Global oil prices could quadruple and hit an eye-watering $380 a barrel if Russia responds to fresh Western sanctions with cuts to its crude output cuts, JPMorgan Chase experts have warned.
[The Exchange] Africa has been hailed as the next frontier in the provision of global oil and natural gas resources, especially now in the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.
The proposal brought immediate backlash from environmentalists who accused Biden of betraying the climate cause, while oil industry officials said it would do little to counter high energy prices.
[New Dawn] A new UN-led financing tool to strengthen weather and climate forecasting, improve life-saving early warning systems, safeguard jobs, and underpin climate adaptation for long-term resilience, officially opened for business on Thursday.
PM Narendra Modi on Friday discussed the situation in Ukraine, including its impact on international food and energy markets, in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Indian government, Modi reiterated India’s long-standing position in favour of dialogue and diplomacy.
Being already adapted to polar climes could have enabled dinosaurs to survive cold winters in the end-Triassic extinction event when most other animals died out
At no time in human history have humans lived so long, prosperously, and relatively peacefully. But that doesn’t mean that modern life is all rosy. Our modern lifestyles are largely made possible by burning copious amounts of fossil fuels to power our industries and gadgets. And that comes at a cost: pollution. There are many […]
There is no question that the world must cut its reliance on fossil fuels. but building more hydroelectric dams is not the way due to ...
In an attempt to slash the wide-ranging impacts of plastic pollution, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law the country's most sweeping restrictions on single-use plastics and packaging on Thursday, the same day the Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to tackle the worsening climate crisis.
President Biden’s administration opened the door Friday to offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters over the next five years.
[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, has said the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, renewed its commitment to partner the government of Ghana in attaining sustainable urbanisation and improving climate change adaptation.
Breaking our fossil fuel addiction will help the climate and have a positive effect on the price of food and other goods.
A crucial part of the European Union’s plan to wean itself off Russian energy is to greatly increase purchases of liquefied natural gas from other producers. The EU, however, isn’t yet equipped to receive enough LNG to replace Russian gas entirely and will need to outbid rival buyers. And because the world’s supply of LNG can’t expand quickly, routing more of it to Europe leaves other would-be buyers wanting.
Climate change will soon outstrip human hubris. When people start looking around for hospitable places, many will realize the Mid-Atlantic is the place to be.
The government can still regulate power plant emissions but not to the same degree.
[Daily Maverick] What is happening with coal mining in northern KwaZulu-Natal in a Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Area is a war on water and our climate resilience.
A British-born group of climate change activists, which deflates the tires of SUVs in a bid to make the owners switch to more environmentally-friendly vehicles, has struck New York City.
Technology to cut steelmaking emissions is in the early stages, but such transitions can accelerate, as shown by wind and solar.
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The British Geological Survey is due to report to ministers on whether new techniques could limit the potential effects of fracking for natural gas after it was imposed in 2019 over earth tremor concerns.
The new $307.9-billion budget includes $9.5 billion in gas refunds, $1.4 billion in utility payment assistance and funding to combat climate change, among other items.
Two demonstrators from the group Just Stop Oil have attached themselves to the iconic 19th-century painting at the Courtauld Gallery in London.
The Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a major blow to climate action by handcuffing the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate planet-warming emissions from the country's power plants, just as scientists warn the world is running out of time to get the climate crisis under control.
The human toll of carbon emissions will vastly magnify climate change’s economic costs
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This grievously wrong decision should be understood first and foremost as a clarion call and invitation for action.
Scientists have found a new promising carbon-based molecule that could be an alternative to fossil fuels in aerospace.
ReutersThe Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to set emissions standards for existing power plants, returning control to a divided Congress. The 6-3 judgment radically alters the federal government’s regulatory abilities in its fight against climate change. The conservative-dominated bench ruled in the unusual case of West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency, which was based on the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The emissions-cutting strategy never came into effect, and the Biden administration tried to have the case dismissed. But West Virginia argued that “unelected bureaucrats” at the EPA should not be given the ability to restrict pollution and harm the coal-mining state’s economy. “Today, the Court strips the Environmental...
Ruling in favor of coal-producing states, Supreme Court says Congress, not the EPA, has the authority to make decisions on fighting climate change.
The decision risks putting the U.S. further off track from President Biden’s goal of running the power grid on clean energy by 2035.
In a major ruling, court conservatives blocked one of the government's only tools to curtail emissions.
In a blow to the fight against climate change, the United States Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation's main anti-air-pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
[Foroyaa] It was on the 28th May that news began to spread like wild fire that an oil spill is resulting in the pollution of waters close to Gam Petroleum storage facility at Mandinari. The nation expected an immediate press release from Gam Petroleum on what happened to cause the disaster and an immediate impact assessment by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to alert the nation on what we could do together to contain the disaster.
OPEC+ juggles oil disruptions as Biden eyes more supplies on the eve of his visit to Saudi Arabia.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2022, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/D2EE01199A, Paper Samraj Mollick, Satyam Saurabh, Yogeshwar D. More, Sahel Fajal, Mandar M Shirolkar, Writakshi Mandal, Sujit K. Ghosh Large-scale uranium extraction from seawater (UES) is widely considered as reconciliation to increasing global energy demand and climate change crises. However, an ideal uranium sorbent combining features of high capacity,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Coal-rich and natural gas-poor China must place bigger gets on both carbon capture and energy storage technologies, as it navigates a decarbonisation route that includes a huge renewable energy buildout while ensuring energy security, analysts said.
[Africa Renewal] Due to climate change, there are fewer octopuses now and the sea is rougher
The conservative majority crimps the executive branch's ability to run a nimble, effective and modern government.
A blow at the government's ability to regulate climate change is just the beginning.
Vegan animal rights extremist Isabel Sleiman, 21, raged online after she was denied bail and held overnight in a police cell after allegedly bringing the city to a standstill.
New research shows Australia ranks as one of the most litigious on climate change, as the number of lawsuits launched globally continues to surge.
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As President Joe Biden's administration prepares to hold its first onshore oil and gas drilling lease sales, environmental groups have filed a new lawsuit to attempt to stop the largest of these sales, in Wyoming. It's the second lawsuit in a week to challenge the administration on its drilling plans.
By Hyunjoo Jin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla has shuttered its office in San Mateo, California and laid off roughly 200 employees working on its Autopilot driver-assistant system there, one of the people told Reuters, in a move seen as accelerating cost-cutting. Most of the laid-off people had been hourly workers, that person said. Early this month, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk told top managers he had a "super bad feeling" about the economy and that the maker of electric cars needed to cut staff by about 10%. Later, the billionaire said that the 10% cuts would apply only to salaried workers and that hourly staff numbers were still expected to grow. "Tesla clearly is in a major cost-cutting mode," said Raj Rajkumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie...
A busy motorway near Paris was brought to a standstill by environmental protesters who sat in the middle of the road this morning (pictured).
Members of the group Just Stop Oil spray-painted their logo on the walls and floors of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
After intense negotiations, European Union countries have clinched deals on proposed climate change laws, backing a 2035 phase-out of fossil fuel cars and a broader package of measures to slash planet-warming emissions.
An Arizonan tries to talk to his neighbors about climate change, while researchers show the way to fight denial is with repeated, accurate science.
With time running out for a “Paris-style” deal to reverse nature loss this decade, the...
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When energy prices surge, there are few places where the pain is felt so acutely as at the filling station. The cost of gasoline for your car or the diesel that powers trucks is driven by a complex mix of Middle Eastern politics, refinery capacity, government policy and, sometimes, war. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was the trigger that fired fuel prices to new highs in 2022, it wasn’t the only cause.
He's under pressure to lower gas prices but more offshore drilling would worsen climate change.
[allAfrica] Harare -- If I were to take a wild guess, I bet that when I talk about who is affected by climate change, your first thought wouldn't be you, your friends or family.
Radio host Ben Fordham disparaged protestors who ran amok in Sydney this week, in an on-air spray, where he lambasted the courts for giving bail to demonstrators.
Five New South Wales solar and battery recycling initiatives receive combined total of $7.4m in state government funding.
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The Energy Ministry an-nounced that the mounting debt of the state Oil Fuel Fund exceeded 100 billion baht as of yesterday. While a recent nudge from Kla Party leader Korn Chatikavanij, a former finance minister, shed more light on pressing issues surrounding energy and resulting in the government requesting cooperation from oil refineries to channel their profits into the fund, no subsidies for...
G7 western economies reaffirm commitment to climate goals while tackling ongoing energy crisis. But climate activists are not happy.
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The oil giant is running out of capacity to pump more crude.
Independent Climate Change Committee criticises the UK government over energy efficiency and agriculture policies, but praises action on electric cars
A successful six-year, 10 million Canadian dollar project, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), has strengthened the quality and availability of impact-based forecasts and services to support communities in Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.
The project, which was launched in 2016 under the framework of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Initiative (CREWS), supported capacity building of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to provide more accurate and timely forecasts, including effective, risk-informed multi-hazard early...
The Group of Seven leaders said they are considering barring service providers such as shippers or insurers from dealing with Russian oil priced above a fixed level.
Record-high gas prices mean efforts to cut UK carbon emissions could save the economy 0.5%...
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Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow expects a decision on Wednesday on the extent of oil refiners' contributions to the state Oil Fuel Fund to help keep pump prices down.
Climate change is altering the summer months — turning a time of joy into stretches of extreme heat, dangerously polluted air, anxiety, and lost traditions.
(CNN) – The Biden administration released a proposed plan on Friday for where the federal government intends to hold offshore oil and gas lease sales in federal waters for the next five years. The plan would mainly limit drilling to the Gulf of Mexico, with one proposed lease sale in waters off Alaska. The Interior …
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With a key election looming and the global energy situation undergoing dramatic changes amid the Ukraine war, Japan's ruling bloc is looking to restart idled ...
Learning how pollution and overfishing are damaging marine ecosystems and how the nascent business of using stem cells to grow meat was gaining traction prompted Carrie Chan to launch Avant Meats.
The Biden administration released a proposed plan on Friday for where the federal government intends to hold offshore oil and gas lease sales in federal waters for the next five years. The plan would mainly limit drilling to the Gulf of Mexico, with one proposed lease sale in waters off Alaska.
More than 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden's hope for saving the Earth from the most devastating effects of climate change may not be dead.But it's not far from it.A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday (local time) not only...
Rhode Island aims to accomplish its goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2033. If done, it will be the first state in the US to rely completely on renewable energy.
The skin tumors are pink, raised, rough, and appeared at various places on the trunk and head, in some cases covering more than a third of the body surface.
The top court's EPA decision upends precedent and, in effect, embraces a new doctrine of law.
One of the long-term problems with air travel is its dependence on petroleum, which is a finite resource that contributes to climate change.
As many as 4 billion people could be living outside the optimal climate for humans by the end of the century if we hit 2.7°C of global warming. At 1.5°C of warming, half as many people would be affected
The US Supreme Court’s decision to limit the powers of the nation’s top environmental regulator undermines President Joe Biden’s plans to tackle climate change and could constrain various agencies on other issues.
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States must meet its international obligations on climate change and do more than "shout slogans", China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington's ability to cut power sector emissions. The Supreme Court voted to constrain the authority of the U.S.'s Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act, sparking dismay among environmentalists. Zhao told reporters at a regular briefing that the ruling had been criticised by the international community, adding that "it is not enough to just shout slogans to tackle climate change". "We urge developed countries, including the United States, to.....
A general view shows the Sakhalin-2 project's liquefaction gas plant in Prigorodnoye.TOKYO/LONDON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with the West by signing a decree to seize full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in Russia's far east, a move that could force out Shell and Japanese investors. The decree, signed on Thursday, creates a new firm to take over all rights and obligations of Sakhalin Energy Investment Co, in which Shell and two Japanese trading companies Mitsui and Mitsubishi hold just under 50%. The five-page decree, which follows Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, indicates the Kremlin will now decide whether the foreign partners can stay. State-run Gazprom already has a 50% plus one share stake...
Outside the courtroom, reviving the fossil fuel business isn’t going to be simple.
In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the US's main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.US President Joe Biden called the decision...
BNEF reports temporary cost rises for renewables, driven by increased cost of materials, freight, fuel and labor. But solar and wind are still way cheaper than coal and gas.
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Japan’s stake in a big Russian energy project known as Sakhalin-2 is in limbo after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to transfer the rights to a new Russian company. Resource-poor Japan depends on Russia for its natural gas needs, which is why Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been reluctant to make a complete break with Moscow. While Japan is working frantically to secure alternative supplies, a global energy crunch means that it will be challenging for the island nation to quit Russian
Public funding of energy research collapsed under the Coalition, with more funds spent on fossil fuel technologies than renewables, IEA data shows.
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Radical climate group Blockade Australia has called off its organised protests in NSW as one activist complains she received a non-vegan sandwich in jail after being arrested in the protests.
Experts say U.S. Supreme Court ruling is not likely to unravel California's ambitious climate goals to eliminate its carbon footprint by 2045.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environment Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions from existing power plants.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / GettyJet fuel is the backbone for a vast majority of our defense systems and supply chain infrastructure. Without it, Tom Cruise can’t fly his F-18 in Top Gun and you can’t get your Amazon Prime purchases with one-day shipping. But there’s a problem: We’re running out of it. Luckily, a team of researchers might have found an innovative solution in tiny bacteria.In a new study published today in the journal Joule, scientists say they might have discovered a bacteria that actually produces a carbon molecule as it eats that can release a large amount of energy. The team believes that they can now synthesize the molecule to create a substance that can potentially be used to create jet fuel.The novel approach is the brainchild of Jay Keasling, a chemical engineer...
The case arrived at the Supreme Court as scientists and the United Nations have warned about dire and imminent consequences from climate change.
China National Offshore Oil will aim for non-fossil fuel to make up over half its domestic output by 2050, and to reach peak carbon dioxide emissions arising from its own operations by 2028.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Tuesday asserted that Egypt, in its capacity as current president of the UN Climate Conference (COP27) will coordinate stances with African states to come up with results that serve the international climate action especially the reduction of emissions and coping up with climate impact. Shoukry’s remarks were made at the …
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[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is developing the Regional Gas Masterplan to enable the utilisation of the abundant gas reserves in the region to reduce its reliance on coal in the wake of the global commitment, including the Paris Agreement's ambition to decrease carbon emissions and maintain global temperatures below 1.5° Celsius.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is committed to contributing fully towards global efforts to conserve oceans and the planet earth through instituting measures to reduce plastic pollution, Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu, has said.
In a major blow to averting catastrophic climate change, the high court gutted the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
[Foroyaa] Mr Nfarama Drammeh, a seasoned environmentalist in an interview with Foroyaa, said certainly Gambia does not have the capacity to clean-up oil or deal with oil spillage.
Observatory says wind expected to strengthen by evening, with No 1 signal already in force.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos by Mirum/ClarusYou can reuse, reduce, and recycle as much as you want, but it won’t amount to much if you don’t also change the clothes on your back. About 21 billion pounds of clothing are tossed into landfills each year in the U.S. Many of those articles, especially ones designed for working out, are made from synthetics like polyester, nylon and lycra—materials made from fossil fuel-derived plastic. Micro- and nano-sized fiber fragments of these plastics are released into our waterways during laundry, directly contributing to the microplastic pollution accumulating in the waters. Textiles are estimated to produce about 35 percent of all microplastic pollution (recently found in Antarctic snow!) and there are about 2.2 million tons of microfibers...
[Daily News] MORE than 2,200 women and men who are vulnerable to climate change in the Coast Region are expected to benefit from the People, Prosperity, Planet (PPP) project.
Marcos Jnr will have to navigate inflation, a looming energy crisis, poor infrastructure and rising Covid-19 cases in Manila
Investment from the government and private sector are changing the trajectory of the aging U.S. nuclear fleet and spurring development of new nuclear technology.
Nothing forced the justices to rule against a set of climate change regulations that had already become moot.
A $12.7 billion investment could be needed for Australia to transition towards low-cost, firmed renewable energy from coal generation. Learn more.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government this week is holding its first onshore oil and natural gas drilling lease auctions since President Joe Biden took office after a federal court blocked the administration’s attempt to suspend such sales because of climate change worries.The online auctions start Wednesday and conclude Thursday. About 200 square miles (518 square kilometers) of federal lands were offered for lease in eight western states. Most of the parcels are in Wyoming.The sales come as federal officials try to balance efforts to fight climate change against pressure to bring down high gas prices.Republicans want Biden to expand U.S. crude production. He faces calls from within his own party to do more to curb fossil fuel emissions that are heating the planet.Oil production increased...
China’s space agency marks completion of Tianwen-1 mission with new photos of red planet volcano and polar cap.
Demonstrators from the group Just Stop Oil, who are opposed to new oil and gas extraction, have attached themselves to Horatio McCulloch's My Heart Is In The Highlands.
Soaring temperatures and a looming power crunch have prompted Japan to speed up reviews of the dozens of nuclear reactors that were shut down in the wake of Fukushima disaster. Nuclear power used to account for about 30 per cent of Japan’s energy mix before 2011.
Reports of damaging winds from the violent, fast-moving storms have surged since the devastating 2012 Mid-Atlantic event.
AEMO roadmap still assumes all brown coal generation gone by 2032, but future roadmaps may point to black coal generators closing around the same time.
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Fourteen environmental justice organizations from around the United States have begun to receive money under the Justice40 initiative, a business accelerator announced Wednesday. The Justice40 Accelerator said the groups will receive some $3 million for work ranging from solar training in Detroit, to renovating homes to better withstand extreme weather, to a community market where farmers can sell their produce.The Justice40 initiative is a Biden administration pledge to improve the environment in disadvantaged communities and help them prepare for climate change. It promises to funnel 40% of all investments in climate and environment to communities that live with the highest environmental burdens — diesel soot, lead water pipes, lack of access to green spaces to name a few.In many such communities...
The Climate Change Committee revealed its recommendations in its annual report on the progress being made to address Britain's contribution to global warming.
Some of the authors of a recent commentary on k-scale climate modeling respond to RealClimate.
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Moor, bog, fen, mire, swamp or pocosins, whatever you may call it, are all peatland – also known as wetlands, with a twist.
[WHO] The World Health Organization and the United Kingdom government have launched a new health and climate change platform to support countries' efforts to implement commitments they made at last year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to achieve resilient and low carbon, sustainable health systems.
[New Dawn] Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.
The African natural gas industry is booming as Europe looks to replace Russian supplies. But some worry new African gas projects don't make financial sense in a warming world.
SCG Ceramics Plc, a subsidiary of SCG Cement-Building Materials Co, has launched an electric vehicle (EV) charging and solar carport installation service under the Susunn brand in a bid to tap into the growing clean energy trend.
Anthony Albanese says Scott Morrison's recalcitrance on climate change almost scuttled a major trade deal with the European Union.
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Labor will seek to legislate its 2030 target, EV tax cuts and a revival of the Climate Change Authority during the first week of the new parliament.
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Olivia Smith from PositiveGood discusses where and how PR fits into your marketing toolkit.
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Lord Deben, chairman of the climate change committee, said yesterday that excavating for coal off the coast of Cumbria was 'indefensible'.
The Climate Change Committee also cites a "shocking" lack of policy to insulate people's homes.
The King's College study also says the UK public underestimates how much scientists agree on the link between human activity and climate change.
NSW commuters have been told to prepare for further delays from industrial action by rail workers on Wednesday, as radical climate change activists take a 24 hour break from disruptions.
Police were called to a building in Primrose Street, east London, this morning after around 20 activists, armed with placards, interrupted UK Oil & Gas' (UKOG) Annual General Meeting.