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30 01 2024 | 19:24

Climate crisis ignored by Republicans as Trump vows to ‘drill, baby, drill’

The freezing temperatures in Iowa – fuelled by global heating – have not dampened Republican enthusiasm for oil and gas In the wake of an Iowa primary election chilled in a record blast of cold…

10 01 2024 | 12:20

Cookies and candy are latest victims of climate crisis as sugar prices surge

Cost of sugar surges to highest level since 2011 after dry spell in India and drought in Thailand, and price hike has already filtered down to desserts The climate crisis has been previously…

09 01 2024 | 07:29

Global heating will pass 1.5C threshold this year, top ex-Nasa scientist says

James Hansen says limit will be passed ‘for all practical purposes’ by May though other experts predict that will happen in 2030s

01 12 2023 | 14:56

Leaders of world’s major cities call for phase-out of fossil fuels

As Cop28 conference begins, letter to heads of state from the C40 group says fossil fuels era must end Governments must commit to bringing the fossil fuel era to a close, a group of mayors…

15 09 2023 | 16:37

The world’s biggest carbon capture facility is being built in Texas. Will it work?

The plant will inject 500,000 tons of carbon dioxide into the ground each year – but is it just greenwashing from big oil?

30 08 2023 | 11:57

Republican activist says party ‘deserves to lose’ if it fails to address climate crisis

Benji Backer, executive chairman of conservative climate group, calls question on crisis in debate ‘historic’ but laments answers.   Republicans “deserve to lose” electorally if they can’t show…

19 07 2023 | 13:30

Gas stoves emit benzene levels above secondhand smoke, US study finds

Using a gas stove can raise indoor concentrations of benzene, a cancer-linked chemical, to above what is found in secondhand smoking or even beyond levels found next to oil and gas facilities, a new…

19 07 2023 | 12:46

Current heatwave across US south made five times more likely by climate crisis

The record heatwave roiling parts of Texas, Louisiana and Mexico was made at least five times more likely due to human-caused climate change, scientists have found, marking the latest in a series of…

08 06 2023 | 08:06

DeSantis accused of ‘catastrophic’ climate approach after campaign launch

Ron DeSantis has been accused of a “catastrophic” approach to the climate crisis after he launched his campaign for US president by saying he rejects the “politicization of the weather” and…

31 05 2023 | 07:32

New York City is sinking due to weight of its skyscrapers, new research finds

New York City is sinking in part due to the extraordinary weight of its vertiginous buildings, worsening the flooding threat posed to the metropolis from the rising seas, new research has found. The…

31 05 2023 | 07:32

EPA finally wakes up with stiff new climate rules: ‘They’ve hit full throttle’

A slew of anti-pollution, from toxic water to planet-heating emissions has been issued by an agency belatedly flexing its muscles The sleeping giant of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

10 02 2023 | 10:59

Shell’s actual spending on renewables is fraction of what it claims, group alleges

Non-profit group Global Witness urges US regulator to investigate oil giant and potentially impose fines over apparent ‘mislabeling’ Shell has misleadingly overstated how much it is spending on…

31 01 2023 | 19:23

US renewable energy farms outstrip 99% of coal plants economically – study

It is cheaper to build solar panels or cluster of wind turbines and connect them to the grid than to keep operating coal plants Coal in the US is now being economically outmatched by renewables to…

20 01 2023 | 11:00

Exxon’s predictions about the climate crisis may have increased its legal peril

Several US states say news that Exxon scientists predicted global heating accurately strengthens their lawsuits against company Further revelations of the extent of Exxon’s historical knowledge of…