February 28, 2020 12:20 PM LONDON (NYTIMES) - Britain's Court of Appeal issued a landmark ruling on Thursday (Feb 27) that stymied plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport in London, declaring that the government illegally neglected its commitments to reduce carbon emissions and protect the planet from dangerously high temperatures.
Consumer experts at Which? found the latest generation of cars being sold to UK consumers emit more CO2, which is associated with climate change.
Clean Energy Regulator takes action against another three solar installation companies for non-compliance or fraud within the national small-scale renewable energy scheme.
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Heathrow Airport's plans to increase capacity of Europe's biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change when it approved the...
New Zealand PM wants Canberra to change position on ‘corrosive’ issue which has seen hundreds of Kiwis deported from Australia New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern won’t raise climate change when she meets with Scott Morrison in Sydney but will push for a change in Canberra’s position on forced deportations. Ardern was scheduled to hold talks with Morrison in the harbour city on Friday after briefly meeting with New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian in the morning. Continue reading...
Hongkongers can expect to test ride electric minibuses and cross-harbour ferries in 2023 as HK$430 million (US$55 million) has been allocated to develop green-energy transport in the budget announced on Wednesday.The Environment Bureau has unveiled a plan to develop the city’s road map to popularise electric vehicles to improve Hong Kong’s air quality.“Minibuses are unique to Hong Kong’s road transport and we hope to help in funding the purchase of new electric minibuses and the building of…
A Russian scientist reveals the animals are feeding on each other in the Arctic as melting ice and fossil fuel extraction companies are forcing the animals out of their traditional hunting grounds.
An Alberta energy company is facing a wave of criticism on social media for an image that includes their company logo, and a woman or girl resembling climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Britain’s Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled in favour of green campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, Europe’s busiest.The court said the UK government – which in 2018 approved the Heathrow extension – had failed to take into account its commitments to the Paris Agreement to limit climate warming.The legal action against the approval was brought by various London councils, environmental groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, and London…
If you're worried about climate change, should you feel guilty about going online? Maybe you don't need to put down your phone just yet, a study says.
Greater plant diversity benefits everyone in the ecosystem, a new study reports. Higher levels of plant diversity allow ecosystems to utilize more energy and more efficiently, new research found. Ecosystems with 60 or more plant species contained twice the amount of living biomass, on average, than ecosystems built on plant monocultures. This is the first […]
His argument that global warming will be felt most bluntly by black and brown communities is meant to resonate in a state where residents are already feeling its effects.
Denver resident KSue Anderson is a lifelong Democrat who has usually chosen candidates based on economic or social justice issues. But as Super Tuesday approaches this presidential election year, the 80-year-old undecided voter can't stop thinking about climate change. "The winters are warmer than they used to be," she says. "We don't get as much snow as we used to. And when we get it, it comes in huge things." Young people have gotten a lot of media attention for their climate activism. But they're just one face of a voting block that has grown more worried since the Trump administration pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and began rolling back environmental protections. "I'm extremely concerned," Anderson says. Polls in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada all showed climate change, along...
Mexico's state oil company Pemex on Thursday reported losses of 346 billion pesos ($18.3 billion) for 2019, a 92 percent increase on last year's deficit. Pemex said the results were due to the burden of $105 billion in debt, a drop in crude sales and an increase in tax payments. "The most important variables that explain this situation are the fall in the price of the Mexican (crude) mix for export; lower reference prices for petrol and diesel; and the reduction in the volume of sales both nationally and for export," Pemex said in a statement.
Tiny snapping shrimp are among of the loudest animals in the ocean. And climate change could be making them louder, which affects a lot of other sea life.
February 27, 2020 3:48 PM SINGAPORE - Mindsets and consumption habits need to change as Singapore moves to tackle climate change, Workers' Party Non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan said in Parliament on Thursday (Feb 27), as he urged the Government to set a "bold green agenda" for the future.
The top two senators on the U.S. Senate energy committee unveiled a bipartisan energy legislation package on Thursday that would support renewable energy, efficiency measures and nuclear power, and aides said it should move quickly to a vote in the chamber.
More and more, climate change is grabbing headlines around the world. Many of them feature 17-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, front and centre. But while Thunberg does her thing – sailing across the Atlantic, addressing the United Nations – what is really happening at schools around the world for the average student?
In truth, climate change has been an issue for young people for a long time. I have been a school principal in three continents for more than 20 years and this has always…
The Court of Appeal said the major international hub's plans for an additional runway failed to consider the government's pledges on carbon emissions. It's a big win for climate activists.
[This Day] The eight edition of West Africa Clean Energy and Environment Conference and Exhibition (WACEE) scheduled to take place in Lagos in September, will focus on clean energy, circular economy, and water.
Analysts link the increase to U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran as well as decreased prices of Russian oil.
The Bureau of Land Management is set to release a proposed land use plan amendment that will ultimately decide whether more oil and gas leasing is allowed near New Mexico's Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The Montana Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday over how the Public Service Commission should set the rates that NorthWestern Energy has to pay for power it's required to buy from small solar projects.
Banning hydraulic fracturing and halting new drilling on federal land would cost the U.S. economy $7 trillion in the next decade and kill millions of jobs, the U.S. oil industry’s main lobby group said on Thursday in a report targeting the climate plans of top Democratic presidential candidates. The report from the American Petroleum Institute underscores mounting concern in the U.S. drilling industry over the possibility a candidate in favor of rapidly ending the fossil fuel economy to fight global warming will win the Democratic Party's nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November election.
Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana has shrunk from 22,000 acres in 1955 to 320. Some call its residents the nation's first climate change refugees.
More than a decade ago, the issue seemed distant to Americans' experiences. But now polls show a dramatic rise in concern, driven partly by extreme weather.
The UK government’s approval for a third runway to be built at Heathrow is illegal because it doesn't consider the Paris climate deal, the Court of Appeal has ruled
Oil prices plunged more than 4% on Thursday, down for a fifth day to their lowest since January 2019 as more new coronavirus cases outside China fed fears of a pandemic that could slow the global economy and dent demand for crude.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has seen the impact of climate change on its front doors, increasing frequency of droughts, floods, intense downpours and its related risks on the water, energy, agriculture, health and other critical sectors. It can be hard to adapt to any change, whether it touches your home, health, or livelihood. Herald Reporter Nesia Mhaka (NM) spoke to the director of the Climate Change Department in Zimbabwe, Mr Washington Zhakata (WZ) to get an insight into the country's adaptation and mitigation plans in
Appeal court says decision to give go-ahead not consistent with Paris agreement Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s climate change commitments. The ruling is a major blow to the project at a time when public concern about the climate emergency is rising fast and the government has set a target in law of net zero emissions by 2050. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, could use the ruling to abandon the project, or the government could draw up a new policy document to approve the runway. Continue reading...
Lebanon’s president has inaugurated the Mediterranean country’s first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas, calling it a “historic day” for the cash-strapped country
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The 2021 plan for Yorkshire site will be four years ahead of government deadline The Drax power plant in Yorkshire will end all coal generation by next year after almost five decades as one of western Europe’s most polluting power plants. Drax Group will stop burning coal at Britain’s biggest power plant in March 2021, four years ahead of the government’s ban on coal-fired electricity, which comes into force in 2025. Continue reading...
Climate issues are top of mind in the state.
Taxpayers are losing billions of dollars in potential revenue from oil and gas drilling on federal lands, according to two reports released this week.
President Trump is reportedly on the hunt for the "deep state" of anti-administration employees in the federal government — including in agencies that oversee everything from offshore drilling to solar power.
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier called on London to commit to high environmental standards in any trade deal with the bloc as the U.K. prepares to host the next round of global climate talks.
The federal government must spend up to $12 billion to improve the nation's flood maps and should do more to steer development out of flood-prone areas, according to two recent studies that warn about increasing flood damage from climate change.
Oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell and Dutch gas company Gasunie [GSUNI.UL] plan to build a massive green hydrogen plant in the northern Netherlands in the next decade, the companies said on Thursday, to cut emissions.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney called on London's money managers to help speed a transition to a low-carbon future on Thursday, aiming to usher in a new era where every professional financial decision takes climate change into account.
[Daily Maverick] The 2020 Budget speech was something of a lame-duck on climate change mitigation policies, but it did show some positive signs from the African continent's biggest carbon culprit.
Trent Zimmerman says Australia should think beyond 2030 as the world prepares for the Glasgow climate conference. All the day’s events, live 3.44am GMT Peter Dutton has also picked up on the word of the day “plan” saying it at least 13 times in three minutes (and seven seconds – he was given extra time after being interrupted) 3.41am GMT Anthony Albanese to Scott Morrison: My question is again to the Prime Minister: and I say, given the Audit Office and Sport Australia have both confirmed that the sports rorts projects were approved on 11 April, the day the election was called, why was the brief approving the project backdated by the Government by a week to 4 April? Didn’t the Government know the decision was dodgy and it was trying to cover its tracks? Continue reading...
Carbon emissions throughout the full value chain of IKEA furniture fell for the first time last year, brand owner Inter IKEA said on Thursday citing increased use of renewable energy.
All five wind turbines installed at Angew gold mine in Western Australia – Australia’s first mining sector project to use wind power as part of a large hybrid renewable microgid.
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Oil prices fell for a fifth day on Thursday to their lowest since January 2019 as a growing number of new coronavirus cases outside of China fuelled fears of a pandemic which could slow the global economy and lower crude demand.
Oil prices fell for a fifth day on Thursday to their lowest since January 2019 as a growing number of new coronavirus cases outside of China deepened fears that the global economy will slow and lower crude demand.
February 26, 2020 6:23 PM SINGAPORE - The government should go further to encourage more drivers to switch to cleaner electric vehicles as it takes steps to address climate change, Mr Yee Chia Hsing (Chua Chu Kang GRC) told Parliament.
The Interior Department today stuck by its decision to lift the moratorium on leasing public lands for coal mining.
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Britain’s FTSE 100 slumps to its lowest level in a year Latest: New York stock market opens higher US crude hits one-year low Chevron sends Canary Wharf staff home Roubini: Worst is yet to come Diageo: Covid-19 will wipe millions off sales and profits Coronavirus live: South Korean cases spike - live updates 3.50pm GMT Wall Street is pushing higher.... Stock rally picks up steam with Dow soaring 400 points https://t.co/r0fYnD1I3E pic.twitter.com/aI28oQyb44 3.49pm GMT The oil price is now recovering from today’s one-year low , after US energy stocks rose by less than expected. The Energy Information Administration has reported that crude oil inventories rose by 452,000 barrels in the last...
Oil prices fell to their lowest in more than a year on Wednesday after hundreds of new coronavirus cases reported in Europe and the Middle East stoked fears that energy demand would decline, and on concerns that the virus could spread across the United States.
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg and women's education advocate Malala Yousafzai met at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Oil prices fell 3% on Wednesday after hundreds of new coronavirus cases reported in Europe and the Middle East stoked fears that energy demand would decline, and on concerns that the virus would become a pandemic in the United States.
Stocks and oil prices resumed their sharp decline on Wednesday after a report said over 80 people were being monitored for the novel coronavirus in New York State's Long Island.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso today touted the climate change provisions in the chamber's $287 billion highway bill, mirroring a broader shift in GOP rhetoric on global warming.
United Kingdom-based BP PLC is leaving three oil and natural gas advocacy associations, finding conflicts in climate change policy "that cannot be reconciled." The decision came just weeks after the company's new CEO Bernard Looney announced a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050.
UK oil firm withdraws from energy organisations as it pursues net zero ambitions BP is to sever links with three US-based trade associations, including the country’s main refining lobby, because of disagreements over their climate-related policies and activities. The decision comes after the UK oil corporation’s new chief executive, Bernard Looney, set an ambitious target to s hrink its carbon footprint to net zero by 2050. To achieve this it will have to cut more greenhouse gas emissions every year than the amount produced by the whole of the UK. Continue reading...
Students at the London School of Economics have backed proposals by animal rights activist Phoebe Woodruff, pictured, to ban the sale of beef from the university's Holborn campus.
Oil prices edged up on Wednesday after U.S. crude in storage grew less than expected and gasoline inventories dropped, but hundreds of new coronavirus cases reported in Asia, Europe and oil-producing countries in the Middle East limited gains.
[New Dawn] The climate change, that is, the change of the global climate and in particular the changes in meteorological conditions that extend on a large time scale, is a major global existential threat.
Oil prices plunged to their lowest in more than a year on Friday, putting them on track for the biggest weekly decline in more than four years, as the rapid spread of the coronavirus stoked fears of slowing global demand.
Angus Taylor seeks to replicate expensive brown-coal to hydrogen project as Morrison government shuts the door on support for wind and solar.
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FOREST OWNERS - who yesterday called for a $200-a-tonne carbon tax on the burning of coal - say changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme should be signalled in the May Budget.
A federal judge in Idaho ruled Thursday that a Trump administration policy limiting public input on oil and gas leasing decisions was “arbitrary and capricious,” overturning the 2018 directive and voiding 1 million acres of leases out West that were auctioned off under the new approach.
Jen Gerson: In a system where every major project is a target for obstruction and protest, everyone suffers
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The Court of Appeal ruled that the £14 billion expansion of Heathrow airport was illegal - because the Government failed to take into account its legal duty to curb climate change.
Oil prices fell for a sixth straight session on Friday and were on track for about a 12% weekly fall, the biggest in more than four years, as the spread of the coronavirus outside China raised fears of slowing global demand.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that Japan’s plan to release radioactive water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant ...
The U.K. Court of Appeal dealt has dealt climate activists a big legal win, blocking plans for the addition of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, one of the busiest international hubs in the world. In its judgment Thursday, the three-justice panel concluded that the plans failed to satisfy the government's stated commitments on combating climate change. "The Paris Agreement ought to have been taken into account by the Secretary of State," Lord Justice Lindblom wrote Thursday , referring to the landmark climate deal in which nearly 200 countries vowed in 2015 to reduce their greenhouse emissions. Last year, the U.K. also became the first of the major Group of Seven countries to enact a pledge aiming to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 — a pledge that the office...
February 27, 2020 6:32 PM LONDON (REUTERS) - Opponents of the expansion of Heathrow Airport won a legal challenge in England's Court of Appeal, after a judge ruled that the UK government's airport expansion policy was unlawful as it failed to take into account its climate change commitments.
Warwick District Council wants to become carbon-neutral itself by 2025, and make the entire district carbon-neutral by 2030.
Tellurian Inc stock dropped on Thursday after the company said it extended the amount of time India's Petronet LNG Ltd had to finalize an agreement to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Tellurian's Driftwood plant in Louisiana.
The oil industry's system for locating polar bear dens in the snowdrifts of Alaska's North Slope failed more than half the time over a 12-year period, according to a study published on Thursday.
Global warming garnered well under 1 percent of overall broadcast news coverage in 2019, according to a new study.
Stocks across the globe and oil prices continued to tumble on Thursday and U.S. Treasury yields hit record lows as traders fretted over the economic impact of the spreading coronavirus.
Congressional Democrats introduced an environmental justice bill Thursday to take on pollution and climate change issues in low-income and marginalized communities.
Emily Eaton, who teaches in the university's geography and environmental studies department, is researching the influence of the fossil fuel industry on education in Saskatchewan.
Oil prices tumbled for a fifth day on Thursday to their lowest since January 2019, as further novel coronavirus cases outside China fanned fears that a pandemic could slow the global economy and erode demand for crude.
LONDON (Reuters) – The planned expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport was declared unlawful on environmental grounds by a court on Thursday, a ruling that could sink the $18 billion project that has been dogged by decades of dispute and indecision. In a victory for climate change campaigners, an appeal court judge said that building a … Continued
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Democrats in Oregon tried yesterday to pressure boycotting Republican lawmakers to come back to the Statehouse by emphasizing bills that would help their constituents, but GOP senators stayed away for a third day to block a bill on climate change they say should go before voters.
EPA may soon scale back the exemptions it grants small refineries from biofuel-blending requirements, dragging the issue into legally treacherous territory, a group critical of biofuel mandates said.
Despite weakening limits on planet-warming pollutants and proposing broad cuts to EPA's remaining efforts to combat climate change, Administrator Andrew Wheeler this morning sought to defend the Trump administration's climate record.
Banning hydraulic fracturing and halting new drilling on federal land would cost the U.S. economy $7 trillion in the next decade and kill millions of jobs, the U.S. oil industry’s main lobby group said on Thursday in a report targeting the climate plans of top Democratic presidential candidates.
Oil prices fell for a fifth straight day on Thursday, plunging to their lowest levels since January 2019 as more new coronavirus cases outside China fanned fears that a pandemic could slow the global economy.
Lords Justice Lindblom, Singh and Haddon-Cave said the Government did not take enough account of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change when supporting the proposals.
The raspberry-red snow contributes to climate change, experts say, because it reflects less sunlight and melts faster.
A London court on Thursday blocked expansion at Heathrow Airport to add another runway, because the plans have failed to take into account how they might affect Britain's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
Jet-fuel-guzzling Delta Airlines and fossil-fuel-pumping BP are vowing to go carbon neutral . Microsoft and Ikea, behemoths of tech and furniture, have pledged to go farther and actively reduce the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The financial giant Blackrock promises to put climate at the heart of its decisions. In short, a slew of major corporations are making promises on climate — lofty ones. And it's not just a case of a few headline-grabbing outliers. More companies are disclosing their carbon emissions, and more of those companies have emissions reductions targets, according to the global nonprofit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). Loading... Don't see the graphic above? Click here. Those targets are also more ambitious. ENGIE Impact, a sustainability company tied to a French...
Government promised to put wood first
FOREST OWNERS are calling for a $200-a-tonne tax on the burning of coal and the implementation of the Government's promised "wood-first" policy.
Investors are facing scrutiny like never before about what they're doing to tackle climate change.
The country lost two-thirds of its population and much of its territory 150 years ago in the War of the Triple Alliance Latin America’s bloodiest war ended with a single gunshot fired on the lonely banks of the Aquidabán Niguí – a stream flowing through dense subtropical forest in what is now the Cerro Corá national park in north-eastern Paraguay. Related: Should Paraguay invest its energy wealth in bitcoin ‘mining’ or fighting poverty? Continue reading...
U.S. wind energy generation passed hydropower generation for the first time in 2019, making it the most used renewable energy source in the country, according to a report yesterday from the Energy Information Administration.
Panasonic announced this week that it would end its solar partnership with Tesla, raising new questions about the auto giant's renewable business.
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Democratic senators yesterday urged Larry Fink, the CEO of wealth giant BlackRock Inc., to endorse a policy that would require companies to publicly disclose their contributions and vulnerabilities to climate change.
Campaigners say move is ‘blatant contradiction’ of lender’s climate commitments The World Bank has been criticised for providing $55m (£43m) to aid fossil fuel extraction in Guyana, at the same time that it has pledged to stop direct funding of oil and gas production. The Washington-based institution, which provides loans and grants to aid the development of poorer countries, will provide $20m to pay for the training of Guyanese oil and gas officials, including those involved in the marketing of oil. Continue reading...
Oil prices fell 2% on Thursday, plunging for fifth day to their lowest since January 2019 as a rise in new coronavirus cases outside China fuelled fears of a pandemic that could slow the global economy and dent demand for crude.
Lots of us have broad enthusiasm for buying an electric vehicle, but so far that is not translating into big sales.
• Pattrick Smellie: Why EV innovator is quitting NZ
Brisbane-based zinc-bromine flow battery maker says overseas markets providing growing pipeline of “significant opportunities” while Australia continues to weigh the benefits of energy storage.
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Failure to fully implement 14 of 16 recommendations to regulate CSG extraction could lead to more support for moratorium across NSW Santos’s coal seam gas project near Narrabri could face further obstacles after a parliamentary inquiry delivered a scathing assessment of the state government’s progress in implementing recommendations to regulate coal seam gas extraction. A New South Wales legislative council inquiry found that 14 of 16 recommendations from the 2014 report by the chief scientist have not been implemented in full. Half were found to have not been implemented at all. Continue reading...
In its judgment, Britain’s Court of Appeal said: “The Paris agreement ought to have been taken into account.”
Wind and solar industry wants of an investment drought as AEMC sides with incumbents and rejects changes to the way transmission losses are calculated.
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Nature, Published online: 27 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00520-8The vast, wild depths between light and shadow face increasing threats from climate change and overfishing.
The easiest way to reduce your electricity bill is to reduce your consumption. But what if this is not a simple choice? What if switching off could be a lethal decision?
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Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar's southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks.
OGA faces tough balancing act of sustaining industry while helping to meet climate goals Britain’s oil industry watchdog plans to overhaul its mission to wring as much value from the North Sea’s oil reserves as possible before the UN climate talks this year. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) was due to meet a government minister on Wednesday afternoon to discuss how the regulator, which was set up to extend the life of the North Sea, could play a part in tackling the climate crisis. Continue reading...
Stocks and oil prices resumed their fall on Wednesday after a local authority said over 80 people were being monitored for the novel coronavirus in New York State's Long Island, adding to concern over spread in Europe and the Middle East.
Everyone seems to agree trees are a major solution to climate change, but there is a danger that mass reforestation could see us to continue pumping carbon into the atmosphere
Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers. The findings come from the Cambridge Climate …
A California county that pumps most of the state's oil and has issued more than 1,000 drilling permits in five years violated state environmental laws, an appeals court ruled yesterday in a victory for environmentalists who argued the permit system threatened the region's air and water.
The Federal Trade Commission today moved to block America's two largest coal companies from merging in the nation's top coal region.
Academic freedom is at the heart of a court case between a University of Regina professor and her employer.
[East African] Kenya's expertise in developing geothermal energy has become a point of reference in the region, leading to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Djibouti, South Sudan, and Comoros visiting for benchmarking. Beyond being one of the cleanest, geothermal energy is also one of the most climate-friendly renewable sources of energy.
[Daily Maverick] During his State of the Province Address on Tuesday, Premier David Makhura took the opportunity to unveil Gauteng's 'plan of action'. The plan fortifies many of the commitments that the premier has made in the past, but faintly notes the progress. Where new projects were announced, details were scant.
Climate change could add around $100 billion, or more than 20%, to the global cost of extreme weather events such as floods, heatwaves and droughts by 2040, research from Cambridge University showed on Wednesday.
[The Point] Gambia's minister of environment, climate change and natural resources said it is his ministry's target to plant over one million trees in 2020, aimed at contributing to restoration of the lost value of land production and minimise the effects of climate change.