Energy

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature

The best way to curb greenhouse gas emissions and remove gases from the atmosphere is by storing carbon in natural ecosystems. Earth’s cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five...

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Wildlife

Climate “Tipping Points” Could Add Trillions to the Costs of Warming

Such processes are often missing from climate models, leading to underestimates of long-term damage “Tipping elements” in the rapidly warming Arctic may add trillions of dollars to the long-term costs of climate change, a new...

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Social

Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate...

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Social

Inequality is decreasing between countries—but climate change is slowing progress

Forecasts have painted a difficult picture for the future. But one new study argues that climate change has already imposed an economic penalty on many countries. SCIENTISTS HAVE KNOWN for decades that climate change is reshaping...

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Policy

The Rich Get Richer Under Climate Change, 50 Years of Data Shows

According to a new study, rising temperatures have reduced the GDP of many poor nations and boosted economic output of wealthier countries Most people are familiar with the environmental impacts of climate change, including increased...

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1.7
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Arctic ice minimum
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Technology
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‘Do everything in your power to tackle climate change’ UN chief urges on Mother Earth Day

Billed officially as an Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature, the UN General Assembly session involved Member States and top officials discussing the need to take urgent action against the pace of global warming, in line with the...

The stories you want with the stories you need.

Media Officials brings climate change and human rights stories into the mainstream as headlines by blending coverage with more popular trending topics to reach wider audiences.

"Global polar bear numbers are projected to decline by 30% by 2050."
Source: WWF
Energy

Tiny organisms, giant impact

On August 30, NASA’s North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) returned to air and sea to research the declining, or deaccelerating, phase of the annual cycle of plankton in the North Atlantic. Since plankton form...

“Bitcoin is a technological tour de force.”

– Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft

Wildlife

Can Business Save the World from Climate Change?

By Bianca Nogrady, Ensia “We are still in.” On June 5, 2017, with these four words a group of U.S. businesses and investors with a combined annual revenue of $1.4 trillion sent a powerful message to the...

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Images of Change

Pedersen Glacier melt, Alaska

Summer, mid-1920s to early 1940s - August 10, 2005
The foreground water in the earlier image is part of a lagoon, adjacent to Aialik Bay, into which Pedersen Glacier was calving icebergs. In the 2005 photograph, most of the lagoon has filled with sediment and supports grasses, shrubs and aquatic plants. The dead trees visible among the grasses are remnants of a forest that was drowned when the coast sank by some 10 feet (3 meters) during the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake. Pedersen Glacier’s terminus has retreated more than a mile (2 kilometers) and stands of trees have grown between the wetland and the glacier. The tributary high above Pedersen Glacier separated from it sometime during the third quarter of the 20th century.

Muir Glacier melt, Alaska

August 13, 1941 - August 31, 2004
The 1941 photograph shows the lower reaches of Muir Glacier and its tributary, Riggs Glacier. The two glaciers filled Muir Inlet. In the 2004 photograph, Muir Glacier, continuing a retreat nearly two centuries long, is located about 4 miles (7 kilometers) to the northwest, out of the field of view. Riggs Glacier has retreated some 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers). Both glaciers have thinned substantially.

Melting Qori Kalis glacier, Peru

July 1978 - July 2011
Qori Kalis is the largest outlet glacier of the world’s largest tropical ice cap, the Quelccaya Ice Cap, which lies on a plateau 18,670 feet (5,691 meters) high in the Andes mountains of south central Peru. In 1978, the glacier was still advancing. By 2011, the glacier had retreated completely back on the land, leaving a lake some 86 acres in area and about 200 feet (60 meters) deep.