Supply chains generate massive carbon emissions

September 25, 2020
When it comes to cutting carbon emissions, think global. Think multinational. Think Coca-Cola, or Total. But don’t fly.

Lentils can feed the world – and save wildlife too

September 24, 2020
Wildlife could flourish if humans opted for a better diet. Think of humble, healthy lentils as the green choice.

UK nuclear industry seeks subsidies for survival

September 23, 2020
The UK nuclear industry hopes the British government will go on subsidising it, despite the existence of cheaper fuels.

Wilder shores of science yield new ideas on climate

September 22, 2020
New ideas on climate mean earthquake scientists know more about global heating and astronomers worry over rising warmth.

Europe warns of Brazilian trade boycott over fires

September 21, 2020
Appalled by more forest loss and worse wildfires, eight European countries warn of a possible Brazilian trade boycott.

Seas and forests are muddying the carbon budget

September 18, 2020
As climates change, forests may not absorb more carbon as expected. But a new carbon budget could appeal to the oceans.

Abnormal heat spreads floods and wildfires globally

September 17, 2020
From the Arctic Circle to tropical Africa, abnormal heat is bringing mayhem and destruction and costing lives.

Melting Arctic needs new name to match reality

September 16, 2020
Change in the far north is happening so fast that soon the Arctic won’t be arctic any more.

Mass migration set to increase as world warms

September 15, 2020
Climate change is now driving mass migration, which will only worsen unless governments take global heating seriously.

Hotter oceans harm seabed life survival prospects

September 14, 2020
Seabed life is tough: only the young can migrate. But climate change is taking many of them the wrong way.

Slightest heat increase magnifies hurricane risk

September 11, 2020
The poorer and more vulnerable you are, the greater your hurricane risk. Even a tiny heat rise can spell disaster.

Lethal price of climate inertia far exceeds action

September 10, 2020
Climate change will impose a lethal price if we do not all pay the far smaller cost of confronting it.

Pandemic’s impacts are damaging climate research

September 9, 2020
Climate research is suffering permanent damage from some of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impacts, a UN report says.

Cool your home, save money, chill the atmosphere

September 8, 2020
Feeling too hot? Then turn the thermostat down and cool your home − a good start to cooling the planet.

Rivers flood, seas rise – and land faces erosion

September 7, 2020
Polar melting cannot be separated from farmland soil erosion and estuarine flooding. All are part of climate change.

Eat an orange and save an old lithium-ion battery

September 4, 2020
You could reclaim a lithium-ion battery with help from orange peel and juice, or make fuel directly from sunlight and air.

UK’s plutonium stockpile is an embarrassing risk

September 3, 2020
Plutonium used to be called the world’s most valuable substance. It’s now recognised as a highly dangerous liability.

Arctic heating races ahead of worst case estimates

September 2, 2020
Arctic heating is happening far faster than anybody had anticipated. The ice record suggests this has happened before.

‘Ban adverts for cars that damage the climate’

September 1, 2020
Tobacco advertisements are often banned these days. So why not ban adverts for gas-guzzling cars that damage the planet?

Fossil fuels face rapid defeat by UK’s wind and sun

August 31, 2020
The cost of UK energy from renewables like wind and sun continues to plunge, beating British official expectations.