Politics

Australia Supermarkets Ordered to Dump More Than 5,000 Tons of Plastics Gathered for Recycling

Australia Supermarkets Ordered to Dump More Than 5,000 Tons of Plastics Gathered for Recycling

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 […]

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    NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

    NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030

    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. […]

    How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

    How California’s Ambitious New Climate Plan Could Help Speed Energy Transformation Around the World

    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 […]

    Doomsday Clock Moves to 90 Seconds Before Midnight Following ‘Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Increased Risk of Nuclear Escalation’

    Doomsday Clock Moves to 90 Seconds Before Midnight Following ‘Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and the Increased Risk of Nuclear Escalation’

    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 […]

    Distributed Renewables Are Cheaper, More Reliable for Puerto Rico, Study Finds

    Distributed Renewables Are Cheaper, More Reliable for Puerto Rico, Study Finds

    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. […]