climate change

The Mediterranean is at risk as the planet heats up – POLITICO

Alessio Satta is the coordinator of the MedWet coalition, the Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative. Today, the Mediterranean Basin is a climate change hotspot. The region is warming 20 percent faster than the rest of the world, and 250 million of its people will be living under severe water stress by 2040. Meanwhile, the intensity and frequency …

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EU engine ban splits Germany’s coalition – POLITICO

BERLIN — EU plans to end the sale of new combustion engine cars by 2035 are tearing apart Germany’s ruling three-party coalition. The stakes are enormous as the European Commission’s proposal to mandate zero emissions for cars by 2035 will bring about a revolution in Germany’s largest and most powerful industry. The issue was dealt …

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Those Black Plastic Planters Can’t Be Recycled — And It’s An Issue – LX

You just bought a house plant for your apartment. You feel great: Your place looks nicer, and you’ve contributed to one of the greenest industries in the world. Or have you? Under that beautiful Monstera plant hides a dark secret: The black plastic pot you will throw in the recycling bin after you’ve repotted the …

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Offshore renewables supergrid needed to help EU reduce its emissions – The Irish Times

As it confronts an unprecedented energy challenge, Europe must transition to a renewables-dependent energy system with a supergrid incorporating offshore wind as a central element, according to a new analysis by technology development company SuperNode. The continent, and Ireland, it concludes, has to face up to the reality it will be “a weather-dependent power system”, …

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MEPs want EU public prosecutor to tackle green crimes – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article A group of European lawmakers is pushing for Brussels to beef up the EU public prosecutor’s mandate to also cover environmental crime. Set up in June last year, the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) currently has the power to investigate and prosecute crimes against the EU budget, including …

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Southwest drought persisted as Yellowstone flooded

CNN — The West saw an aspect of the climate crisis play out this week that scientists have warned of for years. In the middle of a prolonged, water shortage-inducing megadrought, one area, Yellowstonewas overwhelmed by drenching rainfall and rapid snowmelt that – instead of replenishing the ground over a matter of weeks or months …

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