Demand for bigger cars drives increase in greenhouse gas emissions, says Which? New cars sold in the UK produce more carbon dioxide than older models, according to new research that suggests the industry is going backwards in tackling the climate crisis. Cars that reach the latest standards of emissions use cleaner internal combustion engine technology to combat air pollution , but the relentless rise in demand for bigger, heavier models meant that average emissions of the greenhouse gas rose, according to the consumer group Which? Continue reading...
EPA is sitting on dozens of air quality plan submittals from California dating as far back as the Clinton administration, an environmental group alleges in a new lawsuit.
[The Conversation Africa] Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This gas is a natural component of the atmosphere, released by processes of respiration and decomposition of organic matter.
A tough year for Air New Zealand will get even tougher, but boss Greg Foran says he is confident the airline can ''weather the storm'' engulfing airlines as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
A German impact crater could help scientists understand the alkalinity, pH and nitrogen content of ancient waters on Mars, as well as carbon dioxide composition of the planet's ancient atmosphere.
The top shareholder of carmaker Aston Martin is on a mission to turn investments from theme parks to high-end furniture brands "carbon positive" by the end of 2020, as buyout funds battle to woo investors increasingly focused on tackling global warming.
The Bangladesh parliament, led by the parliamentary standing committee on environment, recently declared a planetary emergency in Bangladesh. This is ground breaking in that most other parliaments around the world have declared a climate change emergency, but none have also added a biodiversity emergency as the Bangladesh parliament has. So ours is a twin track […]
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ANDREW MILLIGAN Just call me Harry. That was the message that the man formerly known as Prince Harry seemed keen to telegraph today, as he embarked on the first day of a final round of public engagements as a senior working royal. “Harry” was the star guest at the Edinburgh launch of Travalyst, a new, environmentally-conscious travel initiative which aims to help travelers manage and take responsibility for their carbon footprint and also to choose destinations and resorts that benefit local communities. Read more at The Daily Beast.
For many parts of the United States this winter has been one of the warmest on record. In fact, as the climate heats up, winters are warming faster than any other season. We recently asked how people around the country are seeing the effects of this in their everyday lives. Here's a sample of what we heard back. Recreation Thomas Germanson grew up near a lake in Madison, Wis., in the 1960s. In the winter, he says, the frozen water was a perfect place to take model yachts ice boating — meaning they glided on the ice. Having open water into the new year was a rare occurrence. "Sailing in the Upper Midwest is unheard of after Thanksgiving through March. Ice boating was the norm during this time," says Germanson. But he finds it's not the norm anymore. Now, the radio-controlled boats can simply...
National Parks Association of NSW argues there are serious flaws in Snowy 2.0 business and environmental case and calls for an independent review of the project.
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Ottawa and some surrounding areas will likely get battered with 20 to 30 centimetres of snow by Thursday morning, according to Environment Canada.
Nearly 90 per cent of the 200 cities beset by the world’s highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported on Tuesday.Taking population into account, Bangladesh emerged as the country with the worst so-called PM2.5 pollution, followed by Pakistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan and India, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report, jointly released by IQAir Group and Greenpeace. China ranks 11th.Particulate matter…
The use of streaming video is growing exponentially around the world. These services are associated...
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[The Herald] Obert Chifamba -Inasmuch as the land reform programme conducted at the turn of the millennium liberated land that had been previously appropriated by a few individuals to allow hundreds of thousands others to access it, it also set the stage for the new entrants to switch from their traditional cash crops to new ones.
A new study shows that air pollution related deaths in the contiguous United States declined by 30 percent between 2005 and 2018, saving an estimated 30,000 lives, mainly due to the Clean Air Act.
February 24, 2020 6:00 PM Green Pulse is an environmental podcast series at The Straits Times which analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change.
EPA will take final action by June 2021 on a plan to deal with alleged gaps in Arizona's New Source Review permitting program, under a consent decree signed today by a federal judge.
An EPA advisory panel is urging the agency against future use of a particularly contested move in its handling of two reviews of national air quality standards for ozone and particulates.
“Environmental issues cannot be hindered by national and international borders. Water and wind flow seamlessly across the earth and even under it. The growth of vegetation affects animals and man. Perhaps, there is the greatest need for a single system of laws in this regard", Justice Bobde said.
The German teen is the newest face of the Heartland Institute’s effort to promote what it calls ‘global warming realism.’
Studies show global warming is drying up the Colorado River. Its largest reservoirs have dropped dramatically since 2000.
February 22, 2020 5:00 AM If current trends continue, the Amazon rainforest faces a vicious downward spiral of severe droughts, extreme forest fire and deforestation.
For two years, California's Bureau of Environmental Justice has pursued a singular focus: protecting vulnerable communities from pollution and contamination.
Firefighters battling a stubborn fire that has been burning for days at a metal recycling plant in a small Minnesota community have got the blaze under control, police said yesterday.
Scientists have successfully recovered DNA from a frozen bird found in the Siberian permafrost. Analysis of the DNA revealed the frozen bird to be a 46,000-year-old horned lark.
A winter storm was forecast to bring up to 6 inches of snow to the Southeast; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, under winter weather alerts.
[The Conversation Africa] The end-Permian mass extinction is considered to be the most devastating biotic event in the history of life on Earth - it caused dramatic losses in global biodiversity, both in water and on land. About 90% of marine and 70% of terrestrial (land) species went extinct. This event may have been responsible for opening up niche spaces that ushered in the age of the dinosaurs. We know that the end-Permian in the marine realm happened about 251.9 million years ago - but the age and duration of the extinction on
The fire was first spotted by a passerby at the Northern Metal Recycling plant in Becker, Minnesota around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Brazil’s JBS says it can’t trace the origins of all stock, as concern grows over deforestation linked to beef industry The world’s biggest meat company has frequently been accused of links to deforestation. Now JBS is facing growing pressure from Brazilian politicians and environmentalists to address the information gaps and transparency failings in its supply chain. Critics say these deficiencies mean JBS is unable to ensure it does not buy cattle from farms involved in illegal deforestation over a decade after promising to do so . Continue reading...
The UN’s highly-touted socio-economic agenda, which lays out an ambitious global plan for “people, planet and prosperity”, has been dominated by “goals, targets and deadlines.” But regrettably, most developing nations are struggling to reach these goals—due largely to a shortfall in much-needed funding or lack of political will on the part of most governments. The […]
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Inured to interminable winters, Muscovites have been stunned this year by spring-like temperatures and virtually snow-free sidewalks after the Russian capital recorded its warmest January in history.
One of the deadliest epidemics in decades has dented energy demand and industrial output in China, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by about 100 million metric tons — close to what Chile emits in a year.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Children face multiple risks - from global warming to hunger to exploitative marketing - and no country is adequately dealing with these, says a U.N.-backed report
Methane emissions from fossil fuel extraction have been substantially underreported, new research finds, putting more questions over Australia's gas expansion plans.
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"Most of the methane emissions are anthropogenic, so we have more control," the authors say.
February 19, 2020 3:34 PM JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's finance minister proposed on Wednesday (Feb 19) new duties on sweetened drinks, vehicles that emit carbon dioxide and plastic bags, to control consumption of the products in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
New research suggests scientists have been greatly underestimating the amount of methane released by humans during the last 300 years.
When the icy wind blows off the Spokane River, the temperature can routinely plunge below zero on this city's worn streets near downtown and the I-90 freeway. Trying to survive without shelter out here is almost impossible. Just ask Mariah Hodges. "The first night I came here I was almost frozen to the sidewalk," Hodges says. By luck, Hodges was connected by a volunteer to a warming center, where she's now staying. It's one of three new makeshift emergency facilities that the city of Spokane, Wash., has paid to open up this winter, as demand for existing shelters has routinely exceeded available space. Hodges is almost 40. She's frail and shivering. "They got me in and they got me on a mat. They got me some extra blankets. They got me hot water," she says. Hodges says she was evicted from her...
Indonesia's finance minister proposed on Wednesday new duties on sweetened drinks, vehicles that emit carbon dioxide and plastic bags, to control consumption of the products in Southeast Asia's largest economy.
As China battles one of the most serious virus epidemics of the century, the impacts...
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Winters are warming faster than other seasons across much of the United States. While that may sound like a welcome change for those bundled in scarves and hats, it's causing a cascade of unpredictable impacts in communities across the country. Temperatures continue to steadily rise around the globe, but that trend isn't spread evenly across the map or even the yearly calendar. "The cold seasons are warming faster than the warm seasons," says Deke Arndt, chief of climate monitoring at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. "The colder times of day are warming faster than warmer times of day. And the colder places are warming faster than the warmer places." In the U.S., that means winters in both Maine and Alaska are around 5 degrees Fahrenheit hotter on average since the early...
The president of Environment America and its network of 29 state environmental groups, Ed Johnson, died Friday, 13 years after being diagnosed with bone marrow cancer.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicted 'very intense and violent' thunderstorms would lash the Harbour City on Tuesday night - and they hit just before 11pm.
Hurricane Harvey was the most extreme weather even to affect the United States during the last decade, according to a new list published by the periodical Weatherwise.
[Observer] The Gola National Park, which is home to several endangered species, is expected to be jointly managed by the governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone in a bid to vigorously fend off encroachment and protect its biodiversity.
Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the U.N. weather agency said Sunday.
Volunteers and staff at an emergency warming centre located in Osborne Village are now equipped with non-violent crisis intervention training to help vulnerable people during their most desperate times.
carbon, environmental A ‘carbon fee’ and dividend: A dangerous environmental policy
Move comes a month after Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about company’s role in the climate crisis Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner, announced on Monday that he was donating $10bn to save the Earth’s environment – barely a month after it was revealed Amazon threatened to fire employees who spoke out about the company’s role in the climate crisis. The new Bezos Earth Fund will start distributing the money this summer, the multi-billionaire said in an Instagram post to his 1.4 million followers. Continue reading...
A spacecraft designed to study re-entry into Earth's atmosphere has a nose coated in cork, a cheap and lightweight alternative to other materials
Extreme weather such as drought and floods has the potential to trigger an economic recession worse than anything else in human history, experts warn.
Many fruit and nut trees need cold weather to bloom, which is becoming less common in a warming climate. So, farmers and scientists are teaming up to find ways to help orchards chill out and cope.
A US firm claims the service it offers saves more than a tonne of carbon, after a pilot study.
Fresh off his disastrous fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, former Vice President Joe Biden took aim Sunday at the current frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, saying Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has “never gotten anything done” on health care. During an interview with Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd, Biden pushed back on what he felt were “misrepresentations” of his policy positions and views. “The ideas I have, Chuck, are big and bold,” Biden declared. “I mean this idea that I’m not the progressive in the race. I mean, my lord, if I get elected president of the United States with my position on health care, my position on global warming, my position on foreign policy, my position on the middle class, this will go down as one of the most progressive administrations...
Activists aim to raise awareness of sustainable design and the need to reduce emissions from flights Activists from Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked traffic outside a London fashion week venue on Saturday and also staged a protest at Gatwick airport. Dozens of demonstrators prevented traffic from passing through a busy intersection leading to The Strand in Westminster where the fashion trade show is being held. Continue reading...
The shrinking of the ITCZ, a belt of precipitation around the Earth that provides critical rainfall, could lead to crop failure, social unrest and mass migration from Central America.
The severe weather today and high sea levels have caused the flooding of houses in Keflavík.
The temperature was recorded on an island off the Antarctic continent's northern tip.
Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 69.35 degrees Fahrenheit (20.75 degrees Celsius), breaking the barrier of 68 degrees Fahrenheit for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday.
Greta Thunberg effect behind sales boom in books on everything from plastic waste to endangered wildlife I’m reading one of a small forest’s-worth of beautiful new picture books about the environment with my eight-year-old twins. The Sea, by Miranda Krestovnikoff and Jill Calder, takes us into mangrove swamps and kelp forests and coral reefs. We learn about goblin sharks and vampire squids and a poisonous creature called a nudibranch. Then we reach the final chapter on ocean plastics. When we learn that by 2050 there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish, Esme bursts into inconsolable tears. Continue reading...
Researchers also calculated the carbon footprints for online and in-person shopping
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[The Conversation Africa] Unsafe drinking water and household air pollution are major causes of illness and death around the world. This is also the case in Rwanda, where most people living in rural areas drink untreated water and burn firewood on open stoves to cook their meals. More than 80% of Rwandans rely on firewood as their primary fuel source.
Evacuation in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as Environment Agency warns of continued flooding until at least Sunday Are you affected by the flooding? Tell us your story Residents evacuated from properties in Ironbridge due to flooding are facing further misery with wet weather expected to cause disruption on Thursday after flood defences were breached along the banks of the River Severn, forcing householders and businesspeople to flee their properties. A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for much of the Midlands including the Severn in Shropshire. Flooding along parts of the Severn, which remained close to its highest levels in some areas, is likely until at least Sunday, the Environment Agency has said. Continue reading...
If world leaders, land managers and other policymakers can find a way to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius and conserve a third of the land in the tropics, global species loss could be cut in half.
A tiny fraction of chemical plants, refineries and other industrial polluters carry a gapingly disproportionate impact on toxic air releases.
Meteorologists predict warmer temperatures at Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, South Sinai, Southern Upper Egypt, the Red Sea mountains and northern Upper Egypt during daytime on Thursday, with mild weather over the northeastern and northwestern coasts. Very cold weather throughout the country is expected by nightfall. Temperatures predicted for the following cities are: 23C in Cairo … Continued
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BAM S survey of 2018 extreme weather
The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society has published a collection of articles examining unusually extreme weather events of 2018 and connections of those to climate change. These investigations are listed separately below but thanks to the generosity of AMS appear free for public access as a single PDF, Explaining Extreme Weather Events of 2018 from a Climate Perspective . It's a fascinating collation.
Physical science of global warming & effects
Defining Southern Ocean fronts and their influence on biological and physical processes in a changing climate
Observational evidence that a feedback control system with proportional-integral-derivative characteristics is operating on atmospheric surface...
Hot air at Heathrow
These days businesses must address the size of their carbon footprints — it's the right thing to do and it's good PR. One of the biggest offenders — the aviation industry — has been ...
The Most Successful Air Pollution Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of Comments|Add Comment|PrintScooter-riders with face masks in Hanoi, Vietnam
International consensus on cross-border environmental issues has been difficult to achieve, but the 40-year-old Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air-Pollution (or LRTAP as it is known to development professionals) has enjoyed great, if largely unsung, success in the fight against air pollution and climate change. The Convention also led to cleaner air...
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Permafrost plays an important role in the global climate and is also one of the components of the Earth system that is most sensitive to global warming. Maps, produced by ESA’s Climate Change Initiative, are providing new insights into thawing permafrost in the Arctic.
Lost track of what you're supposed to be recycling in the Valley? Here's what you need to know.
The Antarctic Peninsula, which is the part of the continent closest to South America, experienced a record heatwave of sorts in early February. On February 9, a weather research station on Seymour Island reached a temperature of...
Premier says overhaul will ‘take responsibility for our waste’ and help fix longstanding problems The Victorian government will double its $28m in grants for businesses to sort and process recycling as part of a $96.5m package to fix the state’s waste industry. Another $30m will be opened up for grants for technology to create new products from recyclable materials such as glass, plastic, organics, electronic waste, concrete, brick and rubber. Continue reading...
Companies spent $84m on congressional campaigns in 2018, analysis of votes and political contributions shows The oil and gas industry substantially rewards US legislators with campaign donations when they oppose environmental protections, according to a new analysis of congressional votes and political contributions. Oil and gas companies spent $84m on congressional campaigns in 2018. Researchers found a correlation between an increase in anti-environment votes and an increase in contributions. They documented how lawmakers’ scores from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) dipped and then were followed by campaign funding from the industry. Continue reading...
[IPS] United Nations -The UN's highly-touted socio-economic agenda, which lays out an ambitious global plan for "people, planet and prosperity", has been dominated by "goals, targets and deadlines."
The state of Minnesota on Friday shut down a metal recycling company where a fire burned for days and sent up plumes of smoke.
Victorian kerbsides are set to become wheelie colourful next year with its Premier forcing councils to implement yet another recycling bin.
The North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will take the brunt of the winter weather, while further south towns will battle fresh flooding which poses a threat to life in the worst-hit areas.
Photo Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast Donald Trump has been the worst president for environmental protection in American history. Of course, with all that’s happening in this administration, it’s hard to keep track of everything, especially because, since the departure of the corrupt, headline-grabbing, and often outright ridiculous EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, most of the changes have happened away from the spotlight. Pruitt’s successor, Andrew Wheeler (a former lobbyist for the fossil-fuel industry ) is boring, careful, methodical, and extreme—the perfect man to roll back 20 or more years of environmental protection. Read more at The Daily Beast.
Local meats are much worse than exotic fruits and vegetables.
Parts of UK are still battling against extensive flooding caused by Storm Dennis Heavy rain over the weekend could bring further flooding misery, the Environment Agency has warned. England received 141% of its average February rainfall so far over the almost continuous wet weather of the past fortnight, the agency said as it warned the deluges were set to continue into next week. Continue reading...
A liberal-leaning watchdog organization has asked EPA's inspector general to investigate alleged "covert propaganda" stemming from a dispute with a state environmental regulators' group.
Tesla Inc said it had resumed tree cutting in Gruenheide, Germany so it can construct its first European car and battery factory following moves by environmentalists to stop local deforestation.
There are few corporate chiefs in Brazil more outspoken on the environment than Walter Schalka, the head of the world's largest producer of wood pulp. And he has a dire prediction for the Brazilian Amazon: Deforestation will accelerate this year.
A Canada-wide environmental organization, known for recycling agricultural plastics, is setting up shop in Lethbridge.
Filed under: News, Space, Science & Tech This is the incredible moment a meteor lights up the sky before exploding as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. The huge fireball hurtled across the sky in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Feb. 12. A motorist was traveling to work when her dashcam recorded the spectacular phenomenon, according to Newsflare.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Michael Bloomberg shrugged off his ghastly debate performance with his campaign vowing he's just 'warming up' after the former mayor was universally panned for his stage debut.
Environmental groups are suing over plans for a potentially huge Wyoming gas field they say would endanger antelope in Grand Teton National Park by hindering a migration route between the park and a basin.
In our continued efforts to get human-caused climate change under control, carbon dioxide emissions are a big target for elimination and for good reason. Carbon dioxide actively contributes to global warming, slowly causing our planet to heat up and causing all manner of terrible side effects along the way. However, there’s another type of gas...
Conventional wisdom holds that environmental regulations chill investment and stunt economic growth. New Jersey has turned that notion upside down, according to the financial services giant Moody's Investors Service.
NSW government says relocation the priority but will not rule out some brumbies may be killed during largest removal of horses in park’s history About 4,000 feral horses will be removed from Kosciuszko national park in New South Wales as part of an emergency response to protect the alpine ecosystem after large areas were devastated by bushfires. The move would be the largest removal of horses in the park’s history, said the NSW environment minister, Matt Kean. Continue reading...
Figuring out where methane comes from is tricky. But a new analysis suggests that human-released methane emissions are higher than we thought.
Researchers from the University of Rochester in New York found that the bulk of methane in the atmosphere comes from man-made sources including fossil fuels.
Recycling facilities in the US can't process most of the plastics
Cross the treeless, frozen tundra of southwest Alaska, over ice-covered lakes and ponds near the Bering Sea, and you'll find the first community in the U.S. counted for the 2020 census. Lizzie Chimiugak Nenguryarr, an elder of Toksook Bay who recently celebrated what she considered to be at least her 90th birthday, was the first person counted for the 2020 census. Claire Harbage / NPR Lizzie Chimiugak Nenguryarr's house in Toksook Bay. The village, home to members of the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe, was established in 1964. Claire Harbage / NPR While most of the country waits to take part in the once-a-decade head count of the U.S. population, the residents of Toksook Bay, Alaska — home to members of the Nunakauyarmiut Tribe — are ahead of the national curve. Local counting, which officially started...
February 19, 2020 9:11 AM LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - One of the deadliest epidemics in decades has dented energy demand and industrial output in China, cutting carbon dioxide emissions by about 100 million metric tonnes-close to what Chile emits in a year.
About half the flights young men take each year are for stag dos - and that generates a lot of emissions.
Abstract Despite their limited spatial extent, freshwater ecosystems host remarkable biodiversity, including one-third of all vertebrate species. This biodiversity is declining dramatically: Globally, wetlands are vanishing three times faster than forests, and freshwater vertebrate populations have fallen more than twice as steeply as terrestrial or marine populations. Threats to freshwater biodiversity are well documented but coordinated action to reverse the decline is lacking. We present an Emergency Recovery Plan to bend the curve of freshwater biodiversity loss. Priority actions include accelerating implementation of environmental flows; improving water quality; protecting and restoring critical habitats; managing the exploitation of freshwater ecosystem resources, especially species and...
EPA's internal watchdog said the agency needs to get a better grip on its environmental program for the U.S.-Mexico border.
Food production accounts for 30% of the global emissions -- but we rarely talk about it.
An environmental watchdog group has filed a petition challenging the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's decision to approve air permits for a petrochemical complex in an area known as Cancer Alley.
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.
Experiment revealed increased wind speeds reduced the efficiency of their foraging A hardworking honey bee might feel aggrieved to be tricked into a garden shed to feed from a fake flower. Worse, she is blasted by a cheap household fan. And then timed to see how many fake flowers she can visit in 90 seconds. But the honey bees’ tormentors are trying to help them: their ordeal is a controlled experiment that reveals how high wind speeds significantly reduce the efficiency of their foraging. Continue reading...
President Trump's rollback of vehicle fuel economy standards would pump an additional 654 million metric tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere compared with tailpipe standards set by President Obama, according to new research.
[Premium Times] The Acting Director, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Tiamiyu Oladele, has announced plans by the federal government to plant 30 million tree seedlings in 2020 to accelerate afforestation in the country.
This week the European Space Agency will begin testing a new kind of spacecraft partially made from cork in the hopes of finding a safer way to re-enter the atmosphere without burning up.
February 17, 2020 3:14 PM KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - An analysis of Asia's worst ocean polluters shows Malaysians are the biggest individual consumers of plastic packaging, green group WWF said on Monday (Feb 17), urging the government to limit single-use plastics and work with companies to fund a recycling push.
Hong Kong shivered through the coldest day of the year on Monday, with a minimum temperature of 10.3 degrees Celsius (50.54 Fahrenheit) recorded at the city’s observatory.Forecasters said an intense winter monsoon was bringing cold weather to the southern part of China. Similar temperatures are expected for the next few days, with temperatures rising gradually in the latter part of the week.At 8.40am on Monday, temperatures as low as 7.9 degrees were recorded in Lau Fau Shan, an area close to…
This time last year, Allbirds imposed a carbon tax on itself, allocating an (undisclosed) percentage of every sale of its footwear toward projects to lower global warming.
The company's New Zealand CEO ...
This week on Focus Montreal, Global takes a look at Montreal's on-going recycling crisis, a play touring Montreal that honours Black History Month and the Action Centre's new fundraising campaign.
Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the UN weather agency said. Scientists measured a temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius on Feb. 6 on a peninsula that juts out from Antarctica. The previous record there was 17.5 degrees celsius in March 2015.
Fresh off his disastrous fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, former Vice President Joe Biden took aim Sunday at the current frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, saying Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has “never gotten anything done” on health care.During an interview with Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd, Biden pushed back on what he felt were “misrepresentations” of his policy positions and views.“The ideas I have, Chuck, are big and bold,” Biden declared. “I mean this idea that I’m not the progressive in the race. I mean, my lord, if I get elected president of the United States with my position on health care, my position on global warming, my position on foreign policy, my position on the middle class, this will go down as one of the most progressive administrations...
[News24Wire] Researchers have noted that the Antarctic has experienced a temperature spike as part of a warming climate trend that could impact on South African weather.
Lee Howdle, a wildlife photographer, captured the divine event last week at the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire.
SAO PAULO: Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday.
February 14, 2020 7:52 AM SAO PAULO (AFP) - Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 deg C, breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday (Feb 13).
Chemical engineers have developed a technology to dramatically improve the efficiency of the chemical conversion of CO2 to methanol, and they're aiming to deploy their technology at fossil fuel power plants to reduce emissions.