Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans.
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Earth Overshoot Day—the date when humanity’s 'footprint' on nature exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in 365 days—is getting earlier each year. But the math behind it is problematic and could be vastly underestimating the damage we are doing to the planet, says Michigan State University's Robert Richardson.
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Canadian regulators just released new rules aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by as much as 45 per cent over the next seven years, putting the country at the forefront of methane-reduction efforts globally.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
The global power and automations firm won an order of US$80 million to supply a 100-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in Ontario, which will increase the clean energy capacity of Canada and reduce 162,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually