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Youth Climate Leaders Say Global Future Depends on Biden Being Bold

Youth Climate Leaders Say Global Future Depends on Biden Being Bold

By Andrea Germanos Fed up with “empty promises” from world leaders, a dozen youth activists on Wednesday demanded newly sworn-in President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take swift and bold climate action — even more far-reaching than promised on the campaign trail — stating that their “present and future depend on the actions […]

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    Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

    Report Urges Biden to Reverse Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

    By Brett Wilkins A report published Tuesday by the eco-advocacy group Environment America urges President-elect Joe Biden to immediately restore critical environmental protections gutted by Trump administration regulatory rollbacks. The report, First Things to Fix, notes that President Donald Trump has overseen the reversal or weakening of around 100 environmental regulations during his nearly four […]

    ‘Disappointing’ Decision From Norway’s Supreme Court in Climate Lawsuit Challenging Arctic Offshore Oil Licenses

    ‘Disappointing’ Decision From Norway’s Supreme Court in Climate Lawsuit Challenging Arctic Offshore Oil Licenses

    By Dana Drugmand Norway’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled not to overturn the Norwegian government’s approval of new licenses for offshore oil drilling in the fragile Arctic region. The ruling – a culmination of four years of high-profile litigation in a case challenging continued fossil fuel production on climate change grounds — came as a […]

    ExxonMobil Lambasted Over ‘Grossly Insufficient’ Emissions Reduction Plan

    ExxonMobil Lambasted Over ‘Grossly Insufficient’ Emissions Reduction Plan

    By Andrea Germanos ExxonMobil’s Monday announcement of new targets for addressing greenhouse gas emissions was met with derision by climate advocates who called the plan “too little, too late.” The targets cover the next five years, include “input from shareholders,” and — according to the fossil fuel company — are in line with the goals […]

    Biden Considers Obama-Era EPA Chief, Others for Key Climate Positions

    Biden Considers Obama-Era EPA Chief, Others for Key Climate Positions

    President-elect Joe Biden is currently considering the former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under former President Barack Obama to be the domestic “climate czar,” Reuters reported. The appointment of Gina McCarthy would put her in charge of federal policy on climate across agencies. Biden has made the climate crisis a main focus […]

    EU Leaders Agree to Cut Emissions 55 Percent by 2030

    EU Leaders Agree to Cut Emissions 55 Percent by 2030

    European Union leaders reached an eleventh-hour agreement Friday to reduce the bloc’s collective greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent of 1990 levels by 2030. The deal, hashed out over a negotiation all-nighter, managed to reconcile differences between wealthier Western European countries and Eastern European countries such as Poland that are still heavily dependent on coal, […]

    Greta Thunberg Warns Humanity ‘Still Speeding in Wrong Direction’ on Climate

    Greta Thunberg Warns Humanity ‘Still Speeding in Wrong Direction’ on Climate

    By Andrea Germanos Teen climate leader Greta Thunberg on Thursday reiterated her demand that humanity end its inaction on the planetary emergency as she warned—five years after the Paris agreement was signed—the world is “speeding in the wrong direction” in terms of emission reductions. With nothing less than a total “system change” needed, the 17-year-old […]