Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

The PR industry has been a ‘major’ but ‘overlooked’ influence in climate politics for...

The fossil fuel industry spends millions of dollars on shaping its image in an effort to block climate action. A new analysis shows a relatively small number of PR firms have aided this campaign from behind the scenes over the last three decades.

A guide to climate reparations

Reparations, debt cancellation, and climate justice are all regular features in climate solutions—but what do they mean in practice?

Why the oil industry’s pivot to carbon capture and storage—while it keeps on drilling—isn’t...

The fossil fuel industry is pushing for the U.S. government to support methods to capture its climate pollution. But what are their consequences?

New study confirms Arctic Ocean has been warming decades longer than scientists thought

Published in Science Advances, scientists determined that "Atlantification," which is "the recent expansion of Atlantic waters in the Arctic Ocean," was taking place several decades before the recording.

Biden drilling report blasted as ‘shocking capitulation to the needs of corporate polluters’

"The government's royalty rates and bonding requirements are far too low and lead to public money subsidizing Big Oil's profits while our federal lands and waters suffer egregious harm."

Growing Amazon deforestation a grave threat to global climate

Brazil had managed to reduce Amazon deforestation since the 2004 total of 27,772 square kilometers. This shows that it is possible, but it depends on political will and adequate management.

Corals spawning gives scientists hope for ‘vulnerable ecosystem’

The spawning, which was seen from recorded videos off the coast of Cairns, Queensland, "gives the scientists who observed it hope for the vulnerable ecosystem."

Amazonian manatees populations seem to be on the rise

“As they are protected and it has been made illegal to sell them, the species has had room to grow and the expectation is that [the population] is increasing.”

The big industry that COP26 failed to tackle

Our broken and inhumane food system is a huge source of emissions, so why isn’t it a major part of the climate solution?