The climate adaptation summit kicked off on Monday with a number of pledges made by heads of state, including the US, Germany, and France, to spend more on protecting the world’s vulnerable nations from the consequences of global warming.
Joe Biden’s plan to cancel the controversial Keystone XL pipeline expansion should be a “wake-up call” for the Canadian government to take the transition to a post-oil future seriously, say campaigners.
Global meteorological agencies agree that 2020 was a scorching year but they are divided on just where it ranks in the temperature records. All the agencies reporting on Thursday agree that last 12 months are part of the warmest decade on record.
Nuclear propulsion would accelerate propellants, like hydrogen, at huge speeds. Spacecraft powered by this kind of engine might make it to Mars in just 3 to 4 months – roughly half the time of the fastest possible trip using the current chemical propulsion.
World leaders aiming to make 2021 “a milestone for the mobilization for nature” have met for the year’s first major environment summit. The event saw pledges to protect the planet and funds for Africa’s Great Green Wall.
Developing nations can use the Covid-19 recovery to raise their climate ambition by creating green jobs. That has become the mantra of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), which is helping countries develop new and improved national climate plans.
Countries only have only a limited time in which to act if the world is to stave off the worst effects of climate change. Here are five reasons why 2021 could be a crucial year in the fight against global warming.
Looking back with the clarity of hindsight, it can be difficult to comprehend how societies with so much wealth, power, and knowledge could be so short-sighted and negligent about the threat of diseases emerging in animals and spreading to humans.
Car makers will increasingly find themselves in a race to shut, switch, or sell factories producing vehicles with internal combustion engines to avoid being left with “stranded assets”, as regulators set a course for a decade of electrification.
The cost of the climate damage caused by organic meat production is just as high as that of conventionally farmed meat, according to research. The lowest impact meat is still far more damaging than the worst plant foods.
After years of a tense relationship with Brazil’s environmental agency, the people of Uruará voted in big numbers for Jair Bolsonaro for president. However, in recent months law enforcement against illegal logging and deforestation has actually increased.