New UN financing initiative goes live to power climate action

With the livelihoods of about 40 per cent of the world’s population living at or near a coast, the second day of the UN Ocean Conference under way in Lisbon focused on strengthening sustainable ocean-based economies, managing coastal ecosystems. The world’s coastal populations contribute significantly to the global economy –Continue Reading

Autobahn: Germany′s roads to nowhere | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

When German electronic band Kraftwerk released the iconic song “Autobahn” in 1975, they were celebrating freedom of movement on freeways where drivers could speed without limit.  But these mythical superhighways are today a source of increasing division as the climate crisis demands countries curb road transport emissions. Though the autobahn’s origins areContinue Reading

Energy & Environment — Supreme Court rules in major climate case

The Supreme Court curbed what powers the Environmental Protection Agency has to regulate climate change. We’ll look at the ruling’s fallout and further implications.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and Zack Budryk. Subscribe here.Continue Reading

When climate adaptation goes wrong

This Story’s Impact 80.5 MILLION MONTHLY READERSHIP 2 MILLION SOCIAL USERS REACHED Asadul Islam peers over the edge of a boardwalk on his pond in southwest Bangladesh and watches as hundreds of caged crabs float past beneath him. He is looking for those that have shed their hard shell. WhenContinue Reading

Cyanide spill in Turkey highlights environmental toll of mining | Environment | All topics from climate change to conservation | DW

When a pipe carrying a cyanide solution burst at a gold mine in Turkey’s eastern Erzincan province earlier this month, it failed to attract widespread media attention. Yet, with 20 cubic meters (706 cubic feet) of toxic solution spilling into the Karasu River, it is a major environmental disaster. The 450-kilometer-longContinue Reading

Green wishlist: Climate, environment issues that Marcos needs to address

MANILA, Philippines — President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will face the mammoth tasks of protecting the environment and its defenders, and responding to the climate crisis during a crucial period that will determine who survives and thrives once he takes over the country’s top government job on Thursday. But Marcos, who wonContinue Reading