Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new record. Just like in 2017… and 2016

We’re really good at setting bad standards.

Mining cryptocurrencies consumes as much energy as mining precious metals

More evidence that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have a negative environmental impact.

Ancient volcanism shows our emissions can trigger a mass marine extinction

Ancient volcanism offers a glimpse into the future effects of climate change.

Study weighs environmental costs of producing animal proteins so you know what to buy

Now you know exactly what your purchases do.

Help win the war (for our planet) by planting a Climate Victory Garden

Fighting climate change is as easy as growing some food!

This April was Earth’s 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month

A bad record to set.

Average atmospheric CO2 levels last month were the highest we’ve ever recorded, ever

Yikes.

Eighteen U.S states are taking the EPA to court over weakening emission regulations

“We are not looking to pick a fight with the Trump administration, but we are ready for one,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.

US Beef eaters are responsible for half of food-related emissions

The takeaway message is simple: eat less meat, especially beef.

How greenhouse gas emissions would drop if all Americans went vegan

The positive impact on the environment is significant but at the cost of the population’s health.

After three flat-line years, global carbon emissions are back on the rise

A sign that far more ambitious action is required in order to avoid runaway climate change.

Diesel cars sold in 2015 emit 50% more NOx emissions than anyone thought

The ‘Diesel Gate’ scandal runs deep and its effects will be widely felt for many years to come.

All London buses will be green by 2018

This is the end for London’s dirty buses.

Comprehensive study finds that sustainable eating could save the planet

Cutting down on meat could drastically reduce global warming.

Transportation takes lion share of carbon emissions in U.S. after 40 years — both good and bad news

Basically, it’s because coal is done and gone.

It’s not just Volkswagen: diesel cars from most producers found to emit more NOX in rigurous test

After the recent Volkswagen fiasco which revealed that their cars emit much more than they should (and claimed), a new study revealed that diesel cars made by Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and many others also emit more.

Growing CO2 levels are messing up radiocarbon dating

Scientists rely on a method called radiocarbon dating to determine the age of fossils or artifacts. With little or no other information available, the widely used method can accurately determine how old a sample is. This makes it one of the most powerful tools archaeologists, anthropologists and paleontologists have at their disposal. Rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere are, however, artificially aging the atmosphere and this might drastically interfere with the accuracy of radiocarbon dating. According to a new paper published by a team at the Imperial College London, “by 2050 a new T-shirt would have the same radiocarbon date as a robe worn by William the Conqueror a thousand years earlier.”

Peruvian farmer forced to relocate because of climate change now demands compensation from German company

Saul Luciano Lliuya is a farmer from Peru whose home in the floodpath of the Palcacocha lake which has been swelling with glacial melt-water for the past few decades. Because Lliuya feels “acutely threatened” by the lake, the farmer is now prepared to take one of Germany’s biggest producers of brown coal energy to court and demand compensation. This would make it the first such legal claim in Europe where a company is summoned to pay for its historical role in driving emissions.

Not all fracking is the same – some sites emit a hundred times more than others

Not all boreholes are the same – scientists using mobile equipment measured how many gaseous compounds are emitted by the extraction of oil and natural gas in the US. This is the first time an analysis like this has been conducted at a high temporal resolution using a vapor capture system, and the results show that some boreholes have 100 times more

Ozone-depleting chemicals still spewed in atmosphere despite international ban

NASA reports significant quantities of ozone-depleting chemicals are still leaching into the atmosphere despite an international ban signed by all the world’s governments thirty years ago.