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Beiruts air pollution crisis: Diesel generators linked to doubling cancer risk, study shows 25/4/2024
Beiruts air pollution crisis: Diesel generators linked to doubling cancer risk, study shows The British daily newspaper, The Guardian, published recently a report focusing on the generators' impact on air quality, affecting the health of Beirut's residents. ...more
South Korean court hears children's climate change case against government 25/4/2024
South Korean court hears children's climate change case against government South Korea's Constitutional Court began hearing on Tuesday a case that accuses the government of having failed to protect 200 people, including dozens of young environmental activists and children, by not tackling climate change. ...more
California, 21 other states back EPA vehicle emissions rules 25/4/2024
California, 21 other states back EPA vehicle emissions rules A group of 22 states led by California and five cities are backing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new tailpipe emissions rules after 25 Republican-led states sued the agency last week claiming the new regulations were unworkable and unlawful. ...more
Plant apocalypse: how new diseases are destroying EU trees and crops 25/4/2024
Plant apocalypse: how new diseases are destroying EU trees and crops The plants slowly choke to death, wither and dry out. They die en masse, leaves dropping and bark turning grey, creating a sea of monochrome. Since scientists first discovered Xylella fastidiosa in 2013 in Puglia, Italy, it has killed a third of the region’s 60 million olive trees – which once produced almost half of Italy’s olive oil – many of which were centuries old. Farms stopped producing, olive mills went bankrupt and tourists avoided the area. With no known cure, the bacterium has already caused damage costing about €1bn. ...more
NASA chief asks nations to work together on climate change 25/4/2024
NASA chief asks nations to work together on climate change NASA is hoping that nations will work together more closely in the future on topics such as climate change, including greenhouse gas emissions, the space agency's head, Bill Nelson, said on Tuesday. ...more
Asia is most climate disaster-impacted region, UN meteorological agency says 24/4/2024
Asia is most climate disaster-impacted region, UN meteorological agency says Asia was the world's most disaster-hit region by climate related hazards last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said, with floods and storms causing the highest number of casualties. ...more
As plastic treaty talks open, countries more divided than ever 24/4/2024
As plastic treaty talks open, countries more divided than ever Countries are under pressure to make progress on a first-ever global plastics treaty this week, but they face tense negotiations in the Canadian capital with parties deeply divided over what the treaty should include as talks begin on Tuesday. ...more
Reuters Exclusive: Ecuador examining new Amazon and Ocean linked debt-for-nature swaps 24/4/2024
Reuters Exclusive: Ecuador examining new Amazon and Ocean linked debt-for-nature swaps Ecuador is scoping out new debt-for-nature swaps, one to funnel funds into the Amazon rainforest and another for a giant ocean protection zone backed by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters. ...more
China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals 24/4/2024
China can't quit coal by 2040, researchers say, despite global climate goals China's coal consumption will fall by just one-third by 2040, according to a report by a European consultancy published on Tuesday, threatening climate targets that call for phasing out much of global coal use by 2040. ...more
Electric and hybrid car sales to rise to new global record in 2024 24/4/2024
Electric and hybrid car sales to rise to new global record in 2024 Electric and plug-in hybrid car sales will jump to a new global record in 2024 despite slowing growth in some markets, according to forecasts from the influential International Energy Agency (IEA). ...more
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