Green NGOs sue Finnish government over carbon neutrality goals – EURACTIV.com

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and Greenpeace claim the government has failed to reach its carbon neutrality target. The land-use sector has for the first time turned into a net emitter of greenhouse gases. Deforestation has in recent years increased and forests are growing more slowly than previously expected.
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3 hours ago

Future global treaty on plastics must cut production to ease pollution, some states say

Countries have begun to discuss a future global plastics treaty which would cut pollution. Many countries call for curbs on plastic production as a way to reach that goal. The equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute, U.N. Says. The EU, US and EU call for a treaty that ends plastic pollution by 2040.
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13 hours ago

Australia argues against 'endangered' Great Barrier Reef status

Australia's environment minister says her government will lobby against UNESCO adding the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage sites. The reef system off Australia's northeast coast was added to the World Heritage list in 1981. A UN report warns that without climate change action, the world's largest coral reef is in peril. The new government has already addressed several of the report's concerns, including action on climate change.
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Yesterday

UN panel recommends Great Barrier Reef be put on 'in danger' list

Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be listed as a world heritage site that is in danger, a UN panel recommended on Tuesday. The world's biggest coral reef ecosystem was significantly impacted by climate change and warming of oceans. Frequent bleaching events are threatening the reef, including four over the last seven years and the first during a La Nina phenomenon this year.
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Yesterday

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The Great Barrier Reef spans more than 1,400 miles along Australia’s northeast coast. It counts some 2,500 individual reefs and can be viewed from space. It is home to about 400 kinds of coral and 1,500 species of fish, UNESCO says. The designation is partly a symbolic one, meant to raise awareness and encourage governments to take action.
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Yesterday

Italy’s top disaster official: Whole country is ‘at risk’ – POLITICO

Italy's top disaster official says 94 percent of Italian municipalities are at risk of flooding, landslides and coastal erosion. A mudslide Saturday killed eight people on the island of Ischia, with 126 millimeters of rain falling in six hours. Critics say politicians' response to the disaster is hypocritical, pointing to an amnesty signed by the 5Star-League government in 2018.
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Yesterday

Rowan Williams urges wealthy to stump up cash for climate fund

Former archbishop of Canterbury says wealthy people must bear more of the responsibility for providing finance for vulnerable people affected by climate disaster. He welcomed the first steps taken to establish a “loss and damage” fund for vulnerable countries stricken by extreme weather. But Williams said the “much harder” work of filling the fund had yet to begin.
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Yesterday

Will rich nations pay for the climate ‘loss and damage’ fund?

A historic fund to help vulnerable countries worst affected by climate change was adopted at the COP27 summit. Wealthy nations have long refused to compensate poor countries struggling to cope with the effects of climate change, fearing legal liability. After more than three decades, diplomats from approximately 200 nations agreed to establish a ‘loss and damage’ fund.
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3 days ago

Sea turtle fossils found belonged to largest ever to live in Europe

A fossil fossil was found in the Pyrenees mountains in northeastern Spain in 2016 and 2021. Paleontologists believe it's the largest sea turtle ever found in Europe. The new species, Leviathanochelys aenigmatica, lived 72.1 to 83.6 million years ago.
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1 weeks ago

World Of Africa: Nigeria's devastating floods - World News

UNICEF has released a report warning more than 2.5 million people in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance. 60 per cent of those who need assistance are children. Rains are expected to continue for several weeks, humanitarian needs are also expected to rise. The most severe flooding in the past decade is expected to last several weeks.
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1 weeks ago

Russia's Cynical Approach to COP27 Only Confirms its Global Pariah Status - The Moscow Times

Russian delegation at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh spent two weeks lobbying for nuclear power as a fossil fuel alternative. It also lobbied for the lifting of Western sanctions on Russia to allow it to join the fight against climate change. State TV continues to this day to deny basic climate science.
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1 weeks ago

New COP summit, new promises but no real progress

COP27 was a familiar story all over again as countries struggled to reach a compromise on how to limit global warming. The good news is that countries agreed to set up a loss and damage fund that will help smaller and poorer nations suffering the most from climate change. A structure is supposed to be set up by the time of the next COP conference in 2023.
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1 weeks ago

'Once smelled pit latrine odor,' says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates

The Microsoft co-founder revealed the bizarre things to mark a post about World Toilet Day, observed on 19 November. Gates wrote, I’ve done some weird crap over the years: I drank water from fecal sludge with Jimmy Fallon, shared the stage with a jar of human feces, and smelled pit latrine odor.
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1 weeks ago

COP27: A lost opportunity

The UNFCCC 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) agreed to expand the agenda to include the demand to compensate countries that suffer climate change-related loss and damages. The idea of loss and damage reparations is nearly as old as global climate change negotiations. Developing countries saw this as a tactic to create a rift amongst them, and rightly criticised it as another prevarication ploy of the rich.
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1 weeks ago

COP27 agrees on contentious loss and damage fund - The Economic Times

The 27th round of the United Nations climate talks failed to produce a consensus on key issues, including emissions reduction or mitigation. Consultations were on to address concerns and it was announced that a plenary would be held at 9 pm local time (12:30 am India time) The loss and damage fund, a key demand of developing countries, had been agreed to.
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1 weeks ago

Klamath river: US regulators approve largest dam demolition plan in history for Klamath River - The Economic Times

The plan to knock down the four dams situated along the lower Klamath River in California and Oregon was waiting for its last approval from the regulatory committee. With this final approval, the project is set to become the country's largest dam demolition plan. The expected date of the demolition of the first dam is 2023.
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1 weeks ago

No quick resolution in sight, COP27 all set to go in extra-time

The European Union seemingly gave in to a key demand of the developing countries for setting up of a separate fund for loss and damage. But the conditions attached to its support opened up several other faultlines. The EU has been repeatedly demanding that countries like China — it has not mentioned India by name — must be asked to share the financial burden of climate change.
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1 weeks ago

US approves largest dam removal in history to save endangered salmon

US agency gives final approval to decommission four dams straddling the California-Oregon border. Project has long been a goal of several Native tribes whose ancestors have lived off salmon for centuries. The Klamath River is the route Chinook salmon and endangered coho salmon take from the Pacific Ocean to their upstream spawning grounds.
#TheGuardian #Chinook #California #News #Science #Enviornment


1 weeks ago

Wet pet food is far worse for climate than dry food, study finds

Wet pet food results in eight times more climate-heating emissions than dry food. 90% of the calories in wet diets came from animal ingredients, compared with 45% in dry diets. There are estimated to be 840 million cats and dogs in the world, with numbers rising.
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1 weeks ago

The Global Carbon Surveillance State Is Coming - The New York Times

The world’s carbon emissions are produced primarily from the burning of fossil fuel, and the power, transportation and industrial sectors dominate. But examining the flow of pollution in a more granular and detailed way does change some features of the carbon landscape in three key ways. The atmosphere doesn’t recognize borders, and it starts to seem less intuitive that we should build our understanding of emissions and decarbonization around the unit of the nation.
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1 weeks ago