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WHAT''S NEXT?: Oceans, animals, and land are all under threat from climate change and human activities. The effective and efficient conservation of agricultural biodiversity is vital to meeting the global challenges of food and nutritional security for an expanding world population. But, the signs are of continued degradation of our global natural resources and environment.

  • [New] With natural gas, petroleum and critical minerals in abundance, Canada will wed its commitment to climate change with technological development at home to provide reliable, environmentally friendly energy and critical mineral resources to the Indo-Pacific. The Strategist
  • [New] Canada could help Europe in the short term by increasing its shipments of crude by 200,000 barrels a day and natural gas by the equivalent of 100,000 by year-end. Yahoo Finance
  • [New] The lack of relevant infrastructure such as gas pipelines and LNG terminals in many African countries will become a major obstacle to the large-scale increase in natural gas production in Africa. Teller Report
  • [New] Climate change remains an immediate and long-term threat to Canada, but it also presents the opportunity for the natural resources sector to be innovative, and to help deliver on a net-zero economy by 2050. Natural Resources Canada
  • [New] Low Earth Orbit (low earth orbit, LEO) sub-constellation of satellites will use Ku, Ka and V-band, and very low earth orbit sub-constellation of satellites will use all V-band. David Cowhig's Translation Blog
  • [New] In a proposal that will raise concerns, China proposes jointly producing a maritime spatial plan and being involved in sensitive marine mapping, as well as allowing China to gain greater access to natural resources. The Guardian
  • [New] Companies such as BP and Shell have benefited from rising global oil and natural gas prices, which shot even higher in recent months as Russia's invasion of Ukraine sparked fears of a global supply crunch. CNN
  • [New] With fuel prices soaring and electric vehicles becoming prohibitively expensive for most Indians, vehicles that run on compressed natural gas could be considered as a welcome relief and an alternative for mobility. ETEnergyworld
  • [New] Gogo Business Aviation has announced it will launch the first global broadband service in business aviation to use an electronically steered antenna (ESA) on a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite network.
  • [New] There has been fears that efforts to increase biodiversity and protect nature, including changes to the Common Agricultural Policy, could be watered down to concerns over a looming global food crisis. ESG Investor
  • [New] Just 15% of the total energy consumption is natural gas, of which around half comes from Russia, making Switzerland less vulnerable to the geopolitical disruptions around the war in Ukraine. Lombard Odier
  • [New] Natural gas imports from Russia cannot be transitioned to LNG anytime soon - it will take years due to cost overruns, construction delays and regulatory red tape. IER
  • [New] Under the IEA's Sustainable Development Scenario, natural gas and oil will furnish nearly half the world's energy in 2040, even if every nation meets the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. American Petroleum Institute
  • [New] The continued availability of low-cost U.S. natural gas combined with a strong export policy - especially as it pertains to liquefied natural gas - presents an opportunity to achieve continued success in emissions reductions around the world. American Petroleum Institute
  • [New] Natural gas and oil provide more of the world's energy than any other source and will continue to be leading resources for decades to come. American Petroleum Institute
  • [New] Climate change and preserving nature is something to urgently address and that concerns about high inflation will affect how to look at the future of the global economy. AP News
  • [New] The health, agriculture and food sectors all benefit from maintaining Australia's low risk of AMR in the food animal sector. Antimicrobial resistance
  • [New] Labor's position is there will be a shift away from fossil fuels as the world acts, but if companies want to invest they should be able to as long as they are meeting environmental standards. The Guardian
  • [New] Environmental regulation will have a negative impact on the investment efficiency of the listed manufacturing companies in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, causing the threshold of the impact of environmental regulation on investment efficiency to move from promotion to suppression. MDPI
  • [New] Moscow might decide to retaliate by cutting Europe off from supplies of natural gas, as it has begun to do to Poland and Bulgaria. Eurasia Group
  • [New] The impacts of climate change on water resources is well documented in places such as the American West, where the Colorado River Basin was named the most threatened in the U.S. GreenBiz
  • [New] Countries in Europe and other highly developed regions do face threats from natural disasters and climate change, but they are resilient to the worst problems effected by ecological threats. DW.COM
  • [New] While the EU's emphasis on domestic sourcing presents opportunities for the mining sector, environmental activists are likely to oppose any efforts to boost mining operations within Europe. Verisk Maplecroft

Last updated: 28 May 2022