This could be a game changer for space travel.
Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders including Boris Johnson as she accused them of making 'empty promises' on climate change as she opened a youth summit in Milan today.
High, rocky peaks are no longer an insurmountable hurdle for ever fiercer flames fueled by heat and drought
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The party can address climate change and encourage economic growth in one fell swoop.
If you needed another reason to consider an electric car -- here it is.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A mobile application called Carbon Converter, which helps users calculate their CO2 emissions and offset them by buying trees, has just been launched by Tunisian environmental activists.
Unlike the U.S., China is not initiating futile arms races, which will increase environmental damage and divert funding away from climate change mitigation efforts.
DNA suggests the Antarctic fur seal population has grown and shrunk as the climate has warmed and cooled, and this might help predict where the mammal will move in future
[The Point] All public activities at the Njawara Agricultural Training Centre (NATC) have been put on stand till following a heavy windstorm that struck the country on 7 July 2021.
[The Point] During the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray stated that Africa is grappling with negative effects of conflicts and insecurity, arguing that the challenge of addressing the root causes of conflict and climate change requires greater global solidarity and UN leadership.
The Arctic Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard in Norway, the UK’s permanent Arctic research facility, celebrates its 30 years anniversary this week (Tuesday 28 September) as it continues to undertake critical …
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Title: Smoke From Nuclear War Would Trigger Massive Climate Change, Endangering Health Category: Health News Created: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 9/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
NSW government to support households and businesses shift energy use out of peak periods with new Peak Demand Reduction Scheme.
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[RFI] Investments of some $280 billion will be needed to combat the effects of climate change in 35 cities in South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia by 2050, new research shows.
Ford has announced it will bring electric vehicles with two new technologically advanced campuses in Tennessee and Kentucky. The factories will produce electric F-Series trucks and the batteries for future.
Non-negotiable carbon reduction targets have forced many local provincial governments in China to impose rushed measures such as widespread power cuts, although an urgent shortage of coal has also emerged as a likely reason for the power supply crunch that is sweeping the nation.China’s power supply crisis ratcheted up a notch over the past week with more than half of the country enduring power cuts, making it one of the most extreme examples of energy rationing in the nation’s history,…
Dear Reader,Today marks the fourth annual World News Day, a global campaign to support journalists and highlight the value of fact-based journalism in making the world a better place.This year, World News Day focuses on journalism’s critical role in providing trustworthy information about an urgent issue that will define our lifetime – climate change.Because Hong Kong is so prone to typhoons, covering climate change has become a natural imperative for the South China Morning Post. A history of…
Scientists fear plastic pollution will be overlooked as politicians focus on climate change policy.
China’s power cuts could put a dent in the booming electric vehicle (EV) sector as the suspension of charging stations in parts of the country keeps some battery-powered cars off the roads, analysts said.The power blackouts in more than 10 provinces across the mainland are likely to further sap drivers’ appetite for EVs in regions where their take-up is already low.“In northeast China, electric cars have been greeted with a lukewarm response for many years,” said Zhang Fan, a car insurance…
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found Indigenous people had the highest rates of heat-related deaths, followed by Black people.
A study from American University found that cattle farms use almost 14 times the land as fish and seafood farms to produce a gram of protein. Among farmed fish, salmon used the least land.
Will Progress at Climate Week Spur More Action Ahead of COP26?
Mon, 09/27/2021 - 14:27
This year’s UN General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week NYC saw several major announcements that injected a much-needed jolt of energy into international climate action. As extreme weather events including devastating wildfires, floods and droughts escalate across the globe, these developments must usher in a new wave of climate commitments between now and the COP26 climate...
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STATEMENT: South Africa’s Climate Commitment Much More Ambitious Than Before
Mon, 09/27/2021 - 14:04
WASHINGTON (September 27, 2021)—Today South Africa released its latest national climate commitment under the Paris Agreement. The country intends to limit GHG emissions to 398-510 MtCO2e by 2025, and to 350-420 MtCO2e by 2030, significantly lower than targets communicated in 2016. These new targets will also see South Africa’s emissions decline in absolute...
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The material, developed from fire shelters used by wildland firefighters, is often wrapped around at-risk buildings in national parks. Now, it’s protecting some of the biggest trees on Earth.
To examine the impact of climate change on birds, researchers used breeding data for more than 13,000 great tits tracked over a 60-year period in a 385-hectare woodland in Oxfordshire.
About two dozen employees of a metalwork company in northeastern China were taken to hospital after a sudden power outage in a factory led to carbon monoxide poisoning.The failure comes as the country’s northeast grapples with a series of power shortages brought on by high coal prices and a surge in demand.On Friday, authorities in Liaoyang, a prefecture-level city in Liaoning province, suddenly cut the electricity supply of a factory operated by Liaoning Penghui Zhuye, a steelmaking and metal…
CAIRO, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi officially declared on Monday his country’s interest in hosting the United Nations’ COP27 summit scheduled for 2022. Egypt is offering to host the climate change conference on behalf of the African continent, Sisi said, adding it would work to make the conference “a radical turning …
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AEMO wants to fast-trick rooftop solar switch off mechanisms in W.A. as part of a suite of measures to ensure stability in world's most isolated grid.
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Congress needs to figure out how to keep the government open by midnight Thursday, raise the debt ceiling to avoid an economic catastrophe, pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill and try to vote on Democrats’ major social policy and climate change legislation.
[Daily News] Minister of State in the Vice President Office responsible for Union and Environment Selemani Jafo in order to maintain the country's middle-income status, protection of the environment is an important aspect as climate change poses threats to the economy and lives of people.
A cyclone flooded parts of India’s eastern coast with heavy rains and uprooted thousands of trees and power poles, knocking out electricity, before weakening to a deep depression Monday
Children around the world will face a sharp jump in heatwaves, floods and droughts in their lives compared to their grandparents, researchers said on Monday, with teenagers from Nepal to Australia urging leaders not to turn a blind eye.Children will, on average, suffer seven times more heatwaves and nearly three times more droughts, floods and crop failures due to fast-accelerating climate change, found a report from aid agency Save the Children.Those in low- and middle-income countries will…
French-headquartered beauty products company L’Oreal has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions across its facilities in the US.
SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, under pressure to adopt a 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target, said in an interview published Monday that he may not join this year's landmark UN climate summit in Glasgow.
The evolution of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverters is driving a shift toward higher AC voltages in utility scale solar applications.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -- Children around the world will face a sharp jump in heatwaves, floods and droughts in their lives compared to their grandparents, researchers said on Monday, with teenagers from Nepal to Australia urging leaders not to turn a blind eye.
Smart City Sustainability Charter Details 10 guiding principles that must be reflected in Cop26 final agreement Cities consume 78 per cent of the world's energy and produce more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions Signatory cities and organisations include Amsterdam, Philadelphia, São Paulo, Stuttgart, Connected Places Catapult, Signify, Resilient Cities Network, WeGO, and Leading Cities London, UK Monday 27th September 2021 – The SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board today announced that more than 350 cities...
The coal-supporting nation has faced increasing pressure to commit to a net-zero emissions target.
It's a high stakes week in Washington with President Biden's broad domestic agenda at risk of collapse. Dems are hoping to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill this week and $3.5tr climate change bill.
As official US-China exchanges slowed amid rising tensions, a Wall Street veteran visited Beijing for talks with a top leader – acting as a powerful backchannel for the two nations, the Post has learned.John Thornton, executive chairman of Barrick Gold Corp and a former Goldman Sachs president, met Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing in late August, according to a person familiar with the details of the meeting.The key issues discussed included climate change, Xinjiang and conditions for…
As the Coalition went to war with itself over emissions targets, Quad leaders recommitted to goals that would require Australia to exit coal power by 2040.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson must do the “hard yards of diplomacy” if he wants any kind of success at the COP26 climate change conference in November, Ed Miliband, opposition Labour’s climate policy chief, said on Sunday.With just over a month until the world’s leaders meet in Glasgow for COP26, some politicians and campaigners fear the United Nations’ summit is about to throw away what is seen as a last chance to tackle the climate crisis before it is too late.Those fears were…
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 September 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01163-xNature Climate Change spoke to Kostas Stasinopoulos, Assistant Curator at Serpentine Galleries, London, about the Back to Earth project and recent book 140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth, and how its mission of connection, representation and action reflects the needs of the climate crisis response.
People born in 2020 will have to face between two and seven times more extreme...
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Published in the journal Science, the study’s findings quantify the “intergenerational inequality” of climate change.
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sam was a Category 4 storm early Sunday, but forecasters said the system could fluctuate in strength over the next day or so as it churns far from land over the Atlantic Ocean.Sam was centered about 905 miles (1,455 kilometers) east-southeast of the northern Leeward Islands on Sunday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving west-northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).Forecasters said Sam had maximum sustained winds around 145 mph (230 kph). Wind speeds were expected to vary in intensity over the next day or so, followed by some slow weakening.No coastal watches or warnings were in effect, however swells from Hurricane Sam could cause dangerous rip current conditions off the coast of the Lesser Antilles early this week, officials said.
Taro Kono, the only contender who has pushed for phasing out nuclear power, went against his leadership rivals and said Japan should pivot away from ...
Jeremy, the 72-year-old former party leader was on stage at a fringe event in a tent in Brighton where he and others were discussing how to take action to combat climate change.
September in Hong Kong this year is shaping up to be one of the hottest on record with the city experiencing 16 very hot days even before the month has even ended, which is already six more than the previous high 12 years ago.Leung Wing-mo, the former assistant director of the Hong Kong Observatory, attributed the soaring temperatures to the combined effects of climate change and the powerful Typhoon Chanthu, which moved slowly across the region, sweeping from the Philippines to Japan over the…
The rise and fall of the Tibetan empire could be closely linked to sun cycles, according to an international study.Unusually weak solar activity around 600AD brought more rain and snow to the Tibetan plateau, found the researchers, with the wetter climate helping create Tubo, the first unified empire in Tibet, in the mid-7th century.By the 9th century, however, ultra-strong solar winds had upended the regional climate, causing famine and social unrest that led to the Tibetan empire’s epic…
For decades, Chinese growth has been fueled by credit and carbon. Beijing finally seems to be serious about tackling these twin issues, but at what cost to the economy?
Greta Thunberg does not think much of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's efforts when it comes to climate change - in fact, she thinks the PM, like most politicians, hasn't done anything.
Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has claimed no politicians have impressed her, and when prompted about New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern claiming 'these people are not doing anything'.
Lithium-ion batteries power most of our modern technology, from smartphones to electric vehicles, but the game-changing energy source can cause dangerous fires. By Peter Calder
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Turkeys really were voting for an early Christmas last week. That’s because of reports that around 50 per cent of them might be saved because of a shortage of CO2 gas used to humanely kill Yuletide turkeys and then process their meat. What mordant satirist could have imagined a shortage of the very gas we are desperately trying to scrub from the atmosphere.
In a rare occurrence during September, a cyclone is set to hit the north Andhra-south Odisha coast on Sunday evening with expected wind speeds gusting up to 95kmph, the IMD has warned. The cyclone, christened ‘Gulab’, intensified from a deep depression over north Bay of Bengal on Saturday afternoon and is expected to make landfall by Sunday around Kalingapatnam, between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur, the India Meteorological Department said.
hurricane, storm Hurricane Sam moving slowly across Atlantic as a Category 4 storm
India may not be in a position to stop the use of new coal-based power generation for the next couple of decades like many other nations who have signed “no new coal power compact”, but the country’s strong renewable push may show results at sub-national levels. This as it encourages states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra and Bihar, besides the Union territory of Ladakh to work towards a carbon-neutral future in due course.
In his speech, the PM focused on global challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic, terrorism and climate change. He also lauded the role played by India at the global stage in fighting the pandemic.
Economist Bob Pannell insisted homeowners are 'deluded' if they think Energy Performance Certificate ratings represent a fair or total evaluation of a house's environmental impact.
The energy crisis is threatening double-digit increases in consumer electricity bills months before the winter freeze and it’s also squeezing industrial giants.
From Billie Eilish in New York to BTS in Seoul and Elton John in Paris, one of the biggest-ever international charity events was set to kick off on Saturday with concerts around the world to raise awareness on climate change, vaccine equality and famine.
Sam strengthened into a major hurricane Saturday morning and could reach the U.S. in the early days of October.
STATEMENT: India reaffirms ambitious renewable energy target at United Nations
Sat, 09/25/2021 - 10:37
NEW DELHI (September 25, 2021)—Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed India’s commitment to achieving 450 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2030, along with other actions to decarbonize India’s economy.
Following is a statement from Dr. OP Agarwal, CEO, World Resources Institute...
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Hurricane Sam was located about 630 miles off the coast of French Guiana on Saturday. There's a slight chance it would hit Bermuda, but modeling currently shows it's likely to miss the island.
KHARTOUM, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Protesters in eastern Sudan shut a pipeline that carries imported crude oil to the capital Khartoum, but there are enough reserves for the country’s needs for up to ten days, the ministry of energy and oil said on Saturday. Khartoum oil refinery, which produces fuel for domestic consumption, is still …
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Icelanders vote on Saturday in an election that could have a messy outcome with a record nine parties likely to enter parliament, making it difficult to find common ground on topics like climate change and healthcare.
Hurricane Ida devastated Ironton, Louisiana, as it made its deadly march inland, with powerful flood waters that knocked homes off their foundations, swamped buildings with several feet of water and swept caskets out of their tombs, scattering them around the community.
Leaders of the “Quad” alliance comprising the United States, India, Japan and Australia convened at the White House on Friday to pledge cooperation on coronavirus vaccine distribution, advanced technologies, climate change, and scientific exchanges, the latest move by the US administration in its growing focus on Indo-Pacific alliances that has angered China.“We are four major democracies with a long history of cooperation,” US President Joe Biden said in opening remarks ahead of the closed…
Title: EPA to Sharply Limit Refrigerant Production in New Climate Rule Category: Health News Created: 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was not impressed by President Biden's speech earlier this week and made views clear during a climate change rally in Berlin on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Joe Biden at the White House on Friday in his first bilateral meeting with the US President during which the two leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of priority issues, including combating Covid-19, climate change, economic cooperation as well as Afghanistan.
RELEASE: WRI, UNEP, GEF and Partners Launch “UrbanShift” to Transform Cities for People and Planet
Fri, 09/24/2021 - 13:51
NEW YORK (September 24, 2021)—At Climate Week NYC 2021, World Resources Institute (WRI), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), C40 Cities, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) – Local Governments for Sustainability, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched UrbanShift, a new global initiative to improve...
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It won't be enough on its own, though.
There were 14 hurricanes in 2020, the busiest season since 2005. Here's how they form and why climate change is making them more intense.
The storm is forecast to rapidly intensify as it passes over warm water far out in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center says. It's too soon to predict where or when Sam might affect land.
The White House said Friday it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, which coordinates domestic regulations and works with other Arctic nations. It is also adding six new members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, including two Indigenous Alaskans.
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, USA, has launched the C40 Renewable Energy Declaration to help cities around the world accelerate the transition to clean energy resources in an equitable manner.
Environmental activists, many of them students taking time off school, staged rallies around the world on Friday to demand leaders take stronger action to curb climate change amid dire warnings about global warming.
Chinese regulators have long sought to tamp down risks related to the rise of Bitcoin and its peers. The cryptocurrency ethos runs counter to China’s aggressive centralized control of finance, and China is home to a large concentration of the world’s crypto miners, whose need for massive amounts of power complicates efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The Chinese government’s latest and most explicit campaign against crypto -- banning all crypto transactions and vowing to stop illegal cryp
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- President George M. Weah has directed requested the United States Government and the rest of the developed to form a sustained partnership with Liberia to combat climate change and spur economic growth.
Elanco, which bought the collar from Bayer in 2020, did not submit adverse incident reports to the EPA until after a story published by USA TODAY.
[IPS] Ottawa, Canada -- Current food systems are no longer fit for the 21st century. Inequitable distribution, poor nutritional habits, and climate change are three issues breaking down our global food systems today, forcing us to look for solutions to transform them. Food aid - very much part of our global food systems - needs to be responsive to the challenges that lie ahead.
The protests around the world come ahead of a major global summit on climate change in Glasgow.
A crucial climate change summit is being held in the UK- who's going and what's at stake?
As the pivotal COP26 climate conference nears, there is a sense of betrayal within the climate movement that setting more targets is becoming futile. The Paris climate agreement not only lacks ambition, but commitments are simply not being met. Fossil fuel companies meanwhile have been able to maintain business as usual, even if some have set …
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Chinese regulators have long sought to tamp down risks related to the rise of Bitcoin and its peers. The cryptocurrency ethos runs counter to China’s aggressive centralized control of finance, and China is home to a large concentration of the world’s crypto miners, whose need for massive amounts of power complicates efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The Chinese government’s latest and most explicit ban on all crypto transactions, as well as a pledge to stop illegal mining, is the culmina
[This is Africa] This Is Africa spoke to Nigerian climate and environmental campaigner Olumide Idowu, popularly known as Mr. Climate about his journey as a climate action warrior, the challenges he's faced in his activism and why he thinks every African youth should be involved in finding lasting solutions to persistent climate problems.
LOS ANGELES: Footprints dating back 23,000 years have been discovered in the United States, suggesting humans settled North America long before the end of the last Ice Age, research published on Thursday showed.
Faced with what they see as an existential threat, leaders from low-lying nations implored rich countries this week to act more forcefully against a warming ...
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is believed to be lining up behind an attempt to revive proposals for a site at Wylfa on Anglesey.
Having recently hit $60 a unit, carbon forestry is arguably more profitable than sheep and beef. The biggest players are making millions of dollars as the industry expands. But what does the future hold ...
Regardless of whether Morrison and Joyce can come to a deal, investors are already shifting trillions of dollars in preparation for net zero.
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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how climate change is being taught in Canadian classrooms and a study that says more birds flocked to cities during the pandemic.
Tens of thousands of environmental activists have rallied outside Germany’s parliament two days before the country holds a national election and demanded that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change
Governments already use the industry against money laundering and criminal activity. It’s a more efficient way of changing behavior than imposing direct taxes.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have discussed the trade agreement and climate change during bilateral talks in Washington DC.
[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr Kwaku Afriyie, has charged the newly constituted governing board of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to vigorously deal with institutions whose activities pollute the environment.
The Earthshot Prize will recognize innovators and pioneers each year, providing at least 50 solutions to the world's environmental problems by 2030.
Inuvik town councillor and pro-wrestler Dez Loreen will showcase another of his talents this weekend, at the Arctic Comedy Festival in Iqaluit.
The ball is in the US government's court.
The most state-of-the-art tool available to climate scientists is, perhaps, the Earth System Model (ESM)....
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To slow the speed at which high temperatures and warm waters bleach the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists are spraying droplets of ocean water into the sky to form clouds to protect the environmental treasure.Researchers working on the so-called Cloud Brightening project said they use a turbine to spray microscopic sea particles to thicken existing clouds and reduce sunlight on the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem located off Australia’s northeast coast.The water…
The Ford Motor Co. gave the auto industry a jolt Monday with word that it plans to spend $11.4 billion on new production sites in Tennessee and Kentucky where it plans to build electric pickup trucks and cars — and the batteries to power them — on a massive scale.It will also create 11,000 jobs in the two states that have struggled to recover from the collapse of the coal industry.The audacity of Ford’s massive investment in electric vehicles was not lost on Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford.“If my great-grandfather saw our industry five years ago, it would be very recognizable to him, it hadn’t changed a lot,” he said of the Ford founder, Henry Ford, in an interview with Tom Costello of "NBC Nightly News."“There were a lot of evolutions, but no revolutions. Now we’re on the cusp of a revolution...
[New Republic] The Government of Liberia through the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) has achieved another milestone by launching the Second State of the Environment Report (SoER) and First National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP) in the country's history.
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa Monday warned that the country risks a rising unemployment rate and more loss of lives if climate change effects are not mitigated immediately.
Rondrotiana Barimalala is a climate researcher at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a lead author for the IPCC report to the recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report titled Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. The report says we can act on climate change but warns that time […]
PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched 35 crop varieties with special traits -- developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) -- to address the twin challenges of climate change and malnutrition. The new crop varieties were dedicated to the nation through a video conference organised at all ICAR institutes, state and central agricultural universities and Krishi Vighyan Kendra.
[This Day] As part of efforts to discourage the use of dirty fuel, Greenlight Planet has announced the elimination of 150,000 kerosene lamps in Nigeria, translating to the removal of 200,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas.
SHANGHAI: As a severe power crunch roils China's northeastern industrial heartland, senior officials face mounting pressure from alarmed citizens to ramp up coal imports thick and fast in order to keep lights on, factories open and even water supplies flowing.
[UN] People across Africa are convening virtually this week to take the pulse of climate action, explore possibilities for action and showcase ambitious solutions. They will spotlight all that can be done in the region to slow rising temperatures and adapt to climate consequences that are already in motion. Leading up to pivotal global climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow, attention and action are more critical than ever.
Merkel implicitly admitted that her green policies had moved too slowly in one of her last news conferences, after floods in July killed more than ...
The latest in a series of US satellites that has recorded human and natural impacts on Earth's surface for decades was launched into orbit from California on Monday to ensure continued observations in the era of climate change. Landsat 9 was carried into space aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that lifted off from foggy Vandenberg Space Force Base at 11.12am.
Campaigners say you should see your money as a secret superpower that can help save the planet
Newly released details of Democrats' massive spending plans include $3 billion for 'tree equity', $12 billion for electric cars, and millions more for gender identity and bias training.
The V-shaped recovery in the oil patch continues to take even the biggest bulls on Wall Street by surprise.
Facing a money crunch in their massive budget bill, Senate Democrats are taking a new look at an old idea that amounts to political kryptonite: a carbon tax.
Hurricane Sam continued to swirl in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday with winds of 125 mph, down from a peak of 150 mph on Sunday.
Focused on achieving net zero emissions across its operations by 2030, BAE Systems is also launching a series of educational green initiatives involving local schoolchildren with the aim of engaging and inspiring the next generation of Scottish engineers, reveals Ann Wallace
Against a backdrop of climate change protests across German cities, the centre-left Social Democratic party narrowly won the election and now plans to create a coalition to tackle climate change
Between 2015 and 2100, if the world follows a 1.5°C global warming trajectory instead of a 3.1°C one it would mean 1.8 billion fewer people will experience a tropical storm in their lifetime
5 Things podcast: At least 3 people are dead after an Amtrak train derailment, Hurricane Sam keeps swirling powerfully in the Atlantic, House infrastructure vote
Storm Dianmu caused flooding in 27 provinces, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported on Monday.
How the US Can Address Legacy Fossil Fuel Sites for a Clean Energy Future
Mon, 09/27/2021 - 10:06
With the United States setting a record for clean energy development in 2020 and the Biden administration charting an ambitious path to 100% clean electricity, the transition toward a clean energy future is well underway. However, this transition also demands the nation tackles its energy system’s legacy and the negative impacts of fossil fuel infrastructure, including...
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Extreme weather events — including heat waves, droughts and floods — have unfolded all over the world this summer. The grave impact of climate change is upon us and will continue to have a profound impact on human life. But there are still largely untapped actions we can take to reduce the damage.
The Scottish Greens have warned that reviving nuclear power as a potential solution to the ongoing energy crisis would be a “backwards step” amid speculation the UK Government is investigating ‘mini’ reactors being established.
NatureScot CEO, Francesca Osowska tells Dominic Ryan why ‘rewilding’ is not so much about wolves and bears but restoring the ecological balance in our natural habitats which will also help mitigate the effects of climate change
An electric car company owned by China's Evergrande is having trouble paying suppliers and has called off plans to sell new shares as the group's woes spread beyond its core real estate business.
The onshore wind farm project, also described as the "first cross-border electricity interchange from wind power generation" in the region, is aimed at fighting climate ...
AltaRock Energy anticipates formal demonstration of the first SHR EGS well system by 2025 at Newberry Volcano near Bend, Oregon, followed by commercial development by 2030.
CARBON neutral oil is the oxymoron of the moment. Oil that through some sleight of hand, some magic of credits and offsets, becomes emissions free! Last week, a certificate was issued in China for the first shipment in the country of full life cycle “carbon-neutral” petroleum – achieved through a combination of energy-saving and emission-reduction strategies as well as the purchase of Chinese Certified Emission Reduction carbon credits. The rabbit of greenhouse gas emissions had vanished f
[Nation] As the world faces a climate emergency of unprecedented proportions, and with global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) falling nowhere near fast enough to avoid massive harm from global warming, there has been a rallying call for countries to do everything in their power to take urgent action to decarbonise their economies.
Police divers are searching the River Clyde as part of the security operation in the run up to the Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow.
Rooftop solar PV has a few important new benchmarks in South Australia, contributing 84.4 per cent of total energy demand on Sunday afternoon.
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[Premium Times] Given the role of rich countries in imposing the risk of climate change and COVID-19 pandemic on Africa, it is arguable that 50 per cent of the projected $200 billion cost of climate change to Africa should be borne by rich countries.
Two fishermen were reported dead after a cyclone packing strong winds and rains barrelled into India’s east coast late on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in three states to shelters.Cyclones are a regular menace in the northern Indian Ocean but many scientists say they are becoming more frequent and severe as climate change warms sea temperatures.Cyclone Gulab made landfall between the coastal states of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh just after 6pm local time, bearing…
Sam will either continue turning north or continue along a west-northwest track this week, which would take the storm closer to the US.
Children will face up to three times as many extreme climate events as their grandparents, research suggests.
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu wants the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to weigh in the rights of current and future residents to be protected from climate change.
Sam will either continue turning north or continue along on a west-northwest track later this week, which would take the storm closer to the US.
AccuWeather forecasters say confidence is growing that the United States will miss out on a direct hit from Hurricane Sam, but the monster storm will still be able to make some waves.As of Monday morning, Hurricane Sam was located about 800 miles to the east-southeast of the Leeward Islands and was tracking to the northwest at 8 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the center of Sam and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles.Sam remained a Category 4 major hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. A major hurricane is any storm classified as a Category 3 hurricane or greater.It appears as though Sam has gone through a change in its core structure during Sunday night, called an eye wall replacement...
Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp has invested in a massive wind power plant project in Laos to deliver electricity to Vietnam, in what would be the biggest onshore wind farm in Southeast Asia.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been a pioneer in India in quantifying climate change benefits from its operations
The deal comes two weeks after Biden called Xi in frustration over Beijing’s move to link progress on climate change with other demands, including Meng’s ...
Bosses behind Stanlow Oil Refinery, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, are said to be in urgent talks with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over a £223million VAT bill.
NEW YORK: A "once-in-a-generation" music event circled the world on Saturday, with a slew of megastars taking the stage in New York for Global Citizen Live -- 24 hours of shows across the planet to raise awareness on climate change, vaccine equality and famine.
Large irrigation dams fail to prevent floods and droughts and ensure water security for local farmers as impacts of climate change intensify, data analysis on the performance of irrigation projects in the northeastern region show.
THE CHAIRMAN of the Scottish National Investment Bank has warned that crucial private sector funding needed to get tidal power and green hydrogen industries up and running is being put off by a lack of proven technology – denting the SNP-Greens’ renewable energy vision.
AEMO institutes early warning system for potential rooftop solar "shutdowns" if there is too much PV in the grid for it to control.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday to meet UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed during the 193-member world body’s annual gathering of leaders.“It was a lovely meeting,” Markle told reporters as the couple left UN headquarters.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in New York to attend the Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park later on Saturday, which aims to push for greater action to combat climate change and urge rich countries to share…
Scientists warn that under the current melting rate even major glaciers are at risk of disappearing.
The MoS understands that Ministers are going to formally bar any further involvement by China's General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) in the Sizewell C project on the Suffolk coast.
The Bank of China has said it will no longer provide financing for new coal mining and coal-fired power projects overseas from next month.It is the first of the four Chinese state-owned commercial banks to make such a commitment after President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly this week that China would stop building coal-fired power plants abroad.The bank is also one of the biggest bankers of coal mining and coal power companies, according to the Banking on Climate Change…
Somewhere high above the Arctic, as darkness descended on Friday evening, Meng Wanzhou began to type.Her day had started with a video appearance in a Brooklyn court. It was ending with a flight back to China, after almost three years trapped in the eye of a diplomatic storm as she battled a US bid to have her extradited from Canada to face trial for fraud.But that was now behind her.Eventually she posted the long and poetically worded message on WeChat.She described how she sobbed…
Caskets filled with human remains are still scattered around Ironton, Louisiana, four weeks after floods caused by category four Hurricane Ida washed them out of burial vaults.
The Sussexes will join the star-studded set at the concert in Central Park Saturday which aims to raise awareness and money on issues, including vaccine inequity and climate change.
CARACAS/HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Venezuela has agreed to a key contract to swap its heavy oil for Iranian condensate that it can use to improve the quality of its tar-like crude, with the first cargoes due this week, five people close to the deal said. As the South American country seeks to boost its …
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Increasing evaporative demand is escalating summertime drought severity in California and the West, according to climate researchers.
Electric car drivers have flooded social media with hilarious memes mocking petrol and diesel drivers stuck in long queues for fuel, including ironic gifs of petrolhead Jeremy Clarkson's 'smug face'.
The channel, named RE:TV, will also feature a direct plea from the Prince of Wales to 'act now' in addressing issues facing the future of the planet.
Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.
If there is a country likely to be hurt the most by President Xi Jinping’s decision for Beijing to stop building new power plants overseas, it is Zimbabwe.Among several African countries with large deposits of coal, it is heavily dependent on China after it had sanctions imposed on it by the United States and some European countries because of former president Robert Mugabe’s human rights abuses and policy of seizing land from white farmers.It was planning to build several coal-fired power…
Sam strengthened into a hurricane over open Atlantic waters early Friday morning and could become a major storm on Saturday.
[GroundUp] Call for an end to the use of fossil fuel for electricity production by 2035
Young people around the world on Friday spilled onto streets, city squares and local parks to demand a recognition of the threats climate change poses
President Joe Biden pointed to a number of reasons why he hasn't delivered on his campaign promises - including former President Donald Trump's missteps, anti-vaxxers, fires and floods.
The two-day UN Food Systems Summit concluded this week with around 150 countries announcing voluntary...
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The EPA finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.
Climate-change deniers often exploit confusion about these terms to muddy the waters about the science of global warming. Here’s what you need to know.
Thousands of environmental activists have staged a rally outside Germany's parliament two days before the country holds a national election to demand that politicians take stronger action to curb climate change.
Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future movement on Sept. 24, hosted climate protests in Berlin, London, Rome and other European cities.
Sam strengthened into a hurricane over open Atlantic waters early Friday morning and could become a major storm by tonight.
[African Arguments] Instead of always focusing on global calls to action, climate change should be linked to specific national concerns.
The sheer number of people across the globe susceptible to climate-induced stress has fostered a sense of urgency among mental health professionals seeking to understand ...
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center combines "Indigenous wisdom and 21st-century technologies" for sustainable architecture that can withstand the state’s elements.
Ministers push "coalkeeper" and "solar stopper" reforms to one side in major win for supports of a rapid clean energy transition.
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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad, Othman Jerandi, stressed the need to include climate change in peacekeeping and security strategies, due to its impact on peoples' stability.
[CAJ News] Digitalization is expected to play a significant role in transforming the oil and gas (OGC) sector around the world. For Africa, this transformation could potentially unlock $1.6 trillion to $2.6 trillion of revenue by 2025.
[JusticeInfo.net] A former army captain who deserted to form a militia in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced on September 21 to life in prison. Chance Mihonya was found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes and environmental crimes.
[This Day] Abuja -- The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday passed for second reading a Bill which seeks to exclude the application of Public Procurement Act to contracts in the power sector. The Bill also seeks for the establishment of Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy Agency and National Power Training Institute.
[African Arguments] Environmental degradation is a key driver of insecurity. To achieve peace, we must protect the planet and finance these efforts accordingly.
Renewable energy associated technologies like robots that crawl along turbine blades will drive the global robotics market to a value of $A15.8 billion by 2050, a new report has found.
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Tropical Storm Sam formed Thursday in the Atlantic Ocean — 18th named system this season — and is expected to intensify into a hurricane by Friday.
In an online speech to major employers, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will say businesses that recognise climate change-triggered trends will have the most promising futures.
Former PM Turnbull and mining billionaire Andrew Forrest launch new body to advocate for green only hydrogen sector, both slamming CCS as a failure.
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The United Nations has convened world leaders many times before to discuss climate change, dating to the 1990s. The next meeting, scheduled for November in Glasgow, may be the most important ever. U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, John Kerry, says COP26 will be the last chance for the world to avoid climate disaster.
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