Australian elections: Where is climate change on the agenda? | Election News

Canberra, Australia – As southern Australia continues to recover from the devastation of the 2019-2020 ‘Black Summer’ bushfires, the cities of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) have just experienced devastating flooding. Some cities have even seen ‘once in 100 years’ flooding occur twice in a few weeks. In Lismore, a city in NSW of … Read more

How much open space is missing from Utah?

It’s Earth Day, a day to celebrate our world and support environmental protection. But how much of Earth’s green embrace is actually left? Utah, it turns out, lost about 713 square miles of natural and agricultural open space between 1982 and 2017, consumed by urban development and expansion driven by record rates of population growth. … Read more

Turkey draws up long-term strategy to combat climate change

The Turkish government is working on a long-term climate change strategy and action plan that will help the country meet its targets under the Paris Agreement. With the signing of the agreement, Turkey’s efforts to combat climate change are gaining further momentum. In light of these developments, the government hopes to complete the work on … Read more

Make Earth Day Great Again

Television host Padma Lakshmi poses for a selfie with a fan on April 19, 2015 at an Earth Day event sponsored by MorningStar Farms, a division of the Kellogg Company.Photo: Image of John Minchillo/AP for MorningStar Farms (AP) I know that Earth Day is April 22 because the company won’t stop emailing me about it. … Read more

Large-scale marine sanctuaries could protect coral reefs from climate change

Earth’s oceans are home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, but warming temperatures are causing many marine animals, including corals, to die. A new study on managing the impacts of climate change on these organisms says that more international collaboration is needed to ensure the future of more than 6,000 coral … Read more

France’s unprecedented drought suggests climate change is ‘spinning out of control’

Issued on: 11/05/2022 – 17:17 As global warming accelerates, the specter of drought haunts once-green French farmlands. Even now, before the start of summer, 15 administrative departments must limit water use while farmers warn that the current situation will adversely affect crop yields. Few people in France speak of this looming catastrophe – but all … Read more

Restoring mangroves to fight climate change in Africa

By Wanjohi Kabukuru | Associated Press MOMBASA, Kenya — In an effort to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, African countries are increasingly turning to mangrove restoration projects, with Mozambique the latest addition to the list of developing countries with large-scale mangrove initiatives. Mozambique follows efforts across the continent — including in … Read more

NEXT Renewable Fuels hosts Earth Day-inspired event at Clatskanie Elementary School | Washington

CLATSKANIE — Students dig fresh soil Tuesday morning as they plant lettuce, carrots, strawberries, flowers, and other plants in the garden of Clatskanie Elementary School. “It’s really about getting the kids on the ground,” said Natasha Parvey-Leskowich, community coordinator for NEXT Renewable Fuels Oregon, which organizes community learning events where they hope to one day … Read more

Climate change could increase risk of new infectious disease, study says

(AP) — Climate change will result in thousands of new viruses spreading among animal species by 2070 — and that is likely to increase the risk of emerging infectious diseases jumping from animals to humans, according to a new study. This is especially true for Africa and Asia, continents that have been hotspots for the … Read more

Earth Day starts at home | Local

Earth Day is Friday, April 22, a day to celebrate and protect our planet’s natural environment. The first Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970, when most Americans drove large cars powered by leaded gasoline V-8 engines. Most consumer goods end up in landfills. And many factories still emit black smoke and pollute rivers and … Read more