Agency unanimously rejects California desalination project

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (AP) – A California coastal commission on Wednesday rejected a long-running proposal to build a $1.4 billion seawater desalination plant to turn Pacific Ocean water into drinking water as the state grapples with an ongoing drought that is expected to worsen in the coming years. with climate change. The state’s coastal commission … Read more

Most of the Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year has been bleached

CANBERRA, Australia – More than 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals surveyed this year have been bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said. Bleaching caused by global warmingbut this is the first coral bleaching event during the La Niña … Read more

Colorado is a pilot project to capture carbon in ethanol plants

A leading carbon capture company wants to take the fight against climate change to northeastern Colorado by collecting 350,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year from fermenting ethanol at plants in Yuma and Stirling and injecting it into underground wells. Carbon America announced the project Thursday with Stirling Ethanol and Yuma Ethanol, in what appears … Read more

Climate change takes hold in North Carolina’s ghost forests

As sea levels rise and storms intensify, scientists race to study the rapid loss of trees and swamps along the outer banks “Ghost forests” are found throughout the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge near Port Mans, North Carolina. The salty water of the rising seas pollutes the fresh water on which the trees depend, poisoning … Read more

With California running out of water, commission prepares to vote to allow another expensive desalination plant

Poseidon Water, which has been trying to build the plant for decades, says it will be able to produce up to 50 million gallons of drinking water per day, helping to make the area more drought-resistant. But opponents of desalination argue that the least expensive and least harmful conservation methods should be the first resort. … Read more

Recycling pledges from Coca-Cola and Nestlé are a joke

A bottle of Coca-Cola is placed on a litter-filled beach in Freedom Island Critical Habitats and Ecotourism Area near Manila in the Philippines. picture: Noel Seles/AFP (Getty Images) The recycling goals of large corporations will not save our seas from plastic pollution. a new report Conducted by a sustainability consulting firm OnomiyaCommissioned by the nonprofit … Read more

The world’s largest fish is fading away. Ships kill her.

The shark is the largest fish on earth. Capable of reaching lengths of up to 60 feet—the height of a nearly four-story building—whale sharks, named for their size, are so large that their spawns look like minnows. But even giants can disappear. Over the past several decades, More than half Of all the whale sharks, … Read more

Army prepares to replenish Alaska forces in preparation for combat in the Arctic

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Army is preparing to replenish its forces in Alaska to better prepare for future cold weather conflicts, and is expected to replace the state’s largest and densely equipped Stryker Brigade with more mobile infantry units best suited, Army commanders say. for freezing combat. Defense Minister Christine Wormot … Read more