- In Munich, Talk Of Climate Change and Growing Risk of WarDuring the Munich Security Conference last weekend, some expressed concern that climate change risks could escalate social conflicts around the globe. ... read more
- Wisdom Can Be BipartisanAt Wisdom 2.0, a mindfulness conference in Silicon Valley, thought leaders shared advice on how to drive social impact in politically-charged times. ... read more
- The Vegan Food Boom is Good for People, Planet and ProfitFor vegan-centered businesses, our food choices aren’t just about physical health; they're about global sustainability and long-term economics. ... read more
- Australian retail electricity price guid – state by stateA state by state guide on electricity prices. ... read more
- SA power bills rose less in past decade than coal statesANU report shows that average electricity bills have increased less in renewables rich SA over last 10 years than in eastern coal states. ... read more
- Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, softwareFrydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants. ... read more
- Queensland regulators want battery storage out of homes, garagesQueensland regulators suggest all battery storage devices be put inside separate enclosures, and not inside homes or garages. Installation costs could soar. ... read more
- Why new coal? Solar towers + storage beats it on all countsDevelopers of solar tower and storage technology lays down challenge to proposed new "clean" coal plants, saying their technology wins on price, flexibility, fuel costs and emissions. ... read more
- The anatomy of an energy crisis – a pictorial guide, Part 2In the second part of the series on the crisis besetting the NEM in eastern Australia, Mike looks at the tightening balance of supply and demand. ... read more
- EnergyAustralia outlines plans for 100MW pumped hydro plant in SAEnergyAustralia, Arup Group and Melbourne Energy Institute brief govt on plans for pumped seawater energy storage plant in SA. ... read more
- Standing Rock: Last Stand at Oceti Sakowin CampBy Donald Kaufman The water protectors remaining in North Dakota realize they may lose the #NoDAPL fight. But their resistance to an oil pipeline has sparked a movement that could lead to something invaluable. ... read more
- Converting waste to energy for a sustainable futureThe Andrews Labor Government has launched a new $2 million program to support the development of waste to energy technologies. ... read more
- Beware of the World Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Are Making
- Fish Under Threat from Ocean Oxygen Depletion, Finds StudyOxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate change, affecting marine habitat and large fish ... read more
- The Lies Donald Trump Told in His First Month As President
- Red Tape Snarls Nepal’s Ambitious Poverty-Alleviation PlansKATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - Juna Bhujel of Sindupalchowk District, 85 kilometres northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, lost her daughter-in-law in the Apr. 25, 2015 earthquake. Fortunately, she managed to rescue her two-year-old grandson, who ... read more
- ‘Insane’ camera trap video captures rare battle in the AmazonWithout camera traps we would never be privy to two endangered species sparring in the remote Amazon rainforest.As darkness descended over the Peruvian Amazon in 2006, my wife and I listened spellbound while our guide ... read more
- UK should consider new 2025 recycling targets, claims EICThe UK should consult on new recycling targets for 2025 to boost investor confidence in the waste sector, according to a new report from the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC). ... read more
- EDF faces £1m a day bill to keep French nuclear reactor offlineProlonged closure at Flamanville plant after fire damage piles further financial pressure on state-owned energy firmThe prolonged closure of a major French atomic reactor after an explosion this month probably costs EDF at least £1m ... read more
- Glimpse of a landscape fashioned by birdsBlackwater Carr, Norfolk Once you are attuned to this avian tree propagation, it becomes a pleasure to find other instancesAlthough I am in my 50s I still take a child’s pleasure in climbing trees. This ... read more
- Trump, Putin, Exxon: What Is Russiagate Really About?By Kert Davies and David Halperin Any analysis of Russiagate, and the fateful phone calls between Michael Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the United States, must address the critical fact that U.S. sanctions on Russia are ... read more
- Trump’s potential science adviser William Happer: hanging around with conspiracy theorists | Graham ReadfearnThe Princeton atomic physicist is no climate scientist – and he’s pushing the same old denier mythsWilliam Happer is a physicist at Princeton University – one of those US academic institutions with brand recognition for ... read more
- Arena to give EnergyAustralia grant to investigate pumped hydro storage projectMalcolm Turnbull says technology ‘mature and cost-effective’ as Australian Renewable Energy Agency grant announcedThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has approved a $450,000 grant to EnergyAustralia to investigate a pumped hydro energy storage project off ... read more
- Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their landFrancis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’In the 15th century papal bulls promoted and provided legal justification for the conquest and theft of indigenous peoples’ ... read more
- Palestinian Rejection Underscores Limits of UN Chief’s PowersUNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - Pointing out an example of the hierarchy of political power at the United Nations, a former Nigerian ambassador once told a group of reporters of an encounter at an ... read more
- The Canberra Coal Club ignores what most people know: the future will be clean and smart | Peter LewisThe dirty and dumb antics and the anti-renewables rhetoric being amped up by our politicians is out of step with majority thinking on energyWhen Treasurer Scott Morrison clomped into parliament with his pet piece of ... read more
- Confusion over U.S. Travel Ban Grounds Foreign CorrespondentsNEW YORK, Feb 20 (IPS) - New restrictions on immigrants and refugees coming to the United States are also posing challenges for foreign correspondents covering news in the United States. Some have had to indefinitely ... read more
- Aging, Depression and Disease in South Africa
- Lancaster, Calif. Requires Newly Built Houses to Fully Power Themselves with SolarLancaster, California has moved beyond requiring solar panels on the rooftops of new houses. A newly passed city ordinance stipulates that those rooftop arrays meet the energy needs of those homes. The city ... read more
- Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer carsAs city temperatures rise, with a negative impact on health, councils are coming up with some innovative solutions When it comes to coping with heatwaves, our own cities are conspiring against us. Road surfaces, pavements ... read more
- Le sommet mondial des acteurs non étatiques à Agadir en septembreSource: Le Matin - Après Nantes en France, le choix a été porté sur Agadir pour abriter, du 11 au 13 septembre, la deuxième édition du Climate Chance, un sommet mondial des acteurs non étatiques ... read more
- Le réchauffement climatique, c’est ça aussi: les poissons étouffent dans les océans car il y a de moins en moins d’oxygèneSource: News Monkey - Le niveau d'oxygène présent dans les océans a chuté de 2% en 50 ans, à cause du changement climatique qui réchauffe les eaux. Cela peut te sembler presque rien à première ... read more
- Les îles Shetland n’auront bientôt plus besoin de pétroleSource: BFM Business - Vents puissants et courants marins ont transformé l’archipel écossais des Shetland, dans l’Atlantique nord, en géant des énergies renouvelables, même si ces îles poursuivent leurs activités historiques dans le pétrole et ... read more
- How EU Can Limit Coals Life for the Cost of a Pint of BeerSource: Bloomberg - Driving most of Europe’s dirtiest power plants into retirement is probably cheaper than you think. Companies from German utility EON SE to Sweden’s Vattenfall AB are calling for measures including a minimum ... read more
- Environment Minister: Finland carbon neutral by 2045Source: YLE - Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen says that Nordic countries should be world leaders in climate policy. He says Finland could reach its Paris Climate Agreement goals well ahead of schedule and be carbon-neutral ... read more
- Small ponds have outsized impact on global warming: studySource: AFP - They lose the capacity to soak up one kind of greenhouse gas and give off even more of another ... read more
- Singapore says carbon tax likely to include oil refineriesSource: Reuters - A tax proposed by Singapore on emissions of greenhouse gases will likely cover the city-state's oil refineries, a government official said on Tuesday, driving up costs in one of the region's key ... read more
- Who Benefits If Russian Oil Sanctions End?The idea of the president of any normal country also owning one of its largest assets and using his office to protect it seems outrageous. Putin used his position to gain wealth for himself and ... read more
- Childhood Leukemia And Oil & Gas Development Strongly Associated, Research FindsThere's a strong association between the diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia amongst children and levels of nearby oil and natural gas development, new research from the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz has ... read more
- Hidden TaxesAmericans pay billions of dollars each year in hidden taxes. No one asked for them. No one voted for them. No legislature passed them into law. But they are real, and we all pay them, ... read more
- Tesla Enters Dubai (As We Scooped Last Month), Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority Agrees To Purchase 200 Vehicles For Use As Taxis (Wow!)In January, one month ahead of time, we got the scoop on Tesla entering the UAE this month. We also heard that the vice ruler of Dubai has a Tesla Supercharger at his home to ... read more
- California DMV Stats On Cruise’s (GM’s) Self-Driving Car Tech Show Solid ImprovementDetailed statistics on Cruise's (GM's) self-driving vehicle testing efforts in California, as provided by the company to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, recently came to my attention (tip of the hat to "Qinsp" on ... read more
- IIHS Ratings For 2017 Chevy Volt & 2017 Toyota Prius Prime In Top Category, Tesla Model S Working On It (Videos)As you may have heard by now, the 2016 Tesla Model S wasn't chosen by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a "Top Safety Pick" during the most resent testing round. The reasons? ... read more
- Daily Digest 2/20 – These Are Times Of General Corruption, Pacific Islands Abandon Junk FoodThese Are Times Of General Corruption Gotterdammerung Yellen Can't Halt Trump Gold Rally That Funds Bet Against Angela Merkel says Europe must take MORE refugees and Islam 'isn't source of terror' Pope Fancis: 'Muslim Terrorism ... read more
- Sherco Power Plant: The Wrong Project, For The Wrong Reasons, At A Big CostA bipartisan group of state lawmakers, including Gov. Mark Dayton, last week endorsed Xcel Energy’s plan to build a new natural gas plant in Becker, Minn. What they’ve left out is that this project is ... read more
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