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Nations Are Undercounting Emissions, Putting UN Goals at Risk

They are supposed to be the climate-savers’ gold standard — the key data on which the world relies in its efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and hold global warming in check. But the national inventories of emissions supplied to the United Nations climate convention (UNFCCC) by most countries are anything but reliable, according to […]

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The next big climate deadline is for meat and dairy

For years, climate scientists have called for a phase-out of fossil fuels to avoid catastrophic global warming. Now, according to a first-of-its-kind survey of more than 200 environmental and agricultural scientists, we must also drastically reduce meat and dairy production — and fast. Global livestock emissions should peak by 2030 or sooner to meet the Paris climate agreement target of limiting the […]

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Environment Agency lifts suspension notice from Walleys Quarry

The Environment Agency has lifted the suspension notice it issued to Walleys Quarry landfill site saying it is satisfied the steps required have been completed. Walleys Quarry is no longer prohibited from accepting and disposing of non-inert waste specified in its permit. The Environment Agency said it will now assess the effectiveness of the action […]

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Extreme Heat Affects Men’s Fertility and Birth Outcomes: NUS Study

Punishing hot weather affects not only a person’s health or work productivity but also affects couples’ fertility and birth outcomes, a project by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found. Rising temperatures could further reduce Singapore’s resident total fertility rate, which dipped below 1 – a record low – in 2023. The rate refers to the average […]

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Bottom trawling shreds the seafloor. It may also be a huge source of carbon emissions.

More than a quarter of the wild seafood that the world eats comes from the seafloor. Shrimp, skate, sole, cod and other creatures — mostly flat ones — that roam the bottom of the ocean get scooped up in huge nets. These nets, called bottom trawls, wrangle millions of tons of fish worth billions of […]

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Remove Culverts for WA’s Climate Resiliency

Record-setting rainfall this past week sent Puget Sound’s rivers and streams over their banks, flooding homes in Snohomish County, closing roads and triggering mudslides. The atmospheric river was another blunt reminder of the dangers floodwaters pose to human-made infrastructure, including the culverts that guide waterways underneath the region’s roads. At least one creek’s surge outside Port Orchard […]

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Scientists Uncover a Surprising Phenomenon in the Himalayas That Might be Slowing the Effects of Climate Change

Glaciers in the Himalayas are melting rapidly, but a new report showed an astonishing phenomenon in the world’s tallest mountain range could be helping to slow the effects of the global climate crisis. When warming temperatures hit certain high-altitude ice masses, it sets off a surprising reaction that blows robust cold winds down the slopes, […]

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Scientists Release the Recipe for Lab-Grown Coffee to Accelerate Creation of New Coffee Ecosystem

Two years after the scientists in Finland successfully made coffee in a laboratory, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Ltd has released detailed information on the process. Published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, the scientific paper describes the exact process the scientists used to produce coffee starting from the original coffee plant itself, and establishing […]

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WTO Chief Urges Countries to Prioritise Subsidies That Tackle Climate Crisis

Governments must start to distinguish between the good subsidies they need to fight the climate crisis and the bad ones that are increasing greenhouse gas emissions, the world’s trade chief has said. Subsidies and other incentives to burn fossil fuels and encourage poor agricultural practices, amounting to about $1.7tn a year, are distorting world trade and […]

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Transmission Rulings Pave Path for Renewable Energy

Recent courtroom wins for advocates of a more competitive process for approving interstate electric transmission lines could help clear the way for greater access to clean energy for Americans in the long run. On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear Texas’ defense of its “right of first refusal,” or ROFR, law that gave preference for certain […]

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