Election officials in Florida say they are meeting a Thursday deadline to send out mail ballots, despite the hurricane. But in-person voting sites remain a concern.
India is willing to do whatever it can to facilitate a solution to the Ukraine crisis, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday, as he highlighted how India pressed Moscow on the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine when the two countries stepped up fighting near the highly sensitive facility.
Hurricane-related deaths have generally declined, but Ian shows that our coasts remain perilously vulnerable.
Central Otago fruit growers are stressed about a polar blast that brought snow to sea level elsewhere in the South.
Central Otago Winegrowers Association general manager Jake Tipler said yesterday's ...
New research out of the British Antarctic Survey found thousands of underground channels left by ice age glacial melt. The findings could improve the accuracy of modern-day models of sea level rise.
President Biden and the White House are taking on big oil companies, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Russia and anyone else who might be to blame for high gas prices in the U.S.With the midterms fast approaching, rising gas prices pose a major threat to Democratic efforts to hold onto majorities in the House and Senate, and Biden and his team have repeatedly argued outside influences are to blame for the increases – a sentiment they revisited Wednesday on an issue that has stubbornly plagued the White House and Democrats for much of this year.As Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida last week, Biden’s focus was squarely on big oil companies, warning them not to use the storm to raise prices for customers.But on Wednesday, OPEC became the center of his ire when its...
The head of the United Nations’s nuclear watchdog is set to arrive in Kyiv Thursday to discuss creating a protection zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the facility a federal asset. Rafael Mariano Grossi, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will hold “talks aimed …
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[FrontPageAfrica] Six Liberian environmental scientists and technicians from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ministry of Mine and Energy have completed a two-week intensive international training on mine water and mine waste management in Zambia, and Salaam Tanzania.
Fast-flowing glaciers are feeding George VI ice shelf, a floating platform of ice roughly the size of Wales on the Antarctic Peninsula, say University of Cambridge experts.
A new report asks what we could get for the $11.6 billion Australia spent on fossil fuel subsidies last year. The low emissions options are endless.
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[SAnews.gov.za] Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Barbara Creecy, says government is committed to mitigating climate change and building communities' resilience towards its effects.
In continuation of the efforts of Egyptian COP27 presidency in communicating with various parties in preparation for the 27th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, COP27 President-designate, participated on, October 4, 2022, in the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), chaired …
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When President Biden met Ray Murphy, the mayor of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, the two quickly discovered they had a lot in common. Maybe too much in common.They got chummy very quickly, so much so that the president may have forgotten that television cameras and microphones were close enough to hear him tell the mayor: “Nobody f—s with a Biden.”Biden made the remark as he was chatting with Murphy during his second storm-related trip this week, this time to survey Hurricane Ian's damage to the Fort Myers region, where Murphy has been mayor since 2020.The president met with Murphy and other local officials and residents and delivered remarks at a joint news conference with the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis.“It was not directed at anybody. It was just two guys talking,”...
We must act quickly to alleviate the coming energy shock.
Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia early Thursday, killing two people in the city close to Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, the governor of the region said.
Should Cape Coral and other low-lying cities in Florida rebuild in an era of more intense hurricanes, higher rainfall and rising seas?
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Seven Russian rockets slammed into residential buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia before dawn Thursday, killing one person and trapping at least five in the city close to Europe's biggest nuclear power plant, the governor of the mostly Russian-occupied region said. The strikes came just hours after Ukraine's president announced that the country's military had retaken three more villages in one of the regions illegally annexed by Russia.Governor Oleksandr Starukh wrote on his Telegram channel that many people were rescued from the multi-story buildings, including a 3-year-old girl who was taken to a hospital for treatment. He initially reported two people were killed but later said that one woman initially thought to have died was saved by doctors. Photos...
Australia’s east coast has been gripped by a multi-year rain event due to La Nina. The weather phenomenon typically associated with increased rainfall caused Sydney’s suburbs to flood three times in two years.
A regional leader says seven Russian rockets have slammed into residential buildings in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, killing two people and trapping at least five in the city close to Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant
[This Day] International oil companies (IOCs) operating in the Niger Delta region have been urged to restore the devastated environment before their divestment to offshore.
[UN News] As government representatives begin to finalize the agenda for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt next month, the UN chief told journalists in New York that the work ahead is "as immense as the climate impacts we are seeing around the world".
New licenses for North Sea oil and gas are incompatible with reaching net zero by 2050, a report says.
[The Conversation Africa] We have damaged our planet through destructive exploitation of fossil fuels and the insatiable demand for things we don't need. We are cooking ourselves to death and it may already be too late to do anything about it.
The US fossil fuel industry had harsh words for Biden after OPEC announced dramatic production cuts, saying that the administration now has no choice but to encourage more domestic output.
On the northern coast of Central Java, Indonesia, villages are hit hard as sea levels rise, one of many effects of climate change. (Oct. 6) (AP Video by Victoria Milko)
A mixed quarter of trading shaped by the announcement of the Chubb ERF review and the federal government's plan to reform the Safeguard Mechanism.
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President Joe Biden surveyed the devastation of hurricane-ravaged Florida, promising to marshal the power of the federal government to help rebuild as he comforted local residents alongside Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, a potential...
According to conventional economic theory, whether or not fracking should occur is simple – and the answer these days is almost always "not."
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PARIS: Human-caused climate change made this summer's drought across the Northern Hemisphere at least 20 times more likely, according to a rapid analysis released Wednesday that warns such extreme dry periods will become increasingly common with global heating.
The US president had a message of unity for the residents of the state, as he inspected the damage done by the ‘historic and titanic’ storm.
How tunnel vision on switching to renewables is costing Australia dearly by ignoring the vital importance of energy efficiency and productivity.
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Wildlife agencies in the U.S. are finding elevated levels of a class of toxic chemicals in game animals such as deer — and that's prompting health advisories in some places where hunting and fishing are ways of life and key pieces of the economy.Authorities have detected the high levels of PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in deer in several states, including Michigan and Maine, where legions of hunters seek to bag a buck every fall. Sometimes called “forever chemicals” for their persistence in the environment, PFAS are industrial compounds used in numerous products, such as nonstick cookware and clothing.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort last year to limit pollution from the chemicals, which are linked to health problems including...
The droughts seen across the northern hemisphere this summer were made “at least 20 times...
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Joe Biden and Governor Ron DeSantis put up a united front Wednesday as the two stood face-to-face for the first time after the president surveyed storm damage in Florida from Hurricane Ian.
Migrants are on the front lines of hurricane recovery in Florida, but many are vulnerable to abuse. Some employers refuse to pay them.
The talks follow a rare request for emergency funds after Cuba suffered an islandwide loss of electricity, floods and extensive damage due to a direct hit by Ian.
FORT MYERS, Florida (AP) — President Joe Biden toured hurricane-ravaged areas of Florida on Wednesday, surveying storm damage by helicopter as he pledged that federal, state and local governments will work together to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives — putting politics on mute for now.Hurricane Ian has resulted in at least 84 people confirmed dead, including 75 in Florida, and hundreds of thousands of people wait for power to be restored. Ian’s 150 mph winds and punishing storm surge last week took out power for 2.6 million in Florida. Many people still are unable to get food and water.Biden planned to meet Wednesday with residents and small business owners in Fort Myers, and to thank government officials providing emergency aid and removing debris.With the midterm elections just a...
The path of the storm allowed many researchers to make it through without incident, but they stress that the result could easily have been different.
Wonder Land: In a time of economic and security peril, the U.S. has forsaken pro-growth policies and national security for unrealistic climate change goals. Images: AP//The Washington Post via Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly
OPEC+ said Wednesday that it will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day, the biggest cut since the start of the pandemic, in a move that threatens to push gasoline prices higher just weeks before US midterm elections.
(Reuters) - An estimated 101,000 homes and businesses were still without power in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, more than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona caused an island-wide outage for its 3.3 million people. Fiona hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 18, about five years after Hurricane Maria also knocked out all power on the island. After hitting Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Fiona turned north and slammed into eastern Canada on Sept. 24, leaving more than a third of Nova Scotia without power. Nova Scotia Power, a unit of Canadian energy company Emera Inc, said about 7,700 customers were still without power in the province early on Wednesday, down from about 13,800 early on Tuesday. PowerOutage.us said about 101,000 customers were without service in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, down...
Most people who died during the catastrophic storm had drowned, state data shows. Ian's storm surge proved fatal.
The agreement will also further aggravate inflation which has reached decades-high levels in many countries and hurt European households already struggling with sky-high energy bills.
The move, which reflects a slowing global economy, is expected to raise oil prices around the world.
President Biden praised Floridians’ “grit” in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian during a visit to Fort Myers Beach Wednesday. He met with Gov. Ron DeSantis and surveyed the damage caused by the storm. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images
In one photo, Johnny Lauder’s 86-year-old mother is in her Florida home, submerged nearly to her shoulders in black murky water, staring straight at the camera, mouth open. In another, she lies just above the waterline on a table, wrapped in sheets to keep warm. In yet another, she's being pushed through the water in a wheelchair, her rescue nearly complete. The photos were taken after Hurricane Ian made landfall last Wednesday, bringing a powerful storm surge and 150 mph (241 kph) winds. They tell the story of Lauder’s journey to save his mother, Karen Lauder, from the home she refused to leave, despite the family’s pleading .He sent the short videos and photos to his family, letting them know he was OK.“That’s how I unintentionally documented the whole ordeal,” he said.Before the storm hit...
While a hurricane could develop, it probably won't impact the Gulf of Mexico or U.S.
A grueling two-year drought in Kenya has wiped out 2% of the world’s rarest zebra species and increased elephant deaths as well, as the climate crisis takes its toll on the east African nation’s wildlife. Animal carcasses rotting on the ground – including giraffes and livestock – have become a common sight in northern Kenya, …
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Alinta Energy's plan to plug a 1GW offshore wind farm into Victoria's Portland Aluminium Smelter win ARENA funding to kick off early development activities.
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Kimberly Lenehan Payano evacuated her North Fort Myers home during Hurricane Irma five years ago under dire warnings of storm surge and winds, then returned to an untouched house.She decided not to leave for Hurricane Ian. “It was the biggest mistake I ever made in my life. Big, big mistake,” Payano said this week.Many of her neighbors stayed too, some not even boarding up windows. She still doesn’t know how they fared. If not for a couple of men with a small boat, she and her 12-year-old son could have been among dozens who died.The rising death toll in Florida, now at 75, is confirmation many did not evacuate. Including five deaths in North Carolina and one in Virginia, Ian ranks among the continental United States’ top 30 deadliest storms. It’s also the 11th storm in the last 22 years to...
Thailand's rice exports could reach 8 million tonnes this year as flooding caused by Typhoon Noru has had little impact and a weak baht has helped overseas sales, the president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association said on Wednesday.
VIENNA: Major oil producers led by Saudi Arabia and Russia were set to meet Wednesday as reports said they were mulling an output cut of up to 2 million barrels per day in a bid to prop up slumping prices.
The oil production cut, led by Russia and Saudi Arabia, could add to inflation pressures and undercut efforts to help Ukraine.
The two women - who were protesting at the Prime Minister's support for fracking - were bundled out amid chants of 'out, out, out' from party members in Birmingham.
After OPEC+ agreed to cut oil production, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday (October 5) said that the United States is working to ensure energy supply is on the market and that prices are low.
The 13-nation OPEC cartel and its 10 Russian-led allies of oil-exporting countries will debate a cut of up to two million barrels a day it ships to the global economy.
His $6million condominium in Naples, Florida, was flooded and partially destroyed during the hurricane but Schnatter did empathize with those who had 'lost everything'.
OPEC and its Russia-led allies agreed on a major cut in oil production on Wednesday, a move to prop up prices that could bolster sanction-hit Moscow's coffers and irk Washington.
In October 2017, Antarctic science had its own #MeToo moment. Science magazine published a piece on allegations of abuse of female geoscientists in Antarctica – the most remote environment in the world. US geologist Jane Willenbring detailed appalling sexual harassment during periods of Antarctic fieldwork in the 1990s by her Boston University PhD supervisor David […]
[The Conversation Africa] Academic research is not always abstract or theoretical. Nor does it take place in a vacuum. Research in many different disciplines is often grounded in the real world; it aims to understand and address problems that affect people and the environment, such as climate change, poverty, migration or natural hazards.
When Hurricane Ian made its ferocious tear through southwest Florida last week, it destroyed the dream home turned local monument.
Two 'tropical disturbances' have formed in the Atlantic Ocean as forecasters monitor the severity of the systems just days after Hurricane Ian reduced parts of Florida to rubble - its death toll on the rise.
The rising Florida death toll from Hurricane Ian is further proof that people's vulnerability and misinformation play a role who lives and who dies.
Australia's atomic culture warriors are now focused on promoting ‘advanced’ nuclear power and small modular reactors. A new report debunks – yet again – the propaganda.
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The former boss of the now demolished Hazelwood coal plant in Victoria, Tony Concannon, has been appointed by Labor to the CEFC board.
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HMS Somerset and HMS Enterprise have been deployed amid fears that pipelines, rigs and undersea cables that Britain relies upon for energy are at risk of further attacks.
Jacob Rees-Mogg gave his full backing to nuclear power as part of plans to make Britain energy self-sufficient.
The long duration energy storage offered by pumped hydro is vital to Australia's renewables transition. So how can we limit its environmental damage?
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Eco-friendly uses for urban tree waste could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions in US cities.
6 Key Tasks at COP27
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This year’s UN climate conference (COP27) will take place against a backdrop of global crises.
The ripple effects of COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have sent food and energy prices soaring to record highs, while unprecedented climate disasters are fueling widespread and devastating disruptions with historic levels of rain, heat, drought, fires and storms impacting almost every corner of the world.
A climate catastrophe in Pakistan claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people and displaced tens of millions. Floods and storms in southern Africa during the first half of 2022 killed hundreds of people and severely disrupted economic activity. Millions in the Horn of Africa are starving due to...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The asteroid that got smacked by a NASA spacecraft is now being trailed by thousands of miles of debris from the impact. Astronomers captured the scene millions of miles away with a telescope in Chile. Their remarkable observation two days after last month's planetary defense test was recently released a National Science Foundation lab in Arizona. The image shows an expanding, comet-like tail more than 6,000 miles (10,000 kilometers) long, consisting of dust and other material spewed from the impact crater. This plume is accelerating away from the harmless asteroid, in large part, because of pressure on it from solar radiation, said Matthew Knight of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, who made the observation along with Lowell Observatory's Teddy Kareta using the...
A new report has found a widespread culture of sexism and sexual harassment at Australia’s Antarctic research bases. But scientists in the field say it's not just an Australian problem.
Sissy Spacek's stunning turn in 1980's "Coal Miner's Daughter" as country star Loretta Lynn, who died Tuesday, earned her a best actress Oscar.
Politicians tell us that events like Hurricane Ian are symptomatic of a 'climate crisis' that can only be solved by net-zero carbon emissions. But some scientists believe the focus should be on mitigation and innovation. Images: NASA via AP/Reuters Composite: Mark Kelly
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Shrimpers who rode out Hurricane Ian on shrimp boats are struggling to find work after the devastating storm swept through Florida.The Fort Myers Beach area was home to the largest commercial shrimping fleet in the Gulf of Mexico, but now, workers Oriel Martinez Alvarado and Javier Allan Lopez are out of a job indefinitely.“We have family waiting on us, and we have nothing. That’s our worry,” Martinez said in Spanish.Ahead of Ian, it was too late to evacuate. So they passed the entirety of the storm on the shrimp boats.“There wasn’t any time to leave or move away because the highway was already congested,” Martinez said. “If we were hit while on the highway, we could have been killed, so we couldn’t leave. We were stuck there.”During the storm, Martinez and Lopez worried...
Satellite measurement should reveal just how much potent greenhouse gas was released by the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, but for now the estimates put it in the order of hundreds of millions of cubic metres
The PM's stiff dad-dancing was caught on camera as he rocked out with fellow fans at the sensational Midnight Oil farewell gig in Sydney's Hordern Pavilion on Sunday.
Chad Watson appeared on Fox and Friends on Tuesday morning, as rescue swimmer Zach Loesch - a hero who was personally thanked by Biden for his hurricane efforts.
[SAnews.gov.za] Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, says Africa cannot be an import destination for refined products when the continent is endowed with crude oil.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner’s daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Lynn's family said she died Tuesday at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” the family said in a statement. They asked for privacy as they grieve and said a memorial will be announced later. Lynn already had four children before launching her career in the early 1960s, and her songs reflected her pride in her rural Kentucky background.As a songwriter, she crafted a persona of a...
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Jefferson F. Nyandibo, Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) Coordinator and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Focal Point in Liberia has pleaded with funders of 'Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) to assist with additional funding for the development of the country's Nationally Determined Contribution's Tracking Tool.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Global Technology Company, Epson's second Climate Reality Barometer published recently presents fascinating insights into how attitudes are (and are not) changing as the climate crisis unfolds.
Over the 14 years I lived in the Fort Myers area, I covered several hurricanes, but never this bad. Residents will need help for a long time.
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the President Designate of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), expressed hope on Monday 3/10/2022 that the global conference would come up with results that meet the aspirations of all peoples as regards facing climate change-related challenges.
Human-caused climate change is making droughts more severe – and could shift some regions of North America into permanent drought conditions
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, the President Designate of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), expressed hope on Monday that the global conference would come up with results that meet the aspirations of all peoples as regards facing climate change-related challenges. Shoukry made the remarks during his intensified meetings on the fringes of the …
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[SAnews.gov.za] Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has called on developed countries to meet their commitments towards climate change adaptation.
HandoutIt’s been three days since Richard “Toby” Freeman last saw his wife after volunteer rescuers pulled her off a damp mattress cluttered with their belongings in their hurricane-flooded mobile home. It’s the longest they’ve been apart since he can remember. And he’s preparing to never see her again.Sitting in a hospital room 125 miles away from his butter yellow unit in Bayside Estates, a predominantly older community situated around canals in Fort Myers Beach, the 77-year-old is processing losing essentially his entire life in one day. Hurricane Ian took most of its force out on the Freemans’ southwestern corner of Florida, sending storm surge into their home so strong it ripped their refrigerator from the wall and turned it on its side. Their apartment looked like a child’s bathtub filled...
[Premium Times] The conference brought participants together to discuss climate change agenda.
[Nile Post] Wireless and broadcast towers provider, American Tower Corporation (ATC) and partners on Friday planted 1,000 trees in Kiteredde village, Nakaseke District.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Liberia's strive to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change has been recognized as the Government of Liberia has been shortlisted for the 2022 Africa Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Investment Awards for having ambitious investment projects that will contribute to its commitment to the Paris Agreement.
[The Exchange] Africa's adoption of electric cars (EVs) started in 2004 when the Cape Town-based company Optimal Energy began developing the idea of a locally produced EV.
Scientists, economists and Indigenous activists met in Oxford in September to discuss a challenge central...
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Australia should stop importing China's 'solar genocide panels' because they are made with slave labour and the way to save the turtles is to stop recycling plastic, a US environmentalist says.
Aerial photographs over Fort Meyers, Fla., offer a view of what areas looked like before and immediately after Hurricane Ian.
The Australian’s Greg Sheridan says Australia is “trying to become Europe” with the current energy policy by abandoning coal – which is still a popular form of getting power.
Mr Sheridan said two reports showed coal usage for energy actually rose by 8.5 per cent in 2021.
“Coal, far from the world turning its back on it, it’s booming all over the world,” he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“More than half the countries which have formal declaration to abandon coal actually increased their coal-fired electricity generation in 2021.”
The Australian’s Chris Mitchell says the one thing that will save the government will be “massive increases in tax receipts on coal and iron-ore”.
“We’re really lucky that we’ve got coal and iron-ore because they saved us during the GFC,” he told Sky News host Paul Murray.
Victoria’s Labor government launches call for innovators to develop news ways of recycling solar panels with $10 million Solar Waste Challenge.
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Fat Bear Week is back!The annual competition hosted by Alaska's Katmai National Park has announced this year's contenders as it kicked off the event, meant to celebrate the brown bears as they pack on the pounds before winter hibernation.The competition works by using a bracket format that pairs the bears against each other, giving online voters the opportunity to choose the Fat Bear Week 2022 winner over the course of several rounds."Fat Bear Week is a celebration of success and survival," Katmai National Park wrote on its website. "It is a way to celebrate the resilience, adaptability and strength of Katmai's brown bears."Online voting will be open from October 5 - 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AKDT."Over the course of the week, virtual visitors learn more about the lives and histories of individual...
If Donald Trump's energy policies remained in place then the U.S. could be earning an extra $100 billion a year from oil and gas, according to the conservative Committee to Unleash Prosperity.
Indoor-grown cannabis has a large carbon footprint.
With war stifling cooperation in the Arctic, including on critical climate change research, keeping the region separate from global security concerns is a growing challenge. China does not see itself as a competitor in the Arctic, but Russia’s military build-up in the region is another, more worrying matter.
Renewable energy meets bioeconomy.
Russia's capture of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and its actions there that have led to all six reactors being completely shut down amount to "nuclear blackmail", President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told a Sydney-based think tank on Thursday (October 6) via video.
The storm may have moved out, but Hurricane Ian's impacts are far from over.
President Joe Biden defended his July trip to Saudi Arabia, saying the visit was 'not about oil,' a day after OPEC+ announced an oil production cut that sent gas prices skyrocketing.
As California prices surged in recent days, Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed that he wanted to retaliate against oil moguls by imposing a windfall profits tax and returning the money to drivers.
Some 32 demonstrators sat down with banners and glued themselves to roads around Trafalfar Square as they continue to demand the Government stops all new oil and gas projects.
[Nile Post] Members of Parliament have faulted government for failure to implement policies and laws aimed at mitigating the effects of climate on the environment, saying some of these good laws and plans are being picked up by other countries.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The perimeters irrigated under greenhouse by geothermal water in the governorate of Gabes intended for the cultivation of early vegetables reached during this agricultural season 153 ha, whose production was estimated at 29,933 thousand tonnes, according to a document published by the local authority for agricultural development.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says it’s “absurd” that in 2022 we can’t be talking about "safe, new technology" in the form of small modular reactors.
“Many other countries have either adopted or are considering the adoption of nuclear power to firm up the renewables in the system,” he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“This pipedream that the government has around a hundred-billion-dollar rollout of cables and towers in communities and towns across the country is never going to be realised.”
European economists worried about a heightened risk of recession and a bolstered Russia, after OPEC Plus said it will slash oil production.
Representatives for automakers, ethanol producers and other industry interests are expected to attend the workshop at a hotel in downtown Washington, according to the two individuals familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.
Hundreds of thousands of people in southwest Florida still don't have electricity or water. But Babcock Ranch, north of Fort Myers, was designed and built to withstand the most powerful storms.
IRS tax relief available for Hurricane Ian victims.Hurricane Ian, which began on September 23, barreled through the state of Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina leaving millions without power and in a state of disaster. If you were impacted by Hurricane Ian we want you to know TurboTax is here for you, and we want to keep you up to date with important tax relief information that may help you in this time of need.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the recent events as a disaster and the IRS announced that victims of Hurricane Ian anywhere in the state of Florida and in the Carolinas have until February 15, 2023 to file various individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments. Currently tax relief is available to the entire state of Florida, North...
The attacks came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency traveled to Kyiv to discuss a protection zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
A spate of positive climate policies around the globe is expected to drive big growth in the wind energy sector, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie.
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[Nile Post] Leaders in Kampala have underscored the importance of planting trees in schools saying they will not only help beautify the schools but also promote environmental conservation and contribute to the reversal of climate change.
[Daily News] The new report has established that Dar es Salaam City could achieve reducing the greenhouse gases from waste by 65 per cent come the year 2030 through adopting 'zero waste strategies'.
[UN News] It's a fact: media shapes the public discourse about climate change and how to respond to it. Even the UN's own Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change (IPCC) warned clearly of this for the first time in the latest of its landmark series of reports.
[The Exchange] Just weeks from the November scheduled COP 27 in Egypt, South Africa has officially announced plans to wean itself off its coal-dependency industries in under five years.
Europe, China and North America were parched by extreme heat that would have been ‘virtually impossible’ without the effects of global warming, scientists said.
At least eight persons drowned and several others were missing after they were swept away by flash floods during an idol immersion procession at Mal river on Wednesday night. Four of the dead are women.
Albanese government launches consultation on how to deliver long overdue energy efficiency improvements across the economy, starting with a discussion paper.
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Widespread drought that dried up large parts of Europe, the United States and China this past summer was made 20 times more likely by climate change, according to a new study. (Oct.5)
Australia has neither the skilled workers nor the training capacity to achieve its ambitious renewable hydrogen plans, a new report has found.
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China’s investment in Russia’s Far East is aimed at aiding imports of oil, natural gas and farm products, but no game-changing projects or large capital inflows are on the horizon amid the Ukraine war, experts say.
He also ordered the state to seize control Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, which is still run by Ukrainian engineers despite being held by Russian troops.
For years, the tide would flood Asiyah’s home along the northern coast of Java, Indonesia
OPEC said Wednesday it will cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day, a move that will likely raise prices at the pump.
Scientists with the World Weather Attribution group have found that droughts like this summer's can be expected to occur in the Northern Hemisphere every 20 years due to climate change.
Drivers have stopped panicking, now that gasoline prices have dropped from $5 per gallon in June to less than $4. But global energy markets are still turbulent, and the next pinch might come from winter prices for heat and electricity.Tight energy markets began pushing up the price of natural gas, America’s largest source of electricity, in 2021. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the corresponding energy war in Europe have further boosted global gas prices, with Europe facing soaring costs and possible blackouts this winter. Price hikes in the United States aren’t as severe, but US natural gas is still trading about 65% higher than a year ago, and 170% higher than two years ago.That means winter power and heating costs are likely to be considerably higher than last year, which itself was a budget...
President Joe Biden will order more oil released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as gas prices are on the rise and OPEC announced it was cutting production.
WASHINGTON – A large swath of law enforcement agencies have yet to submit complete data to the FBI's national crime tracking system, raising questions about the utility of a new report in assessing crime trends across the country.The FBI reported a 4.3% estimated increase in murders in 2021 and a negligible 1% decrease in overall violent crime Wednesday, relying on an alternate reporting system. At the same time, officials acknowledged about 48% of the country's eligible police agencies, or 9,700, had not submitted 12 months of data to the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) by the March 14 deadline.Some of the largest agencies in the country, including the New York Police Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Phoenix Police Department...
The White House on Wednesday expressed disappointment following the announcement from OPEC+ that it would cut two million barrels per day from its production quotas beginning in November.The decision by the OPEC+ alliance, which includes Russia, is likely a response to oil prices dropping amid less demand stemming from a global economic slowdown. Oil prices currently hover around approximately $80 per barrel, down from the $100-plus cost it hit during late spring and early summer.Reducing supply will likely boost the cost of oil, which could raise the price Americans pay at the gas pump around the November midterm election — and it comes just a few months after Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia in July to lobby Middle Eastern allies to increase production."The president is disappointed by the...
New satellite images show Russia's huge nuclear Belgorod submarine lurking around the Barents Sea as fears grow that Vladimir Putin is planning to carry out a nuclear test.
With the U.S. Fed's willingness to send the U.S. economy into a recession to bring inflation back on target, oil production may soon enter terminal ...
The effect of aerosol pollution from shipping and other sources on clouds has been underestimated and may need to be factored into future climate models
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at BRICS Summit in BrasiliaMikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesChina's imports of Russian crude oil were up in the second quarter of 2022, according to the EIA. 21% of China's August crude imports were Russian, a 5% increase from a month earlier. Meanwhile, China is processing its own crude at two year lows. China has deepened its reliance on Russian crude oil, with imports soaring over the summer according to a report from the Energy Information Administration. Russian oil to China were as high as 21% of Beijing's total crude imports in August, the report says, a 5% increase compared to a month earlier. In 2021, Russian crude made up 16% of China's total crude oil imports, a sharp uptick from less than 400,000 barrels per day, or...
China is exporting more solar products to Europe as businesses and families flock to install rooftop solar panels amid soaring energy prices triggered by the war in Ukraine.
Two Just Stop Oil activists who glued their hands to the frame of the copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper denied causing £180 worth of criminal damage today in London.
A huge amount of nutrient pollution is being unleashed into lakes, rivers and streams, putting water quality at risk in over 40 U.S. states, because of warmer winters brought on my climate change.
[Nyasa Times] A five-member team of weather and climate change researchers from France, Italy, Poland, Kenya and Tanzania has arrived in Malawi to understand how change in climate is affecting agricultural production and productivity among smallholder farmers.
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation is a major player in Ugandan oil exploration and owns a big stake in the oilfields and pipeline project.
Joe Biden will fly to Florida to meet with Governor Ron DeSantis to survey damage from Hurricane Ian, including at least 100 dead - but no one is expecting the face-to-face to be a warm affair.
Feral donkeys are considered invasive in Death Valley National Park, but new research shows increased predation by mountain lions could help balance the treasured ecosystem.
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Europe should show "far greater ambition" on climate change because its overall greenhouse gas emissions are still rising, and so countries must embrace recycling, tighten air quality and spend more on the environment, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. Cuts in emissions mostly in western European countries have been offset by rises elsewhere in the region, a United Nations assessment of strategies among 54 European nations found. Air quality still falls short of international guidelines, and taxes collected in the name of environmental protection were not being used for their stated purpose, the report presented to European environment ministers meeting in Cyprus said. "The findings of this assessment .. must be a wake-up call for the region," said Olga Algayerova...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit hurricane-ravaged Florida with a pledge that federal, state and local governments will work as one to help rebuild homes, businesses and lives — putting politics on mute for now to focus on those in need.Hurricane Ian has resulted in at least 84 people confirmed dead, including 75 in Florida, as hundreds of thousands of people wait for power to be restored. Ian’s 150 mph winds and punishing storm surge last week took out power for 2.6 million in Florida. Many people are unable to access food and water.Biden planned to meet Wednesday with residents and small business owners in Fort Myers, Florida, and to thank government officials providing emergency aid and removing debris.With the midterm elections just a month away, the crisis had the potential...
The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries on Wednesday decided to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for U.S. drivers just ahead of key national elections.
Florida's Pine Island was hit hard by Hurricane Ian. Now, most of the relief effort is being carried out by volunteers.
[Vanguard] Ahead of Conference of the Parties, COP27, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, a nonprofit organization, Glasgow Team and climate activists accuse World Bank of providing $12bn for fossil fuels projects in 35 countries, which had massively contributed to climate change.
Even before Hurricane Ian, Florida's home insurance market was dealing with billions of dollars in losses from a string of natural disasters, rampant litigation and increasing fraud. The average homeowner policy cost nearly three times as much as the national U.S. average.
Thirty-year-old Difasi Amooti Kisembo is one of the demonstrators near the EU delegation offices in Kampala. He and a handful of others have traveled from Uganda’s oil and gas-rich Albertine region’s district to Uganda’s capital Kampala to express their displeasure with an EU Parliament’s resolution against the planned construction of the East African Crude Oil […]
The Human Rights Ambassador at the Dutch Foreign Ministry Bahia Tahzib-Lie announced her country’s participation in the session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which Egypt will host in the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh in November. Tahzib-Lie explained that Netherlands will participate in …
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National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc is pushing ahead with non-oil businesses, which are set to become a new source of revenue and keep the company in line with the global trend towards clean energy.
Since the US and its allies began to shun Russia’s oil, 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 have hit upon a new idea: make Russia sell its oil so cheaply that it can no longer afford to wage war. The move, while hard to execut
Snow to sea level, record-low temperatures and ruined crops in Central Otago are possible as a cold blast hits the South.
MetService meteorologist Angus Hines said a "bitterly cold polar outbreak" is ...
Wednesday's meeting of the 24 OPEC+ oil-producing countries comes when much of the world is battling soaring energy costs. A cut in oil production is backed by Saudi Arabia and could benefit Russia.
Search and rescue teams from across the U.S. have made their way to Fort Myers Beach, a southwest Florida Island, a week after it was slammed by Hurricane Ian. Laila Shahrokhshahi reports.
Workers at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant are recounting fears of being abducted and tortured or killed by Russian forces who seized control of the facility and the city of Enerhodar
Deep valleys buried under the seafloor of the North Sea record how the ancient ice sheets that used to cover the UK and Europe expelled water to stop themselves from …
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After his recent conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he stressed the need for an early end to hostilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated the same in a phone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymr Zelenskyy while calling for return to dialogue and diplomacy.
The president also funded the country to recover from the hurricanes named Irma and Maria, but the additional fund's purpose is to "rebuild it all," as per Biden.
AI can use images from Google Street View and satellites to estimate building energy efficiency across entire cities. That could guide investments in reducing energy waste and fighting climate change
A series of chemistry experiments suggest that a molecule that provides energy for all living cells, called ATP, could have been forged in geothermal vents in the ocean or created in freshwater ponds
Verizon has unleashed a fleet of drones over parts of southwest Florida to provide 4G and 5G connectivity to first responders searching for survivors after Hurricane Ian decimated the area.
After reaching the minimum on September 18, Arctic sea ice extent has been steadily increasing. With the passage of the equinox, the sun has set at the North Pole. September average ice extent ended up tying with 2010 for eleventh … Continue reading →
Rising temperatures are inviting algae blooms that threaten to color once crystal-clear lakes green or brown.
Biblical amounts of rain swelled ponds beyond their banks and turned creeks into rushing rivers. Storm-water and sewage systems were overwhelmed.
Pine Island, Florida's largest Gulf Coast island, was devastated by Hurricane Ian. Many residents stayed behind but have limited access to the mainland after the main road leading there was destroyed.
Doug McGill's son has started a GoFundMe to help replace the sailboat belonging to his father, who lives in Florida. It was ruined in Hurricane Ian.
Loretta Lynn, the country music legend and "Coal Miner's Daughter" whose frank songs reflected life and love as a woman in Appalachia, has died at 90.
UK ministers have been accused of failing to make COP26 “a turning point” on environmental action as they come under pressure from the hosts of the next climate summit.
Scott Dudelson/GettyLoretta Lynn, “The Queen of Country Music” and easily one of the most iconic American songwriters and performers, died Tuesday at her home in Tennessee. She was 90.“Our precious mom, Loretta Lynn, passed away peacefully this morning, October 4th, in her sleep at home in her beloved ranch in Hurricane Mills,” her family wrote in a statement, asking for privacy as they mourn the loss.Lynn was born Loretta Webb, a coal miner’s daughter, in 1932—one of eight children living destitute in the remote backwater of Butcher Holler, Kentucky. Read more at The Daily Beast.
Ian tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States, causing destruction likely among the worst in the nation’s history.
According to research, rising temperatures and continuous stratification cause the formation of carbonate crystals, which emit CO2.
[263Chat] In recent weeks, households had to deal with bouts of over 10 hours load shedding with power utility the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) saying it was due to depressed generation capacity at its power stations.
Loretta Lynn, the Kentucky coal miner's daughter whose frank songs about life and love as a woman in Appalachia pulled her out of poverty and made her a pillar of country music, has died. She was 90.
Gas prices worry voters in this coastal California House district, home to many commuters. It's part of a debate over climate change and energy policy.
GORDON Watson’s Agenda piece ("National parks have key role in net zero journey", The Herald, September 28) was right to stress the need for urgent action on climate change. He is right too to point out that the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is the “perfect place to take forward the innovation and scale of investment required to make a real difference”. However, if the park is serious about this, it is going to take a lot more than repeating noble sentiments about “nature-b
Egypt and Greece on Monday rejected the signing of the unity government in Libya, based on two memoranda of understanding formulated by Turkey in the field of hydrocarbon resources to carry out exploration for gas and oil. In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said that Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias …
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[Daily Trust] A solar energy company, Beebeejump Int'l Limited, has provided solar power systems to over 500,000 homes and shops in Nigeria.
Florida’s dysfunctional home insurance industry is making it harder for its residents to adjust and respond to more extreme weather.
Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says that a planned pipeline to export oil is likely to entrench the long rule of President Yoweri Museveni
[Daily News] Dodoma -- ENERGY Minister January Makamba has reiterated a call upon the members of the public to opt using renewables for cooking to save environment and their health.
[Vanguard] As Nigeria joined the rest of the World to mark this year's World Heart Day with the theme; "Climate Change and Health Inequality, a Deadly mix for the Most Vulnerable", experts have decried the increasing number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases, lamenting that 25 per cent of cardiovascular disease-related deaths are caused by climate change and air pollution.
[The Exchange] Climate campaigners are pressing for more, a tenfold increase in climate financing commitments to Africa from the West's 2009 US$100 billion number to US$1.3 trillion, amid broken promises of funds for a region that suffers the most from climate change but contributes the least to it.
[RFI] Environment ministers from 50 countries will gather in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday for a "pre-Cop27" climate summit, with rich nations likely to come under pressure to raise spending to combat climate change.
Kevin Ott, 53, rescued about a dozen people from floodwaters as Hurricane Ian pounded the Florida Gulf Coast. But he regrets the ones he had to pass by.
The Nord Stream pipeline leak might be the single largest release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Experts say it pales in comparison to ongoing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Sky News host Chris Kenny says Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles has “won praise” from environmental activist Al Gore.
“He thinks it’s great that he’s won praise from Al Gore about Queensland’s climate policies,” he said.
Mr Kenny said in response, Mr Miles posted a photograph of him with Mr Gore from 15 years ago and said it was the activist who “inspired him to get into politics and save the planet”.
“I don’t think Al Gore running Queensland’s energy system is going to be a vote winner for Labor in that state,” Mr Kenny said.
He discussed the issue with The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair.
[DW] UN chief Antonio Guterres urged the international community to reach a "quantum level compromise" on dealing with climate change. Delegates from over 50 countries are at the informal summit in Kinshasa.
Neoen Australia's Kaban wind farm has powered up, a milestone for the first new project in Queensland's first designated Renewable Energy Zone.
The post Kaban wind farm powers up, connects to Queensland’s renewable “SuperGrid” appeared first on RenewEconomy.
For years, nuclear weapons have served only as a deterrent to conflict, but Putin has upped the ante as he pursues his expansionist agenda. The risk now is that other nuclear powers may seek to replicate the Russian formula, while countries without such weapons will attempt to get hold of them.
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