Chevron will spend $10bn over the next seven years to increase its renewable energy production and cut its carbon pollution, as pressure mounts on US oil producers to clean up their operations.
Across the U.S. and Canadian Great Plains, approximately 2.6 million acres of intact grassland – an area larger than Yellowstone National Park – were plowed up in 2019 to make room for row-crop production, according to World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2021 Plowprint Report. The new findings represent an increase of 500,000 acres of grassland conversion over the previous year, highlighting a concerning trend for one of the least protected and most at-risk biomes on the planet.
A global analysis by the BBC has found that the number of days reaching 50C has doubled since the 1980s.
The British government announced on Monday the biggest auction round of its renewable energy scheme, hoping to build up enough extra offshore wind capacity to power about 8 million homes.
The Biden administration has released a report showing the United States can secure 40% of its electricity from solar energy by 2035.
A major study re-assessing the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status for all sharks, rays and chimeras reveals that over 1/3 of all these species are now at risk of extinction caused by over-fishing. Governments and regional fisheries bodies must act now to stop over-fishing and prevent a global extinction crisis. The experts found that the number of threatened species has doubled since the last global study while the number of endangered and critically endangered species has more than tripled. Three species have been classified as “possibly extinct,” not having been recorded for 80 years on average. All threatened sharks and rays are being depleted by over-fishing, with habitat loss and destruction and climate change compounding the risks, affecting 1 in 3 and 1 in 10 species respectively.
According to officials, China will explore ways to increase its ocean “carbon sink” and enhance climate resilience in its marine ecological system as part of its pledge to reduce greenhouse gases to net-zero by 2060.
Shell and CoensHexicon have formed a joint venture to build a massive floating offshore wind farm off South Korea.
€45million EU-SCORES Project aims to deliver ‘world-first’ bankable multi-source offshore marine energy parks
A new €45million marine energy project – European SCalable Offshore Renewable Energy Sources (EU-SCORES) – is paving the way for bankable multi-source offshore parks across Europe by 2025.