UK facing food shortages and price rises after extreme weather

The UK faces food shortages and price rises as extreme weather linked to climate breakdown causes low yields on farms locally and abroad. Record rainfall has meant farmers in…Continue readingUK facing food shortages and price rises after extreme weather

Global marine life is on the move due to sea temperature rises

In the ocean, tropical species are moving from the equator towards the poles as sea temperatures rise. Meanwhile, temperate species are receding as it gets too warm, they face…Continue readingGlobal marine life is on the move due to sea temperature rises

UN human rights experts express alarm over PFAS pollution in North Carolina

A new investigation by human rights experts appointed by the United Nations has expressed alarm at evidence of pollution from a North Carolina PFAS manufacturing plant, describing it as…Continue readingUN human rights experts express alarm over PFAS pollution in North Carolina

‘Forever chemicals’ found in drinking water sources across England

Potentially toxic “forever chemicals” have been detected in the drinking water sources at 17 of 18 England’s water companies, with 11,853 samples testing positive, something experts say they are…Continue reading‘Forever chemicals’ found in drinking water sources across England

Levels of toxic PCB chemicals found at 30 times ‘safe’ limits in stranded whales

Nearly half of the whales and dolphins found in UK waters over the past five years contained harmful concentrations of toxic chemicals banned decades ago, an investigation has found.…Continue readingLevels of toxic PCB chemicals found at 30 times ‘safe’ limits in stranded whales

Winter isn’t coming: climate change hits Greek olive crop

Spain, the world’s biggest producer of olive oil, suffered a very difficult year in 2022 and drought this year has compounded the problem. In Italy, this year’s olive harvest…Continue readingWinter isn’t coming: climate change hits Greek olive crop

After the Storm, Malawi’s Farmers Face a Precarious Future

Cyclone Freddy lasted a record 38 days. The storm barrelled 5,000 miles across the Indian Ocean, pummelling Madagascar and Reunion before striking the African mainland. It swirled over southern…Continue readingAfter the Storm, Malawi’s Farmers Face a Precarious Future

US industry disposed of at least 60m pounds of PFAS waste in last five years

US industry disposed of at least 60m pounds of PFAS “forever chemical” waste over the last five years, and did so with processes that probably pollute the environment around…Continue readingUS industry disposed of at least 60m pounds of PFAS waste in last five years

Human-caused heating behind extreme droughts in Syria, Iraq and Iran

Extreme droughts that have wrecked the lives of millions of people in Syria, Iraq and Iran since 2020 would not have happened without human-caused global heating, a study has…Continue readingHuman-caused heating behind extreme droughts in Syria, Iraq and Iran

When Idiot Savants Do Climate Economics

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has assumed Nordhaus is to be trusted. The integrated assessment models used at the IPCC are based on Nordhausian visions of adaptation to…Continue readingWhen Idiot Savants Do Climate Economics

US food pesticides contaminated with toxic ‘forever chemicals’ testing finds

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Counting the cost of Uganda’s east Africa oil pipeline – in pictures

Oil companies plan to pump crude oil from Lake Albert, Uganda to the coast of neighbouring Tanzania, with the goal of producing 1.4bn barrels over the next two decades.…Continue readingCounting the cost of Uganda’s east Africa oil pipeline – in pictures

All fish tested from Michigan rivers contain ‘forever chemicals’, study finds

Continue readingAll fish tested from Michigan rivers contain ‘forever chemicals’, study finds