Loss of Climate-Crucial Mangrove Forests Has Slowed to Near-Negligable Amount Worldwide, Report Hails
Reprinted with permission from World At Large, a news website of nature, politics, science, health, and travel. They are one of the most unique and fundamental types of forest on our planet, and for a few decades they were being lost at a rate that seemed soon-to-be-fatal. But with the 2022 State of the Mangrove report, […]
Growth in Carbon Capture Projects This Year is Dramatic, Showing Global Determination to Cut Emissions
The number of carbon capture and storage projects in the pipeline is exploding, thanks to worldwide efforts to cut emissions. A new report from the Global CCS Institute, which studies carbon capture and storage-(CCS), shows an impressive growth of 44 percent over the past 12 months. The CEO of the climate change think tank, Jarad […]
A woman fans herself during a heatwave in Seville, Spain. Image Credit: Reuters New York: In less than two weeks, the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and Simon Stiell, Executive Secretary of UN Climate…
Countries’ climate promises still not enough to avoid catastrophic global warming: UN Report – UN News
The current combined National Determined Contributions (NDCs)—meaning the countries’ national efforts to tackle emissions and mitigate climate change—are leading our planet to at least 2.5 degrees warming, a level deemed catastrophic by scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…
July 29 was Global Tiger Day—and Nepal had some roaring-good news, reporting that their wild tiger population is 40 percent higher compared to data from just 2015. In fact, Nepal has nearly tripled the number of tigers in the wild, according to results of the National Tiger and Prey Survey released last week. The historic […]
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The northern and central Great Barrier Reef have recorded their highest amount of coral cover since the Australian Institute of Marine Science began monitoring 36 years ago. Published today, the group’s Annual Summary Report on Coral Reef Condition for 2021/22 shows another year of increased coral cover across much of the Reef—with increases of 7-9 […]
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Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union reached their lowest level since 1990, according to official EU data reported this week by the European Environment Agency to the UN. The overall reduction in 2020 greenhouse gas emissions was 34% compared to the 1990 base year, or 1.94 billion tons of CO2. Prior to the […]
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Wind and solar generated over a tenth of global electricity for the first time last year. The milestone is more than double the number calculated when the Paris agreement was signed in 2015. Wind generation rose by 14% and solar power increased by 23% since last year. Combined, they rose by 17% overall worldwide. Taken […]
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The Covid virus has gradually become less lethal over the two years since the pandemic began in early 2020—so much so that, now seasonal influenza is currently more deadly in England, according to analysis from The Financial Times. “For every 100,000 Omicron infections, 35 will result in death, while the equivalent number of flu infections […]
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