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Air pollution link in 15% of global Covid-19 deaths

Researchers have found that, because ambient fine particulate air pollution aggravates comorbidities, it could play a factor in coronavirus fatalities The post Air pollution link in 15% of global Covid-19 deaths appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Public Health, Air Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Deaths, Openaccess, Top Six, Cardiovascular Research, Poor Air Quality, Coronavirus, Comorbidities, COVID-19, Endothelium, PM2.5. Thomas Munzel


Unions urge ALP to accept need for gas and back blue collar workers or face losing next election

Labor MPs told gas power is a necessary part of the transition to renewablesUnion officials have given Labor MPs a message that gas will be needed in the transition to renewable energy, and have urged them to defend blue collar workers in traditional industries or face losing another election.The leadership of the Australian Workers Union and the construction and mining union attended a briefing organised this week by Labor’s country caucus, which is run by the shadow resources minister Joel Fit...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Environment, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Anthony Albanese, Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Workers Union


BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

17m tonnes of carbon dioxide to be stored beneath the North Sea every yearAfter decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions.BP has set out plans to lead an alliance of energy companies in siphoning off the carbon dioxide from factory flues under new plans in which almost half the UK’s industrial emissions will be stored b...
Tags: Energy, Business, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, UK News, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Britain, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bp, North Sea, Carbon capture and storage (CCS


Why Biden calls Trump a 'climate arsonist' – video explainer

Humanity is said to have just 10 years left to start seriously tackling the climate crisis before passing the point of no return with multiple-degree temperature increases, rising sea levels and increasingly disastrous wildfires, hurricanes, floods and droughts predicted.Scientists say the US is far off the path of what is necessary for the nation and the world to avoid catastrophic global heating, particularly as in the past four years Donald Trump has shredded environmental protections for Ame...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Fossil Fuels, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Emily Holden, US elections 2020


Revealed: the full extent of Trump’s ‘meat cleaver’ assault on US wilderness

After four years of Trump, protected places such as national monuments and wildlife refuges have opened to oil drilling, new maps show – with more on the way Continue reading...
Tags: Utah, Environment, Oil, US, US news, Gas, US politics, National Parks, Fossil Fuels, Trump, Public Lands, Trump Administration


Trump says that if Biden is elected, seniors will have 'no air conditioning during the summer'

President Donald Trump campaigns in The Villages, Florida. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump said on Friday that Joe Biden's energy plans would result in seniors not having air conditioning in the summer. The president made his comment at The Villages, a sprawling central Florida retirement community dominated by Republicans. Trump is currently underperforming with seniors relative to his first presidential campaign based on multiple national and swing state polls. Tr...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Air Conditioning, America, Trends, Energy industry, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fossil Fuels, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020


'Kills all the birds': Trump and Biden spar over climate in TV debate – video

The closing moments of the final presidential debate focused on climate change. Joe Biden stressed the need to expand sources of renewable energy while again disputing Donald Trump’s claim that he intended to ban fracking, which he does not. 'I know more about wind than you do,' Trump retorted, drawing an exasperated laugh from Biden. 'It’s extremely expensive. Kills all the birds'Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix itSign up for Fight to Vot...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, US news, Fracking, US politics, Fossil Fuels, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


'Kills all the birds': Trump and Biden spar over climate stance in TV debate – video

The closing moments of the final presidential debate focused on climate change. Joe Biden stressed the need to expand sources of renewable energy while again disputing Donald Trump’s claim that he intended to ban fracking, which he does not. 'I know more about wind than you do,' Trump retorted, drawing an exasperated laugh from Biden. 'It’s extremely expensive. Kills all the birds'Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix itSign up for Fight to Vot...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Joe Biden, US news, Fracking, US politics, Fossil Fuels, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US elections 2020


China losing interest in Australian coal isn't about diplomacy - it's simply market dynamics | Alex Turnbull

We need to discuss how communities and workers in the coal sector will cope with China’s push for self-sufficiencyAustralian politicians have been selling the “dream” of coal for years, but it’s a dream that is about to be mugged by reality. China’s coal imports have been weak all year. Initially this was attributed to Covid but as China’s economy has resumed growth – and certainly growth in its energy-intensive sectors – coal imports have dropped sharply from all countries, not just Australia. ...
Tags: Energy, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian economy, Alex Turnbull


Airborne radioactivity increases downwind of fracking, study finds

Particles released by drilling could damage the health of nearby residents, say scientistsThe radioactivity of airborne particles increases significantly downwind of fracking sites in the US, a study has found.The Harvard scientists said this could damage the health of people living in nearby communities and that further research was needed to understand how to stop the release of the radioactive elements from under the ground. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, US, World news, Harvard, Gas, Fracking, Fossil Fuels


Nationals MP hails Narrabri gas project as win for community despite vocal opposition

Mark Coulton says the Santos project will benefit the entire country as the PM obfuscates on the cost of the ‘gas-led recovery’The Nationals frontbencher Mark Coulton has declared the controversial Narrabri gas project is a winner for his community, despite continuing opposition from landholders, environmentalists and Indigenous traditional owners.With coal seam gas development a divisive issue in regional Australia, the National Farmers Federation last week warned the Morrison government to tre...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, New South Wales, National party, Santos, Australian economy, Morrison, Narrabri, NFF, National Farmers Federation, NSW Farmers


China's carbon pledge will require complete inversion of its energy complex

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacityChina’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060.The pledge from the world’s biggest climate polluter is considered by environmentalists to be the most important step in tackling the climate crisis since the Paris Climate Agr...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, China, Environment, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations General Assembly, Paris Climate Agreement


China's carbon pledge requires it to put energy system into reverse

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacityChina’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060.The pledge from the world’s biggest climate polluter is considered by environmentalists to be the most important step in tackling the climate crisis since the Paris Climate Agr...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, China, Environment, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations General Assembly, Paris Climate Agreement


China's carbon pledge will require complete inversion of existing system

Country will need to kick addiction to coal and build eye-watering amount of wind and solar capacityChina’s President Xi Jinping stunned climate action observers in a speech at the United Nations general assembly last week with a pledge to reach “peak carbon” before 2030, and drive down emissions to virtually zero by 2060.The pledge from the world’s biggest climate polluter is considered by environmentalists to be the most important step in tackling the climate crisis since the Paris Climate Agr...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, China, Environment, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, United Nations General Assembly, Paris Climate Agreement


Will Labor drop climate policy before the next election? – Australian politics live podcast

Katharine Murphy talks to Joel Fitzgibbon, the member for Hunter, about Labor’s stance on climate and fossil fuel industries. They discuss Labor’s response to Scott Morrison’s push for a ‘gas-led recovery’, as well as Anthony Albanese’s potential as the next prime minister Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Australia news, Gas, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese, Hunter, Katharine Murphy, Joel Fitzgibbon, Coronavirus outbreak


Chad halts lake's world heritage status request over oil exploration

Exclusive: African state says it has agreements with oil companies in Lake Chad areaChad has asked to suspend an application for world heritage site status for Lake Chad to explore oil and mining opportunities in the region, it can be revealed.In a letter leaked to the Guardian, Chad’s tourism and culture minister wrote to Unesco, the body which awards the world heritage designation, asking to “postpone the process of registering Lake Chad on the world heritage list”. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Nigeria, Africa, Environment, Oil, World news, Unesco, Mining, Fossil Fuels, Oil Spills, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Lake Chad, Lake Chad areaChad, Guardian Chad


Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton on the government's bizarre gas plan

Scott Morrison has been talking about the importance of gas in Australia’s energy market since the beginning of the year – but his speech this week raised more questions than it answered. Katharine Murphy and Adam Morton explain how we got here and what it means for the country’s climate commitments Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor, Katharine Murphy, Adam Morton


States Are Closing Oil Rigs at an Alarming Rate

The pandemic has dramatically decreased demand for oil and gas, and a new analysis shows producers are responding to the dip. Companies are idling the tools that help them tap fossil fuels under the Earth, slowing exploration down. Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Oil Rigs, Abandoned Oil Rigs, Gas Rigs


New US government rule allows drilling in forested land

A new rule published by the U.S. government legalizes oil and gas drilling within forested land. This action threatens forest ecosystems, reversing decades of work to protect forested areas. For over 50 years, a public participation system has helped protect critical ecosystems and other natural resources. The U.S. has over 193 million acres of forested land spanning 47 states. Stakeholders with a strong interest in forest resources have helped defend this land. The stakeholders’ environmental r...
Tags: Design, News, US, Fossil Fuels, Drilling, Forests, Forest Service, Trump, Trump Administration


Trump administration rule seeks to make drilling easier on national forests

Proposal would eliminate key environmental reviews and public notice requirements, according to environmental advocatesThe Trump administration is proposing to make it easier for oil and gas companies to drill on US forest service lands.A proposed rule would eliminate key environmental reviews and public notice requirements, according to environmental advocates. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Oil, US, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Trump, Public Lands


Only one in 10 utility firms prioritise renewable electricity – global study

Vast majority of world’s electricity companies remain heavily invested in fossil fuelsOnly one in 10 of the world’s electric utility companies are prioritising investment in clean renewable energy over growing their capacity of fossil fuel power plants, according to research from the University of Oxford.The study of more than 3,000 utilities found most remain heavily invested in fossil fuels despite international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and some are actively expanding their ...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Climate Change, China, Germany, Russia, Environment, Renewable Energy, UK News, World news, Energy industry, US news, Gas, Asia Pacific, Coal


Maybe It's Time to Retire the Phrase 'Big Oil'

It’s been a week bookended with bad financial news for the oil and gas industry. It began with Exxon getting the boot from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and now comes news that energy companies are the tiniest piece of another venerable stock index, the S&P 500. These may be different indices, but they tell the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Stocks, Exxon, Big Oil, Crude Awakenings


UN secretary general urges India to swiftly turn away from coal

António Guterres tells country to stop building coal-fired power stations for sake of climateIndia must swiftly and permanently turn away from coal despite its need for cheap energy, the UN secretary general has urged, aiming to revive global action on the climate crisis as the world begins to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.António Guterres told a virtual audience on Friday morning that coal use must be phased out in India, with no new coal-fired power stations after this year, and that fo...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, India, Environment, World news, Air Pollution, South and Central Asia, Coal, Fossil Fuels, United Nations, Un, Antonio Guterres


What is a "Bomb Train" and why has the Trump administration legalized them?

From Rolling Stone: A new Trump administration rule relaxing guidelines that govern the transport of liquefied natural gas could create "bomb trains" with enough explosive power to level whole cities, environmental groups say. A coalition of organizations led by the nonprofit Earthjustice has sued the administration, challenging the rule, which is scheduled to go into effect on Monday.  Separately, 14 states and the District of Columbia are also suing the Trump administration to review the ru...
Tags: Post, News, Trains, Fossil Fuels, Explosions, Un, Natural Gas, District Of Columbia, Hiroshima, Trump, Environmental Disasters, Trainwreck, Earthjustice, Oil Industry, National Transportation Safety Board, CLEVELAND Ohio


Senate Democrats’ Climate Plan Is a Step in the Right Direction—Except for One Glaring Omission

Senate Democrats released a long-awaited climate plan on Tuesday, continuing the seemingly endless flurry of recent climate reports released by Democratic party members in recent weeks. The new 255-page report is as comprehensive as it is disappointing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, Fossil Fuels, Oil And Gas, Environmental Justice, Democratic Party, Fuck Fossil Fuels


Collinsville coal power plant will never proceed as renewables are cheaper, Liberal MPs say

Trent Zimmerman, Dave Sharma and Jason Falinski say feasibility study into Queensland plant should proceed but it doesn’t stack up economicallyLiberals who have been outspoken in their opposition to taxpayer funding of new coal projects predict a new power plant in north Queensland being championed by the Nationals will never proceed because there are cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives for energy generation.Ahead of a vote on a disallowance motion during the current parliamen...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, Liberal party, Canberra, National party, Guardian Australia, Collinsville, Trent Zimmerman


‘Next fire season is already upon us’: NSW to adopt all recommendations of bushfire inquiry report

Report finds climate change ‘clearly played a role’ in conditions that led up to Australia’s 2019-2020 fires, which were so extreme, traditional firefighting methods often failedLast summer’s bushfire disaster was so unusual that traditional firefighting methods, such as hazard reduction burning, failed in some instances, an inquiry into the crisis heard.The final report of the New South Wales bushfire inquiry, published on Tuesday, said the 2019-20 bushfire season brought fires in forested regi...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Fossil Fuels, Trees and forests, Wildfires, Natural disasters and extreme weather, New South Wales, New South Wales politics, Bushfires, Australia Weather


Revealed: how the gas industry is waging war against climate action

In a nationwide blitz, gas companies and their allies fight climate efforts that they consider an existential threat to their business When progressive Seattle decided last year to wipe out its climate pollution within the decade, the city council vote in favor was unsurprisingly unanimous, and the easiest first step on that path was clear.About one-third of the city’s climate footprint comes from buildings, in large part from burning “natural” gas for heating and cooking. Gas is a fossil fuel t...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, America, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Seattle


What Would Happen if We Burned All the Fossil Fuels?

Picture bogs swarming with plant-life, oceans teeming with life, dinosaurs roaming the Earth. Picture those plants and animals dying, and over the course of 300 million years, becoming coal, oil, and gas through a complex series of processes beneath the soil. Fast forward to the present and now see the vast,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Carbon Dioxide, Paleoclimate


'They deserve to be heard': Sick and dying coal ash cleanup workers fight for their lives

Hundreds of workers fell ill after cleaning up America’s largest industrial disaster without proper gear. At least 50 have died. Twelve years later, they’re still waiting for helpThis story was produced through a partnership between Southerly and the Guardian, with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.Doug Bledsoe opened his mouth to order sweet tea at the Ruby Tuesday in Powell, Tennessee, when he had his first seizure. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, America, US news, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Tennessee, Powell Tennessee, Doug Bledsoe