International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies

World marks September 7th 2020 as the first ever International Day for Clean Air and Blue Skies, organised by the United Nations (UN). Air pollution is the single greatest environmental health risk and one of the main causes of death and disease globally. Children are the most vulnerable to polluted …

Global Food Prices Rise in July

Global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report. The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index averaged 94.2 points in July, a 1.2 percent increase from June and nearly 1.0 percent higher …

Time-Saving Supersonic Airplanes Could Be a Disaster for the Environment

At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation. The issue is expected to come to the fore next week as international regulators meet in Canada beginning Monday to …

UN: We Must End All Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

 To keep voters and consumers happy, governments around the world spend between $160 billion and $400 billion each year on subsidies for the production and use of coal, oil and gas. The aim, of course, is to keep the prices of these fossil fuels artificially low. Yet by subsidizing fossil …

‘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 …

Solar Geoengineering Could Be ‘Remarkably Inexpensive’ – Report

Cooling the Earth by injecting sun-blocking particles into the stratosphere could be “remarkably inexpensive”, according to the most detailed engineering analysis to date. The fear of a rogue nation or military force unilaterally taking control of the global climate is unfounded, the researchers added, as the many thousands of high-altitude …