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The most severe climate impacts will be felt in developing nations, due to factors like high dependence on agriculture and vulnerability to extreme heat, a new survey showed.
Thomson Reuters Foundation April 7, 2021
More than 1,300 cities have set targets or introduced policies to boost renewable energy, while a small but growing number are banning the use of climate-heating fuels.
Thomson Reuters Foundation March 24, 2021
By the century’s end, longer summers could last for almost half the year – probably a bit too long for many of us – if climate-disrupting pollution is not curbed, the researchers concluded.
Climate News Network March 18, 2021
The U.S. electric grid is uniquely susceptible to power outages, a problem expected to get worse with climate change.
Yale Climate Connections February 22, 2021
The elections dimmed prospects for sweeping climate initiatives as Republicans held off Democratic takeovers of statehouses. The best hope for bold moves lies with legislatures already controlled by Democrats.
Stateline November 24, 2020
Climate change now drives mass migration, which will only worsen unless governments take global heating seriously. A review of 30 studies shows no one factor prompts migration, but environmental hazards have major influence.
Climate News Network September 30, 2020
In a throwaway world, some discards are forever. New research in the journal Science measures the crisis of plastic garbage, projecting it could reach 29 million tons – 110 pounds for every meter of shoreline worldwide.
Climate News Network August 4, 2020
"The impact of warming on the West’s river flows, soils and forests is now unequivocal," they wrote. "There is a clear longer-term trend toward greater aridification, a trend that only climate action can stop."
Climate News Network May 31, 2020
The U.K. government’s Committee on Climate Change recommended measures, from training for green jobs to increasing carbon taxes, to move away from fossil fuels after the coronavirus crisis.
Thomson Reuters Foundation May 7, 2020
As risks converge in a complex world, the resilience of small-scale farmers and families living in poverty is tested to its limits. Many countries are reeling from a double whammy of erratic weather and a deadly pandemic.
Thomson Reuters Foundation April 2, 2020
The pandemic poses a dilemma for a global community of bureaucrats, U.N. agencies, development banks and others trying to step up action on climate change in a critical year for the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Thomson Reuters Foundation March 27, 2020
A new scientific discipline, planetary health, has begun to focus on the increasingly visible connections among the well-being of humans, other living things and entire ecosystems.
Ensia March 19, 2020
A review of 57 scientific studies by British academics concluded that global warming is leading to an increase in hot, dry weather around the world that creates the conditions for wildfires to take hold.
Thomson Reuters Foundation January 23, 2020
Carbon capture and storage is now proved to work and is essential to prevent global average temperatures exceeding the internationally agreed limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius, Norwegian scientists say.
Climate News Network November 5, 2019
Russia's nascent climate campaign is changing minds in a country where, not long ago, sKepticism about the need to act was rife. The country is the world's fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
Thomson Reuters Foundation October 3, 2019
In Porto Velho, capital of Brazil's northwestern state of Rondonia, parents of young children wait in lines for hours at the city’s health centers.
Thomson Reuters Foundation September 13, 2019
To combat worsening urban pollution, India’s government is pushing hard to increase the number of electric vehicles. Three-wheeled vehicles may lead the way.
Thomson Reuters Foundation September 8, 2019
A bill recently introduced in Congress would for the first time require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create heat-related workplace standards.
Kaiser Health News July 17, 2019
In two recent studies scientists identify areas around the world where restored forests could soak up tons of carbon, restoring Earth to climate conditions of a century ago.
Climate News Network July 10, 2019
Northern cities such as Duluth, Buffalo and Cincinnati are laying the groundwork to take in Sun Belt refugees fleeing brutal heat, drought and rising sea levels.
Thomson Reuters Foundation May 24, 2019
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