CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

From the Covid-19 pandemic and supply chain shocks to rising inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, governments and businesses around the world are attempting to tackle and solve major crises — many of them interlinked — on multiple fronts. Against this challenging backdrop, energy markets have been roiled, with gas and oil prices surging and … Read more

Court rules Australian minister has no climate duty of care

Court rules Australian minister has no climate duty of care

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday overturned a groundbreaking ruling that Australia’s environment minister had a duty to protect younger people against climate change. Three Federal Court judges ruled for a variety of reasons that the court should not impose on Environment Minister Sussan Ley a duty of care. Eight Australian teenagers … Read more

Hydropower eyes bigger energy role, less environmental harm

Hydropower eyes bigger energy role, less environmental harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — In southwestern Pennsylvania, eight locks and dams that for decades helped barges move goods along the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers will in a few years also generate enough power for 75,000 homes. Rye Development, a Boston-based hydropower company, is retrofitting the dams with turbines to generate electricity and says the upgraded … Read more

Iconic African game to be focused at world wildlife conference

Iconic African game to be focused at world wildlife conference

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Iconic African wildlife such as elephants, big cats and rosewood trees will be central to discussions of the World Wildlife Conference slated for Panama later this year. The standing meeting of the UN wildlife trade body, called the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which met all of last week … Read more

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average. Weather stations in Antarctica shattered records Friday as the region near autumn. The two-mile high (3,234 meters) Concordia … Read more