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    Searches for EVs More Than Double Amidst High Gas Prices

    Searches for EVs More Than Double Amidst High Gas Prices

    As gas prices climb to an average of $4.316 per gallon in the U.S., and reach nearly $7 per gallon in parts of California, more people are searching for electric cars, according to Cars.com. The retailer has seen searches for electric cars more than double over the two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine. E&E News […]

    Climate Activists Deflate SUV Tires Across Britain

    Climate Activists Deflate SUV Tires Across Britain

    An environmental activist group called the Tyre Extinguishers has deflated hundreds of SUV tires in Britain in order to send the message that the luxury, off-road vehicles are not welcome in urban areas. The group said it is the first in what is to be a series of protests. Thus far, Tyre Extinguishers has “disarmed” […]

    Amazon Has Highly Undercounted Its Carbon Emissions, Report Finds

    Amazon Has Highly Undercounted Its Carbon Emissions, Report Finds

    A new report analyzing Amazon’s emissions reporting has found that the retailer is vastly undercounting its emissions. Amazon reports emissions for its own products, but not those sold by third-party retailers, even if Amazon fulfills those orders. Amazon-branded products only make up about 1% of the company’s total sales. The majority of its sales come […]

    Tourist-Driven Black Carbon Pollution Accelerates Melting in Antarctica

    Tourist-Driven Black Carbon Pollution Accelerates Melting in Antarctica

    The number of Antarctic sightseers doubled over the past decade, reaching nearly 75,000 in 2019. New research finds the soot, or black carbon, from these visits is causing an extra inch of snowpack shrinkage each year. “It really makes us question, is our presence really needed?” Alia Khan, a glaciologist and study author asked NPR. […]

    Biden Admin Pauses Permits for New Fossil Fuel Projects

    Biden Admin Pauses Permits for New Fossil Fuel Projects

    The Biden administration said Saturday it would halt all federal decisions on new oil and gas projects due to an ongoing legal battle over how to assess their climate impacts. The administration’s pause comes alongside an appeal of a decision from a Trump-appointed judge, who ruled earlier this month that the administration could not use […]

    WWF Decides Not to Sell NFTs Following Backlash Over Climate Impact

    WWF Decides Not to Sell NFTs Following Backlash Over Climate Impact

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) backed away from its controversial sale of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) only two days after it was first announced.  The conservation charity announced via Twitter February 2 that it was releasing NFTs focused on 13 endangered species. Following an immediate backlash, however, the group reversed course February 4.  “We thank all […]