Dangerous levels of warming locked in by planned jump in fossil fuels output
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Dangerous levels of warming locked in by planned jump in fossil fuels output

Global governments plan to produce 120 percent more fossil fuels by 2030, drastically at odds with the 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5 degrees Celsius) warming limit they all agreed to under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. All major fossil fuel-producing nations—including the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, Canada, and Australia—have ambitious plans to increase…

Big Data and Solar Energy Are a Match Made in Heaven
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Big Data and Solar Energy Are a Match Made in Heaven

New forecasting technology may be the missing puzzle piece in solar’s widespread adoption. Image credit: artpartner-images | Getty Images Daniel Neiditch Guest Writer President of River 2 River Realty and Atelier Condo NYC November 22, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old activist environmentalist, said…

Trump administration may allow drilling in Alaskan conservation areas
Conservation

Trump administration may allow drilling in Alaskan conservation areas

Temperatures on the rise in Alaska Anchorage, Alaska — The Trump administration will consider a new management plan and expanded oil drilling for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, an Indiana-size area that former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar characterized as an “iconic place on our Earth.” The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday it will take public comment…

Genetic Code of ‘Devil Worm,’ Discovered One Mile Underground, Offers Clues to Survive Warming Climate
Nature & Science

Genetic Code of ‘Devil Worm,’ Discovered One Mile Underground, Offers Clues to Survive Warming Climate

H. Mephisto (the Devil Worm). (microscopic image, magnified 200x). Credit: Prof. John Bracht, American University When scientists discovered a worm deep in an aquifer nearly one mile underground, they hailed it as the discovery of the deepest-living animal ever found. Now American University researchers, reporting in Nature Communications, have sequenced the genome of the unique…

Parliament proceedings: Lok Sabha discusses plastic pollution
Environmental News

Parliament proceedings: Lok Sabha discusses plastic pollution

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar is responding to questions raised in the Lok Sabha regarding environmental pollution.The Rajya Sabha discussed the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019, the  Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 and the Dam Safety Bill, 2019, yesterday.The Lok Sabha discussed the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019.Here are…

Doug Ford ‘proud’ of tearing up hundreds of green energy contracts | CBC News
Renewable Energy

Doug Ford ‘proud’ of tearing up hundreds of green energy contracts | CBC News

Premier Doug Ford said Thursday he is “proud” of his decision to tear up hundreds of renewable energy deals, a move that his government acknowledges could cost taxpayers more than $230 million.Doug Ford dismissed criticism that his Progressive Conservatives are wasting public money, telling a news conference that the cancellation of 750 contracts signed by the…