Cracks in Asia’s rice bowl: How climate change, smaller yields are affecting production of food staple

Thailand’s rice bowl threatened by rise of regional rivals In 2022, Thailand’s Hom Mali rice lost its title of the World’s Best Rice to Cambodia’s Phka Rumduol grain, marking an embarrassing defeat for the crop often touted as the pride ...

This snowplow driver just started his own service. But warmer winters threaten it

Harold Davis, who’s 29 years old, bought this truck and snowplow in the fall. Opportunities to use his new plow have been few and far between. Mara Hoplamazian/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Mara Hoplamazian/New Hampshire Public ...

How climate change is killing the world's languages

The recordings in this segment came from the Babanki Living Dictionary and the Nalik Living Dictionary courtesy of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.

Consumer confidence hits near-historic low as inflation dents household budgets

Energy bills are denting consumer confidence but they could ease faster than feared (PA) Consumer confidence has fallen again to a near-historic low as household budgets are squeezed, even as a new analysis suggests energy bills will fall faster ...

The Times podcast: Colorado River in Crisis, Part 3: The Dam

Listen to this episode of The Times: The main way the American West harvests the Colorado River for its water use is by dams that create reservoirs, which are quickly drying up because of climate change. Can knocking some ...

In Davos, a skirmish over the role of oil states at climate talks

DAVOS, Switzerland – John Kerry on Thursday offered a full-throated defence of the decision to hold this year’s United Nations climate talks in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s largest oil producers, suggesting the Gulf state was ...

Bush fires may follow floods as climate chaos grips Australia

SYDNEY – Australia could be heading for a period of drought and intense bush fires towards the end of the year as the nation grapples with climate extremes that are costing the economy billions of dollars. Parts of Australia ...

'Strong interest' in Sun Cable

Sun Cable's administrators say they hope to have the company behind a $30 billion project to export Australian solar power to Singapore sold or recapitalised within three months. A committee of creditors was held on Friday, after the company ...

New ice core analysis shows sharp Greenland warming increase

A sharp spike in Greenland temperatures since 1995 showed the giant northern island 2.7 degrees hotter than its 20th century average, the warmest in more than 1,000 years, according to new ice core data. Until now Greenland ice cores ...

What do oranges, coffee grounds and seaweed have in common? They outshine cotton in sustainable fashion

Ever considered the carbon footprint of manufacturing your favourite shirt? The average cotton shirt produces 2.1 kilograms of carbon dioxide – but a polyester shirt produces over twice as much (5.5 kilograms). It might come as no surprise that the ...

Climate change: World near ‘tipping point’ in deploying green technologies in power generation and road transport sectors, study finds

The world is close to “tipping point” in the mass deployment of green technologies to decarbonise the power generation and road transport sectors, which together account for 38 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, a study suggests. But global ...

Could feral animals in Australia become distinct species? It’s possible – and we’re seeing some early signs

You might think evolution is glacially slow. At a species level, that’s true. But evolution happens every time organisms produce offspring. The everyday mixing of genes – combined with mutations – throws up new generations upon which “selection pressure” will act. This ...

Carbon removal effort not moving fast enough to reach climate goals, study shows

BERLIN —  Researchers say efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere aren’t being scaled up fast enough and can’t be relied on to meet crucial climate goals. A report published Thursday by scientists in Europe and the United States found ...

People should drink less coffee to combat climate change, study says

Canadian researchers analyzed coffee’s “contribution to climate change” in a piece published in early January and suggested people moderate their consumption of the popular drink as a part of the solution. Researchers Luciano Rodrigues Viana, Charles Marty, Jean-François Boucher and Pierre-Luc Dessureault ...

FEV Zero CO₂ Mobility Conference: Electric cars make positive contribution, fossil fuels endanger climate

The international FEV conference “Zero CO₂ Mobility” was held at the end of 2022 and once again attracted top-class speakers. Participants were convinced that the 1.5-degree target of the Paris climate protection agreement in the transport sector can no longer be achieved with the measures introduced to date

Greta Thunberg on Abu Dhabi's Oil Chief Leading COP28 Climate Summit: ‘Completely Ridiculous'

The UAE, one of the world’s top oil producers, will host the U.N.-led climate summit from Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2023. Adnoc CEO Sultan al-Jaber has spoken about the need for climate action, saying that the UAE has ...

At Davos, Thunberg visit spotlights lack of climate action

At Davos, Thunberg visit spotlights lack of climate action Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Thursday slammed corporate bigwigs meeting in Davos, Switzerland for “prioritizing greed and short term economic profits” over people affected by the climate crisis DAVOS, Switzerland ...

Greta Thunberg calls it ‘absurd’ to listen to Davos elite on climate crisis – they will ‘throw people under the bus’

It is “absurd” that people could take seriously the ideas on climate change put forward by the profit-prioritising business elite gathered at Davos, Greta Thunberg said on Thursday. The Swedish climate activist said the annual conclave in the Swiss ...

Study: Big gap in carbon removal effort key to climate goals

Study: Big gap in carbon removal effort key to climate goals Researchers say efforts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere aren’t being scaled up fast enough and can’t be relied on to meet crucial climate goals BERLIN — Researchers ...

After pummeling, scientists say California storms were more hype than climate change

As California emerges from a two-week bout of deadly atmospheric rivers, a number of climate researchers say the recent storms appear to be typical of the intense, periodic rains the state has experienced throughout its history and not the ...

Letters to the Editor: Starve oil companies. That’s the best response to Exxon’s climate deceit

To the editor: Your article on the accuracy of Exxon Mobil Corp.’s own global warming research makes a brief mention of how the language of climate denial has shifted toward delay. Not only did Exxon know what it was ...

Greta Thunberg says Davos elite are prioritizing greed and short-term profits over people and the planet

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday accused the political and business elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, of prioritizing self-interest and short-term profits. Thunberg said it was “absurd” that the world seems to be listening ...

Greta Thunberg and Other Climate Activists Discuss the Energy Transition at Davos

[The stream is slated to start at 5:15 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Moderated by CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, the panel at Davos, Switzerland, will debate how the ...

Extremist Futures

Marcia Straub/Getty Images It’s 2074 and a suicide bomber has killed the President of the United States. Months later Marines open fire on protesters killing dozens. The Second American Civil War has just begun and once again the North ...

California's flooding reveals we're still building cities for the climate of the past

Sibley Street, along with other residential roads were closed due to flooding from recent rain storms resulting in high water levels in Willow Creek, in Folsom, California. Kenneth James/California Department of Water Resources hide caption toggle caption Kenneth James/California ...

Let buyers jump the queue for electric cars by importing them directly

If Australia is to decarbonise our energy system by 2050, we need to start the transition to electric vehicles very soon. Cars sold in the 2030s will mostly still be on the road in 2050, so we have to make ...

How to maximise savings from your home solar system and slash your power bills

Soaring electricity prices have made 15% of Aussies think about installing solar panels, a recent survey found. Another 6% were already weighing up the move, on top of the 28% who had panels. With costs falling, the average system size ...

BTS and Billie Eilish could help you sleep better than whale sounds, scientists find

Is slow-paced, instrumental music not helping you get to sleep? Scientists say you should try your favourite energetic song instead. Early research suggests listening to preferred music – even if it is loud, energetic, and has vocals – may ...

Bank of America CEO says new ESG rules are needed to reboot capitalism

Bank of America Chief Executive Brian Moynihan said Wednesday that current efforts to produce a set of official global standards on ESG issues were vital to “align capitalism with what society wants from it.” Asked by CNBC's Karen Tso ...

Climate-friendly and recyclable: NALYSES research project develops sustainable headlamp

The research project looks at the entire product life cycle, from the purchase of materials to repair and recyclability

John Kerry Says Thawing U.S.-China Tensions Could Make a Huge Difference to Climate Fight

“We very much hope to be able to find the pathway to a breakthrough that could make a huge difference,” Kerry told CNBC’s Tania Bryer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The U.S. and China formally resumed ...

Canadian pension funds improving on climate mitigation, but still falling short: report

A new report by an advocacy group says some of Canada’s major pension funds have made significant improvements in responding to the climate crisis, but overall are still falling short. The report by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet ...

Editorial: 2022 brought more heat and pollution. We’re still careening toward climate disaster

You can’t say the 2022 climate data coming out is surprising. But it sure is alarming. U.S. federal agencies last week reported that 2022 was either the fifth or sixth hottest year on record, depending on the accounting method ...

‘Big Oil Peddled the Big Lie': UN Chief Slams Energy Giants for Ignoring Their Own Climate Science

“Big Oil peddled the big lie,” Guterres said during a special address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His comments come shortly after research showed how Exxon Mobil accurately forecast global heating as long ago as the ...

Climate change: China sets another solar power installation record while putting the brakes on fossil fuel capacity

The installation of solar farms in China hit another record in 2022, while the amount of new fossil fuel-powered capacity fell for a second consecutive year as the nation continued to reduce its reliance on coal to generate electricity. ...

Davos 2023: Climate change litigation set to grow, says WEF panel

DAVOS – Alongside international concern over global warming, climate litigation is also flaring up around the world as the vulnerable move to secure their future. This was the view taken on Tuesday by a panel on climate change litigation ...

From floods to fire? A climate scientist on the chances El Niño will hit Australia this year

After three soggy years of La Niña in a row, Australia has endured record-breaking floods, the latest of which has inundated the Kimberley in Western Australia and across north and central Queensland. While the rains may have initially been a ...

Temasek, Toyota back climate biotech firm Living Carbon

LONDON – Singapore state-owned investment company Temasek Holdings has led the latest funding round for climate tech firm Living Carbon, which aims to increase the carbon-absorbing ability of trees, the start-up’s chief executive told Reuters. The biotech’s US$21 million ...

Did a Dem fink on Biden, Powell’s climate double talk and other commentary

Fed chair Jerome Powell said the Fed should resist addressing social issues, yet it mandates that banks “manage the financial risks of climate change.” Getty Images/ Alex Wong Filegate: Did a Dem Fink on Biden? “CBS never identified the ...

20 years ago, vast bushfires razed Canberra’s suburbs – and bushfire science was never the same

It has been 20 years to the day since bushfires burst out of the Brindabella Ranges and into the suburbs of our nation’s bush capital. Four lives were lost, many people were injured and more than 500 homes were destroyed. ...


Moving species emerges as last resort as climate warms

Climate activists protest expanding coal mine in German village

Fed Directs Big Banks to Disclose How They Are Preparing for Climate Change Risks

Greta Thunberg arrested at German coal mine protest, will be freed later, police say

A guide to 9 global buzzwords for 2023, from 'polycrisis' to 'zero-dose children'

Anxious workforce leads bosses on climate

Want to solve climate change? This California farm kingdom holds a key

Money, including philanthropic capital, is key to tackling climate crisis, John Kerry, Al Gore tell World Economic Forum

A kid's guide to climate change (plus a printable comic)

John Kerry Says ‘Money, Money, Money' Is Needed Most to Tackle Climate Change

30 arrests as riot police end university climate activist occupation

UK clubs join forces for annual Green Football Weekend to encourage climate action from fans

As heatwaves and floods hit cities worldwide, these places are pioneering solutions

'Stable' outlook despite climate spending

At Fitzroy Crossing and around Australia, community radio empowers local responses to climate impacts

California has lots of catching up to do on flood management — with or without climate change

5 New Year's resolutions to reduce your carbon footprint

Climate activists occupy giant digger at German coal mine

'Green' offices in London are over 25% more expensive. But a modern workforce now expects it

Disastrous floods in WA – why were we not prepared?

Disastrous floods in W.A - why were we not prepared?

Rishi Sunak to announce that cops will be able to tackle climate protesters before they wreak havoc

Davos 2023: Climate activists protest the presence of oil giants at World Economic Forum

Birdsong isn’t just competition for mates or territory. Zebra finches sing to bond

California's system to defend against mudslides is being put to the ultimate test

Efforts to combat climate change and biodiversity loss are inseparable as new mass extinction looms

Letters to the Editor: California rains are a wake-up call to climate upheaval to come

The SEC’s new climate demands won’t fix the climate

Climate activist Greta Thunberg slams Germany’s Greens over support of mining village demolition

Cash splash for Queensland hydrogen

‘Exxon knew’: Study suggests gas firm shared ‘disinformation’ on climate change for decades

The Times podcast: Colorado River in Crisis, Part 2: The Source

Federal climate forecasts could help prepare for extreme rain. But it's years away

Gas boilers should be banned within a decade, says major review of Sunak climate plans

Choice of oil boss to lead UN climate talks draws mixed reactions

ExxonMobil scientists predicted climate change even as company denied warming: study

Banning gas stoves, and going electric only, is part of left’s agenda

The A$30 billion Sun Cable crash is a setback but doesn’t spell the end of Australia’s renewable energy export dreams

Oil company chief's appointment to lead COP28 climate conference sparks backlash

‘Watching evolution as it’s unfolding.’ Forest lizards genetically morph for city life

Exxon predicted global warming with remarkable accuracy years ago, study shows

Why we still like Coterra Energy despite the recent fall in natural gas prices

ExxonMobil, once a loud climate skeptic, had accurately forecast global warming

Exxon climate predictions were accurate decades ago. Still it sowed doubt

We're taking profits in an energy winner after big run higher, but still like it long term

UAE names oil chief as president of COP28 climate talks

Want glorious spring wildflowers? Here’s what you should scatter right now

‘Outrageous conflict of interest’: UAE faces backlash as it names oil chief to head COP28 climate talks

Hong Kong can play key role as Asia catches up on transition to cleaner energy, former UN climate chief says

UAE Sparks Furious Backlash by Appointing Abu Dhabi Oil Chief as President of COP28 Climate Summit

‘More potent than cyanide’: how to stay safe from blue-ringed octopus this summer

Morgan Stanley says these 'standout names' take sustainability seriously — and have upside to boot

New report shows alarming changes in the entire global water cycle

Heavy rain is still hitting California. A few reservoirs figured out how to capture more for drought

What does climate change mean for extreme waves? In 80% of the world, we don’t really know

California’s deadly floods reveal a likely climate change symptom: weather whiplash

Oil companies sue Los Angeles over ban on oil and gas drilling

Samsung trashes its own climate goals with Unpacked 2023

The Times podcast: California’s stormy weather, explained

Major Central Bankers Dispute Role in Tackling Climate Change as They Battle Inflation