Lefebvre, David; Williams, Adrian; Meersmans, Jeroen; Kirk, Guy J. D.; Sohi, Saran; Goglio, Pietro; Smith, Pete (2020): Modelling the potential for soil carbon sequestration using biochar from sugarcane residues in Brazil. In Sci Rep 10 (1), p. 19479. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-76470-y. "Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) cultivation leaves behind around 20 t ha−1 of biomass residue after harvest and processing. We investigated the potential for sequestering carbon (C) in soil with these residues by partially converting them into biochar (recalcitrant carbon-rich material)." LINK
As an 82-year-old Jane Fonda is still protesting - this time about climate change - and getting arrested.
November 28, 2020 5:00 AM SYDNEY • Australia is bracing itself for the first major heatwave of the bush fire season this weekend with temperatures forecast to hit well above 40 deg C, prompting the authorities to urge people to stay indoors.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE01860K, Review Article Shunji Xie, Wenchao Ma, Xuejiao Wu, Haikun Zhang, Qinghong Zhang, Yangdong Wang, Ye Wang Selective transformation of one-carbon (C1) molecules, which are abundant or easily available and inexpensive carbon feedstocks, into value-added multi-carbon (C2+) compounds is a very attractive but highly challenging research target.... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE03244A, Communication Xiong Peng, Zachary Taie, Jiangjin Liu, Yaqian Zhang, Xinxing Peng, Yagya N. Regmi, Julie C. Fornaciari, Christopher Capuano, Dustin Binny, Nancy N. Kariuki, Deborah J. Myers, Mary C. Scott, Adam Z. Weber, Nemanja Danilovic The unitized regenerative fuel cell (URFC) is a promising electrochemical device for intermittent renewable energy storage in chemical bonds. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02309D, Review Article De-Gao Wang, Tianjie Qiu, Wenhan Guo, Zibin Liang, Hassina Tabassum, Dingguo Xia, Ruqiang Zou The excessive depletion of fossil fuels and consequent energy crisis combining environmental issues calls for inexhaustible, clean and renewable energy sources and environmental-friendly energy technologies, such as solar energy and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02219E, Paper Danika G. Wheeler, Benjamin A. W. Mowbray, Angelica Reyes, Faezeh Habibzadeh, Jingfu He, Curtis P. Berlinguette The distribution and flow of water in a CO 2 electrolyzer can be defined at variable operating conditions using a 3D model coupled with an analytical electrolyzer. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02525A, Review Article Yongfu Tang, Liqiang Zhang, Jingzhao Chen, Haiming Sun, Tingting Yang, Qiunan Liu, Qiao Huang, T Zhu, Jianyu Huang Using lithium as the anode to achieve high energy density of lithium-ion/metal batteries is the ultimate goal of energy storage technology. Recent development of solid state electrolytes (SSEs) with high... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02919J, Paper Deping Li, Linna Dai, Xiaohua Ren, Fengjun Ji, Qing Sun, Yamin Zhang, Lijie Ci Potassium-ion batteries (PIBs) have been regarded as promising alternatives to lithium-ion batteries in large-scale energy storage systems owing to the high abundance and low cost of potassium. However, the large... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02747B, Review Article Zhi-Zheng Wu, Fei-Yue Gao, Min-Rui Gao The electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction reaction (CO2RR) converts CO2 into value-added chemicals and fuels to realize the carbon recycling is a means to solve the problem of renewable energy shortage... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The bigwigs got down to it this month in Auckland. Climate change? The mood was clear: it's time to get this thing done. At not one but two major conferences, both focused on how we get from ...
At Gleason Beach, a major highway realignment shows the complicated realities of dealing with climate change on the California coast.
Surprisingly, trees are dropping their leaves sooner rather than later.
Scientists have discovered that feeding seaweed to cows significantly reduces the amount of methane they produce and burp into the atmosphere, while also helping them produce more milk and grow bigger on less feed. When grown in the ocean, seaweed helps to filter the water, making the idea of farming seaweed to feed to cows a win-win for the environment and farmers.
Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove additional carbon from the atmosphere, in a way that is currently ‘hidden’ in global models. Scientists knew that the carbon-rich …
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MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr is appealing for citizens to take climate change more seriously and support the Government's mitigation efforts.
GE signs an agreement with One Stop Warehouse, one of the biggest players in the Australian photovoltaic market. Customers will soon be able to purchase GE solar inverters from One Stop Warehouse.
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LONDON: Hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a sharp drop in oil prices, biofuel demand has declined for the first time in two decades and may struggle to recover, according to experts.
Global Power Generation names Danish wind giant as turbine supplier, installer and OEM for two major wind power projects it is developing in Victoria.
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Residents in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland are being told to brace for scorching temperatures as a heatwave blasts the south-east.
Canavan and Joyce lead the Nationals two day "caravan for coal" in the Hunter Valley, calling for new coal generators and saying bad things about wind and solar.
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Venezuela has resumed direct shipments of oil to China after US sanctions sent the trade underground for more than a year, according to Refinitiv Eikon vessel-tracking data and internal documents from state company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).Chinese state companies China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) and PetroChina – long among PDVSA’s top customers – stopped loading crude and fuel at Venezuelan ports in August 2019 after Washington extended its sanctions on PDVSA to include any companies…
November 27, 2020 5:00 AM SYDNEY/BEIJING • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he has appointed his "best people" to work on breaking a stalemate that has seen over 50 ships laden with Australian coal stranded off Chinese ports, as tensions between the two sides rise.
Coal exports to the Asian nation have dropped 96 per cent in the first three weeks of November as 82 Australian ships laden with 8.8 million tonnes of coal are left floating off Chinese ports.
China is seeking to open new channels of communication with the incoming White House administration of President-elect Joe Biden, but some Chinese analysts have warned against unrealistic expectations that tensions can be easily resolved.However, the two sides might have some room for bilateral cooperation in terms of coronavirus pandemic control and climate change, which will be helpful in preventing the world’s two largest powers from escalating into full-scale rivalry and threatening the…
A new, large-scale study of European trees by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has found this trend has started to reverse and leaves are falling earlier.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stressed on the importance of renewable energy for the country and highlighted the growth in renewable energy from megawatts to gigawatts. The Prime Minister, in a series of tweets, hailed the country's capacity to generate electricity from renewable energy. "In the last 6 years, India is travelling on an unparalleled journey." he tweeted.
The periodic assessment reports of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) play a...
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Researchers say fall leaves may start falling a few days earlier in the future and it could have global implications for climate change.
November 26, 2020 3:09 PM South Korea will reduce the operations of coal-fuelled power plants this winter to cut fine dust emissions, it said on Thursday (Nov 26), as it battles unhealthy air.
Guo, Rui; Wang, Jiaoyue; Bing, Longfei; Tong, Dan; Ciais, Philippe; Davis, Steven J. et al. (2020): Global CO2 uptake of cement in 1930–2019. In Earth System Science Data. DOI: 10.5194/essd-2020-275. "We adopted a comprehensive analytical model to estimate the amount of CO2 that had been absorbed from 1930 to 2019 in four types of cement materials including concrete, mortar, construction waste and cement kiln dust (CKD). Besides, the process CO2 emission during the same period based on the same datasets was also estimated." LINK
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at Fairphone, who claim to make a sustainable smartphone, as well as the efforts to repurpose Alberta's many inactive oil and gas wells for geothermal energy production.
The Environment Ministry’s Environmental Affairs Agency announced that under a set of new requirements, some diving activity may resume for tourist boats and cruises in some locations of South Sinai on December 1. The decision was made in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and local authorities in South Sinai, as part of … Continued
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New modelling suggests battery storage, rather than a new gas generator, would be a lower cost replacement for Liddell power station.
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Over 100 commercial jets stand idly on the tarmac of Singapore’s Changi Airport, grounded by the Covid-19 pandemic that has debilitated the airline industry.
Passenger volume at what was the world’s seventh busiest airport has plummeted to a mere 1.5 per cent of happier and noisier times before the pandemic.
This sight is repeated at aviation hubs across the world, with some 31 per cent of the world’s 26,000 commercial planes still inactive according to aviation data company Cirium, even as…
[The Herald] First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has bemoaned rampant deforestation and degradation of forests countrywide, and called on the nation to plant trees and preserve forests in order to help mitigate effects of climate change such as recurrent droughts.
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has a number of national parks that have greater economic benefits and environmental importance. To mention few, the Semien, Bale, Mago, Gambella, Omo, Nech Sar, Chebera Churchura and Borena Sayint are some among others.
Scottish endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont has been appointed to the leadership team of Eos Advisory, the St Andrews-based investment firm focused on disease prevention, energy security, climate change and sustainability.
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has signed a bilateral agreement with Switzerland to invest in green businesses aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change in both countries.
[savethechildren_uk] Save the Children is deeply concerned about the impact on children and their families of Cyclone Gati, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia on record. According to reports, 70,000 people, including 32,000 children, have been forced to flee after the cyclone wreaked devastation across Puntland state. Heavy rains and strong winds of 115 mph have triggered flash flooding, causing at least 40,000 people to lose their homes. In the Bari region of Puntland, heavy rainfall is still ongoing a
Cyclonic storm Nivar commenced landfall 30km north of Puducherry and 115km south of Chennai around 11.15pm on Wednesday. The core of the storm which hit close to Marakkanam is expected to take three hours to cross over. Heavy rain and winds of 120 to 130kmph, gusting to 145kmph, lashed the coastal areas of Puducherry and Cuddalore. Chennai too saw spells of heavy rain and wind.
[Premium Times] Shasha forest reserve, which covers about 310km2, has a history of a high rate of deforestation by illegal loggers, who are into illicit timber trade.
Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos will today release the federal government’s plans to drive down greenhouse gas emissions within the federal bureaucracy itself, with the goal of achieving "net zero" by 2050 through a radical restructuring of the government's property and vehicle portfolio.
Ausgrid opens tender for stand alone power systems as networks begin process of taking costly regional customers off the grid.
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A total of 53 ships carrying 5.7 million tonnes of Australia's coal are still waiting to dock off ports in China, as the Communist Party continues to turn the screws on Australian exporters in bitter feud.
Approximately 68 arrows up to 6,000 years old have been uncovered in Norway's Langfonne ice patch that is melting due to climate change. The arrows are made of stone, bones and shells.
Curious to learn more of the current state of Earth's sea levels? Check-out NASA's visualization app from Sentinel-6!
Researchers from McGill University found that ice sheets at opposite ends of the Earth can influence one another by tweaking sea levels in surrounding waters.
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A mine in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker today, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels.
Three new power-generating wind turbines have been approved for the Providence waterfront, the developer announced yesterday.
EPA yesterday issued final federal permits for a uranium mine proposed at the southwestern edge of South Dakota's Black Hills despite tribal and environmental pushback.
US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen a seasoned diplomat to spearhead his climate policy. The long-term goal of going carbon-neutral by 2050 is bold and clear, but is it still achievable?
"Green Light" singer Lorde announced "Going South," a book featuring photos and musings from her 2019 visit to Antarctica.
Sekera, June; Lichtenberger, Andreas (2020): Assessing Carbon Capture: Public Policy, Science, and Societal Need. In Biophys Econ Sust 5 (3), pp. 1–28. DOI: 10.1007/s41247-020-00080-5. "Given the strong, if often unremarked, momentum of demands for public subsidy of these commercial methods, on what cogent bases can elected leaders make decisions that, first and foremost, meet societal needs? To address this question, we reviewed the scientific and technical literature on CDR, focusing on two methods that have gained most legislative traction: point-source capture and direct air capture–which together we term “industrial carbon removal” (ICR), in contrast to biological methods." LINK
Food waste is a major driver of greenhouse gas emissions – and the holidays are one of the most wasteful times of the year. Here's how to cut back.
The Fonterra products going carbon-neutral
FONTERRA is optimistic it will find a way to accurately measure the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being produced by each dairy farm in time to avoid them coming into the Emissions...
Scientists have developed droplet-based microbial factories that synthesize hydrogen when exposed to sunlight and air. The microbial factories could make hydrogen-based alternative fuels more economical.
Applications for PhD projects with British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are now open for October 2021 admission. There are currently over 100 PhD students associated with BAS, working on a huge variety …
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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has unveiled an elaborate renewable energy project pipeline focused on supporting the Government's economic growth agenda.
Deadline: 29. January 2021 "Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) invites applications for post-doctoral and pre-doctoral fellowships, under the direct supervision of Harvard faculty." LINK
If confirmed, the former Federal Reserve chair may play a crucial role in getting corporations to take global warming seriously.
Elon Musk briefed a European battery conference on Tesla Inc.'s efforts to bring longer-range electric cars to market in the coming years, though he broke little new ground with regard to timing or other specifics.
Environmental protesters beamed a giant sign onto the Department of Energy's headquarters last night to oppose the potential return of former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz as secretary — or anyone with ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Joe Biden was accused during the presidential campaign of planning for the end of oil, but some analysts say the president-elect may instead help the industry survive.
Fewer Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the drop in traffic won't do much for climate change, analysts said.
For those with vivid imagination, climate change in South Florida could follow a B-grade film script, the kind of pulse-pounding, get-out-of-the-water screamer found on Netflix after Thanksgiving dinner.
[Daily News] LEGISLATORS have been urged to approve laws that ensure the expected 'Oil and natural Gas' wealth benefits all citizens in the Islands of Zanzibar.
With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) upgrading its alert on Cyclone Nivar, which will made landfall as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ between Karaikal and Mamallapuram late on Wednesday evening with a wind speed of 120-130kmph gusting to 145 kmph, PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and assured all support from the Centre.
Kea Energy has begun construction of the largest utility solar plant in New Zealand, with the 2.5MW plant situated in Marlborough.
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Flash flooding has struck in the Waikato, as a menacing storm unleashed a torrent of rain on Te Awamutu.
There is surface flooding in several parts of the town, which is 30km south of Hamiltonm and a ...
The first daughter, right, said emissions were declining in 2019 before the pandemic. Tapper, left, was then forced to concede, saying market forces were at play and not policy.
The heatwave signals the start of summer, with experts warning the hot conditions could be dangerous as Australians are still acclimatising from a cool spring.
The string of new battery storage projects - bigger and smarter and multi-faceted - is eroding the case for gas.
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The NSW renewable energy plans could massively reduce emissions, but a federally-approved gas mine could cancel out at least half of that.
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Nature, Published online: 25 November 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-03250-zAlthough he faces a split Congress, the US president-elect has levers he can pull in the government to advance clean energy and curb global warming.
It looks a bit like a dog house, doesn't it?
A group of 15 young people will try again to have the courts force Ottawa to develop a climate recovery plan after it was denied by the Federal Court.
[Ghanaian Times] A comprehensive report on Ghana's nuclear power programme has been developed and submitted to cabinet for approval, the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has revealed.
John Kerry, President-elect Joe Biden's new special envoy for climate, today called on the world to set more ambitious emissions targets at United Nations climate talks next year.
Dr. Michael Freilich, second from right, speaks in 2013 about the handoff of Landsat 8 to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The new U.S.-European satellite, which will continue the monitoring of global sea level and its changes over time, was launched from French Guiana. The satellite was formally renamed Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich earlier this year, following Dr. Freilich’s untimely death from cancer not long after his retirement from Federal service.
The mission’s new name was a fitting tribute to Dr. Freilich, a pioneer in space-based oceanography and longtime leader of NASA’s Earth Science Division. He was a visionary leader in the field of Earth science, and a valued and longstanding partner of USGS and countless organizations and individuals involved in Earth observations.
It is fitting...
Former secretary of state John Kerry helped broker the landmark Paris Agreement and signed it on behalf of the United States, a decision subsequently reversed by President Donald Trump. Now, he is set to be President-elect Joe Biden's climate envoy, in a clear sign of the upcoming administration's renewed commitment to fighting climate change.
A coal miner died yesterday in a workplace accident in southern West Virginia, the governor's office said.
A judge yesterday voided permits needed for a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington state, agreeing with conservation groups that the project needs a more thorough environmental review.
White House aide Ivanka Trump today touted the massive fall in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that is the result of declining economic activity during the pandemic.
A native American tribe living on an island off the coast of Washington long ago recognized the threat of climate change. They implemented a climate action plan in 2010, melding traditional practices with science. Now, 50 other native tribes across the country have similar strategies, way ahead of U.S. communities.
[New Frame] The first in this three-part series looks at the cost of nuclear power and how vendors minimise their financial risk by maximising profits through power purchase agreements with governments.
Biofuelwatch leads seventy five groups signing an open letter to BEIS opposing biomass subsidies; Cut Carbon Not Forests campaign continues to raise awareness and controversy among British public; EU petition brings together international NGOs to put an end to incentives for burning forest wood LONDON – 24th November, 2020 – Today is International Day of Action on Forest Biomass and opposition to biomass subsidies is mounting on policymakers across the UK and European member states....
Joe Biden is nominating one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement as his climate envoy.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Living without a toilet endangers the health and livelihoods of the world's most vulnerable people - and the risk of living without proper sanitation increases as climate change bites.
John Gilbert Getty, 52, passed away on Friday in San Antonio, Texas. He was discovered unresponsive in a hotel room. Gilbert was one of several descendants of J. Paul Getty, the oil tycoon.
The Red Lake Nation is betting big on solar energy.
A Chicago-based company is developing the nation's largest-ever solar power project in Texas, fueled by corporate interest in renewable energy.
Colorado oil and gas regulators barred most gas flaring and venting yesterday and established the nation's most stringent setback requirements for drilling near homes and schools.
WITH experts agreeing that the writing is on the wall for the Caribbean due to the rapid changes in climatic conditions, Professor Michael Taylor, director of the Climate Studies Group at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), says climate change should be tackled with the same aggression being applied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climate activists are taking aim at a new target: advertisers that forge the fossil fuel industry's corporate image.
[Monitor] Elegu Town in Amuru District at the border with South Sudan is trying to pick up the pieces after a week of heavy floods saw River Unyama, one of the tributaries of River Nile that flows upstream, burst its banks.
Flooded out Honduran and Guatemalan families stranded on rooftops in the most marginalized neighborhoods after the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota this month have raised fears of a new wave of migration, observers across the region say
Renewable energy sources were the sole source of new capacity added to the US grid between June and September.
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For thousands of years Inupaiq people have relied on the land in Alaska but now climate change is threatening their entire way of life.
The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.
Federal Labor MP Julie Owens, who grew up in a mining town, has declared coal doesn't have a future because a little-known source of energy will be able to replace it.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE01569E, Paper Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Ryo Asakura, David Reber, Léo Duchêne, Seyedhosein Payandeh, Arndt Remhof, Hans Hagemann, Corsin Battaglia A self-passivating cathode/electrolyte interface achieves stable, room-temperature long-term cycling of 4 V-class Na 3 (VOPO 4 ) 2 F|Na 4 (CB 11 H 12 ) 2 (B 12 H 12 )|Na all-solid-state sodium batteries with the highest reported discharge cell voltage and cathode-based specific energy. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02315A, Paper Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Gaurav Bhattacharjee, Marcus N. Goh, Sonia E. K. Arumuganainar, Ye Zhang, Praveen Linga Solidified natural gas (SNG) storage via combustible ice or clathrate hydrates presents an economically sound prospect, promising high volume density, and safe long-term storage. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02491K, Review Article Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. Hesan Ziar, Patrizio Manganiello, Olindo Isabella, Miro Zeman Electrification and digitization are two significant trends in the energy sector. Photovoltatronics unites these trends by combining solar electricity generation and information communication in PV-based intelligent energy agents. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02997A, Review Article Qiannan Liu, Zhe Hu, Weijie Li, Chao Zou, Huile Jin, Shun Wang, Shulei Chou, Shi-Xue Dou This work provides guidance on controlling anionic redox activity and finding novel high-capacity transition metal oxide cathodes for sodium-ion batteries. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02826F, Paper Hongjie Peng, Michael T. Tang, Xinyan Liu, Philomena Schlexer Lamoureux, Michal Bajdich, Frank Abild-Pedersen Electrochemical reduction of carbon-dioxide/carbon-monoxide (CO (2) R) to fuels and chemicals presents an attractive approach for sustainable chemical synthesis, but it also poses a serious challenge in catalysis. Understanding the key aspects... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02665D, Paper Arthur Hagopian, Marie-Liesse Doublet, Jean-Sébastien Filhol The whiskers/dendrites-growth phenomenon observed on metal anode-surfaces in batteries is shown to have a thermodynamic origin taking its root from negative surface tensions associated with a symmetry breaking of the crystal shape. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE03170D, Perspective Satish Amrutrao Patil, Aiswarya Abhisek Mohapatra, Vivek Tiwari Resonance energy transfer (RET) can potentially improve device efficiencies of ternary blend organic solar cells (TBSCs). However, several parameters such as domain morphology, exciton lifetimes, energy and charge transfer influence... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership aims to help countries in the region transition from using fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. The partnership aims to support sustainable energy transition in Southeast Asia while helping to create socio-economic opportunities. It will initially focus on Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam – countries with significant coal consumption. UNOPS is the fund manager and supports the partnership's secretariat....
A record-breaking Sahara dust storm that spread harmful air pollution across parts of North America in June 2020 was caused by winds linked to melting Arctic sea ice
Indigenous leaders have secured an allotment of funding to clean up old oil and gas wells on First Nation and Metis land in Alberta, after more than half a year of lobbying, including several meetings with the premier and energy minister.
High-power supercapacitors – already found within terrestrial electric cars, trains, lifts and cranes – are on their way to space.
We talk to UQ’s EV specialist Jake Whitehead about the impact of the proposed electric vehicle road tax, and look at the contest of ideas between NSW and Canberra, and more big battery and green hydrogen announcements.
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November 27, 2020 10:30 AM A slight weakening in the current La Nina weather phenomenon is one of the reasons for intense spring heat this year.
University of Queensland research into effect of taxing electric vehicles finds without introducing buying incentives will slash sales by 25% and increase emissions by 40%.
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Some zero-emission vehicles have to be driven for almost 50,000 miles before they are as 'green' as cars powered by fossil fuels, damning research has found.
Oil experts from national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Group estimate global oil prices will range between US$45-55 per barrel next year as the global economy is recovering.
Australia’s former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that attempts to strong-arm Canberra into changing policy will fail and only damage Beijing’s standing abroad, even as the long-time climate-action advocate backed China’s bid to become carbon neutral by 2060.Speaking to This Week in Asia as Sino-Australian ties hit their lowest ebb in decades, Turnbull also rejected critics’ suggestions – including those made this week by former foreign minister Bob Carr – that he had kick-started…
The Kupe offshore oil and gas operation, Taranaki
GENESIS Energy - one of the country's biggest emitters of greenhouse gases - is considering selling its stake in the Kupe oil and gas field, freeing up money it could invest in...
She's graced some of the world's most famous stages singing the songs which have landed her chart-toppers around the globe and two Grammy Awards.
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November 26, 2020 7:16 PM Hi all,
In today’s bulletin: Australia works to break its coal stalemate with China; Cambodia defers a treason trial of more than 100 opposition figures; Malaysia tests 1.7 million foreign workers for Covid-19; China's corporate debt bears watching; and more.
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Tree leaves could start falling earlier in autumn due to climate change. The finding suggests forests will store significantly less carbon than expected as temperatures rise
An enormous iceberg, called A-68A, has made headlines over the past weeks as it drifts towards South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. New images show the berg is rotating and potentially drifting westwards.
Even before the pandemic, there have been times when we've had to get creative in the kitchen. Here's what to do if you run out of milk, oil or eggs.
UK Government: Policy Paper: NIC Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies Study: Terms of Reference. "The government asks the National Infrastructure Commission to provide recommendations to government on the technologies that should be deployed to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and deliver negative emissions, the policies needed to incentivise the rollout of these technologies and the timeline of decisions needed by government to enable the UK to use greenhouse gas removal technologies to achieve net zero." LINK
"In a new research paper published in Climate Policy, we mapped the potential implications that the scientific literature has identified to date, and where knowledge gaps remain." LINK
"Carbon Engineering CEO Steve Oldham speaks with Edward Emerson, Head of Global Commodities Trading, as part of the Goldman Sachs 2020 Carbonomics Conference." LINK
A team of Canadian scientists is urging the federal government to step up its conservation efforts in the eastern Arctic to try and save some of the last remaining year-round sea ice and the undiscovered organisms that live within it.
A report commissioned by Nornickel said the metals giant failed to investigate warning signs or grasp the consequences of a possible disaster.
Parliament will next week debate if a climate emergency in New Zealand should be declared, leader of the House Chris Hipkins has told MPs.
Speaking in the House after the Speech from the Throne, Hipkins ...
A proposed pipeline will bring water polluted with Gauteng’s sewage to the Waterberg in Limpopo to boost the coal industry during the climate crisis
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By GAVIN EVANS | Natural gas, especially when combined with carbon capture use and storage, can play a critical role meeting the world's net-zero carbon targets, BP economist Michael Cohen says.
With its low carbon footprint and globally renowned produce, Scotland's salmon industry is a 'blue economy' success story with major expansion prospects, explains new Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation chief executive Tavish Scott. By Colin Cardwell
As the world’s leading economies direct trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate stipulations, according to the 2020 edition of the Climate Transparency Report – which has assessed the climate performance of G20 countries. Up until the middle of October, the G20 spent US$393 […]
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[The Point] An important series of virtual events, the UNFCCC Climate Dialogues (23 November to 4 December), are designed to maintain critical momentum in the intergovernmental process in support of a robust international framework for climate action and increased climate ambition.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Garowe -- Cyclone Gati, the strongest storm to hit Somalia, has dumped two years' worth of rain in two days
November 26, 2020 5:00 AM Residents gathering in a waterlogged street after rains and floods in Chennai, India, yesterday. With Cyclone Nivar set to make landfall in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry late last night, 1,200 National Disaster Response Force personnel were on alert for any rescue work required. India's Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain in the affected areas.
Victoria to maintain a ban on nuclear power, after parliamentary inquiry finds no justification for repealing a prohibition. Liberals object.
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New rules are set to ease the path for the creation of renewable energy zones, providing greater recognition of generators, such as wind and solar projects, that are clustered around a single connection to the wider electricity network. The energy market rule-maker, the Australian Energy Market Commission, has proposed a new set of reforms that...
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( National Institute for Environmental Studies ) GOSAT-2, launched in 2018, is a Japanese Earth observation satellite for the measurement of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of carbon dioxide, methane, and carbon monoxide were retrieved from GOSAT-2 data and validated using ground-based observation data. These retrieved data are publicly available from the NIES website as GOSAT-2 Level 2 Standard Product
Efforts to curb ozone emissions that produce pollution have saved more than a billion sparrows, finches and other small migratory birds in the US over the past few decades, study reveals.
In her annual policy address on Wednesday, city leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor vowed to set Hong Kong on a path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, a goal greeted with scepticism by environmental activists, who said the announcement left much to be desired.Chief Executive Lam’s ambitious pledge reflected the recommendations contained in a long-delayed policy report released earlier this month by the city’s environmental advisers, one whose drafting was beset by internal disagreements and…
After the moon formed, Earth was probably left with an ocean of molten rock, which may have given the planet a thick atmosphere full of carbon dioxide like the one on Venus
The Canadian Army celebrated the fifth birthday of a beloved polar bear at the Toronto Zoo by giving the animal a promotion to honorary master corporal.
The Trump administration is preparing to auction oil drilling rights inside Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the degree to which the industry will participate is uncertain.
The widely used weedkiller glyphosate is likely to adversely affect endangered species, but mainly from non-agricultural uses, EPA said today.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will partner with California for studies on climate change impacts and how to capture carbon and store it in the state's working lands, state officials said yesterday.
President Trump today promoted a climate denial documentary produced by Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and Marc Morano, a former Senate Republican staffer who frequently spreads debunked claims about climate change.
The Karuk tribe wants to have more controlled burning and better land management to avoid catastrophic fires.
Fajardy, M., J. Morris, A. Gurgel, H. Herzog, N. MacDowell, S. Paltsev (2020): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5°C or 2°C world. Joint Program Report Series Report 345. (http://globalchange.mit.edu/publication/17489). "Here we focus on quantifying the potential scale of BECCS and its impact on the economy, taking into account technology and economic considerations, but excluding sustainability and political aspects." LINK
Honegger, Matthias; Michaelowa, Axel; Roy, Joyashree (2020): Potential implications of carbon dioxide removal for the sustainable development goals. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–21. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2020.1843388. "This review synthesizes the best available understandings of potential implications of CDR options aiming to complement emissions reductions. It seeks to identify effects on and interctions between specific social, environmental, and policy environments, in which various CDR options could be pursued. " LINK
The effects are already visible and will get worse if the world doesn't act fast.
Heavy rains lash Chennai, Puducherry as well as parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as Cyclone Nivar closes in over Bay of Bengal. The cyclonic system is very likely to cross TN and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around November 25 mid-night and in the early hours of November 26 with a wind speed of 120-130 kmph and is likely to be stronger than 2016 Vardah.
A 4500km belt of scorching weather stretching from Broome in Australia's northwest all the way to the country's southeast could prove "dangerous" in the coming days, a climate scientist has warned.The all-time record for Australia's...
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo Getty We don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been a rough year. Between the global pandemic that has infected two million people in the United States alone with no signs of stopping , a slew of natural disasters—from hurricanes to fires—and general political and social instability (and a president who golfs through it ), the gap between the haves and the have-nots feels wider than ever in America. If you fall into the former group, here are some charities to put your money toward on this Giving Tuesday, December 1. Whether it’s a little or a lot, these organizations are dedicated to helping our most vulnerable populations and will surely appreciate the help. Natural Disasters Read more at The Daily Beast.
Authorities say a mine in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved sale of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to a dismantling company without granting requests by lawmakers and environmental groups for public hearings.
Enbridge Inc. is bringing Michigan officials to federal court for ordering the shutdown of its Line 5 pipeline beneath the Great Lakes earlier this month.
As natural gas faces pressure from climate advocates, one Northwestern state has embraced a decarbonization tool favored by the gas industry.
The federal government this week threw its weight behind oil companies fighting to end a major legal battle over climate liability.
This year has often felt upside down. This week is no different, with Trump family members bragging about emissions reductions while their environmental opponents shrug at falling CO2 levels.
President-elect Joe Biden is set to tap Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary, a pick that could play a defining role in U.S. efforts to slash carbon emissions and prepare the economy for the realities of a warming world.
Two years after both levels of government squabbled over the money, records obtained by the Opposition New Democrats show that roughly $5.9 million of Manitoba's $67 million in climate change funding has been spent.
While state governments are basked in praise for ambitious clean energy policies, a flurry of fossil fuel projects quietly get the green light.
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Australia reaches highest position ever on EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, boosted to third place by green hydrogen and solar export plans.
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Built on coal, Colstrip has been under threat for years. It may not matter who sits in the Oval Office.
Average contribution of stubble burning to the concentration of PM2.5 in Delhi-NCR during peak phase has increased from 10% in 2019 to over 15% this year with Punjab reporting an increase of 48% in fire incidents while these declined by 28% in Haryana.
The key to managing the booming installations of rooftop solar, battery storage and EVs is find out what lies behind the meter in South Australian homes.
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US National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers demonstrate new resin material for construction of wind turbine blades that can be easily recycled.
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An extraordinary number of arrows dating from the Stone Age to the medieval period have melted out of a single ice patch on a Norwegian mountainside in recent years because of climate change
John Kerry’s appointment as US climate envoy and Washington’s expected pivot on climate change policy could help find common ground with Beijing under president-elect Joe Biden, Chinese foreign policy observers said.The return of former secretary of state Kerry to a cabinet-level role was an early sign of the Biden administration setting a more predictable course for its dealings with China, some argued. However, one said renewed engagement by a more multilateral Washington could bring it into…
More than US$500 million worth of Australian coal is on ships anchored off Chinese ports, as a diplomatic spat between the two countries cuts into trade, idles a portion of the world’s dry bulk carriers and threatens to spiral into a humanitarian crisis.More than 50 vessels have been waiting a month or longer to offload coal from Australia, according to separate analyses of shipping data conducted by Bloomberg and data intelligence firm Kpler. There’s about 5.7 million tons of coal and…
Former Hong Kong lawmakers have launched their final appeal against the government’s use of a colonial-era law to impose a blanket ban on wearing masks during protests last year, likening its deployment to “a nuclear missile launcher”.Their lawyers asked the city’s top judges on Tuesday to distinguish between invoking the emergency law to counter anti-government demonstrations and drawing on similar legislation for the Covid-19 pandemic, even though both permitted officials to bypass the…
Land inequality is growing worldwide, threatening the livelihoods of 2.5 billion people who directly rely on farming and widening disparities in gender, health and climate-change impacts, researchers warned on Tuesday.
November 24, 2020 4:17 PM LONDON/BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world's biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.
[Govt of SA] Municipal Energy Resilience Project launched for a more energy secure future in the Western Cape
Yemen's Houthi rebels said they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah early yesterday with a new cruise missile, just hours after the kingdom finished hosting its virtual Group of 20 leaders summit.
EPA has finalized its evaluation for a known carcinogen and concluded it poses an outsize health risk, even as environmental advocates say the assessment should go further.
Nine environmental groups are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to review an EPA rule that pushed back deadlines for utilities to begin closing unlined coal ash disposal sites.
Some Phoenix-area cities are looking for cooperative ways to make recycling more feasible on a local or regional basis.
PRIME MINISTER Jacinda Ardern says the Government is pressing ahead at home and abroad with action on climate change.
The U.S. federal government has released a proposed rule aimed at limiting the ability of large banks to pull financing from Arctic oil and natural gas projects.
The Canada Energy Regulator says reaching net-zero emissions over the next 30 years will to require a much more aggressive transition away from oil and gas.
[FrontPageAfrica] Buchanan -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the European Union (EU), Conservation International (CI) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Monday commenced a Green Corridor Technical workshop to provide technical inputs that can help drive the inclusion of green corridors of five municipalities in Liberia as part of Liberia's revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
The president-elect is tapping John Kerry to be his presidential climate envoy, a newly created role.
A 755-foot-tall wind turbine in Arctic Sweden came crashing down on the snow during the weekend as high winds swept across the region, officials said yesterday. No one was injured.
Researchers have developed a wind turbine blade that costs less and appears to be recyclable, two attributes that could accelerate the rapid growth of both onshore and offshore wind around the world.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the final federal permit for Enbridge Inc.'s Line 3 replacement project yesterday, drawing immediate pushback from opponents who vowed to fight the controversial oil project in court.
President-elect Joe Biden's choices for Treasury secretary, secretary of State and executive branch positions yesterday signal a dramatic shift in U.S. energy and climate policy.
Shelters for people whose homes were flooded or damaged by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras are now so crowded that thousands of victims have taken refuge under highway overpasses or bridges.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry would become the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to have a portfolio exclusively devoted to climate change when he joins President-elect Joe Biden's White House next year.
Victoria sets aside $540m in 2020/21 state budget to develop renewable energy hubs across the state in "unprecedented" public spend on greening the grid.
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Australia's coal and gas lobby has come out all guns blazing against the New South Wales government's renewable energy transition plan.
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Investors say the Morrison government's refusal to adopt a zero emissions target is holding back investment and the transition away from fossil fuels.
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