Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: greenhouse gas emissions

Eliminating emissions by 2050 could save 74 million lives

“One key takeaway is that there are a significant number of lives that can be saved by reducing emissions.”

Biden vows to cut emissions, but US continues to subsidize fossil...

President Joe Biden said the U.S. would cut its emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade.

The oil industry says it might support a carbon tax—here’s why...

An industry calling for a tax on the use of its products sounds as bizarre as “man bites dog.” Yet, there’s a reason for the oil industry to consider that shift.

Bank of America commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

“Investors applaud Bank of America’s commitment to transition to a more sustainable business model and reduce the growing climate impacts of its financing activities."

Replacing 50% of animal products with plant-based foods could prevent 1.6...

“Moving the American appetite from our burger-heavy diet to plant-based eating is a powerful and necessary part of curbing the climate crisis.”

Greenhouse gas emissions set for record decline due to coronavirus lockdowns

"I hope the striking improvements in air quality we've seen remind us what things could be like if we shifted to green power and electric vehicles."

Eight states and DC commit to electrifying trucks and buses to...

"Zero-emission trucks and buses are better for the environment and health, while reducing fueling and maintenance costs."

Stopping climate change means building a better transportation system

Our transportation system is responsible for nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing this means building better public transportation and more sustainable communities. Here’s how we can make the shifts.

“Kochland”: How David Koch helped build an empire to shape U.S....

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch died Friday at the age of 79 from prostate cancer. David Koch — who was worth some...

29 states and cities sue to block Trump’s ‘dirty power’ rule

Twenty-nine states and cities sued the Trump administration Tuesday to stop it from weakening the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, which was the first regulation to...

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.