Nord Stream to Dump Unprecedented Methane Gas Levels But May Not Have ‘Major’ Effect, Experts Claim Nord Stream to Dump Unprecedented Methane Gas Levels But May Not Have ‘Major’ Effect, Experts Claim Nord Stream to Dump Unprecedented Methane Gas Levels But May Not Have ‘Major’ Effect, Experts Claim On Thursday, NATO issued a strong statement on the Nord Stream breaches in the Baltic Sea, calling the damage the result of … Read more

Climate Action Plans Could Help Address Injustice, Inequity in African Cities — Global Issues

Gina Ziervogel opinion by Gina Ziervogel (cape town, south africa) Thursday, September 29, 2022 Inter Press Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sep 29 (IPS) – Equity and justice feature prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th (IPCC) Assessment Report Working Group II, published in 2022. The report focuses on the impacts of climate … Read more

Join forces to prevent ‘food availability crisis’ urges FAO chief — Global Issues

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu told a meeting of agriculture ministers from the G20 industrialized nations in Bali, that with access to Ukrainian grain, cooking oils and other vital foodstuffs for the most vulnerable countries restricted by seven months of conflict, “we must must increase the resilience of global agrifood systems.” Grain Initiative, ‘an important step’ … Read more

Hurricanes and cyclones bring misery to millions, as Ian makes landfall in the US — Global Issues

The two tropical cyclones came quick on the heels of Hurricane Fiona, which caused deadly flooding in the Caribbean and was the strongest storm on record to hit Canada. Typhoon Nanmadol, prompted the evacuation of nine million people in Japan. Fingerprints of climate change The World Meteorological Organization has remembered that climate change is expected … Read more

Hard Hit By Climate Change, Villagers Raise a Forest on Their Own — Global Issues

The villagers work in a forest they planted to save themselves from the ravages of climate change. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPS by Umar Manzoor Shah Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Inter Press Service Sep 28 (IPS) – Some ten years ago, Sheemanto Chatri, a 39-year-old farmer hailing from India’s northeastern state of Meghalaya, was reeling with … Read more

Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by installing solar panels on their roofs. So why aren’t more of them doing it?

CNN  —  As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls. The rooftops and parking lot space available at retail giants like Walmart, Target and Costco is massive. And these … Read more

IQAir report shows the best and worst places for air quality in 2021

CNN — Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report. The report by IQAir, a company that tracks global air quality, found that average annual air pollution in every country — and 97% of cities — exceeded the World Health Organization’s air quality guidelines, which were designed … Read more

EV drivers in Britain see jump in public charging cost

The UK has laid out plans to ramp up the number of electric vehicles on its roads over the next few years. Coldsnowstorm | E+ | Getty Images Electric car drivers in the UK have seen the cost of using a public, “rapid” charger on a pay-as-you-go tariff rise by 42% since May, according to … Read more

Sindhs Faulty Drain Cannot Cope With Climate-Induced Deluge — Global Issues

A family evacuated from the floods has not received the promised tents or mosquito nets. Credit: Altaf Hussain Jamali/IPS by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Sunday, September 25, 2022 Inter Press Service Karachi, Sep 25 (IPS) – Last week, for at least six days, hundreds of flood-affected villagers from around the outskirts of Pangrio, a sleepy town … Read more

Electric vehicle (EV) sales set to hit an all-time high in 2022, IEA says

Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an “all-time high” this year. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is … Read more