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January 13, 2022
Biodiversity Editor

Climate crisis causes more rain and more pain

POTSDAM: Burning fossil fuels warms the earth’s atmosphere prompting an increase in extreme rainfall and a negative economic impact. Analysis by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and…
January 03, 2022
Biodiversity Editor

Natural disasters cost US$105 billion in 2021

ZURICH: Swiss Re says extreme weather in 2021 produced insured losses of US$105 billion – the fourth highest on record. Man-made disasters triggered another US$7 billion for an estimated global total of US$112 billion. Insured losses from natural catastrophes…
December 08, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Baltic action group to turn ship sewage into marine fuel

ESPOO/HELSINKI, Finland: The Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) is creating a ‘Ship/t Waste Action’ project at the Finnish port of HaminaKotka to produce biogas from sewage discharge. Under current International Maritime Organization rules, while passenger ships…
November 24, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

TotalEnergies to pay Suriname US$50 million for oil field offset

NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands: BankTrack is the tracking, campaigning and NGO support organisation targeting the operations and investments of commercial banks globally. Maaike Beenes, its Climate Team coordinator, says as rich countries fail to deliver on their…
November 09, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Australia rates ‘nul point’ in latest climate index

GLASGOW: The Australian federal government’s environment policies have produced a standout bad result on the 2022 Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) from NGOs Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and the Climate Action Network (CAN). The three organisations…
November 04, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Oil companies top lobby to block climate policy

LONDON: According to the latest analysis, the leading companies lobbying to block climate policy are ExxonMobil, Chevron, Toyota, Southern Company and Sempra, the North American energy infrastructure company headquartered in California. In a list of 25…
October 27, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Supply chain impact amplified by disaster overlap

POTSDAM: With four days before the start of COP26 in Glasgow, a new paper from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) says extreme weather overlap in different parts of the world amplifies the impact of supply chain disruption. The resulting…
October 22, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup begins

VICTORIA, BC: The Ocean Cleanup, The Netherlands-based non-profit technology company, has completed its proof of concept by collecting 28,659 kilos of trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with support from two Maersk offshore supply vessels. The…
October 19, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Mustard cuts aviation emissions 68 percent

ATLANTA: With IATA airlines committed to cutting 21.2 Gigatons of carbon emissions by 2050, one solution that could help is the use of a non-edible mustard crop to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). According to new research from University of Georgia…
August 17, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Politicians have little awareness of what's needed to stabilise the planet

STOCKHOLM: Author and Global Commons Alliance (GCA) director Owen Gaffney says awareness of the transformation needed by 2030 to stabilise the planet is "worryingly" low. Earlier this year the GCA, a partnership of over 50 organisations covering philanthropy,…
August 03, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

There’s not enough land to grow enough trees to reduce enough emissions

NAIROBI: A new report from Oxfam says just using land to achieve net zero by 2050 will need at least 1.6 billion hectares of new forest, more than all the planet’s farmland. The aid organisation notes the net-zero climate promises of just four of the world’s…
July 08, 2021
Biodiversity Editor

Banks get August deadline to disclose lending risks from biodiversity loss

LONDON: Investors representing assets of US$4.2 trillion have given 63 major banks until August 15 to disclose their lending risk as a result of biodiversity loss and to set science-based nature targets by 2024 or face shareholder action at their next AGMs.…

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