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Victoria Bekiempis
The sun rises over a neighborhood in Encinitas, California, amid a heatwave last year. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

June 17, 2021

Scientists from agency and Noaa say Earth’s ‘energy imbalance’ roughly doubled from 2005 to 2019 in ‘alarming’ way

The Earth is trapping nearly twice as much heat as it did in 2005, according to new research, described as an “unprecedented” increase amid the climate crisis.

Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
 Burger - Canadian fast-food chain A&W — like many other major food companies — recently announced it will help ranchers supplying it to farm using more sustainable "regenerative" techniques. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
June 18th 2021

International food giants are reinventing how they grow — and market — food in a bid to convince eco-conscious consumers their products are environmentally friendly.

Carl Meyer
File photo of Parliament Hill in 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

May 28th 2021

A House of Commons committee descended into a tornado of confusion this week as it tried to approve amendments to the government’s net-zero emissions bill.

David Shukman Science editor
Boats on dry beach - REUTERS

May 27, 2021

It's becoming more likely that a key global temperature limit will be reached in one of the next five years.

A major study says by 2025 there's a 40% chance of at least one year being 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial level.

That's the lower of two temperature limits set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Barry Saxifrage
Despite numerous climate summits, the CO2 in our atmosphere continues to climb. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA/Wikimedia Commons

April 26th 2021

“Whatever our world leaders are 'doing' to reduce emissions, they are doing it wrong … Our political leaders have failed us … We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with.” — Greta Thunberg

The primary force overheating our planet, destabilizing our climate, and acidifying our oceans is the CO2 humans are dumping into the atmosphere.

Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle
An iceberg off Cape Dorset, an Inuit community in Nunavut, Canada. There is growing evidence that Nunavut’s glaciers are shrinking, in part due to iceberg calving as a result of climate change.Credit...Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

April 21, 2021

Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada will arrive for President Biden’s climate summit on Thursday with an outsize reputation for being a warrior in the global fight against climate change.

Chris Hatch
Chris Hatch - In a weekly climate newsletter, climate correspondent Chris Hatch sorts through the kaleidoscope of news, ideas, politics and culture to figure out what's working in the race against climate change.
April 16th, 2021

Bending the curve?

It was a big week. The Conservatives’ long-awaited climate plan is getting a lot of attention. But most Canadians probably didn’t notice that it was also report card week.

Kenny Stancil
Activists hold signs reading "We Are Treating the Symptoms, Not the Cause" and "There Is No Planet B" during a climate justice demonstration outside the Spanish Parliament on September 25, 2020 in Madrid. (Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images)

April 06, 2021

"It is truly groundbreaking," Greta Thunberg said of the growing concentration of the heat-trapping gas. "And I don't mean that in a good way."

The concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide surged past 420 parts per million for the first time in recorded history this past weekend, according to a measurement taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii.


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