Shipping & Climate Change

Trudeau assesses Trump climate policy and reminisces about Harper years.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 20/09/2017 - 14:00
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s confident the United States will continue to fight climate change, led by its municipal, state and congressional leaders, even if there's "a little less participation” by the Trump administration.

Controversy brews over new North Carolina wood pellet facility.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
A controversy with reverberations across the Atlantic Ocean is brewing in Hamlet, North Carolina – a literal hamlet 120 miles northwest of Wilmington – where a new wood-pellet facility is already in the initial stages of construction.

After hurricanes, climate change resurfaces in Washington.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are revving up a debate that had gone quiet in Washington DC.

The new face of "war" at home.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 19/09/2017 - 14:00
Think of this as the new face of homeland security: containing the damage to America’s seacoasts, forests, and other vulnerable areas caused by extreme weather events made all the more frequent and destructive thanks to climate change.

As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 18/09/2017 - 14:00
Scientists collaborate to mitigate climate impacts in the Northwest.

Stop the loose talk about hurricanes and global warming.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 17/09/2017 - 14:00
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been criticized for his remarks to CNN that the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is not the time to be talking about global warming when the focus should be on helping people.

What's at stake.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 15/09/2017 - 14:00
Profiles of people, places, wildlife, and conservation programs threatened by federal budget cuts and environmental policy rollbacks. A new story series by Audubon.

Sand? Mine!

Environmental Health News - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 14:00
Our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. How can we do it better?

Trump’s folly.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 14/09/2017 - 14:00
The president and his E.P.A. secretary miss a good opportunity for the nation by ignoring the threat of climate change.

Hurricane Harvey and the storms to come.

Environmental Health News - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 14:00
Ten days before Harvey hit, the President rescinded a 2015 executive order requiring public-infrastructure projects in flood-prone areas to be designed with sea-level rise in mind. This move is likely to have particularly unfortunate consequences for Houston, a city with no zoning code, where thousands of buildings constructed on floodplains but lacking flood insurance are now filled with soggy debris.

TransCanada slams the brakes on Energy East pipeline.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 14:00
Canada's second largest pipeline company has sent a message that it's reviewing whether to abandon a major crude oil expansion project due to stringent new climate change standards proposed by a federal regulator.

World's climate scientists 'park their canoes' for Montreal conference.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 07/09/2017 - 14:00
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is spending the week in Montreal, where it will pool together the climate science expertise of its 195 member states.

France plans to end oil and gas production by 2040.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:00
France would become the first country to phase out all oils and gas exploration and production.

Military shows concern over climate change.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:00
Concerns over possible coastal habitat changes on military bases prompt a government-funded, multi-year study of Onslow County’s New River.

Harvey and the future of energy.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:00
The flooding that overwhelmed much of Houston last week didn't spare the energy industry. Instead, it provided an argument for a more electrified and decentralized future.

Activists hope upcoming defense bill could alert Trump to climate change's threat to national security.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 06/09/2017 - 14:00
The administration's argument against fighting climate change may be at odds with its national security stance.

Four radical plans to save civilization from climate change.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 14:00
In his scorching new book, A Farewell to Ice, Peter Wadhams, head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the University of Cambridge, presents a slew of radical—and sometimes theoretical—ways to save civilization.

Cod and haddock go north due to warming UK seas, as foreign fish arrive.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 04/09/2017 - 14:00
Britain must prepare itself for invasions of growing numbers of foreign sea creatures attracted by our warming waters, a new report has warned.

How Energy East pipeline could avoid Canada’s climate test.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 31/08/2017 - 14:00
The National Energy Board has orders to consider upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions for TransCanada's Energy East pipeline. But is it really a done deal?

Harvey's toll on energy industry shows a Texas vulnerability.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 14:00
For years, much of the nation’s refinery capacity and chemical production have been concentrated along the swamps and narrow inlets of the Gulf of Mexico, risking devastation in a monster storm. Enter Harvey.

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