The future of water: How can Europe fight the climate crisis?

Water is life, but climate change poses a major threat to this precious resource in Europe and beyond. And as global temperatures rise, harsher droughts are set to further impact supply and access to clean water. Worldwide, one in ten ...

Regrow, not reuse: How restoring abandoned farms can mitigate climate change

Without incentives for restoration, cropland abandonment rarely lasts long enough to yield benefits for biodiversity or carbon sequestration. Unless countries and policymakers develop better regulations and incentives to allow these lands to recover, this chance to restore ecosystems will ...

Chemonics, Decisive Capital and Extreme Tech Challenge will talk transformative tech at TC Sessions: Climate

A lot of very smart people are dedicating their time, energy and a ton of money developing breakthrough technologies in the hope of building a radically different (read: sustainable) world. It’s a critical effort considering the existential threat of ...

Climate change might be keeping you from a good night’s sleep, study finds

The tossing and turning, in sweaty pajamas, during the usually cool nighttime hours is no fun, but unfortunately, we are in for more toasty nights. You probably don’t need a study to tell you that you don’t sleep as ...

Biden declares disaster in New Mexico wildfire zone

A slurry bomber dumps the fire retardant between the Calf Canyon/Hermit Peak Fire and homes on the westside of Las Vegas, N.M., Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Eddie Moore/AP hide caption toggle caption Eddie Moore/AP LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Firefighters ...

Is your house at risk of a wildfire? This online tool could tell you

Wildfires are causing billions in damage every year and yet many homebuyers have little idea whether their house is at risk. Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images For more than 50 ...

California just ran on 100% renewable energy, but fossil fuels aren't fading away yet

Solar and wind power projects have been booming in California, like the Pine Tree Wind Farm and Solar Power Plant in the Tehachapi Mountains, but that doesn’t mean fossil fuels are fading away quickly. Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via ...

Australia says most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

In this photo supplied by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), a diver swims past coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Oct. 18, 2016. M. Curnock/AP hide caption toggle caption M. Curnock/AP CANBERRA, Australia — ...

Get ready for another destructive Atlantic hurricane season

In 2021, Hurricane Ida cut a path of destruction from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. Vehicles parked in Philadelphia were submerged after the storm brought torrential rain. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP There will be ...

Large swaths of the U.S. set daily temperature records

Unusually high temperatures in the South and Northeast U.S. on Saturday broke records marked on the same day in prior years. National Weather Service hide caption toggle caption National Weather Service Large portions of the country, stretching from Texas ...

Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine. A bigger project planned on the far side of the fence is on hold because of a federal trade investigation. Fred Bever/Maine Public hide ...

Foresters hope 'assisted migration' will preserve landscapes as the climate changes

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service forester, Jeremy Goetz, says observations from the experimental sites will help to inform management decisions for the rest of the refuge. Emma Jacobs for NPR hide caption toggle caption Emma Jacobs for NPR Forestry ...

Eliminating fossil fuel air pollution would save about 50,000 lives, study finds

Traffic on a hazy evening in Fresno, Calif. A new study estimates that about 50,000 lives could be saved each year if the U.S. eliminated small particles of pollution that are released from the tailpipes of cars and trucks, ...

The wildfires burning in the Southwest are bad but 'not unprecedented'

In this photo provided by the New Mexico National Guard, a New Mexico National Guard Aviation UH-60 Black Hawk flies as part of firefighting efforts, dropping thousands of gallons of water with Bambi buckets from the air on the ...

World Food Prize goes to former farmer who answers climate change question: 'So what?'

Cynthia Rosenzweig has been named the 2022 World Food Prize Laureate for her work to determine the impact of climate change on worldwide food production. Yana Paskova/for NPR hide caption toggle caption Yana Paskova/for NPR For scientist – and ...

A low-income energy-efficiency program gets $3.5B boost, but leaves out many in need

Veronica Stovall, left, helped her father, Joseph L. Davis, apply for a federally-funded energy-efficiency program in 2021. It turned up significant repair needs. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption toggle caption Hannah Yoon for NPR Joseph Davis raised five ...

The Work-From-Home climate challenge

Pixabay The pandemic working-from-home regime imposed on many white-collar workers might have seemed like a gift for the climate. Fewer commutes, fewer cars on the road, fewer lights on in offices, as well as less heating and AC. It ...

Scientists give Earth a 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026

A man and a boy walk across the almost dried up bed of river Yamuna following hot weather in New Delhi, India, May 2, 2022. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption toggle caption Manish Swarup/AP The world is creeping closer to ...

A barrel containing a body was exposed as the level of Nevada's Lake Mead drops

This photo taken on April 25 shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam. The intake is the uppermost of three in the deep, ...

US forest chief calls for a pause on prescribed fire operations

This satellite image shows the active fire lines of the Hermits Peak wildfire, in Las Vegas on May 11, 2022. Maxar Technologies/AP hide caption toggle caption Maxar Technologies/AP Federal officials are warning that expanding drought conditions coupled with hot ...

A Climate Time Capsule (Part 1): The Start of the International Climate Change Fight

Getty Images/Science Photo Libra In 1992, diplomats and scientists at the United Nations negotiated the first-ever treaty intended to tackle the scientific phenomenon now known as climate change. This brought the issue to the forefront and led to a ...

Ermias Kebreab: What do seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change?

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Repair, Repurpose, Reimagine. Each year, one cow can belch 220 pounds of the greenhouse gas methane. Animal scientist Ermias Kebreab experimented with alternative cow diets and found a surprising solution: seaweed. ...

Jamie Beard: How can we tap into the vast power of geothermal energy?

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Repair, Repurpose, Reimagine. Geothermal energy is a clean, renewable, nearly limitless energy source. Technologist Jamie Beard wants us to use more of it — and to do that, she’s recruiting experts ...

Climate tech startup Allinfra raises $6M in Series A funding round led by Nomura

Allinfra today announced the closing of its Series A funding round. Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company develops enterprise software designed to help institutions across a range of industries achieve their sustainability goals.The $6M investment was led by global ...

Bitcoin Mining Can be a Force for Good or Bad, Banning it Doesn’t Solve Anything – FTX.US President

Brett Harrison. Source: a video screenshot / weforum.org Bitcoin (BTC) mining can be a force for both good and bad, depending on how it’s done and where it happens. But countries thinking of banning it should know that miners ...

US and China close to teaming up on tackling climate change, but progress will hinge on trust and resolving technical issues, Peking University academic says

The United States, which is on the verge of forming a working group with China to tackle climate change, could offer its know-how on improving energy efficiency and capturing methane leakage during oil and gas production, but some technical ...

Three arrested after climate protesters take over Shell annual meeting

The company’s chairman was forced to pause the meeting for two hours when demonstrators took over, with several gluing themselves to chairs (Picture: XR/Nuala Lam) Three people were arrested after climate protesters disrupted oil giant Shell’s annual shareholder meeting. ...

Yes, Weatherstripping Can Lower Your Utility Bills

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Soil, sutures, and climate modeling among investigations riding SpaceX CRS-25 Dragon to ISS

The 25th SpaceX cargo resupply services mission (SpaceX CRS-25) carrying scientific research and technology demonstrations to the International Space Station is scheduled for launch June 7 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experiments aboard the Dragon capsule include ...

Curbing other climate pollutants, not just CO2, gives Earth a chance

Slashing emissions of carbon dioxide by itself isn’t enough to prevent catastrophic global warming, a new study shows. But if we simultaneously also reduce emissions of methane and other often overlooked climate pollutants, we could cut the rate of ...

Why mice fear bananas and origami-inspired design

Research briefs: Why mice fear bananas and origami-inspired design – Reconfigurable metamaterial that can either fold flat (AO2) in a pattern other than the original (O3), or deploy into two distinct configurations (A2O and A3) that are rigid and ...

Drone-based technology remotely assesses health of trees impacted by climate change

The Ensminger Lab’s drone flight team has developed a technology that remotely assesses photosynthetic phenology and plant fitness (photo courtesy of Ensminger Lab) Canada has nearly 362 million hectares of forest, but climate change is negatively impacting tree health and productivity. ...

Koalas exposed to double whammy health threat

Image: Tara Gatehouse An AIDS-like virus plaguing Australia’s koala population is leaving them more vulnerable to chlamydia and other threatening health conditions, University of Queensland research has found.One of UQ’s leading COVID-19 vaccine researchers, Associate Professor Keith Chappell , ...

Fin whale songs shed light on migration patterns

Whale A Curtin University-led research team has uncovered valuable information on the migration patterns of the fin whale, as well as where they breed and feed, which will help aid in the monitoring and protection of the species.Published in ...

HCL Technologies steps up climate commitments Integrating more climate-related initiatives as part of a focused sustainability strategy

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, has stepped up its climate commitments. In a continued effort to reduce the climate impact of the company and as part of a focused drive to integrate sustainability initiatives, HCL Technologies ...

Leading academics demand universities ban fossil fuel funded climate research

Campaigners accuse universities of ‘supporting industry greenwashing’Katie Kasperson 500 leading academics have signed an open letter calling on universities to ban fossil fuel funded climate research. The letter, addressed to university presidents and vice-chancellors in the US and UK, ...

Climate activists halt traffic and occupy bank

Protestors pretended to be dead in front of trafficJeremy Peters Extinction Rebellion activists occupied Barclays bank in Cambridge on Saturday (07/05), calling for an end to investment in fossil fuels. Campaigners entered the bank, as part of a surprise ...

Cambridge student arrested at London climate protest

Extinction Rebellion demonstrators at Saturday’s “sit down” protestJoel Penrose Joel Penrose, a second-year History and Modern Languages student, was arrested at an Extinction Rebellion protest in London on Saturday (9/4).  Protesters marched from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square. They ...

Campaigning for change: looking at the hypocrisy of COP26

Beth and her friends at COP26Beth Doherty Frustrating, exciting, disheartening, empowering, enlightening. I want to be able to tell people that attending COP26, the 26th annual UN conference held to tackle the climate crisis, was incredible; that it was ...

COP26 failed and Cambridge doesn’t seem to care

They are prime examples of student determination to tackle a system they believed to be unfair … and face the consequences.Lucas Maddalena It’s been over a month since COP. A month since we were told in no uncertain terms ...

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