March 25, 2024

Russia has sent a demarche to the United States over its decision to unilaterally extend its continental shelf, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

March 24, 2023

No 'human era' in Earth's geological history, scientists say. A top panel of geologists has decided not to grant the 'human age' its own distinct place in Earth's geological timeline after disagreeing over when exactly our era might have begun.

After 15 years of deliberation, a team of scientists made the case that humankind has so fundamentally altered the natural world that a new phase of Earth's existence—a new epoch—has already begun.

March 22, 2024

The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a landmark resolution on the promotion of “safe, secure and trustworthy” artificial intelligence (AI) systems that will also benefit sustainable development for all.

Adopting a United States-led draft resolution without a vote, the Assembly also highlighted the respect, protection and promotion of human rights in the design, development, deployment and the use of AI.

The text was “co-sponsored” or backed by more than 120 other Member States.

March 18, 2023

Saudi Aramco CEO says energy transition is failing, world should abandon ‘fantasy’ of phasing out oil. Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said Monday that the energy transition is failing and policymakers should abandon the “fantasy” of phasing out oil and gas, as demand for fossil fuels is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

March 15, 2024

Shell waters down emissions cut pledge despite crucial climate decade. Energy company now says it aims for 15-20 % reduction by 2030, rather than previous target of 20 %. The energy company Shell has watered down a key green target as it prepares to defy climate experts by growing its liquified natural gas business and holding its oil production steady until 2030.

March 13, 2024

Artificial Intelligence Act: MEPs adopt landmark law.

March 10, 2024

Not such a bright idea: cooling the Earth by reflecting sunlight back to space is a dangerous distraction. The United Nations Environment Assembly this week considered a resolution on solar radiation modification, which refers to controversial technologies intended to mask the heating effect of greenhouse gases by reflecting some sunlight back to space.

March 5, 2024

Humans have driven the Earth’s freshwater cycle out of its stable state. New analysis shows that the global freshwater cycle has shifted far beyond pre-industrial conditions. A new analysis of freshwater resources across the globe shows that human activity has pushed variation in the planet’s freshwater cycle well outside of its pre-industrial range.

March 4, 2024

On May 21-23, 2024, the MINGEO SIBERIA 2024 forum will be held in Krasnoyarsk. This is a unique platform for the exchange of experience and broad discussion by participants of the problems of subsoil use in Russia and in the world, familiarization of the staff of mining and exploration companies with modern innovative technologies in the mining business, with changes in domestic legislation.

March 3,2024

Russia may withdraw from the Arctic Council after it suspended the payment of contributions due to the ongoing sabotage of its work by the Western members, then the collapse of this organization is likely to be unnecessary. Alexander Sergunin, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of the Faculty of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg State University), said this during his visit to New Delhi. He recalled that Russia was the largest contributor to the Arctic Council until 2022.