SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia (AP) — Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains.
Thousands on alert in Indonesia's Java after Mt. Semeru eruption
Thousands of residents in Indonesia's East Java were on high alert on Monday after a violent eruption at the island's tallest volcano prompted authorities to impose an 8-kilometer no-go zone and forced evacuations of entire villages.
Indonesia evacuates villagers as volcano erupts on Java island
A volcano erupted in Indonesia on Sunday spewing a cloud of ash 15 km into the sky and forcing the evacuation of nearly 2,000 people, authorities said, as they issued their highest warning for the area in the east of Java island.
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Australia urged to take leadership role at Cop15 biodiversity summit
Country is in a unique position as a wealthy, megadiverse nation to commit to ambitious targets and stronger resourcing of conservation actions, campaigners say
COP15: Climate-style deal demanded to halt nature loss and avert survival crisis
Delegates at a UN summit on global biodiversity being held in Canada this week will have in mind the threat to ecosystems which economies, livelihoods, food, health and quality of life rely on worldwide.
The first round of negotiations on a global plastics treaty ended on Friday with agreement to end plastic pollution but a split on whether goals and efforts should be global and mandatory, or voluntary and country-led.
Negotiations begin for a global treaty on plastic pollution
On Friday afternoon more than 2,000 experts will wrap up a week of negotiations on plastic pollution at one of the largest global gatherings ever to address what even industry leaders in plastics say is a crisis.
Future global treaty on plastics must cut production to ease pollution, some states say
Countries have begun to discuss a future global plastics treaty which would cut pollution, some hope entirely by 2040, at U.N. talks in Uruguay this week, with many states calling for curbs on plastic production as a way to reach that goal.
The United Nations’ highest court has found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river that flows from Bolivia to Chile.
World court: scant disagreement in Chile, Bolivia water row
THE HAGUE (AP) — The International Court of Justice on Thursday found little to rule on in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the proceedings.
World court: Bolivia, Chile close together in river dispute
THE HAGUE (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court found little to rule on Thursday in a long-running dispute over a small river which flows from Bolivia to Chile as the Latin American neighbors had mostly resolved their conflict during the 6-year proceedings.
Air pollution in Bangladesh is robbing the South Asian nation of economic growth as well as causing premature death and illness, the World Bank said on Sunday.
India orders rickshaws around Delhi to run on cleaner fuel
India is to ban the use of diesel autorickshaws in areas around the capital Delhi, expanding restrictions introduced in the city itself to tackle some of the worst city air quality in the world.
Smog engulfs New Delhi as air pollution reaches 'severe' levels in Indian capital
Concentrations of fine particles in the air were recorded at three times above the acceptable limits as pollution has worsened with the arrival of winter.
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Insured losses from disasters will exceed $100B for second year in a row, led by Hurricane Ian, new data shows | CNN
Hurricane Ian caused the largest insured loss this year and was the second-costliest on record after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Ian was the costliest disaster and the second-largest insured loss on record after Hurricane Katrina
Ian caused between $50 and 65 billion in insured damages after it made landfall in western Florida in late September with extreme winds and torrential rain.
The overhaul could shift a program focused on gas, diesel, and other liquid fuels to one aimed at decarbonizing transportation.
EPA seeks to mandate more use of ethanol and other biofuels
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed increasing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supplies over the next three years, a move welcomed by renewable fuel and farm groups but condemned by environmentalists and oil industry groups.
U.S. EPA proposes revamp of biofuel program to include electric vehicles
The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled a three-year proposal to expand the U.S. biofuels policy with bigger volume mandates and - for the first time - include a pathway for electric vehicle manufacturers to generate lucrative credits.
Ford topped Hyundai after the South Korean automaker lost incentive of consumer tax credits up to $7,500 for buyers of its EVs.
Toyota secures funding to develop hydrogen fuel cell version of its Hilux pickup in the UK
Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK is heading up the consortium.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicks off first Semi truck deliveries
Tesla originally showed off the Semi design in Dec. 2017.
The Biden administration will give three tribal communities $75m to move from coastal areas.
Biden administration grants $75 million to relocate three Native tribes away from rising oceans
Historically disenfranchised tribal groups across the U.S. are more exposed to climate-related disasters.
U. S. to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change
Two tribes in Alaska and a third in Washington State will get $25 million each to retreat to higher ground.
The National Weather Service says record high temperatures in Texas and Louisiana fired up the storm front that spawned tornadoes across the South.
Two dead in Alabama as tornadoes and severe weather rip through southern US
The ‘threat for supercells capable of all severe hazards’ continued into Wednesday
Tornadoes rip through Alabama, killing mother and child
A mother and child were killed early on Wednesday when a tornado tore through central Alabama, one of numerous twisters that reportedly touched down in the region overnight, leaving behind a path of destruction and power outages.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Many people on the Big Island of Hawaii are bracing for major upheaval if lava from Mauna Loa volcano slides across a key highway and blocks the quickest route connecting two sides of the island.
Hawaii volcano eruption threatens Big Island's main transportation route
The lava flowing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa, which is the world's largest active volcano and erupted this week, is edging closer to the Big Island's main highway.
Visitors flock to Hawaiian volcano to see glowing lava flows
Onlookers are flocking to glimpse the lava flowing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano that this week began erupting for the first time since 1984.
Rolls-Royce and easyJet said they had carried out the ground test of a jet engine that used hydrogen produced from tidal and wind power.
Biden's Inflation Reduction Act makes green hydrogen profitable at scale, Goldman Sachs says
The use of hydrogen in the shift to a more sustainable future has become a big talking point in recent years.
Energy markets are facing 'one or two years of extreme volatility,' Enel CEO says
"We're looking at one or two years of extreme volatility in the energy markets," Francesco Starace told CNBC.
Sir Mark Rowley says operations have led to a number of the group's leaders being held in custody.
Just Stop Oil considers slashing famous artworks as it threatens to 'escalate' protests
The controversial climate activists have issued a call to England captain Harry Kane to wear an armband carrying their message at the World Cup in Qatar.
Just Stop Oil protesters slow traffic on the Strand in London
The small protest comes at the start of what is expected to be two weeks of action in the capital.
The Department of Water Resources announced an initial allocation of just 5% of requested supplies from the State Water Project.
Drought-hit California cities to get little water from state
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water agencies that serve 27 million people will get just 5% of what they requested from the state to start 2023, water officials announced Thursday. The news of limited water comes as California concludes its driest three-year stretch on record and as water managers brace for a fourth year with below-average precipitation.
Nearly 20% of California water agencies could see shortages if drought persists, state report shows
With another dry year ahead, state water officials are stressing that water conservation efforts must continue in 2023.
Australia’s government hits back saying Unesco is ‘singling out’ world’s largest reef
Australia argues against Great Barrier Reef's recommended endangered status
The UN cultural agency released a report warning that without "ambitious, rapid and sustained" climate action, the world's largest coral reef is in peril.
Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the 'in danger' list, UN-backed report shows | CNN
The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are "in danger", a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world's largest coral reef system.
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