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UN Security Council considers first ever resolution on security implications of climate change

Friday - The United Nations Security Council may be about to pass its first-ever resolution on the implications of climate change for peace and security. The council has talked about climate security since 2007, and it has acknowledged that environmental challenges such as droughts and degradation of farming land can fuel conflicts in regions like the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. But it has not laid out a systematic approach to assessing these risks or responding to them.

Compressed air energy storage proposed

Friday - A Canadian company wants to use compressed air to store energy in California.

Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity

Friday - When forecasting how storms may change in the future, it helps to know something about their past. Judging from historical records dating back to the 1850s, hurricanes in the North Atlantic have become more frequent over the last 150 years.

These Portuguese kids are suing 33 European countries to force them to cut emissions

Friday - Sofia and André Oliveira, siblings and teen climate activists, did not expect much from the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.

Scottish farmers cautioned over selling carbon credits

Friday - SCOTLAND'S FARMERS have been urged to be cautious of selling off their carbon credits – because they may be needed to offset their own emissions in the future

As climate worsens, environmentalists grapple with the mental toll of activism

Friday - By Emily Henderson - While growing up in the ’90s in Johnson County, Kansas, in a suburb of Kansas City, I had a friend, Kevin Aaron, who was a dedicated environmentalist.

International meeting could open up ocean mining, drastically undermining ocean health

Friday - Media Release - Critics are sounding the alarm that an upcoming meeting of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the international body that regulates and controls mining activities in the world’s ocean that lies beyond national jurisdictions, could push through ocean mining regulations in as little as two years.

Record jump in energy and carbon savings from NZ efficient product sales

Thursday - Media Release - The increasing energy efficiency of appliances sold in New Zealand has saved $38 million over one year and reduced carbon emissions by the equivalent of taking 19,600 cars off the...

Brazil's Suzano CEO says $12-$13 carbon price could support forest regeneration

Thursday - Brazilian pulp and paper maker Suzano's (SUZB3.SA) chief executive Walter Schalka said on Wednesday that a market price of $12-$13 dollars per tonne for carbon could support the regeneration of one...

Solar and crop production research shows ‘multi-solving’ climate benefits

Thursday - Agrivoltaics researchers are finding that the multiple benefits from pairing solar power and crops production help increase citizen engagement and support.

These 11 countries could face extreme instability from climate change: U.S. intelligence

Thursday - The nation’s collective intelligence community identified 11 countries vulnerable to geopolitical instability due to climate change in its first-ever National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change...

Is colonial history repeating itself with Sabah forest carbon deal?

Thursday - To the surprise of Indigenous and local communities, a huge forest carbon conservation agreement was recently signed in the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo.

Top Commission official says EU ‘can’t exclude’ stronger 2030 climate targets

Thursday - A senior European Commission official today suggested Brussels could set a more ambitious goal for reducing emissions next year.

How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, became one of the most polluted places on Earth

Thursday - A smelting company has poisoned rivers, killed off boreal forest and belched out more sulfur dioxide than active volcanoes. Now it wants to produce more metal for the “green economy.”

Hamilton's emissions up

Wednesday - Media Release - A Hamilton City Council report has revealed that operational emissions have risen compared to 2020 - a year that saw Covid-19 lockdowns cause a big drop in emissions.

Australia's emissions down but not by enough: Climate Council

Wednesday - THE RACE IS ON to respond to accelerating climate change with rapid and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions this decade, but the latest federal government data shows Australia’s pollution is only...

Universal method to report carbon in buildings and infrastructure launched

Wednesday - An international coalition of construction experts has published the world’s first universal standard for reporting carbon dioxide emissions used in the building and lifecycle of structures – also...

A powerful and underappreciated ally in the climate crisis? Fungi

Wednesday - If we want to tackle the climate crisis, we need to address a global blindspot: the vast underground fungal networks that sequester carbon and sustain much of life on Earth.

New book tells 1,001 firsthand stories of climate change from around the world

Wednesday - ‘1,001 Voices on Climate Change’ aims to humanize the issue and inspire action

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