Tags: climate action

COVID 19 Effect: Ground level ozone is increasing says a study

Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant — ground-level ozone — has increased in China, according to new research. Two new studies in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters find nitrogen dioxide pollution over northern China, Western Europe and the U.S. decreased […]

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NREL announces Cleantech Innovators at 2020 Virtual Industry Growth Forum

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized three top cleantech innovators as it wrapped up the 25th anniversary edition of the NREL Industry Growth Forum (IGF). This year’s IGF was an all-virtual event held at a time when innovation in all forms is a national priority. The winners were selected from […]

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Tyre industry pushes back against evidence of plastic pollution

A growing body of scientific research linking tyre wear to microplastic pollution, as well as increasing scrutiny from lawmakers in the European Union (EU), has led the $180 billion-a-year tyre industry to fight back. The companies have stepped up lobbying with EU lawmakers weighing tougher regulations on tyre wear, according to lawmakers and LobbyFacts.eu, a […]

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Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change – UN weather agency chief

An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. “This drop of emissions of six per cent, that’s unfortunately (only) short-term good news”, said Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]

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SAS, IIASA Call for Crowd-Driven Artificial Intelligence to Help Track Deforestation

This Earth Day, SAS and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are implementing the next generation of crowd-driven artificial intelligence (AI) to help power AI algorithms designed to help us better understand our planet. IIASA is an independent, international research institute that is known for its expertise in systems analysis and providing policy solutions and […]

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Renewable energy can support resilient and equitable recovery :Report

Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050, finds the first Global Renewables Outlook released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total energy investment up to USD 130 trillion, […]

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Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

The Covid-19 pandemic could be a dry run for future impacts of climate change, with challenging and unprecedented situations requiring rapid and aggressive responses worldwide. A proactive approach to climate change aimed at minimizing such impacts will inevitably involve significant cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and investment in more resilient infrastructure. Although current global […]

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COVID 19 effect- while Homo sapiens are locked, wilds moves freely in India (pics and videos)

While the nature is rejuvenating amid the Covid-19 outbreak, and almost all homo sapiens are staying inside their houses due to the lockdown. People are practicing social distancing now. One the busy streets of metropolitan cities have now become empty and pollution. Apparently, many wild animals have taken down the streets and have been spotted […]

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PM Modi’s #9PM9Minute lights-out call went well, but we did it wrong again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged people to switch off the lights at their homes and light up lamps, candles or mobile phone torches for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday to show country’s solidarity to defeat coronavirus. The event of 9 minutes light off at 9 pm on Sunday went off well […]

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Volkswagen gearing up to hire climate activist to scrutinize policies

Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess plans to hire a climate campaigner to shake up the German automaker’s efforts to fight pollution and help provide a much-needed kick-start toward becoming greener. “We have so many ideas, but they take too long to implement in our big organization, so I need someone really aggressive internally,” […]

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