Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 06.04.20

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef Suffers Most Extensive Coral Bleaching

    Reuters

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffered its most extensive coral bleaching event in March, with scientists warning that under the current warming trajectory, the reef—which plays a vital role in preventing coastal erosion and maintaining biodiversity—faces certain destruction. February 2020 was the hottest month on record along the length of the reef.

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  • 06.04.20

    Inside Clean Energy: Rooftop Solar Gets a Lifeline in Arkansas

    InsideClimate News

    Solar advocates in Arkansas are celebrating a recent decision that will continue to pay rooftop solar owners the full retail price for excess electricity they sell back to the grid. And in a larger debate over renewables, the city of Memphis is considering ending its contract with the nation's largest public utility. We cover that, and more, in the latest Inside Clean Energy by Dan Gearino.

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  • 06.04.20

    ICYMI: As Protests Rage Over George Floyd’s Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice

    InsideClimate News

    As protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police continue, green groups are voicing their support for racial justice. The climate movement, and some legacy environmental groups, have faced criticisms over a lack of diversity in their ranks and for being disconnected from communities of color.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 06.04.20

    ‘Like Trash in a Landfill’: Carbon Dioxide Keeps Piling Up in the Atmosphere

    Levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide reached another record in May, the month when they normally peak.
  • 06.04.20

    ‘2040’ Review: Tools to Fix the World, Already at Hand

    Damon Gameau’s documentary is an accessible, informative and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis.
  • 06.04.20

    The Traffic Trade-Off

    Fewer cars on the road during the pandemic has meant cleaner air, but not necessarily fewer traffic deaths. Can we have both?

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 06.05.20

    Tree mapping app blossoms as city-dwellers seek out nature in lockdown

    Record traffic for TreeTalk sparks global interest as users reconnect with the species that line their streets

    An online mapping tool featuring the location and species of more than 700,000 trees in London has had a fiftyfold increase in visitors to its site since the coronavirus lockdown measures were put in place.

    The founders of TreeTalk, which creates a walk specific to a user’s location and identifies trees on the route, say an increase in people spending more time at home getting to know their natural surroundings has led to a surge in interest. There are now calls to bring the app to other cities in the UK and abroad. TreeTalk is currently discussing a proposal with an east coast city in the US, while cities in Australia and India have also expressed interest.

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  • 06.05.20

    Mines are hotspots for spread of Covid-19, study finds

    Mining sites in Canada, the US and around the world have become hotspots for the spread of coronavirus, and approximately 4,000 mine workers in 18 countries have tested positive, according to a report by an international coalition of non-profit groups.

    Related: Canada: minister says Covid-19 lockdown a 'great time' to build pipeline

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  • 06.05.20

    Meat giants selling to UK linked to Brazil farms in deforested Amazon reserve

    Greenpeace report shows cattle indirectly sold to JBS, Marfrig and Minerva came from protected Serro Ricardo Franco park

    Three international meat companies have indirectly sourced cattle from farms that deforested a unique, protected Amazon reserve, a new report from Greenpeace has found – and two of them later sold meat from the area to the UK.

    The revelations come as the Brazil-based companies involved, JBS, Marfrig and Minerva, are under increasing pressure to come clean about their Amazon supply chains. They are now known to have broken commitments made to Greenpeace and Brazilian federal prosecutors  more than a decade ago.

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