The U.S. Army unveiled its first ever climate strategy on Tuesday. The new plan focuses both on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing soldiers and infrastructure to prepare for the impacts of climate change and increasing extreme weather events. “The time to address climate change is now,” Secretary of the Army Christine E. Wormuth wrote […]
Coffee, avocados and cashews are crops beloved by consumers and essential to the livelihoods of tropical farmers. But how will the climate crisis impact their future growth? A new study published in PLOS One Wednesday looked at how suitable growing areas for these delicious and important crops would shift over the next 30 years, and […]
John Kerry, the first United States special presidential envoy for climate, said that the world is “not on a good track” in its goal of avoiding the worst effects of climate change, Reuters reported. Kerry said actions to move away from fossil fuels must be strengthened this decade. On Monday, Kerry addressed “Building Momentum to UN COP27,” an event hosted by officials from Egypt — who will host the next UN climate summit — and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, it could be heard about 5,000 miles away in Alaska and produced an ash cloud the size of New England, The Washington Post reported. The volcano lies mostly underwater, about 20 miles southeast of Tonga’s Fonuafo’ou island in the South Pacific, reported CNN. It sits about […]
I stepped onto the battlefield of climate change, sidestepping carcass after carcass. In the grass were the remains of Arctic terns, common terns, and roseate terns. Along the boulders, researchers pointed out dead puffin chicks. As other climate war zones smolder with wildfire embers, are strewn with flattened homes, or marked by bleached coral, the signature of conflict on a seabird island in the Gulf of Maine is a maddening quietude.
Sunshine State senators on Tuesday advanced a utility-backed bill to restrict residents’ ability to install solar panels on their homes. The bill, which would alter net metering rates so as to make installing solar panels less financially viable for Florida residents, is backed by Florida Power & Light (which wants to own all solar generation) […]
Nature consists of chain reactions, many of them complex and far-reaching. In a recent study, published in the journal Nature Food, researchers found that if wealthier countries ate less meat and more vegetables, farmland could be rewilded, leaving it for native plants and trees to grow. And the carbon dioxide reduction from the atmosphere could be huge: 98.3 billion tons by the end of the century, BBC News reported.
December of 2021 was the warmest in U.S. history, and this is not a one-off oddity. In fact, winters are warming faster than any other season in most U.S. states, according to non-profit Climate Central. And this is clear evidence that the climate crisis is disrupting normal weather patterns. “Winter is the season when we […]
Winter sporting is in full swing as everyone from novices to Olympians head outdoors to make the most of the cold season. But with climate change, cold seasons are getting warmer, making snow less available. For sporting event organizers, ski resorts and other organizations, artificial snow is the answer to keeping hills and slopes frosty. […]