Climate Change

Deadly heatwaves linked to climate change

Car drives through smoke from wildfire in the US

What’s going on here? Countries across the world have been sweltering under deadly heatwaves for most of July. These extreme weather events were once a rare occurrence. But we should now expect them to be hotter and more frequent due to the climate crisis, say scientists working with the World Weather Attribution initiative. What does this mean? It’s hard to attribute specific…

Deep-sea mining could get greenlight without rules to protect underwater life

Fish in an underwater cave

What’s going on here? The International Seabed Authority (ISA) missed an important deadline last week to agree exploitation regulations for deep-sea mining. The UN authority is now racing to finalise them or find another plan before the mining industry starts applying for exploitation permits. What does this mean?  The missed deadline means companies could rush to the ocean floor to dig up…

Is 17 Degrees Really That Hot? Record Breaking Global Temperatures Explained

an image of a thermometer over a bright blue sky with a blazing sun. The temperature on the thermometer reads over 40 degrees celsius.

What’s going on here? The first week of July this year saw record breaking global average temperatures. On Monday 3rd July a record high temperature of 17.01 degrees celsius was reached. This record was immediately broken on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th ofJuly with temperatures of 17.18 degrees. What does this mean? These temperatures may not seem very high, but this is…

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Happy Birthday to us! 

We are celebrating 5 years of Curious.Earth! 

To mark this momentous occasion we wanted to take the time to look back at everything we have achieved over the past 5 years, and we are also looking to the future with the launch of our Crowdfunder.

Fishy issues – The curious case of coral bleaching

The importance of coral Corals are arguably one of the coolest creations of nature. They are often referred to as the “rainforests of the sea” due to their high levels of biodiversity. Although corals only represent 1% of the world’s oceans, they support 25% of all marine species.  Coral reefs host a wide range of marine life, including fish, crustaceans, molluscs, and…

Nigeria’s massive oil refinery is a climate concern

Picture of Nigeria's massive oil refinery

What’s going on here? Nigeria’s massive new oil refinery is expected to produce about 650,000 barrels per day in Lagos. It’s a move expected to significantly impact the country’s economy and potentially generate an additional 12,000 megawatts of electricity. But it raises concerns about Nigeria’s net zero commitment for 2060. What does this mean? The refinery signifies a significant investment in the…

A quick guide to permafrost

What is permafrost?   Permafrost is a mix of soil, rocks, and sediment that absorbs water which then turns to ice and freezes. The ice combines the materials and creates solid areas of frozen ground. These areas are officially considered permafrost if they remain frozen for at least two years. Above the frozen ground is an ‘active’ layer that thaws during warmer summer…

Hidden animal products – from Fashion to Fuel

Go Vegan graffiti on a wall covered with stickers

We all know a plant-based diet is good for the planet – in fact it’s one of the most impactful actions you can take as an individual (alongside greening your finances, and cutting out flying). BUT true veganism is more than just a diet. 

For some areas of our lives this is easy – maybe you even already buy vegan cleaning products, and cruelty-free cosmetics. However, did you know you might be using animal products without even knowing about it? Read on to find out more…

It turns out, animal products are used in everything from Aviation to Zinfandel! (Yep, sorry to be the one to break it to you, but that glass of wine you’re drinking probably isn’t vegan…)

Oil Majors Face Investor Backlash at Annual General Meetings

Board room with the words 'do good things' on a wall

What’s Going on Here?  This year, ‘Big Oil’ companies are facing investor backlash as demand increases for them to  align with the goals laid down by the Paris Agreement, and limit global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 1.5 degrees Celsius.   What Does this Mean?  Every year, public companies hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is when a company’s board of directors…