A shoal of fish off the coast of Queensland, Australia (Flickr/ robdownunder) Both marine and freshwater species are affected by acidifying water in ways that disrupt the entire food web, scientists warn
January 18, 2018 — New studies warn that global warming is not good news for aquatic life, putting at risk the creatures both of the seas and of inland waterways.
Continue reading Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic life, studies show China’s offshore supply ship De Shen working at an oil spill area during a clean-up operation at sea off the coast of eastern China. Photograph: Transport Ministry Of China/EPA Scientists say consumers should be wary of buying any seafood that may have passed through the area until the toxic impact of the spill has been assessed
January 18, 2018 — Consumers in Japan, China and South Korea should be wary of buying seafood until governments in the region have monitored and released details about the toxic impact of the Sanchi oil spill, scientists have warned.
Continue reading China oil spill: warning over seafood contamination Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty World Economic Forum outlines huge increase in all five eco risks since the US president assumed office
January 18, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community.
Continue reading Donald Trump is hampering fight against climate change, WEF warns Global temperature map, January to December 2017. Photograph: NOAA Data shows the year was also one of the hottest three ever recorded, with scientists warning that the ‘climate tide is rising fast’
January 18, 2018 — 2017 was the hottest year since global records began that was not given an additional boost by the natural climate cycle El Niño, according to new data. Even without an El Niño, the year was still exceptionally hot, being one of the top three ever recorded.
Continue reading 2017 was the hottest year on record without El Niño boost Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed
January 17, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community.
Continue reading US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns A series of government pledges have little or no detail on how they will be delivered, the Committee on Climate Change said. Photograph: Marcin Rogozinski/Alamy Vague ambitions, such as banning new petrol cars by 2040, must be turned into solid plans, says the Committee on Climate Change
January 17, 2018 — The UK will miss its legally binding carbon targets without urgent government action, official advisers have warned.
Continue reading UK to miss legal climate targets without urgent action, official advisers warn The Deepwater Horizon rig pictured on fire the day after the accident on 20 April 2010. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Firm’s financial pain offset by rising oil prices as it winds down payouts from 2010 disaster
January 16, 2018 — BP is nearing the end of the $65bn (£47bn) Deepwater Horizon compensation process, it said as it announced an unexpectedly high payout of $1.7bn among the final few hundred outstanding claims.
Continue reading BP’s Deepwater Horizon bill tops $65bn For each kilometre Qantas transports a passenger across the Pacific, it uses 64% more fuel than the two most fuel-efficient airlines, an analysis says. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images Qantas used the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carried the most empty seats of any transpacific airline
January 16, 2018 — Qantas emits more carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than any other airline operating across the Pacific, according to an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the group that exposed the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2014.
Continue reading Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals Smoke and flames from the burning Iranian oil tanker Sanchi in the East China Sea. Photograph: AP Ship was carrying 136,000 tons of oil that now threatens to pollute some of China’s most important fishing waters
January 16, 2018 — The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi sank off the coast of Shanghai on Sunday, after a week of burning and sending plumes of smoke hundreds of metres into the air. Only three bodies of the
Continue reading East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment A depressional wetland in the Disney Wilderness Preserve, Florida, in September 2016. Credit: William Wright Florida scientists use ground-penetrating radar to image underground carbon stores in the Disney Wilderness Preserve
January 10, 2018 — Millions of years before it can turn into coal, dead and decaying organic matter exists as a dark, spongy, carbon-rich material called peat. When layers of peat become saturated
Continue reading A Better Way to Probe Peat