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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Brazil to invest US$1.3bn in 2024 to mitigate effects of extreme weather events

https://www.preventionweb.net/sites/default/files/styles/landscape_16_9/public/2022-02/shutterstock_1983206195-min.jpg?h=2cf907fb&itok=zVh889vx The Brazilian government has taken a significant step towards combating the devastating impact of extreme weather events that have been plaguing the nation in recent years. With a commitment of 6.4 billion reais (approximately US$1.3 billion) earmarked for this year alone, Brazil is preparing to address the destructive consequences of torrential rains, strong winds,…

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Greenland’s Alarming Ice Loss: 10 Key Points from Le Monde’s Report

https://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2023/05/petermann_glacier_in_northwest_greenland/24895105-1-eng-GB/Petermann_Glacier_in_northwest_Greenland.png In a groundbreaking study published in Nature on January 17, 2024, scientists have uncovered alarming new evidence regarding the rapid decline of Greenland’s ice sheet. This comprehensive research, conducted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, utilized satellite data spanning nearly four decades, from 1985 to 2022. The findings of this study have…

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Nigeria’s New Environment Minister Vows to Lead Bold Climate Action

https://climatechange.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/IMG-20231017-WA0053.jpg.webp ABUJA, NIGERIA — In a significant move to bolster Nigeria’s environmental policy, Mr. Balarabe Lawal, the newly appointed Minister of Environment, has outlined an ambitious and collaborative agenda as he assumes office in the nation’s capital, Abuja. Emphasizing the urgency to combat climate change and environmental degradation, Mr. Lawal has pledged to drive initiatives…

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El Niño’s Potential Impact on Global Temperatures in 2024

https://opensnow.com/news/post/japan-2023-2024-winter-forecast-and-potential-el-ni-o-impacts Rising Heat: A Global Concern As the world navigated through the unprecedented heat of 2023, international attention now pivots towards 2024, which, influenced by El Niño, could surpass last year’s record temperatures. This concern was highlighted by the United Nations in a recent announcement, emphasizing the escalating urgency to address climate change through significant…

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Rising Malaria Cases Amid Climate Change and Pandemic Challenges: WHO Reports

In a concerning development highlighted by the 2023 World Malaria Report from the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria cases have surged globally. The report attributes this rise to a combination of drug resistance, climate change impacts, and ongoing humanitarian crises, exacerbating the situation. A Startling Increase in Malaria Cases The latest WHO data reveals a…

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Innovation Fund: €3.45B for 37 Clean Tech Projects Boosting EU’s Energy Transition

Graphic: https://www.coralis-h2020.eu/other-news/the-role-of-the-innovation-fund-in-achieving-climate-neutrality/ In a significant milestone for Europe’s clean energy transition, 36 large-scale projects, selected in July 2023 through the third call for such initiatives, have officially signed their grant agreements with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Additionally, one project from the reserve list of the previous call has also secured…

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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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”Klimageld” in Germany – information

Photo:https://www.diw.de/de/diw_01.c.874205.de/was_haben_energiepreise_und_klimageld_fuer_konsequenzen_fuer_private_haushalte.html In December 2023, Germany’s coalition government has reaffirmed its commitment to returning revenues from the country’s rising national CO2 price for heating and transport to its citizens. This initiative, known as the “Klimageld” or climate bonus mechanism, is set to be implemented from 2025. The plan involves increasing the levy from the current 30…

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