Climate News

ON 04/03/2022 AT 01:25 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a radical rule change which for the first time would require all companies to monitor and disclose key company data related to the climate crisis.

ON 03/31/2022 AT 01:30 AM

A strange heat wave has driven temperatures in east Antarctica from temperatures which ordinarily would run as low as -60 degrees F to record highs of up to +10 degrees F.

ON 03/30/2022 AT 02:27 AM

Field reports say the predicted most destructive mass bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is well underway.

ON 03/17/2022 AT 04:17 AM

A new research study proves fires in the United States have occurred three times as often, shown up four times as intense, and spread over far more of the country since just two decades ago.

ON 03/22/2022 AT 01:32 AM

After realizing the risks his country had taken by depending on Russia oil and gas for much of the country’s energy needs, the prime minister of the UK is planning a major shift to non-fossil-fuel energy.

ON 03/12/2022 AT 10:16 PM

A Saudi Arabia based research team has developed an innovative integrated system for drawing water from the atmosphere in the most arid of climates, then using it to cool excess heat from solar panels and grow crops.

ON 03/14/2022 AT 12:39 PM

A new bill passed in Panama last week adds a new twist to the old idea that citizens should have certain inalienable rights under national law. This time it included nature in the mix.

ON 03/07/2022 AT 04:40 AM

The Lake Powell man-made water reserve is about to reach its lowest level since it was first opened fifty years ago – in 1972. When it does, mandatory water cutbacks downstream of the lake will shift from serious to severe.

ON 03/10/2022 AT 11:18 PM

The climate crisis just sent a “life-threatening” reminder of its power to savage landscapes with pummeling winds and inescapable flash floods.

ON 03/10/2022 AT 01:26 AM

The second part of the latest report on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) came out yesterday. It describes much of the current state of the climate crisis as irreversible and with devastating impacts already on their way.

ON 02/24/2022 AT 09:20 PM

A new analysis of the impacts of decreased reflectivity of solar energy on the melting ice and snow covering Antarctica is contributing to a much larger secondary impact of global heating than previously estimated.

ON 02/22/2022 AT 02:47 AM

A group of international researchers headed by a team from Rutgers University at its New Brunswick campus has concluded sea level rise connected with the climate crisis began as early as 1863.

ON 02/21/2022 AT 07:31 PM

The Commission is announcing an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020.

ON 02/21/2022 AT 01:50 AM

A new study authored by scientists from the UK and Canada is warning radon stores currently buried deep in Arctic permafrost could release at rates 100 times current values current levels as temperatures continue to soar in the northern latitudes.

ON 02/20/2022 AT 06:34 PM

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko announced earlier this month that Russia will be investing 5.9 billion rubles (US $75 million) to address the increasing challenge of the climate crisis.

ON 02/25/2022 AT 09:48 PM

A new study published this week proves the drought which is intensifying and spreading rapidly across the western and southwestern states is the most severe in 1200 years and getting worse. Fortunately, a new global startup company may have a solution to mitigate the worst that is coming.

ON 02/25/2022 AT 02:37 AM

Global melting of the Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, the Himalayan Mountain range, and more is projected to cause sea levels along the U.S. coasts to rise an average of 10 to 12 inches (0.25 to 0.30 meters) over the next thirty years.

ON 02/15/2022 AT 02:48 AM

A team of researchers had developed the core technology for a passive solar evaporation system as part of research into dealing with salt buildup during water extraction from desalination. The solution could be used to clean wastewater, provide potable water, or sterilize medical tools in off-grid areas.

ON 02/05/2022 AT 02:24 PM

New data just released shows Australia’s Great Barrier Reef broke multiple temperature records during the three-month period ending December 14. A new mass bleaching is imminent.

ON 01/22/2022 AT 12:28 AM

Want to know why so many superstorms hit so many countries so fast last year? The climate crisis heated the world’s oceans to their hottest temperatures ever.

ON 01/09/2022 AT 10:38 PM

According to data just released from the Copernicus climate monitoring service and other experts, the year 2021 closed with temperature records blown through on over 400 separate weather station reports.

ON 01/19/2022 AT 07:07 PM

As proof that the climate crisis is continuing its steady march forward, a new report just announced that as of the end of 2021 Greenland ice sheet will have been melting more than it recovers from snow – for a quarter century.

ON 01/07/2022 AT 12:36 AM

A combination of factors is driving temperatures off the New South Wales coast to 3° C (5.5° F) higher than normal even before the hottest months of the year approach.

ON 01/12/2022 AT 03:16 AM

With the EU scrambling to find a way to achieve net zero carbon emissions by mid-century, the European Commission just released a proposal to allow counting methane in the form of natural gas and nuclear power as its sustainable energy plan for the rest of the century.

ON 12/18/2021 AT 07:16 AM

Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems Division will soon begin construction on two major hydrogen-powered electrical supply facilities at the Port of Duisburg, Germany. It represents one of the biggest transitions of an entire port solutions ecosystem away from fossil fuels in history.

ON 12/13/2021 AT 10:53 PM

Studies by team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggest that past mass extinction events on the planet have been linked to runaway ecological change. Could that be what is happening now with the climate crisis?

ON 12/09/2021 AT 01:59 AM

A $14 million grant from the Adaptation Fund, an international capital source focusing on helping the world adapt to the climate crisis, is about to help a major part of Africa adapt some of its key food crops for the much hotter world of the future and its weather extremes of drought and floodiung.

ON 11/26/2021 AT 02:37 AM

Researchers have discovered the Arctic Ocean began heating due to greenhouse gas emissions many decades earlier than previously realized. The findings suggest current models may grossly underestimate how fast the climate crisis could kill the planet.

ON 11/24/2021 AT 03:01 AM

Hurricane Sandy was a slow-moving megastorm which caused extensive damage to the east coast of the United States, with powerful winds that lingered longer than most storms. Scientists predict that will be the new normal by the end of the century.

ON 11/22/2021 AT 09:32 PM

A scientific team at Moscow State University revealed that global heating effects in the Russian Arctic are causing losses of 1 to 3 meters (approximately 3 to 10 feet) every year. Thanks to the toxic waste embedded in the eroding coastline, the danger to the entire planet is potentially catastrophic.

ON 11/27/2021 AT 12:21 AM

After record-setting rainfall, flooding, and landslides, the latest climate crisis related extreme weather event to hit the region has forced British Columbia Premier John Horgan to declare a state of emergency to deal with the deluge.

ON 11/17/2021 AT 03:36 AM

A new study projects the worsening climate crisis will soon exhaust water supplies for agricultural needs around the Mediterranean Sea.

ON 11/13/2021 AT 02:16 AM

In a breakthrough moment at the UN climate summit yesterday, over 40 countries pledged to eliminate using coal for electrical power generation. Only problem is the top three coal-burning nations in the world -- China, India, and the U.S. -- did not sign and will just keep polluting.

ON 11/03/2021 AT 09:40 PM

The UK, Norway, Germany, the US, and the Netherlands, in partnership with 17 funders, pledged to invest US$1.7 billion to help Indigenous and local communities protect the biodiverse tropical forests that are vital to protecting the planet from climate change, biodiversity loss, and pandemic risk, according to an announcement made at a high-level World Leaders Summit at COP26.

ON 10/27/2021 AT 09:40 PM

As global heating melts down the world’s snowpacks faster and lower rainfall conditions worsen in many areas of the world, the old process of managing water deficits by leveraging those snowpacks is going to require some major changes. A new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) suggests investments needed now to prevent catastrophic consequences later.

ON 10/27/2021 AT 09:23 PM

The state of New York announced $9.5 million to establish the Empire Technology Prize program, an ambitious new corporate challenge aimed at advancing building decarbonization across the state.

ON 11/02/2021 AT 11:10 PM

A report just released by the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization shows countries in Asia in 2020 recorded the highest overall temperatures ever for the region. It also demonstrates with surgical precision the human and financial cost there due to continued inaction to address the climate crisis.

ON 10/29/2021 AT 05:13 AM

In just-issued intelligence reports released yesterday by the White House, the Department of Defense and U.S. intel organizations finally made public what has been clear in private quarters for some time: the climate crisis is already undermining long-term global security.

ON 10/21/2021 AT 04:50 AM

It has been predicted for some time that as the major ocean current which runs along the North American East Coast slows down because of ocean global heating, the European west coast and the UK will experience much colder winter weather. A new study says the same effect on the same current will cause more extreme winter weather as well.

ON 10/26/2021 AT 11:09 PM

A new report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reveals Africa's "disproportionate vulnerability" to the climate crisis. It will impact over 100 million of the poorest Africans while completely melting the continent’s three glaciers in less than 20 years.

ON 10/19/2021 AT 12:16 AM

New research spells new problems for the future of ice in the Arctic, where in a region referred to as the Arctic’s “Last Ice Area” a hole covering an area roughly the size of Rhode Island opened in 2020.

ON 10/15/2021 AT 06:26 AM

Sanergy, a U.S.-owned company based in Nairobi, Kenya, just received a $2.5 million investment from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a unique “circular economy” sanitation operation.

ON 10/12/2021 AT 12:24 AM

With the increasing death rates of marine species especially in regions super-heated thanks to climate crisis, researchers have been searching for a means to anticipate how those species may respond to increasing numbers and intensity of habitat heat stresses. An international team of researchers may have just figured out a way to do that – and to help mitigate for what could happen.

ON 10/13/2021 AT 11:58 PM

The UN Meteorological Organization (WMO) just released a report showing the climate crisis will cause the number of people without enough potable water will rise to 5 billion by 2050. That will be over half the world's population.

ON 10/04/2021 AT 10:24 PM

The United Kingdom’s second-largest metropolitan area has hatched a plan to eliminate conventional car traffic, replace it with a modern carbon-free mass transit system, and more, to transform it into a more people-friendly city of the future.

ON 10/01/2021 AT 04:37 AM

Warming oceans cause fewer bright clouds to reflect sunlight into space, trapping even more energy in Earth's climate system, according to the new study in the AGU journal Geophysical Research Letters, which publishes high-impact, short-format reports with immediate implications spanning all Earth and space sciences.

ON 09/26/2021 AT 07:40 PM

Japan-based Mitsubishi Corporation announced it will be a major backer for a new 600 MW wind power facility to be constructed in southern Laos. It will be the biggest such project ever brought online within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries.

ON 10/05/2021 AT 11:06 PM

With dramatic action being all that is left to save even part of humanity from the accelerating effects of the climate crisis, millions marched across the world yesterday to send a very different kind of message to world leaders.

ON 09/23/2021 AT 11:59 PM

As part of our interconnected natural world, seagrass meadows have long been recognized for their importance in absorbing nutrients, and by doing so preventing algal blooms and over-fertilization. A new study now shows how they are also doing double-duty as a marine-based carbon sink for the planet.

ON 09/23/2021 AT 07:56 AM

China’s President Xi Jinping announced on September 21 that his country will stop funding coal projects of all kinds, including coal-fired power plants, anywhere outside of the country. If only they would stop funding their own coal projects.