Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: emissions

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns

Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating.

Methane emissions soar 32% despite lockdowns and green pledges

“It is clearly time to reduce these emissions. They are easy to fix. We have the technology to fix them.”

Covid-19 lockdown demonstrates how economy-wide transformation can halt climate change

The blip in emissions will not have a longterm impact unless we invest in sustainable solutions on a grand scale.

In break with Trump’s EPA, Nevada announces plan to cut tailpipe...

“Clean car standards will provide Nevadans with more transportation options and much-needed relief from volatile gas prices and dirty air.”

Oil industry front group launches latest attack on electric vehicle tax...

The oil and gas industry uses groups like AEA to advocate for its interests, and the incumbent industry that fuels conventional vehicles would benefit from slowing the transition to electric vehicles.

New research warns severe climate-related droughts could threaten 60% of global...

Underscoring the necessity of aggressive action to combat human-caused global warming, research published Wednesday warns that the majority of the world's wheat...

Epa data: Under Trump, a sharp increase in unhealthy air in...

The number of unhealthy air days in nearly three dozen cities soared in the first two years of the Trump administration, according...

Trump’s drilling leases on public lands could release 4.7b metric tons...

A national conservation group revealed Wednesday that President Donald Trump's drilling leases on public lands could lead to the release of more...

Why we can’t ignore U.S. military emissions

The U.S. military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks,...

Our post-carbon future depends on electric vehicles—our congress controls their economic...

There are a few competing electric vehicle-related bills kicking around Capitol Hill right now. One, a bipartisan bill aptly titled the Driving America...

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Major US bank promises not to fund Arctic drilling

“Nearly 30 major banks around the world (now including all 6 major U.S. banks!) have concluded that funding new Arctic drilling is far too risky and bad for business.”

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation.

Some liberals and arms-control experts are cheering for war profiteers to be in Biden’s...

Many progressive activists and organizations have mobilized since the election to offer well-documented opposition to highly dubious potential members of the Biden Cabinet.

Election, legal disasters, surging Covid cases, economy stumbling: Just “too much winning”

Major irony: the perceived, 2016 “change” candidate was and is utterly incapable of change.

Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video

Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest.