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Seeking Cooperation on Climate, U.S. Faces Friction With China

The United States and China do not agree on much nowadays, but on climate change both countries are publicly pledging to do more to fight global warming. The problem will be...

Queenslanders will be hardest hit if Australia fails to act on climate change, Labor warns | Australian politics

The opposition climate change minister, Chris Bowen, has warned almost one million Australians will lose their jobs if runaway climate change decimates the environment and the economy – with Queensland bearing...

How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone | Texas

When Laura Briggs and her husband finally found their dream home in west Texas, they knew they’d be sharing space with the oil industry. The Pecos county ranch’s previous owner, local...

Oil firm CEOs’ pay is an incentive to resist climate action, study finds | Greenhouse gas emissions

Lucrative pay and share options have created an incentive for oil company executives to resist climate action, according to a study that casts doubt on recent net-zero commitments by BP and...

UK support for Mozambique gas plant fuelling conflict – Friends of the Earth | Global development

The UK government is facing fresh calls to abandon its £750m plan to support a gas export terminal in Mozambique over fears the fossil fuel project is stoking the insurgency in...

Just 3% of world’s ecosystems remain intact, study suggests | Wildlife

Just 3% of the world’s land remains ecologically intact with healthy populations of all its original animals and undisturbed habitat, a study suggests.These fragments of wilderness undamaged by human activities are...

Failure is not an option. Australia must radically scale up its climate targets now | Climate change

In May 2011, almost precisely a decade ago, the government-appointed Climate Commission released its inaugural report. Titled The Critical Decade, the report’s final section warned that to keep global temperature rises...

China ‘must shut 600 coal-fired plants’ to hit climate target | China

China must shut down nearly 600 of its coal-fired power plants in the next 10 years, replacing them with renewable electricity generation, to meet its goal of net zero greenhouse gas...

Report claiming global temperature rise will top 1.5C by 2030s divides scientists | Climate change

A report by the Climate Council claiming that the global average temperature rise will likely breach 1.5C by the 2030s has caused division in the scientific community.The report, published on Thursday,...

In Coinbase’s Rise, a Reminder: Cryptocurrencies Use Lots of Energy

The stock market debut of Coinbase, a start-up that allows people to buy and sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, is a watershed moment for digital money.It also threatens to lock in a...

Morrison government can’t conceal inaction on climate from US with ‘smoke and mirrors’ | Australian politics

One of the world’s most influential climate scientists Michael E Mann says John Kerry and US climate negotiators are not going to be “fooled by the smoke and mirrors the Morrison...

NFTs Have a Climate Problem

You’ve probably noticed a lot of buzz over the past few weeks about nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, the digital artworks that are stamped with unique codes. Last month, one of them...

Climate crisis: Boris Johnson ‘too cosy’ with vested interests to take serious action | Climate change

Boris Johnson’s government is “too cosy” with vested interests in business to take strong action on the climate crisis, the author of a report on “the polluting elite”, has warned.Peter Newell,...

Albuquerque’s ‘urban wildlife refuge’: much-needed green space or green gentrification? | Climate change

Albuquerque’s South Valley was once a thriving oasis of food production watered by a network of historic irrigation canals, or acequias. Today, it’s home to several historic neighborhoods along the Rio...

Eat, roam, repeat: Can the bison’s big appetite stop Spain’s forest fires? | Environment

As the temperatures begin to rise, Spain is braced for another summer of the forest fires that over the past 10 years have destroyed about 741,000 hectares (1.8m acres) of forest....

US climate research outpost abandoned over fears it will be devoured by sea | Massachusetts

Twice a day for the past half a century, a weather balloon to measure atmospheric conditions was released from a research station situated on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Faced with advancing seas...

UK’s native woodlands reaching crisis point, report warns | Trees and forests

The UK’s native woodlands are reaching a crisis point, with just 7% in good condition, according to the first comprehensive assessment of their health.The Woodland Trust’s report found the woods facing...

Big Weather: Indigenous artists reflect on climate crisis – in pictures | Art and design

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultural...

Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global...

China Poses Biggest Threat to U.S., Intelligence Report Says

This year’s report offers a far more robust discussion of the national security implications of climate change, whose threats, for the most part, are long term, but can also have short-term...

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