Goldman doesn’t see nuclear as a transformational tech for the future

Goldman doesn’t see nuclear as a transformational tech for the future

A nuclear power plant photographed in Germany, on August 4, 2022. Discussions about nuclear’s role in Europe’s biggest economy have been thrown into sharp relief following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February. Lennart Preiss | Getty Images News | Getty Images Nuclear has a role to play in the years ahead but it should … Read more

New Study Offers a Surprising Timeline For Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction

New Study Offers a Surprising Timeline For Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction

A climate scientist at Tohoku University in Japan has run the numbers and does not think today’s mass extinction event will equal that of the previous five. At least not for many more centuries to come. On more than one occasion over the past 540 million years, Earth has lost most of its species in … Read more

Ferrari CEO shrugs off concerns about EV performance

Ferrari CEO shrugs off concerns about EV performance

A Ferrari photographed in Switzerland on March 2, 2015. The Italian company plans to launch a fully electric vehicle in 2025. Harold Cunningham | Getty Images News | Getty Images The CEO of Ferrari on Tuesday moved to allay fears the firm’s upcoming electric offering will compromise on performance, telling CNBC the luxury carmaker had … Read more

Scientists Analyzed Penguin DNA And Found Something Quite Remarkable

Scientists Analyzed Penguin DNA And Found Something Quite Remarkable

Penguins are no strangers to climate change. Their life history has been shaped by rising and falling temperatures, and their bodies are highly specialized for some of Earth’s most extreme conditions. And yet, scientists are concerned with the evolutionary path of the penguin may be grinding to a halt, thanks to what appears to be … Read more

Heat waves in UK, Europe are shattering records and forcing public service cancellations. Here’s what to know

Heat waves in UK, Europe are shattering records and forcing public service cancellations.  Here’s what to know

Empty deck chairs are pictured on parched grass in Hyde Park in west London on July 19 as the country experiences an extreme heat wave.NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images A heat wave is blazing through the United Kingdom and several European countries, sending temperatures soaring above 40 degrees in some cities. In the UK the extreme heat … Read more

Temperatures in Britain top 40 C for first time as heat wave disrupts travel, causes dozens of fires

Temperatures in Britain top 40 C for first time as heat wave disrupts travel, causes dozens of fires

A board warning passengers about the high temperatures and its impact on rail traffic at Euston train station, in central London, on July 19.NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images The first record fell just before noon Tuesday when the temperature in Southern England topped 39 C. An hour later the thermometer hit 40.2 C at London’s Heathrow Airport, … Read more

Europe broils in heat wave that fuels wildfires in France, Spain

Europe broils in heat wave that fuels wildfires in France, Spain

Firefighters work to extinguish a wildfire near El Pont de Vilomara, in Catalonia, on July 18.PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images A heat wave broiling Europe spilled northward Monday to Britain and fueled ferocious wildfires in Spain and France, which evacuated thousands of people and scrambled water-bombing planes and firefighters to battle flames in tinder-dry forests. Two people … Read more

Unprecedented heat wave scorches Britain as scientists warn extreme temperatures could become the norm

Unprecedented heat wave scorches Britain as scientists warn extreme temperatures could become the norm

Police horse, Zorro, drinks water from a bucket during hot weather on Whitehall in London, Britain, July 18, 2022.JOHN SIBLEY/Reuters Britain is in the midst of an unprecedented heat wave that’s expected to send temperatures soaring above 40 degrees this week and cause havoc for rail lines, schools and other public services. And scientists are … Read more

German climate activists aim to stir friction with blockades

German climate activists aim to stir friction with blockades

BERLIN (AP) — “It’s absolutely crazy to stick yourself to the road with superglue,” admits Lina Schinkoethe. And yet, the 19-year-old recently landed in jail for doing just that, in protest at what she believes is the German government’s failure to act against climate change. Schinkoethe is part of a group called Uprising of the … Read more

Energy Security Trumps Climate As EU Agrees To Pipeline Expansion

Energy Security Trumps Climate As EU Agrees To Pipeline Expansion

The European Commission and the Azeri government have sealed a preliminary deal for expanding the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline that brings Azeri gas into Europe as part of the EU’s efforts to reduce its dependence on Russian gas. “The Sides aspire to support bilateral trade of natural gas, including through exports to the European Union, via the … Read more