How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—and world war

Santa’s getting company. Fast-melting sea ice has opened a potential new Arctic shipping lane across the North Pole, which will give powerful nations easier access to the frozen zone’s vast riches — but has also sparked fears of war. The Arctic Council predicts that, during the summers, sea ice will be gone by 2040 — allowing for … Read more

Europe turns to coal as Russia squeezes gas supplies

Europe turns to coal as Russia squeezes gas supplies

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck has warned that the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a supply shortage. Ina Fassbender | Afp | Getty Images Reduced flows of Russian gas and the specter of a full supply disruption have prompted some European governments to reconsider coal, one … Read more

Siemens Mobility inks $8.7 billion deal for high-speed rail in Egypt

Siemens Mobility inks $8.7 billion deal for high-speed rail in Egypt

A train passes through a station in Egypt. The project involving Siemens Mobility will use trains that can reach a top speed of 230 kilometers per hour, and the line will be fully electrified. Paulvinten | Istock | Getty Images A new high-speed rail line is coming to Egypt, with developer Siemens Mobility saying it … Read more

Oceans reached record heat, acidity in 2021: UN report

Oceans reached record heat, acidity in 2021: UN report

A diver inspects transplanted coral near Dibba Port in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020. Christopher Pike | Reuters Oceans reached their hottest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization said Wednesday, marking a major consequence of climate change from human-induced greenhouse gas emissions. The findings were part of … Read more

Climate change made India heat wave 100 time more likely

Climate change made India heat wave 100 time more likely

A farmer pours water on himself while working at a wheat farm in the Ludhiana district of Punjab, India, on Sunday, May 1, 2022. T. Narayan | Bloomberg | Getty Images The blistering heat wave in northwest India and Pakistan was made over 100 times more likely because of human-caused climate change, according to a new study … Read more