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They are home to a diverse range of wildlife and up to 8,000 years old. And, according to a damning analysis by an independent government advisory body, the UK’s upland peat bogs are facing a sustained threat from the shooting classes’ desire to ...
The host nation for this year's climate
talks is pumping the brakes on one of its most successful ways of controlling carbon.
France, one of the world's leaders in low-emissions nuclear energy production, may soon diverge from the path ...
Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama’s plan to battle climate
change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday.The proposal as currently written, known as ...
Three months ago, a surgeon at Liverpool Heart and Chest hospital took a saw, ripped through my sternum, levered open my ribcage, cut into the aorta of my still-beating heart and stitched in a vein from my leg. The long, brutal operation was a ...
Seven years ago this month, Barack Obama stood on a stage in St. Paul, Minnesota, and claimed victory in the Democratic presidential primaries. Hillary Clinton hadn't conceded, but the numbers told the story. Obama had clinched the ...
President Obama and other leaders at the G-7 Summit in Germany made headlines last week pledging to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40 to 70 percent by 2050, the first time leading Western nations have committed to such specific long-term ...
Editor’s note: 2015 is shaping up to be a pivotal year with respect to climate
change as growing concern about impacts converges with a critical stage in the decades-long process of shaping an international agreement to change our ...
When Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse started his 95th Senate floor speech on global warming, the discerning cable viewer witnessed a shift from his bully pulpit admonition that often begins, "We are sleepwalking our way to a climate
Hillary Clinton may be the prohibitive favorite, and the Democratic slate for the presidential nomination almost certainly won’t be as large as the Republican field. But Saturday, another credible candidate joined Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie ...
Canada faces a widening rift with America over climate
change unless it deals with “excessive emissions” from the Alberta tar sands, according to a trusted adviser to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
John Podesta told the Guardian ...
Bosses at the world’s big five oil companies have been showered with bonus payouts linked to a $1tn (£650bn) crescendo of spending on fossil fuel exploration and extraction over nine years, according to Guardian analysis of company ...
Europe’s largest oil companies are banding together to forge a joint strategy on climate
-change policy, alarmed they’ll be ignored as the world works toward a historic deal limiting greenhouse gases.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA, BP ...
Last week the mayor of London rejected the London Assembly’s call for City Hall and the £4.8bn London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) to divest from fossil fuels. In the Guardian on Friday, Matthew Pencharz, the Mayor’s senior advisor on ...
French President Francois Hollande said he was worried about a lack of progress towards a United Nations climate
deal in Paris in December and called on the financial sector to decarbonize its investment portfolios.
Hollande said that ...
For many supporters of the Obama administration's landmark proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, Kentucky is an example of the plan's viability.Even though the state is a major producer and consumer of coal, ...
The University of Washington will remove direct investments in thermal coal from its $2.8bn (£1.8bn) endowment, following a vote by the board of regents, its governing body.
In a statement on Thursday, the board’s chair Bill Ayer said: ...
In a country reckoned to have the worst climate
policies in the industrialized world, one big city is setting out to defy the central government and become 100 percent carbon neutral.Vancouver, in British Columbia, Canada, wants to ...
Can Germany signal the beginning of the end for coal investment in Europe?
This question gained prominent media attention last week amid competing protests staged on opposite sides of the country.
One, a human chain of 6,000 ...
Ten Western mountain towns feeling the effects of climate
change are launching a campaign
the coal industry, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars a year from companies to help communities adapt.
The "Mountain Pact" towns ...
In UN climate
circles, the Marshall Islands is mostly known as one of those states that will be swamped by rising sea levels.
Its negligible contribution to greenhouse gas emissions makes its heartfelt pleas for ambitious action all too ...
Jeb Bush detached himself from the growing group of conservative presidential candidates by speaking openly about climate
change, analysts and strategists say, inviting support from moderate voters and attacks from the right.
BP's shareholders overwhelmingly supported a resolution on Thursday that would force the company to disclose some of its climate
change-related risks. The shareholder vote was extraordinarily lopsided, with about 98% of shareholders approving the ...
The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough.
The 886 ...
This week could mark a turning point in Canada's struggle to shed its international image as a climate
-change laggard, but could also lay bare the fault lines running through the country's attempts to deal with what many would argue is the ...
It’s 16 March and the Guardian has launched an international climate
calling on the world’s two largest charitable foundations to move their money out of fossil fuels. Slick, black oil drips down the front page and covers the news ...