July 6, 2019 The prospect of more atomic energy for Brazil, envisaged under President Bolsonaro’s nuclear plan, fails to impress many of his compatriots.
July 5, 2019 Scientists now know where to start restoring the forests to soak up carbon and cool the planet, by planting more trees on unused land.
July 4, 2019 Many schools now routinely include climate teaching. A British teacher says her profession should tell the full story as directly as it can.
July 3, 2019 From farm to fork, agriculture fuels global heating. Can the world eat well, but stay a little cooler? That will need radical food changes.
July 2, 2019 Ancient water-saving methods may help Lima, Peru’s capital, through its water crisis, caused by climate change and population growth.
July 1, 2019 The monsoon’s failure and government mismanagement in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are being blamed as Chennai runs dry.
June 28, 2019 You need powerful microscopes to see microbes. Few microbiologists claim to know much about most of them. But they are vital in the climate crisis
June 27, 2019 Trees are the source of much of our household tissue. And trees and soil store huge quantities of carbon to add to greenhouse gas totals.
June 26, 2019 Progress in China, the US and elsewhere shows an increasingly positive solar future as fuel from the sun grows cheaper and more abundant.
June 25, 2019 Look far enough ahead and in a millennium an ice-free Greenland is a possibility, scientists say. Sea levels too will be a lot higher by then.
June 24, 2019 Every answer has a cost. Every choice exacts a penalty. A new book reminds readers there are no easy answers to the climate crisis.
June 21, 2019 The US military is now the 47th greenhouse gas emitter. A machine powered to keep the world safer paradoxically increases the levels of climate danger.
June 20, 2019 The pace of glacier thawing on the roof of the world has doubled in 40 years, scientists say, with the Himalayan melt rate affected by climate heating.
June 19, 2019 Here is the long-term forecast. Rain will become more torrential, flash floods more frequent. Very heavy rain is a simple response to global temperatures.
June 18, 2019 Even in rich, air-conditioned America, people die in extreme heat. The US heat peril means more will die. Political decisions will decide how many more.
June 17, 2019 Engineers say there is no technical reason why hydrogen cannot replace natural gas to make electricity, heat homes and for cooking.
June 14, 2019 A warmer world will be more dangerous. As the thermometer rises, so does the risk of conflict and bloodshed in more vulnerable regions.
June 13, 2019 On paper, nations are protecting their wilderness areas. In practice, most protected areas lack effective policing. Nature is not safe, even in reserves.
June 12, 2019 It may not be the sole cause of US urban rats' rising numbers, but climate change’s growing heat is probably implicated.
June 11, 2019 Up to a third of urban dwellers could soon face extreme African city heat and humidity. Risks could at worst multiply 50-fold.