In the ocean, phytoplankton helped by diazotrophs play an outstanding role in withdrawing CO₂ from the atmosphere. But climate change is disturbing this delicate balance.
A person who exercises, attends sporting events as a spectator and takes their kids to the oval or swimming pool will create 935 kg of CO₂ per year if using their car.
Our new study shows that cutting emissions now will bring benefits sooner than expected.
The Climate Change Committee has laid out a road map for net zero emissions that the UK government could follow.
Black Friday sales reveal fast fashion extremes. But how does it affect the planet?
Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.
Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.
Despite this year's coronavirus lockdowns, more CO2 has accumulated in the atmosphere than during the same period in 2017 or 2018.
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
Carbon capture and storage has failed to put a dent in global emissions, and the world is running out of time.
All modes of high-speed travel come with a cost to the environment.
The global warming potential of different greenhouse gases is often poorly understood, distorting which are the biggest concern.
Taxes designed to encourage a green transition can instead penalise smaller businesses and ensure they're left behind.
CO₂ will need to be removed from the atmosphere to avoid catastrophic heating. Can the process be incentivised?
An innovative method of carbon capture and storage could substantially reduce the emission of small industries while using geothermal energy to heat homes and thus replacing fossil-fuel energies.
Areas of the UK may lose their topsoil in little over a century according to new research.
Traffic congestion causes more problems than just being stuck in traffic. There are real effects on the health, quality of life and wallets of taxpayers.
Lakes are the final resting place for many of the Earth's plants – and these organic graveyards are about to get a whole lot busier.
Developers pay more tax to refurbish than demolish and rebuild – but there's a very easy fix.