Siemens Gamesa Commits to Science-Based Climate Targets

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has made a commitment to reduce carbon emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement. It has signed up to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which encourages companies to commit to making measurable emissions reductions at a level necessary to meet the 2°C warming …

Climate Change Driving Global Hunger Increase, Warns UN

Climate change and extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods are among the key drivers behind the rise in global hunger. The warning from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) comes in a new report, which adds changes in climate are undermining production of major crops such as …

Warming Oceans Are Changing the World’s Rainfall

Global warming means truly global warming. The atmosphere, the oceans, and the ground are all warming. As a result, ice is melting, seas are rising, storms are getting more severe, and droughts are getting worse. But these things are not happening in isolation. The tricky thing about the climate is …

52 Percent of World’s Birds of Prey Populations in Decline

Grim news for the world’s raptors—an iconic group of birds consisting of hawks, falcons, kites, eagles, vultures and owls. After analyzing the status of all 557 raptor species, biologists discovered that 18 percent of these birds are threatened with extinction and 52 percent have declining global populations, making them more …

EU Climate Law Could Cause ‘Catastrophic’ Deforestation

Senior climate scientists say that the world’s carbon sinks could be facing a grave threat from a wholly unexpected source: the EU’s renewable energy directive. The climate law could suck in as much imported wood as Europe harvests each year because it will count energy created from the burning of …

Eva Kail: Vienna Acts Against the Climate Change

Eva Kail, The Gender Planning Expert for the Executive Group for Construction and Technology, the City of Vienna A survey conducted by Mercer, an international consulting firm, has shown that there’s no place in the world where the life is as good as it is in Vienna. Having been in …

Japan Killed 50 Whales in Antarctic Protected Area, Data Shows

Japanese whalers have killed more than 50 minke whales in an Antarctic marine protection area this year, WWF has revealed. The disclosure comes on the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting in Brazil, which Japan is chairing as it seeks to restart commercial whaling. Killing whales for …