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India’s renewables: More to be done Analyses & Assessments

India’s renewables: More to be done

Despite policy-related hurdles, India is making progress on its ambitious plans to install 175 gigawatts of renewable energy.

Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts Analyses & Assessments

Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts

A March 2019 report holds that the five largest publicly-listed oil majors are engaged in misleading climate branding and lobbying. Climate change is...

South Korea steps up fight against pollution Analyses & Assessments

South Korea steps up fight against pollution

South Korea’s parliament passed bills aimed at reining in air pollution. Seoul increasingly embraces emergency measures targeting sources from coal...

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica Analyses & Assessments

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica

A dangerous looking fracture in the Brunt Ice Shelf is threatening to break out an iceberg almost twice the size of New York City. The crack is...

Australia’s climate change plan Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s climate change plan

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison is set to announce a $2 billion boost to projects that reduce carbon emissions. As elections are...

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan Analyses & Assessments

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan

Japan’s shipments of plastic waste overseas in 2018 decreased 30 percent, figures from a research institute showed, due to restrictions China imposed...

Climate Change – is it a National Security Threat? Analyses & Assessments

Climate Change – is it a National Security Threat?

Despite existing reports from the US government that proves Climate Change is a national security threat, President Trump is establishing a special...

India’s new anti-pollution incentives Analyses & Assessments

India’s new anti-pollution incentives

India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to...

Global warming to hit Norway? Analyses & Assessments

Global warming to hit Norway?

Icy Arctic islands north of Norway are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth and more avalanches, rain and mud may cause "devastating" changes...

World’s Oceans are warming up Analyses & Assessments

World’s Oceans are warming up

Scientists have projected that the world’s oceans are heating up faster than estimated. The ocean temperatures have set up a new record in 2018 and...

2018 was fourth-warmest year Analyses & Assessments

2018 was fourth-warmest year

The year 2018 was the fourth-warmest on record, extending a scorching streak driven by a build-up of man-made greenhouse gases, the European Union’s...

Is there hope for a green future? Analyses & Assessments

Is there hope for a green future?

The recent International climate change negotiators at the Climate Summit in Poland announced that they have reached an agreement. The future path...

COP24 Winds Down Without Resolution Analyses & Assessments

COP24 Winds Down Without Resolution

Amid impassioned pleas for progress, negotiators at the UN climate talks in Poland faced the final day with many issues’ undecided. Countries are...

Himalayan glaciers in potential crisis Analyses & Assessments

Himalayan glaciers in potential crisis

A NASA led study shows that glaciers in High Mountain Asia are moving slower and that the slow-moving glaciers have thinned the most over time. This...

India’s 1.24 Mil Air Pollution Deaths Analyses & Assessments

India’s 1.24 Mil Air Pollution Deaths

A Lancet Study says 26% of global premature death and disease burden by air pollution occurs in India. According to the study, India's average life...

Greenhouse gas emissions rise Analyses & Assessments

Greenhouse gas emissions rise

Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the world on track to face some...

EU Aims for Climate Neutrality Analyses & Assessments

EU Aims for Climate Neutrality

The European Union says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050, and has set out a plan to help its members...

Climate change comes at a cost Analyses & Assessments

Climate change comes at a cost

A federal government report has warned that Climate change could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and result in the deaths every year by...

Africa hosting Sustainable Blue Economy conference Analyses & Assessments

Africa hosting Sustainable Blue Economy conference

Africa is hosting a historic conference that has to do with environmental protection. The first ever Sustainable Blue Conference is being held Kenyan...

Earth’s Ozone layer healing says UN Analyses & Assessments

Earth’s Ozone layer healing says UN

Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone...