Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Environment

Environment
People drink beer in a restaurant in Hanoi

Beer Lovers Face Price Spikes, Shortages as Climate Changes – Study

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters)  Climate change will brew trouble for beer lovers in coming decades as it shrinks yields of barley, the top grain used...
A general view of Peng Chau island and nearby islands, viewed from Lantau, in Hong Kong

Rising Sea Levels, Storm Surges Pose Risks for Hong Kong’s Artificial...

HONG KONG (Reuters)  As Hong Kong recovers from one of the strongest typhoons in decades, a controversial plan to build a vast artificial island is...
Lancaster University researchers Yaseen Noorani and Nicolas Orellana hold their O-Wind portable turbine prototype, for which they won the UK James Dyson Award, in front of the SE1 Strata building turbine in London

New Spinning Ball Turbine Could Bring Green Energy to Windy Cities

By Jim Drury LONDON (Reuters)  Two British-based researchers have created an award-winning new design for a mini wind turbine that looks like a volleyball and can...
William D. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University talks with Robert Shiller, an economist and 2013 Economics Nobel Laureate, after a news conference after winning the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize, at Yale University in New Haven

U.S. Economists Win Nobel for Work on Climate Change, Innovation

By Simon Johnson and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters)  Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adapting the western economic growth model to focus on environmental...
Spain's Energy and Environment Minister Teresa Ribera arrives for a cabinet meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid

Spain Scraps ‘Sun Tax’ in Measures to Cool Electricity Prices

By Isla Binnie and Jose Elías Rodríguez MADRID (Reuters) Spain took measures on Friday aimed at reducing electricity bills which are among the highest in...
An aerial picture of the airport in Maldives.

Sunk Costs: Airports Taking Action against Rising Seas, Storms as Climate...

By Jamie Freed SINGAPORE (Reuters) Global airport operators, faced with rising sea levels and more powerful storms as the climate changes, are starting to invest...
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