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Thick clouds of heavy smog hung low in Santiago on Monday, a day of exceptional filth in Chile’s pollution-stricken capital city.The haze forced more than 1,300 businesses to close after authorities declared an environmental emergency, ...
A new report argues that businesses need to begin building their climate
resilience if they are to survive in the future. The paper explains that $200 billion (£130bn) of investments will be needed each year globally to combat $1 trillion ...
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 ...
The current horrific images of refugees risking their lives to find a safe place to live may be only a taste of worse scenes to come.
In one of his final lectures before his death in 2013, multimillionaire scientist James Martin warned ...
His job allows him a unique view of what is taking place in the interior of this volcanic east Caribbean nation, where the landscape mostly alternates between deep gorges and high mountains."Sometimes we hardly see any fish along the coastline, ...
The world is likely to build so many fossil-fuelled power stations, energy-guzzling factories and inefficient buildings in the next five years that it will become impossible to hold global warming to safe levels, and the last chance of combating ...
As the main driver of climate change
, the connection between burning fossil fuels and global warming is clear. But evidence shows they may be connected in another way -- the physical footprint of oil and gas development on the landscape may not ...
Blame global warming for about 75 percent of the world’s unusually hot days and 18 percent of its extreme snow or rain, according to a new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change
Heat waves and heavy storms are occurring at least ...
If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate
And as climate change worsens
around mid-century, that ...
On maps, the mighty Rio Grande meanders 1,900 miles, from southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. But on the ground, farms and cities drink all but a trickle before it reaches the canal that irrigates Bobby Skov’s farm ...
Look out, skeeters—the drones are coming.As part of a campaign to raise awareness of the health risks of climate change
, White House officials this week highlighted a Microsoft project to robotically stalk mosquitoes and warn against the ...
President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change
as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health.
Obama on Tuesday was to announce a series of steps that private entities like Google and Microsoft ...
Selective logging is causing long-term change
s to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological ...
Christopher Columbus explored the New World during wildly tempestuous seafaring times. In the summer of 1502, during his final American voyage, for example, Columbus commanded his fleet to the shelter of an island, now home to Haiti, as a ...
Thousands of antifracking activists took to Oakland's streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change
his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack subterranean rocks and ...
As we watch the new GOP-controlled Congress clash over the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s rather depressing to realize that this is just the beginning of the pitched, drag-out battles to come over climate change
in the next two years.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared two hurdles on Friday, setting up a showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama who has raised new questions about the project after more than six years of review.
Following months of ...
As our planet warms, scientists and the general public are increasingly asking if human-caused climate change
influences the extreme weather events we see all around us. Until recently, the answer was always “we don’t know yet.” Today, the answer ...
Natural patterns, not human-caused climate change
, produced one of California's worst droughts, researchers have concluded.
An atmospheric ridge over the North Pacific, which limited rain and snowfall over the past three years, was "due ...
Mines, palm oil plantations, large farms and mining projects are contributing to an alarming pace of forest destruction, a new report has found, hampering efforts to curb global warming.
Satellite imagery indicates that more than 30,000 ...
Greenpeace global chief Kumi Naidoo said Sunday increasingly violent storms hitting the Philippines showed the world had to act on climate change
, as Typhoon Hagupit barrelled across the country.
Naidoo was in the Philippines to "bear ...
New study faults adaptive 'Novel Ecosystems' concept with ignoring true values of biodiversity, restoration
Over the past few years a new conservation approach known as the "novel ecosystems" concept has been slowly gathering steam in ...
Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.
Dead zones occur when fertilizer runoff clogs ...
For most Western societies, climate change
has largely been an “out of sight, out of mind” issue. Even the disasters that we have seen in America – more extreme droughts, floods, hurricanes, etc. – have not been enough to spark meaningful action ...
could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part on projections made by the U.S. Forest Service.
Extreme heat ...