US, China agree to cooperate on climate crisis with urgency

By HYUNG-JIN KIM SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement was reached by U.S. special envoy for climate […]

Ford to allow destruction of protected wetland

The Ford government plans to give permission by March 19 to a developer to destroy a protected wetland in Pickering and build a new giant retail warehouse in its place. The Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will issue the permit to the developer group, Triple Group of Companies, “under duress” as the plan conflicts with […]

Rutgers to stop fossil fuel investments

Rutgers University will divest from fossil fuel investments and has pledged to invest more in sustainability and exit private fossil fuel investments. This was achieved through student movements. According to the university’s official website, fossil fuel investments account for approximately 5% of the university’s $1.6 billion endowment. Other schools in the US have made the […]

The nano sponge that can soak up oil spills in freezing Arctic waters

Scientists have uncovered a sponge that can soak up 99% of oil in the freezing Arctic water. The nano-engineered sponge can clean up oil spills as it is covered in a paraffin-like material that helps it work even in frigid-temperature water. NewScientist reported that oil spills happen at a worrying frequency and that in the […]