US underfishing drives up imports

In 2020, the global fishing industry reached an all-time record of production worth an estimated $406 billion, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Fish is a key source of protein, making it essential in feeding the growing world population. In the United States, New Bedford, Massachusetts, is the country’s … Read more

Coal Revival Threatens to Push Power Sector Emissions to Record

The jump in fossil fuel use pushed emissions from electricity production up 1.7%, or 133 million tons, in the first eight months of this year, climate think-tank Ember said in a report Wednesday. Most of the increase was in July and August, as fossil generation was unchanged in the first half from a year earlier.

Orsted to use more fossil fuels as the energy crisis continues

Jens Auer | Torque | Getty Images Energy firm Orsted is to continue or restart operations at three fossil fuel facilities after being ordered by Danish authorities to do so, as governments around Europe prepare themselves for winter amid the energy crisis. In a statement over the weekend, Orsted — whose biggest stakeholder is the … Read more

China’s carbon neutral climate goals could spawn new global players

China aims to reach peak carbon emissions in 2030. Pictured here is a wind farm in Chongqing in southwest China, on June 28, 2022. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — China says it wants to be carbon neutral by 2060 — and those stated ambitions are spawning companies that could one … Read more

Rivian production grows 67% in 3Q, confirms 2022 goals

Workers inspect a Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck on the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Jamie Kelter Davis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive said Monday that it produced over 7,000 vehicles in the third quarter, its highest … Read more

Climate Change Infused Hurricane Ian With 10% More Rain, Scientists Say

(Bloomberg) — Climate change made Hurricane Ian’s most extreme rainfall about 10% worse than it would have been without two centuries of greenhouse gas pollution, according to a first-take analysis of the storm by two US climate researchers. Their rapid analysis, which they shared on Twitter, looked only at rainfall, and not other critical climate … Read more

EV Makers Must Partner With Miners to Secure Key Metals

(Bloomberg) — A key lithium producer in Australia, the world’s top supplier, is urging electric car manufacturers and battery makers to become its partners in new refinery projects, arguing their direct financial backing is vital to avoid shortfalls of the material that’s crucial to the clean energy transition.

Biden to visit Florida and Puerto Rico as scale of Hurricane Ian’s death and destruction emerges

Hurricane Ian takes aim at Carolina coast on Sept; 30th, 2022. NOAA President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to devastated areas this week as the United States reels from the death, dangerous floods and destruction left in Hurricane Ian’s wake. The White House announced late Saturday that the Bidens will visit … Read more

The World Sees Brazil’s Election as a Climate Flashpoint. Brazilians Have Other Concerns

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — At the edge of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil’s northern states, there’s no avoiding the billboards. Most any drive through Pará or Rondônia is going to bring you face-to-much-larger-face with President Jair Bolsonaro, who’s up for reelection on Oct. 2. Bolsonaro’s billboards, which sit in freshly plowed soybean fields and at the … Read more

Search and rescue efforts underway in Florida after ‘catastrophic’ hurricane

An aerial picture taken on September 30, 2022 shows the only access to the Matlacha neighborhood destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Florida. Ricardo Arduengo | AFP | Getty Images Search and rescue efforts are underway in Florida after a devastating Category 4 hurricane made landfall Wednesday. At least 77 people … Read more