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Viewpoint: Heating homes with supercomputers

Viewpoint: Heating homes with supercomputers

Photo credit: Keith Hunter / University of Edinburgh. By Jeremy Williams Did you know that Britain has a national supercomputer? It’s hosted at the Advanced Computing Facility at the University of Edinburgh and it’s used on our crunchiest problems, such as climate modelling or processing health data. It’s in the news this week because of a trial of a new […]

March endures another month of record heat

March endures another month of record heat

By Anders Lorenzen Data from the European Union (EU) shows that the world has just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month period in which every month set a new temperature record. This is according to the EU’s climate change monitoring service. The data presents clear evidence about the warming trend. The EU`s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) […]

Marina Silva on Brazil’s Fight to Turn the Tide on Deforestation

Marina Silva on Brazil’s Fight to Turn the Tide on Deforestation

INTERVIEW Reprising her role as Brazil’s environment minister, Marina Silva is determined to reverse the rampant destruction of the Amazon. In an e360 interview, she talks about her efforts to crack down on illegal mining and logging and to bolster protections for the nation’s forests. By Jill Langlois • April 18, 2024 When Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was elected for […]

Greece to Expand Protected Waters, End Bottom Trawling

Greece plans to create two large marine parks and end bottom trawling, it announced at an international conference on the protecting the world’s oceans. It also aims to cut the volume of plastic waste flowing into Greek waters in half. “The ocean has paid a heavy price for its service to humankind. It has been a vital source of life […]

Solomon Islands Tribes Sell Carbon Credits, Not Their Trees

Solomon Islands Tribes Sell Carbon Credits, Not Their Trees

When head ranger Ikavy Pitatamae walks into the rainforest on Choiseul Island, the westernmost of the nearly 1,000 islands that make up the South Pacific archipelago of Solomon Islands, he surveys it with the heart of a tribal landowner and the eye of a forester. Leading the way up a track into the bush, he wades into a glassy stream, […]

Analysis: Ecocide in Gaza: Who will hear and heal its dying environment?

Analysis: Ecocide in Gaza: Who will hear and heal its dying environment?

The destruction of Gaza also has serious environmental consequences. By Wahid Bhat Reports from Gaza reveal alarming environmental devastation, with nearly half of the region’s trees destroyed and vital natural areas left in ruin. The aftermath of conflict raises significant concerns about pollution and disease. Satellite pictures and people’s reports show that Gaza has suffered a lot of harm to […]

Study Reveals Vast Networks of ‘Ghost Roads’ in Asian Rainforests

An extensive analysis of satellite imagery has uncovered thousands of miles of unmapped roads slicing through Asia’s tropical rainforests. So-called “ghost roads” may be laid down by miners, loggers, poachers, drug traffickers, and land grabbers, often illegally. In Southeast Asia, the reach of such roads is “severely underestimated, with many roads being out of government control,” said Bill Laurance, of […]

US 2024 elections: The American offshore wind push is accelerated

US 2024 elections: The American offshore wind push is accelerated

Block Island Wind Farm, the first commercially installed offshore wind farm in the US. Photo credit: Ionna22 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 – via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen At the turn of the year there was significant concern and worry that the US offshore wind industry could collapse before it had started. But since then, market conditions have improved, […]