Climate Change News

  • Schneider Electric Accelerates Fight Against Climate Change at One Planet Summit

    Schneider Electric will join other sustainability leaders to support and accelerate the common fight against climate change at the One Planet Summit. Two years to the day after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, and following COP23, President of France Emmanuel Macron is organizing the milestone summit to convene those involved in public and private finance to deliver ambitious and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enabling Secure Connections in Subsea Defense Systems

    TE Connectivity (TE)’s SEACON supports deep sea military systems, including submarine and surface ships, littoral water systems and harbor surveillance, through its highly reliable, robust connectivity solutions, such as its wide selection of military connectors.  TE also designs and manufactures a range of electrical, optical and coaxial subsea underwater connectors and penetrators, ...


    By SEACON

  • EU fluorinated gases phase-down remains on track

    European Union efforts to phase-down the production and import of fluorinated greenhouse-gases (F-gases) made good progress in 2016, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. The EEA report ‘Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2017,’ tracks progress ...

  • City of Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change

    FortisBC and the City of Vancouver announced recently (11/24) that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to team up on climate action projects to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, while maintaining access to natural gas for residents and businesses. The MOU supports the City of Vancouver in pursuing its ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New USGS map of worldwide croplands supports food and water security

    A new map was released on November 14 detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is 15% to 20%—or 250 to 350 million ...

  • CPUC Report Shows Utilities Ahead of Renewable Energy Goals in Fight Against Climate Change

    The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently (11/13) released its annual Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) report showing that the program, which is one of the most ambitious in the country, is ahead of target and is helping to achieve large reductions in costs for renewable electricity. The state's RPS requires investor-owned utilities, electric service providers, and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Greenhouse gas emissions across EU drop slightly in 2016

    Greenhouse gas emissions across the European Union decreased modestly in 2016, according to estimates published in the latest climate ‘trends and projections’ assessments released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The estimates confirm that the EU remains on track to meet its emission reduction target set for 2020, but more work is needed to meet longer-term goals. ...

  • 2017 among the three warmest years recorded

    For all of us, as 2017 proves one of the three warmest years on record, climate change presents a greater risk of sickness or death than it did four decades ago, the United Nations says. And for some of the world’s poorest people, the consequences of unpredictable weather caused by changing climate mean devastating disruption to their daily lives. The news comes from the  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • I-REACT First newsletter

    I-REACT will be the first European-wide platform to integrate emergency management data coming from multiple sources, including that provided by citizens through social media and crowdsourcing. This way, we will be able to produce information faster and allow citizens, civil protection services and policymakers to effectively prevent and/or react against ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Solving Climate Change next week in Hong Kong! Meet us there and see how Gasmet contributes

    The 6th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change 2017 will be held in Hong Kong on September 18-19, 2017. The conference covers several topics such as Meteorology, Climate Change and Extreme Weather, Global Warming and Environmental Change and Technologies and Applications of Earth Science, bringing together Professors, Scientists, Professional delegates, ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • AppliTek secures more projects in the American environmental sector

    AppliTek has been logging extra orders in our on-line analyzer division this and last week. Mainly, investments in environmental applications are popular now in the USA. AppliTek owns an extended range of water and process analyzers, sustained through continued product innovation, in-house manufacturing and long-term support services. For more info, contact our CEO, David ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • With Changing Climate, Farmers Should Prepare

    Climate change may trigger images of polar bears falling off melting ice slabs in the Arctic, but the changes are relevant for Ohio farmers as well. Winters in Ohio are warming quicker than summers are, while summer nighttime lows are increasing faster than daytime highs, said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Melting Arctic awaits nitrous oxide release

    Scientists have identified a new climate menace in the rapidly warming Arctic.  As soils frozen for tens of thousands of years begin to thaw, they could surrender vast quantities of nitrous oxide to accelerate further global warming. Nitrous oxide or ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Climate change legislation sees huge increase

    A growing number of countries are passing laws aimed at ensuring they will keep their promises to cut emissions of greenhouse gases, new research shows. But some still need to do more to give their pledges practical effect under national laws. An analysis by researchers and staff of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC, shows a clear rise in the number of countries ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Scientists take on greenhouse gas challenge

    Swiss scientists have found a way to turn the potent greenhouse gas methane into the fuel methanol – with help from water and a simple catalyst. Meanwhile, US researchers have tested a way to convert methane into biofuels, specialised chemicals or even cattle feed with  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Forecasting wildfires in a changing climate

    Forecasting wildfires in a changing climate Meteosim presented a poster in the last EGU assembly (April 2017) The poster explains several complementary methodologies implemented by Meteosim in order to estimate fire danger in a generalized fuel type computation, using the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (FWI) over Europe. This work has been performed for several timescales: ...


    By Meteosim S.L.

  • Product Launch: Efficient Flow Regulation With Wareg 3.0

    We can all see it, feel it, experience it – the climate changes are affecting us all. Regardless of where we reside, more frequent and higher levels of precipitation is something we have to get used to. And handle. We know that stormwater runoff in intensive storms can cause flooding.  By utilizing effective flow regulation we know that flooding can be minimized and even ...


    By Wapro AB

  • EU publishes damning report of emissions offsets, calling into question EU’s aviation climate strategy

    The European Commission has published a damning study of carbon offsets, finding that 85% of the offset projects under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to date failed in the objective of reducing emissions. Transport & Environment (T&E) said the aviation sector runs ...

  • Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

    Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149% because of climate change. That is because global warming, driven in part by the colossal fossil fuel consumption of today’s massive global jetliner ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Global climatic change prompts marine life to go on the move

    How global climate change will alter the ocean and ecosystems at the heart of global food security over the 21st century has been highlighted by a trio of ground-breaking research papers. The studies, published in the leading journals Nature Communications, Science and Global Change Biology, were co-authored by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). ...

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