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    Natural Gas Inside Homes Contains Toxic Compounds, Study Finds

    Natural Gas Inside Homes Contains Toxic Compounds, Study Finds

    A new study from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health has found that the natural gas piped into homes for cooking and heating actually contains toxic volatile organic compounds, including chemicals linked to cancer. Research from the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard (C-CHANGE) in collaboration with PSE […]

    Japan Faces Possible Power Shortages Amid Record Heat Wave

    Japan Faces Possible Power Shortages Amid Record Heat Wave

    June in the Northern Hemisphere has been sweltering so far, with every continent setting high temperature records. Japan set a record for the month on Saturday when the city of Isesaki reached 104.4 degrees Fahrenheit, reported The Washington Post. In what is likely another example of human-caused climate change, Japan officially declared an end to […]

    As Crypto Prices Fall, So Does the Industry’s Energy Use

    As Crypto Prices Fall, So Does the Industry’s Energy Use

    Cryptocurrency prices, which were soaring at the end of 2021, have plummeted into a so-called “crypto winter.” But could this chilly period for cryptocurrencies help cool the climate as well?  When Bitcoin prices fell below $20,000 this month, its energy use fell as well.  “Part of what it means is that global electricity consumption is […]

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    Biden Admin and 11 States Enter Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Power

    The Biden administration is teaming up with 11 East Coast states to boost offshore wind energy.  The new Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership will bolster President Joe Biden’s goal of creating 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. This will generate 77,000 new jobs and power 10 million homes while working towards the administration’s plan […]

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

    Los Angeles Considers Ban on New Gas Stations

    Could Los Angeles become the largest city yet to ban the construction of new gas stations?  The idea might seem improbable. The City of Angels is infamous for its reliance on cars. Its public transit system is considered one of the worst in the world, according to Jalopnik, and the amount of cars on the […]