A British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say.
Sweater weather is coming to an end, as temperatures are expected to spike significantly in the coming days.
The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court yesterday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is opposing a recent international agreement that could limit the ability of the United States and other developed nations to send some types of plastic trash abroad.
The climate change activists have been protesting in five cities this week - Bristol, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow and London - in a movement dubbed 'Project Mushroom'.
Thousands are left stranded, without power and electricity, as floods and landslides ravage roads and vital infrastructure while 66,000 homes have been destroyed in Bangladesh. Food and clean water shortages were being reported as well as a rise in waterborne diseases. Even if rains recede, overflowing rivers upstream are likely to worsen flooding in the coming days.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July.
July 19, 2019 10:23 PM BEIJING (XINHUA) - China's Tiangong-2 space lab re-entered the earth's atmosphere under control at around 9.06pm on Friday (July 19), China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said.
Nearly two years after Hurricanes battered Puerto Rico, the pace of recovery remains slow. Exploding crises on the island may delay efforts further.
A village in southern France has been named as the proud record holder of the country's all-time hottest temperature reached in June's heatwave. But could it be broken next week?
The administration's critics say the EPA is helping polluters by deferring to state regulators, who often tread more lightly when dealing with local employers.
Wine output in France, the world's second largest producer, may fall by as much as 13% this year after vineyards were hit by adverse weather including hail, frost and a record-breaking heatwave, the farm ministry said on Friday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded Friday that her government was driven to act faster on climate change by young activists like teenaged Greta Thunberg, who was speaking at rally in Berlin
the same day.
At meeting of randomly selected local people there are differing views but a respectful tone In an airless library in north London, 56 people are trying to help fix not one global crisis but two. There are students and builders, a civil servant, an entrepreneur, a restaurateur, a support worker. There are immigrants and retirees and even a retired immigrant. This is Britain’s first climate assembly , a randomly selected panel of local people convened by the London borough of Camden to consider what can be done to confront the climate emergency. The jurors have been assembled to listen to briefings, pose questions, assess facts, debate and discuss, and then ultimately recommend action to Camden council. The big question before them is what action the district can take to limit global...
North Dakota has sued the federal government to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
It will be up to New Mexico regulators on how to address concerns surrounding decisions by the state's largest electric utility to reinvest in a nuclear power plant in neighboring Arizona.
Flagging support for cleaner vehicles in China and the United States could puncture a growing notion that oil consumption will peak and then decline soon, according to a new report.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Bernard McNamee took a not-so-subtle swipe at fellow Commissioner Richard Glick yesterday, pushing back at Glick's complaint that the agency has abdicated its responsibility to weigh the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from gas projects it approves.
An uneasy alliance between airlines as they face down criticism over carbon emissions has collapsed into a high-profile dispute involving Europe's biggest network carrier and largest discounter.
Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. Cars, home furnaces and factories converted to run on electricity from renewable sources.
The 2020 Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders has yet to release a plan for global warming, but the Vermont lawmaker is hinting that he'll call for a major reduction in military spending worldwide so the money could be applied to climate action.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/C9EE01000A, Paper Mohanraju Karuppannan, Youngkwang Kim, Sujin Gok, Eunjik Lee, Ji Youn Hwang, Ji-Hoon Jang, Yong-Hun Cho, Taeho Lim, Yung-Eun Sung, Oh Joong Kwon The carbon encapsulation of nanosized Pt cathode catalysts for ultra-low Pt loading proton exhchange membrane fuel cells is an effective approach to enhance their stability and catalytic activity for the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
[groundWork] On 9 July 2019, the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) dismissed Atha's latest attempt to appeal the High Court's decision to set aside permissions for a new coal mine inside a declared protected environment.
Environmental campaigners have criticised Edinburgh City Council's plans to create low emission zones in the city as "lacklustre".
Toyota Motor Corp will lead 50 trillion rupiah (US$3.6 billion) in investments that global carmakers have pledged to plow into Indonesia’s electric-vehicle programme in the next five years, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.
The Tor-M2DT missile system has a vital role in Russia’s re-armament of the Arctic.
Spanish authorities fear that a speculative rush threatens to hold back the development of renewable energy, saying coveted rights to connect to the national power grid are being secured with the sole aim of selling them on for a profit.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she flavored carbon prices to incentivize savings in climate-damaging emissions, as Germany struggles to meet its 2030 environmental targets.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is Friday set to launch the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) project in Marsabit County, the largest wind farm in the continent.
BMW said Thursday that its production chief Oliver Zipse will replace Harald Krueger as chief executive in August, as the German auto giant looks to accelerate its transition to electric cars.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) doesn't expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing and there is a glut in global crude markets, its executive director said on Friday.
BMW has named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, hoping the "decisive" company lifer will help the automaker regain its edge in electric cars and win back the premium market lead lost to Mercedes-Benz under his consensus-seeking predecessor.
[The Conversation Africa] Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life. But the carbon tax that's been introduced in South Africa could cost jobs, unless people acquire skills that can be used in sectors that are not carbon-intensive.
Tender process for seabed use made more transparent after warnings from energy firms The Queen’s property manager has bowed to criticism over its plans for the biggest offshore wind auction in a decade by agreeing to fairer terms for renewable energy companies. The Crown Estate, which holds the rights to seabeds around the British Isles, told windfarm developers on Thursday that it has “refined” its controversial plans for the upcoming tender to make it more affordable to develop renewable energy. Continue reading...
( National Institute for Environmental Studies ) Greenhouse gasses Observing SATellite-2 (GOSAT-2) developed jointly by the Ministry of the Environment, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and the National Institute for Environmental Studies was successfully launched on October 29, 2018 from JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.We will summarize the analysis result of the proxy-method based retrievals (methane and carbon monoxide) from data acquired by the Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2 on board GOSAT-2.
America’s biggest solar power developers are stockpiling panels to lock in a 30% federal tax credit set to start phasing out next year, a strategy that could backfire if projects do not materialize or panel prices slide substantially.
BMW named Oliver Zipse as its new chief executive late on Thursday, praising his "decisive" qualities after the luxury carmaker lost its edge in electric cars and ceded the premium sales crown to Mercedes under his consensus-seeking predecessor.
Former PM doesn’t want wind farms ‘spoiling our landscape’ and praises Angus Taylor for supporting coal-fired power The former prime minister Tony Abbott has continued his crusade against wind turbines, labelling them the “dark satanic mills of the modern era”. Abbott, who was dumped at the 18 May election as the member for Warringah, had previously questioned the health impacts of wind turbines, despite there being no “consistent evidence that wind farms cause adverse health effects” . He has also previously dismissed them as “ugly”, “noisy” and “visually awful” . Continue reading...
SYDNEY: The agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef broke ranks with Australia's conservative government to call for the "strongest and fastest possible action" against climate change to save the world heritage marine wonder.
South Australia government green-lights EPS Energy plans to install a 280MW solar plus battery storage project near Port Pirie.
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Winemaker Kieron Atkinson (pictured), who runs the vineyard at Renishaw Hall near Sheffield, said milder temperatures had led to the rapid expansion of the English wine industry.
Some of the criticism from the more ardent end of the Green movement to proposals to extend emissions pricing to livestock farming is fatuous and myopic.
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Digitalisation is one of the biggest enablers of the global transition to clean energy. From intelligent asset management, to Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Find out how digitalisation is transforming the management, operation and maintenance of renewable energy assets, and driving a more efficient renewable world.
An oil leak near Moose Jaw's Hillcrest golf course was discovered and contained with cleanup efforts ongoing.
As Sen. Dianne Feinstein chastises Chevron Corp. for an 800,000-gallon oil spill near Bakersfield, California officials confirm more leaking.
The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.
Exhausted and looking for shelter, a Royal Bengal tigress took two pit stops after fleeing the flooded Kaziranga National Park on Thursday — a shop just outside the park, followed by a vegetable garden at a house nearby.
Evironmental Protection Agency rejects proposed ban on chlorpyrifos, despite growing evidence of its toxicity The US government has rejected a proposed ban on a toxic pesticide linked to brain damage in children, dismissing a growing body of research on the health hazards of a widely used agricultural chemical. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a ruling Thursday that it supported farmers’ continued use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide that growers have long sprayed on almonds, citrus, cotton, grapes, walnuts and other major crops in America. The decision , outlined in a response to a petition from environmental and public health groups , said “critical questions remained regarding the significance of the data” on neurological impacts on children. Continue reading...
Activist investor Carl Icahn on Thursday formally launched a proxy fight against Occidental Petroleum to win control of four board seats, according to a regulatory filing, after talks with the oil company's chief executive failed to reach an agreement.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says ‘further loss of coral is inevitable’ The federal agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef has made an unprecedented call for urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, warning only the “strongest and fastest possible action” will reduce the risks to the natural wonder. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has published a climate position statement that says the reef is already damaged from warming oceans and it is “critical” global temperature rises remain within 1.5 degrees. Continue reading...
The Environment Protection Agency rejected a petition by environmental and public health groups Thursday to ban a widely used that has been linked to neurological damage in children, despite the fact that a federal court said last year there was “no justification” for rejecting the ban.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables.
Spraying trillions of tons of fake snow may sound like something cooked up by a novelist writing about the year 2150, but according to a new study, it could stave off global sea rise and protect coastal cities.
On July 4, British Royal Marines, police and customs agents in the British territory of Gibraltar set off an international controversy when they seized Grace 1, an Iranian oil supertanker flying a Panama flag. United States national security adviser John Bolton hailed the move as “excellent news”; Iran called it an act of “piracy”.Now, the seizure of the tanker was no act of piracy. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, piracy consists of illegal acts “committed for…
Only 10,000 upgrades such as loft insulation happen each month compared with 65,000 in 2014, report shows Efforts to end fuel poverty and energy waste by making the UK’s draughty homes more efficient have collapsed by almost 85%, according to new government data. The report, published on Thursday, shows that the number of energy efficiency upgrades undertaken each month has fallen to 10,000 on average for the six months to the end of May. This compares with an average of 65,000 a month in 2014. Continue reading...
A gauge of global stocks advanced on Thursday, erasing declines on a late rally after comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker heightened expectations for a rate cut, while oil prices dropped on forecasts of rising output.
With climate activist and former Vice President Al Gore at his side, New York's governor announced a record-setting contract for offshore wind development today.
July 18, 2019 4:21 PM BOSTON (NYTIMES) - Dangerously hot temperatures are expected to spread across the Central and Eastern United States from Wednesday (July 17) through the weekend, with temperatures soaring above 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) in the hardest-hit places, the National Weather Service has warned.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A survey shows off-grid renewable energy already employs as many people as the traditional utility power sector in India, Kenya and Nigeria
Climate change is a major threat, but it doesn't tell the whole story.
The United States generated slightly fewer renewable fuel blending credits in June from the prior month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday.
Oil fell about 2.5% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region.
Mothers who live near heavy oil and gas developments are between 40 percent and 70 percent more likely to give birth to babies with congenital heart defects.
U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore crude oil production and natural gas output both remained cut by 19% on Thursday because of shutdowns forced by Tropical Storm Barry, the U.S. government said.
Amid widespread US heatwave, experts predict dangerous extremes in summer temperatures will only get worse As the climate crisis progresses, the number of extremely hot days around the US could more than double, according to a peer-reviewed study and report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. By mid-century, an average of 36 days a year could feel like 100F (37.7C) or hotter. Toward the end of the century, 54 days a year could feel that hot, researchers with the science advocacy group found . Continue reading...
A gauge of global stocks lost ground for a third straight session on Thursday on worries over how the trade war between the United States and China could take a toll on corporate earnings, while oil prices dropped on expectations of rising output.
The Bureau of Land Management has issued a final environmental impact statement for the Burning Man counterculture festival that will cap attendance at the current 80,000 limit for the annual gathering in the northern Nevada desert.
A former senior official for the chemical industry's top lobby group has come over to EPA.
When EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler stopped by the White House last week to tout the Trump administration's environmental record, he was quick to use a familiar talking point: Emissions of a half-dozen key pollutants have plunged by almost three-quarters since passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970.
Nutrient recycling is essential for ecological health and marine biodiversity. New research suggests viruses help promote the turnover of vital nutrients.
Oil fell nearly 3% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region.
The plan outlines how USDA should help agriculture minimize the effects of climate change.
Oil fell more than 1.5% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region.
Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are from Iranian state TV says Revolutionary Guards forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil. Thursday’s report says the tanker was taking fuel from Iranian smugglers to foreign customers and was intercepted south of Iran’s Larak Island in the strait of Hormuz, a vital route for oil shipping. Continue reading...
Piling billions of tons of man-made snow on top of the West Antarctic ice sheet could prevent it from melting and collapsing into the sea, study says.
Karsten Capion is senior adviser at Danish Energy, the membership body for the Danish energy...
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Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest accelerated in the first half of July, outstripping the full month last year and raising red flags for a regional trade deal with the European Union.
Climate activists Extinction Rebellion will not be allowed to repeat the kind of disruption they caused in London earlier this year when they hold fresh demonstrations in October, police said on Thursday.
Iran’s top foreign policy official on Wednesday condemned tight travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats and their families living in Washington, claiming the curbs amounted to mistreatment. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in New York on Sunday for a meeting on global goals to tackle issues including conflict, hunger, equality and climate change, complained that … Continued
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British police said they would not allow protesters from the Extinction Rebellion anti-climate change group to repeat the kind of disruption they caused in London earlier this year when they hold fresh demonstrations in October.
A European lobby group says the range of electric car models available to consumers is getting better.
The U.S. oil boom changed the petroleum industry forever. Now its philosophy is being adopted by conventional producers in the North Sea.
The developer behind Keystone XL has asked a federal court to toss one of the latest legal challenges against the embattled crude oil pipeline.
Transitioning from coal to gas-fired plants could prevent up to 1.2 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in the short term, according to a new study from the International Energy Agency.
Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to greater action to tackle the problem, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
Germany-based clean-energy fund Hep Kapitalverwaltung AG agreed to invest $50 million to $80 million annually in a partnership to develop small solar projects in the U.S.
The liberal enclave of Berkeley, Calif., will ban natural gas hookups in new homes starting next year, a move praised by advocates as a revolutionary step to address climate change.
Colorado has big climate goals. But to meet them, one of the state's largest power companies is going to have to stop burning so much coal.
JAMAICA is among several Caribbean countries slated to benefit from United States (US) Department of State support to implement alternative energy-related projects.Global Power Sector programme manager, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State, Faith Corneille, said that more than 70 projects have been identified that could receive technical assistance or finance.
It seems inevitable that New Zealand will soon officially be in a state of emergency over climate change, with a declaration likely to be passed in Parliament. Is this a good thing?
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Defence bases in Darwin to source solar and battery storage after deal signed with Lendlease.
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July 18, 2019 5:00 AM WASHINGTON • Boosted by a historic heatwave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia, the average temperature of the planet soared to its highest level ever recorded last month.
200MW S.A. solar project that proposes to add “one of the largest” batteries in the Southern Hemisphere secured power purchase agreement with major utility, Alinta Energy.
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Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The problem is, say many power producers and grid operators, it may struggle to keep the lights on.
Tropical storms loom large over different parts of the globe, while extreme heat and droughts wreak havoc on other areas. Flash floods and landslides plague parts of India, as dust storms make it difficult to drive and breathe in the southwestern United States.
Extreme weather. We may feel powerless, but there are ways we can help scientists better predict these events and help provide warning systems. That’s empowering.
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Oil prices steadied on Thursday after falling in the previous session when official data showed U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline rose sharply last week, suggesting weak demand during the peak driving season.
Cardinal Energy Ltd. says a cleanup is underway after a large spill involving oil and produced water occurred at its House Mountain operation in northern Alberta over the weekend.
There are a heck of a lot of reasons not to.
A new proposal to build a monorail across Biscayne Bay, connecting the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach, was presented to the Miami Beach commission on Monday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is supportive of the proposal and believes it can help relieve traffic in the future. Gimenez joined Sundial to discuss the monorail project and the new law that would make Miami-Dade County officers cooperate with ICE agents. A new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists, called "Killer Heat in the United States: Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days,” was released on Tuesday and explains why Florida’s over 100 degree weather days will quadruple in quantity by midcentury. Sundial spoke with the study’s lead author, Juan Declet-Barreto, on how record-breaking heat will...
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/C9EE01473J, Paper Shouyi Yuan, Junwei Lucas Bao, Ji-Shi Wei, Yong-Yao Xia, Donald G. Truhlar, Yonggang Wang Abstract: Batteries with Li metal anodes have the desirable feature of high energy density; however, the notorious problem of Li dendrite formation has impeded their practical applications. Herein, we present... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
July 17, 2019 6:02 PM DUBAI ((WASHINGTON POST) - Iran says it came to the assistance of a foreign oil tanker that broke down in the Strait of Hormuz as international concern is mounting over the fate of an Emirati-linked ship that went missing in Iranian waters three days ago.
Blowing trillions of tonnes of snow on to ice sheet could halt its collapse, researchers say Spraying trillions of tons of snow over west Antarctica could halt the ice sheet’s collapse and save coastal cities across the world from sea level rise, according to a new study. The colossal geoengineering project would need energy from at least 12,000 wind turbines to power giant seawater pumps and snow cannons, and would destroy a unique natural reserve. The scientists are not advocating for such a project, but said its apparent “absurdity” reflects the extraordinary scale of threat from rising sea level. Continue reading...
[Monitor] A century ago, there were an estimated two million chimpanzees in Africa, but human activities like deforestation and poaching, have caused the numbers to drop to 350, 000.
The number of unhealthy air days in major cities across the United States has risen sharply over the last two years, even as emissions of key pollutants continue to slip, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday.
Air pollution reached its highest alert level in parts of Hong Kong on Wednesday after the government warned of a “serious” risk to public health and advised people to avoid outdoor activity.The Environmental Protection Department released a statement earlier on Wednesday afternoon saying pollutant levels had been rising since the morning, with the Air Quality Health Index expected to reach the worst category at some monitoring stations.Later in the afternoon, two official sites in the New…
Eight years after launching the effort, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are aiming to see their broad energy efficiency legislation enacted before the end of the year.
Governments could stop the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with "artificial snow", according to a study released on Wednesday.
Humpbacks migrate thousands of miles to their feeding ground in the Southern Ocean, yet nothing is known about how these whales find the krill that they consume. WHOI scientists joined an expedition aboard cruise ship Polar Latitudes to study the feeding habits of humpback whales on the Antarctic Peninsula. Using Zodiacs to get close enough to the whales to attach digital recording tags, his team logged whales’ diving and feeding behaviors. They also used fish-finding acoustic systems to correlate the location of the whales with their prey. Learn their findings from this research, accompanied by stunning images of Antarctica, humpback whales, and other sea life encountered in the majestic southern continent.
Country vows to return 1,600 tonnes of waste as south-east Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments Cambodia has announced it will send 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers back to the US and Canada, as south-east Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments . China’s decision to ban foreign plastic waste imports last year threw global recycling into chaos, leaving developed nations struggling to find countries to send their trash. Continue reading...
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, completed a study of young and adults specimens across Joshua Tree National Park.
Ursula von der Leyen had to dangle a range of promises on migration, taxes, climate change and the rule of law to secure even a wafer-thin margin of support in the European Parliament to become the EU's first female chief executive.
Oil futures fell more than 1% on Wednesday, extending a more than 3% drop in prices the previous session, after U.S. government data showed large builds in refined product stockpiles.
The White House's regulatory shop has completed a standard review of another set of proposed changes to EPA's 2015 coal ash disposal regulations.
A federal judge ruled that President Trump's pardon last year of Oregon ranchers Dwight Hammond and Steven Hammond likely isn't enough to justify former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to reinstate the father and son's federal grazing permits.
July 17, 2019 12:49 PM NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - One of the largest disaster relief agencies on Tuesday (July 16) had a message for the world's mayors: Heatwaves are getting more intense on a hotter planet, but they do not have to be deadly if city officials take simple and often inexpensive steps.
July 17, 2019 12:32 PM MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA (AFP) - Equatorial Guinea is awash in oil, although little of the wealth has trickled down to the poor.
[Nation] The Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana have been identified as top contenders for hosting the first nuclear power plant that Kenya plans to build in the next 8-10 years.
Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.
Oil prices on Wednesday steadied after plummeting more than 3% in the previous session, but were weighed down by U.S. government data that showed large builds in refined product stockpiles.
Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.
For the first time in years, climate change and environmental policies are shaping up to be a major issue in the federal election campaign this fall.
2025 plan is too late, says Bioenergy Association
THE Bioenergy Association wants farmers who cut greenhouse gas emissions to be eligible for carbon credits now.
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast GWADAR, Pakistan—British warships are acting as nervous escorts to British oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, even as Europe tries desperately to find a way out of the escalating crisis with Iran provoked by U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord last year. But the Chinese role in the background of this escalating crisis has been largely overlooked, and could have enormous strategic consequences. Already, China is positioning itself to act as a policeman protecting its own strategic interests in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean beyond. The key is the port of Gwadar on Pakistan’s southwest coast about 625 nautical miles east of the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway for about a third of the world’s...
[Times of Zambia] A Chinese company, dealing in wind-turbines technology and energy solutions, has expressed interest in investing in Zambia to help diversify the energy sector in line with the Government's agenda.
According to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, at least 25 people have died due to floods in around 16 districts of the state.
The new tax, the first of its type in Africa, was cautiously introduced last month in the first of several gradual step
Turkey yesterday rejected as "worthless" an initial set of sanctions approved by the European Union against Ankara and vowed to send a new vessel to the eastern Mediterranean to reinforce its efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus.
Chevron Corp. is seeking approval to modify its plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility on Canada's Pacific Coast to an all-electric design that it says will result in the lowest greenhouse-gas emissions per ton of LNG of any large project in the world.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a gas export terminal in Mississippi last night despite the objections of a Democratic member over climate effects.
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Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. In fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study.
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis yesterday showed deep partisan divides on the question of reducing planet-warming emissions from transportation.
The Department of Energy is looking for information to help energy companies steel themselves against the impacts of severe weather events.
After nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water seeped into a dry creek bed near Bakersfield, the cleanup continues.
The planet's most northerly human settlement is in the midst of an "unprecedented" heatwave as parts of the Arctic endure one of their hottest summers on record.Canada's weather agency confirmed on Tuesday that temperatures in Alert, Nunavut, peaked at 21C at the weekend – far exceeding the July average for the area of around 5C.Overnight temperatures on Sunday remained above 15C; again, well in excess of nighttime lows that usually hover around freezing in a settlement that lies less than 900km from the North Pole.The previous temperature record for the town, of 20C, was set in 1956.In a further alarm bell for the region, the mercury climbed above 20C for a second day on Monday – the first time Alert's climate station has recorded two consecutive days of 20C-plus temperatures...
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied dragging its feet over approving cannabis oil developed by Decha Siripat, a cannabis advocate and respected activist.
US has offered close to 378m acres of public lands and waters for oil and gas leasing since Trump took office through April 2019 Donald Trump’s leases of public lands and waters for oil and gas drilling could lead to the production of more climate-warming pollution than the entire European Union contributes in a year, according to a new report. The Wilderness Society estimates heat-trapping emissions from extracting and burning those fossil fuels could range between 854m and 4.7bn metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, depending on how much development companies pursue. Continue reading...
Before he became infamous for his Tweets, Elon Musk was famous for being the closest we could get to a real-world crazy genius. On more than one occasion, however, he has proven naysayers wrong and has introduced the world to things like fully electric cars, reusable rockets, and boring companies. If you thought he was done already, however, you’d be … Continue reading
July 17, 2019 4:19 AM DUBAI (REUTERS) - Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday (July 16) by the semi-official news agency ISNA.
The Meteorological Department (MD) says Thailand is going to experience the worst drought in a decade, as average precipitation across large swaths of the country has fallen far short of the monthly average.
The Panama-flagged Riah, an oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates, disappeared in Iranian waters late Saturday.
Oil prices rose on Wednesday after steep falls in the previous session, although U.S. crude trailed gains for international benchmark Brent following data showing U.S. crude inventories fell less than expected.
Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday. China's U-shaped "nine-dash line" marks a vast expanse of the South China Sea that it claims, including large swathes of Vietnam's continental shelf where it has awarded oil concessions. One of the oil blocks it surveyed is licensed by Vietnam to Spanish energy firm Repsol, which was forced last year and in 2017 to cease operations in Vietnamese waters because of pressure from China.
Five years to the day since the repeal of the carbon tax, emissions and prices have both increased, and the Australian economy is slowing. So, what was the point?
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July 17, 2019 1:42 AM She secured approval from socialist and liberal lawmakers which, together with the endorsement by her fellow conservatives, gives her a stronger mandate to tackle issues such as climate change and trade.
Eytan Lenko, chair of Beyond Zero Emissions, explains why governments, suppliers, developers, and financiers are getting behind proposals for the world’s biggest solar project in the N.T.
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Photographers from Sydney to Brasilia capture July’s stunning partial lunar eclipse Stargazers around the world have enjoyed a view of a global lunar eclipse , delighting people from Dehli to Dublin. The partial eclipse was visible in nearly every part of the world except for North America and the polar climes of Greenland and northern Russia. Continue reading...
Nature, Published online: 17 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02204-4Ursula von der Leyen’s ambitions to strengthen carbon-cutting goals will need support from European Union member states.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta officially commissioned Africa's biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project in Marsabit County that now provides nearly a fifth of the country's energy needs.
Far-right president said Brazil is open to partnerships exploiting biodiversity and mining in a conversation with journalists The Amazon belongs to Brazil and European countries can mind their own business because they have already destroyed their own environment, said Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who also described his own government’s satellite data showing an alarming rise in deforestation as “lies”. “You have to understand that the Amazon is Brazil’s, not yours,” Bolsonaro said on Friday. “If all this devastation you accuse us of doing was done in the past the Amazon would have stopped existing, it would be a big desert.” Continue reading...
Daisy Letendre, a senior EPA official, is leaving the agency.
Woodside Energy - which delivers one-third of Australia's oil and gas - called police after the fibres were found in around a dozen gaskets at the Karratha gas plant in WA.
Filed under: Finance, Business, News Much of the US has been under a heat wave, with temperatures expected to continue rising.A 2014 economic study indicates that hot days can have a surprisingly big negative impact on economic activity.As climate change leads to more frequent heat waves, that economic impact could add up in the future.From the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard, a heat wave has been rolling over much of the US, with temperatures set to eclipse 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the East Coast and 110 degrees in the Midwest over the weekend.The research approachThe main findingsMapping the larger trendsAstronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressingHere's how much you should tip in every situation15 ways you can use your phone...
The flood situation in Assam remained grim on Friday as 11 more people died taking the toll to 47, while 48.87 lakh people were affected in 27 of the 33 districts. A total of 1.79 lakh hectare agricultural land was submerged and around 90 per cent of rhino habitats — the Kaziranga National Park and the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary — are under water, officials said.
Oil prices steadied on Friday after steep losses in the previous session, supported by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, but weighed by concerns slowing economic growth could dent global oil demand.
July 19, 2019 10:51 PM HANOI (DPA) - Vietnam has called on China to remove an oil exploration ship from disputed waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the government announced on Friday (July 19).
Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters. Vietnam and China have for years long been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters in the South China Sea.
China could prevent 330,000 premature deaths a year by 2050 by cutting its ozone-forming gas emissions by 60 per cent, according to a joint study by American and Chinese researchers.The research, led by scientists at Columbia University in New York, also found that more cuts in greenhouse gas emissions would further reduce premature deaths of adults caused by surface ozone.Following the country’s progress in recent years in combating air pollutants, especially fine particulates PM2.5 and PM10,…
Vietnam said on Friday a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts had conducted activities in Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf that violated its sovereignty.
The tiger found shelter in a house as floods ravage the Kaziranga National Park in India's Assam state.
Camden council officials say they intend to implement at least some of the panel’s ideas Britain’s first climate assembly culminates on Saturday when 56 north Londoners will decide on measures they want their council to enact to confront the climate crisis. Camden’s Citizens Assembly , convened to interrogate what locals, neighbourhoods and the council can do for the environment, is deliberating action that would reduce fossil fuel usage in homes, public buildings and on roads. Continue reading...
The agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef broke ranks with Australia’s conservative government to call for the “strongest and fastest possible action” against climate change to save the world heritage marine wonder. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, a government body, said in a study released this week that an urgent reduction in … Continued
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on Wednesday named an energy efficiency and sustainability official to Michigan's regulatory body that oversees utilities and telecommunication companies.
Demand for oil tankers could fall by more than a third in a world where global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a new analysis from Maritime Strategies International (MSI).
Texas oil and gas officials have proposed sweeping new rules for rural gathering lines, which are currently unregulated.
Two New York investors are pitching the world's largest carbon capture project for the San Juan coal plant in northwest New Mexico. That $1 billion proposal is attracting attention and scorn, but will it work?
One panel of judges will hear two appeals involving climate damages in California, marking an incremental victory for the oil companies being sued.
Scientists were already investigating the role of climate change as a blistering heat wave crackled across France last month, pushing temperatures in some areas beyond what's been seen: 114 degrees Fahrenheit.
Greenhouse gas emissions will spike today as temperatures along the East Coast approach triple digits and grid operators fire up nearly all of their power plants to help Americans beat the heat.
India’s ambitious plan to take the leadership position among nations as one of largest producers of renewable energy may have run into some unfavorable weather.
Even short-haul flights produce huge amounts of CO2, figures show Continue reading...
JAKARTA: Toyota Motor Corp will lead 50 trillion rupiah ($3.6 billion) in investments that global carmakers have pledged to plough into Indonesia’s electric-vehicle programme in the next five years, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.
Filed under: Forecasts, US, Weather The average temperature in June soared to its highest level on record, and experts predict that July could follow the same pattern. Several reports released this week confirmed that June was the hottest month on record. Climate experts have predicted that based on the data, July could also break global heat records. On Thursday, the US National Weather Service issued a national advisory warning that dangerous heat and humidity was to be expected across the country. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The average temperature in June soared to its highest level on record, and experts predict that July could follow the same pattern. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Roman Ruzhechko, a suspect in a Russian probe into a major oil pipeline contamination earlier this year, has asked for political asylum in Lithuania, a Vilnius district court spokesman told Reuters on Friday.
French utility EDF may have to shut down electricity generation at its 2,600 megawatt (MW) Golfech nuclear power plant in the south of France from Tuesday July 23 because of high temperatures forecast on the Garonne river.
Courtesy Bardea After a shift, what is your favorite guilty pleasure to eat? “I have a weakness for ice cream. I try to limit how many times I eat it a week, but I usually like to treat myself to a scoop of gelato after any great service.” Is there one dish you won’t cook? “I don’t think there’s a dish I would never cook. I always like a challenge. It’s fun to have a vision and then put that vision into motion with the team. That’s my favorite part of what I do.” All-time favorite spice. “Cardamom. I love how warming and inviting it is. Once you smell it for the first time it will be an aroma you never forget.” Read more at The Daily Beast.
[New Zimbabwe] An MP has called on government to put in place mechanisms that would allow relatives of death victims of Cyclone Idai and survivors of the natural disaster to access relevant identity documents in the form of deaths and birth certificates which were destroyed during the storm.
The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said.
Oil prices rose on Friday as tensions brewed again in the Middle East after a U.S. Navy ship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows.
[Nation] African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Raila Odinga wants countries in the continent to invest more in renewable energy to create jobs for the youth.
19 July 1961 Conservationist pioneer Mervyn Cowie works tirelessly to set up national parks, despite opposition from the British colonial territories Nairobi, July 18 One of the little jokes of the last Kenya Parliament was the way Mervyn Cowie , a nominated member, was often referred to as “the Member for Wild Animals.” In this Parliament there is no place for the director of Kenya’s National Parks. Yet the plight of his wild animals is worse today than he has ever known before. The immediate causes are those afflicting every farmer – the unprecedented devastation of grazing by army-worm and two years of terrible drought. But there is an even larger danger in the background: the indifference of African politicians to game preservation and the prospect that after independence they...
Electric vehicles are touted to be the more eco-friendly option for land transportation but their benefits will be for naught if their power increases the carbon footprint anyway. Ideally, EVs will also get their from renewable sources, particularly solar power. That is exactly the spiel that Tesla is making in announcing its latest V3 Supercharger station right on Vegas strip … Continue reading
NSW to offer households interest-free loans of up to $14,000 to install solar and storage, but concerns raised about cost benefits and if it will repeat problems in Victoria.
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Oil prices rose nearly 2% on Friday as tensions brewed again in the Middle East after a U.S. Navy ship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows.
July 19, 2019 10:20 AM SYDNEY (AFP) - The agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef broke ranks with Australia's conservative government to call for the "strongest and fastest possible action" against climate change to save the world heritage marine wonder.
The trolls are out and hunting in packs. One solar industry veteran has decided to fight back.
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July 19, 2019 8:10 AM NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Two thirds of the United States is expected to bake under what could be record high temperatures heading into the weekend. As a result, government agencies have issued warnings that can feel ominous.
OFFICIALS are calculating the number of dodgy carbon credits New Zealand used in meeting its emissions reduction target, raising the prospect that the country might yet make good on its actions.
The past two weeks have in my opinion exposed the biggest climate change problem in this country. Cows? Nope. Cars? Nope. I believe it's the National Party.
This would be laughable if it wasn't ...
Most emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) are linked to the use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser in agriculture, highlighting a need for agricultural management practices that reduce emissions while maintaining agronomic productivity. A new study has assessed the long-term impact of conventional tillage (CT — where soil is prepared for agriculture via mechanical agitation) and no-tillage (NT) systems on soil N2O emissions and crop productivity in rain-fed Mediterranean conditions. The findings show that, over a period of 18 years, mean yield-scaled (i.e. per unit grain yield) soil N2O emissions (YSNE) were 2.8 to 3.3 times lower under NT than CT. The researchers therefore recommend NT as a suitable strategy by which to balance agricultural productivity with lower soil N2O emissions in rain-fed Mediterranean...
Oil prices climbed around 2% on Friday after the U.S. Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows, again raising tensions in the Middle East.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.-China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday declined to ban a widely used pesticide associated with neurological problems in children.
The agency that manages the Great Barrier Reef broke ranks with Australia's conservative government to call for the "strongest and fastest possible action" against climate change to save the world heritage marine wonder. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, a government body, said in a study released this week that an urgent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, both nationally and globally, was needed to protect the future of the reef. Rising sea temperatures linked to climate change have killed off large areas of coral in the 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) reef, a UN-listed World Heritage site, that suffered back-to-back coral bleaching in 2016 and 2017.
Across South Florida, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the big lizard. At their yearly gathering to talk about invasive species this week, more than 200 scientists from universities, state and federal agencies and national parks said the spike in big lizard sightings has caught them by surprise. In addition to green iguanas and tegus, nile monitor lizards, water monitors, spiny-tailed iguanas and rhinoceros iguana appear to be spreading. "We're really seeing this kind of surge in a number of these large lizard species in South Florida," said Jennifer Nestler, a project manager at the University of Florida's Croc Docs lab. Reports of Nile monitors led the team to a water monitor and a spiny-tailed iguana, she said. "It's a little bit surprising, but we're glad that we're learning about them...
Friday: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says only the ‘strongest and fastest’ action on climate change will save the reef. Plus: US destroys Iranian drone Good morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Friday 19 July. Continue reading...
The Environment Protection Agency said other environmental groups failed to prove that a ban was warranted.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it will not ban the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been linked to health issues in children, from use on U.S.-grown fruits and vegetables. The agency denied the petition by a dozen environmental groups, led by Earthjustice, to ban the pesticide. The Obama administration's EPA had banned the use of chlorpyrifos in 2015 after it decided it could not be certain whether exposure to the chemical in food and water would be harmful.
States will be required to spend agreed portion of procurement budget on recycled materials for public projects The federal government is preparing to unveil “ambitious” new targets that will require all states and territories to spend a portion of their procurement budgets on recycled materials for public projects. New waste reduction minister, Trevor Evans, who is the first person to hold the portfolio at a federal level, said he would seek agreement from state and territory environment ministers for the new target at their next meeting, expected before the end of the year. Continue reading...
The Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project says the province's largest oil and gas companies are underestimating how much it will cost to clean up thousands of oil and gas wells drilled over past decades.
Met says it is working with CPS on more than 900 cases from environmental protests Police have accused Extinction Rebellion of causing “high level” disruption and called for courts to pass sentences big enough to deter them from causing fresh chaos, as the environmental group braces itself for mass prosecutions of its activists. Laurence Taylor, the deputy assistant commissioner in charge of protest policing for the Metropolitan force, said last April’s mass civil disobedience, when thousands of activists occupied four sites across London, saw 90 of the people being arrested only to be released and rejoin the protests. Taylor said police were talking to the government about tougher and clearer powers. Continue reading...
Turkeler and RT Enerji have chosen GE Renewable Energy to supply equipment for five onshore wind farms being built in Turkey.
EPA today said it will not ban use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on crops, a move that likely will spark more legal challenges from health and farmworker advocates.
In times of climate change, reducing carbon dioxide and plastic bottles is a big topic. But this could be a sore spot for many Germans.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Muiru, Kenya -Rising fossil fuel prices combined with a ban on harvesting firewood in Kenya's forests is causing the problem, officials say
Environmental Justice and National Environmental Groups Advance a Historic Joint Climate Platform Washington, D.C. — To confront the widening dangers of our climate crisis, leading U.S. environmental justice and national environmental groups today are advancing for the first time an Equitable and...
Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said Thursday he had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London aimed at defusing tensions around an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil being held in the British territory's waters. In a statement, Picardo's government said the meeting took place on Wednesday and to discuss the continued detention of the Grace One tanker "and to seek to de-escalate all aspects of the issues arising". It did not identify which Iranian officials participated.
Iran says that its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy has seized a foreign-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, alleging that the ship was smuggling 1 million liters (264,000 gallons) of fuel. Iranian state news outlets report that the ship had a crew of 12 aboard. The vessel was seized south of Larak Island in the Strait of Hormuz, according to the state-run IRNA news agency . The island sits less than 20 miles off the Iranian mainland, south of Bandar Abbas. As quoted by Iran's semi-official Fars news outlet , the Iranian military said in a statement Thursday that the tanker was on its way "to deliver the smuggled fuel received from the Iranian dhows to foreign ships in farther areas but it failed thanks to the IRGC Naval forces' vigilance." Without naming the tanker, the military...
Sarah Green and Laura Hughes raised concerns over impact on Colne Valley near London Two environmental protesters campaigning against the HS2 high-speed rail link have walked free from court after a prosecution against them collapsed. Sarah Green, 63, a Green party member, and Laura Hughes, 37, of Extinction Rebellion, were both charged with aggravated trespass for protesting against work HS2 was carrying out in the Colne Valley nature reserve in Hillingdon, London, home to a variety of fauna and flora including bats, owls and osprey. Continue reading...
In late 2018, I put out the call to see how many fellow energy nerds I could gather to indulge me in combining my passion for energy analysis and clean power policy with my love of fantasy sports. By the end of January 2019, I had my cast of characters who somehow thought this idea was as fun as I did (isn’t the Internet the greatest tool for finding people who share your interests?) and I released my Draft Preview. Coordinating this draft among 14 different teams with different time zones and schedules chock-full of actually helping to save the planet proved no easy task, but by the end of March we had conducted 5 rounds of picks for a total of 70 selections in this Inaugural Fantasy Energy League!
It is barely the middle of the month, but the verdict is in: July has been hot. In recent weeks, climate scientists have monitored a freak heatwave in the Canadian Arctic, droughts around Harare and Chennai and forest fires across southern France that have sent holidaymakers fleeing from their burning campgrounds. Against this eerie backdrop, […]
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July 18, 2019 1:48 PM LONDON (REUTERS) - Governments could stop the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with "artificial snow", according to a study released on Wednesday (July 17).
Drilling rights to all of the 78 million acres of available federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will be offered for auction to oil and gas companies next month, in the second federal offshore oil and gas lease sale this year.
A developer hoping to build an offshore wind farm appealed directly to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt today to end delays on an environmental assessment it says would derail the project entirely if not completed by the end of the summer.
A federal judge today signed off on the single largest coal-fired power plant closure since 2010.
Submerged sculptures and others that appear at low tide to be installed at several Queensland sites, as part of a project that also aims to rehabilitate sections of the reef From a colour-changing figure warning of warming seas to a sunken skeletal greenhouse encrusted with coral, a new museum of underwater art in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef marine park aims to raise awareness of the threatened ecosystem – and rehabilitate parts of the reef. Created by British sculptor and environmentalist Jason deCaires Taylor, the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) will feature partially and fully submerged installations and sculptures that will become sites for coral and marine life regeneration. Continue reading...
The Environment Affairs Authority in Hurghada filed on Thursday a claim against the General Petroleum Company over a Ras Gharib oil spill in the north of the Red Sea governorate. The director of Amer Field, affiliated with the company, was implicated in the claim. The Environment Affairs Authority referred to the report it had prepared … Continued
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Researchers deploy autonomous underwater vehicles to improve forecasts By Evan Lubofsky | July 18, 2019 Hurricane Florence. Image courtesy of…
The report said the oil tanker was intercepted in south of Iran's Larak Island in the Strait of Hormuz.
Ten years ago, associate climate minister Tim Groser was hopeful some sort of agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol would be negotiated in Copenhagen later that year. | Read the story here
Russia has said it may join a European Union payment system aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal if it is expanded to include oil purchases. The system, called Instex, is designed to facilitate payments to Iran despite the US trade sanctions reimposed on the country after Donald Trump pulled out of the landmark agreement in 2018. With its economy reeling from the US blockage of crucial oil exports, Iran said this month it would begin enriching more uranium than allowed by the “joint comprehensive plan of action”. Tensions with the United States and United Kingdom have risen following several attacks on tankers in the Gulf. Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign oil tanker that was “smuggling fuel”. In a not-so-subtle reference to the United States, Vladimir Putin's spokesman...
About climate change, or the environment, or any of those life-or-death abstract things.
Oil initially rose more than 1% on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, but prices gradually lost their gains as it emerged that the vessel had only a small cargo and was detained on Sunday for fuel smuggling.
Eric Herbert, the face of Brisbane's Extinction Rebellion movement, was arrested on public nuisance and traffic obstruction charges on Wednesday following climate change protests.
Before a federal meeting on Thursday, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze spoke out in favour of making flights in Germany more expensive to cut CO2 emissions.
The broadly worded document is called the 'Equitable and Just National Climate Platform.'
Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for energy exports.
Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana have petitioned the Trump administration to overrule a Washington state law that imposes safety restrictions on oil shipped by rail from the Northern Plains.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.
President Trump's EPA echoed a call yesterday by Clean Power Plan critics to drop a long-dormant legal battle over the Obama-era climate regulation.
Climate change is today’s existential threat.
New research on lead pollution trapped in Arctic ice is revealing how plagues, wars and the climate affected the economy of Medieval Europe.
India's ambitious plan to take the leadership position among nations as one of the largest producers of renewable energy may have run into some unfavorable weather.
The federal government is ill-prepared to shoulder what could be a trillion-dollar fiscal crisis associated with extreme weather, floods, wildfires and other climate disasters through 2100, federal investigators have found.
One of the most important climate change metrics — the "carbon budget" — may also be among the most confusing.
In a hypothetical future, the once-pristine Antarctic landscape is cluttered with cutting-edge machinery to help refreeze the desolate continent. Scientists see it as an extreme measure to avoid catastrophic sea-level rise.
Fossil fuel interests, pro-gun groups, foreign delegations and all manner of allies visit the Trump International Hotel to cozy up to the administration, say watchdogs On 25 July, the conservative Heartland Institute is slated to host a one-day meeting at the Trump International Hotel, just a few blocks from the White House. It will feature leading climate science deniers who will discuss issues like “the benefits of ending the Democrats’ war on fossil fuels”, according to the institute. Last month, as Donald Trump was kicking off his 2020 campaign and boasting again of “draining the swamp” of Washington’s powerful lobbyists and elites, a couple of dozen oil and gas executives with the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance were checking into the president’s hotel before a day of schmoozing with...
Oil edged lower Wednesday unable to shake off the downbeat mood of the last two days in response to a sharp rise in U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline, pointing to weak demand during the summer driving season in the United States.
Inquiry to address problems including aviation emissions and traffic in UK and abroad Holidaymakers’ responsibility for foul beaches, overcrowding, traffic, aeroplane emissions and other environmental impacts will come under parliamentary scrutiny. The inquiry into the environmental cost of tourism and transport will consider whether the UK government should play a greater role in offsetting the waste and damage caused by the tens of millions of Britons who go on holiday overseas each year. Continue reading...
I often hear it bemoaned that the public discussion on human-caused global warming is so politically polarized. I often hear people suggest that human-caused global warming is simply a matter of pure science and thus there should be no divisions … Continue reading →
Oil prices were mixed on Thursday with U.S. crude extending losses after falling in the previous session after data showed U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline rose sharply last week, suggesting weak demand during the peak driving season.
( Zoological Society of London ) A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled to arrive for the first time on UK shores because of climate change over the last 10 years (2008-2018) -- as revealed in a new study published today by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London).
As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?
A photo of Thwaites Glacier taken during a reconnaissance flight. (Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation)
Climate change is melting the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. A recent swell in warm ocean water on the western side of the continent is eating away at two predominant glaciers, Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier. And the retreating glaciers mean the entire larger ice sheet could disintegrate, leading to a 10-foot rise in sea level around the world. This surge in water levels imperils
Oil prices fell on Thursday, extending declines into a fourth day, after official data showed U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline rose sharply last week, suggesting weak demand during the peak driving season.
An Oklahoma home damaged in 2011 during an earthquake that was likely spawned by injecting wastewater during fossil fuel extraction. (Credit: USGS)
Earthquakes used to be uncommon in Middle America. But in the last decade, quakes numbers have skyrocketed in Oklahoma and Kansas. The major uptick in seismic activity has risen alongside the growth of oil and gas production in the area. When fossil fuel companies dispose of wastewater by injecting it into underground wells, the increased pressur
This year, Scotland generated enough wind energy to power nearly twice as many homes as there currently are in the country.
Scientists say the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet - which would threaten many cities with catastrophic flooding - may be prevented by covering it in trillions of tons of artificial snow.
Submission to government review calls for urgent uptake of electric vehicles, a boost to public transport and tightening of efficiency standards Australia should dramatically decrease its oil use to ward off a potential crisis by tightening fuel-efficiency standards, introducing electric vehicle targets and increasing public transport use, the Australia Institute has warned. As of December 2018, Australia held only 18 days of petrol, 22 days of diesel and 23 days of jet fuel reserves, according to federal government figures. In the event of disruption, emergency powers to ration fuel stocks would take up to three weeks to kick in. Continue reading...
Corals stressed by heat and other environmental conditions can bleach, or kick out their life-giving algae companions. (Credit: sabangvideo/Shutterstock)
It’s been said time and time again that climate change is killing coral reefs. Rising ocean temperatures cause bleaching, which damages huge chunks of coral ecosystems from Australia to the southern United States.
But heat isn’t the only reason reefs are dying. Nitrogen runoff from human activities could be damaging corals around the wo
Dr Joeri Rogelj is a lecturer in climate change and the environment at the Grantham...
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"The UK recently adopted a legislative 2050 target for ‘net-zero’ climate-changing emissions. Other countries are also moving towards similar goals. Such targets are hugely welcome in the face of growing climate change impacts. Yet delivering ‘net-zero’ depends not only on accelerated mitigation, but also critically on the development and deployment of carbon removal techniques. This creates something of a dilemma." LINK
The top scientific integrity official from the Environmental Protection Agency was barred from attending a Congressional hearing on scientific integrity on Wednesday.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler -- a booster of transferring more power to states -- made clear today he sees certain limits to the effectiveness of cooperative federalism, taking aim at Democrat-controlled New York and California for recent energy and environmental actions.
In a bid to save money, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has recommended reducing the number of inspections it performs for nearly 100 reactors at 60 nuclear power plants across the United States.
Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with 'artificial snow,' a study found on Wednesday.
The risk of collisions between Chinese vessels and those from Malaysia and Vietnam in the South China Sea has been heightened in recent weeks as China has tried to obstruct the two countries’ oil and gas exploration, a Washington-based think tank said on Wednesday.The analysis comes with a stand-off simmering between Chinese and Vietnamese vessels at Vanguard Bank, a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands, risking an escalation of tensions and anti-China protests as it did five years ago.Beijing…
July 17, 2019 1:52 PM TAIPEI (REUTERS, DPA) - Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday (July 17) as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines cancelled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods from heavy rains as well as high seas.
Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo discussed the detained oil tanker Grace 1 with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Gibraltar said on Wednesday without giving details of the talks.
Deforestation threatens companies about as much as companies threaten forests, according to a report from the Climate Disclosure Project.
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died yesterday, leaves behind a robust environmental legacy that affects federal climate action and agency litigation to this day.
July 17, 2019 12:40 PM WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - Boosted by a historic heat wave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia, the average temperature of the planet soared to its highest level ever recorded in June.
These exceptional rainstorms appear to be part of a trend toward more extreme events connected to climate change.
July 17, 2019 12:13 PM MONTREAL (AFP) - Temperatures hit a record 69.8 deg F (21 deg C) in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 600 miles (966km) from the North Pole, the Canadian meteorology service has said.
Interruptions in radiation therapy caused by power outages may also lower the chances of long-term survival among lung cancer patients, new research suggests.
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Sending atmospheric CO2 into underground methane hydrates could clean the air and create revenue
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MONTREAL: Temperatures hit a record 69.8°F (21°C) in Alert, only 900 kilometres from the North Pole and the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet, the Canadian meteorology service said on Tuesday.
"n recent weeks, a new study by researchers at ETH Zurich has hit the headlines worldwide (Bastin et al. 2019). [...] Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true. Because apples are compared to oranges and important feedbacks in the Earth system are forgotten. With a few basic facts about the CO2 increase in our atmosphere this is easy to understand. Mankind is currently blowing 11 billion tonnes of carbon (gigatonnes C, abbreviated GtC) into the air every year in the form of CO2 – and the trend is rising." LINK
Temperatures hit a record 69.8 degrees Fahrenheit in Alert, the northernmost permanently inhabited spot on the planet less than 600 miles from the North Pole, the Canadian meteorology service said Tuesday. “It’s quite phenomenal as a statistic, it’s just one example among hundreds and hundreds of other records established by global warming,” Armel Castellan, a … Continued
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The slower-moving impacts of a changing climate are with us all the time. And we have the power to respond to them.
Extinction Rebellion radicals brought central Brisbane to a standstill on Wednesday morning for the second time in two days and are planning more chaos until coal power is banned.
A judge has temporarily barred two county commissioners in Nebraska from voting on a permit for a 19-turbine wind farm west of Kilgore.
The Trump administration's energy leasing push could spur emissions that would rival the total annual output of all 28 countries in the European Union, the Wilderness Society said in a study released at a hearing yesterday of a House Natural Resources subcommittee.
A group of U.S. wind tower manufacturers are pushing for tariffs on imported wind components, a move that some researchers say could raise costs for new projects by as much as 10% at a time the industry is already under pressure.
City Centre Motor Inn is certified carbon neutral for its business operations and accommodation service
Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the European Commission president yesterday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.
When it comes to climate change, Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has a secret weapon none of her Democratic rivals can match — the ability to talk to the middle of the country about the threat of a warming planet.
The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) is speeding up the process for a long-delayed coal-fired power plant in Chachoengsao province as newly appointed Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong takes the ministry's helm.
More than 80% of California's iconic Joshua trees are likely to die at the hands of drought and fire over the next 50 years — but there's still time to save them from extinction.
Retired Lt Gen Russel Honoré commands what he’s named the ‘Green Army’ against toxic pollution in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Retired Lt Gen Russel Honoré knows a stupid plan when he sees one. It was the day after Hurricane Katrina had wrought catastrophic flooding in the city of New Orleans in August 2005, and Honoré – a veteran of Desert Storm in the first Gulf war – had just been appointed the commander of a joint task-force to lead the recovery. The heat was sweltering. There were some 16,000 residents stranded at the city’s Superdome football stadium and Honoré’s orders were to get them evacuated as soon as possible. The building had been compromised by the storm. It was over-crowded and supplies were spotty. Continue reading...
COMMENT: If talk was hot air then this Government would need to be part of the Emissions Trading Scheme and being paying large penalties for destroying the planet.
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July 17, 2019 5:00 AM LONDON • Most big companies are failing to report the damage their operations are doing to forests, despite committing to lighten their footprint under wider efforts to tackle climate change, according to a report published yesterday.
Oil prices on Wednesday regained little ground lost in the previous session, weighed down by industry data suggesting U.S. crude inventories fell less than expected.
10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID
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The Republicans' scruples have eroded faster than the polar ice cap.
Record temperatures across much of the world over the past two weeks could make July the hottest month ever measured on Earth, according to climate scientists.The past fortnight has seen freak heat in the Canadian Arctic, crippling droughts in Chennai and Harare and forest fires that forced thousands of holidaymakers to abandon campsites in southern France and prompted the air force in Indonesia to fly cloud-busting missions in the hope of inducing rain.If the trends of the first half of this…
Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday. China's U-shaped "nine-dash line" marks a vast expanse of the South China Sea that it claims, including large swathes of Vietnam's continental shelf where it has awarded oil concessions. One of the oil blocks it surveyed is licensed by Vietnam to Spanish energy firm Repsol , which was forced last year and in 2017 to cease operations in Vietnamese waters because of pressure from China.
Market Forces seeks the support of super funds for its shareholder resolution pushing AGL to accelerate its transition out of coal.
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Hot water is killing Florida's coral reefs. But it's not the only factor bleaching them white.
Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines canceled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods and high seas.
A report from the Interim Climate Change Committee suggesting a special levy and rebate scheme for farmers, which would come into force in 2025, has been widely supported by the primary sector. However ...
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.
Millions of pounds of extra funding has been announced to help maximise the economic benefit to Scotland from the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure.
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