UN conference hears litany of water disasters linked to climate crisis
Water is at the heart of the climate crisis, with an increasingly dire carousel of droughts, floods and sea level rise felt “making our planet uninhabitable”, the secretary general of the United Nations, António Guterres, has warned. On the second…
8th Annual Ocean Conference Raises $20 Billion, And Pledges For Marine Protection
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts International delegates attending the eighth annual Our Ocean Conference in Panama March 2-3 have pledged billions to protect the world’s oceans. Participants made 341 commitments worth nearly $20 billion, including funding for expanding and improving marine protected areas and biodiversity corridors. Previous Our Ocean conferences have generated more than 1,800 commitments […]
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200-foot asteroid 2023 DZ2 to pass closer than moon
Newly discovered asteroid 2023 DZ2 will safely pass Earth at less than half the distance of the moon on March 25, 2023. Telescope owners, get ready!
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Twenty-five trailblazing women leading the fight against climate change – Reuters
March 7 – With so many extraordinary women engaged in the battle against climate change, the biggest task in compiling Reuters Impact’s list of trailblazing women for International Women’s Day was whittling down our long list to only 25. We…
New comet â C/2023 A3 â could be bright in 2024
A newly discovered comet, C/2023 A3 (Tsuchinshan-ATLAS), could be quite bright in October 2024. Learn more about the comet here.
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Blocking sun rays finds support in the Senate – E&E News
Senators on both sides of the aisle are open to funding research on solar geoengineering, a little understood and potentially dangerous method of blocking the sun’s rays to quickly reduce global warming. Their receptiveness comes after years of Senate apprehension…
We Face a Climate Abyss, But There Are Sparks of Hope, Robert Pollin Says – Truthout
The energy transition from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption to renewable energy sources is moving slowly, and scores of global conferences on climate change over the past few decades have failed to produce the desired results. From the…
1/2-mile-wide asteroid will pass Earth safely on February 15-16
A 1/2-mile-wide (1-km-wide) asteroid will pass Earth safely on February 15 and 16, 2023. Observers with telescopes can spot it. See star charts here.
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Good news about global warming: The public’s paying attention – Brookings Institution
How can the world forge the cooperation needed to manage climate change? Most answers to that question hinge on the challenge of enforcement. It is easy to dream up bold agreements but hard to make them stick. Over the last…
Joe Biden’s green subsidies have left Europe struggling for a response | Lorenzo Marsili
European governments have for many years basked in a sense of climate superiority over the US. We had the most ambitious climate goals; we were the constructive actor at Cop conferences; we had carbon-pricing mechanisms; and since 1990, we have…