Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days. As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at [...]
A commitment by China to limit a rise to 2C would create 2m jobs, the analysis says.
Major economies would boost their prosperity, employment levels and health prospects if they took actions that limited global warming to 2c, according to the first analysis of emissions pledges made before the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.
The mountain of plastic litter, including bags, food packaging and toys, was equivalent to five full shopping bags of debris for every foot of coastline bordering nearly 200 countries the team studied. [...]
The damage done by economic growth unchecked by environmental considerations over the past six and seven decades could potentially force a complete change in the state of the planet, which may render it a whole lot less hospitable for future generations.
International scientists released two papers, published in the magazine Scientist, that suggests that the planet has already been disrupted.
The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near the desert trading post of Cuba, New Mexico , may be colourless and odourless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space. Satellites that sweep over the north of the energy-rich state can spot the gas as it [...]
Malaysian firms adopt practices that give back to the planet Malaysian agricultural groups, ranging from Sime Darby to Wilmar International Ltd, have adopted practices that would ensure sustainability in their industries. At Sime Darby Plantation, the focus was placed on trees. It plans to burn no old trees from [...]
“If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news,” said Professor Ken Norris, ZSL’s director of science. “But that is happening in the great outdoors. This damage is not inevitable but a consequence of the way we choose to live.” He said nature, which provides food and clean water and air, was essential for human wellbeing. Photograph: Global Warming Images/WWF[...]
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is joining a coalition of philanthropists pledging to rid themselves of more than $50 bn (£31 bn) in fossil fuel assets.
Some 650 individuals and 180 institutions have joined the coalition.[...]