Global

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Author: 

https://www.theguardian.com
Tuticorin thermal power station near the port of Thoothukudi on the Bay of Bengal, southern India. The plant is said to be the first industrial-scale example of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). Photograph: Roger Harrabin
Show

A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.

A plant at the industrial port of Tuticorin is capturing CO2 from its own coal-powered boiler and using it to make baking soda. ... Read more about Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Level: 

Category: 

World's wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans - in pictures

Author: 

www.theguardian.com
World's wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans - in pictures
Show

Global wildlife populations will decline by 67% by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to reduce human impact on species and ecosystems, warns the biennial Living Planet Index report from WWF and ZSL. From elephants to eels, here are some of the wildlife populations most affected by human activity ... Read more about World's wildlife being pushed to the edge by humans - in pictures

Level: 

Category: 

2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

Author: 

www.nasa.gov - Patrick Lynch
Each of the first six months of 2016 set a record as the warmest respective month globally in the modern temperature record, which dates to 1880. Meanwhile, five of the first six months set records for the smallest monthly Arctic sea ice extent since consistent satellite records began in 1979.
Show

Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data. ... Read more about 2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

Level: 

Category: 

About Earth Overshoot Day

Author: 

http://www.overshootday.org
Show

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. ... Read more about About Earth Overshoot Day

Level: 

Category: 

There’s a secret UN climate summit taking place in Mexico

Author: 

http://www.climatechangenews.com - Ed King
Australia's Great Barrier Reef seen from space - is under severe stress from warming and acidifying waters linked to fossil fuel emissions (Pic; NASA)
Show

UN biodiversity chief tells Climate Home protecting and restoring ecosystems is the best way to protect the world from dangerous levels of global warming. ... Read more about There’s a secret UN climate summit taking place in Mexico

Level: 

Category: 

More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says

Author: 

http://www.nytimes.com - Mike Ives
The Hong Kong skyline on Tuesday was obscured by haze from heavy pollution. Credit Anthony Wallace/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Show

HONG KONG — The World Health Organization said Tuesday that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air, in another sign that atmospheric pollution is a significant threat to global public health. ... Read more about More Than 9 in 10 People Breathe Bad Air, W.H.O. Study Says

Level: 

Category: 

Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

Author: 

https://www.theguardian.com - John Vidal
 Smoke billows from industrial chimney stacks in Shanxi province, northern China. The country lost nearly 10% of its GDP to air pollution in 2013. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Show

Study finds dirty air takes huge economic toll on poor countries and costs the world more than $5tn annually in lost work days and welfare costs ... Read more about Air pollution costs trillions and holds back poor countries, says World Bank

Level: 

Category: 

Pages