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Gas-guzzlers have to die to save planet from climate change – Los Angeles Times

The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than…

Oahu marine protected areas offer limited protection of coral reef herbivorous fishes

(University of Hawaii at Manoa) Marine protected areas around O?ahu do not adequately protect populations of herbivorous reef fishes that eat algae on coral reefs. That is the primary conclusion of a study published in Coral Reefs by researchers from the University of Hawai?i at Mānoa.

Deb Haaland Would Be A Disaster As Interior Secretary

This week, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the Interior, New Mexico congresswoman Deb Haaland, is up for confirmation in the Senate. Haaland, a self-described “progressive,” and a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, would, if confirmed, become the first…

Biden Interior Nominee Fields Questions About ‘Radical’ Climate Agenda

Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland faced questions from lawmakers on topics including federal drilling permits and pipelines during her confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. If confirmed, Haaland would play a central role in…

Biden Climate Policy On Track To Punish Blue-Collar Workers, Prop Up Putin

In former President Donald Trump’s final month in office, the United States achieved something it hadn’t in more than a generation: In the final week of December, America didn’t import a single drop of crude oil from Saudi Arabia for the…

Biden Wants to Take On China and Climate Change at the Same Time – Slate

Global warming is, in large part, a U.S.-China problem. The two countries combined account for 43 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions. The decisions the two countries make in the coming years will shape what life is like on the planet…

Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts – NPR

Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon’s company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. “The reason we’re giving it away is to clean…

Fact check: Image claiming to show 2016 Ted Cruz tweet on climate change and Texas is fabricated – USA TODAY

The claim: In 2016, Ted Cruz tweeted, ‘I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over’ After Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s trip to Cancun, Mexico, as his home state dealt with an unprecedented winter storm, an image went viral purporting to show…

NASA-funded network tracks the recent rise and fall of ozone depleting pollutants

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s protective ‘sunscreen’ layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature.