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For Trudeau, Fighting Climate Change Is All Hugs And Puppies

It’s worse than you think: an ominous phrase that could cover any number of issues, but here refers to the impending closure of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline that brings vital oil to Ontario. Or, if you’re Prime Minister Justin…

Two Important Moves on Emissions

By Lisa Friedman Over the past week, Congress and the Biden administration took their first concrete steps to reduce emissions of two dangerous greenhouse gases: Methane, which is emitted during natural gas extraction and by leaks from oil and gas…

Emissions Cuts Could Drop the Impact of Melting Ice on Oceans by Half

Scientists on Wednesday reported another reason the world should sharply rein in global warming: doing so would likely cut in half the current projected amount of sea level rise from the melting of ice this century. In a study that…

Australia Transport Authority Won’t Approve Tesla’s Battery-Powered Semi

Did you know that TESLA also manufactures an e-truck? But Australia has refused to approve the “Semi”. We recently reported on the Nikola company’s hydrogen truck. Engineers and other experts have doubts about the concept because the extremely volatile gas…

Global Warming, Development Could Bring Vampire Bats to Florida – WUSF News

Vampire bats could soon make their way into the United States from Mexico due to climate change and development, scientists say. The possibility of a migration is concerning federal agriculture officials because the bats like to feast on the blood…

Nature is Critical to Slowing Climate Change, But It Can Only Do So If We Help It First – InsideClimate News

No matter how many solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars are built between now and 2030, the world won’t meet its increasingly ambitious climate targets without a lot of help from forests, fields and oceans.  “Achieving net-zero by 2050…

‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’ How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad?

“All right. Let’s see. I’m going to hit play.” Flint switched from water purchased from the City of Detroit to water pumped from the Flint River. “The tomatoes were turning black.” “My water comes out of my faucet smelling like…