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Earther 2021-05-10
Shell’s CEO Thinks We’re Dumb

Big Oil executives want us to know we need them. In an interview with Axios on HBO, Ben van Beurden, Shell's CEO said that corporations like his must be an integral part of the transition away from the polluting energy they’ve made billions off of.

AP 2021-05-10

David Attenborough to address leaders at UN climate summit

LONDON (AP) — Veteran British broadcaster David Attenborough has been appointed the “people’s advocate” at the global climate summit this year, where he is expected to address political leaders about the need for urgent action to tackle the “crippling” threat of climate change...

Earther 2021-05-10
GM Is Right About The Federal EV Tax Credit

Electric vehicles from General Motors haven’t been eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit for over a year now. For obvious reasons, GM now says they want it back. You know what? GM is right.

AP 2021-05-06
UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming

Cutting the super-potent greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a new United Nations report says. If human-caused methane emissions are cut by nearly in half by 2030, a half degree (0...

AP 2021-05-06

Biden's plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve its goal of conserving about one-third of America’s lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs...

Earther 2021-05-06

Natural Gas Is Now More Deadly Than Coal in 19 States

Unhealthy air pollution generally brings to mind coal-fired plants spewing black soot. But that image may quickly be outdated. A study published on Wednesday in found that natural gas air pollution caused more deaths in 19 states than burning coal.

AP 2021-05-04
Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal

BERLIN (AP) — Recent pledges by the United States and other nations could help cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, but only if goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050 succeed, scientists said Tuesday. More than 190 countries agreed in Paris six years ago to keep average temperature increases below that level — ideally no more than 1.5 C (2.7 F) — by 2100 compared to pre-industrial times. The Climate Action Tracker, compiled by a group of researchers who translate emission pledges into temperature estimates, projects that the world is currently set to overshoot the Paris accord's target by 0.9 degrees.

AP 2021-05-03
EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combatting climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners...

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