Author: Victor Matthews

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COP 27: A Global COP-Out

HAMILTON, Canada, Dec 1 2022 (IPS)– Last year’s climate COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, was billed as the most important conference in the history of humanity. But it failed to deliver. If anything, that failure added urgency for global climate action at COP 27 in Egypt last month. Now that it this year’s COP is […]

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Can Iron Ox’s smart greenhouses take an edge off climate chaos?

Rebekah Moses is moving from Impossible Foods to the controlled environment agriculture space, but why? While indoor agriculture startups such as Plenty, Bowery and GrowUp Farms have continued to rein in big checks from impact investors this year, I kept wondering about what good they can actually accomplish.  While their vertical operations use less water than traditional farms, they are […]

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Indigenous Tribes in U.S. Will Get $75 Million for Climate Relocation

Grants to Indigenous tribes in the U.S. totaling $75 million are the first from a new voluntary relocation program aimed at climate risks. Three Native American tribes who face major climate threats are the first recipients of money from a new federal program designed to help move tribal homes and vital buildings and facilities out […]

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The keepers of Cheewaht: Restoring an ecosystem for generations to come

Cheewaht Lake, BC – Off the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, inland from the West Coast Trail, is a quiet and remote lake brimming with vibrant ecosystems. From trumpeter swans to black bears, the Cheewaht Lake watershed provides a home for dense and rare biodiversity. The Cheewaht Lake watershed is on the traditional territory […]

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Supervisor Haubert Hosts Energy Roundtable To Help Landlords Meet Climate Change Goals

Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert, whose district includes most of the Tri-Valley, is encouraging owners of multifamily rental housing properties to take advantage of a little-known Bay Area program that offers government rebates to update their buildings with energy and water efficient equipment for their tenants. During an “Energy Efficiency Incentives Roundtable” on Nov. 16, […]

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Effects of climate change such as flooding make existing disadvantages for Indigenous communities so much worse

Spring is here, and with it comes the threat of more floods. Australia is currently experiencing its third consecutive year of a La Niña weather cycle. This means we expect more rainfall than average over the spring and summer months. There is heightened risk of floods, tropical cyclones, prolonged heatwaves and grass fires in southern Australia. This […]

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Vanderbilt Medical experts: Climate change affects health

An increase in auto-inflammatory diseases, skin conditions and even cancer may result from creeping global climate change, healthcare professionals said during a Monday seminar hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center as part of a series on health equity.  “I think it’s important to take a step back and just acknowledge that climate change impacts every […]

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Renewing global climate change action for fragile and developing countries

The acceleration of climate change is recognized to have negative impacts on development and security. The impacts can vary significantly depending on the sector, location, and time period under consideration. Climate change has major impact on human health. Numerous studies explore the impact of higher temperatures on economic performance, showing the overall negative impact of hot […]

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Thin fish, small catches: can Japan’s sushi culture survive climate crisis?

Global heating is warming waters, changing salmon and tuna migration – and hurting fisheries There is little at Shiogama seafood market to suggest that Japanese consumers could one day be deprived of their favourite seafood – from giant crab’s legs simmering in a winter nabe hotpot to spheres of salmon roe resting on a bed of rice […]

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