Most of the foreign money funding ocean plunder and the felling of the Amazon forest comes from havens designed to conceal wealth and money flows of multinationals, politicians and the rich, researchers say.
To cool the world and boost plant growth, such methods may do the trick. But if they work by dimming the sunlight, the plants will ultimately suffer.
Climate change presents a dilemma. Inaction means ultimate catastrophe. But before then an ill-considered climate strategy could harm the poorest even more.
The San Francisco panel orders agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper, saying the company's popular weed killer contributed to his disease.
Environmentalists are calling the decision a "major victory for public health."
Humankind has already disturbed or degraded six-sevenths of the world's oceans. And that is apart from the rising acidification and other malign consequences of global warming.
Some of the largest fires have ignited within the past few weeks as the state has seen record-setting temperatures—and the historically worst months of wildfire season are still to come.
On "Late Night with Seth Meyers," the host checks in on the acting Environmental Protection Agency chief, a man Politico recently said "should scare anyone who breathes."
Lawmakers ban investment in companies that derive more than 20 percent of their revenue from coal, oil and gas, the key drivers of climate change. Ireland is the first country in the world to take such action.
Scientists fear rising temperatures could trigger a domino effect that leads to civilizational collapse.