Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tag: environment

55 percent of Germany’s power in 2023 came from renewables

“Wind farms—especially those on land—made the largest contribution.”

Global shift to plant-based diets could prevent 236,000 deaths annually, study...

A recent international study underscores the profound impact of dietary choices on public health and environmental sustainability, projecting significant reductions in premature deaths and boosts in global GDP.

Organizations call on banks to end financing of metallurgical coal

An open letter was sent to 50 banks asking them to end “business as usual” practices.

Fossil fuel giants’ record payouts amid deepening climate crisis

The world's five largest oil companies, BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and TotalEnergies, reported record profits and approved major new fossil fuel projects.

2023 has been a big year for climate accountability in the...

From a groundbreaking trial in Montana to a “truly historic” human rights hearing in Europe, climate change litigation took big steps forward this year.

IUCN reports 44,000 species threatened with extinction on Earth

These species threatened with extinction were added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species and makes up 28 percent of the 157,190 species listed.

Carbon’s climbing curve: Confronting a climate unseen in millions of years

The current state of atmospheric CO2 levels, as revealed by the comprehensive study, marks a critical juncture in Earth's climatic history and humanity's future.

A critical crossroad: COP28’s evasive stance on fossil fuel phaseout

As world leaders convene with the hope of forging a path toward a sustainable future, is there a reluctance to confront one of the most critical issues in climate change mitigation head-on?

GOP bill threatens taxpayers with cleanup costs for abandoned oil wells

Republicans advance legislation that could leave taxpayers footing the bill for Big Oil's mess.

COP28 draft exposes loopholes for fossil fuels amidst rising climate concerns

At COP28, a battle emerges over language that could leave the door open for 'abated' fossil fuel emissions, sparking activist outcry and calls for stricter measures.

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‘Contrition fantasy’ – the impossible quest from shameless, conscienceless lowlifes 

Every judge who fails to enforce authority and ignore transparent, cynical evasions becomes an enabler of the scofflaw.

Macy’s employees stunned by mass layoffs as company rewards Wall Street

In a dramatic restructuring, Macy's announces store closures and layoffs, spotlighting the tension between shareholder gains and workforce stability in America's evolving retail landscape.

Rising child fatalities in Gaza amid starvation and medical shortages

Amidst the rubble of conflict, Gaza's youngest bear the brunt of an escalating humanitarian crisis, with malnutrition and lack of medical aid claiming innocent lives.

Trinidad and Tobago faces historic environmental crisis with massive oil spill

The spill, emanating from a ship named Gulfstream, has wreaked havoc on over 25 miles of pristine coastline, endangering the coral reefs, Atlantic beaches, and the livelihoods dependent on these natural resources.

Biden’s EPA accused of yielding to industry over gas-fired power plants

The Biden administration faces criticism for delaying crucial regulations on gas-fired power plants, raising concerns about the commitment to environmental promises.