A volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma erupted, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for some 1,000 people.
Earthquakes ease on Spain's La Palma as volcano alert remains
A surge in seismic activity on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma has slowed in the past day but could return at any moment, authorities said on Friday, as they kept almost half the island's population on yellow alert for an eruption.
Earthquake swarm triggers volcano alert on Spain's La Palma
Authorities on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma have warned that a sudden increase in seismic activity could herald a volcanic eruption in the coming days or weeks.
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Firefighters are working to protect the 275-foot-tall sequoia known as 'The General Sherman Tree' and other nearby giants.
California: World's largest tree wrapped in flame-resistant blanket to save it from wildfires
Last year, wildfires killed thousands of sequoias in the region, some thousands of years old. This year, several large trees, the Giant Forest Museum and other buildings have been wrapped for protection.
Giant fire-resistant blanket wrapped around base of world's biggest tree, a sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada
The aluminum around the General Sherman Tree is fire-resistant and part of a gallant effort to protect the sequoias in California's rugged Sierra Nevada from threatening wildfires.
Britain's Prince William on Friday announced the first finalists for his multimillion-pound environmental prize, which he said he had set up in response to world leaders' uninspiring response to the climate change crisis.
Prince William unveils finalists for environmental prize
LONDON (AP) — Prince William announced 15 inaugural finalists Friday for the Earthshot Prize, his ambitious global environmental award that aims to find new ideas and technologies to tackle climate change, air pollution and the Earth’s most pressing challenges.
Prince William launched Earthshot Prize so he 'could look his children in the eye' on climate change
The 15 finalists in the running for the environmental prize, which recognises those coming up with creative solutions to the planet's problems, will be announced later today.
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Indonesian environment ministry to appeal air pollution verdict
Indonesia's environment ministry said on Friday it would appeal a Jakarta court ruling that found President Joko Widodo, several ministries and top local officials guilty of environmental negligence over chronic air pollution.
Indonesia court finds president negligent in air pollution lawsuit
An Indonesian court ordered on Thursday President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding them guilty of environmental negligence in a civil lawsuit.
Covid-19 is a wake-up call that's highlighted the urgency to fight the world's food waste crisis, experts and industry players told CNBC.
Sugar and coffee yields slashed by climate change
Countries in Europe and North America are both highly exposed to food production threats
Most agricultural funding distorts prices, harms environment: UN report
Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health.
The House Oversight Committee is probing Exxon, BP, Chevron, Shell, and lobbying groups over climate disinformation.
U.S. House panel to probe oil companies over climate disinformation
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday asked the chiefs of four major fossil fuel companies and two lobbying groups to testify next month on whether the industry led an effort to mislead the public and prevent action to fight climate change.
Democrats call oil giants to testify on climate campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are calling top executives at ExxonMobil and other oil giants to testify at a House hearing as lawmakers investigate what they say is a long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says limiting global warming to 1.5C will be impossible unless there are "immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions", warning of "catastrophic consequences".
U.N. says world likely to miss climate targets despite COVID pause in emissions
The pace of climate change has not been slowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the world remains behind in its battle to cut carbon emissions, the United Nations said on Thursday.
‘Tipping point’ for climate action: Time’s running out to avoid catastrophic heating
The temporary reduction in carbon emissions caused by global COVID-19 lockdowns did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Greenhouse gas concentrations are at record levels, and the planet is on path towards dangerous overheating, a multi-agency climate report published on Thursday warns.
Blocking M25 as part of Insulate Britain protests 'legitimate' and 'reasonable', says Green MP Caroline Lucas
Green MP Caroline Lucas tells Sky News her party believes non-violent direct action is "legitimate when other forms of trying to raise issues with the government have failed" and that protesters have "reasonable" demands.
Protesters block M25 for the third time this week as police make swift arrests
Insulate Britain caused huge queues of traffic this week, with tens of thousands of drivers delayed after they blocked the roads on Monday and Wednesday during rush hour. It seems today's attempts have been swiftly dealt with by police.
Dozens of climate activists arrested in new M25 protest
The activists also blocked five junctions of the M25 on Monday leading to long queues and arrests
The U.K.’s wind-power drive has dramatically cut carbon emissions, but it’s also created a vulnerability that’s been brutally exposed.
Taking the Gas (and Coal) Out of Heat
Almost one-third of human energy consumption goes to making things hot, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Europe's energy crisis is making the market nervous. And analysts expect record-high prices to persist
Analysts believe Europe's record run in energy prices is not expected to end any time soon, warning market nervousness is likely to persist throughout winter.
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The precarious White House climate posture
The Biden administration is stepping up its push for strong climate measures on Capitol Hill.
A wrinkle in Europe's climate policy debate
Surging natural gas and power prices are spilling into the debate over the EU's plans to implement aggressive climate policies.
Cow pee is an environmental problem. But now scientists say calves can be potty-trained.
There are 1.4 billion cows on earth and treating their urine could help lower greenhouse gas emissions
Researchers train cows to the use a toilet in bid to tackle climate change
The ammonia produced in cow waste does not directly contribute to climate change, but when it leaches into the soil, microbes convert it into nitrous oxide, the third-most important greenhouse gas.
This week, learn about the project to resurrect extinct woolly mammoths, meet potty-training cows, celebrate the Inspiration 4 space tourism launch, uncover ancient artificats inside an alligator, and more.
Genetics project aims to 'resurrect' woolly mammoths within the next six years
A new firm has raised $15m (£12.7m) for a "de-extinction" project that could restore several ancient species, starting with the woolly mammoth.
Scientists want to resurrect the woolly mammoth. They just got $15 million to make it happen
An ambitious project to resurrect the woolly mammoth led by Harvard geneticist George Church has secured a financial shot in the arm.
A Pew survey reveals public skepticism over whether multilateral negotiations will succeed in fighting climate change.
Most in the developed world think the US is doing a bad job on climate, Pew poll finds
A new survey found that people around the world are largely concerned about the personal impacts of the climate crisis and are generally willing to make sacrifices to address the issue.
People around the world increasingly see climate change as a personal threat, new poll finds
The Pew survey also found that the two largest greenhouse gas emitters, the United States and China, get low marks from other countries for their climate policies.
Sidelined by rivals, Germany's far-right AfD bides time
BERLIN (AP) — Immigration is a side issue in this year's German election campaign, but that hasn't stopped the country's biggest far-right party from trying to play it up. “Cologne, Kassel or Konstanz can't cope with more Kabul,” Alternative for Germany declared on one of its posters ahead of the Sept.
Norway’s ‘Climate Election’ Puts Center-Left in Charge
Global warming and the future of the country’s oil and gas industry dominated the election campaign, yet smaller parties with ambitious approaches on climate fared less well than expected.
President Biden spent two days warning about the climate crisis and promising that his administration would work to confront it, but Congress is not aligned on the solution.
Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean energy in his massive spending package would help combat climate change.
Out West, Biden points to wildfires to push for big rebuild
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday pointed up close to wildfires burning through the West to argue for his $3.5 trillion rebuilding plans, calling year-round fires and other extreme weather a climate change reality the nation can no longer ignore.
Climate change could push hundreds of millions to move within their own countries in the next three decades, and create migration hot spots.
Climate change could push over 200 million people to leave their homes by 2050, report says
Water scarcity, decreasing crop productivity and rising sea levels could lead to millions of "climate migrants," World Bank report says.
Report: Climate change could move 200 million people by 2050
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Climate change could push more than 200 million people to leave their homes in the next three decades and create migration hotspots unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap, a World Bank report has found.
Biofuel producers are seeking last-minute changes to a proposal to boost production of sustainable aviation fuel tucked in the Democrat's $3.5 trillion spending plan that they say will allow the nation's farmers to join the emerging multi-billion market.
Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?
Some biofuels may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can significantly reduce, and sometimes offset, their advantages over fossil fuels, studies have shown.
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