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Plastic industry warms Earth twice as fast as airlines

A new study reveals that the plastics industry emits thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gases annually, which is multiple times worse than the airline industry's contribution. An investigation conducted by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory revealed that the plastic industry emits an estimated 2.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, in contrast to the 1 billion tonnes released by the airline industry.

Climate change may prompt earlier cicada emergence, US prepares

According to experts, climate change may be gradually modifying the range and behaviour of cicadas, as billions of these insects are projected to invade the United States. Beginning later this month, broods of 13-year and 17-year cicadas will emerge simultaneously for the first time since 1803, marking one of the largest emergences in living memory.

Tasmania to build 32ft monolith documenting climate change actions

To answer this query, Australian scientists are constructing Earth's Black Box, a 32-foot-long steel monolith that collects data regarding our planet. It will be populated with hard drives that continuously record climate change, thereby providing an "unbiased account of the events" that culminate in the demise of the Earth.

UK’s emissions dropped 5.4% last year, analysis shows

Greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 52.7% since 1990 as the United Kingdom has transitioned from coal to gas and renewable energy. According to the most recent data from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (Desnz), "electricity demand continues to decline" in the United Kingdom due to the transition away from heavy industry and the development of more energy-efficient technologies.

Horror film alerts on urgent water pollution concerns

Black Samphire, an environmental folk horror featuring Stephen Fry's voice, illuminates the United Kingdom's increasing water pollution problem by fusing rural myth with the real-world threat of the climate crisis. The buzzing Ritzy cinema in Brixton debuted the environmental horror film Black Samphire just before World Water Day; however, its subject matter was not the urban sprawl of south London.

Protection of climate refugees requires legal definition

Amidst the panels and meeting rooms of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai the previous year, the phrases "climate migrants" and "climate refugees" reverberated significantly. Prominent United Nations officials, external stakeholders, academicians, and activists contending with climate change's repercussions enthusiastically employed these designations. 

People awake to snowfall during the initial weekend of spring

According to the Met Office, it arrived during the coldest portion of the night, and low pressure provided it with "more energy" than computer models had predicted. The winter season began with snowfall over the first weekend of spring. After temperatures hovered just above freezing on Friday evening, Saturday awoke residents in Bristol to 4–5 centimeters of snow.

Last month: hottest, wettest February in England, Wales

The Met Office has officially declared February of last year the warmest on record in England and Wales. The mean temperature in England was a sweltering 7.5°C, which was 0.5°C higher than the previous record set in 1990. In contrast, Wales experienced mean temperatures of 6.9°C, slightly higher than the record set in 1998 at 6.8°C.

UK floods: Schools shut, trains cancelled amid downpours

The UK faces severe weather with flood warnings and school closures due to heavy rainfall and winds up to 70 mph. Extensive regions are inundated, causing travel disruptions. The Met Office has issued yellow wind and rain warnings for a large part of England. Hundreds of flood alerts have been issued as conditions are aggravated by already saturated grounds. In the wake of these disruptions, colder, more seasonal weather is expected to return soon.

Yellow warnings for 85mph winds across the nation

Yellow warnings for 85mph winds across the nation

Storm Jocelyn will follow Isha with high winds and rain

Storm Jocelyn will follow Isha with high winds and rain

Snow expected in areas of England after amber cold-health alert

Snow expected in areas of England after amber cold-health alert

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Labour and Tories will ‘both leave NHS worse off than under austerity’

After a white mist began to appear, residents near a chemical facility were advised to keep their windows and doors closed. South Wales Police issued the warning following the incident at Dow's facility in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. Firefighters responded with multiple crews and gave the same advice as police.

Following a chemical incident, people were ordered to close their windows

After a white mist began to appear, residents near a chemical facility were advised to keep their windows and doors closed. South Wales Police issued the warning following the incident at Dow's facility in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. Firefighters responded with multiple crews and gave the same advice as police.

Eight Israeli troops die in Gaza as Palestinian dead toll ‘passes 37,000’

The troops were slain early Saturday morning while driving in a convoy after participating in a midnight battle against Hamas. The Israeli military confirmed that eight Israeli troops were killed inside Gaza. On Saturday morning, an explosion occurred in the southern city of Rafah, killing the military members.

Hydrogen driving: We test the fuel cell Ineos Grenadier

Electric vehicles are the future, and everyone agrees on that. That is the mantra offered to motorists who are encouraged to convert to EVs. However, not everyone agrees that the future of motoring will be entirely dominated by plug-in electric vehicles; some believe hydrogen fuel cells may play an essential role. Ineos, owned by buccaneering boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe, is already developing a robust 4x4 EV called the Fusilier, but it is also considering hydrogen power.