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Panama's Water Crisis Is Reshaping Global Trade

Panama's Water Crisis Is Reshaping Global Trade

The Panama Canal, responsible for…

The Environment / Global Warming

Uranium Demand Hits Decade High As Nuclear Renaissance Gains Traction

Oct 30, 2023 at 08:53 | Haley Zaremba

Nuclear is back. After decades of decline in the West’s nuclear energy industry, public and private support of nuclear energy is reversing course. As the specter of climate change grows…

Panama's Water Crisis Is Reshaping Global Trade

Sep 12, 2023 at 07:45 | Kurt Cobb

You've almost certainly read about the backup of ships waiting to transit the Panama Canal, which carries 6 percent of…

Climate Risk Reshapes Insurance Sector in Emerging Markets

Sep 05, 2023 at 08:22 | Oxford Business Group

With the launch of a new joint initiative to support the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, the global insurance industry is evolving in ways that…

Is It Time To Include Afghanistan In Global Climate Talks?

Aug 30, 2023 at 08:28 | RFE/RL staff

A top UN official expressed concerns that Afghanistan has been excluded from global discussions on climate change, despite being among the top 10…

How Extreme Temperatures Could Melt The U.S. Economy

Aug 11, 2023 at 09:37 | Haley Zaremba

Extreme heat is costing the United States economy billions of dollars each year. As weather patterns change around the world, heat waves are getting more frequent, more intense, and longer…

Explaining The Heat Wave: Separating Weather From Climate Change

Jul 31, 2023 at 08:57 | Robert Rapier

I intended for this column to be a discussion about global carbon dioxide emissions. However, I received quite a bit of feedback on my previous column on the 

Desertification: An Existential Crisis For Iran

Jul 28, 2023 at 08:09 | RFE/RL staff

Temperatures in Iran are hitting record highs, rivers and lakes are drying up, and prolonged droughts are becoming the norm, highlighting a water crisis that is turning much…

Rising Seas, Rising Rates: The Impact Of Climate Change On Insurance

Jul 17, 2023 at 08:56 | Kurt Cobb

A person buying insurance does so because he or she is concerned about the future. A house fire could lead to a financial wipe-out. A car accident resulting in hospitalization…

Climate Change Threatens Outdated Infrastructure

Jul 10, 2023 at 08:47 | Kurt Cobb

We humans now face an era of climate that is uncharted for the size and complexity of the human community. Our roads, rails, ports, buildings, electric grid, water…

Flash Droughts: Climate Change’s Next Big Blow

Jun 26, 2023 at 09:04 | Kurt Cobb

The state of Illinois is suffering from its driest conditions in more than a decade. In fact, large swathes of the Midwest and Plains states are suffering from…

How The Pace Of Climate Change Keeps Surprising Us

May 22, 2023 at 10:04 | Kurt Cobb

This seems like the 10th time that I've read a story that says Greenland's glaciers are melting faster than previously thought and thus…

Fed Official Says Climate Change Is Not 'Serious Risk' To Banks

May 15, 2023 at 10:08 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Climate change should not be treated any differently than other risks to the stability of the U.S. financial system as rising temperatures do not pose "a serious risk to the…

Turkmenistan Is Facing A Water Crisis

Apr 25, 2023 at 09:02 | Eurasianet

Turkmenistan is starting to think harder about water, and not before time.  On April 22, the Foreign Ministry hosted a conference…

Real-Time Data Could Be Key In Achieving Net Zero Targets

Mar 24, 2023 at 11:38 | City A.M

Companies are famous for their animal imagery. We’re all familiar with unicorn businesses; elusive, mythical, technological creatures valued at over $1bn. Then there are “zebra” organisations, defined by their combination…

Energy Transition Advocates Get A Reality Check

Mar 22, 2023 at 12:44 | Irina Slav

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report. Unsurprisingly alarming, the report aimed to turn up the heat on…

Air Pollution Is An $8 Trillion Problem

Mar 20, 2023 at 10:14 | ZeroHedge

Air pollution is the greatest environmental health hazard to humankind, leading to over six million deaths a year and an economic cost that equates to over $8 trillion dollars. That’s…

Satellite Waste Is Becoming A Huge Problem

Mar 13, 2023 at 10:54 | Kurt Cobb

Here we go again. Satellite companies that plan to put tens of thousands of satellites into orbit to create space-based internet and cellphone networks are

A Water Crisis Is Looming Over Western United States

Feb 06, 2023 at 08:44 | Kurt Cobb

The most recent poster child for the failure to understand resource limits is the town of Rio Verde Foothills, an unincorporated part of Maricopa County in Arizona adjacent…

Between Drought And Flood: California Faces Extreme Weather

Jan 16, 2023 at 13:55 | Kurt Cobb

"Global warming" morphed into "climate change" which now seems inadequate to describe the weather chaos we are experiencing on planet Earth.* The recent "atmospheric rivers"

Coal Is Fueling A Pollution Problem In Central Asia

Dec 19, 2022 at 08:49 | RFE/RL staff

Coal-powered plants and the stoves of residential homes in Central Asia's largest cities are pumping toxins into the sky, icy roads are thick with slow moving, aging vehicles,…

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