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Winter Woes: Himalayan Region Grapples with Snow Deficit Amid Climate Change

https://www.indiatoday.in/environment/story/himalayans-snowless-winter-kashmir-climate-change-western-disturbance-el-nino-2490432-2024-01-18 Anticipated Snowfall Brings Hope in a Dry Season As January 2024 nears its end, meteorological experts offer a glimmer of hope for some substantial snowfall in the Himalayan region, which might alleviate the unusually dry winter season experienced so far. The months leading up to mid-January have been notably parched, with November and December…

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Norwegian Court Invalidates Approvals for North Sea Oil and Gas Projects

https://archive-images.prod.global.a201836.reutersmedia.net/2020/09/18/LYNXMPEG8H14F.JPG Norway’s energy ministry is evaluating its response after a district court ruling on January 19 overturned its approval for three significant North Sea oil and gas projects. This legal challenge was brought forth by Greenpeace and the youth wing of Friends of the Earth. The affected projects include Breidablikk, operated by state-controlled Equinor, which…

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Central Banks Navigate a Delicate Balance in Addressing Climate Change

https://assets.weforum.org/article/image/YjILe-TCg8L4gdpDWazIZZvnd_XXFmNBl1DI5tiDtnA.jpg In recent statements made at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan has emphasized the limitations central banks face when it comes to addressing climate change. Jordan’s remarks underscore the complex challenges central banks around the world are grappling with as they navigate the intersection of environmental concerns…

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Study Reveals 25% of Australia’s Coral Islands at High Risk from Climate Change

Photo: https://greatbarrierreef.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Lady-Musgrave-Island-Great-Barrier-Reef.jpg In a recent study published in the journal “Science of the Total Environment,” researchers from the University of Sydney have shed light on the alarming vulnerability of Australia’s coral islands to the impacts of climate change. The findings underscore the urgency of addressing these risks and emphasize the critical role these islands play…

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The Promising Path of Article 6 at COP28

The journey of Article 6 towards COP28 has been marked by significant milestones. COP26 in Glasgow yielded a “rulebook” for international cooperation through carbon markets after years of challenging negotiations. Subsequently, COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh laid the foundation for Article 6 by establishing reporting formats, review processes, and the necessary infrastructure to monitor credit transfers…

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COP28 – Climate Fighter’s conclusions

Photo: https://greenfue.com/cop28-president-7/ One week into COP28, held in the UAE—a major oil producer—and chaired by an oil company CEO, expectations were understandably muted. This marks the 28th year of COP meetings without significant shifts in addressing climate urgency. In 2023, as temperatures soared above 2°C for the first time, the response from world leaders remains…

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Unveiling the Ocean’s Story: The Surge in Monthly Sea Surface Temperature and Climate Change

In the intricate dance of Earth’s climate, the oceans play a starring role, and recent decades have witnessed a profound narrative unfold. At the heart of this tale is the marked increase in Monthly Sea Surface Temperature (SST), a telling sign of the broader impacts of climate change. A Temperature Tapestry: 1960 to 2022 From…

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Green Light for Loss and Damage Fund on COP-28’s Opening Day.

“On Day 1 of COP-28, a groundbreaking decision was reached to operationalize the Loss and Damage (L&D) Fund, signaling a crucial step forward in compensating nations impacted by climate change. #COP28 #ClimateAction Navigating the Evolution of the Loss and Damage Fund: From Inception to Operationalization The Loss and Damage (L&D) Fund, officially announced at COP-27…

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Why Are Hydrogen Fuel Cells Not Widely Used?

In a groundbreaking move, Tasmania is set to become the first Australian state to install hydrogen fuel pumps, marking a step toward embracing hydrogen fuel cell technology. These pumps will enable drivers to refuel hydrogen-powered vehicles, a clean energy transport option lauded for its zero carbon dioxide emissions. While this government-funded trial in Tasmania signifies…

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