The nation’s split Congress and President Joe Biden are set to clash over whether and how much pension fund managers can take social and environmental issues like the climate crisis into account when making investments. On Wednesday, the Senate voted 50 to 46 to reverse a Department of Labor (DOL) ruling allowing fiduciary retirement fund […]
Despite the electoral victory of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva — who has promised to end deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by 2030 — the forest just experienced its worst February on record. Brazil’s INPE space research institute’s DETER monitoring system found that 80.6 square miles of forest had been cleared as of Feb. […]
Despite warnings from scientists that the world must rapidly cut coal use in order to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, China approved more new coal plants in 2022 than at any point in the last seven years. That’s the conclusion of […]
Renewable energy capacity in the U.S. rose last year, with solar and wind up 16 percent from 2021. According to a new report by Climate Central, wind production was led by Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas — all Republican states — while California, Texas, Florida and North Carolina generated the most solar power. Altogether, 64 […]
Plastic is everywhere and now, scientists have confirmed plastic as a new threat to Andean condors even in protected areas of Peru. Research revealed high amounts of plastic in the diets and the regurgitated pellets of these birds. Researchers were studying Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) feeding interactions in Peru when they noticed that samples from […]
Outdoor retailer REI Co-op has announced new product standards for its more than 1,000 brand partners, including requirements for measuring greenhouse gas emissions and setting goals to reduce emissions; working toward equity with inclusive products and product sizes and equal pricing across sizes; and eliminating all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from cookware and textiles by Fall 2024.
After the current head of the World Bank stepped down early following accusations of climate denial, it seems the U.S. wants to make sure its next leader is ready to face the climate crisis with eyes open. President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the U.S. was nominating business leader Ajay Banga for the role, partly […]
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) sent a letter on February 13, signed by almost 400 experts including climate scientists and economists, supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) draft issuance to more than triple the so-called social cost of carbon emissions. The social cost of carbon is a dollar figure representing the approximate economic […]