Climate change Kuwait

Climate change Kuwait

The nation’s $700 billion sovereign wealth fund invests with the specific aim of hedging against oil, but has said that returns remain a priority as it shifts to more sustainable investing. “Compared with the rest of the Middle East, Kuwait lags in its climate action,” said Manal Shehabi, an academic visitor at Oxford University who … Read more

Canadian scientist examines melting Antarctic glaciers and potential sea level rise

Canadian scientist examines melting Antarctic glaciers and potential sea level rise

As icebergs drifted from his ship bound for Antarctica, David Holland explained this week that melting glaciers he is heading towards could hold warning signals for the shores of distant Canada. The Newfoundland atmosphere and ocean scientist is part of an expedition to one of the coldest and most remote places on earth – the … Read more

Storebrand urges agricultural traders to act on deforestation risk in Brazil

Storebrand urges agricultural traders to act on deforestation risk in Brazil

A $120 billion Nordic asset manager has slammed two major US agricultural traders for moving too slowly to remove the risk of deforestation from their supply chains, as investors increasingly crack down on forest destruction. environment in Brazil. Storebrand has placed Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland and Missouri-based Bunge on its “watch list,” which could eventually … Read more

Leading the Charge: Wildlife Experts Plan the Future of Nepal’s Rhinos | Preservation

gAnesh Pant worries about the future. As he rejoices at the astonishing conservation achievement that has seen the number of great one-horned rhinos in Nepal rise from 100 in 1965 to 752 in 2021, he wants to be sure the success will continue. Before the 1950s, up to 1,000 rhinos roamed the grasslands and forests … Read more

Is the outcry over the environmental impact of NFTs justified?

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In the latest in a four-part special on NFTs and the music industry, Forkast examines fan backlash over blockchain technology’s power consumption. Part 1 of the series examines how NFTs and blockchain technology could redistribute money and power in the music industry. Part 2 explores The new token economy of K-pop. Part 3 examines how … Read more

An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water into the ocean

An iceberg once bigger than Delaware dumped nearly 1 trillion tons of water into the ocean

What was once the world’s largest iceberg has released more than 167 billion tonnes of fresh water over a three-month period and nearly a trillion tonnes over its lifetime, which could have profound effects on wildlife, according to scientists. Iceberg A68A was part of the Larsen-C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula before it collapsed … Read more

6 sustainability stories to watch in 2022 – From promises to action

6 sustainability stories to watch in 2022 - From promises to action

Originally published on the WRI Resource Institute.Through Sadof Alexander In these unprecedented times, there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. The COVID-19 pandemic is raging, the effects of climate change are already being felt around the world, and people around the world continue to face inequalities. And that is exactly what is happening … Read more

Rainfall Brings Return of Endangered Wetland Birds Across Central West

Rainfall Brings Return of Endangered Wetland Birds Across Central West

Massive flooding in inland New South Wales will save a number of endangered wetland bird species, say wildlife experts. Key points: Experts say Australasia’s bittern population is rebounding after successive breeding seasons Migration of Magpie Geese to Cowal Lake Indicates Wetlands Are Recovering to Full Health Joanne Ocock says rains alone are not enough to … Read more

Central Queensland farmers concerned about proposed large-scale solar projects on farms

Central Queensland farmers concerned about proposed large-scale solar projects on farms

Should arable land be used for the development of solar farms? Key points: Proposed solar farm in central Queensland has neighboring farmers concerned about optimal land use Concerns have been raised about potential impacts to neighboring properties A local council says the majority of pitches on offer are not classed as prime farmland That’s a … Read more

Climate change could open ‘rivers in the sky’ over East Asia

Climate change could open 'rivers in the sky' over East Asia

We know that the climate crisis is already having a profound effect on global weather systems, altering temperatures, precipitation, winds, and more. – and a new study predicts likely floods over the mountainous regions of East Asia in the future. The driving rain will be caused by atmospheric rivers, scientists predict. These narrow corridors of … Read more