Tag: Methane

  • The next few years are crucial according to the heaviest climate report to date

    The next few years are crucial according to the heaviest climate report to date

    The globe discusses the latest IPCC report with polar scientist and meteorology professor Michael Tjernstrom and professor Line Gordon who is director of the Stockholm Resilience Center and professor of sustainable development. This decade will be decisive in being able to limit warming to 1.5 degrees and the measures taken now may have consequences for […]

  • Experts: Finland’s emissions are falling rapidly, measures to strengthen the carbon sink

    Experts: Finland’s emissions are falling rapidly, measures to strengthen the carbon sink

    “The future looks promising. The green transition will strengthen Finland’s competitiveness, raise labor productivity and promote attracting investments to Finland. viewed Markku Ollikainenchairman of the climate change panel. “Using the full innovation potential requires effective public guidance.” The climate change panel published on Thursday report outlines measures to enhance climate action in Finland. An independent […]

  • Enjoy it! Danish researchers find new key to greener agriculture

    A huge stepThis summer, the researchers will send out a guide to help farmers in Denmark use Bovaer when feeding livestock. Being able to halve the emissions of methane from cows before 2030 will be a significant step for Denmark to reach its climate goals. “We have considered the emission of methane from cows to […]

  • US blew up Nord Stream pipeline in covert operation, says top investigative journalist

    US blew up Nord Stream pipeline in covert operation, says top investigative journalist

    Washington [US]February 11 (ANI): American investigative journalist and political writer Seymour Hersh claimed that the bombing of the Nord Stream undersea gas pipelines in September 2022 was carried out by the US in a covert operation, according to the results of his investigation published in Substack. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hersh noted that the decision to […]

  • Methane from Nord Stream leakage may threaten ecosystems: research

    STOCKHOLM, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) — More than two months after the first Nord Stream gas leak was reported, methane levels are still elevated and may pose a threat to the ecosystem, researchers at a Swedish university said Sunday. Research has shown that “a significant part of the methane gas that leaked from the pipelines on […]

  • Global warming increases harmful oxygen loss in lakes: Study

    Global warming increases harmful oxygen loss in lakes: Study

    The work was published on December 6 in the journal Global Change Biology. “There are significantly more lakes with dissolved oxygen loss than those with upwelling,” said the lead researcher Stephen Jane, PhD researcher at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. “On a large scale, aerobic organisms will lose available habitat as lakes continue to […]

  • Screaming protesters disrupt Biden speech

    Screaming protesters disrupt Biden speech

    The howling activists demonstrated against fossil fuels as the US president spoke at a climate conference in Egypt US President Joe Biden was interrupted by screaming protesters during a speech at the UN climate conference COP27 in Egypt on Friday. While Biden boasted about his green policies, the protesters demanded an end to the use […]

  • Screaming protesters interrupt Biden’s speech

    Screaming protesters interrupt Biden’s speech

    The howling activists demonstrated against fossil fuels as the US president spoke at a climate conference in Egypt US President Joe Biden was interrupted by screaming protesters during a speech at the UN climate conference COP27 in Egypt on Friday. While Biden boasted about his green policies, the protesters demanded an end to the use […]

  • Three degree world – the hot nightmare

    Three degree world – the hot nightmare

    What will such a world look like? When do the various so-called threshold points actually occur that start irreversible domino effects which in turn only accelerate the development with increasingly severe weather disasters, melting ice and thawing tundra that leaks methane gas. At the same time, the effects of, for example, changed plant zones can […]

  • COP27 in Egypt: Cause for hope or doomed to disappoint

    COP27 in Egypt: Cause for hope or doomed to disappoint

    Activists have criticized previous UN climate talks, calling them slow, complex and ineffective. As countries around the world fail to meet climate commitments to keep global temperatures below the fateful 2 degrees Celsius, can this year’s COP27 in Egypt rise above the failures of the past – or is it destined to disappoint? For nearly […]

  • COP27 in Egypt: The core of hope or doomed to despair

    COP27 in Egypt: The core of hope or doomed to despair

    Activists have slammed previous UN climate talks, calling them slow, complex and ineffective. As countries around the world fail to meet climate commitments to keep global temperatures below a fateful 2 degrees Celsius, can this year’s COP27 in Egypt rise above its bad rep, or is it destined to disappoint? For nearly thirty years, the […]

  • Nord Stream’s methane leak is smaller than previously feared

    Photo: Pixabay/klassensprecher930 When the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines were shut down in late September, likely as a result of sabotage, large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, leaked into the Baltic Sea, raising fears of both an environmental disaster and a blow to the climate. The two damaged pipelines, which link […]

  • At the UN, Russia, USA Trade barbs over the Nord Stream damage

    At the UN, Russia, USA Trade barbs over the Nord Stream damage

    The US and Russia traded barbs and accusations at a UN Security Council meeting on Friday over the apparent sabotage of a major gas pipeline that Russia uses to supply Europe. Between September 26 and 29, explosions caused four leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines that run along the bottom of the […]

  • Intentional actions caused the Nord Stream gas leak, says the Danish Prime Minister

    Intentional actions caused the Nord Stream gas leak, says the Danish Prime Minister

    Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday that leaks discovered in Nord Stream’s gas pipelines were apparently caused by deliberate actions and could not have been the result of accidents. “It is now the authorities’ clear assessment that these are intentional actions. It was not an accident,” says Mette Frederiksen to journalists. “There is […]

  • Marin: The explosions in the Nord Stream pipeline were no accident

    Marin: The explosions in the Nord Stream pipeline were no accident

    “The explosions in the Nord Stream pipeline were intentional in light of all available information. Deliberately damaging and sabotaging the pipeline could be connected to a broader effort to undermine the stability of the Baltic Sea region and incite fear in Europe,” he analyzed. press conference in Helsinki. However, he refrained from speculating on who […]

  • Research: Arctic lakes are disappearing in a surprising climate discovery

    Research: Arctic lakes are disappearing in a surprising climate discovery

    Webb’s research reveals that over the past 20 years, Arctic lakes have shrunk or dried up completely in the pan-Arctic region, which includes northern parts of Canada, Russia, Greenland, Scandinavia and Alaska. The findings offer clues as to why mass desiccation occurs and how the loss can be slowed. The lost lakes serve as cornerstones […]

  • Towards a carbon-neutral Finland – Government approves medium-term climate change plan

    Towards a carbon-neutral Finland – Government approves medium-term climate change plan

    – from both a climate and a security policy perspective. At the same time, we must ensure that the transition is fair. Effective and also fair climate work is the guiding principle through the now completed medium-term climate change policy plan. The plan includes various financial subsidies for both households and municipalities to make the […]

  • Mushroom-based meat alternatives that help save the earth’s forests

    Potsdam [Germany]May 4 (ANI): Replacing only one-fifth of beef from microbial protein, a meat alternative produced in fermentation tanks, by 2050 could halve deforestation. This new analysis by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has been published in Nature. The ready-to-market meat alternative is very similar in taste and texture, but is a […]

  • National Round-Up: Restless crowds get ugly outside Tivoli

    National Round-Up: Restless crowds get ugly outside Tivoli

    Who knew everyone wanted to go to a concert! It’s not like the whole town has been locked up at home for a whole two years when they climbed up the walls! Certainly not Tivoli, which was blown away by the interest in its concert last Friday: the second in the Friday Rock series – […]

  • The new LNG terminal could replace one third of Finland’s gas imports

    The new LNG terminal could replace one third of Finland’s gas imports

    Finland will open a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Hamina, which aims to reduce its dependence on gas imports from Russia. The first gas carriers will arrive in the summer, and the terminal is expected to be fully operational in October. "Gas reserves are being discovered all over the world at a rapid […]

  • Finland expects climate action from agriculture

    Finland expects climate action from agriculture

    The Finnish government is seeking to cut emissions from agriculture as it competes towards one of the world’s most ambitious climate goals. Reducing methane in livestock and farming is a key part of the strategy, while the national emissions trading scheme aims to reduce emissions from transport. Minister of the Environment Emma Kari (Green) announced […]

  • Valio and the energy company St1 are building the largest biogas plant in the Nordic countries

    Valio and the energy company St1 are building the largest biogas plant in the Nordic countries

    Finnish dairy manufacturer Valio, together with the energy company St1, has built the largest biogas and biogas liquefaction plant in the Nordic countries. The companies have set up a joint venture project called Suomen Lantakaasu, which aims to produce renewable biogas from dairy manure and other agricultural by-products. Biogas is used as a transport fuel. […]

  • The climate panel is demanding more from the government

    The climate panel is demanding more from the government

    In its view, significant emission reductions could be achieved in agriculture, transport, separately heated buildings and energy and non-emissions trading plants. “Preparations should be made to increase emissions reductions by about a million tonnes by some mechanism, either now or later. If emissions do not start to decrease, this could be taken care of, for […]

  • The study reveals that the Arctic Ocean began to warm up decades earlier than expected

    The study reveals that the Arctic Ocean began to warm up decades earlier than expected

    An international team of researchers is reconstructing the recent history of ocean warming at the Arctic Gate in the Fram Strait between Greenland and the Svalbard. Using chemical signatures found in marine microorganisms, scientists discovered that the Arctic Ocean began to warm rapidly at the beginning of the last century as warmer and saltier waters […]

  • Young activists take the spotlight for a day at the UN climate talks

    Young activists take the spotlight for a day at the UN climate talks

    Activists will take over the UN climate summit in Scotland on Friday, ending a week of dizzying government talks and promises with a student march, youth-led presentations and a giant iceberg transported from Greenland to the Glasgow River Clyde to dramatize the Arctic situation. British organizers decided to hand over the day to civic groups […]

  • Niinistö at the UN Climate Summit: "If we lose the Arctic, we will lose the planet"

    Niinistö at the UN Climate Summit: "If we lose the Arctic, we will lose the planet"

    Speech by the President of Finland at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday Sauli Niinistö said that after more than 40 years of debate on climate change, the world must act now. "We have reached a point where we need to exceed our goals and promises. Change may seem incomprehensible, […]

  • Success at COP26 will be “Touch and Go”, say British officials

    Success at COP26 will be “Touch and Go”, say British officials

    For months, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his aides have raised expectations ahead of the 2021 UN climate conference, also known as COP26, which they will host in Glasgow. But on the way into the two-week gathering, they have sounded much less confident. In Rome at the G-20 summit on Saturday, Johnson said that […]

  • Niinistö: Finland almost doubles climate finance for developing countries

    Niinistö: Finland almost doubles climate finance for developing countries

    “A lot has been done. The Paris Agreement was a historic milestone, and since then many countries have set new climate targets, he said. recognized. “But we have reached a point where we need to go beyond goals and promises. Change may seem incomprehensible, but only until we act. Combating climate change is one of […]

  • Finland joins the Glasgow leaders’ declaration on forests and land use

    Finland joins the Glasgow leaders’ declaration on forests and land use

    Signatories to the declaration include Brazil, Russia, China and the United States. Finland attaches great importance to multilateral co-operation in order to achieve international forest-related goals. With this declaration, countries also commit themselves to promoting sustainable development worldwide, including the sustainable management and use of forests, and to strengthening the local economy: smallholder farmers, indigenous […]

  • Organizations lack concrete climate solutions

    Organizations lack concrete climate solutions

    The parties agree on a binding target for agricultural CO2 reductions, so that by 2030 between 55 and 65 percent less CO2 must be emitted than in 1990. Finance Minister Nicolai Wammen (S) called the agricultural agreement historic. – Across parties, we have agreed on an effort that extends to 2030, and which means that […]

  • Huge drop in household CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Huge drop in household CO2 emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Significant decrease in emissions The figures also revealed that total greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark have fallen by 44 percent over the last 30 years to 42 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents by 2020. The largest drop in emissions took place in the utilities sector, which has reduced emissions by 73 percent. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas […]

  • APN Podcast: Dilemmas and Air Issues in Afghanistan

    APN Podcast: Dilemmas and Air Issues in Afghanistan

    This week’s podcast looks at the departure of Western countries from Afghanistan as the capital, Kabul, falls into the hands of the Taliban. Former peacekeeper Elli Flén said he disagreed with the U.S. view of the Afghanistan operation, which focused narrowly on counter-terrorism operations. "The President of the United States now says that America was […]

  • VMA in Borås, Västra Götaland County

    VMA in Borås, Västra Götaland County

    In southwestern Russia, eleven people have died in an accident at a treatment plant, reports the news agency Interfax. The accident occurred yesterday, and the workers must have been exposed to a toxic substance, according to regional authorities it was methane. Five people receive intensive care.

  • Reducing methane emissions can have rapid climate effects

    Reducing methane emissions can have rapid climate effects

    Methane levels have risen to record levels in the atmosphere over the past decade and most of the increase is believed to come from human activities. Reducing methane leakage from the fossil fuel industry, waste management and agriculture would be relatively inexpensive and could have both rapid and effective effects on the climate, according to […]

  • OVERVIEW: New feed and manure handling must reduce CO2 emissions

    Here is an overview of where the reduction of 7.1 million tonnes will come from: * Implementation track: 1.6 million tonnes of CO2. The track is about well-known grips and initiatives that must be set aside for money or a special effort made to exploit the potential of. – New requirements: The government proposes that […]

  • Behind the scenes casts doubt on key calculations for CO2 tax

    If agriculture is to be subject to a CO2 tax, a calculation method for each farm’s emissions is considered a key element. But the calculations are far too imprecise to be used to calculate a tax, according to one of the researchers behind it. Climate manager in the agricultural knowledge center, Seges Hans Roust Thysen […]

  • Record-breaking emissions of methane gas

    Record-breaking emissions of methane gas

    Emissions of methane were record high last year, according to preliminary figures from the climate research center NOAA. Methane is a very strong greenhouse gas that can be formed both by human activity and released from natural systems such as wetlands and thawing permafrost. “The increase may come from the natural systems, which are triggered […]

  • Ecology and economics: humanity has reached a critical decade

    Ecology and economics: humanity has reached a critical decade

    Viewpoint by John Scales Avery * A new report, published March 14, 2021 in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ journal Ambio [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13280-021-01544-8] points out that humanity harms itself against destruction unless we have the collective wisdom to quickly change course. The article was written as part of the preparation for a meeting with Nobel […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Giving beef animals red algae as a feed supplement can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions of methane by over 80 percent. The world’s cattle account for a significant proportion of the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane. But if you give beef animals dietary supplements in the form of a tropical red algae, the amount […]

  • FACTS: How Denmark will achieve its climate goals in 2030

    * The expected socio-economic costs are expected to be almost four billion kroner annually – corresponding to an annual loss of GDP of 0.15 percent. * If the current mix of rules, taxes on fossil fuels and subsidies for various types of renewable energy continues, it will instead cost society at least DKK 18 billion […]

  • People in Ribe are up to a horrible smell after a power failure at the plant

    Citizens of Ribe in southwestern Jutland have woken up to a foul smell on Wednesday morning. This is because there has been a power failure at the biogas plant in the city during the night. This is stated by the South and Southern Jutland Police on Twitter. – If you just got up and think […]

  • Thursday leaves: Covid schools, stormy weather and algae feed the cows

    Thursday leaves: Covid schools, stormy weather and algae feed the cows

    Coronavirus infections among young people aged 15–19 have risen sharply in the Helsinki metropolitan area, says daily Helsingin sanomat newspaper. According to figures from the Helsinki University Hospital District (HUS), the number of teenage infections has risen from 83 in September to 240 in October, and 199 already registered this month. The figure does not […]