Carbon Emissions

The United States didn't sign the Paris Climate Accord, but beats the whining signers

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Take a wild guess what country is reducing its greenhouse gas emissions the most? Canada? Britain? France? India? Germany? Japan? …

Fossil Fuels

Slaughtered Spanish pigs now outnumber Spaniards

The number of pigs slaughtered in Spain each year outnumbers the entire Spanish population, new figures show, as the government pledges to crack down on the growing environmental threat from the meat industry.<p>According to a 2017 government report, the number of pigs killed in Spain topped 50 …

Agriculture

Coalition support plummets in latest poll as leadership rumbles continue

Malcolm Turnbull is trying to head off a fresh round of infighting over his energy policy that has led to leadership rumbles.<p>The prime minister …

Malcolm Turnbull

Much Of The Grid Clean Enough To Electrictrify Home Heating

In some American cities the electric grid is already clean enough that carbon emissions would drop if homes converted to electric heating, according to a new study by the Rocky Mountain Institute.<p>The cost of electrification remains an obstacle for many homeowners, RMI concedes, but <b>not …

Energy

Everything you need to know about the EU halogen light bulb ban next month

Sales of of halogen light bulbs are predicted to surge over the next two weeks ahead of the European Union’s ban on the sale of the bulbs which comes …

Home Automation

We all know how this ends and Australians are failing to see the joke

It is not the election box that removes this nation’s leaders any more. It is a leader’s own soured colleagues.<p>They find their dubious powers in …

Australia

Politicians must set aside blinkered ideologies in the climate end-game | David Spratt and Ian Dunlop

Either we act with unprecedented speed or we face a bleak future<p>Humanity has a big decision to make very soon about its future on a warming planet, but the federal Coalition is still in denial that human-induced climate change even exists, let alone that the climate endgame is upon us.<p>The national …

Climate

Great Barrier Reef hiding priceless tech treasures

Move over Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg – University of Queensland scientists say the humble sea sponge or snail could unlock technological …

Great Barrier Reef

More than 50,000,000 tonnes of wonky fruit and veg is thrown away each year

More than a third of fruit and vegetables grown in Europe is wasted because it looks a bit wonky, research says.<p>A study estimated that over …

Agriculture

BYD to Deliver First Electric Buses to Montreal and Longueuil

BYD received another order for electric buses in Canada as the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) …

Montréal

Carbon emission proposals to boost Trump’s drive to revive coal | Financial Times

The US administration has drawn up proposals to replace Obama-era rules on carbon dioxide emissions with measures to support coal-fired power plants, …

Fossil Fuels

Turnbull stumbling in the dark after policy cave-in

Malcolm Turnbull has ditched his signature energy policy in a desperate bid to quell leadership tensions. It may not be enough. The post Turnbull …

Australian News

Ban on two-stroke autos will do little; going electric will help curb pollution: Study

A mere ban on two-stroke autorickshaws will do little to reduce the pollution burden in the city, while a phase-wise introduction of electric …

Pollution

Sun shines bright on Bhiwandi school, brings electricity bill to zero

A school in Thane district has managed to cut its electricity bill to zero from ₹40,000 per month after installing a 30 kilowatt-power (kWp) rooftop …

Mumbai

Fine time in West Kowloon

The new West Kowloon rail terminus will become a tourism and cultural landmark, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung believes.<p>Cheung talks in his …

Hong Kong

Will the Carbon Age Spell the Death of a Healthy World? - Infographic

Carbon and Carbon-dioxide are both integral parts of the natural environment, and not the bully-boys they’re made out to be. It is Man who, in the …

Fossil Fuels

Open thread for night owls: Arctic 'flash thawing' may have substantial effects 'within decades'

Climate scientists have long warned that as Arctic temperatures rise, the resulting permafrost melt would, and will, release large quantities of …

Global Warming

Queensland sets new green building benchmark in healthcare

The Queensland Government's $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has become the largest public healthcare facility in Australia to …

Green Buildings

1- and 2-room HDB households in North East District to get vouchers for free LED lights

SINGAPORE: All households living in one- and two-room Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats in the North East District will receive a S$25 …

Energy

Trump seeks to overhaul signature Obama climate policy: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to …

Clean Power Plan

Subscriber Only: Fintan O’Toole: Why is Ireland unable to solve basic problems?

The Republic is a rich, young, stable country. So why is it so dysfunctional?<p>7 minutes ago<p>Why does the State not work? Why is it chronically unable …

Pope Francis

Andrews says 'safety first' in $1 billion solar power election pledge

Labor says it will offer households thousands of dollars for solar panels if Labor wins in November.

West Sussex

Abbreviated Science Round-up: But her pocketses, the inside scoop on wheat, robot peer pressure

Hot enough to have an atmosphere with significant amounts of ionized iron. That hot. About 4.000 degrees hot. Just as hot Jupiters are the easiest …

Liberal View

Google just gave control over data center cooling to an AI - MIT Technology Review

Google revealed today that it has given control of cooling several of its leviathan data centers to an AI algorithm.<p>Over the past couple of years, …

Artificial Intelligence

Most economic forecasts have a big blind spot: Climate change

Heat waves that ground airplanes. Rising seas that drown waterfronts. Wildfires that consume whole cities and blanket the West Coast in smoke.<p>Climate change is having a real impact, not just on the environment but on the economy too. And a growing body of research by economists and climate …

Climate Change

Google puts AI in charge of datacenter cooling systems

Artificial intelligence (AI) is running one of Google’s data centers — or at least the cooling system in said data center. Today in a blog post, the Mountain View, California company said that it has turned over management of cooling controls to an AI-powered recommender system it jointly developed …

Artificial Intelligence

Ready-to-Wear and Re-Wear — Meet Sustainable Fashion

The fashion industry consumes a lot of resources and creates a lot of mess to keep you looking stylish. There’s the crude oil that has to be …

Trump's 'Immoral' Plan to Allow Coal States to Self-Regulate Could Send 365 Million Tons of Carbon Into Atmosphere

Weeks after President Donald Trump moved to keep California from applying its own stringent regulations to auto emissions, White House officials …

Liberal View

Hire cost revealed for new Edinburgh bike scheme

The price structure for Edinburgh’s first cycle hire scheme has been revealed.The operator of the new scheme, Serco, will allow users to make single …

Edinburgh

Republic Services(R) Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet Serving Greater Denver Area

Aug 17, 2018 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:Republic Services<p>DENVER, August 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services(R) announced today the …

Natural Gas