ExxonMobil on Trial Over Climate ‘Lies’

This post was originally published on this site By Sabrina Kessler Far-reaching allegations about how a climate-sinning American multinational could shamelessly lie to the public about its wrongdoing mobilized a small group of New York students on a cold November morning. They stood in front of New York’s Supreme Court last week to follow the […]

Climate Protest at Berlin Airport Sparks Massive Police Operation

This post was originally published on this site Passengers trying to reach Berlin’s Tegel Airport on Sunday were hit with delays after police blocked roads and enacted tighter security controls in response to a climate protest. None Around 50 members of the group “Am Boden Bleiben,” which means “stay grounded” in German, gathered in the […]

The EU Declares War on E-Waste

This post was originally published on this site By Tim Schauenberg Technician Christopher Olk concentrates hard as he removes the broken drive from a DVD player and pushes it back in again. “If it’s the mechanics or the electronics, I can fix it,” explains the 26-year-old, who is working on his Ph.D. in battery technology […]

Germany’s Merkel Wants 1 Million Electric Car Charge Points by 2030

This post was originally published on this site German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to see 1 million charging stations for electric cars across the country by 2030. None Speaking in her weekly video podcast, Merkel said boosting the number of charging spots for e-vehicles would encourage consumers to move away from internal […]

Scotland Restores Its Peatlands to Keep Carbon in the Ground

This post was originally published on this site By Joe Lo The burning Amazon rainforests, with their jaguars, monkeys and colorful birds, have grabbed global attention in a way the destruction of the world’s mossy peatlands never has. Yet protecting the world’s peatlands, which store at least twice as much carbon as forests, is critical […]

China’s First Fridays for Future Sees Teen Planting Trees

This post was originally published on this site Howey Ou strode across the flower market of her home city of Guilin on a hazy October afternoon. But she had no consideration for the rhododendrons, anemones and bougainvilleas the shopkeepers had lined up along the market aisles. She was headed to a small stand at the […]

To Stop an Insect Die-Out, the World Needs Pollinator-Friendly Policies, Scientist Warns

This post was originally published on this site By Kerstin Palme Creepy-crawlies are among the oldest life forms on this planet. Before dinosaurs ever walked the earth, insects were certainly already there. Some estimates date their origins to 400 million years ago. They’re also extremely successful. Of the 7 to 8 million species documented on […]

How Changes in Our Diet Can Help Mitigate Climate Change

This post was originally published on this site By Anne-Sophie Brändlin October 16 marks World Food Day this year, a day celebrated every year by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). World Food Day is a call to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible for everyone, while nurturing the planet at […]

Air Pollution Linked to Risk of ‘Silent’ Miscarriage

This post was originally published on this site A typical adult takes around 20,000 breaths per day. If you live in a megacity like Beijing, with many of those lungfuls you’re likely to inhale a noxious mixture of chemicals and pollutants. None According to BreatheLife, the air in the Chinese capital is 7.2 times above […]

Extinction Rebellion Blocks Berlin Traffic in Worldwide Day of Protests

This post was originally published on this site Climate activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked roads around Berlin’s Victory Column near the Brandenburg Gate early on Monday morning as the first wave of demonstrations in a day of “civil disobedience” got underway in the German capital. None The climate movement delivered a series of tweets […]

Is Hemp Really a Green Miracle Plant?

This post was originally published on this site Production of hemp was banned in the United States in 1937 under the Marihuana Tax Act. A strain of Cannabis sativa, its low concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) mean it won’t get you high. The internet is abuzz, though, with claims that it’s a green fix for a […]

Illegal Wildlife Trade Thrives on Facebook, Internet Forums

This post was originally published on this site By Ajit Niranjan The lizards are frantic and the turtles plodding, but both scrabble to escape the perspex containers that hold them. The reptiles, some in small boxes and fetching prices of up to thousands of euros, are on sale at the Terraristika — Europe’s largest reptile […]

Source of Vast Oil Spill Covering Brazil’s Northeast Coast Unknown

This post was originally published on this site Brazil’s main environmental agency said on Thursday the source of a sprawling oil spill along the northeast coast remains unknown, but that the crude oil was not produced in the country. None The spill stretches over 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) of Brazil’s northeast coast, affecting 46 cities […]

Germany’s Ruling Coalition Plans to Spend $44.6 Billion on Climate Protection

This post was originally published on this site German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is set to unveil a package of measures on Friday, Sept. 20, to ensure that the country cuts its greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030, compared with the 1990 levels. None Days before the announcement, Germany’s governing coalition parties reached an agreement […]

Alarming Level of Plastic in Children’s Bodies, German Study Shows

This post was originally published on this site By Wesley Rahn Plastic byproducts were found in 97 percent of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. The German weekly magazine Der Spiegel published the findings, which […]

Universe Might Be 2 Billion Years Younger: Study

This post was originally published on this site The universe is expanding much quicker than previously thought, according to researchers in Germany, leading scientists to suggest it may be more than 2 billion years younger than past estimates. None Its age may have to be trimmed to less than 12 billion years, rather than prior […]

Trump Calls for Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes

This post was originally published on this site The Trump administration will ban flavored e-cigarettes. It comes in response to a surge in youth vaping and health concerns following a handful of mysterious deaths and hundreds of lung illnesses linked to the product. None The U.S. federal government plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes amid rising […]

‘Hopeful’ Scientists Create Nearly Extinct Northern White Rhino Embryo

This post was originally published on this site By Jessie Wingard Scientists are hoping to impregnate the closely-related southern white rhino — the most abundant rhino sub-species in the world — using harvested eggs from the last two northern white rhino cows and frozen sperm collected from four rhino bulls before their deaths, an international […]

Germany to Ban Glyphosate From End of 2023

This post was originally published on this site Use of glyphosate will be banned in Germany from the end of 2023, after a phased effort to reduce its application by farmers. The ban, agreed by the Cabinet on Wednesday, is part of an insect conservation program from Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. It includes a “systematic […]

Australia Downgrades Great Barrier Reef Outlook to ‘Very Poor’

This post was originally published on this site The government agency that manages Australia’s Great Barrier Reef on Friday downgraded its outlook for the condition of the coral system from “poor” to “very poor.” The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) report blamed climate change for coral bleaching, which occurs as a result of […]

Scientists Fertilize Eggs From Last Northern White Rhinos

This post was originally published on this site Seven eggs from the world’s last northern white rhinoceroces have been successfully fertilized in a lab, scientists announced on Monday. None Ten eggs were extracted from two females, Najin and Fatu, last week in Kenya, but only seven of them were fit to be artificially inseminated. “We […]

Brazilian Military Planes Douse Flames as Amazon Fires Reach Bolivia

This post was originally published on this site Heavy smoke blanketed the city of Porto Velho in the northwestern state of Rondonia as military planes struggled to douse the fires raging in the Amazon that have raised an international outcry. None A video posted by Brazil’s Ministry of Defense showed a C-130 Hercules plane, one […]

WHO Says Microplastics in Drinking Water Present ‘Low’ Risk

This post was originally published on this site The UN’s health agency on Thursday said that microplastics contained in drinking water posed a “low” risk at their current levels. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) — in its first report on the potential health risks of microplastic ingestion — also stressed more research was needed […]

After a Year of Strikes Can Fridays for Future Maintain Momentum?

This post was originally published on this site By Stuart Braun A year after activist Greta Thunberg first stood in the rain outside the Swedish parliament with her now iconic “Skolstrejk för klimatet” — school strike for the climate — placard, the movement she spawned has set the tone for environmental protest action around the […]

Is the 2020 Olympics an Opportunity for Japan to Tackle Seafood Sustainability?

This post was originally published on this site Tuna auctions are a tourist spectacle in Tokyo. Outside the city’s most famous fish market, long queues of visitors hoping for a glimpse of the action begin to form at 5 a.m. The attraction is so popular that last October the Tsukiji fish market, in operation since […]

Wildlife Conference Mulls Loosening Restrictions on Ivory Trade

This post was originally published on this site Some 183 nations are set to discuss possibly loosening elephant and ivory exports at the World Wildlife Conference on trade in endangered species, known as CITES, which is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Representatives that signed the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species are set to […]

July 2019 Was the Hottest Month Ever Recorded, NOAA Confirms

This post was originally published on this site Humanity faced its hottest month in at least 140 years in July, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday. The finding confirms similar analysis provided by its EU counterparts. “Much of the planet sweltered in unprecedented heat,” NOAA said on its website. “The […]

World’s Forest Animal Population Drops 53% Since 1970: WWF Report

This post was originally published on this site By Wesley Rahn The global population of forest-dwelling vertebrates has plummeted in the period between 1970 and 2014, according to a study published Tuesday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Berlin. The study, titled Below The Canopy tracked the development of 268 vertebrate species […]

Amazon Deforestation Increase Prompts Germany to Cut $39.5M in Funding to Brazil

This post was originally published on this site Germany said Saturday it would suspend aid to Brazil aimed at helping protect the Amazon forest in light of the stark increase in rainforest clearings since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. “The policy of the Brazilian government in the Amazon raises doubts as to whether a consistent […]