Climate

Steve January 20, 2021

When it comes to education, Michael Short is not beholden to tradition. And he’s no fan of arbitrary requirements that don’t contribute to learning. Now the Class of ’42 Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), Short won a Junior Bose Teaching Award in 2017, and his innovative approach to classroom instruction can be […]

Steve January 20, 2021

Japan labelled loans for roads and bridges as “climate adaptation” finance, while the World Bank counted support for Nepal to rebuild from an earthquake Rich nations have exaggerated how much funding they provided to help the world’s poorest countries cope with climate change impacts such as flooding and drought, according to analysis by charity Care […]

Steve January 20, 2021

The mysterious culprit behind a deadly sea star disease is not an infection, as scientists once thought. Instead, multiple types of bacteria living within millimeters of sea stars’ skin deplete oxygen from the water and effectively suffocate the animals, researchers report January 6 in Frontiers in Microbiology. Such microbes thrive when there are high levels […]

Steve January 20, 2021

“We will pass along a new and better world for our children,” says Joe Biden as he enters the White House with the biggest climate team of any president Joe Biden is taking the US back into the Paris Agreement, with a promise to repair international alliances and engage in a global effort to decarbonise […]

Steve January 20, 2021

Read time: 10 mins In October, New Mexico announced new rules that propose slashing the massive volumes of methane which the oil and gas industry is releasing into the atmosphere. However, the proposed regulations contain a major loophole that will directly benefit large oil and gas producers, as well as some of the world’s largest investment groups. In addition, an Environmental Defense Fund […]

Steve January 20, 2021

Comment: With strong business support and an experienced team of dealmakers, Biden inspires confidence he will deliver on his climate and environmental justice plan If you believe in democracy, last week’s violent insurrection at the US Capitol was hard to watch. Incited by four years of divisive leadership, white supremacists stormed the halls of Congress, […]

Steve January 20, 2021

By Michael Marshall Sangay volcano in EcuadorWestend61 GmbH/Alamy An active volcano in Ecuador has collapsed twice in the past 250,000 years, causing vast debris avalanches that reached over 60 kilometres away. It could happen again, but it isn’t possible to predict when – although there is no reason to think it is imminent. Sangay is […]

Steve January 19, 2021

When it comes to education, Michael Short is not beholden to tradition. And he’s no fan of arbitrary requirements that don’t contribute to learning. Now the Class of ’42 Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), Short won a Junior Bose Teaching Award in 2017, and his innovative approach to classroom instruction can be […]

Steve January 19, 2021

Read time: 8 mins Today, an unusually broad coalition of environmental groups, numbering more than 550, called on the incoming Biden-Harris administration to address plastic pollution alongside fossil fuels, releasing an eight-point platform that largely focuses on ways the next administration could act without a Democratic majority in the Senate. Tags:  Biden administration plastics Sharon Lavigne Formosa RISE […]

Steve January 19, 2021

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation approved a loan to the controversial Vung Ang 2 coal project from a facility intended for “environmental preservation” A Japanese state-owned bank is using a green fund to finance a Vietnamese coal power plant, sparking accusations of “egregious greenwashing”. The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) announced last month […]

Steve January 19, 2021

Laschet, 59, who has been leading the conservative coalition government of North Rhine-Westphalia with the pro-business FDP party since 2017, could become candidate to replace Merkel as chancellor in a general election on 26 September. Should he ultimately lead Europe’s largest economy, his experience as a member of the European parliament might come as an […]