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U.S. Gas Use Peaked Before Pandemic, Study Finds

U.S. Gas Use Peaked Before Pandemic, Study Finds

U.S. gasoline demand is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic highs, an important climate milestone since transportation is the leading contributor to the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.  In 2018, U.S. drivers consumed a record high of nearly 392 million gallons of gas per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (IEA). Now, that number is […]

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    3 Snow Leopards Die From COVID Complications at Nebraska Zoo

    3 Snow Leopards Die From COVID Complications at Nebraska Zoo

    In another example of the risk COVID-19 poses to big cats, three snow leopards died of complications related to the disease at a zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lincoln Children’s Zoo announced the deaths in a Facebook post on Friday. “Our leopards, Ranney, Everest, and Makalu, were beloved by our entire community inside and outside […]

    Record Number of Endangered Turtles Nest in Florida County

    Record Number of Endangered Turtles Nest in Florida County

    Scientists in a South Florida county have gotten a pleasant surprise this year. A record number of endangered leatherback sea turtles nested on beaches in Broward County this season, nearly doubling the previous record high. “It’s difficult to say why Broward County saw such an increase in leatherback nesting this season,” Broward County biologist and […]

    2021 Emissions Rebound Nearly Overtakes Historic Dip Caused by Pandemic

    2021 Emissions Rebound Nearly Overtakes Historic Dip Caused by Pandemic

    The historic dip in greenhouse gas emissions caused by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns has already been nearly reversed in the recovery. While global emissions fell by 5.4 percent in 2020, they are expected to rise by 4.9 percent by the end of 2021, according to a study released by the Global Carbon Project […]

    Climate Vulnerable Nations Call for ‘Emergency Pact’ to Limit Warming

    Climate Vulnerable Nations Call for ‘Emergency Pact’ to Limit Warming

    Some of the nations most vulnerable to the climate crisis are calling for an “emergency pact” to limit global temperature rise. The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which represents around 1.2 billion people from countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific, released a manifesto Tuesday ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change […]