Thursday, June 17, 2021

To save planet, solve twin crises of climate change and species loss together, say...

Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues.

Record heat and flimsy power grid across US illustrates urgent need for green infrastructure

“Texas’ grid shutting down in both cold and heat,” said one Democratic lawmaker, “underscores the facts we need to invest in clean and renewable energy infrastructure. Immediately.”

Electric flying taxis could transform air travel by 2024

“If we focus on finding the solutions, this will drive us towards the electrification of flight.”

How clean water is linked with environmental and human health

When the world works together, a brighter and greener future is possible.

Norwegian Arctic oil drilling targeted by campaigners in new legal action

“But our application to the European Court of Human Rights is for me the manifestation of action and hope in the face of this crisis.”

‘A deeply dangerous order’: Trump-appointed judge blocks Biden from pausing new oil drilling leases

"This is a deeply dangerous order that heightens the imperative for bold, urgent climate action on our public lands and ocean."

44% of ocean plastics are linked to takeout food

Researchers are turning their attention to takeout containers and convenience food as the worst offender in plastics polluting the ocean.

Takeout food the main contributor to plastic pollution in our oceans

This information will make it easier for policymakers to actually take action to try to turn off the tap of marine litter flowing into the ocean, rather than just clean it up.”

Ice shelf holding Pine Island Glacier could collapse within a decade

“The recent changes in speed are not due to melt-driven thinning; instead they’re due to the loss of the outer part of the ice shelf.”

Exxon is telling investors its Permian fracking projects are ‘world class’. The data says...

A new report finds that the productivity of ExxonMobil’s wells in the Permian basin declined in 2019, raising “troubling questions about the quality” of its assets.