At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost
Environmental News

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.ImageAn entertainer performing in Edinburgh on Aug. 6. Visitors from around the world flock to the city for several festivals each summer, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo.CreditCreditJeff…

Europe’s Response to the Amazon Fires Shows How to Get Tough on Climate Change Outlaws
Environmental News

Europe’s Response to the Amazon Fires Shows How to Get Tough on Climate Change Outlaws

French President Emmanuel Macron and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attend a meeting on the digital economy at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28. Jacques Witt/Getty Images Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is now planning to deploy the army to help fight the record number of fires raging in the Amazon rainforest. It would…

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro
Environmental News

Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorldwide protests over Brazilian government inaction on Amazon firesThe record number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has coincided with a sharp drop in fines for environmental violations, BBC analysis has found.Official data from Brazil’s environment agency shows fines from January to 23 August dropped almost a…

Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party’s Base
Environmental News

Activists Push Democrats On Climate Change, A New Priority For Party’s Base

The Sunrise Movement has organized protests like this one in July in Philadelphia to pressure the Democratic National Committee to hold a primary debate focused on climate change. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption toggle caption Jeff Brady/NPR The Sunrise Movement has organized protests like this one in July in Philadelphia to pressure the Democratic National Committee…

50 to 3 sq km in 30 years: Chennai’s Pallikaranai marsh vanishing due to encroachment by govt agencies, IT companies
Environmental News

50 to 3 sq km in 30 years: Chennai’s Pallikaranai marsh vanishing due to encroachment by govt agencies, IT companies

The Pallikaranai marshland in Chennai. The HC has ordered the Tamil Nadu government to file its response by Wednesday, August 21. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)In a new report, an amicus curiae appointed by the Madras High Court has found that more than 100 acres of land in the Pallikaranai marshland area has been encroached upon by…