Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol,

Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol: New process could lead to production of methanol or acetic acid through more energy efficient, low-cost and environmentally friendly ways https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171130133831.htm The direct oxidation of methane — found in natural gas — into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy …

Resilience of Great Barrier Reef offers opportunities for regeneration,

Resilience of Great Barrier Reef offers opportunities for regeneration: Regionally connected undisturbed reefs could provide larvae necessary to regenerate damaged reefs, but researchers warn that effective local protection is required https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171128230407.htm New research has found that, despite the extensive damage to coral in recent events, there are still 100 reefs …

ENB Vol. 12 No. 714 – Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference 2017 – Summary & Analysis

Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Volume 12 Number 714 | Tuesday, 21 November 2017 Summary of the Fiji / Bonn Climate Change Conference 6-17 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany Languages: EN (HTML/PDF) FR (HTML/PDF) AR (HTML/PDF) JA (HTML/PDF) CN (HTML/PDF) Visit our IISD/ENB Meeting Coverage from Bonn, Germany at: http://enb.iisd.org/climate/cop23/enb/ The UN Climate Change Conference convened …

Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus 01-12-2017 11:43 AM CET   Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is still being prepared for service, these first results have been hailed as exceptional and show how this latest Copernicus …

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171113111127.htm Human well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate, deforestation, loss of access to fresh water, species extinctions and human population growth, scientists warn.

ENB Vol. 12 No. 709 – UN Climate Change Conference 2017 – Issue #7

“Time for COP23 and IPCC to take into account the CO2 emissions from cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (see my “Hey, COP23: Bitcoin Miners Exploding CO2 Emissions!”   www.ethicalmarkets.com)      ~Hazel Henderson, Editor.” Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Volume 12 Number 709 | Monday, 13 November 2017 Fiji / Bonn Highlights Saturday, …

Bonn Climate Negotiators Not Prepared to Face Climate Reality

World negotiates response to new climate reality it’s not prepared to face   Here’s this week’s news in a nutshell. There is growing evidence that the planet’s climate is deteriorating. All of the world’s nations—except one—accept that fact and are committed to limiting the damage. Mitigation and adaptation efforts are …