The Michigan city aims to eliminate climate-warming pollution by 2030, with investments in renewable energy, public transit, home weatherization, and more.
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The fire broke out on a mountain in Nakhon Nayok province, 114km northeast of Bangkok – high winds fanned the flames. A thick layer of toxic smog has enveloped the north for days, causing health problems – slash-and-burn agriculture is blamed.
EU deal to nearly double renewable energy by 2030
Emissions will need to rapidly fall this decade to avoid these potentially grave consequences, the team of Australian researchers said.
A new study says that rapidly melting Antarctic ice could impact oceans "for centuries to come."
A new study explores the link between rising temperatures and more deadly tornadoes.
Similar measures have long been around elsewhere, but in Australia, where conflict over climate policy has been a toxic political issue, it is a major shift.
[Namibian] The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) has announced a third oil discovery in the Orange Basin off Namibia's southern coast.
Deal between Labor government and Greens requires total emissions from big industrial sites to come down, not just be offset Australia’s parliament has passed the country’s most significant emissions reduction legislation in more than a decade after the government won backing from Greens and independent MPs for a plan to deal with pollution from major industrial sites. After weeks of closed-door negotiation, a deal was brokered between the Labor government and Greens, a minor party with 15 parliamentarians, that included legislating an explicit requirement that total emissions from major industrial facilities must come down, not just be offset. Continue reading...
Vanuatu championed push for ICJ opinion after Pacific islands law students advanced the idea.
Australian parliament approves emissions caps on big polluters
Firefighter Manuel Rubio had never seen a blaze like the one that raged for the past week in eastern Spain
Changes to the safeguard mechanism take us a step closer to net zero by 2050 – the goal consecutive governments have signed up to Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast At some stage, policies that governments put forward to reduce emissions need to do exactly what they say on the tin. This week’s deal between Labor and the Greens to improve a policy covering Australia’s biggest polluters does, finally, achieve that. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
March 30, 2023 8:29 AM A study said replacing old models may reduce carbon monoxide and dangerous emissions by 90 per cent.
Reliability panel looks to change the definition of risk to take account of changing supply (wind and solar), changing weather, and political capital.
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The government announced a new waste strategy yesterday that it says will cut tens of thousands of CO2-equivalent emissions with kerbside food scrap collection.
Evidence that drought cut late-summer hatchings raises fears that delayed effect of caterpillar die-off will be seen this year The heat and drought of last summer caused British butterfly populations to crash later in the year, according to a new study. Common butterfly species including the brimstone, small tortoiseshell, peacock, green-veined white and small white appeared in good or average numbers during the spring and early summer of 2022 but numbers in subsequent late-summer generations were greatly reduced. Continue reading...
Lamborghini has taken the wraps off its High Performance Electrified Vehicle (HPEV), the Revuelto. It is powered by a 6.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, V12 engine and three electric motors. This new setup has resulted in a combined power output of 1,001 hp and a 0-100 kmph acceleration time of just 2.5 seconds. The Revuelto has been brought to replace the Aventador and usher in a new era for Lamborghini where the Italian manufacturer experiments with electric powertrains and reduce carbon emissions.
Carbon emissions within the next 50 years could lead to a tipping point where large parts of the Greenland ice sheet melt over the next 10,000 years
The fallout from last month’s disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio is still unfolding. The Environmental Protection Agency continues to oversee clean-up efforts, is still struggling to find suitable treatment sites for contaminated waste water, and is conducting some ongoing environmental monitoring and…Read more...
LED light bulbs will also be included in expanded energy efficiency labelling scheme.
This morning, I received an exciting press release from the Department of Energy: The federal agency now has a strategy in place to significantly expand the U.S.’s offshore wind capacity. Under the shiny new “Advancing Offshore Wind...” plan, the DOE hopes to support the Biden administration’s existing goal of…Read more...
When it comes to carbon tax legislation in the Northwest Territories, MLAs have said they’re still deciding who to trust — the territorial or the federal government.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Accepted Article.
Vanuatu, a disaster-prone Pacific country, has secured United Nations approval to take that question to the International Court of Justice.
The government says businesses will be able to buy clean energy credits specifically from nuclear, wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy generation.
Yukon paleontologists have unveiled another unusual find from the goldfields near Dawson City: a mummified Arctic ground squirrel from the Ice Age, curled up in a ball as though it died while hibernating.
Energy companies secured access to 1.6 million acres of waters offered at auction. It's the second time this month that the administration has opened federal territory for new fossil fuel drilling.
Resolution hailed as ‘win for climate justice of epic proportions’ should make it easier to hold countries accountable for failures A UN resolution was adopted on Wednesday that should make it easier to hold polluting countries legally accountable for failing to tackle the climate emergency, in a vote which was hailed as a historic victory for climate justice. The UN general assembly adopted by consensus the resolution spearheaded by Vanuatu, a tiny Pacific island nation vulnerable to extreme climate effects, and youth activists to secure a legal opinion from the international court of justice (ICJ) to clarify states’ obligations to tackle the climate crisis – and specify any consequences countries should face for inaction. Continue reading...
The Energy Department released a plan on Wednesday to meet President Joe Biden's goal of deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore energy by 2030, which would power 10 million homes.
International Atomic Energy Agency head Rafael Grossi arrived at Europe's largest nuclear power plant Wednesday.
Onslaught has brought severe damage, including buildings crushed by snow, flooding and homes threatened by landslides A powerful weather system from the Gulf of Alaska brought more wind, rain and snow to northern California, reeling a state already battered by months of storms. The National Weather Service said the storm was expected to pull a plume of Pacific moisture into California as it tracked south, but the rainfall was not expected to be as intense as the atmospheric rivers that impacted the state in recent weeks. Continue reading...
"It’s a situation where you could look out your window one minute and everything looks normal and then the next it’s a full-on snow globe outside."
[Capital FM] Berlin -- Belgium will support Kenya's development agenda through partnerships in trade and investment, health and renewable energy.
A visual journalist flew a drone to show how Florida is recovering on the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Ian.
Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday is poised to win a historic vote at the United Nations that would call on the world’s highest court to issue an unprecedented legal opinion on the obligation countries have to address the climate crisis. Vanuatu has long faced the disproportionate impacts of rising seas and intensifying storms. …
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Erinanne Saffell, Arizona's state climatologist, works to make sure Arizonans understand what the climate is and how it affects us.
NASA has been working to better understand our home planet from the unique vantage point of space since the first TIROS satellites launched in the 1960s. Today, with more than two dozen Earth-observing satellites and instruments, it’s clearer than ever that our planet is an interconnected system. Local events can have global impacts and global events impact local communities. Recognizing that the challenges of today and tomorrow require an agency-wide effort, NASA’s Office of the Chief Scientist established a cross-agency working group and released “Advancing NASA’s Climate Strategy.”
“The last nine years have been the hottest ever recorded. That is simply an indisputable fact, underscoring the need for bold action to protect our planet,” said...
The island nation of Vanuatu wants The Hague to rule that countries are violating international law by polluting the climate.
[allAfrica] Danish oil trading and supply company Monjasa has said that it lost contact with one of the its oil and chemical tankers. According to reports, pirates attacked and boarded the 135-meter Monjasa Reformer in the Gulf of Guinea. The spokesperson for the shipping company said all 16 crew members sought refuge in a citadel, a safe room on board the ship in accordance with the onboard anti-piracy emergency protocol. A citadel is a designated pre-planned area built into the ship where, in the event of imminent b
Major energy companies working in northern Iraq said Wednesday they shut down production due to an international court decision that tacitly limits crude oil exports through networks in Turkey.
March 29, 2023 11:41 AM This will be the first time governments are in the court’s dock for alleged climate change inaction.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, has arrived at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP), according to Ukraine’s state nuclear power plant operator Energoatom. It is the second time that Grossi has visited the nuclear power plant since it was occupied by Russian forces. “This time, Rafael Grossi plans to …
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UN adopts landmark resolution on climate justice
Rafael Mariano Grossi said he hopes to secure a long-sought deal to establish a "protection zone" around the Russian-controlled nuclear power plant.
[allAfrica] Nairobi, Kenya -- "Climate change receives inadequate media coverage and is typically only reported following conferences, events, or disasters," said journalism lecturer Enoch Sithole observed during the release of his climate journalism study in Nairobi, Kenya.
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The European Court of Human Rights will hear a case brought by Swiss senior citizens against their government over alleged inaction in preventing climate change. French climate policy will also be put on trial.
Some Tories are among those who fear jobs could move elsewhere if the government is not ambitious enough.
Australia’s lower house on Monday passed an emissions reduction plan with curbs on some new gas and coal investments and a cap on total greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s biggest polluters, after a key deal with the Greens Party.
Thousands of elderly Swiss women have joined forces in a groundbreaking case that opened on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that their government's "woefully inadequate" efforts to fight global warming violate their human rights.
The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency has long called for a protection zone to be set up around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is very near the front line between invading Russian troops and Ukrainian forces. But so far, an agreement has been elusive.
Wind, solar and other renewable energy made up about 22 percent of U.S. power generation last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
[This Day] Nasarawa -- President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the discovery and drilling of oil in Nasarawa State will lead to greater prosperity for Nigerians, as well as enhance overall energy security for the country.
The state's leading business group has expressed support for cap and trade to achieve the state’s climate mandates.
EPA’s response to the derailment has drawn intense criticism from East Palestine residents and public health experts The US Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog division is opening an investigation into the handling of the East Palestine train wreck which caused a toxic disaster in the small Ohio town. An agency spokesperson declined to comment on why it is launching the investigation, but a public memo from the EPA office of inspector general states that it will “conduct interviews, gather data, and analyze a variety of issues, including hazardous waste disposal, air and water monitoring, soil and sediment sampling, and risk communication”. Continue reading...
Call comes on eve of revised net zero strategy that allows drilling in North Sea and boosts ‘unproven’ carbon capture Hundreds of the UK’s leading scientists have urged the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, to halt the licensing of new oil and gas developments in the UK, ahead of his anticipated launch of a revised net zero and energy security strategy on Thursday. The scientists, who include Chris Rapley, former head of the Science Museum and professor at UCL and Mark Maslin, professor of earth system science at UCL, warn that there must be no new developments of oil and gas, for the world to limit global heating to 1.5C above preindustrial levels. Continue reading...
New report shows approval of all new coal mines would be equivalent of keeping all Australian coal plants open for another 129 years.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Tuesday that gives the state's energy commission oversight power on oil companies to determine potential price gouging and impose corresponding penalties.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom launched an offensive in his war with Big Oil. The battle didn't go as planned.
Thousands of women say the country's climate change policy damages their right to life and health.
Pacific island students are seeking clarity on countries' obligations to fight rising temperatures.
Car battery recycling market gears up for future boom
It’s been close to half a year since the Nord Stream pipeline—a controversial Russian energy project designed to bring cheap natural gas to European markets—mysteriously exploded. In the immediate aftermath of the pipeline’s destruction, sabotage seemed like the most likely explanation. But despite six months having…Read more...
Government’s official advisers point to ‘lost decade’ in efforts to protect lives and livelihoods The UK is “strikingly unprepared” for the impacts of the climate crisis, according to the Climate Change Committee (CCC), which said there had been a “lost decade” in efforts to adapt for the impacts of global heating. The CCC, the government’s official climate adviser, said climate damages will inevitably intensify for decades to come. It has warned repeatedly of poor preparation in the past and said government action was now urgently needed to protect people and their homes and livelihoods. Continue reading...
House Republicans are pressing forward with their marquee energy package this week that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has deemed a 'wish list for big oil.'
A small town in Minnesota has experienced two radioactive water leaks from a nearby nuclear power plant months apart - and 230 fish were found dead in the nearby river during the recent spill.
Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has announced new solar energy initiatives during his annual state of the territory address
BRUSSELS: The 27 EU member states gave final approval on Tuesday to a ban on sales of new fossil fuel cars by 2035, after Germany dropped a last-minute blocking effort.
Exclusive: National Trust concerned at danger to rich mix of ecosystems including lagoon, woodland, salt marsh and reedbed Oil from the Perenco pipeline leak in Poole harbour has washed up on the shores of Brownsea Island, an internationally important wetland and marine conservation zone. Nearly 200 barrels of reservoir fluid – a brine mixture that is about 15% oil – leaked into the waters of Ower Bay on Sunday from the pipeline sparking a major incident and urgent clean-up operation. Continue reading...
Electricity generated from renewable energy sources surpassed electricity created by coal for the first time ever in the U.S. in 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced yesterday. Read more...
European Union members formally approved a ban on the sale of new carbon dioxide (CO2)-emitting cars by 2035. What was meant to be a milestone legislation towards the decarbonization of the European car industry was watered down by Germany to provide an exemption for cars running on e-fuels.Read more...
EPA should go well beyond its original proposal for strengthening air pollution standards for particulate matter, advocates said at a rally at agency headquarters.
A lack of swimming skills among young people, especially girls, stops them working in local industries and getting involved in conservation Azha Abdul Azeez lives in Malé, the capital of the Maldives archipelago, surrounded by the idyllic Indian Ocean. But she “grew up in the house” and the water that makes up so much of Abdul Azeez’s home – a rich habitat including coral reefs, turtles, manta rays and exotic fish – terrifies her because she never learned to swim. “[My parents] were worried that something might happen to me. I think that’s why they didn’t send me [swimming] when I was little,” she says. Continue reading...
March 28, 2023 2:03 PM Apple harvests have been poor for some years due to climate change, ageing trees, less fertile soil.
More than 100,000 hectares burned in MacDonnell Ranges area, which has been declared a federal priority for threatened species conservation Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Large fires west of Alice Springs have burnt through 20% of the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell national park in what conservationists say is a nationally significant environmental “tragedy”. The fires have been fuelled by a hot March, which followed three years of above average rainfall that has increased fuel loads in the semi-arid region. Continue reading...
Woolly mammoth remains, with fur and tissue still in tact, are regularly found entombed in Arctic permafrost. Their discovery has allowed scientists to sequence the mammoth genome and learn intriguing details about the lives of these extinct Ice Age giants.
The Biden administration proposes a $30 million boost for the Bureau of Land Management to speed up the rollout of renewable energy projects on public lands.
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The government and the Greens have both declared victory after long negotiations about key climate policy. What really changed? And what is a safeguard mechanism anyway?
BP and Abu Dhabi's state oil giant on Tuesday offered to jointly acquire 50% of Israeli offshore natural gas producer NewMed Energy for around $2 billion, making their entry into Israel's growing energy sector.
The season's natural rhythms are out of whack.
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Many California and Oregon residents can expect additional snow and winds, as another winter storm watch takes hold in the already saturated area.
Progress has been made in the fight against climate change, but it's lopsided and still far short of what's necessary to avoid a global crisis, the U.N.-backed International Renewable Energy Agency said Tuesday.
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Nearly a quarter of New Zealand banks’ residential mortgage exposures in Auckland are ‘at-risk’ to a 1-in-100 year rainfall flood event, according to new data from the Reserve Bank.
[FrontPageAfrica] UAE -- Liberia is to benefit from the United Arab Emirates US$50 billion Blue Carbon Initiative as a result of the visit of Pres. George Manneh Weah to that Gulf State.
STEVE was spotted across the U.S. and in parts of the U.K. after the most powerful solar storm to hit Earth for six years smashed into our planet.
A new study says warming will fuel more supercells in the United States and that those storms will move eastward from their current range. The study says that makes it more likely that the lethal storms will strike more often…
Last summer while dozens of Swiss pensioners were campaigning in the Alps to save their fast-melting glaciers, 85-year-old Marie-Eve Volkoff was instead stuck inside her small Geneva apartment watching pre-recorded TV programmes.
National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc is negotiating with more than five companies to form joint ventures, mergers or acquire assets under a plan to further develop new businesses, notably those related to future energy.
More governments are looking to set up emergency stockpiles of liquefied natural gas, similar to the oil industry’s strategic reserves, as the super-chilled fuel becomes a more important element of the global energy mix.
The International Energy Agency pointed to a project from Summit Carbon Solutions as an example of how carbon capture hubs can encourage other developments.
Reefy, a startup in the Netherlands, makes modular reefs that double as living breakwaters for coastal areas suffering the effects of the climate crisis.
A judge ordered the Interior Department to complete National Environmental Policy Act reviews of North Dakota oil and gas leases.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said reform to the Safeguard Mechanism "is the vehicle to achieve our commitment for 43 percent reduction by 2030."
Singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo, Island Records founder Chris Blackwell and Estonian composer Arvo Pärt have won the 2023 Polar Music Prize, a Swedish music award
[Nyasa Times] In its weekly weather statement, the Department of Climate Change & Meteorological Services indicates that from today (Monday March 27 to Sunday April 2), the public should expect windy, cool to warm and mostly cloudy conditions with locally heavy rains and thunderstorms -- mainly over lakeshore areas, north and part of central areas.
A new study says warming will fuel more supercells in the United States and that those storms will move eastward from their current range.
Traditional owners granted right to access land stretching from Ararat to Warrnambool, encompassing much of the Great Ocean Road and Great Otway national park Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Victoria’s first native title determination in a decade has been made, returning rights to a stretch of land – including parts of the coastline of the Great Ocean Road – to the Eastern Maar peoples in the state’s south-west. The federal court’s decision on Tuesday covers land stretching from Ararat to Warrnambool, and includes much of the coastline of the Great Ocean Road and the Great Otway national park. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters...
Greens leader Adam Bandt has boasted his deal with Labor would kill off 116 planned coal and gas projects. But an economist says this push up electricity bills and cause job losses.
The world's most renewable grid is about to take another big step towards running truly fossil fuel free – at least on occasions.
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ACTU calls on government to include a national energy transition authority in this year’s budget. Follow the day’s politics live Unions call for energy transition authority to help workers exiting fossil fuel sector Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Pesutto gives no answer on if Deeming can continue to promote anti-trans views as part of Liberals But John Pesutto also can’t answer whether Moira Deeming can continue to campaign against trans rights – a stance Deeming had before she was in the parliament and a key feature of her first speech to the Victorian parliament. Look, what what I have always said from the very start, is that as leader of the Victorian Liberal party, I want public debate not just in the state but nationally...
European Union countries' energy ministers are set to give final approval on Tuesday to the bloc's law to end sales of new CO2-emitting cars in 2035, after Germany won an exemption for cars running on e-fuels.
After record high gas prices in 2022, state will now have access to information from gas companies to determine if prices are fair California lawmakers on Monday approved the nation’s first penalty for price gouging at the pump, voting to give regulators the power to punish oil companies for profiting from the type of gas price spikes that plagued the nation’s most populous state last summer. The Democrats in charge of the state legislature worked quickly to pass the bill on Monday, just one week after it was introduced. It was an unusually fast process for a controversial issue, especially one opposed by the powerful oil industry that has spent millions of dollars to stop it. Continue reading...
A group of climate activists has called on 30 insurance company CEOs to "immediately" stop underwriting new fossil fuel projects in the wake of a stark climate warning from U.N.
MIT engineers discover new carbonation pathways for creating more environmentally friendly concrete.
The California Legislature sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill to increase transparency in the oil industry and require refiners to report more information to the state.
March 27, 2023 10:29 PM This may affect the world’s ability to tackle poverty, income disparity and climate change.
By Laura SanicolaCrude prices moved in a narrow range in early Asian trade on Tuesday after rallying in the previous session, with oil markets focused on developments in the banking crisis as well as on supply concerns and indications of strengthening demand.
Beautiful and troubling photographs of how the world is changing and heating up are part of a competition to pressure one of the world’s leading camera companies to drop its controversial views on climate.Read more...
Marcin Jozwiak via UnsplashLast week’s report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contained a dire warning: Radical action is needed to cut worldwide carbon emissions 60 percent by 2035 and avert the worst effects of a climate disaster. The report raised the stakes in the ongoing race to decarbonize the world’s industries, with technologies that can produce energy without releasing carbon dioxide or that can directly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.It’s clear that a solution to the climate crisis will necessitate combining existing strategies with future ones, including wind and solar energy production with carbon capture techniques. New research from chemical engineers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology may result in us adding...
Oil and gas retailer PTT Oil and Retail Business Plc on Monday said it plans to invest $900 million this year to expand its local and overseas business.
Protecting or expanding the populations of nine key groups of animals, including wolves and whales, would remove huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere
Australian Council of Trade Unions chief, Michele O’Neil, will argue for retraining, redeployment and compensation programs Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Australian unions have called for an energy transition authority to be established in the May budget, pushing the Albanese government towards greater investment in decarbonisation. The president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, Michele O’Neil, will make that call in an address to the National Press Club on Tuesday, proposing the authority coordinate schemes to retrain, redeploy or compensate redundant workers in fossil fuel industries. Continue reading...
But the soil will soon deplete, and deforestation means flash floods and mudslides will occur
Arctic Encounter has taken on new focus as Russia's invasion of Ukraine put the Arctic Council on pause.
PC, smartphones (via Netflix); Free Lives/ Devolver Digital The rewarding environmental restoration game plays like a puzzle and is satisfyingly simple In the beginning, there is nothing before you but cracked, brown earth. This landscape of toxic soil and dried-out riverbeds is yours to restore in Terra Nil. But the ostensibly weighty task is made satisfyingly easy for players – all you need to do is to place a windmill on a stone surface, where it will provide machines with electricity. The toxin scrubber and irrigator are crucial, whether you’re restoring a continental zone, a polar zone or a piece of tropical rainforest. The scrubber detoxifies the space around it, getting it ready for new life to spring forth; the irrigator provides the crucial moisture necessary to kickstart that process...
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Global warming is melting the Arctic ice cap, and that’s having unforeseen effects on the world’s weather — even thousands of miles away from the North Pole. Some climate scientists have begun to link increasingly common heat waves in Europe to what is called a “double jet pattern.”
In this weather pattern, the jet stream, which is typically a narrow band of fast-moving air in the upper atmosphere, splits into two branches with Europe in between. This phenomenon causes a “heat dome” effect in which European countries are trapped in a pattern of prolonged, extreme heat. More than 40,000 people died as a result of the 2022 European heat wave, according to preliminary estimates. Watch...
The agreement delivers important changes to the safeguard mechanism. But there is still a lot of work to do Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The safeguard mechanism is a better policy to deal with major industrial greenhouse gas emissions after a deal between the Albanese government and the Greens. It is not perfect, it is needlessly complicated and there are still things to be ironed out about how some of the headline changes will work. But it is an improvement. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
[AIM] Maputo -- The World Bank has recommended the inclusion of climate risk in land use planning, at a time when Mozambique needs 35 million dollars to build resilience in various sectors threatened by climate change by 2030.
I’m proud to be part of Third Act, a climate activist organization for people over the age of 60 The brutal truth is that last week’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report didn’t have the effect it should have had, or that its authors clearly intended. Produced by thousands of scientists who synthesized the work of tens of thousands of their peers over the last decade, and meticulously drafted by teams of careful communicators, it landed in the world with a gentle plop, not the resounding thud that’s required. In China, the world’s biggest emitter, official attention was focused instead on Moscow, where Xi Jinping was off to do a little male bonding with fellow autocrat Vladimir Putin, incidentally the world’s second largest producer of hydrocarbons. In America, the historical...
Every year, the waters of the polar regions are still covered by sheets of ice for weeks or months on end. But this sea ice is increasingly disappearing due to climate change. A glimpse into our planet’s past now reveals the dramatic effects this can have for regional ecosystems: during the seasonal transition from ice-covered to ice-free conditions, the entire biotic community can change. This was the main conclusion arrived at by a team from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam, based on an analysis of ancient DNA from the ocean floor. These changes can also have consequences for fishing and the global climate, the experts warn in the journal Nature Communications.
Six months after establishing the new program office, which is flush with billions of dollars at its disposal, a nominee to fill the Senate-confirmed post has not been named.
California will once again get hit by a storm that will start Monday. Powerful winds, heavy snow and rain are all possible. Weather updates.
UN agency chiefs issued a call on Monday for global action to balance and optimize the health of people, animals and the environment, as part of a new “One Health” approach.
Norwegian energy company DNO said Monday it was ordered to stop sending oil from the Kurdish region of Iraq to a Turkish pipeline following an international court order against the government in Ankara.
Hazardous levels of PM2.5 dust were again recorded in the North and upper Northeast on Monday morning, peaking at 550 microgrammes per cubic metre of air over 24 hours in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district.
These articles show how biodiversity and climate change are deeply connected.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a disbarred environmental lawyer's challenge to his criminal contempt conviction after he earlier won but was unable to collect a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp over oil pollution in Ecuadorian rainforests.
Above: Green Pary co-leader and climate change minister James Shaw. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone
The IPCC’s latest blunt warning on climate change came shortly after James Shaw's own warning that the Greens would...
Western Mississippi is turning to recovery after being hit by a long-track tornado on Friday. Here's what made it so destructive — and why the impact of climate change on tornadoes is still unclear.
Located off the coast of Caithness, Stromar is the renewable energy company Ørsted's most ambitious floating offshore wind project yet– and will not only help the country meet net zero targets, but also boost the Scottish economy through supply chain investments, writes Project Director Nicholas Ritchie
Ukraine fears its Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station could by late summer face a shortage of water to cool reactors because Russian forces have let water out of a reservoir that supplies the plant.
Gary Lineker claims he and BBC director general Tim Davie have a deal he can Tweet about refugees and climate change.
The Webb Space Telescope has found no evidence of an atmosphere at one of the seven rocky, Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star. Scientists say that doesn't bode well for the rest of the planets in this solar system, some…
Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with Chinese partners on Sunday for an oil refinery and petrochemical project in northeast China that is expected to start in 2026 to meet the country's growing demand for fuel and chemicals.
Follow today’s news live Labor agrees to absolute cap on emissions to secure Greens backing for safeguard mechanism climate bill Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Fletcher won’t offer ‘gratuitous advice’ on Moira Deeming move The vote on whether or not first term Victorian upper house Liberal Moira Deeming will remain in the Liberal party is to be held today (there is a party room meeting in just under two hours). What I support is that the leader in Victoria and the party room in Victoria. My Victorian state colleagues will make the decision that they determine is in the best interests of the Liberal party but, more importantly, of the people of Victoria who they seek to serve. I’m not going to be offering commentary on these matters...
[Daily News] TANZANIA has reached out to the world to establish a strong international mechanism in managing the global water crisis agenda which is spiraling out of control due to impacts of climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies.
Without more green investments, the likelihood of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change becomes increasingly remote.
More companies are revealing the threats they face from climate litigation. It comes as the Biden administration prepares to ramp up financial regulation related to rising temperature.
Macquarie's Corio says Victoria could easily beat its offshore wind targets, which in turn would facilitate a more rapid exit of coal.
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The measure would have forced the new conservative local government to invest heavily in renewable energy, building efficiency and public transport.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 128, Issue 6, 27 March 2023.
Future of broken down Callide C coal plant in fresh doubt after a shareholder dispute sends its part owner into voluntary administration.
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SCOTLAND has the intellectual capacity and ambition to lead the world in finding solutions for climate change but it needs leadership, confidence and entrepreneurial spirt to “turn objective into economic value”.
National Infrastructure Commission accuses ministers of ‘prevarication’ over installation of heat pumps Ministers have made negligible progress in improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s homes even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has underscored the need to cut the reliance on gas for home heating, according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The independent infrastructure tsars’ annual report warned that the progress towards improving the UK’s infrastructure “stuttered further” last year, despite the need for increased investment to meet its economic and climate goals. Continue reading...
Oil prices climbed in early trade on Monday as concerns over turmoil in the banking sector eased, while comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin over the weekend ratcheted up geopolitical tensions in Europe.
It occurred in an underwater pipeline, leaking about 200 barrels of fluid - which can contain oil - into the internationally important body of water today.
A video of two women leaping from a moving electric car on a highway in China has left mainland social media in hysterics after they claimed they smelt petrol and thought the car would explode.
The population of endangered monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico's Michoacan dropped by 22% in just one year.
PM2.5 dust pollution can worsen the severity of symptoms suffered by people with asthma, doctors have warned.
The world's worst cyclones hit Bangladesh. Floods are devastating. Yet death tolls are falling. The country's climate disaster strategies offer lessons for all coastal communities.
There is no technically feasible way to draw down methane from the atmosphere, and no “like for like” offsetting is possible.
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Inspired by Africa's 'Great Green Wall' concept to combat desertification and land degradation, India on Saturday launched its own green wall project that will, through afforestation, cover roughly 1,400-km long and five-km wide green belt buffer around the Aravali mountain range, covering parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.
The United Nations held its first water conference in decades, focusing on crises and solutions. The U.N. chief said 'water is in deep trouble' globally.
[Leadership] UNICEF has revealed that Nigeria ranks second out of 163 countries globally with the highest risk of exposure to climate and environmental threats.
Climate change has impacted global coffee production but research also suggests that your caffeine consumption could be contributing to extreme weather events.
After a long hiatus, the epic Ocean Race is back – but this year, as well as dodging icebergs, cracking masts and suffering the occasional ‘hull sandwich failure’, the teams are gathering crucial data from places even research vessels rarely reach The Southern Ocean is not somewhere most people choose to spend an hour, let alone a month. Circling the icy continent of Antarctica, it is the planet’s wildest and most remote ocean. Point Nemo – just to the north in the South Pacific – is the farthest location from land on Earth, 1,670 miles (2,688km) away from the closest shore. The nearest humans are generally those in the International Space Station when it passes overhead. But on 21 March, four sailing teams came through here – part of a marathon race round the bottom of the Earth, from Cape...
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Mar 19, 2023 thru Sat, Mar 25, 2023.
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Q&A: IPCC wraps up its most in-depth assessment of climate change
The final part of the world’s most comprehensive assessment of climate change – which details the “unequivocal” role of humans, its impacts on “every region” of the world and what must be done to solve it – has now been published in full by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The synthesis report is the last in the IPCC’s sixth assessment cycle, which has involved 700 scientists in 91 countries. Overall, the full cycle of...
The Georgia activist on why she is leaving campaign politics behind to focus on weaning Americans off fossil fuels Stacey Abrams has been hailed as a masterly community organizer, after she helped turn out the voters that secured two Senate seats for Democrats in once solidly red Georgia. She has also run twice – unsuccessfully – for state governor. For her next move, she’s not focusing on electoral power so much as power itself. Recently she left the world of campaign politics and took a job as senior counsel for the non-profit Rewiring America. Her role will focus on helping thousands of people across America wean their homes and businesses off fossil fuels and on to electricity, at a moment when scientists have given a “ final warning ” about the need to curb greenhouse gas emissions and...
March 25, 2023 9:01 AM JOHOR BAHRU - A downpour on Friday afternoon inundated several areas in Johor Bahru as areas in Malaysia’s southern state Johor continues to be stricken by floods.
The age of renewable energy, with electric vehicles (EVs) predicted to dominate the transport sector, has not swayed energy conglomerate Bangchak Corporation Plc from the oil and gas business.
Ximo Puig, the president of the Valencia region, said the effects of climate change “are undeniable, so the perspective of firefighting must be considered on an annual basis.”
In response to our series on spillover viruses, you had many questions: from the role of climate change to possible benefits. We turn the mic to you for a special edition of 'Hidden Viruses.'
A strong storm system Friday will bring the potential for severe weather to 30 million people from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the lower Ohio Valley.
Churchill, Man., is on thin ice, as is humanity, according to a report released by the UN earlier this week.
The statewide snowpack record also hangs in the balance as another storm is poised to bring even more snow to the Sierra.
President Joe Biden held a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The two discussed Ukraine and immigration.
Evelution Energy will build the 1st US cobalt processing plant in Yuma County. Cobalt is a key element in electric vehicle batteries.
Heat waves are reaching the bottoms of Earth's oceans, and that could be a big problem for the creatures that live there.
If you were already stressed about increased air pollution and more frequent heat waves, well, you can add another disturbing health impact of climate change to your list: the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, which is thriving in warming U.S. waters. Read more...
ConocoPhillips, which last week received U.S. government approval for the massive Willow oil drilling project in Alaska, detailed reasons for a natural gas leak at another North Slope field that prompted the evacuation of 300 employees last year.
A severe geomagnetic storm from a huge hole in the sun's corona caused a massive disturbance in Earth's magnetic field. The surprise event sparked auroras as far south as Alabama and northern California.
Winemakers are jumping on the sober bandwagon, helped along by young drinkers, climate change and something called a “spinning cone.”
March 24, 2023 5:29 PM Citizens affected by climate change are suing the governments of more than 30 European countries.
A compact outbreak of intense tornadoes may rip through the lower Mississippi Valley.
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The Biden administration’s recent leasing and permitting actions raise questions about the prudence of new oil development during a global push toward cleaner energy.
The Netherlands is targeting aviation to reduce its climate footprint.
Crown estate leases seabed rights to new projects as oil firms look to replace gas and diesel generators The Scottish government will earn more than £260m after agreeing to lease areas of its seabed to floating offshore wind projects that can power oil and gas rigs. In a world first, Crown Estate Scotland gave the green light for companies to help trim the North Sea’s carbon emissions by developing floating windfarms that can directly supply oil and gas platforms with renewable electricity. Continue reading...
March 24, 2023 2:34 PM Unable to persuade Washington to modify its approach, the EU has now decided to beat the US and China and their own game.
The owner of Paloma salon in Paddington has organised seminars for hairdressers across Sydney to instruct them on how to talk to their clients about climate action. Owner Paloma Rose Garcia started the A Brush with Climate workshops – navigating how to discuss science and solutions with clients – after she 'really understood that there is a unique opportunity that hairdressers have to hold meaningful conversation and assist the community with understanding more about climate and what they can do in their everyday life' ► Subscribe to Guardian Australia on YouTube Continue reading...
The heads of EPA and the Interior and Energy departments are part of the administration’s “Investing in America” tour.
March 24, 2023 12:38 PM Rice is to blame for around 10 per cent of global emissions of methane.
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Innovation experts have urged players in the agriculture sector to adopt and accelerate the use of solar technologies across the value chain to address the reduce the sector dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate the impact of climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has now published the synthesis report of its...
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As Europe races to replace Russian fossil fuels with cleaner power sources, EU lawmakers are weighing up the future of firewood as a renewable energy source. The debate is getting heated.
Most carbon emissions caused by businesses are hidden from sight. US and California regulators are pushing to require companies fully disclose them.
Above: New Zealand's large agriculture industry means we put out a lot more methane, per capita, than most countries. Photo: RNZ/Alexander Robertson
In our weekly round-up of the best climate coverage in local media:...
Offshore oil is booming. According to the research firm, Rystad, spending on offshore oil investments exceeded $100 billion in 2022 for the first time in a decade, and will do so again in 2023 and 2024. Norway, the Scandinavian country that has positioned itself as a climate leader, is driving some of this boom.…Read more...
Pie-in-the-sky fantasies of carbon capture and geoengineering are a way for decision-makers to delay taking real action The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, one of which dropped yesterday, are formidably researched and profoundly important, but they mostly reinforce what we already know: human-produced greenhouse gases are rapidly and disastrously changing the planet, and unless we rapidly taper off burning fossil fuels, a dire future awaits. The message is far from hopeless – “Mainstreaming effective and equitable climate action will not only reduce losses and damages for nature and people, it will also provide wider benefits,” said the IPCC chair, Hoesung Lee, in the press release. “This Synthesis Report underscores the urgency of taking more ambitious action and...
CAN THO, Vietnam: As a child, Dong Van Canh watched while the rice fields of Vietnam's Mekong Delta were set alight to make way for the next crop, blackening the sky and flooding the air with potent greenhouse gases.
Costly electricity bills are expected to cause more households and businesses to use renewable energy by installing rooftop solar panels, says SET-listed SPCG, a pioneer in solar farm development in Thailand.
Sixteen young Montanans have sued their state, arguing that its support of fossil fuels violates the state Constitution.
Climate change and warmer winters threaten to disrupt the annual hair-freezing contest at Eclipse Nordic Hot Springs in Canada’s Yukon region.
The rules are part of a wave of efficiency standards the Department of Energy has said will help save consumers money and slash carbon dioxide emissions.
The oil company detailed their mistakes to Alaska regulators in the first public reckoning of the 2022 leak on Alaska’s North Slope.
His expeditions to Antarctica helped prove that humans were responsible for global warming.
The country's emissions-trading program has been criticized because current settings encourage companies to seek carbon offsets such as tree planting in order to reduce net emissions.
The ruling in Minnesota's climate lawsuit avoids a "circuit split" that oil companies had hoped would spur Supreme Court review. Justices will soon decide whether to dig back in on a jurisdictional fight that has the potential to quash the litigation.
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The Environmental Protection Agency took an unusual step last week: It opened a new period in which the public can comment on its proposed asbestos ban. The agency had gotten new information, officials said, including a series of ProPublica reports on dangerous working conditions in factories that use asbestos to make chlorine.
Iqaluit's day warming centre, a two-month pilot project, is set to end next week. The society that operates the facility says it should continue, but it depends on funding.
Brazil’s new president must make good on his pledges to protect the Amazon from deforestation by securing China’s support. As a major importer of Brazilian beef and soybeans, China has huge influence over agricultural activity in the Amazon.
7 Ways Faith Organizations Are Making Cities More Sustainable and Equitable
Thu, 03/23/2023 - 23:13
About two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050 . While cities are hubs of innovation and opportunity, the increasing pace of urbanization also exacerbates inequality, stresses infrastructure, and fuels climate change, air pollution and other environmental problems.
The urgency to address growing urban challenges requires diverse partnerships beyond the usual suspects. Faith-based organizations are an often-overlooked champion in bringing about more equitable, sustainable cities. Indeed, evidence shows they're playing a key role in supporting climate resilience, affordable housing, sanitation and other urban transformations...
Having had seven years to prepare for the April exit of the Liddell coal plant in NSW, how ready is the market?
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Germany is not a nuclear power, but it is part of US nuclear strategy. As arms control treaties between the US and Russia come undone, Germany faces a more clear and present nuclear danger.
The group - who call themselves 'Lawyers are Responsible' - will also refuse to act on behalf of clients involved in oil and gas on the grounds that they are destroying the environment.
Biden's first veto blocked overturning a rule that makes it easier for retirement plans to take into account climate change and other factors.
Rather, the EU’s Critical Minerals Act and Net-Zero Industry Act addresses supply security concerns raised by the Ukraine war, and climate change.
A Denver suburb is moving to put a ban on the opening of new gas stations in an effort to combat climate change and persuade its residents to start driving electric cars.
Using the James Webb Space Telescope, scientists observed a massive dust storm in the atmosphere of VHS 1256 b, a 'super-Jupiter' exoplanet located 40 light-years from Earth.
Advocates worry the EPA wants to shirk its duty to protect people and fear the FDA lacks the ability to assess the products' environmental hazards.
An enormous coronal hole wider than 20 Earths has opened in the sun's atmosphere, and NOAA experts predict a moderate geomagnetic storm Friday (March 24) as a result.
New Premier Li Qiang visited China’s southern Hunan province this week, visiting companies including electric car maker BYD and promising to create a business-friendly environment, while also pinning his hopes on entrepreneurs.
The final part of the world’s most comprehensive assessment of climate change – which details...
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French transport networks, oil refineries and schools were hit by widespread disruption Thursday as workers staged a national strike to protest an increase in the retirement age that was pushed through parliament without a vote.
Most waves form due to winds or tides, but tsunamis have a different cause altogether.
It's the first time the automaker has broken out it electric car business from its broader gas-powered offerings.
Antarctic and climate pioneer Claude Lorius, dies at 91
Researchers using NASA's James Webb telescope has observed silicate clouds, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere of a distant planet.
Brian Moench writes that your job is to tell the EPA to do its job
The IPCC report released on Monday (March 20) has an idea for shaving off as much as 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030: end fossil fuel subsidies once and for all.Read more...
A robust system of forecasting has built up around Japan’s sakura festivities, but climate change is disrupting the former and threatening the latter.
Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hani Sweilam stressed Egypt’s keenness on highlighting water and climate change issues at all regional and international forums. He noted that the fifth Cairo Water Week 2022 was held under the theme of “water at the heart of climate action”, adding that the water issue was the core of …
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The government has announced it is reviewing the Emissions Trading Scheme to see whether it can play a stronger role in driving New Zealand’s climate response.
March 23, 2023 9:30 AM The initiative comes after climate activists poured black liquid over a glass screen protecting a piece.
Increasing oil purchases by India and China have coincided with a fall in global prices, making it easier to negotiate purchases of Russian oil below a price cap imposed by Western nations.
[SAnews.gov.za] Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has emphasised the importance of accelerating efforts to adapt to the reality of a rapidly changing climate, and to close the existing adaptation gap in this decade.
[IPS] London -- Human life is sacred and every individual deserves an equal chance in life. We have a common desire, we all want to lead a free, fulfilling existence, with dignity, where our basic needs are met, with opportunities to advance and equal treatment under the law. These are fundamental human rights, protected by international law, which we all have a shared responsibility to protect.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was initially expected to issue a decision by the end of March on a New Mexico complex meant to temporarily store spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear power plants. It will now be handed down at the end of May.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is pushing for the legislation to pass as quickly as possible, prompting some Republicans and oil industry officials to say the process has been "rushed."
Governments are ignoring calls to stop fossil fuel expansion—despite there being little time left to avoid the worst effects of global warming.
Secretary-General António Guterres urged rich countries Monday to bring forward their targets for achieving net-zero emissions as close as possible to 2040, and for emerging economies to aim for a date as close as possible to 2050.
Building up the Northern Sea Route could boost fossil fuel exports to energy-hungry China.
The federal government plans to consider climate risk in its billions of dollars of purchases each year. Some experts say that could "radically shape" the global supply chain.
A new study from Atlantic Canada indicates lobster may be able to adapt to warming ocean temperatures. The results were presented at a meeting organized by a Nova Scotia non-profit group that helps co-ordinate collaborative research on Atlantic fisheries.
Human life is sacred and every individual deserves an equal chance in life. We have a common desire, we all want to lead a free, fulfilling existence, with dignity, where our basic needs are met, with opportunities to advance and equal treatment under the law. These are fundamental human rights, protected by international law, which […]
The coal plant Origin has seen fit to close seven years early has become a hot topic in the NSW election campaign, casting a pall over the state's renewables leadership.
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Greens in internal negotiations over backing down on demand for ban on new coal and gas projects in Labor’s climate policy Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Labor could agree to treat existing non-fossil fuel industries – such as cement, aluminium and steel – differently to new coal and gas developments in a bid to reach agreement with the Greens on a signature climate policy. But it is unclear whether the possible compromise on the design of the safeguard mechanism would be enough to win support for the Albanese government’s plan, which requires major industrial polluting sites to reduce emissions intensity onsite cuts or buy carbon offsets. Continue reading...
Exclusive : Felicity Wilson later told the Guardian a reelected Perrottet government would not privatise more assets Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Felicity Wilson, the Liberal MP for the North Shore, has told voters a New South Wales Coalition government would continue asset recycling, spruiking the benefits of privatisation to pay for metro lines, healthcare and schools. The comments made last Thursday at a candidate forum run contradictory to the premier’s promise not to sell off any more of the state’s assets and come amid political attacks from Labor asserting more privatisations would take place under a reelected Perrottet government. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s...
Defying a global energy crisis and supply chain issues, new data shows global renewable generation capacity soared in 2022 to record highs.
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Coloradans fight the oil train project, fearing a repeat of East Palestine’s toxic derailment — but in the Colorado River.
As important as the Safeguard Mechanism is, the reality is Labor's bill doesn’t yet properly deliver on its climate commitments. Here's how to fix that.
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Backlash prompts companies to give residents option of keeping natural gas rather than joining pilot project Energy firms will no longer force people in a village in Cheshire to stop heating and cooking with natural gas and swap to lower-carbon hydrogen after a local backlash to a planned government-backed pilot. British Gas and Cadent had been prepared to cut off gas supplies to nearly 2,000 homes in the village of Whitby, just outside Ellesmere Port on the south bank of the Mersey, as part of proposals to create the UK’s first hydrogen-fuelled village. Continue reading...
Canada's ATCO Ltd has agreed to transfer ownership to Mexico of an unfinished pipeline bogged down in a dispute with the Mexican state power company, two officials told Reuters, marking a rare breakthrough in ongoing tensions over energy.
The General Assembly adopted a resolution asking the world's highest international court to weigh in on whether nations are legally obligated to tackle climate change. More than 120 countries supported the move. The U.S. was not one of them.
1996 – 2007 Foreign Minister Alexander Downer discusses the “huge cost” in dealing with climate change with much of it as “wasted money”.
“It just rolls off the lips ‘we’re going to achieve net zero by 2050’,” Mr Downer told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“The huge cost involved will be crippling in the end or also many of these programs will be abandoned.”
Australian lawmakers have passed new laws that cap greenhouse gas emissions from the nation's worst polluters. Coal mines and oil refineries must curb emissions by about 5% annually.
Fiji National University (FNU) has partnered with Waste Recyclers Fiji Limited and Pacific Recycling Foundation to introduce the I-Recycle Hub, a recycling initiative that will complement FNU’s existing sustainability programmes.
An industry veteran says the UK needs to follow the US and EU in helping with the shift to electric cars.
Aviation giants look to agricultural waste in bid to cut emissions but experts say it is no panacea Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Qantas is banking on converting byproducts from north Queensland sugar cane into sustainable aviation fuel, as the air industry comes under increasing pressure to minimise its emissions. On Thursday, Qantas announced that it and plane manufacturer Airbus will jointly invest $2m in a biofuel production facility that it hopes can produce up to 100m litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) a year when it opens in 2026. The Queensland government has also pledged $760,000 as part of an initial capital raising of $6m for the project. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters...
March 30, 2023 11:59 AM A collapse of the Antarctic overturning circulation could disrupt the world's weather and starve marine ecosystems of nutrients.
Fruit in crisis: Florida's orange groves buffeted by hurricane, disease
Greens leader Adam Bandt has taken credit for a fossil fuel company stock price collapse after striking a climate deal with the Albanese Government this week.
Melting ice could trigger a disastrous chain reaction, a new Australian study warns
Resolution asks ICJ to clarify countries’ obligations to fight climate change and the consequences they should face for inaction A group of Pacific Island students who were instrumental in pushing a UN resolution that should make it easier to hold polluting countries legally accountable for failure to act on the climate crisis have greeted its adoption as historic. “Young people across the world will recall the day when we were able to get the world’s highest court, the international court of justice, to bring its voice to the climate justice fight,” said Solomon Yeo, campaign director of Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change (PISFCC), who is from Solomon Islands. Continue reading...
Relying solely on subsidies to ease high electricity prices is bad for the government, the Hong Kong public and the environment. Instead, Hong Kong should expand its low-cost green energy supply and coordinate with the central and regional governments to achieve carbon reduction targets.
Rising US-China tension makes climate cooperation between the world’s two largest emitters unlikely. But strategic climate rivalry, with the promise of global influence, more competitive industries and greater national wealth, may prove effective.
Antarctic forces that drive nutrients from the deep sea to the surface, regulate global rainfall and draw down carbon could slow by 42 per cent by 2050.
Energy Secretary Grant Shapps is set to confirm that families who choose to support onshore wind can benefit directly through lower bills when he unveils his 'Powering Up Britain' plan.
New guidelines for $2bn carbon offsetting industry aim to guide buyers towards high-quality credits New quality standards for the $2bn carbon offsetting industry have been published to help guide buyers to high-quality credits following widespread concern that many are just hot air. On Thursday, new guidelines for a “good” carbon credit programme were announced by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) , an initiative that aims to reassure buyers about the quality of offsets they are buying for climate commitments and help them avoid credits that do nothing to mitigate climate change or might be linked to human rights violations. Continue reading...
The Ukraine war will certainly be on the agenda when the two presidents meet in Beijing, but they are more likely to find common ground on saving the Congo Basin rainforest.
Oil steadied in early Asian trade on Thursday as a surprise draw in U.S.
The United Nations General Assembly voted on Wednesday to pass a resolution asking the world's top court to define the obligations of states to combat climate change, a legal opinion that could drive countries to take stronger measures and clarify international law.
The Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would rescind a second Biden administration policy, this time challenging an EPA rule that Republicans argue places a burden on the agriculture community by being too restrictive in defining what is a navigable waterway.
KYIV: The UN atomic energy watchdog chief arrived Wednesday at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in a rare visit to Europe's largest atomic facility currently controlled by Russian forces.
The Lawyers are Responsible group comprises some 120 barristers and solicitors, including Jolyon Maugham (left), say they will object to prosecuting eco-groups like Just Stop Oil.
The global response to an escalating water crisis is belated and inadequate. But last week’s UN conference was an important marker The more than 700 pledges that emerged from the UN water conference, which concluded last weekend, were an insufficient response to the worsening global water crisis. But the scientific panel that the UN has committed to create, along with a new water envoy, should help bring greater clarity and raise awareness of the multiplying risks . These include sea level rises, floods, droughts and other extreme weather caused by global heating, and the lack of access of about 2 billion people to clean drinking water. The trouble is that the commitments made by attenders – who included very few world leaders – are voluntary and unenforceable. Given the broken climate...
March 29, 2023 5:00 PM The foodstuff feeds more than half the world – but also fuels diabetes and climate change.
A massive low-pressure system swirling over the Pacific has generated dozens of wind advisories and winter storm warnings for California.
Federal funds will boost to climate-smart agriculture and renewable energy projects, but critics say the solutions favor mega farms and corporations.
The World Meteorological Organization has retired the names Fiona and Ian from its roster of tropical storm names, citing the damage caused by hurricanes with those names in 2022.
Open access notables
"Despite the potential for positive methane–climate feedbacks from global wetlands, most Earth System Models (ESMs) and Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) that informed the last Assessment Report of the IPCC do not directly incorporate this process." Publishing in Nature Climate Change , Zheng et al. unpack the implications of this oversight in Recent intensification of wetland methane feedback . The authors find that compared to climate models CH4 emissions are rising notably faster than projected, on the order of perhaps 25%. This of course is not good news. The article is consistent with a steady drumbeat of large and small ugly surprises appearing in the "GHG sources & sinks, flux.." section here each week. ...
New research by Australian scientists suggests 40% slowdown in just three decades could alter world’s climate for centuries Melting ice around Antarctica will cause a rapid slowdown of a major global deep ocean current by 2050 that could alter the world’s climate for centuries and accelerate sea level rise, according to scientists behind new research. The research suggests if greenhouse gas emissions continue at today’s levels, the current in the deepest parts of the ocean could slow down by 40% in only three decades. Continue reading...
Group of Swiss women and French ex-mayor suing their governments in first such cases heard by rights court The governments of Switzerland and France have been accused of breaching the human rights of their citizens by not acting decisively enough on climate change, at a landmark legal hearing in Strasbourg. A panel of judges at the European court of human rights heard petitions from a group of Swiss women and a French former mayor seeking to bolster climate action in their countries. Although climate litigation has spread quickly around the world, these are the first such cases to be heard by the ECHR. Continue reading...
HP introduced new Color LaserJet printers that use significantly less plastic and offer greater energy efficiency while improving output color and quality.
Comedians and comedy programs have started to find ways to speak to the climate crisis in their work but how can something so heavy create laughter? When David Perdue applied to be part of a climate comedy program, he felt a little out of his element: “I couldn’t recall one time I’d ever had a conversation with my friends about climate change,” said the Atlanta-based comic. Perdue, who is Black, added, “But I knew it was an issue that was going to affect people who look like me, so I wanted to use comedy to address that.” Perdue was one of nine comedians who took part in a nine-month fellowship where they learned about climate science and solutions and collaborated on new, climate-related material . The Climate Comedy Cohort produced shorts, toured together, and pitched ideas to television...
Growth in the oil and gas sector is on the decline relative to previous years, with respondents to an energy survey for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas published Wednesday saying there's still work to do to dampen inflationary strains.
Due to climate change and other dangers, Scotland has already lost nearly a quarter of its wildlife in recent decades – but with the public’s help, nature can still thrive
Critics say a utility corridor designed to move renewable energy across Arizona would further damage one of the state's most important riparian areas.
People in the northeastern United States face a higher risk of a tick-borne disease called babesiosis this spring and summer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
EPA rushed to install around-the-clock air tracking for dozens of pollutants to protect Ohio residents after a fiery train derailment, but there's almost no agency surveillance in most U.S. communities facing dangerous air pollution.
The UN General Assembly will seek the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on countries’ obligations to address climate change, following the adoption by consensus of a resolution on Wednesday.
Hazardous levels of PM2.5 were limited to northern provinces on Wednesday morning, with with the worst air pollution still in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, according to the Pollution Control Department.
[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR is in final stage to launch its afforestation campaign dubbed 'make the Islands green again' along with promoting environment and marine conservation as among the country's climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
The Biden administration hopes to construct 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.
Yi-Ting Lu and Ching-Wen Huang both started out as activists in Taiwan’s environmental movement.
Experts say the trend still isn’t fast enough to stop the worst impacts of climate change.
Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday is poised to win a historic vote at the United Nations that would call on the world's highest court to issue an unprecedented legal opinion on the obligation countries have to address the climate crisis.
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. An investigation by conservationists has found evidence that deep-seabed mining of rare minerals could cause “extensive and irreversible” damage to the planet. The report, published on Monday by the international wildlife charity Fauna & Flora, adds to the growing controversy that surrounds proposals […]
On Wednesday, Egypt will be exposed to a change of weather. Cold, strong winds with sand and dust will be continue for three days, head of the Climate Change Information Center at the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Mohamed Fahim, confirmed, in a statement. Fahim pointed out that the period from March 15 to …
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Children in the northeastern and southern regions of Thailand face the highest risk of climate change, according to a study released yesterday by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).
In latest blow to Joe Biden’s reputation as the ‘climate president’, 73.3m acres of the gulf will be offered for fossil fuel extraction An enormous swathe of the Gulf of Mexico, spanning an area the size of Italy, will be auctioned off for oil and gas drilling on Wednesday morning, in the latest blow to Joe Biden’s increasingly frayed reputation on dealing with the climate crisis. Biden’s department of interior is offering up a vast area of the central and western Gulf, including plunging deep water reaches, for drilling projects that will stretch out over decades, despite scientists’ urgent warnings that fossil fuels must be rapidly phased out if the world is to avoid disastrous global heating. The auctions also come despite Biden’s own pre-election promise to halt all drilling on federal...
Britain is at a "make-or-break moment" to step up adaptation to climate change after extreme weather in 2022 saw thousands of heat-related deaths, wildfires and significant infrastructure disruption.
The governor's oil profits cap is another blow to one of Sacramento's most formidable lobbying powers.
Swiss retirees are taking their government to a top European court over what they claim is its failure to take stronger action on climate change
A study in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society used computer simulations to predict what will happen by the end of the century with different levels of global carbon pollution levels. But researchers say that stormier future seems like it's already here.
The president and his Cabinet are on a three-week tour to tout the benefits of three major pieces of legislation addressing climate change.
The Defense Department owns more than 500,000 buildings or structures, many of them dating to World War II. Part of Brendan Owens' new job is to make them more climate conscious.
"The stakes could not be higher." IRENA declares global energy transition “off-track” and in need of massive investment by 2030 to be successful.
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The head of the United Nations atomic energy watchdog returned Wednesday to Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, reportedly saying he is working on a plan to protect Europe's largest nuclear power facility "more locally" amid the war in the surrounding area.
The northern coastal ranges and the Sierra Nevada are expected to see the worst of the storm and receive up to 3 feet of snow.
Advisers to the UK government warn that failure to plan for the effects of climate change is putting the country at risk of threats such as food shortages and power blackouts
Tindo Solar is exporting its Adelaide-made high quality rooftop panels to Vietnam, with a new order finalised this week for shipment to Ho Chi Minh City.
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The government's advisors urge a "step change" in climate adaptation policy to avoid an increased risk to life.
A new study led by researchers at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) discovered microplastics in krill (Euphausia superba), a small shrimp-like crustacean, and salps (Salpa thompsoni), a gelatinous marine invertebrate. The …
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No single sector in England is prepared for the impacts of climate change – with...
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Australia has been left in the dark about the scale of the methane pollution from its energy sector, and Safeguard reforms do little to pull back the curtains.
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As the economy fires up, emissions are on the rise but the country is on track to deliver ambitious air quality improvements by 2025.
The federal government's latest budget contained little that's new or specific for the North, despite an ongoing housing crunch in the territories, some major infrastructure projects looking for investment, and a warming climate.
One of the scenarios the U.S. plans and trains for is an oil spill off the Seward Peninsula, potentially involving Russian vessels, that reaches Alaska shores.
MIT students research effects of climate change on forests and sulfur dioxide emissions as a model for planet-wide events.
Republicans say their energy and permitting package on the floor this week is a response to concerns about climate change.
Environmental groups opposed to the Utah railroad to haul crude oil say the Department of Transportation shouldn't issue tax-exempt bonds to support the project.
Exclusive: Jacob Rees-Mogg and Chris Grayling express concern at system under which Drax made £617m in 2022 The UK government should rethink its subsidies for burning wood for fuel, former Conservative ministers and the net zero tsar have said. The energy company Drax, which burns forest biomass, made £893m in direct government subsidies in 2021. The level of support fell to £617m in 2022 as electricity prices exceeded an agreed “strike price” agreed to encourage renewable investment. Continue reading...
Electricity generated from renewables surpassed coal in the United States for the first time in 2022, the U.S. Energy Information Administration announced Monday.Renewables also surpassed nuclear generation in 2022 after first doing so last year.Growth in wind and solar significantly drove the increase in renewable energy and contributed 14% of the electricity produced domestically in 2022.“I’m happy to see we’ve crossed that threshold, but that is only a step in what has to be a very rapid and much cheaper journey,” said Stephen Porder, a professor of ecology and assistant provost for sustainability at Brown University.California produced 26% of the national utility-scale solar electricity followed by Texas with 16% and North Carolina with 8%.The most wind generation occurred in Texas, which...
Australia Institute analysis tracks 28 proposed developments referred to Tanya Plibersek for approval Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Albanese government could have to make decisions on whether to approve up to 28 coalmine developments that would make it harder to meet targets set under its newly approved climate policy, according to a new analysis. A coalmine tracker website published by the Australia Institute includes a breakdown of all projects that have been formally referred to the government for approval under national laws. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
Students on a hunger strike to protest the learning facility's investments in fossil fuels ended the demonstration after eight days, but the group insist its campaign is not over.
Russia increased its oil sales to India by 2,200% in 2022 after sanctions ended exports to the European market.
British energy company BP said Tuesday it was working with a counterpart in Abu Dhabi to form a joint venture that would capitalize on the natural gas deposits off the Israeli coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
The Center for Biological Diversity said it filed the lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries more than two years after the agency proposed to protect more than 6,000 square miles' worth of coral habitat but never did so.
[Capital FM] Gilgil -- At least seven people were killed in flash floods at Oljorai area, Gilgil following heavy rains Monday night.
It was created through a partnership between Mississippi State University Extension and Sea Grant.
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Environment Agency tells supplier to rethink plans to tackle droughts by pumping water from Thames and Severn Thames Water has been told by the Environment Agency it needs to do more to fix the 630m litres of water it leaks a day before it starts taking water from the River Thames or from Wales to tackle drought problems. The company has published its ideas for tackling climate crisis-induced droughts across London and the south-east, which include abstracting millions of litres a day from the River Thames and replacing it with treated effluent, to taking 155m litres a day from Wales. Continue reading...
Failure to reverse the expected slowdown in GDP growth would have profound implications for the world’s ability to tackle climate change and reduce poverty, new ...
[FrontPageAfrica] The Deputy Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia, Hon. Randall M. Dobayou, II has told a gathering in New York, United States of America that climate change is leading to more severe and frequent water-related disasters.
[IPS] Nairobi -- Elizabeth Njoroge recounts her poverty-stricken upbringing in Ting'ang'a village in the Central part of Kenya, growing up on a diet heavy on Amaranth and pumpkin.
[The Conversation Africa] It's now more commonly known that alcohol and tobacco use make us ill. Less known is that just four industries account for at least one-third of global preventable deaths. These industries are: unhealthy processed food and drinks, fossil fuels, alcohol and tobacco. Collectively they cause 19 million deaths every year, according to a recent series of reports published in The Lancet.
Norway said it will prioritise a smooth transition with Russia as it plans to assume the chair of the Moscow-helmed Arctic Council on May 11, but will not commit to restarting stalled cooperation given the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Nasa grants last-minute reprieve to invaluable climate and biodiversity scanner on International Space Station, due to be incinerated in Earth’s atmosphere Nasa has extended the life of a key climate and biodiversity sensor for scanning the world’s forests which was set to be destroyed in Earth’s atmosphere. The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (Gedi) mission – pronounced like Jedi in Star Wars – was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station (ISS) in December 2018, and has provided the first 3D map of the world’s forests. Continue reading...
Wytch Farm is the largest onshore oil field in Western Europe. It’s located less than 3 miles from protected coastal areas that are an important habitat for bird species including the spoonbill, avocet and osprey.
International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi said the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant remains tense because of the heavy military presence around it and a blackout that recently struck the facility.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to quickly sign the legislation, which aims to prevent oil companies from price gouging at the pump.
The Global Wind Energy Council warns of coming supply chain problems in a new report.
The referendum had called for Berlin to become climate neutral by 2030. The target meant that in less than eight years, the city would no longer be allowed to contribute further to global warming.
One side effect of milder winters and increased annual average temperatures is that plants not only begin producing pollen earlier but also that they produce it for a longer period of time.
The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, called for expanding his nation's fossil fuel development in a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris.
Nearly every building on the barrier island in Southwest Florida was damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ian's 15-foot storm surge. It's left the town with almost a clean slate for redevelopment.
The head of Aberdeen well engineering specialist Plexus Holdings has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) in saying there is "no excuse" for the oil and gas industry's failure to cut energy emissions last year.
Hazardous levels of the ultra-fine PM2.5 dust were once again reported across the North and upper Northeast on Monday.
New figures show that small-scale rooftop solar systems provided the biggest chunk yet of Australia’s electricity needs during the summer months.
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Rafael Mariano Grossi, chief of the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency, will visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant this week.
European carmakers are fighting back against proposed emission regulations they argue are too costly, rushed and unnecessary, but which the European Commission says are needed to cut harmful emissions and prevent a repeat of the Dieselgate scandal.
Pacific nation is sponsoring resolution that will ask ICJ to rule on consequences for climate inaction Last month, twin cyclones tore through Port Vila, the capital of the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. The category-four storms left corrugated iron roofs crumpled like leftover wrapping paper, flooded the streets with waste-ridden mud, cut residents off from water and electricity for several days, and sent many fleeing to hastily established evacuation centres. Devastation of this sort is becoming more common throughout the Pacific, where rising sea levels are leaving shorelines increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather made more intense by climate change. Continue reading...
“Sea level rise affects us in many ways, but this conference is looking at the legal implications of sea level rise,” Mr Kofe said.
Delays mean private tenants in the 2.4m homes with an EPC rating below C will face years of high bills Private renters face paying an additional £1bn in gas and electricity bills because of delays in the introduction of new standards forcing landlords to make their properties more energy efficient. The government has been criticised for dragging its feet on enacting new proposals that would require landlords to improve properties to at least a C rating under the energy performance certificate (EPC) scheme. Continue reading...
The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has lost several transmission cables during the war.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2023, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D3EE00008G, Paper Seokmin Shin, Siraj Sultan, Zong-Xian Chen, Hojeong Lee, Hansaem Choi, Tae-Ung Wi, Changhyun Park, Tae Won Kim, Chanhee Lee, Jihong Jeong, Hyeju Shin, Tae-Hee Kim, Hyungkuk Ju, Hyung-Chul Yoon, Hyun-Kon Song, Hyun-Wook Lee, Mu-Jeng Cheng, Youngkook Kwon The electrochemical co-reduction of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and nitrate (NO 3 - ) to urea via C-N bond coupling is a promising alternative to traditional industrial processes that are intensive in energy consumption... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
The proposed bill hopes to stop customer gouging by requiring oil companies to disclose information about pricing to state regulators.
By Kanishka Singh, Katharine Jackson and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden would veto a Republican energy legislation package if it were to pass Congress, citing cost increases that the legislation could lead to, the White House said on Monday. "H.R. 1 (Lower Energy Costs Act) would double the cost of energy efficiency upgrades that families need to reduce household bills and would repeal the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund that will cut energy costs and boost economic development in rural and urban communities across the country," the White House said. "Therefore, if presented to the president in its current form, he would veto it." Republicans plan to bring the legislation to the floor of the House of Representatives, where they hold a slim majority, for...
Extinction Rebellion leads protest and council leader expresses anger over damage done to protected site Environmental activists, biodiversity experts, politicians and nature lovers are demanding answers over an oil leak in Poole harbour , a site internationally recognised for its ecological importance. Nearly 200 barrels of reservoir fluid – a brine mixture that is about 15% oil – leaked into the waters of Owers Bay on Sunday afternoon from a pipeline operated by the energy company Perenco. Continue reading...
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met Monday with U.N. atomic energy chief Rafael Grossi in southern Ukraine where they discussed the precarious situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. (March 27)
There is “a lot of confusion” across the energy market on whether mining projects can continue despite “paying all the bills” in Australia after new omission safeguards look to be introduced, according to Nationals Senator Matt Canavan.
“Even though non-coal or gas projects like iron ore and nickel mines, they use a lot of diesel – with this cap coming in place … will that mean they have to offset all their omissions?” Mr Canavan asked on Sky News Australia.
“What does seem clear is, for the gas industry at least, is they are going to get it in the neck.”
A sailor in Poole in Dorset posted a video on social media on Sunday showing an oily substance he had noticed leaking into the water in the harbour. He collected some of the 'horrible, oil kind of sludge' in a plastic bottle. The public is being urged to avoid using the water and beaches within Poole after the harbour regulator said a leak occurred at a pipeline operated by gas company Perenco. The incident, which took place at Wytch Farm oilfield, resulted in approximately 200 barrels of 'reservoir fluid' being released from the UK’s largest onshore field Poole harbour: major incident declared over leak from oilfield Continue reading...
The concerns from members of a panel of outside experts presage a vigorous discussion at an upcoming meeting on the key air quality standard.
Gray wolves, elephants, wildebeests and sea otters are a few of the species that can help keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C.
Area supports an abundance of species, from rare and endangered birds to seagrass meadows Poole harbour is one of the most strictly protected environmental areas in the UK and Europe, but as the frantic clean-up taking place on Monday showed, it is not immune to pollution from oil spills. As a site of special scientific interest, a European special area of conservation and a marine protection zone, the harbour and its waters support an abundance of species, from rare and endangered birds to the seagrass meadows in its waters that are carbon sinks. Continue reading...
An environmental organization is suing the U.S. government and accusing it of failing to protect 12 endangered coral species across the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean that have been decimated by warming waters, pollution and overfishing
Matt Kean pulled out of a race to lead the NSW Liberal Party following a Labor win. A Liberal Party insider said the renewable energy focus had cost it seats in western Sydney and in retiree electorates.
Scientists observing the universe through NASA's James Webb telescope said they made a breakthrough in the detection of light from a so-called exoplanet, but found the Earth-like entity has no evidence of an atmosphere.
Scientists compared recent tree growth with detailed notes from a 19th Century Ohio farmer
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Soler Glacier, Chile terminus tongues is 1.9 km long on 12-26-2022 and by 3-21-2023 it has broken up, with four larger bergs A-D. False color Sentinel images. In 2020 I noted that the Soler Glacier “terminus tongue in its lowest 1.5 km continue to thin and will collapse in the lake in the near future.” Here the breakup of this tongue in 2023 is reported. Soler Glacier is an outlet …
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A bill would require companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenue to disclose their carbon emissions if they do business in California.
Meteorologists warned of Tuesday’s weather, which coincides with the first day of the spring season, as vision will decrease on some roads, amid a rise in temperatures of up to 5C nationwide. Warm weather will prevail during the day in Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coasts, South Sinai and northern Upper Egypt, with cold …
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Berlin secures concessions over future use of e-fuels after going back on agreement struck last year EU ministers are expected to approve a draft law on emissions standards for cars on Tuesday, after reaching a deal with Germany over the weekend that ended a damaging row over a key part of Europe’s green deal. Pascal Canfin, a French centrist MEP who chairs the European parliament’s environment committee, said an EU law that all cars sold from 2035 must produce zero emissions “will be voted unchanged, including by Germany” on Tuesday. Continue reading...
March 27, 2023 11:07 AM Had it passed, Berlin would have a legally binding goal to become carbon-neutral in seven years.
High-altitude winds remain a huge untapped source of renewable energy, but a race to the sky is well underway.
March 27, 2023 10:35 AM The mechanism will compel the top emitting facilities to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 4.9 per cent a year by 2030.
This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 28, will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates, which, together with its Gulf neighbors, enjoys abundant solar, natural gas and financial resources. At the same time, many poorer countries are struggling to generate the additional affordable electricity they need to power their development — especially as wealthier […]
The pipeline was shut down and specialist oil spill companies brought in after the 200-barrel leak.
Recent international health emergencies such as COVID-19 pandemic, mpox, Ebola outbreaks, and continued threats of other zoonotic diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges, as well as ecosystem degradation and climate change clearly demonstrate the need for resilient health systems and accelerated global action. One Health is seen as the main approach for tackling these pressing and complex challenges facing our society. At their first annual face-to-face meeting today, the heads of the Quadripartite organizations working on One Health issued an unprecedented call for enhanced global action. The Quadripartite aims to achieve together what no one sector can achieve alone, and it consists of four main agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
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Sea level data gathered Jan. 21 in the Gulf Stream by SWOT’s KaRIn instrument, visualized at left, has 10 times the spatial resolution...
Students at Princeton describe unease that Exxon employee had an office on campus, while dozens of universities have big oil links The lecturer looked, and sounded, the part. Sporting a pale blue shirt and Princeton University ID badge, he had his own office on campus, a short stroll from the room where several dozen students were gathered to hear him confidently talk about the challenges in moving away from fossil fuels. But Tim Barckholtz is not a Princeton professor, but rather a senior scientific adviser at ExxonMobil, the oil giant that has done so much to both perpetuate and downplay the climate crisis. Barckholtz, an affable figure who has fronted adverts for Exxon touting its emissions reduction research, spent around six months sitting in and contributing to lectures and research...
Elizabeth Njoroge recounts her poverty-stricken upbringing in Ting’ang’a village in the Central part of Kenya, growing up on a diet heavy on Amaranth and pumpkin. The 45-year-old speaks about the shame of neighbours finding out the frequency with which her family consumed foods associated with poor and extremely food-insecure households. “Terere (Amaranth) grew just like […]
California will once again get hit by a storm that will start Monday, while the South continues to get severe weather. More udpates.
The government hopes to reduce emissions by 43 percent by the end of the decade.
The oil and gas industry is expected to triple its spending on liquefied natural gas projects by 2025. But experts say companies may have trouble finding workers to build and operate export terminals.
A new study finds that leading by example is the most effective way to prod people to adopt behaviors that reduce individual emissions.
Corio CEO Jonathan Cole on big turbines and even bigger offshore wind plans. Plus. Matt Kean and busted coal.
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Adam Bandt says deal puts ‘significant hurdles’ in the way of new coal and gas but Chris Bowen insists it will not kill off new investment Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Albanese government’s signature climate bill targeting big polluters is a step closer to passing after a deal with the Greens including an absolute cap on emissions. The Greens leader, Adam Bandt, announced the deal on the safeguard mechanism bill on Monday, taking credit for “a big hit on coal and gas” that could effectively block half of 116 proposed new fossil fuel projects. Continue reading...
About 200 barrels of reservoir fluid leak into the Dorset harbour, a site of special scientific interest The public is being urged to avoid using the water and beaches within Poole harbour in Dorset, south-west England, after an oil leak caused a major incident to be declared. Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC), the harbour regulator, said a leak occurred at a pipeline operated by gas company Perenco, under Owers Bay on Sunday. Continue reading...
Labor and Greens agree to raft of changes to Safeguard Mechanism, including new measures the Greens say will put new coal and gas projects "on the ropes."
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The government released arrest warrants for 11 other individuals supposedly involved in the said oil scheme.
Greens Senator and Environment Spokesperson Sarah Hanson-Young says Australia has to “transition” away from “dirty fossil fuels” in order to reduce pollution.
“The challenge we’ve got is what we do with all of the coal and gas we’ve currently got in the system because there’s too much,” she told Sky News Australia.
“If we keep opening up new coal and gas mines it makes the job even harder to keep pushing down pollution.
“The truth of the matter is that we are having to transition away from these dirty fossil fuels, we need to decarbonise.”
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi has met with Zelenskyy close to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, The Kremlin brushed off Western criticism over a plan to base nuclear weapons in Belarus. DW has the latest.
Cyclone Freddy record claim in the eye of the storm
How long does the battery of a Hyundai electric car last? There isn't a single catch-all answer, but here are the details as they're currently understood.
A new report says the TCEQ failed to take sufficient action against repeat polluters.
A Canadian company has begun drilling near Africa’s protected Okavango River Delta, promising jobs for locals and endless fossil fuel for investors. So far, there’s been no oil — but there have been big profits for the founders
Search and recovery efforts continue amid warning of more severe weather after 26 people killed on Friday night Joe Biden has declared a federal emergency for the areas hardest hit by Friday night’s deadly tornado that ripped through the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest regions of the US. At least 25 people were killed and dozens were injured in Mississippi as the storm tore through several towns on its hour-long path. One man was killed after his trailer home flipped several times in Alabama. Continue reading...
Businesses want to trawl for nickel, manganese and cobalt to build electric cars and windfarms An investigation by conservationists has found evidence that deep-seabed mining of rare minerals could cause “extensive and irreversible” damage to the planet. The report, to be published on Monday by the international wildlife charity Fauna & Flora , adds to the growing controversy that surrounds proposals to sweep the ocean floor of rare minerals that include cobalt, manganese and nickel. Mining companies want to exploit these deposits – which are crucial to the alternative energy sector – because land supplies are running low, they say. Continue reading...
Debate over direction of party highlights challenges for Peter Dutton, as Coalition searches for answers after NSW election loss Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Liberal party cannot afford to “go into the margins” of political debate or rely on division in society, a key federal senator has warned, after the New South Wales election left the Coalition on the opposition benches in every mainland parliament. But other federal members of the opposition are urging the Coalition to further embrace conservative values and focus less on climate change, highlighting the challenge facing Peter Dutton as the Liberal and National parties continue searching for answers after election losses across the nation. Continue reading...
The NSW Coalition loss means Australia's best performing energy minister is no longer running the show. What does that mean for the state's transition from coal?
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Tourism Fiji’s decision to partner in the recycling space is a critical step towards promoting sustainable tourism and we are proud to take this step.
There is a growing interest in electric cars in Fiji.
Iraqi officials announced Saturday that Baghdad has won an international arbitration case that will halt oil exports from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region by way of Turkey
Venezuela’s attorney general says 21 people, including senior officials in President Nicolás Maduro’s government and business leaders, have been arrested in connection with a corruption scheme involving international oil sales
As ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, bacteria that cause potentially deadly infections is spreading northwards up the East Coast.
China, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia are among countries that significantly altered a U.N. document that will shape global climate policy for years to come, ...
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Utah, protests that hinder the functioning of fossil fuel infrastructure could now lead to at least five years in prison. The new rules make Utah the 19th state in the country to pass legislation with stiffer penalties for protesting […]
Maharashtra will see a heatwave in coming months, followed by water scarcity and heavy flooding which may pose risk to life as well as crops, warned an analysis of the sixth assessment report by the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC).
A landmark deal to prohibit new sales of fossil fuel cars from 2035 is key to the bloc's ambitious plan to become a "climate-neutral" economy by 2050, with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
A tornado tore through the Mississippi Delta Friday night, causing injuries, damage and downing power lines as severe weather moved through several southern states.
Just Stop Oil said the declaration could prove useful in court against prosecutors, who they could ask: 'You have colleagues who are refusing to prosecute - why are you?'
Australia Museum says 20-year-old collection will help understand and conserve threatened animals, which are sensitive to climate change Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast As floods devastated Lismore, a group of ecologists waited anxiously for a break in the weather so they could move an important scientific collection of “spectacular” spiny crayfish to a new home at the Australian Museum. The samples of the crayfish were collected more than 20 years ago from deep within the rainforests of north-eastern NSW and southern Queensland by Dr Jason Coughran, a freshwater ecologist. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
A Minnesota utility began shutting down a nuclear power plant near Minneapolis on Friday after discovering water containing radioactive material was leaking from a pipe.
Xcel Energy is temporarily shutting down its Minnesota nuclear power plant after it leaked hundreds of gallons of radioactive water this week- some of which flowed into groundwater.
STATEMENT: UN Water Conference Delivers Some Game-Changing Commitments, Yet Far More Action and Finance Needed to Address Global Water Crisis
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NEW YORK (March 24, 2023) — The UN 2023 Water Conference concluded today, the first global UN freshwater conference in nearly 50 years, which was co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan. The conference comes at a moment when climate change is exacerbating a global water crisis that is severely affecting half the world’s population.
The central outcome of the conference was the international Water Action Agenda , to which governments, multilateral institutions, businesses and NGOs submitted over 670 commitments to address water security issues. Thus far, approximately 164 governments...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced the removal of some drought restrictions, while keeping other measures to bolster water supply for vulnerable communities and develop water resilience after a parade of atmospheric river storms pummeled the state and boosted water supply in recent months.
President Joe Biden spoke to Canada's parliament Friday afternoon, touting the United States' partnership with its northern neighbor and pledging to continue to work together on climate change and the war in Ukraine.
Eugene Robinson was clearly correct on the promise of market solutions to tame the climate beast before it consumes us.
It’s no secret that climate change discourse is shrouded in obfuscation, disinformation, greenwashing and lies, both outright and of omission. But a recent leak of a draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released on March 20 has been particularly enlightening when it comes to just how…Read more...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — As drought dried up rivers that carry California’s newly hatched Chinook salmon to the ocean, state officials in recent years resorted to loading up the fish by the millions onto trucks and barges to take them to the Pacific.The surreal and desperate scramble boosted the survival rate of the hatchery-raised fish, but still it was not enough to reverse the declining stocks in the face of added challenges. River water temperatures rose with warm weather, and a Trump-era rollback of federal protections for waterways allowed more water to be diverted to farms. Climate change, meanwhile, threatens food sources for the young Chinook maturing in the Pacific. Now, ocean salmon fishing season is set to be prohibited this year off California and much of Oregon for the second time in...
In addition to financial resources, the World Bank's greatest strength lies in its ability to generate evidence-based solutions, which it should apply to mitigating climate ...
The MIT assistant professor works to get more electricity out of renewable energy systems.
Exclusive: Labour decries ‘climate vandalism’ as launch plans signal intention to boost fossil fuel industry Politics live – latest updates The government is planning to launch its revamped net zero strategy from the UK’s oil and gas capital, Aberdeen, in a clear signal of its intention to boost the fossil fuel industry while cutting key green measures, the Guardian has learned. Next week’s launch was originally called “green day” in Whitehall, but has been rebranded as “energy security day” and will focus on infrastructure. Campaigners have called the move a travesty. Ministers will refuse to force oil and gas companies to stop flaring by 2025, as recommended in the review of net zero by Chris Skidmore earlier this year. Ofgem will not gain important powers to include the net zero...
Aaron Bernstein, an expert in public health impacts tied to climate change, will become director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
The storms will provide much-needed relief statewide, but our prolonged drought isn’t over.
The Kia EV6 and Tesla Model 3 are both top-tier electric cars, and they both have a lot to offer. But which electric car is best for your needs?
UK foreign secretary and European Commission vice-president pledge to work ‘intensively and faithfully’ to implement deal James Cleverly, the foreign secretary, and Maroš Šefčovič, the European Commission vice-president, have on behalf of the UK and the EU formally adopted the Windsor framework, the revised version of the Northern Ireland protocol. In a joint statement , Cleverly and Šefčovič said they met this morning “in a constructive atmosphere building on the excellent cooperation” between them both in recent months. Energy: They underlined the importance of collaboration over the past year as Europe decouples from Russian fossil fuels and highlighted the importance of dialogue on security of supply. They confirmed their commitment to progress work on the electricity trading arrangements...
The British company is the first oil major moving to deploy direct air capture technology. It's planning to study building machines near a chemical plant in Louisiana.
An obscure international agency is working on regulations to govern mining the high seas. Proponents see it as a potential boon for clean energy technology. But critics are raising objections about the unclear environmental fallout from disturbing ocean seabeds.
Everyone benefits when there is less air pollution, but it pays off more for older communities with high poverty rates and those where larger populations of Black people live, regardless of income, a new study finds.
Norwegian energy major Equinor had no luck in finding fossil fuels in an unproven area of the North Sea, the government's energy regulator said Friday.
Six KCs among more than 120 mostly English lawyers to sign pledge not to act for fossil fuel interests Leading barristers have defied bar rules by signing a declaration saying they will not prosecute peaceful climate protesters or act for companies pursuing fossil fuel projects. They are among more than 120 mostly English lawyers who have signed a declaration vowing to “withhold [their] services in respect of supporting new fossil fuel projects and action against climate protesters exercising their right of peaceful protest”. Continue reading...
The Willow oil project on Alaska's petroleum-rich North Slope is part of a "new era" of large-scale development in the region but it isn't a sure thing, with litigation and costs among the factors that stand as potential impediments, a state official told lawmakers Thursday.
The company holds concessions in a number of productive fields, as well as rights over oil extracted there and a share in a pipeline transporting crude to neighbouring Cameroon for export via the port of Kribi.
A major sell-off in crude oil markets has yet to show up at the consumer level by way of lower gasoline prices, though broader trends may be keeping a lid on any forward momentum, analysis finds.
Test relies on visual inspection of ash to then check soil for toxins, which is ‘unlikely to give a complete picture’ of contamination A plan to test for toxic dioxins near the site of a February train wreck in East Palestine, Ohio, is flawed and unlikely to find the dangerous substances, independent chemical pollution researchers in the US who reviewed the testing protocol told the Guardian. Initial soil testing already revealed dioxin levels hundreds of times above the threshold that Environmental Protection Agency scientists have found poses a cancer risk, but that sampling was limited in scope. Arcadis will largely rely on visual inspections of the ground to find evidence of dioxins, instead of systematically testing soil samples that may contain the compounds, which is standard protocol...
Xcel Energy is working to power down the Monticello nuclear power plant on Friday to make repairs after a new leak of radioactive water was reported this week. Officials will be holding a meeting for the public starting at 10 a.m. on Friday.
Vanuatu’s Minister of Climate Change warns “there’s going to be a lot of hardship” for people waiting for their crops to grow back as dry rations are distributed to communities.
Some Greens want to pass the safeguard mechanism changes and keep fighting on fossil fuels while others want to attack it as a Coalition creation that can’t be redeemed Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The future of one of Labor’s signature climate policies – updating the safeguard mechanism to deal with industrial greenhouse gas emissions – hangs in the balance. The government held off pushing it through parliament this week while negotiations continued with the Greens and key independent senator David Pocock over a potential deal to strengthen it. The design of the policy is not the Greens’ responsibility, but what happens next is largely up to its party room – with the Coalition...
The International Forum for Environment, Sustainability and Technology's report recommends that the government focus on retiring old and unprofitable mines and power plants first. The country depends on coal for 75 percent of its electricity needs.
The petroleum giants pledged to boost capital spending on low-carbon investments and to meet emission targets, but they underscored they would continue to invest in maintaining oil and gas projects until global petroleum demand declines.
The Energy secretary fielded questions from an Appropriations panel on climate change, gas stoves and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Harvesting should be in full swing, but this year's drought, lasting months, has ruined crops, compounding problems brought on by two previous years of unusually dry weather.
Scientists say countries need to cut emissions far deeper to prevent catastrophic warming. That fact will hang over delegates when they meet later this year at the annual U.N. climate talks.
National security and air defences are a priority, with a recent Chinese spy balloon floating over North America putting urgency on Canada’s plans to update its radar systems and recent purchase of F-35 jets.
ASX listed Sparc Technologies reports "exciting" developments in its pursuit of sodium ion batteries, an alternative to lithium ion.
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While bird flu has been mainly a northern hemisphere problem, it is heading south.
"In my first year in office, we protected more lands and waters than any president since John F. Kennedy," Biden tweeted.
New details emerge of FFI's "green iron" ore processing technology as it makes a milestone move out of the Perth laboratory and into pilot-scale production.
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The company that raked in $US40 billion of profits last year says yes, we can transition to a new zero carbon world, but it will be costly, awful and impossible without CCS.
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Party launches challenge one day before poll over signs in Manly that tell voters they risked ‘wasting’ their vote Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast The Liberal party has accused Climate 200 and the independent Manly candidate Joeline Hackman of misleading voters over election corflutes that tell voters they risked “wasting” their vote if they did not number every box. The party launched an 11th-hour challenge in the NSW Electoral Commission against the signs that appeared this week in the northern Sydney seat of Manly, held by the environment minister, James Griffin. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup...
Oil prices fell Friday, extending the previous day's losses, on worries about potential oversupply after U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said refilling the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve may take several years.
Report also suggests migration could help ensure UK has necessary skills to meet government’s 2050 net zero target New climate visas should be created to allow victims of natural disasters to come to the UK, and to bring in skilled workers needed for the transition to net zero, a Conservative thinktank has argued. Onward, whose co-founder Will Tanner recently became Rishi Sunak’s deputy chief of staff, is urging the government to prepare for the likely increase in global migration as a result of the climate crisis . Continue reading...
How Vietnam is trying to stop rice warming the planet
Deliberations over the wording in the United Nations IPCC report, which provides policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, take time—and the entire project is a painstaking process. The science has to be correct, and the advised actions have to be attainable and fair to all, particularly for…Read more...
Accounts of global impact of floods, droughts and storms at New York meeting add to pressure to make water central to Cop28 Water is at the heart of the climate crisis, with an increasingly dire carousel of droughts, floods and sea level rise felt “making our planet uninhabitable” the secretary-general of the United Nations, António Guterres, has warned. On the second day of the first UN water conference in almost half a century, countries lined up to describe how they are suffering from water disasters linked to human-made global heating. “We seem to either have too much water, or too little,” said Senzo Mchunu, South Africa’s water minister. “We will fail on climate change if we fail on water.” Continue reading...
City’s weather forecaster warns residents to expect high temperatures and extreme meteorological events to increase in coming years due to climate change.
March 23, 2023 7:21 PM A second term will enable him to focus more on environmental and climate change issues.
What organizers called the “Great Alaska Credit Card Chainsaw Massacre” was among national protests for Tuesday's “Stop Dirty Banks Day of Action.”
It might be that humankind will be unable to survive the human-caused destruction of the atmosphere, or we might find something better.
Animal rescuers in Ohio said a reported carbon monoxide leak at a family's home turned out to have an unusual cause -- an owl stuck in the chimney.
Dr. John Pomeroy, PhD, is the director of the University of Saskatchewan's Centre for Hydrology. He is an expert on climate change and how it affects water.
New legislation in Sacramento encourages urban and suburban housing while discouraging exurban sprawl that paves over wilderness and invites fires and floods.
Report says methane emissions from fossil fuel facilities will make up about 70% of total emissions budget covered under Safeguard Mechanism, raising new questions over its integrity.
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The Fish and Wildlife Service last year cited geothermal development as a primary threat as it listed the toad as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
With natural gas production on the rise, Norwegian energy company Equinor said it has the responsibility to ensure adequate supplies to a European economy fighting Russia's "weaponization" of energy.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres attended an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, seeking support for action on climate change, sustainable development and addressing the ongoing challenges linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
[Daily News] AS Tanzania joined the rest of the world in marking World Water Day on Wednesday, water and energy solutions experts have called for more investments in solar water pumps in the wake of unreliable rainfall and dry weather.
The flexible timing of vehicle charging can save the day — even during heat waves when electricity consumption surges.
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Nuclear power plant relying on single backup power line; EU leaders to discuss Ukraine’s need for more weapons Russia-Ukraine war at a glance Any attempt to arrest President Vladimir Putin after the international criminal court (ICC) issued a warrant for the Kremlin chief would amount to a declaration of war against Russia, his ally Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, while directly threatening to attack the seat of any government that allowed it to happen. The ICC issued an arrest warrant on Friday, accusing Putin of the war crime of illegally deporting hundreds of children from Ukraine. It said there were reasonable grounds to believe that Putin bore individual criminal responsibility. As a result of an attack by Russian drones [yesterday] on a hostel in Rzhyshchiv , Kyiv region...
The deadly Ebola-like disease spread by bats may be becoming more common under the influence of climate change, say scientists.
Beijing’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency said the pact will undercut global efforts to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear fuel.
The Bureau of Meteorology is urging motorists to be cautious on the roads as heavy rain and powerful winds move across the state.
Watchdog finds PFBS toxicity value was altered in 2021 report, as scientists say episode part of ‘larger rot at the agency’ Trump administration appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) meddled in agency science to weaken the toxicity assessment of a dangerous chemical, a new report by the US body’s internal watchdog has found. In response to what it labeled “political interference”, the Biden administration in February 2021 pulled the assessment, republished it months later using what it said is sound science, and declared it had resolved the issue. Continue reading...
The head of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency says the situation at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) in southern Ukraine remains "perilous" as it remains connected to only one primary power source.
[SAnews.gov.za] Eskom has completed a major milestone in the maintenance plan of Koeberg Nuclear Power Station Unit 1.
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The United States experienced some historical low temperature records during the just-concluded winter. It's a reminder that climate and weather are quite noisy; with regard to our warming climate,, as with a road ascending a mountain range we may steadily change our conditions but with lots of variation on our path. Despite what we've just seen, the probability of new low temperature records being set in North America is steadily shrinking. Zhenyuan Cui & Chao He quantify one such measure in their paper Decadal trend of synoptic temperature variability over the Northern Hemisphere in winter . Rapid cooling events or "RCEs" are becoming rarer and of smaller magnitude: "The synoptic-scale standard deviation of temperature...
The bird's habitat overlaps with oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.
The region's last coal-fired power plant failed to secure payments in an annual capacity auction.
Some detergent companies are offering their products in a more concentrated form, reducing plastic waste and fuel consumption for transport.
The EPA administrator faced questions from Republican senators over impending rules on power plants.
Insurers face a "crisis of confidence" as global warming makes weather events unpredictable and increases damage.
The Bureau of Meteorology have issued an emergency severe thunderstorm warning for parts of central and south NSW on Thursday.
March 23, 2023 5:00 AM On Monday, the United Nations released its most important climate report. Covering thousands of pages and representing the work of hundreds of scientists, it summarises the six reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2018. The conclusions are frightening, and familiar, echoing what scientists have been warning for years.
Powerlink CEO explains how the Australian state with the biggest dependence on coal is getting ready to have no coal power at all in little more than a decade.
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A burgeoning row between France and Germany fired by differences over nuclear energy and combustion engines threatened to spill over into a gathering of the 27 European Union leaders Thursday.
Powerlink’s Paul Simshauser on how the Sunshine state will transform into a renewables powerhouse for the grid. Plus: Safeguards and the IPCC.
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The Independent senator, 49, who was discussing the proposals to frack the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory accidentally said 'f******' instead of 'fracking'.
Findings reveal level of disruption over three days in July when temperatures reached as high as 40C Almost a fifth of hospitals in the UK were forced to cancel operations during the three days in July last year when temperatures soared highest, research suggests. The findings, published in a letter to the British Journal of Surgery, are based on surveys of surgeons, anaesthetists and critical care doctors who were working during the peak of last year’s heatwave, from 16-19 July, when temperatures reached as high as 40C in some parts of the country . Continue reading...
Governments are embracing energy made from plants to move away from fossil fuels and cut emissions, but war and extreme weather are affecting supplies.
Premier Danielle Smith said Wednesday the province is looking into a program for dealing with oil well cleanup. The province is also demanding oil companies pay their back taxes.
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