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Environment

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Green Hydrogen Commissioner responds to environmental assessment call

Following a call by the Namibian Chamber of Environment on the government, Germany, and the European Union to commission an independent and transparent strategic environmental assessment of the green hydrogen sector, warning that projects in the Tsau ||Khaeb National Park could harm its integrity, biodiversity, and landscape. We contacted Green Hydrogen Commissioner James Mnyupe to discuss how his office plans to address the concerns. Mnyupe says the Environment Ministry will […]

todayMay 23, 2024 67

Environment

UN Chief calls for action to protect biodiversity and combat climate change

One million species now under threat, and humanity is to blame, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has warned, in a call to protect the plants, animals, microorganisms and more, that sustain all life on Earth. Pollution, climate chaos, habitat loss and exploitation of nature have pushed a million plant and animal species to the brink of extinction. Guterres called on developed countries to invest in biodiversity and climate action […]

todayMay 23, 2024 17

Environment

Heat waves can be deadly for older adults: An aging global population and rising temperatures mean millions are at risk

Older adults face health risks from high heat for many reasons, including medications. AP Photo/Manu Fernandez     By Deborah Carr, Boston University; Enrica De Cian, Ca' Foscari University of Venice; Giacomo Falchetta, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and Ian Sue Wing, Boston University     A deadly heat wave gripped large regions of Asia for weeks in April and May 2024. As temperatures climbed past 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius) […]

todayMay 23, 2024 25

Environment

Are some routes more prone to air turbulence? Will climate change make it worse? Your questions answered

Trinity Moss/Unsplash     By Doug Drury, CQUniversity Australia     A little bit of turbulence is a common experience for air travellers. Severe incidents are rare – but when they occur they can be deadly. The recent Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 from London to Singapore shows the danger. An encounter with extreme turbulence during normal flight left one person dead from a presumed heart attack and several others badly injured. […]

todayMay 23, 2024 24

Africa

Sweet sorghum is a hardy, nutritious, biofuel crop that offers solutions in drought-hit southern Africa

Sweet sorghum ripening in Rwanda. Ari Beser/Getty Images       By Hamond Motsi, Stellenbosch University     The southern African region is battling with drought at present. This is the result of El Niño, a natural climate cycle characterised by changes in Pacific Ocean temperatures. It has effects on global weather patterns, particularly rainfall and temperature. The drought has hit the region’s agricultural productivity hard. Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe have […]

todayMay 23, 2024 6

Environment

Chamber of Environment calls for green hydrogen assessment

The Namibian Chamber of Environment has urged the Namibian and German governments, along with the EU, to commission an independent environmental assessment of the green hydrogen sector. They warn that green hydrogen projects in the Tsau ||Khaeb National Park could harm its integrity, biodiversity, landscape, and future tourism. Here is NCE CEO Dr. Chris Brown. The Chamber of Environment is an umbrella Association that provides a forum and mouthpiece for the […]

todayMay 22, 2024 26

Environment

Why you shouldn’t take pebbles from the beach – here’s the science

Mr.Teerapong Kunkaeo / shutterstock     By Joseph Earl, Lancaster University and Suzana Ilic, Lancaster University   Cumberland Council in the north of England has announced that people taking pebbles from beaches will now face fines of up to £1,000. Many people found the announcement frustrating, but preventing erosion is critical, as research shows. For many people, visiting the beach brings back joyful childhood memories. It is easy to forget that […]

todayMay 22, 2024 12

Business / Economics

Top brands buy Amazon carbon credits from suspected timber laundering scam

An analysis of two carbon credit projects in the Brazilian Amazon has found that they may be connected to illegal timber laundering. Prior to the analysis, forest management plans had already been suspended in the areas over the same issue. The projects belong to Ricardo Stoppe Jr., known as the biggest individual seller of carbon credits in Brazil, who has made millions of dollars selling these credits to companies like […]

todayMay 22, 2024 11

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