Budget 2021: No 'green revolution' from Sunak

Green measures such as a change to the Bank of England's remit do not go far enough, critics say.

today ~6 min

How 18th-century weather diaries shed light on the effects of an Icelandic volcanic eruption on Scotland

New research challenges the idea that Laki caused years of extreme weather in Scotland and has implications for how we deal with sudden, forced climate change today.

Martin Kirkbride, Reader Geography and Environmental Science, University of Dundee • conversation
today ~8 min

Scientist at work: Tracking the epic journeys of migratory birds in northwest Mexico

In northwest Mexico, biologists are building a network of radio towers to track how individual migratory birds move among important wetland areas.

Julián García Walther, PhD Student in Ornithology, University of South Carolina • conversation
today ~9 min

Three possible futures for global climate scepticism

Retreat, re-liberalisation, or business as usual.

Eloise Harding, Teaching Fellow in Politics, University of Southampton • conversation
yesterday ~6 min

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US

There will be more weather-driven disasters like February's deep freeze in Texas, and energy planners aren't prepared.

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University • conversation
yesterday ~9 min

Documenting emperor penguins in Antarctica

Stefan Christmann spent almost 15 months in Antarctica alongside 10,000 emperor penguins.

yesterday ~7 min

What's really driving coal power's demise?

Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.

Jeffrey York, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
March 1, 2021 ~6 min

Cumbria coal mine plan 'damaging PM's reputation'

Foreign ambassadors say Boris Johnson's tacit support for the mine prompts accusations of hypocrisy.

March 1, 2021 ~5 min

Bitcoin energy use 'bigger than most countries'

Could the cryptocurrency's huge electricity consumption also sink it?

Feb. 27, 2021 ~7 min

Climate change: Carbon emission promises 'put Earth on red alert'

Nations' current carbon-cutting plans will not keep global temperature rise below 1.5C, the UN says.

Feb. 26, 2021 ~5 min