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    Trump Administration Gives Big Relief to Airline Industry

    Trump Administration Gives Big Relief to Airline Industry

    The Trump administration on Tuesday reached a deal with major airlines to give $25 billion in relief to help the crippled industry. Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Southwest Airlines say the funding will help keep hundreds of thousands of employees […]

    Trump Advances Massive Fracking Expansion on Colorado Federal Lands

    Trump Advances Massive Fracking Expansion on Colorado Federal Lands

    by Andrea Germanos The Trump administration on Friday released a new land use plan for southwestern Colorado that community and conservation advocacy groups warn is a “dangerous” pathway towards increased fossil fuel extraction that makes no “climate, ecological, or economic sense.” Published officially Friday in the Federal Register, the Bureau of Land Management’s “Approved Resource […]

    Fossil Fuels Add to World’s Marine Dead Zones

    Fossil Fuels Add to World’s Marine Dead Zones

    Cutting out coal-burning and other sources of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from heavy industry, electricity production and traffic will reduce the size of the world’s dead zones along coasts where all fish life is vanishing because of a lack of oxygen. Researchers in Hong Kong report in the journal Environmental Science & Technology that cutting fossil […]

    Methane Levels Dramatically Increase

    Methane Levels Dramatically Increase

    Methane levels in the atmosphere experienced a dramatic rise in 2019, preliminary data released Sunday shows. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that methane levels increased by 11.54 parts per billion (ppb) in 2019 over 2018 levels, the largest increase since 2014. “Last year’s jump in methane is one of the biggest we’ve seen […]

    Coronavirus: Air Pollution Might Raise Risk of Fatality

    Coronavirus: Air Pollution Might Raise Risk of Fatality

    By Ajit Niranjan Two main risk factors are currently known to raise the chance of dying from the novel coronavirus that has brought the world to a halt: being old and having a weak immune system. Air pollution makes the second of those more likely. “If you live in a polluted area, your lungs are […]

    Earth Is Hurtling Towards a Catastrophe Worse Than the Dinosaur Extinction

    Earth Is Hurtling Towards a Catastrophe Worse Than the Dinosaur Extinction

    By Andrew Glikson At several points in the history of our planet, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused extreme global warming, prompting the majority of species on Earth to die out. In the past, these events were triggered by a huge volcanic eruption or asteroid impact. Now, Earth is heading for […]

    Human Cooperation Can Restore Climate Patterns: The Case of the Ozone Layer and the Southern Jet Stream

    Human Cooperation Can Restore Climate Patterns: The Case of the Ozone Layer and the Southern Jet Stream

    Emissions from the chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons used as refrigerants and aerosols didn’t just burn a hole in the ozone layer. They also shifted the Southern Hemisphere’s jet stream south towards Antarctica. Now, a study published in Nature Wednesday found that the 1987 Montreal Protocol banning those substances wasn’t just successful in helping to repair the […]