Climate

Steve May 23, 2022

After a decade of talks, there is consensus at the International Maritime Organization to put a price on shipping emissions – the next question is how high Countries have agreed on the need to put a carbon price on shipping emissions after more than a decade of resistance, which campaigners have hailed as a “major […]

Steve May 23, 2022

After seeing Extinction Rebellion protest at Shell headquarters, Caroline Dennett decided to end her 11-year working relationship with the oil major A safety consultant has vowed to stop working for Shell after 11 years because of its investments in new oil and gas production, in a first victory for Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) “jump ship” campaign. […]

Steve May 23, 2022

Comment: Voters chose climate action in Saturday’s election, giving Australia a chance to get out of the “naughty corner” and restore its international reputation For the last decade, Australia has been a laggard on climate action. Last year it took home the activists’ “colossal fossil” award from UN climate talks. Successive Australian Governments have ignored […]

Steve May 20, 2022

During a virtual meeting on May 11, the public had an opportunity to comment on a proposed floating LNG export facility 16 miles off the coast of Grand Isle, Louisiana, a barrier island that was badly crippled last year by Hurricane Ida and is still recovering. Proposed by New Fortress Energy (NFE), the planned facility will be a floating offshore export terminal […]

Steve May 20, 2022

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events In six years at the helm of UN Climate Change, Mexico’s Patricia Espinosa has kept her advocacy conscientiously within the guardrails of international consensus. Call for more ambitious national climate plans, yes. Single out major […]

Steve May 20, 2022

The world entered 2022 with growing weariness after two years of a global pandemic that has claimed 5.61 million lives, and continuing humanitarian and climate crises, with energy-related emissions set to rise by 87 million metric tonnes (about 96 million tons), and 274 million people in need of lifesaving humanitarian assistance. None of these issues […]

Steve May 20, 2022

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT has awarded eight MIT principal investigators with 2022 J-WAFS seed grants. The grants support innovative MIT research that has the potential to have significant impact on water- and food-related challenges. The only program at MIT that is dedicated to water- and food-related research, […]

Steve May 20, 2022

Gut parasites in large plant eaters like caribou thrive out of sight and somewhat out of mind. But these tiny tummy tenants can have big impacts on the landscape that their hosts travel through.  Digestive tract parasites in caribou can reduce the amount that their hosts eat, allowing for more plant growth in the tundra […]

Steve May 20, 2022

A Labor government would bid to host Cop29, strengthen emission-cutting targets and climate-proof Pacific aid, but not curb fossil fuel exports Australia’s elections are notoriously hard to predict and this Saturday’s is no exception. Polls suggest voters could wake up governed by either the incumbent Liberal-National coalition led by Scott Morrison or the Labor party’s […]

Steve May 19, 2022

The European Commission proposes increased ambition for renewables and energy efficiency, while seeking alternative oil and gas supplies in the short term The European Commission submitted on Wednesday (18 May) a €300 billion plan to eliminate Russian energy imports by 2027, although it admitted this would require short-term investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure to […]