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The day I tasted climate change - MIT Technology Review
Every one of us will have a moment when global warming gets personal.
climate  environment  mit  techreview 
28 days ago by jorgebarba
UN Environment and WRI: 127 countries ban single-use plastic
Countries are making good progress on regulating plastic bags and bottles–but need to do some serious work to address the more invisible plastic particles in cleaning products and cosmetics.
plastic  pollution  environment  FastCompany 
6 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Why Publish a Dire Federal Climate Report on Black Friday? - The Atlantic
In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.
atlantic  report  environment  climate 
8 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Paradise, California, wildfire: why the fire threat to California is only growing - Vox
The ingredients that fueled the deadly wildfire were brewing for years. Residents only had minutes to flee.
climate  environment 
9 weeks ago by jorgebarba
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet | The New Yorker
With wildfires, heat waves, and rising sea levels, large tracts of the earth are at risk of becoming uninhabitable. But the fossil-fuel industry continues its assault on the facts.
climate  environment  newyorker 
9 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Have We Really Killed 60 Percent of Animals Since 1970? - The Atlantic
The findings of a major new report have been widely mischaracterized—although the actual news is still grim.
animals  wildlife  environment  atlantic 
11 weeks ago by jorgebarba
In Antarctica, climate change is having surprising impacts
As the Antarctic Peninsula heats up, the rules of life there are being ripped apart. Alarmed scientists aren’t sure what all the change means for the future.
environment  climate  nationalgeographic 
11 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970, report finds | Environment | The Guardian
The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists
environment  animals  wildlife  guardian 
11 weeks ago by jorgebarba
We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN | Environment | The Guardian
Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC
report  climate  environment  politics  guardian 
october 2018 by jorgebarba
What Could Happen in a World That's 4 Degrees Warmer | WIRED Brand Lab - YouTube
Produced by WIRED Brand Lab for Western Digital. Comedian Aparna Nancherla explores how global warming and climate change will directly affect our lives 100 years from now when the average global temperature is projected to increase by 4 degrees Celsius, or 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit. Nancherla met with Professor of Atmospheric Science at UC Berkeley, Inez Fung, and Chief Data Officer at Western Digital, Janet George to to make predictions about how we’ll live in a 4C World.
climate  environment  Health 
october 2018 by jorgebarba
'Blue Planet II' Is the Greatest Nature Series Of All Time - The Atlantic
Seventeen years after the original Blue Planet, the BBC Natural History Unit has perfected the art of the blockbuster documentary.
nature  documentary  atlantic  environment 
june 2018 by jorgebarba
How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic
A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously.
plastic  consumerism  capitalism  pollution  environment  atlantic 
june 2018 by jorgebarba
Climate Change Can Be Reversed by Turning Air Into Gasoline - The Atlantic
A Harvard professor says his company should be able to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, at industrial scales, by 2021.
climate  environment  atlantic  research 
june 2018 by jorgebarba
The Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution – Mother Jones
Cleaning up the ocean will require an international agreement on par with the Paris climate accord.
pollution  plastic  environment 
may 2018 by jorgebarba
The new food: meet the startups racing to reinvent the meal | Environment | The Guardian
Lab-grown meat and food-tech companies in the US are showing that applying science to what we eat can save the world and make money
food  environment  futureoffood  guardian 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
Half the Coral in the Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016 - The Atlantic
A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”
climate  environment  atlantic 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
Earth Day 2018: 7 things we’ve learned since the last Earth Day - Vox
Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.
climate  environment  pollution  wildlife 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail
Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.
plastic  environment  pollution  design  innovation  FastCompany 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
plastic  environment  pollution  guardian 
april 2018 by jorgebarba
Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected
Researchers are sounding the alarm after an analysis showed that buying a new smartphone consumes as much energy as using an existing phone for an entire decade.
smartphones  environment  pollution  FastCompany 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
These animals’ sex lives could be screwed up by climate change - The Verge
For some animals, climate change doesn’t just mess up their habitat — it hits their sex lives, too
climate  wildlife  environment 
march 2018 by jorgebarba
Fighting Climate Change, and Building a World to Withstand It | WIRED
The past year was one of the worst on record for natural disasters. Blame greenhouse gases, and start planning for a hotter future.
climate  environment  wired 
january 2018 by jorgebarba
Julio Friedmann lays down the case for carbon capture — Quartz
The compelling case for capturing carbon emissions and burying them underground

Without carbon capture, there isn't an economically feasible way to hit the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
climate  sustainability  environment 
december 2017 by jorgebarba
This Video Of A Polar Bear Starving To Death Is Hard To Watch - Digg
Because of the effects of climate change, it has become increasingly difficult for polar bears to access their food source. And it's likely that at the time this video was filmed, the polar bear only had a few hours to live.
wildlife  climate  environment  nationalgeographic 
december 2017 by jorgebarba
Could Sulfur And The Stratosphere Be A Good Match?
Could Tweaking The Atmosphere Help Us Fight Climate Change?

A controversial technique for combating climate change has caught the Congress’ eye.
climate  environment 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? | The New Yorker
CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.

Carbon-dioxide removal could be a trillion-dollar enterprise, because it not only slows the rise in CO2 but reverses it.
environment  climate  newyorker 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
The environmental cost of free 2-day shipping - Vox
Delivery culture isn’t helping the climate-change fight — but there are simple fixes.
amazon  logistics  environment  climate  shipping 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
How We'll Solve Our Plastic Problem - Motherboard
These future technologies will make today’s plastic problem a thing of the past.
environment  pollution  plastic  climate 
november 2017 by jorgebarba
It is fossil fuels, not renewable energy, most supported by US public policy - Vox
Most energy subsidies go to producing more of the dirty stuff.

US taxpayers give $20 billion a year to oil and coal. Renewables get a fraction of that.
energy  renewables  pollution  contamination  environment 
october 2017 by jorgebarba
I Guarded an Arctic Base Against Polar Bears at the Frontline of the Apocalypse - Motherboard
The DEW Line was built in the fifties to warn of a nuclear threat. I guarded six workers there from polar bears.
environment  canada  arctic 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Why Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico completely without power - The Verge
Hurricane Maria left the island’s power plants largely intact, but the power lines have been wiped out
environment  hurricane 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
We have no system to deal with escalating climate damages. It’s time to build one. - Vox
The devastation hurricanes have brought to Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico will only make it clearer still.
climate  environment 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Climate change denial should be a crime | The Outline
In the wake of Harvey, it’s time to treat science denial as gross negligence—and hold those who do the denying accountable.
climate  environment  Psychology  bias 
september 2017 by jorgebarba
Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like - POLITICO Magazine
It’s time to open our eyes and prepare for the world that’s coming.
climate  environment 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
'Wow, no cow': the Swedish farmer using oats to make milk | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
Swedish drinks company helps farmer shift away from livestock farming and cut climate impact with his own oat milk brand
sustainability  climate  environment  food  futureoffood  guardian  vegan 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Inside an investigation into Exxon Mobil’s climate change misinformation - The Verge
How Exxon sowed doubt about climate change, according to an author of a new study
climate  environment  energy  study 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Exploring How and Why Trees ‘Talk’ to Each Other - Yale E360
Ecologist Suzanne Simard has shown how trees use a network of soil fungi to communicate their needs and aid neighboring plants. Now she’s warning that threats like clear-cutting and climate change could disrupt these critical networks.
ecology  biodiversity  climate  environment  interview 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
The Radical Plan to Cool Down LA as the World Heats Up
If they can be rolled out on a larger scale, cool pavements could play a key role in adapting the city to a warming climate.
losangeles  climate  gizmodo  environment  globalwarming 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Why Apple and other tech companies are fighting to keep devices hard to repair - The Verge
A new report says the tech industry is using its outsized influence to combat environmental product standards
report  apple  policy  iphone  sustainability  environment 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
This Site Calculates Your Carbon Footprint, Then Helps You Offset It
The new carbon calculator from Conservation International gives you a sense of what your impact is, so you can work on making it smaller. But the real changes need to be systemic, not personal.
sustainability  environment  climate  FastCompany 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Is inequality bad for the environment? | Inequality | The Guardian
From buying stuff to eating meat to wasting water, there is growing evidence that countries with a bigger gap between rich and poor do more harm to the planet and its climate, writes Danny Dorling
environment  inequality  economics  pollution  climate  water  guardian 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Meet the new US entrepreneurs farming seaweed for food and fuel | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
As the world grows and the climate changes, there’s been fresh interest in seaweed – and a new breed of farmers are exploring how best to harness the humble plant’s benefits
farming  futureoffood  seafood  sustainability  climate  environment  guardian 
august 2017 by jorgebarba
Here's How Climate Change Will Affect Your Local Economy
Texas and Florida are in for some pain — but some places in the United States may actually benefit from climate change.
climate  environment  economics 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
Why climate change discussions need apocalyptic thinking.
Why Hope Is Dangerous When It Comes to Climate Change

Global warming discussions need apocalyptic thinking.
climate  environment  Psychology  slate 
july 2017 by jorgebarba
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