Experiments in Siberia have shown that the presence of large herbivores decelerates permafrost warming. A recent paper suggests that if we let groups of grazers roam throughout the Arctic, they could keep 80% of the world’s permafrost intact until 2100.
The COVID-19 outbreak has sent countries scrambling to avert economic disaster. Yet in a time of climate change, none appear to be prioritizing clean energy plans. DW spoke with experts to find out why.
The analysis by a climate finance thinktank found renewable power was a cheaper option than building new coal plants in all large markets including Australia, and was expected to cost less than electricity from existing coal plants by 2030 at the latest.
If we don’t act on preventing the irreversible tipping point, many of us will watch the rainforest shift to a savannah-type ecosystem with a mix of trees and grass within the next 50 years, a new report says.
Vancouver-based Teck Resources has withdrawn its application to build a massive oilsands project in northern Alberta. The federal government was slated to make a decision on whether to approve the $20.6-billion, 260,000-barrel-per-day project next week.