The Hong Kong Observatory will issue the No 3 warning signal between midnight on Thursday and 2am on Friday as Typhoon Saudel edged closer to the city.The standby signal No 1 was raised at 5.40pm on Thursday, indicating a tropical cyclone within 800km of the city.At 9pm, Typhoon Saudel was estimated to be about 580km south-southeast of Hong Kong, and forecast to move northwest slowly across the central part of the South China Sea.According to the latest projection, the storm was edging closer…
A weakening Hurricane Epsilon will make its closest approach to Bermuda Thursday, forecasters said, delivering a glancing blow to the island nation.
Sometimes, there's just no putting the paste back in the tube -- or the ice back in the ice sheet.
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism says the ongoing fires in and around the Etosha National Park are under control.
"One such company, Soil Carbon Co., based in Australia’s New South Wales, claims that by tailoring communities of microbes that live within farm soil, humans can potentially turn back the clock on human emissions while producing better crops." LINK
"Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space." LINK
Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian; Fridahl, Mathias; Grönkvist, Stefan; Haikola, Simon; Hansson, Anders (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Journal of Cleaner Production, p. 124527. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124527. "In the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Sweden and Finland reported 64% and 51% biogenic emissions, respectively, in facilities emitting over 100 kt of carbon dioxide in 2017, while the corresponding collective figure for all European states in the database is 6%. This qualitative study highlights company actors’ perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage within a Nordic regional context and explores their perspective on emerging tensions in the energy...
As they face off, Trump and Biden will be asked about climate change for 15 minutes - the longest segment devoted to the topic in any presidential debate. Here's why climate has become a top tier issue, along with some basic facts for readers ahead of the debate.
The fishermen who caught the bizarre creature were left speechless.
[The Herald] Stakeholders in the climate change sector have been encouraged to develop bankable projects as a way of unlocking climate finance for its compatible development.
After years of setbacks and false starts, Libya is back in the oil game. A stalemate between the armed forces battling to control the OPEC nation has led to an uneasy truce, and most fields and ports shuttered amid the fighting are operating once again.
Most major American cities that have signed on to the climate fight with pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions are failing to meet their goals or haven't even started to track local progress, according to a survey by the Brookings Institution.
Exxon Mobil Corp. announced job cuts yesterday due to the coronavirus pandemic and the destruction it's caused the global oil and gas sector.
The European Central Bank is fielding the clearest calls yet for more democratic accountability, tougher action on climate change, and new stimulus that more directly helps workers rather than boosting asset prices.
Orange and yellow pixels flash over American drilling heartlands around the Gulf Coast, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Dark red stretches across Middle East and China, while disturbing dots of color pop up around Greenland's coast. This is the dangerous world of atmospheric methane emissions, one of the most powerful drivers of global warning — and it's visible to the public for the first time.
The Biden campaign says it's offsetting aviation emissions. That amounts to about half of its greenhouse gases.
[Namibia Economist] The University of Namibia installed a bottling facility at its solar power operated seawater desalination pilot plant to illustrate the wide range of possibilities that Namibia has if it could utilise the vast water resources along its 1,500 km coastline.
Despite the cascade of other crises this year, climate change has emerged as a key election issue. The two presidential candidates' positions on it could not be more different.
The scientific evidence of global climate change is irrefutable. The consequences of a warming climate are far-reaching – affecting fresh water resources, global food production, sea level and triggering an increase in extreme-weather events.In order to tackle climate change, scientists and governments need reliable data in order to understand how our planet is changing. ESA is a world-leader in Earth observation and remains dedicated to developing cutting-edge spaceborne technology to further understand the planet, improve daily lives, support effect policy-making for a more sustainable future, and benefit businesses and the economy.Learn more about ESA’s role in understanding climate change here.
A climate model that accounts for the ocean’s ability to retain heat and release it slowly can forecast drought in the Colorado River, which provides water to 30 million people in the US and Mexico
Epsilon, the 10th hurricane of an extremely active Atlantic season and now a Category 3 storm, is forecast to move near Bermuda this week.
Suga is expected to announce the net zero emissions target in his first general policy address to the Diet on Monday.
Long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to around 6.7 million deaths globally from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases, and neonatal diseases in 2019 with China (1.8 million) and India (1.6 million) together accounting for more than half of such deaths, says the annual 'State of Global Air 2020' report, released on Wednesday.
Australia's largest buyer of gas and coal, Japan, set to announce a commitment to zero emissions by 2050.
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October 22, 2020 5:00 AM HANOI • More than 100 people have died and 20 others are missing in central Vietnam following weeks of severe flooding and landslides, the authorities said yesterday, as the country braced itself for yet another storm this weekend.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused the the biggest drop in emissions in history and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
Increasingly extreme weather is one of the most damaging and costly impacts from climate change.
October 21, 2020 8:13 PM TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan's government will soon commit to cutting greenhouse gas emissions to zero on a net basis by 2050, in a shift in its position on climate change, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday (Oct 21), without citing the source of its information.
The EPA suspended anti-pollution laws during the pandemic
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Hurricane Epsilon underwent rapid strengthening Wednesday afternoon and reached major hurricane status less than 400 miles to the east-southeast of Bermuda.
October 21, 2020 5:04 PM More than 100 people have died and 20 others are missing in central Vietnam following weeks of severe flooding and landslides, authorities said on Wednesday (Oct 21), as the country braced for yet another storm this weekend.
Witness the changing planet through the eye of Earth-orbiting satellites with ‘Climate from Space,’ a new interactive website developed by ESA.
October 21, 2020 4:19 PM The biggest hotspots were in India and Sub-Saharan Africa.
[Govt of SA] Urgent media invite by the MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube
Researchers have developed a white paint that reflects sunlight and helps cool buildings.
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Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, was moving toward Bermuda today.
RAQUETTE LAKE, N.Y. — Environmental groups thought they had just about beaten one of the biggest threats to New York's Adirondack Mountains: rain so acidic it rendered 500 lakes incapable of supporting fish by the late 1980s.
Battery storage revenue falls to its lowest levels in nearly two years as Hornsdale takes a break to boost its capacity, and FCAS and energy arbitrage earnings fall.
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Rooftop solar, Covid and more large scale renewables push Australia's main grid to record low levels of demand and emissions intensity, and the lowest prices in years.
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The GHGSat company releases a tool to show how methane varies in the atmosphere across the world.
NZX has won the right to set up and operate the Government's carbon-auctioning platform.
"A technology’s risks depend on how it’s used. Antibiotics save lives, but if overused to make cheap beef in feedlots they breed deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As with other technologies, the risks of geoengineering cannot be evaluated without a scenario for goals and governance. Like antibiotics, geoengineering could be deadly if overused." LINK
With increased car and foot traffic, the ground underneath the Tidal Basin — home to memorials to Thomas Jefferson, FDR and MLK Jr. — is sinking. As sea levels rise, the walkways flood daily.
A coal power trade group is urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to finish defining grid "resilience" following years of agency inaction.
The 2020 presidential race could be a deciding factor in a long-standing battle over renewable energy.
Natural gas has a bleak future, and gas exporters would be wise to pursue alternatives, warns the head of the International Renewable Energy Agency.
California will look at changing its rules for fire insurance as climate change amplifies wildfires and residents see their policies canceled.
If President Trump wants to shake up the final weeks of his reelection campaign by lobbing a nuclear weapon into a storm, nothing can stop him.
The import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by energy companies needs to be delayed because of low domestic demand caused by the pandemic, says the Energy Policy and Planning Office (Eppo).
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In April, as coronavirus cases multiplied across the country, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rejected scientists’ advice to tighten air pollution standards for particulate matter, or soot.
In the next few weeks, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler likely will reaffirm that decision with a final ruling, despite...
China's environment conditions are "grim," falling short of public expectations even after five years of efforts to improve air quality, boost clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The surge in plastic waste caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may push over the edge an already fragile ecosystem of recycling plastic, already strained by falling oil prices and interruptions in the global trade in recyclables.
French energy giant Engie backs Greater Springfield development, aiming to be 'world's greenest city', with zero emissions transport plan.
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Plus: The state attorney general sues the GOP over its ballot drop boxes. Counties push back against state reopening guidelines. Greenhouse gas emissions increase. And a drive-in World Series viewing party.
In the US, wind overtakes hydro to become the most-consumed source of renewable energy in 2019.
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Air pollution was associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for disorders, including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other dementias.
All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara will join Osaka-based NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in the Japan Top League from early 2021 in a move which may ...
It's only meaningful when it's powered by renewable energy, according to a new study.
The warming works like “a sensitive trigger for a threshold-like permafrost climate change feedback,” the study's authors said.
House Democrats today rolled out an ocean climate bill that would halt new offshore drilling and expand carbon sequestration efforts in coastal ecosystems, another piece of the puzzle as the party eyes an opportunity to enact climate policy next year should it win the election.
Tropical Storm Epsilon could be at or near hurricane strength when it approaches Bermuda by Thursday and Friday.
A coalition of 12 Democratic attorneys general yesterday accused the Trump administration's EPA of proposing "empty" greenhouse gas standards for planes.
A new management plan that will guide future decisions and address urgent issues like climate change has been approved for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
As President Trump seeks to burnish his green credentials before Election Day, he's poised to zero in on a major crisis from the Obama era with environmental justice implications: water contamination in Flint, Mich.
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- Journalist from English speaking African countries have been urged to invest more in climate change reporting to bridge the communication gap between experts and information users.
Donald Trump has frustrated and enraged China during a tumultuous first term, but Beijing may welcome his re-election as it scans the horizon for the decline of its superpower rival. Trump pulled America from trade deals, climate agreements and the WHO. But where the US has retreated, Xi has stepped forward presenting his country as the champion of free trade and climate change.
Lawmakers from the National Assembly called on the country's government to urgently unload oil from Nabarima to avoid a spill.
The combination of ocean warming and acidification is driving declines among five species of mussels, barnacles and snails along the coast of Maine according to new research
CARBON markets have barely reacted to the general election, which returned Labour to power with an absolutely majority and arguably an endorsement of its actions on climate change.
Forecasters said Tuesday Tropical Storm Epsilon, which formed Monday, is in the central Atlantic Ocean and "drifting well to the southeast of Bermuda."
Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos Getty Vodka filtered through actual diamonds is the most luxurious vodka in the world. This much is obvious. The process involves diamonds, which are the most luxurious gems in the world, so, of course, this vodka will be the most luxurious. I didn’t invent logic. I just apply it. And you don’t have to take my word for it—just look at the ads and marketing material for these ultra-deluxe spirits. Three Sixty Vodka made in Germany is “diamond-filtrated” through diamond crystal dust, a process that results in “tasteful exclusivity.” Diamond Glacier 33 ($30) is filtered not once, not twice, but eight times through diamonds, yielding “a remarkably smooth and clean vodka that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.” Perhaps...
ConocoPhillips agreed to buy Concho Resources Inc. for about $9.7 billion in stock, the largest shale industry deal since the collapse in energy demand earlier this year and one that will create a heavyweight driller in America's most prolific oil field.
An environmental group is appealing a court ruling this summer denying its request to toss out 192 oil and gas leases in New Mexico.
The oil field service industry, led by Schlumberger Ltd., is getting serious about the switch to renewable energy.
Air conditioning and other cooling systems are widely recognized as integral to protecting people from the sometimes deadly impacts of extreme heat, which are intensifying in step with climate change.
[Nation] Victims of floods living in wetlands within Tana River County will get a thorough beating before they are rescued in future calamities, Tana River Governor Dhadho Godhana has warned.
China’s informal verbal prohibitions on Australian imports of coal and cotton could breach rules set out by the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the free trade deal between the two nations, according to trade lawyers.Directing state-owned enterprises not to trade with Australian suppliers is viewed as a de facto barrier to trade, and contravenes WTO trading rules that stop members from discriminating trade with any country.The moves against coal and cotton, which both emerged in quick…
The study found climate scientists take around five flights a year on average while other researchers took just four. Climate change professors also take around nine flights while others took eight.
Nexport plans to offer Australian made buses, trucks and passenger vehicles, after announcing a $700M investment in a NSW manufacturing facility.
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A big week for South Australia as solar delivers 100 per cent of its demand one day - the first time ever in any large grid - and wind does the same thing a few days later.
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A state-run Chinese organisation has landed a US$54 million surveying contract in Saudi Arabia, bringing Beijing a step closer to a key energy supplier.The deal, the largest of its kind, is the latest sign of warming relations between Beijing and Riyadh.“It is the beginning of a great cooperative relationship between the two sides and will surely open up new cooperative areas for both countries,” said Zhong Ziran, president of China Geological Survey (CGS) in a video call during the signing…
More than 20 months after a Venezuelan oil tanker carrying nearly 55 million gallons of crude oil was abandoned off the country’s northern coast following tightened U.S. sanctions, inspectors from neighboring Trinidad and Tobago will finally get a chance to see for themselves if the idle vessel’s cargo could lead to a major ecological disaster off the Caribbean coast of South America.
Wait a minute, Doc. Are you telling me you built a time machine... out of a coral?
Tropical Storm Epsilon is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday. It is the 26th tropical storm in this historic season.
Despite Shared Membership, US Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable at Odds Over Climate Policy Comments | Add Comment | Print U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C. Photo by APK/Wikimedia Commons CEOs recently issued a strong message to policymakers around the country that addressing climate change is a business imperative.
The Business Roundtable (BRT), representing more than 200 of the country’s largest employers and most influential chief executives, made headlines last month when it launched a set of policy principles that go further in addressing climate change than any other major trade association to date. The new statement clearly supports the goals of the Paris Agreement and, even more notably, calls for a price on carbon to be the...
Measurements from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite show that this year’s ozone hole over the Antarctic is one of the largest and deepest in recent years. A detailed analyses from the German Aerospace Center indicates that the hole has now reached its maximum size.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler today called for a "holistic nationwide approach" to reducing marine litter, calling it one of the Trump administration's top environmental priorities.
With rising global temperatures and increasingly severe heatwaves, much of the world’s population is vulnerable...
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"Scientists look to geoengineering to pull carbon from the atmosphere and cool the planet. (Premiering October 28 at 9 pm on PBS)" LINK
Bier, Harald; Gerber, Helmut; Huber, Marcel; Junginger, Hannes; Kray, Daniel; Lange, Jörg et al. (2020): Biochar-based carbon sinks to mitigate climate change. EBI Whitepaper. European Biochar Industry Consortium e.V. (EBI). "In parallel with the reduction of emissions, a start must now be made on expanding and further developing the existing options for creating carbon sinks. The magnitude of the task is enormous: in order to achieve climate neutrality in the European Union, the volume of sinks to be created annually must increase to at least 850 million tonnes of CO2 by the year 2050. Three solutions: afforestation/reforestation; biochar/biomass pyrolysis; and the build-up of soil organic matter can be implemented in the short and medium term and there is no reason why they should not be...
No Deadline "The oceanographer will be involved in all aspects of our scientific program, including guiding the project team’s decisions, laboratory studies, pilot studies, modeling work, writing papers, and designing new research projects that help us answer essential questions about the safety and feasibility of this approach to carbon dioxide removal." LINK
EPA has finalized its "scientific integrity" rule, at a time when scientists inside the agency have questioned its commitment to scientific research.
With less than a month to go before a SpaceX Falcon 9 takes Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich into orbit to chart sea-level rise, preparations are forging ahead at the launch site.
This week will see a change from the mostly dry, cloudy, chilly weather to increasing wind and rain for many and an upturn in temperatures, particularly in the south early in the week.
October 19, 2020 1:01 PM Trump, who has described climate change as a hoax, has doubled down on support for polluting fossil fuels and revoked or rolled back a host of environmental standards.
[Greenpeace] This morning, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Minister Gwede Mantashe gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity. These will allow municipalities to pursue their own power generation projects. In response, Greenpeace Africa's Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Happy Khambule has said:
Feng, Dongdong; Wang, Shizhang; Zhang, Yu; Zhao, Yijun; Sun, Shaozeng; Chang, Guozhang et al. (2020): Review of Carbon Fixation Evaluation and Emission Reduction Effectiveness for Biochar in China. In Energy Fuels 34 (9), pp. 10583–10606. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c02396. "As the world’s largest energy consumer (i.e., 24% of the world) and one of the largest biomass resource reserve countries (i.e., total reserves of 73.42 × 108 t a–1), for China, using biomass to prepare for biochar and store it in soil to realize the “carbon sequestration and emission reduction” is of great significance. This paper explores the physical–chemical properties of biochar and finds out its reason–manifestation–influencing factors for “carbon sequestration reduction”." LINK
Wolf, Martin J.; Zhang, Yue; Zawadowicz, Maria A.; Goodell, Megan; Froyd, Karl; Freney, Evelyn et al. (2020): A biogenic secondary organic aerosol source of cirrus ice nucleating particles. In Nat Comms 11 (1), p. 4834. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18424-6. "Atmospheric ice nucleating particles (INPs) influence global climate by altering cloud formation, lifetime, and precipitation efficiency. The role of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) material as a source of INPs in the ambient atmosphere has not been well defined. Here, we demonstrate the potential for biogenic SOA to activate as depositional INPs in the upper troposphere by combining field measurements with laboratory experiments." LINK
The spill is at least the third oil spill to hit Russia's waterways this month.
Our Climate Curious columnist answers a question about whether recent wildfires, hurricanes and other weather disasters are connected to climate change
Pollution Is a Racial Justice Issue. Let’s Fight it that Way. Comments | Add Comment | Print Nangsao Witlawan, a resident of Thailand's Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, where pollution contaminates nearby wells with mercury and other toxins. Photo by Laura Villadiego Around the world, communities of color and marginalized groups disproportionately feel the effects of pollution and other environmental impacts. Whether it’s residents living along the polluted Cooum River in Chennai, India ; Louisiana’s petrochemical-dense Cancer Alley ; Thailand’s toxic hot spot Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate ; or children living near a battery recycling factory in Naucalpan De Juárez, Mexico , environmental racism has long exposed poor people and people of color to dangerously high...
The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict. While the figure is less than 2 percent of the $2.4 billion that the United Nations has appealed for, Amnesty International researcher Ousmane Diallo told […]
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"As the realization sets in that existing emission reductions and renewable energy programs in place won’t be enough to save the Arctic, alternative geoengineering projects have gained traction as scientists look for a last-ditch solution." LINK
"Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions." LINK
We look at the day when South Australia reached a world-first peak of 100 per cent solar power, plus the latest rooftop solar PV forecasts, and Victoria opens up for solar business again.
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The Democratic nominee's platform calls on the United States to set aside 30 percent of its land and water for conservation by the end of the decade.
[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer, Ardova Plc, Mr. Olumide Adeosun, has said the company is moving from being an oil firm to becoming an integrated energy company in its efforts to broaden its value proposition to the market.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new wonder is rising in the southern desert of Dubai against the backdrop of Persian Gulf beaches, but it’s not another skyscraper to grace the futuristic sheikdom. Instead, it’s one of mankind’s oldest power sources gaining its own space on the oil-rich Arabian Peninsula — a coal-fired power … Continued
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Japan's government said yesterday it will pursue its nuclear fuel recycling program that would involve extracting plutonium from spent fuel, despite international concerns about the country's already huge plutonium stockpile and lack of prospects for effectively consuming it as nuclear fuel.
A decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government is still underestimating the risks of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico to endangered species, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday.
The world's largest renewable energy developer says it has more projects in the works than it has connected to the grid — including plans for the biggest-ever stand-alone battery storage system.
Small businesses are facing a tough choice in the midst of the worst economic crisis in over a century — radically cut greenhouse gas emissions or risk losing their largest clients.
It's been a busy summer of climate battles in courts across the globe.
If the moderator of tonight's presidential debate keeps to her game plan, this year will make history. It will be first time that climate change was discussed in every general election debate.
The final presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is set to take place tonight. The Washington Post will have an uninterrupted live stream of the debate. Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent and co-anchor of “Weekend Today,” is the moderator and has chosen topics for six 15-minute segments: fighting covid-19, American families, race in America, climate change, national security and leadership.
Most landlords are not required to disclose if a property is in a flood plain or has flooded before. That's a big problem in cities where climate change is driving more frequent and severe floods.
China needs to be pressed to aim high when it comes to carbon trading and pricing. Others will be encouraged to follow. For now, it ...
Hurricane Epsilon was forecast to make its closest approach to Bermuda Thursday evening after reaching major hurricane status a day prior.
[Foroyaa] Ms. Binta Sey-Jadama, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) Regional Coordinator, has emphasized the need for stakeholders to come together and conduct an engineering study in a bid to hammer out solutions that would address the issue of floods in the country.
Title: Air Pollution Ups Risk for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease Category: Health News Created: 10/20/2020 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
MINISTER of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change Pearnel Charles Jr says a Bill to amend the Rent Restriction Act is expected to be tabled in Parliament by the end of this fiscal year.
NZX's energy markets team which is developing the Government's carbon-auctioning platform
The Government's new carbon-auctioning site could be connected to platforms in the secondary market.
A study of the Great Barrier Reef has concluded that the complex forest of corals has shrunk by half in the past three decades.
It's no secret that the largest living structure on Earth is no longer ...
Vibrio is a bacteria that is emerging more and more often off the waters of the North Carolina and South Carolina coast. According to The State , the instances of vibrio being found in the water is rising.
China will have to invest up to 100 trillion yuan (US$15 trillion) over the next three decades and instigate sweeping technological changes to its energy structure change if it is to achieve its target of being carbon neutral by 2060, according to an industry report.Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the goal last month at the United Nations General Assembly, saying the country would reach peak carbon emissions by 2030 and be carbon neutral 30 years later.In its “Climate Plan for China”…
Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th hurricane of an extremely active Atlantic season, is forecast to move near Bermuda over the next couple of days.
Support for Climate Policy is Alive and Well in Corporate America Comments | Add Comment | Print Many top executives in the United States are keeping climate change and climate policy top of mind. Photo by Aditya Vyas/Unsplash A version of this blog first appeared on Morning Consult .
This year ushered in more devastation, loss and heartbreak than anyone could have ever imagined. As a nation, we are facing unprecedented economic, social justice and public health challenges.
Yet even in this bleak current moment, when hope may seem sparse and many eyes are narrowly focused on November 3, we cannot lose sight of another urgent and looming challenge: climate change. This is especially true as the pandemic underscores just how interconnected our health and our...
The stranded oil ship threatens to dump up to 80 million gallons of oil into the sea.
The federal government is not doing enough to support First Nations communities contending with food insecurity problems made worse by climate change — and is aggravating the situation by failing to adequately reduce greenhouse gas emissions — says a new report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch.
The USS Ross deployed to the Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean, the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet said, the third time this year that Navy destroyers operated in the area.
HSBC and the Queensland Government become the first buyers of 'reef credits', under a new scheme to limit pollution flowing into the Great Barrier Reef.
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Workers in the energy sector face two paths: The oil industry offers big salaries but more volatility, while clean energy pays less but provides more stability and a sense of mission.
EPA enforcement chief Susan Bodine in a preelection call with reporters today forcefully defended the Trump administration's pursuit of polluting companies, pushing back on what she described as undue criticism from environmentalists and the press.
A former senior EPA official is suing the agency as well as the Department of Energy over alleged retaliation after he raised concerns about ex-Administrator Scott Pruitt's excessive spending and mismanagement.
New research Wednesday says air pollution is the leading cause of death for newborns in their first month of life, and was responsible for killing nearly a half-million babies last year.
Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the BP spill of 2010. The National Marine Fisheries Service's 700-page analysis greatly underestimates both the likely number and size of oil spills, according to the suit filed by Earthjustice for the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity,Friends of the Earth, and Turtle Island Restoration Network. The federal agency said it left the possibility of an extremely large spill like BP's out of its calculations of likely effects because a Bureau of Offshore Energy Management analysis found little chance of another during the next...
[SAnews.gov.za] KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has assigned a team of environmentalists to work with Transnet after a pipeline theft incident resulted in the spillage of crude oil in the Bellair Area in Durban.
Long-term exposure to outdoor and household air pollution contributed to over 6.7 million annual deaths globally, including 1.67 million in India, from stroke, heart attack, diabetes, lung cancer, chronic lung diseases, and neonatal diseases in 2019, says the annual 'State of Global Air 2020' report, released on Wednesday.
[GroundUp] There has been a massive spill of oil into the Umbilo River, Durban, from a Transnet pipeline.
Japan’s government says it will pursue a nuclear fuel recycling program that would involve extracting plutonium from spent fuel, despite international concerns about the country’s already huge plutonium stockpile and lack of prospects for effectively consuming it as nuclear fuel
David Crane is best known as the NRG Energy Inc. CEO ousted in 2015 after years of trying to shake up the U.S. electric industry with clean energy investments.
Japan's oldest steel mill is venturing into recycling the industrial metal to tackle climate change and survive a race with Chinese mills.
Rising seas could cause billions of dollars in damage to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Army Corps of Engineers researchers said yesterday, describing threats to U.S. territories that are already being battered by massive storms and flooding.
Wind and solar are now the cheapest forms of power generation in many parts of the world, according to the investment bank Lazard Ltd. In some cases, building renewables is even cheaper than running existing coal and gas plants.
After Hurricane Epsilon saw rapid intensification into a Category 3 storm, Bermuda was forecast to see its effects early Thursday before the hurricane comes close to the island that night.
More than 100 people are dead and thousands of homes have been submerged in some of Vietnam's most severe floods in decades, with authorities warning that more bad weather is to come.
Four years in the making, Britain's new £200m polar ship is leaving the builder's yard for testing.
BIRKENHEAD. Today (Wednesday 21 October) the UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – leaves Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In …
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Big new renewables fund chaired by a former NSW Premier has billion-dollar plans to install 1.5GW of solar and 1GW of battery storage on C&I sites around Australia.
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On Oct. 21, 1966, an avalanche of coal slag cascaded down a Welsh mountainside, burying a school and killing 148 people, mostly young students.
( Wiley ) Results from a study published in the Journal of Biogeography indicate that wildfires may play a role in accelerating climate-driven species changes in mountain forests by compounding regional warming trends.
AEMO champions global push to unlock $10 trillion of new investments in renewables and storage to slash emissions by 50 pct in a decade.
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Climate change is partially to blame.
HANOI/MANILA: Authorities in Vietnam and the Philippines braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm that could bring flooding and landslides in both countries, as the death toll in Vietnam from weeks of adverse weather rose to 105, with dozens still missing.
Storm Barbara, named by Spanish meteorologists, has been striking Spain and Portugal today and will then travel north to hit southern England from the early hours of tomorrow morning.
[This Day] As humanity grapples with the impact of climate change on food production, experts have determined that a sure way out of the challenge is through the use of cutting-edge technology.
EPA expects to release a major rulemaking to slash pollution from trucks early next year, a key official said yesterday.
The market for coal will continue to dry up — albeit at different rates — no matter which presidential candidate wins the election, according to a new report.
[Ghanaian Times] The good old book, "The Bible," says, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." The 31st verse of the opening account of creation has it that "God saw all that he had made, and it was excellent. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day."
[groundWork] groundWork, Earthlife Africa and more than 200 supporting organisations warned the World Bank that it would fail on all counts. Medupi would destabilise Eskom and the country's economy, exacerbate poverty and add 30 million tonnes of carbon to South Africa's annual emissions - in addition to other harmful air pollution impacts. And so it has.
President Donald Trump is a fierce backer of the fossil fuels industry. And that support is paying off big time in the money race.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D0EE02488K, Paper Richard Stephen Middleton, Jonathan Ogland-Hand, Bailian Chen, Jeffrey M. Bielicki, Kevin Ellett, Dylan Harp, Ryan Kammer Geologic carbon sequestration is the process of injecting and storing CO2 in subsurface reservoirs and is an essential technology for global environmental security (e.g., climate change mitigation) and economic security... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
ARENA-backed and ERM Power-led program will help 20 Queensland manufacturers boost industrial energy productivity, cut emissions and reduce costs.
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When surfers in Cornwall saw a huge, iridescent bluefin tuna rising from the water almost in touching distance, they screamed with delight. This sight is becoming more common in British waters due to climate change, conservationists say - and they are asking for the endangered fish to be protected. Currently, EU countries which have a bluefin tuna quota, including Spain and France, can hunt the fish in British waters due to a loophole - when the rules were created, they so rarely ventured this far north that there was no point making our seas exempt. British fishermen are not allowed to catch and sell the fish. Now, there are calls to make our waters a sanctuary for the "tigers of the sea", which are persecuted everywhere they swim due to the high price of tuna flesh. One large bluefin...
[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has expressed his administration's commitment to step up efforts aimed at combating climate change and its effects on communities, announcing that government will launch a National Clean-up Day to ensure the country has sustainable environment management and waste disposal systems.
[The Conversation Africa] Satellites have been sentinels in space, examining the earth since the 1960s to detect changing weather patterns, land use, deforestation, melting ice caps and fire patterns. They have also been used to identify atmospheric dust emissions.
ConocoPhillips announced plans yesterday to reach net-zero emissions from its operations by midcentury, making it the first American oil and gas major to adopt such a target.
Robert Murray, the self-made coal baron who founded Murray Energy Corp., announced his retirement yesterday, marking the end of a long career in mining during which he became one of the industry's foremost defenders.
The United Arab Emirates may use more solar energy for its power grid and to produce hydrogen as prices fall, a government official said.
Scientists predicted climate change would fuel the kind of devastating wildfires that California has seen this year. Except it wasn't expected to happen for decades.
SCOTLAND should lead the way in better compensating poor countries for the loss and damage they have suffered as a result of climate change, a coalition of 55 organisations has said.
On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland's capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island's territorial waters. The Chinese ship was one of a growing number of unexpected arrivals in Arctic waters as shrinking sea ice has fast-tracked a race among global powers for control over resources and waterways. Both China and Russia have been making increasingly assertive moves in the region, and after the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last year said now is "America's moment to stand up as an Arctic nation and for the Arctic's future," military activity is stepping up.
( University of Pennsylvania ) Mussels, barnacles, and snails are declining in the Gulf of Maine, according to a new paper by biologists Peter Petraitis of the University of Pennsylvania and Steve Dudgeon of California State University, Northridge. Their 20-year dataset reveals that the populations' steady dwindling matches up with the effects of climate change on the region.
The United States – which has cumulatively pumped out the largest amount of the carbon emissions blamed for global warming – will on November 4 officially quit the Paris Agreement, the world’s largest coordinated effort to fight climate change.For those ringing the climate alarm bells, the withdrawal represents a government that chooses to ignore science linking the burning of fossil fuels to global warming, even as California grapples with some of the largest wildfires in its history and the…
Pollution overall remained well below the 2020 climate target, which the state hit four years early, in 2016.
A brewing storm of major financial institutions divesting from Arctic and oil sand drilling signals a dark future for oil and gas, finds a new investigation from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The investigation, published today, quantifies the scale of shifts among large investors. The World Bank, BPN Paribas, Goldman Sachs,...
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Polar Bear Study by USGS Scientists Shelved for Three Months
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Over 100,000 people in Uganda and Tanzania have been hurt by human rights violations linked to the Total's oil operations in Uganda, two French activist groups said in a report on Tuesday. Friends of the Earth and a second group called Survie are seeking a court order requiring Total to disclose how it is addressing the adverse impact from its activities, citing an obligation to do so under French law. Total had no immediate comment on the report.
Tropical Depression 27 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Epsilon with winds of 40 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Epsilon formed this morning in the central Atlantic, the latest in what has been a very active hurricane season.
The storm is forecast to be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.
"As with other technologies, the risks of solar geoengineering cannot be sensibly evaluated without a scenario for goals and governance." LINK
[Namibia Economist] Ecosystem based adaptation strategies for rural communities in the face of climate, started last week with an inception workshop organised in Otjiwarongo by the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF).
"Twelve leading companies and organisations across the Humber have jointly submitted a public and private sector funded bid worth around £75 million to accelerate decarbonisation in the UK’s most carbon intensive industrial region, helping to support clean growth, future-proof vital industries and protect and create new jobs." LINK
The Trump administration on Saturday approved a major disaster declaration for Louisiana, making federal assistance available to supplement state and local recovery efforts after Hurricane Delta.
Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy today unloaded on the Trump administration's EPA, saying its "entire policy" has been "search and destroy."
The depression is forecast to become a tropical storm Monday and be at or near hurricane strength by early Thursday.
Nepal’s population of one-horned rhinoceros that survived hunting, a shrinking habitat and wildlife trafficking are now faced with a new threat: changes in their living environment due to a rapidly-warming atmosphere. Eight rhinos have been found dead inside Chitwan National Park since 11 July – half of them due to unprecedented floods on the Narayani River that submerged […]
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Clean Energy Can Help Southeast Asia Recover After COVID-19 Comments | Add Comment | Print This farming couple in Thailand rents out some of their land for a wind turbine. Photo by Asian Development Bank. Prior to the devastating impacts of COVID-19, Southeast Asia was becoming an economic powerhouse. Manufacturing, industry and services expanded across the region in recent decades. Energy demand also grew an average of 6% per year, one of the fastest growth rates in the world. But despite the global decline in renewable energy prices, Southeast Asian countries have largely embraced fossil fuels to meet their growing energy needs.
Close to 60% of Indonesia's electricity supply comes from its 29 gigawatt (GW) coal fleet. An additional 24.7 GW is in the works...
"Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, the two Climeworks founders, are here to tell us more about their entrepreneurial journey and their innovative subscription model that allows people to remove CO2 from the atmosphere to contribute to reversing climate change." LINK
Deadline: 16. December 2020 "Reflection on the ethical and social implications of the governance of CDR technologies is vital for informed decision-making within research and public policy. The discussion of these questions - and more - from an ethical point of view is a central step in navigating the balance between technological possibilities, political demands and moral requirements. This Research Topic aims to contribute to this task by analysing the ethical and social implications in governing CDR technologies, and discussing the fairness of potential implementations in practice." LINK
No Deadline "You’ll be Head of Product in a startup working on solving climate change. Looking for an experienced person with the ability to lead a team in shipping high quality software products to customers. Nori is a two-sided marketplace with various external stakeholders, and two customer types: demand-side and supply-side customers. You’ll be leading the team in building a platform that helps these customers to easily and verifiably buy and sell digital certificates of carbon removal." LINK
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