Major infra projects to be screened for climate risk
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Major infra projects to be screened for climate risk

RKI initiative to make projects resilient Systematic climate risk screening of major infrastructure projects, climate stress-testing of proposals and their economic and financial analysis have been mooted to improve public investments for projects under the Rebuild Kerala Initiative (RKI).The move is in the wake of the August 2018 deluge damaging a substantial share of the…

Marseille’s airport expansion plan could become the first victim of climate legislation
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Marseille’s airport expansion plan could become the first victim of climate legislation

Marseille is France’s second largest city and a huge attraction for tourists. In a bid to satisfy growing demand, Aéroport de Marseille Provence (AMP), the company managing the city’s airport, wants to expand the hub.But those plans are now in doubt. The French Environmental Authority, which is part of the country’s environment ministry, has ruled…

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Interstellar Iron Found In Antarctic Snow

Atomic 60Fe/53Mn ratios for different target element abundances. The red line represents meteoritic ratios. The ratio in Antarctic snow (green) is significantly higher than cosmogenic production for all relevant abundances. Note, the displayed data point is valid for the chondritic abundance of atomic Ni/Fe = 0.055 The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar…

Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires
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Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires

Tesla is in trouble over its solar panels. Image: Smith Collection/Gado / getty images By Stan Schroeder2019-08-21 14:16:49 UTC Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Tuesday blaming the company’s solar panels for seven fires.  The retail giant accused Tesla of “gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards.” The lawsuit recounts several…

Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep
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Trump Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

(Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief.A draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would prevent the federal government from directly targeting that potent greenhouse gas as it restricts…

Medha flays govt. stand on Alappad stir
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Medha flays govt. stand on Alappad stir

Social activist Medha Patkar visiting the mineral-sand-mining area of the Indian Rare Earths at Vellanathuthuruth, near Alappad, in Kollam on Thursday.   more-in She wants government to open dialogue with the local people It is shocking that two public sector companies are ignoring the serious environmental impact of mining on the lives and livelihood of…