Climate

Biden’s DOE Announces $366 Million for Green Energy Projects in Rural and Remote Areas

Biden’s DOE Announces $366 Million for Green Energy Projects in Rural and Remote Areas

The Biden administration has announced that the United States Department of Energy (DOE) will provide $366 million in funding for 17 renewable energy projects in remote and rural areas of the country to alleviate high energy bills and improve reliability. The funding supports the administration’s target of directing 40 percent of climate-related investment benefits to […]

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    Thousands Evacuated as Australia Bushfire Burns Out of Control

    Thousands Evacuated as Australia Bushfire Burns Out of Control

    More than 2,000 residents of Australia’s Victoria state were under evacuation orders on Thursday due to an out of control bushfire. Residents of Beaufort, Raglan and surrounding areas were encouraged by the state emergency service to leave and head east toward Melbourne while it was safe to do so, reported Reuters. “Leaving immediately is the […]

    ‘Showing the Government That We’re Going to Follow Science’: University of Florida Student Senate Adopts Green New Deal

    ‘Showing the Government That We’re Going to Follow Science’: University of Florida Student Senate Adopts Green New Deal

    The University of Florida (UF) Student Senate on Tuesday became the first student government at a public university to pass Green New Deal (GND) legislation, according to The Guardian. The new mandate calls for complete fossil fuel divestment, a just transition, a ban on fossil fuel-funded research and disclosure of UF’s financial affiliations with the […]

    Milan Inundated With High Air Pollution Levels and Smog

    Milan Inundated With High Air Pollution Levels and Smog

    According to official data, air pollution levels in Milan — including fine particulates — have been among Europe’s highest for February. Fine particulate matter poses the most health risks because it can go deep into the lungs and even make its way into the bloodstream. “It stinks! I smell a constant stench of smog, I […]

    Coral Reefs 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Coral Reefs 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts What Are ‘Coral Reefs’? Coral reefs consist of hundreds of thousands of coral polyps — marine animal invertebrates with hard calcium carbonate exoskeletons. Different species grow to form a variety of measurements and shapes — from the size of a pinhead to as large as a foot in diameter. Coral colonies are […]

    Humans Could Consume 60% More Natural Resources by 2060: UN Report

    Humans Could Consume 60% More Natural Resources by 2060: UN Report

    The United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Resources Outlook — the flagship report of the UN’s International Resource Panel, due to be published later this month — highlights how the consumption of natural resources globally is set to rise by 60 percent by 2060. Raw materials consumption worldwide is already four times higher than it was […]