16-Year-Old Climate Activist Arrives in New York on Zero-Emission Yacht

By Gabriella Borter NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed into New York Harbor on Wednesday in a zero-carbon emissions vessel, completing her 14-day journey from England to partake in a United Nations climate summit in New York next month. The 16-year-old Swedish activist, who set sail from Plymouth, England, on Aug. 14, attracted … [Read more...]

France’s Macron Says Slow-Steaming Needed to Tackle Climate Change

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) - President Emmanuel Macron chose this week’s G7 summit to reaffirm France’s commitment to slow-steaming as the best tool to tackle climate change. Mr Macron’s statement in Biarritz seemed to catch some observers off-guard, despite the French delegation to the IMO this year calling for slow-steaming to become IMO policy. “We will … [Read more...]

Citigroup’s New Shipping Finance Chairman to Deepen Environmental Focus

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Citigroup's veteran shipping finance banker Michael Parker is to become chairman of the bank's shipping & logistics business, a role which will include bolstering the lender's environmental focus in the sector, Citi said on Thursday. In June, Citi was among a group of leading banks who signed up to environmental commitments … [Read more...]

Trump Administration Plans to End Methane Curbs That Oil Companies Want to Keep

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy - (Bloomberg) --The Trump administration is readying a plan to end direct federal regulation of methane leaks from oil and gas facilities, even as some energy companies insist they don’t want the relief. A draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency would prevent the federal government from directly targeting that potent greenhouse gas as it … [Read more...]

Unmanned ‘Saildrone’ Completes Antarctic Circumnavigation in Search of Carbon Dioxide

An unmanned “saildrone” has completed a 13,670-nautical-mile journey around Antarctica after successfully collecting oceanic and atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements to benefit climate change science. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that the drone, named Saildrone 1020, completed its mission on August 3 following the 196-day voyage, … [Read more...]