Inuvik town councillor and pro-wrestler Dez Loreen will showcase another of his talents this weekend, at the Arctic Comedy Festival in Iqaluit.
About two dozen employees of a metalwork company in northeastern China were taken to hospital after a sudden power outage in a factory led to carbon monoxide poisoning.The failure comes as the country’s northeast grapples with a series of power shortages brought on by high coal prices and a surge in demand.On Friday, authorities in Liaoyang, a prefecture-level city in Liaoning province, suddenly cut the electricity supply of a factory operated by Liaoning Penghui Zhuye, a steelmaking and metal…
Somewhere high above the Arctic, as darkness descended on Friday evening, Meng Wanzhou began to type.Her day had started with a video appearance in a Brooklyn court. It was ending with a flight back to China, after almost three years trapped in the eye of a diplomatic storm as she battled a US bid to have her extradited from Canada to face trial for fraud.But that was now behind her.Eventually she posted the long and poetically worded message on WeChat.She described how she sobbed…
LOS ANGELES: Footprints dating back 23,000 years have been discovered in the United States, suggesting humans settled North America long before the end of the last Ice Age, research published on Thursday showed.
Former PM Turnbull and mining billionaire Andrew Forrest launch new body to advocate for green only hydrogen sector, both slamming CCS as a failure.
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“These incredible discoveries illustrate that White Sands National Park is not only a world-class destination for recreation but is also a wonderful scientific laboratory that has yielded groundbreaking, fundamental research,” said Superintendent Marie Sauter.
The fossilized human footprints were buried in multiple layers of sediment on a large playa in White Sands National Park. Seeds embedded in the footprints were radiocarbon dated and analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey to establish their age. The research dramatically extends the range for the coexistence of humans and Pleistocene (ice age) megafauna and confirms that humans were present in North America before the major glacial advances at the height of the last ice age closed migration routes from Asia. The findings are detailed...
Fossilised handprints of children from nearly 200,000 years ago were discovered in India and believed to be some of the world’s oldest art – providing evidence of the earliest human ancestors from the ice age.The impressions, likely of squished hands and sticky mud from children, were preserved in limestone and discovered on the Tibetan Plateau in South Asia, according to a study in the Science Bulletin journal. The children were believed to be between seven and 12.The study’s authors believe…
On September 16, Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent of 4.72 million square kilometers (1.82 million square miles). The 2021 minimum is the twelfth lowest in the nearly 43-year satellite record. The last 15 years are the lowest 15 … Continue reading →
‘Team Claw’, a team of Special Forces Veterans of Indian Armed Forces, created a World Record having the largest team of people with disabilities to scale the world’s highest battlefield Siachen Glacier, a defence spokesperson said. PRO Defence Udhampur said, “The summit to the highest battlefield commenced on September 7 and it concluded on September 18.”
Scientists thought that humans with stone weapons may have caused the disappearance of Ice Age beasts like woolly mammoths. New research shows that stones were no match for mammoths' hair and hide.
Bonnet Glacier in Sentinel 2 images indicating the emergence of bedrock due to thinning in the former accumulation zone, Point A. Note the lack of retained snowcover in both years with at least a month left in the melt season. Bonnet Glacier, Alberta drains north from Bonnet Peak in the Sawback Range 30 km east of the Rocky Mountain Crest. It is at the headwaters of Douglas Creek that feeds …
More than 200 companies, including Twitter, Salesforce and Procter & Gamble, signed a climate pledge that aims to reduce their carbon emissions over the next two decades.
Reducing carbon emissions in the construction sector is a complex process, with architects and developers often being advised by highly experienced energy performance consultancies such as Carbon Futures.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Each year, Earth's vegetation and oceans capture and store half of human emissions - a massive ecological subsidy to the global economy, entirely taken for granted.
Running on the western bank of the Xi River in Foshan city in southern China’s Greater Bay Area, a revolution in transport is quietly under way, one that the Chinese government hopes will slash kerbside pollution and pave the way for public transport to become truly emissions-free.A tram running 6.6 kilometres from Cangjiang Road to Zhihu in the Gaoming district has been operating since late 2019, powered by so-called “blue” hydrogen produced through breaking down methane gas into carbon…
It's 100 years since the great Antarctic explorer set out on his last voyage to the White Continent.
The Arctic sea ice minimum extent is imminent. After a cool and stormy summer, this year’s minimum extent will be one of the highest of the past decade, despite the amount of multiyear ice standing at a near-record low. A … Continue reading →
As the world's biggest producer of food and drink, Nestlé believes it has an elevated responsibility to reduce global carbon emissions – with the company's net zero 'roadmap' aiming to shift its production methods to regenerative practices.
Tropical forests on the slopes of Africa’s mountains are more concentrated stores of carbon than...
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A company launched on Monday has a unique approach to cutting global emissions – resurrecting the extinct woolly mammoth.
Surging prices in voluntary market means that carbon abatement projects are now likely to be funded by companies rather than the government.
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Southeast #3 Glacier, Devon Ice Cap in July 9, 2016 and August 29, 2021 Sentinel 2 images of the lower 10 km showing three supraglacial streams S1, S2 and S3 and the outlet plumes of each stream at Point 1-3. The yellow line is the 2016 margin. The southeast sector of the Devon Ice Cap, Devon Island, Nunavut has three tidewater outlet glaciers Southeast Glacier #1, #2 and #3. Van …
Russia, a third of which is within the Arctic circle, is warming faster than the global average, with temperatures having risen by half a degree ...
Currently, the ice sheets on Greenland are melting 'rapidly' and at a rate which is constantly accelerating, which could have catastrophic consequences for Britain.
ARENA says it is still bringing itself "up to speed" on CCS technologies, as agency pivots to Angus Taylor's preferred technologies in new investment plan.
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Found hundreds of feet beneath the sea floor, these structures have been revealed by 3D seismic reflection scans that were analysed by researchers led from the British Antarctic Survey.
Russian Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev has died while attempting to save a person's life during training exercises in the Arctic city of Norilsk, the ministry said on Wednesday.
The disappearance of Mt. Shasta's snowpack not only has turned its summit brown but also has hastened the melting of glaciers, unleashing torrents of mud and rocks.
Newfoundland and Labrador's inquiry into ground search and rescue operations began Tuesday in Makkovik with 14-year-old Burton Winters's stepmother calling for answers, nine years after the boy froze to death on sea ice after abandoning his stuck snowmobile.
Adams Glacier in Sentinel 2 False Color image from 8-30-2021. Green dots indicate margin of the Adams Glacier and the now separated Adams Outlier section. The pink arrows indicate the top and bottom of the icefall. F=regions of exposed firn, A=areas of perennial retained accumulation. Adams Glacier descends the north side of Mount Adams a 3743 m stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of Washington. The glacier begins from the summit …
After she was reported missing on Wednesday, park officials in Montana found Jennifer Coleman dead in a rocky area near the Continental Divide.
Warming of the Arctic caused by climate change has increased the number of polar vortex outbreaks, when frigid air from the far north bathes other parts of the Northern Hemisphere in killer cold, a new study finds.
The extreme cold snap that left millions without power in Texas early this year may have been made more likely due to melting Arctic sea ice, according to a scientific model
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THE International Monetary Fund is urging countries to scale up green investments and set a higher global carbon pricing floor to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.
It's formed by soil and rock left behind by glaciers.
Built on the site of the city's former tyre factory, Dundee's ambitious Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) will pool the talents of industry, academia and the public sector to lower carbon emissions on the road to net zero. By Andrew
A new AI (artificial intelligence) tool is set to enable scientists to more accurately forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months into the future. The improved predictions could underpin new early-warning …
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Drifting icebergs can conflict with navigation routes and cause hazards for coastal communities and ships. Climate change is creating more ice shelf break-off than ever and scientists are keeping track of drifting patterns as a result.
Rain fell for several hours at the highest point on the Greenland ice sheet last week — the first rainfall event in recorded history at a location that rarely creeps above freezing temperatures.Scientists confirmed Wednesday that rain was observed Saturday at Summit Station, a research facility that sits atop the Greenland ice sheet and is operated year-round by the National Science Foundation. It was the first report of rain at the normally frigid summit, and it marks only the third time in less than a decade that above-freezing temperatures were recorded at the Arctic research station, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.The rare rainfall caused significant melting at the summit and along the ice sheet's southeastern coast over the weekend and occurred just weeks after the...
NEW ZEALAND'S only carbon fund has more than trebled in size since the beginning of the year and is now worth close to $35 million.
Elijah Kaernerk said he saw one of the women being attacked in a similar manner in which a polar bear catches a seal. He said he started blacking out, but did his best to get up and distract the bear, in an effort to try and save the others.
Warming water and receding sea ice in the Western Antarctic Peninsula is changing the local plankton community with potential consequences for climate change, according to research led by scientists from …
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Back in July when the PM had a video interaction with Tokyo-bound Indian athletes, he had spoken about how Sindhu was barred from having ice-cream before the Rio Olympics and asked her if she was going to do the same this time around. After that, the PM had promised that he would have ice cream with her after the competition concluded.
Shipping is the backbone of the global economy, carrying more than 80% of the world’s traded goods. But it also accounts for almost 3% of man-made carbon dioxide emissions. If the world’s ships are going to hit a key emissions reduction target, they’ll need to start burning clean fuels by 2030. The question is, which ones?
[New Zimbabwe] ANOTHER iconic male lion was killed by an American hunter using a bow and arrow in the giant Hwange National Park, sparking global outrage.
Outcomes of the first phase of the Diversity in UK Polar Science Initiative (DiPSI) are promoted this month
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Some experts say behavioral change alone is insufficient — carbon capture and storage technology will be essential to realizing net-zero by 2050.
One man has been medevaced to Ottawa and two women were taken to hospital in Iqaluit following a polar bear attack in Sanirajak, Nunavut. RCMP said the polar bear was found dead near some cabins.
China's annual carbon dioxide emissions are 28 times higher than that of the UK, standing at an estimated 10.2billion tonnes in 2019, according to the Global Carbon Project.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says some changes are already irreversible, and warns of even more dire ramifications if global carbon emissions aren’t reduced...
Most of the world's carbon emission reductions in the next 15 years can be achieved by ending vertically-integrated energy monopolies and removing livestock farming subsidies and protections, and regulatory ...
The underlying message remains the same. The longer we wait, the more devastating the consequences.
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A team of international scientists say they have identified a pair of extinct Ice Age lions that are among the best preserved specimens ever found.The scientists believe that the cave lion cubs, named Boris and Sparta, briefly roamed the steppe of what is now eastern Russia tens of thousands of years ago.Cave lions, or panthera spelaea, once lived across much of Eurasia before going extinct around 10,000 years ago.These Ice Age big cats, though closely related, were larger than their African lion relatives that still exist today.The two cave lion cubs are believed to have been about a month or two old when they died — already the size of a full-grown house cat — but carbon dating showed that they were mummified, likely in mud, at roughly the same location thousands of years apart.Boris, the...
It was one of the best preserved ice age animals ever found and has been named Sparta by the team from the Centre for Palaeogenetics, Stockholm, Sweden.
[The Conversation Africa] Emperor penguins thrive on Antarctica's coastlines in icy conditions any human would find extreme. Yet, like Goldilocks, they have a narrow comfort zone: If there's too much sea ice, trips to bring food from the ocean become long and arduous, and their chicks may starve. With too little sea ice, the chicks are at risk of drowning.
Using observations from Inuit hunters and others, leading polar bear expert Ian Stirling and colleagues from the University of Alberta decided to investigate tool use further.
French-headquartered beauty products company L’Oreal has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions across its facilities in the US.
The White House said Friday it is reactivating the Arctic Executive Steering Committee, which coordinates domestic regulations and works with other Arctic nations. It is also adding six new members to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, including two Indigenous Alaskans.
Having recently hit $60 a unit, carbon forestry is arguably more profitable than sheep and beef. The biggest players are making millions of dollars as the industry expands. But what does the future hold ...
Experts at the US space agency and the National Snow and Ice Data Center have used satellites to monitor the minimum Arctic sea ice coverage each summer since 1978.
Researchers excavated human footprints out of a small bluff next to a dried-up playa lake and radiocarbon-dated embedded seeds to around 23,000 years ago. Their results suggest that people entered...
Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum for 2021, clocking in at the 12th...
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SCOTLAND'S single biggest polluter will spend more than £1 billion to eliminate its contribution to emissions by 2045 – harnessing green hydrogen and carbon capture technology.
Archeologists believe recently discovered hand and footprints could be considered prehistoric art, dating back 200,000 years to the Ice Age.
Energy trading company Powerledger has been shortlisted by the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Regulator in the next phase for the delivery of the highly anticipated Australian Carbon Exchange.
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Bettmann via Getty The great polar explorer Roald Amundsen stood by himself on the frozen Arctic shore, staring into the distance. He was fifty-three years old—but looked seventy-five—and bankrupt. On the ice in front of him, the men of the Amundsen-Ellsworth polar flight had broken open the large, long wooden crates that contained the two flying boats. Now their job was to reassemble the craft, laboring in subzero temperatures with little more than a block and tackle, the coal miners from the Kings Bay Mine ready to provide the muscle power when they needed it. Nearby, a journalist and photographer recorded their every move. Beautiful white mountains penned Amundsen in on three sides. Their glaciers glinted in the May sunlight. For a moment, the twenty-two houses of the mining village...
Tottenham Hotspur hopes to end Sunday's Premier League game against Chelsea on zero -- not zero goals or shots on target, but zero carbon emissions.
A UN analysis of countries' latest plans to cut carbon emissions shows they will actually rise 16 per cent on 2010 levels by 2030, leaving only a small window to limit global warming to 1.5°C
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Around the world, technological innovations to capture, store, reuse or replace carbon pollution are on the rise
British Airways took a big step toward its goal of having net-zero carbon emissions across the airline by 2050.
Global energy companies TotalEnergies and Air Liquide have inked a deal to cooperate on the development of green hydrogen and carbon capture technologies in France.
SET-listed Super Energy Corporation Plc (Super) said it plans to generate earnings from a carbon credit trade mechanism, which is expected to be a key tool in the government's attempts to reduce greenhouse gases.
Scientists are racing to collect ice cores — along with long-frozen records they hold of climate cycles — as global warming melts glaciers and ice sheets. Some say they are running out of time. And, in some cases, it's already too late.
Some 8,000 troops, 120 aircraft and 50 warships have been deployed across Russia’s strategic shipping lane in the fast-melting Arctic.
A massive $15 million carbon-sucking machine was switched on in Iceland. Learn more about the DAC machine.
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Spectacular ice age landscapes beneath the North Sea have been discovered using 3D seismic reflection technology. Similar to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) the images reveal in unprecedented detail huge seafloor …
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Russia’s emergencies minister has died trying to save a filmmaker who slipped from a cliff during training exercises in the Arctic region, officials said on Wednesday.Yevgeny Zinichev, who previously served in President Vladimir Putin’s security detail, “tragically died trying to save a person’s life” near the city of Norilsk, the ministry said in a statement that was carried by Russian news agencies.The ministry identified the filmmaker as 63-year-old Alexander Melnik who produced several…
What happens when a country that’s unwilling to impose a direct tax on emissions decides to assess the carbon content of imports?
Meet a horrifying new metric: the "mortality cost of carbon".
As global warming causes Arctic ice to melt away, archipelago-based polar bears are having more difficulty reaching each other, resulting in inbreeding
Richmond, Va., resident Jennifer Coleman, whose parents help lead the AWARE Foundation, was reported missing Wednesday on a hiking trip at Glacier National Park. Her body was found Sunday.
China’s drive to become carbon neutral by 2060 will provide Hong Kong with huge opportunities to develop into a green finance hub and regional carbon trading centre, according to Joseph Chan Ho-lim, the Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.The government has been working with local financial regulators and the mainland Chinese authorities to assess the feasibility and policy support required for developing the city as a carbon trading centre for the Greater Bay Area and Asia…
Data from radiocarbon dating, geochemical analysis, and a medieval chronicle helped researchers solve an unusual puzzle.
Spanish scientists say Europe’s southernmost glaciers will likely be reduced to ice patches in the next two decades due to climate change
Arctic sea ice extent declined more slowly during August 2021 than most years in the past decade, and as a result, this year’s September minimum extent will likely be among the highest since 2007. Part of the reason for this … Continue reading →
China is the world's largest carbon emitter, after the U.S., producing an estimated 27% of global greenhouse gases. Kerry is in the country for talks on stronger efforts to curb rising temperatures.
From endangered freshwater dolphins drowned by discarded fishing nets to elephants scavenging through rubbish, migratory species are among the most vulnerable to plastic pollution, a United Nations report on the Asia-Pacific region said on Tuesday, calling for greater action to cut waste.Plastic particles have infiltrated even the most remote and seemingly pristine regions of the planet, with tiny fragments discovered inside fish in the deepest recesses of the ocean and peppering Arctic sea ice…
Sentinel 2 False and True Color images from 8-25-2021. Yellow arrows indicate where glacier is separating and blue arrows the small remanent of 2021 snowpack remaining. This remanent will not last to the end of the melt season. The summer of 2021 is proving to be catastrophic for Whitney Glacier on Mount Shasta, California in terms of volume loss, ~15-20% this year leading to long term impacts, adding to the …
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IceNet, an ice loss prediction tool developed by Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey, is almost 95 per cent accurate in predicting if sea ice will be present two months ahead.
A new report reveals that global power sector emissions rebounded in the first half of 2021, increasing from the lows seen a year earlier, so that emissions are now 5% above pre-pandemic levels. Rising global electricity demand in the first half of 2021 also outpaced growth in clean electricity, which led to an increase in emissions-intensive coal power. The study's authors said: “Catapulting emissions in 2021 should send alarm bells across the world. We are not building back better, we are building back badly.”
Terminus of Columbia Glacier on left with 1984 terminus location noted. Observe the avalanche fans (A) and the relatively high snowcover on 8-2-2021. At right is Easton Glacier on 8-11-2021 with the location of the 1990 terminus indicated, 440 m of retreat to the 2021 terminus position. The glacier has only 38% snowcover at this time, which is better illustrated below. Columbia and Easton Glacier in the North Cascade Range …
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[Daily Maverick] Marine experts are still trying to find out why there has been an increase in the number of species of seals on South African shores over the past two years. This comes as yet another antarctic fur seal was spotted.
Sea ice loss during the first half of August stalled, though ice in the Beaufort Sea is finally starting to weaken. The Northern Sea Route appears closed off in 2021, despite being open each summer since 2008. Overview of conditions As … Continue reading →
Nitrogen may fall as temperatures rise, hurting plankton, new study suggests. Researchers looked at sediment from the western/central Arctic & found the ocean wasn't as separated as it is now.
Kelsey Pearce, 27, and her boyfriend thought they had set up the perfect holiday photo by Lake Jade in Washington state when her dog Rayleigh photobombed them on a paddleboard.
Santos says its flagship CCS project needs a carbon price, and it is counting on a $70/tonne price by 2030.
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GOVERNMENT support is needed if New Zealand is to position itself at the forefront of an emerging market in seaweed-based environmental services including 'blue carbon', a report released today says.
We also travel back to the Ice Age and to Sao Paulo's tallest building in this week's round-up.
Between August 9 and August 11 the iceberg made a very light contact with the Antarctic coast, scraping along the edge of the western Brunt ice shelf, experts at the British Antarctic Survey said.
More than 17,000 years ago, a woolly mammoth roamed enough of the Alaskan landscape to circle the Earth twice, according to a new paper from an international team of researchers who retraced the lifetime of one of the extinct Arctic creatures.
DUNEDIN tourism businesses that measure their carbon emissions and achieve zero carbon status will be eligible to up to $1000 under a new Enterprise Dunedin scheme.
THE production director of one of New Zealand's largest capsicum producers says the hike in the cost of carbon is a contributing factor in the decision by an increasing number of growers to quit the industry.
There's more to Antarctica than ice and penguins.
A 12,000 year-old flood that drained a lake at speeds of more than 800 Olympic swimming pools per second may have pushed Earth back into an ice age, researchers said in a new study.
Scientists have unveiled an extraordinary find — a lion cub found in the Arctic that may be the best preserved Ice Age animal ever found.
RESEARCH commissioned by Beef + Lamb New Zealand has found that about 26,550 hectares of farmland has been sold to "carbon-only" entities since 2017.
With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.