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Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

A former industrial wasteland in Manchester, England, has officially been designated an 1,824-acre nature reserve that will provide 300,000 locals with access to nature, a press release from Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said. The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh will become one of England’s most extensive urban nature […]

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    Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

    Airline EasyJet Announces Net-Zero Path That Doesn’t Include Carbon Offsets

    Budget airline easyJet unveiled its roadmap to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and it’s perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t include: carbon offsetting.  In its Monday announcement, the airline said it was ending its offsetting program for flights booked beginning in January, 2023 and focusing its investments instead on Sustainable Aviation Fuel […]

    U.S. Bitcoin Mining Pollutes as Much as 6 Million Cars Annually, Report Finds

    U.S. Bitcoin Mining Pollutes as Much as 6 Million Cars Annually, Report Finds

    The U.S. bitcoin industry produces as much climate pollution every year as 6 million internal combustion cars and three times more than the country’s biggest coal plant, concludes a new report from multiple environmental groups. The global share of energy-intensive bitcoin “mining” in the U.S. has increased by more than an order of magnitude since […]

    U.S. Ratifies First Climate Treaty in 30 Years

    U.S. Ratifies First Climate Treaty in 30 Years

    The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty Wednesday that could prevent half a degree Celsius — or a full degree Fahrenheit — of global warming by 2100.  The legislative body voted 69 to 27 to approve the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The agreement, which has been ratified by 137 other countries so far, would […]

    Major Tech and Car Companies May Be Using ‘Blood Gold’ Mined Illegally From the Amazon Rainforest

    Major Tech and Car Companies May Be Using ‘Blood Gold’ Mined Illegally From the Amazon Rainforest

    Your iPhone may contain gold linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.  A new report from Amazon Watch and the Association of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples (APIB) published Monday reveals that the gold used by major tech and car companies including Apple, Tesla, Samsung, Microsoft, Intel, Sony, Volkswagen, Ford and General Motors could have been […]

    ‘Polluters Must Pay’: UN Chief Calls for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits to Address Climate and Cost-of-Living Crises

    ‘Polluters Must Pay’: UN Chief Calls for Windfall Tax on Fossil Fuel Profits to Address Climate and Cost-of-Living Crises

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued a bold proposal during his opening remarks to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday: tax fossil fuel companies to help those suffering from the climate and cost-of-living crises.  Guterres’ proposal, also known as a windfall tax, comes at the close of a summer that saw extreme weather events worldwide and […]

    Al Gore Calls Head of World Bank a ‘Climate Denier’

    Al Gore Calls Head of World Bank a ‘Climate Denier’

    Yesterday, at a New York Times-organized climate change event that coincided with the United Nations General Assembly, former Vice President Al Gore said President Biden should work to remove World Bank President David Malpass, referring to him as a “climate denier,” reported The New York Times. Later, during a panel discussion, Malpass refused to respond […]