The Battery Data Genome (BDG) project aims to compile as much technical data about renewable batteries as possible. Similar to the Human Genome Project (HGP), the BDG is led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Argonne and Idaho Laboratories as well as researchers in Europe. The process would capture data about batteries from battery […]
Two aging UK coal plants will close at the end of the winter despite requests by the government to keep them running. The plants were originally scheduled to shutter in 2022, but the government asked them to remain on standby through the winter of 2022 and 2023 to pick up the slack during the ongoing […]
In response to the Biden administration’s approval of the controversial Willow oil project in Alaska’s Western Arctic on March 13, today nonprofit public interest organization Earthjustice filed a lawsuit on behalf of conservation groups the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, along with the Natural Resources Defense Council, […]
For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed standards for limiting toxic forever chemicals in drinking water. The draft regulation, unveiled Tuesday, would target six types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are known to be found in drinking water, setting legal limits for their presence. “EPA’s proposal to establish […]
President Joe Biden has announced new plans to limit onshore oil and gas drilling in Alaska and ban drilling in the Arctic Ocean, even as his administration approved the massive Willow oil project, which was vehemently opposed by climate activists and many members of Alaska’s Indigenous communities. The new plans, announced Sunday night, will prevent […]
Torrential storms soaked California and set off flooding across the state this weekend. The heavy rainfall was caused by one of the many atmospheric river events to hit the state this winter. Californians have seen hundreds of inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains and rain elsewhere in the state since January. Atmospheric rivers, long, narrow bands of moisture in the atmosphere that extend from the tropics, are responsible for most of the flood damage in the United States.
Your child could go to gym class on Monday morning and play soccer on a field that was sprayed over the weekend with 2,4-D, a toxic weedkiller that has been investigated as possibly causing cancer. Alternatively, the school grounds may have been treated with a lower-toxicity weedkiller. Or maybe the grounds were managed with safe, nontoxic products and techniques.
With 161.5 million views and counting on TikTok alone, the #StopWillow social media campaign has left no question of the groundswell of opposition to the proposed oil development project Willow on Alaska’s remote North Slope. Social media users have been using the hashtag to voice their resistance to President Joe Biden’s failure to keep his […]
Italy has joined the list of countries moving to restrict labels on plant-based “meat” products. The lawmakers proposing such labeling rules — which include banning terms like “burger” or “sausage” — argue that using traditional meat-related terms for plant-based foods could mislead consumers. The proposed legislation says that use of terms like “tofu steak” or […]