U.S. President Barack Obama will take the case for acting on climate change to Al Roker and other TV weather personalities, hoping they can help convince the public that the risks of floods and droughts is a reason to curb greenhouse gases.
What is the value of time? This question was once a matter for philosophers such as Plato or Aristotle. Today economists claim to know the answer. The future, they say, is “discounted” because the value of having something or some amount of cash is greater than the value of having that same thing or amount of money a year from now.
Australia said it is expanding protection along the entire 3,000-kilometer (1,800-mile) Great Barrier Reef after a Chinese coal carrier ran aground this month, damaging a section of the World Heritage-listed area.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc , Europe’s largest oil company, won approval from the Australian government to proceed with the development of the world’s first liquefied natural gas project using a floating plant.
Namibia will struggle to meet its quota of killing 80,000 baby seals this year as import bans in the European Union, the U.S. and Russia cut demand for fur products, the International Fund for Animal Welfare said.
Addressing the Group for the East End benefit Saturday night in Sagaponack, Long Island, Alec Baldwin implored Group President Robert DeLuca to expand the scope of the Hamptons environmental nonprofit to the Greenwich Village block where the actor lives and is attended by paparazzi.