Category: Climate Change

Schwarzenegger: ‘Climate change dialogue’ not going to work

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) said that the traditional “climate change dialogue” is not going to work anymore, particularly when it comes to high-polluting countries. Schwarzenegger joined MSNBC’s Jonathan Lemire on Thursday to discuss clean energy and climate solutions. Lemire asked “The Terminator” star how he would try to reach bigger polluters like China and India and warn them of the climate…

President Tinubu appoints new leadership for national council on climate change

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Nkiruka Maduekwe as the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) in an interim capacity, pending the confirmation of her appointment by the NCCC Supervisory Council. A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said the President also approved that Maduekwe serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Intergovernmental…

A brutal heat wave in Mexico is causing monkeys to drop dead from trees

Monkeys are falling dead from trees because of a heat wave in Mexico. Luis Manuel Lopez/Reuters Soaring temperatures in Mexico are causing monkeys to fall dead from trees. Dehydration killed the monkeys “within a matter of minutes,” biologist Gilberto Pozo told the AP. Research has shown that extreme heat, on average, cost the global economy $16 trillion between 1993 and 2013. Temperatures are soaring in…

Bay Area city presses pause on controversial sea-spray climate project

The East Bay Area city of Alameda, Calif., has temporarily halted a boat-based climate research project, as local officials work to determine whether spraying sea salt particles into the air poses any environmental or health risks to members of the public. The University of Washington endeavor, called the Marine Cloud Brightening Program, is exploring how aerosol particles from both natural sources and human activities contribute to…

Photos show what cave divers discovered when they swam inside an iceberg the size of Jamaica. Today, it’s gone.

Paul Heinerth rises out of a cave inside a fragment of iceberg B15, which calved from Antarctica in the spring of 2000. Jill Heinerth In 2000, the largest iceberg ever recorded — Iceberg B-15 — broke away from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.  Underwater explorer and photographer Jill Heinerth dove inside B-15 and snapped photos of this hidden world. Today, nearly the entire Jamaica-sized…

New Yorkers planted a tiny forest in a spot where the city used to warehouse prisoners and smallpox patients

Volunteers begin planting a pocket forest in Roosevelt Island’s Southpoint Park on April 6, 2024. Eliza Relman/Business Insider New York City got its first tiny forest, planted on Roosevelt Island on April 6.  The planting method, developed by a Japanese botanist, uses minimal land to maximum effect. The effort is designed to both boost biodiversity and connect the community. On a chilly Saturday morning in…

Miami shows how a new kind of gentrification is coming to US cities

Traditionally lower-income neighborhoods in Miami that are further inland and more elevated are seeing “climate gentrification” as higher-income people move in. Jeff Greenberg/Getty Images Miami’s real estate market is feeling the effects of the climate crisis and a growing population. Wealthier residents are moving to higher ground, putting pressure on lower-income communities. A general lack of affordable housing is also hurting Miami’s growing low-income and…

Greta Thunberg arrested at climate protest in The Hague

Climate activist Greta Thunberg was arrested at a climate protest in The Hague, Netherlands Saturday. Thunberg was one of the dozens of people who police detained when in the process of removing protestors who were obstructing part of a road in The Hague, The Associated Press reported. She was spotted flashing a sign for victory when in a bus that police employed to transport protestors…

Record growth in renewables, with a long way to go

Welcome to The Hill’s Sustainability newsletter {beacon} Sustainability Sustainability   The Big Story  Record growth in renewables, with a long way to go World nations achieved record renewable energy deployment in 2023, with the sector accounting for 86 percent of all power capacity additions, a new report has found.  © AP Photo/Michael Sohn Yet despite this scale-up in market share — slightly higher than 2022’s…

Climate change endangers 70 percent of world’s wine regions: Study

Rising global temperatures could decimate global wine production over the new few decades, according to a new study published Tuesday in the science journal Nature. Researchers estimated that as much as 70 percent of the world’s suitable regions for wine will become too warm this century, including as much as 90 percent of wine’s best traditional regions in Spain, Italy, Greece and Southern California. Increasing…

Homeowners spent $600,000 on a Hail Mary to save their beachfront homes from flooding. The sand dune collapsed after 3...

Salisbury Beach, MA sustained significant coastal erosion after a storm swelled tides to 13.5 feet on March 10, destroying a human-made dune funded by residents. MyCoast Salisbury Beach residents pooled funds for a sand dune to protect their homes from coastal erosion. But “king” high tides washed away half of the human-made dune after only three days. An ocean engineer says the dune did exactly…