February 21, 2024

Germany's Industrial Superpower Days Are Over, A Green "Victory". German Industrial production peaked in November of 2017. Germany’s IP has since fallen to a level first seen in 2006.

Bloomberg reports Germany’s Days as an Industrial Superpower Are Coming to an End

February 20, 2024

Study shows methane emissions from wetlands increase significantly over high latitudes. Wetlands are Earth's largest natural source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is about 30 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the atmosphere. A research team from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzed wetland methane emissions data across the entire Boreal-Arctic region and found that these emissions have increased by approximately 9% since 2002.

February 14, 2024

Russia has suspended the payment of annual contributions to the Arctic Council. The officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the RF told this to RIA Novosti Agency. It is noted that the payment is suspended until the resumption of practical work in this format with the participation of all member states. The ministry officials added that Moscow may consider withdrawing from this organization, but at the moment, they are not considering it.

February 14, 2024

Kiev deliberately allowed the spill of oil products into the rivers of the Kharkiv oblast after the strike of the Armed Forces of the RF on February 9 at a military facility of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF). The Ukrainian military-political officials plan to blame Russia for the environmental damage, military expert, retired Lt. Col. Andrey Marochko told RIA Novosti.

February 7, 2024

Pollution risks worsening global water scarcity. Water scarcity could affect three billion more people than previously expected by mid-century, with increased pollution rendering river sources "unsafe" for humans and wildlife, researchers warned Tuesday.

The UN's climate science panel has said that around half the world's population currently faces severe water scarcity for at least a month a year and warned that global warming impacts and rising demand are key risks to global supply.

February 6, 2024

Permafrost alone holds back Arctic rivers—and a lot of carbonNew research from Dartmouth College provides the first evidence that the Arctic's frozen soil is the dominant force shaping Earth's northernmost rivers.

January 31, 2024

The EU is shifting its spending priorities from greening the economy to investing in defence, as the bloc faces backlash over climate regulation and grapples with war in Ukraine. Faced with tightening national budgets, member states have reduced a common fund designed to spur innovation in the bloc from €10bn to €1.5bn — and have ensured that it can only be used for defence-related projects, not green technology or other climate-related investments.

January 23, 2024

Climatologists believe that the scientific isolation of RF negatively affects the study of the Arctic climate. According to American and European researchers, 21 research stations from the INTERACT Network were stopped in the spring of 2022 due to geopolitical events in Ukraine and attempts by Western states to isolate Russia from the rest of the world and in the scientific field.

January 15, 2023

NASA Identifies $1 Billion ISS Deorbiting SolutionUS space agency, NASA, has found a solution to deorbit the International Space Station (ISS) costing upwards of $1 billion. The solution involves designing and constructing a towing vehicle that can safely deorbit ISS once it reaches its projected lifespan end in 2030. NASA has reportedly requested the funds through their “FY 2024 Budget Request Agency Summary.”

December 22, 2023

The US has "without any preliminary arrangement or permission" extended the boundaries of its continental shelf in the Barents Sea and the Arctic. On 19th December, the State Department released geographic coordinates defining the outer limits of the U.S. continental shelf in areas beyond 200 nautical miles from the coast, known as the extended continental shelf (ECS). The continental shelf is an extension of the country's land area on the seabed.