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Millions of Feral Pigs Pose Bigger Threat to Environment than Previously Thought

Feral pigs are releasing about 4.9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide across the globe annually – the same as 1.1 million cars

It’s so hot that Canada’s sea creatures are cooking to death in their shells

Extreme heat temperatures, rising up to 40 C in Vancouver, had caused sea animals like mussels, clams and snails to cook to their death.

Exxon Faces Heat after Lobbyist’s Comments on Climate Change cause Furor

Exxon Mobil is on the defensive after a lobbyist’s description of the energy giant’s activities, captured on covertly recorded video, created a public uproar and drew condemnation from lawmakers.

Antarctica Hit Record High Temperature in 2020, Scientists Confirm

Antarctica logged a new high temperature record of 64.94 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius) in 2020, scientists with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed this week. The temperature, which was reported on Feb. 6, 2020, and verified by the United Nations (U.N.) agency on Thursday,…

Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come.

Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price

After a century of wielding extraordinary economic and political power, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for driving the greatest existential threat of our lifetimes.

European Union Approves Climate Law

The European Council adopted a climate change law Monday, CNN reports. The law legally obliges the 27 Member States to collectively slash greenhouse emissions by 55% by 2030 – from 1990 levels – and to become a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050.

Lakes Are Losing Oxygen and Their Inhabitants Are in Danger

Hundreds of temperate lakes around the world are showing trends toward anoxia, becoming warmer, murkier, and less hospitable to cold-water species.

Heat Waves Cook Bird Eggs

Some birds have mastered living in the scorching, dry environment of a desert. But even desert-adapted birds can’t handle extreme temperatures like those seen during heat waves.

Low-cost Renewable Hydrogen may Already be in Reach

If the three record-busting low solar price tariffs recorded in the Middle East in the past 18 months are to be believed, renewables-powered hydrogen in prime sites in the region could already compete with gas-plus-CCS production, according to IRENA. Has the Gulf discovered the new petrol?

Earth is now trapping an ‘unprecedented’ amount of heat, NASA says

New research shows that the amount of heat the planet traps has roughly doubled since 2005, contributing to more rapidly warming oceans, air and land.

Eco-friendly technology to produce energy from textile waste

A team of scientists from Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian Energy Institute proposed a method to convert lint-microfibers found in clothes dryers into energy.