Regardless of whether Morrison and Joyce can come to a deal, investors are already shifting trillions of dollars in preparation for net zero.
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[The Herald] ZIMBABWE has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, from the current levels, by 2050 to avert catastrophic impacts of climate change, according to Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa.
Europe’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has been closely monitoring a summer of extreme wildfires across the Northern Hemisphere, including intense hotspots around the Mediterranean basin and in North America and Siberia. The intense fires led to new records in the CAMS dataset with the months of July and August seeing their highest global carbon emissions respectively.
CAMS reports that not only large parts of the Northern Hemisphere were affected during this year’s boreal fire season, but the number of fires, their persistence and intensity were remarkable.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday asserted that both developing and developed nations “must do their job” to reach the goal of net zero emissions by 2050, expressing hope that countries such as the US, China, India, Europe will understand they need to do the maximum without waiting for what the others are doing.
The 'toxic soup' was a mix of accelerated greenhouse gas emissions, high temperatures and abundant nutrients, but the new study now identifies toxic microbial blooms as a fourth culprit.
A new report shows the world is on a "catastrophic pathway" toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday.
New research suggests emissions from 'Black Summer' bushfires were double previous estimates, and triggered a plankton bloom bigger than Australia.
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[The Point] Rich countries must commit technology and funds to move to net zero carbon emissions
Terminals at two of the world’s busiest container ports began resuming operations on Tuesday after briefly shutting down due to Typhoon Chanthu, but analysts warn that delays and disruptions remain a broader concern in the global supply chain.Flights and rail services in Shanghai also gradually started returning to normal on Tuesday, local authorities said.Both Shanghai Port and Ningbo-Zhoushan Port are now handling laden containers at several terminals, according to official statements.Chanthu…
Beef and rice are the meat and plant-based products that contribute the most greenhouse gas emissions, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign report.
Sixteen young cows learned quickly how to urinate in a latrine, allowing their urine to be processed without producing greenhouse gases emissions
Shanghai and its neighbouring coastal regions are preparing for strong winds and heavy rains as Typhoon Chanthu approaches the Chinese coast after drenching Taiwan, while causing little damage there.The storm, with winds of more than 170km/hr (105mph) near its eye, was downgraded from a super typhoon to a strong typhoon on Sunday evening and was expected to gradually weaken, Shanghai city authorities said in a post on their official WeChat account. But it was still expected to bring strong…
Typhoon Chanthu slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday, forcing hundreds to flee their homes amid heavy rains and strong winds, officials said.Chanthu was packing maximum sustained winds of 205km/h as it made landfall over Batanes province, 678km north of Manila, the weather bureau said.It was moving northwest at 15km/h, and was expected to cross over Batanes into the sea east of Taiwan on Saturday night, it added.The national disaster agency said 415 people were forced to evacuate…
Computers, phones and other information and communications technology (ICT) emits up to 3.9 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, researchers at Lancaster University say.
[The Point] Emissions of the greenhouse gas commonly known as laughing gas are soaring. Can we cut emissions from its greatest anthropogenic source?
The Board of Investment (BoI) has approved incentives to support local vaccine development, encourage companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and develop an enhanced scheme for electric vehicles (EV).
China’s push to reduce carbon emissions is providing a tailwind for steel producers worldwide as it limits output from the country and pushes down the ...
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions rose in the first three months of the year, driven higher by carbon capture failures and a recovering economy.
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China is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2060, and for its carbon emissions to peak by 2030. But its initial efforts have been undermined regionally, partly by provinces continuing to launch high-energy and high-emissions projects.After China – the world’s biggest energy user and greenhouse gases emitter – set its ambitious targets last September, its carbon dioxide emissions in the first quarter of 2021 grew at their fastest rate in more than a decade.Carbon dioxide emissions rose 15 per cent…
Poor insulation and Gas central heating systems are commonly to blame for heat loss in homes, according to the National Housing Federation, which represents social landlords in England.
India's first smog tower is located in the Connaught Place area of Delhi. It is over 20 metres tall and has been set up to improve air quality in a radius of around 1km.
Grattan calls for $10 billion industrial transformation future fund to start "bending the curve" on industry emissions.
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The new study by The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change found that small adjustments to lifestyles would be enough to meet the net zero emissions goal.
A dietary shift from rice to potatoes could “notably reduce” the climate and environmental impacts...
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Labor's Chris Bowen says medium-term emissions targets need to drive "greatest economic transformation since the Industrial Revolution".
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While much of the UK will experience overcast weather for the next couple of weeks, Brits can look forward to clear skies at the end of August as a heatwave is expected to reach Britain.
Spain endured what it expected to be its hottest day of the year on Saturday, with temperatures topping 45 degrees Celsius, while authorities in Italy expanded the number of cities on red alert for health risks to 16 as a heatwave engulfed southern Europe.In the southern Spanish province of Granada, where the mercury rose to 45.4 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) by 4pm, few people ventured outside. Those who did sought shade and stopped to take photos of public thermometers displaying…
NEW ZEALAND'S greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were down 4.5% in the year ended March 2021, reflecting the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and society a year since restrictions began, Stats NZ said today.
Europe is set to swelter in a 114F 'heat dome' as hot air from the Sahara engulfs large parts of the Mediterranean region and pushes west towards the Iberian peninsula.
President Joe Biden has set the goal of slashing U.S. emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving a carbon-free economy by 2050.
Hundreds of firefighters, backed by planes, helicopters and reinforcements from other countries, battled massive wildfires that continued burning in Greece on Sunday, fuelled by bone-dry conditions after the country's worst heatwave in decades.
Stanford's Tony Seba says world has technologies to achieve rapid emission reductions. We just need to deploy them at speed and scale.
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Biden is expected to sign an executive order targeting half of all vehicles sold in U.S. to be zero-emissions by 2030, according to officials.
Potent greenhouse gas is leaking from rock formations
Hundreds of residents living near a forest area north of Athens fled their homes Tuesday as a wildfire reached residential areas as Greece grappled with the worst heatwave in decades
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As more frequent heat waves broke records this summer, Times photojournalists documented what it looked like and how we coped.
China and India have missed a United Nations deadline to submit fresh targets for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions
A study found that the lifetime carbon emissions of just 3.5 Americans is enough to result in one additional heat-related death between 2020 and 2100.
A heatwave and potential lightning are coming to the Pacific Northwest and northern California on Thursday, sparking worries for new wildfires.
China’s emissions exceed those of developed countries, in large part because of its population of more than 1.4-billion people
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Many residents of Shanghai stayed home on Monday as Typhoon In-fa continued to lash the city after making landfall at the nearby island-city of Zhoushan on Sunday morning.Over the next 24 hours, the storm moved north before it hit the mainland city of Pinghu, which is quite close to Shanghai, on Monday morning, according to China’s National Meteorological Centre.The meteorological authority said the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, as well as Shanghai municipality, all in eastern China, will…
Flights and rail services were cancelled in several Chinese coastal cities on Sunday as Typhoon In-fa arrived, with further heavy rain expected following last week’s devastating floods further inland.The national meteorological administration raised the alert for heavy rain from yellow to amber – the second highest grade – across large areas of the country on Sunday while a typhoon amber alert has been in place since Friday.It said In-fa had made landfall in Zhoushan city in Zhejiang province…
What is Amazon going to do over its immense carbon emissions? When will it raise wages? Jeff Bezos is happy to never get asked those questions.
The recent heatwave has made way for a deluge of torrential rain (inset), with many areas of the UK battered overnight.
ZHENGZHOU, China: Villagers were evacuated over makeshift bridges on Friday as floods submerged swathes of central China, following a historic deluge that claimed at least 33 lives, while a typhoon threatened to bring more misery as it headed towards the country's east coast.
As Earth warms, Canada is facing not only more frequent heat waves, but higher nighttime temperatures. That combination is potentially deadly.
The central Chinese city of Zhengzhou was hit by devastating floods as the result of the airflow from Typhoon In-Fa hitting an area of high pressure centred on the Pacific, according to meteorologists.The typhoon combined with the Western North Pacific Subtropical High to create a stable airflow that carried large quantities of atmospheric water towards Henan province, Chen Tao, chief forecaster of the National Meteorological Centre, told a press briefing on Wednesday.According to the…
Men spend their money on greenhouse gas-emitting goods and services, such as meat and fuel, at a much higher rate than women, Swedish researchers found.
Many Brits have struggled with the heat amid the UK heatwave and now the RSPB has warned that it's not just humans suffering - it's birds too.
Shortly after Jeff Bezos — the world's richest man — completed his first spaceflight, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D., Oreg.) announced he's working on a plan for a new tax targeting space tourism. The Securing Protections Against Carbon Emissions (SPACE) Tax Act would create new excise taxes on commercial space flights with human passengers for non-research purposes. “Space exploration isn’t a tax-free holiday for the wealthy. Just as normal Americans pay taxes when they buy airline tickets, billionaires who fly into space to produce nothing of scientific value should do the same, and then some,” said Blumenauer in a statement. “I’m not opposed to this type of space innovation. However, things that are done purely for tourism or entertainment, and that don't have a scientific purpose, should in...
Tropical Storm Cempaka strengthened into a typhoon early Tuesday over the South China Sea.
Two weeks ago, a heatwave in Canada and the US caused one thousand deaths. Yesterday, floods in Germany killed at least 125 people. Hundreds of people in Buller are being evacuated because ...
Once built, the transmission line would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from diesel fuel by 2.75 kilotonnes, said government officials.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority predicted the weekend’s heatwave that began Friday morning to last for 72 hours. During the wave, temperatures are expected to rise in all parts of the country, with highs of a record 45C hitting Upper Egypt. The weather to be very hot in Upper Egypt and South Sinai during the day, …
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China, which surpassed the U.S. as the world’s biggest polluter years ago, is looking to financial markets to help restrain its greenhouse gas emissions and has launched the world’s largest carbon trading system. But it could be years before the new market has any meaningful effect. Instead of starting off tough on reducing emissions, China’s aim seems to be getting as many companies as it can on board. The question is whether it will be able to follow through on raising standards down the road.
IT’s the precious natural resource without which our daily lives couldn’t function. Delivering Scotland’s water to five million people, and treating the nation’s wastewater, is a vital responsibility which supports a flourishing country.
Ambitious plans to fit UK motorways with electric overhead wires to power and charge trucks have been announced by the government to cut carbon emissions.
Billions of people are overweight, millions are hungry, one third of food is wasted and the way the world produces, processes and consumes food generates one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday at the first global summit on the future of food.
Formed in 2008 as a not-for-profit procurement service for the country's 32 local authorities, Scotland Excel has been focused on guiding 'cost-efficient' efforts towards carbon neutrality long before the introduction of net zero targets, reveals Anthony Harrington
Household transport emissions fell by almost a quarter in 2020 as commuters ditched the office for working from home during the coronavirus crisis.
Rhodium Group estimates that the initial policies outlined in the infrastructure and reconciliation plans, though subject to change, would be equivalent to removing the annual emissions from all light-duty vehicles in America or zeroing out net annual emissions from Texas and Florida combined.
Most countries are failing to follow through on promises to meaningfully cut greenhouse gas emissions. A UN analysis shows that actions so far will allow emissions to keep increasing
Rebecca Currie says her son's breathing difficulties have been made worse by landfill emissions.
Six major climate provisions in congressional Democrats' massive budget bill could slash US greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 1 billion tons per year by 2030, a new analysis from the nonpartisan Rhodium Group found.
There are 1.4 billion cows on earth and treating their urine could help lower greenhouse gas emissions
Cutting down on meat is one of the best ways to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.
Shanghai’s municipal authorities closed schools and most public transport services, battening the hatches to prepare for Typhoon Chanthu, the most severe tropical storm to make landfall in China’s commercial hub in years. Flights were cancelled at the city’s Hongqiao and Pudong airports, while high-speed train services coming into and leaving from the city were halted, according to local media. Operations at the Yangshan deep water port, the world’s largest container harbour for the past decade…
Global greenhouse gas emissions from food production are 37 per cent of the total, and animal-based food production emits twice as much as plant-based food production
Trade bodies and unions say the UK is slipping behind other nations on green investment.
Taiwan’s weather bureau is warning of high winds and heavy rain as Typhoon Chanthu roars toward the island and says the storm’s center is likely to pass its east coast instead of hitting land
The three-day heatwave saw smugglers spirit 1,542 people across the English Channel from Calais to the UK - pushing this year's total of intercepted migrants to 14,127.
China has launched a pilot trading scheme for renewable electricity to allow carbon dioxide emitters to partly offset their footprint through direct purchases of green power from generators, with blockchain technology likely to be deployed.The initiative, which will provide financial support to generators, is part of Beijing’s plan to mobilise the major emitters of greenhouse gases to help achieve the nation’s twin climate goals, for carbon emissions to peak before 2030 and to achieve net zero…
High-resolution maps of carbon emissions have revealed how our how day-to-day patterns of behaviour, such as commuting, affect the release of greenhouse gases, and could help governments quickly see the impact of green policies
A system developed in the Netherlands for insulating existing homes has proven to be so cost-effective that it has attracted the attention of New York state, which plans to copy it.
Authorities in the French capital of Paris are forcing drivers to slow down, setting a speed limit on almost all the city's roads, in a bid to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
With the potential to power industries and transport which cannot yet be electrified, green hydrogen is an emerging sector where trailblazing technological breakthroughs are being fully utilised by ScottishPower in the country's drive towards reducing carbon emissions, discovers Andrew Collier
Even as COVID-19 walloped Jamaica’s economy last year, the government overhauled its energy emissions milestones to create what many described as a post-pandemic recovery package, based on stronger carbon targets for the farming and forestry sectors. According to the plan, the country would reduce emissions from both sectors by almost a third over the next […]
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said today that a government led by him would not seek to hit the Liberals’ more aggressive emissions reduction target but would instead commit to the target first set by former prime minister Stephen Harper.
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa's 7th National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Report 2000 to 2017 shows that emissions have increased by 10.4% over the 17-year period.
Sun-seekers are expected to descend upon the nation's outdoor spaces as as a hot plume from Spain and the Azores brings with it an oncoming heatwave and temperatures of 81F.
Environment Min Gopal Rai said the smog tower will clean 1,000 cubic metres of air every second and reduce PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels in Delhi
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The Chinese capital Beijing and its neighbouring smog-prone province of Hebei have recorded their best monthly air quality since records began in 2013, as China vows to tackle pollution.The monthly average concentration of small, lung-damaging particles known as PM2.5 stood at 16 micrograms per cubic metre in July, the lowest reading there since China’s records began, according to the latest statistics from the Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau.The capital’s average concentration…
University student makes pitch for AGL board seat, as Matt Canavan disgraces himself by wondering if Taliban will support net zero.
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Germany is forecast to record its biggest rise in greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 this year as the economy rebounds from the pandemic-related downturn, according to a report by an environmental think tank Sunday
Yukon has yet to see its ambitious climate change plans make a dent in greenhouse gas emissions, but officials say that will change — eventually.
There are too many who think we can lower emissions with no hard choices.
Heat waves, droughts and torrential rains are set to become more frequent and extreme as the earth warms further, a U.N. climate science report says.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has angered New Zealanders on Twitter with a post about the country's greenhouse gas emissions.
Thunberg shared a Guardian article titled "Emissions from cows on New Zealand ...
As the eastern Mediterranean bakes in an intense heatwave, high-tech irrigation is keeping Greek olive trees watered. (Aug. 6)
Biden signed an executive order targeting half of all vehicles sold in U.S. to be zero-emissions by 2030, according to officials.
By Jordan Bond of RNZ
Greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farming have increased to an all-time high, according to Stats NZ.
But emissions from the dairy cows themselves have dropped year-on-year ...
Fragrant personal care products, like deodorant and sun block, include evaporative ingredients that come from fossil fuels, and are responsible for a large amount of smog in New York City.
Russia’s largest and coldest region has seen wildfires sweep through forests larger than the state of Connecticut this summer.
A huge storm is heading towards the UK, moving in from Canada across the Atlantic and arriving on Thursday, bringing heavy rain and high winds before high temperatures arrive later this month.
COPENHAGEN: Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heatwave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers.
CUTTING greenhouse gas emissions quickly would save tens of millions of lives worldwide, a new study finds
China’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2060 covers various greenhouse gases – not just carbon dioxide, its climate envoy said on the weekend, signalling a potential shift in Beijing’s climate change policy.Addressing a financial forum in Beijing on Saturday, Xie Zhenhua, China’s special envoy on climate change, said the carbon neutrality target included greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy.“This is different from the 2030 target,” Xie said, referring to the date by which China…
REUTERS When Olympic organizers heard Typhoon Nepartak was heading their way across the Pacific, it must have felt like a storm too far . Delayed for a year by a still-raging global pandemic and with athletes forced to compete in empty arenas, these Tokyo Games have had no luck. But one group of athletes—in the brand-new Olympic sport of surfing—celebrated the news and even moved their gold-medal rounds forward by 24 hours to make the most of the perfect storm conditions. The result, with the three final rounds of the shortboard event crammed into a single day on big if messy swells on Tuesday, was spectacular. The first medal to be awarded was in the men’s bronze-medal round. Australian Owen Wright, who had to learn to walk again after suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident...
JERUSALEM, July 25 (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday that by mid-century it would reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent from 2015 levels, as part of an international push to limit global warming. The government approved the 2050 target and set an interim target of 2030 to reduce emissions by 27 percent from …
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SHANGHAI (AP) — Typhoon In-fa hit China’s east coast south of Shanghai on Sunday, after airline flights and trains were canceled and the public was ordered to stay indoors. The typhoon made landfall in Zhoushan in Zhejiang province, state TV reported, citing the national weather agency. It forecast rainfall of 250-350 millimeters (10-14 inches). “People …
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As China redoubles efforts to help the central province of Henan recover from floods that have left at least 56 dead, the typhoon that largely contributed to the deluge is fast approaching other parts of the country.Over the past several days, the heaviest rains in decades have caused massive floods throughout Henan, starting in the provincial capital of Zhengzhou before wreaking havoc in other cities and towns.The flood control headquarters of Xinxiang, a city of 6 million where thousands are…
In a summer of deadly heat, passive cooling can keep people safe and curb carbon emissions. Here are the simple steps you can take.
Typhoon In-fa is expected to make landfall in eastern China this weekend with forecasters warning that up to 300mm of rain could fall in some areas between Saturday and Monday.Zhejiang’s provincial meteorological centre said In-fa was expected to develop into a super typhoon when it moves into the southeast of the East Sea on Friday, with maximum sustained winds of at least 185km per hour (115mph).It may weaken to typhoon or severe typhoon status when it makes landfall on the east coast, the…
[New Era] In an effort to fulfil the President's commitment towards greenhouse gas emissions reduction, the Kunene region needs funding from both local and foreign investors to promote green economy initiatives in local authorities and infiltrate the blue economy.
Golf ball-sized hail comes "thundering down" as the extreme heat warning for England continues.
Last week's protests by farmers show it is only a matter of time until the Government's punitive approach on emissions will fail.
With each new policy the Government is burning political capital ...
PARIS: Carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high by 2023 as just 2% of pandemic recovery finance is being spent on clean energy, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday.
The Hong Kong Observatory issued the typhoon standby signal No 1 at 9.40pm on Sunday.The No 1 signal is raised when a tropical cyclone is centred within 800km of Hong Kong and may affect the city.A thunderstorm warning was issued earlier at 8.55pm and would remain valid until 11pm. Intense gusts reaching 70km/h (45mph) or above could affect Hong Kong, the Observatory said.Widespread heavy rain may affect Hong Kong in a couple of hours, it said. Members of the public should be on the alert.An…
As thousands of firefighters battling blaze, Wildfires continue to scorch northern California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington with no letup in sight
BEIJING: China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, launched its long-awaited emissions trading system on Friday, a key tool in its quest to drive down climate change-causing greenhouse gases and go carbon neutral by 2060.
Meteorologists predict that a heatwave will begin across Egypt on Friday, with temperatures reaching up to 39C in Cairo and the Delta and 33C along the north coast. High temperatures of 40C are predicted in northern Upper Egypt, while southern Upper Egypt will witness highs of 42C. The heatwave will last until Monday, with meteorologists …
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Meteorologists predict a heatwave across Egypt from Friday to Monday, with maximum temperatures of up to 45 degrees in Upper Egypt. Maximum temperatures in the Cairo and Delta governorates will hit 37C on Wednesday and Thursday, rising by two degrees on Friday and Saturday to reach 39C and 38C on Sunday to Monday. The northern …
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China, which surpassed the U.S. as the world’s biggest polluter years ago, is looking to financial markets to help restrain its greenhouse gas emissions by launching the world’s largest carbon trading system. But it could be years before the new market has any meaningful effect. Instead of starting off tough on reducing emissions, China’s aim seems to be getting as many companies as it can on board. The question is whether it will be able to follow through on raising standards down the road.