Tag Archives: climate change

International Energy Agency says nations should save fuel as global energy crisis looms

The war in Ukraine is triggering the world’s first such energy crisis, and nations around the world should respond by reducing their consumption of oil and gas, the head of a key international organization warned on Friday. The International Energy Agency, which was set up in the wake of the …

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Billionaire investor predicts energy crisis will drive green spending boom

Billionaire hedge fund founder Sir Christopher Hohn expects the biggest “demand disruption” for oil since the shock of the 1970s will trigger a surge in investment in renewables. The activist investor, whose TCI Fund Management holds more than $40 billion in assets, said high oil prices are “a positive thing” …

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Climate experts say more extreme rainfall in Australia is likely in the future

Climate experts say recent flooding in Australia has been on an unprecedented scale, but warn the country will face further disasters as climate change brings more regular bouts of extreme rainfall. A report released on Thursday March 10 by the Climate Council, a non-governmental organization which advises on climate change, …

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Foreign students fleeing Ukraine struggle against racism and extortion

Students from Africa, Asia and the Middle East face racism in Ukraine as they desperately try to evacuate Thousands of foreign students trapped in Ukraine Many look to family and friends to fund the evacuation Charities and individuals are mobilizing to support students By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla March …

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Why the SilverLine project makes sense for Kerala

The SilverLine project to be constructed by the Kerala government will connect Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasargode in the north. The high-speed train will cover 530 km in four hours at a maximum speed of 200 km/h. The project has received its share of criticism, largely from political circles, …

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The suspended Heathrow rail project has already cost £47m

Almost £47million has been spent on rail link projects with Heathrow, which could now be shelved. The Department for Transport (DfT) has spent £46.9million consulting and planning Network Rail’s £900million rail link between Heathrow Airport and the Great Western Mainline, according to a report. Written response from Railway Secretary Wendy …

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NGO trains women-led CSOs and others on GBV policy and frameworks

A non-governmental organization, Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration (DCR Ambassadors) has successfully trained civil society organizations (CSOs) and women-led peacebuilding institutions on international and national policy frameworks on climate change. Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), to reduce sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) that continues to threaten women and girls …

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Vattenfall launches heat pump in the Netherlands and UK

The humble electric heat pump has become a hero of climate action, and European energy company Vattenfall is among those who see electrification written on the wall. Vattenfall has just teamed up with the company Feenstra to introduce a new heat pump that can replace natural gas boilers on a …

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The battle of green versus green wind power in Germany – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN – Germany’s new government is planning to do something that is sure to enrage some of its most ardent environmental supporters – dramatically expand wind power. The government aims to build between 1,000 and 1,500 new wind towers per year, thus breaking …

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An existential threat to the European security architecture?

To understand Russia, you have to understand our history. Over the centuries, our country has suffered attacks from all sides. We had to become a warrior nation defending our homeland. The gravest wounds of the invasion of the Nazis and their henchmen in the Soviet Union have not yet been …

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On the right track: Traveling from London to Sicily by train is climate-friendly and packed with adventure

WWe got used to expressions of disbelief on our long journey: “Con il treno? You come from London to Sicily by train! Why?” Well why not. From St Pancras to Syracuse – almost the same latitude as Tunis and a place as good as any to seek winter sun. No …

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China, EU advisers discuss recovery

The China-Europe freight train “Shanghai Express” is seen in Hamburg, Germany on October 26, 2021. (Xinhua / Wang Qing) China and Europe have good prospects for cooperation to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, participants at the 18th meeting of the China-EU Roundtable said on Tuesday. The China-EU Roundtable is a dialogue …

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Tropical storm brews in Bay of Bengal off Indian coast

HYDERABAD, India (AP) – Indian authorities issued an alert, closed schools and canceled trains in parts of the country on Friday as rescue teams braced for a tropical storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to hit the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh …

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First look inside the brand new South Wales Underground trains that have just arrived in Cardiff

The first brand new trains of the much anticipated South Wales Metro have just been delivered to Cardiff. Two intercity and regional trains have just arrived from Switzerland at the Transport for Wales (TfW) depot in Canton and were unveiled on Thursday 2 December. They should undergo extensive testing to …

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From Olafur Eliasson to Gerhard Richter: the art exhibition to unite Europe | Art

When these are disproportionate projects with a geopolitical connotation, Walter Smerling has form. Between 2015 and 2017, the president of the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur (Foundation for Art and Culture) in Bonn and a German statesman from the art world organized the largest Chinese art exhibitions in Germany and …

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Purity vs. Potency: India’s Coal Dilemma

About 30,000 people are employed in the Singrauli mines, and thousands more work as casual laborers, and fear they will have no future without coal, even as climate change brings them hotter summers and heavy rains. out of season. “You can see how bad the pollution situation is here. I …

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Climate security can help bring the United States and France closer together

After the UKUS Defense Pact strained ties between Washington and Paris in September, Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron appeared to make concrete progress in fixing things in Rome last month. Today, there is new momentum to foster cooperation where the two countries share mutual interests – and one area …

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Newhaven flood barrier success – GOV.UK

Environment Agency staff last night (November 7, 2021) temporarily installed a flood barrier, the first of its kind in the UK, across the railroad tracks in Newhaven, East Sussex. The successful exercise was carried out in close cooperation with Network Rail to ensure that in the event of a flood, …

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Could low carbon trains cure theft addiction in Europe?

In the 1920s and 1930s, long-distance train journeys were the norm across Europe, according to Mark Smith, also known as Man in Seat 61. The luxurious Orient Express, gliding along a scenic route from London to Istanbul, is just one example of how train travel was “both fun and convenient,” …

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British Railways Gathering – The Railway Hub

This week’s summary of news from the UK rail industry. South East deprived of franchise for failure to report £ 25million of taxpayer money Train operator South East was stripped of his franchise after failing to declare more than £ 25million in public funds, announced the Department of Transport (DfT). …

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Self-driving car market drivers include smart city development

Global Self-Driving Car Market Report 2021: Growth and Change in COVID-19 through 2030 The Business Research Company Global Self-Driving Car Market Report 2021 – COVID-19 Growth and Change LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, September 21, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The increasing development of smart cities is a key driver of the growth …

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How pink fuels green

The color pink is usually associated with females. It represents all that is uniquely feminine – love, kindness and compassion. This, for the record, may have evolved from the days of hunter-gatherers, when women needed to fetch edible pink leaves or berries in green foliage. The sensitivity required to pluck …

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Wabtec on track for battery-powered locomotive technology | New

Wabtec is entering the world of electric locomotive technology. The Pittsburgh-based company, which has a locomotive engine plant in Grove City, last week unveiled a prototype locomotive that runs on battery power compared to conventional diesel engines. Called FLXdrive, the first locomotive is expected to enter service in 2023. This …

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Floods close rail tracks in Europe for months or more

Stranded trains are partially submerged in Gerolstein in the German Eifel region on the route from Cologne to Trier. (Courtesy of Deutsche Bahn) Portions of the rail network in Western Europe could be out of service for months or years after massive flooding that left hundreds dead in parts of …

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UAE News Agency – Environment Agency

ABU DHABI, July 11, 2021 (WAM) – The Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) and Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national rail network, have collaborated on the implementation sustainable management of the environment during the planning and construction of the Etihad Rail Project, one of the largest …

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Railways are testing battery-powered trains. Cost is a barrier

Colossal freight locomotives are part of the American landscape, but their 4,400 horsepower engines collectively consume 3.5 billion gallons of diesel per year, at a time when railroads and other fossil fuel users face challenges. pressure to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. With little fanfare, however, the industry began …

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Solving India’s Deadly Conflict Between Humans and Elephants

Normally regarded as gentle giants, elephants increasingly come into conflict with humans in India, where they kill around 500 people every year. The country is home to the world’s largest population of Asian elephants, an endangered species, with declining populations in its home range of 13 countries. Their forest habitats …

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Fastest train journey from London to Glasgow attempted

West Coast Avanti Train An attempt to break the 36-year record for the fastest train journey between London and Glasgow will be made on Thursday. Avanti West Coast has said it will offer non-stop service from London Euston to Glasgow Central to highlight “the ease of traveling between countries of …

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Conflict of interest difficult to hide at the EU-US summit

(Left to right) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, US President Joe Biden and European Council President Charles Michel arrive for the EU-US summit on Tuesday at the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden attended the EU-US summit on Tuesday as the final highlight …

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What is there for you

Here’s what the Victorian Budget has for you. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard After a year “defined by anxiety and fear,” Treasurer Tim Pallas has spent money in the Victorian budget 2021-22 and paved the way for the state to emerge from the devastating consequences of the COVID-pandemic. 19. …

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Are the days of short-haul flights in Europe numbered?

You may have read the story: “France bans short domestic flights where passengers can take the train.” The article by my colleague Helen Coffey describes how the French government proceeded with a recapitalization of 4 billion euros (3.5 billion pounds sterling) of the Air France contingent by reducing flights on …

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Take the bee route

Kitty Corrigan discovers ingenious plans to map safe routes for insects across the UK. We’ve all dreamed of the freedom of the open road for the past year or so, but it turns out we’re not the only ones. Bees need their own insect highways to get around – although …

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TOGETAIR 2021 – EURACTIV.com

New statements, important decisions and strong emotions during the debates! DAY 1: The Minister of Climate opens the Climate Summit The summit was opened by the Minister of Climate and Environment, MichaÅ‚ Kurtyka, stressing the huge progress recently made by Poland in terms of ecological challenges: “We have taken a …

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UP publishes the ESG 2020 report

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Editor-in-Chief Union Pacific (UP) published an annual report on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, outlining its new strategy, “Building a Sustainable Future by 2030”. The report – which also includes the railroad’s briefing book and summarizes its financial performance (download the Building America 2020 report …

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