As summer temperatures rise and water scarcity becomes a pressing concern, researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed an innovative solution to increase the availability of clean drinking water. They have created a unique thermal desalination system that can operate using solar energy.
The World Meteorological Organization will elevate the cryosphere to one of its top priorities, given the increasing impacts of diminishing sea ice, melting glaciers, ice sheets, permafrost and snow on sea level rise, water-related hazards and water security, economies and ecosystems.
More than any other region, children in the East Asia and Pacific region are having to survive multiple, often overlapping climate and environmental hazards and shocks, according to the latest UNICEF regional report ‘Over the Tipping Point’. The report highlights the urgent need to invest in climate-smart social services and policies to protect children.
Planet Labs PBC, a provider of daily data and insights about Earth, recently announced its partnership with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency, to build a regional satellite data-driven loss and damage atlas for climate change resilience.
New research shows that the 1987 global treaty, designed to protect the ozone layer, has postponed the occurrence of the first ice-free Arctic by as much as 15 years.
Global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years, fueled by heat-trapping greenhouse gases and a naturally occurring El Niño event, according to a new update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Human-caused climate change made April’s record-breaking humid heatwave in Bangladesh, India, Laos and Thailand at least 30 times more likely, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists as part of the World Weather Attribution group. The study also concludes that the high vulnerability in the region, which is one of the world’s heatwave hotpots, amplified the impacts.
If there was any doubt that the administration of former President Jair Bolsonaro was behind the most devastating destruction and slaughter of Amazon rainforest in history, new figures revealed since President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office show the rate of deforestation has already plummeted.
The country with the biggest GDP in all the EU has announced plans to grow photovoltaic power capacity for the first time by 10% or more this year, as part an overall plan to become carbon neutral by 2045. It plans to simplify permitting rules radically to allow that to happen.
A new study suggests there may be a built-in mechanism within the atmosphere that scientists could tap into to trigger faster elimination of harmful particulate and greenhouse gas emissions.
90% of Floridians finally recognize that their climate has changed but too many won't accept that humans are responsible.
A weather station in Vietnam’s Hoi Xuan station recorded an indoor temperature of 44.1° C (111.38° F) on May 6, as the hottest ever recorded for that date. Summer will be hotter than ever as El Niño kicks in and the spectre of mass extinction looms larger.
Nine European politicians just signed a declaration to accelerate the development of the North Sea region as the “Green Power Plant” of the future. Good luck with that.
A new scientific paper revealed that global warming caused by the climate crisis have has caused losses of 7,560 billion tons of polar ice between 1992 and 2020.
A new study concludes that the many environmental poisons which exist within urban centers quickly move well beyond them and into natural ecosystems.
As climate change causes ocean temperatures to rise, one of Greenland's previously most stable glaciers is now retreating at an unprecedented rate, according to a new study.
Deadly heatwaves fuelled by climate change in 2022 made almost 90 percent of Indians more vulnerable to public health issues, food shortages and increased risks of death, a new study from researchers at the University of Cambridge reported in PLOS Climate.
Research shows that by the end of the century the biggest rain and snow days will be 20% to 30% wetter than they are today.
Sea levels along the U.S. Southeast and Gulf coasts have been rapidly accelerating, reaching record-breaking rates over the past 12 years, according to a new study led by scientists at Tulane University.
Human activities emit many kinds of pollutants into the air, and without a molecule called hydroxide (OH), many of these pollutants would keep aggregating in the atmosphere. How OH itself forms in the atmosphere was viewed as a complete story, but in new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that a strong electric field that exists at the surface between airborne water droplets and the surrounding air can create OH by a previously unknown mechanism.