Shipping & Climate Change

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Ten days before Harvey hit, the President rescinded a 2015 executive order requiring public-infrastructure projects in flood-prone areas to be designed with sea-level rise in mind.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.

Rising temperatures may limit aircraft takeoffs globally.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 30/08/2017 - 14:00
Rising temperatures due to global warming may ground up to a third of airplanes worldwide in the decades to come, according to a recently published analysis by Columbia University.

The rush to exploit the Arctic.

Environmental Health News - Sun, 27/08/2017 - 14:00
The passage of a specially built Russian tanker carrying liquefied natural gas through the warming Arctic without an icebreaker escort marks a critical milestone in a centuries-old yearning for a shorter, faster route between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 14:00
A Russian tanker has travelled through the northern sea route in record speed and without an icebreaker escort for the first time, highlighting how climate change is opening up the high Arctic.

Coal in decline: Adani in question and Australia out of step.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 25/08/2017 - 14:00
India and China are shifting away from coal imports and coal-fired power while a mega-mine is planned for Queensland. Where does this leave coal in Australia?

How does clean coal work?

Environmental Health News - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 14:00
Capturing carbon dioxide and sending it below the Earth's surface, explained.


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