By Brett Wilkins Climate and Indigenous activists on Friday applauded the reinstatement of an Obama-era moratorium prohibiting new coal leases on all public lands until after the completion of a thorough environmental review. Brian Morris, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Montana, issued an order reinstating the 2016 moratorium, which Ryan Zinke, former President Donald Trump’s disgraced interior secretary, reversed the […]
Vanuatu — an island nation that’s barely culpable for, yet extremely vulnerable to, climate change — has announced the world’s strongest pollution reduction targets. Already carbon-negative, Vanuatu pledged to produce 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 while also reducing fossil fuel consumption to near zero. It also called for the creation of a UN financial facility […]
Without the support of a single Republican, Democrats in the U.S. House on Friday gave final passage to a $740 billion piece of legislation that includes historic investments in renewable energy development, a minimum tax on large corporations, and a landmark requirement for Medicare to directly negotiate the prices of a subset of prescription drugs.
This summer has hit Europe hard with heat waves and drought, and there’s no better gauge for the extremity of the situation than the Swiss Alps, where glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented pace. The mountains have been warming so quickly due to the climate crisis that the bare earth of a mountain pass […]
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has established new offshore wind energy planning goals of 2,000 to 5,000 MW of offshore wind power by 2030 and up to 25,000 MW of offshore wind by 2045. If these goals are met, the offshore wind could meet power demands for up to 25 million homes by 2045. To […]
In a letter to Democratic colleagues, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the “life-changing legislation” will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, ending more than a year of internal negotiations among Democrats over the climate, healthcare, and tax bill. The passage of the bill comes after positive jobs and inflation reports and other legislative accomplishments like […]
By Jonathan Bamber The Earth is approximately 1.1℃ warmer than it was at the start of the industrial revolution. That warming has not been uniform, with some regions warming at a far greater pace. One such region is the Arctic. A new study shows that the Arctic has warmed nearly four times faster than the […]
Following weeks of scorching temperatures and little rainfall, the water levels of Germany’s Rhine River, a major shipping channel for products like gas, coal, grains, and minerals like the iron ore used to make steel, are getting so low it will become impassable later this week, creating havoc for shipments. The Rhine, one of Europe’s […]