Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMAustralia’s big four banks invested three times as much in global fossil fuels as they did in clean energy in 2016, despite pledging to help Australia transition to a low carbon economy. [News Source]
Big Australian banks invest $7bn more in fossil fuels than renewables, says report.
Caribbean awaits Trump moves on climate funding, Paris deal.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMCaribbean leaders worry that with climate change sceptic Donald Trump in the White House, it will be more difficult for small island developing states facing the brunt of climate change to secure the financing necessary to adapt to and mitigate against it. [News Source]
Ethiopia looks to carbon trading as it gears up to be net carbon neutral by 2025.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMUnder Ethiopia’s Oromia Forested Landscape Program, the country’s region with highest concentration of biodiversity is on track to benefit from vital environmental protections. [News Source]
20 years ago, B.C. scientists warned of provincial impact of climate change.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMIn an age of freak storms, extreme heat and flooding, it can be difficult to remember a time when climate change wasn't a subject most people were familiar with. [News Source]
Fast growth coming for Northeast shale gas pipelines.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMA surge in pipeline capacity for natural gas in the U.S. Northeast this year and next is expected to boost profits for producers and help hold down prices for Midwest and East Coast buyers. [News Source]
Scottish wind farms provide enough power for four million homes – but industry warns of job losses.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMThe UK Government is refusing to allow wind and solar – the cheapest forms of electricity – to compete with fossil fuels for long-term power contracts. [News Source]
California won’t meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing density in its cities.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMEfforts to meet bold new climate change goals put in place last year will come up short, warn state regulators, without dramatic changes to how Californians live and travel. [News Source]
Celebrating New York maple syrup season.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMIf something isn't done to reverse the trend of climate change, experts predict there may not be any maple trees left in the Northeast in the next 100 years. [News Source]
Floating hospitals treat those impacted by rising seas.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMIn parts of Bangladesh, flooding makes it impossible to build permanent hospitals. But that doesn’t mean people can’t get healthcare. [News Source]
Science seeks to slice bread’s climate impact.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMIt may be a staple of many national diets, but bread’s climate impact, mainly through its dependence on fertilizers, is massive, researchers find. [News Source]
The Everglades’ superpower: Absorbing CO2.
Monday March 06th 2017, 9:00 AMThe Everglades’ mangrove forests suck up a lot of carbon dioxide. [News Source]