The chairman of the House Science Committee argued Monday that climate change is real and has numerous benefits in areas like agriculture and shipping. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), an outspoken skeptic of mainstream climate science, wrote in the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal that the “benefits of a changing climate are often ignored and under-researched.” “Our climate...
  South Korea's new energy minister said on Monday (24/07) that he plans to support the country's push to sell nuclear reactors overseas, even as the nation curbs nuclear power at home. State-run Korea Electric Power (Kepco) is building the first of four nuclear plants in the United Arab Emirates in an...
  Indonesia's environment minister said on Monday (24/07) she wants to make permanent a moratorium on issuing new licences to use land designated as primary forest and peatland. The moratorium, part of an effort to reduce emissions from fires caused by deforestation, was extended by President Joko Widodo for a third...