Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano is shorter than the world's tallest volcanoes by elevation, but it extends thousands of feet below sea level.
Owners of biggest wind farm in Western Australia create new company to pursue new projects and expansion opportunities.
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The leaders’ talks paved the way for more in-person engagements and renewed efforts on shared challenges like climate change, according to a US deputy national security adviser.
Just Stop Oil supporter Jan Goodey, 57, was among a group of climate change activists who brought the M25 standstill during the morning rush-hour, with tailbacks stretching for miles.
The Mauna Loa Observatory has kept a nearly uninterrupted record of atmospheric carbon dioxide for more than 60 years, but a volcanic eruption has cut off power
Australian officials argued against UNESCO's recommendation to put the Great Barrier Reef on the endangered species list.
On Tuesday, temperatures are 5.58°F (3.1°C) hotter than normal for this time of year across Qatar - an increase made twice as likely by climate change, says Climate Central.
As Europe turned away from Russian energy, the French nuclear industry missed its chance to demonstrate the promise President Emmanuel Macron has talked about.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s environment minister said Tuesday her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites, arguing that criticisms of government inaction on climate change were outdated.Officials from the U.N. cultural agency and the International Union for Conservation of Nature released a report on Monday warning that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action, the world’s largest coral reef is in peril.The report, which recommended shifting the Great Barrier Reef to endangered status, followed a 10-day mission in March to the famed reef system off Australia’s northeast coast that was added to the World Heritage list in 1981.Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the report was a reflection...
Innovating with a sustainability-focused business model based on recycling construction waste into aggregates, Livingston-based firm Brewster Brothers is blazing a trail in Scotland by greatly reducing the need for landfill space and natural resources, reveals Andrew Collier
[Leadership] The head, Capital Projects, Egbin Power Plc, Seyi Sobogun, has said, Africa will require about $190billion worth of investments annually between 2026 and 2030 to meet its energy and climate goals to boost socio-economic prosperity on the continent.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered accelerating the fulfillment of projects as per contracts which were reached with development partners and the private sector during the 2022 UN climate change conference, COP27, which was held in Sharm el Sheikh earlier this month, said Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady Monday. President Sisi also directed the establishment of …
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With soaring energy prices, home insulation is becoming increasingly important. But old buildings that fail to keep in the heat are not only expensive for residents — they're also costly for the climate.
For decades, there have been non-conclusive deliberations regarding how the international community could support poor and vulnerable countries in their efforts to cope with and recover from the havoc wreaked on their territory by the ill-effects of global warming such as severe droughts, floods, storms, or rising sea levels. At the COP27 climate summit, this […]
Scottish manufacturer Sunamp has secured a multi-million pound boost for the development of a household energy system using its thermal storage batteries to tackle periods of low renewables generation on the grid.
CNN — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. Though lava is flowing down one side of the volcano, the eruption in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is not threatening communities, the US Geological Survey said midday Monday. “All indications are that the eruption will remain in …
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For years already, thawing permafrost has been compromising infrastructure in the Beaufort Delta region of the N.W.T. Under six degrees of warming, those challenges will become more pronounced.
Australia's environment minister says her government will urge against the U.N. adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered sites, saying worries are a reflection of the previous government.
[Leadership] Deputy secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), Mrs Amina Mohammed, has commended Nigeria's participation at the just concluded UN Climate Change Conference - COP 27 in Egypt.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be listed as a world heritage site that is "in danger", a UN panel recommended on Tuesday, saying the world's biggest coral reef ecosystem was significantly impacted by climate change and warming of oceans. Frequent bleaching events are threatening the reef, including four over the last seven years and the first during a La Nina phenomenon this year.
Eight young quolls and their parents were released in South Australia's Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park on the weekend.
From renewable energy grids and green transport to risk management systems and climate finance, carbon neutrality must be at the heart of national development strategies.
With Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, erupting, some travelers may be wondering if they can still visit Hawaii.If you're planning a trip to Hawaii, the short answer is there's no need to change your travel plans at this time, according to the Hawaiian Tourism Authority. The volcano started to erupt around 11:30 p.m. local time in Moku‘āweoweo Caldera, located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Early Monday morning, the lava migrated from the summit to the northeast flank, but there's no immediate threat to communities. "It will be spectacular where it is, but the chances of it really interrupting the visitor industry – very, very slim," Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said, according to AP.However, some people may have their travel plans impacted. On Monday, Southwest Airlines...
Report identifies risks of modern slavery in clean energy supply chains, and calls for Australia to focus on its own minerals and manufacturing opportunities.
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Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano, is erupting in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, but lava flow is not an issue to communities right now.
While we focus on the land, the seas are also having a climate reckoning.
Steve M Smith FBIPP/Rolls-RoyceRolls-Royce just achieved a major milestone in the quest to decarbonize air travel, after successfully testing an aircraft engine that runs on hydrogen fuel for the first time ever.The British automaker conducted the ground test using a Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A airplane engine, which runs on hydrogen fuel generated from wind and tidal power. The engine was built in partnership with easyJet in order to address shortcomings in the airline industry when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Both companies are now planning a second set of tests with the goal of eventually using an engine on a flying aircraft.“The success of this hydrogen test is an exciting milestone,” Rolls-Royce Chief Technology Officer Grazia Vittadini said in a statement. The milestone and the goal...
By Daphne Psaledakis and Marianna Parraga WASHINGTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) -Chevron Corp on Saturday received a U.S. license allowing the second-largest U.S. oil company to expand its production in Venezuela and bring the South American country's crude oil to the United States. The decision grants broader rights for the last big U.S. oil company still operating in U.S.-sanctioned Venezuela. However, it restricts any cash payments to Venezuela, which could reduce the oil available to export. License terms are designed to prevent state-run oil firm Petróleos de Venezuela, known as PDVSA, from receiving proceeds from Chevron's petroleum sales, U.S. officials said. The license lasts for six months and will be automatically renewed monthly thereafter, the U.S. Treasury said. The U.S. authorization...
[New Times] The City of Kigali is set to rehabilitate two drainages every year to reduce the effects of floods, The New Times has established.
Scores of environmental groups have issued a joint appeal for the European Union to drop carbon removal methods from its climate plans
US oil prices have fallen to their lowest level since December 2021 on fears that protests in China against Covid-19 lockdowns will dent demand.
A United Nations-backed mission is recommending that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites, sounding the alarm that without “ambitious, rapid and sustained” climate action the world’s largest coral reef is in peril
The Met Police have begun dealing with eco-zealots Just Stop Oil disrupting Shepherd's Bush by slowly marching with their banner.
Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/GettyA passenger jet is flying steadily over Alaska when the pilot notices that the coordinates on the console look incorrect. After a few seconds, the radiation counter begins to tick up. Almost simultaneously, a warning from the local air traffic control arrives, letting flights know that an intense solar event has started. The pilot realizes that the plane should move a few thousand feet lower and asks the traffic control for permission, only to find that communication has cut out. Dozens of other pilots are experiencing the same issue in their own cockpits at the moment.This is a hypothetical scenario—as far as has been documented by modern aviation records, nothing of this sort of impending disaster has ever actually happened. But according...
Leave it to climate change to teach us that looks aren’t everything.
Clinical psychologist, author and public intellectual Dr Jordan Peterson sits down with Sky News Australia host Rita Panahi for a wide-ranging exclusive interview which covers toxic femininity, climate change activism, Islam, Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, COVID hysteria, the culture wars and how conservatives can fight back.
World leaders want to cap global warming at 1.5 C. If we meet that goal, it’ll still be several degrees warmer in the N.W.T.
Canada outlines (US$1.7 billion) in spending to boost military and cybersecurity in the region and vowed to deal with a ‘disruptive’ China, while working with it on climate change and trade issues.
A massive storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest is predicted to bring severe weather ranging from strong winds and rain to a few tornadoes in the South, meteorologists warn, as weary travelers return home from their Thanksgiving weekend.About 25 million people in the south-central region of the United States will be affected by severe thunderstorms later Tuesday, according to AccuWeather. The system will likely impact portions of northeastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana, and central and eastern Arkansas first.The National Weather Service warned of “severe storms with a threat for strong tornadoes, wind damage, and some hail will be possible Tuesday” in the Mississippi Valley. “A significant severe-weather event appears likely across parts of this region,” the weather service said...
Electric cars give governments more control than ever before over how we drive, and if Australians don't want to lose one of our last freedoms we need to hold onto our petrol and diesel powered vehicles.
As electric cars gain popularity, the demand for charging sites will grow. That remains one of the biggest roadblocks for the car buyers.
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed the state’s interest in projects being implemented in the fields of new and renewable energy. He also underlined the state’s keenness on offering better incentives to lure more local and foreign investments to implement these projects and expand the already existing ones. He made the remarks on Saturday during a …
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Power companies’ latest round of tariff increases effective January revives debate on options for the city.
A man who posed as an oil baron's son to hire 17 private jets, rent $30k a night luxury homes and obtain five cars was caught when he failed to pay $76k to a jet firm.
This college will also champion the fight against climate change which Fiji is facing as a small island country and will bring communities much closer to energy independence and sustainability.
"S-E-C, S-E-C." Victorians reject fossil fuel dogma and chant name of the public utility that will lead the transition from dirty brown coal to renewables.
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Under a new Treasury Department license, it will be able to resume pumping oil. The limited license stipulates that any oil produced can only be exported to the United States. No profits from its sale can go to the Venezuelan company but must be used to pay off Venezuelan creditors in the United States.
The U.S. Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume "limited" energy production in Venezuela after years of sanctions have curbed oil and gas profits flowing to President Maduro's government.
One year ago, wind gusts reaching 110mph wreaked havoc as Storm Arwen hit Scotland.
[Leadership] With the present state of hunger in Nigeria, many families risk losing their children to Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) or raising generation of children with poor intelligence quotient (IQ) due to malnutrition.
We speak to an environmental activist on her journey, the legacy of COP and disruptive protests.
After repairs were completed this summer, a restored ballfield in one of Puerto Rico's poorest towns had become a symbol of progress in the face of tragedy. Hurricane Fiona dealt a setback.
Ukrainian authorities on Friday gradually restored power to millions of people left in the dark after the most devastating Russian air strikes so far, aided by the reconnection of the country's four nuclear plants. Stay with TOI for the latest updates:
The lawsuit is part of an international wave of climate-related legal action, some of it targeting national governments.
After reconnecting four nuclear power plants, Ukrainian authorities on Friday were gradually restoring nationwide power. But millions of people are still in the dark after the most devastating Russian air strikes of the war. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
The Galilee Coal Project would add 1.58 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere over its lifespan – more than triple the nation’s annual domestic emissions.
What to know about climate change and global warming. As climate disasters mount, scientists say causes are clear and solutions are possible.
The Amazon has become a hotspot for illegal activities, from deforestation to mining. The US thinks it can help.
[New Dawn] The Head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Professor Wilson Tarpeh has disclosed that EPA has secured US$25 Million for coaster protection climate change project in West Point Township.
In an ever warming world, the health benefits of stadium air-conditioning may not outweigh the climate risks
WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT The final resting place of a baby found dead in a recycling yard has been marked with a teddy bear-shaped gravestone
ESA includes space-based solar power in its plans en route to more efficient power management.
A team of scientists revived an ancient zombie virus from Siberia's permafrost for further investigation.
[Africa Renewal] Leaders must step up and prepare for the impacts of climate change in rural locations
Australia’s carbon capital has a 10-year plan to transition to clean energy. Next Economy’s Amanda Cahill, who helped guide the Gladstone council, explains how and why.
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Interim report into South Australia separation event points to key roles played by battery storage and the controls over rooftop solar.
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Business Secretary Grant Shapps is set to announce a new £1billion fund, called 'eco plus', which will help homeowners who are able to contribute to the cost of the energy efficiency improvements.
Recent policy changes, globally, have shifted the scales heavily in favor of clean energy technologies. The race to meet Paris climate targets is on.
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Tesla Inc is making its controversial driver-assistance system available to customers previously deemed not safe enough behind the wheel to test it out on its electric cars.
The real victims of climate change are people in less-developed countries.
Space power station could point beam to almost any location, making it an ideal to power military equipment or remote outposts, says project team.
A storm tracking through the southern United States will pack heavy rain that will hinder post-Thanksgiving travel and could trigger urban flooding in Houston, Atlanta and New Orleans, AccuWeather meteorologists say. The same storm will also unleash months' worth of snow on the higher elevations of New Mexico and western Texas into the Thanksgiving weekend.Rain will be the most widespread inhibiting factor for travel in the region. Thunderstorms are likely to be heavy and gusty at the local level, but any severe weather is likely to be isolated. The bulk of the rain from the complex storm system will come in two primary rounds for most areas with a break of dry weather that lasts about 24 hours in between.A broad area of 2- to 4-inch rain is in store from central Texas to southern Mississippi...
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Extreme heat waves such as the one that hit the Pacific Northwest last year may be 20 times more likely to occur if carbon emissions are not reduced.
NASA's space-based water recycling systems are expected to return to Earth. But is wastewater safer than tap water?
[The Point] From deadly floods in Nigeria to devastating drought in Somalia, Africa has faced a run of severe - and sometimes unprecedented - extreme weather events since the start of 2022.
[Independent Media Institute] Water is a finite resource on our planet. We can only rely on what we have, which translates to about 2.5 percent of drinkable fresh water. Of that amount, only 0.4 percent currently exists in lakes, rivers, and moisture in the atmosphere. The strain of this limited supply grows by the day and as this continues, the detrimental impact will continue to be felt in places least equipped to find alternative solutions--in particular, the African continent.
Tiangong's partnership with China's Space Solar Power Station aims to collect solar power from space.
[Ghanaian Times] Takoradi -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reiterated that community mobilisation is key to forestall any future oil spills along Ghana's coastline.
This 48,500 year-old specimen was found in permafrost 52ft (16m) below the bottom of a lake in Yukechi Alas in Yakutia, Russia.
Climate activists disrupted an orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, by gluing themselves to the conductor’s podium on Wednesday, November 23. A video posted by Letzte Generation on Twitter shows two activists wearing safety vests climb onto the stage as some in the crowd boo and shout “raus”, or “out”. “Just as there is only one violin concerto by Beethoven, we have only this one planet whose boundaries we disregard so much that climate-related disasters are becoming more frequent and deadly,” one of the activists said, according to the Hamburger Abendblatt. The speech ended with an appeal to “resist” and a warning that if water levels continue to rise, the Elbphilharmonie, which sits on Hamburg’s port, would be under threat. The Hamburger Abendblatt, citing local...
Negotiations with Kyiv and Moscow on the establishment of a safety zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant continue — but in the meantime the director of the UN nuclear watchdog is warning about potential consequences. “We cannot continue counting on good luck to avoid a nuclear accident,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi …
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The world celebrates the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer once a year, but for Saint Lucia, the annual month-long observance highlights year-round work on ozone protection.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Energy is probing fictitious payment of millions of shillings that were paid to Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) for unsupplied power.
NSW could suffer through a 30-year-long cyclone season with new data showing weather conditions mirroring those of the 1950s to 1970s cyclone disaster.
The energy crisis is forcing governments to reconsider their priorities, and climate change has dropped down the list.
Ark Energy cuts area of Chalumbin wind farm in half, to avoid sensitive ecological and cultural heritage sites. But it doubles size of turbines.
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The energy crisis is forcing governments to reconsider their priorities, and sustainability has dropped down the list. Japan can demonstrate a better way forward.
A defiant Zelensky says Ukrainians are an ‘unbreakable people’, even as Moscow tries to plunge their cities into darkness as winter descends.
Speaking at a pre-launch celebration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the minister shared how each of the 3Cs has impacted food security putting the global economy at risk due to the concentration of production centres and trade disruption.
Quaise Energy is a Massachusetts startup that will use a special drilling platform to vaporize rock at depth to tap geothermal energy supplies.
The pizza chain plans to put 855 Chevy Bolts on the road to deliver pizza by the end of next year. Brent Feeman / Courtesy of Domino's Domino's has 6,643 locations in the U.S. That's a lot of drivers doing a lot of deliveries, creating a lot of emissions. But this week, the pizza chain announced a significant step in cutting down on their gasoline use: a rollout of over 800 new electric vehicles.Domino's says that over 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolts are arriving at select locations (both corporate-owned and franchised) across the country this month. And an additional 700 of these cars are set to roll out "in the coming months." Once all of them have hit the streets, Domino's — which is already America’s largest pizza chain by number of locations, edging out Pizza Hut — says they'll be...
The COP27 international conference on climate change wrapped up two weeks of negotiations in Egypt, which faces threats similar to those in Arizona.
During a 'Defence and Climate Change' presentation held by the Defence Committee yesterday, Lt Gen Richard Nugee said that warmer waters could act as a 'thermal blanket'.
Climate change is real. But forcing developing countries to abandon fossil fuels will cost more lives.
[Daily News] Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is mentioned to be one among many attractive sites which will help gear and promote the use of nuclear energy in Africa, an energy activist says.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D2EE03396H, Paper Aditya Prajapati, Rohan Sartape, Miguel T. Galante, Jiahan Xie, Samuel L. Leung, Ivan Bessa, Marcio H. S. Andrade, Robert T. Somich, Márcio V. Rebouças, Gus T. Hutras, Nathália Diniz, Meenesh R. Singh Fully integrated electrochemical system for continuous CO 2 capture and conversion. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
State-owned coal generator throws its weight behind plans to develop a green hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility in North Queensland.
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Amidst the known effects of air pollution, researchers have found that pollutants have caused almost a million stillborn babies.
Scientists found Richard's ground squirrels that live in Canada have been waking from hibernation earlier due to climate change causing warmer winters and this is altering males' sperm.
The longest-running climate equipment used to measure carbon dioxide levels in the Earth's atmosphere lost power Monday evening and is currently not recording data because of Mauna Loa's volcanic eruption in Hawaii.
The sun's canyon-like coronal hole will send a solar storm to Earth. Here's when it could hit the planet and its severity.
Ten of the Environment Agency's 14 English regions remain in drought, and some reservoirs remain well below the levels expected for the time of year.
P4G’s Partnership of the Year Demonstrates the Power of Rural Electrification Through Hydro Plants
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P4G announced the Accelerating Rural Electrification through Containerized Hydro Power Plant partnership as its 2022 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year at the UN Climate Conference (COP27) on November 9. Each year, the P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards recognize the world’s most impactful partnerships that are accelerating innovative business models. Past winners have advanced solutions on circular fashion, water and sanitation access, food waste and more, becoming valuable contributors to P4G’s ecosystem of green business models.
The National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND) is a Government of Kenya agency that...
On Nov. 18, the Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC) said it revoked its policy on mandatory COVID-19 vaccines "to align with current public health advice." At a news conference in Edmonton on Monday however, the Alberta premier said she asked the Games to drop the vaccine requirement in response to the committee's request for funding.
As climate change makes extreme weather events more common, US utilities and energy companies are turning to a once rare vehicle to raise funds for coping with the infrastructure damage they cause: recovery bonds. By late November, utilities were on track to sell nearly $20 billion of recovery bonds in 2022, a record, and up from $2.3 billion in 2021. What’s the attraction? Companies issuing recovery bonds aren’t on the hook to pay them back out of their own coffers. Expect the demand for recove
Business Secretary Grant Shapps hailed a 'historic deal' as part of a landmark package to provide cheaper, cleaner energy for British households.
Florida's barrier reef has lost 95% of its coral over the last half-century. Researchers, activists and government agencies are working to restore the reefs and ensure their long-term survival.
DOHA: Qatar on Tuesday announced its first major deal to send liquefied natural gas to Germany as Europe scrambles to find alternatives to Russian energy sources.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D2EE02734H, Paper Chang Liu, Zixun Yu, Fangxin She, Jiaxiang Chen, Fangzhou Liu, Jiangtao Qu, Julie M. Cairney, Chongchong Wu, Kailong Liu, Weijie Yang, Huiling Zheng, Yuan Chen, Hao Li, Li Wei Heterogeneous molecular catalysts built from β-substituted cobalt porphyrins and carbon nanotubes afford tunable activity for H 2 O 2 synthesis via the two-electron transfer oxygen reduction reaction. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The recent climate talks in Egypt have left us with a sobering reality: The window for maintaining global warming to 1.5 degrees is closing fast and what is on the table currently is insufficient to avert some of the worst potential effects of climate change. The Nationally Determined Contribution targets of Asian and Pacific countries […]
I’m not closed to the idea that nuclear energy might have a role in a decarbonising world, but the recent claims that Ineos had held talks with Rolls-Royce on using its nuclear technology to provide zero-carbon energy to the Grangemouth refinery was not a winner for me.
Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says the federal government’s plan is to “force” gas exporters to supply to the domestic market at a capped price in a bid to reduce gas prices.
“The problem is, a really big consideration is electricity bills and half of the cost of them are because of the large coal price at the moment,” Mr Clennell told Sky News host Peta Credlin.
“Chris Bowen will be saying to the energy ministers that’s for you to sort out how to manage that aspect.
“If that’s the case they’ll be failing … because they’ll be able to bring down gas prices which of course is important but it’s equally important to bring down the coal price.”
Qatar is to supply liquefied natural gas to Germany under a 15-year deal as the European economic powerhouse scrambles to replace Russian gas supplies that were cut during the ongoing war in Ukraine
[This Day] The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative ((NEITI) has said that the country earned N741.48 billion from oil and gas sales between 1999 and 2020, a period of 21 years.
SINGAPORE: Oil extended a rebound from the lowest level in almost a year on speculation that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its allies will deepen supply cuts to respond to weakening global demand.
Fossil fuel giant Woodside beats out green energy evangelist Andrew Forrest's Fortescue for lead role in what has been described as world's biggest green hydrogen project.
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“We have women in geospatial science with development partners who has also contributed to development in the government and also in private sectors,” she added.
Fostering sustainable financing to help the country move towards net-zero carbon emissions and expanding digital assets are among the major roles the Thai capital market is to focus on over the next five years to enhance its competitiveness and support overall economic growth, a recent study revealed.
Kirby said it is 'not accurate' to say President Biden would rather Venezuela drill for oil than the U.S. and tossed blame to oil companies for not taking advantage of drilling leases.
GettyRussian forces may be preparing to leave the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which Russia has occupied since the early months of the war this year, according to Ukrainian authorities.Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said Sunday he believes Russian troops will be leaving the power plant as Ukrainian forces continue to make advances in occupied territories.“Russian servicemen will leave the Zaporizhzhia NPP, as their line of defense is gradually moving towards the borders of the Russian Federation,” Podolyak said in an interview with Freedom TV.Read more at The Daily Beast.
PARIS: Despite warnings, Australia's efforts to save the Great Barrier Reef still fall short of protecting the world's largest coral reef system from pollution and climate change, experts said Monday.
The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are "in danger", a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world's largest coral reef system.
Green Alliance says the high price of gas means fossil fuel companies should be capturing more of their methane emissions
Lava continued to flow from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano on Monday, November 28, after it began erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years late Sunday night, according to Hawaiian emergency officials. Video posted by the Hawaii Fire Department on Monday shows the eruption. The fire department said that the lava was not a threat to communities. The Hawaii Department of Transportation told travelers coming to the island that the volcanic activity may affect flights. The National Weather Service canceled an ash advisory on Monday, but warned people that low air quality would persist. Credit: Hawaii Fire Department via Storyful
Russian-backed authorities have hit back against Ukrainian claims that Moscow is planning to leave the Zaporizhzia nuclear power plant (NPP). The administration of Russian-occupied Enerhodar has accused Ukraine of “actively spreading fakes” about a possible Russian withdrawal from the area. Writing on Telegram, the occupying administration said “this information does not correspond to …
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North Annapurna Glacier in August 2022 Sentinel image. A=North Annapurna Base Camp, I=icefall base, B= Prominent Knob, C=tributary that has separated by 2022. The green arrow marks the end of the active ice which is now 1.5 km upglacier of the terminus. Note Diki Cho (lake) is relatively free of icebergs that were plentiful in 2018. North Annapurna Glacier drains the northeast side of Annapurna (8091 m). The North Annapurna …
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Petroleum Minister Tareq al-Molla says that Egypt is ready to meet some of the demand for natural gas in Europe. Efforts exerted over the past years have made of Egypt one of the solutions to the ongoing energy problem, the minister said during the inauguration of the eighth “Egypt Oil and Gas Convention” earlier Sunday. …
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Current trends and policy direction show it will be 2035 before petrochemicals sector reaches peak carbon, Peking University report forecasts.
The world is changing its entire system for producing and using energy, and it’s a bumpy ride. The “energy transition” now underway will replace the very base of the global economy — fossil fuels — with clean power sources that don’t warm the climate, such as solar and wind. It’s a delicate, decades-long switch that’s sometimes compared to rebuilding an airplane midflight. And while the transition has created investment and jobs worldwide, it has delivered shocks as well. European electricity pr
Ukraine can get by for the next two years with its existing nuclear fuel reserves, the president of the country’s state nuclear company said Sunday. Petro Kotin, who heads Energoatom, made the comment in an interview with Ukrainian media. Since the start of the war, Ukraine has not bought Russian nuclear fuel, …
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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Vaisala,a Finnish company that specialized in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements powered Ethiopia's new weather radar network with solar energy. "Utilizing clean solar energy power will allow Ethiopia's new weather radar network to operate with highest availability so decision-makers can focus on safety," the company said.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will travel to Boston for their first overseas trip since the Queen's death.
Climate change-driven natural disasters are driving up premiums so high that areas of Australia are becoming 'uninsurable' as household struggle to maintain adequate cover or any insurance at all.
Australians are being told to prepare for a mosquito plague this summer after the non-stop rain brought on by our third wave of La Nina helped the pesky insect's population explode.
A regional project to strengthen flood and drought management and early warnings in the Volta Basin has been selected by the Adaptation Fund portfolio monitoring mission in order to highlight implementation experience that will benefit future projects.
The project, financed by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by WMO, seeks to reduce vulnerability and increase adaptive capacity of communities to respond to the impacts of climate change in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo.
WMO is presently participating to the Adaptation Fund Portfolio Monitoring Mission to the...
Queensland court rules Palmer-owned Galilee Basin coal project should not go ahead, due to impacts on climate, environment and human rights.
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It has been revealed 12 coal mines across Queensland are expected to continue operating beyond the 2050 net-zero target.
Internal state government reports reveal the Carmichael coal mine is expected to remain operational until 2071, while another two mines are expected to remain open until 2099, according to The Courier Mail.
The revelations come after Resources Minister Madeleine King declared Australia will continue exporting coal and gas for "as long as we need".
Coal accounts for 70 per cent of Queensland’s resources exports, amounting to nearly $72 billion.
Scientists are hunting through 300-year-old wheat samples kept by the Natural History Museum to find a variety resilient enough to face the challenges of our changing climate.
[New Times] In line with the celebration of the 64th anniversary of the Republic of Congo Proclamation, the country joined Rwanda's drive to plant trees with the aim to tackle climate change effects including floods and drought, as well as erosion, officials said.
Animals known for their bright white winter pelages are “standing out like sore thumbs” in Britain’s largest national nature reserve as it sees less snow that lasts for shorter periods of time.
Just Stop Oil are said to be planning to 'swarm and block' roundabouts in a fresh wave of action targeting road users, expected to take place during rush hour tomorrow.
Scientists are searching through a museum's wheat collection to find the crop of the future.
With the Just Stop Oil protesters planning to bring fresh mayhem to London tomorrow, sources say Mr Sunak has increasingly expressed his frustration in No 10 meetings.
From loss and damage to carbon trading, money can be an incentive for climate action, and Hong Kong can play a major part as a centre of climate finance. But this is not enough.
Satellite imagery captured on Saturday, November 26, showed a winter storm moving across New Mexico into the Texas region amid a bout of wintry weather. According to local news reports, the storm brought snow to parts of New Mexico, including Ruidoso and the Sacramento Mountains, and was headed toward central Texas. Credit: College of DuPage via Storyful
Coal power plants picked up the slack for hydroelectric plants in Sichuan province during a summer 2022 drought, but they also consumed enough water for 1.2 million people every day, analysts say.
[Egypt Online] Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said in a statement on Wednesday 23/11/2022 Egypt has gained significantly on the national, regional, and international levels by its hosting, on behalf of Africa, the 27th UN Climate Change Conference COP27.
The agreement, struck with clean energy developer ENGIE, covers 100MW of the capacity from the 882MW Moray West offshore wind farm.
Sky News Melbourne Reporter Georgia Simpson says the Greens are “fighting hard” to win the seat of Richmond off Labor.
She said younger voters are “moving away from the major parties” over issues such as climate change and cost of living.
Most of the plastic microfibres detected by the University of Oxford scientists were found in air samples, meaning that Antarctic animals and seabirds could very well be breathing them in.
Blankets of snow were seen in Ruidoso, New Mexico, on Friday, November 25, as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm warning in the region. The NWS forecasted up to six inches of snow accumulation in the area. Footage captured by Twitter user @PamelaLBonner1 shows a snow-covered region in Ruidoso, New Mexico. Credit: @PamelaLBonner1 via Storyful
Attacks on Ukraine's power grid took all 15 of the nation's nuclear reactors offline for the first time ever. Russia also retains control of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power station in Europe
Allies of Ukraine want to put a price limit on Russian oil. But there's a problem: They can't agree on a number that would actually pile pressure on the Kremlin.
Both Google and Microsoft are expanding their use of renewable energy in data centers.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- French energy giant TotalEnergies is preparing to submit its final application for approval to drill up to five wells for oil or gas between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas, writes Liezl Human for GroundUp.
[Premium Times] The COP27 assembled more than 46,000 delegations from nearly 200 countries in Egypt for two weeks to drive forward sustainable actions to fight climate change.
If Canada wants to improve Arctic security and sovereignty, it should seriously consider providing more logistical support and military training to Canadian Rangers in the North, according to a former high-ranking military commander.
Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has taken up the challenge of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, while aiming for profitable business growth.
Duralex glassware maker is just one company that's suspended operations over spiking energy costs after a cutoff of Russian natural gas.
First graphite pilot plant in Australia, located in the heart of Western Australia's coal centre, marks big step for key component of lithium batteries.
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Torrens Island B gas generator is just a giant kettle, the gas equivalent of the dirty Latrobe Valley coal burners, and equally useless to a grid transitioning to renewables.
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More than 15,000 Tesla electric vehicles are being recalled in Australia over faulty rear lights that authorities warn 'could increase the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death'.
Labor's climate and renewables targets are world-leading, while the Coalition's gas plan relies on the fossil industry behind the crisis that is smashing us right now.
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The US leads a group of major economies now determined to break China’s grip on resources vital to a green transition. While efforts to diversify the supply chain are understandable, without cooperation, the battle for control may lead to unfair and unsustainable practices.
Man-made "meat" will be free of pathogens and is an essential step toward slowing climate change.
Cannabis plants are capable of absorbing 16 tons of greenhouse gas annually, which is more than twice the amount as trees, and experts say hemp may be a weapon to fight climate change.
Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio says the Liberal Party are “offering fake, phony, and fracking”, and you can not have a “more stark choice” in the upcoming state election.
“The choice is a clear one, a positive agenda creating thousands of jobs,” Ms D’Ambrosio said during a media conference on Friday.
“Versus an Opposition that wants everyone to believe that they are different, that they have changed.”
Schemes that aim to reduce traffic through certain streets have been accused of increasing air pollution on roads at their borders, but a study in London has found that the opposite is true
JAKARTA: Indonesia is seeking at least 27.4 trillion rupiah (US$1.7 billion) in damages from PTT Exploration & Production Plc (PTTEP) in a planned lawsuit next year over the Montara oil spill, even after the Thai company reached an initial settlement with farmers in the area.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- After two weeks of intense negotiations, a historic deal on loss, and damage was struck, but there is still much left to do. Sadly, nations failed to commit to taking some of the basic steps required to curb the climate emergency's worse impacts, such as the phasing out all fossil fuels.
The COP27 summit in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh made history by including...
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Researchers from food data firm CarbonCloud have revealed the simple supermarket swaps you can make to cut your 'carbon calories'.
[The Conversation Africa] The world could still, theoretically, meet its goal of keeping global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius, a level many scientists consider a dangerous threshold. Realistically, that's unlikely to happen.
Western banks are under pressure from shareholders to show action on climate change, so coal executives are having to scout for alternative funding.
[AFSA] As the dust settles in Sharm El-Sheikh, Africa has little reason to rejoice. Africa and the Global South can take some hope from the small gains made at COP27. At the last minute, negotiators agreed to provide "loss and damage" funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters. But we have heard these promises before. The rich countries of the Global North have failed to fulfil their 2016 100 billion dollar-a-year adaptation funding pledge;
Activists say they are becoming concerned about the lack of representation in the UK climate industry.
Russia unleashed a missile barrage across Ukraine on Wednesday, killing 10 people, forcing shutdowns of nuclear power plants and cutting water and electricity supply in ...
[Daily News] A PERSON or a group of people recognising and understanding the effects of climate change is enough to make a change.
Andrew Forrest, one of the world’s major polluters, has the backing of members of the Biden administration for his plan to advance green hydrogen. But the technology he’s promoting doesn’t exist yet.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- East African Breweries PLC (EABL) is set to reduce its carbon emissions by 95 per cent annually as the firm seeks to increase its share of renewable energy in its energy mix.
One tow truck driver worked nearly endlessly after Hurricane Ian slashed across most of Florida, stranding vehicles throughout the state.
Global crude oil prices are expected to keep decreasing to US$85-95 a barrel next year when the world economy slows down, according to analysts of national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc.
Climate change – driven largely by the burning of coal – is driving extreme weather events that are taking an increasing toll on unit costs for coal miners.
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From offshore wind-powered public energy utilities, to cheap solar and batteries for everyone, all the way to stockpiling gas, we break down Victoria's energy policy mix.
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Growing sales of an Indonesian nut called kenari is helping to reduce deforestation.
Scientists on a research vessel in Antarctica watched the front of a glacier disintegrate and their measurements ‘went off the scale’. As well as witnessing disruptions on the ocean surface, …
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Feeding the world’s roughly 8 billion people has a huge impact on the environment. Leading studies suggest this necessary process accounts for about a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming. With the global population projected to grow to 10 billion by 2050, the nations of the world won’t be able to reach their climate targets without radical change to the food system.
Egypt contributes only half a percent of carbon emissions, while China contributes more than 30 percent and produces about 11 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually pumped into the atmosphere, the head of the Department of Climate Change and Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Agriculture Mohamed Ali Fahim said. According to Fahim, the US …
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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Despite a massive outcry, oil giant Shell has not given up its hopes of seeking to conduct a seismic survey off the ecologically sensitive Wild Coast. Authorisation granted by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy was deemed unlawful by the Makhanda High Court on September 1, 2022. In the latest development, the Gqeberha High Court will hear arguments from both the minister and Shell on why they should be granted leave to appeal the Makhanda court ruling.
[Seychelles News Agency] The deal for a 'loss and damage' fund established at COP27 is a great achievement for small islands and vulnerable nations but not enough is being done to mitigate global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, a Seychelles' top government official said on Tuesday.
[Daily News] To promote sustainable development in Africa, nuclear technologies can play great role in putting the environment safe and have reliable energy supply.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Clippers are a little more than a year into building an arena they can truly call home – Intuit Dome.After breaking ground in September 2021, the team looks to play in the 18,000-seat arena in Inglewood for the 2024-25 season. AECOM and Hunt and Turner are working as a joint venture in serving as construction manager of the $2 billion facility that the team has touted as "climate positive." The Clippers, with partner Aspiration, have plans for the arena to be fully electric through batteries and solar power with enough on-site energy storage to power a basketball game.Clippers president of business operations, Gillian Zucker, sat down with USA TODAY to provide an update on the construction progress, what unique arena features will give the team homecourt advantage...
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