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As war rages, a struggle to balance the energy crisis and the climate crisis

“We are on a war footing, an emergency, and we need to responsibly increase short-term supply where we can at this time to stabilize the market and minimize harm to American families,” he said Wednesday. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to oil and gas executives. at an industry conference in Houston. “That means you’re producing more […]

Research reveals how global ecosystems produce greenhouse gas emissions

Icelandic researchers examine cotton in the river and record decomposition data. Their findings helped identify the drivers of river pollution. Credit: Oakland University Biology researchers from Oakland University have teamed up with scientists around the world to understand the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions produced by ecosystems and environmental change. Their findings offer new methods […]

Six promises you can make to help reduce carbon emissions | Climate crisis

RResearch shows that people in wealthier, high-consumption countries can help avoid climate breakdown by making six relatively simple lifestyle changes, creating a “less stuff, more joy” society. Experts say if passed, these ‘changes’ would amount to a quarter of the emissions cuts needed to keep global warming to 1.5C and increase pressure on government and […]

Climate change bills split to focus in House

As Maryland senators wrestle with a massive overarching bill to zero the state’s carbon footprint, members of the House of Delegates are tackling these climate change issues in four separate bills. One such bill, requiring the state to gradually convert to an all-electric fleet, has already passed the House. Two others, calling for new construction […]

OU Research Collaboration Reveals Drivers of Global Ecosystem Greenhouse Gas Emissions -2022 – Biological Sciences – News – OU Magazine

Biology researchers from Oakland University have teamed up with scientists around the world to understand the relationship between greenhouse gas emissions produced by ecosystems and the environment change. Their findings offer new methods and baseline information for tracking ecosystem changes as the earth warms. Microbes such as bacteria and fungi naturally break down organic matter […]

States also need the climate change index

India’s groundbreaking announcements on climate change at COP-26 were welcomed by most nations. Among Prime Minister Modi’s verbal pledges as part of a five-fold “Panchamrit” strategy to save the planet is the most prominent commitment that India will reach Net Zero by 2070. In Glasgow, recognizing the urgency of the challenge, ministers from around the […]

Storm Eunice: Was climate change responsible?

The Met Office has issued a red weather warning due to Storm Eunice, which is hitting southern England and Wales and bringing extremely strong winds, rainfall and flooding. Exposed coastal areas will experience the worst gusts of the extreme weather event, with a 196 km/h (122 mph) wind speed recorded on the Isle of Wight […]

Policy makers must recognize the causes of climate change rather than limit the damage

College students have grown up in a time when climate change is at the forefront of public debate. Symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us who live in the capricious conditions of South Florida. We adjust our plans when extreme weather systems cancel classes and force us inland for days. […]

Cut meat and dairy production by a third to save the climate, UK farmers say | Agriculture

UK farmers must cut meat and dairy production by a third over the next 10 years if scientific advice on limiting greenhouse gas emissions is to be adhered to, the charity WWF has said. Even bigger cuts could be needed for UK pig and poultry herds, due to the imported food they eat, and people […]

Ohio farmers must be part of the solution to climate change

Craig Butler | Guest columnist As Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for Governor John R. Kasich, and now as Executive Director of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, the largest in Ohio, I have dedicated my career to protecting, conserving and improve the environment. I am also a sportsman and conservationist and while I […]

Boulder sued Big Oil for weather damage, then the Marshall fire happened

Marshall Fire from Broomfield, Colorado, 6:00 p.m. MST on 12/30/2021. Credit: NOAA/NWS Boulder By Elliott Negin Four years ago, Boulder, Colorado sued ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy — owner of the state’s only oil refinery — for climate change damages and adaptation expenses. Boulder and its co-plaintiffs, Boulder County and San Miguel County, where Telluride is […]

The climate threat demands more ambitious global action

In 1785, Robert Burns reflected on how mankind came to dominate our planet: “I am truly sorry that the domination of man has broken the social union of nature” he wrote. The words of the Scottish poet still ring true two centuries later. Human-caused climate change threatens our planet’s ecosystem and the lives and livelihoods […]

For the 280th time, a senator urges the United States to “wake up” on the climate

Published on: 02/02/2022 – 22:32 Washington (AFP) – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse dusted off his dog-eared ‘It’s time to wake up’ poster on Wednesday to deliver his 280th climate speech in the upper house – ending a year-long hiatus in weekly speeches urging lawmakers to stand up. mobilize against global warming. Until last year, Whitehouse […]

Winter Olympians face climate change as snow takes center stage

A few months before the start of the 2022 Winter Games, more than 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls converged in the Swiss village of Saas-Fee, nestled in the Alps. For professional snowboarders and skiers, the glaciers here often serve as a winter retreat here in late summer or early fall – a key training opportunity, […]

Climate change: Biden’s next big political bet?

France Media Agency January 25, 2022 | 11:51 a.m. MANILA, Philippines — After a series of setbacks to push his priorities through the deeply divided U.S. Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden may turn his attention to climate change in a bid to save the planet — and his legacy in jeopardy. Last week, the president […]

In the red and on something vital: the climate cause

We should think win-win, no compromise Regarding “Into the Red: Climate and the Fight of Our Lives”: Thank you for committing to expanding and rethinking your climate coverage in the face of widespread denial and inaction (“A Sharper Focus on the Issue of Our Time “, Page A1, January 20). Climate activists around the world […]

Coming out of the cave: climate change in an election year

On climate change politics, Australia is slowly crawling out of the cave. To mix up the cave metaphor, we moved on to the troglodyte peak. The light pierced the darkness. The troglodytes are always growling and watching, but those who ignore or deny science have waning power. Skeptical language still shapes climate politics. Yet the […]

No new oil and gas lease! Hearing on climate and offshore drilling

By Valerie Cleland At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. It’s clear: continuing to lease offshore oil and gas “business as usual” simply doesn’t put us on track to meet our climate goals. Every decision […]

America’s No. 2 climate diplomat leaves after a year under Biden

Washington – The Biden administration’s second climate diplomat is leaving his government post after a year, US climate envoy John Kerry said on Friday. Jonathan Pershing is a veteran of decades of US government climate efforts, whose work notably helped negotiate the 2015 Paris Agreement under the Obama administration. Pershing had returned to government to […]

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction Trenton, NJ – EmpowerNJ today sued the Murphy administration for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of an escalating climate crisis and to follow the law of the state and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Superior […]

The world’s farms have reached a ‘breaking point’ » Yale Climate Connections

Nearly 10% of the world’s 8 billion people are already undernourished, 3 billion lack healthy diets, and the land and water resources that farmers rely on are stressed to “a point a break “. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more mouths to feed, warns a new report from the Food and Agriculture […]

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With their state budgets overflowing with cash, Democratic and Republican governors want to spend some of the windfall on projects to slow climate change and guard against its consequences, from floods and forest fires to polluted air. Democratic governors such as Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have […]

Climate change will lead to more people with kidney stones: study

Cases of kidney stones can be contained if we are able to reduce the rate of global warming. According to researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the US, an increase in global temperature and resulting patterns of climate change will increase the number of people struggling with kidney stones. The research, published in […]

Biden’s climate ambassador resigns from White House

Biden climate ambassador David Kieve, who is husband of communications director Kate Bedingfield, resigns from the White House David Kieve, a longtime Biden climate aide who worked on the 2020 presidential campaign, leaves administration He is married to White House communications director Kate Bedingfield The reasons for leaving are unclear Another senior climate official left […]

New study shows ecosystem protection takes priority over planting trees for carbon storage

Planting trees is a necessity to help remove carbon from the atmosphere. However, this is not enough. Yes, there has been a lot of awareness around tree planting. Even Elon Musk advocated for tree planting. However, a new study has found that protecting ecosystems should be the top priority. The study, published in Nature, stressed […]

Climate change to hit west coast power grid, 2 NCSU studies warn

RALEIGH – Two new studies by a researcher at North Carolina State University offer insight into what West Coast electricity consumers might experience in two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat from climate change is straining the power supply, and one where the grid shifts to renewables. energy while the climate follows historical trends. […]

5 Ways Climate Change Will Affect Plants and Animals • The Revealer

Warming temperatures, stronger storms and rising seas present a cascade of challenges that researchers are working to understand. Scientists have reminded us once again that when it comes to climate change, we are all in this together. A to study published last month in Natural climate change concluded that at least 85% of the world’s […]

Alongside climate change, COP26 must respond to the crisis of ecosystems

Photo: Pixabay/Nordseher The upcoming COP26, which is due to take place from October 31 to November 12, will focus on global carbon emissions and the daunting challenges of keeping the global temperature rise to a manageable level. It’s already a lofty goal, but delegates gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, and their British hosts are also expected […]