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Image copyright Getty Images The biggest and most damaging hurricanes are now three times more frequent than they were 100 years ago, say researchers. Using a new method of calculating the destruction, the scientists say the increase in frequency is “unequivocal”. Previous attempts to isolate the impact of climate change on hurricanes have often came …

Image copyright Getty Images Cutting the speed of ships has huge benefits for humans, nature and the climate, according to a new report. A 20% reduction would cut greenhouse gases but also curb pollutants that damage human health such as black carbon and nitrogen oxides. This speed limit would cut underwater noise by 66% and …

A British Airways whistleblower has revealed an industry-wide practice that deliberately adds weight to flights, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. “Fuel tankering” sees planes filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at their destination airports. It could mean extra annual emissions equivalent to that of a large town. BA said it …

At 21 years old, Washington State University chemical engineering student Kristian Gubsch has already made finding economically viable solutions to climate change his life’s work. In December, Gubsch will be one of just eight student delegates representing the American Chemical Society at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 25th Conference of Parties, or …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sea otters in Alaska were found to be infected with the virus in 2004 The decline in sea ice seen in the Arctic in recent decades has been linked by scientists to the spread of a deadly virus in marine mammals. Researchers found that Phocine distemper virus (PDV) had …

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGreens co-leader Sian Berry said “some things are even bigger than Brexit” at the party’s campaign launch The Green Party have launched their general election campaign with a call for £100bn a year to be spent on tackling the climate “emergency”. Co-leader Sian Berry said: “Some things …

“Should a Democrat win the White House, the nation could reenter the agreement after a short absence — as numerous candidates have pledged,” reported my colleague Brady Dennis. “But if Trump prevails, his reelection would probably cement the long-term withdrawal of the United States, which was a key force in helping forge the global effort …

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The nation’s political parties have been fighting to prove their green credentials to voters ahead of the general election Could this be the UK’s first General Election where climate change plays a defining role? Usually it’s issues such as the economy or crime or the NHS that dominate the …

Image copyright Getty Images Red deer in the Highlands are evolving because of climate change, a 45-year study has found. Scientists say they have seen genetic changes in birth patterns of deer on the Isle of Rum. Not only do warmer temperatures encourage deer to give birth earlier in the year, it has also meant …

The world’s scientists are increasingly worried about our civilization’s reluctance to tackle climate change, so in a paper released today, thousands of them are raising the alarm. In a report published in the journal BioScience, over 11,000 of the world’s leading climate scientists have added their names to a declaration calling the planet’s current warming …