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Let’s not put global warming on the back burner – Arab News

Let’s not put global warming on the back burner A woman walks past blooming cherry blossom trees Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP) Short Url https://arab.news/nf7np This year’s UN climate summit in the UK has been postponed until 2021…

Phase 4 May Be Dem’s Last Chance To Pass The Green New Deal

Yes; another “stimulus” bill is possible and perhaps even likely. Expect Nancy Pelosi’s “Green New Deal” to be part of this effort given that the Senate and the President said NO to subsidies for solar panels and wind turbines in…

Extreme rainfall days in metropolitan São Paulo have risen four-fold in seven decades

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Study by researchers at Brazil’s National Disaster Surveillance and Early Warning Center (CEMADEN) also shows a rise in the number of consecutive dry days, suggesting that extreme rainfall events are concentrated in shorter, more widely spaced periods.

Europe’s Carmakers Seek Delay In EU’s Costly CO2 Rules

The European auto industry has asked the European Union (EU) to delay the implementation of its CO2 emissions rules because the impact of the coronavirus is causing short-term mayhem in the industry. The rules start this year, get harsher in…

Watch for Venus and the Pleiades

The brightest planet Venus – and the lovely Pleiades star cluster, aka the Seven Sisters – meet on the sky’s dome only every 8 years. Last time was in 2012. This week is your chance to see them meet again.

Energy Politics

UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh year in a row

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2019 after a record year for renewable energy, according to government figures. The provisional data, published by the government on Thursday, revealed a 3.6% fall in greenhouse gas…

Worldwide urban expansion causing problems

(Texas A&M University) As cities physically expanded worldwide between 1970 and 2010, the population in those cities became less dense, according to a study led by a Texas A&M university professor.