Food production on a warming planet: Can we grow crops that are resistant to climate change?

Will it be possible to feed the planet in a warmer world? The production of key crops like cereals can be hit hard by heatwaves and droughts. In this edition of Climate Now, we are asking if scientists can uncover the secrets of the most resistant plants to ‘climate-proof’ our food. June 2022 was the … Read more

How climate change is making extreme weather a regular occurrence

Torrential rains in Japan, record-breaking heatwaves in Europe, and recurring droughts in the western US. For the second year in a row the start of summer in the northern hemisphere has been marked by extreme weather. To what extent is global warming to blame? In France, a particularly intense heatwave is set to start on … Read more

Fishing limits increased at 5 Utah lakes, reservoirs as drought continues to take its toll

A photo of Otter Creek Reservoir in Piute County taken in May 2021. The reservoir, which is currently about 26% full, is one of five lakes or reservoirs where fishing limits are now increased because of low water levels.

A photo of Otter Creek Reservoir in Piute County taken in May 2021. The reservoir, which is currently about 26% full, is one of five lakes or reservoirs where fishing limits are now increased because of low water levels. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The daily … Read more

Sydney floods: Climate crisis becomes new normal for New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state

Brisbane, Australia CNN — On a fine day, locals arrive on boats that motor up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales to dine on the back deck of the Paradise Café. But for the fourth time in 18 months, café owner Darren Osmotherly is rushing to move his equipment to higher ground as floodwater … Read more

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western US cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and supply chain issues. Phoenix canceled its three … Read more

Australian company Solar Recovery Corporation seeks to stop panels being landfilled through recycling technology

It’s one of the few drawbacks of solar power – solar panels have a life of approximately 10 to 30 years after which they usually end up in landfill. It is estimated about 100,000 tones of the product could end up in dumps around Australia over the next decade – and a million tonnes during … Read more

Speaker Announces House Will Not Consider So-Called “Advanced Recycling” Bill

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 GoLocalProv News Team View Larger + Speaker of the House Joe Shekarchi PHOTO: GoLocal On Tuesday morning, GoLocal published a story about growing opposition to a bill that opponents say would allow for the unregulated burning of plastics and what proponents call an innovation to recycle plastic products. “The House will … Read more

New Orleans leads South in producing extra thunderstorms from urban heat, smog | Environment

Many cities are generating enough heat and smog to change the weather around them, but New Orleans appears to be altering its climate more than most, producing a greater number of human-caused thunderstorms than any other large city in the Southeast, a new study has found. New Orleans is creating about 15% more thunderstorms than … Read more

Yellowstone River flooding is a 1 in 500-year event, US Geological Survey says

Unprecedented rain and rapid snowmelt in recent days have caused rivers in parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho to burst their banks, swallowing bridges and sweeping away entire sections of roadway. More than 10,000 visitors to Yellowstone National Park have been forced to evacuate. All entrances to the park are expected to remain closed until … Read more