Fifty-five diplomatic missions have resumed operations in Kyiv, with new ambassadors from Belgium, Spain, Kyrgyzstan and Romania presenting their credentials in a ceremony on Wednesday, August 17, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. In his nightly address, Zelenskiy said the increased diplomatic presence in the Ukrainian capital was “one of the important indicators of the strength of our state”. The president also discussed plans for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which was hit multiple times by shelling in recent weeks. Both Ukraine and Russia blamed each other for the attacks. “Only absolute transparency and [a] controlled situation at and around the [Zaporizhzhia power plant] can guarantee a gradual return to normal nuclear safety...
Early spring brings solar surge and coal crackles as landmark changes made to policy.
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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 could impact your taxes.Today the President signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law, which includes new tax provisions, extensions, and expansions of tax benefits related to energy efficiency and healthcare.Here’s what’s included in the Inflation Reduction Act and what it can mean for you and your taxes.Energy Efficient Tax BenefitsA portion of the tax bill will go to consumer home energy rebate programs and include the Clean Vehicle Credit, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Credit, and energy credits for your home.Clean Vehicle CreditBefore the Inflation Reduction Act people were able to claim a credit of up to $7,500 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle. Under the new law people still may be eligible for the renamed Clean Vehicle Credit, up...
Dust and winds that have hampered hurricane formation are expected to weaken, which could lead to above-normal storm activity in 2022.
Labor releases discussion paper about the Safeguard Mechanism and how to turn it into something useful that actually cuts emissions.
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nuclear, nuclear power A better understanding of nuclear power reactors is needed
The degrowth movement is gaining popularity, but neither people nor countries are ready to stop consuming to save the environment. Instead, we can use the power of economic incentives to dramatically alter the type of growth going forward and still head off climate change.
After a summer of drought, heat waves and forest fires, violent storms are whipping France and have flooded Paris subway stations and snarled traffic.
A moratorium on the auction of oil and gas drilling rights in federal lands and waters was a key campaign pledge in President Biden's plan for climate change.
On Tuesday 16 August, US president Joe Biden signed a bill into law that he...
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Impacts of fossil fuel pollution fall hard on children, leading to issues with breathing, learning and more. Can moms mobilize to stop climate change?
The Inflation Reduction Act is the biggest ever investment to tackle climate change. But there are signs that it could reinforce existing environmental inequalities.
The remains of an Indian army soldier have been found more than 38 years after he went missing on a glacier at the highest point along the heavily militarized contested border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir
Sichuan was mostly spared from nationwide power cuts in 2021 that resulted from a lack of coal, but now droughts are crippling the hydroelectric power supply that the province depends on.
MADRID (AP) — While vacationers might enjoy the Mediterranean Sea's summer warmth, climate scientists are warning of dire consequences for its marine life as it burns up in a series of severe heat waves.From Barcelona to Tel Aviv, scientists say they are witnessing exceptional temperature hikes ranging from 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 Fahrenheit) to 5 degrees Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) above the norm for this time of year. Water temperatures have regularly exceeded 30 C (86 F) on some days.Extreme heat in Europe and other countries around the Mediterranean has grabbed headlines this summer, but the rising sea temperature is largely out of sight and out of mind. Marine heat waves are caused by ocean currents building up areas of warm water. Weather systems and heat in the atmosphere can also pile on...
Jaishankar said many suppliers of India have diverted their supplies to Europe, which is buying less oil from Russia
[UNEP] To combat the climate crisis and secure a safe future below 1.5°C, the world needs to cut emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gasses by 50 per cent within the decade.
Climate change is causing our atmosphere to get warmer and hold greater moisture. The result is more intense and damaging thunderstorms, explains climate Scientist Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is extremely water scarce, and water supply will become more challenging in the future. The population and economy are growing, increasing demand. Rainfall is variable and more extreme and prolonged droughts are expected because of climate change. More than 80% of South Africa's available surface water resources are already allocated for use. Groundwater resources will therefore become more important in South Africa.
Pressure mounts on Labor to rule out the use of native forest biomass for renewable energy generation, just as it gains popularity as a replacement for coal.
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All the talk of offshore wind and green hydrogen in Australia is hugely promising, but they won't get us to 80% renewable energy by 2030. So what will?
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To observe climate change in action, don’t just look at fires, floods and heat waves. Also dip a toe into the streams.
The law, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, was touted by the White House as the biggest commitment to mitigating climate change in U.S. history.
The Bureau of Meteorology increased the El Nino-Southern Oscillation La Nina outlook from 'watch' to 'alert' on Tuesday afternoon with the third La Nina in a row 'likely' to form in spring.
SET-listed Gulf Energy Development has divested a 50% equity stake in the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind power project in Germany to the Keppel Group for around 11 billion baht.
Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder brother of Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi, got the environment, forest and climate change portfolio in the state’s cabinet expansion on Tuesday. Tej Pratap had handled the health portfolio during his curtailed ministerial stint in the first Mahagathbandhan government in 2015. That berth was kept by Tejashwi this time around.
The film and TV industry is switching towards greener energy sources but the transition has challenges.
The U.S. federal government announced water cuts to states that rely on the Colorado River as drought and climate change leave less water flowing through the river and deplete the reservoirs that store it. (Aug. 16) (AP Video by Brittany Peterson)
From energy use to health care costs to taxes, the Inflation Reduction Act will impact Americans' lives in many different ways.
Democrats now face the difficult task of explaining the law's energy, climate and health care measures to voters ahead of tough elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden signed Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law on Tuesday, delivering what he has called the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda, as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months before the midterm elections.The legislation includes the most substantial federal investment in history to fight climate change — some $375 billion over the decade — and would cap prescription drug costs at $2,000 out-of-pocket annually for Medicare recipients. It also would help an estimated 13 million Americans pay for health care insurance by extending subsidies provided during the coronavirus pandemic.The measure is paid for by new taxes on large companies and stepped-up IRS enforcement of wealthy individuals...
The $700-billion package, which aims to curb climate change and lower prescription drug costs, could help Democrats this fall. But it comes at a fraught moment for an American democracy in crisis.
Singapore's Vena Energy is the latest to reveal interest in Australia's first offshore wind zone, and there may be even bigger players to come.
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Rising sea levels will lead to catastrophic damage in South Australia, more than doubling the risk of flooding and bushfires in the state over the next 30 years, a leading oceanographer says.
The signing Tuesday of the Inflation Reduction Act is set to kick off a parade of action from the Biden administration and other Democrats to sell the bill to the public. While some analysis shows it won't meaningfully reduce inflation, the so-called IRA will devote hundreds of billions of dollars toward fighting climate change, reducing prescription drug costs, and cutting the deficit.President Joe Biden and others will fan out around the U.S. in the coming weeks to discuss the bill, according to the White House — with Cabinet members traveling to 23 states just this month.The coming Democratic message will likely focus on the aspects of the bill that could improve Americans' lives immediately — including tax credits for electric vehicles and energy-efficient home improvements and key health...
The possibility of a deal which might lead to the lifting of US sanctions on Iran’s oil output of 2.5 million barrels per day has already helped trigger a fall in prices.
"Really unique" bones of a mastodon found in Kent City, Michigan, appear to be older than 11,000 years and have belonged to a young animal.
Rain forecast this week will not be enough to end Europe's drought, which could be the worst the continent has had in 500 years.
The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB) said on Tuesday that Ukraine undermined six power lines and disrupted processes at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant. The FSB is currently searching for members of Ukrainian sabotage groups who blew up power lines connected to the Kursk plant, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday, citing …
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Later today at the White House, President Joe Biden will put the final touches on a major win for his administration, signing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law.Within the $700 billion package are huge investments in new climate initiatives, such as rebate programs for energy efficient appliances and retrofits, production tax credits, and provisions for battery and solar cell manufacturers, and most importantly for the automakers, tax credits for new and used electric vehicles.“Now that we have $370 billion coming from the Inflation Reduction Act, we expect that to continue to accelerate the growth of electric vehicles and really help companies along the value chain from car manufacturers to battery manufacturers to lithium suppliers to parts all involved in electric vehicles to benefit...
The authors tied the earlier start to human-caused climate change
[GroundUp] "When foreign companies drill oil in our oceans, fish die"
'Really unique' bones of a mastodon found in Kent City, Michigan, appear to be older than 11,000 years and belong to a young animal.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday called for tougher sanctions in response to what he described as Russia’s “nuclear blackmail” around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. “Provocative shelling of the territory of the plant continues. Under cover of the plant, the invaders are shelling nearby towns and communities. The Russian military hides munitions and equipment at …
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Here's the latest for Tuesday August 16th: Justice Dept. does not want to release Mar-a-Lago search warrant affidavit; Cheney in political hot seat on Wyoming primary day; Biden to sign climate and health care bill; West Virginia floods.
Poland’s environment minister says samples are being sent to laboratories abroad in a bid to solve the mystery of a massive fish die-off in the Oder River, while the government is pledging tougher laws against environmental polluters
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/GettyTo Russia’s long list of crimes against humanity associated with its invasion of Ukraine, we must add nuclear terrorism. While many worried that Russia might use nuclear weapons if the war grew more desperate for them—and senior U.S. government officials do not rule that possibility out—Moscow has already done something that could have similarly catastrophic consequences.In early March, Russian forces seized the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station. Since then, they have taken a number of steps, each of which has raised the risk of a nuclear disaster. They have turned the facility into a military base. They have mined parts of the facility. They have interfered with the staff, placed them under duress, arrested them and played havoc with...
The Climate 202 spoke with former vice president Al Gore about his views on the climate package and his work to train a new generation of activists.
NEW YORK - Oil prices fell Monday on the prospects of a return of Iranian oil to the market and data showing China's economic recovery stuttering under Covid-19 restrictions.
We are in the toughest period the world economy has faced since the creation of the multilateral system more than three-quarters of a century ago. A quadruple shock of COVID, climate change, conflict and cost-of-living has undone years of hard-fought development gains. As financial conditions tighten, even countries that had seemed on track to prosperity […]
[VOA] Cape Town -- South Africa's Defense Minister Thandi Modise has arrived in Russia for a Moscow-hosted conference on international security. The visit comes amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and as Russian forces there are occupying Europe's largest nuclear power plant. It also comes just days after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited South Africa in part to try to win more African support against Russia's invasion.
Chandrashekhar Harbola went missing in the Siachen glacier - the world's highest battlefield.
The Columbia River has sustained Indigenous people for millennia through the harvesting of salmon, roots and berries used in ceremonies and rituals. But dams, climate change, and population growth threaten this way of life. (AP Video: Jessie Wardarski) (Aug. 16)
Independent MP Helen Haines on pushing Labor on climate, and taking the lead on community energy.
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Other ideas to solve the West's water woes are equally complicated: Toting icebergs from the Arctic, desalinating ocean water or manufacturing rain.
Geologists are studying whether tiny spaces in rock deep underground can permanently store vast volumes of greenhouse gas emitted by a coal-fired power plant. (Aug. 15)(AP Animation by Darrell Allen)
Bartosz Hadyniak via GettyThe impact of climate change is typically about extremes—and, sometimes, conflicting ones. On the one hand, upticks in global temperatures are expected to melt more glaciers and ice shelves and lead to a dangerous rise in sea levels. On the other hand, we can also expect more devastating droughts—particularly in some of the most populated regions of the world.That’s the case in a new study published on August 15 in the journal Nature Climate Change that found that a large swath of Central Asia is at risk of a near total collapse of a major water source by 2060. The impact will be largely driven by weak climate policy and could result in the irreversible depletion of freshwater for several countries.Specifically, the collapse will occur in the Tibetan Plateau, also...
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Simon Stiell from the Caribbean island nation of Grenada as the new U.N. climate chief, calling him, “a true champion” of creative approaches to tackling the global climate crisis
Pressure grows for International Atomic Energy Agency to visit Europe's largest nuclear power plant amid concerns that ongoing military attacks could have catastrophic consequences beyond Ukraine and Russia.
Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding, the investment firm controlled by billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, quietly invested more than $500 million in three major Russian energy companies between February and March, regulatory filings showed. By investing in Gazprom (GZPFY), Rosneft and Lukoil, Kingdom was likely seeking undervalued assets, but its move came as many Western nations …
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally — and about how their personal choices affect the climate — than they were three years ago, a new poll shows, even as a wide majority still believe climate change is happening.The June Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, which was conducted before Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday, shows majorities of U.S. adults think the government and corporations have a significant responsibility to address climate change. The new law will invest nearly $375 billion in climate strategies over the next decade.Overall, 35% of U.S. adults say they are “extremely” or “very” concerned about the impact of climate change on them personally, down from 44% in August...
When Bob and Debbie Smith signed up for flood insurance years ago, they never expected the storm that transformed the little river next to their backyard into a raging, muddy torrent. They never imagined that they and their cat would need to be rescued from their front porch by a neighbor with a boat as the floodwater reached up to their chests.
Flash floods caused structural damage across central West Virginia on Monday, August 15, according to local news reports. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department said multiple roads in the region were closed, and local news reported that over 100 homes were damaged in Kanawha County. This footage filmed in Smithers, West Virginia, shows floodwaters rushing through a damaged road, according to the source. “The culvert has caused the road to buckle,” read a caption accompanying the post. The Smithers Fire Department said a shelter has been set up for those impacted by the floods. The National Weather Service forecasted “unsettled weather” through the week with daily afternoon showers and thunderstorm possibilities. It also warned of possible flash flooding in the afternoon today. Credit: Gauley...
The prospect of lower demand sent oil prices sliding 5 percent — pushing West Texas Intermediate crude to $87 a barrel.
German officials are expressing mounting anger at the slow flow of information from Poland about a polluted border river as experts race to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish
Hybridization isn’t as rare as you think, and it’s a tactic some animals can use to weather global warming
Firefighters in Spain's Zaragoza region evacuated the town of Anon de Moncayo on Sunday as a nearby wildfire began burning out of control, threatening their homes.
Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding invested in Russian energy groups Gazprom, Rosneft and Lukoil between Feb. 22 and March 22, it said on Twitter on Sunday.
Here's the latest for Monday August 15th: Actor Anne Heche dies; Ukraine says more Russia sanctions being worked on; South Korea makes economic offer to North Korea; Poll finds fewer people think they can affect climate change.
A joint statement from the European Union and 42 countries including the United States has called on Russia to immediately withdraw its forces from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned last week that parts of the plant had been knocked out due to recent attacks, risking an …
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The stakes are high for those competing to create the batteries needed to power the electric vehicles of the future, but even higher for a ...
The government is setting out major bureaucratic reforms with the introduction of the Climate Change Act and the founding of the Department of Climate Change, which will be the new legal tool and central agency to oversee the country’s climate actions.
Zimbabwe's elephant population is growing, but climate change makes rainfall unpredictable. Animals travel further in search of water now, and often end up clashing with villagers for scarce resources
Australia's biggest steel maker has been making a handy profit from its solar farm contract, thanks to high electricity prices.
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Climate change in the northeastern U.S. has generally meant wetter weather, rising sea levels, heavy precipitation and storm surges. But this summer has exposed a stealthy drought that's made lawns crispy and has farmers begging for rain. (Aug. 15.) (AP Video: Rodrique Ngowi)
The latest round of shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant killed one employee and injured two others, Ukraine’s nuclear power regulator said.
If Queensland acts strongly now, it can become a dominant player renewable energy exports and secure its future energy independence.
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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline plummeted 45 cents over the past three weeks to $4.10 per gallon.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the continued decline comes as crude oil costs also remain low. “The drop of a dollar per gallon has not been enough to restore motorist demand, which is in retreat due to sustained high price levels,” Lundberg said in a statement.The average price at the pump is down a dollar over the past nine weeks, but it’s 85 cents higher than it was one year ago.Nationwide, the highest average price for regular-grade gas was in the San Francisco Bay Area, at $5.36 per gallon. The lowest average was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at $3.38 per gallon.According to the survey, the average price of diesel...
Nature, Published online: 15 August 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-02192-yPhD student Gianluca Torta contributes to green recycling by extracting rare-earth metals from industrial landfill for reuse in electric motors.
The new power-generating method is more efficient in using present elements for electrical grids.
Energy Sec. Jennifer Granholm has regularly touted the need and benefits of nuclear energy in order to battle inflation and carbon issues that the country faces.
A new catalyst fills the gap in the domestic natural gas production process, which could help ensure stable and sustainable supply amid the global energy crisis.
Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other for rocket attacks near the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Researchers at UCLA found that climate change is doubling the chances of biblical flooding to occur in California. They estimate it would cost $1 trillion in damages and displace 5 to 10 million people.
The staggering profit comes amid soaring oil prices in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
President Biden is to host important talks with Pacific leaders in Washington amid Beijing’s growing influence, with the island nations ‘happy to work with either’, say analysts.
The Environment Agency has warned that the country's infrastructure needs upgrading or Britain faces the prospect of water shortages in the next 25 years.
Oil has become an attractive alternative fuel because gas prices have soared. But Europe is rapidly replenishing its natural gas stockpiles.
An undersea earthquake shook part of eastern Indonesia on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency, which put the quake at 5.9-magnitude and 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) depth, said the quake was unlikely to trigger a tsunami.
The heir to the Throne persuaded the then Prime Minister to allocate £3.5 million of taxpayers' money to help landowners 'replant' trees felled by the hurricane-force winds.
‘You know, if we die, then it’ll happen within one second, we won’t suffer’ says resident living near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Russian troops.
After temperatures reached 112 degrees in Seville, Spain, scientists for the first time have given a heat wave a name: Zoe.
A Sudanese official says floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 50 people and inundated over 8,170 homes since the start of the rainy season
Megadrought may be the main weather concern across the West right now amid the constant threat of wildfires and earthquakes. But a new study warns another crisis is looming in California: "Megafloods."Climate change is increasing the risk of floods that could submerge cities and displace millions of people across the state, according to a study released Friday.It says that an extreme monthlong storm could bring feet of rain – in some places, more than 100 inches – to hundreds of miles of California. Similarly unrelenting storms have happened in the past, before the region became home to tens of millions of people.Now, each degree of global warming is dramatically increasing the odds and size of the next megaflood, the study says.CLIMATE CONSEQUENCES: Weather hazards linked to nearly 60% of...
An unidentified man was pulled from a pool of water at the Park Lime Pits nature reserve in Walsall and he was declared dead at the scene, police have said, bringing the heatwave death toll to 21.
The facility in Xinijiang will use renewable energy to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen, the latter of which can then be liquefied and used as fuel.
Italy's worst drought in decades has reduced Lake Garda, the country's largest lake, to close to its lowest level ever recorded, exposing swaths of previously underwater rocks and warming the water to temperatures that approach the average in the Caribbean Sea.
Lan Weiguang’s nanomembrane systems are used in a range of essential services, from improving waste water to protecting nuclear power plant
"We are like Florida for Europeans ... "Summer is always hot," said José María Martín Olalla, who is an associate professor at Sevilla University.
BLR industries had applied for allocation of coal block through proper channels in 1994 and after meeting the procedural requirements and getting environment clearances, it was allotted a coal block in Narasinghpur, Madhya Pradesh, in 1998. The entire coal block allocations between 1993 and 2011 came under the SC scrutiny and its 2014 judgment led to en masse cancellation.
Flash floods hit Flagstaff, Arizona, on Wednesday, August 17, causing the Arizona Department of Transportation to close roads in the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood watch in the region and said thunderstorms would affect the Pipeline and Schultz fire scars. The NWS also forecasted storms in the area through Sunday, August 21. This footage posted to Twitter by KAFF News shows floodwaters rushing through different areas in the city. “Big time overflow thanks to debris,” read a caption accompanying one of the videos. Credit: KAFF News via Storyful
If developed, the field on state land east of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska could significantly boost the flow of oil through the trans-Alaska pipeline system.
NASA and the German Aerospace Centre are both conducting research experiments on climate change in the North. They held an open house on Tuesday afternoon for people interested in learning about their projects.
As the sun dips lower on the horizon, air temperatures over the central Arctic Ocean are dropping to near freezing conditions. Further retreat of the ice cover will largely depend on ocean temperatures and wind patterns that can either compact … Continue reading →
Colombia Launches National Roadmap for Net Zero Carbon Buildings
Wed, 08/17/2022 - 11:00
Decarbonizing the buildings sector is essential to cutting global greenhouse gas emissions. In Colombia, buildings account for 7% of national emissions—smaller than in many countries in part because of the country’s large agriculture, forestry and land use emissions—but it’s taken a big step toward decarbonizing the sector with a new roadmap that bridges national targets with local action.
Colombia’s National Roadmap for Net Zero Carbon Buildings , launched in June 2022 by the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, aims to achieve net zero in all new buildings by 2030 and all buildings by 2050. Developed in partnership with WRI’s Zero Carbon Building...
MIAMI (AP) — Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an effort to develop hybrid reefs.The team from the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science was on a mission to collect eggs and sperm from spawning staghorn coral, which they hope to use to fertilize other strains of staghorn corals in a lab.It's all part of a $7.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to help address security threats to the military and civilian infrastructure along vulnerable coastal regions in Florida and the Caribbean.The Miami-based project seeks to protect coastal bases from damaging hurricane storm surge using hybrid reefs.“Our mission is to develop hybrid reefs...
After a quiet week ahead, activity could increase as we enter the historically busiest time of hurricane season.
A solar fuel cell that produces carbon monoxide and hydrogen is light enough to float on water, which could help address the shortage of land available for solar projects
NYC Comptroller Brad Lander rejected all the claims against the city - nearly 5000- for damaged caused by Hurricane Ida last year, which killed 13 people and cost millions of dollars for repairs
Sky News host Rowan Dean says clinical psychologist and “one of the great modern philosophers” Dr Jordan Peterson has made a stand on climate change recently.
“He’s now telling the globalists and the climate cult to leave us alone and stop destroying our modern world in his latest manifesto,” Mr Dean said.
“Looks like the fight back against climate madness suddenly found its philosophical voice!”
Data released on Wednesday showed that the equivalent of 16 football pitches are lost every minute due to forest fires, supercharged by climate change – twice as much as 20 years ago.
Ukraine’s state nuclear power company Energoatom accused hackers based in Russia of launching a “powerful” attack on the company’s website for three hours on Tuesday, but said the attack had not “significantly” affected operations of the site. “Today the most powerful hacker attack since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation took …
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The first ever solar facade can generate 50 times more power than standard solar panels, preventing 70 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.
THE River Clyde has a long, proud and successful history as a key maritime industry hub. More recently, it also featured at the centre of global focus on the environment when our Scottish Events Campus hosted COP26 to make crucial decisions on climate issues and the future of the planet. It would be fitting then if the Clyde Green Freeport (CGF) bid is successful and continues to build on these legacies when a final decision is made in a few weeks’ time by Scottish and UK Governments.
(Reuters) - Russia blamed sabotage for explosions at one of its military bases in Moscow-annexed Crimea while Kyiv hinted it was responsible as Ukrainian officials said their strategy was to destroy supply lines supporting Russia's invasion. FIGHTING * Two civilians were killed and seven wounded in shelling by Russian forces in the last 24 hours, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, said on Telegram. * Russia's blame of saboteurs for orchestrating explosions at an ammunition depot in Crimea is a rare admission that armed groups loyal to Ukraine are damaging military logistics and supply lines on territory it controls. * Ukrainian technicians at the Russian-held nuclear power plant hit by shelling work under the barrels of Russian guns and face huge...
A report says around 16 football pitches of trees per minute were lost to wildfires in 2021.
China’s ongoing heatwave claims its latest victims — live shrimp from a supermarket that were ‘cooked’ alive in the bag they were carried home in due to the extreme temperatures.
BERLIN: "A rush like this in the summertime, it's unheard of -- everybody wants coal," says Frithjof Engelke, a supplier of the briquettes which have become a hot commodity in the German capital.
The rush to build wind farms to combat climate change is colliding with preservation of one of the U.S. West's most spectacular predators, the golden eagle. Scientists say the species is teetering on the edge of decline. (Aug. 17)
Two organic dairy farmers have slashed their energy costs by tens of thousands of dollars using renewable energy and equipment upgrades.
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Even as the summer reminded many Europeans of the shared dangers posed by climate change, a cold winter and skyrocketing heating bills may provoke new divisions.
[DW] One part of Ethiopia is facing the worst drought in four decades and another is hit by flooding. Millions of people are at risk as climate change causes too much and too little rain.
The tech giants began courting oil companies several years ago, eager for business from a lucrative but technologically backward industry.
The cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft executive decree to allow the Finance Ministry to guarantee the loan repayment and borrowings worth up to 150 billion baht of the Oil Fuel Fund Office.
The leaders will discuss ways to end the 6-month-old war started by Russia, and are likely to talk about the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Soaring summer temperatures in China have dried up crucial rivers and reservoirs, hurting hydroelectric power generation that some industrial regions rely heavily on, with “some negative impacts on economic growth”.
President Joe Biden has signed a landmark climate change bill into law, which includes the biggest federal investment in history to fight climate change, some $375 billion. (Aug. 16)
The facility near Nio’s headquarters in San Jose, California may be operational by November, according to report, which if confirmed would mark an expansion of business model.
The climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather, with dry soils unable to cope
Hong Kong can do a lot more to enhance its long-term sustainability by adopting nature-based decarbonisation practices and tightening regulations, an environmental conference was told.
The cabinet on Tuesday approved a law to guarantee up to 150 billion baht (US$4.23 billion) in loans for the state oil fund to support energy prices as the government fights inflation, according to a government source and media reports.
A new study released Tuesday said the first storms of the Atlantic hurricane season have been firing up about 5 days per decade earlier since 1979.
Greenland’s variegated snailfish produces antifreeze proteins that stop large ice crystal formation, keeping the animal’s blood like a slushie, instead of frozen solid
Decarbonisation scenarios produced by BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Equinor are incompatible with Paris Agreement goals for 'a safe and habitable planet', say experts.
A scientist in Ukraine warns that the reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear power station is designed to protect against some threats, but not shelling
Santos has sanctioned a deal to proceed with its $US2.6bn ($3.7bn) Alaska oil project with 80,000 barrels of crude to start flowing from 2026 and plans to sell a 5 per cent stake in the prized Papua New Guinea LNG plant.
[Foroyaa] Welcome to this week's edition of the Environment Column and in this edition, we will bring you excerpts of an interview that this Columnist had with Tijani Bojang, Chief Meteorologist and forecaster at the Department of Water Resources. Mr Bojang opened up to Foroyaa to explain the phenomenon behind the recent heavy rains of 30th and 31st July, 2022, which resulted in unprecedented floods across the country.
Climate Energy Finance offers scathing review of how everyday Australians lose out due to the favourable financial treatment of coal and gas companies.
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[Dabanga] Bindisi / Nyala / Kassala / Wad Madani -- Heavy rains and floods continued in Sudan. An estimated 136.000 people have been affected so far. In Darfur, many farms were destroyed and camps for the displaced were affected. In Eastern Sudan's Kassala and El Gezira, at least 3000 homes (partially collapsed) and at least 15 people died as rivers flooded.
A body has been found in Stalybridge, Tameside, in the search for a 14-year-old girl who got into difficulty whilst swimming in Greater Manchester, as the UK's heatwave death toll reaches 24.
The small town of Nikopol, Ukraine, sits across the river from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Attacks are causing serious alarm for the community.
Flash floods inundated Broomfield, Colorado, on Tuesday, August 16, as the National Weather Service (NWS) reported the city experienced 20 to 25 percent of its average annual precipitation in around two hours. According to the Broomfield Police Department, roads in the city were closed due to the flash floods. “Please use caution and avoid areas experiencing flash flooding. The water is deeper than you may think,” the department said on Twitter. The NWS forecast continuing showers across the Denver Metropolitan Area on Tuesday, August 16. Credit: Broomfield Police via Storyful
Northern Indigenous-owned and operated company Nihtat Energy Ltd. is developing a 1-megawatt solar farm in Inuvik, N.W.T. "This project is about energy security and diversifying the energy in Inuvik," said company president Grant Sullivan.
The ambitious piece of legislation aims to tamp down on inflation, lower prescription drug prices, address climate change, reduce the deficit and impose a minimum tax on the largest corporations.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D1EE03730G, Paper Hassina Tabassum, Shreya Mukherjee, Junjie Chen, Domoina Holiharimanana, Stavros Karakalos, Xiaoxuan Yang, Sooyeon Hwang, Tianyu Zhang, Bo Lu, Min Chen, Tang Zhong, Eleni Kyriakidou, Qingfeng Ge, Gang Wu Hydrogen (H2) is a prospective zero-carbon, high-energy-density fuel to generate power and clean energy instead of using fossil fuels. Ammonia (NH3) is a promising H2 (17.7%) carrier which can easily... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
New York (CNN Business) – Tesla is celebrating its one millionth car manufactured in China, a major milestone for the electric car company’s global ambitions. But Tesla hasn’t overcome its recent troubles in the country just yet. The one-million milestone news came via a weekend tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the China Passenger …
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A Sudanese official says the country’s death toll from flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, has risen to 66 since the start of the rainy season
The $12 billion Bay du Nord fossil fuel project underscores Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s dilemma — and Canada’s.
Half a century after the 1970s’ stagflation, economies are slowing, even contracting, as prices rise again. Thus, the World Bank warns, “Surging energy and food prices heighten the risk of a prolonged period of global stagflation reminiscent of the 1970s.” In March, Reuters reported, “With surging oil prices, concerns about the hawkishness of the Federal […]
Australia is set to receive a third consecutive year of La Nina as Higgins Storm Chasing warned the nation was about to become 'the land meat between an Indian and Pacific ocean sandwich' of bad weather.
Contact Energy says its new Tauhara and Te Huka geothermal projects will help boost operating earnings to $720 million by calendar 2025.
The power generator and retailer reported earnings before interest ...
A historic climate bill just passed by the U.S. Congress could have implications in entrenching Canada's role in the shift toward clean transportation. That legislation includes hundreds of millions of dollars to jump-start a new domestic industry in components for electric-vehicle batteries.
Nature, Published online: 16 August 2022; doi:10.1038/d41586-022-02199-5Europe’s energy crisis — climate community must speak up
Two girls and one woman died and 11 others were rescued during flash floods in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
There are expected to be 3.7 billion air conditioners in operation by 2050. Using propane as the refrigerant could prevent a significant amount of climate warming by the end of the century
Insects are starting to make their way to our meals, and some are using them to lower their carbon footprint.
Ice can keep an amazing record of past climate on Earth. The problem is that we haven't found ice older that are reliably older than ~800,000 years. New research may push that number back to almost 5 million years.
Florida Power and Light has unveiled a new fixed-wing drone designed to fly into tropical storm force winds and help restore power after severe weather. (Aug. 15) (AP Video: Cody Jackson)
The Ministry of Environment and Al-Azhar launched an initiative dubbed “Our Climate is Our Lives” to support Egypt’s hosting of the upcoming COP27 climate conference, Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad announced. Fouad praised the Al-Azhar grand sheikh’s speech on climate in the Vatican, saying Al-Azhar has been at the forefront of institutions that showed …
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As the large parts of England find themselves in a drought - with some south-eastern areas not seeing a drop of rain since the start of August - reservoirs, lakes and rivers are running low.
Warnings of travel disruption and flooding - but drought restrictions remain in place in many areas.
Blowing and suspended dust and sand affected Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday, August 14, the UAE’s National Center of Meteorology reported. This video filmed by Felipe Nunes shows low visibility in the city. Dubai International Airport faced two days of disruption, with 44 flight cancellations and 12 diversions, due to a sandstorm, an airport representative said via local media. They said airport operations were returning to normal on Monday. The National Center of Meteorology warned poor weather conditions would continue in the country on Monday. Credit: Felipe Nunes via Storyful
Dealing with the climate crisis means more than just recycling at this point. Educating yourself and others may now be the best thing you can ...
[Greenpeace] The world has just celebrated indigenous communities who are the best guardians of the forest. This year, the celebration is titled 'the role of Indigenous Women in the preservation and transmission of Traditional Knowledge'. In reality, the living conditions of indigenous women are devastating due to deforestation, making it difficult for their mission to be achieved.
Climate zealots trying to save the planet are distorting “all our decision making,” Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says.
“These zealots genuinely think they are saving the planet, everything else is completely reduced to nothing,” he said.
“There’s no space to think of anything else - be it Ukraine, be it Taiwan, be it cost of living.”
[SciDev.Net] Lagos -- Africa could face increased food insecurity and an unprecedented rural-urban migration crisis if the climate change induced flooding persists, environmentalists say.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyThe main conversation around climate change primarily focuses on one thing: how much carbon is in the air—and by extension, how to reduce it. However, what is less talked about but may become incredibly important is how much carbon is in our oceans. There is 50 times more carbon in the ocean than the atmosphere. Some climate researchers believe if we could just slightly increase the amount of carbon the ocean can absorb from the atmosphere, we could avoid some of the worst effects of climate change.That might seem unusual when you first hear it, but think about it a bit longer. The ocean covers roughly 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, and it absorbs carbon dioxide naturally—effectively dissolving it. Phytoplankton in the ocean use this carbon dioxide...
Rooftop solar, a sunny winter's day and mild weather sent minimum demand in Australia's most coal dependent grid to record low on Sunday.
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Explore our zip code level extreme heat map of the United States to see how heat waves and dangerous temperatures will affect your city in the coming years.
As BHP seeks to open a new metallurgical and thermal coal mine, the long-term outlook for Australian coal exports is looking increasingly clouded.
The post Green steel technology is good news for emissions, bad news for Australia’s coal exports appeared first on RenewEconomy.
A 30-year, nationwide study of ecological changes — including the effects of climate warming — has been releasing a powerful greenhouse gas, and critics want it to stop.
A new AP/NORC poll finds Americans have grown less concerned about the personal impact of climate change -- and about their personal impact on climate change, even as the vast majority still believe climate change is happening. (Aug. 15)
To really make a dent in climate change, the cars will have to outcompete gas engines in the developing world.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE01797K, Paper Ying Guo, Rong Zhang, Shaoce Zhang, Hu Hong, Yuwei Zhao, Zhaodong Huang, Cuiping Han, Hongfei Li, Chunyi Zhi Direct electrochemical two-electron oxygen reduction (2eORR) into H2O2 provides a promising alternative for on-site green H2O2 production to the predominant anthraquinone oxidation technology. Oxidized carbon materials have demonstrated their impressive... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Taliban’s state-run news agency says heavy rains have set off flash floods that killed at least 31 people in Afghanistan
Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky (left) has accused Russia of using 'nuclear blackmail' by stationing troops at Europe's largest nuclear power plant.
The party says this would help fund a freeze of the energy price cap through the winter.
Flash floods swept the iconic Las Vegas strip for the second time in weeks early Friday, causing two deaths as water to seep into casinos and flood parking garages.The National Weather Service in Las Vegas issued a flash flood warning early Friday just after midnight warning of heavy rains, lightning and gusty winds. Videos on social media captured a bus floundering through an intersection that floodwaters had turned into lagoon and a car battling strong currents of downhill flooding. Uh defcon 30? #defcon#vegaspic.twitter.com/FxRjUbkzpn— Skittish and Bus (@Skittishandbus) August 12, 2022Shoutout to our 206 @RTCSNV driver. Kept calm while some riders losing their 💩. Charleston feels like a raging rapids ride right now. Cc @LasVegasLocallypic.twitter.com/pPS7Vz90yU— Fukuburger (@fukuburger)...
Oil majors Aramco, Exxon, BP have reported strong or record-breaking results in recent weeks as Western sanctions against Russia boosted prices of crude and natural gas.
Lake Vyrnwy in Powys, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park is so dry that old buildings from the village of Llanwddyn have been exposed for the first time since the drought of 1976.
Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, announced Sunday that his ministry is preparing to hold an international press conference within several days to announce a plan to rationalize electricity consumption in all economic sectors. The privately-owned al-Mal newspaper reported Shaker as saying that he is working to reduce spending in all sectors …
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President Volodymyr Zelensky says every Russian soldier attacking the Zaporizhzhia facility will become ‘a special target’ for Ukrainian forces.
The new Inflation Reduction Act is committed to reducing greenhouse emissions by incentivizing the use of carbon capture technologies.
(CNN) – Many Californians fear the “Big One,” but it might not be what you think. It’s not an earthquake. And it isn’t the mega drought. It’s actually the exact opposite. A megaflood. A new study by Science Advances shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in …
The post A disastrous megaflood is coming to California, experts say, and it could be the most expensive natural disaster in history appeared first on Egypt Independent.
The Adrienne Arsht Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, which studies climate resiliency, is running a pilot program to see whether a naming system for heat waves will affect the public’s perception and the way they act during a heat wave.
This is not just a problem for polar bears. That's because what happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.
A company in Norway has developed an innovative "kite" that turns wind into electricity.
Scientists say climate changes increases the likelihood of the recurrence of a 'megaflood' like the Great Flood of 1862.
The war in Ukraine has had no shortage of devastation, yet the repeated shelling of the sprawling Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in recent days has ...
Imperial Oil is still investigating if produced water has entered the Mackenzie River.
The iconic Las Vegas strip was hit by flash floods for the second time in weeks during historic rainfall.
Los Angeles – Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs more rapidly than nature can replenish the crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world’s largest ice sheet over the past 25 years, a satellite analysis showed on Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind study, led by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles …
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A diesel pipeline in Wyoming owned by a company that's being sued by federal prosecutors over previous spills in two other states cracked open and released more than 45,000 gallons (205,000 liters) of fuel, state regulators and a company representative disclosed Friday.Cleanup work is ongoing from the spill that was discovered by the pipeline's operator on July 27, said Joe Hunter, Emergency Response Coordinator with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The fuel spilled into sandy soil on private ranchland near the small community of Sussex in eastern Wyoming and did not spread very far, he said.Contaminated soil was being excavated and placed into a temporary staging area, and it will be spread onto a nearby dirt road where the fuel is expected to largely...
The retailer of live animals and wildlife wholesaler pleaded guilty to illegally importing live stony corals without proper declarations.
[The Conversation Africa] UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 aspires to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030. But in Africa, around 600 million people continue to live without access to electricity. Seeking to reach as many of these people as quickly as possible, African governments are signing agreements with foreign firms to deliver off-grid solar products to millions of households.
Matanzas, Cuba – Firefighters on Tuesday finally overcame what officials described as the worst fire in Cuba’s history that over five days destroyed 40% of the Caribbean island’s main fuel storage facility and caused massive blackouts. Reuters witnesses reported the raging flames that ravaged a four-tank segment of the Matanzas super tanker port had died …
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