The experts, drawn from research centres in Tunisia and Qatar, also think solar radiation reflected by a full moon could cause changes in brain activity and blood chemistry.
The French National Assembly on Saturday approved the creation of an "ecocide" offence as part of a battery of measures aimed at protecting the environment and tackling climate change.
Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry announced Saturday that the nation’s non-oil exports have achieved a remarkable six percent increase during the first quarter of 2021, reaching US$7.438 billion compared to roughly $6.99 billion in the same period of time last year. Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea said that this increase in spite … Continued
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[The Conversation Africa] For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The GERD is Africa's largest hydropower plant. It dams the Blue Nile river coming from Ethiopia's highlands just before it crosses into Sudan where, after merging with the White Nile, it continues northwards to Egypt.
Japan’s plan to release radioactive water into the Pacific has put Taiwan’s government in a bind, caught between standing up for its fishing industry and avoiding a dispute with its northern neighbour.Japan’s decision this week to release more than 1 million cubic metres of radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean generated opposition in Taiwan and criticism of Tsai Ing-wen’s government for not doing more to stop it. That backlash may…
To address the matter, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government is set to release a new carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions target for fiscal ...
China said on Friday that the United States needed to take more responsibility on climate change but welcomed greater cooperation after a visit by envoy John Kerry, according to state media.The former secretary of state turned US climate emissary was the first official from President Joe Biden’s administration to visit China, signalling hopes the two sides could work together on the global challenge despite sky-high tensions on multiple other fronts.“China attaches importance to carrying out…
China’s central bank is now spearheading the country’s carbon-neutrality initiative, with plans to provide low-cost capital, boost green financing and invigorate the carbon-trading market to fund the ambitious undertaking.Its involvement comes after President Xi Jinping vowed in September to make China carbon neutral by 2060.The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) will create carbon-reduction-facilitation tools to provide funding support, and it will boost green financing channels, PBOC governor Yi…
Trump administration political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency repeatedly squashed efforts to warn the public about a cancer-causing gas in their neighborhood, according to a new review.
A leading Chinese diplomat says his country, the world's largest carbon emitter, plans to to send a "positive message" at a climate change meeting called by U.S. President Joe Biden for next week. (April 16)
Aarushi Verma writes that the stage is set for Sen. Mitt Romney to act on climate change.
Senate Democrats are pressing the Biden administration to reverse changes to a trio of national monuments, emphasizing lingering court disputes over whether President Trump took illegal actions when he cut two Utah sites and opened a third to commercial fishing.
The leaders' talks Friday focused on economic and security threats from China, as well as climate change and deterring nuclear-armed North Korea.
Divers searching for oil industry workers on a capsized liftboat prepared to enter the overturned vessel today, a rescue effort complicated by daunting technical challenges and continued bad weather.
Craft brewers from across the nation are calling on EPA Administrator Michael Regan to toss Trump-era rules that narrowed federal wetland protections and rolled back restrictions on pollution from coal plants.
Even before the pandemic, Louisville, Ky., faced staggering obstacles to upgrading its sewage and flood control infrastructure.
State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct and operate the new solar-storage site in Walnut Grove. The 1.5 MW-solar array will be paired with a 5-MWh battery […]
Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at any time in past 3.6-million years
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The testimony will occur as President Joe Biden hosts a climate change summit with 40 world leaders.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE03648J, Review Article Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Qiao Lyu, Jingqiang Tan, Lei Li, Yiwen Ju, Andreas Busch, David Wood, Ranjith Gamage, Richard Middleton, Biao Shu, Chenger Hu, Zhanghu Wang, Ruining Hu The development of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques has promoted the exploitation of shale gas resources. However, using water has several potential drawbacks including environmental issues, e.g., the contamination... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Environmental groups and business leaders are pushing President Biden to cut U.S. emissions 50 percent by 2030. The question is: what kind of climate policies will work that fast?
PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while divers searching for survivors knocked on the ship's hull without response.Rescuers don’t know whether any of the missing might be caught inside the lift boat called the Seacor Power that flipped over Tuesday in hurricane-force winds and high seas about 8 miles (13 kilometers) off the coast of Louisiana, Coast Guard spokesmen said.“There is the potential they are still there, but we don’t know,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally said Thursday. “We’re still searching for 12 people because there are 12 still missing.”The Coast Guard said on Twitter that divers were able to conduct operations Thursday but didn't hear anything when they knocked on the ship's...
Wholesale market rules incorporating a state-determined carbon price can fall within the Commission’s jurisdiction
The developers of multiple offshore wind projects in the Northeast will build a facility in the port of Providence, R.I., to assemble the rigs for floating wind turbines.
Wind power's costs have declined at a pace that has defied even the most bullish predictions of industry experts, underscoring the "considerable uncertainty" ahead for policymakers, according to a new study from federal researchers.
A clean technology company yesterday announced plans to build the world's first emissions-free natural gas power plants.
South Texas officials say they are worried about flooding during the hurricane season starting June 1 from breaches in a levee system that remain after border wall construction was halted.
President Biden will make climate action a pillar of U.S. trade agreements in an effort to push other countries to enforce environmental rules, a top administration official said yesterday.
There's a new weapon in legal cases against large emitters: scientific studies that show the links between a carbon source and climate impacts like rising seas. Here's how energy companies are trying to discredit the researchers.
"Unfeasible and unfair" — that pretty much sums up the reaction of pastoral farming sector groups to the Climate Change Commission's draft plan for reducing agricultural emissions out to 2035.
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how scientists, environmentalists and marketers talk about climate change.
Apple has announced a $200 million investment fund designed to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere and support sustainable forestry — and to generate financial returns for the company.
A drought resilience hub will be established in South Australia to research and improve drought preparedness on local farms.
China needs to halve carbon dioxide emissions from its coal-fired power plants by the end of the decade if it wants to achieve its carbon neutrality goal by 2060, according to a London-based climate research group.While the net zero emission goal was achievable, its execution on the ground was a matter of concern, TransitionZero said in a report published on Thursday titled “Turning the Supertanker – Powering China’s coal to clean transition with actionable analytics”.“The implementation gap…
As muddy rainwater surged from Hawaii's steep seaside mountains and inundated residential communities last month, the damage caused by flooding was obvious - houses were destroyed and businesses swamped, landslides covered highways and raging rivers and streams were clogged with debris.
The U.S. is going to need to develop more persistence in the Arctic region if it wants to be a player there, the commander of U.S. Northern Command told lawmakers earlier this week.
xperts anticipate cost reductions of 17%-35% by 2035 and 37%-49% by 2050, driven by bigger and more efficient turbines, lower capital and operating costs, and other advancements
Alaskan forests generally contain coniferous trees – but after wildfires sweep through, deciduous trees that store more carbon can become dominant
If the reefs lining the coasts of the United States were just 3 feet shorter, damage from floods would be $5.3 billion greater, according to a new research.
China approved the construction of five nuclear power units, with a total installed capacity of 4.9 gigawatts, roughly 10 per cent of the country’s total, two sources said, as Beijing strives for alternatives to fossil fuel to meet its climate goals.China needs to speed up its nuclear development to achieve its pledge to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a peak before 2030 and become “carbon neutral” by 2060.The world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter has lagged behind its previous target to…
To help mitigate climate change, members of the public should contribute by making their submissions to South Africa’s draft NDC
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Inspiring individuals from Argentina, Colombia and Kuwait lay out actions that can improve people’s lives
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The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world.
The cost of wind power could drop by half or more over the next 30 years, allowing wind to play a bigger role in future electricity networks.
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Beijing must close 588 coal-fired power plants in a decade to meet climate pledges, experts say.
Six men have been arrested over accusations of running a recycling fraud scheme that trucked tons of trash from Las Vegas casinos into California in order to collect state redemption money, authorities announced yesterday.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan is encouraging agency employees to volunteer to assist the growing number of unaccompanied minors along the southern border, a move that some hope will spur action on toxic sites at immigration facilities.
A team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) created computer simulations to examine the effects of 'climatic' factors on coffee growing areas in Ethiopia.
America's largest bank is adding some serious firepower to the fight against climate change and inequality.
A lost polar bear has now wandered 500 miles from its natural habitat in the Russian Arctic. The bear was spotted by locals running along a desolate road in the Tomponsky district of Yakutia.
California plans to launch two climate-tracking satellites into orbit in 2023 to search for 'super-emitters' of planet-warming pollution.
Consumers are increasingly thinking about how their personal consumption can support climate action. Labels that inform about the CO2 emissions or the carbon neutrality of a product serve as important decision-making tools. This is the result of a representative survey, carried out by market research institute Appinio on behalf of ClimatePartner. More than 1000 consumers between 16 and 65 in central Europe gave feedback. Over 90 % believe contributing to climate action is fundamentally important....
U.S. shale producers risk another oil-price war with OPEC and its allies if they resume the breakneck production growth of the last decade, according to Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
About 200 conservation, Indigenous, business and religious groups are calling for the Biden administration to carefully factor its climate goals into an ongoing review of the fossil fuel program on federal lands and waters.
The Biden administration's push to build out offshore wind in a newly declared "priority" zone off the East Coast has sparked a boycott from fishing groups and objections over ocean use conflicts from the Department of Defense.
Google Earth users can now see the striking effect of climate change over the past four decades with the new tool Timelapse.
One of the world's largest mining companies is defending its decision to continue producing coal, despite its pledge to reach net-zero emissions by midcentury.
The pandemic has put a spotlight on the links between climate change and public health. But the health sector's contribution to global warming hasn't been a major point of discussion.
Global warming is increasing the variability of India's monsoon rains faster than previously projected, according to a recent study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
Mitigations and adaptations to climate change within Nunatsiavut are multiplying, but all share one element: they're being led locally.
Climate change means Jordanians may soon not have enough water to drink. Others will face a similar scarcity.
JinkoSolar, one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that according to SunWiz’s “2020 Australia Solar Year in Review” Report
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The government estimates methane emissions in the oil and gas sector by mostly relying on mathematical modelling based on a small number of field measurements. But researchers say the government is underestimating those emissions, and better measurement techniques are possible.
New study says solar will be dominant source of energy by 2050, accounting for three quarters of energy needs as both heat and transport sectors go electric.
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The group claim Australia has breached their human rights by failing to act on climate change.
The Philippines filed fresh diplomatic protests to China on Wednesday after accusing its giant neighbour of undertaking illegal fishing and massing more than 240 boats within its territorial waters.The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said that two protests had been lodged, days after Manila summoned Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian to press for the withdrawal of its vessels on the disputed Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea and other Philippine maritime zones.The Philippines last month…
A Coast Guard Station Grand Isle 45-foot Respone Boat-Medium boatcrew heads toward a capsized 175-foot commercial lift boat Tuesday, April 13, 2021, searching for people in the water 8 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana. The Coast Guard and multiple other boats rescued six people onboard a commercial lift boat that capsized off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday night and were searching for more, the agency said.(U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter Glenn Harris via AP)ASSOCIATED PRESS(Reuters) -One person has died, a dozen are still missing and six others have been rescued after a commercial "lift boat" used to service oil rigs capsized in hurricane force winds south of Louisiana's Port Fourchon, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday.Rescuers in Coast Guard cutters, aircraft and volunteer...
Trump Administration Didn’t Use Best Available Science to Estimate the Costs of Climate Change
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The Muldrow Glacier, located on the north side of Mount Denali in Alaska, is undergoing a rare surge that is moving it up to 60 feet a day, which is 100 times faster than its normal speed.
Nuclear sector says it should be poised to take up more than 50% of the 24GW left vacant by coal
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EPA today announced greenhouse gas emissions dropped slightly in 2019, even as the country failed to meet Obama-era climate goals.
[263Chat] Enterprising solar energy company, Zonful Energy is on a drive to increase mobile internet adoption and usage for rural communities which have previously lagged behind.
[Govt of SA] A Generic Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for the management and mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of LandCare projects has been published for adoption.
A score of coastal communities in El Salvador are staking their bets on sustainable development as a form of life that does not overexploit natural resources diminished by years of government neglect and a lack of environmental awareness, using instruments ranging from ecological cookstoves to mangrove reforestation. “We learned to coexist better with the environment, […]
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Cody Love, 24, was anchored on the Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coast for what he had hoped was going to be a half-day diving trip - but it soon turned into horror.
The Coast Guard searched for 12 people missing off the coast of Louisiana today after finding one dead crew member and pulling six survivors from rough seas when their commercial platform vessel capsized in hurricane-force winds.
Fallout is mounting from revelations around the health implications of a popular line of pet collars meant to repel fleas and ticks, with a new lawsuit putting EPA in the spotlight.
The Biden administration will nominate experienced government hands -- like Tommy Beaudreau for Interior and Radhika Fox at EPA -- for a slew of key energy and environment positions.
LANDCORP DAIRY farms that have gone organic have made big cuts to their GHG emissions and increased their profitability.
Climate change presents an existential threat - and a challenge that's going to require transformative action by governments and polluting industries across the globe. What actions can we, as individuals ...
India's monsoon will grow increasingly wet and erratic as a result of global warming, according to a new study.
[New Zimbabwe] THE governments of Zimbabwe and Russia this week signed an agreement that will see the Russians assisting the southern African nation setting up a nuclear power station to provide alternative sources of energy to the country facing years of perennial power cuts.
In line with its ambition to make Europe a greener place, the European Union wants to drastically reduce gas emissions from transport by 2050 and promote electric cars. But according to a report from the bloc's external auditor, it is lacking the appropriate charging stations.
A coalition of consumer and environmental groups says Duke Energy Corp. should disclose more information about a previously announced deal to sell a 20% stake in its Indiana utility to an investment fund controlled by the Singaporean government.
Advocates for marine renewable technologies are trying to win a place in the Biden administration's 2035 plans for a carbon-free grid, unveiling a road map today for what they describe as a "baseload" power source that could be critical in decarbonizing large swaths of the country.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said yesterday that the Biden administration is committed to delivering a clean energy standard to boost carbon-free energy, suggesting there's a way Congress could pass one without Republican support.
Coal use needs to rapidly fall this decade if the world has any chance of...
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Dozens of European lawmakers, business executives and union leaders yesterday urged the United States to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in the coming decade compared with 2005 levels.
A group of self-described "ancient climate millennials" from a defeated presidential campaign came together last spring to craft federal carbon policy. Now they're shaping President Biden's climate plans.
Pollen is making its way back into the United States as weather begins to warm up from coast to coast, and some experts say that effects from climate change are contributing to longer, harder-to-manage allergy seasons.
[Nation] Climate change is occasioned by erratic weather conditions which present numerous challenges in the food sector, resulting in acute food shortages.
A 70MW solar and battery project proposed to help fill the gap left by Victoria’s retiring coal-fired power stations has applied for state development approval.
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MYTILINEOS’ Renewables & Storage Development Business Unit and QEnergy have executed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on WePower's renewable energy procurement and trading platform.
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Only five of 12 licences to harvest polar bears have been filled on the north coast of Labrador, and the Inuit government says weather and climate explain this year's drop.
Water is our life support system in a drying continent, yet the coal and gas industries consume prodigious amounts of water each day.
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John Kerry, the Biden administration’s climate envoy, will travel to China later this week to meet Chinese officials to discuss “raising global climate ambition,” the US State Department said on Tuesday.Kerry was expected to arrive in Shanghai on Wednesday, ahead of meetings with officials on Thursday and Friday, Reuters reported. Those meetings will include discussions with Kerry’s Chinese counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, whom Kerry has lauded as a “capable advocate”.Kerry may conduct additional…
Cyclone Seroja made landfall south of Kalbarri about 8pm on Sunday as a category three storm with wind gusts up to 170km/h as Premier Mark McGowan likened the damage to a 'war zone'.
The Philippines on Tuesday said it had summoned Beijing’s top envoy in Manila to press for Chinese ships to immediately leave the Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea, describing the escalating row as a “source of regional tension”.Officials from the two countries have traded acrimonious remarks since some 200 Chinese vessels, including some believed to be maritime militia, moored around the reef in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) last month, an incident Beijing insists was…
Polar bears are on the verge of extinction due to climate change, but a warming world is pushing grizzly bears more north and the two are mating to make a hybrid known as 'pizzly bears.'
Australia in 10th biggest burner of coal in the world, and has the fifth highest share of coal of total power generation.
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If Earth warms by 3°C, a third of species living on land and about half of endemic marine species will become extinct
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Nineteen people were on board a commercial ship when it capsized Tuesday during a thunderstorm off the Louisiana coast. But this was no ordinary storm.
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Singapore is betting on floating solar farms and vertical panels to increase its clean-energy supplies and cut carbon emissions, a model that could work in other densely populated cities, urban experts said.With renewable energy options such as wind, hydro, nuclear and biomass ruled out, solar photovoltaic (PV) is the most viable option for Singapore, despite limited land for large-scale farms, and challenges such as frequent cloud cover.Last month, Singapore inaugurated a 5 megawatt offshore…
"The use of renewable energy sources is the most important key" to reduce emissions, Shinjiro Koizumi said, adding that the country should consider making solar ...
China is committed to building a “green and low-carbon” economy and will keep its word on global climate agreements, President Xi Jinping told the French and German leaders in talks on Friday.“[China] will use the shortest time in human history to achieve peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality, and there is no doubt that it will be a very tough battle, but we always keep our word and deliver,” Xi said during a virtual summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President…
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan Oil Firm (Sonangol) has agreed, in a tripartite agreement, to sell its 31.78 percent of its assets held in Puma Energy to Trafigura at USD 600 million.
An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature increases and global warming.
Shanelle Loren writes that Utah has a lot of untapped potential in geothermal energy.
Top House Republicans are calling for a renegotiated Paris Agreement with more ambitious pledges from major emitters like China ahead of the Biden administration's international climate summit next week.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday challenged the Commonwealth to take a leading role in building a sustainable future, by advocating for and mobilising more resources to finance climate change programmes and resilience actions in member countries.
Germany's airline industry and main rail company said yesterday they aim to encourage more people to switch from planes to trains for domestic routes, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The biofuel industry doesn't get enough respect in the debate over climate change, its main lobbying group said today.
In an 11-year odyssey that now spans three presidential administrations, EPA is again proceeding with a first-ever permanent addition to its list of regulated air toxics.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland today swept away many of her Republican predecessors' executive policies, revoking in one fell swoop myriad secretarial orders governing fossil fuel development and other hot-button issues.
After a record-setting year for hurricanes and wildfires, the insurance industry is grappling with the role of our climate emergency in estimating local disaster damages
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TEN YEARS AGO, Solid Energy said the Government was wrong to listen to Pike River Coal's advice on methane gas emissions from coal mines.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D1EE00545F, Paper Panpan Li, Zhaoyu Jin, Zhiwei Fang, Guihua Yu The necessity to pursue sustainable ammonia (NH3) production with economic and environment-friendly technologies is growing with the global development aim of future fertilizer and renewable energy industries. Electrosynthesis of ammonia... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Gas is widely considered the best available driver of an energy transition from highly polluting fossil fuels like coal
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The movement to achieve net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions is gaining traction and coherence, especially in the world of finance. In late March, BlackRock and Vanguard — the two largest asset managers on the planet — joined a growing coalition of investors in the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAM). The initiative outlines...
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A climate model can reliably predict the Asian summer monsoon – and the tropical cyclone activity associated with it – more than one year ahead of time, which could help governments better prepare for damaging weather events
President Jair Bolsonaro has written a letter to his US counterpart Joe Biden pledging to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030 and seeking “considerable” financial help to get there, officials said on Thursday.The letter comes a week before Biden hosts a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, including Bolsonaro – a far-right climate-change sceptic with whom he previously clashed on the issue of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.“In an unequivocal measure of support for your…
Environmentalists and Native American activists on Wednesday renewed their demands for more meaningful talks with Indigenous leaders and other communities on the front lines of fossil fuel development as the Biden administration reviews the nation's oil and gas leasing program in response to climate change.
Lawmakers in Washington state have moved to ban gas guzzlers and require the sale of all-electric cars starting in 2030, setting a goal that eclipses California's 2035 target.
The summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will be Joe Biden's first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader since becoming president.
A socialist senator held a hearing yesterday where almost everyone praised market-based climate policy.
Good ol' Joe Biden re-signed America up to the Paris Accord on his first day in office. He "shuttered" the Keystone KL pipeline and created a new Civilian Climate Corps to work on environmental ...
The Japanese utility giant Tepco is planning to dump more than 1 million cubic meters of treated radioactive water -- enough to fill 500 Olympic-size swimming pools -- from the wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, part of its nearly $200 billion effort to clean up the worst atomic accident since Chernobyl. Storage tanks at the site are forecast to be full by mid-2022, and space for building more is scarce. Scary as it sounds, discharges are common practice in th
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE04028B, Paper Ting Zhu, Shangheng Liu, Bin Huang, Qi Shao, Man Wang, Fan Li, Xinyue Tan, Yecan Pi, Shih-Chang Weng, Bolong Huang, Zhiwei Hu, Jianbo Wu, Yong Qian, Xiaoqing Huang Developing a versatile electrocatalyst with remarkable performance viable for pH-universal overall water splitting is increasingly important for the industrial production of renewable energy conversion. Herein, our theoretical calculations predicate that... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked a series of Trump administration orders that promoted fossil fuel development on public lands and waters, and issued a separate directive that prioritizes climate change in agency decisions
March 2021 was warmer than normal in temperatures and below-average precipitation. The mean temperature of the month was 23.1°C which is 1.8°C above the long-term normal for March and this goes on record as the fourth-highest mean monthly temperature for March since 1902 and exceeded by March 2018 with a record of 24.6°C, March 1969 with a record of 24.2°C and March 2010 with a record of 23.7°C.
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SHANGHAI - Chinese President Xi Jinping will join a virtual climate summit with France and Germany, Beijing announced Thursday, as US envoy John Kerry visited Shanghai to drum up support from the world's biggest polluter for America's drive to address environmental challenges.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a climate change summit with France and Germany on Friday, as US climate envoy John Kerry spends a second day in talks with officials in Shanghai. Xi will join the videoconference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron at the invitation of France, foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Thursday. They are among 40 world leaders invited by US President Joe Biden to a virtual Earth Day climate summit on April 22…
China's "air pollution control could directly affect our people’s health and society," said Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi.
U.S.-based Ocergy announced it has secured investments from Moreld Ocean Wind (MOW) and Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to fund offshore floating wind solutions. The Series A round will fund Ocergy’s commercialization of its offshore floating wind solutions, the OCG-Wind Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) technology and OCG-Data environmental monitoring buoy. Successful close of this round […]
Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Black & Veatch has joined the Low Carbon Resources Initiative led by top energy research firms in the nation.
For the first time since its inauguration, the Mauna Loa Observatory reaches 421.21 ppm of CO2 concentration.
The prosecution in the Derek Chauvin trial recalled Dr. Martin Tobin, a lung and critical care expert to knock down a defense theory that carbon monoxide poisoning from a squad car's exhaust might have contributed to George Floyd's death. (Apr. 15)
Top leaders in the Trump-era EPA air office blocked the prompt release of data showing the potential risks a cancer-causing chemical posed to Chicago-area residents, according to a report released this afternoon by the agency's inspector general.
Google Earth users can now see the striking effect of climate change over the past four decades.
NGOs are calling on the department of environment to introduce stricter measures for companies manufacturing and using plastic products
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Experts and environmental groups have taken issue with the Japanese government’s insistence that releasing water contaminated with radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean is the best solution to the problem, accusing the authorities of ignoring perfectly viable alternatives for a cheap “quick fix”.They point out that the government’s announcement on April 13 has already provoked so much anger at home and abroad – South Korea has already confirmed that it is planning to…
[Greenpeace] Hamburg/Yaoundé, 15 April 2021 - For the second time in 12 months, Deutsche Bank is about to violate its own Environmental and Social Policy Framework. By mid-2021, the bank is expected to transfer the second tranche of a 25m USD loan to Singapore-based rubber giant Halcyon Agri, knowingly overlooking its record of human rights violations, non-transparency, and some of the most devastating deforestation in Africa's recent history.
For decades now, presidents have been promising to bring prosperity to coal country. Too often, they haven't delivered on those visions.
RAINFORESTS ARE prized for storing carbon, but Mexico's cactuses are also vital to climate cooling, and provide leather too.
[Daily News] THE government is planning a massive environment protection campaign that will go along with tree planting exercise and cleanliness competitions in various regions. Speaking to reporters here yesterday, the Minister of State in the Vice President's Office, (Union and Environment), Selemani Jafo told reporters that his office is looking forward to launching the campaign during the International Environmental Day, which is marked on June 5, every year.
Negotiations to bring the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran are set to resume Thursday in Vienna amid signs of progress — but also under the shadow of an attack this week on Iran's main nuclear facility.WHAT IS THE DEAL THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT?In 2015, Iran signed an agreement with the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain that was intended to set limits on Tehran's nuclear program in order to block it from building a nuclear weapon — something it insists it doesn't want to do. In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions that those powers had imposed, including on its exports of oil and access to the global banking system. Iran was allowed to continue to pursue its nuclear program for civilian purposes, with strict limits on how much uranium it could enrich...
[The Herald] The Government yesterday approved the framework for cooperation with the Russian Federation State Atomic Energy Corporation as it explores the feasibility of using nuclear energy as an alternative source of power.
In 2019, Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, one of the world’s most influential state investors, unveiled plans to halve the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to its portfolio assets by 2030. Last year, the firm – which has majority control over the likes of Singtel, DBS Bank and Singapore Airlines – said it hoped to achieve the vaunted goal of zero net emissions in its portfolio by 2050. Chief executive Ho Ching, who will hand over the reins to Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara in October, at the time…
Whiskey maker Jack Daniel's has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery.
The Department of Energy is poised to shake up how it audits the lucrative contracts covering its national labs and nuclear cleanup sites, according to a multiyear review by the Office of Inspector General.
The debate about an oil pipeline in Memphis called Byhalia Connection is getting louder by the day, with complaints of "environmental racism" on one side and calls for economic development on the other.
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said ahead of his trip to China this week that he would not compromise on human rights during climate talks. But allegations of human rights abuses in the province of Xinjiang threaten a key player in Biden's 100% clean power agenda -- the U.S. solar industry.
California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials began soliciting local project ideas even before they had money to pay for them. It faces such a threat of drought that the governor said Tuesday that he has executive orders drafted and ready to sign as needed.
Three of the world's largest investment banks announced this month that by 2030 they would provide a combined $2.75 trillion in financing to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
John Kerry's skills at statecraft will be tested this week as he pushes China to strengthen its actions against climate change.
Many GOP members have criticized Biden's bill for including in-home care, climate change, and housing under a plan meant to focus on 'infrastructure'
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D1EE00634G, Communication Jiangshan Feng, Yuxiao Jiao, Hui Wang, Xuejie Zhu, Youming Sun, Minyong Du, Yuexian Cao, Dong Yang, Shengzhong (Frank) Liu An in-vacuum low-temperature annealing process is developed to make high-density formamidine-based perovskite films. When the temperature is optimized, the efficiency increases to 21.32%, the highest value for a PSC fabricated with vacuum deposition. 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
President Biden has repeatedly promised the shift to clean energy will create "good-paying union jobs." But the wind and solar industries generally pay less, are not unionized, and need fewer people.
Eric Coldham from Star of the South discusses the massive 2GW offshore wind project in Victoria that could be up and running in 2028. Plus: Te gas bauble bursts.
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Beijing is reluctant to let Iran have itsJ-10C lightweight fighter jet in a barter trade for oil or natural gas, according to military analysts. Reports of Tehran’s interest in the jet have been circulating on Chinese social media platforms for months, with the expiry in October last year of the UN’s 13-year arms embargo which prohibited Iran from buying foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets.In challenge to US, Iran declares UN arms embargo lifted“The key problem is Iran can’t pay dollars…
( Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) ) A team of researchers from Potsdam and Berlin has identified requirements for a dynamic, long-term carbon price pathway to reduce the demand for CO2 removal technologies and thus effectively limit long-term risks. The approach minimizes governance and sustainability concerns by proposing a market-based and politically feasible approach.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2021, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D1EE00551K, Review Article Changhong Wang, jianwen liang, Yang Zhao, Matthew Zheng, Xiaona Li, Xueliang Sun Sulfide electrolyte (SE)-based all-state-state lithium batteries (ASSLBs) have gained worldwide attention because of their great safety and higher energy density over conventional lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, poor air stability of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Amid growing demands of raising climate action targets of India ahead of 26th session of the UN climate conference (COP26), environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the country would not raise its climate ambition at the behest of or under pressure (from anyone) and appealed to rich nations not to seek profit from disaster.
Rejoining the Paris agreement was the easy part. Now the Biden administration must choose a new goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that's both ambitious and practical.
The tech for capturing carbon dioxide is old. But it requires political will and money to implement these methods to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
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EPA Administrator Michael Regan will testify this month before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on President Biden's budget, laying out the White House's priorities on issues ranging from climate change and water to "forever chemicals."
[Seychelles News Agency] The Islands Development Company (IDC) is on track to having all the islands it manages in Seychelles running solely on green energy after the inauguration of solar farms on Astove and Farquhar islands.
Climate scientists says 1.5°C target now likely out of reach, and a dramatic ramp up emissions reduction efforts now needed to meet 2°C target.
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The innovative structure will source 100% renewable energy aimed at matching the hourly usage of all Iron Mountain facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
[SAnews.gov.za] A plan to mitigate the environmental impact of LandCare projects has been published by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment.
Lawmakers approved two environmental bills yesterday that critics say could damage the state's ecosystems by scaling back current policy affecting water, energy and other resources.
The Interior Department has drastically underestimated the costs of cleaning up abandoned coal mines, according to a report released today by the nonprofit Ohio River Valley Institute.
Environmental and industry groups yesterday asked EPA to quickly implement a newly minted law phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a potent class of greenhouse gases.
Union environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said India will raise its climate ambitions but not under pressure.
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated today via video conference in the high-level meeting organized by the African Development Bank (AFDB) in cooperation with the Global Center on Adaptation under the title "Leaders' Dialogue on the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency".
To limit climate change and meet even the modest goals of the Paris Agreement, governments need to focus less on reducing demand for fossil fuels and more on cutting the supply
Heavier rains that wash away crops could worsen hunger for a country in which farming makes up 20% of the economy.
The struggle over a top Interior Department leadership post is just one example how the agency has become the first major battlefield in the brewing fight over President Biden’s climate change.
Enbridge Inc.'s contentious oil pipeline crossing the Great Lakes is "nonnegotiable" for Canada, and Justin Trudeau's government spoke with U.S. President Joe Biden to defend it.
A federal appeals court has agreed to drop a legal fight over former President Trump's order to reopen millions of acres in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas to oil and gas exploration.
Chevron Corp. has made its first investment in offshore wind, increasing the connection between oil majors and the renewable energy industry.
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory concludes there are two key lessons from the past in reaching a zero-carbon grid.
Environmental campaigners sued Belgium's central bank, alleging its participation in a corporate bond buying program to help boost the euro-area's economy is "fueling the climate crisis."
Executives from oil companies, utilities and some of the world's biggest companies are meeting with senators and staff this week to push a carbon-fee-and-dividend proposal.
[Seychelles News Agency] The visit to some of Seychelles' outer islands by a group of foreign diplomats was a great opportunity to better demonstrate the challenges the island nation faces, especially in maritime security and climate change, Sylvestre Radegonde, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, said Tuesday.
Market Forces says Woodside, Santos must wind down production immediately to avoid catastrophic climate change. Shareholders will vote on it tomorrow.
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The U.S. plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically in the next decade. Scientists say it's crucial that the U.S. succeed. Still, many of the positive effects won't arrive for decades.
The sprawling spending package lacks crucial climate policies.
climate, climate change This bill is needed to help Maryland address climate change
Iran’s nuclear capabilities have been the subject of global hand-wringing for more than two decades. While Iran’s leaders long insisted the country was not building nuclear weapons, its enrichment of uranium and history of deception created deep mistrust. In 2015, after more than two years of talks and threats to bomb the country’s facilities, Iran and world powers reached a deal that limited the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work in exchange for relief from economic sanctions that had cut off oil
A solar powered, megawatt-scale hydrogen electrolyser plant to produce "green ammonia" in WA's Pilbara region begin environmental approvals process.
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The former secretary of state will travel to China for climate talks as world powers look for ways to follow their pledges under the 2015 Paris accord. A UN summit takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, later this year.
China and the United States should work together in areas like climate, energy and green finance for the benefit of everyone, even as their rift deepens in other areas, academics from the two countries say.Speaking at virtual round-table talks on China-US cooperation last week, Liu Yuanchun, vice-president of Renmin University in Beijing, asked: “The relationship between China and the US is at a critical juncture. Will it be possible to start a new development path in the post-Trump era for the…
New research paper creates a database of CCS plants that were proposed and never built, underlying the false promise of "clean coal".
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A proposal to outlaw hydraulic fracturing and ban oil and gas wells from operating near homes, schools and healthcare facilities failed in the California Legislature.
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