Trump Presidency opens door to planet-hacking geoengineer experiments

As geoengineer advocates enter Trump administration, plans advance to spray sun-reflecting chemicals into atmosphere Harvard engineers who geo-engineering, which aims to spray sulphate particles into the atmosphere to reflect the suns radiation back to space and decrease the temperature of Earth. Sometime in 2018, Harvard engineers David Keith and Frank Keutsch hope to test spraying … Read more

Tasmania’s coastline glows in the dark as plankton turn blue

Eerie scenes on north-west coast show bioluminescent waters from sea sparkle The waters along Tasmanias north-west coastline have taken on a bizarre, glowing appearance in recent days. Photographs taken off Preservation Bay and Rocky Cape showcase bioluminescent waters caused by a natural phenomenon known as noctiluca scintillans (AKA sea sparkle), which happens when tiny plankton … Read more

Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020’

Solar power and clean cars are gamechangers consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report Falling costs of business as usual scenarios which expect continued growth of fossil fuels, and could see their assets stranded, the study claims. Emerging technology, such as printable solar photovoltaics which generate electricity, could bring down … Read more

Canadian scientists lend support to muzzled US counterparts

For nine years under Canadas previous government, science suffered harsh restrictions. Now US scientists may be facing a similar fate Canadian scientists who were muzzled for nearly a decade by the countrys previous Conservative government have been making contact with their counterparts in the US to offer their support and solidarity amid mounting fears that … Read more

We couldve avoided President Donald Trump. Now, we must learn the lessons | Rebecca Solnit

There were hundreds of opportunities to stop the Republican demagogue. That should focus our minds as he takes the oath of office The road to President Trump was long and bumpy. There were many turns not taken, countless alternative routes that would have spared us this outcome. Instead, we kept going, corruption, infighting and sheer … Read more

Donald Trumps mission? To keep the US in the fossil age

While China invests heavily in renewable energy, the fossil economy in the US will be given the green light to squeeze every last cent from oil and coal Make America Wait Again. That is what Donald Trumps energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the technological revolution on hold, ensure that the transition … Read more

Arctic 360: take a tour without doing damage

After years of record temperatures, the Arctic is melting. The Northwest passage had an ice-free summer in 2016, allowing cruise ships into one of the worlds most remote places. Join our environmentally friendly Arctic tour, and witness the consequences of human behaviour Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2016/dec/22/arctic-360-take-a-tour-without-doing-damage

‘An epic mistake’: environmental groups fume over Rex Tillerson nomination

One non-profit leader compared Donald Trumps choice for secretary of state to choosing the CEO of a tobacco company for surgeon general Environmental groups have called Donald Trumps choice of Rex Tillerson as secretary of state unfathomable and an epic mistake and accused the president-elect of creating a government of, by, and for the oil … Read more

Al Gore announces Sundance debut for follow-up to An Inconvenient Truth

Former vice-president and climate change activist announces spiritual successor to his Oscar-winning documentary, set to debut at film festivals new section A follow-up to Sundance film festival. Like its predecessor, the film will follow Al Gore as the former vice-president continues to make his case around the world that the world most wake up to … Read more

Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

Eight of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets, says Justin Trudeau The Canadian government has agreed a deal with eight of the countrys 10 provinces to introduce its first national carbon price, Justin Trudeau has told reporters. The prime minister said the move would help Canada meet its international … Read more

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