UK coal battle heads to Wales as fossil fuel fight goes global
In yet another call for the UK government to end its love affair with coal, hundreds of protesters have today shut down the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in Ffos-y-fran, South Wales.
Reality of climate change sinks in across US party lines, say researchers
The tides have shifted among conservative voters, as new research suggests that half of Republicans heading to the polls this year believe that global warming is a threat.
Vulnerable countries suffer as heat epidemics hit worker health and productivity
Rising temperatures are already hitting the global workforce, and failing to tackle climate could risk billions of dollars in lost economic output and undermine efforts to reduce poverty.
Biodiesel not a solution to EU emissions, warns NGO
Long touted as a way to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector, new analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has shown the use of biodiesel could increase emissions by 4% – the equivalent of putting 12 million cars on the road by 2020.
Climate brings hard times for tea yields
Research in China shows that the changing monsoon pattern in East Asia and heavier rainfall is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.
Emmanuel de Guzman: Sign on the dotted line, but don’t forget the fine print is 1.5C
Emmanuel de Guzman argues that, as countries congregate to sign the UN Paris Agreement, they are still a way off limiting warming to 1.5C.
Payal Parekh: Breaking free from fossil fuels
350.org's Payel Parekh argues that there has never been a better time to break free from fossil fuels.
Paris signing ceremony marks milestone in journey towards fossil free future
As the world’s record warming streak moves into its 11th month, and climate impacts, continue to hit communities, nations will be using Earth Day 2016 to take their first collective step from ambition to action on the global climate deal agre...
Climate warning: Coral bleaching hits 93% of Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is under siege from climate change and coal, with scientists confirming that 93 per cent of the world heritage area is now suffering from severe coral bleaching.
Swedish government under pressure to end Vattenfall’s ‘dirty’ coal deal
The Swedish government is in the spotlight today with calls for it to stop state-owned Vattenfall’s “dirty deal” to sell its German lignite – or brown coal – assets.
Climate threat to vulnerable islands
Computer blind spot hides dangers of drought as climate change bites for millions of inhabitants on atolls and archipelagos too small to register on scientific maps.
BP faces pressure over climate hypocrisy
BP is under pressure over its increasingly climate hypocrisy with the British Museum being called on to drop it as a sponsor, and protests in Australia and outside its AGM in London demanding it abandon plans to drill in the Great Australian ...
Jan Vandermosten: Coal is a climate killer, whatever its efficiency
New research from WWF and Ecofys shows there is no room for new coal plants, however efficient they claim to be.
Call for Saudis to be a solar power
Saudi Arabia says it plans to be less dependent on oil revenues in future – but will it grasp the opportunity to become a world leader in solar energy?
World’s largest private coal company files for bankruptcy
Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately-owned coal company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US, becoming the 50th coal company to do so since 2012.
Countries urged to turn Paris promises into action, ratify swiftly
As many nations make calls for the swift ratification of the Paris Agreement, the profound impacts of climate change is hitting home, 2016 is forecast to be the hottest on record and more extreme weather events hit across the globe.
Drought-hit California feels pressure
Scientists say that storms carrying desperately-needed water to California are being diverted by a band of high pressure that coincides with rainfall and temperature extremes.
Energy East ‘threatens’ drinking water for millions of Canadians
A proposed TransCanada pipeline could contaminate the drinking water sources for up to five million Canadians, a new report suggests.
Global wealth faces higher climate risk
Limiting emissions to ensure the internationally-agreed 2°C temperature rise is not exceeded could still leave trillions of dollars of global financial assets at risk.
White House weighs in on health risks of climate change
Evidence of the health risks of climate change is stronger than ever, according to US federal researchers.