Earth’s ozone layer will recover within 40 years, UN experts say

Earth’s ozone layer will recover within 40 years, UN experts say

How global warming affects our food ClimateWatch: how global warming affects our food and where it is grown 21:06 Earth’s ozone layer is expected to recover within the next 40 years as ozone-depleting chemicals are gradually phased out, says a panel of international experts backed by the UN. The panel, which publishes a new ozone … Read more

Biden declares a state of emergency in California as more winter storms advance

Biden declares a state of emergency in California as more winter storms advance

US President Joe Biden speaks at a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on January 5, 2023 in Washington, DC. Drew Anger | Getty Images President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in California on Monday after a barrage of deadly winter storms since last week led to widespread power … Read more

Giant angelfish washes up on Norfolk beach

Giant angelfish washes up on Norfolk beach

A giant sunfish has washed up on a Norfolk beach in the most recent of several arrivals in a phenomenon experts have attributed to warming seas. The rare fish, more common in tropical waters, was spotted by a wildlife photographer on New Year’s Day. The baby sunfish, measuring about 5 feet (1.5 meters) from top … Read more

Carbon credit scheme review rejects criticism that it is flawed, recommends changes to improve transparency

Carbon credit scheme review rejects criticism that it is flawed, recommends changes to improve transparency

An independent review of the government’s carbon credit program has rejected suggestions that it is fundamentally flawed, but made a series of recommendations to improve its transparency and integrity. Most important points: The evaluation found that the scheme was “fundamentally” well designed when it was first introduced The panel recommended that data on credits should … Read more

Quebec’s “green” zeal is likely to drive the Trudeau administration’s climate policy – National

Quebec’s “green” zeal is likely to drive the Trudeau administration’s climate policy – National

Recently released internal federal government polls show that voters in Quebec would much rather see the federal government do more to fight climate change and that climate change is a bigger problem than inflation or lowering gas prices. And because of the electoral volatility of many seats in Quebec, any party seeking to form a … Read more

Ireland’s brightest young talent – The Irish Times

Ireland’s brightest young talent – The Irish Times

FILM & TV by Donald Clarke 50 people to watch in 2023: filmmaker Tara O’Callaghan. Photograph: Alan Betson Tara O’Callaghan Filmmaker Like a lot of resourceful filmmakers, Tara O’Callaghan, a chatty woman from Phibsborough, made the most of lockdown. Fascinated by how public online sex work had become at that time, she set out to … Read more

80% of new cars sold in Norway are now electric vehicles

80% of new cars sold in Norway are now electric vehicles

Oslo, Norway Electric vehicles accounted for nearly four in five new car registrations in Norway last year, setting a new record, according to figures released Monday. Led by US automaker Tesla, which topped the list with a market share of 12.2%, 138,265 new electric cars were sold in the Scandinavian country last year, accounting for … Read more

‘Activist’ Steven Guilbeault reflects on his first year as Canadian Minister of the Environment – National

‘Activist’ Steven Guilbeault reflects on his first year as Canadian Minister of the Environment – National

Five days after being appointed Canada’s Environment Minister in October 2021, Steven Guilbeault left for Scotland for the United Nations’ annual climate talks in Glasgow. But Guilbeault, who says he “prefers trains to airplanes whenever possible”, would only agree to fly to London. His team traveled the remaining 340 miles (555 km) of the journey … Read more