Climate

Steve October 13, 2021

The current supply chain of biomass giant Drax “makes the impacts of climate change worse”, a new study has claimed. Analysis by US environmental advocacy group, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), studied the emissions from wood pellets transported from pine plantations in the southeastern United States to be used in a bioenergy, carbon capture […]

Steve October 13, 2021

By John Upton, Kelly Van Baalen, Scott Kulp, Climate Central and Selena Vasquez, Joe Martucci, The Press of Atalntic City ATLANTIC CITY — Paula Rudolph Stryker drives her grandson to the Brighton Avenue School almost every day. While the drive involves the usual bouts of slowdowns with traffic lights and rush-hour congestion, one thing has […]

Steve October 13, 2021

Nearly 150 green groups have told rich governments they must make up for missing their climate aid target by delivering $600bn in total 2020-25 The UK government is pushing donor countries to increase their climate finance pledges, so they can show how and when they will collectively deliver an overdue target of $100 billion a […]

Steve October 13, 2021

In Brief: As satellites collect larger and larger amounts of data, engineers and researchers are implementing solutions to manage these huge increases. The cutting-edge Earth science satellites launching in the next couple of years will give more detailed views of our planet than ever before. We’ll be able to track small-scale ocean features like coastal […]

Steve October 13, 2021

Campaigners accused Japan of failing to take responsibility for cutting its own emissions and relying on developing nations to do so The Japanese government will use use international offsets as part of a plan to cut emissions 46% between 2013 and 2030, it said in a document to the UN.  The goal, which was first […]

Steve October 12, 2021

This 2016 photo shows a rift that, within a few months, widened even farther and released a Delaware-size iceberg from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf. The rough surface of ice mélange is visible on one side of the rift. Credit: NASA/GSFC/OIB In Brief: As the ice-and-snow rubble known as mélange melts in Antarctica’s ice shelves, […]

Steve October 12, 2021

Delegates who test positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 10 days, with a solidarity fund to cover extra accommodation costs for developing countries UN Climate Change will cover the extra accommodation costs of developing country delegates who test positive for Covid-19 during the Cop26 climate talks and need to self-isolate.  Cop26 president designate Alok Sharma […]

Steve October 12, 2021

Today’s climate and energy choices shape tomorrow’s shorelines New Climate Central research shows that under the current emissions pathway leading toward 3°C global warming, about 50 major cities around the world will need to mount globally unprecedented defenses or lose most of their populated areas to unremitting sea level rise lasting hundreds of years but […]

Steve October 12, 2021

On October 11, Indigenous People’s Day, 136 people, including many Indigenous leaders opposing fossil fuel projects, were arrested in front of the White House in Washington, D.C., while calling on President Biden to declare a climate emergency and to stop approving fossil fuel projects. The day marked the first in a five-day-long series of protests […]

Steve October 12, 2021

The Chinese president called on other donor countries to contribute to the $230 million fund for biodiversity at Kunming talks China will establish an international fund to support biodiversity protection in developing countries, president Xi Jinping told the opening high-level session of UN biodiversity talks on Tuesday. Xi announced the ¥1.5 billion ($230 million) Kunming […]

Steve October 11, 2021

Of the 32 biggest forest nations, only India has set an ambitious tree planting target and others are falling far short, according to analysis of their latest climate pledges Seven years after a major international pact to halt deforestation by 2030, most governments are not translating that ambition into domestic policy. In 2014, more than […]