Germany eyes ‘world number one’ spot in green hydrogen

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Germany on Wednesday said it aimed to become the world's "number one" in green hydrogen technology, betting the fuel produced by renewable energy sources can both reduce carbon emissions and...

Global warming causing ‘irreversible’ mass melting in Antarctica

SYDNEY: Global warming was leading to an "irreversible" mass melting of the Antarctic ice and purging carbon from the atmosphere was the only solution to slow the process, an Australian climate scientist told...

Amazon boss Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

NEW YORK: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world's richest man, said in an Instagram post...

Climate change opens up ‘frontier’ farmland, but at what cost to the planet?

ROME: Kenya’s livestock herders planting chilli peppers, Pakistan’s mountain farmers rearing fish and tropical fruits in Sicily – farmers around the world are already shifting what they grow and breed to cope with...

Record heat forecast for coming five years

LONDON: The coming five years are anticipated to be warmest period on record, Britain's Met Office said on Thursday, warning of an outside chance of Earth breaching the Paris deal 1.5C temperature rise...

Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

WASHINGTON: The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two US agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see...

A trillion trees is ‘not enough’

DAVOS: Activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday planting trees was not enough to address climate change, in an apparent rebuke to a pledge in Davos by U.S. President Donald Trump an hour earlier. Trump...

Rainfall ruins bricks worth Rs 90 million

Bhaktapur, January 19 Huge quantity of bricks readied to be baked in 62 brick kilns of Bhaktapur have been damaged by incessant rainfall in the past two days. The rainfall damaged around one million pieces...

Air pollution linked to increased risk of depression, suicide: Study

LONDON: People exposed to high levels of air pollution are more likely to experience depression or commit suicide, according to a study that reviewed data from 16 countries. Published in the journal Environmental Health...

Philippine residents retrieve animals, belongings amid threat of volcano eruption

AGONCILLO: Thousands of residents under orders to evacuate from a town near the Philippine volcano Taal were allowed to briefly visit homes on Friday to rescue their animals and recover some possessions, taking...

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