All the action between the Hurricanes and the Crusaders.
Australia's government has consistently forecasted rising coal exports, but the reality has been vey different.
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The trip by the U.S. climate envoy is aimed at forging a closer partnership with China on problems related to climate change.
Health, environmental concerns aren’t deterring Kern County from a future with thousands more oil and gas wells.
[Ghanaian Times] Caritas Ghana, a faith-based non-governmental organization (NGO), has established a recycling plant in the Tamale metropolis.
The Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo) expects global oil prices to decrease after Opec and its allies agreed to increase petroleum production in a cautious move in line with global economic recovery.
For days now the forests of Uttarakhand have been on fire, turning the air over the pristine hill state lethal. Levels of black carbon, or soot, have shot up six times while that of ozone has trebled — both going straight from safe levels to dangerously toxic ones within a week.
Greenhouse gases are on par with where they were in the mid-Pliocene, when sea level was 78 feet higher and the Earth was 7 degrees warmer. Since 2000, global CO2 levels have risen 12 percent.
The Biden administration will not shut down the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline while an environmental review is conducted, a blow to the environmental and tribal groups that have rallied against the project for years.
The IMF and World Bank should use the crisis to divert cash to Global South countries to ease the effects of climate change
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Thwaites in Western Antarctica is the size of Britain and melting at an alarming rate. If it was to collapse, it would lead to an increase in sea levels of around two feet (65cm).
For the first time, climate scientists have measured ocean conditions beneath Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, sometimes called the "Doomsday Glacier."
President Biden's initial spending plan would include $6.8 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers and calls on the agency — tasked with overseeing the nation's largest restoration and flood mitigation projects — to prioritize sea-level rise and damage tied to climate change.
The Interior Department today rescinded a Trump administration legal opinion that set a stricter standard for the permitting of certain offshore projects, including wind farms.
A Utah state agency has reversed its October decision to lease land in the original boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument to oil and gas companies. Fees paid by the companies have been refunded.
[SAnews.gov.za] The 30th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change has urged developed countries to revisit their climate change mitigation targets while also urging them to provide support to developing countries.
New Clean Energy Council report declares big batteries the new king of peaking services, cheaper and faster than traditional gas generators.
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A pelican rescued from the 2010 oil spill, cleaned of oil and released in Georgia has returned 700 miles to an island restored last year for pelicans and other seabirds.
The White House is pitching $1.9 billion for clean energy deployment at the Department of Energy as the administration looks to boost overall spending levels to address the climate crisis.
The Biden administration has officially put the brakes on a Trump-era assessment of offshore oil and drilling potential in areas containing several protected marine monuments and sanctuaries.
DUBAI (Reuters) – In order to wean Saudi Arabia off its dependency on crude the kingdom needs higher oil prices. A multi-trillion dollar spending push designed to diversify the economy’s sources of income will require state companies to cut the dividends they pay the government to boost capital spending, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has … Continued
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THE GOOD news is that New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions were down in the year to December 2020, the not so good news is that same month saw household emissions reach their highest ever level.
Thousands of students gathered at Wellington's Civic Square this morning before marching to Parliament, demanding more urgent action on climate change.
Held for the first time since 2019, the protest ...
[IPS] Washington DC -- As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has generally been framed around the underrepresentation of women in the energy workforce.
President Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes measures to build and retrofit affordable, energy-efficient homes, something that efficiency advocates say could alleviate energy and housing insecurity while also creating jobs.
THIRTY-TWO data collectors employed by the Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal and Climate Change in Hanover say they have not been paid for two months.At least two of the contracted workers said they have been getting the "run around" from the ministry.According to the workers, who were assigned to the Squatter Management Unit, they started working on Monday, February 8, and underwent three days of training. One woman who requested anonymity told the Jamaica Observer that despite multiple inquiries, she is yet to get paid."So, we would've really started February 11. We finished working on March 19, and we were expecting to get pay like every two weeks. When it come for that time for us to get pay, we contact the office and they said it is processing. We contact them several times after and...
The biggest challenge for most climate solutions is finding a market. That means displacing existing carbon-intensive products that are often cheaper and just as good, such as fossil-fuel-powered airplanes or emissions-intensive steel.
Climate envoy John Kerry is wrapping up an eight-day tour to India, the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh aimed at persuading them to adopt more stringent carbon reductions ahead of President Biden's climate summit in two weeks.
President Biden is preparing to throw his weight behind international efforts to alleviate climate risks that threaten the global financial system.
With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are calling for green debt relief.
How does a country deal with climate disasters ...
John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, is in Bangladesh to hear what the South Asia delta nation has done to deal with weather extremes and rising sea levels ahead of a virtual summit hosted by President Joe Biden this month
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Utah on Thursday as part of a review of two national monuments ordered by President Joe Biden.
Work is continuing at the Carmichael coal mine and rail project after police removed protesters trying to blockade the site in central Queensland.
If aviation were a country, it would be among the world's top CO2 emitters. The sector has committed to reducing its carbon footprint, but the technology it's banking on for low-carbon travel is far from being developed.
Research firm Wood Mackenzie says it anticipates the global wind power industry will install 1 TW of new capacity between 2021 and 2030. The world set a new record in wind installations in 2020 and saw a number of national and regional targets set for 2030, underscoring the important role of wind technology in the […]
The move is a drastic increase from the government's original target of slashing emissions by 26%.
Your individual behavior won't fix climate change. Five experts share more meaningful ways to think green.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania Electricity Supply Corporation (Tanesco) has failed to update all aspects of the feasibility study conducted earlier in the construction of the Mwalimu Nyerere Dam Power Project (JNHPP), according to the Auditor General's report.
With a key deadline only months away, EPA is foot-dragging on a Clean Air Act requirement aimed at prodding Colorado's largest population hub to comply with a national ground-level ozone standard, a Western conservation group alleged in a federal lawsuit filed today.
For the second year in a row, there will be no National Independence Day Parade in Washington on July 4.
After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, hurricane forecasters on Thursday said we can expect above-average activity again this year.
U.S. Marines and sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1 participated in Arctic Littoral Strike in Northern Norway with the Norwegian military in March, the U.S. Marine Corps announced.
[The Conversation Africa] Cycads, the world's oldest seed-producing plants, are facing extinction. Africa is home to a variety of cycad species and South Africa is regarded as a global hotspot for cycad diversity.
The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is now higher than it has been in at least 3.6 million years, federal scientists said Wednesday.
Around a third of the ice shelves holding back huge glaciers in Antarctica are at risk of collapse if the world fails to take sufficient action on climate change
After alleging "political interference" by the Trump administration, EPA today released a new toxicity assessment for a "forever chemical."
One of the countries most vulnerable to climate change has also been revealed as a major contributor of methane, a greenhouse gas that is about 80 times more potent in its first two decades in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. The 12 highest methane emission rates detected this year by Kayrros SAS have occurred over Bangladesh, according to the Paris-based company, one of several that specialise in analysing satellite observations to locate leaks. “It has the strongest sustained emissions we…
Americans have long had a love affair with big SUVs that can carry more people and stuff than they usually need to transport and go much further than most of us drive in a day. But now there's a number of start ups that are betting they can sell car shoppers on vehicles that offer the exact opposite.
[Greenpeace] Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) recently released official statistics for unemployment since the national lockdown decimated South Africa, leading to a cumulative 16.4% contraction of the economy.
NEW COAL BOILERS used in manufacturing and production are to be banned by the end of the year, the government announced today.
China has offered to help Mongolia address environmental problems after the two countries were hit by heavy dust storms this spring. “Environmental problems know no borders, and China is ready to cooperate with Mongolia in environmental protection, desertification prevention and control to jointly address challenges,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a phone conversation on Wednesday afternoon with Mongolian Prime Minister Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene, who took office in February. …
If global temperatures reach 4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, more than a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf will be at risk of collapse, according to new models.
New petrol and diesel cars could be banned by 2030 under a proposal by Infrastructure Victoria to reach zero transport emissions. But all-electric car prices start at $50,000 for a Nissan Leaf.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Michael Regan, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, about President Biden's American Jobs Plan, and how to fulfill commitments to environmental justice.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it expects to make the first profit from pumping oil since the start of the pandemic.
A new report is raising questions about the future cost of hydrogen, suggesting that renewable versions of the fuel will "undercut" other low-carbon types in the next decade.
The Gow family were reunited with their beloved tinny fondly known as the 'love boat' after it was swept away from their Telegraph Point home by floods in late March.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and top state lawmakers are expected to announce as soon as today a plan to spend $500 million on wildfire prevention efforts.
Bitcoin long has struggled with a bad reputation among environmentalists because of the digital currency's reliance on massive quantities of energy — often from fossil fuel-fired plants.
Energy Absolute Plc (EA) expects to start making batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) at its production factory in Chachoengsao in June, marking its presence in the industry this year.
Major transmission upgrades, including new link to South Australia and renewable energy zones in NSW, now in doubt after AEMC refuses rule change request.
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Bitcoin emissions in China exceed the total emissions of the Czech Republic and Qatar, study says.
Logan Goldie-Scot, head of clean power research at BloombergNEF, discusses supply chain and price forecasts for battery storage, EVs and green hydrogen. Plus: Not so Kean on Turnbull, and Walcha’s big play.
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The Australian Antarctic Division is planning to send a support ship to meet the fire-damaged Antarctic resupply vessel which is near bad weather at sea.
Local production of electrolysers, EV charging equipment and solar panel recycling to be prioritised through the Modern Manufacturing Initiative.
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Seed laws criminalizing farmers for using diverse crops that stand a better chance of adapting to climate change are threatening food security. Seed sovereignty activists want to reclaim the right to plant.
A pipeline leaked more than 1,600 gallons of oil Tuesday in the Inglewood Oil Field near Kenneth Hahn Park when a valve was left open.
The level of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is now higher than it's been in at least 3.6 million years, federal scientists said Wednesday.
InterContinental Energy, the green hydrogen developer behind the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, has announced a string of top-level hires.
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Scientists confirmed 'spiders' on Mars' surface are caused by CO2 vapor breaking through the ice and scattering dirt by using dry ice in a simulator that recreates conditions on the Red Planet.
The British Army announced its construction on Wednesday of a photovoltaic solar farm to supply its Leconfield, England, transport school with electricity.
EPA scientists and crew set sail last Friday on the agency's largest research vessel, the Lake Guardian, after a year of inactivity due to the ongoing pandemic.
Two senior House Republicans are asking EPA to hand over all records related to last week's firing of members of two advisory committees, saying the move smacked of politicization.
The Oxfordshire village of Benson recorded its coldest April morning for 25 years as the mercury dropped to -7.5C (18.5F) - a remarkably cold temperature for the time of year.
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Blue Ridge Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative serving northwest North Carolina, said it picked Oriden LLC to develop an 11-MW solar project as part of its Brighter Future initiative. This project will provide a local generation source and allow Blue Ridge Energy to work towards its goals of achieving a 50 percent reduction in carbon […]
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The coronavirus-linked economic slowdown is limiting cash to help Africans pay to adapt to climate extremes, from drought to floods
The Interior Department told Oklahoma last week that it will take over coal mine regulations on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reservation after a Supreme Court ruling last year reestablishing tribal jurisdiction over land in the state.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan today directed top aides to take "immediate and affirmative steps" to engage with pollution-burdened, underserved communities, including on enforcement, permitting, rulemaking and other policies.
At winter's end, Utah's snowpack stood at 79% of normal. While it was not the driest winter on record, the low snow portends tight water supplies since reservoirs are already depleted and soils are nowhere near their typical levels of saturation.
Residents of Ngadirejo village in Sukaharjo regency, Central Java province, had often found themselves helpless when their wells dried up or water flooded through their homes. But thanks to a national campaign called Program Kampung Iklim, known by its acronym ProKlim, they now have solutions to this flooding that generally occurs because of a lack […]
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The Egyptian House of Representatives’ Energy and Environment Committee on Tuesday approved a US$200 million loan agreement signed between Egypt and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the Air Pollution and Climate Change Management Project in Greater Cairo. Comitee Chief Hossam Awadallah said that Egypt was the first location for the International Bank … Continued
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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Ministry of Mines and Energy, is calling for accelerated global collaboration in combating climate change, and reducing greenhouse gas emission (GHG) below two percent Celsius.
Engineers in South Korea have developed a large-scale electrochemical CO2 conversion system, as well as a scalable method for producing the catalyst.
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi participated today via video conference in the high-level meeting organized by the African Development Bank (AFDB) in cooperation with the Global Center on Adaptation under the title "Leaders' Dialogue on the Africa Covid-Climate Emergency".
Emergency response teams scrambled on Tuesday to prevent a Dutch cargo ship adrift in the North Sea from sinking and causing an oil spill off Norway's coast after the crew had to be evacuated in stormy weather.
[UN News] Support for climate adaptation in Africa is crucial, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in appealing for greater action to provide renewable energy to hundreds of millions who still lack access to reliable and affordable electricity.
A California prosecutor filed 33 criminal charges yesterday against troubled Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a 2019 wind-driven wildfire officials blamed on the utility, accusing it of injuring six firefighters and endangering public health with smoke and ash.
Imagine a world in which plastic production offsets carbon dioxide emissions rather than creating them. A new pilot project — from a century-old oil and gas company and a fledgling biotech firm — aims to make that vision a commercially viable reality.
Clues are emerging about how interim Bureau of Land Management Director Nada Culver may change oil, NEPA, sage grouse and public lands policy.
Climate-conscious law students are turning up the heat on a major law firm over its work for the fossil fuel industry.
The Treasury Department will play a "critical role" in U.S. climate efforts by mitigating financial risks and supporting an expansion of global lending for climate projects.
The White House is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for advice on infrastructure messaging. He suggested focusing the debate on climate change.
Rigolet's Eldred Allen and his drone company Bird's Eye Inc. are keeping tabs on changing ice conditions, and helping keep people safe.
It is easy to dismiss critics of the Climate Change Commission's plan to reduce emissions as opposed to any action at all.
Too easy. There is a consensus for lower emissions which no New Zealand ...
'This small seal needs sea ice to thrive, wrote the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, or COSEWIC, which declared ringed seals a species of special concern in November of 2019.
Coking coal exports from the United States has filled some of the void created in China by its unofficial ban on Australian exports of the commodity over the past five months as trade manipulation creates “winners and losers”, economists said. China blocked Australian coal imports in October amid a year-long political conflict, leaving many vessels stranded off its coast, before increasing imports from the US, South Africa and Colombia having previously relied mainly on the likes of Indonesia,…
Funding initiatives to protect land, freshwater and oceans should be a priority in the upcoming federal budget, and at a level commensurate with Canada's historic nature and climate commitments, write Gauri Sreenivasan, Mandy Gull and Jacqueline Scott.
Protesters have tried to blockade a rail construction site at the controversial Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland.
Researchers studied polar bears in the Canadian Arctic and found they have resorted to eating birds' eggs after climate change which has caused the melting of ice platforms they use to hunt seals
A super power grid connecting all the countries of northeast Asia would make renewable energy as cheap and available as coal, according to a new study by Chinese scientists.As a region, northeast Asia, which comprises China, Russia, Mongolia, South Korea, North Korea and Japan, consumes about a third of the world’s energy and the industry estimates its annual electricity demand will double to 6.4 petawatt-hours by 2050.With the exception of North Korea, the five nations have signed a series of…
Warmer sand temperatures from climate change are leading to way more females being hatched than males.
The deepening row between Manila and Beijing over the weeks-long presence of Chinese vessels at a disputed reef in the South China Sea could escalate as anger grows in the Philippines and the US signals its support for its Southeast Asian ally, analysts say.Beijing has insisted that what it says are fishing vessels at Whitsun Reef are sheltering from bad weather and have “no plan” to stay there permanently, but Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr warned that Manila would lodge…
BERLIN (AP) — Nascent talks aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran broke Friday without any immediate signs of progress on the thorny issues dividing Washington and Tehran, but with delegates talking of a constructive atmosphere and resolving to continue the discussions. Two working groups that have been … Continued
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The wind turbines will be located in waters near the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture and generate a maximum of 159.6 megawatts, enough renewable energy to ...
Australia's government is ramping up its international greenwashing efforts, even as it gassifies its clean energy agencies.
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US President Joe Biden asked Congress to sharply increase spending to combat climate change and gun violence and to support education in a budget that marks a sharp departure from his predecessor, Donald Trump. The $1.5 trillion budget, reflecting an 8% increase in base funding from the current year, would invest billions more in public transportation and environmental clean-ups, slash funding for a border wall, expand funding for background checks on gun sales, and direct a record amount to poor public schools, each goal clashing with the prior administration.
The Biden administration on Friday indicated in court it will not shut down operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline while it conducts an environmental review.
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The poster child of climate change is suffering in more ways than one.
As of Friday morning, the Margo Fire is burning 500 acres and remains only 20% contained. The National Weather Service in Tucson says extreme drought is partially to blame.
President Biden's spending outline for the next fiscal year would boost funding for farmland conservation and forestry while gearing those efforts more openly to climate change.
President Biden's spending request asks Congress to spend big on climate change within the Department of Health and Human Services — again emphasizing environmental justice.
The Biden administration has decided against temporarily shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline, dealing a blow to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others who called for the conduit to be drained of oil.
NOAA is updating its definition of what a "normal" Atlantic hurricane season looks like, based on the last 30 years. The average number of hurricanes in the new normal has risen from 6 to 7.
U.S. intelligence officials issued a clear warning about how climate change could alter geopolitical power and resource distribution in their "Global Trends" report this year.
The Trump EPA spent more than 2 ½ years on an effort that led to the fiercely contested imposition in late December of standardized cost-and-benefit forecasting requirements on future Clean Air Act rules.
President Biden has proposed a substantial spike in funds for EPA with big boosts in line with his administration's priorities on fighting climate change and promoting environmental justice, as well as more resources for several programs once neglected.
President Biden today offered a first look at his fiscal 2022 budget, which marks a sharp break from the Trump era, with major new spending for fighting climate change and promoting clean energy.
The researchers noted that limiting temperature rise to two degrees Celsius rather than four degrees Celsius would halve the area at risk, and potentially avoid significant sea-level rise.
A fight over Greenland's rich oil, gas and mineral deposits is raging, as global warming melts ice and exposes rich reserves. Now Greenlanders are struggling to balance economic growth and environmental protection.
A Michigan man who drove to a nuclear power plant outside Cleveland and claimed he had a bomb has been arrested.
The Biden administration may cement the fate of the Dakota Access pipeline during a court hearing today in which government attorneys are expected to reveal whether federal regulators plan to shutter the contested crude oil project.
Denmark wants to spend 106 billion kroner ($17 billion) by 2035 on transport infrastructure projects that will have a combined neutral impact on emissions even as the Nordic nation is struggling with its ambitious climate targets.
More than a third of the Antarctic ice shelf is at risk of collapsing if global temperatures rise 4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, according to new research.
Carbon pricing supporters are pushing to include the policy in the ongoing infrastructure push, and they appear to have allies in the Biden administration, despite a turbulent political landscape on Capitol Hill.
After the worst wildfire season ever in 2020, California is bracing for more destruction this year due to worsening drought conditions and above-normal temperatures.
Lack of a current, national rainfall database means some states are using outdated data - some as much as 60 years old - as they design new roads, bridges and dams. That's a dangerous problem as the climate changes and rainstorms become more severe and frequent, leading to floods that destroy property and lives.
Hydrogen is often touted in the scientific and general media as a silver bullet for reaching net zero emissions. But there are many "buts".
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Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species –...
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Taylor stacks Climate Change Authority with fossil fuel allies, including former Origin CEO Grant King, and the self-styled head of the "greenhouse mafia".
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Manila and Beijing’s row over the massing of Chinese vessels in the contested South China Sea has plunged bilateral relations into uncharted waters, with both the Philippine defence and foreign affairs departments saying they were keeping their options open, and an official floating the possibility of expelling a Chinese diplomat.Tensions over the Whitsun Reef in the Spratly Islands, which both China and the Philippines claim, have heightened in the past month after more than 200 Chinese boats…
Heavy goods vehicles powered by batteries can compete with diesel ones, say researchers.
Weeks before US President Joe Biden convenes a summit of global leaders on climate change, his special envoy John Kerry met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to push New Delhi to pursue bolder climate change goals.Kerry, in the Indian capital on a three-day tour that ends on Thursday, promised Modi the US would “bring more money to the table” and “facilitate concessionary finance” to fund the transition of the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases towards greener…
Ghost forests have invaded 11% of North Carolina's Alligator Wildlife Refuge due to rising sea levels pushing seawater inland, which poisons living trees and turns them into lifeless trunks.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm took to the White House podium this afternoon to defend the administration's infrastructure plan and its ability to provide well-paying clean energy jobs equal to those in the oil and gas sector.
Africa now faces the dual onslaught of climate change – currently estimated at between $7 billion and $15 billion each year – and Covid-19, which has claimed 114,000 lives
[Daily Maverick] Companies emit more greenhouse gases than they should because they can. South Africa's new(ish) carbon tax system puts a price on carbon that will hopefully bring emissions down.
Tejon Ranch Co. failed to adequately explain how it would reduce wildfire risk and greenhouse gas emissions in a planned residential community.
After last year's record-breaking hurricane season, forecasters are expecting another overactive season.
A team of meteorologists in Colorado on Thursday forecast another above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, months after closing the books on the most active storm season on record.
Unlike today’s energy crops, such as corn and soybeans, growing kelp doesn’t require land, fresh water or fertilizer. And giant kelp can grow over a foot per day under ideal conditions.
As large-scale hog and dairy operations contribute to rising greenhouse gas levels, EPA must regulate them under a section of the Clean Air Act normally reserved for traditional industries, a coalition of advocacy organizations said in a petition this week.
Antarctica’s ice shelves – the floating tongues of ice formed where the ice sheet meets...
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Experts say China's Bitcoin mining covers 75% of the world's total crypto activities. Here's why this is alarming.
His trip through India, United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh is part of a push by the Biden administration for more ambitious climate action.
The meat-free move from the BBC children's series sparked backlash from some parents and farmers, including father-of-three Gareth Wyn Jones, who runs a 2,000-acre farm in North Wales.
The 2000 properties on Wellington City Council's bad recycling blacklist will get a clean slate while a report is undertaken to address the issue of non-compliance
Wellington City Council has several ...
As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has generally been framed around the underrepresentation of women in the energy workforce. But this ignores an important reality: millions of women […]
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Oil oscillated in a tight range alongside broader markets as signs of economic reopening efforts gaining traction in the U.S. help ease virus-related setbacks elsewhere.
Residential solar customers in most of the United States should be compensated at higher rates for the power they add to the grid, according to a new study.
The Biden administration released a tax plan yesterday that calls for ending "long-entrenched subsidies to fossil fuels" and instead using targeted tax incentives to promote clean energy.
African leaders rallied Tuesday in a virtual summit calling for scaled-up actions and financing to combat the effects of climate change that are already being felt in the continent of 1.3 billion.
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said yesterday that the federal government should compel businesses to reduce emissions and address climate change because corporations would resist taking steps voluntarily if they think it would hurt their bottom line.
President Biden confronted Republican hostility toward his $2.3 trillion infrastructure package yesterday by declaring it a pillar of his climate plan.
[VOA] Johannesburg -- A pandemic has blanketed the planet. Economies have cratered. Across the world, people are scared, anxious and unsteady about the future.
China’s massive bitcoin mining operation could undermine the nation’s efforts to reduce emissions unless the government steps in, according to a new study.The annual energy consumption of China’s bitcoin miners is expected to peak in 2024 at about 297 terawatt-hours, or more than was used by Italy in 2016, the study said.The mines’ annual carbon emissions are set to peak at 130 million tonnes in 2024, or more than the greenhouse gas emissions of the Czech Republic in 2016.The study was…
Scientists have recorded a surprising rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane levels over 2020, complicating predictions of a Covid reprieve.
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Press Release CHANHZHOU (April 7, 2021) – Trina Solar (SH: 688599), the world’s leading global PV and smart energy total solutions provider, recorded a 26% year-on-year increase in operating revenue in 2020 and net income attributable to shareholders of RMB 1.229 billion. The company’s 2020 full-year financial results show operating revenue of RMB 29.418 billion, […]
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A special court in Delhi on Wednesday extended the custody of Ashok Mishra, officer-in-charge of Bankura police station in West Bengal, in what is being seen an important turn in the politically sensitive coal smuggling case allegedly involving Trinamool politicians.
Norway's gargantuan oil fund has begun its shifts towards investing more heavily in renewable energy projects.
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NSW deputy premier Jon Barilaro could not have chosen better backdrops to highlight the state's big ugly coal problem.
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Entrepreneurs in Alberta see the potential in repurposing water from oil drilling to produce lithium, which is used in batteries for everything from smartphones to electric cars.
Bonar Glacier in 1992 and 2021 Landsat image. Red arrow is the 1992 terminus location, yellow arrow the 2021 terminus location and purple dots the snowline. Bonar Glacier is on the west flank of Mount Aspiring flowing north from Mount before turning sharply west and descending towards a lake and draining into the Waipara River. The NIWA glacier monitoring program noted that 30 per cent of New Zealand’s ice that was …
NIO, one of three US-listed Chinese electric car makers that compete with Tesla, said its breakneck growth pace may be held back, as the global shortage of computer chips that have hobbled the global automotive industry hits home. The Beijing-based carmaker may lack the semiconductor stockpile to meet its target of assembling 7,500 electric cars in the second quarter, NIO’s founder and chief executive William Li said during a press ceremony in the Anhui provincial capital of Hefei, where the…
The average was 417.14 ppm last month, but experts predict it will peak at 419.5ppm in May - making 2021 the first year on record to with CO2 levels more than 50% above pre-industrial levels.
Parts of Australia are set to shiver through icy temperatures and wet weather in the coming days as a 'polar blast' of Antarctic air sweeps across the nation's south.
Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pushed back against critics of the Biden administration's freeze of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters, saying Republican leaders and others are misrepresenting the facts.
President Biden this afternoon sought to sell Americans on his vision of investing in major public works projects as well as social and climate change programs.
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has argued that the international financial response to the Covid-19 emergency should include debt relief, support for budgetary liquidity, and interventions in resilience and adaptation to climate change.
Ameresco will design, build, operate and maintain the facilities and sell the energy to Holy Cross Energy through a PPA.
[This Day] In maintaining its drive for a cleaner environment, the Lagos State government recently inaugurated some projects aimed at making the state more environmentally sustainable. Chiemelie Ezeobi reports that the projects have been handed over to the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency for efficient use
EPA and public health advocates are celebrating new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying there is only "low" risk of contracting the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces, with the environmental regulator saying the new advice will reduce harm to people with respiratory health problems.
Investors representing $105 billion in assets asked EPA and Congress today to permanently prevent large-scale mining in southwest Alaska's salmon-rich Bristol Bay region.
EPA has turned back a number of President Trump-era measures that limited its largest employee union.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the impact of climate change on African economies noting that the continent's GDP had, for the first time in 25 years, dropped by over three percent in 2020.
Washington has warned it is watching 'very closely' after satellite images have revealed the expansion of military bases, including an underground base which could be used for Poseidon 2M39.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Green Livelihood Alliance (GLA) 2.0, a program tackling deforestation, human rights abuses and activists' safety and the lack of policies that drive smallholder farming, has been launched.
NEW REGULATIONS requiring the financial sector to disclose the greenhouse gas emission of their investment portfolios are needed, the Sustainable Business Network says in its submission to the Climate Change Commission.
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[Daily Trust] Malam Ibrahim Jegudu, Director Forestry in the Kebbi State Ministry of Environment, on Monday, said the state government has planted one million tree seedlings to combat desertification across the state.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Minister of Women, Family and Elderly Affairs Imen Zahouani Houimel, on Tuesday, called for mainstreaming gender in climate change mitigation programmes and developing the green economy.
Enbridge Inc. wants to show the Biden administration that the tunnel the Canadian company is building for its oil pipeline under Lake Michigan is exactly what the U.S. president's plan for better infrastructure is all about.
The amount of global coal-fired power capacity under development grew last year for the first time since 2015, says a new report from clean energy and environmental groups.
A new report is documenting how clean energy jobs typically pay less than jobs in fossil fuel industries, highlighting a political debate about whether workers can be transitioned from one sector to another.
The U.K.'s seabed is more valuable as a carbon sink absorbing pollution from industry than as a source of oil and natural gas, official estimates from the government's Office for National Statistics show.
Six Democratic attorneys general are calling on President Biden's Department of Justice to reverse the Trump administration's position in a slew of climate liability lawsuits against oil and gas companies.
[Leadership] Abuja -- The federal government has said that climate change has contributed to rising insurgency and armed conflict, which are ravaging Nigeria and the rest of the African continent, with resultant displacement of persons and livelihoods.
Amid growing global concerns over inadequacy of collective climate action targets, India told visiting US presidential envoy for climate change John Kerry that there is a need to assess and enhance financial flows from developed countries for mitigation support even as both sides acknowledged a strong convergence of interests.
"Set a binding target, and get out of the way": RepuTex says demand for ACCUs is booming, but federal government still needs to act.
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AI Group says it's worried an ambitious target could mean Victorian businesses will lose out to less ambitious NSW and Queensland.
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NSW energy minister Matt Kean says the future of coal mines beyond the remit of new zero emissions advisory board, which is one reason why Turnbull was dumped as chair.
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A team of scientists has come up with a radical solution to heat cities using spent nuclear rods, which they say is cost-effective and greener than natural gas. As the EU moves away from coal, many are interested.
Carl Hodges used seawater farms to combat climate change and poverty, and helped create Biosphere 2 and The Land Pavilion at Walt Disney World.
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