President Joe Biden visited storm-ravaged Puerto Rico Monday to survey the damage from Hurricane Fiona. He vowed the U.S. government will not abandon the island that has suffered a series of disasters in recent years. (Oct. 3)
State and national governments are promoting massive gas development to kickstart Australia’s economy. But is it worth the environmental cost?
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India’s first indigenous light combat helicopter, capable of offensive operations in high-altitude areas like Siachen Glacier and eastern Ladakh, was inducted into the IAF on Monday. Defence minister Rajnath Singh flew a sortie in the helicopter, which is armed with 20mm turret guns, 70mm rocket systems and air-to-air missiles, after naming it ‘Prachanda’ at the Jodhpur airbase in the morning.
Pressure is rising to find alternative energy sources before a looming electricity crunch hurts both consumers and manufacturers. South Korea may have the answer.
For years, nuclear weapons have served only as a deterrent to conflict, but Putin has upped the ante as he pursues his expansionist agenda. The risk now is that other nuclear powers may seek to replicate the Russian formula, while countries without such weapons will attempt to get hold of them.
Bill Gates said climate change won't be solved by telling people to make radical changes to their lifestyle, such as giving up meat, despite his previous statements.
Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico on the week of Hurricane Maria's 5-year anniversary, causing many to relive the trauma, anxiety and uncertainty.
The storm is delivering round after round of coastal flooding and high winds.
Warning "no-one will escape" a worsening crisis, DR Congo led calls on Monday for a surge in funding to brake global heating and fight its impacts at the start of pre-COP27 climate talks in Kinshasa.
Climate justice is not an abstract issue for the millions of people struggling to cope with disaster.
Hurricane Orlene, a category 1 storm, is generating heavy rains and strong winds as well as a dangerous ocean surge in Mexico just days after Hurricane Ian hit the U.S.
KINSHASA: Warning "no-one will escape" a worsening crisis, DR Congo led calls on Monday for a surge in funding to brake global heating and fight its impacts at the start of pre-COP27 climate talks in Kinshasa.
Rescue groups are helping people trapped on Sanibel Island after Hurricane Ian destroyed the bridge connecting the island to the rest of Florida.
As drought worsens, farmers and city dwellers are cutting their water use to historic lows, but it's California's environment that suffers the most.
Australian exports of battery metals could begin to rival thermal coal revenue within a few years, as the surging lithium price turns the critical metals sector into a major earner for Australian miners and chemicals companies.
The normally placid Peace River overflowed its banks last week in DeSoto County after Hurricane Ian brought more than 20 inches of rain in mere hours.
[Premium Times] The police said at least 100 people died from floods between August and September in Jigawa State.
The biggest crises and challenges facing America and the world are not the ones that will draw voters to the polls in November.
King Charles III had to be “slapped down by the British government” over his “global warming preaching”, Sky News host Andrew Bolt says.
The King has confirmed he won’t be attending the COP27 summit in Egypt this year.
Mr Bolt discussed the issue with Spiked Online’s Brendan O’Neill.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden on Monday will survey damage from Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, where tens of thousands of people are still without power two weeks after the storm hit.The Category 1 hurricane knocked out electrical power to the U.S. territory of 3.2 million people, 44% of whom live below the poverty line.Power has been restored to about 90% of the island’s 1.47 million customers, but more than 137,000 others, mostly in the hardest hit areas of Puerto Rico’s southern and western regions, continue to struggle in the dark. Another 66,000 customers are without water.Biden has pledged that the U.S. government will not abandon Puerto Rico as it starts to rebuild again, five years after the more powerful Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. During his visit, Biden planned...
Today, we are launching a project to look at how the ripples of climate change are radiating outward. Beginning in Senegal, we will connect the dots between climate, migration and political extremism.
Research by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) suggests that the UK's food and drink sector could end up footing the mammoth extra bill for liquid CO2.
In a world where social systems often depend on the young supporting the old, forward thinkers are starting to wonder what happens as populations age.
Imperial Oil withdrew applications for a waste management facility in Norman Wells, N.W.T., that would handle its contaminated soil and building debris last week. A pair of community leaders are hoping they'll be consulted in the process, moving forward.
Batteries for electric cars in Australia cost more than half the amount of the car - with manufacturers revealing the eyewatering cost of replacements.
A new concept has been funded in the UK to explore bugs to create soil batteries for solar energy storage.
A Western Australia government-owned coal plant slated to be retired in 2027 has shut down until January, reportedly due to a coal shortage.
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Veterans seek justice 70 years after Britain exploded its first nuclear bomb in Operation Hurricane.
As the agricultural sector is responsible for over a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, environmental experts say the best solution to reverse the crisis is by reforming the farming system to encourage more eco-farming.
Confirmed fatalities from Ian include 61 in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba, where the storm made its first landfall. Updates.
Bellevue Gold inks solar, wind and battery deal in bid to become Australia’s first publicly-listed gold miner to generate net-zero emissions.
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Orlene lost some punch, but remained a dangerous Category 3 storm on Sunday as it headed toward Mexico's northwest Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas.After growing into a hurricane Saturday, Orlene quickly added power, peaking as a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) early Sunday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. But winds slipped back to 115 mph (185 kph) by midday.The storm was moving over or near the Islas Marias, a former prison colony being developed as a tourist draw. The island is sparsely populated by government employees and buildings there are made of brick or concrete.Orlene was forecast to hit Mexico's Pacific coast sometime Monday along a sparsely populated, lagoon-dotted...
Electrified vehicles are a hot topic in New Zealand, thanks to rising fuel prices, increasing climate change awareness and the Government's focus on a Clean Car programme that impacts both consumers and ...
A team from Oxford University is trying to persuade governments to impose CCS requirements on fossil fuel producers. But not everyone is on board.
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Confirmed fatalities from Ian include 47 in Florida, four in North Carolina and three in Cuba, where the storm made its first landfall. Updates.
Britain's largest renewable power station is cutting down carbon-rich forests while receiving billions in green- energy subsidies from UK taxpayers, an investigation claims.
The stark declaration from the Florida official came as officials continue to assess the damage wrought by the hurricane, which made landfall last week in Southwest Florida before sweeping across the state.
Rubio was forced to square his current calls for relief dollars with his 2013 vote against giving the Northeast $50 billion in funding to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
Forecasted impacts of the storm in Mexico include severe rain, storm surge and flash flooding to the region going into Monday.
The wind, rain and storm surge from hurricanes affect everyone in their path. But those combined effects are often more of a disaster for poor people living day to day, like many in Harlem Heights, Florida (Oct. 2)(AP Video by Rebecca Santana)
Floridians lined up for gas in Sarasota County on October 1, after Hurricane Ian knocked out power across the state, leaving many residents reliant on generators. Gov Ron DeSantis said crews were responding to 840,000 reported power outages on October 2, having already restored power to more than 1.8 million accounts across the state. More than 1.4 million gallons of fuels had been mobilized to central and southwest Florida, however DeSantis said some gas stations did not have working generators to pump the gas, leading to delays and supply issues. Credit: Michael Kaplan via Storyful
Rescuers plucked stranded residents from their homes and herded cattle to higher ground as the Myakka River overflowed its banks.
Authorities in Florida confirmed several more deaths late on Saturday that raised the state's death toll from Hurricane Ian to at least 47 , hiking the global toll to at least 54 dead.A list of the dead compiled by medical examiners...
King Charles will not be attending a climate change conference in Egypt next month.
Buckingham Palace confirmed the King had sought advice from the government and Prime Minister Liz Truss regarding his attendance at the COP27 conference, with all parties agreeing he would not make an appearance.
King Charles is well known for his long history of campaigning to reduce the effects of climate change, attending COP26 in Glasgow when he was Prince of Wales.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces blindfolded and detained the head of Europe’s largest nuclear plant, Ukraine’s nuclear power provider said Saturday, reigniting long-simmering fears over the plant's security. The alleged kidnapping on Friday apparently took place shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin escalated his war in Ukraine and pushed it into a new, dangerous phase by annexing four Ukrainian regions that Moscow fully or partially controls and heightening threats of nuclear force. In a possible attempt to secure Moscow’s hold on the newly annexed territory, Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ihor Murashov, around 4 p.m. Friday, the Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said. Putin on Friday signed treaties to absorb the Luhansk...
[The Exchange] The United Nations Climate Conference will be held in November 2022 in Egypt. It is expected that government and business leaders will once again converge to discuss and reiterate their commitment to reducing global temperatures. Their objective being to mitigate the impact of climate change. This year's convocation will likely have its credence marred by unmet pledges to Africa.
A US think tank says relations with Russia will shape China’s activities and influence in the Arctic, but could also create uncertainties.
Asian countries could either double down on clean energy or decide to not phase out fossil fuels immediately. How they choose to go ahead could have cascading consequences.
The bulk of the deaths confirmed in Florida were mostly from drowning in storm waters, but others were from Ian’s tragic aftereffects.
Journal Editorial Report: 'Hits and Misses' incl. Al Gore and John Kerry's hit on World Bank President David Malpass, Hurricane Ian and the Jones Act, NASA's asteroid takedown
The farming world is learning how to blend agriculture with renewable energy installations — and gaining on both ends.
With a death toll nearing three dozen, rescuers are searching for survivors among the Florida homes ruined by Hurricane Ian, while authorities in South Carolina have begun assessing damage from the powerful storm's strike there as...
President Biden together with and the first lady will travel to Puerto Rico on Monday to survey the damage from Hurricane Fiona. On Wednesday, the couple will visit Florida, where Hurricane Ian hit.
Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida's death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power, days after the monster storm rampaged from the state's southwestern coast up to the Carolinas.
Widespread destruction left by Hurricane Ian was seen on Saturday (October 1) at Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
The National Guard is distributing supplies to hundreds of southwest Floridians in the wake of dealdy Hurricane Ian.
With those wines alone, the Co-op will save 1,000 tons of carbon across the 850,000 bottles sold each year - the equivalent of taking 215 cars off the road.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not yield to the pressure amid the soaring oil prices and advised that India must do what is best for the nation and if pressure comes then face it head on.
The president will travel to Puerto Rico on Monday and to Florida on Wednesday to tour hurricane damage in two places that have been significantly affected.
Ian became one of the worst storms to hit the U.S. after what had been one of the most quiet hurricane seasons since 1941, researchers say.
An extraordinary week has confirmed nearly all Australia's coal generators will be gone in little more than a decade. Here are the five big highlights.
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The decision is likely to mark a rocky start to relations between the new Prime Minister and new King, although sources downplayed any disagreement and said the meeting had been 'cordial'.
Everglades City, a small fishing town with a hardscrabble history, is digging out from yet another hurricane: "We know the routine," one local says.
KEVIN FOGARTYDays after Hurricane Ian’s landfall in Florida as a Category 4 hurricane, the state is still reeling from the effects of the storm. The death toll has risen to at least 52, according to ABC News, and is expected to grow as more drowned victims are discovered.Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which encompasses Fort Myers, said at least 35 lives were lost in the county, according to ABC News. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Saturday that his state had not seen any deaths due to the hurricane and was “open for business.”The remnants of Hurricane Ian, now considered a post-tropical cyclone with winds of up to 35 mph, are causing widespread rain from Virginia to Connecticut as the storm heads north.Read more at The Daily Beast.
The day of action across the UK sees people highlight the cost-of-living crisis and the environment.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Beijing to work together in addressing challenges in health, climate change, fighting narcotics and other areas of mutual interest.
Florida crews continue search and rescue efforts as Hurricane Ian made landfall in South Carolina. Latest updates.
Eco-zealots Just Stop Oil vowed to 'occupy Westminster' as part of a nationwide demonstration targeting more than 50 cities, towns and villages across the country.
Everglades City, a small fishing town with a hardscrabble history, is digging out from yet another hurricane: "We know the routine," says one local.
CNN – Amazon is temporarily pausing operations at some of its facilities as Hurricane Ian barrels towards Florida, the company confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. The storm, just shy of Category 5 strength, is expected to make landfall in southwestern Florida on Wednesday afternoon. It is already delivering ruinous winds and rain to the region. …
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It’s becoming ever more likely that 100% renewable electricity in Australia’s electricity grid could be achieved by the end of the decade.
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Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian brought heavy rainfall and gusty wind to parts of the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic regions, on Saturday, October 1, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC said that the storm made landfall, as a hurricane, in South Carolina, on Friday, September 30. The local National Weather Service recorded 5.55 inches (141 mm) of rainfall, making Friday the wettest September 30 to date. Video posted by Craig Ulliott on Friday shows rough waters rocking boats at a marina in Mount Pleasant. Gusty winds and crashing waves hit vessels in the water, including the historic USS Yorktown, as seen in the footage. The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, which houses the USS Yorktown, said that the museum would remain closed on Saturday, due to a power outage...
[VOA] Geneva -- Cholera is surging around the globe, the World Health Organization warns.
The outer solar system holds some chunks of ice and rock that orbit so far from the sun it’s hard to imagine how they got there – but an ancient rogue planet may hold the key
Residents are still reckoning with the damage in Florida, with officials trying to confirm how many of the deaths are storm-related.
Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida's flooded homes from Hurricane Ian while authorities in South Carolina waited for daylight to assess damage from the storm's second strike as the remnants of one of the strongest and costliest disasters to ever hit the U.S. continued to push north. The powerful storm terrorized millions of people for most of the week, battering western Cuba before raking across Florida from the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, where it mustered enough strength for a final assault on South Carolina. It has since weakened to a still-dangerous post-tropical cyclone and was crossing North Carolina toward Virginia overnight, pushing heavy rains toward the Mid-Atlantic states. At least 30 people were confirmed...
As the Earth warms and stronger storms keep coming, development in the Southeast is booming. Although the climate hazards are mounting, more Americans are putting themselves in harm's way.
Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida's flooded homes from Hurricane Ian while authorities in South Carolina waited for daylight to assess damage from the storm's second strike.
Hurricane Ian made landfall in South Carolina, on Friday, September 30, according to the National Hurricane Center, before being downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone. This footage is described as showing a group of boys making the most of the strong winds brought by Ian to Myrtle Beach. The boys brace themselves against and lean into the strong wind. Credit: Treg Spicer via Storyful
The ALTIUS-600 drone and its passengers braved the storm as they gathered data from the eye of Hurricane Ian.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 27 people dead.The powerful storm, estimated to be one of the costliest hurricanes ever to hit the U.S., has terrorized people for much of the week — pummeling western Cuba and raking across Florida before gathering strength in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean to curve back and strike South Carolina.While Ian’s center came ashore near Georgetown, South Carolina, on Friday with much weaker winds than when it crossed Florida’s Gulf Coast earlier in the week, the storm left many areas of Charleston's downtown peninsula under water. It also washed...
Hurricane Ian's deadly flooding, fueled by climate change, should prompt better planning for future development in Florida, experts told USA TODAY.
Their ancestors were among the first black Americans on Sanibel Island. Hurricane Ian drove them away.
Storm Ian was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone after making landfall as a hurricane in South Carolina on Friday, September 30. This footage, filmed by Michelle Loscalzo, shows debris from damaged buildings, vehicles and trees strewn across streets in Garden City, North Carolina The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said dangerous storm surges continued to hit the coast of the Carolinas on Friday evening, and “considerable flooding” was expected. Heavy rain, flash flooding, and gusty winds were expected to continue overnight as Ian moved inland over North Carolina, according to the NHC. Credit: Michelle Loscalzo via Storyful
Tropical Storm Orlene is expected to grow into a hurricane Saturday as its heads for an expected landfall on Mexico’s northwestern Pacific coast
A resurgent Hurricane Ian slammed into the South Carolina coast on Friday afternoon, making another landfall after a destructive march across the Florida peninsula that washed away houses and stranded thousands along the state's Gulf Coast.
President Joe Biden said Hurricane Ian is "likely to rank among the worst storms" in US history, adding it could take years to rebuild. But Biden vowed the government will stay "as long as it takes" to help devastated communities rebuild. (Sept. 30)
Jim Watson/AFP via Getty ImagesAlice Mackey and Jerry Argo got married last year.Last night, Hurricane Ian made her a widow.“It happened… so quick,” Mackey told The Daily Beast on Friday. “It’s just like a slap in the face, to lose your husband that quick.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
Hurricane Ian may leave behind a trail of environmental hazards, including sewage backups, open waste pits and piles and piles of physical debris.
3 Lessons on Wildfire Resilience and Recovery from Oregon’s Santiam Basin
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Seventy percent of Oregon’s population lives in the Willamette Valley, where the North and South Santiam Rivers converge and flow into the Willamette River. In 2020, wildfires devastated communities along these rivers. Five lives were lost , over 1,500 structures were damaged or destroyed, and just under 400,000 acres were burned in three weeks as a result of the wildfires — equivalent to over half of the state of Rhode Island.
The North and South Santiam Rivers in Northwest Oregon. Photo...
Hurricane Ian made its second U.S. landfall Friday in South Carolina. It's the first landfalling hurricane in the state since Matthew in 2016
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona barreled through Puerto Rico, the island's health department says at least 25 deaths may be linked to the storm.
Seen from above, the wreckage Hurricane Ian left in its wake shows the power of the historic storm.
Insurers are facing payouts of up to $47 billion from Hurricane Ian, in what could be the costliest Florida storm since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking at a plan that would take advantage of the fact the sun never stops shining in space, and sunlight is much more intense there than on Earth's surface.
A woman in Florida has gone viral after posting a video from her flooded living room in which she is floating on an inflatable paddling pool.
All 59 of the famous six-toed cats who roam the property of Ernest Hemingway's Key West mansion are just fine after Hurricane Ian slammed Florida earlier this week.
San Carlos Island resident Shawn Hunte tells DailyMail.com how he and his uncle 'fought for their lives' as they were engulfed in flood waters by Hurricane Ian.
Amanda and Matthew Mahr of Cape Coral, Fla., welcomed their baby boy, George Bentley, into the world on Wednesday morning as Hurricane Ian was making landfall.
President Joe Biden assured the people of Puerto Rico on Monday that 'all of America is with you' as the island struggles to cope with the damage from Hurricane Fiona.
The Fort Myers Beach area has the largest commercial shrimping fleet in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Ian forced many shrimpers out of work.
The destruction caused by Hurricane Ian has left 600,000 Florida homes without power and many without clean water after the storm battered Florida, Cuba and the US east coast
Researchers document direct relationship between changes in coal mining and agriculture with rises and falls in levels of the greenhouse gas.
Days after Hurricane Ian carved a parth of destruction through Florida, officials are making it clear the road to recovery from the storm will be long. (Oct. 3)
As Scotland’s leading environmental charity for low carbon living, Changeworks is now calling for new investment to decarbonise homes, writes CEO Josiah Lockhart
Michael Ross was in Bonita Springs, Florida, when Hurricane Ian plowed through, leading him to save a cat from drowning at a nearby flooding home.
Florida's coastal cities should be a vision of the resilient future, not a monument to a past doomed by climate change.
A tree surgeon surveyed the damage in a North Fort Myers neighborhood on October 2 after the area was struck by Hurricane Ian. Video uploaded to Facebook by Mikey’s Tree Services shows sheets of metal and debris littering the residential area in North Fort Myers. “These people have nothing […] my heart breaks for them,” Mike wrote on Facebook, adding that he was on hand to help out in any way he could. Credit: Mikey’s Tree Services via Storyful
WASHINGTON – Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Sunday that he wants any Hurricane Ian relief bills to be targeted only at disaster funding, adding he would not vote for legislation that goes beyond that.Parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast were destroyed by the hurricane before it cut across the state and then swung through the Atlantic and made landfall on the South Carolina coast. Fifty-four people have died as a result of the storm."What I won't support is things that are not emergency relief. What we're going to ask for Florida is what we supported for every other state in the country that's been affected by – by natural disasters, and that is emergency relief designed to be spent immediately to help the people affected now," Rubio said on ABC's "This Week."Trump cheers on Ginni Thomas: Ex-president...
Mexico will experience hurricane- and tropical storm-force conditions Monday as Hurricane Orlene slams the southwestern coast. What to know.
Biden's trip to the island is the first of a pair of trips to view disaster damage this week. On Wednesday he flies to Florida to see damage following the devastating hit by Hurricane Ian.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — People kayaking down streets that were passable just a day or two earlier. Hundreds of thousands without power. National Guard helicopters flying rescue missions to residents still stranded on Florida’s barrier islands.Days after Hurricane Ian carved a path of destruction from Florida to the Carolinas, the dangers persisted, and even worsened in some places. It was clear the road to recovery from this monster storm will be long and painful.And Ian was still not done. The storm doused Virginia with rain Sunday, and officials warned of the potential for severe flooding along its coast, with a coastal flood warning in effect Monday.Ian's remnants moved offshore and formed a nor’easter that is expected to pile even more water into an already inundated Chesapeake Bay and...
High priority actions to gather essential information on our climate system and improve monitoring and understanding of how it is changing are outlined in a new report by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).
Climate observations are vital: they have unequivocally shown that human-induced climate change is occurring, and they have informed the projections needed to successfully adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“All successful actions to adapt to or mitigate climate change must be based on sound accurate information...
[Capital FM] Nyeri -- Extreme weather patterns as a result of global climate change may drastically affect coffee production in the country this year.
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly said Monday that Egypt is following up developments of the current global crises with the aim to reduce their severe repercussions for the Egyptian economy. Madbouly was speaking during a meeting with Petroleum Minister Tareq al-Molla to discuss efforts to secure oil products to meet needs of the local market, especially …
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King Charles III is at “real danger” of upsetting the constitutional arrangements in the UK, says Spiked Online’s Brendan O’Neill.
“Also of trashing his own mother’s legacy,” he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.
“Charles is going to upend all of that if he insists on playing this hyper-political role of fear-mongering about climate change.”
How does Hurricane Ian compare to past U.S. hurricanes?; Lula tops Bolsonaro in Brazil's election, but not by enough to avoid runoff: 5 Things podcast
Microplastics contaminate the whole planet, from Arctic ice to Mount Everest. The tiny particles, less than 5 millimeters in diameter, are in the air we breathe, and have been found in human placenta, blood and lungs. Scientists estimate that there are at least 14 million metric tons of microplastics on the ocean floor, and while …
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The Aussie market kicked off the week, month and quarter with another decline, after the ASX 200 shed 17.3 points or 0.27% to 6,456.9. The Energy sector lifted by 1% on the prospect of increasing oil prices, the Big 4 banks finished lower and Tech stocks fell most.
During WWII, 130,00 people were employed and US$23 billion spent in the race to build an atomic bomb. We should be pouring at least as many resources into slowing down the break-up of glaciers and rise in sea levels, but we can’t seem to garner the same sense of urgency.
More than 60 people are confirmed dead in Florida, days after Hurricane Ian struck the state. Fewer than 700,000 homes and businesses in Florida were still without electricity by late Sunday, down from a peak of 2.6 million. (Oct. 3)
Harris was asked by a reporter at the 51st annual Phoenix Awards, 'Vice President, can you clarify what you meant about equity for hurricane relief?'
Hurricane Orlene is heading toward Mexico’s Pacific coast between the tourist towns of Mazatlan and San Blas, with authorities there suspending classes and setting up shelters
[This Day] The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), an umbrella body of the largest downstream oil and gas companies in the country, has congratulated the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) on the successful acquisition of OVH Energy Marketing (OVHEM) Limited, a major downstream operator.
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is preparing to select companies qualified to sell "clean electricity" to the government under its plan to bolster renewable energy supply in Thailand.
New study finds a tax on the super profits of oil and gas companies would deliver much more effective economic relief than the discount on petrol prices.
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A woman celebrating her 40th birthday on a vacation in paradise with friends was tragically killed when a nail from a collapsing roof pierced her heart during Hurricane Ian.
Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida's death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after the monster storm...
Days after Hurricane Ian shattered Fort Myers, a local church held a service outside its damaged building. Survivors' experiences came pouring out.
As federal emergency management officials launched their largest ever search-and-rescue effort, the number of fatalities in Hurricane Ian's wake climbed to 87 Sunday.That number, tallied by NBC News, was expected to continue to climb as additional deaths were investigated for possible ties to last week's storm.The fatalities so far have included 83 in Florida, where Ian struck as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, and four in North Carolina, where the storm ended up after striking the coast of South Carolina Friday.President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden announced they will travel to devastated areas this week as the United States reels from the death, dangerous floods and destruction left in Hurricane Ian’s wake.The White House announced late Saturday that the Bidens will visit Puerto...
After the waters receded, residents got a first look at the destruction Hurricane Ian had on their communities in Southwest Florida.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said he will not "support things that are not emergency relief" in Hurricane Ian funding requests.
Courtesy of Stephanie Downing Stan Pentz (left) with daughter Stephanie Downing (right) As flood water from Hurricane Ian rose in her Rotonda West, Florida, home around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Stephanie Downing got a text message from her father, Stan Pentz, who was over an hour away at his home in Fort Myers. He said the water was up to his shoulders, and he couldn't get out. Standing on her kitchen table, Downing called him on the phone and screamed, telling him to break a window or do anything to get out and swim to safety. Then the call dropped. Every time she called back, it went to voicemail. Then she lost all cell service."The last thing I heard my dad say was, 'I think I'm going to drown,'" Downing, a 32-year-old physical therapist, tells PEOPLE. As she feared for the worst...
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has decided not to attend the international climate change summit in Egypt next month, fueling speculation that the new monarch will have to rein in his environmental activism now that he has ascended the throne.The Sunday Times newspaper reported that the decision came after Conservative Prime Minister Liz Truss objected to Charles attending the conference, known as COP27, when she met with the king last month at Buckingham Palace. But a member of Truss' Cabinet said the government and palace were in agreement about the decision.“That is a decision that has been made amicably, as far as I am aware, between the palace and the government,'' Simon Clarke told Times Radio. "The suggestions this morning that he was ordered to stay away are simply not true.”Clarke...
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench's home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat. His parents' house was among those destroyed by the storm that killed at least two people there, and the lone bridge to the crescent-shaped island collapsed, cutting off access by car to the mainland for its 6,300 residents. Hurricane Ian underscores the vulnerability of the nation's barrier islands and the increasing costs of people living on the thin strips of land that parallel the coast. As hurricanes become more destructive, experts question whether such exposed communities can keep rebuilding in the face of climate change. “This is a Hurricane Katrina-scale event, where...
Dave McKell from Perth had been eating Gold Reef canned peaches from the same tin every morning for the last two weeks before spotting a shocking discovery floating in the syrup.
The home-grown marine technology start-up wants to commercialise and scale up its 3D-printed terracotta reef tiles to restore corals and save degraded marine ecosystems around the world.
The climate crisis is such a global emergency that measures to address it should be funded directly from general taxation, according to a new report.
King Charles was urged to attend a climate change summit next month and ignore Liz Truss's advice to stay away today - by one of her own MPs.
The government has approved Amplify Energy's plan to repair the damaged pipeline
Hurricane Orlene has strengthened while heading for an expected landfall early next week on Mexico's northwestern Pacific coast.The US National Hurricane Centre said Orlene had maximum sustained winds of 130km/h at mid-afternoon....
[The Exchange] The war in Ukraine has shown how dependent Europe is on natural gas for power. Before the conflict broke out in February this year, Russia supplied up to 40 per cent of Europe's gas requirements. As Russia cuts supplies, these nations are rushing to strike deals in Africa as prices soar. Significant investments are needed to build Africa's trans-regional and intercontinental pipelines to open up access to Europe
It could be more than a week until power lines are fully restored in some parts of Florida as residents deal with major flooding after the deadly Hurricane Ian, expected to be the most expensive storm in the Sunshine State’s history. At least 66 people are believed to have died because of Ian in Florida …
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Russian forces have blindfolded and detained the head of Europe's largest nuclear plant, Ukraine's nuclear power provider says, reigniting long-simmering fears over the plant's security.The alleged kidnapping apparently took place...
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer was publicly thanked by President Joe Biden for his Hurricane Ian heroics, days before he due to be fired over the military's Covid-19 vaccine policy.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida's death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after the monster storm rampaged from the state's southwestern coast up to the Carolinas. Florida, with nearly four dozen reported dead, was hit hardest by the Category 4 hurricane, one of the strongest to make landfall in the United States. Flooded roadways and washed-out bridges to barrier islands left many people isolated, amid limited cellphone service and a lack of basic amenities such as water, electricity and the internet.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Saturday that multibillionaire businessman Elon Musk was providing some 120 Starlink satellites to “help bridge...
US Vice President Kamala Harris says relief to Hurricane Ian victims should be delivered “based off equity”, understanding that “not everyone starts out at the same place”.
“It is our lowest income communities and our communities of colour that are most impacted,” she said.
Roads and neighborhoods in Venice, Florida, were flooded on Friday, September 30 after the Myakka River overflowed in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Local media reported that River Road in Venice was flooded for miles on Friday. I-75 remained closed on Saturday in both directions, the Florida Department of Transportation said. Video from Stephanie Marble showed River Road, south of the interstate, covered in water as cars tried to navigate in the dark on Friday evening. Credit: Stephanie Marble via Storyful
Hurricane Orlene has rapidly strengthened as it swirls toward Mexico’s northwest Pacific coast, with a likely close brush with former prison islands being developed by the government as an ecotourism destination
The end of coal-fired power in Australia was essentially sealed this week with the nation's largest power company and an entire state pledging to go 'net zero' by 2035.
Hurricane Ian damages a local theater and mobile home park in Venice, Florida. Ian's strength at landfall tied it for the fifth-strongest hurricane when measured by wind speed to strike the U.S. (Oct. 1) (AP Video/Cody Jackson)
Florida residents are facing tough choices about whether to stay or leave in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
The official death count rose to 25 as officials continue to search for people trapped during the storm.
Hurricane Ian left many on San Carlos Island in the hard-hit Fort Myers area with no place to go. No place but Joe Fernandez’s.
Subsidies to curb the impact of a surge in gasoline and other fuel prices began in late January to keep the average retail price of ...
The Queensland Government says major employers in Gladstone must transition to renewable energy in the near future to provide power and job security to the local workforce.
A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 27 people dead.The...
Students tackle taboo topic with scheme to help those affected by floods who desperately need sanitary products, amid some commentators saying such items are a luxury.
Hurricane Ian swept through the Atlantic and southeast U.S. coast this week, leaving a path of catastrophic damage and devastation for millions.
In Fort Myers, Hurricane Ian's destruction didn't affect all neighborhoods equally.
Cuba's capital lost power when Hurricane Ian hit days ago, and parts still remain in the dark.
London CNN Business — EU governments agreed Friday to tax the windfall profits of oil and gas companies and to cap the revenues of some electricity generators as the cost of Europe’s energy crisis spirals higher. But energy ministers from the 27 EU member states failed to reach an agreement on a proposal by the …
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The official death count rose to 24 as officials continue to search for people trapped during the storm.
Australia will be constructing its largest floating array of solar panels to decrease CO2 emissions and electricity bills.
From Britain to Germany, Western governments are ramping up oil production and turning back the clock on coal-fired power plants to navigate an energy crisis that is fuelling cost-of-living struggles. China has warned some European countries are taking a ‘backswing’ on global climate goals, while the IEA said carbon neutrality goals could be set back by ‘decades’.
Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday's vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon.
I have a feeling that we are seeing the start of a new wave of climate change denial and misrepresentation of science. At the same time, CEOs of gas and oil companies express optimism for further exploitation of fossil energy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at least here in Norway. Another clue […]
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Australian women working on research bases in Antarctica have been plagued by a widespread culture of sexual harassment, a recently released report found.
Ukraine's nuclear power provider has accused Russia of "kidnapping" the head of Europe's largest nuclear power plant, a facility now occupied by Russian troops and located in a region of Ukraine that Russian President Vladimir Putin has moved to annex illegally.
Days after Category 4 Hurricane Ian came ashore near the tony seaside community, residents are taking stock and trying to put their lives back together.
For whisky lovers, the packaging that holds their precious bottle – and the bottle itself, with its carefully designed contours, dimples, decanter-style elegance, in crystal clear or tinted glass, with richly coloured porcelain flagons in velvet bags – is an evocative starting point to the warming dram that awaits.
Vice President Kamala Harris told a forum in DC that hurricane relief funds would focus on 'communities of color' above all else.
Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyAs Hurricane Ian ravaged south Florida on Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stood outside the U.S. Capitol at a press conference and made a vow to the victims.“We’ll do anything in our power to help them,” McCarthy said, responding to a question from a reporter about the impacts of the hurricane and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ability to help his state recover.As the GOP leader said this, he was flanked by dozens of members of his House Republican conference. Their presence added a new dimension to McCarthy’s statement: many of them have been on the record opposing hurricane relief packages—or lent their support to proposals designed to drastically reduce the amount of money the federal government spends on disaster relief.Read...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hurricane Ian has created a burgeoning biohazard situation in at least one Florida hospital close to where the storm first made landfall. Staff members at the Health Park Medical Center in Fort Myers told NBC News that the facility's running water went out Wednesday and hasn't yet been restored. If water service isn't back soon, the workers said, they fear disease outbreaks and infections in the wake of the storm. Patients and nurses alike have been forced to defecate in plastic bags, then store the waste in overflowing biohazard bins, staff members and patients said. Workers said they can't properly sanitize medical instruments for reuse, and some patients went for more than a dozen hours without drinking any water. Details of the water outage and its consequences were confirmed...
Shaken survivors including a famed TV 'storm chaser' were finally ferried to safety today after Hurricane Ian transformed a laid-back paradise island into a rubble-strewn ghost town.
A revived Hurricane Ian pounded coastal South Carolina on Friday, ripping apart piers and flooding streets after the ferocious storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, trapping thousands in their homes and leaving at least 17 people dead. (Sept. 30)
The recording of a large fish in a backyard during Hurricane Ian has been authenticated — but experts are of mixed views on whether it really shows a shark.
Researchers believe the rate of emissions may be higher than from a major leak from offshore oil and gas fields in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico in December, which spilled about 100 metric tons of methane per hour.
After wreaking deadly havoc in Florida, Ian smashes piers in South Carolina and floods neighbourhoods.
Newsom calls on lawmakers to slap a windfall tax on oil companies.
After Hurricane Ian ravaged Florida, causing widespread flooding and devastation, a man in Fort Myers spotted something peculiar in the floodwater outside of his home. It looked like a shark fin peeking out of the water.Dominic Cameratta quickly filmed the creature swimming between the homes in his neighborhood. In the past, people have claimed to have spotted sharks after hurricanes, but the Associated Press confirmed Cameratta did film this video in his backyard after the storm.Alligators, sewage, bears and snakes are just a few of the reasons to stay out of Florida's floodwaters, officials sayCameratta told CBS News he woke up on Wednesday to see the pond in his backyard was starting to overflow from the rain. "It looked like there was a fish in there. I kind of zoomed in on it, I was kind...
A group of teenagers were handcuffed and detained by police in Fort Myers after allegedly looting from stores in an area of Florida devastated by Hurricane Ian.
A visual record of the devastation wrought across Florida by the Category 4 hurricane
A photo of the flamingos shows them bunched together in a bathroom at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg as Hurricane Ian approached.
By Noor Zainab Hussain (Reuters) -Insurers are bracing for a hit of between $28 billion and $47 billion from Hurricane Ian, in what could be the costliest Florida storm since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, according to U.S. property data and analytics company CoreLogic. Wind losses for residential and commercial properties in Florida are expected to be between $22 billion and $32 billion, while insured storm surge losses are expected to be an additional $6 billion to $15 billion, according to CoreLogic. "This is the costliest Florida storm since Hurricane Andrew made landfall in 1992 and a record number of homes and properties were lost," said Tom Larsen, associate vice president, hazard & risk management, CoreLogic. "Hurricane Ian will forever change the real estate industry and city infrastructure...
Florida crews continue search and rescue efforts as Hurricane Ian raced toward a second landfall, this time in South Carolina. Latest updates.
A revived Hurricane Ian threatened coastal South Carolina and the historic city of Charleston with severe flooding after the deadly storm caused catastrophic damage in Florida and trapped thousands in their homes. (Sept. 30) (AP Video: Allen Breed)
Hurricane Ian headed toward South Carolina's coast and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods.
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cubans took to the streets on Thursday night to bang pots and protest across several neighborhoods in the capital Havana as the country entered its third day of blackouts following Hurricane Ian. The massive storm, now ploughing north along the southeast coast of the United States, caused Cuba's grid to collapse earlier this week. It knocked out power to the entire island of 11 million people, flattened homes and obliterated agricultural fields. For some Cubans - already reeling from shortages of food, fuel and medicine - the prolonged blackout was the last straw. Jorge Luis Cruz, of Havana's El Cerro neighborhood, stood in his doorway on Thursday evening banging a metal pot and shouting in anger. Dozens of others on side streets around his home could be heard banging...
Hurricane Ian has made landfall once again. After tearing a swath through Florida and then heading out to sea, it has now returned to land hitting South Carolina at 2.05pm Friday US time (4.05am Saturday AEST).
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