“What Exxon Knew and When They Knew It: Climate Science in S.F. Federal Court”

“It’s not a trial, nor is it quite a debate, but what’s happening Wednesday in Judge William Alsup’s federal courtroom is an unusual and possibly unprecedented proceeding. That’s because Alsup has ordered a four-hour tutorial on climate change– what… Read More

“Sunscreen Chemicals Are Destroying Coral Reefs And Now Hawaii Is Banning Them”

“Hawaii is set to become the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life. A bill to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two types… Read More

“Tougher climate policies could save a stunning 150 million lives, researchers find”

“There is an overlooked benefit to greatly lowering carbon emissions worldwide, a new study says. In addition to preserving Arctic sea ice, reducing sea-level rise and alleviating other effects of global warming, it would probably save more than… Read More

“Consumer products’ air quality impact ‘underestimated'”

“US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions. The study, led from Colorado University, focussed on so-called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These are… Read More

“Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? It Smells Like Fish to Them”

“Speaking from his home in Sussex, England, Nicolson explains how guillemot colonies are information exchange centers; how new research is showing that those ultimate long-distance travelers, the shearwaters, “smell” their way across the globe; and what we can… Read More

“The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town”

“Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just… Read More

“Was Your Seafood Caught With Slave Labor? New Database Helps Retailers Combat Abuse”

“The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, known best for its red, yellow and green sustainable seafood-rating scheme, is unveiling its first Seafood Slavery Risk Tool on Thursday. It’s a database designed to help corporate seafood buyers assess… Read More

“Tea Farmer In India Leads Charge For Organic, Evades The Charge Of Elephants”

“As you clutch a cuppa for a bit of winter warmth, spare a moment to consider the elaborate process that goes into producing that seemingly simple sip of tea. In the biggest tea-growing region in India, the hazards… Read More

“How buyers can guard themselves from ‘greenwashing'”

“The practice is called “greenwashing,” and home shoppers need to be on guard: It means a house is being marketed as environmentally friendly and energy-saving when it doesn’t really deserve that description. Greenwashing is a growing issue in… Read More

“David Attenborough says world must act now on plastic after witnessing its impacts filming Blue Planet II”

“More than eight million tonnes of plastic reaches the sea every year. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, and 99 per cent of the planet’s seabirds will have eaten some. Humans are… Read More