Scientists Make First-Ever Observation of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’
Nature & Science

Scientists Make First-Ever Observation of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’

Gif: David Holland/NYU & NYU Abu DhabiThe climate crisis is causing ice in Antarctica to melt faster than at any other time in recorded history. And scientists just found another troubling sign for Antarctic ice. Record warm water is surging under an Antarctica glacier that’s fate is intertwined with the millions of people who live…

James Lovelock’s Recipes for Saving the Planet: ‘I Would Not Waste My Fortune on Colonizing Mars’
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James Lovelock’s Recipes for Saving the Planet: ‘I Would Not Waste My Fortune on Colonizing Mars’

James Lovelock is a British scientist and inventor. He is also 100 years old. His research extends into the fields of medicine, biology and geophysiology and he has filed more than 50 patents. With NASA, he searched for life in outer space. He has been influential in the environmental movement since he developed the Gaia…

Advocacy group needed to defend coal industry against ‘renewables lobby’, coal conference hears
Renewable Energy

Advocacy group needed to defend coal industry against ‘renewables lobby’, coal conference hears

Despite its years-long “loyalty” to South Africa, the coal industry is “under attack” and needs to defend itself from the “renewables lobby”, industry insiders heard last week.Environmental factors, climate change and the state of Eskom’s ageing coal-powered fleet have forced the country to gradually wean itself off coal as its main electricity source, although coal…

Brexit: UK will resist ‘EU rules on social and environmental protections’ in trade talks, Boris Johnson says
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Brexit: UK will resist ‘EU rules on social and environmental protections’ in trade talks, Boris Johnson says

Britain will resist accepting any EU rules on social protections and the environment in the post-Brexit trade talks with the bloc, Boris Johnson will say on Monday. Three days after the UK ended its 47-year membership of the EU, the prime minister will use his first major speech since the decisive general election victory to…