Last month, Cyclone Idai devastated southeastern African nations of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The World Bank has estimated more than $2 billion will be needed for recovery. Mozambique's $337 million humanitarian response plan, largely made up of an appeal for $281 million after the cyclone hit, was only 23% funded as of April 15, 2019.
Environmental activists are demanding the UK government declare a climate and ecological emergency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025 and create a citizen’s assembly of members of the public to lead on decisions to address climate change.
More than 100 cities have pledged to run on 100% renewable energy and signed onto the Sierra Club’s “Ready for 100” campaign. But turning commitment into action is where the real work begins, and Atlanta might be the ultimate test case.
The Green New Deal resolution recently introduced by Democrats in Congress calls for the US to quickly decarbonize its economy, but does not mention carbon pricing, a strategy supported by many economists. In a recent editorial, The Washington Post laid out its case for putting a high price on carbon to encourage decarbonization rather than imposing government mandates.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum, paving the way for his possible extradition to the United States.
Nearly 100 whales are being held in small pens near Nakhodka, Russia. The whales were captured last summer to be sold to marine parks, but after international outrage Russia on Monday agreed to release the 97 remaining in captivity.
New research has shown that behaviors previously thought to be unique to humans may not really be. Many human behaviors and abilities such as stylistic fashion and the use of fire are starting to be observed in the animal kingdom, leading scientists to question what we thought we knew about animal behavior.
Climate scientists agree that storms and droughts are becoming more severe, and the trend is only going to continue. As people get displaced, they face a big question: rebuild or relocate? It’s a dilemma that many people across the globe are facing and will inevitably lead to more people on the move to places like Clarkston, Georgia.