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Existing power plants and vehicles have already consigned us to unsafe global warming – New Atlas

The Paris Agreement signed in 2015 implored governments around the world to take significant steps to limit global warming, with signees pledging to keep global temperatures from rising 2° C (3.6° F) above pre-industrial levels this century. More ambitiously, the…

More than a dozen seabird species in decline off south-east Australia, study finds

More than a dozen species of seabirds are in decline off Australia’s south-east coast – likely because of warming ocean temperatures, new research has found. The study revealed sightings of almost half of the 30 most abundant seabirds – including…

Feed your dog insects and microwave your dinner: a 24-hour guide to going green

7am: take an aerated, plastic-free shower Britons use 840bn litres of water a year showering, with some power showers using up to 15 litres a minute. Aerator shower heads, such as Lowenergie’s (£12.99), save water by acting as a sieve,…

How the climate crisis will change your plate in 2050

When Amanda Little was on tour to promote her 2010 book Power Trip: The Story of America’s Love Affair with Energy, she discovered something unusual. Despite the book’s focus on fossil fuels, her audience was overwhelmingly interested in one specific…

Analysis finds US ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north

(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Researchers with the Center for Resilience in Working Agricultural Landscapes used 50 years of data on bird distributions and concluded that ecosystems have shifted northward by hundreds of miles. The data suggests that climate change and other phenomena are at play.

Well-meaning climate measures can make matters worse

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Lifestyle changes can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help protect nature. While some actions offer great potential, some aren’t as effective as we think and may even require more land and water, such as shifting to renewable energy.

Scientists alarmed by bark beetle boom

(University of Würzburg) Bark beetles are currently responsible for killing an unprecedented number of trees in forests across Europe and North America. Why the beetle populations first explode to decline naturally after a few years is largely unknown. Researchers are therefore urging to step up research into the dynamics of bark beetle populations. They believe that more needs to be done also in view of climate change.