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Why Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Risky Coastal Development?

Why Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Risky Coastal Development?

Several factors, including government subsidies,…

The Environment / Global Warming

Kazakhstan's Nascent Auto Industry Thrives Amid Controversy

Jul 23, 2024 at 09:48 | Eurasianet

The Kazakh government has decided to keep a controversial fee in place for imported autos. Officials say the fee generates revenue for a recycling program that scraps durable…

Why Taxpayers Are Footing the Bill for Risky Coastal Development?

Jul 15, 2024 at 09:16 | Kurt Cobb

A reader of mine asked the following question in a recent email: If climate change is such a threat, how come U.S. coastal properties continue to rise in…

Why Adapting to Climate Change Will Be So Expensive

Jul 08, 2024 at 06:13 | Kurt Cobb

The climate change deniers frequently offer three contradictory responses as their position becomes more and more untenable in the face of mounting evidence, to wit: 1) There is no climate…

These Are the 21 Most Polluted Cities in the U.S.

May 17, 2024 at 08:52 | ZeroHedge

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution is responsible for 7 million deaths annually, and could cost the global economy between $18–25…

The World's Most Polluted Countries Revealed

Apr 19, 2024 at 10:12 | ZeroHedge

Almost the entire global population breathes air that exceeds the air quality limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO). In…

Transit Trade Growth Complicates Pollution Problem in Caucasus

Apr 17, 2024 at 09:24 | Eurasianet

Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan intend to spend millions of dollars in the coming years developing international trade corridors in the South Caucasus. While such investment may boost prosperity,…

Scientists Warn Gulf Stream Slowdown Could Begin as Early as 2025

Apr 15, 2024 at 08:51 | Kurt Cobb

There were two pieces of recent news which highlight why what was once most often referred to as global warming is now called climate change. Yes, the globe…

Central Asia's Air Quality Among Worst in the World

Apr 02, 2024 at 09:34 | Eurasianet

The air quality in Central Asian states is among the worst in the world, according to corporate study that measured pollution in over 130 countries around the world.…

Biofortification: A Risky Fix for Depleted Soils

Apr 01, 2024 at 08:46 | Kurt Cobb

Many health-conscious people already know that the nutrient value of foods has been dropping since the introduction of industrial agriculture. The causes include loss of nutrient-rich topsoil due…

Water Shortages to Impact Over 30% of the World's Population

Mar 28, 2024 at 09:37 | ZeroHedge

Water is not only the basis of life for animals and plants, but is also likely to become a contested resource in parts of the world in the coming decades.…

The SEC’s Climate Rule Sparks Battleground Debate

Mar 26, 2024 at 09:53 | ZeroHedge

Authored by Justin Bis via RealClear Wire, The Securities and Exchange Commission is at it again. Straying from its core mission of “protecting…

Biden Charges Forward With Historic Auto Emission Crackdown

Mar 18, 2024 at 08:49 | ZeroHedge

Despite pretty much the entire country making it clear that EV mandates are hurting the industry (with major automakers like Ford and GM slashing investment), President Biden is…

Mined Diamond Industry Faces Turmoil as Lab-Grown Gems Capture Market

Mar 11, 2024 at 09:18 | City A.M

It’s no secret that lab-grown diamonds are disrupting the mined diamond industry, but recent results from international diamond miners suggest the shift may be happening faster than analysts…

How Next-Gen Biomanufacturing Can Help Slash Global Emissions

Feb 22, 2024 at 08:15 | Brian Westenhaus

Osaka University researchers succeeded in biomanufacturing a sugar product using chemically synthesized sugar for the first time. With refinement of this technology, one can envision…

The U.S. Has Slashed Carbon Emissions by 879 Million Metric Tons

Feb 20, 2024 at 08:33 | Robert Rapier

Following my previous story on the pause in U.S. liquefied natural gas exports, some readers had a hard time believing that the U.S.…

Why Are Hard-To-Abate Industries So Difficult To Decarbonise?

Feb 16, 2024 at 07:04 | Felicity Bradstock

The world has come a long way in its decarbonisation efforts across a range of industries in recent years. however, it remains extremely difficult to cut carbon in some hard-to-abate…

Uzbekistan Looks to Phase Out Polluting Gasoline Production

Feb 15, 2024 at 07:52 | Eurasianet

In an attempt to show that they are finally taking heed of the rapidly aggravating problem of air pollution, authorities in Uzbekistan have slapped fines on two major…

Banking Giant JP Morgan Exits Climate Action Group

Feb 15, 2024 at 07:25 | Irina Slav

JP Morgan Asset Management has left the Climate Action 100+ group that was set up to pressure companies into becoming greener. The reason for the move,…

Why Is Azerbaijan Hosting the World’s Most Important Climate Change Conference?

Feb 14, 2024 at 07:03 | Eurasianet

Oil rigs just off the coast of Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, are a constant reminder of what drives this Caspian Sea nation’s economy. Later this year, though, the country’s…

Bitcoin's Soaring Energy Demand Sparks Regulatory Challenges

Feb 09, 2024 at 10:04 | Haley Zaremba

The energy footprint of Bitcoin mining is off the charts. The already gargantuan energy consumption of the process to mint new coins of the cryptocurrency more-than doubled over the…

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