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The world’s bleak climate situation, in 3 charts

We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.<p>Every so often it’s helpful — and by helpful I also mean traumatic, so buyer beware — to pull the lens back and take a look at the big picture on climate change and what’s necessary to avert its worst consequences.<p>In the journal <i>Nature</i>, …

What Google and Facebook know about you

An expert has investigated the data that two internet companies possess and warns others on extent of privacy intrusion.<p>Google and Facebook know almost everything a smartphone owner does online or offline and store the information even if the owner deletes the data on the device, a technical …

America Crowns a New Pollution King

For the first time in 40 years, power plants are no longer the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. That dubious distinction now belongs …

Exxon Withholding Climate Knowledge Is an Intergenerational Crime Against Humanity

Coal, oil and gas are tremendous resources: solar energy absorbed by plants and super-concentrated over millions of years. They're potent fuels and …

Stanford Scientists: Switch to Renewables Would Save 7 Million Lives Per Year, Create 24 Million Jobs

By Tim Radford<p>Californian scientists said a fossil fuel phase-out is achievable that would contain climate change, deliver energy entirely from wind, …

Renewable energy boost to power Victoria's four biggest regional cities

The projects are critical to the government's target to increase Victoria's renewable energy level to 40 per cent by 2025.<p>The government will seek to …

Renewable Energy

We only have 3 years left to turn the corner on global warming

The next three years will effectively decide the fate of our planet’s climate. This is the stark message of a new commentary in the journal <i>Nature</i> by …

Climate

An entire region of China just ran on 100% renewable energy for 7 days

But the Chinese province of Qinghai has already reached that goal, according to news outlet Xinhua. For seven days — from June 17 to 23 — the region ran on 100% renewable energy, including solar, wind, and hydropower.<p>The week was part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China, …

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback

Cities pledge to double down on climate action in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump<p>In an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions, including rolling back most …

Sanctuary Cities

Should you install solar panels on your roof? Ask Google

In 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. …

Solar Power

Susan Kiefel becomes Australia's first female chief justice of the high court

Australia now has its first female chief justice of the high court after Susan Kiefel was sworn in on Monday.<p>The occasion was marked by a ceremony in which the attorney general, George Brandis, described her life as a “truly great Australian story”, one to “inspire women and men alike”.<p>Kiefel said …

Paris tries something different in the fight against smog

Under a new French scheme cars are labelled according to the pollution that they emit. This allows the worst offenders to be banned when necessary<p>Last week Paris suffered its fourth smog of the winter and tried a new idea to protect its residents from the worst effects. Like many European cities, …

Davos 2017: business leaders need to stop navel gazing and act responsibly

Australian business leaders must look at their own practices first before we can solve economic inequality, social polarisation and environmental issues<p>I was excited when this year’s major theme for Davos was announced as Responsive and Responsible Leadership. I expected to see many sessions …

Climate change: 2016 charted record-breaking near 1.5°C warming

While 2016 has its store of shocks, here’s one that has us reeling. The first global analysis of the year 2016 has confirmed last year as the warmest …

Climate Change

Boone, NC Passes Historic Resolution: Ditch Fossil Fuels, Go 100% Clean Energy

With an incoming presidential administration seemingly hostile towards action on climate change, local solutions are now more important than ever. …

Russia Wins in a Retreat on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump has signaled ambivalence about many policies, such as Obamacare and infrastructure spending. But on at least one issue, his attitude is crystal-clear: climate change. Trump has vowed to withdraw from the Paris agreement designed to limit fossil-fuel use, and presented …

Six places where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels

From the US to Dubai, and some places in between.<p><i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>In the race to reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels, cost is a huge factor. It's taken years, but advances in technology and increases in both efficiency and output have helped bring down the expense of renewable energy, which …

Renewable Energy

This Chrome extension shows you how biased your social feed is

Ever wonder if your Facebook feed is only telling you one side of the story? Well, research has shown that it can do just that.<p>Social media feeds can …

Five ways to take action on climate change

The world’s leaders have promised to take urgent action on climate change. But that was the easy part. Here’s what they need to do next<p>The Paris agreement has been ratified. Only one year after negotiating this historic treaty, it has come into force. This signals that the vast majority of …

Giving the Gift of Travel: 10 Unforgettable Trips

Travel<p>Looking for the perfect trip to take with someone special? We've got the list for you.<p>The gift of travel lingers long after the holiday lights are packed away. The staff at National Geographic Expeditions selected some of their favorite trips around the globe, including visiting ancient cave …

This amazing drone film captures the magic of Norway and Iceland

A Russian photographer took time out from his busy schedule of shooting rock gigs, weddings and mixed martial arts fights to capture a staggering take on the other-worldly landscapes of Norway and Iceland.<p>The drone film, above, was created by Dmitry Bubonets of Moscow, Russia, on a visit to the two …

Expect Climate Catastrophe: Paris Agreement Lacks Enforcement

Enforcement mechanisms for climate change targets are not being implemented, including in the Paris Agreement of December 2015. We are actually sliding backwards on this critical element of a global climate deal.<p>Sanctions were agreed in 2001, that any developed countries that missed emission limits …

EU targets energy waste and coal subsidies in new climate package

Plan to cut energy use by 30% before 2030 forms centrepiece of package to help EU meet its Paris climate commitments<p>Europe will begin phasing out coal subsidies and cut its energy use by 30% before the end of the next decade, under a major clean energy package announced in Brussels on Wednesday.<p>The …

Coal

Race Through All 8 Harry Potter Movies in This Impressive Supercut

While it’s thrilling to read and watch the <i>Harry Potter</i> story, with a book series that is over 4,200 pages long and movies that clock in at nearly 20 …

Producing Wind Energy In The Ocean, No Turbines In Sight

The startup, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is testing a wind energy technology that looks nothing like a turbine. It’s a permeable mast or panel that …

Trump seems ready to fight the world on climate change. But he's likely to meet resistance

Donald Trumpis branded with all manner of unflattering labels, but one that hasn’t seemed to much bother him is “climate pariah.”<p>The president-elect is unabashed in his disdain for America’s global warming policy. He has placed a staunch climate-change doubter and antagonist of mainstream science …

Beyond the Delusion of Separateness

<i>German draft of a letter to Robert S. Marcus - Albert Einstein</i><p>In 1950, Albert Einstein wrote to console Robert S. Marcus - then Political Director of the World Jewish Congress - who had recently lost a son to polio:<p>Dear Mr. Marcus,A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe", a …

With Trump Victory, China Is Now the De Facto World Leader on Climate Change

Unlike the U.S. president-elect, Beijing recognizes that transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy will ensure long-term economic development.<p>China was responsible for around one-quarter of the world’s carbon emissions in 2014 ― more than the U.S. and the European Union combined. It …

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Why don’t we grieve for extinct species?

We have no rituals for coping with extinction, ecological destruction or environmental loss. And that’s a problem. Now, an impassioned group of artists and activists are trying to create them.<p>In early 2010, artist, activist and mother, Persephone Pearl, headed to the Bristol Museum. Like many …