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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

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75 ways Trump made America dirtier and the planet warmer

“I want crystal clean water and air.” That’s what Donald Trump said in the first chaotic presidential debate with Joe Biden. But there is scant evidence of that desire in the actions of his administration, which has spent nearly four…

The GovLab launches collective intelligence to solve public problems

(NYU Tandon School of Engineering) A new report from The Governance Lab at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering examines global examples of how public institutions are using new technology to take advantage of the collective action and collective wisdom of people in their communities and around the world to address problems like climate change, loneliness and natural disaster response

Severe air pollution drives food delivery consumption and plastic waste

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by researchers from the National University of Singapore.

‘Dramatic’ Plunge in London Air Pollution Since 2016, When Mayor Cracked Down

Since Sadiq Khan was elected as Mayor of London in 2016, the famous city on the Thames has seen a dramatic fall in its levels of primary and particulate air pollution. In a peer-reviewed study that looks at the last fouur years of London air policy, researchers from King’s College found that between 2016 and […]

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California’s Energy Disaster Is Coming To Virginia

“It can’t happen here” is one of the most dangerous sentences you can utter. The comforting conviction, for example, that some other state’s well-publicized blunders would never be adopted by your own elected representatives can turn out to be just…

Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin

Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem and social services. At the same time, trees can be a source of inconveniences. Scientists have analyzed trees found in the Geneva region, and systematically assessed the services and inconveniences they generate. They show that most tree species are non-native, and that trees provide roughly the same ecosystem services to Geneva’s urban spaces regardless of their origin.

San Diego Bishop Says Earth Is Headed Toward ‘Climate Annihilation’

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said this week that for many Catholic voters the issue of climate change is more important than opposition to abortion. Since “the survival of the planet, which is the prerequisite for all human life, is…

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San Diego Bishop Says Earth Is Headed Toward ‘Climate Annihilation’

San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy said this week that for many Catholic voters the issue of climate change is more important than opposition to abortion. Since “the survival of the planet, which is the prerequisite for all human life, is…

COVID-19 lockdowns averted tens of thousands of premature deaths related to air pollution, study finds

Scientists have found that particulate matter concentrations in China dropped by an unprecedented 29.7 percent, and by 17.1 percent in parts of Europe, during lockdowns that took place between Feb. 1 and March 31 in China and Feb. 21 to May 17 in Europe.