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Lockdowns cut daily carbon emissions in April to 17% below last year’s average — but that only gets us back to 2006 levels
Due to stay-at-home orders, air and vehicle travel have decreased — and so have the associated carbon emissions.
3 billion people — up to half the current global population — could be living in unbearable heat in 50 years
"Large areas of the planet would heat to barely survivable levels and they wouldn't cool down again," Marten Scheffer told USA Today.
Energy demand is set to plummet this year as coronavirus presents the biggest shock since World War ll, IEA says
"The plunge in demand for nearly all major fuels is staggering, especially for coal, oil and gas," IEA executive director Fatih Birol said.
Climate change is real, and there are ways to mitigate it. Here's what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint without changing your whole life.
Scientists created carbon-sucking ‘Frankenstein’ bricks using microbes. The material can spawn its own babies.
The brick contains bacteria colonies that grow when the atmosphere is humid. That could make it an ideal building material for a Mars settlement.
Thousands of Australians are calling for their prime minster’s resignation. He’s vowed to keep exporting coal, despite the link between fi...
Since September, 25 million acres of Australia have caught fire. The resulting smoke plume stretches 1.3 billion acres.
Australia’s fires are 46% bigger than last year’s Brazilian Amazon blazes. There are at least 2 months of fire season to go.
Since September, 25 million acres have burned in Australia's unprecedented season of bushfires. Here's why the fires are so severe and unstoppable.
Carbon dioxide in homes, offices, and classrooms could cut our capacity for complex, strategic thinking by 50% within 80 years, scientists warn
Even basic cognitive performance could drop by 25% with higher levels of carbon dioxide. A growing body of research shows how CO2 affects the brain.
More than 11,000 scientists have declared a ‘climate emergency.’ One of the best things we can do, they say, is have fewer children.
After analyzing 40 years' worth of data, thousands of scientists from around the world say our planet is in the midst of a "climate emergency."
The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet.
The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water and the second-largest polluter of water. Here's why.