China’s president seeks to play role of global peacemaker as well as ally to Putin; UK co-hosts conference to raise cash to fund the court’s investigation The general staff of the Ukrainian armed forces says the military has repelled 69 Russian assaults in five areas over the past 24 hours. Russian forces are concentrating their efforts on conducting offensives toward Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mariinka, and Shakhtarsk in the Donetsk according to the military’s morning update, posted on facebook. They decided to try a president of ... a nuclear power that does not participate in the ICC on the same grounds as the United States and other countries. The consequences for international law will be monstrous. Continue reading...
Oil prices fell on Monday for a second session on concerns that risks in the global banking sector may cause a recession that would lead fuel demand to decline and ahead of a potential interest rate hike by the U.S.
Independents suggest new gas projects should meet net zero standard for the life of project, in compromise deal on Safeguards Mechanism.
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[Nile Post] Dr. Silver Mugisha has urged Ugandans to plant more trees to reverse the effects of climate change and help restore wetlands.
The day-long visit to India by Japanese PM Fumio Kishida will provide an opportunity to both countries to discuss how G20 and G7 can work together to handle critical global issues including food and health security, energy transitions and economic security, sources said ahead of his arrival on Monday. India and Japan currently hold the presidencies of G20 and and G7, respectively.
The husband and wife will journey 17,000 miles from the Arctic to Antarctica, aided by renewables.
New research shows that a 50% improvement in resource consent processing times could be needed for New Zealand to meet its 2050 emissions target.
Gov. Kathy Hochul is moving full-steam-ahead with her predecessor Andrew Cuomo’s insane anti-carbon energy plan, yet the Legislature wants to make it worse.
The report by hundreds of the world’s top scientists was supposed to be approved by government delegations on Friday at the end of a weeklong meeting in the Swiss town of Interlaken.
Until recently, there was only limited interest in climate security within Japan’s defense circles, but that has changed as the challenges have become more evident.
Governments gave their blessing Sunday to a major new U.N. report on climate change, after approval was held up by a battle between rich and developing countries over emissions targets and financial aid to vulnerable nations. The report by hundreds…
This story was originally published by Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s not surprising that gigantic states like Texas and California are among the heaviest hitters in generating electricity from wind and solar. But what if we look at generation per square mile of land? Then, the leader is Iowa. Iowa […]
International Petroleum Corp, the first foreign oil company to sanction a project in Canada's oil sands in more than a decade, could add carbon capture and storage (CCS) to the plant if more government financial incentives become available, its CEO told Reuters.
NOAA Scientists found that marine heat waves can occur deep underwater and affect bottom-dwelling marine species.
Beijing has appointed a host of emissaries to take on specific tasks, from ethnic conflicts to climate change.
The 'unseasonable' heatwave in NSW will peak on Sunday, with several areas forecast to reach 40C or higher as dozens of fires continue to burn across the state.
Photographs show soldiers from the elite Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron (SRS) of 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group landing on the ice in Norway.
Airline industry claimed science not ‘robust’ enough to implement new controls to combat climate warming caused by vapour trails Airlines and airports opposed measures to combat global warming caused by jet vapour trails that evidence suggests account for more than half of the aviation industry’s climate impact, new documents reveal. The industry argued in government submissions that the science was not “robust” enough to justify reduction targets for these non-CO 2 emissions. Scientists say the climate impact of vapour trails, or contrails, has been known for more than two decades, with one accusing the industry of a “typical climate denialist strategy”. Continue reading...
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Mar 12, 2023 thru Sat, Mar 18, 2023.
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Guest post: What 13,500 citations reveal about the IPCC’s climate science report
IPCC WG1 AR6 SPM Report Cover - Changing by Alisa Singer. Credit: Alisa Singer / IPCC.
In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their long-anticipated report on the “physical science basis” for climate change.
The report concluded that climate change is “unequivocally” caused by humans and already affecting every region on our planet. These findings were reported around the world , drawing international attention...
Finance Minister Mohamed Maait on Friday discussed in a meeting with his South African counterpart Enoch Godongwana ways of enhancing joint coordination at continental and international forums on various global economic issues, especially in light of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war and the impacts of climate change. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the …
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It'll be bitterly cold in much of the U.S. this weekend but spring is just around the corner.On Saturday, arctic cold will blast the upper Midwest from the Dakotas and Minnesota down to Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as parts of Montana and Wyoming. Frigid temperatures will target the East and the South on Sunday, while the 12th atmospheric river this season will start moving into California. Here's what you need to know about this weekend's weather: The Midwest It'll be so cold and windy in parts of the Midwest on Saturday that the wind chill could get down to 30 degrees below zero, said Bob Larson, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.The coldest places will be the Dakotas and western and northern Minnesota, he said, with wind chills between negative 10 and 30."That's harsh cold you...
[VOA] Maputo, Mozambique -- Mozambique's health minister said Friday a cholera outbreak in the area hit by Cyclone Freddy killed eight people this week and hospitalized 250 - part of 600 sickened since the record storm made landfall in February.
March 18, 2023 5:00 AM I refer to the article “SportSG, partners apologise for ‘lapse’ in shoe-recycling project” (Feb 27).
Zach Aston-Reese scored twice as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Friday night.
Scientists have projected using climate models a substantial increase in cases of hypoxia, or low oxygen conditions on coral reefs, by the year 2100 under all warming scenarios. According to them, the increase ranges from 13 to 42 per cent under one scenario to 97 to 287 per cent under a more extreme scenario relative to now.
The Queensland Government has been accused of avoiding liability as it is under pressure for clean-up action to be taken on decaying island resorts around the Great Barrier Reef.
Concerns were raised after a number of resorts still in development were left to rot off the coast of Queensland.
A number of recommendations have been tabled to the government, with one being fines directed toward leaseholders who do not uphold property management obligations.
The Spanish company behind a proposal to export liquefied natural gas to Europe through a terminal in Saint John, N.B., says it will not go ahead with the project.
ST.. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators said Thursday they're monitoring the cleanup of a leak of 400,000 gallons of radioactive water from Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear power plant, and the company said there's no danger to the public.“Xcel Energy took swift action to contain the leak to the plant site, which poses no health and safety risk to the local community or the environment,” the Minneapolis-based utility said in a statement.While Xcel reported the leak of water containing tritium to state and federal authorities in late November, the spill had not been made public before Thursday. State officials said they waited to get more information before going public with it.“We knew there was a presence of tritium in one monitoring well, however Xcel had not yet identified the source...
3 Questions on Loss and Damage Funding to Tackle Before COP28
Fri, 03/17/2023 - 14:34
The importance of the historic agreement at COP27 to establish “loss and damage” financing for vulnerable countries to respond to the impacts of climate change was made excruciatingly evident when two consecutive cyclones hit the small island nation of Vanuatu. Cyclone Judy and Cyclone Kevin wreaked havoc in the South Pacific within 72 hours of each other in early March 2023, causing devastating destruction.
Vanuatu has championed the cause of addressing loss and damage since 1991 and recently garnered the support of more than 105 countries for a resolution at the UN General Assembly that asks for an opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the...
Cleanup of the toxic train derailment site in the Ohio town of East Palestine will likely take about three months, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.
Another atmospheric river system forecast for early next week could again mess with the national park's plans to restore some public access Saturday. Yosemite has been closed since Feb. 25.
Film producers drop attempt to obtain permission for dozens of flights on Norwegian archipelago Despite his talents for saving “Hollywood’s ass” , demolishing two chicken tikka masalas in one sitting and escaping enemy territory in decrepit F-14s, Tom Cruise appears to have conceded that some missions – especially those involving polar bears, helicopters and paperwork – really are impossible. On Friday, the producers of the latest Mission: Impossible film dropped their attempt to obtain permission for dozens of helicopter landings on Svalbard, the protected Arctic archipelago halfway between Norway and the north pole where polar bears outnumber people. Continue reading...
As humanity resets its gaze toward Moon, British aerospace company Rolls-Royce Holdings is continuing its work on developing nuclear power sources for spaceflight and exploration. Today, the company announced funding from the U.K. Space Agency to further research and develop a nuclear reactor that’s meant to power a…Read more...
Trevor Higgins is now the senior vice president for energy and environment at the Center for American Progress. He has previously worked as a Hill aide and at the Department of Energy.
The Biden administration announced a drilling ban, approved a drilling project and torpedoed a Trump-era environmental decision. Energy and environment insiders are complaining about whiplash.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres this week announced the names of seven young climate leaders selected to serve on his Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
Roughly 200 million barrels of oil may rest in the Yatzil reservoir off the eastern coast of Mexico, Italian energy company Eni said Friday.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia and the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, Yale University have entered a three-year renewable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of a national species observation and planning system for biodiversity conservation in Liberia.
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In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media: Commentators say Wednesday’s failed carbon auction may mean the Emissions Trading Scheme is in tatters; the Lake Onslow...
Despite volatility in the broader markets, and a nose dive in the price of crude oil, retail gasoline prices have been relatively stable over the past week, data Friday show.
Insiders aren’t surprised as ExxonMobil, the last remaining proponent of green algae biofuel, ends research One by one, big oil firms have touted their investments in algae biofuels as the future of low-carbon transportation – and one by one, they have all dropped out. Now in the wake of the last remaining algae proponent, ExxonMobil, announcing its withdrawal, insiders say they are disappointed but not surprised. Algae research was central to Exxon’s green marketing campaigns for years, and frequently criticized as greenwashing rather than a genuine research effort. Continue reading...
Hundreds killed in Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi in what may be longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record Cyclone Freddy, which developed over the Indian Ocean more than a month ago, has dissipated this week, after making landfall a second time in southern Africa. The death toll had exceeded 300 across Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi by Thursday, with more than 700 people injured, 40 missing and 80,000 displaced. The devastation was caused by severe flooding and landslides, which swept away roads and buried homes in mud. Power outages in Mozambique have affected small villages since last weekend, hindering rescue efforts as people await food and medical assistance. Continue reading...
Britain is pinning its hopes on nuclear power becoming the energy source that will fuel the next phase of human exploration of the moon, the country's space agency said Friday.
A group of six teenagers and a dozen adult supporters occupied the NSW premier’s office earlier today, protesting the approval of new coal and gas projects. Follow updates live Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast We’ve got some more information on the news the Albanese government is set to spend $1.3bn buying 220 Tomahawk cruise missiles. The deputy prime minister, Richard Marles , said Australia would be working closely with the US to get more missile capability. Making sure we have longer-range strike missiles is a really important capability for the country. It enables us to be able to reach out beyond our shores further and that’s ultimately how we are able to keep Australia safe. The cruise missiles are a critical part of that, as are...
Fewer ships are willing to load oil at Russian ports on the Gulf of Finland, where even a small problem could be disastrous.
Pacific Investment Management Co. warns that the combination of tightening credit conditions and lower energy prices has the potential to constrain U.S. driller spending.
Oil and gas opposition is heating up after the administration's Monday approval of the massive Willow project in Alaska.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory assessed how much low-carbon electricity would shift from the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Critics have warned of the environmental cost of the Alaska oil project, while supporters have pointed to its economic benefits.
Some estimates say the continent will need investments of over $3 trillion by 2030 to adequately adapt to climate change and curb emissions.
The solicitor general told justices to ignore industry's plea for relief from multiple lawsuits seeking to put companies on the hook for climate change.
[Government of Mauritius] 'Government is envisaging to implement a Floating Solar Photovoltaics (PV) project in the reservoirs across Mauritius to produce electricity. A 2MW power plant based on Floating PV will be installed at the Tamarind Falls Reservoir on a pilot basis', announced, today, the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities, Mr Georges Pierre Lesjongard.
Owner of biggest solar farm in Australia says industry is being battered by rising costs for both PV modules and battery storage. But it's not all bad news.
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Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE04119G, Paper Guoqiang Xu, Xinyuan Li, Jingjing Fu, Yuekuan Zhou, Xin Xia, Yunlong Zi Industrialization activities in the past decades have achieved an unprecedentedly prosperous civilization, while the energy shortage crisis and environmental problems become more emergent than ever before. Particularly, the exacerbated greenhouse... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
This significant support comes at a time when Fiji is grappling with the devastating impact of climate change, which has led to rising sea levels and increased flooding, affecting many Fijian communities.
Verdant Earth takes first step in latest bid to convert Redbank coal plant into a wood waste-fuelled power station – and green groups are not happy.
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The derailment in Washington state occurred on a berm along Padilla Bay, on the Swinomish tribal reservation near Anacortes. Most of 5,000 gallons of spilled diesel fuel leaked on the land.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Accepted Article.
Across the Global South, waste pickers are helping divert tons of organic waste from landfills, where it emits methane as it breaks down and rots. (March 17) (AP Video: Joeal Calupitan)
Sydney is just days away from breaking a 165-year-old record with a weekend heatwave expected to keep temperatures above 30C.
This announcemment brings the total number of states in which Genesis, the luxury brand for Hyundai, EVs are sold to 15.
DoJ brief argues Colorado case against energy giants ExxonMobil and Suncor should be heard in state court instead of federal The US Department of Justice filed a legal brief Thursday in support of local governments in Colorado that are part of a growing wave of local and state governments pursuing climate litigation against fossil fuel companies. In the brief, the DoJ argued that the Colorado case against the Canadian energy giant Suncor should be heard in state court, which is considered more favourable than federal court for plaintiffs who are suing oil companies over climate change. Continue reading...
Food waste emits methane as it breaks down and rots
A lawsuit filed by several Colorado municipalities accusing ExxonMobil Corp and Suncor Energy Inc.
Authorities on Thursday were working to avert a leak from a storage vessel carrying 400,000 barrels of crude oil in the Gulf of Thailand off Chon Buri.
Known as rectal ozone insufflation therapy, experts say there’s little or no proven medical benefit of the treatment.View Entire Post ›
Officials in Texas want to make sure the state’s science textbooks don’t paint oil and gas in a bad light. The Texas State Board of Education shifted its guidance to schools last month, asking that they focus on the supposedly “positive” aspects of fossil fuels in educational material, E&E News reported.Read more...
A winter of extreme weather, including deadly flooding and historically heavy snow will pull much of California out of drought for the first time in almost three years.
EPA Unjustifiably Delays Release of Toxic Chemical Assessments
Thu, 03/16/2023 - 13:06
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Jeongmin Yun et al. tag increasing acidifcation as a root cause of changes in behavior of CO2 fluxes below the equator, in Enhanced seasonal amplitude of atmospheric CO2 by the changing Southern Ocean carbon sink . "The enhanced seasonal amplitude of atmospheric CO2 has been viewed so far primarily as a Northern Hemisphere phenomenon. Yet, analyses of atmospheric CO2 records from 49 stations between 1980 and 2018 reveal substantial trends and variations in this amplitude globally. While no significant trends can be discerned before 2000 in most places, strong positive trends emerge after 2000 in the southern high latitudes."
Pleasant findings on conscientious behavior are found in a paper by Del Ponte, Masili?nas &...
The Biden administration approved a major oil extraction project in Alaska, a decision that has divided Democrats. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sen. Ed Markey, who opposes the project.
The cuts and freezes in fuel duty since 2010 means the UK’s carbon dioxide (CO2)...
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A draft biological opinion identifies a number of potential consequences, as well as mitigations, for EPA to consider as it analyzes how the pesticides affect Endangered Species Act-listed plants and animals.
Sydney’s Observatory Hill is set to see a 165-year-old high temperature record tumble over the weekend Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Australia’s east coast is bracing for a heatwave, with at least three states set to swelter in the coming days. Maximum temperatures are forecast to exceed 35C in parts of New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, with the Pilbara region in Western Australia also due for a scorcher. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
Flatburn is a low-cost, mobile air pollution detector created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers. The device can be built with low-cost parts or through 3D printing.
A consortium of technology developers said Thursday they submitted a proposal to the U.S. government to secure investment funds for a facility in Louisiana that could pull carbon dioxide directly out of the air.
NASA has issued $50 million in awards to 14 organizations to develop manufacturing processes and advanced composite materials for aircraft structures. These green technologies hold the potential to help reduce aviation carbon emissions.
Nearly back-to-back storms have refilled reservoirs and built up snowpack, easing drought as residents reckon with destruction Drought-busting rainfall from California’s 11th atmospheric river has brought the end of water restrictions for nearly 7 million people, which imposed limits on activities such as outdoor watering as the state grappled with severe shortages. Wednesday’s decision by the metropolitan water district of southern California brought a measure of relief, even as residents struggled to clean up before the next round of winter arrives in the coming days. The board had imposed the restrictions in parts of Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino counties last year, but a winter of nearly back-to-back storms have refilled reservoirs and built up a monumental snowpack...
The agency plans to bring on hundreds more staffers to advance the Inflation Reduction Act.
[Premium Times] The commission urged telcos to focus on green and sustainable power solutions required for the connectivity of IoT devices and network optimisation
With just two months to go until All-Energy 2023 in Glasgow – the UK's largest energy and renewables event – Alex Irwin, Property and Infrastructure Associate at Shepherd and Wedderburn examines one of the key areas of this year’s conference: onshore wind power
Success of Farmer-Citizen Movement in provincial vote is heavy blow to Mark Rutte’s four-party coalition A new populist party surfing a wave of rural anger at government environmental policies has emerged as the big winner in Dutch provincial elections, dealing a heavy blow to the four-party coalition of the prime minister, Mark Rutte. The success of the Farmer-Citizen Movement (BBB) in Wednesday’s vote, which will determine the makeup of the senate, casts doubt over the government’s ability to pass key legislation, including its plans to slash nitrogen emissions. Continue reading...
Multinational energy company Shell said Thursday it met its 2022 target for emissions, which were down about 30% relative to a 2016 benchmark.
The new “Good Neighbor” plan will halve nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants by 2027.
New York backed a plan to make solar energy affordable to all New Yorkers but utilities are having trouble figuring out how to tally the bills.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE02332F, Paper Wennan Zhuang, Guangsheng Pan, Wei Gu, Suyang Zhou, Qinran Hu, Zhongfan Gu, Zhi Wu, Shuai Lu, Haifeng Qiu Hydrogen is expected to be an essential part of the global energy trade. Here, we explore the offshore wind-based hydrogen (OWH) in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) members. The... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
by Al Shaw, Irena Hwang and Caroline Chen
In 2013, the worst Ebola outbreak in history started in a small village in southern Guinea, eventually tearing through West Africa. By the time it ended in 2016, more than 11,300 people were dead. Scientists have linked this and other Ebola outbreaks to specific patterns of deforestation.
To understand why, ProPublica adapted an academic model to show how the way forests are being cut down around the locations of multiple previous outbreaks could increase the risk of another outbreak today.
See more in our interactive story.
[The New Humanitarian] Blantyre, Malawi -- Climate change means more storms, droughts, and unpredictable weather - how can farmers prepare better?
Authorities are trying to break the link with crude by keeping spending in check and using their energy proceeds to accelerate projects that contribute to weaning the economy off a reliance on oil.
The move echoes a European Union decision last July to tag nuclear and natural gas as green technologies needed for the energy transition.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan wrote to Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) about the state’s application to secure primary enforcement authority.
The National Environment Board (NEB) on Wednesday backed stronger measures to deal with air pollution from fine particle matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5). It ordered all 17 provinces in the North to cease burning activities until the end of April.
The administration vowed to impose new oil limits in Alaska as it approved the Willow project, but it's unclear if the plan will work.
The investment pledge is aimed at helping the country keep up in the race for clean technology in the wake of the U.S. climate bill, which raised tax credits for capturing carbon dioxide.
The latest risk assessment from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence warns that emerging climate conflicts will strain relationships between rich and poor countries.
State education officials adopted subtle changes to internal documents in February that could steer schools to buy books that misinform students about global warming.
Beijing has long opposed the border tax, set to be implemented in October, saying it does not comply with global trading rules.
Daveed Diggs told UPI he remains hopeful about the fate of humanity, even after starring in "Snowpiercer" and "Extrapolations."
Gov. Gavin Newsom's amended proposal would give the California Energy Commission more authority to investigate gasoline price spikes and the option to place a cap on profits and penalize oil companies.
Three research projects aimed at reducing methane emissions from livestock will receive between $1 million and $3 million each in federal government funding.
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Developer seeks approval to build a huge solar farm and big battery in southern Queensland's CSG heartland, opposite a black coal power plant.
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The EPA proposes a national limit on PFAS compounds in drinking water. Plus, an Alaska oil and gas expert's idea for the state to make money by NOT drilling in ANWR.
Renewables and nuclear stepped up to power Britain through a difficult winter, slashing demand for imported gas by 66% and saving consumers billions.
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Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE03777G, Paper Huijun Yang, Ruijie Zhu, Yang Yang, Ziyang Lu, Zhi Chang, Ping He, Chunyu Zhu, Sho Kitano, Yoshitaka Aoki, Hiroki Habazaki, Haoshen Zhou The re-evaluation of zinc (Zn)-based energy storage systems satisfied the emerging demands in safety and cost-effectiveness. However, the long-standing challenges lie in the dendritic Zn morphology and consequent cell short-circuit,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Beijing’s record approval bucks global trends, accounting for 72% of all future projects.
The Danish commentator has been accused of continuing to misrepresent findings about the costs of cutting emissions, despite pleas from scientists Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast If you like your YouTube content to have plenty of references to global elites, industrial complexes, “freedom” and the conservative conspiracy theory of a “Great Reset”, then the British comedian and actor Russell Brand’s channel might be for you. Brand has more than 6 million subscribers on YouTube and this week his channel turned to the Danish political scientist, Bjørn Lomborg, for a “debate” (not really a debate) on climate change. Continue reading...
Environmental advocates have long pushed EPA to finalize the "good neighbor" rule to limit air pollution drifting across state lines.
ISTANBUL: Flash floods killed at least 13 people living in tents and container housing set up across Turkey's quake-hit region on Wednesday, piling more pressure on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of crunch elections.
Projects are in full swing to restore the Everglades, the vast wetlands at Florida's southern tip, amid historic funding increases this year. The unique ecosystem provides freshwater to some 9 million people and serves as significant carbon sink due to its peat soils. (March 15) (AP Video: Daniel Kozin) STORYLINE:
You may have heard: President Biden approved an enormous fossil fuel development in the Alaskan Arctic on Monday. The Willow Project,a planned $8 billion oil and gas extraction endeavor by ConocoPhillips, is set to move forward in the state’s North Slope—despite fierce pushback from climate and other environmental…Read more...
Scientists warn that impacts driven by climate change, including rising sea levels, could make this an increasingly common sight.
Deadly floods in southern Turkey follow February's earthquakes that killed more than 44,000 people.
Between 2007 and 2014, divers recorded the number of coral and fish species they could see living in the WWII shipwreck. Researchers at the University of Bologna analysed the results.
A new Great British Nuclear scheme will be launched to 'bring down costs' and 'provide opportunities' by helping to build new production facilities.
Campaigners say chancellor is in the grip of the fossil fuel and nuclear lobbies and is ‘squandering taxpayers’ money’ • Hunt U-turns on planned cut to energy bills support • What Hunt’s U-turn on energy bills support means for you Jeremy Hunt has been accused of wagering a “dangerous gamble on unproven technologies” in an effort to decarbonise Britain’s energy industry after ploughing more than £20bn into a series of projects. In his budget speech, the chancellor confirmed plans to spend the money over the next two decades on carbon capture and low carbon energy projects; announced a competition to co-fund small nuclear plants and launched a consultation to classify nuclear as “environmentally sustainable”. Continue reading...
Arctic sea ice has likely reached its maximum extent for the year, at 14.62 million square kilometers (5.64 million square miles) on March 6. The 2023 maximum is the fifth lowest in the 45-year satellite record. NSIDC scientists will present a detailed analysis of … Continue reading →
In two decades, the barley market in Iceland could reach 35,000 to 45,000 tons and the wheat market would reach 80,000 tons and it is possible to produce large portion of the wheat domestically.
The new standards, announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, are intended to place tighter constraints on air pollution from 23 states.
Two separate coalitions of environmental organizations have sued the Biden administration over its approval of the Willow Project, a controversial oil drilling project in northwestern Alaska.The litigation accuses the administration of insufficiently assessing how the endeavor would affect the surrounding indigenous community and endangered species. Representatives for the nearby village of Nuiqsut made similar allegations in public comments in January, saying they were not given the opportunity to meaningfully participate in the feedback process.In the lawsuits, plaintiffs argued that the approval, which the Interior Department announced Monday, constitutes a violation of the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and did not properly consider alternatives that would result in lower...
A group of environmental organizations sued the administration on Wednesday to stop an oil drilling project in Alaska that President Biden approved this week, likening the $8 billion venture to a "carbon bomb."
[RFI] Malawi has declared a state of disaster with more than 200 people confirmed dead after Cyclone Freddy ripped through southern Africa for a second time, triggering floods and landslides.
The hacktivist Twitter group, Anonymous, claimed to have done the operation, but Fox News told DailyMail.com that Tucker's 'account has not been hacked.'
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Parts of New England and New York were digging out of a nor'easter Wednesday that caused tens of thousands of power outages, numerous school cancellations and whiteout conditions on the roads.The storm began Monday night and lasted throughout Tuesday, dumping as much as 3 feet (91 centimeters) of snow and gusty winds before moving on. Others got just a few inches or a wintry mix. More high winds and below-normal temperatures were in Wednesday's forecast before a warm-up later in the week.Some of the highest snow totals reported were 35 inches (89 cm) in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and in Ashby, Massachusetts, about 15 miles away (24 kilometers), the National Weather Service said. At least 2 feet (60 cm) of snow fell in parts of northern New York and the Catskill Mountains...
The new rule is among a suite of Biden administration measures intended to keep the power industry moving on a path to more reliance on natural gas and renewable energy sources as economically preferable alternatives to coal.
CEQ’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool Needs to Consider How Burdens Add Up
Wed, 03/15/2023 - 08:25
In November 2022, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) launched a significant update to the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), a key step towards meeting the goals of the Biden Administration’s Justice40 Initiative and broader environmental justice agenda. The Justice40 Initiative aims to direct 40% of the benefits of federal climate and clean energy investments to disadvantaged communities.
Two years from its inception, the Justice40 Initiative is taking on fresh urgency as federal agencies are gearing up to target billions of dollars in investment to disadvantaged communities. Federal spending on...
Sanctions may be catching up with Russia with data Wednesday showing oil export revenue declined last month by $2.7 billion from January levels.
The floods increased the misery for thousands left homeless by last month's catastrophic quake, officials and media reports said.
More than 600 people are dying prematurely from NSW’s air pollution, with motor vehicles and power stations among the biggest contributors.
Russia, however, was still shipping "roughly the same" amount of oil to world markets, according to the IEA.
Foreign Minister and President of the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference Sameh Shoukry said the UN climate conference hosted by the Red Sea resort city of Sharm al-Sheikh in last November, was a key step toward shifting from pledges to the actual implementation in countering climate change. Shoukry’s remarks came during his …
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A powerful explosion in a coal mine in central Colombia that affected four other mines linked by tunnels has killed at least 11 people and left others missing
Thunberg tweeted an article detailing Harvard University professor James Anderson's warning that humanity would cease to exist if use of fossil fuels was not stopped within five years.
Flash floods kill at least 13 in Turkish quake zone: media
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Joe Biden continues to confound on the climate crisis. Hailed as America’s first “climate president,” Biden signed sweeping, landmark legislation to tackle global heating last year and has warned that rising temperatures are an “existential threat to humanity.” And yet, on […]
Collagen is generating big business as a hair and skincare product — but the billion-dollar industry has been linked to deforestation in the Amazon, and the large-scale slaughter of donkeys and other livestock in Africa.
Trend sees higher pollen levels and worsened allergy and asthma symptoms, though reduction in carbon emissions could reverse it As the global temperature has increased in recent years due to climate change, allergy season in the US is starting earlier and the amount of pollen during such periods has increased, leading to worse allergy and asthma symptoms for some – and new symptoms altogether for others, according to scientists. That trend is projected to increase as average temperatures continue to rise, but could be reversed if humans are able to reduce carbon emissions, allergists say. Continue reading...
The US Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first national drinking water standard for “forever chemicals” that are dangerous to human health. The move could radically affect drinking water for nearly everyone in the United States. The new rule intends to set drinking water standards for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as …
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[Daily Maverick] Freddy, the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record, has left devastation in its wake in Malawi and Mozambique.
A decade ago, Asia’s millennials were optimistic the region would set aside conflicts and become more united to meet global challenges such as climate change. Today’s Generation Z, who grew up amid rising geopolitical tensions and major economic disruptions, are no longer so hopeful.
[CSJNews] Tropical Cyclone Freddy, one of the strongest and longest storms, has killed 100 people in the southern African nation of Malawi through flash-floods, mudslides, collapsed houses and washed away bridges.
The country became Europe’s biggest supplier of natural gas last year and now covers 30 percent of the continent’s demand for the commodity.
The federal agency and public power provider will evaluate new turbine designs, demonstrate emerging technology and forecast climate change's impacts on TVA's hydropower systems.
The complaint filed by Trustees for Alaska on behalf of a coalition of environmental and Indigenous groups said the federal government failed to consider the project's climate risks, as well as harm to wildlife such as denning polar bears.
What’s always been tough is getting tougher as climate change causes more extreme weather and temperature fluctuations in an environment that has always pushed soldiers to their limits.
The complaint filed by Trustees for Alaska on behalf of a coalition of environmental and Indigenous groups said Biden's decision should be scrapped because the government failed to consider the project's indirect and direct climate risks, as well as harm to wildlife such as denning polar bears and subsistence hunting.
[Premium Times] The project's first phase would commence with a two-day training workshop in Ghana during the week, while a similar exercise is scheduled for Nigeria between 28 and 29 March.
[ISS] The One Forest Summit delivered more pledges, but accelerated action is vital to stop illegal logging and deforestation.
A Sydney climate protester who was jailed for blocking peak-hour traffic on the Harbour Bridge has had her jail sentence overturned by a judge.
Coco and three other activists blocked a lane of the Sydney Harbour Bridge one morning in April 2022 as part of an environmental protest Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast A 15-month jail sentence imposed on a climate protester who blocked one lane on the Sydney Harbour Bridge with a truck has been quashed. Deanna “Violet” Coco, 32, was issued with a 12-month conditional release order on Wednesday after district court judge Mark Williams heard she had been initially imprisoned on false information provided by the NSW police. Continue reading...
Consumers pay price of fossil fuel addiction with retail electricity prices set to jump again in July across all of the mainland NEM states.
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Oil prices rebounded more than 1% on Wednesday, recovering from the previous day's plunge, as a stronger OPEC outlook on China's demand helped offset bearish global investor sentiment in the wake of the recent U.S.
Energy regulators issue draft default market offer, which set cap for this year’s increases Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Power bills for households in three states will rise as much as 23.7% from 1 July if the Australian Energy Regulator’s draft determination, announced on Wednesday, is confirmed. Prices in Victoria may rise by almost a third. The AER chair, Clare Savage, said the increases were “significant” but they could have been as much as 40% to 50% without the federal government’s intervention in December to cap domestic gas and black coal prices. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue...
Rising global temperatures drove the shift in weather extremes, analysis of satellite data found.
Almost 200 people are dead and tens of thousands affected in Southern Africa after a tropical cyclone, which at 34 days could be the longest-lasting tropical cyclone on record, hit a second time in the course of a few weeks, following a first landfall in February. It’s officially the most energetic storm on record.Read more...
A major oil project will be conducted in Alaska that seems contrary to US climate goals.
The hotly debated Willow oil drilling project has been approved in Alaska, a decision that could exacerbate climate change and imperil wildlife
In the wake of a year when consumer energy prices across Europe skyrocketed, making it difficult for some people to heat their homes or cook, the European Commission today announced a new power market plan with ambitious targets: phase out gas, the fossil fuel that underpins much of the bloc’s power production, and…Read more...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal that would limit the amount of forever chemicals allowed in the nation’s drinking water to the lowest levels that can be detected on tests. The move will address rising concerns about how widespread PFAS exposure contributes to health concerns like liver…Read more...
Rare second landfall brings heavy rains that trigger floods and mudslides.
March 14, 2023 5:39 PM The clean-up could take three to four months.
MANILA: The Philippines is grappling with the fallout of an oil spill south of Manila, with a contractor describing the cleanup as a “logistical nightmare” amid questions on why the ship carrying industrial fuel was able to sail without a permit.
Regulations proposed by the US Environmental Protection Agency will drastically cut levels of potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS in the nation's drinking water. Here's what you can do to protect your family until those requirements take effect.
Study shows high ozone levels make males emit fewer pheromones to attract females, which may lead to population decline Air pollution is making it harder for fruit flies to mate because females cannot easily recognise a male’s scent, a study has found. Female fruit flies select their mates for reproduction through the scent of their pheromones, but ozone pollution can disrupt the male’s ability to emit their characteristic odour, researchers have found. This means contaminated air can pose a threat to how successfully fruit flies and other insects reproduce, and could lead to population decline. Continue reading...
March 14, 2023 3:22 PM Japan's meteorologists have linked the increasingly early blooms to climate change.
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Some of the iconic images people call to mind when speaking about the African continent is wide open expanses like those seen in Kenya's Masaai Mara and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. These open spaces are part of what is called rangelands, which can be regarded as land carrying natural or semi-natural vegetation, and provides a suitable habitat for herds of wildlife or livestock.
Heatwave comes as Bureau of Meteorology confirms La Niña event that has brought much of the rain to the east coast is over Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast New South Wales will swelter through an unusual burst of summer in March, with a heatwave expected to grip the state this week with temperatures in parts of Sydney reaching close to 40C. From Wednesday, parts of NSW will experience multiple days in the low to mid-30s while other areas will reach the high 30s. Continue reading...
On the campaign trail in 2020, Joe Biden promised to ban all new oil drilling on federal land.
The region is increasingly important for energy, trade and security, and an area where Russia, the U.S., China and others are vying for greater control.
Reforms in the European electricity market could open the door to more renewables, leaving consumers less exposed to global market and geopolitical developments, the European Commission proposed Tuesday.
The former gubernatorial candidate will help support a campaign against fossil fuel appliances and other systems.
Oil prices fell about 1% to a five-week low on Tuesday as the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, a U.S.
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, saying it could prevent thousands of illnesses. A toxic group of compounds knowns as PFAS is linked to health issues including low birthweight…
Heavy rainfall events comparable to the intense downpour that hit New Zealand in February 2023...
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The pressure is on to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we pump into the atmosphere – but the race is also on to support the monitoring that shows if targets are being met. Being developed by ESA on behalf of the EU, the new Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission, or CO2M for short, is destined to be Europe’s prime mission for monitoring and tracking carbon dioxide emissions from human activity. CO2M is currently planned as a two-satellite mission, each of which will carry a near-infrared and shortwave-infrared spectrometer to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide at high spatial resolution. Engineers at Thales SESO in France explain how the development of some of the mission’s precision measuring and optical components is going.
"Cash for clunkers" scheme trashed
The government has slashed a raft of emissions curbing policies, including the clean car upgrade and transport programmes, in a bid to reallocate $1 billion to support New Zealanders with the...
The European Union is working on a thorough reform of its electricity market to shield citizens from sudden price spikes, speed up the use of renewable energy sources and make the bloc more independent in an increasingly unstable world
Federal inspectors have ruled a release of oilsands wastewater from Imperial Oil Ltd.'s Kearl mine is harmful to wildlife and have ordered the company to take immediate action to stop seepage from a tailings pond.
The US Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed a new rule that would set the first national drinking water standard for "forever chemicals" that are dangerous to human health.
The British Antarctic Survey captured the first footage of the A81 iceberg, which is as large as Greater London.
The explosive growth of China’s new energy vehicle industry and recent breakthroughs in lab research have offered fresh hope that electrochromic technology for glass is ready for wide adoption.
The northern lights are part of solar storms that can damage traditional energy systems. A researcher is now looking into what can happen when renewable energy is added to the mix.
The administration released more documents Monday outlining plans for renewables, fossil fuels, nuclear power and the electric grid.
The actor and activist warns that the fossil fuel industry is destroying the climate — and legislators won't do anything to stop it.
Researchers looked at 1,056 events from 2002-2021 using a novel algorithm that identifies where the land is much wetter or drier than normal.
The EPA administrator hinted at how draft climate rules could promote the use of hydrogen at power plants. But environmentalists contend that carbon capture is the better technology.
One GOP lawmaker pledged to help defend the Democratic administration against "frivolous legal challenges" expected from environmentalists who have generally supported the president's climate ambitions.
The industrialisation of hills and paddocks for renewable wind and solar energy is “damaging” for the environment and “breaks communities apart”, says Menzies Research Centre Director Nick Cater.
His comments come as NSW election polling in regional areas have revealed more than 50 per cent of voters in those seats won’t vote for a party pushing for net-zero carbon emissions – while 5 gigawatts of offshore wind farm are set to be built off Victoria’s coast.
“These communities are feeling the push from renewables,” Mr Cater told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“This vast industrialisation of the hillsides and paddocks where they put up wind and solar is really, really damaging.
“They can see this and let’s not go down the path of offshore wind – it’s very expensive, we don’t even have any costings...
NSW is launching a new tender - likely for a big battery - focused on the "firming" gap created by the planned retirement of Australia's biggest coal generator.
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Cyclone Freddy has battered Mozambique and become the Earth’s longest-lived tropical storm.
Drilling for more oil in the Alaskan Arctic would be, in the President’s own words, a “big disaster.”
New research from a group of international climate scientists shows that so-called "zombie viruses" once revived, can infect amoeba cells.
BP, the oil company that previously brought us “Beyond Petroleum” and more recently robust corporate climate goals, has announced a return in emphasis to its traditional business of producing oil. Drawn by the inescapable appeal of oil’s latest high profits, has BP rebranded itself as “Back to Petroleum?” This type of shift highlights the importance […]
The Biden administration has approved ConocoPhillips massive Willow oil drilling project, a reversal of his 2020 promise to eliminate new drilling permits
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PARIS: Diplomats from nearly 200 nations and top climate scientists began a week-long huddle in Switzerland on Monday to distil nearly a decade of published science into a 20-odd-page warning about the existential danger of global warming and what to do about it.
It is just science.
Since Christmas the state has faced an exceptionally wet winter after being plagued far more by drought in recent years Californians are bracing for the arrival of another “atmospheric river” storm on Monday after a weekend of heavy rainfall and flooding forced thousands to evacuate, washed out roads and knocked out power. Rains are expected to ramp up on Monday night, and “impact increasingly sensitive portions of central California that were hit hard by the rainfall on Friday and early Saturday”, according to the national weather prediction center . Continue reading...
Biden’s decision to allow ConocoPhillips to build its massive Willow oil project on federal land in the Alaska wilderness is causing an uproar.
The Biden administration has approved the massive Willow oil drilling project in Alaska, angering climate advocates and setting the stage for a court challenge.
The latest storm will create flooding concerns along much of the California coast and Central Valley, and over the southern Sierra Nevada foothills.
Two severe storms are expected to batter the East and West coasts simultaneously starting Monday night as California faces a fresh threat of flash flooding and heavy mountain snow. The arrival of the pair of "separate but potent" low-pressure systems will see both sides of the country slammed with severe weather this week, with widespread precipitation linked to a system across the Pacific Northwest expected to move southward into California, the National Weather Service said. The system is expected to slam onshore into the already storm-battered state Tuesday, with heavy precipitation expected throughout the next few days. Heavy snow is also forecast for higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada, the agency said."Considerable flooding impacts" are also expected below 5,000-foot elevation along...
Greenhouse gases resulting from rotted and otherwise wasted food accounts for around half of all...
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The Biden administration on Monday gave the green light to an enormous oil and gas project in Alaska, following months of increasing opposition from environmental activists who say that the approval runs counter to the administration’s promise to act on climate.Read more...
Wildfire smoke emits a host of pollutants, but its impact on air is not closely monitored, a GAO report says.
Huge snowstorms between December 2021 and January 2022 made Antarctic petrels, snow petrels and south polar skuas abandon attempts at nesting and return to sea
Environmentalists and some Alaskan Native communities had opposed the plan over climate, wildlife and food-shortage fears The Biden administration has approved a controversial $8bn (£6bn) drilling project on Alaska’s north slope, which has drawn fierce opposition from environmentalists and some Alaska Native communities, who say it will speed up the climate breakdown and undermine food security. The ConocoPhillips Willow project will be on of the largest of its kind on US soil, involving drilling for oil and gas at three sites for multiple decades on the 23m-acre National Petroleum Reserve which is owned by the federal government and is the largest tract of undisturbed public land in the US. Continue reading...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is approving the controversial major Willow oil project on Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope, according to two people familiar with the decision.The decision being announced Monday is one of President Joe Biden’s most consequential climate choices and is likely to draw condemnation from environmentalists who say it flies in the face of the Democratic president’s pledges.Biden's plan would allow three drill sites initially, the sources said, which project developer ConocoPhillips has said would include about 219 total wells. The company has said it considers that option workable. ConocoPhillips will relinquish rights to about 68,000 acres of existing leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, two of the sources said.The sources have direct knowledge...
The Prime Minister revealed that the development of so-called 'mini-nukes' will play a central part of a new Energy Security Strategy to be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Biden administration’s approval of a massive oil and gas drilling project on public lands in Alaska sparked a backlash from environmentalists amid cheers from the state's congressional delegation.
The White House on Monday approved ConocoPhillips' Willow oil project on the North Slope of Alaska while moving to reduce the overall footprint of the project.
Environmental advocates opposed to the oil drilling project have called it a "carbon bomb," but proponents such as Alaska politicians and labor unions say it will bring jobs and revenue to the state.
Even as some Alaska oil supporters celebrated approval of the controversial Willow project, others in the industry decried protections announced Sunday that would restrict future fossil fuel development on Alaska's North Slope.
The Biden administration is approving a scaled-back version ConocoPhillips' $7 billion oil and gas drilling project in Alaska, the U.S. Department of Interior said on Monday.
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Progress roundup: Quotas boost ranks of female legislators, more shark protections in Costa Rica, and how a law averted a new coal mine in Australia.
South Africa’s power capital is being left behind in the race for renewable energy generation.
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The Biden administration is preparing to approve the $8 billion Willow oil-drilling project in Alaska. The controversial move comes as Joe Biden has limited or banned drilling in 13 million acres of land in the state and 3 million acres of the Beaufort Sea.
The 30-year Willow project has been condemned as a "carbon bomb."
If approved in full, the Willow project would mean the construction of 219 wells and hundreds of miles of pipelines President Biden faces a legacy-making – or legacy-breaking – decision in arctic Alaska with the $8bn Willow project, the largest oil and gas project currently proposed on US public lands. If Biden remembers his visionary pledge – forged in the hard truth of human-caused climate change – that the US will expand into clean energy and approve no new oil drilling on federal lands, then his decision should be straightforward. Continue reading...
Despite lobbying by environmental groups in recent weeks, the Biden administration Monday approved the $8 billion Willow project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Scientists can now see the big picture on water globally — which areas are repeatedly drying and which are getting hammered by extra-strong rainstorms, thanks to new analysis of satellite data. A study published Monday in the journal Nature Water…
March 13, 2023 8:58 AM More than 15,000 companies and 748 financial institutions will be asked to report on issues including climate change, deforestation, water security and biodiversity.
[Vanguard] Oil spills recorded by Shell Petroleum, the largest petroleum producer in Nigeria, increased month-on-month, MoM, by 100 per cent to 12 in February 2023, from six recorded in the preceding month of January 2023.
Steve Allnutt has watched the lush beds disappear from local waters over the years, and decided to take on the job of restoration himself Steve Allnutt shivers and zips up his coat as he checks on the water tanks holding thousands of specimens. He confirms the temperature, adjusts the lighting and fishes out a tiny piece of kelp to inspect under his microscope. Allnutt’s unusual setup – in his garage in Lancing, West Sussex – features 20-odd tanks full of the algae. He aims for the atmosphere to mimic natural ocean conditions, so the air in the garage is brisk but the light is cool and calm, like a winter’s day. In summer, he’ll need to wear sunglasses. Continue reading...
French lawmakers start examining a new bill on Monday aimed at speeding up the construction of new nuclear reactors, which President Emmanuel Macron says are crucial to bolstering France’s energy independence. Critics of the bill, however, say it ignores pressing concerns over the safety of the country’s ageing reactors as well as the industry’s dependence on uranium imported from Russia.
Power utilities, such as PGE SA and Tauron Polska Energia SA, face rising spending as the European Union’s most coal-reliant economy seeks to transition to clean energy.
Constellation Energy, the owner of the plant, aims to become one of the nation's biggest producers of "pink" hydrogen.
Plan would provide fresh locally grown food, promote sustainable agriculture and cut carbon emissions Plans have been submitted to create a first-of-its-kind urban farm on top of a multi-storey car park in Birmingham as part of a vision to “turn grey space to green productive space”. Slow Food Birmingham, a grassroots organisation that promotes hyperlocal food production, has sent proposals to the council to build a farm, glasshouses, community space and garden, as well as an education hub and cafe on the site. Continue reading...
Connecticut has the only U.S. state law requiring climate change instruction, and it's possibly the first time such a bill has been introduced in Oregon, according to legislative researchers.
When companies consolidate, it can lead to fewer flights and lower emissions. JetBlue's proposed merger could be an exception.
The Biden administration — which is expected to approve the massive Willow project in the Arctic — said Sunday it will move on protections against further oil and gas drilling in the region.
The head of the United Nations has called for scientists to serve up “cold, hard facts” to push governments into making policies that curb climate change before a key global warming threshold is passed
Clean car upgrade scheme among measures to be cut but PM Chris Hipkins denies government is abandoning climate ambitions New Zealand’s government is dumping a range of high-profile reforms and emissions reduction measures as part of its promise to refocus on “bread and butter issues”, using the savings to introduce a billion-dollar boost to welfare payments to relieve cost of living pressures . Chris Hipkins, the prime minister, announced on Monday that the government would roll out increases for retirees, students, unemployed people, and parents, ranging from $19 to $46.20 a week. The government estimates that 1.4 million New Zealanders will benefit. Continue reading...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE00205E, Paper Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. Dario Gomez Vazquez, Travis P. Pollard, Julian Mars, Jimun Yoo, Hans-Georg Steinrück, Sharon Bone, O. V. Safonova, Michael F. Toney, Oleg A. Borodin, Maria R. Lukatskaya Rechargeable aqueous Zn metal batteries are promising systems for grid storage because of their high energy density, low cost, and non-flammability. However, Zn metal anodes have major limitations due to... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
A cap on revenue and the lack of the kind of incentives offered to oil explorers are blocking the development of renewable energy in Britain, say industry officials who are pressing for changes ahead of this week's budget.
U.S. President Joe Biden's administration will approve a major and controversial oil drilling project in Alaska on Monday, according to a source familiar with the matter.
In addition, President Biden ordered an additional 2.8 million of acres to be withdrawn from oil and gas leasing in the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska.
On March 8, 2023, the city unanimously voted to approve a new $160 million aquatic centre to be built at the current Lawson Pool site.
The PM’s determination to stay faithful to the ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ is vague, while Russia is still the greatest threat The refresh of the integrated review of defence and foreign policy comes only two years after the original, and if Labour were to win the election it may only last a similar amount of time. Nor would it have happened if it hadn’t been for Conservative chaos, as reopening the review was the brainchild of the short-lived Liz Truss. To be fair, the war in Ukraine has upended previous assumptions, but this is not really the path taken by Rishi Sunak. A large part of what is announced focuses on China and the emerging Australia, UK and US “Aukus” partnership to provide Canberra with nuclear powered submarines to give naval technological parity with Beijing. Continue reading...
Huge amount followed energy prices rising after Russia launched war on Ukraine and Western sanctions began; 2021’s profit was US$110 billion.
New rules will limit offshore oil leases, among other things, an administration official said. The changes come as the administration moves toward approving an $8 billion ConocoPhillips drilling project.
Storm expected to hit Monday after weekend of destruction and flooding left thousands without power and two people dead Another “atmospheric river” storm was expected to hit California on Monday, after thousands of residents were left without power following a weekend of heavy rainfall, powerful floods and deadly destruction. Atmospheric rivers, streams of moisture that transport water vapor from the tropics following evaporation of warm water in the Pacific, are often accompanied by powerful winds and destructive flooding. Continue reading...
The announcement would bar drilling in nearly 3 million acres of the Arctic Ocean — closing off the rest of its federal waters from oil exploration — and limit drilling in more than 13 million acres in a vast swath of land known as the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska.
Chiang Mai had the world's worst air pollution with 180 microgrammes of particulate matter 2.5 micrometres and less in diameter (PM2.5) per cubic metre of air over the 24 hours ending at 4am on Sunday, according to a leading pollution website.
As the war in Ukraine sent natural gas prices skyrocketing, liquid natural gas (LNG) plants are springing up all along the fragile Gulf Coast – seriously harming not just local communities but the world’s ability to keep the entire climate crisis at bay About 30 miles south of New Orleans, a construction site visible from space is rising. Sandwiched between the Mississippi River and disappearing wetlands, the 256-hectare (632-acre) site is visited by a stream of tipper trucks and concrete mixers that stir up dust on Louisiana 23, the state highway that goes down to Venice, the last spot of land before the river’s water flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The wetlands protect the area from hurricane surge and provide critical habitat for fisheries. But when completed in 2025, the construction site...
Days before Cyclone Freddy struck Mozambique on March 11 for the second time, cars with loudhailers moved through the streets of the port town of Quelimane warning residents to move to shelters on higher ground with stocks of food and water.
“We are the first country in the Pacific to have the recycling hub in a strategic location and this is something to take advantage of,” Mr Gavoka said.
The Thai Chamber of Commerce has proposed PM2.5 ultra-fine dust pollution be elevated to an urgent national agenda item, noting it affects the health of residents and dents confidence in tourism, particularly among long-term visitors and groups visiting the country to mix work and leisure.
This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Sarah Wesseler
Poor air quality is a long-standing problem in Los Angeles, where the first major outbreak of smog during World War II was so intense that some residents thought the city had been attacked by chemical weapons. Cars were eventually discovered to be a leading cause of smog, but they weren’t the only ones. In 1978, the regional air quality authority created regulations aimed at reducing pollution from a surprising source: gas-powered water heaters found in homes throughout the city.
Gas stoves have become an unlikely front line in the culture wars thanks to growing awareness of their contribution to health problems like childhood asthma , not to mention their links to climate change . But...
March 20, 2023 5:00 AM I am disappointed that United States President Joe Biden has approved the Willow project, which involves drilling for oil in north-western Alaska, despite the fact that it is expected to emit some 280 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over 30 years (Biden backs $11b Alaska oil project despite climate peril, March 13).
Global warming temperatures driving more intense droughts and floods, a NASA scientist says after studying satellite data.
The presence of territorial farmerfish that look after algae gardens seems to help branching corals recover after heat stress has bleached them, but we aren't sure why
The 400,000 gallon leak of water containing tritium occurred in November 2022, but the general public was not notified until last week. Officials said the leak is contained and poses no public danger.
March 19, 2023 12:35 PM Malaysian farmers are expecting a drop in harvests following the floods which affected many orchards.
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa pleads for action before landmark IPCC report is expected to issue ‘final warning’ What is the IPCC report and why does it matter? The world must step back from the brink of climate disaster to save the people of the Pacific from obliteration, the prime minister of Samoa has urged. On the eve of a landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is expected to deliver a scientific “final warning” on the climate emergency , Fiame Naomi Mata’afa , Samoa’s prime minister, issued a desperate plea for action. Continue reading...
This is Aussie city has set a new weather record after temperatures soared above 30C for four consecutive days in March - the first time such an event has occurred in 165 years.
Publication of a major new United Nations report on climate change is being held up by a battle between powerful rich and developing countries over emissions targets and financial aid to vulnerable nations
Demonstrations at 90 sites are billed as first major action by older activists: ‘It’s not fair to ask 18-year-olds to solve this’ Climate activists across the US will on Tuesday blockade branches of banks that finance fossil fuels, cutting up their credit cards in protest and holding rallies featuring everything from flash mobs to papier-mache orca whales. Unusually for such a spectacle, the protests won’t be led by young activists but those of a grayer hue. The protests, across more than 90 locations , including Washington DC, are billed as the first set of mass climate demonstrations by older Americans, who have until now been far less visible than younger activists, such as the school strike movement spearheaded by Greta Thunberg. In a nod to the more seasoned age of participants, older...
Environmental activists and experts are urging the next government to support the Clean Air Bill before parliament to address PM2.5 problems and reduce health impacts from air pollution.
The Icelandic National Volcanology and Natural Hazards Research Laboratory at the University of Iceland published a map of the sea ice front and ice caps in the north of the country. They warn about the danger of walking onto an unsafe ice sheet.
Cyclone Gabrielle has sparked a nationwide debate about climate change and vulnerable homes.
Chinese travellers are increasingly concerned about climate change but are still not ready to pay extra for sustainable travel, according to a recent report by McKinsey and Trip.com.
The new study highlights the oxygen loss on coral reefs due to ocean warming.
Bald eagles in Washing ton have transitioned from feeding along rivers birds to patrolling farms — feasting on dead cows rather than dead salmon.
[Nyasa Times] ActionAid International--a global humanitarian organization operating in many countries including Malawi--says it is scaling up its interventions and working with local partners in the country "to urgently assess the impact of Tropical Cyclone Freddy, provide vital assistance to the worst affected survivors and support rescue efforts".
An image of a woman in a black swimsuit floating with about 30 protected marine turtles at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia was deleted by Tourism Australia after it copped backlash.
Why did it take three months to publicly acknowledge what happened?
Beijing's nuclear submarine fleet may be able to exploit the Northwest Passage through the Arctic much sooner if the ice thins, posing a threat to the UK's nuclear deterrent.
Hot, dry air from the interior is being drawn down into the south0east of the country creating weekend heatwave conditions in NSW, Victoria, SA and WA.
6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere
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Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.)
This concentration of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the air causes the climate change impacts we’re experiencing today, from forest fires to stifling heat waves and damaging sea level rise — and the global community is still emitting more each year. Unless we make serious changes, climate impacts will only continue to intensify.
The imperative for combating climate change is to curb emissions rapidly — for example, by ramping up renewable energy, boosting energy efficiency, halting deforestation and curbing super pollutants...
December and January represent breeding season for seabirds in Antarctica, a time when there should be thousands of active nests. But strong snowstorms during the 2021-2022 season made it difficult for birds to access their usual grounds and resulted in a total failure to reproduce for multiple species.Read more...
Drilling venture's expected output is hardly worth the effort. We should conserve elsewhere.
Peterborough Public Health on Friday afternoon said the 'fuel oil spill' is believed to be from historical contamination of groundwater.
The first three episodes of this new star-studded Apple TV+ drama can be overcomplicated. But the most beautiful moments show normal people making life under climate change work.View Entire Post ›
EPA scientists assessed a dioxin cancer risks threshold in 2010, but a federal cleanup is only triggered at far higher levels Newly released data shows soil in the Ohio town of East Palestine – scene of a recent catastrophic train crash and chemical spill – contains dioxin levels hundreds of times greater than the exposure threshold above which Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists in 2010 found poses cancer risks . The EPA at the time proposed lowering the cleanup threshold to reflect the science around the highly toxic chemical, but the Obama administration killed the rules, and the higher federal action threshold remains in place. Continue reading...
"The oil and gas industry in our state should take a more ambitious approach toward doing their part to address Colorado's ozone problems," Gov. Jared Polis (D) said.
Campaigners say Will Gardiner’s pay rise comes from subsidies on energy bills paid for by public and accuse firm of greenwashing The chief executive of the power station giant Drax, Britain’s biggest single source of carbon emissions, has seen his pay rocket almost 70% to more than £5m after a year when high electricity prices profits sent profits soaring. Will Gardiner, who has led the power generator since 2018, received a pay package of £5.4m for 2022, up from £3.2m for the previous year. Gardiner’s package included a 10% increase in his salary to £631,000, a £966,000 bonus and £3.6m under a long-term incentive plan. The total renumeration of the Drax finance chief, Andy Skelton, rose from £2m in 2021 to £3m in 2022. Continue reading...
Eagle Island Ice Cap in Sentinel image from Feb. 19, 2023 illustrating only small patches of snowcover left, 5-10% of ice cap. On February 19, 2023 Eagle Island Ice Cap, Antarctica has less than 10% snowcover. This is less snowcover than observed even after the period of record warm weather over the Antarctic Peninsula in February 2020. Temperature when the all time Antaractica temperature record was set at Esperenza Base. …
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Though recent storms have cut California's drought by half, record snowpack will increase the threat of spring flooding, forecasters say.
While Xcel Energy had reported a 400,000-gallon leak of water containing tritium from its Monticello nuclear power plant to state and federal authorities in late November, the spill was not made public before Thursday.
Trained volunteers are helping to monitor more than 1,000 species through a program called Nature’s Notebook.
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Orphan wells leave an unwanted legacy of the oil and gas industry that has long driven the Louisiana economy. The structures can still leak residual oil and methane. But the operators either can't be found, have gone bankrupt or otherwise cannot be made to clean up the sites. (March 17) (AP Video/Gerald Herbert)
[GroundUp] Giboh Pearson and his neighbours climbed into the trees to escape the devastating effects of Cyclone Freddy
Biogas promises to be a solution to farm country’s animal waste problem. But a Delaware community is concerned it could lead to more pollution When Emanie Dorival moved to Seaford, Delaware, she was welcomed by a horrible stench. The smell came from rows and rows of chicken houses that hold thousands of birds and are located near mobile home parks, churches and single-family homes in this largely rural community. “It’s like poop mixed with rotten eggs,” said the Haitian-born woman. “It’s part of the environment. People get used to it. I cannot get used to it.” Continue reading...
Observations from space show that the rate of sea level rise is increasing. Knowing where and how much rise is happening can help coastal planners prepare for future hazards.
The average global sea level rose by 0.11 inches (0.27 centimeters) from 2021 to 2022, according to a NASA analysis of satellite data. That’s the equivalent of adding water from a million Olympic-size swimming pools to the ocean every day for a year and is part of a multidecade trend of rising seas.
Since satellites began observing sea surface height in 1993 with the U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon mission, the average global sea level has increased by 3.6 inches (9.1 centimeters), according to NASA’s Sea Level Change science team. The annual rate of rise – or how quickly sea...
[AIM] The Swedish government will disburse over five years US$19 million for climate change adaptation in Mozambique. The amount, according to the Beira daily "Diario de Mocambique", will be applied with the support of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), taking into account that "Mozambique is one of the nations vulnerable to climate change."
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared two weeks of national mourning for the more than 200 people killed by Cyclone Freddy this week. In a televised address Wednesday night, Chakwera also ordered all flags to fly at half-staff for the first week. Chakwera announced he would head efforts to assist Malawians affected by the record storm.
British Columbia's decision this week to toughen emissions standards for new liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects creates one of the most robust climate plans in North America, but sets a high hurdle for industry even as many countries look to Canada to become a global supplier of gas.
Research will look at how to provide energy allowing humans live and work on the Moon.
The European People’s Party pushed hard for an amendment that creates breathing space for boilers as the bloc moves to slash greenhouse gas emissions from buildings.
U.S. EIA says the nation's CO2 emissions could fall by as much as 38 percent by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, driven by greater deployment of renewables in the power sector, increased electrification and higher equipment efficiencies.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized new gas pipeline projects as acting Chair Willie Phillips provided details on grid rules that could influence wind and solar power.
"If you're a ski resort and you care about climate change or you profess to care about climate change, it absolutely has to go beyond reducing your carbon footprint," said Aspen Ski Co.'s vice president of sustainability.
Scientists warn that warming waters likely will cause ocean oxygen levels to gradually decline worldwide, worsening hypoxic conditions in certain regions and raising the risk of adverse effects on marine life.
[Africa Renewal] Young people key to keeping climate goals alive, kicking fossil fuel addiction, driving climate justice
[Egypt Online] Minister of Irrigation Hani Suweilam said that Egypt succeeded in putting the water issue in the heart of the climate action via launching an initiative on adaptation in the water sector.
[MAP] Tel Aviv -- The U.S. Embassy in Israel has announced the launch of an open grant to participate in a regional climate change technology camp to bring together young leaders from Morocco and Israel.
Orphan wells leave an unwanted legacy of the oil and gas industry that has long driven the Louisiana economy. The structures can still leak residual oil and methane. But the operators either can’t be found, have gone bankrupt or otherwise cannot be made to clean up the sites. (March 17) (AP Video/Gerald Herbert)
Despite mounting pressure from Canadians who want their money to stop supporting oil and gas, the majority of the country’s largest pension fund managers continue to invest in that sector — and are led by individuals with close ties to fossil fuel companies.
Acen Australia CEO Anton Rohner talks solar and storage after opening Australia’s biggest solar farm, and the controversy over Tasmania wind project.
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Fox NewsWe should all look on the bright side of global warming, Tucker Carlson argued Thursday night.During a diatribe on the subject—in which he denied the existence of any human influence on the earth’s rapid warming, contradicting the vast majority of meteorological and atmospheric scientists—America’s most-watched cable news host said that climate change has “upsides to it and downsides to it.”Carlson began his monologue not by highlighting a particular cold stretch of weather to express doubt over global warming—something that Donald Trump did in January 2019, and that other climate skeptics have been known to do—but by characteristically bashing public health experts for promoting the COVID vaccine, which he absurdly claimed “did not work.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
Beijing’s cuts to overseas coal power projects based on ‘economic rather than long-term environmental considerations,’ report says.
Oil prices rebounded by about 1% on Friday after a meeting between Saudi Arabia and Russia calmed markets amid strong China demand expectations, after a banking crisis sparked a sell-off in global financial and oil markets this week.
If the government is serious about cost-of-living relief and climate action, a bold plan to electrify Australian households is essential for May’s budget.
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Under pressure to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the European Union is pushing policies to clean up its economy.
Renewables hit record output in NSW as state swelters in Autumn heatwave, although supplies got tight in the evening peak.
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Students at a Utah middle school were given insects to eat as part of a project on climate change and how eating bugs could save the environment from cows which are 'killing the world.'
Readers of the daily email newsletter of one of the country’s leading right-wing, fossil fuel-funded think tanks were treated to a bizarre sight this week: an AI-generated image of a dead whale washed ashore on a beach in front of wind turbines, above a fearmongering story about offshore wind. Unfortunately, what is…Read more...
The remains of a glacier have been found near the Martian equator, suggesting that some form of water could still exist in a region on the red planet where humans may one day land.
The biologically diverse land is central to the creation story of the Mojave and other tribes. Energy companies have also identified it as a prime location for wind or solar installations.
Alaska oil and gas expert Larry Persily wants the state to consider selling carbon credits for keeping oil and gas in the ground in ANWR.
In August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their long-anticipated report on...
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Almost 6 metric million tons of lithium have been discovered in Indian-administered Kashmir. Authorities hope lithium mining will help India become more self-reliant. Critics say it will only worsen global warming.
Citizens for Responsible Solar is part of a growing backlash against renewable energy in rural communities across the United States.
Some say that oil money can’t counter the damages caused by climate change, but others defend the project as economically vital.
The annual Toxics Release Inventory reported increased emissions of "forever chemicals" and ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing gas, as well as significant gains in chemical recycling and management.
A vast majority of 32 coral reefs examined around the world are suffering from low oxygen levels because of global warming, and the threat to marine ecosystems is expected to get worse in time, a new study says.
Oil producers, banks and hedge funds have increased purchases of put options to protect themselves from further losses, market sources said this week, as crude futures hit their lowest level since December 2021 on concern that the rout in the banking industry could trigger a global recession and cut fuel demand.
A study published in Nature Climate Change examined how 10 big rivers in the Arctic had moved 50 years, and found they did not migrate as much as expected.
NASA's VortEx mission will soon study hurricane-like swirls in the upper atmosphere.
IN recent years Scotland has established itself as a leader in climate action. From successfully hosting COP26 in Glasgow, our world-class renewable energy sector and funding towards the loss and damage that developing nations incur from the impacts of climate change, it’s a record we can be proud of.
This winter's record precipitation will end extreme drought in California, but melting snowpack and heavy rainfall across much of the country could pose new risks, meteorologists said.
The government has ordered the Royal Thai Navy to join efforts to rescue an oil storage vessel operated by a unit of Chevron Corp that was damaged earlier this week during a routine maintenance in the Gulf of Thailand.
[Times of Zambia] The Africa Food Summit which was held in Dakar, Senegal, recently, highlighted various issues such as the importance of investing in agriculture, arresting soaring inflation in Africa, effects of climate change and effects of the Russia-Ukraine war on the African continent.
Arctic sea ice has reached its maximum extent for the year, peaking at 14.62m square...
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Rescue operations at a coal mine in central Colombia that collapsed earlier this week have ended and officials say the accident had left 21 workers dead
Above: Every degree of warming translates to 7% more water vapour in the air, but rainfall can increase by 20% or more. NZDF/via Xinhua, CC BY-ND
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March 16, 2023 9:52 AM Tens of thousands of Malawians are affected by the storm, which has killed at least 225 people.
This dichotomy can inform environmental cooperation
[DW] The Democratic Republic of Congo wants more money for climate projects. Otherwise, oil drilling could replace fishermen in the world's largest peat bog. And that could spell devastation for the environment.
Parts of NSW and south-east Queensland set for heatwave over next four days.
An executive with the pipeline's operator, TC Energy, briefed Kansas legislators Tuesday about a December pipeline rupture in Washington County. Lawmakers expressed concern about the potential effects of increased seismic activity in the state.
California is weighing legislation that would direct the state energy commission to investigate oil company profits and authorize it to impose a cap after an analysis of prices.
J.D. Power's study released today counters common assumptions about powering electric cars.
Democratic leaders in both of New York's legislative chambers supported a prohibition of natural gas and other fossil fuels in most new structures.
While the country surpassed expectations by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 2 percent last year, it will have to cut emissions by 6 percent every year to meet its 2030 goal, according to the head of the German Environment Agency.
NV Energy called the ratepayer-funded plan vital and said climate change and increasing temperatures could make natural disasters worse in Nevada.
The coalition is asking the Energy Department for a $500 million grant to fund the Louisiana project.
Ben Fordham says Australia is either 'too timid or too stupid' to embrace nuclear power, and now is the time to reconsider nuclear energy as the government acquires nuclear submarines.
The Biden administration's approval of the biggest oil drilling project in Alaska in decades promises to widen a rift among Alaska Natives with differing views. (March 15)
Researchers have identified 12 fossil fuel reserves in Canada – called “carbon bombs” – that would each release a billion tonnes or more of carbon into the atmosphere if their resources were extracted and burned. This would be catastrophic for the world’s efforts to slow rising global temperatures, the authors argue.
After four days of destructive wind and rain, local communities and relief workers are now dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which has killed more than 250 people and displaced tens of thousands of others across Malawi and Mozambique and may still cause further damage
A powerful explosion in a coal mine in central Colombia that affected four other mines linked by tunnels has killed at least 11 people and left 10 others missing, the government said Wednesday. (March 15)
Four goals in a span of 4:42 brought the Knights back from a 4-0 deficit but the Storm surged ahead after that to win.
By Laura Sanicola and Muyu Xu-Oil prices clawed back some ground on Thursday after sliding to 15-month lows in the previous session as markets calmed somewhat after Credit Suisse was thrown a financial lifeline by Swiss regulators.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE03970B, Paper Bensheng Xiao, Zhefei Sun, Hehe Zhang, Ying Wu, Ji Li, Jiang Cui, Jiajia Han, Miao Li, Hongfei Zheng, Jiamin Chen, Mengting Cai, Chengzhi Ke, Xuefeng Wang, Haodong Liu, Zheng Jiang, Shilin Zhang, Dong-Liang Peng, Zaiping Guo, Qiaobao Zhang Carbonaceous anode holds great promise for potassium-ion batteries (PIBs), however, the electrochemical performance is still unsatisfactory to meet the practical requirement due to low capacities and sluggish insertion of large... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The first stage of what will be the biggest solar farm in Australia - at least for the time being - has been officially opened near Uralla in NSW.
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A deleted tweet by climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been slammed by 2GB breakfast host Ben Fordham, who accused her of scaring children.
Push for carbon-free hydrogen accelerates in US
An intense heat surge will blast the east coast with scorching temperatures climbing to 40C in the NSW town of Bourke, which is predicted to hit a record-breaking four-day streak over the weekend.
Change the mindset, change the climate. Plus: Banks as babies. ‘Trump 2.0’ border policies. A Biden primary challenge.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has reportedly deleted a grim 2018 tweet warning that “climate change will wipe out all of humanity” by 2023 if fossil fuel usage continued.
Volcan Peteroa glaciers in Sentinel images from March 2016 (below) and March 2023 (above). This illustrates fragmentation, 50% area loss, and a new lake formation. All the result of repeated snowcover free glaciers. For an alpine glacier to survive it must remain mostly snowcovered throughout the year, even at the end of the summer. This is one reason for the majesty of glaciated mountains, they shine brightly even in summer. …
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A day after President Biden approved the controversial North Slope oil development, opponents sought to stop it from moving forward.
Headline-grabbing announcements about nuclear power and carbon capture and storage (CCS) have featured prominently in...
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How can the world be massively shifting toward renewables and boosting its overall carbon emissions at the same time? We parse the progress in a global transition that’s far from finished.
Cyclone Freddy, which is finally dissipating after battering Southeast Africa, has crossed the entire Indian Ocean and made landfall three separate times.
Recovering forests can offset around a quarter of the emissions generated from deforestation in humid...
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A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Biden administration's approval of ConocoPhillips' Willow oil and gas project in Alaska, saying the "enormous" project's greenhouse gas emissions would undermine federal climate goals.
"Today’s announcement helps deliver on our promise to protect farmworkers and uphold our commitment to environmental justice,” said Michal Freedhoff, EPA's top chemicals official.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday it had finalized its so-called good-neighbor rule, which aims to cut down on harmful smog and nitrogen oxide pollution from coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities.
Customers could face supply gaps if cold weather coincides with low levels of renewable energy generation, report says Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast South-eastern Australia faces possible gas supply gaps for at least the next four years during bouts of extreme weather, potentially requiring exports to be diverted south, according to the gas outlook from the Australian Energy Market Operator (Aemo). Aemo’s gas statement of opportunities (GSOO) report found that gas output in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania would meet demand until 2027. However, customers could face shortfalls particularly if cold weather coincided with low levels of renewable energy generation. Sign up for Guardian...
Beachgoers in Florida and the Caribbean could be greeted by heavy blankets of smelly seaweed in the weeks ahead as a 5,000 mile swath of sargassum drifts westward and piles onto white sandy beaches.Sargassum, a naturally-occurring type of macroalgae, has grown at an alarming rate this winter. The belt stretches across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula and is as much as 200-300 miles wide. "This year could be the biggest year yet," even bigger than previous upticks, said Brian Lapointe, an algae specialist and research professor at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. It's already beginning to wash up in the Florida Keys and Barbados and elsewhere in the region, but researchers don't know where the bulk of it could wind up. How...
The Canadian Pacific Railroad and Kansas City Southern Corp. union will reduce emissions by the equivalent of 127,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year, the Surface Transportation Board said.
Bloated crude oil inventories and a decline in the amount of petroleum products sent to the market suggest demand in the U.S. economy is faltering, Energy Department data from Wednesday show.
Earth is hotter than it has been in 125,000 years but deadly heatwaves, storms and floods amplified by global warming could be a foretaste as planet-heating fossil fuels put a “liveable” future at risk.
Kim Stanley Robinson's recent fiction has been focused on climate change and adapting. He will be speaking Thursday, March 16, at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus.
[Ghanaian Times] As part of efforts to restore Ghana's degraded landscapes and contribute to global efforts towards the fight against global warming, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Forest Plantation Fund Board held a two-day sensitisation workshop for Asanteman queen mothers on bamboo and rattan plantation development.
[Government of Mauritius] A Refuge Centre was inaugurated, this afternoon, at Quatre Soeurs, by the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, with the objective to protect and safely evacuate local communities living along the south-eastern coastal stretch of Mauritius who are at risks in events of inundation from high tides, storm surges and tidal waves.
Real questions and answers about life with an EV, as shared by a person who drives one.
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Ten of thousands of New England and New York homes and businesses were without power on Wednesday in the aftermath of a Nor'easter that dumped up to 3 feet of snow on the region, while a new atmospheric river storm raised the threat of more flooding in California.
The Met Office has issued a number of yellow weather warnings for snow, ice and rain across much of the UK today and tomorrow, with alerts in place in Scotland and the north of England.
Germany cut its greenhouse gas emissions by almost 2% last year, beating previous estimates but still falling far short of the cuts needed to meet its medium-term climate goals
People assume that adjusting to climate change means giving up stuff we want. But what if it means giving up things we’re well rid of?
Arctic sea ice is in trouble. A new study Wednesday says its thickness dropped sharply in two sudden events about 15 years ago. Sea ice is now less than half as thick as it was before 2007 and it's much…
The agency's final "good neighbor" rule will clamp down on nitrogen oxides pollution from a host of industries.
Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Nevit Dilmen/Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia CommonsWhen a natural disaster is on the horizon, a chain of events is often set in motion. Schools might be closed because of a blizzard, or an incoming hurricane might spur officials to order residents to evacuate. Then the disaster hits, and recovery begins.For the people not affected, it’s easy to move on once this sequence of events has run its course. But there’s a world of people who think about natural disasters every single day. You can find them at events like the Natural Disasters Expo, held this year in Miami Beach, Florida. Attendees heard from a range of private and government experts about disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery. They browsed booths showcasing drones, fire...
Government has promised not to enrich uranium or reprocess spent fuel as part of the nuclear-powered submarine program Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Albanese government has requested formal talks with the global nuclear watchdog to allay any concerns Aukus could lead to undeclared nuclear activities in Australia or the diversion of enriched uranium. The government has also invited senior officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit Australia this year, attempting to head off a fresh campaign from China, which urged the body not to fall for “high-sounding rhetoric”. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your...
Voters were promised a $275 energy price cut by 2025 during the federal election by Labor. Two years out from that deadline, costs are soaring.
The country gets more than 90 percent of its export revenue from minerals and is benefiting from the surge in global sales of electric cars that use more than a mile of copper wire in their motors.
The agency hasn't issued a single permit for so-called Class VI wells — which are crucial for storing captured CO2 — since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed last year.
International cargo and container shipping is responsible for 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions — roughly 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, equal to all of Japan’s emissions.
In addition to climate change, researchers found that a recently concluded La Niña phenomenon, which changes weather worldwide, and an ocean heat wave were factors in goosing the impact of last month's cyclone.
Nike and Puma, under pressure from animal rights activists, will stop using "k-leather." Ecologists say kangaroos are suffering worse deaths through climate change.
[RFI] Cyclone Freddy continued to wreak havoc in Malawi and Mozambique on Tuesday, with powerful wind and torrential rain. More than 100 people have been killed in what is shaping up to be the longest-lasting tropical storm on record, authorities said Monday.
By speeding up the shift to distributed solar and wind, networks can protect against major outages caused by future "inland tsunamis" and record heatwaves.
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A 5,000 mile swath of a smelly seaweed called sargassum could soon blanket beaches in Florida and the Caribbean. What's going on?
People in Malawi and Mozambique picking up the pieces after fierce storm swept through at the weekend The death toll from Cyclone Freddy in Malawi and Mozambique has risen past 200 on Tuesday, after the record-breaking storm triggered floods and landslips. Rescue workers warned that more victims were likely as they scoured destroyed neighbourhoods for survivors even as hopes dwindled. Continue reading...
The EPA had not set a national standard for the chemicals previously, but will now require water systems to test for and remove the contaminant.
The study has revealed that widespread flow acceleration and frequent small-iceberg calving could serve as warning signs for future such ice shelf retreats in the Antarctic, said scientists, who led the study. Ice shelves are floating tongues of ice connected to land but extend out and float on ocean water. They act as a buttress as they hold back glaciers on land flowing toward the ocean.
The Biden administration's approval of a massive oil development in northern Alaska commits the U.S. to yet another decades long crude project even as scientists urgently warn that only a halt to more fossil fuel emissions can stem climate change. (March 14)
Ryan Redington on Tuesday won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, bringing his six dogs off the Bering Sea ice to the finish line on Nome's main street.
In samples of organic-rich black shale, scientists found evidence for oxygen depletion and hydrogen sulfide expansion in ancient seas.
The Environmental Protection Agency is now set to limit the amount of PFAS chemicals allowed in the nation’s drinking water.
About two weeks before the Biden administration approved the Willow oil drilling project -- slated to extract millions of barrels of oil from Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve -- Interior Secretary Deb Haaland held a meeting with key environmental advocates and Indigenous groups that opposed the project.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first-ever national drinking water standard for six cancer-causing chemicals known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer.The plan would limit toxic PFAS chemicals to the lowest level that tests can detect. PFAS, or per- and polyfluorinated substances, are a group of compounds that are widespread, dangerous and expensive to remove from water. They don’t degrade in the environment and are linked to a broad range of health issues, including low birthweight and kidney cancer.“The science is clear that long-term exposure to PFAS is linked to significant health risks,” Radhika Fox, assistant EPA administrator for water, said in an interview.Fox called...
TikTok: Cassy UrryA Starbucks customer has gone viral for going on a homophobic rant and accusing a lesbian couple at the Florida coffee shop of grooming children, causing staff and other patrons to condemn the hateful speech.The cringe-worthy clip gained major traction on TikTok after it was posted by Cassie Urry on Sunday, garnering nearly 7 million views by Tuesday.In an interview with The Daily Beast, Urry said she and her girlfriend, Lorrin Skrbec, had traveled from Toledo to Miami for a cruise to the Bahamas. Ahead of boarding on March 6, the couple stopped at a Starbucks in Coral Gables. Urry said the environment of the store “felt off,” and it took her a bit to realize that everyone in the coffee shop was staring at one customer.Read more at The Daily Beast.
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Forecasters warned of more flooding, potentially damaging winds and difficult travel conditions on mountain highways as a new atmospheric river pushed into swamped California early Tuesday.Initial precipitation was light as the system spread across northern and central regions. But the National Weather Service said it was intensifying, and the heaviest rainfall was still offshore. The system was expected to be a quick hit, rapidly moving from north to south. But authorities worried about runoff causing flooding because California's extraordinarily wet winter has left soils supersaturated.So far this winter, the state has been battered by 10 previous atmospheric rivers, long plumes of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, as well as powerful storms fueled by arctic air...
The groups charge BLM with failing to consider the project's impacts on lands used for subsistence by Alaska Natives and argue the Fish and Wildlife Service failed to properly consider Willow's potential impacts on endangered species such as polar bears.
Flies are suffering from 'dysfunctional' mating signals as their sex lives are wrecked by air pollution, a study by the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology has warned.
A dispute between state and federal officials over the western border of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge won’t be resolved anytime soon.
Speaking at a California fundraiser Monday, the president issued a dire warning about the threat climate change poses to future generations.
Extraordinary new limits introduced to require municipal utilities to remove six PFAS compounds from drinking water The US Environmental Protection Agency has taken the extraordinary step of setting legal drinking water limits for six of the most studied and toxic PFAS compounds, known commonly as “forever chemicals”, that are at the center of an ongoing environmental crisis. The new limits mark the first time in 26 years that the EPA has set legal limits for a contaminant in drinking water. Municipal utilities will be required to remove the compounds from drinking water, which could set off a wave of lawsuits directed at PFAS polluters, including the US military and chemical producers like 3M, DuPont and Chemours. Continue reading...
The EPA announced it would begin to require utilities to remove PFAS, or "forever chemicals," from drinking water across the nation.
Long-term research into Sydney air quality suggests most people in region are exposed to air pollution at levels considered unsafe by the WHO Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Air pollution in New South Wales is estimated to cause 603 premature deaths and increase health costs by $4.8bn each year, according to a long-term government study. Published online the day before the Perrottet government went into caretaker mode ahead of this month’s state election, the Sydney air quality study suggests most people in the city’s greater metropolitan region are exposed to air pollution at levels considered unsafe by the World Health Organization. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free...
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by heavy rains that triggered floods and mudslides in southern Africa. The death toll is expected to rise.
Texas Republicans are at it again. Last week, Republican politicians in the state legislature introduced a package of bills intended to punish renewable energy and boost fossil fuels, despite the fact that Texas is currently one of the nation’s top generators of renewable power. Read more...
According to IEA data, the global adoption of renewable energy sources is increasing, partly pushed by energy security concerns and the urgent need to combat climate change. Read more.
By Clark Mindock and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The oil industry on Monday cheered the U.S. government's greenlighting of ConocoPhillips' multibillion-dollar oil drilling project in Alaska's Arctic, but court challenges could mire the plans in further delays. President Joe Biden's administration approved a trimmed-down version of the $7 billion Willow project on federal lands in a pristine area on Alaska's north coast. Biden has been trying to balance his goal of decarbonizing the U.S. economy by 2050 as Russia's war in Ukraine raises worries about global energy security. ConocoPhillips has held the leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska since 1999. Former President Donald Trump's administration approved the project in 2020. But Alaska District Court Judge Sharon Gleason...
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrator says a proposal for the first federal limits on harmful “forever chemicals” in drinking water could prevent thousands of illnesses
The approval of the Willow oil project is setting the stage for a legal battle that may have the administration and Republicans on one side and environmentalists on the other.
The EPA proposed limiting the amount of harmful "forever chemicals" in drinking water to the lowest detectable levels, a move it said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses.
[Namibian] Climate change would only be harmful if interventions to increase resilience are not practised worldwide, said Bank Windhoek's chief treasurer, Claire Hobbs.
Biden approves Alaska's controversial Willow project but moves to bar future drilling in the Arctic Ocean, winter weather hits both coasts: 5 Things podcast
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen witnessed the inking of documents on the extension of a strategic energy sector cooperation and technical aid agreement between Egypt and Denmark. The renewed agreement was inked by Electricity and Renewable Energy Minister Mohamed Shaker and Danish Ambassador to Egypt Svend Olling. The terms of …
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Biden promised no more drilling on federal lands, ‘period, period’. This week he approved the massive Willow project The Willow project is an act of terrorism against the climate, and the Biden administration has just approved it. This massive oil-drilling project in the wilderness of northern Alaska goes against science and the administration’s many assurances that it cares about climate and agrees that we must make a swift transition away from fossil fuel. Like Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden seems to think that if we do some good things for the climate we can also do some very bad things and somehow it will all even out. To make that magical thinking more obvious and to try to smooth over broad opposition, the US federal government also just coughed up some protections...
Biden may have promised ‘no more drilling on federal lands, period’ during his campaign, but the reality has been very different Joe Biden continues to confound on the climate crisis. Hailed as America’s first “climate president”, Biden signed sweeping, landmark legislation to tackle global heating last year and has warned that rising temperatures are an “existential threat to humanity”. And yet, on Monday, his administration decided to approve one of the largest oil drilling projects staged in the US in decades. The green light given to the Willow development on the remote tundra of Alaska’s northern Arctic coast, swatting aside the protests of millions of online petitioners, progressives in Congress and even Al Gore , will have global reverberations. Continue reading...
March 14, 2023 7:59 AM The findings leave little doubt that increasing temperatures will cause more frequent, widespread and severe droughts and precipitation events in the future.
[Daily Maverick] The government's recent announcement of a solar power tax incentive, coupled with the fact that rolling blackouts are unlikely to end any time soon, is set to propel solar power sales. However, these solutions are by no means cheap.
The Bureau of Meteorology officially announced the end of La Nina on Tuesday, after the weather phenomenon brought three years of disastrous wet weather across Australia.
The president joined guest host Kal Penn on The Daily Show Monday
Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that speeding up the phaseout of fossil fuels is "tough but essential."
Fourteen GOP state attorneys general say federal court is the appropriate venue for climate liability litigation filed by the nation's capital against oil companies.
The state hopes to buy as much as 1,000 megawatts of offshore wind power for homes and businesses.
March 14, 2023 5:00 AM I refer to the article “SportSG, partners apologise for ‘lapse’ in shoe-recycling project” (Feb 27).
Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle flooded New Zealand with gigantic amounts of rain last month and scientists say they are sure that climate change is a factor. But researchers are unable to say just how big a role global warming played in…
The Biden administration has approved ConocoPhillips Willow project in the National Petroleum Reserve. Oil drilling proponents see it as a win for domestic energy production but some climate and indigenous activists call it a climate bomb that runs counter to President Biden’s commitment to addressing climate change. We’ll discuss the Willow decision on this Talk of Alaska.
The goal of the change is to expand the use of long-term contracts to protect consumers from severe price hikes. The European Commission also aims to make the bloc's supply less dependant on fossil fuels.
Australian carbon accounting outfit teams with Schneider Electric to create software that allows businesses to track their full carbon footprint.
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The Biden administration’s approval of a massive oil development in northern Alaska commits the U.S. to yet another decadeslong crude project. That's raising alarm as scientists urge a halt on more fossil fuels to stem devastating climate change. ConocoPhillips’ Willow…
One of the strongest storms recorded in the southern hemisphere hit region for second time in a month Mozambique and Malawi have been left counting the cost of Tropical Storm Freddy, which killed more than 100 people, injured scores and left a trail of destruction as it ripped through southern Africa for the second time in a month over the weekend . Freddy is one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the southern hemisphere and could be the longest-lasting tropical cyclone, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Continue reading...
Biden approved the Willow project in Alaska, a move that would boost domestic oil production on federal land despite criticism from his green base.
Even if you scroll past the videos and social posts making false claims about climate change, you’re not immune. A growing body of evidence shows that misinformation is having an impact, even if you never fall down the rabbit hole.
ADVISORY: IPCC Scientists and WRI Experts Preview IPCC Report on Climate Change
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WASHINGTON (March 16, 2023) — On Monday, March 20 , the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release the capstone of an eight-year long series of climate science papers, collectively known as the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The synthesis report will combine findings from the IPCC’s three working groups to offer the world’s best understanding of the physical science of climate change, its impacts and how to adapt, and measures to curb reduce greenhouse gas emissions and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The report will serve as a backbone for the first Global Stocktake (GST) at COP28 this fall. Held every five years...
The enormous A81, which is as big as England's capital, broke free from Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf in late January and has just been photographed aerially for the most time.
President Biden on Monday approved a massive oil drilling project in Alaska that environmentalists and Native American communities warn could pose significant climate and health risks. The Willow Project, a 30-year-long development, is predicted to pump 280 million metric tons of climate pollution, the equivalent of running 2.5 coal plants for the same amount of […]
March 13, 2023 5:36 PM The report will distil nearly a decade of published science on climate change
March 13, 2023 5:02 PM A tanker carrying 800,000l of oil went down in early March and is threatening Palawan's pristine beaches.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Freddy slowed down and did not hit Quelimane until Saturday evening, using the extra day to collect more energy and water. Freddy will weaken as it moves inland, but most forecasts are that it will turn around on Tuesday at the Malawi border and move back out to sea on Wednesday, with more heavy rain in Quelimane, where the total rainfall from Freddy could exceed 350 mm. Hitting Mozambique twice and turning back out to sea both times will be unprecedented for a Mozambican cyclone.
A Glasgow-based manufacturer and distributor of analytical test kits has become the first in its sector to be certified as carbon neutral.
Environmental campaigners furious Alister Jack intends to deny trade exemption for bottle recycling proposals Blocking the Scottish deposit return scheme for bottles would be an environmental travesty, campaigners have said, in a growing backlash to the UK government plans to undermine the project . The charity City to Sea, which has been pushing for a deposit return scheme (DRS) to tackle plastic pollution, said the UK government could have avoided the clash with Scotland by working with the devolved countries to deliver a unified deposit scheme years ago. Instead Westminster had repeatedly delayed its own deposit scheme, which was only coming into force in 2025 – seven years after it was first promised by ministers. Continue reading...
Technicians mounting solar panels on roof of house. (Getty Images)anatoliy_gleb via Getty ImagesAmericans will soon have the chance to fight climate change, lower their bills, make their homes more up-to-date and comfortable — all while saving money. That's the idea of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits and rebates.The IRA means big-ticket items like electric and induction stoves, solar panels, insulation and heat pumps could soon be a lot cheaper for many households. Climate-friendly purchases have a reputation as being a luxury — premium purchases that not everyone can afford. But that's changing, and now going green can also save you green in many cases. These rebates and tax credits don't just save you money now, they can save you money in the long term too as your new, energy-efficient...
The vice president plans to discuss climate adaptation and food security during her upcoming trip to Africa.
President Biden approves an $8bn oil drilling project, in move likely to anger climate activists.
What You Need to Know Before Taking Fish Oil Tanja Ivanova - Getty Images"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through these links."What if there was something you could eat naturally or take as a supplement that could lower your risk of heart disease, improve your cognitive health and may even reduce your anxieties? It sounds almost too good to be true, but there is good reason to believe that it is already here, affordable and widely available: fish oil.One of the biggest health benefits of consuming fish comes from the polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. Oily fish, such as salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, rainbow trout and herring have the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids. While diet first is always the recommended way to reap the benefits...
[IPS] Nairobi -- Up until 2019, nurses in three health facilities located in the semi-arid south-eastern Kenya region of Makueni County struggled to bring critical health services closer to a hard-to-reach population scattered across three remote, far-flung villages.
The announcement came a day after the administration, in a move in the other direction toward conservation, said it would bar or limit drilling in some other areas of Alaska and the Arctic Ocean.
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday it is approving the major Willow oil project on Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope, a decision that is drawing condemnation from environmentalists who say it flies in the face of the Democratic president's climate pledges.
Unhealthy levels of fine dust remained high in the northern provinces on Monday, held there by stagnant air, while a southerly wind was easing the pollution in Greater Bangkok.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that the world is at a crossroads on actions about global warning despite years of warnings and studies.
K Street powerhouses and advocacy groups are still lining up to make their pitches on the agency's "good neighbor" ozone rule as a court-ordered deadline looms.
Microgrid solutions provider Capstone Green Energy Corp. said Monday that new orders for oil and gas work in Alaska show the northernmost U.S. state is primed for increased production.
World leaders need to listen to and act on solid scientific guidance to urgently reduce global warming, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a video message at the opening of the new session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday.
Climate change protester Stephen Pritchard has been jailed at Inner London Crown Court for five weeks after blocking traffic on the M4 as part of an Insulate Britain campaign in 2021.
Above: Despite New Zealand's "100% Pure" branding, the country lags behind others in terms of climate performance.
New Zealand has once again been ranked among the world’s climate change laggards - alongside the...
ANTARCTICA – 13 March 2023. British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released the first images of the massive A81 iceberg that calved from the Brunt Ice Shelf in late January. The …
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The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for large parts of New York and Massachusetts Monday.
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Wastewater treatment plants are typically overlooked when it comes to reducing greenhouse gasses, but new research from Princeton University reveals the plants emit twice as much methane as previously thought. Methane is a particularly potent greenhouse gas and the treatment plants […]
An approved CBD oil product will, apparently, not be the solution for patients trying to reduce pain after kidney stone treatment, a randomized clinical trial suggests.
Environmental group finds that of 43 recycling stations questioned, 22 reject biodegradable plastics, 13 accept them and eight did not know.
Up until 2019, nurses in three health facilities located in the semi-arid south-eastern Kenya region of Makueni County struggled to bring critical health services closer to a hard-to-reach population scattered across three remote, far-flung villages. “Kamboo, Yindalani and Yiuma Mavui villages are located 17 and 28 kilometres away from Makindu sub-county hospital, and 10 and […]
Every area of UK society will feel the effects of climate change and, as global...
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March 13, 2023 6:41 AM US President Joe Biden will bar drilling in nearly three million acres of the Arctic Ocean.
The administration will reject two of the five proposed oil drilling pads for the project, which will take place inside the National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska.
The earnings came off the back of energy prices rising after Russia launched its war on Ukraine in February 2022.
The plan includes building renewable energy plants, modernizing inefficient and outdated irrigation techniques, reducing carbon emissions, combating desertification and protecting the country's biodiversity.
While its abundance in the atmosphere is relatively small, the gas traps 25,000 times more heat than CO2 does over a centurylong time scale.
The 17 Republican-led states challenging California's ability to set strict tailpipe emissions rules teed up their claims ahead of D.C. Circuit oral arguments in May.
Environmentalists said a deal involving the Canyon Fuel Co. of Utah marks the first time a coal company has voluntarily agreed to calculate the climate damages of its mining on federal land.
The entire surface of Lake Askja is now frozen again after all the ice was broken up and melted earlier this winter. There is evidence that increased geothermal heat in the area triggered this process, but the winds and mixing have helped. This is confirmed by Ingibjörg Jónsdóttir, geographer and dean of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.
The programme, which provides valuable, precise information on gases in the atmosphere, is a first for Africa
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The twin presidencies of Japan and India are a chance to foster North-South cooperation in vital areas such as climate change, energy, food and infrastructure. A joint Kishida-Modi diplomatic effort could see both leaders brokering peace in Moscow and Kyiv.
Australian solar pioneer to lead collaboration with India on solar, including "enormous opportunities" to build up a domestic PV manufacturing supply chain.
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President Joe Biden on Monday is expected to announce sweeping new protections for federal lands and waters in Alaska, according to an administration official, as the administration is poised to soon approve a major oil drilling project in the state.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began its meeting today to approve the Synthesis Report to the Sixth Assessment Report. The session, taking place in Interlaken, Switzerland, is scheduled to run until 17 March.
The Synthesis Report is the final instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. It integrates and summarises the findings of the six reports released by IPCC during the current cycle which began in 2015. This includes three Special Reports and the three IPCC Working Group contributions to the Sixth Assessment Report.
During this meeting, the IPCC will...
The vast profits by the state-owned firm, known formally as the Saudi Arabian Oil Company, follows energy prices rising following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Announcement comes as regulators prepare to reveal final decision on controversial Willow project Joe Biden will prevent or limit oil drilling in 16m acres in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean, an administration official said on Sunday. The announcement, which was expected formally as soon as Sunday evening, came as regulators prepare to announce a final decision on the Willow project , a controversial oil drilling plan pushed by ConocoPhillips. Continue reading...
The move to limit oil drilling in 16 million acres in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean comes as regulators prepare to decide on the Willow project, a controversial plan pushed by ConocoPhillips.
EVs are beating hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the race to greener transportation. Which kind of battery is best for powering an electric car?
India will not breach Western sanctions on Russia including the price cap of $60 imposed on purchases of oil from Moscow, according to people familiar with the matter.Government authorities have asked banks and traders to adhere to the rules, the people said, declining to be identified as the information isn’t public.
The new rules would not affect the controversial Willow project, which the administration is expected to greenlight this week, because ConocoPhillips already has leases.
Exclusive: Environmental advocates urge state to ‘do better than 30% by 2030’, and propose doubling of current targets Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Environmental advocates have blasted Queensland’s emission target as “inadequate” and lagging behind other states, with the Greens preparing to introduce a bill that would more than double the current benchmark. Critics say while the Queensland government’s renewable energy target is in line with other jurisdictions, the state fall short when it comes to emissions reductions. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
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