Satellite constellations could harm the environment, new watchdog report says

Satellite constellations could harm the environment, new watchdog report says

Elon Musk’s Starlink and other satellite sources of light pollution and orbital debris should face an environmental review, the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds
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The world’s roots are getting shallower

The world’s roots are getting shallower

Root-filled soils are hot spots of nutrient cycling and carbon storage. New research finds that the world has lost millions of cubic meters of rooted soil volume—and we’re on track to lose much more.
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Jeddah sees highest ever recorded rain, flooding coastal city

Jeddah sees highest ever recorded rain, flooding coastal city

The heavy rain that hit Jeddah was the highest ever recorded rainfall in the coastal city, the spokesperson for Saudi Arabia’s National Center for
China’s 26-storey pig skyscraper ready to slaughter 1 million pigs a year

China’s 26-storey pig skyscraper ready to slaughter 1 million pigs a year

The world’s biggest single-building pig farm has opened in Hubei province, but critics say it will increase the risk of larger animal disease outbreaks
Australian billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest wants to save the planet with green hydrogen

Australian billionaire Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest wants to save the planet with green hydrogen

Andrew Forrest, one of the world’s major polluters, has the backing of members of the Biden administration for his plan to advance green hydrogen. But the technology he’s promoting doesn’t exist yet.
The Amazon forest is reaching a tipping point and starting to collapse

The Amazon forest is reaching a tipping point and starting to collapse

Dusty wells. Streams ebbing away. Pristine reserves aflame. Some scientists think the tipping point is already here.
The challenge of tracking methane emissions and why they are higher than publicly reported

The challenge of tracking methane emissions and why they are higher than publicly reported

The COP27 climate negotiations in Egypt put a spotlight on the problem of methane emissions, which are responsible for more than a quarter of the warming on the planet today. More countries are pledging to reduce those emissions, but methane leaks remain a serious problem. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien reports.
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Canada unveils new climate adaptation strategy with more than $1-billion commitment

Canada's first climate adaptation strategy was unveiled today, and commits the federal government to new construction guidelines and standards in areas prone to flooding and wildfires.
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For many, the global warming confab that rose in the Egyptian desert was a mirage

Amid fighting over croissants and climate, the UN’s Cop27 mirrored a world that can’t come together to break free of fossil fuels and avoid a catastrophic future.

Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show

Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show

This summer’s temperatures would have been virtually impossible without climate crisis, scientists say.

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