An IPCC report says two-thirds of glaciers on the largest ice sheet after the Arctic and Antarctic are set to disappear in 80 years Many moons ago in Tibet, the Second Buddha transformed a fierce nyen (a malevolent mountain demon) into a neri (the holiest protective warrior god) called Khawa Karpo, who took up residence in the sacred mountain bearing his name. Khawa Karpo is the tallest of the Meili mountain range, piercing the sky at 6,740 metres (22,112ft) above sea level. Local Tibetan communities believe that conquering Khawa Karpo is an act of sacrilege and would cause the deity to abandon his mountain home. Nevertheless, there have been several failed attempts by outsiders – the best known by an international team of 17, all of whom died in an avalanche during their ascent on 3 January...
Iraqi prime minister’s office denies the country’s territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites
Saudi stocks plunged 2.3% as the market opened on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry a day earlier knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo Getty This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. As climate change spurs increasingly destructive wildfires in California, insurance companies have begun to deem certain parts of the state too risky to cover. But this particular offshoot of the climate crisis isn’t just a problem for residents of the Golden State. Climate experts warn that areas across the country are becoming more prone to natural disasters, putting homes at risk in more ways than one. Read more at The Daily Beast.
TOURISM Minister Edmund Bartlett has urged members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly to express solidarity with the Government and people of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian.
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Saudi Arabia says the drone attacks have led it to halve its oil production, which could hit prices.
Yemen's Houthi rebels launched drone attacks on the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field, sparking huge fires and halting about half of the supplies from the world's largest exporter of oil. The attacks resulted in "the temporary suspension of production operations" at the Abqaiq facility and the Khurais oil field.
The governing coalition parties in Germany have reportedly agreed to a deal to ensure the country meets its 2030 goals to combat climate change. The government is set to unveil its climate package on September 20.
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian.The US National Hurricane Center said the centre of the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 80kph, was passing Saturday evening about 70 miles north of Great Abaco Island, one of the areas hardest hit by Dorian.Humberto was moving away from the Bahamas on a path taking it well off the east coast…
Explosions and towering fireballs struck the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil empire on Saturday in an apparent wave of drone attacks claimed by Iranian-backed Yemen's Houthi rebels. The blows may have knocked out half of the kingdom's...
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The air above Antarctica is suddenly getting warmer – here’s what it means for Australia
Antarctic winds have a huge effect on weather in other places. Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr CC BY-SA
Record warm temperatures above Antarctica over the coming weeks are likely to bring above-average spring temperatures and below-average rainfall across large parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland.
The warming began in the last week of August, when temperatures in the stratosphere high above the South Pole began rapidly heating in a phenomenon called “sudden stratospheric warming”...
Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago’s northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago
The kingdom's crude oil output is reduced by 5.7 million barrels a day - about half its output.
Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy...
Updated at 4:51 p.m. ET Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for drone strikes on two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early Saturday, according to a statement by a Houthi spokesman. Reuters and The Wall Street Journal report that about half of the country's oil production has been disrupted, or 5 million barrels a day. Saudi Arabia produces approximately one-tenth of the world's crude oil, but for now, the impact on global oil prices is unknown, as markets are closed for the weekend. According to the website of Al-Masirah, a Houthi-run satellite news channel, spokesman Yahya Saree vowed additional attacks if Saudi coalition forces did not withdraw from Yemen. Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry confirmed the strikes on the oil-processing facility in Abqaiq and an oil field in Khurais...
The Trump administration said on Saturday it stood ready to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if needed after attacks in Saudi Arabia shut more than half the crude output in the world's largest oil exporter.
Although much weaker than the Category 5 hurricane that devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, Humberto on Saturday followed a similar path for several hours early in the day and then slowed to a near crawl as it approached the islands.
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
An attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday is believed to have disrupted half the country's production capacity, making the United States the only real holder of the global supply cushion via its ability to raise own output or to soften sanctions against other major oil producers.
Group said that Roger Hallam had been apprehended for the second time in three days One of Extinction Rebellion’s co-founders has been arrested for the second time in three days after trying to fly a drone near Heathrow Airport during an environmental protest, the group said. Roger Hallam was detained on Saturday while attempting to disrupt flights at Britain’s busiest airport with the device. Continue reading...
Saudi Arabian energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Sunday that attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities have partially halted crude and gas production from the world's top oil exporter.
Yemen's Houthi rebels are claiming responsibility for an overnight drone attack against Saudi Arabia's oil facilities. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the "large-scale" operation.
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend.
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry in a strike that could impact about 5 million barrels per day of crude production - close to half of the kingdom's output or 5% of global oil supply.
The White House said on Saturday that the United States was committed to keeping oil markets well-supplied in the wake of an attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group.
Drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and an oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, the kingdom’s Interior Ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oilfield, though Yemen’s Houthi rebels previously launched drone assaults deep inside of the kingdom.It was not clear if there were any injuries in the attacks, nor what…
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds on Saturday, and forecasters said it was likely to become a hurricane before the end of the weekend.
Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels hit key Saudi Arabia oil installations Saturday, setting off fires at a facility and major oilfield
Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed some small airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago's northwest region that was already hit by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago. (Sept. 14)
DUBAI: Drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
September 14, 2019 1:37 PM RIYADH (REUTERS) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday (Sept 14) attacked two Saudi Aramco plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, sparking fires in the latest violent flare-up in the Gulf.
According to British media reports, investigators suspect that the four were choked to death by carbon dioxide fumes from cow manure.
A Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi group said it was investigating drone attacks against Saudi oil plants on Saturday that were claimed by the Houthis, and would confront "terrorist" threats to global energy security.
Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. (Sept. 14)
Tropical Storm Humberto in the Atlantic is expected to turn into a hurricane as it moves past the Bahamas.
As the northwestern Bahamas struggles to recover from Dorian, residents braced for newly formed Tropical Storm Humberto, which was expected to hit two islands over the weekend.
It wasn’t clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, nor what effect it would have on oil production in the kingdom.
Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as tropical storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago's northwest region that was already hit by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago.
Tropical Storm Humberto in the Atlantic is expected to turn into a hurricane as it moves past the Bahamas
Temperatures have remained approximately one or two degrees warmer across the UK today as southerly winds bring a late warm spell dubbed the 'Indian summer heatwave'.
September 14, 2019 10:28 AM NASSAU (REUTERS) - A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday (Sept 13), threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the UN secretary-general arrived in the islands in a show of support.
Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.
NASSAU, The Bahamas — At least one Jamaican in hurricane-ravaged Grand Bahama has battened down ahead of a weather system that is expected to bear down on the islands in north-western Bahamas this weekend.In fact, the disturbance, which was forecast to become a tropical depression or tropical storm yesterday, according to a 3:00 pm bulletin issued by The Bahamas Department of Meteorology, prompted the department to issue a tropical storm warning.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim responsibility for strikes that sparked huge fire at oil processing facility Drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early on Saturday, the kingdom’s interior ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor vital to global energy supplies. A military spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the strikes. Continue reading...
Saudi Arabia's oil production and exports have been disrupted, said three sources familiar with the matter, after drone attacks on two Aramco plants on Saturday, including the world's biggest oil processing facility.
Iran-backed Houthi rebels from Yemen claimed responsibility for 10 drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, sparking a huge fire at the world’s largest oil processing facility early Saturday. Smoke from the flames, which also engulfed an oil field run by the Saudi state-owned oil giant Aramco, could be seen over the skyline as the fire burned...
Residents and officials along the southeastern coast of the United States are once again on alert for a brewing tropical system in the Atlantic, just over a week after Hurricane Dorian lashed the region.
Tropical Storm Humberto, churning westward in the Atlantic Saturday, was approaching northwest Bahamas but was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane until moving back out to sea Sunday night.
The devastated northern Bahama islands were facing a fresh tropical storm on Saturday, potentially complicating desperately needed relief efforts to the shattered archipelago in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The announcement from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) came after it had warned early Friday that a strengthening tropical depression was heading for the same islands … Continued
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New York reporter recalls challenges of covering a disaster as huge as the category 5 storm that ripped through the Bahamas How do you start an interview with someone who has just lost everything? With the floodwaters just receded, the stench of mould beginning to creep into the hollowed-out buildings that survived two days of pummelling winds, and bloated corpses still being recovered, that was a question I was forced to grapple with last week in the Bahamas. Continue reading...
Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels have attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
Russia's world first floating nuclear power station on Saturday completed a 5,000-kilometre (3,100-mile) Arctic transfer to the country's far east, the Rosatom nuclear agency said. "The Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear plant arrived ... at Pevek, in the autonomous district of Chukotka," where it is to start operating by year end once connected to the local electricity grid, Rosatom said. What will be the world's northernmost nuclear power plant left Murmansk in Russia's far north on August 23 after being loaded with combustible nuclear fuel.
Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe’s biggest economy will find good solutions
Police were forced to drag away climate change protesters who sparked chaos in Melbourne on Saturday.
Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday launched drone strikes on two major Saudi Arabian oil installations, including the world's largest processing facility, causing huge blazes in an assault said to have cut the kingdom's output in half. The Iran-backed militants claimed the pre-dawn attacks involving 10 drones had achieved direct hits on the Abqaiq plant and Khurais oilfield, warning of more to come. "The only option for the Saudi government is to stop attacking us," said Houthi military spokesman Yahia Sarie on the rebels' Al-Masirah satellite news channel. But the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen immediately responded with two air strikes in the country's northern Saada province, a Houthi stronghold, according to witnesses and Al-Masirah. The latest violence marks...
September 14, 2019 5:00 AM During his National Day Rally speech on Aug 18, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of the need to take the impact of climate change very seriously.
New York representative, Alexandria Ocaio-Cortez, 29, made her chilling warning about the effects of climate change and how it could specifically affect Florida at the NAACP forum on Wednesday.
The rebels, known as the Houthis, said 10 drones had attacked Aramco oil installations
Tropical Cyclone Nine expected to drop up to 15cm of rain as operation to provide food and shelter continues A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds has neared the already devastated Bahamas, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the UN secretary general arrived in the islands in a show of support. The new weather system, known as Tropical Cyclone Nine, could continue to strengthen into a tropical storm, dropping up to 15cm (6 inches) of rain through the weekend in areas of the islands inundated by Dorian, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre. Continue reading...
Climate protection is high on the public agenda and EU finance ministers want to get in on the discussion. They have many ideas on carbon dioxide emissions pricing, but are yet to find an answer, reports Bernd Riegert.
Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd. will also be extending their hours to accept residential tree waste, such as trunks, brush, branches and limbs as a result of the post-tropical storm.
September 13, 2019 10:09 PM PEKANBARU, INDONESIA (AFP) - With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming.
“Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections,” ran The New York Times headline on the repeal of Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rulemaking. Don’t buy the hype: Team Trump’s move wasn’t a blow against clean water but a win for basic justice. All the pre-Obama protections of the water supply remain in effect. This simply undoes...
“After the [storm], we got up and went down, and we saw hundreds of laughing gulls."
The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
As natural disasters get worse, eliminating “temporary protected status” for climate refugees creates the perfect storm.
A tropical depression near the Bahamas is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm Saturday and then become a hurricane in the coming days
The world is on an unsustainable path, and as climate impacts increase the opportunities for today's youth will diminish.
September 13, 2019 6:44 PM BANGKOK - Vietnam, locked in one of its most protracted test of wills with China of late, is trying to allay fears that yet another foreign joint venture energy project in the South China Sea may be canned due to pressure from Beijing.
A tropical cyclone is headed for the Bahamas and Florida, tracing a similar pattern that Hurricane Dorian just took.
A tropical cyclone carrying heavy rain and strong winds neared the already devastated Bahamas on Friday, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the U.N. secretary-general arrived in the islands in a show of support.
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A weather system that is expected to near Florida’s east coast this weekend as Tropical Storm Humberto has slowed to a crawl near the northwestern Bahamas and could become a hurricane early next week.
A Texas Tech University environmental toxicologist has been named to an EPA advisory committee involved in parallel reviews of the air quality standards for particulate matter and ozone.
Protesters to hold fashion funeral in demand for industry to take climate crisis seriously Not long ago, high drama at London fashion week meant a battle over hemlines or between designer egos. But as the climate crisis challenges fashion’s fundamental viability as an industry, the stakes, and tempers, have been raised. Hours before the first catwalk show of the five-day run, the climate campaign group Extinction Rebellion staged a “die-in” outside the central London venue, throwing buckets of fake blood to symbolise how “business as usual” for fashion and other industries is leading toward the extinction of life on earth. The group is calling for the industry to be “cancelled” and is planning continued disruption to fashion week, culminating in a “funeral procession for fashion” to be...
Bahamian education officials are scrambling to find classroom space for up to 10,000 students displaced by Hurricane Dorian after the Category 5 storm ravaged two of the archipelago’s northern islands, destroying many school buildings.
[IPS] United Nations -Climate change is already altering the face of our planet. Research shows that we need to put all our efforts over the coming decade to limit warming to 1.5°C and mitigate the catastrophic risks posed by increased droughts, floods, and extreme weather events.
Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside: "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science," the activist says.
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg joined other youth demonstrators Friday in a protest and march outside the White House to demand action by the U.S. government on climate change. (Sept. 13)
An icebreaker ship is about to deliberately let itself be frozen into the drifting Arctic ice as part of the largest ever scientific Arctic expedition
Describing harrowing experiences during the Category 5 storm, evacuees don’t know what will become of their hometown of Marsh Harbour.
The Liberal government cut the tax credit in the 2017 budget, saying it was ineffective and they would rather spend the money on building transit.
Noise and pollution would threaten thousands of animals in Richmond Park, group says The impact of thousands of newly routed flights over Richmond Park has been almost completely ignored in Heathrow airport’s environmental impact report on its plans for a third runway, campaigners have said. As the consultation on Heathrow’s expansion approached closure on Friday, environmental campaigners said the effect of the expansion on the biodiversity, tranquility and environment on the park had yet to be properly addressed. Continue reading...
The shot (pictured) from the Hubble Telescope shows that last year's powerful storm has vanished from the north polar region, space agencies in the US and Europe said.
For just the second time since scientists started tracking Arctic sea ice coverage in 1979, the sea ice extent has dropped below 1.5 million square miles, or 4 million square kilometers.
An outspoken critic of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, Happer is returning to academia after a year in his White House role.
Environmental groups last night asked a federal appeals court to rethink its decision to block their fight against a New Mexico coal-fired power plant and strip mine.
Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and federal marine mammal biologists yesterday declared an "unusual mortality event."
A federal appellate court today largely upheld EPA's latest attempt to address the problem of ozone-forming pollution that crosses state lines, with one formidable exception: a provision that allows continued emissions from upwind states even when those releases make it harder for downwind states to meet statutory Clean Air Act attainment deadlines.
Just weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the northern Bahamas , the same parts of the island nation are under tropical storm warnings as a potential tropical depression brews in the Atlantic and forecasters issued a tropical storm watch for the coastal parts of Central Florida. As of Friday’s 8 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, potential tropical cyclone No. 9 was traveling near 6 mph and is about 140 miles southeast of Great Abaco Island, the hardest hit spot in the Bahamas, with maximum sustained winds about 30 mph. Forecasters also warned the disturbance could affect the coastal parts of Central Florida. A tropical storm watch has been issued from Jupiter Inlet to the Flagler-Volusia county line. Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.
Indonesia and Malaysia issue severe smog alerts as fires rage in large sections of their rainforests.
September 13, 2019 1:18 PM PEKANBARU, INDONESIA (AFP) - With fierce blazes raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming.
Indonesia could be trading one environmental disaster for another when it relocates its capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, a hotbed of coal mining, gas extraction and palm oil production on the giant island of Borneo.
‘Plant-based Valley’ could help lead consumers’ transition from ‘cattle culture diet’ Climate activists have welcomed the launch in the Northumberland countryside of a “vegan Silicon Valley”, which is aimed at helping to fight climate change. The 55-acre site, the brainchild of the entrepreneur Heather Mills, will offer manufacturing, storage and business space exclusively to vegan entrepreneurs and plant-based businesses. Continue reading...
The leading edge of a potential tropical storm brought rain and wind to the Bahamas early Friday, complicating the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane to ever hit the island nation and efforts to bring relief to survivors.
PEKANBARU, Indonesia: With fierce fires raging in jungles from the Amazon to Indonesia, concerns are mounting about the impact as rainforests play a vital role in protecting the planet against global warming.
The US had said that Tehran was behind drone attacks on two Saudi oil sites, not Yemeni rebels.
Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the devastation wrought less than two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian. The US National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour, was … Continued
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly blamed Iran for what he said was “an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply”
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photo Getty This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Religious Christians are the key to America taking action on global warming. And yet, the way climate activists frame the issue often alienates the very people they most need to persuade. First, the math. Seventy percent of Americans say they want the government to take action to combat global warming . But the Republican Party has, in the last two decades, gone from accommodating a wide range of perspectives on climate change to marching lock-step to the energy industry’s climate denial tune. Read more at The Daily Beast.
Explosions halve Saudi output and reduce global production by 5% Global supplies of oil are likely to suffer a “major jolt” following Saturday’s attack by a swarm of explosive drones on the world’s biggest oil processing plant in Saudia Arabia. Major fires engulfed the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oil field after the attack, for which Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility. They said they launched 10 drones with “intelligence cooperation from people inside Saudi Arabia”, according to the rebel-run Saba news agency. The rebels’ spokesman Yahya Saree said their operations “will expand and would be more painful as long as the Saudi regime continues its aggression and blockade” on Yemen, he said.The fires are now under control at both facilities, Saudi state media said...
Dane Rookwood installs and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning units for a living. Working with cooling gases is part of his everyday routine.But like many in his trade in Jamaica, the gas he once extensively worked with was hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), a class of gas that tears into the earth's protective ozone layer.
Saudi stocks opened 2.3% lower on Sunday, reacting to news of attack on two plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half Saudi output.
FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed a couple of small airports in The Bahamas on Saturday, as Tropical Storm Humberto dumped rain on parts of the archipelago's north-western region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago.
Motorists could see high petrol prices within days following Saturday's drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities by Iranian-backed Yemini rebels.
"It's not a good sign," said Automobile Association ...
September 15, 2019 7:25 AM RIYADH/DUBAI/LONDON (REUTERS) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday (Sept 14), knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.
Explosions and towering fireballs struck the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil empire on Saturday in an apparent wave of drone attacks claimed by Iranian-backed Yemen's Houthi rebels.
The blows may have knocked ...
September 15, 2019 4:36 AM WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday (Sept 14) condemned Iran following drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, which had been blamed on Yemeni rebels.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned drone attacks at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities that reportedly disrupted production and marked a new escalation in regional tensions with Iran.“The United States strongly condemns today’s attack on critical energy infrastructure. Violent actions against civilian areas and infrastructure vital to the global economy only deepen conflict and mistrust,” the White House said in a statement following a phone call between Trump and Saudi Crown Prince…
Most emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) are linked to the use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser in agriculture, highlighting a need for agricultural management practices that reduce emissions while maintaining agronomic productivity. A new study has assessed the long-term impact of conventional tillage (CT — where soil is prepared for agriculture via mechanical agitation) and no-tillage (NT) systems on soil N2O emissions and crop productivity in rain-fed Mediterranean conditions. The findings show that, over a period of 18 years, mean yield-scaled (i.e. per unit grain yield) soil N2O emissions (YSNE) were 2.8 to 3.3 times lower under NT than CT. The researchers therefore recommend NT as a suitable strategy by which to balance agricultural productivity with lower soil N2O emissions in rain-fed Mediterranean...
September 14, 2019 11:00 PM MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived at its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday (Sept 14).
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US secretary of state says Tehran behind drone attack Trump speaks to Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has accused Iran of attacking Saudi oil plants. Donald Trump’s top diplomat also ruled out Yemeni involvement in the Saturday attacks and said Tehran was engaging in false diplomacy. Related: Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by Houthi drone strikes Continue reading...
The Trump administration is prepared to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if necessary after drone attacks shut oil output in Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude exporter, a Department of Energy spokeswoman said.
Scientists discovered that coral reefs along the Gulf of Mannar off the coast of Tamil Nadu and Palk Bay, which suffered damage by mass bleaching earlier this year, have sprung back to life. The Gulf of Mannar is a 10,500 sq km biosphere which has 21 islands replete with 128 species of colourful corals.
More than 1,000 people are still missing following the hurricane two weeks ago.
Singapore’s air quality deteriorated to “unhealthy” levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires.Every dry season, smoke from fires to clear land for palm oil and pulp and paper plantations in Indonesia clouds the skies over much of the region, raising concerns about public health and worrying tourist operators and airlines.The haze is back. Can Malaysia and Indonesia…
Once operational, it will become the world's northernmost nuclear power station.
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Greta Thunberg To U.S.: 'You Have A Moral Responsibility' On Climate Change
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, attends a protest outside the White House on Friday. She launched the Friday school strikes last year, and since then, her notoriety has steadily grown. She is known for speaking in clear and powerful terms about why people — particularly young people — must pay attention to Earth's climate. Photo: Mhari Shaw/NPR
Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside — "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the...
September 14, 2019 5:31 PM BANGKOK (AFP) - Floods in northeastern Thailand have submerged homes, roads and bridges, leaving more than 23,000 people in evacuation shelters as anger grows over the government's "slow" emergency response.
The attacks on oil facilities by the Iran-backed Yemeni rebels sent large plumes of smoke into the air, the trails visible from space, and impacted an estimated production of 5 million barrels a day.
It would become the world's northernmost nuclear power station.
September 14, 2019 3:33 PM OXFORD (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Capturing planet-warming gases and storing them below ground is a key part of many plans to keep climate change in check - but very little progress has been made on it, scientists, industry officials and environmentalists warn.
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources said had disrupted output and exports.
Officials temporarily suspended aid efforts and closed airports in the Bahamas on Saturday as Tropical Storm Humberto threatened to lash the archipelago's northwest region that was already hit by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago.
Not only does the aging pol peddle failed socialist ideas that are better at producing tyranny than prosperity, now he’s recycling the long discredited idea that we are breeding ourselves off the face of the planet.
Saudi Arabia's oil production and exports have been disrupted by
Tropical Storm Humberto in the Atlantic is expected to turn into a hurricane as it moves north of the Bahamas.
The International Energy Agency said on Saturday it is closely monitoring the situation in Saudi Arabia following drone attacks on oil production facilities in the country.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched drone attacks on the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oil field, sparking huge fires at a vulnerable chokepoint for global energy supplies
Saudi Arabia has cut its oil output in half after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack on two oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia.
At two of the world's biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn't even get toilet paper on credit. Warehouse technician Melissa Worden divvied up what remained, giving four rolls to each mine and two to the mine supply facility where she worked. Then mine owner Blackjewel LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 1.
Britain condemned a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday, and said that Yemen's Houthi rebel group should stop targeting Saudi civilian and commercial infrastructure.
In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, the government and charitable organisations are struggling to cope with the incoming flood of donations, a global surge of solidarity that is often excessive and sometimes useless.At the Christ Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove, the centre of Miami’s Bahamian community, the first round of donations was organised on September 2.Since then, shipments have gone out daily to Abaco and Grand Bahama islands, in the northwest of the archipelago that were hit worst by…
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Legislative clock runs out on two California bills seeking to phase out single-use plastic containers and ease the state's recycling crisis.
Yemen's Houthi rebels i claimed responsibility for a drone attack on two oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city’s auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two Saudi Aramco plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, sparking fires in the latest violent flare-up in the Gulf.
Drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early on Saturday, the kingdom’s interior ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. It was not clear if there were any injuries in the attacks, nor what effect it would have on oil production in the kingdom Major Saudi Arabia oil facilities hit by drone strikes Continue reading...
The U.S. envoy to Saudi Arabia condemned as "unacceptable" drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday which were claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement.
Drones claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. The Houthis are backed by Tehran amid a yearslong Saudi-led war against them in Yemen. Smoke rose over the skyline and glowing flames could be seen a distance away at the Abqaiq oil processing facility.
Protesters have threatened to fly drones near the airport but flights remain unaffected.
Byron Bay is floating the idea of turning off street lights to save money and cut back on carbon emissions.
The Bahamas, still digging out from the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, is bracing for Tropical Storm Humberto that forecasters expect to become a hurricane.
The No Logo author talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes and how she finds hope • Read an extract from her new book, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal here Why are you publishing this book now? I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links between it and the crisis of rising white supremacy, the various forms of nationalism and the fact that so many people are being forced from their homelands, and the war that is waged on our attention spans. These are intersecting and interconnecting crises and so the solutions have to be as well. The book collects essays from the last decade, have you changed...
Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "unhealthy" levels on Saturday for the first time in three years, data from the National Environment Agency (NEA) showed, threatening to deepen a regional dispute over forest fires.
Iran signed a $440 million contract on Saturday with local company Petropars to develop the Belal gas field in the Gulf, Iranian state television reported, saying the country's vital energy sector was active despite U.S. sanctions. "This contract and other upcoming contracts show that we are working under the sanctions. The sanctions have not stopped us and we are active," Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said at the signing ceremony in remarks carried by state TV.
The climate protesters had promised to shut down the Princes Bridge near Flinders Street station from midday Climate protesters have blockaded a bridge in central Melbourne with police moving in and arresting multiple people. Organisers from the Extinction Rebellion movement promised to shut down the Princes Bridge near Flinders Street station from midday. Continue reading...
They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of death in an attempt to find family and friends.They search amid alarming reports that 1300 people remain listed as missing nearly two weeks after Hurricane...
New federal rules on methane measurement that take effect in January 2020 have kick-started innovation in technology and engineering in the oil and gas sector, making Canada a leader in the field.
More bad weather is bearing down on the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. Tropical depression Humberto strengthened Friday night into a tropical storm and was threatening some of the same islands devastated by Hurricane Dorian earlier this month. The storm was about 130 miles off the coast of Great Abaco Island, the National Hurricane Center said. The tropical...
Saudi Arabia says drones attacked two major oil facilities in the kingdom, sparking fires. One attack struck a major oil facility in Buqyaq, which is near Dammam in the kingdom's Eastern Province. A Saudi-owned satellite news channel is reporting an explosion and fire at a Saudi Aramco facility in the kingdom's east, without offering a cause for the blaze.
In a Conservative led minority government, Andrew Scheer would likely face major roadblocks if he attempted to repeal the carbon tax.
The University of Saskatchewan is looking at different grazing forage systems and how they affect methane production in beef cattle.
Chinese-led research is challenging the idea of a direct link between warmer temperatures and more extreme typhoons, with a new study suggesting that bigger and deadlier tropical storms occurred in the past when temperatures fell.An international team led by Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher Chen Tianran found that over the past few hundred years, the frequency and intensity of typhoons in the South China Sea increased at times when global temperatures dropped.The pattern was uncovered in…
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A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for some 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation's history and a massive humanitarian operation to help survivors. The unnamed system, which had the potential of becoming a tropical storm, could drop up to 6 inches of rain through Sunday in some areas that were inundated nearly two weeks ago by Hurricane Dorian, forecasters said. Winds were expected to reach 30 mph in the northern Bahamas, where the powerful and slow-moving Dorian flattened thousands of structures and left 70,000 people needing shelter, food, water and medical assistance. The storm could frustrate relief efforts by delaying the movement of the "substantial amount" of food and water already...
With guest host Todd Zwillich . In the northern Bahamas, 2,500 people are still missing in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The Catagory 5 storm left at least 50 people dead . The death toll is expected to rise. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said hell annex parts of the West Bank if he is re-elected . Saeb Erekat, the longtime chief Palestinian negotiator, warned Tuesday night that if Mr. Netanyahu manages to put through his plan, he will have succeeded in burying even any chance of peace between Palestinians and Israelis,' The New York Times reported. Israel will hold elections next week. Whats behind Netanyahus latest move? President Donald Trumps National Security Adviser John Bolton left the Trump administration this week. Was he fired or did he resign? And what impact could Boltons...
Greta Thunberg led a protest at the White House on Friday. But she wasn't looking to go inside, saying, "I don't want to meet with people who don't accept the science." The young Swedish activist joined a large crowd of protesters who had gather outside, calling for immediate action to help the environment and reverse an alarming warming trend in average global temperatures. She says her message for President Trump is the same thing she tells other politicians: Listen to science, and take responsibility. Thunberg, 16, arrived in the U.S. last week after sailing across the Atlantic to avoid the carbon emissions from jet travel. She will spend nearly a week in Washington, D.C. — but she says she doesn't plan to meet with anyone from the Trump administration during that time. "I haven't been invited...
Federal and state authorities on Friday criminally charged climate change protesters for shutting down the largest U.S. energy-export port for a day by dangling from a bridge.
Koizumi said he wants to make Japan a leader in environmental issues and speak with Fukushima’s fishermen about what to do with Tepco’s radiation-tainted water.
Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and U.S. federal marine mammal biologists Thursday declared an 'unusual mortality event.'
September 13, 2019 6:02 PM BOSTON (BLOOMBERG) - Tropical storm warnings have been declared for the Bahamas, which was just battered by Hurricane Dorian, evidence of strengthening in a system that forecasters say is moving towards Florida or the Gulf of Mexico.
Harriet Jany, 29, from Wiltshire, has criticised her local council's 'hypocritical rubbish' after they informed her they would not accept her broken wheelie bin for recycling.
Tropical Depression Nine has formed near the Bahamas and is forecast to become a tropical storm on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said on Friday.
The American Petroleum Institute is launching an advertising campaign to boast about natural gas's role in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
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Gibraltar’s leader attempted to deescalate the crisis with Iran over the fate of an oil tanker on Friday, saying it was “difficult to see” whether Tehran breached an agreement not to sell its oil to Syria. Iran made assurances to a court in Gibraltar that it would not deliver the seized supertanker’s two million barrels of crude oil to the Syrian regime in order to secure its release. After it was freed on Aug 18, the renamed Adrian Darya 1 sailed around the eastern Mediterranean for over a week before heading towards the Syrian coast and turning off its transponder on Sept 2. Iran claims it sold the oil to an unnamed private company. Maritime trackers say it is likely the Adrian Darya 1's contents were off-loaded to Syria through smaller vessels. Britain and the US have said such a move...
[IPS] Cape Town -Disinvestments in fossil fuels amounting to 11 trillion dollars - eight times the global GDP - have been recorded in the last six months of this year, according to a new report.
Though coastal plutons spew greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as they form, they also pull some of those gases back out of the atmosphere as they break down over time.
The government is committed to give land titles to all legitimate forest dwellers as they are a part of the forest development strategy, Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday. He was addressing a press conference on the concluding day of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP 14) to the United Nations Convention on Desertification (UNCCD) here.
A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation's history and a massive humanitarian operation to help survivors.
The system headed toward Florida, dubbed "Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine," will almost certainly become Tropical Storm Humberto within next 24 hours
The Bahamas, still digging out from the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, could be hit by a tropical storm that could bring damaging winds and heavy rain.
An ordnance disposal unit successfully tested its mine countermeasures capabilities in the Arctic Ocean in Alaska, the U.S. Navy said.
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Pennsylvania State University State officials and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) last week met for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the biggest solar installation in the Keystone State and one of the biggest solar projects supported by a public university system.
Red states filed a brief last night supporting the rollback of Obama-era rules that they say "unconstitutionally commandeered the States and their officials."
Eight Republican senators urged President Trump yesterday to endorse a new type of biofuel blending waiver for oil refineries, if the administration backs an increase in annual volumes of the alternative fuel.
Nunavut’s Conservative candidate Leona Aglukkaq announced her campaign promises at an event in Iqaluit Thursday night. At the top of the list? Scrapping the carbon tax.
A group of researchers from UCLA have created a low-cost device that can generate electricity using a natural cooling phenomenon. The cooling phenomenon is called radiative sky cooling. The team has leveraged that phenomenon to create renewable energy at night that they say could be adapted to provide low-cost electricity to people without access around the world. The concept device … Continue reading
After appearing on 'The Daily Show' this week, teen activist Greta Thunberg protests political inaction on climate change at the White House
A possible tropical cyclone may be headed for the Bahamas just days after Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian. Here's what to know about its path.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken her fight for the planet’s future to Donald Trump’s front door, marching along with American students outside the White House in Washington with fellow students as a part of a weekly school strike.Ms Thunberg, a 16-year-old who arrived in the US last month on a carbon emission free sailboat, joined her American peers in a demonstration that at one point included an 11-minute “mass extinction” die-in to highlight the dire predictions of the changing climate.
Volkswagen has abandoned its decades-old obsession with empire building and no-expense-spared engineering to free up resources for the development and mass production of electric cars, its CEO Herbert Diess told Reuters.
The European Union is considering new energy taxes, including on the aviation sector, to meet its climate targets, top officials said on Friday, with Germany calling for "drastic steps" to reduce carbon emissions.
The Tehran-backed Huthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is bogged down in a five-year war, have claimed Saturday's strikes on two plants owned by state giant Aramco. But US secretary Mike Pompeo pointed the finger squarely at Tehran, saying there was no evidence the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply" was launched from Yemen.
Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oilfield in Saudi Arabia, just hours after the United States's top diplomat alleged Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."
Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Bahamas to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of Dorian, which hit as a Category 5 storm that left thousands in need of food, water and shelter.
Saudi Arabia's return to its full oil supply capacity after Saturday's attacks on Aramco oil plants could take "weeks not days", a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday.
Thailand's energy minister said on Sunday the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the world's top exporter, would have no impact on Thai oil imports.
The oil market will rally by $5-10 per barrel when it opens on Monday and may spike to as high as $100 per barrel if Saudi Arabia fails to quickly resume oil supply lost after attacks over the weekend, traders and analysts said.
Bringing her political star power to races for Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday endorsed Democratic Sen. Ed Markey for re-election in Massachusetts as he faces a potential primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Ocasio-Cortez said in a video released by Markey's campaign that she's backing the Democratic incumbent as one of the Senate's "strongest progressives" and her partner on the Green New Deal climate change proposal.
Drone attacks against Saudi oil facilities have caused uncertainty in world oil markets. Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility, but the U.S. is blaming Iran.
"We got to take what God gives us," a Grand Bahama resident says in reference to tropical storm Humberto, which narrowly missed the island over the weekend as it continued its northward trajectory well offshore of Florida's east coast, with forecasters saying it would likely become a hurricane.
The attacks Saturday claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels resulted in “the temporary suspension of production operations” at the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oil field, Riyadh said.
Some oppose the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. Others are competing with each other to buy it.
France condemns attacks on Saudi oil facilities that have disrupted global production, the country's foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that disrupted world oil production and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles.
Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry a day earlier knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output.
September 15, 2019 5:00 AM OXFORD (England) • Capturing the gases that warm the planet and storing them below ground is a key part of many plans to keep climate