Environment Watch: Recent Articles

Environment Watch: Recent Articles

Current and recent articles about climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution - and some solutions, are listed on this page. Select a category and time period or browse the recent list to find articles of interest.

Current selection:

Climate change

Fires

Catastrophic fires in Australia (8 December 2019) » Link
Wildfires in the Amazon: Comment (27 August 2019) » Link
Bonfire in the Amazon: report (27 August 2019) » Link

Carbon

US to increase fossil fuel use (8 December 2019) » Link
Carbon emissions hit record in 2018 (13 November 2019) » Link
Carbon capture is essential (10 November 2019) » Link
Taking one flight emits more carbon than many people emit on the ground in a year (28 July 2019) » Link
Carbon in the atmosphere increases sharply for seventh year (17 June 2019) » Link

Temperature

Climate heating gases reach new high (25 November 2019) » Link
Climate models predict bigger heat increases (10 November 2019) » Link
Global warming hotspots pass safe limit (10 November 2019) » Link
Air conditioning heating the world (11 September 2019) » Link
Las Vegas will become “hellish” (11 September 2019) » Link
Temperatures in Europe rising rapidly (11 September 2019) » Link

Ice & glacier melting

Goodbye polar bears (21 November 2019) » Link
Extreme sea laevel rises will happen yearly (10 November 2019) » Link
Cold weather caused in Europe by changes to the Gulf Stream (17 June 2019) » Link

Land and Food

New borns face uncertain future (15 November 2019) » Link
Starvation may force nations to war (10 November 2019) » Link
IPPC report says climate change is reducing the capacity of land to feed people (13 August 2019) » Link

Denial

Denying the truth doesn't change the facts (13 November 2019) » Link

Disasters

Scientists warn of "untold suffering" (10 November 2019) » Link
Background global warming makes weather events more severe, damaging marine eco-systems (13 August 2019) » Link
In Somalia, the climate emergency is already here (28 July 2019) » Link
One climate crisis disaster happening every week, UN warns (7 July 2019) » Link

Climate change

Victoria Falls runs dry (8 December 2019) » Link
Oceans running out of oxygen (8 December 2019) » Link
World gravely unprepared for climate change (10 November 2019) » Link

Biodiversity loss

Light pollution kills billions of insects (22 November 2019) » Link
Amazon fires threaten biodiversity (10 November 2019) » Link
Pesticides cause mass bee deaths (10 November 2019) » Link

Solutions

Printed meat can save the land (10 November 2019) » Link
Plastic can be successfully re-used (10 November 2019) » Link
'Plastic' created from fish waste (10 November 2019) » Link
Solutions

Energy

A reduction in coal burning (25 November 2019) » Link
Renewable energy can be stored (22 November 2019) » Link
Cement from sunshine (19 November 2019) » Link

Plastic

New plastic from old (10 November 2019) » Link
Zero waste shopping in Windhoek (29 July 2019) » Link
New attempt to remove plastics from the ocean (26 June 2019) » Link
Zero waste shopping reduces waste and pollution (17 June 2019) » Link

Action

Scientists have an obligation to warn (10 November 2019) » Link
Activists worldwide (10 November 2019) » Link
Greta Thunberg & George Monbiot on solutions (10 November 2019) » Link
Each nation must do what it can to save civilization (10 November 2019) » Link
More Americans say climate change must be addressed (10 November 2019) » Link
Join the global call to adapt (10 November 2019) » Link
Greta Thurnberg talks to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (29 June 2019) » Link

Trees

Ethiopia plants 350 million trees in a day (13 August 2019) » Link
Tree planting has ‘mind blowing’ potential to tacle climat change (7 July 2019) » Link

Travel

Electric planes and biofuels may be an answer to flight emissions (28 July 2019) » Link

Food

Food created from electricity and air (29 June 2019) » Link
Food from air could save forests (29 June 2019) » Link
New project in Kunene to improve rangeland and ecosystem management practices under conditions of climate change (26 June 2019) » Link
Small scale irrigation using spring water is a climate change adaptation strategy in drought prone Kunene Region (25 June 2019) » Link

Insects

Insect recoveries are possible: the Duke of Burgundy butterfly (29 May 2019) » Link
Biodiversity loss

Extinctions

Insect apocalypse threatens life on earth (13 November 2019) » Link
Plants and animals may live for hundreds of years – we have to think in longer timespans (28 July 2019) » Link
Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years (28 July 2019) » Link
IUCN red list shows increasing number of species at risk of extinction (28 July 2019) » Link
Survival of natural world hangs in the balance, says wildlife chief (26 June 2019) » Link
Mammals on the ‘Edge’ – Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered (17 June 2019) » Link
Insectageddon: the mass extinction of insects threatens humans (19 May 2019) » Link

Forests

Namibian governenment will take strong measures to deal with those who illegally cut down trees (7 July 2019) » Link
One football pitch a minute: the pace of deforestation in Brazil (7 July 2019) » Link
Think before buying luxury tissue if you want to save the forests (7 July 2019) » Link
Forests destroyed for soyabean production (7 July 2019) » Link
Record high logging in Brazil (17 June 2019) » Link

Wilderness

Wilderness areas being sold off for development (17 June 2019) » Link
Pollution

Water

Wells running dry (10 November 2019) » Link

Transport

Cars cause pollution and destroy urban spaces (26 June 2019) » Link

Plastics

Canada moves to ban single use plastics (23 June 2019) » Link
Micro plastics from bottles ingested by humans (17 June 2019) » Link