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  • UN Chief calls for Climate Ambition summit on Sep 20 2023 in New York

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a summit on climate ambition on September 20, 2023 in New York. The summit will aim to accelerate action on climate change and net zero goals.

  • Thar Desert could turn green by the end of the century

    A study suggests that the Thar Desert in India could turn green by the end of the century due to climate change. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the Thar Desert is expected to receive more rainfall as the climate warms, which could lead to the growth of vegetation.

  • "UAE, Host of Cop28 Climate Summit, Concealed Methane Emissions and Set Dubious Targets, Undermining Credibility"

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE), set to host the vital Cop28 UN climate summit in December, has been exposed for failing to report its methane emissions to the UN for nearly ten years, according to an investigation by The Guardian. The country's state-owned oil company, Adnoc, headed by CEO Sultan Al Jaber, who will lead the climate summit, has also been criticized for setting an elevated methane leak reduction target, contradictory to its purported achievements. The revelations are particularly damaging as the UAE plans a significant expansion of oil and gas production, despite scientific advice to the contrary.

  • Advocates Urge Strategies to Minimize Environmental and Human Toll in Energy Transition

    Campaigners are urging the Scottish Government to develop a comprehensive strategy that curbs the demand for materials required in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. A newly released report, "Unearthing Injustice," commissioned by Friends of the Earth Scotland in collaboration with the London Mining Network, sheds light on the concerning environmental degradation and human rights abuses linked to the extraction of vital transition materials like lithium and steel.

  • "New North Sea Oil and Gas Licenses Threaten Marine Protection Areas"

    An investigation conducted jointly by NGOs Oceana and Uplift has raised concerns over the UK Government's plans to permit a series of offshore fossil fuel projects, with 40% of these developments falling within areas designated as off-limits. The analysis focused on potential oil and gas developments in the North Sea, revealing a significant risk of damage to critical marine ecosystems. The report highlighted the potential for harm to the North Norfolk Coast Special Protected Area, The Wash and North Norfolk Coast Special Area of Conservation, Shetland's Foula Special Protected Area, Liverpool Bay Special Protected Area, and Southern North Sea Special Protected Area. The threats posed include large-scale oil spills, frequent minor spills, microplastics, and destruction of seabed habitats.

  • Punjab could harness the Biomass potential to tackle climate change

    Punjab has significant potential for biomass to combat climate change. Biomass is organic material that can be used to produce energy. It can be derived from a variety of sources, including agricultural waste, wood, and animal manure.

  • "Revolutionizing Energy Storage: Supercapacitor Crafted from Cement, Water, and Carbon Black"

    In a groundbreaking development, engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a cutting-edge energy storage system using ancient and abundant materials. The innovative technology, called a supercapacitor, has the potential to revolutionize energy storage, particularly for renewable sources like solar, wind, and tidal power, by maintaining stable energy networks amid fluctuations in renewable energy supply.

  • "Exploring Earth Overshoot: Comparing Global Resource Consumption by Nation"

    As Earth Overshoot Day for 2023 passed on August 2nd, the intricacies of pinpointing the exact date when humanity exceeds the planet's regenerative capacity remain a challenge due to scientific and methodological complexities.

  • "Call for Improved Sustainability in Business Travel as Environmental Concerns Persist"

    Recent data reveals that despite the implementation of policies and guidelines, a significant number of employers are falling short in promoting environmentally conscious travel decisions among their workforce. The blame for the lack of transition to more sustainable travel options is being directed towards organizations, as employees believe that their employers hold the responsibility to facilitate and ensure eco-friendly travel choices, irrespective of potential costs.

  • "Addressing CO2 Emissions: Imperative for Electrifying Construction Machinery"

    The critical necessity of electrifying construction machinery is underlined by site equipment emits an equivalent amount of CO2 annually as the aviation sector, with excavators accounting for a staggering 50% of this emission.