But there are some players in the housing sector modeling a more energy-efficient, sustainable way of doing business. One example is the Las Vegas-based company Boxabl, which wants new homes and buildings to one day be built as efficiently as cars.
After pressure from its investors, ExxonMobil has promised to achieve net zero emissions for its operations by 2050. The pledge includes emissions from the company’s oil, gas and chemical production and the energy used to power these operations, Reuters reported.
By Jessica Corbett As calls for a People’s Bailout in response to the coronavirus pandemic continue to grow across the United States, a new analysis warns that the country’s Big Oil companies “stand to reap yet another billion dollar bailout” thanks to the Federal Reserve’s plans to buy up to $750 billion in corporate debt. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]