The FAA has issued a final rule that will require most larger aircraft built after Jan. 1, 2028, to meet new efficiency standards designed to reduce their carbon emissions per passenger mile. The new rule will cover all subsonic jets with a maximum takeoff weight of more than 12,500 pounds and turboprops with an MTOW of 19,000...
Do you follow climate change scientists? Here are some @Flipboard Magazines that you might also want to follow:
"Environment & Energy" by The Conversation: @environment
"Environment" by ScienceAlert: @environment
"Green" by Euronews: @green
"Climate Change Science" by Bloomberg Green: @climate
"Environment" by The Christian Science Monitor: @environment
"Extreme Weather" by Axios: @extreme
"Climate Change" by Flipboard Science Desk: @climate
"Climate Change and You" by Flipboard Science Desk: @climate
If you would like to follow my blog in your Mastodon/ActivityPub feed, you can follow it directly at @chrisblog. Future posts will be automatically published in that feed in full. I'd recommend enabling notifications in your client as I don't publish there every day :)
Susana Muhamad, #Colombia’s #environment minister, who is expected to be the Cop16 president, said the South American country would use the summit to ensure #nature was a key part of the global environmental agenda in the year building up to the climate #Cop30 in the Brazilian Amazon in 2025, where countries will present new plans on how they will meet the #ParisAgreement.
The Ministry of Environment updated a list of threatened species in Colombia for the first time since 2017, adding hundreds of species facing a wide range of threats, from deforestation and mining to illegal hunting and fishing.
The country now has 2,106 species listed as critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable, up by about 800 species from the last time the analysis was carried out.
Land of Heven, in Ethiopia, is a self-sufficiency farm engaged in the cultivation of organic vegetation crops, fruits and herbs.
Ecovida PGS Network - INOFO is a small-scale farm that grows organic food through resilient organic agroforestry systems, which is a food production technique based on forestry principles.
For the past 10 years, marine biologist and conservationist Stan Shea has been leading a citizen-science program called the 114°E Hong Kong Reef Fish Survey to compile data on local reef fish species and raise awareness about the marine environment.
The program relies on a core network of around 50 volunteer divers, who assist Shea with his mission to raise awareness about Hong Kong’s aquatic life.
By Elizabeth Claire Alberts
Colombia vows to put nature at the heart of global environmental negotiations
If you #can, #chip in to help #protect #BC’s #environment. #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
Budget 2024 silent on environment, conservative on climate
Torrance Coste, Charlotte Dawe
Climate measures focus on reacting to disasters instead of bold emissions cuts, no new funding for biodiversity and conservation
Climate change linked to rise in mental distress among teens, finds study
a quarter of those adolescents who had experienced the highest number of days in a climate disaster within the past two years and the past five years—such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, droughts, and wildfire—had 20% higher odds of developing mental distress than their peers who experienced few or no disaster events
Historic winter heat wave hits Japan as unusual warmth hits U.S., other areas
Extraordinary winter warmth has struck Japan in recent days, with hundreds of monthly high temperature records for February broken by rare margins
Why Are Companies Reneging On Emissions Reductions?
Dear EarthTalk: Why are some companies backing off their previously stated commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions? How can we get them to turn it back around?
Lead story in the National Press Club daily newsletter today, featuring my photos of energy secretary Jennifer Granholm
Climate change to slash Africa's GDP by 7.1%: Report
Feb 22, 2024 04:16 PM IST
The Center for Global Development study shows that the developing world will bear the brunt of the impact of a warming world
I just received an email from one of my lab providers that PFAS tests are available -- just in time now that the state legislators are planning to loosen regulations on "forever chemicals."
Esta's Farm Family road-side rain water harvesting Agroecology practice BOOSTS the bio-diverse nature plants library and pharmacy for sustainable availability of biodiversity, food and income.
Find out more about this practice https://onemillionvoices.agroecologymap.org/locations/lower-kauga-mukono-esta-s-farm-family
In 2019, the collapse of an iron-ore tailings dam in Brumadinho, southeastern Brazil, killed 272 people, flattened entire villages, and caused widespread environmental damage.
Since then, engineers have tried to understand the mechanics of how a dam that hadn’t been in use in three years, and of which there are tens of thousands around the world, could have failed so suddenly and catastrophically.
Panama: Key Services Lacking at Climate Relocation Site
Develop Policy for Moving Numerous Other Indigenous Communities Facing Rising Seas
Read a well-researched overview of the environmental cost of solar energy:
#KatieSinger: "Do I report what I’ve learned about #solar PVs— or live with it, privately?": https://katiesinger.substack.com/p/do-i-report-what-ive-learned-about #sustainability #green #energy #electricity #transition #building