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May 3, 2023

Leading lawyers take side of climate activists

As climate scientists offer final warnings on our planet’s future, climate activists are becoming more and more determined to force change – whatever the cost. Their protests are increasingly controversial and disruptive, as those looking to secure the planet’s future clamber for the attention of lawmakers, big businesses, and the public. As protests

May 3, 2023

Food Production Could Add 1°C of Global Warming by 2100

A new study teases apart greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, showing how the food we eat heats up the world. Food production releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. New research has shown that by the end of the century, the processes that bring food to our tables could add another 1°C of warming

May 3, 2023

The Supreme Court just unleashed a flood of lawsuits against Big Oil

Nearly two dozen lawsuits filed by cities and states aim to put fossil fuel companies on trial for deceiving the public about climate change. But they’ve been stuck in legal limbo for half a decade, with companies deploying several maneuvers to block them. Now a surprising source has unleashed those lawsuits: the conservative-dominated

May 2, 2023

Coral Reefs Are in Crisis. Could a Controversial Idea Help?

To preserve habitat for fish and benefits for humans, some scientists suggest we need to explore the need for assisted migration. Coral reefs support vibrant marine ecosystems, stimulate tourism and fishing industries, and protect shorelines from tropical storms and erosion. But reefs around the globe have been hit hard by pollution, overfishing and

Apr 28, 2023

The Science of Climate Change: Understanding the Causes and Consequences

As one of the most pressing global challenges of our time, climate change has far-reaching consequences for ecosystems, societies, and economies. Understanding the science behind climate change is crucial for informed decision-making and effective climate action. The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change The primary cause of climate change is the enhanced greenhouse effect,

Apr 27, 2023

In the wake of historic storms, Māori leaders call for disaster relief and rights

This story is published as part of the Global Indigenous Affairs Desk, an Indigenous-led collaboration between Grist,High Country News, ICT, Mongabay, and Native News Online. In February, Cyclone Gabrielle hit New Zealand, bringing devastating floods and powerful winds, destroying homes, displacing thousands, and killing at least eleven people. Prime Minister Chris Hipkins called

Apr 26, 2023

Teenagers Go to Court to Force Climate Action

Lawsuits in Montana and Hawaii shine light on how climate chaos threatens their adult lives. By the time 18-year-olds today hit the age of 35 in 2040, the scientific consensus holds that they’ll be living in a world in which climate extremes are commonplace — sea levels will rise enough to lap salt

Apr 26, 2023

Deep-Sea Mining’s Dirty Dilemma

Mining promises to kick up a bunch of seafloor-smothering sediment. The question is: how much? Industrial mining in the deep ocean is on the horizon. Despite several countries including Germany, France, Chile, and Canada calling for a pause on the field’s development, the International Seabed Authority (ISA), the organization tasked with both regulating

Apr 25, 2023

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol bans Private Jets and Night Flights

The private jet ban is set to into effect at the end of 2025. This will lead to “more quiet, clean and better air travel” an airport official said in a statement. Other than that, larger and therefore louder aircraft like the Boeing 747 should no longer be commissioned to land at the