US energy-related carbon dioxide emissions ‘to fall in 2019’

The Energy Information Administration notes nearly all of the forecast decrease is due to fewer emissions from coal consumption

‘Political inaction to blame for slow climate progress’

Renewable think tank REN21 suggests bolder and ‘less erratic’ policy decisions are required to make energy systems more environmentally-friendly

Climate change
UK Government should be put on ‘war footing’ against climate change

The Institute for Public Policy Research has launched the Environmental Justice Commission to tackle global warming

Drought
Warmer Arctic temperatures ‘could cause drought elsewhere’

A new report suggests results this results in less precipitation, weaker cyclones and weaker wind flows around the rest of the world

Coral bleaching
Coral bleaching is now affecting the southernmost reef in the world

Warmer ocean temperatures due to climate change mean around 90% of some reefs at Lord Howe Island Marine Park have now been damaged

London ‘among cities sinking into the sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding

Global temperatures ‘the same now as they were in 2002’

That’s the claim made by climate sceptic blog Not a Lot of People Know That

Snowfall in Antarctic rises – but is it as good as it sounds?

Precipitation over the last 200 years rose by around 10%

Are climate change policies on the right track?

ELN reporter Vicky Ellis speaks to industry experts about climate change policies.

Wind turbines fail to pick up speed

Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that 48% of wind farm applications were rejected last year, up from 29% six years ago. Jacqueline Harris, a Partner at McGrigors, said that the planning system is too heavily weighted to local interests: “The feeling is that local authorities are too often prioritising local […]