Cop15: lack of political leadership leaves crucial nature summit ‘in peril’, warns NGOs | Kenya

UN biodiversity negotiations have reached crisis point due to a lack of engagement from governments, leading NGOs have warned, three years after experts revealed that Earth’s life-support systems are collapsing. Last week, countries met in Nairobi for an extra round of talks on an agreement to halt the human-driven destruction of the natural world, with … Read more

The Southwest’s unchecked thirst for Colorado River water could prove devastating upstream

The Southwest’s unchecked thirst for Colorado River water could prove devastating upstream

Vernal, UT CNN — Among those who love to chase trout with flies made of feathers, just the mention of a certain seven-mile stretch of Utah’s Green River can turn a hardened man rhapsodic. “I’ve guided in New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Alaska,” said Gordon Tharrett, describing his 30-year career guiding elite fly fishers around the … Read more

Dogger Bank is about more than shipping forecasts: it shows how we can rewild our seas | Charles Clover

HAS huge ecological experiment begins today on Dogger Bank, part of the sunken landmass that once formed a bridge between Britain and mainland Europe. Trawling and dredging – fishing activities that not only scoop up fish and shellfish but also plow through plants and animals on the sea floor – are now banned, at least … Read more

Heat, hurricanes and climate change spell a summer of disaster

Heat, hurricanes and climate change spell a summer of disaster

The US is in store for another summer of extreme heat, hurricanes, droughts and wildfires — threats that are all escalating because of climate change. The big picture: Parts of the Arctic are already burning. So are parts of New Mexico. After two years of especially devastating summer disasters, experts say the potential for catastrophe … Read more

CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

From the Covid-19 pandemic and supply chain shocks to rising inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, governments and businesses around the world are attempting to tackle and solve major crises — many of them interlinked — on multiple fronts. Against this challenging backdrop, energy markets have been roiled, with gas and oil prices surging and … Read more

Five-point plan identifies ‘low hanging fruit’ to save energy costs and reduce pollution

Five-point plan identifies ‘low hanging fruit’ to save energy costs and reduce pollution

Insulating 100,000 homes before winter, and compelling energy firms to put existing customers onto the lowest tariff, are some of the measures needed to cut bills, save energy, and reduce pollution. That is according to environmental organization Friends of the Earth (FoE) Ireland, which has released a five-point plan to address the burgeoning energy crisis … Read more

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We need optimism – but Disneyfied climate predictions are just dangerous | George Monbiot

In seeking to prevent environmental breakdown, what counts above all is not the new things we do, but the old things we stop doing. Renewable power, for instance, is useful in preventing climate chaos only to the extent that it displaces fossil fuels. Unfortunately, new technologies do not always lead automatically to the destruction of … Read more