Oliver Milman

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09 08 2022 | 08:04

Drake defends his short private jet flights – by saying plane was empty

Drake, the rapper, has attempted to defend his use of a large private plane for a series of flights that lasted less than 20 minutes – by revealing that the aircraft was being moved to a storage…

07 08 2022 | 09:09

‘Like a public shaming’: a night with the eco-activists deflating SUV tires

A group of Gen Z activists is targeting gas-guzzling vehicles as frustration mounts over US inaction on the climate crisis by Oliver Milman with photographs by Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet

19 07 2022 | 12:24

Nearly $2tn of damage inflicted on other countries by US emissions

The US has inflicted more than $1.9tn in damage to other countries from the effects of its greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new analysis that has provided the first measurement of nations’…

19 07 2022 | 12:07

UN urged to move Cop27 from Egypt over ‘LGBTQ+ torture’

A White House adviser and his partner have called on the United Nations to move a key climate change summit from Egypt due to the country’s treatment of LGBTQ people, citing fears that they and other…

12 07 2022 | 07:15

Global dismay as supreme court ruling leaves Biden’s climate policy in tatters

Joe Biden’s election triggered a global surge in optimism that the climate crisis would, finally, be decisively confronted. But the US supreme court’s decision last week to curtail America’s ability…

08 06 2022 | 06:35

Activists hail Biden’s use of security powers to boost clean energy

Environmental groups have welcomed Joe Biden’s invoking of national security powers to rapidly expand the production of clean energy technology as a significant advance in the effort to curb…

26 05 2022 | 07:18

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis

It was a stunning, grisly act. A man, a climate activist and Buddhist, had set himself on fire on the steps of the US supreme court. He sat upright and didn’t immediately scream despite the agony.…

02 04 2022 | 08:14

Many bird species nesting and laying eggs nearly a month early, study says

Heating of the atmosphere, due to the burning of fossil fuels, is seemingly upending a process that long appeared unshakeable. The arrival of spring has seemingly immutable rituals – lengthening…

23 03 2022 | 13:56

Manchin ‘very reluctant’ on electric cars in ominous sign for Biden’s climate fight

Centrist Democrat, who holds key swing vote in US Senate, has poured scorn on the idea of phasing out gasoline and diesel cars. Faced with rising gasoline prices, many Americans are now looking to…

02 03 2022 | 06:45

US supreme court signals it may restrict EPA’s ability to fight climate crisis

Roberts suggests states could claim harm from laws not yet enacted Several conservative justices on the US supreme court signaled on Monday that they may be willing to restrict the federal…

14 02 2022 | 07:11

A third of Americans are already facing above-average warming

Temperatures in 499 counties across west, north-east and upper midwest US have already breached 1.5C (2.7F) More than a third of the American population is currently experiencing rapid, above-…

15 01 2022 | 13:25

US emissions roared back last year after pandemic drop, figures show

Planet-heating emissions rose by 6.2% compared with 2020 Rise largely down to increase in cars and trucks on the road Planet-heating emissions roared back in the United States in 2021, dashing…

15 01 2022 | 11:41

Nearly quarter of world’s population had record hot year in 2021, data shows

Last year was sixth hottest ever recorded, scientists find World ‘warmer now than at any time in the past 2,000 years’ Nearly a quarter of the world’s population experienced a record hot year in…

10 12 2021 | 10:18

New US energy standards would reverse Trump’s war on lightbulbs

Trump’s energy department blocked a rule intended to phase out less efficient bulbs. Now Biden plans to move forward, slowly The Biden administration has moved to reverse the depredations endured…

02 12 2021 | 12:30

‘Deluge of plastic waste’: US is world’s biggest plastic polluter

At 42m metric tons of plastic waste a year, the US generates more waste than all EU countries combined The US is the world’s biggest culprit in generating plastic waste and the country urgently…

17 11 2021 | 18:17

‘It’s like hunting aliens’: inside the town besieged by armadillos.

Thanks to climate change, armadillos, native to southern America, are making their way up north. And there’s no sign of them stopping their relentless march by Oliver Milman in Sapphire, North…

21 10 2021 | 11:12

‘World’s most sustainable spirit’: the vodka made with CO2 captured from air

Critics call the ‘carbon-negative’ drink a distraction but makers say it points a way forward to tackling the climate crisis The disastrous consequences of the unfolding climate crisis is enough to…