Oregon and Washington Join 20 Countries to Phase Out Coal By 2030

Even though the Trump administration used its only public forum at the COP23 climate talks in Bonn to promote coal, it’s clear that many individual U.S. businesses, cities and entire states would rather keep fossil fuels in the ground. Oregon and Washington state have joined a new global alliance to phase out coal and switch …

Canada & UK Form Alliance To Dump Coal

At the COP 23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany this week, Canada and the UK announced that they are spearheading a global alliance to phase out the use of coal completely. The two countries expect 9 other nations to join their alliance shortly and anticipate a total of 50 countries will have signed on to …

World Is Set to Warm 3.4°C By 2100

By approaching 2100, a world set for 3.4˚C will, on present trends, probably be the reality confronting our descendants—slightly less warm than looked likely a year ago, analysts think. That’s the good news, you could say. But the bad news is twofold. First, this improvement in planetary prospects will still leave the global temperature increase …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Warn Humanity of Environmental Catastrophe

More than 15,000 scientists have signed a chilling article titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” urging global leaders to save the planet from environmental catastrophe. The plea, published Monday in the international journal BioScience, is likely the largest-ever formal support by scientists for a journal article with 15,372 total signatories, Motherboard noted. …

Study Links Osteoporosis to Air Pollution

Exposure to air pollution is known to cause a vast array of respiratory health problems, but in a new study, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have determined that air pollution can also weaken bones. The paper, published in The Lancet Planetary Health, is the first to document high rates of hospital …

Global Carbon Emissions Set to Rise for First Time in Four Years

After years of flat growth, global carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise again in 2017 to hit a record high, according to new data that seriously threatens international efforts to avert dangerous global warming. The Global Carbon Project’s 12th annual report unveiled this morning at the UN climate summit in Bonn suggests an increase …