Climate

Steve September 30, 2022

In many oil and gas producing regions, flames light the sky. The flares burn off 98 percent of the escaping natural gas, oil and gas companies claim. But observations of three U.S. oil and gas fields show efficiency is only around 91 percent, scientists report in the Sept. 30 Science. Making up the difference would […]

Steve September 29, 2022

The death toll from Tropical Storm Ian remained unclear early Thursday after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said it brought “historic” damage to the state, hours after President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Florida amid what the National Hurricane Center described as “catastrophic flooding” over east and central parts of the state., Read […]

Steve September 29, 2022

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is organizing new deliveries of equipment to Ukraine this week as part of efforts to help ensure nuclear safety and security during the current conflict, the third such assistance shipment to the country in the past few months, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today., Read More

Steve September 29, 2022

To prepare fields for planting, farmers the world over often burn corn stalks, rice husks, hay, straw, and other waste left behind from the previous harvest. In many places, the practice creates huge seasonal clouds of smog, contributing to air pollution that kills 7 million people globally a year, according to the World Health Organization. […]

Steve September 29, 2022

The Category 4 hurricane, one of the most powerful to ever make landfall in the US, has destroyed homes, infrastructure and citrus farms Hurricane Ian has battered Cuba and Florida, killing at least seven people, leaving millions without power, destroying homes and ravaging key regional industries, such as tobacco and citrus fruits. Ian brought powerful […]