August’s land and sea temperatures were the second-highest on record. For North America, it was the hottest August on record, at 1.52 C above average. August also marked the 428th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th-century average.
Cows, pigs, and other farm livestock in Europe are producing more greenhouse gases every year than all of the bloc’s cars and vans put together, when the impact of their feed is taken into account, according to a new analysis by Greenpeace.
Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilized by warming, from ice sheets and ocean currents to the Amazon rainforest – and scientists believe that if one collapses others could follow
Humanity has failed to fully achieve any of the 20 global biodiversity targets set by the UN ten years ago and has “partly achieved” just six of them, according to a landmark assessment of biodiversity published Tuesday.
Astronomers have detected a chemical signature in the atmosphere of Venus that may be associated with life. While they can’t be sure it’s life, they have ruled out any other known sources that could have produced the chemical compound, phosphine.
Heat from below the Earth’s surface has provided a reliable source of electricity in many countries — but not Canada. Now, projects in western provinces could herald a new era for this resource and offer job opportunities for former oil and gas workers.
As Africa develops faster, countries are shifting their focus towards renewable energy investment. The director of think tank Power Shift Africa explains how the continent can embark on a journey towards a green future.
Ministers from 11 African countries in the Sahel region met virtually on Monday to take stock of progress in implementing the Great Green Wall, an ambitious vision to create a 15 kilometre wide and 8,000 kilometre long strip of vegetation across Africa.
Ministers from China, EU, and other major economies outlined plans to build back better after the coronavirus pandemic at a meeting convened by Japan. But since the start of the pandemic, G20 governments have pledged 52% of energy support to fossil fuels.
Scientists are to warn world leaders that increasing numbers of deadly new pandemics will afflict the planet if levels of deforestation and biodiversity loss continue at their current catastrophic rates.
Palm oil is cheap, plentiful, and extremely useful — but its production involves destroying tropical rainforests. Startups are racing to replace palm oil with oil from yeast cultures. Can they beat palm oil’s low price?
Research conducted in Indonesia, where dengue is endemic, found that releasing mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia into parts of Yogyakarta city reduced the number of dengue infections by 77% compared with untreated areas.
A proposed law would require larger companies operating in the UK to show where commodities such as cocoa, soy, rubber, and palm oil originated from. Critics though say the plan is flawed and lacks detail on penalties.