Scientists were warning about the risks of climate change and the burning of fossil fuels when today’s world leaders were Greta Thunberg’s age. The Swedish 16-year-old, frustrated with the pace
Reacting to measures outlined in today’s Spring Statement to help combat climate change, Friends of the Earth’s head of political affairs, Dave Timms said: “Instead of putting climate change at the
If we need to reconnect to nature, in order to value it once more, then why not begin in the most de-natured places in our lives – our major cities?
It’s been widely reported that tiny bits of plastic, invisible to the human eye, have been escaping into the environment. But we wanted to know just how widespread the problem
Not long ago, a carbon tax was the untouchable third rail of climate politics. “We have done extensive polling on carbon tax. It all sucks,” John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign
As warming brings earlier spring rains in the Arctic, more permafrost thaws, releasing more methane in a difficult-to-stop feedback loop, research shows. Increasing spring rains in the Arctic could double
A report from the #SchoolStrike: First in our new AlterNatives strand – personal stories of making change
We’re happy to announce a new strand on the Daily Alternative – AlterNatives. We’re sharing the personal testimony and stories of those who are committed to alternative ways of being,
This month, a group of Democratic lawmakers called for an ambitious plan for the United States to reach net-zero carbon pollution in 10 years. While experts debate whether the proposal
Experts on issues ranging from climate change and government to labor weighed in on Thursday in response to a resolution charting the path forward for a Green New Deal. Many
Single-use plastic is still too often an unavoidable part of our everyday lives, despite huge public concern over the impact of plastic on our wildlife, and moves to ditch items
The Paris climate agreement includes the aim to pursue efforts to limit global mean temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. However, we are now so close to
Economists have long sought to maximise economic growth, believing this to be their best contribution to improving human welfare. That approach is not sustainable in the face of ongoing issues
Virtually every coal power plant in Texas is leaking pollution into nearby groundwater, imperiling the environment and the health of neighboring communities, according to new data analysis released this week.