Oil prices dropped by almost 1 percent on Monday, with concerns recession could be looming outweighing supply disruptions from OPEC's production cutbacks and from U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.
[Daily Trust] Oil workers have warned the federal government against any hike in electricity tariff.
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Energy use is the biggest cause of climate change, and it’s the first place to enact meaningful strategies to lower greenhouse emissions. It’s also a smart angle for talking about climate change, because it’s easy to find agreement on issues like improving energy efficiency, reducing pollution, cleaning up our energy supply, and reducing reliance on unstable foreign supplies.
But energy can be a bit of a double-edged sword. The very reason that some people reject climate change is that they fear some of its solutions, such as regulations on carbon, or government subsidies for clean energy, pose risks to established fossil-fuel based ways of life.
The good news is that it’s not hard to have positive...
New report suggests coal generators pocketed an extra $3.5 billion from wholesale markets from closure of Hazelwood, and it had little to with added costs or capacity shortfalls.
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Oil prices dropped on Monday as concerns of a sharp economic slowdown outweighed supply disruptions from OPEC's production cutbacks and U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela.
European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.Leaders meeting in Brussels...
The likely biggest losers from the NSW poll result were the coal loving Nationals, and the large scale wind and solar industry.
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ORKNEY and Davos might not seem like names that go together, but at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, a video about a low-carbon project on the islands caused a buzz. Made by the European Marine Energy Centre, it showed the wind and rain-lashed shores of Orkney, describing it as a “renewable energy powerhouse”.
On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in the Gulf of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil in the largest oil tanker spill in U.S. history.
Ethan Miller/Getty Wednesday night, a group of 200 or so—a smattering of bankers, financial planners, sustainability consultants, climate activists, and Pierce Brosnan —sat down to dinner by pouring a thick, green water from a flower vase into a bowl of nasturtiums, grass, and clover. “What is this?” a burly, Robert Mitchum -looking guy asked a server. Her answer: “It’s soup.” The crowd had convened for inaugural Grounded Summit, a climate change conference oriented around “synergetic solutions,” and the brainchild of vineyard heiress-turned-environmental philanthropist Julia Jackson. Tickets for the conference, which went for a cool $1200, got attendees into two days of lectures in a colossal geodesic dome, dotted by evergreen “living installations,” framed by a “meditative labyrinth,”...
High-profile federal candidates point to progressive swings in Sydney’s east and north shore as evidence climate change remains key issue The strong showing for independents and Greens on Sydney’s north shore in the New South Wales election, and the likely win for Labor in Coogee, have buoyed the two most high-profile independents contesting Sydney seats in the federal election. The independent MP for the federal seat of Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, said the results showed the electorate was interested in strong female candidates and that climate change remained a major vote-changing issue. Continue reading...
A cyclone hit Southern Africa and a "bomb cyclone" hit Nebraska causing massive flooding. NPR's Michel Martin talks to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about the climate implications of these events
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Mar 17 through Sat, Mar 23, 2019
Tim Flannery: people are shocked about climate change but they should be angry
The author and scientist, who has returned to his roots at the Australian Museum, says the world is about to see a major shift towards climate action
Tim Flannery: ‘We’re in a different world now, a world where people are living with climate change consequences’ Photograph: Carly Earl/The Guardian
Tim Flannery laments that young Australians today will never be able to experience in the same way the natural wonders he enjoyed in his youth.
He grew up in Melbourne on remnants of the sandplain flora...
A pilot scheme, which will be launched in Coventry, West Midlands, later this year, will see motorists given cash credits for public transport, electric car and bike hire.
The Alberta energy sector's future is cloudy, but some are banking on an economy based on world-leading bright ideas. Energy Futures Lab is one of the groups that believes Alberta can be the key to solving climate change problems by becoming a leader in new energy technologies.
Lord Cowdray, owner of the 16,500-acre Cowdray Park Polo Club and estate, has caused outrage by applying to excavate across ‘a vast area’ in the South Downs National Park.
As wildfires, flooding, and storms get worse, the world's largest insurance firm says it will have to raise premiums.
Film forms part of Our Planet Matters, a season that launches on Sunday and will highlight environmental damage Natural history programming is one of the oldest and most sustainable forms of TV life. It is 50 years since David Attenborough made his first major TV documentary series, The Miracle of Bali, its title capturing the eyes-wide wonder of the genre at the time. But the climate of the BBC Natural History Unit, for which Attenborough has made most of his shows, has changed radically – because of climate change. Continue reading...
Water Can Exacerbate Inequality—or It Can Help Solve It Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaiting for water in Darfur. (Flickr/UN Photo)
Inequality around the world is rising, expanding the divides between the "haves" and "have-nots."
This is true for incomes, development levels—and for water security. The gap between those countries able to manage drought, flooding, and dirty water and those with little capacity to do so is also widening, with the potential to deteriorate as climate change makes...
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Democrats agree that climate change needs to be addressed. Pronto. But they're divided on if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Green New Deal is the answer.
Devastating floods in Nebraska this week affected Offutt Air Force Base and Camp Ashland, drawing fresh attention to the impacts of climate change on national security.
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military’s Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft. Days into the flooding, muddy water was still lapping at almost 80 flooded...
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) this week unveiled a vision to collaborate with communities, technical experts, businesses and investors to build low-carbon microgrids in Puerto Rico, and bring reliable, clean and affordable electricity to rural areas of the island. As described at the “BlackStart 2019: Future of Energy Summit” in San Juan, the new initiative will help modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid and improve the system’s resilience.
When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in March 1989 in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, it released a record-setting 11 million gallons of crude oil into a uniquely vulnerable environment, killing thousands of birds and animals and marring 1,300 miles of pristine coastline for decades. Thirty years later, its legacy can be seen across the oil and gas industry and in responses to other environmental disasters.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Every day climate-related disasters are happening all around the globe, and this trend will keep increasing. Just between 1998 and 2017, "climate-related and geophysical disasters killed 1.3 million people and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance", according to U.N. figures.
A solar storm on its way to Earth could mean the Northern Lights might be seen from the UK on Saturday night, forecasters have said.
Filed under: Finance, Business, Companies Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to recast himself as the guardian of people's privacy — but it could come at a cost to safety on his platform.The shift to encrypted messaging will make it much harder to detect the spread of hideous videos, like the one of the New Zealand mosque massacres last week.Zuckerberg knows this, admitting encryption "removes some of the signal that you have to detect really terrible things some people try to do."One lawmaker told Business Insider that Zuckerberg could be trying to absolve himself of responsibility for moderating the harmful content.In putting out a fire over privacy, Zuckerberg needs to be careful that he doesn't throw oil over another burning issue.It's almost a year to the day since the revelation that...
Young people are mad af.
Access to a competitive energy marketplace makes Virginia attractive to other large companies and allows these companies to manage their electricity needs and sustainability goals.
Budget needs are forcing Saudi Arabia to push for oil prices of at least $70 per barrel this year, industry sources say, even though U.S. shale oil producers could benefit and Riyadh's share of global crude markets might be further eroded.
Malaysia and Indonesia, who account for a combined 85 per cent of the global palm oil supply, have warned that millions of farmers risk losing their livelihoods if the European Union stops using the commodity in its biofuels.The EU’s proposed move comes following a push by the European Parliament to phase out the use of palm oil starting in 2023, ramping up to a ban in 2030, on concerns palm oil production causes deforestation and aggravates climate change.Both countries have threatened to take…
[Premium Times] More than 40 civil society organisations across Africa Thursday unanimously agreed that the region's governments need to pay urgent attention to climate change issues.
The U.S. refrigerants industry thinks a global deal that is usually billed as a response to climate change could stop Chinese companies from illegally dumping chemicals on the U.S. market.
The nation's largest public utility plans to rely more on solar power in the future, according to proposals in a draft long-range power plan.
[Nation] A climate change activist who pushed for the enactment of a law that mainstreams mitigation of global warming in Kenya's development plans has been named among the world's 100 most influential people.
The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal was suppressed for years – while we should have been driving electric cars. By Beth Gardiner John German had not been looking to make a splash when he commissioned an examination of pollution from diesel cars back in 2013. The exam compared what came out of their exhaust pipes, during the lab tests that were required by law, with emissions on the road under real driving conditions. German and his colleagues at the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in the US just wanted to tie up the last loose ends in a big report, and thought the research would give them something positive to say about diesel. They might even be able to offer tips to Europe from the US’s experience in getting the dirty fuel to run a little cleaner. But that was not how it turned...
COMMENT: Before it became a day of horror and heartbreak, last Friday was for a few hours a day of hope.
Hope that the schoolchildren marching to protest endless procrastination on climate change, and ...
The leader of Alberta's United Conservatives says he believes humans are causing climate change and action is needed to tackle it, but those who disagree still have a place in the party.
Former head of a solar company plans to re-open Redbank coal fired generator in the Hunter Valley, once described as the most polluting in Australia.
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A novel blend of old and new technology is helping Australian researchers combine renewable energy and low-cost thermal storage to deliver heat for industrial processes.
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Ad campaigns hide investment in a huge expansion of oil and gas extraction, says InfluenceMap The largest five stock market listed oil and gas companies spend nearly $200m (£153m) a year lobbying to delay, control or block policies to tackle climate change, according to a new report. Chevron, BP and ExxonMobil were the main companies leading the field in direct lobbying to push against a climate policy to tackle global warming, the report said. Continue reading...
Hold-ups spread from port of Dalian to Fuzhou in Fujian province and Rizhao in Qingdao The number of Chinese ports restricting or delaying Australian coal imports has continued to rise, threatening to end the export bonanza that is bloating federal coffers and signalling possible painful long-term structural change to the economy. In an ominous development for Australia’s trade balance and federal budget, traders and buyers in China reported on Thursday that the hold-ups for Australian shipments that began in February have spread from the northern port of Dalian to Fuzhou in the south-eastern Fujian province and Rizhao in Qingdao. Continue reading...
Environmental legislation proposed by British Columbia is targeting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and would significantly impact it, says the proponent of the project.
Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Total and BP together have spent more than $1 billion on public relations since the Paris Agreement.
Con Ed banned new natural-gas customers in much of Westchester last Friday. Now the greens who are driving that gas shortage want to spread the trouble to the city and Long Island. On Tuesday, 350.org — an extremist enviro group working, its Web site says, to thwart “new coal, oil and gas projects” — released...
Climate change played a hand in the deadly floods in the U.S. upper Midwest that have damaged crops and drowned livestock, scientists said on Thursday, while a Trump administration official said more homework was needed before making that link.
Nuclear power generated more electricity in 2018 than ever despite a wave of announced reactor shutdowns, the Energy Information Administration reported earlier today.
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North Dakota's Republican-led Senate yesterday killed a proposal by top GOP House members to tap some earnings from the state's voter-approved oil tax savings account to help offset income taxes.
BALTIMORE — Rep. Paul Tonko pitched industry and environment leaders here today on his new climate policy framework, a general set of principles to judge both incremental and comprehensive climate legislation.
Prof Stephen Belcher is chief scientist at the UK Met Office; Dr Olivier Boucher is...
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Munich Re, world’s largest reinsurance firm, warns premium rises could become social issue Insurers have warned that climate change could make affordable cover for ordinary people unaffordable after the world’s largest reinsurance firm blamed global warming for $24bn (£18bn) of losses in the Californian wildfires. Ernst Rauch, Munich Re’s chief climatologist, told the Guardian that the costs could soon be widely felt, with premium rises already under discussion with clients holding asset concentrations in vulnerable parts of the state. Continue reading...
When President Trump proposed opening nearly the entire U.S. coastline to more offshore oil and gas drilling, the backlash from states seeking exemptions was swift. Governors, Republican and Democratic, and state legislatures up and down the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines protested so vigorously...
[Observer] Liberia's Minister of Mines and Energy, Gesler E. Murray, said the protection and sustainable use of marine resources are cardinal steps to a healthy environment and, as such, everyone should ensure that the basin of the ocean remains clean.
The recent storms provide a grim reminder of the prospect of future tropical cyclones in a region under continued threat from climate change
Like everything climate change, it's actually complicated. Let's break down what it means and how to use it.
Jobs in southeast Kentucky's coal mines are vanishing. What will replace them?
[Guardian] Scientists have categorically proven that the drive to produce more food to meet the growing world demand is a major factor contributing to a warmer atmosphere around the globe.
U.S. sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry have made winners out of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and BP Plc, Gulf of Mexico offshore heavyweights, as refiners in need of substitutes are scooping up oil produced in the region.
[Premium Times] Sequel to the widespread misconceptions in the traditional African society that climate change and its impacts manifest only when the gods are angry, some students have, through poetry, debunked this and submitted that human actions and inaction were mostly responsible.
Australia is the developed world’s worst performer in energy efficiency, but a focused scheme could save the output equivalent of 4.5 Liddell coal generators by 2030.
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CEFC invests $10m in latest green bond from FlexiGroup – a $90.9 million issuance, with a large portion of rooftop solar, and a smaller portion of small-scale battery storage.
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Action group Market Forces urges shareholders to divest holdings in 22 ‘uninvestables’ New analysis shows 22 of Australia’s largest companies are actively working to undermine the Paris agreement targets, betting shareholders’ money on strategies that assume global climate change action fails. Investor action group Market Forces says those companies – worth a combined $121bn and representing 7% of the ASX300 – are “out of line and out of time” and has called on shareholders to divest their holdings. Continue reading...
The largely invisible impacts of long-term fossil fuel extraction were beginning to surface.
Labour study comes as UK government faces pressure from courts and councils The government’s fracking proposals would release the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as almost 300 million new cars, fatally undermining ministers’ obligation to tackle the escalating climate crisis, according to new research. Analysis by the Labour party shows that the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere if the government’s plans go ahead would be the same as the lifetime emissions of 286 million cars – or 29 new coal-fired power plants. Continue reading...
Bill Shorten has given a further indication that Labor will not use the ‘accounting trick’ as part of its emissions policy Bill Shorten has signalled Labor is highly unlikely to use carryover credits from the Kyoto protocol as part of its climate change policy, which will be unveiled over the coming weeks. In his strongest comments to date, the Labor leader said over the weekend he recognised that other countries had resolved not to use the accounting system that allows countries to count credits from exceeding their targets under the soon-to-be-obsolete Kyoto protocol periods against their Paris emissions reduction commitments for 2030. Continue reading...
Trillions of dollars of investment are needed to combat global warming. Enter green bonds, a way for issuers to raise money specifically for environmentally friendly projects -- such as renewable energy or clean transport -- and to be able to boast about it publicly. Fund managers also like the notes as a way of meeting growing investor demand for sustainable options. The market, which opened slowly more than a decade ago, has boomed in recent years, helping spur development of other socially co
The climate change plan has broad support among Democratic activists, and all six of the 2020 presidential contenders serving in the Senate have signed on as co-sponsors, putting it at the forefront of the party’s sprawling primary race.
Saudi Arabia plans to tender a contract to build a 600 megawatt solar power project in Mecca, the country's energy ministry said in a tweet on Sunday.
The March 28, 1979, accident at the nuclear power plant led to widespread fear in the region. Today, though, the plant just seems to be part of the landscape.
RATCHABURI: Fourteen people were hurt when chicken oil spilled on an overpass over an intersection in Muang district, causing multiple crashes involving 21 vehicles on the slippery road on Friday evening.
The offshore drilling for oil was in final stages and there could be a major find, he added.
March 23, 2019 5:00 AM As we have seen in the news last year and now this year, the earth's ecosystems are being subjected to unprecedented levels of global change stemming from human activities, including climate change, land use intensification, atmospheric pollution, and species extinctions and invasions.
Surviving in the Arctic's freezing environment has helped glacial microbes develop special powers.
Researchers say they've developed a new method of powering electric cars that successfully balances zero-emission standards, increased capability, and potentially a fix to costly production.
The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.
Floods are complicated. But here are simple answers to questions about flooding, climate change and staying safe when the water rises.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Energy Unit along with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and the International Code Council, ASHRAE, have announced the release of new standards for energy efficient buildings for member countries.
If you're a business looking to cut down on local delivery costs or an active family wanting to leave the gas-powered people carrier in the driveway for the school run, electric cargo bikes can be a great fair weather ride. The latest bucket-packing two wheeler to blip on our sonar is the limited run Ultimate e-Cargo...
Continue Reading Swiss bike shop marks 10th birthday with limited edition Ultimate e-Cargo bike
The arrest of a former Brazilian president on corruption charges is raising questions about how a Swedish consulting company won a contract to help build a nuclear power plant at the center of what prosecutors say was a massive bribery and kickback scheme.
[Zimbabwe Independent] The Ministry of Energy has blocked a plan by South African-owned Mining, Oil and Gas Services Company (MOGS) to construct a US$1 billion 550-kilometre fuel pipeline from Beira to Harare, arguing that the sector is oversubscribed and has no space for new players, an official has confirmed.
Environmentalists yesterday sued the Trump administration over a deal with Utah to take more water from the Flaming Gorge Dam out of the Colorado River's main tributary, contending the environmental review failed to take climate change and droughts into account.
The end is in sight for coal energy in Germany. And yet, entire villages are still being razed to make room for expanding coal mines, with residents protesting in vain. Does resettlement still make sense?
A single thundercloud is more powerful than even the most potent nuclear plants on Earth. Scientists used cosmic rays to prove it.
When Beyoncé asked, “Who run the world?,” scientists might have been listening. A new study appearing in Nature Climate Change this week reveals that having more women involved in land management would conserve more wildlife, reduce harmful greenhouse gasses and give more attention to social inequalities than the currently male-dominated field. In short, women could...
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Cyclone Idai cannot be blamed on climate change, but the scale of the disaster probably can be. Climate change is predicted to intensify climatic events, making extreme events worse - both droughts and heavy rain and floods will be more severe. In particular, global warming will not increase the number of cyclones, but will make them more intense. In the Mozambique Channel, this is because the sea water is getting warmer which gives the storms more energy.
Friday’s top story: 500 cities, counties and tribes sue family behind Purdue Pharma. Plus, how the car industry hid the truth about diesel emissions Subscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email. Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading...
Crude oil prices extended losses early Friday as they fell for a second day, following year-to-date highs on Wednesday, with investors weighing the outlook for oil demand.
Oil companies market themselves as environmentally conscious while actively working against climate regulations, a new report shows.
Electricity generation from U.S. nuclear power plants totaled 807 million megawatt hours in 2018, slightly more than a previous peak in 2010.
A growing list of European Parliament members want Exxon Mobil Corp. stripped of its lobbying privileges after the oil giant declined a summons to testify at a climate change hearing yesterday.
Virginia's largest electric utility is facing widespread opposition to its $870 million energy efficiency spending plan, which is supposed to help the poor and reduce the need to build new power plants.
A nuclear power plant in Kansas is set to get its first top-to-bottom cybersecurity inspection two years after the facility came into Russian hackers' crosshairs.
A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.
Climate change impacts
Impact of ambient temperature on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease in Hefei City, China
Climate change impacts on socioeconomic damages from weather-related events in China
Future changes in spring wheat yield in the European Russia as inferred from a large ensemble of high-resolution climate projections (open access)
Impacts of climate change on bovine livestock production in Argentina
The future potential for wine production in Scotland under high-end climate change (open access)
Vulnerability assessment of...
Oil giant may lose lobby access over failure to answer climate change denial questions ExxonMobil faces losing its lobby privileges at the European parliament after the company failed to show up for the first hearing into climate change denial. ExxonMobil would become only the second multinational – after Monsanto – to lose access to MEPs, parliamentary meetings and digital resources if it loses a high-level vote expected by the end of April. Continue reading...
As NSW prepares to vote in a too-close-to-call election, the silence on the hot-button policy issues of climate change and renewable energy is deafening.
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Last Friday was something of a truancy day for students in 100 countries. A movement that started in Sweden with schoolgirl Greta Thunberg convinced thousands to abandon classrooms -- often with teachers' support -- and protest against their government's climate change programmes. Only a few schools chose to put a positive programme above outrage -- one of which was located in Bangkok.
Renewables share jumps to 21.2 per cent as wind and solar displace coal and gas, but transport emissions soar as government dodges electric vehicle policies.
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A 45,000-year-old log discovered in New Zealand could explain a mysterious global event which may have dramatically influenced the Earth's climate.
The council's climate change research could suffer from job cuts
City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam is scheduled to announce his 2020 presidential bid on March 30. He's hoping to enter the long list of Democratic presidential hopefuls and is focusing on the issues of gun control, immigration and the environment. Since 2015, Messam has overseen a city of approximately 150,000 residents, and he says proximity to his community is what sets him apart from more experienced candidates. "Name recognition does not define leadership," Messam says. He joined Luis Hernandez on Sundial to talk about his presidential campaign. WLRN: Why have you decided to set your aspirations for the presidency, instead of pursuing Broward County office or a statewide office? MESSAM: You think about the pressing issues of this country in terms of climate change, gun violence, job opportunities...
The five largest publicly listed oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion since the 2015 Paris climate deal on public relations or lobbying that is "overwhelmingly in conflict" with the landmark accord's goals, a watchdog said Friday. Despite outwardly committing to support the Paris agreement and its aim to limit global temperature rises, ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP and Total spend a total of $200 million a year on efforts "to operate and expand fossil fuel operations," according to InfluenceMap, a pro-transparency monitor. Two of the companies -- Shell and Chevron -- said they rejected the watchdog's findings.
PTT Exploration and Production Plc on Thursday acquired Murphy Oil Corp in Malaysia in a deal worth $2.12 billion (67.25 billion baht) to strengthen its long-term growth in Southeast Asia.
Six Nebraska public drinking water systems went offline, and dozens of wastewater treatment facilities failed.
Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in "Operation Radioactivity," a probe of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms.
President Trump signed an executive order this afternoon to promote transparency and free speech on college campuses, including for institutions receiving money from agencies like EPA.
The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has signed legislation to require the state's largest electric utility to excavate and clean up unlined coal ash pits.
ClearPath is beefing up its advisory board with three former Republican officials at the Department of Energy and the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
The largest and most robust freshwater ecosystem in the world is succumbing to the stresses of climate change, according to a sweeping new report from U.S. and Canadian scientists who closely monitor the region.
Brazil's former President Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday in an investigation of alleged graft in the construction of a nuclear power plant, prosecutors said, threatening to delay debate over the government's ambitious fiscal reforms.
Vain promises and empty slogans have got us nowhere. Fossil-fuel extraction must end before more lives are lost As Africa climate week unfurls in Ghana, the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe count the costs of Cyclone Idai , which ripped through villages and towns, taking hundreds of lives and leaving a trail of destruction. For a continent already racked by the effects of the climate crisis, Idai is another chilling reminder of the destructive power of the kind of storms that will become more common as the world warms up. Continue reading...
First-term U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala says she is working to address climate change in South Florida by pushing for Everglades restoration, carbon fees and federal infrastructure improvements. During an hour-long town hall Wednesday evening at the Palmetto Bay Municipal Center, Shalala recapped her first three and half months as a new congresswoman from Florida’s 27th Congressional District. While she briefly discussed healthcare costs and conditions at immigrant detention centers, she mainly focused on climate change, saying people have to “think bigger than we’ve ever thought before” to curb carbon emissions. “The debate is going to be whether we can continue to take incremental steps or whether we need to take a giant step,” she told more than 40 attendees at the gathering. “Everybody is warning...
[IPS] Rome -Water is a precondition for human existence, and for the sustainability of our planet. It is entwined with almost everything human, from climate change and global economy to gender issues and human rights.
Researchers at Purdue have developed a new purification technique for removing traces of oil and contaminants from produced water, oil and gas wastewater.
When faced with global challenges such as climate change, it is essential that everyone’s voice is heard and that collective action is taken now to increase our chances of creating a sustainable future.
Along the Missouri, John Remus controls a network of dams that dictates the fate of millions. ‘It was not designed to handle this.’