The Interior Department's acting secretary has ordered a 60-day moratorium on fossil fuel leasing and permitting for federal land and water, moving to fulfill a campaign promise from President Biden to halt the sale of drilling rights on federal tracts.
A top environmental lawyer and fierce litigator against the Trump administration has joined EPA.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Petroleum Institute, two of the country's top lobbying heavyweights, have come out in support of direct federal regulation of methane — a powerful greenhouse gas more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide in the near term.
Excess water surrounded buildings at Wockhardt's pharmaceutical facility on Wrexham Industrial Estate during a deluge of rain caused by Storm Christoph.
The Paris Agreement bears the name of the city where world leaders in 2015 negotiated the historic pact to combat global warming.
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The world is getting a better understanding of just how important forests are in the global fight against climate change.
New research, published in Nature Climate Change and available on Global Forest Watch, found that the world’s forests sequestered about twice as much carbon dioxide as they emitted between 2001 and 2019. In other words, forests provide a “carbon sink” that absorbs a net 7.6 billion...
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US Special Envoy on climate John Kerry says President Trump's Paris pull-out endangered lives.
Danish utility Ørsted A/S took a final investment decision on its first hydrogen project as it expands beyond wind power.
A top Keystone XL pipeline executive told employees yesterday that more than a thousand jobs would be cut in the coming weeks because of President Biden's decision to pull a key permit for the oil project.
Global carbon dioxide emissions from cars are growing because higher numbers of SUVs are cancelling out the reduction due to higher numbers of electric cars
A Melbourne-based global equity fund manager has raised climate-related issues to the top of his investment priority list as major economies and companies step up their environmental ambitions.
President Biden's climate team consists of veterans from past battles and fresh faces in the environmental movement.
President Biden took office yesterday with a climate team whose unprecedented size and diversity reflect the challenge his administration faces in reversing Trump administration policies while dramatically curbing planet-warming emissions.
[The Conversation Africa] The amount of carbon dioxide that we can still emit while limiting global warming to a given target is called the "remaining carbon budget," and it has become a powerful tool to inform climate policy goals and track progress towards net-zero emissions targets.
On the first day, hours after inauguration of the new Biden-Harris administration, President Biden signed an Executive Order-rejoining the United States in the Paris Climate Accord. President Joe Biden is also expected to roll out an ambitious climate change agenda and initiatives to mitigate the crisis, shrink the nations carbon emissions, convene a U.S. climate […]
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. Signing several actions in front of reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon, Biden said … Continued
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The freshly inaugurated US president has issued an executive order to cancel the controversial Canadian pipeline project approved by his predecessor. Joe Biden has said climate change will be a major focus of presidency.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States and expressed his desire to work with the new American administration to deepen bilateral ties. “I congratulate President @JoeBiden on his inauguration. Look forward to working with @POTUS in building a stronger Pak-US partnership through trade and economic engagement, countering climate change, improving public health, combating corruption and promoting peace in the region and beyond,” Khan tweeted.
The orders ranged from rejoining the Paris agreement, halting US' withdrawal from WHO, and stopping construction of Mexico border wall
Australia's largest ever energy class action, brought against two Queensland government owned power companies, starts Federal Court action.
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The ACT government outlines a $307 million, five-year spend on new clean energy measures, including batteries, rooftop solar and electric vehicles.
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One of Biden's first acts as president was to see the US re-join the Paris Agreement, causing pressure on Morrison to do more on climate to ramp up another few notches.
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January 21, 2021 7:35 AM WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden signed a slew of executive orders to combat the coronavirus, tackle climate change and reverse his predecessor Donald Trump's immigration policies on his first day in office.
Climate change is a marathon, not a sprint: Japan will make greater progress if these issues are not politicized and all major parties agree on ...
An extreme heatwave is forecast for South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory over the weekend leading up to Australia Day.
New data suggest a mind-boggling installation rate for wind power in China in 2020, but must be maintained for many more years to cut coal.
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Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in 2015 to limit global warming, in a sign of Biden's urgency to address the climate crisis.
World leaders welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden into their ranks Wednesday, noting that their most pressing problems — including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change — require multilateral co-operation, an approach Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, largely rejected.
In his first hours as US president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing at least 15 executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling of the coronavirus pandemic.Biden will end construction on Trump’s Mexico border wall, end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and the World Health Organization (WHO), and revoke the approval of the Keystone XL oil…
Biden signs executive actions that will require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a flurry of executive orders that will set the tone for his new administration.
President Biden signed an executive order to have the country reenter the Paris Climate Agreement, less than four months after formally withdrawing.
Two of the last major Clean Air Act rules to be finalized by the Trump administration now face legal challenges from state officials around the country.
The Trump administration approved a 1,000-mile pipeline corridor across Wyoming as one of its final acts yesterday, ending a yearslong effort to streamline the federal permitting of pipeline infrastructure in the Cowboy State.
The head of President Biden's transition team for the Department of Agriculture will become the agency's point man on climate change.
Climate change is causing “lake heatwaves” to become more frequent, intense and long-lasting, a new...
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Curbing meat consumption is essential in the fight against climate change. But in countries facing spiraling food insecurity, it's a different story.
Immediately after be was sworn in Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed the Inauguration Day Proclamation, his first in what's expected to be a flurry of orders.
Trump called climate change a hoax. Biden calls it an existential threat. Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin talks about how Biden might reverse some of his predecessor's policies.
Michael Regan, President Biden's pick for EPA administrator, has released financial and ethics records as he prepares for his Senate confirmation hearing.
President Biden will sign a temporary moratorium on oil and gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge today, hitting the brakes on his predecessor's "energy dominance" era.
President Biden will put an aggressive first-day mark on his efforts to combat the climate crisis, signing executive orders this afternoon revoking a cross-border permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and directing his agency officials to review — and potentially reverse — a slew of Trump-era energy moves.
The president's inauguration speech is not, generally speaking, a place for details, but it can set a tone for the presidency that trickles down to the administration's agenda — including on energy and the environment.
[263Chat] Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has urged government to institute legal reforms which give effect to the ban on mining activities in national parks as a way of tackling various sustainable wildlife management challenges in the tourism sector.
Russia's 130-year record comes amid record global temperatures as climate change continues to warm the planet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on immigration, climate change and handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden on Wednesday will end construction on Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border … Continued
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Incoming U.S. president Joe Biden will announce America's return to the international Paris Agreement to fight climate change on Wednesday, the centrepiece of a raft of day-one executive orders aimed at restoring U.S. leadership in combating global warming.
Joe Biden's incoming climate envoy will have to restore confidence among foreign leaders that the U.S. is serious about leading a global effort to cap greenhouse gases.
Experts say that after four years under Donald Trump, the Democrat will have to rebuild the credibility the US lost in the eyes of the international community, by setting concrete goals for its emissions reductions on the path to net zero by 2050.
After he's sworn in Wednesday as president, Joe Biden is expected to sign executive orders that will set the tone for his new administration -- including several that will aim to reverse moves by President Donald Trump.
Minnesota still lags on meeting economywide greenhouse gas reduction goals established more than a decade ago, even as utilities shut or idle coal plants and add wind and solar generation.
The Bureau of Land Management last week approved the Mountain Valley pipeline's route through a national forest in Virginia, angering environmentalists who said it was a rushed move to please fossil fuel interests in the Trump administration's final days.
The Trump administration has cleared a final hurdle in selling drilling rights to oil speculators in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and set up a snag for the incoming administration, by issuing several of the leases sold at auction earlier this month.
President-elect Joe Biden's first hours in office will be spent seeking to obliterate much of the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda, restore public land protections and reestablish the United States as a global leader on climate change policy.
And Biden plans a raft of executive actions to undo Trump's environmental policies.
There is no sea-level rise in the Prairie Provinces.
President Trump traveled to EPA headquarters in 2017 to issue an executive order aimed at undoing his predecessor's climate policies.
The Supreme Court did not appear ready yesterday to hand an easy win to oil and gas companies enmeshed in a slew of lawsuits seeking industry compensation for climate impacts.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Worsening political polarisation, inequality and loss of social cohesion could undermine recovery from the pandemic and action to tackle global warming, annual risk report warns
India and the United States have "very strong" potential to work together and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a "very strong" advocate of renewable energy and different technologies, said US Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken on Tuesday.
Howling winds of hurricane force roared across portions of California on Tuesday, kicking up at least a dozen wildfires and causing power outages.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign a slew of executive orders Wednesday afternoon aimed at unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, from restoring boundaries to national monuments to rejoining the Paris climate accord to reviving the government's role in protecting the air, water and endangered species.
January 20, 2021 5:00 AM NEW DELHI • India's success in connecting its largest domestically built nuclear reactor to the grid is a boost for plans to deploy the technology to help the world's third-biggest polluter limit emissions.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign a slew of executive orders Wednesday afternoon aimed at unwinding President Trump’s environmental legacy, from restoring boundaries to national monuments to rejoining the Paris climate accord to reviving the government's role in protecting the air, water and endangered species.
hurricane, national park Hurricane-force winds kick up new California wildfires, force closure of Yosemite National Park, knock out power to thousands
Renewable energy growth has exceeded all expectations in Europe and delivered a range of tangible benefits since 2005, a new report has found. But what comes next?
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Australian-designed software aimed at improving farm productivity and cutting emissions through soil carbon has secured $5m from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
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January 19, 2021 9:31 PM The country is on track to become the world's largest market for privately owned electric cars.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday said it has issued leases covering nearly 1,770 square kilometres in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Howling winds of hurricane force roared across portions of California late Monday and early Tuesday, leaving over 150,000 customers without power.
STATEMENT: After a significant stress test, the Paris Agreement stands strong
WASHINGTON (January 19, 2021) — One of the first actions that President Biden is expected to take is to initiate the United States’ re-entry to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The formal process to re-join the agreement takes 30 days. Under the Paris Agreement, countries are expected to submit a new or updated national climate target (NDC) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, UK in November 2021. So far, 71 countries,...
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The remaining “carbon budget” specifies the maximum amount of CO2 that may be emitted to...
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Corry Schiermeyer, a top EPA official, has credited President Trump's lying about the 2020 election for the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol.
China’s very first carmaker is entering the fray to assemble electric cars, as it joins the shift towards electrification in the world’s largest automotive industry, where one in every five vehicles will be powered by electricity by 2025.FAW Group, founded in 1953 to spearhead Mao Zedong’s industrialisation, will team up with its German partner Audi to build a 30 billion yuan (US$4.6 billion) plant in the Jilin provincial capital of Changchun in north-eastern China. FAW, which already makes…
4 Ocean-based Solutions to Advance Climate Action Through NDCs Comments|Add Comment|PrintWindmills on the coastline of Tenedos, Turkey. Photo by Efe Kurnaz/Unsplash
For decades, warning signals sent by ocean ecosystems — such as increased sea surface temperature, sea-level rise and ocean acidification — have illustrated the urgent need to reduce global greenhouse emissions. As most global economic activity and ultimately man-made carbon emissions occur on land, abatement policies tend to focus...
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January 19, 2021 2:13 PM Sea surface temperatures have cooled slightly across the western and central Pacific Ocean over the past two weeks
Extreme cold has hit large parts of Europe, with freezing temperatures cracking railroad tracks in Poland, snow blanketing the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul and smog spiking as more coal was being burned to generate heat.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dealt a decisive defeat to EPA today as it tossed out its Affordable Clean Energy rule on the final day of the Trump administration.
Global annual investment in low carbon technologies surpassed $US500 billion ($A650 billion) for the first time in 2020, overcoming a year complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his officials are in frequent contact with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming administration about a long disputed oil pipeline that reports say Biden will cancel on his first day in office
[Nyasa Times] Weather experts are warning of heavy rains in the country in what they say will be caused by Cyclone Eloise.
The battery was developed by Israeli company StoreDot, who have already demonstrated their fast-charging batteries in smartphones, drones and scooters.
The International Energy Agency on Tuesday scaled back its 2021 outlook for global oil demand, which continues to be hindered by the coronavirus pandemic.
Along La Cienega near Inglewood. At Beverly Hills High School. In people's backyards in Echo Park. Atop Signal Hill. Oil wells are everywhere in and around L.A. You sure don't see that in Paris (France).
Europe needs to double the share of electricity produced from renewable sources by the end of the decade to be in with a chance of meeting a stricter emissions-reduction target that would put the region's economy on track to climate-neutrality, according to a report published yesterday.
Oil and gas companies and governments worldwide must take steps to quickly curb methane pollution in order to avoid a post-pandemic emissions surge and stave off the worst effects of climate change, the International Energy Agency warned yesterday.
Russia is preparing to make the earliest-ever shipment of liquefied natural gas to Asia, taking advantage of thinning ice in the Arctic Ocean and paving the way for a record-long navigation season this year.
President-elect Joe Biden demonstrated his intent to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency a major role in his administration by quickly nominating an agency leader and selecting a widely praised emergency manager who has dealt with hurricanes, wildfires and pandemics.
Some power companies inflate their emissions reductions with opaque accounting techniques. It helps them look environmentally responsible to investors even as power plants continue releasing carbon emissions.
US president-elect Joe Biden’s expected move to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline prompted Canada’s main oil-producing province of Alberta on Monday to threaten to seek damages as Ottawa made efforts to save the troubled project.Scrapping the project would threaten Canadian jobs and the US-Canadian relationship as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tries to turn the page on the Donald Trump era, though the idea drew support from environmental groups and progressive US Senator Bernie Sanders.A source…
Victoria government study to examine how solar panels could be used to protect fruit orchards and other food crops from extreme heat events.
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Private-public partnerships such as this helps the Ministry of Health as it provides a critical service to the whole of Fiji and moving to clean energy is necessary as we face the brunt of climate change
The oil and gas industry has a massive methane problem, and it's going to get worse as COVID19 ramps up demand for fossil fuels.
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China and the Philippines should not be distracted by their disputes in the South China Sea and should instead focus on advancing cooperation on oil and gas exploration in the region, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said when wrapping up his week-long tour of Southeast Asia.Wang’s trip, which also included stops in Myanmar, Indonesia and Brunei, came with Beijing seeking to consolidate its ties with the region before the new US administration takes office this week.In an interview with state…
January 18, 2021 5:05 PM Abu Dhabi's government-run oil company is teaming up with two of its sovereign wealth funds to turn the petroleum-rich emirate into an exporter of blue and green hydrogen.
A federal court today put a hold on EPA's latest small refinery exemptions (SREs) from federal biofuel-blending rules, responding to an emergency request from the ethanol industry.
Citing problems with the Dakota Access pipeline, the Interior Department's new top lawyer has called for strengthening tribal clout in federal environmental decisions.
David Ross, President Trump's top EPA water official, knew he would face universal outrage when he revamped protections for the nation's wetlands and streams.
Dr Adrian MaceyTHE UNITED STATES' return to the Paris Agreement is vital to the next round of negotiations, says former New Zealand climate ambassador Dr Adrian Macey.
New Maps Show Forests Absorb Twice as Much Carbon as They Release Each Year
New methodology, released in Nature Climate Change, provides greater detail into forest carbon fluxes
January 21, 2021 - New globally consistent methods for mapping forest carbon sources and sinks around the world show that forests absorb a net 7.6 billion metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. The data confirms that globally forests are an overall carbon sink, though there is variation within forests. The new...
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Senator Ted Cruz attempted to take a hit at Biden's decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord in a tweet on Wednesday night but was quickly mocked by AOC and a line of celebrities.
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry has thanked Europeans for keeping up the fight to slow global warming during the Trump administration
The chief of the Seminole Nation said yesterday the Oklahoma-based tribe has no current plans to tax oil and gas production on all land within its traditional reservation boundaries, a move that drew quick praise from the state's attorney general.
Mercedes-Benz is taking on one of the most complex industry challenges with the rollout of its battery-powered EQA: selling small electric cars without a big profit squeeze.
President Biden took executive actions yesterday repealing the Keystone XL pipeline permit, rejoining the Paris climate accord and reviewing energy rules across federal agencies. What's next?
The new president spent much of his first day in office signing orders, staffing up departments and laying plans for the days ahead.
The famed geisha of Kyoto are collapsing from the heat. The apple trees that are a feature of Japan’s northern Aomori prefecture are barren. A ski slope in the central Nagano prefecture is green due to a lack of winter snow. Numerous other parts of the country – from Iwate to Yamagata, Ishikawa, Osaka and the city of Tokyo – are under water.These are some of the scenarios showing what the most famous landmarks in all of Japan’s 47 prefectures will look like if climate change continues unabated…
New Mexico's energy and natural resources agency is putting its support behind legislation that it says would clear the way for more prescribed fires as the state deals with climate change.
For years, economists and activists have touted a key strategy to fight climate change: Put a price on carbon emissions.
[The Conversation Africa] Janet Yellen is poised to be the next U.S. Treasury secretary, and her inbox will require every ounce of her vast experience to pilot the economy through a daunting confluence of challenges. How the U.S. manages the economic recovery from COVID-19, the financial risks from climate change and inequality together will determine the chances of American prosperity over the coming decades.
China more than doubled its construction of new wind and solar power plants in 2020 from a year earlier, government data showed, reflecting Beijing’s pledge to cut fossil fuel dependence and bring carbon emissions to a peak within a decade.China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, added 71.67 gigawatts (GW) of wind power capacity last year, the most ever and nearly triple 2019’s levels, according to data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA) late Wednesday.China’s 2020…
Lake heatwaves – periods of extreme warm surface water temperature in lakes – may become hotter and longer by the end of the 21st century, according to a new study published in Nature, increasing the link between climate change and extreme events.
The freshly inaugurated US president has used an executive order to cancel the controversial Canadian pipeline project approved by his predecessor. Joe Biden has said climate change will be a major focus of presidency.
Biden took a series of executive actions on issues including immigration and criminal justice. He also moved to rejoin the Paris climate accord.
Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement on global warming on Nov. 4. Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, wants back in. But averting the worst effects of climate change will be an uphill battle even with the involvement of the U.S., the second-largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions, behind China. Global warming already is fueling wildfires, hurricanes and mass migrations, and in the U.S., Trump dismantled regulations meant to stifle greenhouse gas emis
January 21, 2021 1:17 PM BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed US President Joe Biden's move to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions and use its influence to encourage other countries to do the same.
The moves represent a first step in healing one of the deepest rifts between the United States and the rest of the world after Trump ...
By swiftly reversing several Trump policies, Biden wants to show the world the U.S. has turned the page.
January 21, 2021 6:31 AM Biden’s actions signal to the world that America has returned to the global fight against climate change.
January 21, 2021 5:00 AM WASHINGTON • Mr Joe Biden was set to sign 15 executive actions after being sworn in as United States president yesterday, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change.
People are urged not to "drive to see the floods" as thousands are told to leave their homes.
President Joe Biden signed three executive actions Wednesday. The first mandated masks and social distancing on federal property, the second supporting under served communities and the third rejoined the Paris Climate Accord. (Jan.20)
The 'ice giant' planet is usually hard to spot, but you should detect the faint blue gleam of Uranus a few hours after sundown on January 20 if you locate Mars and then scan toward the crescent Moon.
Re-joining the Paris climate pact is a symbolic and practical first step for the Biden White House.
Federal government tips $11m CopperString 2.0 transmission network upgrade, that will open up new regions of northern Queensland for renewable energy investment.
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In rich countries, every sector of the economy reduced its contribution to climate change last year — with one big gas-guzzling exception.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday signalled plans to place a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge after the Trump administration issued leases in a remote, rugged area considered sacred by the Indigenous Gwich'in.
Scotland’s weather: Watch latest weather forecast as snow warnings issued ahead of Storm Christophe
President Biden has set his sights on more than 100 Trump administration environmental rollbacks as well as plans to rejoin the international climate accord.
New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland (D), who's expected to helm the Biden administration's Interior Department, is encouraging outdoor equipment manufacturers to engage in efforts to strip derogatory or racist terms from public lands.
EPA has begun the process of regulating two "forever chemicals" in drinking water, a major final action as the Trump administration drew to a conclusion, though the agency punted on designating the substances as hazardous under Superfund.
President Biden set his sights on more than 100 Trump administration environmental rollbacks, as well as rejoining the international climate accord.
One of US President Joe Biden's first acts in office will be to rejoin the global climate accord.
January 20, 2021 2:37 PM One key task for Washington will be to set a US emissions reduction target for 2030 and produce a stronger national climate action plan.
This likely means the end of the $8 billion pipeline, a years-long project that would have carried oil sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to the American Gulf Coast.
EPA granted three more biofuel-blending waivers to small refineries yesterday, irking industry groups that believed the agency would hold off pending a Supreme Court ruling on the issue.
EPA has named a number of career officials to run its program and regional offices until the incoming Biden administration's appointees arrive at the agency.
President Biden on his first day in office is already taking aim at unraveling some of the Trump administration's most contentious rules, including wetlands protections, water permitting for the oil and gas sector, toxic chemical assessments, and emissions from waste sites.
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt late yesterday ordered new 10-year grazing permits for Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, who previously lost their access to federal acreage after being convicted of arson for burning public lands.
Parts of England prepare for widespread floods as Boris Johnson announces emergency Cobra meeting.
The biggest machine on Earth delivers more than $400 billion of electricity a year across nearly 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) of transmission and distribution lines. It’s the U.S. power grid, an interconnected system of generating plants, wires, transformers and substations that keeps the lights on for the homes, offices and factories of the world’s largest economy. Now, President-elect Joe Biden wants it to be carbon-free by 2035 as part of his ambitious plans to confront climate cha
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[South African Weather Service] The rain which Severe Tropical Storm "Chalane" brought to southern Africa during the Christmas and New Year period last year is still fresh in the minds of the general public. Now, a fresh tropical system named "Eloise" has developed and is currently positioned off the north-eastern quadrant of Madagascar. At the current time, "Eloise" is classified to be a Moderate Tropical Storm, with a central pressure slightly less than 1000 hPa (hectopascal) but nevertheless set to intensify in the coming days. "Elois
Recent tests show that lightweight carbon-fibre reinforced plastic is strong enough to replace metal used in upper-stage rocket structures. This is an important milestone in Europe for the development of a prototype of a highly-optimised ‘black’ upper stage, Phoebus, a joint initiative by MT Aerospace and ArianeGroup, funded by ESA.
World leaders welcomed into their ranks the new U.S. President Joe Biden, noting their most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach his predecessor Donald Trump ridiculed
[This Day] Renewable energy should be given adequate attention
The United Arab Emirates aims to become a major hydrogen producer, contributing to the oil-rich state's effort to slash polluting carbon emissions by nearly a quarter.
A group that helped raise funds and organize the environmental community for Joe Biden's presidential campaign is relaunching as a broader electoral effort to back pro-clean energy candidates.
A coalition of clean energy investors formed by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said this week they were doubling their funding commitments for emerging low-carbon technologies, as a separate analysis warned of a persistent gap in clean energy investment.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission delivered blows yesterday to a number of natural gas projects that had been Trump administration priorities, including the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export facility off the Oregon coast.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit tossed out the Trump EPA's Affordable Clean Energy rule and sent it back to the agency yesterday. What does the ruling mean for Biden and the electricity sector?
Christiana Figueres, the former U.N. climate chief who helped broker the Paris Agreement, has found a new way to protect the planet: promoting plant-based meat.
Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken pledged to "take on the existential threat posed by climate change" and counter the global influence of China and Russia at a confirmation hearing yesterday that saw relatively little Republican opposition.
Opponents of President Trump's climate rule rollbacks rejoiced yesterday after a federal appeals court gave the Biden administration a clean slate to craft a new rule to control greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
Joe Biden will spend his first hours as president trying to obliterate much of the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda, restore public land protections and reestablish the United States as a global leader on climate change policy.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump.
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- Despite dire predictions, the Trump Administration's overall policy toward Africa represented continuity. Foreign aid continued; skilled diplomats were appointed and deployed to resolve conflicts; and the signature Africa programs of past presidents remained unabated. The administration launched a trade program, and President Trump himself intervened to mediate a brewing conflict in east Africa.
When he gets into the Oval Office, Biden plans to sign 17 executive actions on priorities including COVID-19, climate change, racial justice — and rolling back Trump rules.
As U.S. President Donald Trump departs office, he leaves a legacy of deregulation and diplomatic missteps in the Arctic region.
January 20, 2021 1:45 AM Malaysia has baulked at EU efforts to phase out the use of palm oil as a biofuel
2020 delivered another big year with big milestones in the UK, with wind and solar smashing records. Can it do it all again in 2021?
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January 19, 2021 10:54 PM This came as rains predicted for Wednesday (Jan 20) were likely to bring floods and further chaos.
The commitments mark a victory for lawmakers and advocates who want the Biden administration to enlist Treasury's sweeping influence to address the dangers that climate change poses to the economy.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a Trump administration rule on carbon dioxide emissions, effectively restoring President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which limited those pollutants from power plants.
[AIM] Maputo -- Tropical cyclone Eloise is now on a course that will take it towards the coast of the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane, according to the forecast of the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the United States Navy.
Environmental and public health groups are marking the Trump administration's final days in the same way they've spent the last four years: launching legal challenges to EPA air rules.
January 19, 2021 4:15 PM Converting large areas of land for farming to boost food supplies increases planet-heating emissions and places a greater burden on poorer nations already bearing the brunt of climate change, researchers warned on Tuesday (Jan 19).
The court's decision will likely determine the path for more than a dozen other legal challenges the oil industry is facing and any future claims.
7 Ways the Biden Administration Can Reverse Climate Rollbacks Comments|Add Comment|PrintPresident-elect Biden and his administration can take critical steps to advance climate action. Photo by LBJ Library/Flickr
The Biden administration has a huge task before them when it comes to protecting communities from dangerous climate impacts.
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[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari will on January 21 inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC) Lagos to boost operations in the nation's petroleum sector.
The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.
The Trump administration confirmed in a court filing last week that EPA wouldn't scuttle Obama-era carbon regulations for new power plants before President Trump leaves office at noon tomorrow.
The Supreme Court heard arguments today in a narrowly drawn jurisdictional dispute with broad implications for climate liability cases. Justices had an overriding question: Were oil industry attorneys hiding elephants in mouse holes?
The United States on Tuesday sanctioned a network of oil entities that officials say have helped the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro escape existing penalties.
Trump is also set to announce a dramatic shift away from Trump's "America First" ideology, taking the United States back to its traditions of alliance-building. This will begin with the new president ordering the United States back into the Paris climate accord on day one.
Overwhelmed sewers. Flooded streets. Deadly heat waves. Baltimore is one of many American cities where the costs of climate change far exceed local resources. Should oil companies pay?
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday virtually inaugurate the National Oil and Gas Excellence Centre (NOGEC) Lagos, as part of effort to boost the operations of the Nigeria oil and gas sector.
MAMUJU, Indonesia (AP) — Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings Tuesday on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake Friday that killed at least 84 people was one of multiple recent disasters in Indonesia. President Joko Widodo, who visited a flood-hit area … Continued
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Abu Dhabi's government-run oil company is teaming up with two of its sovereign wealth funds to turn the petroleum-rich emirate into an exporter of blue and green hydrogen.
The expansion of competitive wholesale power markets is critical for enabling companies like Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. to make bigger purchases of renewable energy, according to a new report by a group of corporate energy users.
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to revoke the cross-border permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as his first day in office, restarting political fights over the oil project.
Melanie Nakagawa will become the top climate staffer on the White House National Security Council, working on everything from the U.S. return to the Paris Agreement to President-elect Joe Biden's objective of integrating climate change into all aspects of U.S. foreign policy.
President-elect Joe Biden will begin the process of returning the United States to the Paris climate accord on the same day he takes office, his transition team confirmed over the weekend.
January 19, 2021 5:00 AM LONDON • Global emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas production dropped 10 per cent last year mainly because of lower output as opposed to concerted climate action, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) found.
Australian carbon spot price climbs again, as pressure continues to grow for the Morrison government to commit to a more ambitious net-zero emissions target.
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Economic and social fallouts from COVID-19 are among the most imminent threats to the world, a new report shows. Extreme weather and a failure to fight climate change remain the biggest long-term risks.
A new study compares the carbon footprints of popular coffee drinks from Starbucks. The more milk required, the bigger the environmental impact, with a latte having twice the footprint of an espresso
A state-run zoo in India has stopped feeding chickens to birds such as hawks, eagles and owls as bird flu outbreaks spread to more than 10 states in the country.Serological tests of a brown fish owl, which died at the National Zoological Park in New Delhi, confirmed that the bird was infected with the H5N8 virus, likely from feed derived from chicken, according to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Birds in captivity at the zoo have been isolated, it said over the weekend…
US experts have developed EV batteries made from lithium iron phosphate that can quickly heat up and cool down - which is key to rapid charging and a long life.
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