Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday it is building a second commercial sized plant in Iceland. When fully operational in 18 to 24 months time, the plant will capture and store 36,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide. That’s a … Read more

Bangladesh Flood Victims Cry for Relief — Global Issues

Relief workers bring supplies to stranded communities following devastating floods in Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Jun 28 (IPS) – After losing everything in the recent devastating flood that swept the northeastern districts in Bangladesh, pregnant mother Joynaba Akter, her three children and her … Read more

NATO outlines climate strategy amid Russia’s war in Ukraine

A naval exercise led by US Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by the NATO Naval Striking and Support Forces, in the Baltic Sea on June 6, 2022. Russia’s onslaught in Ukraine is almost certain to eclipse other security concerns at NATO’s Madrid summit this week. Jonathan Nackstrand | afp | Getty Images The super-polluting military … Read more

Climate Hypocrisy Ensures Global Warming — Global Issues

opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (sydney and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 (IPS) – Rich country governments claim the high moral ground on climate action. But many deny their far greater responsibility for both historic and contemporary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, once acknowledged … Read more

G-7 nations face threat of Russia shutting down more gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a toast as he takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call, in Moscow on June 23, 2022. Mikhail Metzel | AFP | Getty Images The Group of 7 nations need to brace for a complete shutdown of Russian gas pipelines in the near … Read more

The housing market slowdown is showing up in shipping data from China

Spending cutbacks by the consumer already led to a decrease in Chinese manufacturing orders by US importers of 20-30%, as recently reported by CNBC, and more recent data from US shippers shows the housing market slowdown is now showing up in the Asian supply chain date too. “We are seeing the impact and slowdown across … Read more

Nairobi Just Added More to Montreal’s Plate — Global Issues

A placard on display at activists’ demonstration outside the 4th meeting of the CBD Working Group at the UNEP headquarter in Nairobi. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS by Stella Paul (nairobi) Monday, June 27, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Jun 27 (IPS) – As the last working group meeting of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Agenda concluded … Read more

Healthy Planet Needs Ocean Action from Asian and Pacific Countries — Global Issues

opinion by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana (bangkok, thailand) Monday, June 27, 2022 Inter Press Service Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaIf done right ocean action will also be climate action but this will require working in concert on a few fronts. First, we must invest in and support science and technology to produce key solutions. Strengthening science-policy interfaces to … Read more

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods on energy transition, gas prices

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods warns that an abrupt transition to renewable energy will cause society to “pay a high price.” The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is currently nearly $5, causing strife for all drivers, according to AAA. In an interview with CNBC’s David Faber, Woods cautioned against a government policy … Read more

‘Tigger come back’: B.C. house cat chases black bear out of family’s yard

A North Vancouver house cat named Tigger is making TikTok headlines for winning a face-off with a black bear much larger than him. Gavin and Cameron Sturrock are rarely done by their two-year-old Bengal cat’s behavior. Tigger is known for deterring dogs in their Canyon Heights neighbourhood, sparring with his feline brother Taz — even … Read more