The UAE Isn’t Ditching Oil For Renewables Just Yet

The UAE Isn’t Ditching Oil For Renewables Just Yet

The UAE has no plans to curb its oil production in favor of renewables, with the country’s climate minister pointing to strong global demand as a driver for greater crude output. As one of the few countries with the potential to increase its oil output, the UAE is continuing to boost its production in line … Read more

Alabama fish removed from endangered species list after population recovers

Alabama fish removed from endangered species list after population recovers

Federal wildlife officials are removing a small Alabama fish from the Endangered Species List, saying the fish is “no longer in danger of extinction.” The US Fish and Wildlife Service officially delisted the snail darter this week, removing the small, bottom-dwelling freshwater fish from the list of the country’s most imperiled wildlife. The Fish and … Read more

How Yolo County leaders are transforming their landfill process

How Yolo County leaders are transforming their landfill process

Methane gas is one of the most potent greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, landfills are the third-largest source of human-related methane emissions in the United States. That methane gets produced as organic waste from things like food, plant material and sewage is broken down by bacteria in the soil. … Read more

Government poised to scrap nature ‘Brexit bonus’ for farmers | farming

The government is to scrap the “Brexit bonus” which would have paid farmers and landowners to enhance nature, in what wildlife groups are calling an “all-out attack” on the environment, the Observe can reveal. Instead, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) sources disclosed, they are considering paying landowners a yearly set sum for … Read more

Fonterra restructures law risks pushing up emissions and diminishing freshwater quality, environment commissioner warns

Fonterra restructures law risks pushing up emissions and diminishing freshwater quality, environment commissioner warns

A proposed law change bolstering Fonterra’s dominant market position risks increasing climate and freshwater pollution, the environment watchdog says, and should be paused until more analysis is done. The Government appears to be unmoved by those concerned, however, and says it does not plan to look into the potential environmental impacts before the law change … Read more

King Charles III appears to signal an end to climate change activism

King Charles III appears to signal an end to climate change activism

Climate Change. Get the latest. Outspoken about the “existential” threat posed by climate change when he was Prince of Wales, King Charles III on Friday seemed to signal an effective end to his decades-long public advocacy for lowering greenhouse gas emissions, which are warming global temperatures. In his first speech as king, Charles pledged to … Read more

UK official: Don’t be squeamish over drinking reused sewage water

UK official: Don’t be squeamish over drinking reused sewage water

Comment on this story How People need to become “less squeamish” about drinking water that is derived from wastewater, the head of Britain’s Environment Agency says, as a way to tackle water shortages and increasingly severe droughts. The idea of ​​recycling wastewater for human consumption — once the realm of dystopian sci-fi films — is … Read more

Crucial illegal road threatens Amazon rainforest

Crucial illegal road threatens Amazon rainforest

An illegal dirt road ripping through protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon is now just a few miles shy of connecting two of the worst areas of deforestation in the region, according to satellite images and accounts from people familiar with the area. If the road is completed it will turn a large area of … Read more