There's a simple way to make our cities greener – without a wrecking ball | Phineas Harper

Architecture’s top prize has been awarded to a design duo who could show Britain how to bring its emissions under controlThis week the highest honour in the architecture world was awarded to a pair of Parisian designers better known for revitalising existing buildings than creating new ones. The Pritzker prize,…

'You can't escape the smell': mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia

Locals who have endured months of mice and rats getting into their houses, stores and cars are praying heavy rain will help wipe them outWarning: graphic images may disturb some readersDrought, fire, the Covid-19 pestilence and an all-consuming plague of mice. Rural New South Wales has faced just about every…

Time to make nature studies a compulsory school subject – before it’s too late

Time to make nature studies a compulsory school subject – before it’s too late pp1/shutterstock The UK government is reported to be seriously considering making “nature studies” a compulsory subject for all pupils. It’s a move that was recommended in the recent government-commissioned Dasgupta review, a detailed analysis of the…

People power works – together for the right to protest!

It’s crazy how much can change in a week. With the release of the HMICFRS report and MPs rushing the Police, Crimes, Sentencing and Courts Bill through Parliament, the UK government has tried to take emergency measures to restrict our civil liberties and outlaw the right to protest.  The Government…

Vacancy for the post of ESA Director of Earth Observation Programmes

The European Space Agency is currently looking for a new Director of Earth Observation Programmes, to join its Executive Board and support the Director General, with responsibility for relevant ESA programmes and overall objectives. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA/Vacancy_for_the_post_of_ESA_Director_of_Earth_Observation_Programmes

Coronavirus lockdowns cut global carbon emissions by an estimated 7% – what happens now?

Coronavirus lockdowns cut global carbon emissions by an estimated 7% – what happens now? Deserted: a highway in Dubai during lockdown in 2020. Kirill Neiezhmakov via Shutterstock This is a transcript of episode 7 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, COVID-19 caused the biggest drop in carbon emissions ever – how…

Drowned land: hunger stalks South Sudan's flooded villages

Two years of torrential rains have left 1.6m people in Jonglei province without crops and with their homes flooded. But, with extraordinary resilience, people in Old Fangak are working together to rebuild their lives. by Susan Martinez, photography by Peter Caton for Action Against HungerAfter the unprecedented floods last summer,…

Earth from Space: Amazon rainforest

Ahead of the International Day of Forests, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over part of the Amazon rainforest in the Amazonas – the largest state in Brazil. Read Full article: https://www.esa.int/Applications/Observing_the_Earth/Earth_from_Space_Amazon_rainforest

The citizen regulators taking on big polluters when the EPA won't

As environmental agencies reel from a Republican-led assault on regulations, local activists are taking up the fightThe headaches, asthma attacks and serious nosebleeds that plagued Diego Mayens as a child in West Long Beach, California were all triggered by one basic activity – playing outdoors. He suspects the foul emissions…

NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force

NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force As a leading agency observing and understanding environmental changes to Earth, NASA has joined the National Climate Task Force. Source: NASA Earth News NASA Joins White House National Climate Task Force

Energy storage technology is accelerating – but grids aren’t ready for the transition

Energy storage technology is accelerating – but grids aren’t ready for the transition Thanks in part to the pandemic-induced economic slowdown and the collapse of coal and triumph of wind power over the last decade, a new analysis suggests the UK is halfway to meeting its net zero greenhouse gas…

Time is running short – but we can get a grip on the climate crisis | Alok Sharma

Today’s targets are nowhere near enough, we must speed up change and halve global emissions in the next decadeAlok Sharma is president designate of Cop26 and the Conservative MP for Reading WestReport: UK’s Cop26 president calls for world to get on track to hit net zero by 2050The climate crisis…

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