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Save wildlife, save forests, and avoid pandemics

By Tim Radford

Covid-19 emerged from the wilderness. That alone is reason to protect the forests, control trade in wildlife – and avoid pandemics. The post Save wildlife, save forests, and avoid pandemics appeared first on Climate News Network.

08/05/20

Ireland’s Supreme Court damns climate policies

The country’s highest judicial authority, Ireland’s Supreme Court, says the government’s climate policy is not up to the job. The post Ireland’s Supreme Court damns climate policies appeared first on Climate News Network.

08/04/20

Bigger cars make bigger profits, but only for a few

Manufacturers who promote bigger cars earn more but harm efforts to cut carbon emissions and reduce unhealthy air. The post Bigger cars make bigger profits, but only for a few appeared first on Climate News Network.

08/03/20

The poor pay for the grim legacy of uranium mining

Uranium mining costs humans dearly. The nuclear industry prefers not to discuss the price paid by miners and their families. The post The poor pay for the grim legacy of uranium mining appeared first on Climate News Network.

07/31/20
                                                               

Waste plastic cascade could triple in 20 years

By Tim Radford Photo: Antoine GIRET on Unsplash

In a throwaway world, some discards are forever. New research measures the crisis of the world’s waste plastic.

07/30/20
                                                               

World’s nuclear fusion dream takes a leap forward

By Paul Brown

Nuclear fusion is the most ambitious project in the world, recreating on Earth the complex heat-producing reactions of the sun in the hope of making unlimited carbon-free electric power.

07/29/20

Holidays at home can help to slow climate heating

Staycationing − spending holidays at home − can protect the planet by cutting the aircraft emissions which heat the Earth. The post Holidays at home can help to slow climate heating appeared first on Climate News Network.

07/28/20

Rising heat affects Europe’s floods and droughts

Patterns of Europe’s floods and droughts are starting to change: each could be more extreme, and far likelier with rising heat. The post Rising heat affects Europe’s floods and droughts appeared first on Climate News Network.

07/27/20
                                                               

Food shortage may finish polar bears by 2100

by Tim Radford Photo: Hans-Jurgen Mager on Unsplash

How long polar bears can survive depends on how long they can last without food. And that may be: not long enough. The post Food shortage may finish polar bears by 2100 appeared first on Climate News Network.

07/24/20