In a rush to start the world's biggest carbon market, China is looking to have a more lax approach to emissions rather than cut greenhouse gases in the short term.
UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world's largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 and go carbon neutral by 2060, in what environmentalists hailed as a major step forward.
"As part of that effort, the Firm recently joined the Steering Committee of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and will seek to play a leadership role in capacity building." LINK
A newly published study says that global sea levels could rise more than one foot by 2100, should greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace.
Overconsumption and high-carbon transportation are exhausting the world's carbon budget -- and the rich are most responsible.
Deadline: 03. November 2020 "In this Research Topic, we invite submissions from a broad group of stakeholders who are eager to move the needle on advancing negative emissions to the tens of gigaton scale by mid-century" LINK
Latest Emissions Reduction Fund auction nets 7 million tonnes of emissions abatement, the best result in years, but questions remain around its role in meeting emissions targets.
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Many of the earlier predictions of climate research have now become reality. The world is getting warmer, sea levels are rising faster and faster, and more frequent heat waves, extreme rainfall, devastating wildfires and more severe tropical storms are affecting many millions of people. Now there is growing evidence that another climate forecast is already […]
The European Union's top official proposed a more ambitious target yesterday for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, setting a reduction goal of at least 55% by 2030 compared with the current target of 40%.
September 16, 2020 2:28 PM LONDON (REUTERS) - Achieving net zero emissions by mid-century would cost an estimated US$1 trillion to US$2 trillion (S$1.36 trillion to S$2.72 trillion) a year of additional investments, or 1 to 1.5 per cent of global gross domestic product, a report by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) said on Wednesday (Sept 16).
Reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will cost the global economy annual 1.5%, or $1 trillion to $2 trillion, a think tank has estimated. The London-based ETC calls it technically and economically possible.
The Trump administration went to court today to defend Obama-era regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions from trailers hauled behind large trucks.
Mercedes-Benz's parent company, Daimler AG, has agreed to pay $1.5 billion in penalties and settlements to US and California state regulators in order to resolve allegations that its vehicles were rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
September 14, 2020 1:34 PM LONDON (REUTERS) - A leading investor group has written to the boards of the world's biggest corporate emitters of greenhouse gases, warning they must produce a strategy to move their business to net-zero carbon emissions or face pressure at future AGMs.
Put away your woolly jumpers and bring out the sunscreen - as an Indian summer heatwave is set to make parts of Britain warmer than the Bahamas. Highs of 31C (88F) are predicted
September 12, 2020 5:00 AM BRUSSELS • The European Commission will propose that the European Union set a 2030 target to cut its net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent against 1990 levels, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.
Supply-chain emissions typically account for more than 90 percent of BHP’s total, and the responsibility miners take for them is disputed.
NEW ZEALAND'S first covid-19 pandemic lockdown slashed the country's consumption of oil to the lowest level since 1998, taking emissions of greenhouse gases from fuels to their lowest point in more than two decades.
Like toxic pollution and COVID-19, heat waves disproportionately affect low-income communities and those with preexisting health conditions.
September 10, 2020 10:40 PM BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Lawmakers in European Parliament's environment committee on Thursday (Sept 10) voted in favour of a legally binding target for the European Union (EU) to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent by 2030, against 1990 levels.
The Trump administration told a federal court yesterday that it has the power to block California from setting its own standards for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
A group of more than 100 UK citizens tasked with recommending ways to reduce the country's carbon emissions to net zero has backed scaling taxes for flights and bans on new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars
New Zealand's coastal waters are running unusually warm - but meteorologists say it's still too early to tell whether the country will be engulfed in another "marine heatwave" this summer.
Powerful Typhoon Haishen approached South Korea on Monday after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions.On Monday morning, initial assessments suggested the storm had done less damage than feared, though hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power across much of Japan’s southern Kyushu island.At 7am local time, the typhoon was 30km (around 20 miles) north of Tsushima island and was categorised as a “large” and “strong”…
A powerful typhoon headed toward southern Japan on Sunday, bringing violent winds and heavy rains, with officials warning it could be strong enough to snap ...
Typhoon Haishen has weakened somewhat as it neared Japan's mainland, and shifted further west out to sea, but it remained a 'large' and 'extremely strong' storm.
* Triple-digit temperatures spread over much of the state * Heat sparks new wildfires and one hiker dies on trailCalifornia is sweltering under a record-breaking heatwave this holiday weekend, with dangerous conditions that have sparked several new wildfires and raised widespread public health concerns.Triple-digit temperatures have spread over much of the state, including a record-high of 125F (52C) in Death Valley on Saturday. Los Angeles County registered 121 degrees F (49 C) on Sunday afternoon, a record for the National Weather Service office that covers the metropolitan area. Temperatures in inland parts of the San Francisco Bay Area were soaring to the low 100s.The heat, coupled with a forecast of possible dry, gusty winds, has made for dangerous weekend fire weather, at a time when...
Haishen is not only powerful equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane but also large in its reach in areas affected
Japan's southern regions are bracing for the second typhoon in a week. Seven prefectures have ordered mass evacuations but the movement of people is being hampered by coronavirus distancing measures.
September 05, 2020 8:41 PM TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan is bracing for powerful Typhoon Haishen as it bears down on the country's southwest, with weather forecasters warning of potential record rainfall, violent wind, high waves and tides.
Japan is bracing for the arrival of a powerful typhoon, the second in a week, with precautionary measures under way on Saturday in advance of the storm’s approach toward the southern cluster of Okinawa islands.The Japan Meteorological Agency urged extreme caution over the potential impact of Typhoon Haishen as it is expected to develop greater strength on Sunday, reaching an atmospheric pressure of 915 hectopascals at its centre and packing winds of up to 306km/h, faster than most of Japan’s…
North Korea has been grappling with torrential rains, floods and typhoons in one of the worst rainy seasons on record. The government says local officials failed to provide relief to people affected by Typhoon Maysak.
Super Typhoon Haishen is close to the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane and is moving toward southwestern Japan and a dangerous encounter with South Korea.
Japan is bracing for a dangerously powerful typhoon approaching its southern regions this weekend on the heels of an earlier storm that injured dozens of people in the country and on the Korean Peninsula
Covid has barely made a dent into the tug of war between the things that are pulling Australia's emissions down - mainly, renewables - and things pulling them up - mainly transport and fossil gas.
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With winds blowing up to 126 kilometers (78 miles) per hour, Typhoon Maysak was offshore east of the city of Sokcho on Thursday morning and heading towards North Korea, said South Korea's weather agency. It expected Maysak to weaken to a tropical storm within hours.
More than 40 crew members were missing after a ship carrying cattle from New Zealand to China capsized in stormy weather in the East China Sea, the Japanese coastguard said on Thursday. A lone crew member from the Gulf Livestock 1 had been rescued so far. Three vessels, four airplanes and two divers were taking part in the search, the coastguard said. The ship, with a cargo of nearly 6,000 cattle, sent a distress call from the west of Amami Oshima island in southwestern Japan on Wednesday as Typhoon Maysak lashed the area with strong winds and heavy seas. Sareno Edvarodo, a 45-year-old chief officer from the Philippines, was rescued on Wednesday night, Japan's coastguard said. By Thursday evening, he was still the only person rescued so far, a coastguard official said, adding the bodies...
Typhoon Maysak had weakened to a tropical storm that was east of North Korea around midday, South Korea’s weather agency said. During its life as a typhoon, Maysak packed maximum winds of 90 miles per hour as it barreled through South Korea early Thursday.
September 02, 2020 1:34 PM SEOUL(AFP) - Flights were grounded in South Korea and storm warnings issued on both sides of the Korean peninsula as a typhoon forecast to be one of the most powerful in years made its approach Wednesday (Sept 2).
EMISSIONS limits will be imposed as part of resource consents for new buildings under proposals to cut emissions from the construction sector.
[Govt of SA] Comment invited on draft technical guidelines for validation and verification of greenhouse gas emissions
North Korea's supreme leader gave an upbeat verdict on the storm damage as he examined rice paddies and bean crops in the coastal province where Typhoon Bavi made landfall.
Hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and disease outbreaks are all a preview of our hotter future. Dramatically cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a rice-growing area devastated by a typhoon on Thursday, as the reclusive country reels from back-to-back natural and manmade catastrophes. Photos released by state media of the authoritarian leader inspecting fields alongside mask-wearing officials appeared to be framed to convey his benevolence as citizens struggle to cope with the impact of severe monsoon flooding, and the economic toll of the pandemic and ongoing global sanctions. Typhoon Bavi slammed into the country’s southwestern province of Hwanghae, dealing a damaging blow to its corn stalks, rice paddies and other crops, and raising fears of increased hunger among an already malnourished population. Ten million people are reported by the United Nations to be suffering from food insecurity...
Typhoon Bavi had maximum winds of 115 kilometers per hour and was passing near Pyongyang after making landfall in a western coastal region of North Korea that is a major source of farming and fishing, South Korea's weather agency said. It was forecast to weaken to a tropical storm in the next 12 hours.
No casualties have been immediately reported in either South or North Korea as a downgraded Typhoon Bavi headed into China after passing near the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, South Korea’s weather agency said. Bavi had packed maximum winds of 133 kilometers (83 miles) per hour when it made landfall early Thursday in a western coastal region of North Korea that is a major source of farming and fishing in a nation that deals with chronic food shortages.
A typhoon has damaged homes and other buildings, flooded roads and toppled utility poles on the Korean Peninsula
Hundreds of flights were canceled in South Korea while North Korea’s leader expressed concern about a possible loss of lives and crops as the countries braced for a fast-approaching typhoon forecast as one of the strongest to hit their peninsula this year. Packing a maximum wind speed of 155 kilometers (96 miles) per hour, Typhoon Bavi was already lashing South Korea’s southern resort island of Jeju on Wednesday afternoon, flooding roads, toppling trees, ripping off signboards and knocking down lampposts as it passed over waters off the island’s western shores.
Deadline: 04. September 2020 "The R&D Satellite Observations Department at KNMI (The Netherlands) is looking for a PhD-student to develop and analyze satellite measurements of so-called negative emissions for greenhouse gases." LINK
FIFTEEN DAYS into the first covid-19 lockdown, officials told the Government the new $20 price floor in the Emissions Trading Scheme was critical to protecting taxpayers from what the pandemic could do to carbon prices.
August 20, 2020 5:00 AM LOS ANGELES • The atmospheric pattern stoking California's record-breaking heatwave this week has also played a role in causing extreme lightning storms that have sparked scores of wildfires, weather and fire officials have said.
Many Hong Kong pupils who started their new school year did not get a day off for the first time during a typhoon signal No 8, as online classes continued on Wednesday, in what some principals called the “new normal” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.But with some other schools suspending classes for all pupils as Typhoon Higos lashed the city, concerns had been raised over “grey areas” when it came to handling classes under severe weather alerts, which had been treated before as an official approval…
A 38-year-old camper trapped on a remote islet with his elderly mother while their belongings were blown away by Typhoon Higos told Hong Kong rescuers he was unaware of the imminent storm as he had been there since last Friday.
The duo, who were on Tap Mun (Grass Island), called emergency services at about 7am on Wednesday – when the No 9 typhoon signal was still in force – to say they were stuck and that their camping supplies had all blown away.
They were reportedly uninjured. But the…
August 19, 2020 10:42 AM HONG KONG/GUANGZHOU (BLOOMBERG, XINHUA) - Hong Kong lowered its typhoon warning signal before cancelling it as the city’s strongest storm this year moved away from the city, allowing businesses to reopen and stock trading to start.
August 19, 2020 5:00 AM Typhoon Hagupit barrelled into China's eastern Zhejiang province and Shanghai earlier this month, bringing heavy rain, which was a relief for a region sweltering in summer heat.
A debate over whether work-from-home employees should be allowed a day off has erupted as Severe Tropical Storm Higos raised the city’s first typhoon signal No 8 this year, an alert long taken as official approval to stop work and go home.In the absence of set guidelines or a precedent, the “grey area” could become a new trigger point for more labour disputes, with employees expected to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, warned unionist legislator Luk Chung-hung, who called on…
Mass protests in Santiago saw last year's UN climate talks moved to Madrid.
New Zealand and Switzerland are helping Chile develop an emissions reduction programme that could pay dividends for this country.
California remains in the midst of a heatwave, and most of Southern California is under an excessive heat warning.
Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, says it has reached agreements in principle to settle U.S. claims over emissions from its diesel vehicles for over $2.2 billion.
Lightning strikes sparked new wildfires in northern California on Sunday as the Golden State continued to grapple with a record-breaking heatwave.The rare thunderstorm also exacerbated a huge forest fire that has already forced hundreds from their homes north of Los Angeles.
[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers.
India is likely to reduce crop waste burning, a major source of air pollution during the winter months, by 75-80% in Punjab and Haryana states, part of the country's farm belt that borders the capital New Delhi, two government officials said on Tuesday. Every winter, a thick blanket of smog settles over northern India, as a combination of factors such as the burning of crop residues, industrial emissions and vehicle exhaust brings a sharp spike in pollution. The federal government and the state governments of Punjab and Haryana have ensured that rice farmers can easily hire machines to dispose of the paddy stalks and straw, said the officials, who did not wish to be identified in line with government policy.
"We owe it to our children and grandchildren." European Commission raises EU emissions reduction target from 40% to 55%, requiring huge increase in renewables.
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Walmart Inc. today pledged to hit zero emissions from its global operations by 2040 without using carbon offsets.
Those in southern England will continue to bask in glorious 77F (25C) temperatures following a misty start today, before 'wintry' Arctic conditions are expected to sweep across the nation.
PARIS: The richest 1% of people are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the poorest half of the world's population -- 3.1 billion people -- new research showed Monday.
The Trump administration's unraveling of Obama-era environmental rules could lead to the release of an additional 1.8 billion gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, according to the Rhodium Group.
The Meteorological Department chief has warned that Tropical Storm Noul could develop into a typhoon and its impact reach into Thailand as early as Friday, beginning with the Northeast.
September 17, 2020 12:23 AM PRAGUE (REUTERS) - The European Commission's proposal for a cut of at least 55 per cent in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 1990 levels is unacceptable, Czech Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlicek said on Wednesday (Sept 16).
"This research note assesses the technology deployment, emissions, and employment impacts of the 45Q credit in the industrial sector under current policy." LINK
The European Union’s top official has proposed a more ambitious target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe
September 15, 2020 7:11 AM SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised his military for its prompt efforts to rebuild towns hit hard by typhoons and summer floods, state news media KCNA reported on Tuesday (Sept 15).
German automaker Daimler AG and its U.S. subsidiary Mercedes-Benz reached a $1.5 billion settlement with the U.S. government Monday over alleged emissions cheating.
Deadline: 15. May 2021 "We invite submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the topic of ‘Negative Emissions Technologies: Perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities’." LINK
The world's largest carbon market is about to get even bigger and more ambitious in Europe's latest plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions under its Green Deal.
A late summer heatwave is on the way as highs of 88F are forecast for next week. Temperatures in southern England could be hotter than the Bahamas on Monday and Tuesday.
September 11, 2020 5:19 PM BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - The European Commission will propose that the European Union sets a 2030 target to cut its net greenhouse gas emissions by "at least 55 per cent" against 1990 levels, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.
Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the technology used, according to a German government-backed study released yesterday.
A slight reduction in carbon dioxide emissions has already been seen this year, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
September 10, 2020 4:44 PM MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - BHP Group will focus on cutting its operational emissions by 30 per cent by the 2030 financial year from 2020 levels, and will link executive bonuses to its progress, its chief executive said in a climate strategy update on Thursday (Sept 10).
As the UK moves into autumn, it offers the opportunity to look back at the...
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Rickels, Wilfried; Proelss, Alexander; Geden, Oliver; Burhenne, Julian; Fridahl, Mathias (2020): The Future of (Negative) Emissions Trading in the European Union. In Kiel Working Paper (2164). "This conceptual paper explores various design options for integrating negative emissions technologies (NETs) into the EU ETS. We discuss their potential implications for emissions trading at large and address the specificity of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS); repealing the provision that installations exclusively using biomass are not covered by the ETS Directive, BE(CCS) installations could in principle fall within the scope of the ETS Directive." LINK
[The Herald] The Government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will tomorrow host an Agriculture Sector Greenhouse Gas Inventory Expert Training Workshop aimed at minimising greenhouse gasses emissions in the farming sector.
South Korea is reeling from more bad weather as Typhoon Haishen moves along the Korean Peninsula after battering southwestern Japan, leaving four people missing.
South Korea hunkered down as Typhoon Haishen rolled northwards along the country's east coast on Monday, a day after the powerful storm battered Japan's southern islands, where four people are missing following a landslide. The storm, packing sustained winds of up to 112 km (70 miles) per hour, temporarily cut power to more than 75,000 households and displaced some 3,100 people in South Korea after making landfall on the southeastern tip of the peninsula, according to the safety ministry. The wild weather uprooted trees and caused landslides near apartment buildings on Geoje Island, off the southeastern tip of the peninsula, local media footage and photos showed.
Typhoon Haishen hits the southern islands, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes.
September 06, 2020 10:54 AM KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN (AFP, REUTERS) - A power typhoon headed towards southern Japan on Sunday (Sept 6), bringing violent winds and heavy rains with officials warning it could be strong enough to snap power poles and flip vehicles.
Typhoon Haishen is bearing down on the southern coast of mainland Japan, cutting power and prompting authorities to warn of potentially record rainfall, unprecedented wind, high tides and large ocean swells.
The second powerful typhoon to slam Japan in a week unleashed fierce winds and rain on southern islands on Sunday, blowing off rooftops and leaving homes without power as it edged northward into an area vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. Weather officials warned that the rainfall from what could be a record storm would be fierce. Several rivers on the main southwestern island of Kyushu were at risk of overflowing, officials said.
September 05, 2020 12:52 PM SEOUL (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Typhoon Haishen is veering towards Japan and is unlikely to make landfall in South Korea, the weather agency said on Saturday (Sept 5).
Typhoon Haishen is strengthening and, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, has become the first super typhoon of the season in the western Pacific Ocean.
A powerful typhoon, the second in a week, is barreling toward the southern cluster of Japanese Okinawa islands, prompting warnings about torrential rainfall and fierce wind gusts
Japan is bracing for a dangerously powerful typhoon approaching its southern regions this weekend on the heels of an earlier storm that injured dozens of people in the country and on the Korean Peninsula. Typhoon Haishen, or Sea God in Chinese, could bring nearly unprecedentedly severe rain, rough waves and high tides to Okinawa and Kyushu by early Sunday, Japan Meteorological Agency officials said. Agency weather forecaster Yoshihisa Nakamoto, in a televised news conference, urged people in the typhoon's path to take precautions and secure extra stocks of water, food and other necessities.
Japan’s coastguard rescued one person in the search for a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle and dozens of crew members that was feared capsized in the East China Sea as Typhoon Maysak lashed the region.The Gulf Livestock 1 sent a distress call from the west of Amami Oshima island in southwestern Japan. Strong winds and rains from Typhoon Maysak were hampering rescue efforts as the storm moved on to drench the Korean peninsula.A spokeswoman for the coastguard said one person was rescued on…
Japan's coastguard has rescued one person as it searched for a vessel with nearly 6,000 livestock and 43 crew members on board. The ship went missing in the East China Sea as Typhoon Maysak wreaked havoc the region.
A heatwave in California threatens to create conditions that will increase the risk of fires as more than 900 wildfires burning in the state have burned more than 1.5 million acres on Wednesday.
September 02, 2020 3:59 PM TOKYO (XINHUA) - Japan's weather agency on Wednesday (Sept 2) said a powerful typhoon is making its way from the Nagasaki region to the northern part of Japan's main island of Kyushu.
After causing destruction in Japan's Ryukyu Islands, powerful Typhoon Maysak is preparing to strike the Korean Peninsula and western Japan as the most potent storm to prowl the waters of the West Pacific this year.
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited public comments on draft Technical Guidelines for Validation and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs).
The typhoon, which is forecast to intensify into the equivalent of a Category 4 storm, is the second tropical system to head toward the Korean peninsula in a week.
A federal appeals court, decrying a "shoddy enforcement regime," has thrown out EPA's approval of a Pennsylvania plan to limit smog-forming power plant emissions.
OUR ATTEMPTS to cut greenhouse gas emissions are being undermined by New Zealand's growing consumerism.
California air quality officials are poised to adopt their biggest pollution-cutting regulations in more than a decade by targeting two leading sources of cancer-causing and smog-forming emissions: diesel trucks and oceangoing ships.
Cutting collection of household rubbish to fortnightly instead of weekly would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the industry says.
The ACT parliament legislates to force major developments to account for their greenhouse gas emissions during planning process.
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August 25, 2020 3:25 PM SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - The smog-prone northern Chinese province of Hebei will reward whistleblowers with cash payments of up to 100,000 yuan (S$19,800) if they report incidents of pollution to the authorities, the local environmental watchdog said on Tuesday (Aug 25).
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Environmentalists say the transport department has under-counted carbon emissions from new roads.
August 20, 2020 1:04 AM BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Germany could meet its climate target for 2020 but would have missed the goal if the economic havoc wrought by the coronavirus pandemic had not caused a large drop in greenhouse gas emissions, the country's environment ministry said.
A pilot battling a fire in central California died after his helicopter crashed on Wednesday morning. Crews have been battling wildfires in the state and thousands of people were under orders to evacuate as hundreds of fires blazed across California amid a blistering heatwave now in its second week. Cal Fire said in a statement that the helicopter crashed while fighting a wildfire in western Fresno County while on a water dropping mission. The pilot was the only one on board. As fires raged across the state, smoke over San Francisco and the Bay Area, with atmospheric testing revealing that Northern California’s air quality is currently the worst in the world. Authorities have told residents to stay inside and shut their windows. Governor Gavin Newsom has blamed "this extraordinary weather...
HONG KONG: All typhoon warnings were cancelled after Hong Kong's strongest storm this year moved away from the city, allowing businesses to reopen and stock trading to start.
Court hearings and the collection of Covid-19 test samples were among the elements of Hong Kong life grinding to a halt on Wednesday morning, even as the Observatory replaced a No 9 storm signal raised in the early hours with a No 8.The Observatory said if Hong Kong were no longer “generally affected” by strong winds from Typhoon Higos, it would lower the signal to No 3 between 11am and 1pm. The weather forecaster made the announcement at 7.40am, saying the typhoon was departing the city.A…
California's rotating outages blamed on the state’s failure to integrate the demand and supply sides of the market.
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Following on from the heatwave last week, the UK's weather is transitioning to a more unsettled spell with strong winds and rain becoming dominant features by the end of the week.
The Hong Kong Observatory expects to raise typhoon signal No 3 later on Tuesday as Typhoon Higos moves towards Guangdong.Standby signal No 1 was raised at 7.45am after a tropical depression over the South China Sea intensified into a tropical storm.“At 9am, the tropical storm was estimated to be about 380km southeast of Hong Kong, and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 25km/h across the northern part of the South China Sea towards the coast of western Guangdong,” the observatory said…
States are leading the way on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector at the end of President Trump's first term, a new analysis contends.
“Turning on an air conditioner in a desert” – that’s just one of the ways groups lobbying for clean air in India describe the Supreme Court’s current efforts to install smog towers in the capital, New Delhi, one of the most polluted cities in the world. “Stuffing a sock into a gash in the hull of a boat” is another.
In hearings over the past two months, the judges have chastised the Delhi government for not acting on its order last November to install the towers as a pilot project. At the time…