The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is moving forward with the nation's first large-scale offshore wind project, a significant step toward achieving President Joe Biden's goal of increasing US renewable energy production.
U.S. approves major offshore wind farm, launching industry to fight climate change
The Biden administration on Tuesday said it has approved the nation's first major offshore wind farm, billing it as the launch of a new domestic energy industry that will help eliminate emissions from the power sector.
President Joe Biden Approves Nation's First Major Offshore Wind Farm
On Tuesday, the Biden administration officially green-lit the country’s largest offshore wind farm. It’s slated to be installed off the Massachusetts coast and is the first step in Joe Biden’s ambitious push to finally get the U.S. in the offshore wind game.
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Nearly 59m hectares of forests have regrown since 2000, showing that regeneration in some places is paying off
Forest area the size of France regrown since 2000, satellite data shows
Regeneration can happen naturally with little human intervention, a new report says
Forests the size of France regrown since 2000, study suggests
Conservation groups say naturally restored forests can help in the fight against climate change.
Shareholder advisory PIRC recommended investors vote against Shell's non-binding resolution on its energy transition strategy on Tuesday, setting up a showdown at its annual general meeting next week.
Big Oil and its green ambitions could be about to get a serious reality check
In a first for the industry, Shell will put its own net-zero transition plan to its shareholders on May 18.
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.
SSE signs deal that could see CO2 from its gas-fired power station at Peterhead captured and stored by 2026.
Plans for Scotland's first power station that captures carbon revealed
The Peterhead power station would achieve 15pc of the Government’s target to capture 10m tonnes of CO2 annually by 2030
SSE, Equinor plan new gas power plant with carbon capture in Scotland
British utility SSE and Norwegian energy firm Equinor are jointly developing a new gas-fired power plant equipped with carbon capture technology (CCS) at Peterhead in Scotland, they said on Tuesday.
It’s been four days since the Colonial pipeline shutdown following a hack. This whole mess may have been entirely preventable if the government had been paying attention to its own responsibilities in helping pipelines prepare for cyberattacks.
How the Colonial Pipeline Became a Vital Artery for Fuel
Growing domestic production of oil and gas has led to reduced refining capacity in the Northeast, increasing the reliance on fuel sent from Texas.
U.S. Scrambling to Transport Gasoline After Colonial Pipeline Hack
In an attempt to stave off a potential gasoline shortage on the East Coast, the Biden administration has issued an order allowing some drivers transporting gasoline to work overtime. The move follows the Colonial pipeline hack and shutdown.
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...
Watch: Sir David Attenborough warns of ‘crippling problems’ as he's made People's Advocate of COP26
The veteran broadcaster will be part of the UN's COP26 climate conference due to be held in Glasgow this November
David Attenborough warns of ‘crippling’ climate crisis after being handed Cop26 role
‘Crucial’ nations come to together find solution, says TV naturalist
The UK and Ireland drink more tea per person than any other countries in the world, but key producer Kenya is facing problems.
Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies
In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050
How climate change could change the taste of your tea
Extreme weather might affect the quality of the leaves
The EU and India pledge to collaborate more closely on climate action - Climate Action - European Commission
The EU and India pledge to collaborate more closely on climate action
EU countries want emissions targets to stay linked to wealth -document
European Union countries will ask the European Commission to keep national emissions targets linked to their levels of wealth as it crafts plans to overhaul EU climate policies, according to a draft document.
EU parliament committee rubber-stamps climate change law
Lawmakers on the European Parliament's environment committee on Monday voted to approve the EU's landmark climate change law, clearing one of the final hurdles before it enters into force.
New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in capacity
Insufficient recycling of rare metals could hinder climate efforts, experts warn
Calls for tougher rules on recycling materials such as lithium and cobalt, which are vital for green technology
We Need 6 Times More Minerals to Meet Our Clean Energy Goals
New analysis published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Wednesday says that globally, keeping pace with that 2050 goal could increase demand for critical minerals overall by as much as six-fold by 2040.
Hydrogen is touted as an inevitable green fuel of the future. Tell that to the people who'll have to ship it across the globe at hyper-cold temperatures close to those in outer space.
Sewage waste to become green hydrogen fuel in water company trials
Hydrogen has been hailed as one of the technologies that will help the UK transition away from reliance on fossil fuels
Hydrogen for heating homes is in the pipeline
Hydrogen gas could soon be used in special boilers to heat British homes, but there are numerous hurdles to overcome first
According to the RAC, just 5% of the UK's 202,000 vehicle technicians can work on electric cars.
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.
Electric cars ‘will be cheaper to produce than fossil fuel vehicles by 2027’
BloombergNEF forecasts result of falling cost of making batteries as well as dedicated production lines
A plan aimed at the nation’s largest cluster of warehouses is designed to spur electrification of pollution-spewing diesel trucks and could set a template for restrictions elsewhere.
As 'diesel death zones' spread, pollution regulators place new rules on warehouse industry
Southern California air quality officials are imposing new rules on nearly 3,000 warehouses, citing increased pollution from diesel truck traffic.
Air quality officials target warehouses in bid to curb health-damaging truck pollution
Southern California air quality officials are set to vote on rules that seek to cut pollution from trucks at 3,000 warehouses.
Limetree Bay said Sunday air quality testing near its U.S. Virgin Islands refinery found zero concentrations of sulfur dioxide, hours after the National Guard said it found elevated levels of the chemical during its own testing.
After another leak, EPA probes whether St. Croix refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’
The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.
EPA hits troubled Virgin Islands oil refinery with a violation notice
Limetree Bay Refinery, once one of the largest oil and gas refineries in the world, has had two serious accidents since reopening in February.
China's annual emissions exceeded those of all developed nations combined in 2019, the first time this has happened since national greenhouse gas emissions have been measured, according to a new report from the Rhodium Group.
China’s greenhouse gas emissions exceed rest of developed world combined: report
China's greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 exceeded for the first time those of the US and other developed nations combined, according to a report published Thursday by an energy consulting group.
China's greenhouse gas emissions exceed those of U.S. and developed countries combined, report says
China is responsible for more than 27% of total global emissions, a new study says. The U.S. accounts for 11% of the global total.
Cutting the greenhouse gas methane quickly and dramatically is the world’s best hope to slow and limit the worst of global warming, a U.N. report says.
UN: Cutting methane quickly key to curbing dangerous warming
The new report from the United Nations Environment Program said that methane reduction would be relatively inexpensive and could be achieved.
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...
Artifacts from the White War — a battle between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops that took place in the forbidding heights of the Alps — are on their way to a museum.
Melting Ice in the Alps Has Revealed World War I Relics
At a park in the Italian Alps, researchers have unearthed a trove of World War I relics that was previously hidden beneath layers of ice and frost. The fascinating discovery is also a sign of a scary climate future.
Melting glacier reveals World War I cave shelter and artifacts
Researchers have recovered a treasure trove of World War I artifacts from a cave shelter in northern Italy revealed by the melting of a glacier.
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...
A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan
Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, the administration on Thursday laid out broad principles — but few details — for achieving that vision.
Biden administration looks to triple amount of protected land in the U.S.
Federal plans would complement California's initiative to conserve 30% of land and 30% of coastal waters by the end of the decade.
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 43% in April from the same month a year ago, preliminary government data showed on Friday, the second consecutive monthly rise as destruction picked up ahead of the annual burning season.
UK supermarkets threaten Brazil boycott over Amazon deforestation
Conservationists argue that a plan to allow widespread occupation of public land risks accelerating the global climate crisis.
UK supermarkets warn Brazil over Amazon land bill
Almost 40 UK companies say proposed laws could accelerate deforestation in the Amazon region.
Antarctica's ice sheet is critical to the fate of coastal cities. How much it will melt remains a big question
A pair of new studies that project how much the world's major land ice masses could contribute to sea level rise show that there is still disagreement over how much of Antarctica's ice sheet could melt in a warmer world.
Emissions Cuts Could Halve the Impact of Melting Ice on Oceans
A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100.
‘Uncertainty is not our friend’: Scientists are still struggling to understand the sea level risks posed by Antarctica
A pair of scientific studies find we can still probably avert extreme sea level rise -- but also show how little scientists still understand about the biggest threat, Antarctica.
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.
Fossil Fuels, Climate Change and India's COVID-19 Crisis
What role is India's notorious urban air pollution playing in the country's unfolding COVID-19 catastrophe?
Cleaner ‘Bridge’ Fuels Are Killing Up To 46,000 Americans Per Year, Study Shows
Replacing coal with fuels like natural gas and wood may offer some climate benefits, but the harm to public health remains.
Updated maps show how U.S. temperatures and rainfall patterns are shifting – and reveal some clues about the future.
America’s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago
The new normal annual US temperature is 1.7 degrees hotter than the first normal calculated for 1901 to 1930.
NOAA reveals "new normals" for U.S. climate as average temps are heating up
Higher average temperatures highlight how quickly climate change is affecting Earth.
The Climate Action Tracker projects that the world could overshoot a Paris accord goal by 0.9 degrees.
New pledges by U.S., others put Paris climate accord goals in closer reach, scientists say
Scientists say recent pledges by the U.S. and others could help cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) by century's end.
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.
Sales of air conditioners are soaring. Regulating the heat-trapping hydroflurocarbons in them is crucial.
EPA rule to phase out greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, coolants
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.
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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The New Menu at Eleven Madison Park Will Be Meatless
The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.
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