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These 5 Charts Show What You Can Do Right Now to Fight Climate Change

Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels requires reaching net zero emissions by the middle of this century. This means that, in less than three decades, we need to reverse more than a century of rising emissions and bring annual emissions down to near zero, while balancing out all remaining unavoidable emissions by […]

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Do You Know What’s in Your Natural Gas? This Small Study Wanted The Answer

Seen as the cleaner alternative to coal and oil, natural gas is experiencing a golden age of consumption. From industrial processes to electricity generation, methane has become the choice of fuel for a green-washed market.   Although its combustion releases significantly less carbon dioxide than its liquid and solid hydrocarbon cousins, methane is a serious […]

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US

Biden caught between climate goals and high gas prices as administration releases new drilling plan

The plan was also released the day after the Supreme Court ruled federal Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate planet-warming emissions from power plants. The opinion was roundly criticized by environmental advocates, scientists and the Biden administration for handcuffing the EPA just as more action is needed […]

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Finance

Joe Biden’s lofty climate ambitions are brought down to earth

Joe Biden’s promise to be the greenest president in US history was already in doubt when the Supreme Court delivered another blow and curtailed the power of the chief environmental regulator. This week, the court’s conservative majority struck down an obsolete Obama-era plan that sought to shift power generation away from coal-fired plants and towards […]

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Entertainment

Yellowstone to Weigh Climate Change Risks When Rebuilding From Flood

HELENA, Mont. — In the shadow of hills and rock walls, the north entrance road at Yellowstone National Park normally traces the river, ferrying visitors from the outside world to a very different one teeming with wildlife and otherworldly geothermal features. But large chunks of pavement are now gone on this crucial tourist corridor, washed […]

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Business

UK-based startup Tevva launches hydrogen-electric truck with 310-mile range

U.K.-based startup Tevva on Thursday launched a hydrogen-electric heavy goods vehicle, becoming the latest company to make a play in a sector attracting interest from multinationals like Daimler Truck and Volvo. According to Tevva, which says it has raised $140 million in funding, its vehicle will have a range of as much as 310 miles, […]

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Business

Chinese automaker Nio reports record EV sales in June as Covid wave fades, but it still lags XPeng and Li Auto

Nio’s ES7 sports utility vehicle adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model X and Model Y in China. Nio Chinese electric-vehicle maker Nio reported Friday that it delivered nearly 13,000 vehicles in June, up 60% from a year ago, as China’s auto industry continued to rebound after months of pandemic-related disruptions. Its total deliveries of 12,961 […]

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Business

Biden opens the possibility of more offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

An oil and gas drilling platform stands offshore as waves churned from Tropical Storm Karen come ashore in Dauphin Island, Alabama, October 5, 2013. Steve Nesius | Reuters The Biden administration released a five-year offshore oil and gas drilling development plan on Friday that would block all new drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans […]

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Supreme Court pushes US closer to “climate cliff,” say Pa. environment leaders

The Supreme Court has taken a major tool off the table to reduce climate pollution.  In a 6-3 majority decision, it struck down a now-defunct rule by the Obama EPA, the Clean Power Plan, that would have shifted electricity generation away from coal to cleaner natural gas, solar and wind.  The court decided that the […]

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Living Green: Climate Warriors

When I was in college studying nutrition in the early 2000s, I heard about global warming. But it was nearly two decades later that I understood the severity of the crisis and got involved.  Now, a growing number of young people, including many from our community, are working to solve the crisis by pursuing studies […]