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A 100% tariff on Chinese cars is a bad idea. Here’s a good one.

Today 10:30am - Collaboration with Chinese firms may sound counterintuitive. But US automakers are already doing it.

New research shows how more trees could cut ER visits in heatwaves

Today 10:30am - A team of heat experts known as Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative calculated exactly how much of a difference low-tech solutions like trees and white paint could make in an overheating world.

Tuvalu is being swallowed by the ocean. Its people face a difficult choice.

Today 10:30am - In a suburban cream-brick church in Melbourne’s outer west, 5000 kilometres from a homeland facing extinction, the mellifluous voices of a congregation of Tuvaluans rise in song.

Microsoft backs tree-planting carbon removal scheme in Panama

Today 10:30am - Microsoft has struck a deal to buy 1.6 million carbon removal credits from what the developers say is one of the largest fully financed nature-based removals projects in Central America.

Severe flight turbulence is a growing threat in a warming world

Today 10:30am - Research suggests severe turbulence in jet streams could double or even triple in coming decades if the climate continues to change as expected.

Warming climate is turning rivers rusty with toxic metals

Today 10:30am - Data from Colorado mountain rivers shows concentrations of copper, zinc and sulphate have doubled in 30 years.

China’s manufacturing pushed emissions sky high. What’s next?

Thursday - China is responsible for 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions and for 90% of the growth in CO2 emissions since 2015.

UK won’t cook the books to hit its climate goals

Thursday - Announcement on next carbon budget comes after weeks of speculation the government would try and find more ‘headroom.’

Heatwave alert for next four days in Delhi, govt tells schools to call early vacations

Thursday - Delhi sweltered under a heatwave as temperatures soared above 46°C, prompting a red alert extension till Friday and school closures for summer vacations.

We’ve underestimated the ‘Doomsday’ glacier - and the consequences could be devastating

Thursday - The Thwaites Glacier, dubbed ‘Doomsday’, could trigger a two-foot rise in global sea levels if it melts completely.

Climate change is a human rights issue

Thursday - A landmark decision by the highest human rights court in Europe last month confirms not only that climate change is intimately linked to human rights, but effectively holds all European governments...

Trade and climate priorities are converging: Does this help or hurt a fair global green transition?

Thursday - If climate considerations are to permeate trade agreements and vice versa, upholding principles of common but differentiated responsibilities, special and differential treatment is crucial.

International ocean tribunal delivers ‘historic legal victory’ for small island nations

Wednesday - The International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea found that carbon emissions can be considered a marine pollutant.

Study: Antarctic sea ice melting boosted by warming climate

Wednesday - Human-caused global warming made the record low sea ice extent surrounding the Antarctic continent in 2023 far more likely to occur, according to a new study.

More than third of Amazon rainforest struggling to recover from drought, study finds

Wednesday - More than a third of the Amazon rainforest is struggling to recover from drought, according to a new study that warns of a “critical slowing down” of this globally important ecosystem.

American AI data centres may use as much energy as new US solar farms produce

Wednesday - Generative AI uses a lot of energy, though figuring out how much is hard. There’s no point in asking ChatGPT. It won’t say.

Oil companies use paid news media partnerships to protect ‘social licence to operate,’ documents show

Wednesday - BP sees sponsored content as a crucial tool to reach “Washington, DC, elites,” according to subpoenaed memos.

Tackling climate change in one of Colombia’s largest wetlands

Wednesday - La Mojana, a complex network of more than 500,000 hectares of different types of wetlands, has drastically deteriorated in recent decades.

Wind turbines pay back life cycle carbon emissions in less than two years, NZ study finds

Tuesday - Wind turbines in New Zealand pay back their lifecycle carbon emissions after just 1.5 years of operation, researchers from Victoria University in Wellington have found.

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