Carbon pollution grew at record pace last year

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record breaking speed last year. New research by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reveals it rose a level not seen in 800,000 years. It grew to 403 parts per million in 2016 due to a combination of human activities and the El Nino weather event […]

US invests in energy efficient heating and cooling systems

The US Energy Department has picked 12 projects to develop innovative heating, cooling and insulation technologies to help homes and businesses save energy and money. The projects, which also include developing software to help building owners and operators measure, monitor and adjust lighting, will receive around $11 million (£7.06m) in funding. Commercial and residential buildings […]

Obama to unveil climate change plan tomorrow

US President Barack Obama is set to reveal a climate change plan tomorrow, focusing on cutting carbon pollution and preparing the nation for future impacts. In his inauguration speech in January when he began his second term, Obama made tackling climate change a top priority and now pledges to take bigger steps on the issue. […]