Climate change

Is climate change reversible?
Man walks in flood
In Depth

Is climate change reversible?

US envoy says COP26 will be ‘pivotal moment’ in ‘decisive year’ for environmental issues
22 Jul 2021
‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’
Matt Hancock
Instant Opinion

‘Being in the crony-demic gang seems to mean that you can ignore all of the rules all of the time’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jul 2021
‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns
Flooding in Florida after Hurricane Irma hit in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Wobbling’ Moon will cause worldwide flooding, Nasa warns

Lunar cycles may mean an increase in floods across coastal cities, first-of-its-kind study finds
15 Jul 2021
‘Summer holidays: if you do go, just stay there forever’
Comino, Malta
Instant Opinion

‘Summer holidays: if you do go, just stay there forever’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Jul 2021
‘Hypocritical eco warriors are getting their lines wrong on travel’
Extinction Rebellion protesters
Instant Opinion

‘Hypocritical eco warriors are getting their lines wrong on travel’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
21 Jun 2021
Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?
Alpinists walk on the Mont-Blanc Massif in the French Alps
Getting to grips with . . .

Is red snow the latest warning sign of worsening climate crisis?

French scientists investigating whether global warming is behind mysterious phenomenon in Alps
15 Jun 2021
Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis
The moon
Tall Tales

Republican suggests altering moon’s orbit to tackle climate crisis

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Jun 2021
Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?
COP25
In Depth

Climate change: what is ‘the point of no return’?

UK preparing to host COP26 as scientists warn of need for urgent intervention
1 Jun 2021
Biden mulls Bolsonaro climate deal amid ‘record assault’ on Amazon
Jair Bolsonaro
Between the lines

Biden mulls Bolsonaro climate deal amid ‘record assault’ on Amazon

Area of rainforest equivalent in size to Isle of Man destroyed in April alone
10 May 2021
‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 May 2021
Maskentrottel: Germany coins 1,200 new Covid words
wd-earth_from_space.jpg
Tall Tales

Maskentrottel: Germany coins 1,200 new Covid words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Apr 2021
‘Imagine if Covid-19 had hit in 2000 instead of 2020’
Covid-19 testing site
Instant Opinion

‘Imagine if Covid-19 had hit in 2000 instead of 2020’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Apr 2021
Could the term ‘global weirding’ help people?
Pollution in the Peak District, Derbyshire
Instant Opinion

Could the term ‘global weirding’ help people?

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
21 Apr 2021
Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’
Site of Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria
Behind the scenes

Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’

PM under fire after government orders fresh public inquiry into controversial project in Cumbria
12 Mar 2021
Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art
van Gogh's Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
Podcast

Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art

Can phones measure our carbon footprint? Is tech more important than sporting talent? And could we turn our homes into virtual art galleries?
26 Feb 2021
Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped
Radiator in a house  Matt Cardy/Getty Images
Why we’re talking about . . .

Green Homes Grant: £1bn of funding to be scrapped

Critics slam ‘outrageous’ decision not to roll over unspent cash in government scheme
15 Feb 2021
Snake robots, farm protests and pet food
A dog
Podcast

Snake robots, farm protests and pet food

What can we learn from the skin of sidewinders? Why are farmers descending on Delhi? And would your cat eat lab-grown mouse protein?
5 Feb 2021
Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal
Coal-miner
Podcast

Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal

Are British companies doing enough about modern slavery? How can we regulate digital repossessions? And why are we still opening new coal mines?
22 Jan 2021
Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins
Penguins diving into the Arctic Ocean
Stranger than fiction

Floating igloos offer hope for threatened penguins

Creator of new ‘Penguin Protection System’ says the structures protect endangered species while combating climate change
5 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’
Manchester lockdown
In Depth

Instant Opinion: tier system could ‘quickly collapse’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 24 November
24 Nov 2020
Sending one less email a day cuts emissions by 16,000 tonnes
A computer screen showing an inbox full of emails
In Brief

Sending one less email a day cuts emissions by 16,000 tonnes

UK research suggests unnecessary online chatter increases climate change
19 Nov 2020
‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Johnson’s ten-point plan
A rainbow illuminates the sky above a wind farm near Sheffield
In Brief

‘Green Industrial Revolution’: Johnson’s ten-point plan

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 as part of newly unveiled initiative to tackle climate change and create jobs
18 Nov 2020
‘Attenborough Effect’: the growth in sustainable investing
David Attenborough’s new show, A Life on Our Planet, is streaming on Netflix
In Brief

‘Attenborough Effect’: the growth in sustainable investing

Research links the veteran broadcaster’s documentaries to soaring demand for ‘green’ business practices
26 Oct 2020
Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds
A fleet of British Airway planes sit on the runway at Glasgow Airport as an EasyJet plane takes off.
In Brief

Climate experts fly more than fellow scientists, study finds

Study results trigger calls for environmentalists to ‘look in the mirror’
20 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’
Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Internal Market Bill ‘isn’t radical enough’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 17 September
17 Sep 2020
Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?
Hitachi Wales
In Depth

Can the UK decarbonise without nuclear power?

Cancellation of Hitachi nuclear plant in Wales threatens to derail Downing Street’s plans for eliminating CO2
16 Sep 2020
CBI: climate action can spur UK economic recovery
A rainbow illuminates the sky above a wind farm near Sheffield
In Depth

CBI: climate action can spur UK economic recovery

Government urged to create green jobs and fast-track net-zero emissions goal
15 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘remember bad behaviour’ after Covid-19
Sports Direct 220213
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘remember bad behaviour’ after Covid-19

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 14 September
14 Sep 2020
What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change
Greenland
In Depth

What the Spalte glacier tells us about climate change

Scientists warn that calving of largest remaining Arctic ice shelf could be ‘major centre of action for the deglaciation of Greenland’
14 Sep 2020
In pictures: wildfires turn San Francisco skies orange
San Francisco
In Depth

In pictures: wildfires turn San Francisco skies orange

Coastal city bathed in eerie orange light from flames blazing across the US West Coast
11 Sep 2020
Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?
Extinction Rebellion
In Depth

Debate: should XR be classed as ‘criminal gang’?

Home secretary proposes reclassification that could see XR activists facing jail terms of up to five years
7 Sep 2020
Instant Opinion: The Germans don’t worship their hospitals
Angela Merkel
In Depth

Instant Opinion: The Germans don’t worship their hospitals

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 12 August
12 Aug 2020
Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air
Dominic Cummings
In Brief

Cummings gets £100m to save planet by ‘sucking’ CO2 from air

Treasury is funding the No. 10 advisor’s experimental scheme despite ‘scepticism’ in Whitehall
3 Jul 2020
52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology
ecology
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 49. Ecology

Scientific ecology can be traced back to Charles Darwin and considers living things and their environment
29 May 2020
Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
In Brief

Could heat tolerant algae save coral reefs?

Scientists have ‘trained’ microalgae to tolerate higher sea temperatures
14 May 2020
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