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Himalayan Glaciers in Distress

Himalayan Glaciers in Distress

Glacial calving high up in the Himalayas caused a flash flood in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that killed dozens and washed away new dams and bridges. Calving – the breaking away of large chucks of ice from a glacier – is not typical in winter, so but...
Trust Issues and Climate Scientists

Trust Issues and Climate Scientists

Climate change and its current and future effects is the most pressing issue of our time. But as world leaders gather at the COP26 climate change conference to discuss and negotiate solutions to the crisis, in some regions of the world, there are significant shares of...
Delhi’s Hazardous Air Problem

Delhi’s Hazardous Air Problem

Pollution levels in the Indian capital city of New Delhi are currently on the upper end of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) category designating ‘very unhealthy’ air, meaning that everyone, especially people with respiratory diseases, should avoid...
How to know if a country is serious about net zero: look at its plans for extracting fossil fuels

How to know if a country is serious about net zero: look at its plans for extracting fossil fuels

Fresh emissions targets from Saudi Arabia and Australia – two of the world’s largest fossil-fuel producers – are due to arrive just in time for global climate talks in Glasgow. These would commit the two countries to reducing domestic emissions to net zero by around mid-century – though both are expected to continue exporting fossil fuels for decades to come.

How Emissions in Asia Are Changing

How Emissions in Asia Are Changing

Katharina Buchholz At the COP26 conference in Glasgow, world leaders are discussing climate goals and how to potentially limit global warming to 1.5°-2° Celsius. The event is seen by many as the last chance to reach this Paris Agreement goal. High-level cancellations...