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Ozone Layer Is Tracking Toward Recovery by 2040, UN Report Finds

Ozone Layer Is Tracking Toward Recovery by 2040, UN Report Finds

When world leaders come together to solve environmental problems, it actually can make a difference.  A new report from a United Nations-backed panel of experts found that the hole in the ozone layer is on track to close completely within four decades, as long as current policies to phase out ozone depleting substances remain in […]

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    <strong>Electric Car Sales Reach Record High in UK, Overtaking Diesel</strong>

    Electric Car Sales Reach Record High in UK, Overtaking Diesel

    Electric vehicle (EV) sales reached record highs in the UK last year, even with total new car sales driven to their lowest level in three decades by supply chain disruptions. Nearly a third of all new cars sold in December 2022 were EVs and they made up almost 17 percent of vehicle sales throughout the year, overtaking new diesel car sales for the first time ever, reported The Guardian.

    Exxon Sues Over EU Windfall Tax

    Exxon Sues Over EU Windfall Tax

    In September, 2022 the European Union (EU) decided that it would tax excess profits from fossil fuel companies in response to the energy crisis. One of those companies, however, is not taking kindly to the so-called “solidarity levy.” Exxonmobil announced on December 28 that it was suing the bloc over the windfall tax. 

    Gas Stoves Linked to 12.7% of U.S. Childhood Asthma Cases

    Gas Stoves Linked to 12.7% of U.S. Childhood Asthma Cases

    Gas stoves are responsible for more than one out of every eight cases of childhood asthma in the U.S., according to new research. The findings, published just before Christmas in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, come as the Biden administration considers taking action to safeguard the public from the health dangers […]

    Can Hydrogen Fuels Be Produced With Solar Energy? New Tech Advances Include an ‘Artificial Leaf’

    Can Hydrogen Fuels Be Produced With Solar Energy? New Tech Advances Include an ‘Artificial Leaf’

    Two studies published this week explore innovative ways to produce hydrogen fuels through solar energy, one via a catalyst and another via a solar-powered artificial leaf device. Both methods mimic photosynthesis to produce hydrogen in more efficient and sustainable ways. Researchers at the University of Michigan developed a catalyst to split water into oxygen and […]