UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling “short of breath” and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an asthma attack. They were denied by his management, but it would have been understandable if he had. Most of last […]

There Are 100 Companies Responsible for Climate Change, Activist Says

A spokesperson said: “Sustainable climate change solutions require a united effort across industry, academia, government, and broader society, which is why our scientists and engineers collaborate with more than 80 universities, as well as government agencies and leading research organizations to develop breakthroughs in lower-emission technologies.”

What is China doing to tackle its air pollution?

“The issue really is spending a bigger part of the government’s budget on pollution control equipment. Governments today are rich enough that this is no longer such a very big issue. We are not talking about building houses versus building pollution control equipment. This is no longer the stark choice facing China today.”

China pollution: Factories closed by Beijing smog

Levels of PM2.5, the smallest and deadliest smog particles, rose as high as 303 micrograms a cubic metre in some parts of Beijing on Saturday, and could top 500 in coming days – more than 20 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organization.

Cooperate on climate or ‘we will be doomed’: UN chief

“I think the failure that was shown in the capacity to contain the spread of the virus — by the fact that there was not enough international coordination in the way the virus was fought — that failure must make countries understand that they need to change course,” he told AFP. 

Animal populations worldwide have declined by almost 70% in just 50 years, new report says

Every two years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) releases its landmark report, revealing how far species populations have declined since 1970 — an important marker for the overall health of ecosystems. The latest report indicates that the rate populations are declining “signal a fundamentally broken relationship between humans and the natural world, the consequences of […]

Animal populations worldwide have declined nearly 70% in just 50 years, new report says

Much of that land is being used for agriculture, which is responsible for 80% of global deforestation and makes up 70% of freshwater use. Using this much land requires a vast food system that releases 29% of global greenhouse gases, and the excessive amount of land and water that people are using has killed 70% of […]

OPINION: Busting the Myth: EVs and Emission

By Abhishek RanjanThis is the sixth article in the “Busting the Myth” series aimed at breaking down popular myths surrounding the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. The series is a joint editorial initiative of ETEnergyWorld, the Climate Group and Climate Trends.The slowdown of economic activity in India has given us a glimpse of blue skies and […]

Couple fleeing raging US wildfires disappear during attempt to find shelter

Hundreds of campers, hikers, and people spending Labour Day weekend at mountainside reservoirs and retreats had to be evacuated by military helicopter when they got stranded by a fast-moving fire that broke out in the Sierra National Forest in the centre of the state during record-setting high temperatures.

How ships bring agonising death to last Greek whales

“Greece’s marine environment is very rich in species,” says Frantzis. “In antiquity cetaceans were taken very seriously. Aristotle wrote the first scientific study, his Historia Animalium, about them. You could say Greeks are the first and the last to come to the field, which is why urgent measures are being taken.”