Shipping & Climate Change

Global warming is threatening Alaska's prized wedding flower.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 14:00
Business is booming for the state’s peony growers. Will climate change ruin things?

Canada to consider indirect emissions for TransCanada Energy East pipe.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 14:00
The review of TransCanada Corp's proposed Energy East pipeline will consider its indirect greenhouse gas contributions, Canada's National Energy Board regulator said on Wednesday, expanding the scope of the assessment.

The world eyes yet another unconventional source of fossil fuels.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 21/08/2017 - 14:00
Vast quantities of methane hydrates — frozen deposits of natural gas on the sea floor — exist worldwide. But as experimental drilling moves forward, many experts question the wisdom of exploiting a costly, environmentally risky trove of fossil fuels that will accelerate global warming.

Swiss, EU move closer to linking emissions trading systems.

Environmental Health News - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 14:00
Switzerland and the European Union have moved closer to linking their carbon emissions trading systems after the European Commission and Swiss government gave their backing for a deal.

Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana.

Environmental Health News - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 14:00
A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits.

Suniva solar tariff case could throttle a thriving industry.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 15/08/2017 - 14:00
Two bankrupt solar panel manufacturers are asking the U.S. government for tariffs on imports, imports U.S. solar installers rely on. It's already having an impact.

From spectacular vistas to the pits: A decades-long public land battle continues in the California desert.

Environmental Health News - Mon, 07/08/2017 - 14:00
Plans to construct a hydropower project next to Joshua Tree National Park continue the long battle over Eagle Mountain.

Estonia cuts carbon emissions by planting peat bogs.

Environmental Health News - Fri, 04/08/2017 - 14:00
In Estonia, dried-out peat bogs are big carbon emitters. The government wants to reverse that.

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