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Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Combat the Climate Crisis

This is the start of a crucial decade in human history. And while it’s certainly not starting the way we all expected with a global pandemic forcing the world into public health and economic crises, that doesn’t mean we can take our eyes off the climate ball. Read More >>

A Newly Discovered Deep-Sea Coral Garden Could Unlock the Ocean’s Secrets

Australia’s most famous coral resides on its Pacific coast. The Great Barrier Reef is amazing, to be sure, and a bellwether of how climate change is impacting reefs around the world. Read More >>

The Truth About Bioplastic

If you’re not the type to bring a reusable bag to the shop, bioplastics have become an increasingly attractive alternative to the plastic that is slowly strangling the oceans, rivers, municipalities and the very sediment record of Earth itself. Read More >>

Satellites Show Italy’s Air Pollution Dissipating as Covid-19 Outbreak Worsens

After China, Italy has been the second-hardest-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic racing around the world. In an effort to staunch the number of cases, the Italian government severely restricted travel this week in northern Italy – the pandemic epicentre for the country – before extending restrictions to the entire country. Read More >>

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Moscow Didn’t Get a Winter This Year

Russia holds a place in our cultural imagination as being cold as balls. But with climate change, past results don’t guarantee future performance. Or even present performance for that matter. Read More >>

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Cracks Are Starting to Show in the World’s Fossil Fueled Infrastructure

On Wednesday, the Court of Appeal issued a ruling that Heathrow Airport’s long-planned third runway expansion in London is illegal due to its climate impacts that planners failed to adequately account for. The move is the latest in a decade-plus of wrangling over the expansion that would be a climate disaster. Read More >>

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Climate Deniers Are Out of Ideas

Folks, the Washington Post had itself a Sunday night. The paper inexplicably published a puff piece on the “anti-Greta,” a German teen peddling soft climate denial who’s being supported by a group of old white guys at the Heartland Institute, an American conservative and libertarian policy think tank. Read More >>

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World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder Notes Climate Change Could End ‘Human Life as We Know it’

The finance industry is issuing some of the direst warnings about climate change while funding the industry most responsible for it. Today’s example: JP Morgan. Read More >>

The Jeff Bezos Climate Superpower That’s Bigger Than $10 Billion

The richest guy on Earth has decided maybe spending a few bucks to save the planet isn’t such a bad idea. Read More >>

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Pine Island’s Massive New Iceberg Is Already Cracking Up

Antarctica has been on one the past few weeks. It reached 18.3 degrees Celsius last week, a new record high for the continent. Scientists have found warm water creeping farther under its most vulnerable glacier. Other researchers dropped a little remote-operated robot under the same icy “superhighway,” recording eerie footage of an under-icescape in flux. Read More >>

‘Goosebumps’: Researchers Capture First Video From Under Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier

Thwaites Glacier is one of the most remote parts of the Antarctic (which is saying a lot) and yet its fate is intimately tied with millions of people around the world. The glacier is the bulwark against ice stored on West Antarctica. If it collapses, it could destabilise the region’s ice and send sea levels spiralling up to three metres higher. Read More >>

How Coronavirus Fears Tap Into the Deep History of Xenophobia in Public Health

The novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China continues to ripple around the world. More than 20,000 cases have been confirmed across Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia, and the official death toll of 425 has surpassed that of the 2002-03 SARS outbreak. Read More >>

Powerful Earthquake Jolts Caribbean Near Jamaica

On Tuesday afternoon, a major magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Jamaica. The shaking could reportedly be felt on land and tsunami warnings went up for Belize, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, and Jamaica. Read More >>

Maybe These Davos Guys Have Some Good Ideas About Climate Change (They Do Not)

Davos season is a beautiful time of year when rich, powerful people gather in a Swiss mountain town to talk about Big Ideas. Ensconced in this familiar backslapping environment, they also occasionally tell us how they really feel about some of the most pressing issues facing humanity like rising inequality and the climate crisis. Read More >>