Campaigners seek to curb UK oil production through the high court

The UK’s oil and gas regulator does not take tax breaks or foreign ownership into account when deciding whether a license is in the national interest

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Inside Clean Energy: Batteries Got Cheaper in 2021. So How Close Are We to EVs That Cost Less than Gasoline Vehicles? – Inside Climate News

The price of the batteries that power electric vehicles has fallen by about 90 percent since 2010, a continuing trend that will soon make EVs less expensive than gasoline vehicles. This week, with battery pricing figures for 2021 now available, I wanted to get a better idea of what the near future will look like. […]

Columbia Professor Shahid Naeem to Head Ecological Society of America

The Columbia ecologist will serve as the society’s president in 2023-2024.

Alumni Spotlight: Sage Solomine Raises Funds for Big Cat Conservation

Sage Solomine leveraged her master’s degree from the Environmental Science and Policy program to achieve her goal of protecting big cats with Panthera.

Kelp Farming Gets a Boost in Suffolk

Delayed recovery of the tropical rain belt

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 09 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01237-w

The climate system may respond in different ways to reductions in atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Work now shows a delayed recovery (hysteresis) of the tropical rainbelt, with widespread implications for water resources.

Hysteresis of the intertropical convergence zone to CO2 forcing

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 09 December 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01211-6

In idealized model experiments where CO2 increases four-fold before returning to its original level, temperature and precipitation show almost linear responses to CO2 forcing. In contrast, the response of the Intertropical Convergence Zone lags behind CO2 changes, associated with delayed energy exchanges.

Study Claims Living Walls Can Reduce Heat Loss in Buildings by Over 30%

As state combats sea level rise, new survey shows belief in climate change up in Florida

There’s Lots to Learn From How They Build in Montreal