Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps
2017-01-23 10:45:06

Sea-surface temps during last interglacial period like modern temps

Sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation period were like those of today, a new study reports. The trend is worrisome, as sea levels during the last interglacial period were between six and nine meters above their present height


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UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems
2017-01-19 10:20:36

UN Data Forum explores ways to improve and modernize national statistical systems

With the statistical community facing myriad challenges as countries begin to implement the new 15-year global plan for sustainable development, it is imperative to modernize, improve capacity and cooperate at a truly global level, the top UN economic and social affairs official told a gathering of more than 1,500 data experts today

Dutch electric trains become 100% powered by wind energy
2017-01-18 10:25:35

Dutch electric trains become 100% powered by wind energy

The national railway company, NS, said that its renewables target had been met a year earlier than planned. All Dutch electric trains are now powered by wind energy, the national railway company NS has said

All north Indian cities fail to meet air quality standards, report finds
2017-01-17 10:45:12

All north Indian cities fail to meet air quality standards, report finds

Greenpeace study estimates air pollution kills more than 1 million Indians each year and cuts country’s GDP by 3%. Not a single city in northern India meets international air quality standards, according to a Greenpeace report

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predict
2017-01-15 10:30:45

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predict

If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems – on annual basis, the United Nations environment agency

Global Risks report 2017
2017-01-13 12:35:12

Global Risks report 2017

The Global Risks Report 2017 features perspectives from nearly 750 experts on the perceived impact and likelihood of 30 prevalent global risks as well as 13 underlying trends that could amplify them or alter the interconnections between them over a 10-year timeframe

World's largest post-combustion CCS plant comes online
2017-01-12 13:10:57

World's largest post-combustion CCS plant comes online

NRG Energy and JX Nippon announce Petra Nova plant in Texas has been completed "on-budget and on-schedule". The world's largest post-combustion carbon capture and storage facility is officially up and running and has already captured 100,000 tons of carbon emissions at a coal plant in Texas