Friday, May 14, 2021

Tag: greenhouse gas 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...

Diet, ignorance and the environmental crisis

Awareness is the critical ingredient in change, individually and collectively.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”