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The images are murky at first. Sediment sweeps past the camera as Icefin, a bright yellow remotely operated robot submarine, moves tentatively forward under the ice. Then the waters begin to clear. Icefin is under almost half a mile (600m) of ice, at the front of one the fastest-changing large glaciers in the world. Suddenly …

St. Louis County has made it easier for its information technology department to purchase open-source software. The County Council approved a change to the purchasing law in November. County IT officials say they hope to make the first purchase under the new law within the month, and believe it could save the county thousands of …

Actor Marion Cotillard has travelled to Antarctica with Greenpeace to learn about how climate change, plastic waste and industrial fishing are damaging wildlife. “As pristine as it looks, even a remote place like this one is impacted by harmful human activities,” she said. Speaking to the Victoria Derbyshire programme during her trip, she explained what …

US President Donald Trump’s position on climate change has been in the spotlight again, after he criticised “prophets of doom” at the World Economic Forum in Davos. At the event, which had sustainability as its main theme, and activist Greta Thunberg as its star guest, Mr Trump dismissed “alarmists” who wanted to “control every aspect …

A number of British cities aim to go carbon neutral by 2030 to fight climate change. Glasgow – which will host a major United Nations climate change summit in November 2020 – is one of them. But bringing the carbon footprint of a whole city down to zero requires big changes. So what can be …

A fast-moving winter storm will sweep across New Jersey this weekend, bringing a sloppy mix of snow, sleet and rain to our region Saturday and heavy snow to northern New England. Here’s the latest information about the storm’s timing, how much snow will fall and what areas of the Garden State will likely see more …

Image copyright AFP Should aviation be taxed more? Should SUVs be banned? Should wind power be subsidised by taxpayers? These are some of the climate change-related questions to be pondered by a new “citizens’ jury”, to be composed of 110 members of the public. The panel has been selected to represent key sectors of society …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOur Planet Matters: Climate change explained Scientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet. Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. So, what do we know about the Earth’s changing …

Image copyright Getty Images UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are “seeing a sign of what would be normal conditions under a future warming world of 3C”. While natural weather …

When commenting on his recent appointment as the president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), senior partner at Plexus Law, Anthony Baker, stated that 2020 is set to be a significant year for the forum, its members and the insurance community, as new challenges relating to climate change and technology come to the fore. …