Climate

Steve September 6, 2022

Last week, the IAEA’s Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzhya (ISAMZ) travelled to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant to assess the nuclear safety and security situation at the plant. The Agency has now set up a continuous presence of the IAEA at the plant., Read More

Steve September 6, 2022

Seals are one of the tools that IAEA safeguards inspectors use to verify that nuclear material is used only for peaceful purposes, at more than 1,300 facilities around the world. And this year, the organization is introducing a new generation of seals., Read More

Steve September 6, 2022

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams. The newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act contains the world’s first-ever fee on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas believed to be responsible for roughly 30 percent of global temperature rise since the Industrial Revolution. But analysts and climate advocates fear that the fee, which is aimed at incentivizing U.S. fossil […]

Steve September 6, 2022

By Kenny Stancil, Common Dreams. Originally published on Common Dreams. Climate campaigners were arrested on Thursday after demonstrating outside Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) Manhattan office, where they expressed opposition to the fossil fuel-friendly permitting reforms the New York Democrat agreed to bring to the floor to secure Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) support for the […]

Steve September 6, 2022

As climate change increases the number of extreme weather events, such as megadroughts, groundwater management is key for sustaining water supply. But current groundwater monitoring tools are either costly or insufficient for deeper aquifers, limiting our ability to monitor and practice sustainable management in populated areas. Now, a new paper published in Nature Communications bridges […]

Steve September 6, 2022

How is DNA like a bridge? This question is not a riddle or logic game, it is a concern of Johannes Kalliauer’s doctoral thesis. As a student at TU Wien in Austria, Kalliauer was faced with a monumental task: combining approaches from civil engineering and theoretical physics to better understand the forces that act on […]

Steve September 6, 2022

Rockhopper used the Energy Charter Treaty to sue the Italian government for foregone profits and plans to invest the compensation in further drilling A British oil company has won over €190 million ($190m) in compensation from the Italian government for blocking a planned project off Italy’s Adriatic coast. After tens of thousands of Italians protested […]

Steve September 6, 2022

Olaf Scholz is boosting gas infrastructure projects on the basis they will be “hydrogen-ready”, which experts say is unrealistic and risks locking in high emissions Germany and Canada announced a “hydrogen alliance” this week, in a move that distracted from Germany’s push to buy non-Russian fossil gas. After meeting with Germany’s leader Olaf Scholz, Canada’s […]

Steve September 6, 2022

Millions of Chinese people are suffering as intense heat drags on for more than two months, bringing drought, power shortages, wildfires and crop failures China has suffered its most intense and sustained heatwave on record this summer, causing wildfires, power outages and crop failures. The heatwave across much of northwest, central and southeast China has […]

Steve September 6, 2022

Comment: Millions of Britons are paying an exorbitant price for successive governments’ short-termist decisions that prolonged our dependence on fossil fuel Through most of the last decade, UK energy bills remained roughly constant; as a result, Britons worried about them less and less. That era has now come to the most screeching of halts. The […]

Steve September 6, 2022

In China, Lake Poyang is just a quarter of its normal size, while in Germany, the Rhine is running at 45% of its average levels for August China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, typically covers more than 3,500 square kilometres and is a major water source for rice crops in Northwest China. But today, after […]