St Joseph's Infant School is no stranger to renewable energy initiatives and the institution is yet again raising the bar.
The 65-year-old Labour MP spoke to the activists at Parliament Square in Westminster as a group of them headed into the House of Commons for Prime Minister's Questions today.
Japanese authorities said Wednesday five nuclear power plants could be shut down if they don't install anti-terrorism safety measures by their deadlines.
The Islanders may not know whom they’re playing yet, but at least they know when. The NHL announced two scenarios for the second-round schedules, one based on the Capitals winning Game 7 on Wednesday night, and one based on the Hurricanes winning. The victor of that series goes on to face the Islanders, who swept...
Iran will continue to find buyers for its oil and use the Strait of Hormuz to transport it, the country's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, warning that if the United States tries to stop Tehran then it should "be prepared for the consequences."
Air pollution kills 5.5 million people around the world yearly.
[AIM] Maputo -The sale of Anadarko Petroleum to the giant US hydrocarbon company Chevron will not alter the calendar for the projects to exploit liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the Rovuma Basin, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, according to the chairperson of the Mozambican National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH), Omar Mitha, cited in Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais".
Climate activists say pressure growing on politicians to act as donations flood in Support for Extinction Rebellion in the UK has quadrupled in the past nine days as public concern about the scale of the ecological crisis grows. Since the wave of protests began more than a week ago, 30,000 new backers or volunteers have offered their support to the environmental activist group. In the same period it has raised almost £200,000 – mostly in donations of between £10 and £50 – reaching a total of £365,000 since January. Continue reading...
Drought in Southeast Asia may become even more frequent and intense if countries do not take steps to reduce its impact, according to a joint study from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and Asean.“Ready for the Dry Years: Building resilience to drought in Southeast Asia”, released on April 19, said the cumulative impact of drought in the region disproportionately affected the poor and heightened inequality, which in turn increased the prospect…
Beijing yesterday again lashed out at a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on countries that buy Iranian oil, calling it a violation of China's interests that will intensify turmoil in the Middle East and international energy markets.
NextEra Energy Inc. has added about 1 gigawatt of renewable energy projects to its portfolio while continuing to capitalize on the nation's growing demand for storage.
EPA has decided to continue excluding oil and gas waste from federal hazardous waste rules, agreeing with industry that states are already doing the job adequately.
With both sides claiming the patriotic high ground, electric utilities and uranium companies are locked in combat over import quotas on fuel for nuclear power.
Police arrested 11 protesters who had blocked railroad tracks in northwest Portland, Ore., since Sunday and demanded local action in response to climate change.
Two leading environmental law scholars are out with a new trove of recommendations for fighting climate change, and they're recruiting lawyers to put the plan in action.
MADISON, Wis. — A continental divide of geography, language, culture and tradition separates the Gullah/Geechee Nation of the south Atlantic coast and the U.S.-Mexico border city of Imperial Beach, Calif.
Aid for victims of floods, hurricanes and fires across the nation is mired in Congress amid a political feud between Trump and Puerto Rico's leaders.
Judges in several countries have ruled against governments or corporations, contributing to a growing consensus on the urgency of global warming.
Residents of Brittany and Normandy were warned this week that sand particles from the Sahara desert were adding to already high pollution levels in their regions. But where are the ten towns with the worst air pollution in France?
Iranians, already hard hit by punishing US economic sanctions, are bracing for more pain after Washington abolished waivers for some countries which had allowed them to buy oil from Iran. “In the end the pressure (America) is putting out is on the people,” said a 28-year-old technical instructor in Iran. “Some have crumbled, and those … Continued
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Greenpeace called Barclays 'the worst bank in Europe for funding fossil fuels' while others pointed out the region where the advert is set is seriously under threat from climate change.
Consortium of 13 water corporations forge major renewable energy off-take deal that will supply between 20-50% of each of their total electricity needs, and lower water bills for consumers.
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Iran can export as much oil as it needs, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his official website.
[New Dawn] The Board of the World Bank Group approved on April 17, 2019 the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), which includes $150 million in the form of credit and grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and $74.7 million contingent recovery grant from the Clean Technology Fund to help the West African Development Bank and ECOWAS' Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency expand off-grid access to electricity for populations in 19 countries in West Africa and the Sahel regi
New smartphone with Leica quad camera has 5x optical zoom, super low-light performance and fun features Huawei’s latest top-end phone, the P30 Pro, has a genuinely groundbreaking new quad camera system on the back with amazing low-light performance and the first 5x optical zoom enabling a practically spycam-like 50x digital zoom. The new £900 phone, from the firm that continues to be at the centre of a political storm , has the familiar metal frame, curved glass and all-screen design of 2018-19. New for the P30 Pro are some stunning colour options, including the pearlescent oil slick-like “breathing crystal” and the eye-popping amber sunrise. If you want a phone that gloriously embraces colour, this is it. Continue reading...
One-third of all food worldwide ends up in the garbage, with industrialized countries contributing the most. A new foodsharing platform wants to help tackle the impact this has on our climate.
The Arara territory has been under government protection since 1991. But there are fears that could change under Bolsonaro, a climate change sceptic
Forty-three percent of Americans live in places where they’re breathing unsafe air, according to American Lung Association An increasing number of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of smog or particulate air pollution – both of which are being made worse by climate change, according to a new report. Air quality in the US has been improving since the 1970s, but that progress may be backsliding and 43% of Americans are now living in places where they are breathing unsafe air, according to the American Lung Association report . Continue reading...
( University of Hawaii at Manoa ) Patches of coral reef are often surrounded by very large 'halos' of bare sand that are hundreds to thousands of square meters. Two recently published studies and a third feature story led by Elizabeth Madin, assistant research professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, shed light on these enigmatic features that are visible from space.
The global balance of power is going to be completely changed by decarbonisation, and the burden of saving the world will fall disproportionately on Asia.
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Scott Morrison is campaigning in Darwin shoring up the Coalition’s Senate spot while Bill Shorten is in Townsville before the Anzac Day truce. Follow all the day’s events, live 4.04am BST Julie and Julia , the movie. The synopsis begins : “Frustrated with a soul-killing job, New Yorker Julie Powell (Amy Adams) embarks on a daring project ... 3.54am BST I missed the Deidre Chambers story this morning by Rob Harris in the Herald Sun. Purely by chance, Julie Bishop met Julia Banks at a breakfast joint in Flinders, where Banks is challenging Greg Hunt on crazy out-there issues like climate change . Banks, of course, was a keen Turnbull supporter and left the party, accusing the leadership agitators of bullying. The Herald Sun has been told the pair met by “pure...
Fresh from its landmark deal on the Bomen solar farm, Renew Estate has filed a development application for a huge solar farm and battery in NSW.
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The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has tabled a new draft energy master plan that increases the nation’s ambition to move away from coal and towards renewable energy.
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The advert, which was posted on YouTube and due to air in cinemas, was designed to criticise the former Prime Minister's denials of climate change.
April 24, 2019 2:56 AM LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's opposition leaders met Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday (April 23) to discuss what the teenager calls an "existential crisis" for humanity.
New hydroelectric power plants can play a crucial role in climate change mitigation. The Batang Toru Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) in North Sumatera, Indonesia, which is being built by PT North Sumatera Hydro Energy (NSHE), is one such case.
The Batang Toru HEPP will contribute vitally to helping meet Indonesia’s climate change mitigation and adaptation plan.
Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our generation - our future depends on our ability…
The newspapers focus on a teenage activist's climate change speech and Donald Trump's upcoming UK state visit.
Environmentalists urge stronger state legislation to control fugitive emissions of methane.
Overall, 15 percent of Americans believe extinction is imminent due to climate change caused by humans, according to a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults by OnePoll.
South Korea announced a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and to boost exports bruised by weak external demand amid the Sino-U.S. trade war.
President Trump likes to say that the “unfair” Paris agreement would have given China and India a free pass. Now, we have a mindblowing visualization of nations’ cumulative carbon footprints.
Even the Night King would be jealous of a winter that lasts this long. According to a new study, the polar vortex on Saturn’s moon, Titan, can last “three-quarters of a Titan year, or about 22 Earth years.” The research, published in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters, details the findings of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft when...
With the integration of existing thermal power plants of its parents Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co. completed on April ...
Grab a spacesuit and a few months of provisions. We’re taking you on a tour of the Interplanetary Parks Service.
Space is harsh. From damaging radiation to deadly gases and drastic temperature changes, pretty much any environment beyond Earth can kill you at a moment’s notice. Yet our cosmic backyard boasts natural wonders that rival the greatest found on terra firma.
And, one day, when we have the technology for deep-space rocket launches, suitable protective gear, and enough provisio
The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Alphabet's Wing Aviation to operate as an airline, in a first for U.S. drone delivery companies. Wing, which began as a Google X project , has been testing its autonomous drones in southwest Virginia and elsewhere. "Air Carrier Certification means that we can begin a commercial service delivering goods from local businesses to homes in the United States," Wing said in a statement posted to the Medium website . The company has touted many advantages of using unmanned drones to deliver packages, from reducing carbon emissions and road congestion to increasing connections between communities and local businesses. "This is an important step forward for the safe testing and integration of drones into our economy. Safety continues to be our Number...
Thawing permafrost in the Arctic will accelerate global warming and could add $70 trillion to the world's climate change bill, a new study on the economic impact of melting ice says.
The warm weather in Germany may have been perfect for enjoying the Easter break. But it has increased the danger of forest fires.
Oil companies agree to freeze fuel prices to lessen the burden on consumers.
[Monitor] The death toll in Buyende District floods as risen to 17.
Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 indexes setting record closing highs on Wall Street, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices surged.
Now, researchers have used state-of-the-art physical models to better explore the strength of both the permafrost carbon feedback and the surface albedo feedback in warming climates.
Swedish activist teen Greta Thunberg joined ‘Extinction Rebellion’ in pushing for a zero-carbon Britain.
Former EPA administrators gathered today to discuss the future of the agency and challenges ahead.
Earth's magnetic shield defends our planet from the scourges of solar wind and cosmic radiation, making life on our planet possible.
Mario Tama/Getty A super PAC supporting Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) has developed a way to share information and strategy with his presidential campaign in a manner that experts say is both novel and right at the end of the legal boundaries for permissible coordination. The super PAC, Act Now On Climate, is currently running advertisements with subtle, embedded signals that the campaign can mine for critical voter information and use to hone its own social media and advertising strategies. The tactic has drawn the attention of Democratic digital strategists and raised eyebrows among ethics watchdogs. But the campaign hasn’t asked for the help and says it isn’t mining the data. “The Inslee campaign is growing grassroots momentum behind the only candidate who will put climate change first,” said...
In mainland China, imports of plastic waste have dropped from 600 000 tonnes per month in 2016 to about 30 000 a month in 2018
Chairman of the Egyptian Meteorological Authority Ahmed Abdel Aal said that hot weather is expected for Egypt’s northern areas, Cairo, Sinai and north of Upper Egypt due to temperature increases by 3C to 4C on Wednesday until Monday. Hot weather is expected south of the country in the morning, growing colder at night. Maximum temperatures … Continued
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Known for its scenic landscape, tropical climate and beautiful beaches, Hawaii is a tourist destination for people around the world. But concerns have arisen that its iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
The new governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands has issued a territory-wide mental health state of emergency, after two hurricanes in 2017 caused widespread trauma and stress among islanders.
Asia's biggest economies are scrambling to find new sources of oil after the United States said it would no longer grant exemptions to sanctions on Iranian crude exports.
Three in four Americans think climate change will eventually result in the extinction of humanity, according to new research.
Kits often involve more packaging waste but factors such as the supply chain and portion size mean overall impact may be less Meal-prep kits are often more environmentally friendly than the average trip to the grocery store, according to a University of Michigan study. Researchers at the School of Environment and Sustainability found that, on average, while kits provided by companies like Blue Apron, Sun Basket and HelloFresh often do involve more packaging waste, the emissions for grocery store meals carried two kilograms more of carbon dioxide per meal than those of the meal prep kits. Continue reading...
From grubby packaging that engulfs small Southeast Asian communities to waste that piles up in plants from the US to Australia, China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has thrown recycling efforts into turmoil.For many years, China took the bulk of scrap plastic from around the world, processing much of it into a higher quality material that could be used by manufacturers.But, at the start of 2018, it closed its doors to almost all foreign plastic waste, as well as many other…
[Monitor] Buyende -15 people have been confirmed dead in Buyende District following heavy rains that resulted into floods.
The Oppn party also alleged that PM Modi has directed oil companies not to increase the prices till May 23 so that he can 'garner votes'.
President Donald Trump's decision to end all waivers that allowed importers of oil from Iran to avoid economic sanctions will not result in higher oil prices, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.
New data from research published this week focuses on the ice mass in Greenland. Greenland is the home to the second largest ice sheet in the world, and new research shows ice loss is accelerating rapidly. The study used information that was based on nearly 50-years of data. The study estimates that Greenland’s glaciers have gone from releasing 51 billion … Continue reading
New York (CNN Business) — China is pushing back against the United States’ decision to broaden its crackdown on Iranian oil exports, deepening the uncertainty in the global oil market. Beijing on Monday slammed the Trump administration’s announcement that it would stop exempting several countries from its sanctions on buying oil from Iran. China is … Continued
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Jay Inslee yesterday asked other Democratic presidential candidates to join his call for a primary debate entirely about climate change.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is pledging closer cooperation with a key advisory panel following complaints last May the agency is slow and stingy in handing over information.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
The Earth's geomagnetic field shields our planet from the ravages of the solar wind and cosmic rays that would otherwise strip away the vital upper atmosphere.
Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global response In times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in government accelerate their consumption of fossil fuels, children are leading the campaign against our species’ looming extinction. Our survival now depends on the prospects for a global movement to follow their lead and demand an International Green New Deal. Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal. Here in Europe, DiEM25 and our European Spring coalition are campaigning under the banner of a detailed Green New Deal agenda. In the UK, a new campaign is pushing...
The thawing will likely continue for decades.
More grim news from the Arctic: Greenland’s ice sheet has shrunk six times faster than normal since the 1980s, and it could keep melting for decades even if humans…
Iran accused President Trump of weaponizing oil after the White House said it would stop granting waivers for countries that import oil from the Islamic Republic, a report on Tuesday said. ”America has made a bad mistake by politicizing oil and using it as a weapon in the fragile state of the market,” Iran’s Oil...
Environmental groups gathered at the Capitol, Monday, to suggest ideas on how Governor Ron DeSantis can help advance clean energy.
The United States has made a bad mistake by politicizing oil and using it as a weapon, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
European energy shares had their best day since January on the back of higher oil prices on Tuesday while Wall Street rose on upbeat results that eased fears of slowing profits.
Belarus found that the Russian oil contained 17 times the normal level of chlorides.
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India said on Tuesday its refineries will have adequate oil supplies, thanks in part to imports from other producers, despite the United States' demand that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions.
[CAJ News] Lilongwe -RECURRENT floods have left three people dead in Malawi.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development plans to increase its funding for Poland's renewable energy this year, after the government shifted toward green energy, a top EBRD official said.
JENJAROM, Malaysia: From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China's ban on accepting the world's used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil.
World oil prices struck fresh 2019 peaks on Tuesday, boosting energy company share prices, while Wall Street opened higher after a series of better-than-expected corporate results.
More than 963 people were arrested last week in connection with the Extinction Rebellion, of which 40 were charged and 35 provided their home address. One journeyed 960 miles.
Greta Thunberg is the 16-year-old whose refusal to go to school because of climate change led to children around the world skipping classes to protest. She came to Britain last week.
Oil prices hit their highest since November on Tuesday after Washington announced all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian oil would end next week, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices hit 2019 highs on Tuesday after Washington announced all Iran sanction waivers would end by May, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran. Despite the move by Washington, analysts said global oil markets would be able to cope with the Iran disruption as there was enough spare capacity from other … Continued
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Teenage activist Greta Thunberg has an uncompromising message on climate change.
WASHINGTON: Measuring melting ice is a fairly precise business in 2019 -- thanks to satellites, weather stations and sophisticated climate models.
Scientists embark on a three-week flying campaign today (23 April) to study methane emissions from gas fields in the southern North Sea. Using specialised scientific equipment, on board one of …
From grubby packaging engulfing small Southeast Asian communities to waste piling up in plants from the US to Australia, China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil. For many years, China received the bulk of scrap plastic from around the world, processing much of it into a higher quality … Continued
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Oil prices hit their highest since November on Tuesday after Washington announced all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian oil would end next week, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran and further tightening global supply.
Most parents want schools to teach their kids about climate change, according to a new poll.
The Small Business Administration responded effectively to Hurricane Florence after it hit North and South Carolina last September, in sharp contrast to the agency's faltering response when Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands a year earlier, a federal investigation has found.
Renewable portfolio standards have long prompted grumbling from economists, who would prefer a price on carbon emissions over a mandate on clean electricity sales.
The climate change primary officially began last night. In a series of town halls hosted by CNN, five of the big names running as Democrats for president sketched their individual approaches to global warming.
Thirteen states and the District of Columbia are defending a Maine community's move to block an oil infrastructure project.
The Interior Department has declared "the war on coal" kaput as recently as February and routinely since President Trump took office.
Chevron Corp.'s recent $33 billion takeover of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is another sign of Big Oil shifting production to the Permian Basin as a hedge against climate change. Will that move, combined with new technology, be enough?
India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for the loss of Iranian oil, India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.
The United States on Monday turned the screws harder on Iran, as well as China and other nations that import its oil, by demanding they stop buying from Tehran by May 1 or face possible sanctions.China is the world’s No 1 oil importer and a major buyer of Iranian oil.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that Washington would no longer issue exemptions from sanctions for the import of Iranian oil represents the Trump administration’s latest move to starve Iran of its main source of…
A lobster processing plant is hoping to reduce its oil bill and its carbon footprint, thanks to a device designed by students at UPEI to recover some of the energy used to cook the lobster.
Tesla, particularly CEO Elon Musk, isn’t exactly popular for its estimates and predictions. It has recently admitted its failure to meet expectations and demand in shipping its Model 3 electric cars. So when the carmaker actually does get the estimate right, it’s a pleasant surprise. Even better, however, Musk has said that its custom Full Self-Driving Computer promised 6 months … Continue reading
It's being touted as the zero-emissions answer to New Zealand's "just transition" away from oil and gas.
But is chasing so-called "green" hydrogen as straight-forward as it's cracked up to be?
A number of major oilsands operations in Alberta seem to be emitting significantly more carbon pollution than companies have been reporting, according to a new study from federal scientists.
Each year billions end up in landfill, but the world's largest nappy production company is now backing a scheme to recover the plastic and other materials inside them.
World oil prices jumped to near 6-month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher and boosting currencies of several major crude producers.
There’s about $3.5 trillion of revenue each year from the “mine mouth” value of global coal, gas and oil sales. All of that has to go away, and about half of it needs to be gone in the next 12 years.
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U.S. independent refiners are expected to roll out lower than expected first-quarter profits after a spate of outages, weak gasoline margins and a surge in the price of Canadian oil, according to analysts.
The One Nation leader denied that humans are responsible for global warming while speaking on the show on Tuesday.
Stocks in Asia rose marginally on Tuesday as many markets reopened after the long Easter break, while oil jumped to its highest this year as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran.
Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country's trade and industry minister said on Tuesday.
( Lancaster University ) Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change -- and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy.
A new study finds that despite concerns over the amount of packaging used in popular meal delivery services like Blue Apron and HelloFresh, the services had a lower overall carbon footprint.
NAFTALAN, Azerbaijan (AFP) — Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition.Sulfiya, a Russian woman in her 60s, has travelled to Azerbaijan's north-western city of Naftalan in the hope that crude oil baths at a local sanatorium will end her years of suffering from polyarthritis, a disease affecting the joints.
A new project aims to promote sustainability and mitigate the environmental impact of next year’s Super Bowl in Miami-Dade County. The event will bring tens of thousands of tourists to the area. The 'Ocean to Everglades' initiative, which will begin in the coming months and run until February 2020, will feature beach cleanups, mangrove planting and coral restoration. It also seeks to harness attention on the Super Bowl to create more awareness about challenges facing South Florida’s environment, organizers say. “Once that final play is over and there’s a winner and the Super Bowl lights get turned off...we want to make sure these environmental issues we’re pushing are long-lasting,” said Eric Eikenberg, the CEO of the Everglades Foundation. The initiative's partners include the Miami Super...
April 22, 2019 9:27 PM WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (April 22) the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from US sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply.
China is turning to ExxonMobil to help meet its insatiable appetite for cleaner energy as the country moves away from coal.
House speaker sent letter to Democrats saying ‘holding the president accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.45pm BST Washington Gov. and presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is asking other candidates in the field to support a primary debate focused entirely on climate change. Inslee has made climate change his signature issue. He posted a letter to fellow Democratic contenders Monday urging them to tell the Democratic National Committee to dedicate a debate to the issue. 8.37pm BST Donald Trump claims that “the people who were closest to me” were not called to testify to special counsel Robert Mueller ’s investigators. Isn’t it amazing that the people who were closest to me, by far, and...
Greenland has the potential to drive over 20 feet of sea level rise.
Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron or HelloFresh promise gourmet meals without the hassle of shopping for ingredients. But the environmentally conscious consumer may feel guilty about seeing all the plastic and cardboard it takes to bring that Pork and Veggie Bibimbap to their doorstep. That guilt may be misplaced, according to a new study. The researchers argue that, pound for pound, meal kit delivery services have a smaller carbon footprint than equivalent meals bought from a grocery store and prepared at home. The study, published Monday in the scientific journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling , examines the whole life-cycle — from farm to garbage can — of meal kits and their grocery store equivalents, and finds that, on average, grocery store meals produce 33% more greenhouse...
Most of the world’s poor countries are poorer than they would have been had greenhouse gas emissions not altered the climate. In some rich countries, it's the opposite.
The White House announced on Monday it will no longer grant sanctions exemptions to Iran's oil customers.
Swedish activist says world faces ‘existential crisis’ and must achieve goals of Paris deal Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has given her support for a general strike for the climate, saying the student movement she inspired needs more support from older generations to ensure politicians keep their promises under the Paris agreement. Speaking at a public event in London as Extinction Rebellion protests continued in the capital, the initiator of the school strike for climate movement was typically frank about the scale of the problem the world faces and the impact her campaign has made. “People are slowly becoming more aware, but emissions continue to rise. We can’t focus on small things. Basically, nothing has changed,” she said. Continue reading...
The National Hockey League said on Monday it would purchase carbon credits to offset airline emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Brazil's state-run oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it had halted production at its P-25 platform in the Albacora offshore field, after detecting a leak in a pipeline.
Two people scaled the iconic globe outside Universal Studios on Monday as part of an Earth Day demonstration. The members of the Los Angeles chapter of Extinction Rebellion — a group of climate change activists — waved green flags that read “climate emergency,” while they sat atop the structure,...
The move, which could affect five countries, is intended "to bring Iran's oil exports to zero".
President praised the benefits of a ‘strong market economy’ but did not echo warnings from scientists on rising temperatures Donald Trump issued on Monday an Earth Day proclamation that omitted any mention of climate change or the cavalcade of environmental threats posed by deforestation, species loss and plastic pollution. The president chose instead to praise the benefits of a “strong market economy”. Related: Trump sues House oversight chairman to block subpoena of his financial records – live Continue reading...
A trio of Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are launching the chamber's first caucus focused on environmental justice issues.
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) is urging EPA to halt its efforts to undo mercury emissions regulations for the power sector, adding a Republican voice to a chorus of opposition to the proposal.
Donald Trump is halting all waivers from US sanctions for countries which continue to buy oil from Iran.The announcement increases pressure on Iran, which branded the sanctions “illegal”, and primarily affects the five major importers of its oil - China, India and the US treaty allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey.The US president made the decision as part of his administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran. It aims to eliminate all the country’s revenue from oil exports the US says funds destabilising activities throughout the Middle East and beyond.“This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue,” the White House said in a statement.Later on Monday, Mr Trump tweeted: “Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC will more than...
The United States on Monday demanded that all buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch.
This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jan Ellen Spiegel
Some Americans appear increasingly ready to give up their gas cars for electric vehicles. But are the country’s electric grids prepared for them?
The question is a critical one in the quest to address climate change, because transportation is now the single largest sector contributing to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. EVs are widely viewed as a key way to help change that.
“The broad answer is actually yes, the grid can handle the introduction of large amounts of EVs,” said Matt Stanberry, vice president of Advanced Energy Economy, a business association dedicated to development of clean and affordable global energy systems. “The capability is there,” Stanberry said...
This Earth Day, we remember those who started a movement. Today we need to work together to end climate change for our planet. There's no Planet B.
Americans in the Northeast and West are more concerned about global warming than the rest of the country, but a new Gallup poll released Monday showed most Americans are worried about the weather trend across the board.
Last week, LM Wind Power said it had successfully manufactured the world’s first wind turbine blade to surpass 100 meters in length.
FEARS OVER climate change have led many to rethink the way they travel and, in Sweden, they've even invented a new word for the shame associated with flying.
Jeremy Grantham is arguably the most influential person in socially responsible investing.
"President Donald J. Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May. This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s Enlight Renewable Energy said on Monday it completed a share offering to institutional investors, accepting early commitments to purchase shares worth 223 million shekels ($62 million). The investors who participated in the offering had filed 355 million shekels in early bids for purchase of Enlight stock. The closing price was … Continued
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The United States has seen a dramatic reduction in the emissions of six criteria air pollutants since the passage of the Clean Air Act, according to a new report.
Commissioners from Ohio's Lucas County sued EPA last week over algae blooms that regularly taint Lake Erie and threaten the Toledo area's drinking water in the summertime.
The Interior Department lags on carrying out urgent recommendations made in 2012 for improving the oversight of offshore oil and gas activities, a federal watchdog warns in a new advisory.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today highlighted the agency's work on water in his Earth Day message to staff.
Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves — to … Continued
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A new study looking at the implications of increased shipping activity and the impact on Antarctic marine biodiversity is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology. The research is an important step in the quest to understand whether invasive species, introduced by shipping, will find the Antarctic marine environment more hospitable as Antarctica’s climate changes.
Fifty-one people have died in floods that ravaged parts of the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa's southeast, local authorities said.
Firefighters are at the scene of a blaze at Calgary Metal Recycling in the city's southeast.
Poland's biggest oil refiner, state-run PKN Orlen, plans to start investment in offshore wind farms in 2024, Chief Executive Daniel Obajtek said on Wednesday.
In their push to upend the economics of rooftop solar, Iowa’s major electric utilities are up against an opponent as politically potent as they are: the state’s pork producers.
[AIM] Maputo -A cyclone has formed in the Indian Ocean north of Madagascar, and is heading towards the northern Mozambican coast.
The UK must weigh its ties to the US and Australia against the value of Chinese friendship It may sound like an argument about technology, but in reality it is a battle of geopolitics. Should Brexit Britain yield to pressure from the US and ban Chinese hi-tech manufacturer Huawei from supplying kit to British mobile phone companies? Or should the UK keep the door open to China – and benefit not just from cheaper technology but across the economy in sectors such as nuclear power, where the world’s most populous country has shown it is willing to invest. Continue reading...
The United States on Monday said it will not extend sanctions exemptions to countries importing oil from Iran when they expire in early May. It means countries and companies trading with Iran without Washington’s consent risk US sanctions and getting cut off from the American financial system. Washington had reimposed sanctions on Iran in November last year … Continued
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Federal subsidies have created an abundance of wind and solar power in Texas, where power is cheaper than it is in most other states.
After backing out of its dispute over a Montana oil and gas lease, the Interior Department is asking a federal appellate court to throw out the case for lack of jurisdiction.
Three years after demonstrations over an oil pipeline in Standing Rock, N.D., made national headlines, some states are moving to limit protests.
A polar bear that was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of miles away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home.
Johns Hopkins University says it has reached a long-term agreement to get about two-thirds of the university's electricity from solar power.
"Tipping elements" in the rapidly warming Arctic may add trillions of dollars to the long-term costs of climate change, a new study suggests.
State energy giant Rosneft had threatened to ban the news agency from Russia.
Can New York still be a climate leader while giving the go-ahead to a new fracked natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania?
Dr Andrew King is lecturer in climate science at the School of Earth Sciences and...
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Street art and climate science will combine at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium to highlight the major role that satellites play in helping to understand our Earth.
Dr Jennifer Rudd, who works at Swansea University, took part in a discussion on the recent climate change protests in London on 5 Live's Stephen Nolan show on Easter Sunday.
Swedish opera singer Malena Ernman has said that despite the attacks over Greta's activist work, she wouldn't change a thing because her daughter is happy.
Hotter world has already cut off at least 10% of the country's GDP. Rich countries have benefited from that warming
[New Dawn] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environmental Facility or (GEF) through the Cross-Cutting Capacity Development project (CCCD) end two days intensive training to capacitate journalists across the country to strengthen and institutionalize commitments under the Rio Conventions.
[Observer] The Board of the World Bank Group approved on April 17, 2019 the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP), a press release from the World Bank has said. The ROGEP includes US$150 million in the form of credit and grant from the International Development Association (IDA) and $74.7 million contingent recovery grant from the Clean Technology Fund to help the West African Development Bank and ECOWAS' Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency expand off-grid access to electricity for populatio
Piers Corbyn, 72, a climate change denier who runs forecasting firm WeatherAction, said the 16-year-old activist who is visiting Britain from her native Sweden is 'wrong' about climate change.
A new report from the American Lung Association finds that the US is backsliding on recent progress to clean up its air. That's bad for our health and it's killing us. Trump administration de-regulation and climate change are largely to blame.
[This Day] Abuja -The United Kingdom and Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) have approved a fresh round of funding worth £16 million to support the deployment of solar generated electricity by small businesses in Nigeria and four other African countries.
April 24, 2019 12:09 PM TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranians, already hard hit by punishing US economic sanctions, are bracing for more pain after Washington abolished waivers for some countries which had allowed them to buy oil from Iran.
Some 141 million Americans nationwide live with unhealthful levels of air pollution, the report said, placing them at risk for premature death and other serious health effects such as lung cancer, asthma attacks, cardiovascular damage and developmental and reproductive harm.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency failed to disclose lobbying work he did for a company that is regulated by the agency, according to a federal lawmaker. When EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler joined the agency in 2017, he neglected to mention on required financial disclosure forms that he had just left a two-year gig...
It seems Asia’s biggest oil buyer can’t stay away from crude pumped in the world’s fastest-growing supplier for long.A supertanker laden with US oil is floating off China’s eastern coast, awaiting discharge at one of the Asian nation’s busiest ports. The vessel will soon be joined by more ships that will make the two-month voyage from America as long-simmering trade tensions between Washington and Beijing begin to ease.While refiners in China shunned US oil imports as the nations imposed tit…
Solar is credited with taking the biggest chunk out of grid emissions over summer, as Coalition and Murdoch media hit "repeat" on the carbon scare campaign.
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Do meal kits have a larger carbon footprint than regular grocery store shopping? A team of environmental researchers from the University of Michigan set out to crunch the numbers discovering that despite the extra plastic waste meal kits may produce less environmental emissions than conventional grocery shopping...
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Climate change activists staged their latest protest in London yesterday when they took part in a so called "die-in" at the Natural History Museum.About 100 members of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group, some wearing red face paint,...
Most emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) are linked to the use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser in agriculture, highlighting a need for agricultural management practices that reduce emissions while maintaining agronomic productivity. A new study has assessed the long-term impact of conventional tillage (CT — where soil is prepared for agriculture via mechanical agitation) and no-tillage (NT) systems on soil N2O emissions and crop productivity in rain-fed Mediterranean conditions. The findings show that, over a period of 18 years, mean yield-scaled (i.e. per unit grain yield) soil N2O emissions (YSNE) were 2.8 to 3.3 times lower under NT than CT. The researchers therefore recommend NT as a suitable strategy by which to balance agricultural productivity with lower soil N2O emissions in rain-fed Mediterranean...
South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget the government says is needed to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and boost exports bruised by weak demand.
China has formally complained to the United States over Washington’s decision to end waivers for sanctions on imports of Iranian oil products, warning the US not to damage China’s interests.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Tuesday that Beijing opposed unilateral sanctions and the US’ its “long-arm jurisdiction”.“We urge the US to conscientiously respect China’s interests and concerns and not to take mistaken actions that would hurt China’s interests. Meanwhile China will…
Democrats have prioritized climate change as an issue in the 2020 presidential campaign. Most candidates have talked about it through the framework of the Green New Deal.
The Trump Administration has plans to auction off Florida's coastal waters to search for oil and natural gas. Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced legislation on Monday that would offshore drilling along Florida’s coasts. Sun Sentinel reporter Anthony Man joined Sundial to take a closer look at the issue. The Miami Beach “STEAM pilot program” centers on integrating local arts and cultural institution s into the math and science curriculum at public schools. The Bass Museum of Art, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony and others have representatives are participating in the classrooms. The program is running now until June. Koren Illa, Education Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator at the Bass Museum of Art, joined Sundial to tall about the initiative. The April...
A future genetic testing kit could help park rangers and researchers manage forests in the face of climate change
Today, you can send a tube of spit to a lab to learn about your ancestry and the health risks you’re predisposed to. Soon, scientists hope to create a similar tool for…
Michael Gove admits to feeling guilt as young activist says: your fossil fuels policy is beyond absurd Greta Thunberg took her climate message to the heart of power in Westminster on Tuesday, with a quiet but powerful message to MPs that prompted politicians to declare contrition for their failure to act. After the noise of Brexit in parliament and the disruption of Extinction Rebellion outside, the 16-year-old Swedish activist cut an extraordinarily composed figure as she arrived with her trademark braids, hand-painted placard and a speech that forced politicians to reflect on a crisis that is growing steadily worse despite three decades of political promises. Continue reading...
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant said Tuesday it has transferred some nuclear fuel from one of the reactor buildings ...
Lawnmowers account for 5 percent of our air pollution. And lawn owners use 10 times the amount of pesticides and fertilizers per acre than farmers use on their crops.
Shadow health secretary pledges to make climate change a central policy focus Labour has backed the Extinction Rebellion protesters who have carried out a week of civil disobedience and occupations to highlight the ecological emergency, likening them to the Chartists, suffragettes and anti-apartheid activists. Speaking in response to an urgent question in the Commons on Tuesday, the shadow energy minister, Barry Gardiner – who also holds the international trade role – said that alongside the school strikes, the protests organised by Extinction Rebellion were reminiscent of previous memorable struggles. Continue reading...
While India may have been insulated on the Chahbahar front, its current plan on using a rupee payment account for Iran’s oil may be in danger. India has been paying for a large percentage of its oil imports through a rupee mechanism that is deposited in an escrow account in an Indian bank.
US warns any country not complying that ‘the risks will not be worth the benefits’ Oil prices surged to their highest level in six months on global commodity markets after the US said it would take a harder line against countries that breach its oil embargo on Iran . Brent crude, which provides the benchmark for global oil prices, hit $74.70 a barrel on Tuesday morning while the lighter grade US West Texas intermediate rose to $66.31. The price of both slipped slightly later in the day. Continue reading...
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Algeria's interim president has sacked Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour as the chief executive of state energy company Sonatrach, state TV said on Tuesday, creating uncertainty for investors who had started to return to the oil and gas producer.
Nevada is joining the growing list of U.S. places that aim to ban fossil fuels from its electricity supply.
Just four months into 2019, the UK has been hit by more large wildfires than in the whole of 2018. Fires are thought to be made more likely by climate change
Renewable energy suppliers offer an easy way to support clean energy.
Congressional investigators this afternoon raised new questions about EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's compliance with federal ethics law, citing documents obtained from a former client.
Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third...
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From Extinction Rebellion to Greta Thunberg, the message about climate change is louder than ever before. Tell us how you feel about the movement As the last Extinction Rebellion protesters were cleared from Waterloo Bridge on Sunday night, many moved on to sites at Marble Arch and Parliament Square, marking a week-long occupation in London mirrored in 33 other countries. The protests have been met with both resounding support and disapproval. Still, millions of people have now heard their call for transformative and urgent change to avoid climate catastrophe. Continue reading...
Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers
[Daily Maverick] Without mentioning the climate specifically, the ANC manifesto does place a heavy emphasis on renewable energy. Somehow, though, the numbers are out of whack there, too, while the ANC's national chairperson, Gwede Mantashe, has a lot to say about the virtues of coal, while the party lauded the recent 'economy saving' discovery of a billion barrels of gas off the Southern Cape coast.
Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as the U.S. Nasdaq and S&P 500 stock indexes marched toward record highs, while European energy shares posted their biggest daily gain since January as crude prices surged.
Britain's opposition leaders met Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday to discuss what the teenager calls an "existential crisis" for humanity.
Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country’s trade and industry ...
[Daily News] THE government will start construction of a geothermal energy power plant in Lake Ngozi, Mbeya Region in 2021, the Tanzania Geothermal Development Company (TGDC) has said.
Karishma Asarpot* is an urban planner, blogger and researcher who holds a Master of Science degree in Urbanism from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
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According to a new study, the polar vortex on Saturn's moon, Titan, can last "three-quarters of a Titan year, or about 22 Earth years."
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to add resources to the Arctic because "dramatic changes in the physical environment" of the region have allowed China and Russia to become more competitive there.
April 23, 2019 1:28 PM NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for loss of Iranian oil, India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted on Tuesday (April 23).
The United States has made a bad mistake by politicizing oil and using it as a weapon, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in a parliamentary session on Tuesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
[Nation] A new cyclone is likely to hit Mozambique and Tanzania this week, weather forecaster AccuWeather has warned.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%.
A group of Northeastern states cannot force EPA to add others to a regional program aimed at reducing ozone, a federal court ruled today.
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection reprimanded provincial officials in Shandong, the country’s biggest aluminium producing province, for failing to comply with policies to cut coal consumption and curb pollution.Shandong has been a key part of China’s environmental efforts in the industrial north, but it has struggled to find cleaner forms of growth. Seven of the province’s cities were set targets to cut smog over the winter, but only one – Jining – managed to do so.In a review of the…
Teenager who sparked global youth movement hits out at airport expansion and support for fossil fuels ‘You did not act in time’ – Thunberg’s full speech The UK government’s active support for fossil fuels and airport expansion is “beyond absurd”, Greta Thunberg has told MPs. The 16-year-old Swedish student, who sparked a global youth-based movement when she began a “climate strike” outside Sweden’s parliament last year, gave a typically blunt speech. She told MPs: “This ongoing irresponsible behaviour will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind.” Continue reading...
A polar bear that was found roaming around a village in eastern Russia, hundreds of kilometres away from its usual habitat, has been airlifted back home.
Trang: Had Chao Mai National Park says a sharp rise in tour boat activity during the Songkran holiday seriously damaged coral reefs, prompting the need to impose strict regulations to enable rehabilitation and prevent further damage.
Oil prices hit their highest in about six months on Tuesday as sources said Gulf OPEC members were ready to raise output only if there was demand before offsetting any shortfall following a U.S. decision to end waivers for buyers of Iranian crude.
[UNEP] Erupting volcanoes, earthquakes, dust storms and meteorites smashing into the Earth's crust are natural phenomena that can cause climate change and air pollution: dinosaurs may have met their end after a giant meteorite kicked up so much dust that it blocked out the sun for decades, reducing photosynthesis and preventing the growth of plants.
Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin avoided a sliding defender and beat Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek with a rocket shot.
Iran has said it would block the Strait of Hormuz if it was barred from using the strategic waterway through which about a fifth of oil that is consumed globally passes.
Despite growth in renewable energy, the UK still uses plenty of gas – and other sectors are failing to cut emissions
Brent crude heads towards $75 per barrel as US announces plans for a complete oil embargo on Iran. Latest: Trump blasts ‘unfair’ EU tariffs Earlier: Introduction: Brent crude hits 2019 high Washington to end sanctions waivers for 10 countries, including India and China Full story: US ending exemptions from oil sanctions 12.25pm BST Newsflash: Donald Trump has just threatened to hit Europe with fresh tariffs, over their “unfair” treatment of motorbike maker Harley Davidson. “Harley Davidson has struggled with Tariffs with the EU, currently paying 31%. They’ve had to move production overseas to try and offset some of that Tariff that they’ve been hit with which will rise to 66% in June of 2021.” @MariaBartiromo So unfair to U.S. We will Reciprocate! Many @harleydavidson...
THE GLOBAL financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the Bank of England and France's central bank have warned.
Due in part to rising temperatures from human-caused climate change, the gap between the world's poorest and richest people has increased in the past half-century.
Environment Canada scientists say four major oilsands mines are releasing an average of about one-third more carbon dioxide per barrel of oil than they report.
Oil prices hit their highest since November on Tuesday after Washington announced the end of all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian crude, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran. Brent crude futures rose as high as $74.70, a level not seen since Nov. 1, before paring their increase as the market gained confidence that global supply would remain robust. Despite Washington's announcement, spare capacity from other suppliers such as Saudi Arabia and possible continued imports of Iranian crude by China could balance the market.
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Extinction Rebellion continued their second week of protests today, after bringing bringing parts of London to a standstill and gluing themselves to trains last week.
Britain smashed its record for the longest spell without generating electricity from coal over the weekend. Using gas, nuclear, wind, solar, imports, biomass and hydro instead.
A growing number of people over 60 are turning to activism to save the planet for future generations.
Study shows how destabilised natural systems will worsen man-made problem The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic . If countries fail to improve on their Paris a greement commitments , this feedback mechanism, combined with a loss of heat-deflecting white ice, will cause a near 5% amplification of global warming and its associated costs, says the paper, which was published on Tuesday in Nature Communications. Continue reading...
India will stop importing crude oil from Iran following the US move to end sanction waivers, and will use alternate supply sources such as Saudi Arabia to make up for the lost volumes, sources said on Tuesday. The Trump administration on Monday decided not to renew waiver that let countries like India buy Iranian oil without facing US sanctions.
It's the latest in a series of donations to help global climate efforts.
The bear washed up on an ice floe 700 kilometers south of its natural habitat, where it had "no chance" of survival.
You might call them senior climate commandos. Each is over 60 –— some well over –— an age not generally thought of as being consumed by activism.
New attack ad links Bill Shorten’s denial of an inheritance tax to Julia Gillard’s promise not to introduce a carbon tax. Follow it live ... 8.45am BST That is your lot for today, my friends: 7.40am BST The Liberal party has released a new authorised ad suggesting that Labor may introduce a death tax, by linking Bill Shorten ’s denial on inheritance tax to Julia Gillard ’s promise not to introduce a carbon tax. Can you trust Labor on taxes? pic.twitter.com/noM2cvNs7C Labor’s Senate candidate in NSW has proposed a Death Tax. Labor already wants a new Retiree Tax. How long before they want to tax what you leave behind? Read more about Labor's taxes: https://t.co/v1mIjTZuPT pic.twitter.com/ob03x3TVpZ If they think they can treat Australia’s communities with such disregard...
China's green light to build more coal-fired power plants probably won't usher in a flurry of new construction as most policies and investments in the top energy user will tilt toward renewable sources.
Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.
Scientists have repeatedly warned that climate change comes at an economic cost. Multiple studies conclude that future warming may affect agricultural output, human health and worker productivity — all areas that may damage certain countries' gross domestic product.
Accurately predicting the on-the-ground impacts of climate change remains one of the thorniest challenges facing scientists, regulators, planners and insurers.
April 23, 2019 7:09 AM WASHINGTON (WASHINGTON POST) - The Trump administration said on Monday (April 22) that it will start imposing sanctions on a handful of countries, including key US allies, unless they stop buying oil from Iran after waivers expire next month.
A Utah conservation group last week sued the Trump administration for offering oil and gas leases near three national monuments.
New Mexico and Nevada ramped up their efforts to slash power plant emissions yesterday as the two pillars of the Southwest seek an influential role in addressing climate change.
China’s ban on accepting the world’s used plastic has plunged global recycling into turmoil. Plastic now piles up in many countries.
Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong hopes parliament will ratify the maritime border treaty as soon as possible Calls for Australia to repay a year’s worth of oil and gas revenue revenue to Timor-Leste will not be considered by the Labor party before the election, Penny Wong has said. Wong, the shadow minister for foreign affairs, expressed disappointment that the historic maritime border treaty – signed in March 2017 at the United Nations – had not been ratified. Continue reading...
China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it has formally complained to the United States over its decision to end waivers on sanctions on Iranian oil imports, adding another fault line to already complicated Beijing-Washington ties.
Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg will meet senior UK politicians later.
Oil prices jumped to near six-month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher but largely failing to help the currencies of the main crude-oil producers.
Beginning in London, the climate change protests have spread to cities around the world, including New York and Los Angeles.
Bob Brown's march on Adani's coal mine coincides with yet another report underlying fact that renewables are cheaper than coal, and that the clean energy transition can and should happen quickly.
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US study shows battery storage can compete with gas. But in Australia there is no federal policy to help that happen.
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Goldman Sachs expects the United States' decision to end waivers from sanctions on imports of Iranian oil to have a limited impact on prices, even though the timing of the halt is much more sudden than expected.
April 23, 2019 1:05 AM WASHINGTON - The United States has been assured by Saudi Arabia that it will compensate for Iranian oil taken off the market as a result of US sanctions, Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook said, minutes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the end of waivers for countries importing Iranian oil on Monday morning (April 22).
April 23, 2019 12:31 AM LONDON (AFP) - Some of London's busiest streets re-opened Monday (April 22) for the first time in a week as climate change protesters regrouped and plotted a new course after police made more than 1,000 arrests.
Mike Pompeo says any nation interacting with Iran should do its diligence and err on the side of caution The US has announced it will no longer exempt countries from sanctions that aim to impose a complete oil embargo on Iran. Officials said the Trump administration would not renew any of the sanctions waivers granted to a handful of countries, including China, India, Turkey, Japan and South Korea, when those waivers expire on 2 May. Continue reading...
The U.S. push to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero will tighten crude markets significantly in the short term, but is unlikely to have a big effect on prices over a longer period, Barclays said in a note on Monday.
China's environment ministry reprimanded provincial officials in Shandong, the country's biggest aluminum producing province, for failing to comply with policies to cut coal consumption and curb the growth of highly polluting aluminum output.
Turkey’s Mount Chimaera is on fire, and has been for millennia. Dozens of campfire-sized flames burst straight of the mountain’s rocky, sea-facing slope. These eternal flames are fueled by methane, the odorless, colorless substance that provides much of our natural gas for fuel, as well as a potent greenhouse gas.
Most methane (a single carbon atom surrounded by four hydrogens) forms from the decay of ancient plants, animals and other life. But the Earth itself can create methane, too. Wh
Exxon Mobil Corp said it has signed a 20-year agreement to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China's Zhejiang Energy, as the U.S. oil and gas giant steps up marketing of the fuel in China, the world's second-largest buyer.
Yabba-dabba-don’t. Mayor Bill de Blasio is preparing to take New York City back to the stone age — by making “glass and steel” skyscrapers extinct. Still flirting with a run for president, the mayor held an Earth Day press conference on Monday to announce his plan to fight climate change with a “Green New Deal”...
Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers it had previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, trade and industry minister Hiroshige Seko said on Tuesday.
China is pushing back against the United States' decision to broaden its crackdown on Iranian oil exports, deepening the uncertainty in the global oil market.
Battery-powered planes are coming. The flights just have to be short.
Most electric flying machines look futuristic. Harbour Air is taking a different approach.
Parts of Alaska are warming twice as fast as the global average. But teaching about climate change can be tricky in a state with a strong oil and gas industry.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Monday that a new system is being installed in its electric cars that make them fully capable of driving themselves
How does Trump celebrate Earth Day? He pats himself on the back for the U.S.'s "strong market economy."
Why is a nation with no polar shoreline building nuclear icebreakers? Hydrocarbons and trade routes.
“Let’s make clear, this is just a part of my life,” Mayor Bill de Blasio hot-aired Monday when asked how he justifies his daily 11-mile SUV cavalcade to the gym, even as he’s combating climate change. Never mind that “this is just a part of my life” is what the victims of his policies would...
This is a guest post from Mark R. O'Brien, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. This piece reflects the views of the author.
People eat animals that eat plants. If we just eliminate that middle step and eat plants directly, we would diminish our carbon footprint, decrease agricultural land usage, eliminate health risks associated with red meat and alleviate ethical concerns over animal welfare. For many of us, the major hurdle to executing this plan is that meat tastes goo
The leading business lobby group in Indiana on Monday rejected a plea from former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to back legislation that would keep aging coal-fired power plants online because it would raise electricity rates for local businesses and homeowners.
Oil prices jumped to near six-month highs on Monday as the Trump administration cracked down on Iranian oil exports, announcing it would no longer grant waivers from US sanctions.
The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch.
The US has put India in a tight energy fix and strategic tangle, ending the waiver that allowed New Delhi to buy Iranian oil even as it whittled down supplies from Tehran. Other countries that also lost the waiver in the face of the Trump administration's hostility towards Iran are all American allies – Japan, South Korea, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Taiwan.
The North Rosamond solar project is Duke Energy Renewables’ sixth solar generation facility in Kern County
New bipartisan legislation introduced in the House today would extend the existing oil and gas drilling moratorium off Florida's coast an additional two years.
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.
President Trump will not renew special waivers that have allowed Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea to import oil from Iran without running afoul of renewed U.S. sanctions, the White House announced Monday. The waivers are set to expire in early May. The oil-importing countries have been benefiting from Significant Reduction Exceptions — temporary waivers the Trump administration has been issuing since the president withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran last year. "This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the regime its principal source of revenue," press secretary Sarah Sanders said in an emailed statement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the goal is also to "incentivize Iran to behave like a normal country."...
The lost predator, named Umka, came ashore in the remote Russian village of Tilichiki and wandered to the local police station 'as if pleading for help'.
For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change.
While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday announces an end to sanctions waivers it has granted countries that import Iranian oil, such as Japan and Turkey.
Extinction Rebellion protesters lay down underneath the blue whale skeleton in the Natural History Museum.
The United States demanded a cut off of Iranian oil exports to major importers like China and India who had been granted exemptions from sanctions, sending crude prices to six-month highs on fears the U.S. action could lead to a supply crunch.
Police say they have made 1,065 arrests and 53 people have been charged More than 1,000 people have been arrested so far in Extinction Rebellion protests in London, police have said, after the environmental campaigners were cleared from Waterloo Bridge. The Metropolitan police said on Monday that they had made 1,065 arrests as of 10am. Fifty-three people have been charged in relation to the protests, which started seven days ago. Continue reading...
Citing planning delays, a global renewable energy developer has canceled plans for a major wind project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The Trump administration today told five nations, including allies Japan, South Korea and Turkey, that they will no longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran.
The Supreme Court this morning agreed to take up a maritime law case stemming from an oil spill in the Delaware River 15 years ago.
Florida's Republican senators are citing new federal estimates of the strength of last year's Hurricane Michael as they revive calls for Congress to pass billions of dollars in emergency spending that has been stalled for months.
Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is bringing resistance to the so-called war on coal to the Hoosier State. His new lobbying gig aims to fight electric utilities' plans to close coal-fired power plants in Indiana.
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Climate Change is a wide ranging topic, and encompasses many disciplines. It affects everyone on the planet in both similar and unique ways. Our goal at Global Warming Planet is to gather current news, by the hour, from diverse regions of the world. People are talking about global warming and how it affects them in their daily lives. You'll find important journalism here on topics such as global temperatures, extreme weather, sea level rise, flooding, fires, health impacts, droughts, glaciation, polar regions and species extinction. Underlying all of these issues is the science being done by dedicated researchers worldwide. We also gather the political, legal and social justice issues that impact us nationally and regionally. This wouldn't be complete without the solutions, so we strive to provide current information on the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Renewables are on a steady rise worldwide, and include exciting topics such as solar photovoltaics, wind generation both onshore and offshore, biofuels, wave action, and battery storage. Last but not least are the things we can do as individuals. To highlight a few, consider electric cars, transportation, food production, and energy efficiency and conservation of energy in our personal lives.