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Next six months 'most critical in a generation' for climate emergency, says man behind Paris deal

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Britain is failing to show "bold leadership" on climate change, according to the ecologist who drafted the historic Paris Agreement.In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Andrew Higham says he believes the next six months are the most critical "in 阅读全文

UK temperature records show 'increasing impact' of climate change

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Four UK temperature records were broken last year, with the Met Office saying it shows the "increasing impact" of climate change.The records set were: :: All-time high of 38.7C (101.7F) on 25 July in Cambridge:: Winter high of 21.2C (70.2F) on 阅读全文

'Palm oil is God's gift,' claims Malaysia as it fights criticism with new slogan

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Malaysia has said it will promote a new slogan across the world to fight growing criticism about palm oil's negative impact on the environment.The world's second largest producer and exporter of the oil said it is "committed" to an international camp 阅读全文

Four people a week die defending land from environmental threats, figures show

作者:admin 2020-08-01

More people than ever before are losing their lives trying to defend land from environmental or climate threats, a campaign group claims.Four people a week have died on average since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015, Global Witness says. 阅读全文

Air pollution targets breached at more than 1,300 sites in England, say campaigners

作者:admin 2020-08-01

More than 1,300 sites across England are breaching nitrogen dioxide (NO2) air quality targets, according to Friends of the Earth.NO2 has been linked with an increased risk of respiratory and lung problems and can also cause significant problems for p 阅读全文

One billion tonnes of plastic waste to be dumped by 2040, predicts study

作者:admin 2020-08-01

Almost one billion tonnes of plastic waste will be dumped on land and at sea by 2040, according to a major new study. A new digital model which tracks the movement of plastic rubbish around the world has found that between 2016 and 2040, 961 million 阅读全文

River Thames has higher density of microplastics than other major European rivers

作者:admin 2020-07-22

The River Thames has a higher density of microplastics than several other major rivers in the world, new research shows.More than 94,000 microplastics flow down some sections of the river in London every second, scientists at Royal Holloway, Universi 阅读全文

Greta Thunberg wins €1m climate change prize - but is giving it away 'as quickly as possible'

作者:admin 2020-07-22

Greta Thunberg has turned down the chance to become a millionaire and will instead donate a €1m (£902,000) prize to environmental causes.Ms Thunberg, 17, won the inaugural Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity, awarded by a Portuguese philanthropic organisat 阅读全文

Most polar bears could disappear from Arctic by 2100 due to global warming, study says

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Most of the Arctic's polar bear population will struggle to survive by 2100 due to melting sea ice, a new study claims.A loss of the ice caused by global warming will force the animals on to land, where they must rely on fat reserves due to a lack of 阅读全文

Coronavirus: China's air pollution nearly halved during lockdown, NASA analysis reveals

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Air pollution in China nearly halved during the country's coronavirus lockdown, new research involving NASA and UK scientists has shown.The analysis provides a vision of what a drastic reduction in the burning of fossil fuels can mean. From spa 阅读全文