Environmental groups threatened to sue a wood pellet factory yesterday, accusing it of releasing more than 100 tons of air pollution a year in violation of the Clean Air Act.
The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the state Fish and Game Commission decided yesterday.
Russia and China have been busy in a rapidly changing Arctic, and America seems to have barely noticed.
A small device can harvest energy from the breeze generated as you walk and could potentially be used to power your gadgets
Ellsworth Glacier in Landsat images from 2018, 2019 and 2020. Red arrow is the 2016 terminus location, yellow arrow is the 2020 termins location, pink arrow is the rift, purple dots is the snowline, iceberg is Point A. Glacier retreated 2.4 km, main iceberg 1 km2 Ellsworth Glacier is a valley glacier draining south from Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Along with the Excelsior Glacier it has been the longest …
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Researchers from the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research say the warmer it gets the faster the ice will melt and could lead to a 20ft rise in sea levels.
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In an Atlantic hurricane season that's broken records, a tropical system managed to come back to life a week after hitting Bermuda.
China’s main energy-consuming and producing provinces are directing the equivalent of hundreds of billions of...
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The European Union offered qualified approval to China’s renewed pledges to tackle climate change but insisted Beijing stop construction of coal-fired power stations at home and abroad.“I welcome China’s ambition to curb emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a tweet on Wednesday after Chinese President Xi Jinping made the commitments in a video address to the United Nations General Assembly.“It’s an important step in our…
New data suggests rising air and soil temperatures are accelerating plant growth across tundra ecosystems, causing much of the Arctic to green.
The Yukon government is looking for people age 12 to 25 to join a youth panel on climate change, which will provide feedback and advice on the territory's environmental protection plans.
China surprised the world yesterday when president Xi Jinping told the United Nations general assembly that the country would achieve carbon neutrality before 2060
[Govt of SA] Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, has congratulated the Western Cape Department of Agriculture for winning the Gold Award in the category 'Climate Change' for the top-rated radio series, Die Kwik Styg, at the virtual 2020 Ecologic Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday night.
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s U.K. North Sea assets have attracted suitors from state-owned companies to private equity-backed firms as the U.S. oil giant seeks to exit the aging region altogether, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Energy exploration can proceed along the Eastern Seaboard despite President Trump's recent extension of a ban on oil and gas leasing in parts of the Atlantic Ocean, government lawyers told a federal court this week.
Joe Biden could shut down the Dakota Access pipeline if he's elected president. Energy Transfer LP CEO Kelcy Warren has put $10 million toward making sure that doesn't happen.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defended his administration's record protecting the Amazon rainforest, telling the United Nations' virtual meeting of global leaders yesterday that his country has been wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain. Bolsonaro's critics were quick to pick apart his claims.
Marin County, Calif., is one of the wealthiest places in the country. It is also among the most vulnerable to climate change.
An opponent of the social cost of carbon. A judge backed by industry and conservative activists. And a jurist who refused to acknowledge climate science. One of them could be the next Supreme Court justice.
China and India on Monday agreed to stop sending more troops to their disputed border in the Himalayas, following an escalation in tensions between the two nuclear powers.
To avoid such a lockdown scenario aimed at mitigating climate change, the world must overhaul its economic structures and do capitalism differently.
As COVID-19 threatens farming communities across Africa already struggling with climate change, the continent is at a crossroads. Will its people and their governments continue trying to replicate industrial farming models promoted by developed countries? Or will they move boldly into the uncertain future, embracing ecological agriculture? It is time to choose. Africa is projected […]
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recognized a temperature of -69.6°C (-93.3°F) at an automatic weather station in Greenland on 22 December 1991 as the coldest ever recorded in the …
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[Ghanaian Times] Sekondi -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended the posting of security personnel at ammonium nitrate warehouses in the Western Region to avert any eventuality, as they could be targets in the event of any instability in the neighbouring Mali and Cote d'Ivoire.
The industrialized world has been spewing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases faster than they can be contained for centuries. Climate change, and growing popular frustration about the inadequate response, is pushing countries to take action, or at least say they will. Becoming carbon neutral -- also known as climate-neutral or net zero -- is now a legal requirement in some countries, while European authorities are adopting legislation to become the first net zero continent. Even oil compa
Forecasters with the National Weather Service reclassified Paulette as a "strong" post-tropical cyclone over the North Atlantic on Wednesday, though the system retained Category 1 hurricane strength.
Culture wars, lies about targets and baselines, support for fossil fuels and naked hostility to renewables: What has changed for the Coalition since 2004?
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September 23, 2020 10:26 AM LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Deadly blazes raging across the western United States have again destroyed thousands of homes nestled in forested areas this year - with months of the fire season still to come in a region perilously exposed to climate change.
Tesla says fossil fuel cars are on the way out and there is no time to lose. The contrast with the Australian government could not be more stark.
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Campaigning in Pittsburgh, Pa., President Donald Trump portrayed Democratic nominee Joe Biden as an opponent of "oil, guns and God," and said the election "is a matter of economic survival for Pennsylvania."
Bats that normally migrate more than 1500 kilometres in the winter are staying closer to home as the world warms, with young males being the first to make the change
September 23, 2020 5:00 AM JAKARTA • Floods and landslides have struck Indonesia's capital Jakarta and its surrounding areas, leaving two people dead, one missing and 20 others injured, officials said yesterday.
September 23, 2020 12:18 AM WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to boost his country's Paris climate accord target on Tuesday (Sept 22) and called for a green revolution, just minutes after US President Donald Trump blasted China for "rampant pollution."
A recent study warns that without intervention many of the continent's ancient sites could be lost.
A glimpse behind the scenes of the challenges in reporting from the remote Yakutia region of Siberia.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has threatened to relocate the agency's Manhattan office, claiming federal workers are not safe in the city following a summer of violent protests.
Can the “energy transition” in Latin America help address the risks caused by greenhouse gases (GHG) on the climate, and the economic depression caused by the pandemic? Energy transition refers to the shift from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption — including oil, natural gas, and coal — to renewable energy (RE) sources like wind […]
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The near miss by Hurricane Laura last month has Texas officials and experts again pushing for the construction of a long discussed coastal barrier system to protect against storm surge. (Sept. 21)
STATEMENT: China Aims For Carbon Neutrality By 2060
WASHINGTON (September 22, 2020)— Today in remarks delivered before the United Nations General Assembly, President Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement that China aims to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 and to peak carbon emissions before 2030. This is the first time Chinese leadership has made a commitment about reaching net zero emissions.
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Lawyers representing the federal and some provincial governments made their cases before Canada's highest court today for keeping or killing the carbon tax — the cornerstone of the Trudeau government's climate agenda.
Morgan Stanley, Walmart and others at NYC's climate week make new vows to cut carbon emissions. Meanwhile General Electric announced it will no longer build new coal-fired power plants. And with the pandemic sweeping the country, climate week has been a lot quieter than it had been last year.
NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued an advisory late Monday saying Tropical Storm Paulette had re-formed southeast of the Azores islands.
Indian villagers appealed their case in a U.S. court against a World Bank branch yesterday over a coal-fired power plant in their seaside community.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has threatened to move the agency's Northeast regional headquarters out of Manhattan due to damage sustained during recent protests.
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The Arctic won't be the same by the time our grandchildren see it.
Explorers Mike Horn and Fred Roux were scaling an iceberg in the Arctic circle when it flipped over. In a YouTube video viewed over 3.6m times, Mike Horn admitted it was a dangerous mistake.
As the sun sets on coal in the electric power sector, analysts say suppliers will look to consolidate to ride out the industry's decline.
EPA is poised to cinch repeal of a Clinton-era air toxics policy affecting thousand of industrial facilities.
[UNEP] The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the non-profit organization Blue Life launched this week an innovative media model to support climate action. Bringing together some of the biggest media owners and advertisers, the initiative seeks to transform the contribution that paid media advertisers and media owners can make to climate action.
Marine rescuers in Texas shared video from the rescue of a dolphin that was stranded in a pond 9 miles inland by a storm surge from Hurricane Laura.
Warming in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists announced, yet another sign of how climate change is rapidly transforming the region.Satellites recorded this year’s sea ice minimum at 3.74 million sq km (1.4 million square miles) on September 15, only the second time the ice has been measured below 4 million sq km in 40 years of record keeping, said researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).“The…
The meteoric rise of Tesla's stock has been one of the market's top stories of 2020, highlighting a voracious appetite for high-growth companies that could benefit from a shift away from fossil fuels.
Queensland Coles supermarkets will be running on 90 per cent renewable electricity within three years under a deal struck with the state government.
When fossil fuel industries collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world could've used it as an opportunity to transition to renewable energy sources. Instead, they've poured billions of dollars into saving polluting industries instead of meeting their pledges to massively cut greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change, CNN reports.The COVID-19 pandemic led to the collapse of fossil fuel industries around the world: Oil famously tanked below $0 a barrel in April, while coal companies were projected to "never recover" from pandemic losses. But several global economies are doing their best to make sure that doesn't happen.In Poland, for example, the government bought up $35 million in unwanted coal to help that struggling industry, CNN reports...
HOUSTON (AP) — Storm surge and rainfall combined Tuesday to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall, threatening areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. The storm made landfall late Monday just north of Port O’Connor, Texas. Early Tuesday, Beta was … Continued
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Tropical Storm Beta made landfall in Texas on Monday night, the latest storm in an exceptionally busy 2020 hurricane season.
A nuclear-powered icebreaker that Russia says is the world's largest and most powerful set off on Tuesday on a two-week journey to the Arctic as part of Moscow's efforts to tap the region's commercial potential.
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that climate change is real.
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Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA. (September 21, 2020). Northwestern University Law Review Online (forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3696942. "This Essay argues that NOAA should use its discretion to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) as an initial step in complying with Congress’s mandate. Federal research into solar geoengineering is an extraordinary and highly controversial policy. The agency should carefully consider the environmental, social, and political impacts that may come with this undertaking. Further, the public deserves an opportunity to weigh in on the matter and to be appraised...
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India is likely to reduce crop waste burning, a major source of air pollution during the winter months, by 75-80% in Punjab and Haryana states, part of the country's farm belt that borders the capital New Delhi, two government officials said on Tuesday. Every winter, a thick blanket of smog settles over northern India, as a combination of factors such as the burning of crop residues, industrial emissions and vehicle exhaust brings a sharp spike in pollution. The federal government and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana have ensured that rice farmers can easily hire machines to dispose of the paddy stalks and straw, said the officials, who did not wish to be identified in line with government policy.
Expanding fast, reliable internet access across Africa will bring advantages for society, business and the climate. But with operators mainly focused on profit, environmental solutions often take a back seat to cost.
New research shows that Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), a key link in the Southern Ocean food web, have refuges from the rapid climatic warming and ice loss that has degraded …
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[This Day] A new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), released recently at a national online Round Table, quotes the Building Material Promotion Council (BMPTC) that India generates an estimated 150 million tonnes of construction and demolition (C&D) waste every year, but that the official recycling capacity is a meagre 6,500 tonnes per day (TPD), just about 1 per cent.
Tropical storm Beta stalled out Tuesday along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.
[Dalsan Radio] Local Stakeholder Consultation for Gold Standard carbon project activity 'Efficient and Clean Cooking for households in Somalia'
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Minister of Health, Dr. Usama Ahmed Abdul-Rahim, has underscored the importance of coordination and joint work between the various sectors and societal forces in the country to ward off the impacts of floods.
[Monitor] What used to be a road to a number of homesteads in Pujwang Central Village in Packwach Town Council four months earlier, is currently covered by floods following the rise in the Lake Albert water level.
[This Day] The United Kingdom has appointed Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as a co-chair of the UN Climate Change Conference's (COP26) Energy Transition Council as the country kicks off Climate Week 2020. The UK CoP President, Alok Sharma will chair the council alongside Ogunbiyi, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All.
Despite efforts to burnish their green bona fides, oil and gas majors have yet to take adequate steps to decarbonize their operations, according to a new paper by researchers from four universities.
General Electric Co. has long powered the coal industry. But no more.
[This Day] Manufacturers in Nigeria can reduce their energy cost by about 40 per cent if they key into a new ?70 million renewable energy and energy efficiency facility backed by the French Development Agency (AFD) and European Union Infrastructure Trust Fund (EU-ITF), THISDAY has learnt.
Morgan Stanley yesterday became the first major U.S. bank to pledge a radical change to its portfolio in the name of climate change.
After passing Bermuda a day prior, powerful Hurricane Teddy was heading for Atlantic Canada on Tuesday, producing potentially life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along the way, forecasters said.
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WASHINGTON - Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming.
"We owe it to our children and grandchildren." European Commission raises EU emissions reduction target from 40% to 55%, requiring huge increase in renewables.
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As climate change melts away ice-covered parts of the Arctic Ocean, a new sea route will emerge that has seemingly drawn the most interest from China, according to a research paper published in the journal Marine Policy.Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the Transpolar Sea Route (TSR) will cut across the centre of the Arctic Ocean, passing close to the North Pole.While it could significantly reduce distances for global trade, it is frozen over for most of the year, making it much…
Tropical Storm Beta stalled out Tuesday along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season. The storm made landfall late Monday just north of Port O’Connor, Texas, and has the distinction of being the first time a storm named for a Greek letter made landfall in the continental United States. Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names last week, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet for only the second time since the 1950s.
Hawaiian Islands utility will end the use of coal power generation and replace it with another 300MW of solar PV and almost 2GWh of energy storage.
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The federal government energy and climate policy has turned into complete farce.
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Texas and Louisiana brace for more coastal flooding and damaging storm surge from Tropical Storm Beta.
The world’s often-divided nations united Monday to adopt a declaration commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, saying the urgency for all countries to come together “has rarely been greater” amid global challenges ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and violent extremism. The declaration, approved by 193 member nations at the mainly virtual commemoration, praises the United Nations as the only global organization with the power to bring countries together and give “hope to so many people for a better world and ... deliver the future we want.” Born out of the horrors of World War II, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war — words enshrined in the U.N. Charter.
On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Marshall Islands David Kabua asks UN member nations to ensure his country "will be here to celebrate the UN's 100th anniversary." (Sep. 21)
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After passing Bermuda Sunday night and Monday, powerful Hurricane Teddy will set its sights on Atlantic Canada for the middle of the week.
Days after Hurricane Sally slammed into Florida, at least four barges remain lodged in the yards of homes located off the shore of Pensacola Bay.
The amount of summer sea ice in the Arctic has been steadily shrinking over the past few decades because of man-made global warming, experts say.
September 21, 2020 6:21 PM LONDON (REUTERS) - Prone to frequent flying, a passion for SUVs and big spending, the richest 1 per cent of the world's population produced twice as many planet-heating emissions as the poorest half of humanity over the past quarter-century, researchers said on Monday (Sept 21).
Even the normally frozen North Pole had some open water when visited by an historic Arctic expedition toward summer's end.
Forests in the United States currently sequester approximately three decades worth of carbon dioxide emitted by the American fossil fuel industry, according to a new a study.
Only in 2012 have satellites seen the summer floes in the polar north more withdrawn than in 2020.
The Sierra Club is suing EPA over a recent regulatory update and is alleging that the agency failed to set emission limits for toxic pollutants released by kilns at facilities that make lime, a widely used construction and building material derived from limestone.
EPA said this week it doesn't know whether the pesticide chlorpyrifos causes neurological damage in humans, despite research linking it to brain damage in children.
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The devil is in the details, as it remains to be seen exactly how China plans to pull this off.
The new 'nano-generator', which is made of two plastic strips in a tube, captures and stores wind energy to power electronic devices.
The National Weather Service said on Tuesday that the tropical storm Pauletta had sprung back to life off the coast of Africa.
Nature, Published online: 23 September 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2686-xA one-kilometre-resolution map of aboveground carbon accumulation rates of forest regrowth shows 100-fold variation across the globe, with rates 32% higher on average than IPCC estimates.
Nine out of ten households said to regularly recycle and willing to do more for the environment
President Xi Jinping for the first time announced China’s long-term goals to reduce carbon emissions on Tuesday – less than an hour after his US counterpart Donald Trump slammed Beijing for “rampant pollution”.Xi told the United Nations General Assembly that China would scale up its voluntary emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement, that it aimed to hit peak emissions before 2030, and to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.“The Paris Agreement … outlines the minimum steps to be…
Carbon-based particles and metals including silicon, phosphorus and chromium enter the placenta, which is critical to provide nutrients to a growing baby in the womb.
Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.
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[SAnews.gov.za] The City of Ekurhuleni has obtained a court order to halt operations at the Steel Sheeting Company in Wadeville following complaints of an unbearable stench caused by illegal recycling and manufacturing operations.
[World Bank] One morning in February, in Kaffrine Region, Senegal, Kaffia Diallo emerged from her tent. She is happy; her new grandson was born just two days earlier. "A beautiful baby," she said, "although I wish he weighed a little more."
Solar projects encroaching on California's Joshua trees can still be built under a state ruling that extends endangered species protections to the desert plant.
Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said yesterday that artificial intelligence can help the United States better understand climate change, a day after he seemingly questioned the role humans play in heating the environment.
In a rush to start the world's biggest carbon market, China is looking to have a more lax approach to emissions rather than cut greenhouse gases in the short term.
The World Economic Forum joined the so-called big four accounting firms to help dozens of global businesses improve risk disclosures for issues including climate change and gender-based pay inequality.
China pledged yesterday to stop releasing carbon emissions before 2060 in a surprise move that catapults it ahead of U.S. ambitions on climate change and instantly raised questions about whether it can radically alter its status as the world's top emitter within 40 years.
The goals were the most concrete yet announced by China, which accounts for one quarter of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions blamed for fast-rising temperatures. Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Xi renewed his support for the Paris climate accord and called for a green focus as the world recovers from the Covid-19 crisis.
South Africa must update its old position to make a positive contribution
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If Asia — and in particular China, which accounts for about half the world’s coal consumption — can’t break the habit, devastating climate change will ...
Solar energy generation has grown far cheaper and more efficient in recent years, but no matter how much technology advances, fundamental limitations will always remain: solar panels can only generate power during the daytime, and much of the sunlight is absorbed by the atmosphere during its journey to the ground. What if instead we could collect solar power up in space and beam it down to the surface? We're seeking ideas for technologies and concepts for solar power satellites that will do precisely this.
BEIJING: The US is guilty of "obstructing" the global fight against emissions, China said Wednesday, as Beijing seized the climate agenda by vowing to go carbon neutral by 2060 -- a target welcomed by environmentalists despite its patchy detail.
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Minister of Labor and Social Development, the Head of Higher Committee for Rainfall Emergencies Lena Al-Sheikhaccompanied by the USAID Mission Director in Sudan, HelenPataki and the Director of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Catherine Noorthring visited, Tuesday, the IOM warehouses, south Khartoum, to inspect the distributionof the relief materials to the floods-affected population in the country.
THIS year was supposed to bring great things for Guyana.ExxonMobil discovered massive oil deposits off the South American country's Caribbean coast in 2015, and Guyana sold its first cargo of crude oil this February. As production ramps up, its first stage offshore wells were projected to produce 750,000 barrels a day by 2025, tripling the size of Guyana's economy, from US$3.4 billion to $13 billion.
[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers.
Calling for a "green revolution,” Xi said the coronavirus pandemic had shown the need to preserve the environment.
The leader of the world's biggest polluter of greenhouse gases has pledged to go carbon neutral by 2060.
The B-17 Flying Fortress bomber flew into the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in southern Iceland on September 16, 1944.
Posts online have questioned whether climate change has worsened fires on the West Coast by citing maps that show no fires in Canada or Mexico.
UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world's largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 and go carbon neutral by 2060, in what environmentalists hailed as a major step forward.
Defaults by Chinese firms on their US dollar-denominated debt have risen significantly this year as the coronavirus pandemic, a slump in oil prices and deteriorating US-China relations have hurt business and reduced their ability to repay.This environment has caused a decline in market confidence, triggering a shortage of dollar liquidity that is limiting some firms’ ability to borrow US dollars to pay back existing debt.US dollar bond defaults by Chinese firms have jumped threefold to US$12…
Fortunately for the world, the recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously “unrecyclable” into useful products. It’s poised to do so again.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the firm has designed a 'tabless' battery that is six times more powerful and will be made in-house at Telsa's factory in Fremont, California.
As if the weather chaos of a record hurricane season wasn't enough, we now have a new thing to worry about.
This year's decline was especially fast between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, thanks to warm air coming off a heat wave in Siberia almost certainly ...
A tropical storm developing in the Pacific Ocean was slowly sweeping toward Japan on Tuesday, threatening the main island of Honshu with heavy rainfall and ...
Gannawarra battery has made money and provided valuable services to the grid, and also discovered some potential problems, such as hefty network charges and limitations of market rules.
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China's surprise announcement of a long-term goal to curb emissions boosts UN climate talks.
The devastating storm surge from Hurricane Sally that swamped the Gulf Coast last week has left thousands of starfish washed up on one beach in Florida.
Hurricane Sally gouged three 'breaches' into the undeveloped eastern tip of Perdido Key in Florida, creating three small islands.
September 22, 2020 5:16 PM JAKARTA (XINHUA) - Floods and landslides have struck Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, leaving two people dead, one missing and 20 others injured, officials said on Tuesday (Sept 22).
Restoring forestland could increase carbon sequestration capacity by 20%.
How much leeway does the Clean Air Act afford EPA and state regulators?
The first presidential debate of the 2020 general election cycle won't have climate change on the agenda.
The vessel is set to arrive at its future homeport of Murmansk after facing extreme Arctic ice conditions.
The EPA Office of Inspector General will dig into how the agency's financial arm is managing funds.
More than 60 donors are pushing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to select Cabinet members who are unaffiliated with the fossil fuel industry.
[Nation] MCAs have urged the county government and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) to develop air quality regulations to rein in air polluters in the capital.
[New Times] On a semi-arid 10 hectares in Kiramuruzi Sector in Gatsibo District, women and men are harvesting healthy onions and cabbages.
One of the world’s most widely used commodities — palm oil — is also one of its most controversial. Cheap, efficient and extraordinarily versatile, it’s found in thousands of everyday products, from cookies and ice cream to shampoo and fuel. Yet surging cultivation of oil palm trees has come at the expense of vast swathes of tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia. Environmental concerns spurred the introduction of so-called sustainable palm oil, but the uptake has been slow and the program has fa
The 570-foot-long "Arktika" is designed to smash Putin's Russia a path of "sovereignty" through ice 9 feet deep in the sensitive northern region.
A flood warning was issued Monday for residents in the city of Rashid, located in Egypt’s Beheira Governorate. Local authorities patrolled the streets in cars equipped with loudspeakers, urging those who live on the alluvial fans (soil deposits from the Nile river) to evacuate. Governor Hisham Amna sent a letter to the heads of the … Continued
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President Donald Trump advocates an "America First" mentality, at times putting him at odds with allies. Joe Biden promotes strengthening global alliances to tackle threats like climate change and authoritarianism.
Earth’s oceans help to slow global warming by absorbing carbon from our atmosphere – but fully observing this crucial process in the upper ocean and lower atmosphere is difficult, as measurements are taken not where it occurs, the sea surface, but several metres below. New research uses data from ESA, NASA and NOAA satellites to rectify this, and finds that far more carbon is absorbed by the oceans than previously thought.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has told the United Nations’ virtual meeting of global leaders that his country is being wrongly portrayed as an environmental villain, and defended his administration’s record protecting the Amazon rainforest
The mega battery will power upcoming Tesla electric vehicles, including the heavy-duty Semi truck and the futuristic Cybertruck, at least one million miles (1.6 million km).
September 22, 2020 10:45 AM BOULDER, COLORADA (NYTIMES) - A "crazy year" in the Arctic has resulted in the second-lowest extent of sea ice in the region, scientists said Monday (Sept 21).
[Monitor] Kampala -- As floods wreak havoc across the country, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned of severe drought between November to February 2021 that will cause food scarcity in the country.
[Vanguard] The United Kingdom has appointed Damilola Ogunbiyi of Nigeria as a co-chair of the UN Climate Change Conference's (COP26) Energy Transition Council as the country kicks off Climate Week 2020.
"With a range of marine geoengineering field trials inching forward, attention is turning to how research and eventual deployment should be governed." LINK
Domke, Grant M.; Oswalt, Sonja N.; Walters, Brian F.; Morin, Randall S. (2020): Tree planting has the potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity of forests in the United States. In PNAS, p. 202010840. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2010840117. "Here we use data from more than 130,000 national forest inventory plots to describe the contribution of nearly 1.4 trillion trees on forestland in the conterminous United States to mitigate CO2 emissions and the potential to enhance carbon sequestration capacity on productive forestland." LINK
"As part of that effort, the Firm recently joined the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and will seek to play a leadership role in capacity building." LINK
"We face a stark reality. We urgently need to slash greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, but this alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures in line with the Paris Agreement goals." LINK
WASHINGTON: Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest area since records began 42 years ago, US scientists announced on Monday, offering further stark evidence of the impact of global warming.
Tropical Storm Beta made landfall on the Texas coast on Monday night. southwest of Houston. It had with maximum winds of 45 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Streets in Houston were flooded, with some vehicles trapped in the water. (Sept. 22)
Forest management and climate change are both causes, and both must be addressed.
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Until recently, the U.S. mainstream media featured more climate silence than climate science.
Experts say a wave of cheap, renewable energy will wipe away the need for new gas fields, pipelines and power stations. Their arguments make sense.
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New Mexico's largest electric utility and one of the nation's premier federal research laboratories will team up on a series of projects aimed at making the electric grid more resilient as the state prepares to add more renewable energy to the mix, officials said yesterday.
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club are suing the Trump administration for greenlighting a liquefied natural gas export project on Alaska's North Slope.
When news broke this summer that the Petra Nova carbon capture power project was offline, advocates leapt to the defense of the Texas facility, one of the largest in the world.
Nestled among spruce forests in an Alpine valley in southern Austria, a workshop was the first some two decades ago to begin manufacturing a green new material that's now super-sizing wooden buildings and speeding the adoption of a solution to mitigate climate change.
European officials are increasing pressure on the United Nations to implement carbon controls on the shipping industry.
If President Trump is able to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he may stymie climate action for generations to come.
The Coalition's latest energy policy labelled a 'roadmap to nowhere', after sidelining wind and solar and failing to set a post-2030 emissions target.
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State-owned CleanCo signs 10-year deal to power more than 90% of Coles' Queensland sites from July 2022 via two of the state's biggest renewable energy projects.
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The battle over Ottawa's decision to impose a national price on carbon pollution is heading for a final showdown before Canada's highest court this morning.
CCS, clean hydrogen, steel and aluminium amongst the winners to be prioritised under the Technology Roadmap launched by Angus Taylor.
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Tropical Storm Beta was forecast to make landfall in Texas on Monday, the latest storm in an exceptionally busy hurricane season.
Plans to develop of massive offshore wind energy islands in northern European receive boost as climate targets tightened.
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As Tropical Storm Beta batters the Texas coast, the biggest unknown is how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. (Sept. 21)
Hurricane Sally hit parts of Florida last week bringing along a water surge that brought thousands of starfish on land across the Navarre Beach. The storm also washed clams and a toadfish on the beach.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter says the city is bracing for Tropical Storm Beta as it churns towards Louisiana. The city is already recovering from widespread damage caused by Hurricane Laura. (Sept. 21)
Air pollution is estimated to have caused 30.8 million premature deaths in China and Taiwan since 2000, according to an algorithm that was trained on satellite data
Tropical Storm Beta is trudging towards Galveston, Texas, bringing more rain, wind and stress to a community that has already been drenched and battered during this year's unusually busy hurricane season. (Sept. 21)
The Center for Biological Diversity accused Newsom of being friendly to California's oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews.
Arctic sea ice has reached its second lowest level on record, data shows. Each year,...
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Vietnam is the ninth country to submit its updated NDC to the UNFCCC. The submission followed a comprehensive process over three years, under the guidance of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. Vietnam’s inclusive NDC review and updating process, which was coordinated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), involved active participation by scientists, […]
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