Saturday , October 16 2021

Late offshore wind finance surge pushes 2019 renewables investment past 2018

Late offshore wind finance surge pushes 2019 renewables investment past 2018

Investment in renewable energy capacity worldwide was $282.2 billion last year, up one per cent from 2018’s US$280.2 billion, with China, the world’s biggest market, slipping back, but its second-largest, the United States, hitting a new record. The latest data from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF), just published, shows how what …

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Highly allergenic ragweed invades South Africa

Highly allergenic ragweed invades South Africa

If you find a ragweed bush in or near your property, pull it out and destroy it because it is incredibly invasive, the UCT Lung Institute advises. Due to the changing climate, ragweed will continue its migration southward, putting more South Africans at risk of developing a sensitivity to its …

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These photos were taken just two weeks apart. This is the climate crisis in acti…

These photos were taken just two weeks apart. This is the climate crisis in acti...

These photos were taken just two weeks apart. This is the climate crisis in action. Scientists say that as the climate crisis worsens, we’ll see extreme weather events become more and more frequent. That means longer and more intense bushfire seasons, more damaging hailstorms, tougher droughts – and we’re already …

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Flooding increases the chance of depression by 50%

Flooding increases the chance of depression by 50%

The Environment Agency has launched a campaign encouraging individuals to be prepared for flooding, highlighting the risk that flood damage can have on mental health.  Research by the Environment Agency has revealed that experiencing damage caused by extreme weather, such as storms or flooding can increase the chance of facing …

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The Australian bushfire catastrophe and how to help

The Australian bushfire catastrophe and how to help

Bushfire in Bowraville, NSW, November 2019, © Adam Dederer Canadians have been watching the bushfire tragedy unfolding in Australia with shock and sadness for months. Accelerated by climate change, the increasingly intense fires raging across the continent have so far cost 30 lives and thousands of homes while burning more …

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Film stars and penguin scientists voyage to the Antarctic with Greenpeace to highlight ocean threats

Film stars and penguin scientists voyage to the Antarctic with Greenpeace to highlight ocean threats

Stars swapping the red carpet for ice floes include award-winners Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose, Inception), Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings, Westworld) and Ni Ni (The Flowers Of War, The Warriors Gate). As Greenpeace Ocean Ambassadors they will be raising awareness about threatened Antarctic wildlife, supporting the call for a global network of …

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Greta Shames Economic Elite At Davos

Greta Shames Economic Elite At Davos

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg took the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos and admonished world leaders for doing nothing about the climate crisis. Source link Y Not Freakin’ Recyclable Home

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Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in Davos, deepening a rift with longtime U.S. allies

Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in Davos, deepening a rift with longtime U.S. allies

DAVOS, Switzerland – President Donald Trump renewed his threat to put hefty tariffs on European cars Tuesday at the World Economic Forum, promising hardball tactics if trade negotiations do not go his way. Just days after Trump scored wins with China, Mexico and Canada, the move highlighted how Trump is …

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How Melting Permafrost Is Beginning to Transform the Arctic

Canadian scientist Philip Marsh and I were flying along the coast of the Beaufort Sea, where the frozen tundra had recently opened up into a crater the size of a football stadium. Located along the shoreline of an unnamed lake, the so-called thaw slump was gray, muddy, and barren, in …

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