Climate Change

07/04/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
John Pomeroy crunched sobering data. ‘It’s going to make it challenging to decide who gets the water, when do they get it and who can’t have it.’ Photo via University of Saskatchewan.

Apr. 3, 2024

The noted hydrologist projects a harsh shift in the region’s climate and water supply.

07/04/24
Author: 
Oliver Milman
A young woman protects herself from the sun in São Paulo, Brazil, on 14 November 2023. Photograph: Sebastião Moreira/EPA

Apr. 6, 2024

Global concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide climbed to unseen levels in 2023, underlining climate crisis

The levels of the three most important heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached new record highs again last year, US scientists have confirmed, underlining the escalating challenge posed by the climate crisis.

04/04/24
Author: 
Phoebe Weston
Western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus), which are a threatened species, in Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve in Guinea. Photograph: Nature Picture Library/Alamy

Apr. 3, 2024

Up to a third of Africa’s great apes are threatened by a boom in mining projects for minerals required for the renewable energy transition, new research shows.

04/04/24
Author: 
Gabriela Aoun Angueira
Woman riding an electric bike in Denver. Photo by Getty Images/Grist

Apr. 3, 2024

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

04/04/24
Author: 
Gunnar Rundgren, originally published by Garden Earth
Teaser photo credit: By Unknown author – Scanned from 1000 Fragen an die Natur, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1948., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2959985

Mar. 29, 2024

02/04/24
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
The B.C. government has flagged support for the federal fossil fuel emissions cap while delaying its own provincial plan after giving environmental approval to the FortisBC Tilbury LNG jetty project. File photo of Tilbury LNG site

Apr. 2. 2024

The B.C. government is trying to sugar-coat bad climate news with good after making back-to-back fossil fuel announcements last week, environmental groups say.

On Thursday, B.C. pledged to roll out a “backstop” regulatory emissions plan in 2026 in case the federal government’s proposed oil and gas emissions cap isn’t implemented, is scrapped or doesn’t meet provincial reduction targets.

02/04/24
Author: 
Brian Kaller, originally published by Restoring Mayberry
Bikeway in New York City, USA (2008).

Mar. 30, 2024

In perhaps one of the great ironies of human civilisation, mechanical devices to truly magnify human power came along as soon as we didn’t need them.  Pedal-powered devices like bicycles only appeared after coal had already begun to transform the landscape, however – mass production was necessary for the standardised metal parts — and around the same time that gasoline was first being introduced as a fuel for automobiles.

01/04/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Robot doublespeak: digital tech keeps promising energy savings while cannibalizing energy supplies. Image via Shutterstock.

Apr. 1, 2024

“It is wholly a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to a diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth.”
— William Stanley Jevons

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