Hopes up: High-nesting birds hint at fine summer

Ireland could be set for a glorious summer, according to a country tale about the implications of birds building their nests high in trees. n old Irish saying indicates that when birds such as crows tend to build their nests in the upper branches of trees, a fine summer is imminent. If the birds only build nests in lower branches, the forthcoming summer will likely be wet, cold and windy. Over...

More US voters than ever care about climate – but will they go to the polls? | Environment

A growing share of voters list climate and the environment as their top priority, according to a new poll from the Environmental Voter Project. Of the registered voters surveyed, 14% named “addressing climate change and protecting the environment” their No 1 priority over all other issues, compared with 2% to 6% before the 2016 presidential election. Climate and environment voters are also...

#COP25 – #EUOceanDay highlights the role of oceans in tackling climate change globally

The European Commission organized an EU Ocean Day during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), which is currently taking place in Madrid (Spain) until 13 December. Healthy oceans are a priority in the fight against climate change. The EU Ocean Day highlighted the role of science in policy-making and the opportunities provided by oceans in tackling the climate challenge globally. Environment,...