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01 04 2020 | 10:59

New report tells grim story of heat, drought and fire.

Record hot weather, drought and a devastating bushfire season in 2019 damaged our environment and natural resources on an unprecedented scale, according to the annual Australia's Environment Report…

01 04 2020 | 10:53

Climate change set to make extreme heat more common - and costly.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of people worldwide struggling with extreme heat and humidity by the end of the century could be more than four times as many as today if planet-…

01 04 2020 | 10:45

Energy Impact Partners: A primer on the next three decades of the energy transition - Part 1.

Energy Impact Partners research lead, Andy Lubershane, releases a five-part series examining technologies needed to fully decarbonize the energy system, relying on as few technology “moonshots” as…

01 04 2020 | 10:22

How fresh economics can tackle coronavirus and climate change.

Measures to ease the impact of coronavirus hold lessons for how we can fight the battle against climate change, argue Colin Hines and Rosamund Aubrey, while Carl Gardner looks at the future of our…

01 04 2020 | 10:04

Everyone, everywhere: the global challenge of climate change.

Two manifestos call for climate action on different scales — national and global. The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac Knopf (2020) Climate…

31 03 2020 | 10:48

INFORMATION IS POWER - Climate services reach 10.2 million people.

UNDP-supported climate information and early warning systems projects have reached 10.2 million people in the past 12 years. As we celebrate World Meteorological Day we explore the power of…

29 03 2020 | 14:46

Can Africa keep up with global trends in clean energy?

Africa cannot afford to be left behind in the global transition to renewable energy, but many challenges lie in its way, says Dianna Games As efforts to combat climate change gather momentum, the…

29 03 2020 | 14:45

Global efforts on ozone help reverse southern jet stream damage.

Jet stream appears to have stopped moving south and may be moving back towards normal. International cooperation on ozone-depleting chemicals is helping to return the southern jet stream to a normal…

29 03 2020 | 14:36

Gulf Power Developers Take An Early Lead In Uzbekistan’s Renewable Energy Drive.

Gulf energy companies are leading the way in one of the world’s newest markets for renewable energy, with Saudi and UAE firms picking up the first contracts to develop solar power projects in…

29 03 2020 | 14:36

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass coral bleaching event in five years.

The Great Barrier Reef has experienced a third mass coral bleaching event in five years, according to the scientist carrying out aerial surveys over hundreds of individual reefs. With three days of…

29 03 2020 | 14:36

Climate change and human health - risks and responses.

Climate change and infectious diseases Today, worldwide, there is an apparent increase in many infectious diseases, including some newly-circulating ones (HIV/AIDS, hantavirus, hepatitis C, SARS,…

29 03 2020 | 14:33

Coronavirus Holds Key Lessons on How to Fight Climate Change.

When the COVID-19 pandemic is past, societies may adopt some important measures that would lower emissions, from more teleconferencing to shortening global supply chains. But the most lasting lesson…

29 03 2020 | 14:32

With Temperatures Rising, Can Animals Survive the Heat Stress?

A growing number of studies show that warming temperatures are increasing mortality in creatures ranging from birds in the Mojave Desert, to mammals in Australia, to bumblebees in North America.…

29 03 2020 | 14:28

World's wind power capacity up by fifth after record year.

Offshore windfarms and onshore projects in US and China fuel one of strongest years on record. The world’s wind power capacity grew by almost a fifth in 2019 after a year of record growth for…

29 03 2020 | 14:25

Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe.

New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities across Europe – including Paris,…

29 03 2020 | 14:21

As climate heats up, planners urged to look beyond history to judge risks.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate predictions based only on what has happened in the past underestimate the likelihood of extreme weather, which could leave people and infrastructure…

29 03 2020 | 14:09

England could face droughts in 20 years due to climate breakdown - report.

Auditor general predicts drought in 20 years as demand rises and climate crisis reduces supply. England is in danger of experiencing droughts within 20 years unless action is taken to combat the…

26 03 2020 | 09:40

Coronavirus pandemic leading to huge drop in air pollution.

Largest scale experiment ever’ shows what is possible as satellite images reveal marked fall in global nitrogen dioxide levels The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down industrial activity and…

26 03 2020 | 09:34

Coronavirus poses lethal threat to great apes, experts warn.

Many of our closest living relatives are already at risk of extinction and susceptible to human disease, warn scientists The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out populations of chimpanzees, gorillas…

26 03 2020 | 09:23

What Science Has to Say About the Coronavirus — Climate Crisis Connection. A Press Review.

Understanding how Covid-19 is affecting the climate crisis is of vital importance. There are a variety of narratives emerging across global media channels, with many left wondering if the current…