Summer 2023 was northern hemisphere's hottest for 2,000 years

Across Europe, Asia and North America, surface air temperatures were more than 2°C higher in June, July and August 2023 than the average summer temperature between AD1 and 1890, as reconstructed from tree ring records.

Large and persistent 2023 ozone hole closes

The 2023 ozone hole opened early and fast, becoming one of the largest on record in mid-September, and it’s one of the longest-lived observed to date. The causes of this behaviour point to climate change or volcanic emissions.

Renewables 2023 report: solar, China drive record renewable capacity additions

Solar power accounted for three quarters of renewables capacity additions, of which PV in China alone topped the entire 2022 global figure.

Wind energy in Europe: 2023 Statistics and the outlook for 2024-2030

Europe installed 18.3 GW of new wind power capacity in 2023. The EU-27 installed 16.2 GW of this, a record amount but only half of what it should be building to meet its 2030 climate and energy targets.

Global temperatures breach 1.5C warming limit over 12-month period

Earth has endured 12 months of temperatures 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial era for the first time on record. That is a grave foretaste of the Paris climate deal's crucial 1.5C warming threshold.

Global warming is accelerating

The latest calculations from several science agencies showing Earth obliterated global heat records last year may seem scary. But scientists worry that what's behind those numbers could be even worse.

NASA analysis confirms 2023 as warmest year on record

Earth's average surface temperature in 2023 was the warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA.

Land and sea surface temperature hotter than ever before

July was a recording breaking month for both land and sea temperatures, according to EU climate observers Copernicus. 

World records hottest day for third time in a week

The temperatures are being driven by human-induced climate change and the naturally-occurring weather pattern known as El Niño, scientists say. Last month was the hottest June on record, the EU's climate monitoring service Copernicus said on Thursday.

Germany to ban use of glyphosate from 2023

Germany will ban the use of the weedkiller glyphosate - the subject of billion-dollar U.S lawsuits over claims it causes cancer - from the end of 2023 and limit its use before then.

Big fashion retailer promises sustainable fabrics by 2025

Inditex, owner of fast fashion brand Zara, announced that "100 percent of the cotton, linen and polyester used by all eight of its brands will be organic, sustainable or recycled" and that all viscose will be sustainably produced by 2023.

NASA's SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe

NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. The space agency is aiming for a 2023 launch.

NASA mission OSIRIS-REx has arrived at near-Earth asteroid Bennu

It will map and study the tiny world in great detail, eventually returning a piece of Bennu to Earth in 2023. The discoveries of OSIRIS-REx will shed light on our solar system's ancient history.

Japanese Startup Wants to Carry Passengers to Space as Early as 2023

The Japanese startup PD Aerospace is developing a reusable space plane that will use a combination of jet engines and a rocket motor to take customers to space by as early as 2023.

'Refurbished' is the new frontier for outdoor fashion

Used gear is becoming a hot new commodity for many major outdoor clothing companies. It is an interesting shift that reflects Millennials' preference for environmentally friendly products.