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Renewables Aren’t Always Green—Here’s Why

The Biden Administration and the European Union have launched unprecedented and far-reaching policies to promote the use of renewable energy and low carbon-emitting energy. While commonly people use the terms renewable and green interchangeably, they are in fact not similar…

Environment Ministry to get extra NIS 625 million to fight climate change – The Times of Israel

The two-year state budget approved by ministers on Monday includes for the first time a special allocation of NIS 625 million (nearly $195 million) to fight climate change. The complex 2021-2022 national budget must now pass through committee stages and…

Climate Chaos Is Avoidable. Here’s How.

You might have read some dismal headlines this week: On Tuesday, enough ice melted in Greenland to cover Florida in two inches of water, fires are engulfing Northern California and parts of the Mediterranean, and Europe is still flooding. Today…

New Mexico congresspeople join call for climate change action in ongoing budget talks – Carlsbad Current Argus

New Mexico’s Democrat congresspeople were at the forefront of bicameral efforts to mitigate climate change, representing a state heavily dependent on fossil fuel extraction which many blame as a contributor to air pollution and subsequent impacts like global warming. U.S….

Capturing Climate Change – IEEE Spectrum

This is part of IEEE Spectrum’s special report: Critical Challenges 2002: Technology Takes On The government of Tuvalu, a Pacific Island nation, made a plea last summer for countries to take in Tuvalu evacuees, fearing a rising sea level will…

Aerosols add a new wrinkle to climate change in the tropical Pacific Ocean – Yale News

A new Yale study suggests that aerosols in the atmosphere may be temporarily holding down ocean temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific. The findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, are an indication that the surprisingly modest warming observed…

An Early Leader on Clean Cars Now Works to Delay Them

By Hiroko Tabuchi When Toyota paid almost $1 billion to become an official sponsor of the Tokyo Olympics, the company hoped the event would be an opportunity to put a spotlight on its hydrogen fuel-cell cars. That technology, unlike traditional…

As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must. – The New York Times

China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the factories lured workers. The boom lifted hundreds of millions of people out of the poverty and…

Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones – The New York Times

Follow our live coverage of extreme weather and climate change. Terrified passengers trapped in flooded subway cars in Zhengzhou, China. Water cascading down stairways into the London Underground. A woman wading through murky, waist-deep water to reach a New York…

Mobility restrictions can have unexpected impacts on air quality

(University of Helsinki) Reduced mobility induced by the COVID-19 restrictions had only minor influence on particulate pollution levels according to atmosphere studies in the Po Valley region of northern Italy. Eventually computer simulations indicated that the change in air quality led to an increase in secondary aerosol formation.

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