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25 05 2020 | 10:12

Drilling on Public Lands: Native American Voices Frustrated by Virtual Public Hearings Over Zoom.

The Trump administration has attempted to plow forward with its plans to open up public lands to drilling for oil and gas exploration. To do so, it has continued to hold public meetings over Zoom.

25 05 2020 | 09:51

Monarch Butterflies Will Be Protected Under Historic Deal.

The side of the road isn't usually thought of as ideal habitat. But for insects, such as butterflies and their caterpillars, the long expanses of land along roads and utility corridors add up to a…

21 05 2020 | 11:59

RSPB flooded with reports of birds of prey being killed.

Charity says lockdown has been seen as green light to target birds in belief there is less chance of getting caught. The RSPB has been “overrun” with reports of birds of prey being illegally killed…

21 05 2020 | 11:23

Climate Explained: What Caused Major Climate Change in the Past?

Earth had several periods of high carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere and high temperatures over the last several million years. Can you explain what caused these periods, given that there was no…

19 05 2020 | 07:57

Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists.

Exclusive: only one species is responsible for coronavirus – humans – say world’s leading wildlife experts The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly and destructive…

19 05 2020 | 07:54

Greening the planet and slouching towards Paris?

A new paper finds higher than expected CO2 fertilization inferred from leaf to global observations.  The paper predicts that the Earth is going to gain nearly three times as much green matter as was…

19 05 2020 | 07:28

Unusual warmth pours over North Pole, potentially jump-starting melt season for Arctic ice.

Climate Signals Summary: The Arctic is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the world, which accelerates sea ice melt, and that melt actually further contributes to 

18 05 2020 | 12:50

'Ozone Friendly' Chemicals Are Polluting the Environment.

The Montreal Protocol of 1987 committed nations around the world to stop using the chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) that created a hole in the ozone layer.

15 05 2020 | 07:17

Shedding light on the ocean’s living carbon pump.

Phytoplankton play a crucial role in ocean biology and climate. Understanding the natural processes that influence phytoplankton primary production, and how they are changing as the planet warms, is…

15 05 2020 | 07:05

Bioluminescent waves dazzle surfers in California: 'Never seen anything like it".

Crowds are coming to see the light show as beaches begin to reopen after an almost month-long closure due to coronavirus Mother nature has provided a radical gift to nighttime beach-goers in…

07 05 2020 | 08:31

Earth Day 2020: Global Atmospheric Methane.

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that traps heat 28 times more effectively than carbon dioxide over a 100-year timescale. Concentrations of methane have increased by more than 150% since…

06 05 2020 | 08:12

'We did it to ourselves': scientist says intrusion into nature led to pandemic.

Leading US biologist Thomas Lovejoy says to stop future outbreaks we need more respect for natural world. The vast illegal wildlife trade and humanity’s excessive intrusion into nature is to blame…

02 05 2020 | 08:32

Europe had hottest year on record in 2019, report shows.

Findings confirm 11 of the 12 warmest years in Europe occurred in past two decades. Europe had its hottest year on record last year, new data has confirmed, with periods of exceptional heat last…

29 04 2020 | 06:09

Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans: A reheated mess of lazy, old myths

The film ‘Planet of the Humans’ opens with the director, Jeff Gibbs, operating a fossil-fuelled combustion engine vehicle, on a road full of combustion engine vehicles, followed up with some footage…

29 04 2020 | 06:04

The Guardian joins forces with hundreds of newsrooms to promote climate solutions.

As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches, we’re partnering with newsrooms around the world to report on solutions to the climate crisis – and drive hope. Even as the coronavirus pandemic…

27 04 2020 | 06:10

How hot will Earth get by 2100?

Climate researchers are studying a fresh set of scenarios to model the future of the planet.

25 04 2020 | 13:38

This Earth Day, we must stop the fossil fuel money pipeline.

Taking down the fossil fuel industry requires taking on the institutions that finance it. Even during a pandemic, this movement is gaining steam.

25 04 2020 | 13:25

Coronavirus and climate change: The pandemic is a fire drill for our planet's future.

Climate change will mean one emergency after another, year after year, as heat waves, floods, fire and storms blow cascades of failures through our systems.

19 04 2020 | 08:10

Madrid 1995: Diagnosing climate change.

John Houghton chaired the tense IPCC meeting without which there would be no Kyoto Protocol. Here he recalls how science won the day. Climate change is increasingly recognized as one of the most…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Earth scorched in the first 3 months of 2020.

The American economy has seriously sputtered during the coronavirus pandemic, but the planet's relentless warming trend hasn't.