Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This Indian startup turns polluted air into climate-friendly tiles

Indian startup Carbon Craft Design (CCD)'s ultimate vision is to construct a "carbon-conscious building" with each component derived from processing air pollutants.

Amazon rainforest will collapse by 2064, new study predicts

“A forest cannot survive if its canopy needs more than 4 years to recover from a yearly [drought] event.”

A groundbreaking court case argues U.S. climate denial policy violates Americans’ right to be...

Our broken environmental policy treats nature as a human resource. Here’s how it can be fixed.

What we’ve lost: The species declared extinct in 2020

The causes of these extinctions range from diseases to invasive species to habitat loss, but most boil down to human behavior.

2020 was a terrible year for climate disasters, but there are reasons for hope...

With 2020 left behind, there is hope in facing the climate crisis, for movement toward a just transition to an equitable low-carbon world.

Midnight rush: 6 ways Trump trashed the environment during the holidays

Trump’s team continued its unprecedented onslaught on environmental regulations, with nearly a dozen new rollbacks or threats to public health, wildlife, clean air, public lands and the climate.

Water hits Wall Street as a futures commodity

“Climate change, droughts, population growth, and pollution are likely to make water scarcity issues and pricing a hot topic for years to come.”

Can fragile cities cope with an influx of climate migrants?

With the coming years, climate-induced migration to "urban hot spots" is likely to intensify.

The hopeful return of polar whales

The scale of this industrial harvest completely decimated many populations of large whales in the Southern Ocean.

Looking ahead to 2021: COP26, clean air, and Biden’s next steps

If 2020 was the year a growing number of polluters — whether companies or governments — pledged to tackle climate change, 2021 needs to be the year these pledges sprout wings and start soaring towards progress.