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India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows PM Narendra Modi

<b>Modi’s plan is by far the most ambitious compared to other nations that have promised to tackle plastic pollution.</b><p>India’s Prime Minister has pledged …

Pollution

Researchers hope to reduce eagle deaths caused by turbines

BEND, Ore. (AP) - On a Monday afternoon, a captive audience watched a 14-year-old golden eagle named Walter fly from branch to branch outside the …

Birds

Plastic pollution crisis: How waste ends up in our oceans

<b>WATCH our plastic explainer special above, which aired on Global National. Over the last 10 years, we have produced more plastic than all of the 20th</b> …

Pollution

How batteries went from primitive power to global domination

For an energy source that’s been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride.<p>It has worked its way up from …

Electric Vehicles

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil? | World news | The Guardian

Vehicles powered<p>73m<p>In 2017, the Alberta oil sands produced roughly 912m barrels. About 60% was turned into gasoline and diesel, enough to fuel 73m vehicles for 16,000km (the roughly average yearly driven distance).<p>122m<p>Had $200bn been invested in the wind energy sector, at the current cost of $1.8m …

Electric Vehicles

Coal, Paris deal isolates U.S. from other G20 nations at energy meeting | Reuters

BARILOCHE, Argentina (Reuters) - The United States split from other Group of 20 member countries on Friday over the future of the coal industry and the 2015 Paris climate accord, though all of them agreed to transition to cleaner fuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man stands next …

Environmentalism

Antarctica Has Lost 3 Trillion Tons of Ice in 25 Years, and Time Is Running Out For the Frozen Continent

As the world prevaricates over climate action, Antarctica’s future is shrouded in uncertainty. Image: Hamish Pritchard/British Antarctic …

Climate Change

Ice Age Is Coming, World Scientists Once Warned

What’s the difference between a climate scientist and Chicken Little?<p>Answer: nothing. They both think the sky is falling.<p>We are all supposed to be in …

Climate Change

Is the IPCC Wrong about Sea Level Rise?

The dangers and costs associated with future sea level rise have been heavily publicized. Computer visualizations of future flooding show the inundation of low-lying areas, including disappearance of many low-lying islands.<p>The most commonly quoted sea level rise predictions are those of the IPCC’s …

Climate Change

The EU Says A New Law Will Expel Palm Oil From Europe. The Evidence Suggests Otherwise.

When the EU set a requirement in 2008 for EU countries to source 10% of all transport fuel from renewable sources by 2020, it was intended as a measure to fight climate change. But ten years later, environmentalists say it is doing more harm to the Earth than good.<p>That’s because the target has …

Biofuel

Chimps and orangutans among species in danger of being wiped out in imminent mass extinction of primates, scientists warn

Primate species including chimpanzees and orangutans are on the brink of extinction, and scientists fear that without a concerted global effort they …

Biodiversity

DNC to Reject Fossil Fuel Company Donations

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) will no longer accept campaign donations from fossil fuel companies.<p>The DNC's resolution, first introduced by …

Fossil Fuels

Is GM about to get serious about electric cars?

An interesting thing happened the other day: My family had dinner with friends, and two of the other three other families said they were seriously …

Electric Vehicles

There’s Now an App for Mapping Seagrass, the Oceans’ Great Carbon Sink

The launch of an online crowdsourcing database for seagrass hopes to breathe new life into efforts to conserve the underwater flowering plants, which …

Conservation

Oil Companies in Alaska Refreeze Melting Permafrost to Keep Drilling

With the ground literally melting beneath them, the State of Alaska has a novel approach to deal with climate change; drill for more oil! Why the …

Global Warming

Siemens Tells Staff It's Committed to Turbine Unit Despite ‘Rumors’

Siemens AG is committed to its gas-turbine unit while recognizing that it has to reduce capacity and cost amid a market slowdown, according to a memo …

Renewable Energy

UPS is buying a fleet of 1,000 electric vans from Workhorse

Parcel delivery companies are all starting to look at electric vehicles to reduce their operating costs and their impact on air pollution.<p>UPS is arguably leading the way on that front as it orders a fleet of 1,000 electric vans from Workhorse as it latest electrification effort.<p>I say latest …

Alternative Fuel

Scientists to America: Embrace climate action or lose your coastal cities

Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.<p>Either we reverse …

Climate Change

McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones in UK and Ireland: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - McDonald's will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland, starting from September, the BBC reported on Friday.<p>"Reflecting the broader public debate, our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws," McDonald's was …

McDonald's

As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since a low point in 2001, and many are passionate about their motivation.<p>"I'm here because I think I can save the world with nuclear power," Leslie Dewan told the crowd at a 2014 event as she pitched her …

Nuclear Energy

Samsung commits to using 100 percent renewable energy by 2020

• Samsung has announced a new commitment to using renewable energy sources.<br>• The pledge extends to all of Samsung’s factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the U.S., Europe, and China.<br>• The company says those building will use 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.<p>Samsung is making a …

Renewable Energy

Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled and Coastal Cities May Soon Be Flooded

A new study about the rate of ice loss in Antarctica caused by warmer ocean waters has raised the alarm that sea levels will be rising much faster in …

Global Warming

Leaked UN draft report warns of urgent need to cut global warming

The world is on track to exceed 1.5C of warming unless countries rapidly implement “far-reaching” actions to reduce carbon emissions, according to a draft UN report leaked to Reuters.<p>The final draft report from the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) was due for publication in …

Climate Change

Global Warming to Exceed 1.5°C Threshold by 2040, UN Draft Report Warns

A final draft report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says only "rapid and far-reaching" changes in the …

Climate Change

Guest post: How global warming is causing ocean oxygen levels to fall

<i>Prof Andreas Oschlies</i> <i>is head of the marine biogeochemical modelling group and speaker of the</i> <i>Collaborative Research Centre SFB 754</i> <i>at the</i> <i>Helmholtz</i> …

Climate Change

Tesla's Solar Business Is in Trouble

Tesla continues to put solar on the back burner, which could be a costly move long-term.<p>Investors were caught off guard this week when Elon Musk …

Tesla

Study: Antarctic Ice Loss Has Accelerated

In a study published in Nature on Wednesday, a joint European Space Agency / NASA research group reported that Antarctica is shedding ice into the …

Global Warming

Surge in solar and wind power marks shift to low-carbon energy | Financial Times

When BP’s economists published their annual review of world energy this week, the survey revealed a surprising statistic: 17 per cent of the world’s …

Renewable Energy

Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow growth - U.N. draft

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.'s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.<p>Governments can still cap temperatures below the …

Climate Change

This Is the No. 1 Factor That Determines How Long You'll Live (It's Truly Grim)

A researcher sheds light on the difference your zip code makes.<p>Just six miles and seven subway stops separate a gaping disparity in life expectancy in Chicago.<p>If you live in the Loop, an affluent neighborhood Chicago's city center, the average life expectancy is 85. That's on par with Japan, one of …

Community Health