Category: Politics

Rising temperatures could drive 100m into extreme poverty, World Bank warns

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianEfforts to curb climate change must be twinned with programmes to cut poverty, warns a study of the threat posed by global warming to food security The world must pair efforts to stabilise climate change with programmes to eliminate poverty if vulnerable people are to be kept from falling […]

Environmental groups demand inquiry after Exxon ‘misled public’ on climate

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianIn call for attorney general to investigate, top activists say company acted deceptively despite knowing about climate change ‘as early as the 1970s’ Topic: People, Policy

150 countries pledge to curb carbon emissions

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Countries represent 90% of global carbon emissions, leading to hopes for deal at Paris climate summit Topic: Policy

As cobras and vipers spread their deadly venom, it’s getting harder to save lives

Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianWith a quarter of a million fatalities every year, health organisations are struggling to cope. Now antivenom supplies are also under threat In the late 1970s, a 50-year-old farmer was working in his fields in the Hausa region of west Africa when was he was bitten on the ankle […]

Nuclear supporting environmentalists in call to scrap Hinkley C plans


Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Five leading experts urge government to end nuclear project saying delays will create panicked scramble back to fossil fuels Topic: Policy

Nicaragua Canal: A Giant Project With Huge Environmental Costs

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360Work has already begun on a $50 billion inter-ocean canal in Nicaragua that would cut through nature reserves and bring massive dredging and major ship traffic to Central America’s largest lake. Scientists and conservationists are warning that the project is an environmental disaster in the making. Topic: People

China agrees to phase out its ivory industry to combat elephant poaching

29 May 2015, Beijing, China --- CHINA-BEIJING-ILLEGAL IVORY-DESTRUCTION (CN) --- Image by © Li Xin/Xinhua Press/Corbis
Originally Published by Environment | The GuardianConservationists hail China’s first ever commitment to phase out legal, domestic manufacture and sale of ivory products as a victory in the fight to save Africa’s elephants China has committed to phasing out the domestic manufacture and sale of ivory products for the first time. Conservation groups said the […]

Obama just unveiled a big new plan to save the honeybees

Originally Published by The VoxA decade ago, beekeepers in the United States started noticing that their honeybees were dying at unusually high rates each winter. It was a disturbing trend, given that these bees are so crucial for pollinating many of our favorite fruits and vegetables. In the years since, honeybees have kept dying at alarming […]

Embryo editing sparks epic debate

Originally Published by Nature News and CommentIn a world first, Chinese scientists have reported that they have used powerful gene-editing techniques to modify human embryos. Their paper1, published in the Beijing-based journal Protein & Cell on 18 April, came as no surprise to the scientific community, but it has ignited a wide-ranging debate about what types of gene-editing […]

Environmentalists wary of India’s plan to intervene in publishing of smog data

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Concerned activists say government plan to analyse pollution figures for capital Delhi before they are released to the public is way to bury bad news Continue reading… Topic: Health, Policy