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How climate change has altered Christmas

24 Dec 21 - While Hollywood's depiction of a white Christmas might be the northern hemisphere ideal, for many around the world the holiday is celebrated in very different weather. But, climate change is threatening both winter wonderlands and warmer Christmas traditions.

What is 'youthwashing' and is it dangerous for the climate movement?

24 Dec 21 - From protests to policy meetings, panels and public events, young people’s voices seem more prominent than ever on the global climate stage.

“We’re no longer totally f$%@ed. But we’re also far from totally unf$@%*ed!”

24 Dec 21 - Princeton energy researcher Jesse Jenkins accurately, and colorfully, pinpointed the weird moment we’ve arrived at in a recent tweet: “We’re no longer totally f$%@ed. But we’re also far from totally unf$@%*ed!”

Ozone-destroying greenhouse gas emissions from China increased significantly: Study

24 Dec 21 - Emissions of industrially produced chlorocarbon, dichloromethane (CH2Cl2), increased in China from 2011-2019, a new study established. The emissions grew to 628 gigagrams (Gg) per year in 2019 from 231 Gg per year in 2011 in the country, with an average annual increase of 13% primarily from eastern China.

Controlled burning of natural environments could help offset our carbon emissions

24 Dec 21 - Planting trees and suppressing wildfires do not necessarily maximize the carbon storage of natural ecosystems. A new study has found that prescribed burning can actually lock in or increase carbon in the soils of temperate forests, savannahs and grasslands.

How artists are taking on the climate crisis

24 Dec 21 - Over the last half century or more, numerous artists such as Gustav Metzger, Agnes Denes, Lothar Baumgarten, Edward Burtynsky, Chris Jordan, and Olafur Eliasson have created work that has focused attention on humanity’s destructive behaviour and its impact on the environment.

China ETS reduces carbon but needs map to cap-and-trade based system: study

23 Dec 21 - China’s regional emissions trading scheme (ETS) pilots were effective in reducing companies’ carbon emissions in the early trading phase, despite low carbon prices and infrequent allowance trading, according to Chinese researchers.

EPA announces strictest vehicle emissions standards ever

23 Dec 21 - The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced aggressive new vehicle emissions standards for greenhouse gasses that will impact cars and light trucks from model years 2023-2026.

Bicycle parking to be mandatory in all new European buildings

23 Dec 21 - THE European Commission’s revision proposal for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive will make bicycle parking mandatory in all new and renovated buildings in the EU, a measure that will...

Battery wars: Serbian climate protests were just the beginning

23 Dec 21 - Last week, Serbian environmental protesters were successful in getting plans to allow Rio Tinto to mine one of Europe's largest lithium deposits suspended. The protests, however, have continued.

The case for a new international crime called ecocide: Philippe Sands

23 Dec 21 - The British lawyer and author has held Nazis and presidents accountable for crossing the moral red line. Now, he argues, the time has come to pursue those who commit crimes against the environment.

Preparing, and paying for, climate change-induced disasters

23 Dec 21 - During the evening hours of Dec. 10, a flurry of tornadoes ravaged several states, claiming close to 100 lives and leaving whole communities in wreckage.

Native tree numbers on the rise in Bay of Plenty

23 Dec 21 - Media Release - The 775,000 native trees and shrubs planted by Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana and volunteers in the past financial year are expected to remove 307,515 tonnes of carbon...

Australian carbon price surges 180%

22 Dec 21 - Companies voluntarily buying up carbon offsets amid a flurry of pledges to hit net zero emissions by 2050 have pushed up Australia’s official carbon price by 180% over the past year

Biden's climate promises are sunk without Build Back Better: experts

22 Dec 21 - Multiple independent analyses have found President Joe Biden simply can't hit his goal of cutting greenhouse gases by 50% by the end of the decade without the clean energy provisions in Build Back...

Did 2021 deal a fatal blow to climate change denial?

22 Dec 21 - Data and extreme weather events are making it harder than ever to ignore our warming world. But climate change denial has also taken on a new form.

Climate change news coverage reached all-time high

22 Dec 21 - United States news coverage of climate change reached an all-time high in October and November, according to recent data from the Media and Climate Change Observatory (MeCCO), an international,...

Voluntary carbon audits scheme for Northern Irish farmers

22 Dec 21 - A new scheme to tackle carbon emissions in the dairy sector has been launched in Northern Ireland by agriculture and environment minister Edwin Poots.

The e-trike armada propelling a net-zero dream

22 Dec 21 - Oliver Obernier first began delivering mail for Germany’s postal service back in 2006. Through the course of a normal day, the 47-year-old would drop off about three boxes of letters on his winding...

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