Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis. With global carbon emissions at record highs despite decades of talks aimed
With panoramic views of swaying tussock grass and the vast crystalline expanse of the Southern Ocean, Tasmania's beautiful Cape Grim peninsula is an unlikely reference point for the scientific world.
Mexico’s government ordered schools in and around Mexico City to be closed on Thursday in an extraordinary step taken due to elevated levels of pollution in the smog-wreathed capital.
As rivers surge and floods overpower, as forests burn and glaciers melt, and as wild animals enter human habitats, there is still no urgency among us as humans to find solutions to the immense crisis that is looming large over us. A recent study published by the US National Bureau of Economic Research states that no economy
A nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, the release of funds to 27 states for afforestation, the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) that was launched in June 2017,
Asian cities are switching to electric vehicles in a bid to tackle worsening air quality, cut climate changing emissions, and expand their public transport networks, climate experts said on Friday.
Ordering the government to “take all mitigating measures for reducing noise pollution…expeditiously”, India’s environment tribunal, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has recently directed the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) to implement measures authorized by it in a 2017 decision. The order aims to curb noise pollution in India’s capital New Delhi.
The Florida Legislature has banned the bans on plastic straws. I’d say we should all toast the bill with a long, tubular sip from a Big Gulp, but I don’t want to upset anybody. People can get quite worked up about this issue, and rightfully so. Nobody wants to see a seagull choking on a Slurpee straw.
The danger posed by single-use plastic products to human and animal health should never be underestimated. United Nations officials have been repeatedly urging everyone to give up the use of single-use plastic products such as disposable cutlery, water bottles, food containers and shopping bags.
You’ve seen it before: A driver idling at a stoplight flicks a cigarette butt out the window or a worker during a smoking break drops one to the sidewalk. What you don’t see is what happens to those cigarette butts. Typically, rain sweeps them down storm drains, into local waterways and, eventually, into the Chesapeake