PARIS - China's rogue rocket is in an uncontrolled free-fall towards Earth and no one knows where or exactly when it will burn through Earth's atmosphere, but the risk of debris hitting an inhabited area remains very small, experts told AFP Friday.
Preliminary data released signalled deforestation of Brazil's Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at least five years, a report that comes two weeks after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said his government would dedicate...
President Biden issued an executive order today to establish a temporary office at the Department of State to ensure "climate change is integrated into all elements of United States foreign policy-making decision processes."
The Biden administration today announced it would scrap a Trump-era proposal to scale back regulations for oil drilling and exploration in the Arctic.
It's a massive country with massive emissions.
Researchers are warning of rising violence against women and girls as climate change sparks more frequent natural disasters.
One of the most obscure jobs at EPA will soon hold sway over several of the agency's most contentious policies and some of the Biden administration's top priorities.
Upsala Glacier (U) in Landsat images from 1999, 2016 and 2021 illustrating both retreat and the separation from Bertacchi Glacier (B). Cono Glacier (C) is the next tributary to the north. Upsala Glacier is a major outlet glacier of the Southern Patagonia Icefield. The glacier terminates in Lago Argentina and retreated substantially, 7.2 km from 1986-2014 (NASA, 2014). The retreat accelerated after 2008 (Sakakibara et al 2013). From 2014-2019 the …
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Newly released preliminary data signals that deforestation of Brazil’s Amazon in April was the highest for that month in at least five years
The report recommends that regulators, policymakers and others “critically examine each and every coal plant in their jurisdiction given the overwhelming amount of existing coal and the rapidly changing economics of possible alternatives.”
One of Hong Kong’s largest fast-food chains has contacted police over “absolutely unfounded and untrue” online rumours claiming its restaurants were refusing entry to domestic helpers from the Philippines based on Covid-19 concerns.Facebook messages circulating online accused Café de Coral of racism by turning away the helpers from its branches, and also alleged that Hong Kong was supporting China in shifting the blame for the coronavirus crisis onto foreign workers.No evidence was offered in…
The state of the Alberta economy and the loss of the NDP-era Energy Efficiency Alberta tax credit slowed solar installations, but demand is soaring amid the pandemic.
[SciDev.Net] Researchers have created a new dietary tool that they say could be used to simultaneously cut the risk of disease and climate change impacts.
A former Venezuelan oil executive was sentenced to more than two years in prison for taking at least $12 million in bribes from businessmen who allegedly raided the coffers of the state-run oil company.
Developers of the Keystone XL pipeline have not yet given up on the crude oil project, even after President Biden threw out a permit for the conduit to cross the U.S.-Canada border earlier this year.
New Mexico has proposed tightening a key provision in the state's plan to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production.
The scars borne by Frank van Mierlo's small Massachusetts solar company carry warnings for renewable developers and for the Biden administration as it hopes to boost U.S. clean energy manufacturing.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday that he will use the Group of Seven meeting in June to "bend the ear" of fellow leaders to provide more financial help for poor countries to cope with climate change.
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is known for its far-reaching array of experiments.
China's annual emissions exceeded those of all developed nations combined in 2019, the first time this has happened since national greenhouse gas emissions have been measured, according to a new report from the Rhodium Group.
[Ghanaian Times] Waste batteries of electronic gadgets have been added to the list of e-waste being collected for safe disposal and recycling under an Incentive Payment System.
South Korea plans to invest $32 billion to build the world's largest floating offshore wind farm by 2030 as a cornerstone of the country's efforts to move toward carbon neutrality, President Moon Jae-in said.
[The Point] UN Climate Change News, 5 May 2021 - Ahead of this year's UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, the President of the conference, Mr. Alok Sharma, and the President of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid in 2019, Ms. Carolina Schmidt of Chile, are calling on all countries to either follow through on commitments made under the Climate Ambition Alliance, or to join the efforts of the Alliance.
Obtaining vast amounts of ammonia is key to the 2050 emissions goal, but procuring only so-called green ammonia produced using renewable energy will be difficult.
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Rich governments are being urged to deliver on an unmet pledge of funding to help developing countries tackle climate change at June's G7 summit and raise it after 2025
Ambitious new commitments of state governments go some way to filling the void left by the lack of a national climate policy.
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Study warns universal reliance on hydrogen-based fuels could distract from main game of renewable electrification and lock in fossil fuel dependency.
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South Korea on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to build what it calls the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, a key project needed to achieve its goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
A total of 36 trillion won (US$32 billion) from both the government and the private sector will be spent on the project to create a massive offshore wind farm complex off the country’s southeastern industrial hub of Ulsan City by 2030, President Moon Jae-in said.
The facilities will be…
AGL plans to develop the Liddell site into an energy hub of solar storage systems, grid-scale batteries and a waste-to-energy facility.
Chinese media says space junk will land in international waters when it makes its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere this weekend.The claims, published in Global Times , a daily tabloid run by the Chinese Communist Party, say reports...
U.S. Space Command says the exact entry point into the Earth's atmosphere cannot be pinpointed until hours before its reentry, which is expected sometime around May 8.
The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.
The amount of carbon dioxide emitted each year in processes related to clothes supplied in Japan accounts for 4.5% of global fashion emissions.
Tim Gaylord writes that taxpayers are unfairly left to clean up orphan oil and gas wells.
Five state-run oil and gas majors will redevelop the Himalayan pilgrimage of Badrinath in Uttarakhand as a ‘spiritual smart hill town, at an initial investment of nearly Rs 100 crore, a move that is expected to promote tourism and create livelihood opportunities while improving visitor experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic, protracted conflicts and climate change have created an untenable situation for the most vulnerable, with 155 million people across 55 territories suffering from severe food insecurity, sending acute hunger figures to a 5-year high. That’s according to the Global Network Against Food Crises, an alliance of humanitarian partners working to prevent hunger […]
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[Daily Maverick] With regulatory and now board approval in the bag, Gold Fields is set to begin construction of its 40 megawatt solar plant to help power up its South Deep mine. Given the shambolic state of Eskom, expect other mining companies to also start tapping the sun.
We are delighted to announce that today (6 May 2021) Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey, and Professor Richard Horne, Head of Space Weather and Atmosphere team, …
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EPA should launch new reviews of air emission standards for two toxic chemicals to better account for their cancer-causing potential and to further the pursuit of environmental justice for hundreds of thousands of people, the agency's in-house watchdog said in a wide-ranging report released today.
As the global temperature continue to climb and glaciers melt more rapidly, new research suggests the risk of flooding across the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau could triple.
Britain is now looking for alternative energy supplies for Jersey after France's fishing tantrum - turning to the Netherlands as an alternative.
[Egypt Online] Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad underlined that the ministry wants the private sector to participate in environmental work and create green jobs to contribute to developing the environment and maintaining its resources.
[The Conversation Africa] A key feature of climate change is that it doesn't pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk.
Skelton on Newsom's fracking actions
The U.S. solar industry bled jobs through the pandemic year of 2020 but managed to install more solar power than ever, according to a new jobs report.
Following pressure from pipeline companies and landowner groups, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has modified an order that prevents energy companies from doing construction work for pipelines and natural gas export projects until objections have been resolved.
Reaching President Biden's goal of 100% clean electricity by 2035 would require a massive shift away from fossil fuels across the U.S. — including in red states.
Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg says those in power may "have given up" on the 2015 landmark Paris climate deal to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius since preindustrial times.
Countries around the world have been committing to ambitious measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions. New research shows they have further to go than they thought.
Vice President Kamala Harris is describing climate change as a driver of migration from Central America, and she's pushing for adaptation efforts as a way to address it.
Chinese greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 zipped past the United States and other developed countries combined.
The Town of Antigonish, N.S., is looking to become the first net-zero emissions community in Canada. About 63 per cent of the town's energy comes from green sources, which includes power from its own wind farm.
( American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ) "We are so proud of Prof. Dan Blumberg and Prof. Yuval Elovici who have worked tirelessly to transform BGU and Beer-Sheva into the center of Israel's cyber ecosystem," says Doug Seserman, chief executive officer of Americans for Ben-Gurion University. "We congratulate them along with the winning BGU research team and partners who will leverage their remarkable cyber and artificial intelligence capabilities to secure critical energy infrastructure of both countries with the generous support from the BIRD Foundation."
A new study shows that the vast majority of US coal plants are already more expensive to run than building new solar and wind, and that's accelerating.
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ASX-listed New Energy Solar says its on track to exit Australian market by mid year, with negotiations with buyers for local solar farms well progressed.
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A popular roadside stop outside Carcross, Yukon, is dealing with flooding as crews dig trenches and work industrial pumps. The area saw higher-than-normal snowpack this spring.
Researchers modelled the effect of melting glaciers and ice sheets on sea level rise by 2100 under various possible warming scenarios.
David Ross, President Trump's top EPA water official, is endorsing Radhika Fox as his predecessor under the Biden administration.
The amount of sea level rise coastal cities are facing in the coming century from melting ice could be roughly halved if the world meets the Paris Agreement’s toughest goal of holding global warming to 1.5°C
Climate change is kicking stronger than many expected.
Holding global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C – rather than following current emissions...
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By Erin Murphy and Christie Hicks, EDF As the United States moves toward decarbonization, cities and states must use all means available to reduce climate pollution, and natural gas utilities should be at the forefront of this rapid energy transition. Gas utilities are the subject of increasing scrutiny because plans to expand and fortify their infrastructure could lock […]
The spring decline in Arctic sea ice extent continued at varying rates through the month of April, highlighted by a mid-month pause. Above average air temperatures and low sea level pressure dominated on the Atlantic side of the Arctic, while … Continue reading →
EPA Administrator Michael Regan told ethanol supporters in Iowa yesterday that his agency will soon propose annual biofuel blending requirements for this year, well past the deadline from late last year.
A coal company is joining calls for the Supreme Court to review EPA's authority to broadly regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
NOAA released a new 30-year set of climate data yesterday that offers an updated standard for what will define "normal" weather in the next decade.
If world leaders and policy makers can't find a way to reduce emissions and limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, new models suggest runaway Antarctic ice losses will trigger dramatic sea level rise.
RECENT CLIMATE CHANGE promises by major nations will bring the world a fraction closer to the prospect of a more stable climate, analysis suggests.
Archaeologists in Israel said Wednesday they recently found a rare, ancient bronze oil lamp in the City of David National Park that dates back to the first and second centuries.
[Daily News] DAR ES SALAAM Regional Commissioner (RC), Abubakar Kunenge has reminded residents to take precautionary measures against impacts of floods and running waters as rains continue to hit several parts of the city.
With clean water scarce in the country, locals use wood and coal to boil and sterilize it. A new climate-friendly filter system hopes to change that.
New Mexico has set a record for the highest monthly royalty earnings from oil and gas leases, state officials announced yesterday.
Plains All American Pipeline LP says it is considering changing the route of its proposed Byhalia Connection oil pipeline in the Memphis, Tenn., area and has agreed to pause its work on the pipeline for two months.
Europe is seeking a faster rollout of innovative projects across several countries that will help the region's fight against climate change and accelerate the digital transformation.
New climate pledges by the biggest-emitting countries could prevent planetary warming from exceeding 2.4 degrees Celsius, bringing the world closer to avoiding catastrophic climate effects, according to an analysis released yesterday.
A new "ultra-white' paint could be a valuable tool for adapting to climate change. But it comes as city officials are haltingly adopting policies to confront a rising number of heat waves.
Fossil fools: Murdoch media has joined Angus Taylor and the coal lobby in pushing capacity markets. But they're not what it thinks they are.
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At least 30 times as much lithium, nickel and other key minerals may be required...
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Indonesia's Spermonde Archipelago is home to one of the world's most threatened coral reef, but, scientists used new technology to regrow nearly 50% of the reef in just three years.
Almost 40 UK companies say proposed laws could accelerate deforestation in the Amazon region.
Kamala Harris on Tuesday told a conference in Washington DC that the administration was committed to addressing the root causes of migration to the US, such as climate change.
Temperatures rose across the U.S. with climate change. New data shows the most pronounced warming occurred in the Southwest over the past decade.
The Pentagon has said it is tracking a large Chinese rocket that is out of control and set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this weekend, raising concerns about where its debris may make impact.
What's considered "normal" weather is now about a degree (Fahrenheit) warmer than it was just over a decade ago, scientists announced Tuesday.
What was considered "normal" weather a couple of decades ago is about a degree (Fahrenheit) warmer now, scientists announced Tuesday.
The new climate normals released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday reveal that weather across the US is warming.
Recent climate change pledges bring the world a fraction closer to Paris goals, analysis suggests.
A truck driver has filmed his coal miner work mates test driving his new tesla and their reactions are hilarious. None of the coal miners have ever been in a tesla before they drive it in central Queensland.
Aquila Capital and bullfinch are pleased to announce the launch of a strategic joint investment vehicle intended to invest in energy efficiency assets across Europe. By combining Aquila Capital’s leading investment experience in real assets and renewable energy, with bullfinch’s unique expertise in decentralized renewable projects and next-gen technology platform, the partnership intends to make an immediate impact in the renewable investment landscape. - Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) - With...
A wind-driven wildfire in the eastern San Diego County backcountry was 55% contained last night after forcing evacuations during the weekend.
In an effort to tout the Biden administration's infrastructure plan, EPA Administrator Michael Regan is traveling to Iowa and Missouri this week, with stops at toxic waste sites, an ethanol plant and water treatment facilities.
President Biden pledged last week to "end cancer as we know it," a bold promise focused on boosting funding "to prevent, detect and treat" diseases. But public health experts say it may not be possible to truly stop cancer without EPA.
NIWA IS on a global hunt for eight new data scientists to join its growing team of AI experts working on climate change related research.
New lab experiments have shed light on the ability of corals in the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba to survive rising ocean temperatures.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco’s profits soared by 30 percent for the first-quarter of the year, compared to last year, riding on the back of higher crude oil prices, the oil company said Tuesday. The company’s financial results show a net income of $21.7 billion for the first three months of the … Continued
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A federal judge has sentenced a Miami money manager to nearly four years in prison for his role in a $1.2 billion conspiracy to embezzle funds from Venezuela's state-owned oil company.
The Biden administration says it will leave the decision to temporarily stop the flow of crude oil through the Dakota Access pipeline up to the "sound discretion" of a federal court.
Emission estimates for 190 nations across the globe were calculated by experts from research firm Rhodium Group in tandem with Breakthrough Energy.
The new facility will sort up to 280 tons daily, collected from recycling bins throughout the Salt Lake Valley.
TC Energy Corp., the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, wrote off the line's value today, apparently signaling it could walk away from the project after a legal and political fight that spanned three presidential administrations.
The Interior Department on Friday announced it withdrew a rule proposed by the Trump administration to scale back safety regulations in exploratory drilling in the Arctic.
More than eight years after Superstorm Sandy pushed the Hudson River over its banks and left Hoboken residents without power or water for days, the New Jersey city officially kicked off a large-scale flood prevention project yesterday that it hopes will be a national model for combating the effects of climate change.
For all the debate about how much modern agriculture contributes to climate change, one of the biggest dangers may come from farms that are no more.
She should have had a mask. It was harvest time during the worst wildfire season in California's history, but Margarita Garcia was left with only a bandana to protect her from inhaling pollution as smoke stung her eyes last summer.
The animal on its hind legs holds on to the back of the lorry on an Arctic island sniffing for tasty morsels in the garbage.
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources: onshore and offshore wind, wave power plants, hydroelectric power plants and solar PV. The measure will help Denmark reach its renewable energy targets without unduly distorting competition and will contribute to the European objective […]
[Ethiopian Herald] Forest plays an important role in climate regulation and carbon sequestration. But efforts to restore it demands determination, resources as well expertise. According to forestsnews.cifor.org, written by Natasha Vizcarra, montane grasslands and forests dominate the Bale mountain region in Oromia, Ethiopia. Like most of the rugged Ethiopian Highlands, Bale is home to endemic flora and fauna such as the African redwood, the giant lobelia, the Ethiopian wolf and Prince Ruspoli's Turaco, a species of green bir
China is on track to reach peak coal consumption, coal-fired capacity and emissions from the power sector by 2025 in line with Beijing’s climate targets, according to a researcher with Peking University’s Institute of Energy.Kang Junjie, deputy director of the university’s climate change and energy transition programme, said China’s coal consumption and power sector carbon emissions could peak by 2025.He expects China’s peak installed coal-fired power capacity to hit 1,150 gigawatts by 2025, up…
Hoosier Solar Holdings said last week that it is developing solar power facilities in economically distressed, rural communities across Indiana that have been designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones. Several solar and battery storage projects that collectively have a potential capcity of more than 1,600 megawatts (1.6 GW) are currently in active development, said the company. Many […]
[MSF] New York/Geneva -- Adapting our operations to tackle the climate emergency
The Salt River Project says it is more than doubling its commitment for the amount of electricity it gets from large power plants relying on solar energy.
A panel of federal judges appeared sympathetic yesterday to the prospect of allowing the Biden administration to reconsider its process for oil and gas leasing on public lands affecting greater sage grouse habitat — but questioned whether certain leases could be revived under the new regime.
The failure of a much-hyped plan for a pumped storage hydropower facility at a reservoir in southeastern New York state is raising questions about that technology's role in a low-carbon power grid.
China is turning to its state-owned coal power companies to helm the next stage of the country's renewables push, as the sector becomes less attractive to other investors.
The good news about U.S. fisheries is that they are being better managed and better protected. That's led to a decrease in the number of fisheries disasters caused by oil spills and overfishing.
For decades, electricity generated at a gargantuan coal plant on the Montana plains was shipped west to the growing metropolises of Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Now, the long-standing trade is on the brink of collapse.
A proposal to power a future Mars base includes an enormous kite flown by robots, along with solar power and a battery that stores energy by compressing gas underground
[Egypt Online] Minister of Health Dr Hala Zayed on Thursday 06/05/2021 took part in the World Health Organization (WHO)'s international dialogue on The Climate Resilient Health Systems Initiative held via video conference in the presence of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a number of health and environment ministers from various world countries.
[The Point] UNESCO Dakar office in partnership with Panos Institute for West Africa (PIWA), Dakar is currently training the Network of Community Radios- The Gambia (NCRG) on Climate Change Early Warning System.
[The Conversation Africa] The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat - people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be born.
German nonprofit atmosfair allows plane passengers to compensate for their flight emissions by funding climate-friendly projects in the Global South. But do such schemes work? Or are they another form of greenwashing?
The country is responsible for 27% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
Morrison government to gift more grants to the gas industry as a new UN report says cutting gas emissions key to limiting global warming.
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Renewable energy zones will unlock wind and solar and bring prices down, but gas faces challenges from more flexible coal and more renewables.
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Hawaii regulator approves massive three-hour battery to help wean island state off coal, but can the local utility build enough renewables to charge the project?
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Diversified engineering firm Delta Group has been awarded the contract for the first stage of closure, decommissioning and demolition planning for Liddell, AGL said on Friday.
A MAJOR UN study on methane, released today, calls for a cut in the consumption of meat and dairy products of up to 50 per cent and observes that a global tax of $US800 per tonne of methane would result in a 75 per cent reduction...
Chinese media says space junk will land in international waters when it makes its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere this weekend.
The claims, published in Global Times , a daily tabloid run by the Chinese ...
Video footage posted on LinkedIn this week shows Lotus Energy's Melbourne solar panel recycling plant in action – is it Australia's first?
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Renewable energy is now the choice to go, and traditional and harmful ones can go.
Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency and private sector representatives are joining forces to modernize and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe. This is one of the results of the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower organized by IRENA, which aims to expand collaboration and action between the agency’s global […]
Human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45% this decade, keeping the global temperature within the bounds of the Paris Agreement on climate change, an environmental study released Thursday indicates.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told leaders at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue that putting a price on carbon would help curb emissions. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke of the need for money and action.
Reducing methane emissions needs to play a much more important role in tackling global warming.
[Namibia Economist] Mergence Unlisted Investment Managers Namibia has increased its shareholding in the two Ejuva renewable energy projects in Gobabis from 17% to a majority stake of 66% having acquired the 49% previously held by co-developer and initial part-financier, CIGenCo, a subsidiary of South Africa-listed Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced up to $12 million for technologies that can make geothermal systems more efficient for clean, renewable energy production. The funding is designed to help scientists and engineers unlock the full potential of enhanced geothermal power to help tackle the climate crisis and achieve the Biden Administration’s […]
The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), and BW Research. On the flip side, total solar installed […]
Some of the federal government's top scientists on climate change, marine life and chemicals are under consideration for a prestigious civil service award.
Human-caused methane emissions could plunge 45% by 2030 if the world rapidly pursues a wide array of mitigation measures, according to a U.N. report released today.
THE GOVERNMENT has highlighted the 2.5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases New Zealand Rail prevents from entering the atmosphere each year, in its just released NZ Rail Plan, but a climate change expert says the plan is...
A disabled man has won the battle to stay in his home after Kāinga Ora served him a seven-day eviction notice because of a slip near the property during the Napier floods.
The man's mother, Bronwyn ...
[Egypt Online] While Egypt has witnessed a very hot weather over the majority of the governorates, temperature is expected to slightly drop on Thursday 6/5/2021 and Friday 7/5/2021and again rise on Saturday 8/5/2021.
[The Conversation Africa] Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C, or ensuring emissions peak by a particular year. Net zero targets are the most recent attempt to simplify the climate crisis in order to make it manageable.
Canada's oil demand isn't bouncing back like it is in the U.S. as the country fights to contain the coronavirus, the chief executive of Suncor Energy Inc. said.
A fight over whether Pennsylvania should join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is heating up, with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf doubling down this week on his intentions to get on board despite fierce opposition from the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania General Assembly.
The head of New York's power grid operator said yesterday it will be "extremely challenging, if not impossible" for the state to meet its mandate of zero-carbon electricity by 2040 without breakthroughs in clean energy technology.
Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr has promised a comprehensive national housing policy to address Jamaica's complex housing challenges.Making his contribution to the sectoral debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Charles said that the policy will be coupled with the necessary regulatory guidelines and operational procedures to introduce innovation and efficiency in the building designs and systems, as the country moves toward sustainability.He said that the Government would be working with developers to bring the price down to an average of $5 million for a standard one-bedroom unit, and $8 million for a two-bedroom unit.A draft national housing policy, said Charles, being developed by chief technical director in the ministry...
The new CEO of SunPower Corp. — a veteran of Amazon.com Inc. — wants to make the rooftop solar-buying process easier for homeowners.
The world's biggest ice sheet is also one of the biggest wild cards when it comes to future climate change.
Republican attorneys general have a powerful tool for fighting President Biden's early actions on climate change: multistate lawsuits.
After one of the most destructive and extreme wildfire seasons in modern history, residents of California are bracing again. Widening drought is creating conditions even worse than last year.
Hong Kong’s Dairy Farm International Holdings, which runs the Wellcome chain of supermarkets and 7-Eleven convenience stores, has said it will install a solar power system atop its fresh food storage facility in Tseung Kwan O by 2022.The project, to be undertaken in conjunction with electricity supplier CLP Holdings, would involve the installation of 2,000 solar panels on the facility’s more than 150,000 sq ft rooftop, the companies said on Wednesday.The panels will generate 1 million kilowatt…
PARIS - Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could halve how much sea levels rise due to melting ice sheets this century, according to a major new study modelling how Earth's frozen spaces will respond to ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions.
An oil lamp used by Jewish pilgrims 2,000 years ago is found in the City of David. The lamp is 'shaped like a grotesque face' and was lit in ritual ceremonies to pray for good fortune.
Climate change used to be good for bananas. Not anymore.
There are many methane-producing microbes that live under glaciers and we still have much to learn about their climate impact, says Jemma Wadham
The Florida governor has made the environment a priority, dedicating millions to water quality and coastal infrastructure. But critics say he ignores the biggest threat: carbon emissions.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today defended the Biden administration's proposal to engage more farmers in climate-focused practices, as some congressional Republicans push back against USDA taking a significant role in carbon markets.
AOC and other progressive lawmakers are looking to create a 1.5 million-strong 'climate corps' as part of a sweeping overhaul of the way the government addresses climate change.
The UK government announced a commitment to major changes in tackling the climate emergency. The Sixth Carbon Budget aims to cut carbon emission by 78 per cent by 2035 – almost 15 years earlier than previously planned.
In 2015, governments from across the world committed to the Paris Agreement and its goal...
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Virginia-based AES Corp. will supply nearly carbon-free electricity to power Google’s data centers in the state. The power generator announced it will become sole supplier of the tech giant’s data-center needs for clean energy. Under the agreement AES will start supply later this year. See our interview with AES Chief Operating Officer Bernerd Da Santos […]
EPA Administrator Michael Regan in his first visit to Iowa joined state and city officials yesterday to announce the future plans for a sprawling former industrial site at a high-profile spot on the edge of downtown Des Moines.
Governments need to act fast to shore up supplies of minerals essential to clean energy technologies if the world is to reach goals to slow the rate of global warming, the International Energy Agency warned in a report today.
President Biden's vows to overhaul the Army's long-standing strained relationship with Native American tribes hit a snag this week when his administration backed continued operation of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline.
Coal-fired power generation and its notoriously dirty emissions are rapidly declining, but the potential health gains from cleaner air are being stymied by biomass burning and combustion sources, Harvard University researchers found in a new study.
After the government's previous emissions targets were deemed unconstitutional by Germany's top court, two ministers have set out a more ambitious proposal.
The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday that archaeologists recently found a rare, ancient bronze oil lamp in the City of David National Park in Israel. Here's a look at the discovery. Photos by
A pair of scientific studies find we can still probably avert extreme sea level rise -- but also show how little scientists still understand about the biggest threat, Antarctica.
Recent pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions fail to account for the rich world's historical carbon debt to poorer ones.
Saudi Arabian Oil Co. said yesterday its profits soared by 30% in the first quarter of the year compared with last year, riding on the back of higher crude oil prices. The results come as some of the world's biggest economies are clawing their way out of recession and easing restrictions amid vaccine rollouts against COVID-19.
Federal nuclear regulators yesterday agreed that Dominion Energy Inc. can run its 1,676-megawatt Surry Power Station nuclear reactors another 20 years, aiding the company in meeting its carbon-free goals.
Federal investigators have found a string of safety lapses at a Texas oil field facility where two people died in a poison gas accident in 2019 and are urging state and federal agencies to warn other companies about the problems.
The cost of pollution in Europe has surged more than 50% this year, signaling that the region's tougher climate policies are starting to make a difference.
Eighty percent of the coal plants in America are uneconomic compared to wind and solar or are already slated to retire by 2025, according to a new paper released today.
[Nation] Over 300 families displaced by floods in Nyatike sub-county have appealed for help from the national government.
A new report highlights some emerging but manageable challenges behind the critical minerals required to replace fossil fuels.
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Police were called to the recycling centre in Perth's south on April 12 after receiving a tip-off that the workers had allegedly found the money in the form of $50 and $100 notes.
Around 40,000 sq m of coral reef has been restored in Indonesia with plans to extend the scheme further.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via Getty Since mid-April, the United Metro Energy facility in Brooklyn has had a squadron of oil workers stationed outside—alternating shifts so that men are there 24 hours, seven days a week—striking for better pay and benefits from the company’s owner: grocery store billionaire, twice-failed mayoral candidate, and right-wing shock jock John Catsimatidis . The workers, a coalition of mechanics, terminal operators, and service technicians, elected to go on strike on April 19, following years of delayed negotiations on a union contract, which they voted to form back in 2018. “We are out there every single day, around the clock,” said Assaf John, who has been working as a service technician at the company for 12 years. “I’m here until 3 o’clock...
Energy efficiency certificate markets dried up in March and April, and the price again began to climb to a high just above $60.
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( University of Helsinki ) The population growth of an endangered butterfly species is greatest in habitats with microclimatic variability, demonstrates a study carried out collaboratively by the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Helsinki Institute of Life Science of the University of Helsinki as well as the Finnish Environment Institute.
New fossil fuel plants are being announced even as a massive failure to manage a rapid coal phase-out worsens. All under a cloak of hydrogen.
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China's Long March 5B rocket's core stage is set to make an uncontrolled reentry into Earth's atmosphere in the next few days.
EPA Finalized Rule that Eliminated Safeguards for Industrial Pollution
Tue, 05/04/2021 - 14:23
Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) wants to return to the governor's mansion, and he's making climate change a major focus of his campaign.
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Executive has recommended greater commitment to agriculture research aimed at increasing the production in the country, mainly at this time of the climate change.
Scientists have long talked about climate change — hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather — being the "new normal." Data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put hard figures on the cliché.
The approval gives developer Sonoran West a green light to go forward with the construction of the Crimson Solar Project, a 350-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility with a 350-MW energy storage system.
Peabody Energy Corp., the top U.S. coal miner, yesterday named Jim Grech as the company's new chief executive officer starting June 1.
A former top EPA official in the Trump administration has joined law and lobbying firm Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.
In the wake of the horrific 2019 bushfires and floods and cyclones this year, Scott Morrison is setting up the National Recovery and Resilience Agency to respond to future catastrophes.
[New Republic] The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) is expected to commence a nationwide chemical inventory and effluent quality monitoring across the country beginning Wednesday May 5th. 2021
Uncapped oil wells could be leaking millions of kilograms of methane into the atmosphere and surface water each year.
Chinese energy experts are optimistic the country will reach peak carbon emissions by 2025 – five years ahead of the target pledged by President Xi Jinping to the UN General Assembly in September.Researchers say China’s coal consumption has already reached a plateau and about half of its provinces and municipalities have reached peak emissions, with power and steel industries expected to do so during the 14th five-year plan for 2021-25.Xi said last year China would reach carbon neutrality by…
Iraq, OPEC's second-biggest oil producer, said crude prices would probably remain around $65 a barrel in the coming months and announced it's considering buying Exxon Mobil Corp.'s stake in one of the world's biggest fields.
Over a quarter-century, proposals for a clean energy standard (CES) have flared up and sputtered out, done in by political indifference or opposition to mandatory federal controls to shrink power plant carbon emissions.
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