The number of Vibrio vulnificus infections is on the rise and spreading northward in the U.S., a new study has found. The researchers have linked the increasing and spreading infections to climate change and predicted that the pathogen will spread further in the coming decades without efforts to curb emissions. Vibrio vulnificus can be a […]
President Joe Biden used his veto power on Monday for the first time since becoming president to reject a bill passed by the majority-Republican Congress that would have reversed a Labor Department rule involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations for investment fund managers. The proposed legislation would have stopped pension fund managers from being […]
Cloud seeding is a geoengineering technique that involves using planes and cannons that shoot silver iodide into clouds, causing a reaction that makes storm clouds create 5 to 15 percent more precipitation.
Decisions made this decade will largely determine whether world leaders can limit global warming to 1.5 or two degrees Celsius of warming below pre-industrial levels and avoid the increasingly more drastic impacts of the climate crisis. That’s one key takeaway from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report of the findings gathered in […]
European solar companies disapprove of local content rules in the European Commission’s proposed Net Zero Industry Act that effectively limit Chinese imports, saying the rules will make the transition to clean energy more difficult. The rules require governments to reduce public funding and consumer subsidies for renewables projects if companies import a particular product from […]
In Menindee, New South Wales, millions of dead fish have been found in the Darling River. Local authorities and scientists say the die-off event is likely due to high temperatures and low oxygen levels as water from recent floods recedes. The dead fish are primarily bony herring, or bony bream, and also include murray cod, […]
The European Union on Thursday unveiled its plan to become a major global player in the green energy transition. Its Net Zero Industry Act sets a goal of manufacturing at least 40 percent of its own clean technology by 2030. “We need a regulatory environment that allows us to scale up the clean energy transition […]
The Texas State Board of Education changed its guidelines last month to “emphasize the ‘positive’ aspects of fossil fuels in science textbooks,” Scott Waldman reported yesterday. The Republican-controlled board approved changes proposed by climate denier Patricia Hardy, who wants teachers to offer “both sides” of climate science.