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President Emmanuel Macron: I will shut all coal-fired power stations by 2021

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); France will shut down all coal-fired power stations by 2021, President Emmanuel Macron said in an energetic speech to participants at Davos. President Macron said he wanted to...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commit a further €100 m to improve sustainable investments...

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Gates Foundation will contribute $50 million (€40.9 million) in financing, as well as an additional $12.5 million (€10.2 million) in technical assistance, to investment projects in...

Climate change to trigger more rain in Kenya’s Tana River Basin

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Rainfall in the Tana River Basin in Kenya — which has in recent years grappled with erratic weather — is likely to increase by up to 43...

Extreme Weather and Climate Change Among Top Risks Facing World – WEF

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Extreme weather events such as droughts, failure to reduce carbon emissions and build climate resilience, and natural disasters are among the top risks that pose a serious...

2017: warmest year on record without El Niño

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Provisional figures for global average near-surface temperatures confirm that last year, 2017, was the warmest year on record without the influence of warming from El Niño. When viewed...

Climate change: Prolonged drought to dim East Africa’s growth

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The confidence in the region’s three largest economies — Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda — will be determined by how they dust off the effects of two years...

Experts unveil breakthrough in polystyrene breakdown by mealworms

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Chinese experts recently published new discoveries showing that when mealworms are given supplemental nutrition they can break down polystyrene (PS) more quickly. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...

Study: Clean cooking leads to increased birth weight in newborns

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A new study has found that replacing traditional cookstoves that burn wood and kerosene with clean-burning ethanol cookstoves can have a positive impact on birth outcomes, further...

Climate Change to cause 250,000 additional deaths annually-Who is at risk?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Climate change is real. Sea levels are rising, glaciers are melting and precipitation patterns are changing. Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and frequent.

How Climate Change Could Make the Migrant Crisis Worse

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); By Justin Worland Scientists have for years cited extreme weather events connected to climate change as a contributing factor in the ongoing European migrant crisis. Drought and...