Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest.

Big names begin bipartisan push to build support for carbon cuts

John Kerry and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, are unveiling a new group to fight global warming.

Largest Euro Battery will not be Li-On

The Chemical Engineer: HIGHVIEW Power, the designer and developer of the CRYOBattery, is to build what it claims will be Europe’s largest battery storage system, in the North of England. The project will also be the UK’s first commercial cryogenic energy storage facility at large scale. The 50 MW/250 MWh clean energy storage facility could help […]

San Francisco Bay dredging fuels an unexpected concern: climate change

Boyan Slat Unveils the Ocean Cleanup Interceptor

Xcel sees financial payoff in wind-power development

The case the industry makes — renewables are cheap enough, and getting cheaper — is getting clearer in the latest numbers.

Six inexpensive things cities can do to become more sustainable

Ensia is a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. Published by the Institute on the Environment.

Russia’s Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia.

Climate change is worsening, but at least politicians are finally talking about it

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Tackling climate crisis is what we should be doing, says new IMF boss

In an exclusive interview, Kristalina Georgieva tells why global heating is as big a threat to economic stability as another financial crash

Kristalina Georgieva is very keen to talk about the research one of her International Monetary Fund economists is doing. Surprisingly, this is not about any of the issues that have gripped the organisation in the past 75 years: balance of payments crises or global recessions. It is about whales and the part they play in the fight against climate change.

“Whales act like giant pumps,” says Georgieva, noting that in its lifetime each of these mammals sequesters 33 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while an average tree absorbs about 20kg a year.

Climate change is not just already visible, but tends to hit the world’s poorest countries and poorest people hardest

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