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Climate damage by EU’s potential substitute gas supplier assessed

A compressor station at the Hassi R’Mel gas field in Algeria has been leaking large quantities of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, for nearly four decades, scientists from Valencia Polytechnic University have warned after analyzing satellite data. The results of the study risk complicating the EU’s climate goals as Algeria …

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UN chief calls for climate Marshall Plan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a moratorium on the use of oil, gas, and coal in favor of renewable energy, arguing that humanity must “end fossil fuel pollution and accelerate the renewable energy transition, before we incinerate our only home” in pre-recorded remarks released on Wednesday to coincide …

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Climate change may cause future pandemics – study

At least 15,000 new species-to-species viral transmissions could take place over the next 50 years, as global warming drives wild animals to migrate toward human territory, according to a study published on Thursday. Researchers warned that these animals could spread diseases like SARS, Ebola, or Zika to humans, with Africa …

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Climate group bans musician for wearing dreadlocks

Folk-pop singer Ronja Maltzahn, who was slated to perform at an upcoming climate strike in Hanover, has been barred from attending unless she changes her haircut,as organizers claim it is “indefensible” to have a “white person with dreadlocks” on their stage. The Hanover chapter of the German climate youth organization …

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Greta Thunberg blasts portrayal of Joe Biden as ‘climate leader’

Speaking to the Washington Post, Greta Thunberg has condemned President Biden for overseeing fossil fuel infrastructure expansion across the US despite having set ambitious climate goals that would see it hit net zero by 2050. The wide-ranging interview saw Thunberg address international efforts to tackle climate change in the wake …

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Russia explains why it vetoed climate change resolution at UN

The UNSC voted on the draft resolution, tabled by temporary members Ireland and Niger, on Monday. The proposal, co-sponsored by over 100 nations, called upon the UN secretary-general to make climate-related risks “a central component” of conflict prevention, while “incorporating information on the security implications of climate change” to make …

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US govt asks communities to host nuclear waste to meet Biden climate agenda

The department announced the move in a statement on Tuesday, requesting feedback from communities on a “consent-based siting process” that will be used to identify new storage locations for nuclear waste, with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm noting the project could mean “jobs” and “new infrastructure” in the towns selected. “Hearing …

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Climate protesters shut down world’s largest coal port

Blockade Australia, a climate group focused on “strategic direct action,” declared that two of its members had clambered atop equipment at the Port of Newcastle and stopped work there late on Tuesday night, sharing footage captured by the activists as they suspended themselves from a large loading machine. “Zianna and …

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