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    What’s at Stake at COP28

    What’s at Stake at COP28

    The next United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as COP28, begins Thursday in the United Arab Emirates.  The conference, which lasts through December 12, comes at a critical moment in global efforts to contain the climate crisis. The latest UN Emissions Gap Report, released ahead of the talks, found that nations’ current emissions reduction […]

    Extreme Rainfall Increases Drastically With Global Warming, Study Finds

    Extreme Rainfall Increases Drastically With Global Warming, Study Finds

    According to a recent study by scientists from Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, some newer climate models greatly underestimate the extent to which global heating leads to extreme rainfall. The study predicts more frequent disastrous flooding unless humans reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Extremes appear to intensify faster with global warming than the models […]

    ‘Africa Is Our Partner of Choice’: Germany and Nigeria Strike $500M Deal for Renewable Energy and Gas Exports

    ‘Africa Is Our Partner of Choice’: Germany and Nigeria Strike $500M Deal for Renewable Energy and Gas Exports

    Companies in Nigeria and Germany have signed two agreements: a $500 million renewable energy memorandum of understanding (MoU) and a gas export accord. According to Ajuri Ngelale, spokesperson for Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, the renewable energy MoU is seeking investments in projects all over the country, primarily in rural communities, reported Reuters. Farouk Gumel, Chairman […]

    U.S. Solar Electricity Generation to Exceed Hydroelectricity in 2024, EIA Predicts

    U.S. Solar Electricity Generation to Exceed Hydroelectricity in 2024, EIA Predicts

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is forecasting that in 2024, electricity from solar energy will exceed the amount of energy coming from hydropower sources by about 14%. The prediction has been published in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook report. EIA attributes this prediction to continuing growth around the U.S. in both utility-scale and small-scale solar […]

    Pope Francis Says He Will Attend COP28, a First by a Pontiff

    Pope Francis Says He Will Attend COP28, a First by a Pontiff

    Pope Francis said he will attend the United Nations COP28 Climate Change Conference. The meeting in Dubai is the first time a pope will attend the UN climate summit since they started in 1995, reported Reuters. In an interview on the RAI Italian state television network, Pope Francis said he would travel to the United […]