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.
The nation is the world's second-biggest marine polluter behind China and has pledged to reduce plastic waste in its waters some 70 percent by 2025 by boosting recycling, raising public awareness, and curbing usage.
The Great Barrier Reef is bleached and dying. Because oceans are heating so quickly, nearly all of the world’s corals are projected to be dead by 2050. Now, however, a handful of entrepreneurial scientists, many of whom have spent their careers studying the reefs that are dying before their eyes, are devising
Though we know that we ingest plastic — the other species aren’t spared, so why would we — but to put a number or an image to the fact that we consume plastic is very disturbing as this makes the truth closer to home. The number is 5g per week and the image is the equivalent of a credit card.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched India’s first trading programme to combat particulate air pollution on World Environment Day 2019, which has air pollution as its theme. The programme is a market-based system where the government sets a cap on emissions and allows industries to buy and sell
The extreme heatwave that recently saw temperatures soar across India was a stark reminder that this region is one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. As countries start to declare climate emergencies, following the urgent call for decarbonisation in last year’s Intergovernmental Panel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech urged people to stop using single-use plastic bags so that India could start phasing them out from October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. “I request citizens to see if we can make India single-use plastic free from October 2. Schools, colleges, municipalities, urban bodies,
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