New Innovations in Geoengineering Are Needed to Save the Coral Reefs

The coral reef crisis continues thanks to threats like climate change and pollution. With that in mind, the National Academy of Sciences released a major report last week detailing the high-tech interventions that may be necessary to stop the damage and save the coral reefs. The report — commissioned by …

Beef-Eating ‘Must Fall Drastically’ as World Population Grows

People in rich nations will have to make big cuts to the amount of beef and lamb they eat if the world is to be able to feed 10 billion people, according to a new report. These cuts and a series of other measures are also needed to prevent catastrophic …

Britain Blown Away by New Wind Energy Record

The strong winds in the UK helped set a new renewable energy generation record last week. According to official figures from National Grid, onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9GW between 6pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday. The previous record was set on 9th November, when wind …

Meat-Heavy Menu at COP24 Isn’t Helping Anything

New analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity, Farm Forward and Brighter Green Sunday finds that the meat-heavy menu at the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change conference COP24 could contribute more than 4,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases to the climate crisis. The data found that if all 30,000 visitors choose meat-based …

World Bank Doubles Climate Investment to $200bn

The World Bank Group has doubled its current five-year investment to around $200 billion (£157bn) to support countries taking action to fight climate change. It is part of its plans to boost support for climate adaptation, especially in the world’s poorest nations, with the funding provided between 2021 and 2025. Projects that will …

‘We Are Last Generation That Can Stop Climate Change’ – UN Summit

Big cuts in carbon emissions and a rise in protection from extreme weather urgently needed. The UN climate change summit begins on Monday with a warning that today’s generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. Almost 200 nations were …

Climate Change Hits the UK: Summers Could Be 5.4°C Hotter by 2070

Summers in the UK could be up to 5.4°C warmer by 2070, according to new data published by the Met Office. It warns of significant temperature rises in the coming decades in its “most comprehensive picture yet” of how climate could change over the next century. The UK Climate Projections …