Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
A decade ago the world seemed on track for a dark climate future. Global emissions were increasing at a rate of 3% per year, China was building a new coal plant every three days, and the idea that global emissions could double or even triple by the end of the century did not seem particularly far-fetched.
Most of the carbon dioxide released by Australia’s extreme wildfires of 2019-2020 has already been sucked out of the atmosphere by giant ocean algal blooms that were seeded by the nutrient-rich ash, a surprising new study suggests – though it is unclear how long this carbon capture will last.
The black-and-white images of the Civilian Conservation Corps are nothing less than iconic: lines of young men at work in national forests and state parks, constructing trails, building roads and planting some 3 billion trees.
Officials in southwest China launched last Tuesday a “food court” for migrating elephants after a trekking herd captured the country’s and the world’s imagination and caused headaches for towns and cities along their route this summer.
When the scale of the climate crisis was brought home to Cordula Weimann, she decided to make some changes. She used to drive a sports car and take flights on vacation. Then she launched the Grannies for Future movement.