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    Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

    Lula Defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil, a Crucial Win for the Amazon Rainforest

    A tense presidential election runoff in Brazil has led to a victory for left-wing candidate and former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva against the far-right incumbent, President Jair Bolsonaro. But as of Monday, October 31, Bolsonaro has not conceded. Lula is scheduled to be inaugurated on January 1, 2023. In the initial election, Lula […]

    EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars Starting 2035

    EU to Ban New Combustion Engine Cars Starting 2035

    The European Union has come to an agreement deal to ban sales of new combustion engine cars and vans that run on gasoline and diesel fuels by 2035. The deal is part of the EU’s “Fit for 55” package that is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2030. With the Fit for 55 […]

    U.S. Senators Call for Better Protections Against Lead in Tap Water

    U.S. Senators Call for Better Protections Against Lead in Tap Water

    Amid National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, 15 U.S. Senators are appealing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for increased measures that will protect people from lead in tap water.  The senators, led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), are asking for a lower threshold of lead […]

    Price Dip of European Gas Shows Volatility of Fossil Fuel Markets

    Price Dip of European Gas Shows Volatility of Fossil Fuel Markets

    The European energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to arguments in favor of more oil and gas production. The UK’s former Prime Minister LIz Truss, for example, responded by expanding oil and gas licenses and lifting a ban on fracking.  However, now it turns out that Europe has more natural gas […]

    Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Rose to Record Levels in G20 Countries in 2021

    Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Rose to Record Levels in G20 Countries in 2021

    The G20 countries are not doing enough to address the climate crisis.  That’s the resounding conclusion of the Climate Transparency Report 2022, which is the eighth yearly report keeping tabs on the G20’s climate progress, as The Independent explained. The report found that, not only had emissions rebounded in these countries following the coronavirus pandemic, […]