Climate News

ON 08/19/2021 AT 01:03 AM

A new study by German and British researchers suggests previous scientists had it wrong about why the massive Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is contributing so much to sea level rise so fast.

ON 08/18/2021 AT 03:21 AM

With the global move toward carbon neutrality and the prospect of imminent new regulation of its key export markets, the Russian leadership has finally been forced to focus on climate issues.

ON 08/17/2021 AT 10:31 PM

New research conducted at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) demonstrated that corals treated in advance with a probiotic mix of specific bacteria can increase the chances of survival. While not a solution to the climate crisis in general, this could suggest a preventive approach to salvaging coral reefs when a predicted ocean-borne heat wave to the region is imminent.

ON 08/17/2021 AT 03:03 AM

Yesterday the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation declared its first “Tier 1” water shortage at Lake Mead, the nation’s largest water reservoir. It will have devastating effects on Arizona, Nevada, and even Mexico starting January 1.

ON 08/17/2021 AT 02:09 AM

A just released study of Greenland’s Arctic ice sheet reveals that without the presence of at least regular small amounts of fresh snow, ice will age, darken, and change shape, resulting in far more solar energy absorption and accelerating melting.

ON 08/16/2021 AT 04:33 AM

Climate Survival Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.'s invited paper on how to address the growing drought crisis through efficient wastewater treatment and reuse has been accepted for presentation at The 1st International Conference on Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES), to be held online from 9-11 November, 2021.

ON 08/12/2021 AT 10:37 PM

As if wildfires were not bad enough, a new study has revealed that the small particles thrown into the atmosphere from western U.S. wildfire smoke will fundamentally change the way cloud droplets form in that region. There will therefore be even less rain when the wildfires have passed.

ON 08/12/2021 AT 03:23 AM

Our toxic future with too much carbon dioxide and a glut of wastewater could yield an unexpected source of endless clean freshwater in an otherwise drought-filled future.

ON 08/10/2021 AT 09:01 PM

According to Professor Chris Venditti, biologist at the University of Reading in UK, many commonly-eaten fish could face extinction as warming oceans due to climate change increases pressure on their survival while also hampering their ability to adapt.

ON 08/15/2021 AT 10:19 PM

The first of three reports by the UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change, released yesterday, was far more threatening than the interim report of two years ago but is still far too weak and offers no real solutions.

ON 08/08/2021 AT 10:17 PM

After reaching record low water levels during accelerating drought throughout 2021, on August 5 the hydroelectric power plant at Lake Oroville was shut down for the first time in that reservoir’s history.

ON 08/06/2021 AT 04:39 AM

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) ocean current, which includes the Gulf Stream, was just confirmed to have been slowing down and destabilizing for decades, thanks to the climate crisis. When and if it does stall completely, the impact on the planet would be catastrophic.

ON 08/06/2021 AT 03:53 AM

President Vladimir Putin of Russia acknowledge to his cabinet that spiking temperatures, raging out-of-control wildfires, and heavy flooding have one singular cause: global heating.

ON 08/05/2021 AT 06:10 PM

Researchers from the Ohio State University found that a common farm weed could make a “greener” jet fuel with fewer production-related environmental impacts than other biofuels.

ON 08/04/2021 AT 11:25 PM

According to a study published in GCB Bioenergy, a product made from urban, agriculture and forestry waste has the added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint of modern farming.

ON 08/04/2021 AT 11:17 PM

The British insurer Prudential, along with other banking groups such as HSBC, Citi, and BlackRock Real Assets, is working with the Manila-based Asian Development Bank to buy out coal-fired power plants in Asia in order to shut them down in the next 15 years.

ON 08/03/2021 AT 11:35 PM

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Center for Resilient Design is launching, a web-based resource focused on planning and developing sustainable, resilient local government microgrids locally and nationally.

ON 08/03/2021 AT 11:25 PM

Neonicotinoids have been subject to tough scrutiny in recent years because of the damage they do to beneficial insects when applied in large quantities to vegetable crops and fruit orchards. A new study from researchers at UC Riverside now proves exposure to even the tiniest amounts of the chemicals can cause almost 100% collapse of bee colonies nearby.

ON 08/03/2021 AT 06:25 AM

A new study showed that the top five percent of all electrical power plants in the world are responsible for 73% of all carbon emissions produced when generating electricity.

ON 08/02/2021 AT 09:45 PM

Researchers from Florida State University discovered that when La Niña brings unusually warm waters and abnormal air pressure to the Pacific Ocean, the resulting weather patterns create an increase in the carbon exported from the Amazon River.

ON 07/27/2021 AT 06:44 PM

Only one-third of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘s first full climate analysis and goals report since 2013 will be ready before the upcoming UN COP26 summit begins on October 31. It will also once again pull its punches by putting politics ahead of saving humanity.

ON 07/21/2021 AT 10:06 PM

A unique water treatment solution deployed in rural Mexico using just volcanic rock and anerobic processes, manages to purify wastewater without the need for harmful chemicals.

ON 07/25/2021 AT 08:57 AM

With temperatures rising and a local drought turning forests into kindling, northern Siberia’s fires have become so widespread and intense close to cities that emergency authorities have ordered people to stay indoors for their health. The fires have also forced Russia to move faster to shut down smaller fires it would have once ignored.

ON 07/21/2021 AT 05:45 PM

According to a research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, increased cloud cover causes by moisture evaporation from oceans and other bodies of water will amplify global heating, by both reflecting less solar radiation and enhancing the greenhouse effect.

ON 07/20/2021 AT 06:13 PM

A Giant Sequoia Lands Coalition has been formed in a bid to better safeguard giant sequoias from threats of climate change and catastrophic wildfires.

ON 07/20/2021 AT 03:07 AM

According to research led by UCL and Imperial College London scientists, children and young people living near woodlands have better cognitive development and lower risk of emotional and behavioral problems.

ON 07/18/2021 AT 09:31 PM

With recently discovered fossil fuel resources of almost 18 billion barrels of oil and 148 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the Arctic territory of Denmark could have sold leases to those resources and finally bought its freedom from Denmark. It chose instead to save the planet.

ON 07/16/2021 AT 10:28 PM

A tropical storm which was locked over northern central Europe over the past week dumped as much as two months’ rainfall in some places in a single day. The resulting floods have left over 120 dead found so far, with more than a thousand missing, and extensive destruction to buildings, roads, and dams.

ON 07/15/2021 AT 09:04 PM

According to a new study conducted by the University of Southern California, rapid filling of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam along the Blue Nile River could reduce water supplies to downstream Egypt by more than one-third. The situation, if not addressed will cause unemployment rates to reach from 14 to 25% and will cause agricultural sector losses of up to 51 billion dollars.

ON 07/14/2021 AT 10:08 PM

According to a new study, thanks to wobbles in the long-term lunar orbital cycle, our planet is going to suffer violent shifts in both the number and magnitude of high tide floodings (HTF) by just 9 years from now. That, coupled with climate crisis driven sea level rise, will affect many coastlines and could engulf areas already under siege from sea level rise.

ON 07/17/2021 AT 04:16 PM

In perhaps one of the ultimate ironies, the fossil fuel industry is scrambling to save Alaska’s permafrost from melting due to the climate crisis it created. It is all to keep the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline from breaking apart.

ON 07/08/2021 AT 09:27 PM

According to a new study led by researchers from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, cold-adapted Arctic species like the thick-billed murre are especially vulnerable to heat stress caused by climate change.

ON 08/11/2021 AT 08:03 AM

The arrival of the Indian summer monsoon has been forecasted three months in advance for the past 40 years with the highest precision up until now, but global heating will soon render the old approaches invalid on their own. Climate scientists now aim to combine traditional weather prediction models with machine learning models to achieve more accurate forecasts.

ON 07/06/2021 AT 12:43 AM

A new study conducted by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany revealed that current rates of plastic emissions globally may already be triggering that we will not be able to reverse.

ON 07/05/2021 AT 04:18 AM

A new study from researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) revealed the not-so-surprising truth that crops, animals, and people are all prone to heat-related illnesses and death at around the same temperatures. The real surprise is we are already past the safe zone in much of the world.

ON 06/30/2021 AT 10:43 PM

Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, have discovered an extract from the leaves of the European chestnut tree has the ability to neutralize dangerous, drug-resistant staph bacteria.

ON 06/30/2021 AT 04:08 AM

Yesterday temperatures which had soared to 108° F (42.2° C) and more in Seattle and Portland, Oregon began to move further east within the Pacific Northwest. It is now triggering unprecedented incidences of heat stroke and the need for power rationing.

ON 06/28/2021 AT 03:53 AM

A just published joint research effort by NASA and the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the risks of being infected by tick-borne Lyme disease was up by at least a factor of two since 2000.

ON 06/23/2021 AT 04:41 AM

The damage caused by CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere cannot be corrected just be removing the same amount of CO2 out of it, by whatever means.

ON 06/21/2021 AT 06:12 PM

The high temperatures in the American west just keep going higher. They will make the drought even worse and the wildfires to come more widespread and tougher to put out.

ON 06/18/2021 AT 02:26 AM

According to a new study co-sponsored by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the rate at which solar radiation is being trapped or absorbed on Earth has increased by a factor of 2 between 2005 and 2019. The climate crisis is accelerating faster than anyone knew.

ON 06/16/2021 AT 09:57 PM

The United Nations held an all-day event today as a global call to action to restore the world’s lands, as overuse and the climate crisis have already left over 2 billion people without ready access to drinking water, and ecosystems on every continent on their way to ecological destruction.

ON 06/14/2021 AT 04:47 AM

A Russian emergency services agency reports that major wildfires have broken out in multiple locations in the Siberian north.

ON 06/08/2021 AT 10:50 PM

Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere reached yet another record level for the month of May, just short of 419 ppm. It is the highest concentration in the 63 years the data has been recorded.

ON 06/04/2021 AT 10:36 PM

It should not be a surprise based on empirical observations just over the past year, but researchers now have enough data to prove Arctic sea ice is melting at 2X the rate previously calculated.

ON 06/03/2021 AT 11:18 PM

The environmental think tank Global Energy Monitor blew the whistle on world’s inability to limit production of power from coal, despite what it will mean to widespread deaths of species on the planet from global heating.

ON 06/02/2021 AT 08:28 PM

Two citizens of Guyana have filed suit against the Guyana government for what they say is an unconstitutional agreement to let ExxonMobil defile coastal waters and accelerate the climate crisis.

ON 06/01/2021 AT 03:42 AM

An extensive new study reveals that over one-third of all warm season heat-related deaths from 1991-2018 have as a principal cause increased planetary temperatures as a result of the climate crisis. This is all about to get a great deal worse, fast.

ON 05/28/2021 AT 11:48 PM

This week French energy giant Total became the latest global target for the Fridays for Future Climate Strikes, when protesters attacked it for human rights violations, greenwashing, and ecocide connected with its destructive fossil fuel projects across Africa.

ON 05/27/2021 AT 06:31 AM

An activist lawsuit filed by seven environmental and human rights organizations, plus 1,700 Dutch citizens, yesterday landed a massive victory against Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell and its grossly inadequate fossil fuel emissions reduction plans.