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Rio Fails to Deliver on ‘Green Olympics’ Pledges

The promise to improve favela conditions, for example, was simply abandoned. Instead, many communities were forcibly removed to make way for Olympic projects.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Reforestation Can Turn Back the Carbon Clock

Halting tree-felling and land clearance is not enough to save tropical rainforests without restoration programs in degraded areas, scientists say.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



Hopes Rise for Underground Carbon Storage Scheme

A study of natural carbon dioxide reservoirs shows that the greenhouse gases could be safely stored deep underground for tens of thousands of years.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE



Our Digital Devices Are Putting a Strain on the Climate

Growing reliance on smart technologies is leading to a rapid rise in electricity demand that will push up carbon dioxide emissions.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE



Anthrax Strikes Wildlife in Rapidly Thawing Arctic

Record-high temperatures are believed to be among the main factors in the emergence of the deadly disease in northwestern Siberia.

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 READ MORE



Irish Agriculture Faces Emissions Dilemma

Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases could be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 READ MORE



Energy-Efficient Buildings Can Cut Gas Imports

Unleashing a fourth industrial revolution on Europe is the bold aim of a report on how to make the Continent’s buildings carbon-neutral energy producers.

Posted on Aug 3, 2016 READ MORE



The Effort to Restore Tropical Forests Gets a Massive Cutting Edge

Degraded tropical forests throughout the world could be effectively restored by using a simple and inexpensive technique to speed up natural regeneration.

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 READ MORE



Concerns Raised Over Paris Climate Goals

New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty that aims to stop average temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels urgently needs more research.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE



Humanity’s Plunder of Nature’s Resources Is Intensifying

A new U.N. report warns that a threefold increase in extraction of the earth’s primary materials over the past 40 years will intensify climate change, reduce biodiversity and raise the risk of conflict.

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 READ MORE



Droughts Dry Up Amazon’s ‘Green Lungs’

Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s vital ability to store atmospheric carbon.

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 READ MORE



The Costs and Dangers of Climate Change Are Escalating

Scientific reports released for a conference on disaster risk reduction warn that people are already dying and economies being hit by climate change—and that the dangers are growing.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 READ MORE



Humanity Is Playing High-Risk Ecological Roulette

Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientists across the world shows that human impacts have helped push the planet’s vital biodiversity into the danger zone.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE



Offshore Wind Projects Power Ahead in Europe

Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels—and that’s good news for the climate.

Posted on Jul 18, 2016 READ MORE



Cyclones Are Set to Get Fiercer as the World Warms

New analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modeling indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms.

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 READ MORE



U.K. Could Warm by 4 Degrees Celsius This Century

Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.

Posted on Jul 15, 2016 READ MORE



Gold and Shipping Team Up to Threaten Yet More Emissions

The lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



Disturbing Forests Damages Natural Diversity

Ensuring tropical forests are protected from human intrusion is vital if they are to preserve the many creatures that inhabit them, researchers say.

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 READ MORE



Human-Induced Climate Change Caused 2003 Heat Wave That Killed Hundreds of Europeans, Study Finds

Scientists say their groundbreaking report is the first to link an estimate of human activity to an estimate of mortality for the 2003 heat wave—and in fact for any heat wave.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change Disrupts Wildlife Schedule

The largest ever study of how climate sensitivity manifests itself in the seasonal behavior of U.K. plants and animals warns that some species may struggle to survive.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 READ MORE



Look at Climate’s Past Shows Warming Could Be Much Greater Than Originally Thought

Reconstruction of climate events long before the Ice Ages shows that failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could eventually lead to temperatures rising by up to 10 degrees.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Red Alert as Arctic Snows Melt Faster

Microscopic forms of colored algae are suspected of helping to speed up the melting rate of snow by reducing its crucial ability to reflect the sun’s rays.

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 READ MORE



Pledges Made at Paris Climate Talks Will Not Contain Global Warming

New research shows that a “controlled implosion” of the fossil fuel industry and a technological explosion of renewable energy are needed to meet targets on restricting global warming.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE



China Can Harness the Winds of Change

Strategically siting wind turbines where their energy can most easily be fed into the national grid could help meet over a quarter of China’s massive electricity demand.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Warming Arctic Is Creating a Greenhouse Gas Danger Zone

Researchers warn that thawing soil in the Arctic tundra’s permafrost will release deadly quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



Brexit Vote Means U.K. Is No Longer Bound to Meet EU Climate Targets

Following the vote to leave the European Union, Britain’s energy and climate change policy faces major changes—not least in relation to the nuclear power industry.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE



China Aims to Cut Meat Eating in Half

The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet—offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE



‘Street Value’ of California Trees Is $1 Billion

Researchers calculate the huge environmental and economic benefits to taxpayers of the trees that line many streets in California’s cities and suburbs.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 READ MORE



Race Is On to Feed a Warming World

As global temperatures rise, scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change Threatens to Obliterate Great Barrier Reef Corals

The worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of Australia’s famous reef, as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swaths of the colorful creatures.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



Europe’s Precious Beech Forests Could Succumb to Drought

A warming climate and intense droughts are hitting some of Europe’s most coveted forest areas, with beech trees in southern Britain particularly vulnerable.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Wildlife Needs New Corridors to Escape Rising Heat

Rising temperatures will force wild creatures to seek cooler refuges—but safe routes for them to migrate may be scarce, scientists say.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE



Ducks Are Showing Us How the Pacific Ocean Is Changing

Tracking eider ducks with satellite transmitters as they seek to stock up on food before the Arctic winter gives scientists a deeper insight into shifts in ocean ecosystems.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 READ MORE



Global Warming Threatens the Material Basis of the Global Economy

Research shows that the effects of extreme heat and weather events on production of raw materials has far-reaching and costly financial implications.

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 READ MORE



Record CO2 Levels Signal Sizzling Summers

As carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaches a historic high point that could continue for a lifetime, summer temperatures are also heading toward record levels.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE



Scientists Capture Carbon by Turning CO2 Emissions Into Stone

An international research team made a breakthrough in greenhouse gas reduction technology by pumping CO2 into the ground and turning it rapidly back into rock.

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 READ MORE



Arctic Melting Feeds on Itself

Melting sea ice is affecting the close-knit Arctic climate system in a way that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 READ MORE



Arctic Ice Dwindles to Record Low

Twelve months of global record-high temperatures have led to this month’s Arctic sea ice shrinking to almost 400,000 square miles less than four years ago, scientists find.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE



Energy Independence Won’t Cure Climate Ills

Analysts say tackling climate change is a more difficult and expensive challenge for governments than achieving the unconnected goal of being self-reliant for energy needs.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



Europe’s Floods Come as No Surprise

Scientists have warned that the extra moisture in warmer air will mean more intense rainfall, but floods still leave governments unprepared.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE



Europe’s Spending on Renewables Hits 10-Year Low

The reputation of Europe as a leader in renewable energy has taken a serious knock, with its investment dropping 21 percent last year while global figures reached record levels.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change Would Stoke Conflict in South Asia

Senior military experts warn that the nations of South Asia must cooperate on climate change adaptation to avoid major political instability and conflict in the region.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



A Backup Plan Could Use Dams to Preserve Water Lost by Melting of Glaciers

Summer water shortages caused by the reduction of glacier ice mass could be alleviated by dams constructed to contain springtime runoff from melting snow.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



Wildfire Fears Cool a Little

Scientists have been warning that wildfires could be exacerbated by global warming, but new research indicates that this is not an immediate threat.

Posted on May 30, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Damage Threatens Heritage Sites

Scientists warn that some of the jewels in the crown of the world’s natural and man-made treasures face decay and destruction because of climate change.

Posted on May 27, 2016 READ MORE



Farming’s Dirty Needs Have a Deadly Effect

Researchers say air pollution from the use of vital fertilizers means that fossil fuel emissions must be reduced if we are to feed the world’s growing population.

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE



U.S. Insurance Aid Props Up Climate-Risk Homes

A major insurer calls for an end to government subsidies that encourage expensive house-building schemes in areas of the U.S. at high risk of floods and storms.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE



Major Oil Companies Tread Cautiously Toward Renewables

In face of falling oil prices and plunging profits, big oil companies are investing in renewables and clean energy, but still focusing on fossil fuels.

Posted on May 23, 2016 READ MORE



New Threat From Antarctic Glacier Could Raise Sea Levels by Nearly 10 Feet

A huge glacier in the frozen wastes of East Antarctica, a region previously thought stable, could melt much faster than expected, scientists say.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE



Trump Cannot Derail Global Climate Deal

Even if he wins the presidency, Donald Trump will be unable to halt international progress toward a low-carbon economy, a British expert says.

Posted on May 20, 2016 READ MORE


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