Let’s be honest – whales are awesome. As the biggest animals in the ocean, they need space to feed, breed and thrive. But only recently have we realised just how much our oceans also need whales, especially in the face of climate change.
BP’s new CEO is setting out his ‘net zero carbon ambition’ for the oil and gas giant. Bernard Looney wants the company to be seen as kinder and cleaner, committed to tackling climate change. But unless he pulls BP out of the fossil fuel business, anything else is just spin.
Plant-based food has hit the mainstream, with major fast food companies like Burger King and KFC releasing vegan versions of their beef or chicken classics. But is this the end of beefburgers and buckets of chicken? Or is it just hype?
Scientists are braving the freezing conditions of the Antarctic to count chinstrap penguins. But it’s not looking good – average numbers have dropped by around two-thirds since they were last counted in the early 1970s. Lobbying for ocean sanctuaries could help them recover.
Bernard Looney is trying to position the oil company as green and responsible. If BP's new CEO is serious, the company will quickly abandon oil and gas, and move into renewable energy. Until it does, BP will continue to be a major culprit in the climate emergency.
The UK is leaving the EU. But what does this mean for environmental laws and standards? How are fishing, farming and climate change going to be handled from now on? There’s not much detail yet, but here are a few areas to watch as the government passes new laws and paves the way for future trade deals.
Greenpeace is being put on trial for stopping a BP rig drilling for new oil wells. The penalties may be high, but this attempt to gag and bully those who expose the oil industry’s contribution to climate change won’t succeed.
Oil companies like BP are spending billions drilling for oil that, if burned, will heat the planet by way more than the "safe" 1.5ºC target agreed at the 2015 Paris climate summit. They think carbon capture technologies and billions of trees will clean up their mess. But this won't work.
People often opt for chicken over beef for environmental reasons. But new Greenpeace research shows that the chicken sold in the UK is a major driver of deforestation, and supermarkets have little idea of the impact this has on forests. Here are the facts.
A lot of information has been circulating online that puts all the blame for Australia's unprecedented fires on arson or green policies – anything other than climate change. Spreading the myth that fires were deliberately lit is dangerous and wrong. Here is a factcheck tackling some of the rumours.