Dragons can no longer be dismissed as mere fantasy, a group of academicians have suggested. Though the sightings are rare and far in-between, the emergence and disappearance of dragons can be attributed to the changes in climate and the availability of food sources for these creatures. Show More Summary
“Cultural figures in Russia today describe a climate of confusion and anxiety in which the law banning obscenities, as well as a 2013 law that criminalizes acts offending religious believers, are often ignored unless someone wants them applied.” Under the Soviets, said one publisher, “at least we knew the rules.”
Many major multinational companies with strong sustainability policies, such as Facebook and Microsoft, are also members of trade associations that are actively lobbying against European climate policy, a new study released this week finds. According...Show More Summary
The temperature limit we've chosen to protect our planet from harmful warming is 0.5 °C too high, say a growing number of climate scientists
Thu 09 Apr Stone and Wood are terribly grateful that the Earth's climate is so perfectly suited to ensuring fresh, clean water supplies, growing barley and hops,...
It’s Day 1 after the soft March 31 deadline the United Nations set in Lima for developed nations to submit official plans (INDCs) for their individual efforts to combat climate change. Remember what’s new about these numbers: they represent...Show More Summary
Insight into how large-scale deforestation could impact global food production by triggering changes in local climate has been gained by new research. In the study, researchers from the United States and China zero in on albedo (theShow More Summary
Climate Action Tracker says American ambition 'medium range'; not business-as-usual.
2006 was a good year for environmentalists. Al Gore had just released his documentary about climate change, “An Inconvenient Truth,” to enthusiastic appraisals, and was travelling across the U.S. to spread the word. David Denby wrote,...Show More Summary
A recent study of media in the UK and - moreso - the US suggests some major newsrooms focus disproportionately on the doom and gloom of climate change, creating a sense of hopelessness among many readers and viewers.
New FEMA guidelines could push states to consider how climate change will affect their communities in order to gain access to funding.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Densely populated Southeast Asian island states such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines are likely to face more intense climate events in future, analysts said on Thursday.
Lightning struck fear into the hearts of Seattleites yesterday. A paper last year found that lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent in the US, thanks to climate change. Mihai Simonia/Shutterstock Dark clouds gathered on the horizon. Show More Summary
Ocean scientists find evidence of an increasing slowdown in the Atlantic’s “invisible river” that could seriously affect weather and sea levels in the US and Europe.
See OceanDiver's post here. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary
Direct Action in theory could work, but the design of the proposed 'safeguard mechanism' to cap big firms' emissions - the second key element of the government's climate plan - will act more like a sieve through which pollution will stream.
Right-wing media have been mocking a recent resolution to address the disproportionate impacts that women will face from climate change, laughing at the possibility that "climate change will turn women into prostitutes." But the grim reality is that climate change will affect women in ways that should not be laughed at or ignored. Rep. Show More Summary
Russia's contribution to the international climate agreement was, admittedly, a little strange. The post Russia Joins U.S. In Filing International Pledge To Reduce Carbon Emissions appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In the first quarter of 2015, Costa Rica produced 100% of its energy from renewable resources, an impressive accomplishment.
San Francisco and Berkeley want to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.