Damian Carrington

Damian Carrington is head of environment at The Guardian.

Science

We’re wiping out one-fifth of Earth’s plant species

A new report highlights the threats to food security and medicine supplies but also reveals 2,000 new species are discovered each year.

News

Say goodbye to major cities if these scientists are right about Antarctica’s collapsing ice

A new study doubles the rate of sea-level rise we might see this century.

Climate & Energy

Sea-level rise may last twice as long as human history to date

Research shows that even if warming is kept at 2 degrees C, sea level would rise by 25 meters over the next 2,000 years -- and remain there for at least 10,000 years.

Climate & Energy

Record hot years near impossible without human-made climate change

There's just a 0.01 percent chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations, a new study shows.

Business & Technology

Under realistic driving conditions, diesel cars emit a lot of extra pollution

Volkswagen isn't the only one with misleading emissions data.

Climate & Energy

Divestment campaign against fossil fuels growing, says study

Investors are being persuaded to take their money out of fossil fuel sector, according to a University of Oxford study.

Climate & Energy

The Maldives, a fledgling democracy at the vanguard of climate change

An IPCC report on future sea-level rise looms, but climate issues have been absent from the political campaigns on the paradise atolls.

Climate & Energy

Cleaner air from tackling climate change would save millions of lives, says study

The benefits of a reduction in air pollution alone justify action on climate change, say the authors of a new report.

Nuclear

Unsure about nuclear power? Here are the five questions you must answer to decide

Chernobyl begs a lot of questions 25 years later.Photo: Pedro Moura PinheiroCross-posted from The Guardian. Containing the elemental forces that rage inside a nuclear reactor is one of the great achievements of science, but losing control, as happened 25 years …