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Mitigating the climate crisis and driving inclusive growth in Africa

Mitigating the climate crisis and driving inclusive growth in Africa More severe droughts, plagues, floods, and famine are some of the anticipated impacts of climate change that we face globally. Over the past few years, we have witnessed some of the dramatic ...

Africa has vast potential for solar and wind energy. Yet half its population have no access to electricity – Dr Richard Dixon

Africa has vast potential for solar and wind energy. Yet half its population have no access to electricity – Dr Richard Dixon Three in four of the world’s people without electricity are in Africa with around half the continent’s population, nearly 600 mi...

Africa: World Food Day – Climate Change Is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict–It’s Time to Break the Cycle

Africa: World Food Day – Climate Change Is Exacerbating Hunger & Conflict–It’s Time to Break the Cycle Stockholm — Hunger, violent conflict and the visible impacts of climate change are all on the rise. World Food Day, October 16, is a ...

A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero

A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero Foreword by Tony Blair By the end of this century, half the children born across the globe will be African.1 For these children, their life prospects will be determined by our ...

Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation to power millions of homes

Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation to power millions of homes Norway-based firm Aker Offshore Wind has unveiled plans for an underwater substation to help expand its offshore wind farm infrastructure off the coast of Scotland. The company i...

6 Aspects of American Life Threatened by Climate Change

6 Aspects of American Life Threatened by Climate Change Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society. WASHINGTON — Less food. More traffic accidents. Extreme weather hitting nuclea...

Report: Leading Approach to BECCS Worsens Climate Change

Report: Leading Approach to BECCS Worsens Climate Change A new Parliamentary inquiry will probe inflated claims about the role that bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) can play in the UK’s climate plan. This inquiry couldn’t be timelier, as t...

UT Science Forum features climate change lecture

UT Science Forum features climate change lecture Curious about robotic surgery? Perhaps catastrophic collisions in the early solar system? How songbirds changed their behavior during the pandemic? How disease changes animal evolution? These are but a handful o...

Climate Change Is Already Affecting Almost Everyone on Earth

Climate Change Is Already Affecting Almost Everyone on Earth Oct. 12, 2021 — The effects of climate change span the globe and have reached an overwhelming majority of people on Earth in the form of coastal flooding, wildfires, and other climate-related e...

Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York

Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York Under a bill passed by the City Council, the mayor is required to create a plan to deal with the wide-ranging threats of climate change, from flooding to extreme heat. After Hurricane Sand...

Above the Waterline: It’s Time to Go Really Big on Climate Change

Above the Waterline: It’s Time to Go Really Big on Climate Change Will 2021 be remembered as the tipping point in the public’s consciousness regarding climate change? It certainly better be. This past summer, the devastating results of a warming planet wer...

Climate change is supercharging California heat waves, and the state isn’t ready

Climate change is supercharging California heat waves, and the state isn’t ready When a major heat wave hits Southern California, it begins with a jab — a ridge of high pressure builds over Nevada or Mexico and sweeps into the region, bringing scorching te...

Climate change, science and COP26: have your say

Climate change, science and COP26: have your say As countries prepare to negotiate over climate action at the COP26 summit, Nature takes readers’ temperature and questions. It’s been more than three decades since the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Pan...

People under 40 will experience ‘unprecedented life’ of climate change disasters, study says

People under 40 will experience ‘unprecedented life’ of climate change disasters, study says Under current global climate policies, children born in 2021 worldwide face a dire future of climate disasters with disproportionate rates of flooding, hea...

NHS students stage climate-change walkout

NHS students stage climate-change walkout (Oct. 1, 2021) Nantucket High School students held a walk-out Friday morning, demanding action on climate change, an issue that members of the school Youth Climate Committee say will be an existential threat they will ...

Climate change can impact your finances. The government wants to come up with solutions

Climate change can impact your finances. The government wants to come up with solutions Climate change can have a direct impact on your wallet. Not only can it affect your bills, from insurance to food and utilities, but if you are hit by an event like a wildf...

Mosquito Population Surge Linked to Climate Change

Mosquito Population Surge Linked to Climate Change It’s not just you — mosquitos really are worse this year, and climate change is at least partially to blame, Grist reports. Along with this summer’s record heat in the contiguous U.S., this seaso...

Climate strikes across the state urge state and national action on climate change

Climate strikes across the state urge state and national action on climate change Climate strikes in Concord and around the state on Friday pushed for more aggressive state and federal action on climate change, as a part of a series of coordinated actions happ...

The Tech Billionaires Taking On Climate Change

The Tech Billionaires Taking On Climate Change In recent years we’ve seen several tech billionaires back environmentally friendly innovations in a bid to tackle climate change, but will these famous innovators really be the ones to bring about change? Bill G...

Landsat 9 satellite that will watch for climate change launches from Vandenberg

Landsat 9 satellite that will watch for climate change launches from Vandenberg A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket shot the payload into Earth’s orbit. The new satellite replaces Landsat 7. LOS ANGELES — The latest in a series of U.S. satellites t...

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