Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
July 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment wildlife boris-johnson newts

Washing machines' microplastic filters 'untested'

Filters can cut ocean-bound microplastics from washing machines, but more tests are needed, study finds.

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment plastic plastic-pollution

100 degrees in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.

Mark Serreze, Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  environment  permafrost  arctic  heat  ice  russia  alaska  snow  wildfires  siberia  sea-ice  arctic-amplification

Triple-digit heat in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.

Mark Serreze, Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  environment  permafrost  arctic  heat  ice  russia  alaska  snow  wildfires  siberia  sea-ice  arctic-amplification

Triple-digit heat in Siberia? 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave fits a disturbing pattern

The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as the planet as a whole, with serious consequences. Scientists have been warning about this for decades.

Mark Serreze, Research Professor of Geography and Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
June 25, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  environment  permafrost  arctic  heat  ice  russia  alaska  snow  wildfires  siberia  sea-ice  arctic-amplification

Wildlife scientists examine the great 'human pause'

Tracking wildlife before, during and after lockdown will aim to analyse the slowdown in human activity.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment nature wildlife coronavirus-lockdown-measures

Conservation could create jobs post-pandemic

The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.

Heidi Peltier, Research Professor in Political Science; Faculty Research Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University • conversation
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: energy environment conservation politics funding donald-trump economy jobs parks trump-administration research clean-energy forestry job-creation environmental-protections

Garden villages locking-in car dependency, says report

A group promoting alternatives to the car said one garden village could be seven miles from a shop.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
June 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment transport housing commuting motoring

Tiny sand grains trigger massive glacial surges

New model answers longstanding question of how these sudden flows happen; may expand understanding of Antarctic ice sheets.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: geology environment climate nasa research school-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences fluid-dynamics

Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution arctic russia

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