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Germany Can Meet Its Energy Needs With Earlier Coal Exit, Report Finds

Germany Can Meet Its Energy Needs With Earlier Coal Exit, Report Finds

Germany is in the midst of a debate about when it will stop using coal. While the current coalition government under Social Democrat Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to phase out the highly polluting fossil fuel by 2030, states in the country’s east want to maintain an earlier, less ambitious target of 2038. Now, a report […]

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    Outrage as Biden Administration Recommends Major Alaska Oil Project

    Outrage as Biden Administration Recommends Major Alaska Oil Project

    A study released by the Biden administration recommends giving the go-ahead to an $8 billion oil drilling project on Alaska’s North Slope. Environmentalists have expressed fervent opposition to the ConocoPhillips Alaska Willow project, saying it goes against the president’s commitments to renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions from fossil fuels. The U.S. Department […]

    Researchers Successfully Split Seawater to Produce Green Hydrogen Without Pre-Treatment

    Researchers Successfully Split Seawater to Produce Green Hydrogen Without Pre-Treatment

    Researchers have produced green hydrogen by splitting seawater, without the use of pre-treatments like reverse osmosis desolation, purification or alkalisation, in a new study. The team used an inexpensive catalyst to split seawater into oxygen and hydrogen, with nearly 100% efficiency. Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Tianjin University, Nankai University and Kent State University […]

    Los Angeles County Bans New Oil Wells

    Los Angeles County Bans New Oil Wells

    Los Angeles County banned new oil drilling and set a 20-year phase-out of existing wells in late January. The unanimous Board of Supervisors vote followed similar ordinances passed by Culver City in 2021 and Los Angeles City in 2022. Oil and gas wells are located near more than a million people throughout LA county and […]

    City Trees Save Lives, First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds

    City Trees Save Lives, First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds

    Urban planners could save lives by planting more trees.  A new study published in The Lancet Tuesday found that increasing the tree cover to 30 percent in 93 European cities could have prevented 2,644 heat-related deaths over a summer period.  “We already know that high temperatures in urban environments are associated with negative health outcomes, […]

    7 Colorado River States Miss Deadline for Water Reduction Plan

    7 Colorado River States Miss Deadline for Water Reduction Plan

    Seven states that depend on the drought-stricken Colorado River for water — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming — failed to meet a January 31 deadline requested by the federal government to come up with a plan to reduce their water consumption. California, which has the largest share of water from the […]