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The Earth is warming at an alarming rate in recent years due to cumulative excessive heat-trapping emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere. Agriculture and other human activities that require fossil fuels combustion since industrialisation started in the mid-1850s were the main drivers for the emissions. This has contributed to more frequent extreme weather events like rainstorms, heatwaves and hurricanes, posing major environmental and social damages such as loss of lives, assets, habitats and work hours, as a result of droughts, floods, sea level rise and ice sheets melting.

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  • The discussions, which will take place in California, will concentrate on industrial decarbonisation, carbon markets and clean energy deployment
  • The talks are the first since US President Joe Biden announced substantial tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, solar panels and lithium-ion batteries
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The acquisition ‘vertically integrates the energy supplier and key end-user’, Hans Energy CEO Yang Dong says, adding that its ‘strategic development of the hydrogen industry’ aligns with Citybus’s net-zero emissions goal.

Drainage Services Department reveals smart sensors to collect data from stormwater drain manholes and robots to aid in underground pipeline inspections.

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Growing scepticism and a lack of trust in the performance of ESG investments are the ‘top barrier’ for Asian investors, according to a study by AXA Investment Managers.

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Unexpected heavy turbulence is not only a threat to passengers and crew, but also to the long-term safety of planes carrying them, according to researchers who say this phenomenon is on the rise.

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India’s weather bureau warned of “severe heatwave conditions” this week, with the mercury reaching the sizzling peak of 47.4 degrees in Delhi’s Najafgarh suburb on Monday.

Eating plant-heavy diets will help us reduce greenhouse emissions, and nudge theory – small interventions and gentle persuasion – is being used to persuade people to change their habits.

Government contract of BSF Hatch, which turns chicken faeces into animal feed, fertiliser and biofuel, is set to expire at the end of August, even as city faces mounting food waste problem.

Environmental sustainability is a leading concern for the younger generation, and they have been pushing businesses to take more action on climate change, according to a Deloitte survey.

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France is Xpeng’s tenth European market and comes after launches in Spain and Portugal last month. It will market the G9 and G6 SUVs and will also set up a sales and service network with local distributors.

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The world’s largest double-decker bus maker, Alexander Dennis, said electrification is the future for Hong Kong’s bus fleet and hopes to roll out more battery-powered models for the city to meet its decarbonisation goals.

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Facilities capable of producing 70,000 to 100,000 tonnes of green methanol from leftover food will be ready by the end of 2025, Shi Pingyang, vice-president of Shenergy, told reporters on Wednesday.

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A senior official in Thailand’s climate change office thinks a move could be possible, with much of the capital already battling floods during the rainy season.

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A ChatGPT-led boom in artificial intelligence is expected to fuel an exponential growth in demand for liquid cooling technology from data centre operators, according to Macquarie Capital.

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The International Chamber of Sustainable Development will also expand the accredited planner course, which more than 3,000 people have completed in Hong Kong, to Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Researchers say reduced aerosol emissions in China have led to rising sea temperatures and extreme weather in Northeast Pacific, from Alaska to California, affecting biodiversity and causing toxic algae blooms and drought.

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US imports of used cooking oil more than tripled in 2023, with more than half coming from China, according to the US International Trade Commission.

Hydrogen-powered trucks will cost less than their fossil fuel burning rivals by 2027 in China as Beijing’s enabling environment starts paying off, according to chairman and president of Refire Group, China’s top supplier of hydrogen fuel cell technologies.