Record fall in greenhouse gas emissions due to coronavirus lockdown – BBC News

One positive effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been on the environment. It’s led to the biggest ever reduction in the volume of carbon dioxide released into the world’s atmosphere. At the height of the lockdown scientists say that daily emissions around the world dropped by almost a fifth. The biggest fall was in China, … Read more Record fall in greenhouse gas emissions due to coronavirus lockdown – BBC News

Amazon in turmoil as deforestation rages on despite coronavirus pandemic | ITV News

One of the unpredictable consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been the acceleration of deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia. The world’s largest tropical rainforest is getting smaller increasingly quickly. The main reason is that the authorities are quarantined, allowing illegal loggers to range far and wide and do their rampant worst. Satellite imagery shows a 55% … Read more Amazon in turmoil as deforestation rages on despite coronavirus pandemic | ITV News

UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany) The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies and economies to global shocks, such as disease or climate disruption. As we recover, we must build back better for people and the planet. We have the guides and tools we need — the … Read more UN chief on climate change and COVID-19 at the Petersberg Virtual Dialogue (Berlin, Germany)

UN chief on International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on International Mother Earth Day (22 April 2020). On this International Mother Earth Day, all eyes are on the COVID-19 pandemic – the biggest test the world has faced since the Second World War. We must work together to save lives, ease suffering and lessen the shattering economic and social … Read more UN chief on International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

France to shut down oldest nuclear reactor

France’s government announced Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend. The decision is part of France’s energy strategy set out in 2018 by President Emmanuel Macron. The plan calls for a re-balancing … Read more France to shut down oldest nuclear reactor

Last decade was warmest on record: Report

Global land temperatures are increasing and scientists said the Australia fires were part of the dramatic fallout from climate change. READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/360RDKG Last year was the second warmest year on record around the globe, making the last decade the warmest in recorded history, according to a new government report released Wednesday. Scientists from the … Read more Last decade was warmest on record: Report

Accelerating Climate Solutions | Full Program

Climate change has brought us to a defining moment in human history. It is time to accelerate the global community’s response, propelling knowledge into action to limit impacts where we can and adapt where we must. At this October 6, 2019, event, Stanford faculty highlighted a number of emerging solutions and their promise for reducing … Read more Accelerating Climate Solutions | Full Program

Conserving Natural Resources with Green Chemistry – Professor Wandiga

The UNESCO Centre for Science and Technology Innovation (CSTI) in Kenya was formed under the directorship of Professor Shem Wandiga. Partnered with Sakai community in Mbooni, the CSTI seeks solutions for drought management. The effect of the research is telling. Three years after the foundation of the CSTI, Onesmus Munyao, 27, from Mwayu Kwanzili village … Read more Conserving Natural Resources with Green Chemistry – Professor Wandiga

UK Government Releases Report on Food & Farming Futures to 2050

The UK government Science & Technology think-tank, Foresight, has produced a report on the future of food & farming predicting a range of outcomes between 2011 and 2050. The most startling aspect of the report is that it aims to model a food industry that will serve over 9 billion people. Almost one billion people … Read more UK Government Releases Report on Food & Farming Futures to 2050