Arctic sea ice has reached its ‘second-lowest’ level in 42-year satellite record

The heatwaves in Siberia and the massive fires may be responsible for the ice melt, according to a new report

Metals made from deep-sea rocks ‘could help slash environmental impact of EV batteries’

A study has found producing battery metals from underwater ‘nodules’ can reduce related carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 75% compared to mining operations on land

Iraq launches National Adaption Plan process for climate change

The three-year project will support Iraq in formulating and implementing its plan through strategic planning based on projections of future climate change

Prince Charles: ‘Climate crisis could dwarf the impact of coronavirus pandemic’

The Prince of Wales spoke during the opening ceremony of international climate summit Climate Week

‘Richest 1% generate more than double the total emissions of the poorest half of the world’

The richest 10% accounted for more than half of all emissions generated between 1990 and 2015, according to a new report

Global coalition launches liability roadmap to make big polluters pay

Liability refers to using tools – legal, legislative, policy, cultural – to hold corporations and industries responsible for their roles in driving the climate crisis and undermining action to address it

Climate change and Covid-19 ‘threaten to push almost 270m people to the brink of starvation’

UN Food Chief has warned food scarcity could be a ‘terrifying possibility’ in up to three dozen countries if the world stops actions against global hunger crisis

Amazon announces first five recipients of its $2bn Climate Pledge Fund

The e-commerce giant will support companies developing technologies aimed at the decarbonisation of transport, energy efficiency and carbon sequestration

New UK innovation programme to support blue economy development

Applicants are being invited for the first innovation challenge, which is to identify, trial and prove how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of marine autonomous surface ships

Smoke from US wildfires to ‘reach Europe this weekend’

Fires in California and Oregon have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than in any other year since 2003, according to a new report