Battery swapping spurs Kenya’s electric motorbike drive

Battery swapping spurs Kenya’s electric motorbike drive

Electric motorbike startups making inroads in Kenya Say battery swapping saves drivers time, money Planning to expand model to Tanzania, Uganda NAIROBI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Over recent months, sets of sturdy, brightly-branded battery swapping stations have cropped up around Kenya’s capital Nairobi, allowing electric motorcyclists to exchange their low battery for a fully-charged one. … Read more

Canada’s Hudson Bay polar bear population plummets as climate change warms Arctic

Canada’s Hudson Bay polar bear population plummets as climate change warms Arctic

TORONTO, Dec 23 (Reuters) – Canada’s Western Hudson Bay polar bear population has fallen 27% in just five years, according to a government report released this week, suggesting climate change is impacting the animals. Every autumn, the bears living along the western edge of the Bay pass through the sub-Arctic tourist town of Churchill, Manitoba, … Read more

Rainwater Tech to list in New York via SPAC merger

Rainwater Tech to list in New York via SPAC merger

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Rain Enhancement Technologies Inc, a developer of systems that boost rainfall in arid regions, has agreed to combine with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dMY Technology Group VI (DMYS.N), the companies told Reuters. Led by Mike Nefkens, the former president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Rain Enhancement Technologies – … Read more

Keystone cleanup turns remote Kansas valley into a small town

Keystone cleanup turns remote Kansas valley into a small town

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 18 (Reuters) – Farmer Bill Pannbacker got a call earlier this month from a representative from TC Energy Corp , telling him that its Keystone Pipeline, which runs through his farmland in rural Kansas, had suffered an oil leak. But he was not prepared for what he saw on his land, which … Read more

U.S. to reveal scientific milestone on fusion energy -sources

U.S. to reveal scientific milestone on fusion energy -sources

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday will announce that scientists at a national lab have made a breakthrough on fusion, the process that powers the sun and stars that one day could provide a cheap source of electricity, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. The scientists at … Read more

Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s chief financial officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the biggest such divestment by a state opposed to the asset manager’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies. The move will hardly dent BlackRock’s $8 trillion in assets … Read more

U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site

U.S. to boost spending on tribal lands, protect Nevada sacred site

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will give Native American tribes more say in managing federal and tribal lands as part of a plan that includes assistance for tribes whose land has been harmed by climate change, the White House said on Wednesday. President Joe Biden and other Cabinet officials announced the measures … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, vowing more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) spending, including to boost Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more

Activists aggravate art insurers’ climate headache

Activists aggravate art insurers’ climate headache

Concern other groups could join in attacks Some insurers only cover works behind glass Inflation will also drive premiums higher Flood and fire damage risk add further pressure LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Climate activists’ attacks on some of the world’s most precious paintings have added to insurers’ worries about the threat to art from … Read more

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 climate summit ends after marathon weekend negotiations Final deal delivers on creating historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some blocked tighter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s U.N. climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help poor countries being battered by … Read more