Climate News

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?

ON 04/03/2022 AT 01:25 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a radical rule change which for the first time would require all companies to monitor and disclose key company data related to the climate crisis.

ON 03/31/2022 AT 01:30 AM

A strange heat wave has driven temperatures in east Antarctica from temperatures which ordinarily would run as low as -60 degrees F to record highs of up to +10 degrees F.

ON 03/30/2022 AT 02:27 AM

Field reports say the predicted most destructive mass bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is well underway.

ON 03/17/2022 AT 04:17 AM

A new research study proves fires in the United States have occurred three times as often, shown up four times as intense, and spread over far more of the country since just two decades ago.

ON 03/22/2022 AT 01:32 AM

After realizing the risks his country had taken by depending on Russia oil and gas for much of the country’s energy needs, the prime minister of the UK is planning a major shift to non-fossil-fuel energy.

ON 03/12/2022 AT 10:16 PM

A Saudi Arabia based research team has developed an innovative integrated system for drawing water from the atmosphere in the most arid of climates, then using it to cool excess heat from solar panels and grow crops.

ON 03/14/2022 AT 12:39 PM

A new bill passed in Panama last week adds a new twist to the old idea that citizens should have certain inalienable rights under national law. This time it included nature in the mix.

ON 03/07/2022 AT 04:40 AM

The Lake Powell man-made water reserve is about to reach its lowest level since it was first opened fifty years ago – in 1972. When it does, mandatory water cutbacks downstream of the lake will shift from serious to severe.

ON 03/10/2022 AT 11:18 PM

The climate crisis just sent a “life-threatening” reminder of its power to savage landscapes with pummeling winds and inescapable flash floods.

ON 03/10/2022 AT 01:26 AM

The second part of the latest report on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came out yesterday. It describes much of the current state of the climate crisis as irreversible and with devastating impacts already on their way.

ON 02/24/2022 AT 09:20 PM

A new analysis of the impacts of decreased reflectivity of solar energy on the melting ice and snow covering Antarctica is contributing to a much larger secondary impact of global heating than previously estimated.

ON 02/22/2022 AT 02:47 AM

A group of international researchers headed by a team from Rutgers University at its New Brunswick campus has concluded sea level rise connected with the climate crisis began as early as 1863.

ON 02/21/2022 AT 07:31 PM

The Commission is announcing an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020.

ON 02/21/2022 AT 01:50 AM

A new study authored by scientists from the UK and Canada is warning radon stores currently buried deep in Arctic permafrost could release at rates 100 times current values current levels as temperatures continue to soar in the northern latitudes.

ON 02/20/2022 AT 06:34 PM

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko announced earlier this month that Russia will be investing 5.9 billion rubles (US $75 million) to address the increasing challenge of the climate crisis.

ON 02/25/2022 AT 09:48 PM

A new study published this week proves the drought which is intensifying and spreading rapidly across the western and southwestern states is the most severe in 1200 years and getting worse. Fortunately, a new global startup company may have a solution to mitigate the worst that is coming.

ON 02/25/2022 AT 02:37 AM

Global melting of the Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, the Himalayan Mountain range, and more is projected to cause sea levels along the U.S. coasts to rise an average of 10 to 12 inches (0.25 to 0.30 meters) over the next thirty years.

ON 02/15/2022 AT 02:48 AM

A team of researchers had developed the core technology for a passive solar evaporation system as part of research into dealing with salt buildup during water extraction from desalination. The solution could be used to clean wastewater, provide potable water, or sterilize medical tools in off-grid areas.

ON 02/05/2022 AT 02:24 PM

New data just released shows Australia’s Great Barrier Reef broke multiple temperature records during the three-month period ending December 14. A new mass bleaching is imminent.

ON 01/22/2022 AT 12:28 AM

Want to know why so many superstorms hit so many countries so fast last year? The climate crisis heated the world’s oceans to their hottest temperatures ever.

ON 01/09/2022 AT 10:38 PM

According to data just released from the Copernicus climate monitoring service and other experts, the year 2021 closed with temperature records blown through on over 400 separate weather station reports.

ON 01/19/2022 AT 07:07 PM

As proof that the climate crisis is continuing its steady march forward, a new report just announced that as of the end of 2021 Greenland ice sheet will have been melting more than it recovers from snow – for a quarter century.

ON 01/07/2022 AT 12:36 AM

A combination of factors is driving temperatures off the New South Wales coast to 3° C (5.5° F) higher than normal even before the hottest months of the year approach.

ON 01/12/2022 AT 03:16 AM

With the EU scrambling to find a way to achieve net zero carbon emissions by mid-century, the European Commission just released a proposal to allow counting methane in the form of natural gas and nuclear power as its sustainable energy plan for the rest of the century.

ON 12/18/2021 AT 07:16 AM

Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems Division will soon begin construction on two major hydrogen-powered electrical supply facilities at the Port of Duisburg, Germany. It represents one of the biggest transitions of an entire port solutions ecosystem away from fossil fuels in history.

ON 12/13/2021 AT 10:53 PM

Studies by team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggest that past mass extinction events on the planet have been linked to runaway ecological change. Could that be what is happening now with the climate crisis?

ON 12/09/2021 AT 01:59 AM

A $14 million grant from the Adaptation Fund, an international capital source focusing on helping the world adapt to the climate crisis, is about to help a major part of Africa adapt some of its key food crops for the much hotter world of the future and its weather extremes of drought and floodiung.

ON 11/26/2021 AT 02:37 AM

Researchers have discovered the Arctic Ocean began heating due to greenhouse gas emissions many decades earlier than previously realized. The findings suggest current models may grossly underestimate how fast the climate crisis could kill the planet.