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April 08, 2021
Environment Editor

Atmosphere as warm as 3.6 million years ago

HAWAII: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, says the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is now comparable to where it was during the Mid-Pliocene Warm Period - around 3.6 million years ago. During…
April 01, 2021
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Annual economic cost of climate change by 2025: US$1.7 trillion

NEW YORK: The Institute for Policy Integrity (IPI) recently invited 2,169 Ph.D. economists to take a 15-question online survey focused on climate change risks, economic damage estimates and emissions abatement. Of the 738 that replied, 74 percent say…
March 24, 2021
Environment Editor

OECD proposes new forum for emergency supply chain resilience

PARIS: Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the vital role of logistics in maintaining global supply chains, a new report from the OECD suggests the creation of an emergency ‘Rapid Response Forum’ to ensure the supply of essential goods in future…
March 16, 2021
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Total to fund carbon sink in Congo

PARIS: Energy major Total and Forêt Ressources Management (FRM) are to plant a 40,000-hectare (98,800-acre) forest of Acacia mangium and auriculiformis trees on the Batéké Plateaux in the Republic of Congo. Dominated by a giant ancient sand dune system, the…
March 09, 2021
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Diana Shipping uses ABS environmental monitor service

ATHENS: The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is supplying Diana Shipping Services (DSS) its ABS Environmental Monitor for 31 vessels under management. The cloud-based application leverages vessel waste stream and emissions data to support more sustainable…
March 03, 2021
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World Wildlife Day sees panda disappear

WASHINGTON, DC: Acknowledging the UN World Wildlife Day on March 03, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is removing the panda symbol from its logo to highlight the dramatic loss of biodiversity globally and the social and economic risks it poses. The move is part of…
February 17, 2021
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Few large German companies report climate change risk

DESSAU-ROSSLAU, Germany: A recent study by the German Environment Agency (UBA) shows that only about half of the companies on the country’s DAX 30 Index report the economic risk of climate change. These companies see extreme weather events, changed…
February 16, 2021
Environment Editor

New climate guidebook published for corporations

NEW YORK: A climate guidebook has been published for companies seeking to pursue climate justice in their operations, supply chains and the communities they impact. The Climate Justice Playbook for Business, produced by B Lab, the COP26 Climate Champions…
February 12, 2021
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Companies face risk of US$120 billion cost to supply chains

LONDON New research from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) says buyers such as Walmart face US$120 billion in increased costs by 2026 due to environmental risks associated with their supply chains. The report analysed data from over 8,000 suppliers…
February 03, 2021
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Court ruling acknowledges lack of climate action by France

PARIS: In a landmark case brought by French NGOs Notre Affaire à Tous, Oxfam France, the Nicolas Hulot Foundation and Greenpeace France, an Administrative Court has ruled that climate inaction by the French state is illegal. “Let’s be frank: this is an…
January 29, 2021
Environment Editor

Maersk extends plastic cleanup contract

ROTTERDAM: Maersk has renewed its partnership with technology company The Ocean Cleanup for the next three years in a bid to help reduce the amount of plastic floating in the world’s oceans and rivers 90 percent by 2040. In addition to supplying a Maersk…
January 28, 2021
Environment Editor

Logistics sponsors get "good" result in round-the-world race

LES SABLES, D'OLONNE, France: The first yachtsmen to complete the 9th Vendée Globe solo non-stop, round-the-world race that began on November 08 last year have arrived back on France’s Atlantic Coast after 80 days at sea. Boris Herrmann, the first German to…

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