Greenland and Antarctica are now melting six times faster than in the 1990s, accelerating sea-level rise
Nature & Science

Greenland and Antarctica are now melting six times faster than in the 1990s, accelerating sea-level rise

Doyle Rice, USA TODAY Published 3:23 p.m. ET March 16, 2020 | Updated 4:17 p.m. ET March 16, 2020CLOSE If you think it’s hot now, just wait. Heat waves are becoming more frequent globally. But how do we measure heat waves? We explain. USA TODAYHere’s some unsettling news from the other global crisis.Greenland and Antarctica have…

YC grad SINAI helps companies understand their emissions in a bid to fight climate change
Climate Change

YC grad SINAI helps companies understand their emissions in a bid to fight climate change

The first step to combating climate change for businesses is for them to understand their contributions to it. That’s where the new Y Combinator graduate, SINAI Technologies, comes in. Founded by Maria Fujihara, a 16-year veteran of the sustainability industry whose previous work had been around the technical adaptation of LEED certification tools, SINAI is…

China’s Air Quality Is About to Get a Whole Lot Worse Because of Coronavirus
Environmental News

China’s Air Quality Is About to Get a Whole Lot Worse Because of Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic gave China something it hasn’t seen in years: bright, blue, smog-free skies. That’s about to change. The country is already planning to relax environmental rules to allow Chinese factories idled during the epidemic to get back up to speed. The Chinese government is signaling that addressing pollution won’t be a top priority.…

All the reasons why organic food doesn’t deserve such bad press
Environmental News

All the reasons why organic food doesn’t deserve such bad press

Negative headlines about organic farming’s carbon footprint are missing the bigger picture about its environmental benefits, say Christel Cederberg and Hayo van der Werf Environment | Comment 16 March 2020 By Christel Cederberg and Hayo van der Werf Organic farming is less efficient, but is is worse for the environment? Valentin Valkov/AlamyPeople are keener than…