climate change

WASHINGTON | A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

WASHINGTON— A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

SEATTLE | Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

SEATTLE — Voters in Washington state will be asked this fall to do what state and federal leaders have been reluctant to: charge a direct fee on carbon pollution to fight climate change. If the ballot measure passes, it will be the first direct fee or tax charged on carbon emissions in the U.S. Experts … Continue reading SEATTLE | Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot

RALEIGH, N.C. | Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. — With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Carrying winds of up to 140 mph (220 kph) as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is expected … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

PARIS | Global marches seek urgent action on climate change

PARIS— More than 18,000 people marched Saturday in Paris as part of an international mobilization to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change in advance of a San Francisco summit. Crowds overflowed a plaza in front of City Hall before marching east to the Place de la Republique, carrying an urgent message … Continue reading PARIS | Global marches seek urgent action on climate change

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Obama, on campaign swing, urges ‘sanity in our politics’

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. Obama didn’t mention President Donald Trump by name during … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | Obama, on campaign swing, urges ‘sanity in our politics’

United Nations Invites Earth Ledger to Present Its Blockchain Solution to Climate Change

TALLINN, ESTONIA/ SEPTEMBER 03, 2018 (STL.News) SmartMinds, a values-driven consultancy company in the field of organizational development and innovative technology has been invited by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) to present their solutions towards global climate change at “The Earth Innovation Forum.” On the 5th September 2018, world leaders, visionaries, and scholars will gather … Continue reading United Nations Invites Earth Ledger to Present Its Blockchain Solution to Climate Change

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | World’s biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice. Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for the world’s biggest shipping company, said Thursday the new ice class container vessel would embark on “a one-off trial designed … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | World’s biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route

Germany gives aid to drought-hit farmers after poor harvest

BERLIN— The German government said Wednesday it will compensate thousands of farmers whose harvests have suffered as a result of this year’s extreme drought, which many experts have linked to climate change. Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said the harvest estimates received so far justified the decision to declare the drought an “event of national extent.” … Continue reading Germany gives aid to drought-hit farmers after poor harvest