Zimbabwe’s industries are beginning to turn to solar panels and battery storage systems to keep business humming during lengthy power cuts. But the switch has faced a range of obstacles, from the still substantial price tag to theft of the batteries.
Highly toxic chemicals, posing dire risks to human health, have been found in dangerous concentrations in free-range chicken eggs in Indonesian communities where plastic waste accumulates. Plastic scrap is entering Indonesia through recycling imports, primarily from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, UK, and the US.
Medicins Sans Frontiers is using GIS mapping technology and a mobile phone app as key tools to combat the virus and plan their work. The technology allows health workers to identify dengue hotspots and direct prevention and awareness-raising campaigns to the most-affected areas.
The EIB, the biggest multilateral lender in the world, will stop funding fossil fuel projects at the end of 2021. The policy raises new risks for the gas industry, aiming to provide a cleaner alternative to coal and oil.
IBM said on Thursday it will launch a new weather forecasting system which will be able to predict conditions up to 12 hours in advance and cover parts of the world which have not had access to such detailed data.
China’s emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from its energy sector are expected to increase this year and next, driven by rising oil and gas consumption instead of by coal, a team of industry experts warned.
“Australia and Canada are countries that are not known for good climate work. Greenhouse gas emissions per capita are among the highest in the world,” Riksbank’s Deputy Governor Martin Floden said on Wednesday.
Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness.
A Harvard study shows that countries with higher CO2 emissions and more air pollution, such as India, China, and areas in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, achieve greater climate and health benefits per megawatt of renewable energy installed than those operating in areas such as North America, Brazil, and parts of Europe.
The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research.