UK to Phase Out Coal Power by 2024

The U.K. will no longer use coal to generate electricity starting October 1, 2024, a year earlier than planned, according to UN Climate Action. The move is part of ambitious government commitments to transition away from fossil fuels and decarbonize the power sector in order to eliminate contributions to climate change by 2050. Coal isContinue reading “UK to Phase Out Coal Power by 2024”

Grants for Red Sea Reef Research

The Red Sea Reef Foundation (RSRF) has awarded research grants to five scientists from Israel and Jordan who are studying corals in one of the world’s largest marine refuges from climate change. Each selected project involves an innovative approach, such as using deep neural networks to derive data on coral reef fish populations, characterizing corals’Continue reading “Grants for Red Sea Reef Research”

Climate Change Evidence from 150-Year-Old Research Voyages

For the first time, scientists have used ocean measurements taken on research voyages almost 150 years ago to learn more about how human activity has impacted climate change.  Scientists from the U.K. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) have made the first combined study of water density measurements from theContinue reading “Climate Change Evidence from 150-Year-Old Research Voyages”

Policy Trumps Climate Change When It Comes to Coastal Development Risk, Researchers Say

Coastal communities face increasing danger from rising water and storms, but the level of risk will be more closely tied to policy decisions regarding development than the varying conditions associated with climate change, new research by Oregon State University suggests. The findings, published in the journal Water, provide an important framework for managing the interactionsContinue reading “Policy Trumps Climate Change When It Comes to Coastal Development Risk, Researchers Say”

First-Ever Cargo Vessel Running on Hydrogen

The European innovation project Flagships will deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. Commercial operations are set to commence in 2021. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT), a subsidiary of the Sogestran Group. TheContinue reading “First-Ever Cargo Vessel Running on Hydrogen”