Wild weather: Hawaii to be covered in snowstorm as Denver sees historic absence of snow

While the rest of the country is seeing an unusual lack of snow, a blizzard warning has been issued for Hawaii, with at least 12 inches of snow forecast this weekend. The warning is in effect for the Big Island peaks from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. local time Sunday. According to the National … Read more

Port Arthur’s historic prison ‘proves’ damage from sea level rise

A Tasmania World Heritage Site, Port Arthur Historic Site is under threat from climate change, according to the authority responsible for managing the top tourist destination. Most important points: Port Arthur’s Isle of the Dead is believed to be home to the earliest sea level benchmark anywhere in the world The British Navy marked sea … Read more

Once considered ‘biologically dead’, new report shows London’s River Thames is recovering | smart news

Species such as seals, sharks, seahorses and eels have found their way back to the river in recent decades. Zoological Society of London The 215-mile River Thames cuts through southern England, flows through London and empties into the English Channel. As London’s population grew over the centuries, so did its impact on the river. In … Read more

It’s been a year of bad behavior and short-lived policies – so why aren’t more people predicting a loss in the coalition election?

Political journalists are often accused – sometimes rightfully so – of being too obsessed with how the political game is played, rather than what the political system delivers. And we are accused of spending too much time on “race calling” – reporting on policies purely in terms of how they might affect the political prospects … Read more

Extreme weather hedging through climate risk management companies

Your home or business insurance could soon be delivered with innovative extreme weather options, thanks in part to platforms developed by climate risk management companies such as The Demex Group. Send the news: The company uses a combination of meteorological know-how, risk analysis, software development and relationships with insurers to help distribute monetary risk from … Read more

Google CEO on Indian Regulations, Balancing Laws and ‘Open, Free Internet’ | Sundar Pichai

Published on 03 Dec. 2021 18:42 IST Google and Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about regulations in India. Pichai said: “It’s normal for there to be traffic regulations. I think it makes sense for countries to think about the concerns of their own citizens to make sure it works properly.” Pichai was in conversation … Read more

Google CEO on Indian Regulations, Balancing Laws and ‘Open, Free Internet’ | Sundar Pichai

Published on 03 Dec. 2021 18:42 IST Google and Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai spoke about regulations in India. Pichai said: “It’s normal for there to be traffic regulations. I think it makes sense for countries to think about the concerns of their own citizens to make sure it works properly.” Pichai was in conversation … Read more

Iberdrola, H2 Green Steel partner for $2.6 billion green hydrogen plan

The Iberdrola Tower in Bilbao, Spain. SOPA images | Light Rocket | Getty Images Spanish energy company Iberdrola and Swedish H2 Green Steel are teaming up to develop a large facility that will produce green hydrogen, yet another example of how companies are showing interest in the much-discussed sector. In an announcement on Thursday, the … Read more

Ottawa gives itself more time to figure out how we can finally meet a national climate target

OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying publication of its official plan to meet Canada’s 2030 climate target, the Star has learned. Liberals will announce Friday that they are using the “liability” escape hatch in their climate bill to delay publication of the plan by three months as they consult with the public on how … Read more

Ottawa gives itself more time to figure out how we can finally meet a national climate target

OTTAWA — The federal government is delaying publication of its official plan to meet Canada’s 2030 climate target, the Star has learned. Liberals will announce Friday that they are using the “liability” escape hatch in their climate bill to delay publication of the plan by three months as they consult with the public on how … Read more