The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a storm that has hurled rain on the southern Caribbean and the northern shoulder of South America is expected to hit Central America as a tropical storm over the weekend and eventually develop into a hurricane over the Pacific
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is committed to contributing fully towards global efforts to conserve oceans and the planet earth through instituting measures to reduce plastic pollution, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu, has said.
[Govt of SA] Minister Zulu to close Youth Month Programme and handover newly-built houses for older persons affected by floods in KZN
Investment from the government and private sector are changing the trajectory of the aging U.S. nuclear fleet and spurring development of new nuclear technology.
[Foroyaa] It was on the 28th May that news began to spread like wild fire that an oil spill is resulting in the pollution of waters close to Gam Petroleum storage facility at Mandinari. The nation expected an immediate press release from Gam Petroleum on what happened to cause the disaster and an immediate impact assessment by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to alert the nation on what we could do together to contain the disaster.
[SAnews.gov.za] Private reserves on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park and government have committed to working together on a number of areas, including tackling wildlife crime, enhancing transformation and improving the local economy.
A $12.7 billion investment could be needed for Australia to transition towards low-cost, firmed renewable energy from coal generation. Learn more.
[Africa Renewal] Due to climate change, there are fewer octopuses now and the sea is rougher
Twelve 'expeditioners' are wanted for jobs at Australia's Antarctic bases as mechanics, communications technicians and cleaners/kitchen hands with pay up to $155,000.
Marcos Jnr will have to navigate inflation, a looming energy crisis, poor infrastructure and rising Covid-19 cases in Manila
The National Weather Service issued a dust storm warning for Phoenix until 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. There is also a flash flood warning for Flagstaff.
Forecasters have issued a hurricane watch for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as a tropical disturbance sped through the southern Caribbean on a path to Central America
New research shows Australia ranks as one of the most litigious on climate change, as the number of lawsuits launched globally continues to surge.
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As President Joe Biden's administration prepares to hold its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease sales, environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit to attempt to stop the largest of these sales, in Wyoming. It's the second lawsuit in a week to challenge the administration on its drilling plans.
The wildfire is about six kilometres north of the Willowlake River and 40 kilometres south of Wrigley and has shut down Highway 1 between kilometre markers 553 and 690.
Demonstrators from the group Just Stop Oil, who are opposed to new oil and gas extraction, have attached themselves to Horatio McCulloch's My Heart Is In The Highlands.
Soaring temperatures and a looming power crunch have prompted Japan to speed up reviews of the dozens of nuclear reactors that were shut down in the wake of Fukushima disaster. Nuclear power used to account for about 30 per cent of Japan’s energy mix before 2011.
A busy motorway near Paris was brought to a standstill by environmental protesters who sat in the middle of the road this morning (pictured).
Members of the group Just Stop Oil spray-painted their logo on the walls and floors of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
Scientists from The Francis Crick Institute in London have discovered that modern-day dogs descended from two separate populations of Ice Age wolves; from both Asia and the Middle East.
After intense negotiations, European Union countries have clinched deals on proposed climate change laws, backing a 2035 phase-out of fossil fuel cars and a broader package of measures to slash planet-warming emissions.
An Arizonan tries to talk to his neighbors about climate change, while researchers show the way to fight denial is with repeated, accurate science.
The Climate Change Committee revealed its recommendations in its annual report on the progress being made to address Britain's contribution to global warming.
With time running out for a “Paris-style” deal to reverse nature loss this decade, the...
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When energy prices surge, there are few places where the pain is felt so acutely as at the filling station. The cost of gasoline for your car or the diesel that powers trucks is driven by a complex mix of Middle Eastern politics, refinery capacity, government policy and, sometimes, war. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was the trigger that fired fuel prices to new highs in 2022, it wasn’t the only cause.
He's under pressure to lower gas prices but more offshore drilling would worsen climate change.
[allAfrica] Harare -- If I were to take a wild guess, I bet that when I talk about who is affected by climate change, your first thought wouldn't be you, your friends or family.
Radio host Ben Fordham disparaged protestors who ran amok in Sydney this week, in an on-air spray, where he lambasted the courts for giving bail to demonstrators.
Five New South Wales solar and battery recycling initiatives receive combined total of $7.4m in state government funding.
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The Energy Ministry an-nounced that the mounting debt of the state Oil Fuel Fund exceeded 100 billion baht as of yesterday. While a recent nudge from Kla Party leader Korn Chatikavanij, a former finance minister, shed more light on pressing issues surrounding energy and resulting in the government requesting cooperation from oil refineries to channel their profits into the fund, no subsidies for...
G7 western economies reaffirm commitment to climate goals while tackling ongoing energy crisis. But climate activists are not happy.
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The current pledges of financial and policy support are nowhere near enough to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Instead of protecting carbon-emitting industries, the world needs economic diversification and green jobs for a just, sustainable transition.
Olivia Smith from PositiveGood discusses where and how PR fits into your marketing toolkit.
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Lord Deben, chairman of the climate change committee, said yesterday that excavating for coal off the coast of Cumbria was 'indefensible'.
The Climate Change Committee also cites a "shocking" lack of policy to insulate people's homes.
The King's College study also says the UK public underestimates how much scientists agree on the link between human activity and climate change.
NSW commuters have been told to prepare for further delays from industrial action by rail workers on Wednesday, as radical climate change activists take a 24 hour break from disruptions.
There are 21 possible storms forecast in the Atlantic this year, and there are 21 names ready to be used for each storm.
Going to space is a fantasy many are willing to pay a lot of money to fullfill, but is the cost to the environment being factored in?
Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow expects a decision on Wednesday on the extent of oil refiners' contributions to the state Oil Fuel Fund to help keep pump prices down.
Incredible footage shows the Norwegian Sun, a 2,000-passenger Norwegian Cruise Line ship, smack into the 'growler' near the Hubbard Glacier in Yakutat Bay.
Hold on to your wallet. Due to inflation and prices surging for natural gas, heating oil and other fuels, you will see a significant rise in your utility bills. So if you've opened your electric bill only to be shocked by the amount owed, you've already seen the change. According to The U.S. Energy Information Administration, electricity prices will increase by 3.9% from June to August of 2022, compared to the electricity prices during these months last year.Be Aware: Here's How Much Cash You Need Stashed if a National Emergency HappensLearn: 9 Bills You Should Never Put on AutopayFiguring out how to reduce your electric bill can be as simple as figuring out what's costing you the most. To do this, you can follow a simple formula to determine how many kilowatt-hours (kWh) a device is using...
Labor will rely on Abbott-era climate policy to deliver the bulk of emissions cuts to hit its 2030 target. It must avoid making the same policy mistakes.
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Leaders from the Group of Seven wealthiest democracies on Tuesday pledged to stand by Ukraine for “as long as it takes” but stopped short of imposing new energy sanctions during their summit in Germany.
RELEASE: WRI Aqueduct Preparing Water Projections Using Latest Climate Data
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Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct is preparing new projections on water stress, demand and supply, expected by early 2023, thanks to support from inaugural Aqueduct Pro Sponsors Microsoft and Moody’s Analytics. These will be among the first water projections using the latest CMIP6 climate forcings from the Climate Change...
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Macron was caught telling Biden on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Germany that their Middle Eastern allies will be unable to help fill an oil deficit when the EU bans Russian imports by 2023.
Since the US and its allies began to shun Russia’s oil and gas, there’s been little sign that the measures are inflicting the kind of pain that might force President Vladimir Putin to rethink his war in Ukraine. Other countries including China and India are still buying Russian energy, and a surge in prices has softened the blow from the sanctions. So Putin’s adversaries were weighing a new idea: make Russia sell its oil and gas so cheaply that it can no longer afford to wage war. The move, while hard to execute, would also help a global economy struggling with higher energy prices that have fueled inflation.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE01394K, Paper Open Access   This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence. Xiaojiang Mu, Jianhua Zhou, Pengfei Wang, Huan Chen, Tingting Yang, Siyi Chen, Lei Miao, Takao Mori Simultaneous production of clean water and electricity using solar energy has been proposed as a promising solution to water scarcity and electricity shortage. Here, we design a thermoelectricity-freshwater cogenerator based... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
[Daily News] JOURNALISTS from East African Member states begin two-day media training in Kigali, Rwanda on adaptation to climate change in Lake Victoria Basin.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE01175A, Paper Abhishek Kumar, X He, Y Dang, Arvind R. Singh, Bikash Sah, Praveen Kumar, R C Bansal, M Bettayeb, R Rayudu This work proposes a sustainable socio-techno-economic-environmental-political (STEEP) microgrid design framework utilizing locally accessible energy sources for rural electrification for developing/least-developing countries. In the proposed STEEP microgrid framework, four layers of... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Global leader in data sanitization affirms commitment to sustainability by achieving carbon neutrality in line with globally accepted standard PAS 2060 LONDON and AUSTIN – June 28, 2022 – Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has formally achieved carbon neutral status for 2021, in line with PAS 2060, the globally accepted standard for carbon neutrality. With support from Avieco, a leading sustainability...
French President Emmanuel Macron is calling on oil-producing countries to boost output to lower world prices pushed up by the war in Ukraine
A 31-year-old Bondi man was whacked with a $469 fine after he almost ran over pesky climate change protesters in the Sydney CBD on Monday and also reaping three demerit points after the ordeal.
An AI-guided cruise ship is said to remain suspended in the air for years without landing on the ground, thanks to its nuclear power.
Higher prices for gasoline, meat and vegetables and even cooking oil have put pressure on food trucks as they struggle to balance menu prices with customers' expectations of a low-cost meal.
Two people are missing after heavy rains and floods hit northwestern Turkey
A shift to bigger and better wind turbines could significantly boost capacity factors, overcoming climate change driven reductions in wind availability.
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A new report has warned Australia is 'unprepared' for a growing food crisis triggered by global warming and the war in Ukraine with shoppers to expect to see more empty supermarket shelves.
Blockade Australia protesters have filmed themselves charging down the streets of Sydney for another wild day of climate change demonstrations.
The ISP will go down as the pivotal model for the energy transition, the one that irreversibly moved the dial. Here's how it might accommodate offshore wind.
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The Atlantic hurricane season is heating up.Weather forecasters are tracking three separate potential tropical systems in the Atlantic basin, including one in the Gulf of Mexico that could bring soaking rain to portions of Texas and Louisiana this week. "Conditions for tropical development across the northwestern portion of the Gulf of Mexico look favorable for the final days of June," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Adam Douty.Wind speeds could increase enough for the formation of a tropical depression, or perhaps a tropical storm, according to AccuWeather. A system becomes a named tropical storm when its wind speed reaches 39 mph.'BE PREPARED': 2022 hurricane season tracks behind the crazy pace of 2020, 2021. But it's still early.The next named tropical storm would be called Bonnie...
Government report shows greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 equivalent to 33.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, about 16 per cent lower than in 2019.
Group of Seven leaders are also pushing for a plan to use revenues collected by tariffs on Russian goods to aid Ukraine.
At least 60 hikers were stranded on a Utah mountain last week, as Capitol Reef National Park endured heavy flooding that swept away vehicles and made for dangerous conditions.
University of Melbourne-led experts found that the annual number of tropical cyclones decreased by about 13 per cent during the 20th century, compared with the period between 1850 and 1900.
Zelda Grimshaw, 56, has waged war against the Adani coal mine, written bizarre protest music, and once condemned the whole idea of ironing clothes - now she's paralysing Sydney.
Minutes away from the Kenyan mainland, the densely forested island of Wasini is one of several starting lines for coral reef restoration efforts in the western Indian Ocean. On a rare calm day during the normally turbulent monsoon...
Sea sponges that provide food and shelter to other marine animals are losing their cells and dying. This is due to extreme temperatures warming oceans and causes stress for the sponges.
Kayrros, a firm that analyzes satellite data, say emissions of the potent greenhouse gas ‘appear to be going in the wrong direction.’
Sydneysiders faced a nightmare commute into work on Monday after dozens of Blockade Australia protesters hit the streets to cause another day of chaos. Ten will face court on Tuesday
President Vladimir Putin has a new secret weapon. And we are his targets.Grocery bills are skyrocketing.It's not entirely unexpected.Extreme weather events brought about by pollution-induced climate change are devastating crops...
Western leaders gathering at the G7 have decided to try capping the price of Russian oil, officials say. It’s the latest step toward punishing Moscow while attempting to mitigate the economic effects of the war in Ukraine. How, when and by how much the price of Russian oil will be capped remains to be seen. …
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A young hockey player from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, has been signed to play for a team in the United States. Twenty-four year-old Daniel McKitrick will be playing for the Mississippi Sea Wolves.
2022 is halfway through. It’s clear this is a year of immense disruption, mayhem and contestation. Horrendous war crimes are taking place in Ukraine. The conflict is spurring soaring living costs, impacting the most vulnerable people, already faced with the adverse impacts of the pandemic and extreme weather caused by climate change. In this scenario, […]
Just because demand for gasoline is headed downward doesn’t mean prices will fall automatically.
Second-largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa ramping up repayments well ahead of scheduled end of three-year debt moratorium.
Between June 14 and June 16, those living along Fiji’s coast experienced a phenomenon that undoubtedly many had not seen in their lifetime.
Turnover on Australia's main grid more than doubles to over $25 billion this financial year, and cost of the chaotic last fortnight may be $4 billion or more.
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Queensland's coal strategy makes no sense, but the bigger problem is getting more renewables and storage into Australia's main grid.
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A driver has ploughed through a climate change demonstration in the middle of Sydney's streets, almost running over protesters.
A Western Australian gold mine is now being powered by solar power, the first operational project under the state's Clean Energy Future Fund.
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The marine area off the coast of Kenya at Wasini Island, jointly managed by a foundation and the island’s community, has been planting over 8,000 corals a year since 2010 and placed about 800 artificial reef structures in the channel in a bid to restore Wasini’s coral gardens
Perfumes by top luxury brands, such as Christian Dior, Estee Lauder and Chanel, will be affected by commodities prices that soared after Russia invaded Ukraine, and heatwave that damaged roses and their oil – a vital ingredient.
Early in the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, the number of storms for the year is tracking behind 2021 and 2020 numbers.
Gustavo Petro, Colombia's first elected leftist president, will take office in August with ambitious proposals to halt the record-high rates of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Petro has promised to limit agribusiness expansion...
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Russia's aggression in Ukraine, rising prices, the situation in Indo-Pacific and climate change would all be discussed at the summit.
Europe and the United States have barred the import of Russian oil to cut off a crucial revenue source for the Kremlin. But the plan to pile pain on President Vladimir Putin, forcing him to reconsider his war in Ukraine, hasn't worked.
At this year’s G-7 summit Germany will push its plan for countries to join together in a ‘climate club’ to tackle global warming
Protesters in Germany on Saturday called on G7 leaders to take action to fight poverty, climate change and hunger, and end dependence on Russian fossil fuels.
Experts in Uttarakhand conducting survey work for a proposed river-linking project at the Pindari glacier have stumbled upon a V-shaped lake that is a km-long and 50-m wide. It raises the risk of a flash flood.
Multiple wildfires, including the Pipeline Fire, Haywire Fire and Tonto Canyon Fire are burning across southern and northern Arizona.
The vessel, which went down during a second world war battle with Japan, was located 6,895m below sea level off the Philippines.
Space tourism is further booming as SpaceX launches, and other commercial spaceflights are conducted. But, this is actually bad for the ozone layer.
Australia, New Zealand and the UK are also part of the Partners in the Blue Pacific forum that will help Pacific island nations tackle challenges like climate change.
Authorities have issued extreme weather warnings in multiple regions, while experts warned that these phenomena were more evidence of the impact of climate change.
With higher nighttime temperatures, individuals are already losing 44 hours of sleep per year on average, representing an additional 11 nights of less than the ...
[VOA] Johannesburg -- South Africans living in the Eastern Cape are counting down to "Day Zero" when the taps in the Nelson Mandela Bay area will run dry. Experts say climate change induced drought has left reservoirs almost empty, while municipal mismanagement has city authorities scrambling to plug more than 3,000 leaking water pipes.
CNN's Harry Enten learns the secrets to predicting the weather accurately and investigates how climate change could make those predictions a little cloudier.
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyRepublicans have seized on the deaths of thousands of cattle in a Kansas heat wave as the latest proof of a baseless conspiracy theory that saboteurs ranging from the mega-wealthy to the government are out to destroy the national food supply.That hoax has been circulating on the right for months, but received new energy after thousands of cattle in Kansas died in a June heatwave in which temperatures topped 104 degrees. A viral video that showed what appeared to be hundreds of dead cattle was cited by as proof that someone—the Biden administration, liberal billionaires, or an unnamed elite cabal—was behind the deaths.For ranchers, the cattles’ deaths were not mysterious. A spokeswoman for the Kansas Livestock Association told PBS that...
OPEC+ juggles oil disruptions as Biden eyes more supplies on the eve of his visit to Saudi Arabia.
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is developing the Regional Gas Masterplan to enable the utilisation of the abundant gas reserves in the region to reduce its reliance on coal in the wake of the global commitment, including the Paris Agreement's ambition to decrease carbon emissions and maintain global temperatures below 1.5° Celsius.
Zarilang Glacier in 1998 and 2021 Landsat images illustrating glacier retreat and lake expansion. Point A marks the junction of two tributaries. Zarilang Glacier, China is in the Yarlung Zangbo River watershed. Yarlung Zangbo which becomes the Brahmaputra River supplies the Zangmu Dam (510 MW), online in 2015, that produces 2.5 billion kwh of electricity a year. Wang et al (2021) observe a significant increase in discharge of Yarlung Zangbo …
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos by Mirum/ClarusYou can reuse, reduce, and recycle as much as you want, but it won’t amount to much if you don’t also change the clothes on your back. About 21 billion pounds of clothing are tossed into landfills each year in the U.S. Many of those articles, especially ones designed for working out, are made from synthetics like polyester, nylon and lycra—materials made from fossil fuel-derived plastic. Micro- and nano-sized fiber fragments of these plastics are released into our waterways during laundry, directly contributing to the microplastic pollution accumulating in the waters. Textiles are estimated to produce about 35 percent of all microplastic pollution (recently found in Antarctic snow!) and there are about 2.2 million tons of microfibers...
[Foroyaa] Mr Nfarama Drammeh, a seasoned environmentalist in an interview with Foroyaa, said certainly Gambia does not have the capacity to clean-up oil or deal with oil spillage.
[Daily News] MORE than 2,200 women and men who are vulnerable to climate change in the Coast Region are expected to benefit from the People, Prosperity, Planet (PPP) project.
China National Offshore Oil will aim for non-fossil fuel to make up over half its domestic output by 2050, and to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions arising from its own operations by 2028.
Observatory says wind expected to strengthen by evening, with No 1 signal already in force.
Coal-rich and natural gas-poor China must place bigger gets on both carbon capture and energy storage technologies, as it navigates a decarbonisation route that includes a huge renewable energy buildout while ensuring energy security, analysts said.
Twelve more people died in floods and landslides in Assam on Wednesday as incessant rain across the state rapidly reversed the improving situation overnight. With this, the death toll in the year’s rainy season since April 6 has risen to 151.
Vegan animal rights extremist Isabel Sleiman, 21, raged online after she was denied bail and held overnight in a police cell after allegedly bringing the city to a standstill.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government this week is holding its first onshore oil and natural gas drilling lease auctions since President Joe Biden took office after a federal court blocked the administration’s attempt to suspend such sales because of climate change worries.The online auctions start Wednesday and conclude Thursday. About 200 square miles (518 square kilometers) of federal lands were offered for lease in eight western states. Most of the parcels are in Wyoming.The sales come as federal officials try to balance efforts to fight climate change against pressure to bring down high gas prices.Republicans want Biden to expand U.S. crude production. He faces calls from within his own party to do more to curb fossil fuel emissions that are heating the planet.Oil production increased...
China’s space agency marks completion of Tianwen-1 mission with new photos of red planet volcano and polar cap.
It's best known as a deadly poison, but in low doses, carbon monoxide can have therapeutic benefits for conditions like IBS and cancer. Now, researchers may have found a way to deliver the treatment safely in a foam
EPA Leadership Interfered with Scientific Studies on the Risks of Hazardous Herbicide, Dicamba
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EPA Leadership Ignored EPA Scientists’ Concerns Over Mississippi Wetlands
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By Hyunjoo Jin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla has shuttered its office in San Mateo, California and laid off roughly 200 employees working on its Autopilot driver-assistant system there, one of the people told Reuters, in a move seen as accelerating cost-cutting. Most of the laid-off people had been hourly workers, that person said. Early this month, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk told top managers he had a "super bad feeling" about the economy and that the maker of electric cars needed to cut staff by about 10%. Later, the billionaire said that the 10% cuts would apply only to salaried workers and that hourly staff numbers were still expected to grow. "Tesla clearly is in a major cost-cutting mode," said Raj Rajkumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie...
The Blue Planet looks spectacular. NanoAvionics put a GoPro that was mounted on a selfie stick on one of its satellites to capture a stunning view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.
Reports of damaging winds from the violent, fast-moving storms have surged since the devastating 2012 Mid-Atlantic event.
Profiles of Adaptation: Japan
Wed, 06/29/2022 - 11:40
The Adaptation Action Coalition’s (AAC) Country Profiles showcase members' efforts in domestic and international adaptation. They aim to highlight recent initiatives, policies, research and programs to share informative examples of how adaptation plans and commitments are being implemented around the world.
Japan is a country that confronts a wide array of natural hazards — from earthquakes and tsunamis...
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AEMO roadmap still assumes all brown coal generation gone by 2032, but future roadmaps may point to black coal generators closing around the same time.
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Fourteen environmental justice organizations from around the United States have begun to receive money under the Justice40 initiative, a business accelerator announced Wednesday. The Justice40 Accelerator said the groups will receive some $3 million for work ranging from solar training in Detroit, to renovating homes to better withstand extreme weather, to a community market where farmers can sell their produce.The Justice40 initiative is a Biden administration pledge to improve the environment in disadvantaged communities and help them prepare for climate change. It promises to funnel 40% of all investments in climate and environment to communities that live with the highest environmental burdens — diesel soot, lead water pipes, lack of access to green spaces to name a few.In many such communities...
LUXEMBOURG: The European Union approved a plan to end the sale of vehicles with combustion engines by 2035 in Europe, the 27-member bloc announced early Wednesday, in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions to zero.
A mysterious geomagnetic storm hit Earth. Here's why experts find it bizarre.
Some of the authors of a recent commentary on k-scale climate modeling respond to RealClimate.
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Moor, bog, fen, mire, swamp or pocosins, whatever you may call it, are all peatland – also known as wetlands, with a twist.
[WHO] The World Health Organization and the United Kingdom government have launched a new health and climate change platform to support countries' efforts to implement commitments they made at last year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to achieve resilient and low carbon, sustainable health systems.
[New Dawn] Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.
The African natural gas industry is booming as Europe looks to replace Russian supplies. But some worry new African gas projects don't make financial sense in a warming world.
SCG Ceramics Plc, a subsidiary of SCG Cement-Building Materials Co, has launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging and solar carport installation service under the Susunn brand in a bid to tap into the growing clean energy trend.
Anthony Albanese says Scott Morrison's recalcitrance on climate change almost scuttled a major trade deal with the European Union.
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Labor will seek to legislate its 2030 target, EV tax cuts and a revival of the Climate Change Authority during the first week of the new parliament.
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The oil giant is running out of capacity to pump more crude.
Independent Climate Change Committee criticises the UK government over energy efficiency and agriculture policies, but praises action on electric cars
A successful six-year, 10 million Canadian dollar project, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), has strengthened the quality and availability of impact-based forecasts and services to support communities in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
The project, which was launched in 2016 under the framework of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Initiative (CREWS), supported capacity building of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to provide more accurate and timely forecasts, including effective, risk-informed multi-hazard early...
The Group of Seven leaders said they are considering barring service providers such as shippers or insurers from dealing with Russian oil priced above a fixed level.
Record-high gas prices mean efforts to cut UK carbon emissions could save the economy 0.5%...
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Police in the Bahamas say that carbon monoxide poisoning killed three U.S. tourists found dead at a resort in May
36 Countries Are Gaining More Trees than They’re Losing
Tue, 06/28/2022 - 14:10
We know that deforestation is an ongoing, devastating problem — satellite data has been tracking it closely for years. But another question has remained more elusive: How much new forest is growing? Thanks to new data from researchers at the University of Maryland and WRI, we now have an answer: Tree cover — lots of it —is cropping up all over the globe.
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Divers are unhappy with a decision to ban swimming and diving around Hon Mun island, a popular spot off Nha Trang, while officials evaluate damage to the area’s coral reefs and associated ecosystem.
Police were called to a building in Primrose Street, east London, this morning after around 20 activists, armed with placards, interrupted UK Oil & Gas' (UKOG) Annual General Meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — At her home in Rockford, Illinois, Rita Davisson said the “one or two” mice she normally sees during the waning winter months “have turned into more like 10 or 15” in the last couple years, and scientists say the warmer weather might have something to do with it. The 66-year-old said the influx prompted her to contract a pest control service for the first time in the more than 30 years she’s lived in her house.“They're sneaking around the basement, the garage, my backyard,” she said. “The one trap I have just hasn't been enough lately.”Researchers say warming temperatures and milder winters have increased the population of the white-footed mouse, the most abundant small rodent found throughout much of the eastern U.S. and Canada, making more work for pest control experts. Above-average...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Four people died when a helicopter chartered by state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp crashed into the Arabian Sea, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. There were nine people on board when the helicopter crashed near ONGC's rig Sagar Kiran in Mumbai High. "Four persons rescued by Navy chopper were brought to the base unconsciously and taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, they could not survive," ONGC said, adding an inquiry had been opened. An ONGC spokesperson said the company's offshore exploration efforts were not impacted due to the incident. He said the deceased including three ONGC employees and a contract worker. Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said he was "personally deeply saddened" by the accident and the loss of four lives. "My heartfelt...
Pakistani filmmaker Wajahat Malik pulled together an expedition to raft down the 2,000-mile river. He hopes to reconnect people with the Indus, which is being threatened by overuse and climate change.
We must move away from fossil fuels and embrace clean energy. Do we want Maryland to be a leader in this transition and reap the economic benefits or not?
[Vanguard] The Senate has begun the process that would help in mitigating against what it described as Climate Change in Nigeria .
[The Herald] The Government in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped to build the operational capacity at nine irrigation schemes in the Beitbridge district.
Jobs in the renewable energy sector grew in 2021 as fossil fuel employment declined -- even as fossil fuel production increased -- according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Energy.
It's no longer important to use modelling to determine whether a heatwave was made more likely by climate change, say scientists, because all heatwaves today are climate change-related
Abu Dhabi, UAE (CNN) – Oil-consuming nations wait with bated breath as the OPEC cartel meets once again this week to decide whether to pump more crude into the market to tame runaway prices. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, oil this year rose to a 14-year high. Prices have since eased slightly and Brent crude …
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Hornsdale big battery fined over response to market when country's biggest coal unit failed, and AGL wind farms fined over settings in lead up to South Australia blackout.
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Rich country governments claim the high moral ground on climate action. But many deny their far greater responsibility for both historic and contemporary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, once acknowledged by the Kyoto Protocol. Climate injustice Worse, responsibility has not been matched by commensurate efforts, especially by the largest rich economies in the G7, which dominates […]
[Africa Renewal] The only true path to energy security, stable power prices, prosperity and a livable planet lies in abandoning polluting fossil fuels and accelerating the renewables-based energy transition
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Advance Article DOI : 10.1039/D2EE00722C, Paper Mark Z. Jacobson, Anna-Katharina von Krauland, Stephen J. Coughlin, Emily Dukas, Alexander J. H. Nelson, Frances C. Palmer, Kylie R. Rasmussen Timeline to transition 145 countries to 100% wind-water-solar by 2035, with 80% by 2030. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Quinbrook to build 460MWh big battery in south Wales as part of plans to transform old coal fired power plant into a sustainable energy park.
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Parts of Australia will be battered by three months of rain in days while the east coast shivers through another polar surge, blanketing the ground in frost.
India on Monday did not endorse the G7 statement on the Ukraine crisis that condemned Russia's actions. The G7 summit in Germany took place against the backdrop of the Ukraine conflict that has driven up energy prices while also endangering global food security.
Khudeza survived the worst floods in north-east Bangladesh for a century but millions are homeless.
A fire broke out at the Petro Star refinery on Dayville Road in Valdez following an explosion.
According to a press release from Valdez Communications Director Ana Hinkle, the fire broke out at 5:04 p.m. and emergency responders had arrived by 5:20.
“Fire Chief Raynor contacted Alyeska Pipeline Service Company Fire & Rescue requesting mutual aid and two trucks were dispatched to assist with firefighting efforts,” Hinkle wrote. - PUB DATE: 6/27/2022 11:02:14 PM - SOURCE: KTUU-TV NBC 2 Anchorage
African wild dogs like to breed at the coolest time of year, and climate change has shifted the average timing of birth by 3 weeks in just 30 years
With a boom in space tourism, experts warn the soot released by rockets will trap heat in the stratosphere and reverse the recover of the ozone layer.
Sierra Pacific Industries says concerns over drought and wildfire risk are prompting closure of its forests to public access starting July 1.
Vietnam has banned swimming and scuba diving at a popular central tourist spot in an attempt to revive its damaged coral reef, officials said Monday.
Climate change has driven a 13% decline in the frequency of tropical cyclones since pre-industrial...
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ShutterstockCast your mind back to your fifth grade biology class when you first learned about photosynthesis, the process where plants use energy from sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose for food. Lose the sunlight, and the tomatoes you planted this spring aren’t likely going to last very long.This can create a major challenge when it comes to addressing global food needs in increasingly cramped urban areas, where energy costs to grow indoor plants can run high. Sunlight is also a major hurdle for growing food at off-Earth locations like Mars and the moon. However, scientists have recently developed a process that could allow plants to grow without the need for sunlight at all, potentially upending the way we think about the future of farming.In a paper published in the...
But those that do form have a greater chance of becoming intense storms
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British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists will investigate critical challenges facing the UK, thanks to new funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). A £47m investment to several UK research …
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University of California, Riverside researchers used a two-step chemical process to convert carbon dioxide, electricity and water into acetate - a form of the main component of vinegar.
Leading foreign ministers meet to confront global food insecurity crisis, facing conflict, climate change and COVID. Millions could die.
[Daily News] THE United Kingdom (UK) has hailed Tanzania's initiative of championing the global agenda of fighting climate change and its effect in the country.
Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi (CNN) — Drive an hour or so southeast out of the city of Abu Dhabi toward the emirate’s empty deserts and you’ll hit a landscape full of unexpected man-made creations. The region of Al Wathba is home to a beautiful oasis-like wetland reserve created, so the story goes, by an overspill …
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As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbon, governments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region. If done right ocean action will also be climate action but […]
NSW is set for a week of transport chaos with a perfect storm of road-blocking climate change protests set to combine with a rauk strike that by the end of the week will cut 75 per cent of trains
Tensions have emerged among Group of Seven leaders, as French President Emmanuel Macron has argued that any price cap should include natural gas.
Since the US and its allies decided to stop buying Russia’s oil, there’s been little sign that the measure is inflicting the kind of pain that might force President Vladimir Putin to rethink his war in Ukraine. Plenty of other countries are still buying Russian crude, and a surge in prices has softened the blow from the sanctions by bringing Moscow enough revenue to stave off economic collapse. So Putin’s adversaries are weighing a new idea: make Russia sell its oil so cheaply that it can no lon
Guns, abortion, prayer in schools, and next up is the government's ability to fight climate change.
Australia's emissions jumped in 2021, growing by 4.1 million tonnes, after Morrison government failed to seize chance for a 'green recovery'.
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Geneva, 24 June 2022 – The World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council has given the green light to two major strategic proposals to ensure that early warning services reach everyone in the next five years and to establish a Greenhouse Gas monitoring system.
The decisions were part of a series of measures agreed by the Executive Council at its June 20-24 session to strengthen weather, climate, water and environmental services to meet the growing needs of society.
“These flagship initiatives will strengthen WMO’s commitment to the international agenda on climate action and...
ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) — Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops.“There’s one right there,” Aamodt says.They’re not hard to spot. The insects, which can grow larger than 2 inches (5 centimeters), blot the asphalt.Mormon crickets are not new to Oregon. Native to western North America, their name dates back to the 1800s, when they ruined the fields of Mormon settlers in Utah. But amidst drought and warming temperatures — conditions favored by the insects — outbreaks across the West have worsened.The Oregon Legislature last year allocated $5 million to assess the problem and set up a Mormon cricket and grasshopper “suppression” program. An additional $1.2 million for...
High energy and fuel prices, the pandemic, floods and the Ukraine war were blamed for expensive groceries, but farmers say supermarkets are charging consumers too much.
Higher airfares will continue as long as oil prices remain high, head of industry body says.
carbon, climate, energy A ‘carbon bomb’ or desperately needed energy? Alaskan village holds key to Biden’s climate policy
(CNN Business) – In Sri Lanka, people queue for miles to fill a tank of fuel. In Bangladesh, shops shut at 8 p.m. to conserve energy. In India and Pakistan, power outages force schools to shut, businesses to close and residents to swelter without air conditioning through deadly heat waves in which temperatures top 100 …
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Australia's new environment minister has proclaimed her ambitions to show global leadership on ocean conservation but Tanya Plibersek this week gets her first chance to walk the talk.
In Sri Lanka, people queue for miles to fill a tank of fuel. In Bangladesh, shops shut at 8 p.m. to conserve energy. In India and Pakistan, power outages force schools to shut, businesses to close and residents to swelter without air conditioning through deadly heat waves in which temperatures top 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius).
The 19-year-old Swedish climate campaigner spoke at 5.15pm from the Pyramid Stage and delivered a speech about climate change saying the crisis is 'not the new normal'.
A gold miner in Canada discovered a near complete mummified baby woolly mammoth Tuesday, according to the Yukon government and Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin, a local traditional territory. The female baby was named Nun cho ga, which means "big baby animal" in the Hän language.The miner found the baby, which retained its skin and hair, while excavating through the permafrost at Eureka Creek in the Klondike gold fields within Trʼondëk Hwëchʼin Traditional Territory, the government's press release said. She's estimated to have frozen during the Ice Age, over 30,000 years ago. While alive, she likely roamed the Yukon with wild horses, cave lions and giant steppe bison.It added that the discovery was "significant" and rare, even for an area like Yukon, which has "a world-renowned fossil record of ice age animals.""The...
(CNN) – Shocking images have emerged from New Zealand showing millions of once-velvety brown sea sponges bleached bone white, the worst mass bleaching event of its type ever recorded, marine scientists say. The alarming discovery comes amid a continued rise in ocean temperatures, a trend that scientists say is overwhelmingly due to planet-warming fossil fuel …
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Two opinion pieces (, and ) and a supportive were published this week, extolling the prospects for what they call “k-scale” climate modeling. These are models that would have grid boxes around 1 to 2 km in the horizontal – some 50 times smaller than what was used in the CMIP6 models. This would be […]
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Greta Thunberg, now 19, will be addressing Glastonbury's crowds from the Pyramid Stage today as she makes a 'special appearance' at the festival, it was announced a few hours ago,
[New Frame] Nelson Mandela Bay's Day Zero, expected to arrive next week, provides a terrifying glimpse for the rest of South Africa of what might occur when climate change events such as drought intersect with the accumulated weight of colonialism and apartheid, and nearly three decades of austerity and corruption.
Cairo (CNN) – Libya was thrust back into the spotlight last week when it announced that it is pumping a million fewer barrels of oil than it did last year. That was big news for oil-consuming nations that are scrambling to look for additional supplies as crude from Russia, the world’s third-biggest producer, comes under …
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[The Conversation Africa] One of the keys to predicting climate change is the modelling of how greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural ecosystems might evolve. This first requires estimating as accurately as possible the current GHG emissions from these ecosystems, as well as their causes.
The Arctic Arts Summit will bring together hundreds of creators, arts organizations, journalists and policy-makers from across the circumpolar North to Whitehorse. It begins Monday.
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