2018/12/06: even if the current administration isn’t interested in the electric vehicles, California, China, and European nations surely are. China has followed the Golden State’s lead in pushing hard for electric vehicles. Air quality in China is an important political issue.
Because of the Chinese and European commitments to electric vehicles, the global market for EVs doesn’t appear to be facing extinction. But despite Tesla’s popularity, EV sales are not what they need to be domestically to make them major market winners.
The deadliest place on the planet for extreme future heatwaves will be the north China plain, one of the most densely populated regions in the world and the most important food-producing area in the huge nation.rnrnNew scientific research shows that humid heatwaves that kill even healthy people within hours will strike the area repeatedly towards the end of the century thanks to climate change, unless there are heavy cuts in carbon emissions.rnrn"This spot is going to be the hottest spot for deadly heatwaves in the future," said Prof Elfatih Eltahir, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, who led the new study. The projections for China's northern plain are particularly worrying because many of the region's 400 million people are farmers and have little alternative to working outside.rnClimate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy peoplernRead morernrn"China is currently the largest contributor to the emissions of greenhouse gases, with potentially serious implications to its own population," he said. "Continuation of current global emissions may limit the habitability of the most populous region of the most populous country on Earth."rnrnThe new analysis assesses the impact of climate change on the deadly combination of heat and humidity, which is measured as the "wet bulb" temperature (WBT). Once the WBT reaches 35C, the air is so hot and humid that the human body cannot cool itself by sweating and even fit people sitting in the shade die within six hours.rnrnA WBT above 31C is classed by the US National Weather Service as "extreme danger", with its warning stating: "If you don't take precautions immediately, you may become seriously ill or even die."
Young people, especially, are holed up indoors
James Carroll reconsiders "Laudato Si'," Pope Francis's 2015 encyclical on climate change, in light of President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris accord.
Wolves, lions and other large carnivores rely on meat for sustenance and there are only so many wild animals to go round. Sometimes, dinner means cow or sheep. Farmers can use guard dogs or protective
Reversing defaunation: Restoring species in a changing world", this new article in the Science magazine reviews the full spectrum of conservation
Nafeez Ahmed: A new post-carbon era dawns as the old fossil fuel system dies. It's time to step up.
Palm oil is in hundreds of products we routinely buy yet, environmentally, it's incredibly destructive.
Even its inventor has regrets.
Admittedly, the billionaire oil moguls aren't as bad as Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, or Chucky. Well, probably not, anyway.
One day, the British environmental writer George Monbiot was digging in his garden when he had a revelation -- that his life had become too tidy and
TinyCircuits is an open hardware company based in Akron, Ohio. The TinyDunio won them the Internet of Things Award for Open Source Project of the Year in 2012.
Petcoke piles are blighting America. But here comes China to save the day ... by burning the dirty byproduct in its furnaces.
Before summer 2012, neither 16-year-old Alyssa Dayan or 17-year-old Tom Hartley, had used a Raspberry Pi. But by March 2013, they had invented a weather and pollution monitoring system called the AirPi
This spring, I spend three weeks traveling around China and needless to say I, along with every other visitor, was impressed by the economic progress the Chinese have made in the years since the Cultural Revolution. Tens of millions have been moved from rural villages into megacities of gleaming skyscrapers,
The rate of extinction of species today is many thousand times the natural rate. There are even examples that such loss can have serious impact on humans. So a critical question is: what is the role species
Acrobotic Industries is raising funds for The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring on Kickstarter! An Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app.
New research shows that humans have been transforming the earth and its ecosystems for millenniums - far longer than previously believed. These findings call into question our notions about what is unspoiled nature and what should be preserved.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expected to sign extended deal to help restore habitat of tigers and orangutans