Extreme Water Stress Affects a Quarter of the World’s Population, Say Experts

A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals. Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) warned that increasing water stress could lead to more “day zeroes” …

Will Burberry Set a Green Trend with New 2022 Emissions Goal?

Burberry has committed to slash its direct emissions by 95% in the next three years. The luxury fashion brand set the target against a 2016 baseline and has had the ambition independently assessed and approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), which confirmed it was in line with limiting the …

Saudi Arabia to Build 2.6GW Solar Plant near Mecca

Saudi Arabia has signed a deal for a 2.6GW solar farm to be built in the Makkah Region. The facility, which will be located near the holy city of Mecca, will supply electricity to Al Faisaliah city and the western parts of the country at times of peak demand, increasing …

Vital Ecosystems in Tidal Flats Lost to Development and Rising Sea Levels

Coastal development and sea level rise are causing the decline of tidal flats along the world’s coastlines, according to research that has mapped the ecosystems for the first time. Scientists from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Queensland used machine-learning to analyse more than 700,000 …

Carbon Emissions ‘Will Threaten Crops and Human Nutrition’

Increasing carbon dioxide concentrations will threaten crops and levels of human nutrition around the world. That’s according to researchers from the Harvard Chan School, which examined the impact of the gas on iron, protein and zinc levels in 225 different foods. The study suggests atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are …

Will Climate Change Make the Next World Cup Too Hot to Handle

After four weeks of fanfare, the 2018 World Cup has come to a close. France’s victory in Sunday’s final marked the end of a summer filled with thrilling victories, surprise defeats, national pride (and disappointment), penalty kick-induced panic and many other emotions associated with soccer. Fans, unfortunately, will have to …

Summer Heat Waves Break Records Across Northern Hemisphere

The summer of 2018 is shaping up to be one for the record books. Locations across the Northern Hemisphere have recorded their hottest temperatures ever this past week, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. While the Post points out that no single heat record can be linked to climate change, this …