Facing calls to resign, World Bank’s Malpass changes answer on climate crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Under pressure to resign for declining to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday it was clear greenhouse emissions are causing climate change and defended his record as bank chief … Read more

EU plans to upgrade its Paris Agreement climate target – document

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The European Union plans to raise its target to tackle global warming under the Paris climate agreement, although the upgrade is unlikely to happen in time for this year’s UN climate summit, according to a draft document seen by Reuters . … Read more

Biden administration denies Cheniere’s request to sidestep LNG pollution rule

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday it has denied a request from leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG.A) to exempt turbines at its two US Gulf Coast terminals from a hazardous pollution rule. The … Read more

Why Arctic wildfires are releasing more carbon than ever

Sept 8 (Reuters) – Smoke from hundreds of wildfires darkened skies over the Alaskan Interior this summer, with the state experiencing its fastest start to the fire season on record amid hot and dry conditions. Tens of thousands of lightning strikes ignited the majority of active fires, according to the Bureau of Land Management Alaska … Read more

US is seriously underestimating the consequences of CO2 – study

A police officer drives past a refinery in the industrial east end in Pasadena, Texas, US, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Loren Elliott Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) – The US government is drastically underestimating the social cost of carbon dioxide emissions, which is 3.6 times higher than the … Read more

Analysis: China no closer to peak coal despite record renewable capacity additions

Imported coal is seen lifted by cranes from a coal cargo ship onto a truck at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Though China is aiming to roll out record amounts of renewable capacity this year … Read more

Landfills around the world release a lot of methane – study

Garbage is seen collected from an area which used to be a landfill and will be diverted into a green park, in Zakho, district of Dohuk, Iraq January 22, 2020. Picture taken January 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ari Jalal Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Decomposing food waste is … Read more

Analysis: Climate change, scarcity chip away at degrowth taboo

Fifty years since advent of degrowth theory Long shunned, receives new attention Climate change focuses debate on cutting consumption Aug 8 (Reuters) – Degrowth – the idea that a finite planet cannot sustain ever-increasing consumption – is about the closest you can get to a heresy in economics, where growth is widely held as the … Read more

Exclusive: Biden EPA to tackle coal industry carbon with rules on other pollutants

GUAYAMA, Puerto Rico, July 29 (Reuters) – The US Environmental Protection Agency plans to use new limits on traditional pollutants like ozone and coal ash to help encourage the retirement of the nation’s remaining coal-fired power plants, after the Supreme Court limited the agency’s ability to impose sweeping climate regulations, according to EPA chief Michael … Read more

Coal industry is ‘delusional’, South Africa climate change official says

A Transnet Freight Rail train is seen next to tons of coal mined from the nearby Khanye Colliery mine, at the Bronkhorstspruit station, in Bronkhorstspruit, around 90 kilometers north-east of Johannesburg, South Africa, April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/ /File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, July 27 (Reuters) – The … Read more