Millions at risk due to flooding from melting mountain glaciers: Report - Science News

Nearly 15 million people across the world are at risk of catastrophic flooding from melting mountain glaciers. Temperatures across the planet increasing due to global warming, the glaciers melt and form glacial lakes. The increase in meltwater in such lakes threatens the population living nearby such bodies.
#ScienceNews #News #Science #Enviornment


14 hours ago

In a message to sustainability, PM Modi wears jacket made from recycled plastic bottles - The Economic Times

The prime minister chose to wear a sky-blue bandhgala jacket. He is likely to reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha.
#Modi #TheEconomicTimes #News #Science #Enviornment


13 hours ago

Brazil sinks aircraft carrier in Atlantic despite pollution risk

The decommissioned aircraft carrier was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean on friday. Environmentalists said the warship contained tonnes of asbestos, heavy metals and other toxic materials that could pollute the marine food chain. A fire that broke out on board the ship in 2005 accelerated the vessel’s decline.
#EnvironmentNews #Brazil #News #Science #Enviornment


4 days ago

Brazil's navy sinks São Paulo aircraft carrier amid climate protest - The Washington Post

The navy said it had carried out a “planned and controlled” operation to sink a decommissioned aircraft carrier nearly 220 miles off its coast. The operation was carried out with the necessary technical competencies and safety measures in order to avoid logistical, operational, environmental and economic losses to the Brazilian state. Despite those assurances, it was a near certainty that not everyone would see it that way.
#TheWashingtonPost #Brazilian #Brazil #News #Science #Enviornment


4 days ago

Navi Mumbai: City Environment Preservation Society to hold a seminar on World Wetlands Day

The theme of this year’s seminar is “Restoration of wetlands” and “Role of Common People to Save Wetlands – Refuse Plastics” several officials expected to be present at the event.
#CityEnvironmentPreservationSociety #WorldWetlandsDay #NaviMumbai #News #Science #Enviornment


4 days ago

Wetlands in Kashmir on verge of extinction

The total area of the major wetlands in the Jhelum basin has decreased from 288.96 sq km in 1972 to 266.45 sq km at present. In and around Srinagar city only, 20 wetlands have been lost to urban colonies during the last five decades.
#Kashmir #News #Science #Enviornment


6 days ago

U.S

The EPA has moved to stop the company from storing mine waste at the watershed. The project has been on a roller coaster for the past 15 years. Former president Barack Obama opposed the project, and his successor Donald Trump ultimately did after deciding it was too risky.
#BarackObama #S.EPA #Peb #Alaska #News #Science #Enviornment


1 weeks ago

Carbon credits: towards net zero or zero credibility?

More than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless. When such credits are sold within offset schemes they legitimise additional carbon emissions that contribute to global heating. In principle the idea of avoided deforestation is sound.
#TheGuardian #News #Science #Enviornment


1 weeks ago

Let wild animals be confined to national parks: Madhav Gadgil

Ecologist has slammed the irrational protection of wild animals in the country. Tigers and other wild animals should be protected inside the national parks and wild life sanctuaries, not outside. The tiger population grows, which is a natural phenomenon.
#MadhavGadgil #Thiruvananthapuram #News #Science #Enviornment


2 weeks ago

Greenland: Greenland at its warmest in 1,000 years: Study - The Economic Times

The warming recorded in the decade from 2001-2011 exceeds the range of pre-industrial temperature variability in the past millennium. The melting of the ice sheet is already leading to rising sea levels, threatening millions of people living along coasts.
#TheEconomicTimes #Greenland #News #Science #Enviornment


2 weeks ago

Big Oil peddled the big lie, says UN chief Guterres at WEF 2023

The world is in a “sorry state” because of myriad “interlinked” challenges including climate change and Ukraine war. He said the “gravest levels of geopolitical division and mistrust in generations” are undermining efforts to tackle global problems.
#Guterres #Oil #Ukraine #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Extinction Rebellion activists pour black paint outside Gove’s office

Activists chained themselves together at the entrance of the department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in London to protest against a new coalmine in Cumbria approved by its secretary, Michael Gove. Police hurried to block access to the doors, protesters lit smoke bombs and poured black water-soluble paint designed to resemble oil across the floor.
#Gove #TheGuardian #Cumbria #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Davos 2023: UN chief slams 'Big Oil' firms over ‘big lie’

Oil firms accused of peddling big lie about their role in global warming. ExxonMobil denies its own scientists on role of fossil fuels in climate change.
#ExxonMobil #Davos #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

What's driving optimism at Davos 2023

Davos 2023 is a tough year, but there are signs of resilience. The international Monetary Fund has also jumped on to this bandwagon. 'polycrisis' is the buzzword at Davos.
#Panorama #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models ‘inconsistent with human survival’

The head of the united nations has accused the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies of refusing to abandon a business model at odds with human survival. He said recent revelations that ExxonMobil knew back in the 1970s that its core product was “baking our planet”, made “big oil” similar to the tobacco companies that knew smoking led to cancer.
#TheGuardian #Davos #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Chandigarh: Property registration on share-holding basis on hold

The registrations took place a week after the apex court banned apartmentalisation in sectors 1-30 of Chandigarh. A high-level meeting is also scheduled to take place on January 18.
#CitiesNews #Chandigarh #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Eating one fish from U.S

The invisible chemicals, called PFAS, were first developed in the 1940s to resist water and heat. They are now used in items such as non-stick pans, textiles, fire suppression foams and food packaging. The pollutants have built up over time in the air, soil, lakes, rivers, food, drinking water and even our bodies.
#CBSNews #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Atmospheric dust may have hidden true extent of global heating

Dust that billows up from desert storms and arid landscapes has helped cool the planet for the past several decades. Increasing dust may have hidden up to 8% of warming from carbon emissions. Current climate models fail to take into account the effect of atmospheric dust.
#TheGuardian #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

John Kerry: Natural Gas Boom Must Be Combined With Carbon Capture

Natural gas can help reduce emissions only if it is paired with carbon capture projects. The energy crisis in Europe has strengthened the case for a rush to build new LNG export infrastructure. Investments in new LNG infrastructure are set to surge, reaching $42 billion annually in 2024.
#JohnKerry #OilPrice #Europe #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Australia weather: Warning of life-threatening flash flooding as rain lashes Queensland's north

280mm of rain was recorded in the Clarke Ranges, between Mackay and Airlie Beach. A bushfire has threatened in south-west western Australia, but the warning has now been downgraded.
#Australia #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Heavy rain batters northern Queensland amid severe thunderstorms

A monsoon trough brought severe thunderstorms and heavy falls to the region. A severe weather warning was issued at 10.15am on Sunday for a 470-kilometre coastal stretch from Townsville down to Carmila.
#Townsville #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

California pummeled by heavy rain amid another round of storms - CBS News

A series of atmospheric rivers are responsible for the storms which have battered California since Dec. 26. The governor also estimated that between 22 and 25 trillion gallons of rain have fallen on the state. A missing 5-year-old boy was swept away by floodwaters in San Marcos Creek, near San Miguel.
#CBSNews #California #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Monterey Peninsula Braces For Possible Flooding - The New York Times

The towns of Carmel, Monterey and Pacific Grove are also at risk of being isolated from the rest of the county. The area is about 100 miles south of San Francisco that includes Big Sur and the famed golf courses of Pebble Beach. More than 17,000 residents were under evacuation warnings as of Friday.
#TheNewYorkTimes #Carmel #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Dolphins have to 'shout' to communicate over human-produced noises, study finds

Researchers from the university of Bristol, the Dolphin Research Center, Syracuse University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the University of St. Andrews collaborated on the study. They honed in on dolphins because the aquatic animals are highly social and intelligent, using whistles to communicate with each other.
#Bristol #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

High levels of ‘forever chemical’ found in endangered orcas in Canada

Killer whales, orcas, sit atop the food chain, often ingest smaller organisms tainted with the chemical. The chemical can enter the ocean from waste treatment plants or industrial runoff. Researchers found the skeletal muscle and liver of orcas living along the south-western coast of British Columbia.
#TheGuardian #BritishColumbia #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

More pilgrims than infra, waste disposal lacking: NGT panel on key pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand’s Char Dham trail

Over 23 lakh pilgrims visited the Char Dham sites between April and November last year. The committee submitted its report to the NGT on December 8.
#NGT #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

Bill Gates: We will overshoot 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming

The world will not be able to avoid overshooting the goal set in the 2015 Paris Climate Accord to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-Industrial levels. Billionaire philanthropist and co-founder answered questions from Reddit users on Wednesday. He has since launched the nuclear innovation company TerraPower and an investment firm, Breakthrough Energy.
#BillGates #dit #Celsius #ParisClimateAccord #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

UAE names oil boss to lead climate summit, worrying activists - India Today

The UAE, a major OPEC oil exporter, will be the second arab state to host the climate conference after Egypt in 2022. The conference will fuel activists' worries that big industry is hijacking the global response to the environmental crisis.
#OPEC #UAE #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

UAE announces leadership team for climate COP28 - The Economic Times

The COP28 will be held at Expo City Dubai from November 30-December 12, 2023. Sultan Ahmed al Jaber has served as special Envoy for climate change. He will develop the agenda in partnership with the UNFCCC.
#SultanAhmedalJaber #UNFCCC #COP28 #ExpoCityDubai #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

California deluged by record rain, braces for more storms - India Today

On Wednesday, Northern California experienced its seventh straight atmospheric river since Christmas, adding to the state's already dire flood and gale situation. Another atmospheric river was expected to drench most of the state this weekend. The parade of storms is forecast to continue, bringing even more heavy rain next week, the weather service said.
#IndiaToday #NorthernCalifornia #News #Science #Enviornment


3 weeks ago

When Will the Rain Stop in California? - The New York Times

The precipitation is expected to tail off and the state should get some dry weather starting on Thursday, forecasters say. Parts of California and the Pacific Northwest can expect rainfall to remain in the forecast into early next week. But another, possibly heavier, storm could strike the region on Tuesday.
#TheNewYorkTimes #California #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

‘Cool’: nine-year-old finds rare, ancient shark tooth on Maryland beach

Alicia Sampson, 17, found a 5in megalodon tooth on christmas day. She said she was hoping to find teeth and other fossils to make necklaces. The family took the discovery to the Calvert Marine Museum.
#AliciaSampson #TheGuardian #Maryland #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

Plastic cutlery becomes rarer as England joins global effort to ban it - The Washington Post

Proposal would ban single-use plastic plates, cutlery and other items in restaurants across the world. It would add to the rapidly lengthening list of countries taking steps to reduce plastic pollution through outright restrictions. Only 10 percent of plastic plates and cuts are recycled in England, according to British government figures.
#TheWashingtonPost #British #England #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

U.S

The group's preliminary estimates showed a lower emissions increase for 2022 than 2021. Emissions rebounded 6.5% after plunging 10.6% during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. But building emissions rose by 6% in 2022 due to increased heating demand amid lower-than-average winter temperatures.
#Reuters #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

Highway 101 closed in Gilroy from flooding

A three-mile stretch of Highway 101 in Santa Clara County is closed as of Monday afternoon. Northbound lanes just south of Gilroy are closed, and southbound lesnes in Gilroy also closed. A full closure of the freeway is in place at this location.
#SantaClaraCounty #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

Sonoma County issues public health advisory in response to storm hazards

Residents should avoid going into floodwaters because they can contain hazardous debris such as downed power lines, human waste, medical waste, wild or stray animals. Exposure to contaminated flood waters can cause skin rashes, gastrointestinal illnesses and tetanus, according to the release.
#Sonoma #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

UN report: Ozone layer slowly healing, set to mend within decades

The ozone layer is healing at a pace that will fully mend the hole over Antarctica in about 43 years, a United Nations report has found. Every nation in the world agreed to stop producing chemicals that deplete the. Ozon layer in the Earth’s atmosphere. The layer shields the planet from harmful radiation.
#UnitedNations #Antarctica #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

Flood Watch, Heavy Rain In Murrieta's Forecast, More Storms Coming

Rainy season in Murrieta is here to stay with heavy weather predicted into Tuesday. A flood watch will be issued for the county's valley and mountain areas. In the mountains, gusts of 40 mph were expected Monday evening.
#Murrieta #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

Monday commute snarled by weather in Sonoma Valley

Storms closed section of highway 121 that runs through Schellville on Monday morning. Rain is expected to continue to pelt the area through Wednesday. The valley is under flood watch through Tuesday at 4 p.m.
#SonomaValley #News #Science #Enviornment


4 weeks ago

Green as the new mandate

Only 380 tourists per hour are allowed to visit the famous Maya Bay in Krabi. Sustainability and responsible tourism represent a new mandate for the Thai industry.
#Thai #MayaBay #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

California Dries Out, Digs Out After Storm Dumps Rain, Snow

The key route to the mountains from the San Francisco Bay Area reopened early Sunday to passenger vehicles with chains. Heavy snow had accumulated in the high Sierra Nevada, and the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area said heavy, wet snow would cause major delays in chairlift openings. At least 40,000 customers were still without power early Sunday, down from more than 150,000 a day earlier.
#SanFranciscoBayArea #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Heavy rain, snowfall lash California; state highways closed amid flooding - India Today

Traffic movement was affected and several highways were closed due to flooding. As much as 2 feet (0.6 meters) of snow could accumulate into early Sunday. The national weather service in Sacramento warned about hazardous driving conditions.
#IndiaToday #Sacramento #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

What is an atmospheric river?

The powerful and prolonged condition is gearing up to move over the western region of the U.S. Through Jan. 4. An atmospheric river, or AR, is a channel of water vapor that gets picked up near Hawaii, then transported by atmospheric wind directly into the West.
#Hawaii #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

What is an atmospheric river?

The powerful and prolonged condition is gearing up to move over the western region of the U.S. Through Jan. 4. An atmospheric river, or AR, is a channel of water vapor that gets picked up near Hawaii, then transported by atmospheric wind directly into the West.
#Hawaii #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Bay Area storm causes multiple road closures and delays

The atmospheric river pummeling the Bay Area is causing widespread flooding and even mudslides throughout the region. Residents are being encouraged to limit travel and check road closures before heading out if they must drive.
#BayArea #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

EPA finalizes contentious water rule despite pending case at U.S

The new rule defines wetlands or seasonal streams that feed into permanent rivers or lakes as protected under the Clean Water Act. It was struck down by two federal courts that found the regulation could harm the environment. The rule is certain to be challenged in court immediately.
#EPA #CleanWaterAct #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

EPA issues clean water rule that repeals Trump administration changes

The biden administration issued a rule that defines which types of waterways will receive federal water quality protections under the 1972 Clean Water Act. The revised rule is based on definitions that were in place before 2015, when the Obama administration sought to expand federal protections. Environmental groups have long argued that efforts to loosen federal water protections would significantly harm the country's sources of safe drinking water.
#Obama #EPA #CleanWaterAct #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

EPA issues rule widening oversight of U.S

The EPA said it would return the waters of the united states regulatory framework to something resembling its pre-2015 state. The rule is less expansive than Obama’s, but Republicans quickly attacked it as overly burdensome.
#Obama #EPA #Republicans #Trump #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Some Hydro One customers could be without power for weeks after snowstorm - The Globe and Mail

Thousands of customers were without power as of Thursday afternoon, according to Hydro One's outage map. But the utility says outages in Huntsville, Ont. Aren’t expected to be fully resolved until Jan. 15.
#HydroOne #Huntsville #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Brazil’s Lula picks Amazon defender to run environment ministry

The government has promised to tackle deforestation, which reached record highs under the Bolsonaro administration. The pair have promised to make the protection of the amazon a priority even if it means clashing with Brazil’s powerful agribusiness sector.
#Bolsonaro #EnvironmentNews #Brazil #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

More than 10,000 Hydro-Québec customers still without power one week after winter storm

More than 10,000 clients remain without electricity a week after a winter storm descended on the province. The utility has restored service to about 90 per cent of affected homes.
#HydroQuébec #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Thousands of Quebecers still in the dark after powerful winter storm

Nearly 70,000 clients are still without power as of 10 a.m. On boxing day. The goal is to restore power to the majority of households by end of Wednesday.
#Globalne #Quebec #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

2022: the year rewilding went mainstream – and a biodiversity deal gave the world hope

Rewilding came to the fore in 2022, with projects across the globe. Many are gaining inspiration from the past, with an uptick in regenerative farming. Others are looking forward, taking innovate steps in conservation.
#MaxBenato #TheGuardian #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Polar bears vanishing from ‘polar bear capital of the world’ in Canada

Polar bears are disappearing fast from the western part of Hudson Bay on the southern tip of the Canadian Arctic, according to a government survey. The report said there had been a dramatic decline in the number of female bears and cubs in particular.
#TheGuardian #Polar #HudsonBay #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Keystone pipeline reopening plan approved; in-service date not yet announced

TC Energy restarted most of the pipeline, at a reduced pressure, on Dec. 14. The 154-km stretch of pipeline runs from just south of steele City, Nebraska to Cushing, Oklahoma. TC energy and regulators are still investigating the cause of the spill.
#TCEnergy #steeleCity #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

TC Energy to restart Keystone oil pipeline segment after regulator approval

The pipeline from the Canadian province of Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast has since reopened, except for the segment that ruptured between steele City, Nebraska and an oil storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma. The shutdown has had little impact on Canadian oil prices, partly because of ample storage in Alberta.
#TCEnergy #Canadian #Alberta #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

The US has a new pollution rule for heavy-duty trucks for the first time in 2 decades

Heavy-duty vehicles represent less than 5 percent of vehicles on the nation’s roads. Nitrogen oxides are known to contribute to heart disease, allergies, asthma, and other lung diseases. By 2045, the agency estimates that heavy duty vehicle nitrogen dioxide emissions will decrease by 48 percent as a result of the rule.
#News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

U.S

A government report into spills on TC Energy's keystone oil pipeline. The most recent major spill occurred this month in rural Kansas. It is the only U.S. Oil pipeline with a special permit to operate at higher pressure.
#TCEnergy #Kansas #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Endangered pink iguana hatchlings seen for the first time on Galapagos island

The iguana is an endangered reptile native to a sole island on the Ecuadorean archipelago. It is considered critically endangered and just several hundred are left, according to estimates. Scientists took decades to recognize it as a separate species from others on the island.
#CNNTravel #Ecuadorean #Galapagos #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago

Billions needed to deliver COP15 nature deal but funds miniscule - India Today

Climate-conscious investors have channeled billions of dollars into clean energy but investment flows into protecting and managing ecosystems remain minute by comparison. Negotiators at the U.N. Nature summit in Montreal secured long-awaited formal support on Monday for a Global Biodiversity Framework to protect nature.
#IndiaToday #GlobalBiodiversityFramework #Montreal #News #Science #Enviornment


1 months ago