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The climate change has a price tag and it could be expensive for the world, the increasing greenhouse gas emissions will exert a growing economic impact on countries leading to price rises, slow-paced technological changes, and slow growth in per-capita incomes. In this exclusive series, we highlight the various climatic and growth scenarios, analysis of economic and environmental costs, damaging eco-systems, changes in socio-economic structures and living situations.

Climate Change Series

How measuring emissions in real time can help cities achieve net zero

Dec 20, 2021 09:51 am UTC| Nature Science

Like many cities across the world, Glasgow host to the UN climate conference COP26 has a target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This is a massive undertaking for any city. It means emissions from...

Climate Change Series

Climate transition delay could cost the UK trillions

Dec 04, 2021 01:55 am UTC| Economy

From power plants to coffee cups or your childhood home, everything that makes up the economy has a life expectancy. Much of what we make and consume lasts just weeks, months or years. However, lots of infrastructure...

Climate Change Series

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

Nov 13, 2021 07:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industrys responsibility to address it comes into focus. A recent report from the UNs Global Alliance for...

Climate Change Series

Climate finance: it'll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency

Nov 06, 2021 08:33 am UTC| Economy

The almost mystical Green Climate Fund is back in the headlines at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. The fund grew out of a promise made by rich nations in 2009 to provide US$100 billion (74 billion) per year in climate...

Climate Change Series

Climate clock reset shows the world is one year closer to 1.5 C warming threshold

Nov 06, 2021 08:22 am UTC| Nature

Global carbon dioxide emissions are expected to increase to almost 2019 levels this year, upending last years unprecedented drop caused by COVID-19 lockdowns. This means that emissions are trending upwards again, when they...

Climate Change Series

COP26: here's what it would take to end coal power worldwide

Nov 06, 2021 08:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

More than 40 countries have signed an agreement at COP26, the latest UN climate change summit in Glasgow, to phase out coal in electricity generation. The signatories include some of the worlds biggest coal burners:...

Climate Change Series

COP26: a letter to a school striker from 'the physicist behind net zero'

Nov 06, 2021 08:05 am UTC| Insights & Views

Dear school striker, Well done on all you are doing you seem to have made more impact on the climate issue in the past couple of years than Ive managed in the previous three decades working away on it, and Ive been...

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Economy

Pakistan to block cryptocurrency trading websites

Pakistans Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will block websites dealing in cryptocurrency after a complete ban on crypto was recommended following its meeting with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). The SBP officials,...

Crocs files trademark application for NFT and digital collectibles

Colorado-based American shoe company Crocs may be delving into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on its US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing. Rocs filing was described as Downloadable Virtual Goods...

Chick-fil-A hit a snag with its plans to build New Jersey restaurant

Chick-Fil-A has been planning to build an outlet at a rest stop area on Garen State Parkway in New Jersey. However, the company faces some issues; thus, it cannot proceed with its plans at the moment. According to Fox...

McDonald’s Japan’s launches Canadian Maple Custard Pie, Belgian Chocolat Pie, McNuggets Garlic Pepper

McDonalds Japan has added new food items to its menu list, and they are all delectable. Starting from the Canadian Maple Custard Pie to the Belgian Chocolat Pie and Spicy Chicken McNuggets Garlic Pepper, all new items are...

Rio De Janeiro to invest 1% of treasury in cryptocurrency

Rio de Janeiro will invest one percent of its Treasury in cryptocurrencies to turn the city into a cryptocurrency-friendly hub, according to its mayor, Eduardo Paes Other tax incentives will also be applied to achieve...

Politics

Kevin McCarthy reveals Donald Trump admitted responsibility for Capitol insurrection

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has flip-flopped on his stance regarding the January 6 Capitol insurrection, of which he has become a material witness in the congressional investigations. An unearthed interview of...

Joe Biden appoints Star Jones to serve in US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad

Joe Biden has appointed television personality Star Jones to a presidential commission. Jones will be serving in the US Commission for the Preservation of Americas Heritage Abroad. Biden has appointed Jones to serve in...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: US official says Moscow looking for 'excuse' to invade

Tensions remain high between Russia, Ukraine, the US, and NATO, along with fears of an invasion. A US official claims the recent cyberattack on Ukraine was Russia looking for a reason to carry out an invasion. Speaking...

Nancy Pelosi's office received calls from Capitol insurrectionists asking for a 'lost and found'

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the lawmakers being targeted by the pro-Trump mob during the January 6 Capitol insurrection. According to Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin, following the insurrection, the...

Science

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Unilever calls for better plant-based diet through public health strategies

Unilever scientists are prompting public health officials to facilitate the transition to a balanced diet with more diverse nutrient-dense plant foods through consumer education, food fortification, and...

IBS develops photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide to hydrocarbon

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed a photocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide into useful hydrocarbon energy. The study was done in collaboration with the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and...

KEPCO to share CO2 decomposition tech to Korea National Railway

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) had signed an agreement for joint use of the sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) decomposition technology with the Korea National Railway as part of efforts to limit carbon dioxide...

Technology

Walmart cryptocurrency and NFTs could be in the works

Some of the biggest brands around the world have been launching new products and campaigns that would put them into the metaverse over the last year. It appears that Walmart plans on joining them soon by introducing...

‘Halo Infinite’ devs to lower prices in the Shop on January 18

Halo Infinite marked a massive shift in the franchise after introducing its online multiplayer mode as a standalone free-to-play game. That also meant microtransactions have a bigger role now. But 343 Industries confirmed...

SteamDB update suggests ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ patch 1.5 could arrive soon

Aside from all-new titles, video game fans are also looking forward to some significant updates slated to launch in the earlier part of the year, including the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077. And it appears that CD Projekt...

‘WWE 2K22’ covers to feature Rey Mysterio

Long-time fans of WWE and pro wrestling may have more reasons to look forward to WWE 2K22. A new leak claimed both editions of WWE 2K22 will feature the legendary Rey Mysterio on the cover. A couple of images claimed to...

iPad Air 5 is expected to launch with iPhone SE 3 in spring 2022

The first half of 2022 might be a busy one for Apple based on the rumored products to launch in the coming months. The fifth generation of iPad Air is expected to be one of them, and a new report suggests it could be...
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