‘They’re everywhere’: Microplastics in oceans, air and human body

BREATHING PLASTICS FOR YEARS In 2021, researchers found microplastics in maternal and fetal placental tissue, raising “great concern” about possible consequences on the developing fetus. But concern is not the same as proven risk. “If you ask a scientist if there is a negative effect, he or she will say ‘I don’t know,’” said Bart … Read more

Can Canadian gas exports really help Europe in the midst of the current war?

Canada’s offer to send natural gas to Europe to reduce reliance on Russian fuel is technically unfeasible and incompatible with commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, energy experts say. Although Canada currently has no liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said last month that direct shipments could begin in as … Read more

New law allows local governments to ban smoking on beaches – CBS Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – A bill that allows local governments the authority to ban smoking on beaches was signed into law Friday. Before the new law, cities could only enforce trash on the beach. Now they can designate smoking areas and fine people for throwing butts in the sand. READ MORE: Local … Read more

UK startup Tevva launches hydrogen electric truck

UK-based startup Tevva launched a hydrogen-electric heavy-duty vehicle on Thursday, becoming the latest company to make a move in a sector attracting interest from multinationals such as Daimler Truck and Volvo. According to Tevva, which says it has raised $140 million in funding, its vehicle will have a range of up to 310 miles, or … Read more

Russian and Chinese designs in 87% of new nuclear reactors: IEA chief

A visitor (right) learns about the huaneng high-temperature gas-cooled reactor model at the 2021 China International Nuclear Power Industry and Equipment Exhibition in Yantai, Shandong province, China, 19 October 2021. Future publications | Future publications | fake images Nuclear power could be a dominant player in the next-generation clean energy landscape, but that will require … Read more

IPBES Strengthens Private Sector Support for Biodiversity Science: Global Issues

River and mountain in the interior of Dominica. IPBES’ collaboration with the private sector funds research and evidence that helps companies make better-informed decisions to protect biodiversity. Credit: JAK/IPS by Alison Kentishdominican) Friday, July 01, 2022 Inter Press Service DOMINICA, Jul 01 (IPS) – As the world faces a biodiversity crisis, the Intergovernmental Platform on … Read more

US Supreme Court Limits Government Powers to Curb Greenhouse Gases

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the government’s key environmental agency cannot issue broad limits on greenhouse gases, dramatically reducing the power of President Joe Biden’s administration to combat climate change. By a 6-3 majority, the high court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency did not have the power to set caps on emissions … Read more

Supreme Court Limits EPA Authority to Set Climate Standards for Power Plants

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired power plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | fake images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas … Read more

EU nations reach agreement to eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035 – National

European Union countries reached a deal after tough talks that lasted into early Wednesday to back tougher climate rules that would eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035. The 27 EU members reached an agreement on the draft law aimed at reducing the EU’s greenhouse gases by at least 55% in 2030 compared to … Read more

Europe’s plans to replace Russian gas are seen as “wildly optimistic” and could hurt its economy.

A drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters The European Union’s best chance to replace Russian gas imports this year is likely to miss the mark, analysts predict, putting further pressure on the region’s economy. The EU plans to replace two-thirds of Russian gas imports by the end … Read more