Stories by Paul Brown

Paul Brown was the environment correspondent for The Guardian newspaper for 16 years and has worked in newspaper journalism for more than 40 years. He has written extensively about climate change, population, biodiversity, pollution, energy, desertification, and ocean management. Brown has appeared in and written television documentaries on environmental issues, contributed to books on green politics, and is the author of several books on the environment. subscribe to Paul Brown's feed

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: Climate News Network

Financial experts warn investors that their money is being used by oil companies for high-risk extraction projects on the dubious assumption that oil prices will go on rising.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

A series of compromises rescued the talks from collapse, although the deal fell far short of developing countries' original expectations.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

It is first time in 19 years of tortuous annual negotiations over targets and timetables for saving the Earth’s climate that NGOs have felt sufficiently frustrated to take such a step.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

An index, compiled from figures supplied by the giant re-insurance company Munich Re, lists 10 countries most affected in 2012 and the long-term climate risk from loss of life and damage.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

The nuclear industry believes it will help stave off the threat of climate change, but a new book says that is a pipe dream.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

Solar panels fitted to the average suburban home can produce enough power for that household, extra to charge an electric vehicle, and still generate enough watts to export a surplus to the grid.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

German researchers have found a way to overcome one of the problems with renewable energy -- the fact that it is not always available -- by linking different options in a unified system.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The talk of sea level rise should not be in centuries, it should be decades or perhaps even single years. And coastal regions like New York and Florida are in the front line for devastation.