Large parts of Appalachia’s forests, once owned by coal companies, now make money for investors by storing carbon. But the results bring few jobs or sizable investments for residents.
Fed Chair Jerome Powell bristles at talk of managing climate change, but the damage it is doing the US economy is hard to ignore, as the latest National Climate Assessment shows.
Already, climate change plays out in all parts of the world. Every further increment of warming will bring rapidly escalating hazards, including more intense heatwaves and heavier rainfall.
A child born now is likely to suffer, on average, three to four times as many climate extreme events in their lifetime as their grandparents did.
Indonesia government has a nationwide seismic hazard map but without an operational map for seismic mitigation
Heading into COP27, those at the sharp end of climate change are seeking a better deal.
COP conferences broadly provide a platform for the negotiation of international climate change agreements.
Emission of greenhouse gases is on the rise, an indication that the worst lies ahead.
A new international report on climate change finds rapid changes could cut emissions from transportation by 80% to 90%. Three behavior change trends could bring big improvements.
Lithium is essential for batteries that power electric vehicles and store energy from solar and wind farms. A new U.S. source could provide 10 times more lithium than the country uses today.
The damage from storms, droughts and sea level rise is in the news almost daily. Some money is flowing to help poor countries, but what isn’t clear is how much impact the funds are having.
The financial outcome of COP26 is a glass half full, but it’s not far from a failure.
Permaculture – a mashup of ‘permanent’ and ‘culture’ – is a way of doing agriculture that’s inspired by the resilience and biodiversity of healthy natural ecosystems.
A report found the amount of funding needed to adapt to climate change exceeds what has so far been delivered by 80%.
New Zealand has announced a more ambitious pledge to cut emissions, but the commitment relies on buying credits from offshore. There is no system for doing this yet, or for ensuring genuine cuts.
The language around climate change can feel overwhelming. A psychology and public policy expert breaks it down in plain English.
Five aspects need attention if African governments are to be able to mitigate, adapt to and manage climate change in the coming critical decade.
Being able to identify communities that are susceptible to the pandemic ahead of time would allow officials to target public health interventions to slow the spread of the infection and avoid deaths.
Forest management is not a cure-all for wildfires, although it can help reduce the chances of massive burns. Making this happen will require broad collaborative efforts and more money.
Risk has to do with uncertainty; people struggle to conceptualise and manage that which they’re unsure about. This is true in the higher education sector, too.