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Scientists seek signs of economic shock on CO2 levels

Friday - Scientists are monitoring the atmosphere at a mountaintop in Hawaii for clues that the coronavirus will be the first economic shock in more than 60 years to slow a rise in carbon dioxide levels that are heating the planet.

Pandemic leading to huge drop in air pollution

Friday - The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down industrial activity and temporarily slashing air pollution levels around the world, satellite imagery shows.

Earth's deepest ice canyon vulnerable to melting

Friday - East Antarctic's Denman Canyon is the deepest land gorge on Earth, reaching 3500m below sea level. It's also filled top to bottom with ice which has a significant vulnerability to melting.

Too early to predict impact, says WMO

Thursday - The World Meteorological Organisation says it’s too soon to predict the impact the covid-19 pandemic will have on climate change.

Oil eyes $10 as world runs out of storage space

Thursday - The world might soon run out of space to store its extra oil as Saudi Arabia prepares to increase fossil fuel production.

Smoke from bushfires killed hundreds

Thursday - Smoke from Australia’s recent bushfires killed hundreds of people and sent thousands to hospitals and emergency rooms, according to a new study.

Shell to slash $9 billion from spending

Wednesday - Royal Dutch Shell plans to slash $9 billion from its spending plans to weather the collapse in oil market prices in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.


Pensacola plays host to a climate killer

Wednesday - Ten miles north of Pensacola, Florida, an aging chemical plant, its tanks, smokestacks and stainless steel pipes sprawling across hundreds of acres, is a climate killer hiding in plain sight.

It's official, e-cars produce less CO2

Wednesday - Electric vehicles produce less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across the vast majority of the globe – contrary to the claims of some detractors, who have alleged that the CO2 emitted in the...

European recycling markets reel from coronavirus

Tuesday - By MARK VICTORY | Concerns over the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on key European recycling markets sharply escalated this week, following the adoption of further containment measures...

Climate change is harder to spot in some places

Tuesday - Changeable weather in mid-latitude countries might have masked the impact of climate crisis up to now, a new study finds.

Why planners must look beyond history to judge risks

Tuesday - Predictions based on past weather extremes are dramatically underestimating growing threats of extreme heat and rain linked to warming, researchers find.

Poor water systems greater risk than virus, says UN

Monday - Decades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day.

Virus forces climate activists to rethink tactics

Monday - The coronavirus pandemic has created a quandary for the climate activists just as the movement has achieved unprecedented momentum.

Australian leaders told to get on with it

20 Mar 20 - Australia’s Government has been told to implement comprehensive climate-change policies in the national interest.

One summer cost Greenland 600 billion tonnes of ice

20 Mar 20 - Greenland lost 600 billion tonnes of ice last summer due to an exceptionally warm season, according to a new study.

The frightening origins of coronavirus

20 Mar 20 - In November 2002, a 46-year-old man from the Chinese coastal province of Guangdong developed a fever and struggled to breathe.

General Motors wants to go big on EVs

20 Mar 20 - General Motors' Bolt and Volt models never sold well, but now the company is touting a battery that has more range than Tesla’s.

Southeast Asian mangrove destruction is rampant

20 Mar 20 - Southeast Asia’s aggressive development to spur economic growth are stripping the region’s coasts of mangrove forests at rates faster than anywhere.


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