Swiss voters' concerns about climate change look set to give the environmentalist Greens strong gains in a parliamentary election on Sunday that could dilute the center-right's grip on power.
October 20, 2019 3:43 PM VIENNA/LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Solar and wind power could be in for another boost once policy makers begin accounting for the vast volumes of water needed to keep the lights on.
CALLS are being renewed for more decisive and strategic actions to be implemented to mitigate the onslaught of climate change in the region and establish resilience against natural disasters, which are being touted as the new normal.
Thousands of people work to remove oil and tar from beaches as source of spill remains unclear.
October 20, 2019 5:00 AM The night Typhoon Hagibis struck Miyagi prefecture, bringing record rainfall, retiree Katsushi Okazaki and his family decided to weather the storm in their home perched on a hill in Marumori town.
Some of Japan’s eastern and northeastern regions are bracing for possibly more floods and landslides this weekend, as heavy rain could drench areas that are still reeling from the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in decades.In Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, 110 millimetres of rain per hour was recorded on Saturday morning, while at least 28 homes and stores were confirmed inundated in Mie Prefecture, central Japan, with a river overflowing, according to local governments.A low-pressure…
Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall Saturday on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve off Florida's northern Gulf Coast in a lightly populated area of the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Nestor was expected to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to drought-stricken inland areas on its march across a swath of the U.S. Southeast.
The International Monetary Fund is examining the impact of climate on the world's financial markets and whether it is priced into market valuations, the head of the global lender's markets division said on Saturday.
Palm oil plantations have led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia. But now some farmers are turning to a different crop — damar, a kind of anti-palm oil, grown in forest-based farms.
Some of Japan’s eastern and northeastern regions are bracing for the chance of more floods and landslides, as heavy rain could drench areas that are ...
Post-tropical cyclone Nestor made landfall in Florida on Saturday afternoon, bringing tornadoes that downed trees and shredded roofs in Gulf Coast towns and a storm surge that washed over streets.
Tropical Storm Nestor bore down on the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Saturday, threatening to hit an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael.
[Ghana Govt.] The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on local governments and the global community to come up with practical solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.
15 dead after Russian dam collapse floods workers’ dormitories
Rain, wind and the threat for isolated tornadoes are increasing across the southeastern United States as Tropical Storm Nestor nears landfall, which is expected to occur by midday Saturday.
Millions of colonies of farmed bees are used to help pollinate crops. It turns out they can escape and mate with local bees, producing offspring that may be vulnerable to climate change
Lynsay Spafford has set up 13 cameras at various sites around Nova Scotia, capturing six images per day of 300 trees, in an effort to study the impact of climate change on the fall foliage.
Prime minister suggests Coalition may commit to extra funding relief in Liberal party federal council speech Scott Morrison has indicated the federal government might be prepared to commit extra relief funding to drought-stricken communities, reaffirming the drought is the government’s top priority. In a triumphal speech to the Liberal party’s federal council in Canberra on Saturday, Morrison again said the drought was “the most pressing and biggest call on our budget”. Continue reading...
Richard Knack, Lisa Budney and Abigail Thomas all agree on one thing: Greta Thunberg is driving forward the global climate change discussion.
Inspired by the climate activism of Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, Jane Fonda says she's returned to civil disobedience in support of a Green New Deal. (Oct. 18)
Greens are hoping to come second in Sunday's Swiss elections, eyeing a climate change opportunity.
Hong Kong could become a climate action role model for the world by declaring a “climate emergency” and increasing adaptation measures, said two experts on Friday.Zhai Panmao and Hans-Otto Pörtner, co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) working group, were in the city to meet academics and engineers and discuss the latest findings in a recent report at a meeting hosted by the Hong Kong Observatory.The Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,…
A Canadian company has secured approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for a new and less toxic form of pesticide that's spread by bees and which could help revive global insect populations.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta’s oil sands as she took her message to the oil rich Canadian province
The 16-year-old Swede lent her voice to Albertans who care deeply about climate change. And make no mistake, there are a lot of them.
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For the second week in a row, Jane Fonda was arrested while protesting climate change in DC. Actor and co-star Sam Waterston was also arrested.
Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen has become Subtropical Storm Nestor as it moves over the Gulf of Mexico and toward Florida. Tropical storm conditions and a life-threatening storm surge are forecast to reach coastal areas of the panhandle and west-central Florida by Friday evening. Get the latest weather updates and forecast A Storm Surge Warning has been issued from Indian Pass to Clearwater Beach, where a large and expanding area of onshore tropical storm force winds are expected to push the water into the coast for hours. An inundation of three to five feet above normally dry ground is expected from Indian Pass to Crystal River, including the vulnerable low-lying areas around Cedar Key. An inundation of 2 to 4 feet of water above dry ground is possible from Crystal River to Clearwater...
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of protesters marching in Canada's energy heartland Alberta on Friday, as a smaller counter-rally led by a truck convoy of oil and gas workers also converged on the provincial capital Edmonton.
A weather disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has strengthened into Tropical Storm Nestor and should make landfall over the Florida Panhandle Friday night into Saturday.
In a release, the Green party said that increased international trade is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
The European Union, China, India and several other countries teamed up on Friday to coordinate rules and standards for trillions of dollars of private and public "green" investment needed over decades to prevent irreversible climate change.
Carlyle Group said on Friday it had dropped out as a stakeholder in Lone Star Ports LLC, which proposed a $1 billion crude oil export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas.
Researchers from a geosciences institute in France tracked levels of radioactive chlorine-36 over decades and found it hasn't decreased much in one particular area - Vostok.
Actors Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston were arrested today outside the Capitol, the second in a series of demonstrations Fonda has planned to protest climate change.
Williamson, 67, is a self-help author and motivational speaker who was an antiwar activist and worked with people with HIV and AIDS. She has embraced liberal policies on climate change, universal heal...
Britain has agreed to hold further talks with other European countries before deciding whether to approve energy giant Shell’s plans to decommission four disused oil rigs in the Atlantic
Design Museum, London As this fascinating show makes clear, colonising the Red Planet will require technical genius – plus an eye for fashion and coffee you can drink upside-down ‘Nuke Mars!” tweeted Elon Musk in August this year. Having launched a car into orbit and developed a self-landing rocket, the billionaire SpaceX founder seems to have set his sights on bombing the red planet . “T-shirt soon,” he added. But it wasn’t just another drug-induced whim. Musk has been contemplating the idea since 2015. By nuking the sky over the Martian poles every couple of seconds, he thinks he could create two tiny pulsing “suns” that would melt the ice and release vast amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It would essentially create an instant greenhouse effect, raising the temperature...
A weather disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Nestor before making landfall over the Florida Panhandle Friday night into Saturday.
Hilaire, Jérôme; Minx, Jan C.; Callaghan, Max W.; Edmonds, Jae; Luderer, Gunnar; Nemet, Gregory F. et al. (2019): Negative emissions and international climate goals—learning from and about mitigation scenarios. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02516-4. "Most recent evidence stresses the importance of future socio-economic conditions in determining the flexibility of NET deployment and suggests opportunities for hedging technology risks by adopting portfolios of NETs. Importantly, our thematic review highlights that there is a much richer set of findings on NETs than commonly reflected upon both in scientific assessments and available reviews. " LINK
Tropical Storm Nestor formed Friday over the central Gulf of Mexico and has officials in the southeastern United States on alert as forecasters warn the system could trigger dangerous storm surge flooding.
[IPS] Addis Ababa -"Special reports come to address issues that need deeper understanding and deeper research," Dr James Kairo, one of the lead authors of the 'Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,' a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told IPS.
How did a quarter of the U.S. population come to reject the idea that climate change is a human-made problem?
Nestor forms as the fourteenth named storm in the Atlantic and is expected to approach the northern Gulf Coast later on Friday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
A new green fund being set up by Indonesia should prioritize protecting its rainforests and creating a carbon trading program to help the country meet ...
Oil prices edged lower on Friday, as concerns about China's economy outweighed bullish signals from its refining sector, but losses were limited on hopes for progress toward a U.S.-China trade agreement.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) has created a task force to develop strategies to deal with climate change in the state.
EPA today formally published its denial of New York state's petition for federal help in curbing ozone-forming pollution from outside its borders.
Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney, who has broken with many in his party by calling for aggressive action on climate change, may now be ready to break with the GOP over the impeachment inquiry facing President Trump.
Farm and renewable fuel groups are upset over an Environmental Protection Agency proposal that they say will reduce the amount of biofuels that oil refiners are required to use next year.
A weather disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico was expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Nestor before making landfall over the Florida Panhandle Friday night into Saturday, bringing storm force winds, flooding and heavy rainfall.
France has unveiled its first floating solar power plant.
Reasons to be cheerful include signs that a renewables revolution could soon end rising demand for fossil fuels Oil has been a game-changer for humanity. It turbocharged more than a century of growth and destruction: people got bigger, went further, stayed warmer and lived longer. Oil powered travel, exploration, science, industry and innovation. But it also powered conflict, both as a fuel and a potential spoil. It exacerbated inequality. And it polluted – oceans, rivers, wildernesses and, of course, the atmosphere. Continue reading...
A climate-change protester climbed scaffolding around London's Big Ben tower at parliament on Friday, as nearly two weeks of action from the Extinction Rebellion group draws to a close.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Copenhagen -'Let us make no mistake, we are facing an urgent crisis. Climate change is moving faster than we are, exceeding worst-case projections.'
Sir Jonathon Porritt … we are not going to avoid climate change.
Direct action by protesters is the only thing that will push politicians into treating climate change as the crisis it is, says the chair of Air New Zealand's...
A budding tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, that could soon form into the 14th named system of the Atlantic hurricane season, has officials in the southeastern United States on alert.
A new study involving British Antarctic Survey researchers highlights the influence of krill (Euphausia superba) on atmospheric carbon levels. It is published in the journal Nature Communications today (18th October …
Defying a ban on protests, the anti-climate change group blocks a busy London junction.
Hurricanes + earthquakes? Scientists have described a new geophysical phenomenon.
Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 10 (6). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.623. "Despite growing recognition that Europe must adapt to climate variability and change, there is still limited evidence of adaptation implementation. At the same time, despite knowing that successful adaptation will be contingent on societal factors just as much as on technical ones, there has been very little research into social perceptions of adaptation technologies." LINK
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Ghana is committed to reducing her carbon footprints, and will contribute significantly towards helping to win the fight against Climate Change.
23 October 2019 09:00 – 10:30 am (Time in Costa Rica, CST) "The webinar will provide an overview of the main findings of the IPCC in relation to large scale CDR techniques, their governance challenges, all in in relation to Low Emission Development Strategies. The webinar will be held in Spanish." LINK
"As public opinion shifts, politicians are reacting by adopting new policies. One of the most popular is to set targets to reach “net zero” carbon emissions within a defined geographical border." LINK
No Deadline "The objective is to work on a methodology to assess whether “negative emissions” are really negative emissions in the global sense (physical negative net emissions)." LINK
[Namibian] THE market for non-certified charcoal producers will soon shut closed as international consumers demand that producers adhere to certain standards to ensure that no desertification and exploitation of workers take place.
Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital.Londoners have largely tolerated a series of peaceful protests...
MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF) says it has made a commitment to support the hurricane recovery and restoration efforts in The Bahamas, and announced the donation of US$75,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and US$50,000 to the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama.
A federal judge has approved a bankruptcy plan outlined by a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. that operates coal and nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Airborne emissions from oil and gas wells can cause health problems to people as far as 2,000 feet away from a drilling site, according to a study by Colorado regulators.
A federal judge's decision this week casts uncertainty over large areas of Western public land that the Trump administration has offered up to the oil and gas industry.
Oil companies were handed a setback yesterday when a panel of judges in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied their emergency bid to halt a climate nuisance case brought against them by the city of Boulder, Colo.
Partial carbon capture and storage for new coal-fired power plants is still the law of the land.
Three years and more than 4 million documents later, Exxon Mobil Corp. will go to trial next week to face accusations that it misled shareholders about the financial risks it faces from climate change.
Oil prices rose slightly on Friday as concern over an economic slowdown in China, the world's biggest oil consumer, was countered by bullish signals from both the Chinese and U.S. refining sectors.
Germany's power network agency said on Friday it had awarded licenses to build onshore wind turbines with the capacity to produce 204 megawatts (MW), after its Oct. 1 auction, aiming for a possible maximum of 675 MW, was again undersubscribed.
A potential closure of Alcoa's Portland smelter would have huge ramifications for the Australian grid. It would remove the biggest customer of brown coal, and ironically accelerate the transition to clean energy that it cannot afford to wait for.
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More than one in five shareholders support exiting groups ‘inconsistent’ with Paris climate goals More than one in five shareholders of mining giant BHP have backed a resolution calling on the company to resign its membership of any industry associations whose advocacy is “inconsistent” with the Paris climate change agreement. BHP’s board recommended shareholders vote against the resolution at its annual meeting in London, but 22% of shareholders voted in favour, with another 7% abstaining. Continue reading...
Alinta says solar power deal for Fortescue iron ore means proof that renewables can drive Australia’s economic powerhouses.
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Angus Taylor expects up to six new projects will be approved under the underwriting scheme before the end of the year, and is likely to favour fossil fuels.
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ACT climate change minister Shane Rattenbury outlines the territory’s zero emissions strategy for transport, starting with the government fleet.
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Indonesia's energy ministry allocated 9.59 million kilolitres (KL) of unblended biodiesel for its mandatory biofuel program in 2020, a ministerial decree released on Friday showed.
Title: Climate Change Raises Risk of Ebola Spread Category: Health News Created: 10/16/2019 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2019 12:00:00 AM
The weather 'disturbance' known as Tropical Cyclone 16 has a 90 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm some time tonight. Meteorologists are already calling it Tropical Storm Nestor.
Equivalent of 83m plastic bottles in often throwaway outfits sold by leading retailers An estimated 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste – equivalent to 83m bottles – will be generated from throwaway Halloween clothing sold by leading retailers in the UK this year research suggests. An investigation by Hubbub , an environmental charity, into the seasonal outfits available from 19 supermarkets and retailers – including Aldi , Argos, Asos, Amazon, Boden, John Lewis , M&S , Next, and Tesco – found that 83% of the material used was polluting oil-based plastic likely to end up in landfill. Continue reading...
In August, the Canadian government launched a new website called ClimateData.ca which "provides engineers, public health professionals, urban planners, mayors, and anyone else doing long-term planning with user-friendly climate change information, data, resources and tools" ( press release ). The website uses past weather data from 1950-2011 along with computer modelling to project the possible future impacts of climate change in Canada. Françoys Labonté, the Executive Director of Computer Research Insititue of Montréal (CRIM), one of the developers of the new web portal, said the website's purpose is "to provide Canadian leaders and managers with easy access to useful, actual and future climate data and information to assist them in anticipating and managing climate...
Climate change, gender balance and Quebec - the issues facing Canadians this election.
A protest by environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion sparked violence and disruption at a train station on Thursday. Before the sun had come up, some trains were at a standstill. Protesters had climbed atop the railcars; at least one grandfather had glued his hand to one. The actions, the latest in more than a week of public interventions, snarled Londoners' morning rush hour. Video from the scene shows an incensed commuter at the Canning Town station pulling one of the activists from atop the train down to the platform, where he became the center of a melee. Bystanders intervened to protect him. The protesters succeeded in drawing attention to their cause, but their choice to disrupt mass transit struck some as wrongheaded. "Why an electric train, though?" one man demanded of the...
Scientists have identified a new seismic phenomenon where hurricanes and major storms cause vibrations on the ocean floor equivalent to a magnitude 3.5 earthquake.
Ford said Thursday that it will offer access to 35,000 charging stations to buyers of its electric cars, including the to-come Mustang-inspired SUV.
Filed under: News, Environment, Science & Tech While scientists continue to warn that climate change poses an existential threat to the planet, President Trump won’t be talking about it at next year’s G-7 summit at one of his Florida golf resorts.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Climate now ‘top of the agenda’ for investors as airlines try to lower carbon emissions Escalating pressure from investors is pushing airlines to address environmental concerns, according to the International Air Transport Association (Iata), which acknowledged that the trend toward “flight-shaming” could weigh on the industry’s future growth. Speaking at a conference in London where airlines vied to demonstrate plans to decarbonise , Iata said the climate was now “top of the agenda” for investors. Continue reading...
October 17, 2019 4:58 PM LONDON (AFP) - British police said they arrested four people on Thursday (Oct 17) after climate change protesters tried to block the London Underground at rush hour.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV faces a $79.4 million civil penalty for failing to meet federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017, according to new data.
Dr Jemimah Njuki works on issues of gender equality in the rural economy including on agriculture and climate resilience. She is an Aspen New Voices Fellow.
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Elizabeth Warren doesn't just pose a threat to Wall Street. Her rising 2020 polling numbers are also striking fear in the heart of Big Oil.
Owner Vicky Horton, 31, from Torquay, Devon, was told to prepare for worst as conventional treatment was not working. But after a friend suggested giving Milo, 15, drops of CBD oil she claims he perked up.
Disrupting London trains was opposed by 72% of activists in poll, but has boosted coverage The climate protests during which one activist was dragged from the roof of a London Underground train by angry commuters had been discussed within Extinction Rebellion [XR] for weeks. But it was not until Wednesday morning, when a note was posted on the group’s website, that a decision appeared to have been taken. Continue reading...
Campaigns to encourage more sustainable and respectful travel are increasing, though some industry figures doubt their power to effect change Finland has become the latest destination to introduce a tourism pledge, asking visitors to the country to promise to respect its nature, culture and inhabitants. Forming part of a wider sustainability drive that focuses on Finnish values and traditions, such as embracing the outdoors, foraging and recycling, the pledge requires visitors to “be more like a Finn ” and includes the line “in my choices the climate comes first”. Continue reading...
Egypt’s President Abdel al-Sisi met with Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar on Saturday, where Assar presented results of the visit to China which saw the signing on a partnership agreement with Beijing for manufacturing electric cars in Egypt and transferring Chinese technology to Cairo. Spokesperson for the President Bassam Rady said that … Continued
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Market management just isn’t working. Instead of supporting oil prices, the kingdom’s output cuts are propping up higher-cost rivals.
THEY are the giants of the deep which spent more than four decades pumping billions of pounds worth of oil from the seabed.
October 20, 2019 6:24 AM ZURICH (REUTERS) - Swiss voters' concerns about climate change look set to give the environmentalist Greens strong gains in a parliamentary election on Sunday (Oct 20) that could dilute the centre-right's grip on power.
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...
October 19, 2019 9:33 PM MARUMORI - The night Typhoon Hagibis struck Miyagi prefecture, bringing record rainfall, retiree Katsushi Okazaki and his family decided to weather the storm in their home perched on a hill in Marumori town.
A few times a month, Marhana leaves the village of Krui in southern Sumatra and journeys deep into the woods. Then she finds a tree, lined with triangular holes, each hole dripping with crystalized sap. Marhana (like many Indonesians, she uses only a first name) takes a woven rattan rope and lassos up the tree, climbing higher and higher, chipping away at the sap using a tiny pickaxe. "This is the damar," she says in Indonesian, as she looks at the golden droppings. Marhana may see damar as her way to make a living, but agriculture experts see this rare commodity as something bigger. They see damar as a sort of anti-palm oil — a model to combat deforestation and climate change. Damar isn't a global household-name, but in Sumatra it goes way back. In the 1800s, Dutch colonists used the sap to...
A proposed sanctuary to protect reefs and marine life off east Antarctica was knocked back last year by nations including China and Russia Australia will push for a million square kilometres of the Antarctic ocean to be protected as a marine sanctuary at an international forum in Hobart this week. Bids to preserve a large area of pristine ocean off east Antarctica have struck opposition in the past, including at last year’s meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, where China, Russia and Norway played a part in blocking the proposal. Continue reading...
Strong winds and storm surge threatened the Florida Panhandle Saturday as Tropical Storm Nestor began to move inland along the coast.
Amid the threat of rain Saturday, 16 Extinction Rebellion protesters gathered in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park to call for action on climate change.The protest follows a ...
In Ohio, the fight over a nuclear and coal bailout is getting weirder by the day.
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said climate change remains the biggest threat to the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially in Africa.
Greta Thunberg joined thousands of protesters marching in Canada's energy heartland Alberta yesterday as a counter-rally led by a truck convoy of oil and gas workers converged on Edmonton.
Strengthening public order laws could be ‘shocking assault on right to protest’, warn civil rights lawyers Letter: Extinction Rebellion’s right to protest must be respected Government and police have held talks to strengthen public order laws to allow a tougher crackdown on future Extinction Rebellion (XR) climate demonstrations in what civil rights lawyers warn would be a “a shocking assault on the right to protest.” The move, which comes as XR’s two-week “uprising” drew to a close on Friday, follows widespread criticism of the Metropolitan police after officers implemented a city wide ban on the protests earlier this week. Continue reading...
Emperor penguins huddle on the sea ice of Atka Bay; a bison shivers in the snow; and a Tibetan fox and a marmot meet unexpectedly. Photos / Stefan Christmann, Max Waugh and Yongqing Bao Photographers have given us a glimpse into life...
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg stayed away from any direct criticism of Alberta's oil sands and did not comment on Canada's election as she took her message to the oil-rich Canadian province on Friday. "We cannot allow this crisis to continue to be a partisan, political question,'' Thunberg said in a speech before a big crowd outside the provincial legislature.
U.S. oil major Chevron Corp said late on Friday it is optimistic about maintaining a presence in Venezuela even amid U.S. sanctions on the country and state oil company PDVSA as part of Washington's effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Dozens of protesters took to the streets of downtown Vancouver during rush hour Friday evening to highlight the urgency of climate change action.
Thunberg's speech to thousands of protesters was punctuated by a counter-rally organized by a pro-oil group. Thunberg's visit comes days before an election in which climate change promises to be a contentious issue.
More parks, more parks management, and more resiliency against sea-level rise might be the key to Downtown Fort Lauderdale's future development, according to The Urban Land Institute . The real estate research group presented its big ideas to improve the city to residents and development leaders Friday, a fter an advisory panel of experts spent a week studying the city's downtown core. The plan involves more parks, hiring more staff and updating existing green space to adapt to a hotter climate. The panelists looked at how to make density more livable, and how to manage future downtown growth, when the current urban core is reaching its limits. "We've got great opportunities to really integrate programming that really kind of educates and informs and celebrates water and the change that's going...
Russia plans to pay more attention to the impact climate change is having on its vast permafrost area.Thawing of once permanently frozen ground covering more than half of Russia is putting buildings, pipelines and other infrastructure at risk of damage. With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, that is a big problem. The economic loss is 50 billion to 150 billion roubles (US$2.3 billion) a year, said Alexander Krutikov, deputy minister for the Far East and Arctic…
The Cabinet adopted an ordinance Friday designating Typhoon Hagibis an extraordinary “specified” disaster so that the people and businesses affected by the storm can be ...
At least 25,000 hectares on Honshu were confirmed flooded after deadly Typhoon Hagibis devastated 10 prefectures with record-breaking rainfall and strong winds last weekend, the ...
Climate activists from the Extinction Rebellion group have staged a “die in” at Glasgow Central railway station as part of a nationwide day of protests.
Jane Fonda clashed with cops in Washington D.C. once again as she was arrested for the second time during a climate change rally with her Grace and Frankie costar Sam Waterston.
How does Australia rank on a global scale for its policies on education, employment, immigration and climate change? Katharine Murphy talks to Andrew Wear, a Victorian public servant and author who is looking to foreign countries for inspiration on policy. Wear discusses how Australia is a global leader in immigration, but risks falling behind in other areas. Continue reading...
Brazil's public prosecutor's office requested the government be forced to activate its national plan to minimize damages caused by an oil spill contaminating the nation's northeast coast, including popular tourist beaches. It alleges the government's response has thus far been "silent, inert, inefficient and ineffective" in the face of the spreading crude. Prosecutors from the nine states whose coasts have been sullied by the sludge - whose origin remains unknown - asked the federal justice system to grant the government a 24-hour period to activate the plan and set a daily fine equivalent to nearly $250,000 for failure to comply.
Tropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Florida's Gulf Coast on Friday, packing life-threatening storm surge, with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could collapse in high winds.
Dozens of climate change activists boarded two buses at Calgary's North Hill Centre on Friday for a three hour ride to join Swedish activist Greta Thunberg for a march and rally at the Alberta Legislature.
Tropical Storm Nestor will bring the risk of a "life-threatening" storm surge, heavy rain and strong winds to the Florida Panhandle.
South Florida artists and performers came together Thursday night to fight climate change at The Frank art gallery in Pembroke Pines. The exhibit, known as “Art for the Earth: Artists on Climate Change”, featured a theatrical performance, visual artwork and spoken poetry. “Our artists are trying to talk to people about climate change in a way that invites dialogue,” said Taryn Nicoll, chief curator at The Frank gallery. “The goal is to talk about environmental conservation and how it affects people in their own lives.” The Frank gallery hosted the free event in partnership with the Broward County Cultural Division and Broward County Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division. The showcase is part of the international Climate Change Theatre Action series, which promotes the work...
Carlyle Group has dropped out as a stakeholder in Lone Star Ports LLC, which proposed a $1 billion crude oil export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas, a port official said on Friday.
Scottish Power boss says UK regulator needs reform after refusing investment for electric vehicle charging The energy regulator has been accused by Scottish Power of hindering the UK’s electric vehicle rollout due to its “colossal disconnect” with Britain’s climate policies. Keith Anderson, the chief executive of the “big six” energy company, said businesses in the sector could do more to help the UK become a carbon neutral economy, but efforts are being held back by Ofgem’s outdated regulation. Continue reading...
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites have revealed new cracks, or rifts, in the Pine Island Glacier – one of the primary ice arteries in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The two large rifts were first spotted in early 2019 and have each rapidly grown to approximately 20 km in length.
Protester Ben Atkinson scales scaffolding on Houses of Parliament without ropes An Extinction Rebellion protester has unfurled banners halfway up Big Ben after climbing scaffolding around the Westminster clock tower, as part of the final protests of the group’s “October rebellion”. The organisation said the climber – who made his ascent “free solo”, or without ropes – was Ben Atkinson, a 43-year-old tree surgeon. Wearing a jacket and tie, and what appeared to be a Boris Johnson-type wig, he was first spotted on the structure at about 3.30pm. Continue reading...
Nordenskjold Glacier in 1993 and 2019 Landsat images. Red arrow is the 1989 terminus location, yellow arrows the 2019 terminus location. Purple arrow is a tributary that has separated. Point #1 and #3 is expanding bedrock ribs. Point #2 is an impounded glacial lake. Nordenskjold Glacier is a tidewater glacier flowing into Cumberland East Bay on the east coast of South Georgia, Island. Cook et al (2010) and Gordon et al (2008) noted …
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Filed under: Entertainment, Celebrity, Celebrity Crime/Court Jane Fonda's second "Fire Drill Friday" went according to plan — the Oscar-winning actress was arrested at the Capitol Building. Fonda, who was hauled in by police last week, is attempting to bring awareness to the climate crisis. Friday's protest focused on the Green New Deal. Fonda's Grace and Frankie co-star, Sam Waterston, was in attendance at Friday's demonstration and was arrested for the first time.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
[IPS] Nairobi -Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. This is clear when it comes to water, for instance. The Global Commission on Adaptation Report launched at the United Nations General Assembly last week states that the number of people who may lack sufficient water, at least one month per year, will soar from 3.6 billion today to more than 5 billion by 2050.
Russia’s oil and gas infrastructure isn’t ready for rising temperatures and melting ice.
Radioactive chlorine from 1950s nuclear weapon tests is still leaking from Antarctic ice sheets, according to worried scientists. A recent study claims that US nuclear bombs detonated 70 years ago are having a long-lasting impact on the environment and it could continue for hundreds of thousands of years. During the Cold War, the US tested...
Saudi Aramco is trying to pull off a monster IPO that will be a major rainmaker for Wall Street. But environmental groups are urging big banks to help save the planet by refusing to work on the lucrative deal.
Crude oil contaminating the northeastern coast of Brazil has reached the town of Maragogi, one of the region's main tourist beaches, its mayor said yesterday.
The California Coastal Commission has approved a plan to dismantle much of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which was closed six years ago.
At 95, former President Carter is showing no signs of slowing down. He still builds houses for Habitat for Humanity and teaches Sunday school at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., at least twice a month.
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's planned march in Canada's energy heartland of Alberta will face a counter-rally by a convoy of oil and gas workers on Friday.
With the $2 he earns in wages each week working as a cargo driver for Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, 56-year-old Freddy Brito cannot even afford to buy one kilogram (2.2 lb) of cheese.
Oil prices steadied on Friday, with countervailing signals from China's economy and refining sector balancing each other out, while hopes rose for progress toward a U.S.-China trade agreement after optimistic signals emerged from negotiations.
Perched nearly 2,000 meters above the Swiss ski village of Lenk, a lake has emerged as the Plaine Morte glacier melts. When it burst it sent billions of liters of water gushing into the valley below and prompted a precautionary evacuation last July.
European Union government leaders declined on Friday to set tougher targets for fighting climate change, dashing hopes they would inject momentum into a United Nations climate conference in Chile in December.
Politics Insider for Oct. 18: Scheer's carbon tax kill-date, minority muddle and déjà-Trudeau
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Copenhagen -Dozens of mayors of cities from every continent pledge cleaner air in a bid to improve urban health and tackle climate change
As climate change threatens to make power outages more frequent, California businesses are turning to solar-powered systems to protect their operations when the lights go out.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro questioned on Friday whether a far-reaching oil spill on the nation's northeastern shore may have been a criminal act designed to harm a major oil auction scheduled for November.
[News24Wire] It's time to crank up the aircon and keep the drinks on ice as a heatwave is about to hit Gauteng and surrounds this weekend.
Deadline: 10 November 2019 "We are looking for two PhD students with a background in political science, international relations, global environmental governance or related field, to join an exciting new project on ‘The Transformative Potential of Transparency in Multilateral Climate Governance’ (TRANSGOV)." LINK
Oil prices were broadly steady on Friday as concern over slower growth in China, the world's biggest oil importer, was countered by bullish signals from both the Chinese and U.S. refining sectors and a North Sea crude disruption that proved temporary.
"Two new IPCC special reports this quarter – one on land and one on the ocean and cryosphere – highlight an increasingly alarming state of affairs, as millions of people worldwide are experiencing extreme climactic events, from storms to floods, to heatwaves and droughts. The reports also draw attention to a lack of governance – in particular on finding integrated solutions to maximize the synergy and minimize trade-offs between different actions." LINK
"The agreement has two parts: a strategic R&D partnership on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) aims to reduce the cost of infrastructure and improve the CCUS chain’s energyefficiency to secure its large-scale deployment." LINK
"While heads of state and government gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York City, participants in the UN Youth Climate Action Summit took off their activist hats, and role-played 6 sectors that will be key to our climate future: National Governments from around the world, Clean Tech, Industry and Commerce, Climate Activists, Conventional Energy and Land, Agriculture and Forests." LINK
[Seychelles News Agency] A seawall is being rebuilt in the western district of Anse Boileau to tackle flooding during high tides and heavy rain in the area, an increasing occurrence being blamed on climate change.
[Monitor] Whenever skies open, transport in most parts of Kampala grounds to a halt, with torrential floods wreaking havoc in most places.
[VOA] Heavy rains and floods this week have left at least 100,000 people homeless on both sides of the border between northern Cameroon and Chad. It's the worst flooding in the area since 2012. the military is working to evacuate those stranded by floodwaters in Kaikai.
Thirty years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska is looking at whether to change its requirements for oil spill prevention and response plans.
Ford Motor Co. has reached deals to open up the largest network of electric vehicle chargers in the United States, the automaker announced yesterday, in a bid to smooth access to charging before its new lineup of all-electric cars hits the market next year.
India is considering building 30 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity along a desert on its western border known for its sunny, windy and arid expanse, according to people familiar with the plan.
A senior Democratic senator sharply questioned an American Petroleum Institute official yesterday, suggesting the trade and lobbying group does the "dirty work" of opposing environmental measures so its members can publicly support them and "green wash" their images.
ON BOARD THE AKADEMIK FEDOROV, Arctic Ocean — Polar bears are some of the most fearsome predators on the Arctic landscape. They may also be the nosiest.
October 18, 2019 5:00 AM Despite sceptics - most notably US President Donald Trump - people today are increasingly concerned about climate change and are calling for action.
Quick poll of renewable energy developers finds overwhelming opposition to AEMC's proposed complex new market signals.
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Five francophone communities in New Brunswick are taking part in a pilot project that will make electric cars available to residents.
After agreeing on terms for a new Brexit deal, European Union leaders are meeting again to discuss other thorny issues, including the bloc’s budget and climate change
Oil prices slid on Friday on jitters over demand from China after the world's largest oil importer recorded its weakest quarter of economic growth in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the United States.
Global environment editor Jonathan Watts discusses the Guardian’s investigation into the fossil fuel industry, and the structures that need to change to halt the climate emergency. And: Gary Younge on Donald Trump’s mental health The Guardian’s global environment editor, Jonathan Watts , tells Anushka Asthana about the polluters series, which identified 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era. The project shows many of the worst offenders are investor-owned companies that are household names around the world and spend billions of pounds on lobbying governments and portraying themselves as environmentally responsible. They discuss the...
From Swedish teens skipping school to picket their parliament, to protesters dousing Wall Street’s iconic “Charging Bull” sculpture with fake blood, citizens are putting themselves at the forefront of the fight to limit climate change. A wave of student-led Climate Strikes has spread to more than 200 countries, while support for activist group Extinction Rebellion has grown worldwide, with crowds of non-violent demonstrators disrupting cities from Chicago to Tokyo to make their point. The protes
Oil prices fell on Friday after China, the world's largest oil importer, recorded its weakest quarter of economic growth in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the United States.
Research shows greatest barrier to nuclear power in Australia remains cost, as parliamentary inquiry continues in Canberra.
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Combined output of wind and solar in Australia's main grid beats brown coal output for first time in September quarter, in significant landmark for clean energy transition.
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Oil prices were stable on Friday ahead of data that analysts say could show China, the world's largest oil consumer, just recorded its weakest quarter of economic growth in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the United States.
Democratic governor establishes taskforce despite inevitable pushback from state’s Republican-controlled legislature The Democratic governor of Wisconsin is launching a taskforce to brainstorm ways to cut climate pollution, despite inevitable pushback from the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. Tony Evers has vowed Wisconsin will meet the goals of the international Paris climate agreement, even as Donald Trump aims to leave the pact and has discounted climate science, rescinded pollution efforts and promoted fossil fuels. Continue reading...
Mick Mulvaney: ‘Climate change will not be on the agenda’ Summit to take place at Trump’s National Doral Miami The climate crisis will not be formally discussed at the G7 summit in June next year, Donald Trump’s acting White House chief of staff said on Thursday. “Climate change will not be on the agenda,” Mick Mulvaney told reporters, without elaborating. Continue reading...
Journalist Gilbert Gaul says federal subsidies encourage developers to keep building on the coasts — despite accelerating and increasing risks from climate change.
Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, says ‘climate change will not be on the agenda’ despite summit location experiencing consequences Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.47pm BST Pence said because Turkey agreed to a ceasefire, the US agreed not to implement any sanctions. Once a permanent ceasefire is in place, economic sanctions will be removed. Pence says US has agreed not to implement any more sanctions on Turkey during ceasefire and says once permanent ceasefire takes effect, the US will revoke economic punishments taken in response to Turkey's actions in Syria 6.41pm BST Vice-president Mike Pence just announced a ceasefire in Syria, negotiated with Turkey. Turkey has agreed to stop fighting to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from Turkey’s...
A powerful nor'easter storm is pummeling the New England area with heavy rain, strong winds and floods, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of people in several states Thursday morning. The National Weather Service warns that winds from the storm may down trees and power lines and cause power outages. And the agency says people affected by the storm should secure loose outdoor items and be cautious when using portable generators . In Maine, about 175,000 customers were without power as of 12:00 p.m. local time, according to Central Maine Power . Another state power provider reports an additional 40,000 power outages. Roads have been closed to clear power lines and trees, closing schools and businesses. The state's emergency operations center was partially activated at 4 a.m. in anticipation...
Landowners found guilty of illegal clearing say Kevin Humphries assured them native vegetation laws were being scrapped • Stripped bare: Australia’s hidden climate crisis • Australia spends billions planting trees – then wipes out carbon gains by bulldozing them A former minister in the Berejiklian government is alleged to have told farmers in his north-west rural New South Wales seat that they could clear native vegetation with impunity because the government was planning to change the law and they would not be prosecuted. At least that is the message farmers say they took away from numerous meetings and conversations with the former member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries. Continue reading...
SUMA said the provinces’ new net metering program will impact communities looking to use alternative energy sources to deal with climate change.
EPA appears to have decided against granting relief from next May's deadline for compliance with 2015 emissions standards for two types of wood-fired home heating systems.
President Trump will not be discussing climate change at the next G-7 meeting, his acting chief of staff says.
Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday after draws in U.S. fuel inventories, but gains were capped by a larger-than-expected rise in crude stockpiles and a series of weak economic figures.
Despite the Miami area's vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the Trump administration plans to keep the topic off the agenda.
October 17, 2019 3:14 PM KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - A palm oil industry watchdog will adopt rules next month that will impose fines on consumer goods companies like Unilever and Nestle if they don't start buying more green palm oil to help curb deforestation in South-east Asia, the regulating body said.
The wealthy country's move is fueling a vicious cycle — and climate change means it's only getting hotter.
Brazil's government has confirmed that oil mysteriously washing up on the country's beaches is Venezuelan, but that does not necessarily mean Venezuela is responsible, the head of environmental agency Ibama said on Thursday.
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