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 […]
Forty percent of Cuba’s main fuel storage facility was slowly destroyed over five days, causing rolling blackouts and toxic smoke spreading as far as Havana, about 65 miles away. One firefighter has been killed while 16 more remain missing and roughly 125 people have been injured, according to a government report. The oil storage facility […]
On Sunday, the U.S. Senate passed the $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act, aimed at fighting climate change, lowering prescription drug prices and raising certain corporate taxes. Following a long debate over the weekend, the tie-breaking vote along party lines was cast by Vice President Kamala Harris. The bill will now be sent to the House […]
Senator Kyrsten Sinema agreed to move ahead on the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act, paving the way for passage of a long-awaited package of climate and clean energy investments. The Arizona Democrat announced Thursday night that she and Democratic leaders had struck a deal to change some of the pay-fors in the bill, which under Senate reconciliation rules can pass with just 50 votes but may only deal with issues of taxing and spending.
Key Findings 42% of survey respondents have or are currently installing a solar panel system 36% of survey respondents are considering installing a solar panel system 27% of those respondents are planning to go solar in the next five years 63% of survey respondents would pay more for a home with solar panels than a […]
Although you don’t need to pay for gasoline to fuel up an electric vehicle, driving one still comes with a carbon emissions price tag. However, according to a science advocacy nonprofit, the emissions associated with an electric vehicle throughout its lifetime — meaning production to driving to disassembly and disposal — are still dramatically lower […]
Despite being the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable power, Amazon’s climate pollution grew 18% in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the retail giant’s latest sustainability report. Amazon generated about as much climate pollution as 180 gas-fired power plants last year, and it’s the second consecutive year Amazon’s climate pollution grew double digits. In […]
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats announced a surprise agreement on a $369 billion climate and tax package. If enacted, the legislation would be the biggest climate change action to-date, putting the U.S. on a path to cut emissions 31% to 44% below 2005 levels in 2030.