Saudi Aramco launches largest shale gas development outside U.S.

WNM | Feb 25, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Saudi Aramco is launching the biggest shale gas development outside of the United States to boost domestic gas supply and end the burning of oil at its power generation plants, Chief Executive Officer Amin Nasser told Reuters.

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby

WNM | Feb 24, 2020 at 1:10 AM

As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.

In Mexico’s cradle of corn, climate change leaves its mark

WNM | Feb 23, 2020 at 12:44 AM

Agricultural experts predict parts of Mexico will feel the effects of climate change more than many countries, not least because its location between two oceans and straddling the Tropic of Cancer expose it to weather volatility.

Coronavirus poses risks to fragile recovery in global economy

WNM | Feb 22, 2020 at 12:05 AM

The coronavirus epidemic has already disrupted economic growth in China and a further spread to other countries could derail a “highly fragile” projected recovery in the global economy in 2020, the IMF warned.