Climate News

ON 08/09/2022 AT 01:54 AM

A new study has concluded that the climate crisis is making us sicker, as over 1,000 “unique pathways” for the spread and incubation of illness -- made worse by global heating and extreme weather -- encompass the planet.

ON 08/04/2022 AT 07:59 AM

A new study has revealed that the total forest area on the planet has dropped by 81.7 million hectares (0.32 million square miles) since just 62 years ago. Incorporating the rise in population since that time as a factor, that works out to 60% reduction in forest coverage per person.

ON 08/03/2022 AT 10:11 PM

Coastal communities in three locations along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts saw record high tide flooding last year — a trend that is expected to continue into 2023 and beyond without improved flood defenses, according to NOAA. 

ON 07/30/2022 AT 09:10 AM

The government of Ireland finally did what most nations will eventually have to do to make any major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. They picked the right target, made achieving it law, and fought off the lobbyists in the process.

ON 07/27/2022 AT 04:22 AM

Continuing drought in the Rio de la Plata basin in Paraguay is threatening trade which depends on its rivers for most of the country's export and import shipping. This is yet another casualty of the deepening global climate crisis.

ON 07/23/2022 AT 04:41 AM

The largest food market in the world, the Central de Abasto in Mexico City, is about to become the site of the biggest solar installation in this urban hub with 12.3 million people.

ON 08/02/2022 AT 02:05 AM

As high temperatures in the United Kingdom lead to deaths and wildfires, shutdowns of two major rail lines are getting a few people's attention, but is anyone really hearing the wake-up call and waking the hell up?

ON 07/20/2022 AT 09:25 PM

As heat waves spread throughout the U.S. west and southwest, mainland Europe and the United Kingdom, the reporting focus is often just on high temperatures as a measure of at what point people simply cannot survive. A new study reveals that the combination of high humidity and heat can render our regions unlivable at much lower temperatures than had been previously understood.

ON 07/19/2022 AT 04:10 AM

If you want to know what the future holds watch "Life at 50°C".

ON 07/28/2022 AT 09:56 PM

In the first major research study focusing on the impact of the climate crisis on coastal communities in the tropics, scientists report nations in these warmer regions will suffer more than most because of their dependence on fishing and agriculture for economic stability and food.

ON 07/28/2022 AT 03:46 AM

In 2010, the United Nations created a means for member nations to pool money to help countries accelerate their move to renewable energy. The U.S. is the most grossly negligent of all nations in following through on its commitment to contribute to that fund.

ON 07/15/2022 AT 08:42 AM

Scientists from four Singapore research institutions announced they have developed a means of removing phosphorus, a common but dangerous component of wastewater linked to washing agents and agricultural chemical runoff, even when the wastewater is 25° C (77° F) or warmer. Such an innovation could prove critical as global heating due to the climate crisis accelerates.

ON 07/20/2022 AT 02:46 AM

In a landmark decision, Brazil’s highest court has ruled that the 2015 Paris Climate Change Accords, which Brazil is a party to, constitute a human rights treaty, with major implications for the country. The court has also ordered the government to reactivate the country's long dormant climate action fund and national climate policy.

ON 07/19/2022 AT 01:33 AM

Two just-released analyses show the Arctic is both heating at a rate four times faster than the world as a whole, and has ozone depletions which have created other unusual weather phenomena.

ON 07/16/2022 AT 11:53 PM

The National Institute of Space Research (INPE) of Brazil just released data showing deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the first six months of 2022 set a record. 3,987 square kilometers (1539 square miles) were cut down, bulldozed, or burned, all to support greed in industry and government.

ON 07/13/2022 AT 10:44 PM

Based on analysis from a just-released paper, the Iberian Peninsula is now officially in its worst drought in at least 1200 years. The impacts on farming; availability of safe water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and sanitation; and tourism are already threatening the lives and economy of everyone living in the region.

ON 06/28/2022 AT 02:09 AM

Attilio Fontana, the president of Lombardy, said the drought was the worst the region had ever experienced. The consequences of the Po valley drought on agriculture are estimated at more than €3 billion.

ON 07/04/2022 AT 02:54 AM

As the state of California logs its direst and hottest year since at least the 19th century, its two largest water reservoirs are shattering barriers for how low their water levels are.

ON 06/24/2022 AT 04:10 AM

Traditional construction is responsible for generating 27% of global CO2. Alternative methods such as 3D printing hold the promise of cutting that significantly.

ON 06/22/2022 AT 06:04 PM

A new study documented a disturbing trend in the rainforests of Australia where the lifespan of trees has halved over the last 35 years, possibly due to the effects of climate change on the ecosystems.

ON 06/22/2022 AT 08:20 AM

A new form of high performance solar cells developed by scientists at Princeton University could extend the life of perovskite solar cells from as long as 30 years. It could revolutionize the long-term utility of this kind of renewable energy for the future.

ON 06/21/2022 AT 12:48 AM

Dozens of people have perished while millions are still stranded in various flood-affected regions of Bangladesh and neighboring upstream India due to unprecedented monsoon rains over the past week.

ON 06/15/2022 AT 04:00 AM

A just-released study has revealed that two of the bigger glacier structures in West Antarctica may have begun a previously undiscovered catastrophic rapid melt collapse.

ON 06/11/2022 AT 11:12 PM

Engineers at Climate Survival Solutions have developed a new remote monitoring system for use with their new Tataouine Community and Research Center project, currently under way in Arizona, with engineering contributions from multiple international sites.

ON 06/22/2022 AT 02:30 AM

Global drought caused by high heat and weather disruptions due to the climate crisis has logged an entire country as its latest victim.

ON 06/08/2022 AT 08:02 AM

Populations of the phytoplankton that is the foundation of the ocean food chain and source of half of Earth's oxygen supply is collapsing.

ON 06/14/2022 AT 09:06 PM

As the drought in California has continued to worsen, the battle for how much water can be used for what has intensified. On June 1, water use restrictions in Southern California that may become a model for the rest of the western U.S. just became mandatory.

ON 06/02/2022 AT 04:14 AM

The government of Dominica continues to invest in climate-resilient housing as it moves ahead with the goal of becoming the "world's first climate-resilient nation".

ON 05/31/2022 AT 02:16 AM

The European Union just introduced a collection of goals and mandates designed to eliminate dependence on Russian oil and gas forever while also addressing the climate crisis.

ON 05/19/2022 AT 01:44 AM

Monaco’s Scorpio Group, a global shipping giant in the tanker industry, has made a significant strategic investment in Britishvolt, a startup in the battery cell and electric power market for EVs and water-borne vessels. The partnership could transform the entire maritime clean energy propulsion industry.

ON 05/27/2022 AT 10:55 PM

Earth's monthly average CO2 emissions started its usual seasonal dip but then reversed and has reached a new record high when it should be dropping. Something massive and potentially catastrophic is going on.

ON 05/26/2022 AT 12:14 AM

The website for the climate-proof, self-sufficient and sustainable Tataouine Community and Research Center is now online at Tataouine.Community.

ON 05/23/2022 AT 02:56 AM

By the evening of May 13 this week, many had a chance to observe close at hand a terrifying weather phenomenon known as a “haboob”, an enormous dust storm seen in the driest of climates such as the deserts of the Middle East. The problem is this pattern was seen simultaneously in multiple locations across the American Midwest.

ON 05/19/2022 AT 01:12 AM

The annihilation of the Amazon rainforest is accelerating rapidly and is transforming the region from an alive and thriving forest to a near-dead savanna.

ON 05/08/2022 AT 06:00 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Reclamation is reducing flows out of Lake Powell and pulling more water from upstream reservoir to increase lake levels enough to keep the Glen Canyon Dam generating hydropower.

ON 05/13/2022 AT 02:32 AM

An unusual research study showed the total number of flying insects in Great Britain has fallen by 58.5 percent in less than two decades. Their absence, which is tied to global heating, expanded use of pesticides, and urban sprawl, is already triggering the collapse of natural ecosystems throughout the country.

ON 04/28/2022 AT 02:22 AM

This year’s four winners of the competition co-founded by Sir Jony Ives, best known for his industrial design leadership while serving at Apple, and Prince Charles, were announced on April 27, 2022.

ON 04/25/2022 AT 05:56 PM

Sometimes the most brilliant ideas to save the planet lay right beneath our feet. At least that’s the way it is working out for the founder of a clever alternative energy enterprise.

ON 04/24/2022 AT 09:22 PM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued for public input a draft white paper on control techniques and measures that could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new stationary combustion turbines.

ON 05/06/2022 AT 02:49 AM

The venerable and important bumblebee may be on the way to extinction as temperatures rise globally. The implications on fruits, seed plants, and the entire food chain could be big if these pollinators cease to be around in the future.

ON 05/04/2022 AT 02:38 AM

A rapidly spreading wildfire in northern Arizona is currently out of control, destroying homes, and forcing evacuations. It is a warning shot courtesy of the climate crisis for what American west will be facing as the summer heats up.

ON 04/20/2022 AT 03:02 AM

Less than 50 years from now, the once majestic glaciers of the Olympic peninsula range in Washington state will have mostly melted forever, at least for this generation of life on the planet.

ON 04/13/2022 AT 10:16 PM

According to a new study, as the oceans grow warmer thanks to trapped solar energy and the climate crisis, there will be massive die-offs as those species which can migrate to survive separate from the ecosystems which support them.

ON 04/26/2022 AT 01:20 AM

The concentration of the most powerful of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere increased by the largest amount since records began being kept in 1983.

ON 04/15/2022 AT 02:15 AM

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the final volume of their latest report yesterday. It sounds a more urgent alarm than ever but continues to promote the gross fraud that there is still time to avert catastrophe by merely reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

ON 04/01/2022 AT 07:21 AM

As the climate crisis continues to heat up forests in American’s western states, wildfires are now showing up earlier, in larger numbers, and at sizes unimaginable even just a decade ago. A new wildfire modeling tool under development from Nevada’s Desert Research Institute could aid in predicting and fighting those fires in many regions.

ON 03/31/2022 AT 03:46 AM

Source Energie, a new player in the United Kingdom's wind power industry, is about to enter the industry with a major splash.

ON 04/09/2022 AT 12:09 AM

As the western U.S. drought worsens, Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a broad-based executive order to lower water usage by as much as 20 percent.

ON 03/27/2022 AT 12:18 AM

A meat processing firm is using biodigestion to deal with animal wastes, striving to reduce the sector’s emissions and create electricity for the national grid.

ON 03/24/2022 AT 07:38 AM

Hydropower was and still is seen as one of the most important renewable energy alternatives in the United States. Yet just 2,500 of the nation’s 90,000 dams currently produce any electrical power, less than 3 percent of the total. Could retrofitting them for future use provide a less expensive means of increasing renewable energy power in the country?