Supermarkets Woolworths and Coles have been ordered by the New South Wales (NSW) Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to dispose of more than 5,732 tons of recycled soft plastics currently sitting in more than a dozen warehouses across NSW. The concern is that they’re being dangerously stored since the collapse of recycling organization REDcycle — a […]
The watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to the largest wild sockeye salmon fishery in the world. But for decades a threat has loomed over the streams and rivers that provide spawning grounds for the salmon and habitat for other aquatic species: the planned Pebble gold and copper mine that would clog those waters […]
The decision of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s to name Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) chief Sultan Al Jaber to preside over this year’s COP28 Climate Change Conference was controversial from the start.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]
By Daniel Sperling California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas footprint by 2045, and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders. The blueprint calls for massive transformations in industry, energy and transportation, as well as changes in institutions and human behaviors. These transformations […]
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists set its Doomsday Clock to 90 seconds to midnight on Tuesday — the closest the metaphoric clock has ever been to the apocalyptic hour. Originally conceived as a symbolic measure of humanity’s proximity to global nuclear destruction in 1947, the Bulletin officially began including climate change in its calculations in […]
Dramatically expanding rooftop solar and battery storage is necessary for Puerto Rico to meet its renewable energy goals and doing so would make the territory’s grid more reliable, resilient, and affordable, a new DOE and FEMA report says. Despite the island’s obvious solar and wind energy potential, 97% of its power generation comes from fossil fuels. […]