Tag Archives: climate change

Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones – new research

The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think. Marco Verch/Flickr, CC BY-SA Alejandro Gallego Schmid, University of Manchester; Adisa Azapagic, University of Manchester, and Joan Manuel F. Mendoza, Ikerbasque Foundation We are facing a waste crisis, with landfills across the world at full capacity and mountains of “recycled” waste dumped in developing countries. Food …

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Five must-read novels on the environment and climate crisis

Pexels Ti-han Chang, University of Central Lancashire Since the start of lockdown, more of us have taken to our bicycles, grown our own vegetables and baked our own bread. So it’s not surprising it has been suggested we should use this experience to rethink our approach to the climate crisis. Reading some environmental literature – sometimes called “eco-literature” – can …

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African tropical mountain forests store far more carbon than previously thought – new research

Mountain forests are significant carbon stores. Heibe/Pixabay Aida Cuní Sanchez, University of York; Martin Sullivan, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Phil Platts, University of York Tropical forests are well known for being the “lungs” of our planet. Through photosynthesis, the trees in these forests produce oxygen and remove enormous amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate global warming. …

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Reusable containers aren’t always better for the environment than disposable ones – new research

The environmental footprint of reusable containers may not be as light as we think. Marco Verch/Flickr, CC BY-SA Alejandro Gallego Schmid, University of Manchester; Adisa Azapagic, University of Manchester, and Joan Manuel F. Mendoza, Ikerbasque Foundation We are facing a waste crisis, with landfills across the world at full capacity and mountains of “recycled” waste dumped in developing countries. Food …

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5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas) Alex Crawford, University of Manitoba On Aug. 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its most comprehensive report on the …

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Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York, and Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York et Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Olas de calor en el norte de América y de frío en España: las consecuencias del calentamiento del Polo Norte

Shutterstock / ImageBank4u Antonio Ruiz de Elvira Serra, Universidad de Alcalá Hace una semana se alcanzaban temperaturas cercanas a los 48℃ en Vancouver (Canadá), 42℃ en Seattle, 44℃ en Portland (EE. UU.) y temperaturas similares en toda esa región de paisajes verdes y húmedos. Estas temperaturas son típicas de los desiertos cercanos a las líneas de los trópicos, Arabia, Irán …

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G7: why major economies are delaying a break with the fossil fuel industry

Glovatskiy/Shutterstock George Ferns, Cardiff University and Marcus Gomes, Cardiff University The climate crisis is certain to be a hot topic at the G7 summit in Cornwall. While the leaders of the world’s richest countries agree in theory on the need to reach net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, they remain faithful to a fossil fuel industry reluctant to …

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