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Just 25 mega cities emit 52% of the world’s greenhouse gas, and 23 of them are in China

Over half of the world’s urban greenhouse gas emissions take place from just 25 mega cities, 23 of which are located in China, a study has found. The cities that emit the most greenhouse gases include Handan, Suzhou, Dalian, Beijing and Tianjin in China, but also Tokyo, Japan, and Moscow, Russia. China’s President Xi Jinping […]

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Green financing to generate 395 million jobs, become $10 trillion market by 2030

Sustainable or green financing refers to investments made in sustainable development projects catering to a healthier and safer environment. Projects and initiatives such as renewable energy, biodiversity sustainability and conservation, pollution control and prevention and many more fall under this segment. Government funding towards green financing has seen a drastic fall since the pandemic struck […]

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Methane absorbing rocks on ocean beds key to reducing climate change effects, study finds

Global warming has led to warming of the oceans which in turn has threatened the existence of many marine animals. However, a new study has presented a glimmer of hope after it found that microbes found in the ocean floor can absorb methane — a greenhouse gas largely responsible for warming up the Earth. According […]

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Global warming may have passed its irreversible tipping point, scientists warn

Global warming may have already passed its irreversible tipping point, scientists leading the biggest-ever expedition to the Arctic have warned. Presenting the first findings of the world’s largest mission to the North Pole, an expedition involving 300 scientists from 20 countries, Markus Rex said on Tuesday that the researchers had found that Arctic ice is […]

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We are on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, UN chief warns as temperature rise continues

A United Nations report has warned of time running out to tackle the climate crisis, with the COVID-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on “relentless” climate change. In a “double blow” to millions hit by the extreme climate events, lockdown restrictions linked to the global coronavirus pandemic also delayed crucial assistance in some […]

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Melting glaciers are responsible for frequent earthquakes in Alaska, study finds

Earthquakes have become more frequent in the United States’ Alaska region. Scientists have attributed that they may have got nothing to do with natural movement of tectonic plates but everything to do with climate change. A paper titled “Stress Promotion of the 1958 Mw∼7.8 Fairweather Fault Earthquake and Others in Southeast Alaska by Glacial Isostatic […]

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Climate Crisis: Populous coastal regions around the world are sinking

Populous coastal regions around the world are sinking four times faster than global average amid rising sea level, a new study released on Monday said. Groundwater pumping, extraction of materials from the ground and sediment production are all happening near the coasts and that is causing the land to actually sink. Many of the largest, […]

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‘Red Alert’: Governments have been failing to meet climate change goals

Our planet is on a ‘red alert’ because governments have been failing to meet their climate change goals, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday. He described 2021 as a “make or break year” following the release of a UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) report analysing the updated climate action plans submitted […]

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“It’s Time To Act”: Biden Signs Cascade of Executive Orders To Combat Climate Change

US President Joe Biden signed a fresh cascade of executive orders to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies. The orders map out the direction to fight climate change, environmental agenda and reverse the policies of his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, who sought to […]