Something nasty from the tail pipe: American regulators accuse Fiat Chrysler of emissions cheating

FOR each of the past three years, Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) 3 litre V6 turbodiesel has made it to a list of the industry’s...

Satellite data confirm annual carbon dioxide minimum above 400 ppm

Each year during the Northern Hemisphere spring, the greening of the planet begins. Trees sprout their leaves, plants grow and vegetation takes hold north...

Scientists assess potential for super greenhouse effect in Earth’s tropics

Without its atmosphere, Earth would be a chilly place. Sunlight would illuminate the planet each day, and then much of its energy would leak...

Press Release: Over 80 Irish civil society groups, including unions, farmers and business owners,...

A coalition of Irish farmers, environmentalists, trade unionists, global justice groups and small business organisations have called on MEPs to oppose the EU Canada...

Short-lived greenhouse gases cause centuries of sea-level rise

Researchers report that warming from short-lived compounds — greenhouse gases such as methane and chlorofluorocarbons, that linger in the atmosphere for just a year...

Study finds more extreme storms ahead for California

MIT scientists have found that extreme precipitation events in California should become more frequent as the Earth’s climate warms over this century. On Dec. 11,...

Climate change, myth and religion: Fighting climate change may need stories, not just data

ALEX EVANS is a development wonk with an engaging streak of vulnerability. As an adviser on poor-world economics to Tony Blair’s government in Britain,...

The Wretched State of the Human Family and Our Shared Ecological Habitat

Humanity’s one shared biosphere that makes Earth habitable is collapsing and dying as industrial growth overruns natural ecosystems and climate; as we have utterly...

Daily chart: Why China’s air pollution is on the rise again

OVER the past month, successive waves of thick smog have blanketed northern and central China. With visibility severely reduced, authorities have cancelled flights, shut...

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