Tag: Climate

Photos show heavy rain and severe flooding in the United Arab Emirates

Storms and heavy rain have caused flooding in some Gulf states, leading to the Tuesday closure of Dubai’s airport — one of the busiest in the world. The United Arab Emirates, usually known for its hot and sunny weather, reportedly saw over 100 mm of rain in a 24-hour period in some places, marking a […]

A landmark ruling in Europe’s top rights court delivers a watershed moment for climate litigation

Members of Swiss association Senior Women for Climate Protection react after the announcement of decisions after a hearing of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to decide in three separate cases if states are doing enough in the face of global warming in rulings that could force them to do more, in Strasbourg, eastern […]

Singapore’s economic losses due to heat stress could nearly double to over $1.5 billion in 2035

People sitting by a pier during sunset in Singapore. Roslan Rahman | Afp | Getty Images Singapore’s economic losses due to heat stress could nearly double to $1.64 billion in 2035 from pre-pandemic 2018 due to a decline in labor productivity, a recent study by the National University of Singapore showed. Back in 2018, heat […]

Hyundai considering hybrid vehicle production at $7.6 billion Georgia EV plant

Jose Munoz, chief performance officer of Nissan Motor Co., speaks during the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, Jan. 15, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images NEW YORK – Hyundai Motor is reevaluating its plans to exclusively produce all-electric vehicles at a new plant under construction in Georgia, an […]

What the U.S. can learn from Norway when it comes to EV adoption

Norway boasts the highest electric vehicle adoption rate in the world. Some 82% of new car sales were EVs in Norway in 2023, according to the Norwegian Road Federation (OFV). In comparison, 7.6% of new car sales were electric in the U.S. last year, according to Kelley Blue Book estimates. In the world’s largest auto […]

UK court dismisses case against Greta Thunberg over London climate protest

The Swedish climate activist was on trial for protesting outside an oil and gas conference in London in October. Climate activist Greta Thunberg has been cleared of a public order offence over a protest outside an oil and gas conference last year, after a judge in a London court ruled she had no case to […]

Flash floods in Mauritius

NewsFeed Cyclone Belal brought flash floods to Mauritius, submerging cars along roads in the capital, Port Louis, and causing widespread flooding. About 100 vechicles were abandoned by their owners. One person has died and warnings for environmental risks on the island remain in place. Published On 16 Jan 202416 Jan 2024 Source link

Dozens killed in Colombia landslide, including children

Officials say at least 33 people have died in mudslides brought on by heavy rains in the province of Choco. At least 33 people have been killed in a landslide brought on by heavy rains in northwestern Colombia, officials have said. “I deeply regret the death of 33 people in this tragedy, mostly children, according […]

Tesla stock down on Red Sea delays, rising labor costs and price cuts

An employee of the Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg works on a production line of a Model Y electric vehicle. Patrick Pleul | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Shares of Tesla closed down more than 3% Friday as the stock faced pressure from supply chain delays due to a crisis in the Red Sea, and after offering […]

Who wins the race for electric cars?

The global race for electric vehicles is at full speed and it is driving geopolitical rivalries. For every seven cars sold around the world last year, one was electric. And global sales of electric cars are expected to set another record this year. Governments are offering incentives to buy cleaner cars, as part of a […]

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