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Biden’s new environmental justice office will oversee $3 billion in grants to polluted communities

Michael Regan, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks during an event at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Samuel Corum | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday launched an office that will focus on supporting and delivering grant money to minority communities in the […]

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Norway’s $1.2 trillion fund sets 2050 net zero target | CNN Business

Norway’s $1.2 trillion wealth fund, the world’s largest, said on Tuesday it would decarbonise its holdings by pushing firms to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to nil by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. The fund invests the petroleum revenues from Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer for future generations in stocks, bonds, […]

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Contemporary Arts Center reminds us to “Remember Earth?”

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – The latest exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans urges us to “Remember Earth?” which explores art pieces aimed at bringing awareness to our environment in peril. Performance artist Quintron creates music from the environment. “I’m a musician and electrician and this is called the Weather Warlock.” The instrument […]

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Prince Charles was an environment radical. What happens now he’s King?

Now the pillar of the establishment, Charles has never been at liberty to wave placards at demonstrations or glue himself to runways, but he has left UK Government ministers in no doubt of where he stands on issues that are important to him. Robert Jobson, author of the biography Charles Our Future King, highlights the so-called […]

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EV sales to hit all-time high in 2022, IEA saya, but more work needed to put world on net-zero path

Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an “all-time high” this year. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is […]

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U.S. ratifies global treaty to curb climate-warming chemicals in air conditioning, refrigeration

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the media after the 51-50 vote passed the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 7, 2022.  Ken Cedeno | Reuters The Senate has voted to ratify a global climate treaty that will phase down the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons, […]

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Norway open to gas price caps

NEW YORK — Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says his country is open to the previously unthinkable step of imposing price caps on gas to rein in Europe’s energy crisis. As political leaders, activists and philanthropists piled on the pressure Wednesday to act to limit climate change at U.N. General Assembly events, Støre told POLITICO […]

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Five Indie Sustainable Brands That Are Ethically Trying To Do Right By The Environment

Sustainability is a way of living and with each day passing by we should all be committing to the goal of reducing our carbon footprints as well as not exceeding what has very widely been termed as our ‘planetary boundaries.’ It is a matter of pride that several Indie brands around us have committed themselves […]

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Newsom boasts California avoided rolling blackouts in extreme heat, says anti-green critics want to ‘double down on stupid’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) talks with reporters after a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the U.S. Capitol, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday said the state avoided ordering rolling blackouts when electricity demand peaked this month […]

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Crypto mining could hinder U.S. ability to battle climate change, White House says

An array of bitcoin mining units inside a container at a Cleanspark facility in College Park, Georgia, U.S., on Friday, April 22, 2022. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Thursday warned that cryptocurrency mining operations could hinder the country’s ability to mitigate climate change. […]