Ecotourism

Australian farmers body says Roundup cancer ruling is 'in blatant ignorance' of science

Australia’s National Farmers’ Federation has rejected the finding of a US court that the weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, saying it set a “reckless precedent” that could harm agriculture.<p>On Monday, Greenpeace urged the Australian government to start restricting the sale of Roundup – which is …

Environment

A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

Climate Change

Italy motorway bridge collapse kills at least 22 - deputy minister

ROME (Reuters) - The motorway bridge that collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday killed at least 22 people and the death toll will rise, Italian Deputy Transport Minister Edoardo Rixi said in a television interview.<p>The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy August …

World News

Which cities are liveable without air conditioning?

Mapping the world’s cities where you can live comfortably without heating or air conditioning reveals how few boast such ideal climates – and how global warming would further narrow the field

Climate Change

Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory

A bit more than 8000 years ago, the world suddenly cooled, leading to much drier summers for much of the Northern Hemisphere. The impact on early …

Archaeology

Not Everyone Is Thrilled About Paris’s New Eco-Friendly Open-Air Urinals

Visitors to Paris may have noticed a new addition to the city’s well-known landscape—bright red eco-urinals, which now sit alongside the Seine near …

World News

Climate models predict the world will be 'anomalously warm' until 2022

The next four years are going to be anomalously warm – even on top of regular climate change. That’s according to new research my colleague Sybren …

Climate Change

The next five years will be ‘anomalously warm,’ scientists predict

The past four years have been the four warmest ever recorded — and now, according to a new scientific forecast, the next five will also probably be “anomalously warm,” even beyond what the steady increase in global warming would produce on its own.<p>That could include another record warmest year, …

Climate Change

Illinois attorney general sues Trump Tower for river violations

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' attorney general announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging the violation of environmental laws and a threat to fish in the Chicago River.<p>The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan in Cook County Circuit Court said the Trump …

Donald Trump

Greenhouse-gas levels near milestone: Highest in millions of years

Any day now, the concentration of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide sampled from the air wafting above a barren lava field in Hawaii could be above 400 parts per million (ppm), a level not seen since the Pliocene, between 3.2 and 5 million years ago.<p>Carbon dioxide levels were around 280 ppm when …

Climate Change

This summer’s extreme heat may just be the start of a super-hot stretch

More than 100 major wildfires are raging across the American West, including the largest blaze in California’s history. Deadly heat waves around the …

Climate Change

India's 'water man' keeping liquids flowing despite crisis

India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history. But Rajender Singh has been working to restore supply to more than a thousand …

Water

Global heatwave could last for the next 4 years

The world could be basking in unstoppable sunshine for another four years, according to scientists.<p>New research suggests 2018’s incredible global …

Climate Change

Climate studies

Aeolus scientific disciplines - Climate studies<p>Aeolus will investigate the global wind profile<p>Climate studies aim to learn more about the atmosphere …

Climate Change

Poland is returning 1,000 tons of illegal waste shipped over from UK

An enormous shipment of waste that was illegally shipped to Poland from the UK disguised as plastic is being sent back where it came from.<p>The UK …

Environment

A French Theme Park Has 'Hired' Trained Rooks to Pick Up Trash And Cigarette Butts

Everyone wins!<p>If you've been paying attention, you know that corvids (crows, rooks and ravens) are remarkably intelligent birds. Now these feathered …

Environment

Al Gore Forced to Walk Back Trump Comments After Seeing State of Environment

The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, …

Al Gore

Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes.<p>The unidentified firefighter was killed on Monday while battling the Ranch Fire, one of two blazes …

Environment

Global heatwave is symptom of early stage cycle of civilisational collapse

<i></i>This summer’s extreme weather has hit home some stark realities. Climate disaster is not slated to happen in some far-flung theoretical future. It’s …

Climate Change

Zinke’s Hot Take on Fires a ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke penned an op-ed for <i>USA Today</i> on the wildfires currently ravaging California. In it, he coins a very politically correct term for logging—“active forest management”—and claims that expanded logging could help prevent future fires, if only …

Forests

Exceptionally hot weather predicted until 2022 according to new study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in the Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.<p>The joint effects of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of "extreme …

Climate Change

Sanitary bins could come to men's toilets in war on wet wipes

Men using public toilets in London may soon be confronted with an unusual new arrival in their cubicles.<p>Sanitary bins, familiar for years in female loos, are poised to be introduced into male conveniences in an attempt to cut down on fatbergs in the capital’s sewers, if Greater London Assembly …

Environment

Jury award in U.S. Monsanto case shows ‘dangerous’ disregard of scientific evidence, Alberta dairy farmer says

According to an Alberta dairy farmer, the ramifications of a recent U.S. jury award against the maker of the world’s most widely-used weed killer are …

Canadian News

Phytoplankton Is Affecting Earth's Climate in the Ocean's 'Twilight Zone'

NASA scientists are venturing into the ocean's "twilight zone" to explore how phytoplankton are affecting Earth's climate.<p>Phytoplankton are …

Marine Biology

Racial Justice Groups Enjoy Tenuous Victory in Halting Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) has hit a new obstacle—one that is giving environmental and racial justice advocates reason for cautious …

Environment

Extreme temps likely to continue until 2022 - study

Natural changes in the earth's temperature means the world is more likely to see extreme temperatures until 2022.<p>That's according to a new climate …

Climate Change

E.coli bacteria closes Ramona Beach in Portage

PORTAGE, MI -- Ramona Park Beach is closed Tuesday because of E.coli bacteria.<p>Water at the Portage beach tested high for the bacteria Tuesday, Aug. …

Environmental Health

How the Antarctic is helping combat climate change

In Expedition Antarctic, CNN's Arwa Damon and Brice Laine spent nearly a month on an ice-breaking vessel to explore the harsh but fragile beauty of the Antarctic, where researchers are finding it to be a vital buffer to climate change.

World News

Brazil meets a major emissions goal two years ahead of schedule

Brazil has just announced that it has cut 2017 greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation to levels far below its 2020 goal. The country originally …

Brazil

A.I. Researchers Have an Ingenious New Plan to Save Coral Reefs

It also involves scuba diving with 360-degree cameras, which sounds fun.<p>Climate change has been bleaching coral reefs, decimating the local marine …

Science