertilizers across his 2.4 hectares in the Anantapur district of southern India. In this desert-like area, which gets less than 600 millimeters of rainfall most years, […]

Steve May 13, 2022

A newly published report by Fossil Free California finds California’s pension fund managers are circulating divestment “misinformation” by exaggerating the costs involved in shedding their fossil fuel investments in documents prepared for state lawmakers. California lawmakers are currently considering Senate Bill 1173 (SB-1173), California’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, which would require the California Public Employees’ […]

Steve May 13, 2022

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events It is ten years since the first Hunger Games film came out. Nine since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the eastern Philippines, killing 6,000 people and making millions homeless. In 2018, I heard Haiyan survivor and research […]

Steve May 13, 2022

By Sofie Bates, NASA’s Earth Science News Team In Brief: A NASA climate researcher has received the 2022 World Food Prize, comparable to a Nobel Prize for food and agriculture. Cynthia Rosenzweig, a senior research scientist and head of the Climate Impacts Group at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City, […]

Steve May 13, 2022

Comment: Millions of people in vulnerable nations are already experiencing losses and damages from climate impacts. To help them, we need to break the deadlock at UN climate talks Recently, the Danish crown princess Mary and minister for development cooperation Flemming Møller Mortensen met with the Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina and foreign minister Abdul […]

Steve May 12, 2022

In Brief: The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian subcontinent. A relentless heat wave has blanketed India and Pakistan since mid-March, causing dozens of deaths, fires, increased air pollution, and reduced crop yields. Weather forecasts show no prospect of relief […]

Steve May 12, 2022

In a combined in-person and virtual event on Monday, members of the three working groups established last year under MIT’s “Fast Forward” climate action plan reported on the work they’ve been doing to meet the plan’s goals, including reaching zero direct carbon emissions by 2026. Introducing the session, Vice President for Research Maria Zuber said […]

Steve May 12, 2022

After domestic airlines threatened to ground their planes, the government agreed to cover some of their rising fuel costs Nigerian airline owners have pressured the government into handing over fuel subsidies by threatening to ground their planes over high costs. On Friday, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) association wrote an open letter to the […]

Steve May 12, 2022

Activists and scientists have found alarming levels of radioactivity in samples collected along the road and soils outside Austin Master Services, an oilfield waste processing facility with a history of sloppy practices in eastern Ohio. The facility is located just down the street from a high school football stadium and less than 1,000 feet from […]

Steve May 12, 2022

The new chairman of GB News has a history of sharing articles that dismiss the threat of climate change, sharpening concerns about the TV channel’s role as a platform for opponents of climate action.   Between 2013 and 2017, United Arab Emirates-based investment manager Alan McCormick tweeted numerous articles by climate science deniers, including one calling […]

Steve May 12, 2022

An NGO co-founded by environment minister Steven Guilbeault has filed a lawsuit over the approval of Equinor’s plan to drill 300 million barrels of oil off the shore of Newfoundland Environmental groups are suing the Canadian government over its approval of an oil extraction project two days after the world’s leading climate science authority warned […]