Renewables achieved record share of global electricity production in 2020, but fossil fuels still supply 80% of world's energy needs – the same as 10 years ago.
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Allied members have agreed to "significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from military activities".
LAWYERS for Climate Action NZ are considering bringing a judicial review against the Climate Change Commission on the grounds that its recently released final advice to the government is incompatible with keeping global warming to 1.5c.
South Korea and Japan Will End Overseas Coal Financing. Will China Catch Up?
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Since 2013, public finance from China, Japan and South Korea accounted for more than 95% of total foreign financing toward coal-fired power plants. This financing enabled the construction and operation of coal power plants in developing countries, where investment in power supply does not match demand. These investments also came at a time when the global carbon...
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Black soldier larva, crickets and mealworms are taking the place of meat proteins in pet food, as companies hope to reduce the 64 million ton carbon footprint of meat-based products.
A tropical depression formed off the North Carolina coast and could strengthen to become the second named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents asked a judge Friday to require the pipeline company and the Army Corps of Engineers to provide detailed monthly status reports while the federal government conducts an extensive environmental review of the project.
The Supreme Court won't take up a legal battle between fossil fuel companies and two California cities over the proper venue for climate liability litigation.
The 18-month-old triplet polar bears join four males already living in the park in Doncaster - which has been dubbed the polar bear capital of Europe.
A Long-Awaited UCS Victory for Low-Carbon Fuels in WA
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This will make it more tricky for the country to reduce its emissions. The Swiss also voted against a ban on certain pesticides in another referendum.
GE Renewable Energy and LafargeHolcim have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore circular economy solutions using materials from decommissioned wind turbines. The companies are exploring new ways of recycling wind blades, as well as how wind turbine blades can be turned into sustainable construction materials to build new wind farms. This research builds […]
A French company responsible for maintenance at a nuclear power plant in southern China said the facility was operating safely, amid reports of a “radiological threat” at the plant.Framatome, a French designer and supplier of nuclear reactors, said on Monday that the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, was operating safely.“According to the data available, the plant is operating within the safety parameters,” it said.The company also said staff were…
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday signed agreements with Egypt to invest 3.8 billion euros in the most populous Arab country’s public transport and renewable energy sectors. France will finance Egyptian projects with French companies to the tune of 1.8 billion euros ($2.18 billion). The first tranche will be for transport giant Alstom …
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The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced this week that it will launch a project with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to explore the use of crushed rock thermal energy storage to provide reliable and effective energy storage in a market with significant renewable energy resources. The project will be led by EPRI and […]
It will be unlawful for oil and natural gas drillers to spill liquid waste under revised rules adopted Thursday by New Mexico oil and gas regulators.
The American Petroleum Institute announced a handful of new hires to its federal advocacy team Friday, including a former EPA official under the Trump administration.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a New England grid proposal over the objections of Democratic members who say it will create hurdles for the region's nascent offshore wind industry.
A fight over a proposed compressor station in the majority Black Banister District of Virginia's Pittsylvania County could reveal the impact of a watershed court ruling last year on environmental justice.
Streaming your favorite hourlong television show is the environmental equivalent of boiling a kettle for six minutes or popping four bags of popcorn in the microwave, according to an industry-backed study from climate group Carbon Trust.
There is no silver bullet for climate change. But a Dutch conglomerate thinks there just might be a powder.
The world is filled with scenarios for how to achieve net-zero emissions. Few have had as large an impact as the International Energy Agency's plan to stop approving fossil fuel projects in six months.
Nordhaus is attempting to frame the problems of climate change — taxes, individual ethics, corporate responsibility — and coming up with solutions.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) is preparing to create a group of alternative energy producers, a member of the executive board of CONECT Abdessalem Ben Rejeb said on Saturday,
[Premium Times] Reduced rainfall and herders' invasion of farms, both directly or indirectly linked to climate change, are forcing women farmers to adopt changes in Nasarawa.
Leaders of the G7 nations have pledged to stop financing new coal plants beyond their borders by the end of this year, but domestic use ...
JAKARTA: Indonesia aims to sell only electric cars and motorcycles by 2050 to replace vehicles powered by combustion engines, the country's energy minister said on Monday, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to reduce its carbon emissions.
[The Herald] Matabeleland North Province has itself a target to contribute at least US$1 billion from coal to the Government's national target of growing mining to a US$12 billion industry by 2023, a senior official said.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- «Renewable energy, Challenges and Opportunities,» is the theme of a conference to be held Saturday, June 12, in Tozeur at the initiative of the Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT).
The lesions on the sharks appeared to be ulcers linked to warmer sea temperatures, one expert said.
[Daily Maverick] The environmental impact assessment approval process for the controversial Turkish emergency powerships deal in Saldanha Bay has been suspended by environment minister Barbara Creecy. This could trigger further delays and legal challenges for Karpowership's broader power plans in South Africa.
Marine biologists are investigating a mystery skin disease afflicting whitetip reef sharks in Malaysia, with some early reports suggesting rising sea temperatures could be to blame.Named for the distinctive white tips on their fins, whitetip reef sharks are typically found resting in schools around reefs in the day and are a popular attraction for divers. They become active at night to hunt for small fish and other animals.Pictures of one of the sharks with what appeared to be spots and lesions…
[AfricaFocus] Editor's Note: "Fossil fuel companies are having a big reckoning with climate change this week. Shareholders for Exxon and Chevron voted for measures that could force them to take more responsibility for their emissions, while a Dutch court is forcing Shell to slash its pollution." - The Verge, May 26, 2021
While the G7 meeting was unremarkable, there are growing signs of action on coal phaseout - particularly among Australia's biggest coal customers.
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This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Karl Mathieson on politico.com on May 13, 2021.The Group of Seven (G7) wealthy democracies have failed to agree on a timeline to end their use of coal for electrical power, a European Union official said on Sunday – leaving them without a firm commitment on a key climate issue at their annual summit.The UK hosts, backed by the EU, had pushed for a promise to “phase out” coal in the 2030s, the official…
China’s move away from fossil fuel towards renewable energy is gaining momentum after the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) announced it would start to phase out the financing of coal power.Speaking at the International Financial Forum Spring Meeting in Beijing on May 29, ICBC chief economist Zhou Yueqiu said the bank would “establish a road map and timeline for the gradual withdrawal of coal financing”, an announcement observers deemed significant.ICBC, China’s largest bank in…
G7 leaders make new pledges to combat climate change, but campaigners say they lack detail.
Drivers who buy new cars from July 1 will be able to get taxpayer-funded rebates of almost $8700 for a new electric or plug-in hybrid car, and about $3,500 for used cars.
But those who buy petrol vehicles ...
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum on a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would hike fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases, as their Alpine country experiences an outsized impact from the fallout of climate change. The proposal would revise and strengthen an existing law that aims to …
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President Joe Biden on Sunday will join his fellow G7 leaders in backing new conservation and emission targets to curb climate change before he heads to Windsor Castle for tea with The Queen.
Thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Cornwall, in south-west England, on day two of the G7 summit as leaders of the world’s richest nations gathered to discuss coronavirus and other key issues.Members and supporters of Extinction Rebellion walked through the town of Falmouth playing drums, chanting and displaying artwork campaigning against the use of fossil fuels, during their second day of protests.Separately, more than 1,000 people protested against the crisis in the…
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Here's the latest for Saturday, June 12: Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China; US Pres Biden meets French Pres Macron at G7; Police: Attacker wounds 13 in Austin shooting and escapes; Protesters press G-7 leaders on climate change.
French authorities were racing to clean up an oil spill approaching the island of Corsica on Saturday, launching an "anti-pollution plan" to prevent the slick from reaching sunbathers on the coast.
Germany’s Greens party has come a long way from the radical fringe group of the 1980s, moving into the mainstream and appealing to a wider swath of voters backing policies for tackling climate change. It has helped shape Germany’s exit from nuclear power and pushed for Europe’s industrial powerhouse to become a world leader in hydrogen technology. Now, it heads into the Sept. 26 election in a strong position to be part of the next coalition government, and perhaps even to lead it.
The rising number of mortgages combined with historically low interest rates mean banks are busier now than a year ago, but what will happen if that climate changes? Is now the time to break your mortgage ...
A 400-page masterplan delivered by New Zealand's Climate Change Commission dreams of a decade of radical transformation. Now politicians must decide if they want it to be a reality, as Jamie Morton ...
The clearing of natural forests for the expansion of palm oil plantations in Indonesia is putting its commitment to reducing emissions at risk, according to a new report, while also causing the loss of land and livelihoods among the country’s rural communities.While the Southeast Asian nation has made much progress in reducing forest fires since the great blazes of 1997-98, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report points out that land grabs and the destruction of peatlands continue are continuing,…
Chinese researchers have predicted that the Inner Tibetan Plateau will become wetter in the next seven years, in a study that the scientists say could help improve water management in the region.In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances on Wednesday, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences said summer rainfall in the area would increase 12.8 per cent compared with a 1986-2005 baseline.The plateau, also known as Qiangtang, has the most glaciers outside the…
National Geographic has recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth official ocean. The cartographic update doesn't surprise researchers who study the importance of the waters surrounding Antarctica.
The Pine Island ice shelf - located on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - has been known to have been thinning now for decades as a result of climate change.
This story has been made freely available as a public service to our readers. Please consider supporting SCMP’s journalism by subscribing.Hong Kong has raised the first typhoon warning signal of the year.The city’s Observatory issued the standby signal No 1 at 4.15pm on Friday, saying a tropical cyclone was likely to affect the city as it was centred about 800km away.Forecasters cautioned the public to be prepared for changes in the weather while planning outdoor activities, and said the No 1…
President Biden will nominate an environmental law and justice expert to lead EPA's waste office, a significant statement as the agency emphasizes its commitment to prioritizing vulnerable communities.
Biden and allied leaders open the three-day Group of 7 summit in England focusing on how to end the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle climate change.
[The Conversation Africa] Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events - such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges - repeatedly wreak havoc on transport networks.
Undeniable trend of declining ice in fragile polar region
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[Greenpeace] Today, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced amendments to Schedule Two of the Electricity Regulation Act that will allow South African businesses to self-generate 100MW of electricity. In response, Greenpeace Africa's Climate and Energy Campaigner Thandile Chinyavanhu has said:
Sri Lankan authorities have taken water samples to try to determine whether a fire-ravaged cargo ship slowly sinking off the coast is leaking oil, officials said today.
About 100 people gathered at a Minneapolis park yesterday before marching to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office to promote shutting down reconstruction of an aging oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.
Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen will retire in August, the agency said, handing the Biden administration a post to fill that is critical to its climate change agenda.
The Biden administration published a preliminary sale notice today for a wind auction off the coasts of New York and New Jersey.
SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC), a major supplier of power to the national grid in the Philippines, has partnered with ABB to install battery energy storage systems (BESS) as part of its BESS Project. In countries such as the Philippines, several challenges negatively impact grid performance, such as the length of power lines required […]
The visit was announced after the president decided to waive the sanctions on the Russia-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline that runs from the Russian Arctic under the Baltic Sea.
To save the planet, the world needs to tackle the crises of climate change and species loss together, taking measures that fix both and not just one, United Nations scientists said.
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa says transitioning to a low emissions economy offers new opportunities for development.
Rintaro Tamaki, a former top bureaucrat at the ministry, says it should raise Japan’s already high gasoline tax and hike tariffs on imported fossil fuels.
[This Day] The 4th Annual Nigeria Petroleum Summit, (NIPS) kicked off on Sunday, 6th June 2021. The summit which has gathered momentum globally, is a platform for Nigeria to engage both local and international stakeholders to effectively develop the oil and gas sector for economic growth.
[AIM] Maputo -- Maputo. 10 Jun (AIM) - The Mozambican government is focused on optimising plans and strategies to reduce the country's vulnerability to the adverse effects of climate change, declared the Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibase.
[AIM] Maputo -- Cuamba (Mozambique), 10 Jun (AIM) - The Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Max Tonela, on Thursday reiterated the government's determination to diversify the country's energy matrix through further investment in clean and renewable sources of power.
World leaders discuss coronavirus vaccines and climate change. And Britain's monarch pays a visit, too.
Earth is in the throes of multiple environmental crises, with climate change and the loss of biodiversity the most pressing. The urgency to confront the two challenges has been marked by policies that tackle the issues separately. Now, a report by a team of scientists has warned that success on either front is hinged on […]
PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has reiterated Jamaica's commitment to protecting the environment through the continuous strengthening of management policies that are designed to be comprehensive and sustainable."Over the last few years, the Government has undertaken extensive work on progressively strengthening our environmental governance framework. We have finalised several key national environmental policies, including, for example, a climate change policy framework, a forest policy, a water sector policy and action plan, an ocean and coastal zone management policy and a national policy on environmental management systems," he said.The prime minister, who was addressing a virtual World Oceans Day 2021 Panel Discussion on Wednesday, said Jamaica's environmental policy framework is designed...
OPEC predicted that the recovery in global oil demand will gather strength in the second half of the year, as the group prepares to consider reviving more halted output.
Fusion energy advocates in Congress and private industry are protesting the Energy Department's lack of support for a pilot reactor this decade that could demonstrate whether the technology can produce affordable, carbon-free electricity.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said yesterday that President Biden continues to advocate for including a clean electricity standard in an upcoming infrastructure bill, despite reports that the policy might not make it into the final plan.
WRB Energy is urging the Government to eliminate the right of first refusal (ROFR) clause in its arrangement with Jamaica Public Service (JPS) company, as the provision is stifling competitiveness in the electricity market.The renewable energy development company, in its submission to the joint select committee (JSC) reviewing the Electricity Act, says despite changes made to the law in 2015 to transform the sector, an outdated provision, in the form of the ROFR, remains.The ROFR grants the light and power company the right to replace its generation units when they become due to be retired, according to the schedule determined by the portfolio minister.There have been criticisms of the ROFR since JPS received its 2016 licence, including from Government Senator Aubyn Hill, who said it was inconsistent...
Europe's biggest airlines are seeking to deflect moves to tighten carbon curbs by favoring an increasingly discredited offsetting program, according to climate watchdog InfluenceMap.
A government scientist investigating Hurricane Maria's destruction said yesterday that NASA satellites may underestimate precipitation during major storms, raising questions about using them to inform warning systems before and during disasters.
President Biden's soaring climate agenda was stumbling as he boarded Air Force One for a high-profile trip to Europe, where the world's pace-setting policies on emissions are waiting to be enacted.
The Climate Change Commission — in its final advice to the Government on emissions budgets out to 2035 — has taken on board some of the criticism its draft view received from the farm sector ...
The 58MW Crookwell 3 wind farm will go ahead in Goulburn after a power purchase agreement underpinning the project was signed by Telstra.
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The causes of climate change and the possible sources of climate mitigation are a lot more complicated than individual ethics, and we need to ensure that our concerns about the little things don't blind us to the biggest things, writes Todd Dufresne.
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Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea is preparing for an "emotional" sendoff for his France-bound teammate Ngani Laumape this weekend, but ...
National Geographic announced that it's officially recognizing the body of water surrounding the Antarctic as the Southern Ocean.
A 12-year attempt to build a massive oil pipeline from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico is dead after the company behind Keystone XL decided to pull the plug on the contentious project. (June 10)
This is not a drill! After her four year hiatus, the "Royals" singer dropped a nostalgic ode to the summer, "Solar Power."
The day is arriving when developed country trading partners consider measures that will tax Australia's exports of aluminium and steel.
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The 2021 flood in Uttarakhand, India, that resulted in over 200 dead and missing was the result of an avalanche that dropped about 27 million square metres of rock and glacier ice from the nearby Ronti mountain
Hong Kong’s two power companies will have to further reduce emissions of key air pollutants from 2026 onwards, with the city expected to release updated blueprints to tackle air quality issues and climate change by the second half of this year.On Thursday, the government approved new caps on emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOX) and respirable suspended particles (RSP), reducing the three pollutants by 9 per cent, 10 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively. “This will help…
National Geographic announced Tuesday that it is officially recognizing the body of water surrounding the Antarctic as the Earth's fifth ocean: the Southern Ocean.The change marks the first time in over a century that the organization has redrawn the world's oceanic maps, which have historically only included four: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic Oceans.“The Southern Ocean has long been recognized by scientists, but because there was never agreement internationally, we never officially recognized it,” National Geographic Society geographer Alex Tait told the magazine.“It’s sort of geographic nerdiness in some ways,” Tait said. “We’ve always labeled it, but we labeled it slightly differently [than other oceans]. This change was taking the last step and saying we want to recognize it...
The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved legislation to strike the Trump administration's regulatory rollback related to methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas.
Stress caused by climate change is making it harder for coral reefs to build their calcium carbonate skeletons, and may lead to their demise by mid-century
Polls show that President Biden's rhetoric and policy changes have already improved America's image in parts of Europe. But analysts say he must also reach substantive agreements with G7 countries.
Michigan-based Consumers Energy is accelerating the electric vehicle (EV) transformation with a new program to help businesses statewide transition to carbon-free EVs. The utility’s PowerMIFleet program will focus on Michigan businesses, offering expertise and $3 million in rebates for charging locations throughout the state. “Michigan was the birthplace of the American auto industry. Now, we […]
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore the idea of including environmental protections in the Constitution and where Canadians stand on plastic-bag use in grocery stores.
Fox 26 A local Fox reporter interrupted her live on-air weather report on Monday evening to accuse the station’s parent company, Fox Corp., of “muzzling” her and announce that the far-right activist group Project Veritas will release her secret recordings on Tuesday. Ivory Hecker, a general assignment reporter for Fox 26 in Houston, was all set to do a live on-location hit to discuss how the recent heatwave in Texas has affected power outages across the viewing area. Before turning to the local weather, however, Hecker had a bombshell of her own for viewers and her colleagues. “Before we get to that story, I want to let you, the viewers, know that Fox Corp. has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewers,” Hecker casually declared. “And from what I’m gathering, I...
As demand for electric cars grows, giant battery factories are being built across Europe.
Yallourn coal generator forced to close three out of its four units over the weekend due to flooding at its brown coal mines in Victoria.
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Three environmental groups today urged the Biden administration to help revive a widely popular tool that allowed polluters to carry out EPA-sanctioned projects in exchange for lower fines.
A day after G7 members reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change, India on Monday reminded rich nations of their responsibilities citing their historical emissions and said they still owe $1.1 trillion to developing countries as per what was promised 11 years ago.
A company backed by the Chinese government on Friday ended its seven-year effort to build one of the world's largest methanol plants along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington state, following a series of regulatory setbacks and a long debate over its environmental footprint.
Despite substantial improvement in recent years, EPA is still routinely missing its own one-year deadline for acting on states' air quality plan submissions, according to a new report by the agency's inspector general that grew out of a 2019 clash between the Trump administration and California.
Coal plant operators are racing to take advantage of a Trump-era EPA regulation that critics say allows continued dumping of toxic wastewater into local lakes and rivers. The Biden administration may nix the rule.
Land degradation, if left unchecked, will erode foundations of our societies, economies, food security and health, PM Modi said. In his virtual address at a UN high-level meet on desertification, land degradation and drought, the Prime Minister stressed on the need to reduce pressure on land and its resources. India has increased its forest cover by around three million hectares over the last 10 years, he said.
Pine Island connects the center of the western Antarctic ice sheet with the ocean.
The military says a powerful bomb targeting government soldiers exploded at a coal mine in southwest Pakistan, killing four soldiers
ADVISORY: Press Call on UNFCCC Climate Negotiations Outcomes
Mon, 06/14/2021 - 09:26
WASHINGTON (June 14, 2021) — This week international climate delegates are wrapping up their third and final week of UNFCCC negotiations. On Thursday, June 17 at 9:30 am ET / 15:30 CET, join WRI and its Partners from the consortium Allied for Climate Transformation by 2025 (ACT2025) for a press call to hear what progress was made across on key negotiating...
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CARBIS BAY, United Kingdom (AFP) - G7 leaders yesterday vowed to start delivering one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines and to step up action on climate change in a US-led summit call to arms that also took on China and Russia.In a final communique issued at their first physical summit in nearly two years, the leaders of the elite club largely hewed to US President Joe Biden's push to regain the West's cohesion after Donald Trump's tumultuous tenure."We will harness the power of democracy, freedom, equality, the rule of law, and respect for human rights to answer the biggest questions and overcome the greatest challenges," Biden and his colleagues from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan said.At a G7 news conference before he headed on to a North Atlantic Treaty Organization...
A fundamental change to the second largest cryptocurrency to slash its carbon footprint by 99 per cent is just six to nine months away, says its creator
[Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hope renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems. About 42% of Zimbabwe's households are connected to the electricity grid.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. said three executives are leaving, marking the latest shakeup of the senior ranks at the Oklahoma oil and gas producer since it emerged from bankruptcy four months ago.
Democrats and Republicans are increasingly divided on wind and solar power — even as the renewable sources make up a larger share of the market, a new Pew Research Center survey finds.
The Prairie State Energy Campus hasn't celebrated its 10th birthday. But the hulking coal plant southwest of St. Louis could face a death sentence if Illinois lawmakers vote next week to approve a wide-ranging energy proposal backed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Exit polls yesterday indicated that Swiss voters appear to have narrowly rejected a proposed "carbon dioxide law" that would have hiked fees and taxes on fuels that produce greenhouse gases.
Antarctica's monster Pine Island Glacier — one of the fastest melting glaciers on the continent — is giving climate scientists new reasons to worry.
The leaders of the Group of Seven nations pledged yesterday to stop government funding of overseas coal projects. And they renewed a vow to help raise $100 billion annually as a way to push other countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
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[Egypt Online] Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker discussed on Sunday 13/6/2021 with Australia's ambassador in Cairo Glenn Miles means of boosting cooperation in the field of renewable energy.
This year, China pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2060. It has invested heavily in solar, wind and nuclear energy. Still, coal-fired heavy industry made up 37% of its economic activity last year.
The General Meteorological Authority predicts hot weather throughout Greater Cairo and the delta governorates, with moderate temperatures in the northern coasts, and very hot temperatures in southern Sinai and the southern Upper Egypt from Monday to Saturday. The weather will grow cold at night across the country. Active winds are expected for Greater Cairo, the …
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Phil Noble via Reuters There is no question among European leaders preparing for President Biden’s arrival in Brussels this week that reinstating the United States in the global conversation is a good thing—especially after a largely glowing G7 reception in the U.K. But Brussels is different, and in many ways the stakes are much higher for Biden, who just spent the weekend focused on China and will have to pivot to Russia, another country that evokes different opinions. This is especially true when it comes to energy politics: Russia is building a gas pipeline to supply Europe with Russian gas. At the end of the summit of the world’s wealthiest nations, Biden proudly touted his success in persuading the others to explicitly condemn China in the joint statement. But the EU leaders who signed...
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana has signed onto international treaties that will ensure that its quest to establish a nuclear power plant to augment the energy mix did not compromise acceptable safety standards.
[PR Newswire] Maputo, Mozambique -- In a significant step toward a clean energy future, Globeleq, a leading independent power company in Africa and its project partners, Source Energia and Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) have celebrated the start of construction of the 19MWp (15MWac) Cuamba Solar PV plant and a 2 MW (7MWh) energy storage system.
[Daily News] THE government yesterday signed 361bn/- (130m Euros) with the French Development Agency (AFD) to finance the 150MW solar power project in Kishapu District, Shinyanga region.
The compiler of Hong Kong’s benchmark stock index aims to launch more indices to track the performance of shares in the Greater Bay Area, according to its chief executive.New indices would also focus on biotech firms and stocks related to climate change as Hang Seng Indexes aims to become a leader in tracking China markets across different industries.“China will always be our focus. Hang Seng Indexes would like to become the expert in compiling indices to cover all exchanges in China. When…
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Green groups say a lack of fresh finance to help developing countries adopt renewable energy and adapt to a warmer planet threatens key climate talks in November
WELLINGTON: Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded.
STATEMENT: G7 Leaders Agree to Enhance Climate Action But Leave Developing Countries Without Adequate Climate Finance
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 20:28
WASHINGTON (June 13, 2021)—G7 leaders met in the U.K. over the weekend, where they discussed a broad agenda including next steps for climate action. Together, they agreed to reach net zero emissions no later than 2050 and to halve their collective emissions by 2030. These and other commitments were noted in a new...
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It's a week of UN-mandated environmentally-themed days, kicking off with Global Wind day tomorrow, followed by World Day to Combat Desertification on Thursday, and Sustainable Gastronomy Day on Friday.
On climate change, the leaders committed to almost halving their greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 relative to 2010.
In a shock result, voters narrowly reject a tax on flights and a fuel levy among other policies.
PARIS: After flying into the financial turbulence of the Covid pandemic, the airline sector expects passenger traffic to take off despite concerns about the industry's impact on climate change.
CARBIS BAY, UK: G7 leaders on Sunday will back new conservation and emission targets to curb climate change, and finalise collective action on several other fronts, as they wrap up a three-day summit aimed at showcasing revived Western unity.
FALMOUTH, England (AP) — The Group of Seven leaders aim to end their first summit in two years with a punchy set of promises Sunday, including vaccinating the world against coronavirus, making huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes and tackling climate change with a blend of technology and money. They want to show …
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President Biden's climate plans call for spending big on energy efficiency. New research could help make sure it actually targets the poor and minority households that most need it.
A moratorium on new thermal coal mining capacity is needed to avoid chaotic employment impacts.
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Fires at recycling and other waste facilities have many different causes. Throwing away hazardous garbage at the right places can help prevent them.
Sir David warns world leaders that humans may be "on the verge of destabilising the entire planet".
Thousands of protesters marched in Falmouth, England on Saturday to push world leaders to act on climate change. (June 12)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s hopes of channeling billions of dollars into green infrastructure investments to fight climate change are running into the political obstacle of winning over Republican lawmakers who oppose that approach as unnecessary, excessive spending. As negotiations unfold in Congress in search of a bipartisan deal, the White House’s ability to …
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More than 1,000 demonstrators gathered in the shallow waters off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth to protest at the destruction of the oceans by polluting nations.
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"Early heat waves and more frequent heat waves this summer will exacerbate an already serious situation," one climatologist said.
An expert has said that steak should take a back seat on your plate if you want to save the planet, recommending sticking to a cut weighing 4oz (stock image).
Group of Seven leaders braved drizzly beachside weather on the Cornish coast in southern England for a traditional “family” photo at the start of their annual summit, before the meeting formally got under way with a discussion on boosting the global economy after the pandemic.This is the final G-7 for Angela Merkel after 16 years as German Chancellor (she is stepping down after an election in September), risking the prospect of next year’s gathering in Germany being a male-only affair. She was…
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Michelin has unveiled inflatable sails that can be retrofitted to tanks and bulk carriers, augmenting engines with wind power. The telescopic mast retracts, allowing ships to pass under bridges.
For decades, the ice shelf helping to hold back one of the fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica – Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica – has gradually thinned. Analysis of satellite …
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Days after New Mexico Democrats sent a letter to President Biden supporting his oil lease moratorium, Republican lawmakers countered with their own missive asking that the state be excluded from any future constraints on fossil fuel production.
Producers of the lightweight metal are increasingly calling the shots in pricing talks with Japanese buyers as demand climbs amid a tightening global market.
Polynesian chief Hui Te Rangiora sailed from the deep south to Antarctica in the 7th century, and may even have set foot on the continent with his crew, researchers in New Zealand claim.
How London Uses Road Fees to Tackle Air Pollution and Inequality
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Half a century ago, a lethal haze of smoke and fog, otherwise known as the Great Smog of 1952, covered London and killed as many as 12,000 people. More recently, in 2013, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah died at the hands of air pollution. “[Ella] was the first person in the world to have air pollution listed as the cause of her death,” says 17-year old co-founder of the organization...
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Without its icy restraint holding it back from the ocean, the Pine Island glacier could dramatically add to sea level rise.
As South Korean President Moon Jae-in prepared to depart on Friday for the G7 summit in the UK, talk of countering China threatened to overshadow Seoul’s efforts to be regarded as a major player on issues such as climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.South Korea is one of several guest nations invited to the G7 meeting as the rich democracies try to show the world they can still act in concert to tackle major crises by donating hundreds of millions of Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries and…
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its report regarding a late 2020 oil-train derailment and fire in a rural Washington town close to the Canadian border.
In a do-over with potentially long-lasting implications for air quality and environmental justice goals, EPA will revisit the Trump administration's decision last year to leave national soot standards unchanged.
President Biden today unveiled his first sweeping regulatory plan, revealing plans to continue unraveling the Trump administration's environmental rollbacks on climate, air pollution, toxics and workplace safety.
West Australian tour guide Warwick Coles has told how he heroically swam out to help a young boy who was bitten by a shark at Coral Bay in the state's north.
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World leaders discuss coronavirus vaccines and climate change. And pays a visit, too.
The new policy erects another roadblock for Coalspur Mines and its Vista mine expansion near Hinton, Alta., the only such mine in Canada currently before regulators.
Work is under way at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska to tie into a hydropower network to provide renewable power to the headquarters complex. More than 20 years in the making, this project – known as the intertie – will connect the park’s existing power system with the 800-kW Falls Creek Hydroelectric […]
THE Climate Change Commission has recommended that the ETS be amended to further tilt incentives towards emission reduction and away from the planting of exotic forests.
In a small consolation following the closing of the remaining holiday route to Portugal for fed-up Britons, a mini-heatwave could make Sunday the hottest day of the year so far.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a virtual high-level dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought at the UN convened by the President of the General Assembly next week.
Let’s put out the fire of climate change and use the fire in the belly of the new generation of young activists
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Lorde is releasing her new single Solar Power at 11am today, it's been revealed.
It comes after the song was apparently leaked online after she revealed the cover art for her new album on June 7.
A small group of New Mexico lawmakers is supporting the Biden administration's pause and review of federal oil and gas lease sales, saying they are committed to moving away from the state's over-dependence on fossil fuels.
The rate of earthquakes in major U.S. oil-producing regions is at a four-year high, according to a new report that concludes the trend may lead to more treatment of the wastewater that causes the shaking.
Coal-fired units at three power plants are poised to close over the next year in the largest U.S. electricity market, which is managed by PJM Interconnection LLC.
Comments from Biden administration officials are spurring speculation about a renaissance for nuclear power.
Some 4,000 Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw on Wednesday against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine.
Five Polish citizens are taking their coal-reliant country to court over its alleged failure to protect them from the perils of global warming.
Climate activists celebrating the death of the Keystone XL pipeline might be in for a disappointment.
Ngani Laumape sure left an imprint in his likely final dance for the Hurricanes.
Expect cries of 'how did New Zealand Rugby let Laumape go?' to ring out for many years yet as ...
When it comes to tackling climate change and New Zealand's emissions reduction targets, the arguments for and against can be extreme.
Critics and sceptics say the country can't afford the ...
Tobias Geiger from Westwind talks about the challenges of bringing the country’s biggest wind project to market.
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The fire at Liberty Iron and Metal Recycling Plant comes days after Phoenix fire officials responded to a massive fire on June 5 at another recycling plant.
A fire broke out at Liberty Iron and Metal Recycling Plant on June 10, 2021, just 3.5 miles from a massive recycling plant fire just days earlier.
Group of Seven (G7) leaders are discussing ambitious plans to shift the balance of car buying away from petrol to greener vehicles by the end of the decade, as part of a package of measures to combat climate change.Under one proposal contained in a document seen by Bloomberg, G7 governments would “strive” to ensure that most all new passenger car sales are not petrol or diesel-powered “by 2030 or sooner.” Countries are divided on how specific the measures should be.All seven national leaders…
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Many petrol stations will close over the next 20 years, accelerating the shift to electric cars.
President Joe Biden said he's affirming the nations' relationship as allies on climate change, global security and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taiwanese officials are fretting about whether a severe outbreak of Covid-19 could jeopardize the island's critical role in the global semiconductor supply chain. But there's another threat to the industry that experts worry may have even more drastic consequences: the climate crisis.
Two new Michigan solar projects are now operational and delivering up to 40 MW of carbon free power to the region. National Grid Renewables announced work was completed at Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, both part of the company’s MiSolar Portfolio. National Grid Renewables owns both projects, which will generate under power purchase agreements with […]
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert asked if the National Forest Service could alter the earth and moon's orbit to solve climate change during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Tuesday.
EPA is proposing its first-ever reporting requirements under a key toxics law for "forever chemicals" and withdrawing Trump-era guidance that the agency says "weakened" protections against the family of toxic substances.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Military and security experts warn new international rules to deal with global warming-related threats are urgently needed
Former President Donald Trump was busy pushing out statements Thursday morning, including one urging President Joe Biden to fire his Joint Chiefs over comments about climate change,
COVID-19 lockdown efforts played a key role in reducing air pollution in 2020, says NASA. Nitrogen oxides emissions fell globally by 15%, with local reductions were as high as 50%.
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The two planetary crises of climate change and biodiversity loss must be tackled together or neither will be successfully solved, according to a major report by two international bodies
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