Environment

Energy initiative to cut smog worsens winter gas shortage – China Daily

By HOU LIQIANG/DU JUAN/ZHENG JINRAN/ZHANG YU | China Daily | Updated: 2017-12-15 06:52 Surging demand for cleaner fuel affects household heating and pushes up market prices Authorities in Shaanxi province limited the amount of liquefied natural gas cab drivers can purchase. [Photo/CHINA NEWS SERVICE] Every day, before starting his shift, taxi driver Zhong Guishun heads …

Energy initiative to cut smog worsens winter gas shortage – China Daily Read More »

In Africa- Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers. (Many of the big traffickers are Vietnamese and Chinese!) NYT

Published by David Lindsay ·  Many of the big traffickers are Vietnamese and Chinese! “South African authorities long had eyes on Rogers Mukwena. They knew the former schoolteacher was wanted in Zimbabwe for poaching rhinoceroses and selling their horns, which can command hundreds of thousands of dollars. He’d jumped bail and fled to northern Pretoria, but it …

In Africa- Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers. (Many of the big traffickers are Vietnamese and Chinese!) NYT Read More »

A tsunami of human-made troubles in the Indonesian capital poses an imminent threat to the city’s survival. And it has to deal with mounting threats from climate change. By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Photographs by JOSH HANER

The Tây Sơn Rebellion Published by David Lindsay · 20 mins ·  “In fact, Jakarta is sinking faster than any other big city on the planet, faster, even, than climate change is causing the sea to rise — so surreally fast that rivers sometimes flow upstream, ordinary rains regularly swamp neighborhoods and buildings slowly disappear underground, swallowed by the …

A tsunami of human-made troubles in the Indonesian capital poses an imminent threat to the city’s survival. And it has to deal with mounting threats from climate change. By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Photographs by JOSH HANER Read More »

A Tesla Too Pricey? E-Bikes Offer Entry-Level Electric Transportation – The New York Times

“Electric cars remain something of a novelty, commanding premium prices and presenting charging challenges, but another kind of electric vehicle has been gaining momentum: the e-bike. Globally, electric cars — battery and plug-in hybrids — account for only about 1 percent of all vehicle sales, with about 1.15 million expected to be sold worldwide this …

A Tesla Too Pricey? E-Bikes Offer Entry-Level Electric Transportation – The New York Times Read More »

Why China Wants to Lead on Climate- but Clings to Coal (for Now) – The New York Times

“In any event, China’s climate agenda is not so straightforward. The country is the world’s largest coal consumer. Even as it is phasing out coal plants at home, it is building coal plants abroad as part of an ambitious “One Belt, One Road” initiative, designed to expand Chinese global influence. At the same time, China …

Why China Wants to Lead on Climate- but Clings to Coal (for Now) – The New York Times Read More »

Vulnerability- Risk Reduction- and Adaptation to Climate Change in Vietnam. World Bank .pdf

“Vietnam’slong coastline, geographic location, and diverse topography and climates contribute to its being one of the most hazard-prone countries of the Asia-Pacific region, with storms and flooding, in particular, responsible for economic and human losses.Given that a high proportion of the country’s population and economic assets (including irrigated agriculture) are located in coastal lowlands and …

Vulnerability- Risk Reduction- and Adaptation to Climate Change in Vietnam. World Bank .pdf Read More »

You Fix It: Can You Stay Within the World’s Carbon Budget? – The New York Times

“We need to stay within our carbon budget.To prevent the worst effects of global warming, we have to keep temperatures from increasing by more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2.0 degrees Celsius) above the preindustrial level — the upper limit agreed to in the 2015 Paris climate accord.That means we can’t send more than 2,900 gigatons …

You Fix It: Can You Stay Within the World’s Carbon Budget? – The New York Times Read More »

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Efforts in Vietnam Le Minh NHAT PhD – pdf

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Efforts in Vietnam Le Minh NHAT PhD Director of Climate Change Adaptation Division – DMHCC – MONRE E mail : nhatkyoto@gmail.com MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY, HYDROLOGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE 2 Outline 1. Climate change in Viet Nam 2. Adaptation Policies and Adaptation Measures Source: Slide …

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Efforts in Vietnam Le Minh NHAT PhD – pdf Read More »

Rising seas puts Vietnam in climate change ‘bull’s-eye’ | Blaine Friedlander – Cornell Chronicle

“In a tale of two life experiences, Mike Hoffmann went to Vietnam for the first time in 47 years: On his first tour of duty, he was a 19-year-old U.S. Marine, and for the March 2016 trip, Hoffmann returned as an environmental scientist. “Vietnam is in the bull’s eye when it comes to climate change,” …

Rising seas puts Vietnam in climate change ‘bull’s-eye’ | Blaine Friedlander – Cornell Chronicle Read More »